Salvador Dali (1904-1989)
The Persistence of Memory
Museum of Modern Art, New York

Quotes on Time

Edited by Peter Y. Chou

we must show that time is that from which Dasein tacitly understands
and interprets something like being at all. Time must be brought to light
and genuinely grasped as the horizon of every understanding and interpretation
of Being. For this to become clear we need an original explication of time
as the horizon of the understanding of Being, in terms of temporality as the
Being of Dasein which understands Being.

Martin Heidegger (1902-1985), Being and Time (1927)
[Heidegger, Basic Writings, Ed. David F. Krell (1977), p. 60]

As long as one accepts 'time' tacitly as such
he is dreaming a dream, not living a life.
Wei Wu Wei (1895-1986), The Tenth Man
Hong Kong University Press (1966), p. 123

For the historian everything begins and ends with time, a mathematical, godlike
time, a notion easily mocked, time external to men, 'exogenous,' as economists
would say, pushing men, forcing them, and painting their own individual times
the same color: it is, indeed, the imperious time of the world.
Fernand Braudel (1902-1985), On History (1982), p. 78

time becomes human to the extent that it is articulated through
a narrative mode, and narrative attains its full meaning when it
becomes a condition of temporal existence.
Paul Ricoeur (1913-), Time and Narrative, Vol. 1 (1984), p. 52

historical time builds its constructions against the backdrop
of cosmic time. But it is within physical time that the unifying
principle of the diverse colors of individual times is to be sought.
Paul Ricoeur, Time and Narrative, Vol. 1 (1984), p. 266

Most of them told the time very roughly by their meals, which were unpunctual
and irregular... But there were two times, and each man defended his own with
a terrible passion. It was a passion which separated them from their comrades,
so that at any hour of the day they could be found in the same corner of the
great concrete shed: they even took their meals together.
Graham Greene (1904-1991), The Tenth Man
The Bodley Head & Anthony Blond, London, (1985), p. 35

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