I do have one slightly crooked wheel upstairs, but everything else is ticking along just four-o, thank you very much.
— Stephen King

It's a damn shame we have this immediate ticking off in the mind about how people sound. On the other hand, how many people really want to be operated upon by a surgeon who talks broad cockney?
Eileen Aitkins ticking quote

If you ask a member of this generation two simple questions: How do you want the world to be in fifty years? and What do you want your life to be like five years from now? the answers are quite often preceded by Provided there is still a world and Provided I am still alive. To the often-heard question, Who are they, this new generation? one is tempted to answer, Those who hear the ticking. And to the other question, Who are they who utterly deny them? the answer may well be, Those who do not know, or refuse to face, things as they really are.
— Hannah Arendt

The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever.
— Georg Buchner

When I'm trying to go to sleep and there are little noises, like a clock ticking or a fan squeaking, it drives me completely insane.
— ticking quotation by James Lafferty