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I hate artists who are not of their time. (Guillaume Apollinaire)

Most 'profound truths' are just timely ideas. (Darby Bannard)

Not once in six years did I make it to the office by 9 on the dot. (Joseph Barbera)

clock, n. A machine of great moral value to man, allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him. (Ambrose Bierce)

Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought too late. (Jean de La Bruyere)

Punctuality is the stern virtue of men of business, and the graceful courtesy of princes. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Your best work, when you do it, will always upset the general public – they're always a few years behind you. (Jack Bush)

If you are leaping a ravine, the moment of takeoff is a bad time for considering alternative strategies... Do it in the 'closed' mode. But the moment the action is over, try to return to the 'open' mode... because in that mode we are the most aware, most receptive, most creative, and therefore at our most intelligent. (John Cleese)

He who anticipates his century is generally persecuted when living, and always pilfered when dead. (Benjamin Disraeli)

It is never too late to be what we might have been. (George Eliot)

I thought I should do it for my time. (Judy Fox)

In the companionship of art we are all of a time. Early or late we are to be shared. (Robert Genn)

No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time. It is just that the others are behind the time. (Martha Graham)

I've always been in the right place and time. Of course, I steered myself there. (Bob Hope)

Every work of art is the child of its time; each period produces an art of its own, which cannot be repeated. (Wassily Kandinsky)

Our epoch is a time of tragic collision between matter and spirit and of the downfall of the purely material world view. (Wassily Kandinsky)

The moment we live in is a great time to make art. We have different technologies to play with, and we're left with the opportunity to focus on our work. (Jeff Koons)

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces. (Niccolo Machiavelli)

What motivates people to be late?... Some people are drawn to the adrenaline rush of that last-minute sprint to the finish line. Others receive an ego boost from over-scheduling and filling each moment with an activity. (Harvey Mackay)

You have to look life straight in the eye. De-mystify your world. Can you really afford to believe magic is for real? Not when time is concerned. (Harvey Mackay)

As you schedule individual tasks, give yourself a cushion. Mark the due date a few days ahead of the actual deadline so you have time to deal with changes or last-minute emergencies. (Harvey Mackay)

Art is an accurate statement of the time in which it was made. (Robert Mapplethorpe)

The great artists do not seek their forms in the midst of the past, but take the deepest soundings they can of the genuine, profoundest of their age. (Franz Marc)

When they say you are ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing. (George McGovern)

I love those who do not know how to live for today. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

I am running in this race because of what Dr. King called 'the fierce urgency of now.' Because I believe that there's such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us. (Barack Obama)

I'm sorry, but I was born with a towel on my head. (Charles Olson)

Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these. (Ovid)

Do not think that it is possible to repeat another period. (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)

Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. (Jean-Paul Sartre)

Be able to meet any deadline, even if your work is done less well than it would be if you had all the time you would have preferred. (Marilyn vos Savant)

He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times. (Johann Friedrich von Schiller)

I continue to make paintings of people and their moments in our time because I am of that time. Out of that I hope to make pictures that are timeless. (Burton Silverman)

The challenge is to learn to respond immediately to whatever it is time for. Not to wonder whether you have time for it or whether you like it, but simply to respond when it is time. (David Steindl-Rast)

I was born out of due time in the sense that by temperament and talent I should have been more suited for the life of a small Bach, living in anonymity and composing regularly for an established service and for God. (Igor Stravinsky)

-The Cowboy's Rules of Life...
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain-dance. (Author unknown)

Contrary to popular belief an artist is never ahead of his time, but most people are far behind theirs. (Edgard Varese)

He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it. (Voltaire)

Were I born 120 years ago – Van Gogh would have stayed alive, Whistler would not have written his Fine Art of Making Enemies, and I would have learned how to paint. Most likely, I'd have buddied up with Gauguin on his trips. (Milos Vujasinovic)

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored. (Evelyn Waugh)

Art is not about the clock or the calendar. Just because the work was made centuries ago, does not mean it is without resonance today. The work of art is as alive now as the person who is engaged in looking at it. (Bill White)


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