Our perception that we have “no time” is one of the distinctive marks of modern Western culture.
– Margaret Visser

One response to “ClockQuotes

  1. eye-of-horus

    Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) — is famous for the White Rabbit, who is the model of English punctiliousness:
    . . . [S]uddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.
    There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, `Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!’ (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.