“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” −Douglas Adams
An object in motion tends to stay in motion, unless and until it hits a wall.
“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” −Sydney J. Harris
The wall is a metaphor of artificial time barriers.
“Creating unnecessary deadlines results in deadened ideas and people.” −Manning Rubin
The metaphor is geared to a cuckoo device.
“They took away time, and they gave us the clock.” −Abdullah Ibrahim The device is a notched candle, sand in a glass dumbbell, a dial in the sun.
“A clock is a little machine that shuts us out from the wonder of time.” −Susan Glaspell
It may have a pretty face, but its charms are falsely alarming.
“A watched clock never tells the time.” −Welsh proverbOf course, clock-watchers are motivated to strap on the entrapping contraption.
“Time is money.” −Benjamin Franklin Unshackle it, though, and something wonderful happens.
“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
And that wonderful something never ceases to save the day.
“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” −Lao-Tzu
Admittedly, our way through time’s illusions could sound like Paolo Conte singing an Italian verse with an English chorus and a Gibberish bridge.
“The cuckoo who is onto himself is half way out of the clock.” −Wilson Mizner
But it’s wonderful. Like watching the LAUGHSAVER movie with your sound on,