Please help me find as many words/phrases for "time marches on"
like "tempus fugit" time flies, or "time is the fire in which we all burn" ?
Say, isn't that a song by the Ronettes?
course of time: course of time, matter of time, progress of time, process of time, lapse of time, flow of time, flux of time, stream of time, tide of time, march of time, heavy tread of time, flight of time
progression: march of time, course of time
improvement: advance, onward march, march of time, progress, progression
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"time is on my side"
The Rolling Stounes
It's not that I don't have many thesaruses....I was just looking for some creative, poetic ways to phrase it...you know, the kind you can't find in a thesaurs.
The hours keep flowing like a river towards the sea.
Perhaps not what you had in mind, but this is what I think it could be!
1) Time continues. It has to. It cannot be stopped.
2) Time, our little footpad, follows and proceeds us.
3) Time drives on, neverending.
4) Time, like us, goes on. We cannot stop it.
Talia, are you seeking examples from published poets, or some original efforts now?
Macbeth Act V, scene v
...Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle.'
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
How about song lyrics? One of my favourites -
Put a candle in the window and a kiss upon his lips
As the dish outside the window fills with rain,
Just like a stranger with weeds in your heart
Pay the fiddler off 'til I come back again;
Oh it's time time time, and it's time time time.
Words & music by paul simon
Sat on their park bench
A newspaper blown though the grass
Falls on the round toes
Of the high shoes
Of the old friends.
The old men
Lost in their overcoats,
Waiting for the sunset.
The sounds of the city,
Sifting through trees,
Settle like dust
On the shoulders
Of the old friends.
Can you imagine us
Years from today,
Sharing a park bench quietly?
How terribly strange
To be seventy.
Memory brushes the same years
Silently sharing the same fears
Thanks for sharing that one Glenda, it's been a long time since I've heard those words. It once was a favorite album of mine.
This line by Emily Dickinson struck a cord:
"Presentiment is that long shadow on the lawn
Indicative that suns go down"
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Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its
-- Hector Berlioz
There is in life only one moment and in eternity only one. It is so brief that it is represented by the fleeting of a luminous mote through the thin ray of sunlight--and it is visible but a fraction of a second. The moments that preceded it have been lived, are forgotten and are without value; the moments that have not been lived have no existence and will have no value except in the moment that each shall be lived. While you are asleep you are dead; and whether you stay dead an hour or a billion years the time to you is the same.
Mark Twain- Notebook, 1896
When I saw the subject line -- "Be My Thesaurus" -- it felt like a Valentine.
"Be my thesaurus, and I'll be your pronunciation guide."
Very cute. Thanks to all you geniuses! Always know where to turn for strange ideas and advice like when you need a better thesaurus. I so appreciate the published things. Sorry I have not posted on my own thread you know how life gets....it marches on.