137+ Best Time Flies Quotes To Help You Reflect

Inspirational time flies quotes are universal nuggets of wisdom and may help shift your perspective.

Whatever your philosophy about life is, I am sure that one of these profound time flies quotes is sure to resonate with you. Also, they help you structure and reflect upon your daily thoughts and problems.

Here, we’ve rounded up the best meaningful time flies quotes:

Famous Time Flies Quotes

Time is an illusion. Albert Einstein

After all, life is too short to be anything but happy. Kayla Marx

Time flies, never to be recalled. Virgil

The most beautiful moments always seemed to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible. E.A. Bucchianeri

It’s terrifying how fast time flies by.

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. Nathanicl Hawtharne

Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet. Sarah Louise Delan

Time flies but memories last forever.

Time brings all things to pass. Aeschylus

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Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly. Paulo Coelho

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. Earl Nightingale

Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days. Doug Larson

How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Suess

I think life is far too short to concentrate on your past. I rather look into the future. Lou Reed

Time flies, but not memories. Ika Natassa

Life is too short as we all know it to be. So why dare to spend it trying to live up to other people’s worldly expectations of you? Edmond Mbiaka

Who knows where the time goes? Nina Simone

Our time in this life is limited. And how we respect that time will create a greater possibility for fulfillment. Ruben Papian

Time flies when you’re multitasking. Bert McCoy

Live honestly to a higher note. Life is too short. So, do the best you can and live your life to a higher note. Kimora Lee Simmons

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Time and tide wait for no man. Geoffrey Chaucer

Life is too short to cry for anything so smile and do what makes you happy with morals. Abdel Rahman Sabry

How time flies when one has fun. Samuel Beckett

Life is short and if you’re looking for an extension, you had best do well. Cause there’s good deeds and then there are good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell. Ben Harper

Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

We have been conditioned to see the passing of time as an adversary. Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Time flies. Time flies faster every year. Time flies whether you’re having fun or not, whether you’re living your life big or small, whether you surround yourself with fear or laughter. Claire Cook

And time flies just like a melting ice!! Nikhil Bhatia

Prayer is good; but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is nothing but a blatant hypocrisy. Don’t hedge. Time flies. Charles Studd

To do something that will just fly away is kind of special. Every time somebody tell you they love you, that “I love you” flies away, and you wait until the next one. Jeff Buckley

Time flies when you are having fun. Albert Einstein

Each time I wander into blogdom, I’m reminded of the savage children stranded on an island in William Golding’s ‘Lord of the Flies.’ Without adult supervision, they organize themselves into rival tribes, learn to hunt and kill, and eventually become murderous barbarians in the absence of a civilizing structure. Kathleen Parker

Deep Time Flies Quotes

Time moves slowly but passes quickly. Alice Walker

Yes, time flies. And where did it leave you? Old too soon…smart too late. Mike Tyson

Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator. Robert Orben

In a surreal gift from the universe, time both stands still and flies past you in that singular moment when you find out someone you once loved is gone. Rachel Thompson

We feast on time as time feasts on us. Maria Popova

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

Time meanwhile is flying, flying beyond recall. Virgil

Time flies and draws us with it. The moment in which I am speaking is already far from me. Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

In our lifetime, wouldn’t it be sad if we spent more time washing dishes or swatting flies or mowing the yard or watching television than praying for world missions? Dave Davidson

Time flies when you’re in the place you’re meant to be.

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They say time flies, but you keep breaking its wings. Tablo

He defined the state as being so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost. Steven Kotler

You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin

Time flies when you’re running out of money. James Cook

I thought Lord of the Flies was one of the great rip-offs of our time. Complete steal from A High Wind In Jamaica. He just literally lifted the entire theme, plot, and virtually characterization from A High Wind In Jamaica, turned them into a bunch of small boys and placed it on an island. Otherwise it’s precisely the same novel. Truman Capote

There are no refunds on misspent time. Jack Butcher

Time flies, and what is past is done. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Time gnaws and wears away; it separates; it flies. And by virtue of separation–by separating man from his pain or from the object of his pain–time cures. Jean-Paul Sartre

Time is a precious thing. Never waste it. Gene Wilder

Time, as he grows old, teaches many lessons. Aeschylus

Some people have the disease of criticising all the time. They forget the good about others and only mention their faults. They are like flies that avoid the good and pure places and land on the bad and wounds. This is because of the evil within the self and the spoiled nature Ibn Taymiyyah

meaningful time flies quotes

When you’re engaged in what you love to do, it’s like driving in the fast lane. Time flies by and more roads open up to you, alternate routes you may not have even known existed. T. Harv Eker

The trouble is you think you have time. Gautama Buddha

Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you’re in diapers; the next day you’re gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul. The Wonder Years

Time flies when you’re being stupid. David Henry Hwang

The aesthetic discussion of photography is dominated by the concept of time. Photographs appear as devices stopping time and preserving fragments of the past, like flies in amber. Peter Wollen

Time flies so fast after youth is past that we cannot accomplish one half the many things we have in mind or indeed one half our duties. The only safe and sensible plan is to make other things give way to the essentials, and the first of these is fly fishing. Theodore Gordon

Motherhood: The days are long but the years are short. Gretchen Rubin

Time flies, whether you’re wasting it or not. Crystal Woods

The sort of man who likes to spend his time watching a cage of monkeys chase one another, or a lion gnaw its tail, or a lizard catch flies, is precisely the sort of man whose mental weakness should be combated at the public expense, not fostered. H.L. Mencken

It’s pretty scary to know how quickly time flies. James Wan

I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them. Brian Fitzgerald

If you don’t value your time, no one else will. Donna Brazile

There are some viviparous flies, which bring forth 2,000 young. These in a little time would fill the air, and like clouds intercept the rays of the sun, unless they were devoured by birds, spiders, and many other animals. Carl Linnaeus

Inspirational Time Flies Quotes

Time flies when you’re changing the world. Craig Kielburger

Make use of time, let not advantage slip. William Shakespeare

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. Stacia Tauscher

Every second is of infinite value. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It seemed time flies when you aren’t having fun. Jason Medina

During the past five years, I’ve learned that time flies faster than you think, and because you only live once you have to learn from your mistakes, live your dreams and be accountable. Lindsay Lohan

Everything passes, but nothing entirely goes away. Jenny Diski

Sadness flies away on the wings of time. Jean De La Fontaine

Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana. Groucho Marx

You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers. John J. Plomp

inspirational time flies quotes

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Bertrand Russell

Tough times never last, but tough people do. Robert H. Schuller

If by chance you aren’t abiding by rule number two, be sure to avoid eye contact with male drivers. Otherwise they’ll honk enthusiastically every time your skirt flies up. Jenna Evans Welch

Enjoy the now. Time flies, enjoy it while you can. Eddie Jemison

The latest report says the results of an investigation will be released in three or four weeks. That’s a long time for fruit flies and the press. Denis Boyles

Time is a gift that most of us take for granted. Cheryl Richardson

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. William Penn

Only is a bird doesn’t swim in the ocean but flies in the air can it enter the ocean from above; only because God is not temporal can he enter into time. Peter Kreeft

Our children are only ever lent to us. We never know just how long we will be able to keep them for. So kiss them, cuddle them, praise them, and hold them tightly. But most of all, tell them you love them every day. Carly Marie

Most of us take for granted that time flies, meaning that it passes too quickly. But in the mindful state, time doesn’t really pass at all. There is only a single instant of time that keeps renewing itself over and over with infinite variety. Deepak Chopra

There is never enough time to enjoy what you love. Joyce Rachelle

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. William Shakespeare

Time limits, make each moment count. Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu

When we are children, we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind. Patrick Rothfuss

It’s crazy how fast time flies and how things progress. Nathan Chen

Life is not just the passing of time. Life is the collection of experiences and their intensity. Jim Rohn

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. Sydney J. Harris

Nostalgia paints a smile on the stony face of the past. Mason Cooley

The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. Stephen R. Covey

Don’t use time and words carelessly – neither can be retrieved. Lecrae

Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new. Paracelsus

Time can move quickly when it loses its memory, or when there are no new memories to create. Reality’s vulture flies down and picks at the bones of our dreams. John Dolan

Everybody knows that once you passed it, you can’t go back. Claire Cook

Time flies so fast because it does not have any guidance. Like the moon in its zenith or the horizon. Albert Camus

Powerful Time Flies Quotes

Time flies over us, but it leaves its shadow behind. Nathaniel Hawthrone

I wish I could freeze time or go back in time and watch my kids grow up all over again because it is just going by too fast. Robert Rodriguez

There is a phantom that flies with the banshees. It strangles the throat, pierces the heart and consumes the body with pain that only time and tears can expel. Susan Denning

When you kill time, you kill your opportunities for success. Denis Waitley

I wish I could freeze time or go back in time and watch my kids grow up all over again because it is just going by too fast. Robert Rodriguez

He loves us. On our own terms. He treats us as equals to the men around him; he listens; he does not belittle; he honors us; he challenges us; he teaches us; he includes us – calls us all beloved. Gloriously, this flies in the face of the cultural expectations of his time – and even our own time. Sarah Bessey

Those who possess time are often not aware of their value. Sunday Adelaja

The point is not only does time fly and do we die, but they that in these reckless conditions we live at all, and are vouchsafed, for the duration of contain inexplicable moments, to know it. Annie Dillard

We are aboard inside time, as it flies and never wear out. Ronnie Cornelisz

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going. P.J. O’Rourke

powerful time flies quotes

Nostalgia is a powerful feeling; it can drown out anything. Terrence Malick

Time flies sometimes like a bird, sometimes crawls like a worm, but a man feels particularly well when he does not even notice that the time flies away. Ivan Turgenev

There’s a certain nostalgia and romance in a place you left. David Guterso

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.  Michael Altshulern

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

Don’t ever waste a day. Once time goes by, you never get back it. Joyce Meyer

Each moment is the fruit of forty thousand years. The minute-winning days, like flies, buzz home to death, and every moment is a window on all time. Thomas Wolfe

Enjoy the now. Time flies, enjoy it while you can. Eddie Jemison

Katie is like my calendar, watching her grow and change. She is growing up so fast, learning to have opinions of her own, learning that I don’t have the answers to everything. And the moment a child begins to understand that, you know you’re in trouble. Cecelia Ahern

Better questions to ask regarding a career or job choice would be: What was I born to do? What would be my greatest contribution to others? What do I really love to do (and when I’m doing it, time just flies by)? What are the recurring themes that I find myself drawn to? How do I want to be remembered? Dan Miller

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. Michael Altshuler

The minutes rushed past, without compassion for my enthusiasm. Nicola Lecca

Look out into the July night, and see the broad belt of silver flame which flashes up the half of heaven, fresh and delicate as the bonfires of the meadow-flies. Yet the powers of numbers cannot compute its enormous age, – lasting as space and time, – embosomed in time and space. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time. Victor Hugo

There’s a certain nostalgia and romance in a place you left. David Guterson

During the fifth inning, something came to the edge of the woods and looked at her. Flies and noseeums made a cloud around its rudiment of a face. In the specious brilliance of its eyes was a complete history of nothing. It stood there for a long time. Stephen King

We can make up for lost money, but we can’t make up for lost time. Simon Sinek

Flow is being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

We go back and forth between being a time’s master and its victim. James Gleick

I felt it was my duty to praise all of God’s works with fervent enthusiasm. At the same time I killed flies in my house in a spirit of hatred, exasperation and contempt. My praise to God for all his works was dishonest, the act of killing the fly was honest. Mark Twain

Time flies, dreams die, people lose faith, Tryna hide behind a lie with a straight face. Xzibit

Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome. Angela Carter

Time flies, love hurts, friends disappear, and friendship stays. Idarash Gupta

One of my many horrors is to become the man with the frayed jacket and unfastened flies standing at the Co-op counter with egg on his shirt and more too because the mirror in the hall has given up the ghost. A shipwrecked man without an anchor in the world except in his own liquid thoughts where time has lost its sequence. Per Petterson

Live loathed and long, most smiling smooth, dusted parasites, courteous destroys, you fool of fortune, trencher friends, time flies. Cup and knee slaves, vapors and minute jacks. William Shakespeare

It’s strange how time can make a place shrink, make its strangeness ordinary. Veronica Roth

Periods of nostalgia are impossible to predict or explain. Russell Smith