104+ Best Clock Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Clock is a device for measuring and showing time, usually found in or on a building and not worn by a person. Profoundly inspirational clock quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Clock Quotes

There are some good people. But a good chunk of them will lie for no reason at all – it’ll be ten o’clock and they’ll tell you it’s nine. You’re looking at the clock and you can’t even fathom why they’re lying. They just lie because that’s what they do. — John Cusack

I always ask candidates two things: ‘How many times have you been fired?’ and, ‘Do you watch your clock when it’s time to go? Do you look at your phone? Do you look at your watch?’ — Tilman J. Fertitta

When times are tough, constant conflict may be good politics but in the real world, cooperation works better. After all, nobody’s right all the time, and a broken clock is right twice a day. — William J. Clinton

Clock watchers never seem to be having a good time. — James Cash Penney

I don’t have an alarm clock. If someone needs to wake me up, then I have my BlackBerry next to me. — Mark Zuckerberg

What’s the difference between me and Mark Udall on contraception? I believe the pill ought to be available over the counter, around the clock, without a prescription. Cheaper and easier for you. — Cory Gardner

I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience – it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere. — Richard Brinsley Sheridan

When you’re on set, and that clock is going, every second you spend doing something is a second you spend not doing something else. That’s true of all of life, but it’s very vivid on a film set because you’re always managing that. — Greta Gerwig

I collect travel alarm clocks. I was in a flea market in France once, in 1994, and I opened up this beautiful Jaeger-LeCoultre folding eight-day winding clock folded into a beautiful case, and I went, ‘Wow, man.’ And I’ve been collecting travel alarm clocks since 1994. — Alec Baldwin

The rock era, as I clock it, went from ’65 to ’94, from ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ to Kurt Cobain’s death. — Steven Van Zandt

Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture. — Ernest Hemingway

It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead. — Mel Gibson

I never went through a biological clock experience. I never even heard it ticking. — Jane Lynch

For more than 40 years, I have advocated the creation of a ’round the clock’ community. This would mean, at the least, housing, schools and shops of various kinds alongside the commercial buildings. That kind of community had appeared in lower Manhattan in nascent form before Sept. 11, 2001. — David Rockefeller

I remember disassembling and putting an old analog alarm clock together. It was a lot of fun figuring out why it still worked with that one spring missing. — Markus Persson

I have a master plan as an artist. I’ve always said I’m not going to be punching nobody’s clock. I will work as an artist to survive in this world. — Erykah Badu

When I have a job to do, time means nothing. I lose patience with people who work on a clock. — Don Cornelius

I’m not trying to clock scores in this lifetime, it’s just that things are better now than they were like five, ten years ago. Music has gotten a lot better. There’s a lot of people who are committed to – soulfully. — Jerry Garcia

Animation is a great way to work. No early morning call times, no make-up chair. In live action, you’re always fighting the clock; the sun is always going down too soon. — John C. Reilly

I think recovery is around the clock. Are you sleeping enough? Are you hydrating enough? Are you stretching? Are you eating well? Pretty much everything that I do is a reflection of how I’m going to feel on the field. I take great pride in getting in an ice bath after training and just taking care of myself. — Carli Lloyd

A person who has not done one half his day’s work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone. — Emily Bronte

I marketed pens – on the phone. But the beauty of the gig was that you had to call these strangers and say, ‘Hi, how ya doing?’ You made up a name, like, ‘Hey, it’s Edward Quartermaine from California. You’re eligible to receive this grandfather clock or a trip to Tahiti.’ You promise them all these things if they buy a gross of pens. — Johnny Depp

When you do a movie the clock is ticking. It’s like a sport. — Benicio Del Toro

In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. — Graham Greene

History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but, more importantly, what they must be. — John Henrik Clarke

It took me a while to learn the true meaning of patience and surrender, but I have finally accepted that healing doesn’t happen on our schedule. It doesn’t have a clock or a calendar. — Yolanda Hadid

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm. — Robert Louis Stevenson

There are always deadlines I have to meet. I don’t let myself get too close to the deadlines, so it’s not like I’m just sweating bullets or anything if the clock is ticking. I never let myself get in that situation. — Scott Adams

My nominee for Best Picture of the year – maybe the best picture ever, because it’s essentially made up of and is an ecstatic love letter to all other movies – is Christian Marclay’s endlessly enticing must-see masterpiece ‘The Clock.’ — Jerry Saltz

I look forward the day that I could work on my farm, create music, write books, and be with the wife and kids around the clock – and live a normal life. — Varg Vikernes

In the not-for-profit world, there can be wastefulness because there’s not the desperate urgency of when you’re on a clock. — Twyla Tharp

Like a baseball game, wars are not over till they are over. Wars don’t run on a clock like football. No previous generation was so hopelessly unrealistic that this had to be explained to them. — Thomas Sowell

If the weather is good I go into the nearby wood – there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun) with a few conifers mixed in. This takes until 8 ‘o clock. — Gustav Klimt

Cooking involves a deadline and hungry people and ingredients that expire in a week. It’s stressful. Cooking happens on the stove and on the clock. Baking happens with ingredients that last for months and come to life inside a warm oven. Baking is slow and leisurely. — Regina Brett

The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure. — William Blake

With comedies, it’s been very gratifying to be able to clock in, laugh all day, and then clock out. — John Cena

A metaphysical tour de force of untethered meaning and involuting interlocking contrapuntal rhythms, ‘The Clock’ is more than a movie or even a work of art. It is so strange and other-ish that it becomes a stream-of-consciousness algorithm unto itself – something almost inhuman. — Jerry Saltz

Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author. — Jean de la Bruyere

I’m not beholden to anyone. I’m not waiting for a pension or a carriage clock. — James May

In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock! — Graham Greene

The game isn’t over till the clock says zero. — Paul Pierce

Baseball is a slow, boring, complex, cerebral game that doesn’t lend itself to histrionics. You ‘take in’ a baseball game, something odd to say about a football or basketball game, with the clock running and the bodies flying. — Charles Krauthammer

Every so often, we all gaze into the abyss. It’s a depressing fact of life that eventually the clock expires; eventually the sand in the hourglass runs out. It’s the leaving behind of everything that matters to us that hurts the most. — Ben Shapiro

The clock has been turned back on racial progress in America, though scarcely anyone seems to notice. All eyes are fixed on people like Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey who have defied the odds and achieved great power, wealth, and fame. — Michelle Alexander

My cousin’s gay, he went to London only to find out that Big Ben was a clock. — Rodney Dangerfield

I have a wonderful, diverse, and young staff at the AAPF who pretty much work around the clock trying to figure out how we promote the idea that social justice requires us to be intersectional in our thinking and in our scope of vision. — Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

When the wedding march sounds the resolute approach, the clock no longer ticks, it tolls the hour. The figures in the aisle are no longer individuals, they symbolize the human race. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

If you were not to set an alarm clock, would you sleep past it? If the answer is yes, then there is clearly more sleep that is needed. — Matthew Walker

Food makes me happy. Make me work round the clock, but just feed me first! — Deepika Padukone

I don’t think I’m turning back the clock by doing these old tunes. I love rock and roll and popular music. It’s just that the spirits of the singers whose songs I do are living within me. That’s why the songs come out in the voices of the original singers. I’m not doing imitations. That’s the way they sound inside me. — Tiny Tim

The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up. — William Hazlitt

The cuckoo who is on to himself is halfway out of the clock. — Wilson Mizner

Roll back the clock, and every possession of every great country started with a crime. — David Mamet

Average leaders inspire people to punch a time clock. Great leaders inspire industry and passion. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

Most of all, however, critics of black conservatives say we’ve forgotten where we came from. I may forget a federal budget number or, God forbid, to set the alarm clock for my weekly 6 a.m. flight to Washington, but I know exactly where I came from. — J. C. Watts

I like to say I’m more conservative than Goldwater. He just wanted to turn the clock back to when there was no income tax. — Pete Seeger

I think anything that requires real global breakthroughs requires a degree of intensity and sustained effort that cannot be done part time, so it’s something you have to do around the clock, and that doesn’t compute with our existing educational system. — Peter Thiel

When I was growing up, my family was plagued by poverty. My mother, a single parent, worked around the clock to make sure her children – me, my five brothers, and three sisters – could eat and have a safe place to sleep. We hardly saw her. — Patrisse Cullors

I never really did years of movie-after-movie-after-movie but when you’ve got three toddlers in the house you’re performing all day long, anyway, with puppet shows and stories – I act around the clock. — Julia Roberts

We’ve already seen digital picture frames pre-loaded with viruses; I’m not eager to have my refrigerator hacked or my alarm clock turned against me. — Jamais Cascio

I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other. — Pete Seeger

Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have. — John C. Maxwell

The clock of communism has stopped striking. But its concrete building has not yet come crashing down. For that reason, instead of freeing ourselves, we must try to save ourselves from being crushed by its rubble. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. — Joseph Addison

The hands of every clock are shears, trimming us away scrap by scrap, and every time piece with a digital readout blinks us towards implosion. — Dean Koontz

What helps with aging is serious cognition – thinking and understanding. You have to truly grasp that everybody ages. Everybody dies. There is no turning back the clock. So the question in life becomes: What are you going to do while you’re here? — Goldie Hawn

Yes, sir, no, sir, clock in, clock out. Why were you late? Why are you not in today? That’s not how humans are supposed to live. — Conor McGregor

I don’t use any real vintage hardware any longer. That’s always been the object as far as gaining control of the studio environment, going back to when I built my first studio, Secret Sound, in New York City. The whole point was to not have to pay studio bills anymore and not be looking at the clock. — Todd Rundgren

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. — Sam Levenson

I constantly tour every year, around the clock. That’s how I make my living, and I do very well. Because I have classic songs. — Shaggy

The clock never stops, never stops, never waits. We’re growing old. It’s getting late. — Ben Folds

A couple teams will grind the shot clock down. Most of the time coaches do that, it’s usually a talent deficit. They can’t compete against the better teams. — Jerry West

I’m just waiting for the first #MeToo moment to happen from a salon because the culture of how assistants are treated, especially in salons in L.A. and New York, is, like, truly unbelievable. You’re expected to clock out for lunch and never get paid. You’re expected to be there an hour early, stay two hours late. — Jonathan Van Ness

We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harm caused, but we have the power to determine the future and to ensure that what happened never happens again. — Paul Kagame

The whole idea of creating saints, it’s pure ‘Monty Python.’ They have to clock up two miracles. — Richard Dawkins

I think when you’re off the clock, you should be off the clock. — Jennifer Aniston

Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock. — Pablo Picasso

Parents want their children to excel, callers to a victims’ hot line want help, and sick people want to get well. Offering aids is like providing an alarm clock: it may help people get to an appointment on time, but no one is forcing them to use it. — Richard Thaler

I’ve taken the leap of faith to stop punching the company time clock and start working for myself. I’m now the CEO of Starfish Media Group, my production company, in New York City. — Soledad O’Brien

Discipline starts every day when the first alarm clock goes off in the morning. I say ‘first alarm clock’ because I have three, as I was taught by one of the most feared and respected instructors in SEAL training: one electric, one battery powered, one windup. — Jocko Willink

I wake up at about the same time every day. I sleep well and wake without an alarm clock. — Donatella Versace

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. — Golda Meir

As a kid at the World’s Fair in 1965, I missed seeing the big global population clock roll over from 2,999,999,999 to 3 billion – I was really disappointed. — Bill Nye

James Brown is important because he decorates the clock correctly and he’s good with lower mathematics. Don’t get me wrong – he’s good. — Captain Beefheart

In moments of transcendence, when time stands still, your biological clock will stop. The spirit is that domain of our awareness where there is no time. — Deepak Chopra

Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you – you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I need to know how the clock is made after you tell me what time it is. I want to know all the details so I can understand how it works. — Sandra Bullock

If the universe is running down like a clock, the clock must have been wound up at a date which we could name if we knew it. The world, if it is to have an end in time, must have had a beginning in time. — William Inge

I grew up with a clock radio next to my bed. — Mike D

When I’m trying to go to sleep and there are little noises, like a clock ticking or a fan squeaking, it drives me completely insane. — James Lafferty

Don’t think in the morning. That’s a big mistake that people make. They wake up in the morning and they start thinking. Don’t think. Just execute the plan. The plan is the alarm clock goes off, you get up, you go work out. Get some. — Jocko Willink

I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning. — John Barrymore

Consider a clock thermostat, and set it so that you’re not using energy when you don’t need it, when you’re out of your house. — Al Gore

We cannot turn back the clock. We cannot undo the impact of technology. Nor would we want to. — Robert Mueller

By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour. — Victor Hugo

I protest that if some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do what is right, on condition of being turned into a sort of clock and would up every morning before I got out of bed, I should instantly close with the offer. — Thomas Huxley

Reading what a good shot is, based on time and score of the game, based on the shot clock, based on my position – there’s a lot of things that go into it. It’s a lot of things that you think about based on when to shoot it or when not to. — Russell Westbrook

Sometimes things happen in life, sometimes they don’t. Don’t get me wrong: I have no regrets – if I could turn the clock back 10 or 20 years, I wouldn’t want to fundamentally change the path my life has taken. — Nicola Sturgeon

Since 1987, when I got my first one, I’ve been wearing a clock around my neck 24/7. You feel me? 24/7. — Flavor Flav

No clock is more regular than the belly. — Francois Rabelais

A minister has to be able to read a clock. At noon, it’s time to go home and turn up the pot roast and get the peas out of the freezer. — Garrison Keillor

My father was a shaman. He told me that time doesn’t exist. He didn’t use a clock. He didn’t know when my birthday was. — Alessandro Michele

Like the United Nations, there is something inspirational about New York as a great melting pot of different cultures and traditions. And if this is the city that never sleeps, the United Nations works tirelessly, around the clock around the world. — Ban Ki-moon

When a car’s ahead of you, as long as you can see it, you get a tow, just like the draft in NASCAR. Even if it’s a long ways down the track, it punches a hole in the air that has to help. When you’re running alone, you can feel the difference, and it shows on the clock, too. — Mario Andretti