8 10, 2021

Inspiration from the Ages


Reading Time: 3 minutes Time has long tormented humans and by extension our poets and thinkers (particularly as they aged). These passages, chosen from across the ages, are ones that have touched me. They deal with eternal themes regarding the "passage of time", uncertainty around the "future", the futility of time and in particular its ravages. Shakespeare, Sonnet 19 This ravaging of and by time is palatable in Shakespeare's work. In this Sonnet, the poet even personifies time, painting it as the great monster that has no favourites and devours all before it. This is of the Father Time tradition [...]

Inspiration from the Ages2022-01-17T10:36:56+00:00
2 09, 2021

Favourite quotes about time, busyness, speed and slowing down


Reading Time: 3 minutes Here are some of my favourite quotes that have helped me reflect on my relationship with time, busyness, speed, slowing down and much more. "What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important" — Dwight Eisenhower “To commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to the violence of modern times.” — Thomas Merton “Rushing around can be a pointless diversion from actually living your life” — Claire Messud “When things happen too fast, nobody can be certain about anything, about anything at all, [...]

Favourite quotes about time, busyness, speed and slowing down2022-01-17T12:41:26+00:00
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