Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.— William Faulkner
Unforgettable Wheel Of Time quotations
It's my belief that history is a wheel.
'Inconstancy is my very essence,'? says the wheel. Rise up on my spokes if you like but don't complain when you're cast back down into the depths. Good times pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it's also our hope. The worst of times, like the best, are always passing away.
Painting doesn't freeze time. It circulates and recycles time like a wheel that turns. Those who were first might well be last. Painting is a very slow art. It doesn't travel with the speed of light. That's why dead painters shine so bright.
Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget.
And amid all the splendours of the World, its vast halls and spaces, and its wheeling fires, Ilúvatar chose a place for their habitation in the Deeps of Time and in the midst of the innumerable stars.
Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget.
Loial, son of Arent, son of Halen, had secretly always wanted to be hasty.
There is nothing like lying flat on your back on the deck, alone except for the helmsman aft at the wheel, silence except for the lapping of the sea against the side of the ship. At that time you can be equal to Ulysses and brother to him.
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.
I will hate the man you choose because he isn't me, and love him if he makes you smile.
He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that.
You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else. You have made flowers grow where I cultivated dust and stones. Remember this, on this journey you insist on making. If you die, I will not survive you long.
No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law.
How can it be within the law? The law is stationary. The law is fixed. The law is a chariot wheel which binds us all regardless of conditions or place or time.
The fact that the price must be paid is proof it is worth paying.
There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet.
Imagine the wheel of time turning in a seemingly endless round, revealing that the beginning is the end of another beginning. This is the cyclic nature of the inward journey of creativity, which is by nature back and down - back in time and down into the soul's depths.
I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel.
..the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.
Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either, but with ropes of steam and spark - spattered wheels and a hoarse roar of power or terror. It's passing, yet I'm the one who's doing all the moving.
Sometimes, pain is all that lets you know you're alive.
Ex-cons always say, "You never know what makes the wheels go round until you've done time in the joint." This is even more true of psychiatric hospitals. It is a perfect mass hypostatization of society, the organization of the Social Lie.
The everyday cares and duties, which men call drudgery, are the weights and counterpoises of the clock of time, giving its pendulum a true vibration and its hands a regular motion; and when they cease to hang upon its wheels, the pendulum no longer swings, the hands no longer move the clock stands still.
A man who trusts everyone is a fool and a man who trusts no one is a fool.
We are all fools if we live long enough.
Surprising what you can dig out of books if you read long enough, isn't it?
If you must mount the gallows, give a jest to the crowd, a coin the hangman, and make the drop with a smile on your lips.
Creating a family in this turbulent world is an act of faith, a wager that against all odds there will be a future, that love can last, that the heart can triumph against all adversities and even against the grinding wheel of time.
When it came to spankings, my dad never used a belt.
One time he grabbed a piece of my Hot Wheels race car track. In my mind I'm thinking, 'Great, now I'm being beaten with my own toys...' Thank God I didn't get that wood burning set I wanted.
Why, that's like being told to go up in the hills to find lions, only you do not know whether there are any lions, but if there are, they may be hunting you, and they may be disguised as bushes. Oh, and if you find any lions, try not to let them eat you before you can tell where they are. -Elayne
A man must know when to retreat from a woman, but a wise man knows that sometimes he must stand and face her.
[For men] to feel their souls withering within them, unthanked, to find their whole being sunk into an unrecognized abyss, to be counted off into a heap of mechanism numbered with its wheels, and weighed with its hammer strokes - this, nature bade not, - this, God blesses not, - this, humanity for no long time is able to endure.
A flapping tongue has killed more men than sudden storms ever did.
I will hate the man you choose because he is not me, and love him if he makes you smile. No woman deserves the sure knowledge of widow’s black as her brideprice, you least of all.
There are no endings, and never will be endings, to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was an ending.
Anyone who claimed that old age had brought them patience was either lying or senile.
Til shade is gone, til water is gone Into the shadow with teeth bared Screaming defiance with the last breath To spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the Last Day.
Joy is the mainspring in the whole Of endless Nature's calm rotation.
Joy moves the dazzling wheels that roll In the great Time-piece of Creation.