"And since time sets its own tempo, like a heartbeat or an ebb tide, timepieces don't really keep
time. They just keep up with it, if they're able."
-Dava Sobel "Longitude", Walker and Company, 1995
"An Event is such a little piece of time-and-space you can mail it through the slotted eye of a cat."
-Diane Ackerman, "Mystic Communion of Clocks"
"To save time is to lengthen life."
-Slogen fo the Remington Typewriter Company
"When your watch gets out of order you have a choice of two things to do: throw it in the fire or
take it to the watch-tinker. The former is the quickest."
Upon that machine", said the Time Traveller, holding the lamp aloft, "I intend to explore time."
One night I dreamed I was locked in my Father's watch
With Ptolemy and twenty-one ruby stars
Mounted on spheres and the Primum Mobile
Coiled and gleaming to the end of space
And the notched spheres eating each other's rinds
To the last tooth of time, and the case closed.
-John Ciardi, "My Father's Watch"
Geological time is not money.
"The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking... The solution to this
problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker."
- Albert Einstein
“The art of Horology, or of measuring time by clocks and watches, unquestionably ranks among the most
wonderful productions of the mechanical arts.”- “New and Complete Clock and watchmakers’ Manual” by
Mary L. Booth, published in 1877.