43 Quotes About Stopping Time


Time is fleeting. Making the most out of our time and productivity can affect how we enjoy and embark on daily adventures in life. These quotes about stopping time remind us to take a step back and enjoy things every so often.

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

“Children grow rapidly, forget the centuries-long embrace from their parents, which to them lasted but seconds.”

“Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.”
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

“I had rescued the moment by using my camera and in that way had found how to stop time and hold it. No one could take that image away from me because I owned it.”

“I held my breath as we do sometimes to stop time when something wonderful has touched us.”

“I like the dark part of the night, after midnight and before four-thirty, when it’s hollow, when ceilings are harder and farther away.”

“I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up. I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude.”

“If I had an author superpower, I would like to have the ability to stop time for everyone else. I feel like I have to disappear into myself to write books.”

“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”

“If you’re steering a boat down a river, it’s not something about which you can know that. You can only know how to do it. It’s unfinished, it has no start-stop time, it’s fluid.”

“It is a magical thing for a handful of words, artfully arranged, to stop time. To conjure a place, a person, a situation, in all its specificity and dimensions. To affect us and alter us, as profoundly as real people and things do.”

“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.”

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”

“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.”

“Life needed a fast forward button. Because there were days you just don’t want to live through, not again, but they kept coming around and you were powerless to stop time or speed it up or do anything to keep from having to face it.”

“Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, I’m finding enjoyment in things that stop time. Just the simple act of tasting a glass of wine is its own event. You’re not downing a glass of wine in the midst of doing something else.”

“Morning tide makes a great companion when you don’t want to be around people. It soothes and comforts and doesn’t ask for anything.”

“My favorite kind of music is the stuff that stops time. You put something on to sit there and let an experience go through you.”

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.”

“Only when the clock stops does time come to life.”

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

“Our lives are about development, mutation and the possibility of change; that is almost a definition of what life is: change.”

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”

“People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost.”

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

“The purpose of art is to stop time.”

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

“The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.”

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”

“Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.”

“Time, that takes survey of all the world, must have a stop.”

“We never can just stop time. Or take moments back. Life doesn’t work that way, does it?”

“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.”

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

“When the world stops, time stops.”

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

“Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny fleck of it stops time.”

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

“You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens.”

Taking control of your time is what matters most in life.

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