October 3, 2014

Meditations on Time

I've meant to record these two for a while—

Time passed. But time flows in many streams. Like a river, an inner stream of time will flow rapidly at some places and sluggishly at others, or perhaps even stand hopelessly stagnant. Cosmic time is the same for everyone, but human time differs with each person. Time flows in the same way for all human beings; every human being flows through time in a different way.

― Yasunari Kawabata, Beauty and Sadness

via Vintage and Anchor Books

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, The Sound and the Fury

via Observando