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    The so-called literature of escape, with its growing popularity, is in part a revolt against the tyranny of clocks.

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    The time flies. The time flies feed on rotting clocks.

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    The world changed from having the determinism of a clock to having the contingency of a pinball machine.

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    The world is a clock winding down.

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    This is your life and the clock is ticking.

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    Time can tick when there is no clock.

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    Tick tock, this is a clock.

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    Time is a wealth of change, but the clock in its parody makes it mere change and no wealth.

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    Time is found in the calibration of the individual to the timing of a collective endeavour, the social grace that less clock-bound societies must practise.

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    Those who stop marketing to save money are like those who stop a clock to save time.

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    Time has its own dimensions, and neither the sun nor the clock can encompass them all.

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    To endow clock time with numinous meaning [is] hardly a fit occupation for an intelligent person.

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    Time is of your own making; Its clock ticks in your head. The moment you stop thought Time too stops dead.

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    To make a book is as much a trade as to make a clock; something more than intelligence is required to become an author.

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    Time clocks rob the world of wild possibility. That's what they're for.

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    We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harm caused, but we have the power to determine the future and to ensure that what happened never happens again.

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    We all are conditioned to be settled down at 30 and have a job. Women are thinking "Well, when am I having children?" There is a biological clock. There are things that you're thinking about as a woman.

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    We should strive to go on in fortune and misfortune like a clock during a thunderstorm.

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    We usually never got out of there before four or five o'clock in the morning. Every morning. So it was rough.

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    We're gonna rock around the clock.

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    We were surprised how closely the cuckoo imitated the clock-and yet, of course, it could never have heard a clock.

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    Whenever I appeared to have won an argument, Mom would say something like, 'Even broken clocks are right twice a day.

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    When the clock Tick Tocks the party never stops!

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    When the clock strikes 2, 3, and 4, if the band slows down we'll yell for more.

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    We can neither put back the clock nor slow down our forward speed, and as we are already flying pilotless, on instrument controls, it is even too late to ask where we are going.

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    When the two that share destiny part and reunite, beyond the frame of time, the ceased clock will awake and start to tick once again.

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    When you're up against the clock and break-outs are happening, all the time, and it's literally rushing in on you, you do what you have to do.

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    When you are in the 8 o'clock position, you can either be a cultural phenomenon, or you're endangered. It's a tough time slot.

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    Where every day doesn't start with an alarm clock and end with the television.

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    When you do a movie the clock is ticking. It's like a sport.

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    Why limit yourself to the experience of your own relatively brief time on earth, according to your biological clock, when the whole realm of the human experience reaching back infinitely far is available to you?

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    With children the clock is reset. We forget what came before

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    Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.

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    You don't need to manage the clock when you score in one play.

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    You can't see a digital clock because there isn't one

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    You hope you're saying the right things - but also, as a kid becomes a teenager, you feel like there's a ticking clock for you to tell them everything they need to know.

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    You prefer not to see the gears of the clock, as to better tell time.

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    You're not going to become a great manager overnight. You're not going to become a great public speaker or figure out how to raise money. These are the things you want to start the clock on as early as possible.

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    You're with me, Sadie. When you're off the clock, you're not my employee. You're my.. Air." I frowned at him. "Your air?" He grinned. "Well, girlfriend seems to be a shallow word for what I feel for you.

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    A businessman who stops advertising to save money is like a foolish who stops a clock to save time.

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    You have to be like a clock spring, wound but not loose at the same time.

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    A clock that is moving through space at a very fast speed does not tick at the same rate as a slow-moving watch gently attached to your wrist as you stroll on a tropical beach. The idea of a universal time - a godlike clock that could somehow sit outside our universe and measure, in one go, the movement of everything in it, how its evolution unfolds, how old it is and all that - does not exist.

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    A glance toward her digital clock showed the numbers twitching and randomly changing on their own, as though her clock couldn’t make up its mind on what time it wanted to be.

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    Again time elapsed.

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    A positive attitude creates a passion that wakes a leader up. To the leader, attitude is more powerful than an alarm clock. Positive attitude in true leadership is what makes an alarm clock unnecessary!

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    Ah, how quickly the hands on the clock circle toward the future we thought was far away! And how soon we become our mothers.

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    A place where a clock's minute and hour hands spread away from its face, flapping like wings. A place where he'd pluck a daisy and watch the petals whirl like the propellers of a helicopter. Where he'd throw a handful of sand, and the grains would buzz away like a swarm of gnats. Where colorful fruits on a tree would burst into flight, and new ones would perch in their place.

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    A story conducted by the time of a clock and calendars alone would be a story not of human beings but of mechanical toys.

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    You were up at 5 o'clock in the morning, and then you'd ride in a caravan, because we didn't have big movie trucks or trailers that is the hardware of a movie camp.

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    Breakfast was an irritable business. The clock, on the wall, MapHead noticed, seemed to make everyone unhappy. Everyone checked the clock on the wall, then rushed around looking grim. It would be a simple matter to fix it, MapHead thought. No reason not to be happy.