|The 20th Century is a stranger to me--I
wish it well but my heart is all for my own century. I took 65 years of
it, just on a risk, but if I had known as much about it as I know now I
would have taken the whole of it.
- Mark Twain's Notebook, p. 372
TIME magazine, July 14, 2008
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.
When your watch gets out of order you have a choice of two things to
do: throw it in the fire or take it to the watch-tinker. The former is
Let us adopt geologic time. Then -- time being money -- there will be
no more poverty.
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