Ticking Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Ticking Quotes

#1. What lingered after them was not life, which always overcomes natural death, but the most trivial list of mundane facts: a clock ticking on a wall, a room dim at noon, and the outrageousness of a human being thinking only of herself. - Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
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#2. Thomas stepped into the hall with Newt, scared to death of what his friend might say and how crazy it might sound. The seconds were ticking away. They walked a few feet from the door before Newt stopped and faced him, - Author: James Dashner
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#3. The rash assertion that "God made man in His own image" is ticking like a time bomb at the foundation of many faiths. - Author: Arthur C. Clarke
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#4. What a pity clocks don't realize the interesting work they do in making history, as they go on ticking out moments which never before have been and never will be again! - Author: A.M. Williamson
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#5. When you can't die, she thought, everything sounds like a clock ticking. - Author: Gregory Maguire
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#6. Every clock is a bomb, ticking away at the minutes of our lives, counting off the seconds one by one before we die.
At birth a heart it given a certain number of beats. The clock is counting them off one by one and will not allow a man any more than his allotted share. - Author: Carolee Dean
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#7. Such is life, marked by the ticking of the clock and the call of the alarm until the day it all falls into perpetual silence. For most of us, certainly for this boy, life is not composed of great deeds, but of small actions, and that's okay. It's the best I can give and I like it this way. - Author: Gillibran Brown
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#8. She was a clock, I could tell by the ticking in her wrist. (I'd secretly slipped my thumb down, to feel her pulse as we danced. It was perfectly steady and wreaking havoc with mine.) I could keep time by you, I thought. - Author: Elizabeth McCracken
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#9. Don't you know. I am a ticking time bomb. I'm going to explode. This time, I may never be able to recover from it! - Author: Lee In-woo
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#10. I love a big, character-rich story with a dark heart, with a compelling mystery or some kind of ticking clock at its center. I want to be lured in by prose, captured by character, and bound by stellar plotting to keep turning the pages. - Author: Lisa Unger
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#11. I love the sense of how time passes when I'm acting. When you're not aware of the clock ticking, that is always a good sign you're enjoying something. - Author: Hannah Ware
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#12. I see walking bombs on the street
Hearts not beating, but ticking - Author: Henry Rollins
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#13. A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect. - Author: James Bovard
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#14. When his grandchildren had been little, they had asked if they could hide inside the clock. Now he wanted to gather them and open himself up and hide them among his ribs and faintly ticking heart. - Author: Paul Harding
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#15. The ticking inside
On the inside of him there's a wire fence
And past the wire fence is a dog And past the dog are thieves And past the thieves
Is a gang of bad dreams
And past the dreams
If you can get past the dreams Are the things that make him tick Tick, tick, tick
(Page 54). - Author: Cath Crowley
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#16. Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances. The first is the ticking time bomb. An innocent's life is at stake. The bad guy you have captured possesses information that could save this life. He refuses to divulge. In such a case, the choice is easy. - Author: Charles Krauthammer
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#17. The ticking of the clock has gotten so loud." - 74 - Author: Robin Romm
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#18. I like time ticking the way it is. - Author: Stephen Graham
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#19. And the only sign of life is the ticking of the pen, introducing characters to memory like old friends. - Author: Fish
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#20. I keep a notebook of the things I need to get done in a day, week, month along with my overarching goals. Whenever I have a couple moments on set or on a plane, I work on ticking off my to-do list. - Author: Karlie Kloss
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#21. Life is like riding in a taxi. Whether you are going anywhere or not, the meter keeps ticking. - Author: John C. Maxwell
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#22. Been thinking about having a baby. But if I want to do it, I'd have to do it soon 'cause it's getting near closing time. The clock is ticking. My gynecologist said, if I wanted to have a baby, I would have to do it - the latest - by the ended of this show. - Author: Carol Leifer
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#23. And I wished myself back - back to the future or wherever home was supposed to be - clicking my heels together in a frantic ticking heart staccato like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. - Author: Shannon Celebi
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#24. The use of fetuses as organ and tissue donors is a ticking time bomb of bioethics. - Author: Arthur Caplan
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#25. I don't go to church much anymore, but Methodist values still wind me up and send me ticking into my daily life. - Author: Mem Fox
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#26. Wendy and I both wanted kids, but since we were pushing 40, the clock was ticking. - Author: Lisa Cholodenko
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#27. The intricate gears of her mind ticking silently at no one, thoughts pinging the closed windows like a trapped bee. p. 251 - Author: Celeste Ng
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#28. Substantiate or suffocate, Ms. Vetra. Mickey's ticking. - Author: Dan Brown
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#29. No," she said. "You are not Patrick Swayze. I am not Demi Moore." She touched a switch on the little box and it started ticking. "And this sure as hell isn't pottery class. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#30. People can be in general pretty well trusted, of course
with the clock of their freedom ticking as loud as it seems to do here
to keep an eye on the fleeting hour. - Author: Henry James
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#31. Flawed characters ... a ticking clock ... morally questionable acts on all sides ... moody, evocative art ... oh yeah, this the stuff crime noir fans love! - Author: Christos Gage
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#32. Why should I worry about the biological clock ticking? Saif is 10 years older. He should be worried. - Author: Kareena Kapoor
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#33. Suddenly it felt like there was a ticking time bomb in the house. I didn't have all the time in the world to make you love me again; I had only a few short months. - Author: Natasha Anders
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#34. I'm not sure why, but when a person expects something to last forever, they don't notice the little things. It's only when the clock is ticking all those little things add up and become bigger. - Author: Shannon Wiersbitzky
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#35. The clock is ticking and you're hearing the beat. You stop by a museum shop, sign your name on a scuba-diving sheet, and commit yourself to Saturday mornings in the deep end. You're either losing your mind - or gaining your soul. Life is meant to be an artist date. That's why we were created. - Author: Julia Margaret Cameron
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#36. You have to cherish things in a different way when you know the clock is ticking, you are under pressure. - Author: Chadwick Boseman
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#37. Despite the pressing insistence of the ordinary and the mundane, we must make the best time of the time we have before the tick tick ticking ends. - Author: Laurence Overmire
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#38. There are six reasons anyone does anything: Love. Faith. Greed. Boredom. Fear ... " he said, ticking them off on his fingers; but he lingered on the last, drawing a deep breath before he said, "Revenge. - Author: Ally Carter
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#39. Never date a woman you can hear ticking. - Author: Mark Patinkin
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#40. 35mm film isn't ticking away so it's subconscious - performances are allowed to breathe in a much more real way I think. - Author: Andy Serkis
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#41. Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking. - Author: Louise Erickson
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#42. This is your life and the clock is ticking. - Author: Phil McGraw
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#43. The truth that makes us free is always ticking away like a time-bomb in the basement of everybody's church. - Author: Robert Farrar Capon
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#44. The poets get a quizzical ahem. They reflect time, I am the very ticking. - Author: Roy Fuller
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#45. Coincidences happen, but I've come to believe they are actually quite rare. Something is at work, okay? Somewhere in the universe (or behind it), a great machine is ticking and turning its fabulous gears. - Author: Stephen King
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#46. We begin to die with our first breath. Death is inside us, ticking closer, closer, with every beat of our heart. It is the end no man can escape - Author: J.D. Robb
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#47. Ninety percent of all people under 30 are in developing countries, and that means that this new access to tech, which is such a positive thing ... is also a ticking time bomb of frustration ... You get this clear mismatch of opportunity and expectation. - Author: Ronan Farrow
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#48. I always like to keep busy, otherwise my brain starts ticking. - Author: Nicholas Hoult
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#49. The faintest scraping-ticking arose as the knuckles of the hinge leafs turned against pivot pins in need of oil, and the door swung ever so slowly into the kitchen, - Author: Dean Koontz
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#50. I think sometimes we rush through countries, ticking off the attractions, but that's missing the point. - Author: Mem Fox
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#51. Writers get ideas all day every day. The FedEx guy delivers a package from Sears and the writer is thinking how it could actually be a ticking time bomb. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#52. If torture is going to be administered as a last resort in the ticking-bomb case, to save enormous numbers of lives, it ought to be done openly, with accountability, with approval by the president of the United States or by a Supreme Court justice. - Author: Alan Dershowitz
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#53. the clock is ticking - Author: Chinua Achebe
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#54. What happens is that with difficult processes on a film, they get very intensely compressed because a clock is ticking. - Author: Kenneth Branagh
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#55. Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#56. - he's finished with that; it's like an old clock that won't tell time but won't stop neither, with the hands bent out of shape and the face bare of numbers and the alarm bell rusted silent, an old worthless clock that just keeps ticking and cuckooing without meaning nothing. - Author: Ken Kesey
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#57. When I go up, especially if I'm paying for a small helicopter and pilot, I'm on. I've got an hour and a half and the clock is ticking and it's costly and I enter into a super-heightened state of mind. - Author: Michael Light
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#58. For nearly twenty minutes, neither of the men spoke. A fly buzzed noisily about the room, and the ticking of the clock was like the beat of a hammer. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#59. Some women just make you want to know what makes them tick. Others make you wonder what happens when the ticking stops. - Author: Michael Makai
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#60. There are two clocks ticking in Iran. One is the democracy movement clock which is ticking now faster than it was but it's got a lot of catching up to do. And then there's the clock that's ticking towards a nuclear weaponry. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#61. You can be oblivious to the sound for a long while, then in a second of ticking it can create in the mind unbroken the long diminishing parade of time you didn't hear. - Author: William Faulkner
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#62. There is nothing like a gleam of humor to reassure you that a fellow human being is ticking inside a strange face. - Author: Eva Hoffman
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#63. If Kurt wanted us, and if he really wanted the crystals, he would have to find us. The game was on and the clock was ticking. - Author: Alessia Dickson
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#64. The Earth cannot wait 60 years. I want a future for my children and my children's children. The clock is ticking. - Author: Richard Branson
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#65. Postal inspectors have been given advanced warning that Publishers Clearinghouse is sending packets of laundry detergent that could be mistaken for anthrax. Oh, good timing. What genius came up with this promotion? What's next - a ticking alarm clock? Let's put that in a box. - Author: Jay Leno
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#66. Dark City Blue is a freight train of a thriller crashing through some madhouse city night while a bomb's ticking down to zero. It's the cage fighting equivalent of a police procedural: violent, gaudy, and packing heat. - Author: Trent Jamieson
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#67. Keeping him in here is like snuggling up to a bomb, content that it's not going to explode simply because you can still hear it ticking. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#68. The fact that time is ticking should motivate you to take action on your ideas. - Author: Scott Belsky
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#69. The night that seemed endless hours before is now slipping through your fingers, ticking by as it falls into the past and pushes you towards the future. - Author: Erin Morgenstern
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#70. Parents are working more than ever before and unable to monitor what kids are eating at home, and schools are selling astronomical amounts of junk food in order to supplement shrinking budgets. It's a ticking time bomb, and America's children are exploding. - Author: Lisa Ling
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#71. Sure I do," countered Lila cheerfully. "There's Dull London, Kell London, Creepy London, and Dead London," she recited, ticking them off on her fingers. "See? I'm a fast learner. - Author: V.E Schwab
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#72. He rolled the other way and watched the digital display of his alarm ticking seconds off he'd never get back. This is the life we're given. One life. One opportunity to be happy, to make others happy, and I'm letting it slip through my fingers because I'm afraid. - Author: Barbara Elsborg
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#73. Dancing to the sounds of trees and stones and slow minutes ticking in our hearts and bones. - Author: Jay Woodman
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#74. What's the point of getting up in the morning unless you're gonna have an adventure? As the moments of our life are ticking away you have to be aware that it needs to be an adventure - Author: Hans Zimmer
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#75. I am the ticking, i am the pulsing, i am underneath every part of this moment - Author: David Levithan
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#76. Are you kidding? That guy was a mystery wrapped in an enigma and crudely stapled to a ticking fucking time bomb. He was either going to hit somebody or start a blog. - Author: Lev Grossman
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#77. Physical pain was easy. It would always pass in the end. All it needed was time - a ticking clock. - Author: Sidney Knight
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#78. I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us. - Author: J.M. Barrie
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#79. I had to ride my bike to and from their god damn plant way up north in the high-chemical crime district, and reachable only by riding on the shoulder of some major freeways. I could feel the years ticking off my life expectancy as the mile markers struggled by. - Author: Neal Stephenson
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#80. I do have one slightly crooked wheel upstairs, but everything else is ticking along just four-o, thank you very much. - Author: Stephen King
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#81. Ever since we'd found Wilson, his cousin's calmness bothered me. I realized now I felt less unease with angry outbursts from grieving relatives, than I had with the slow, ticking time bomb of the quiet and collected.
--Prepped for Kill, Marjorie Gardens Mystery Book 2 - Author: A.E.H. Veenman
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#82. My father had bought an ugly new clock, and it was ticking again in the quiet kitchen. - Author: Louise Erdrich
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#83. Your bullshit culture licking can't stop the death watch ticking. - Author: Ozzy Osbourne
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#84. Action fiction is driven more by what than by who. Put that ticking nuclear suitcase under Manhattan, and it's relatively easy to create suspense. Literary fiction is driven more by who than by what. - Author: Barry Eisler
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#85. Sullivan had been gone for six months, and the ticking clock in D's head was getting louder and louder the longer Sully stayed off the grid. - Author: Elle Kennedy
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#86. You are either losing your mind
or gaining your soul. - Author: Julia Cameron
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#87. I would love to make a 1830's period piece, a house in the country, a classic atmospheric haunted house movie, visually it would be so beautiful, the costumes, the candles, the darkness, and the quiet, no radio, to TV, the clock ticking away. - Author: Conor McPherson
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#88. Clinton Cash book had been hyped by Rand Paul and Fox News as a ticking time bomb. - Author: Kimberly Guilfoyle
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#89. I'm here. Soon I won't be. Zoey's baby is here. Its pulse tick-ticking. Soon it won't be. And when Zoey comes out of that room, having signed on the dotted line, she'll be different. She'll understand what I already know- that death surrounds us all.
And it tastes like metal between you teeth. - Author: Jenny Downham
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#90. I really love filling out forms - quite fortuitous, really, given that as one of Australia's 4 million-ish disabled people, ticking boxes and recording my life for other people is what I've spent a fair chunk of my time doing. - Author: Stella Young
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#91. This is the only leadership life I get, my one and only shot at following God the way I feel him prompting me to do so. This isn't some pre-game warm-up. It's the game, and the clock is ticking! - Author: Bill Hybels
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#92. You cannot mistake Bush's clarity of purpose. He believes in a story about freedom and opportunity that makes his followers feel like they aren't just ticking their days down but are part of something larger than themselves. - Author: Eric Liu
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#93. I don't know whether we will find ourselves in the cross hairs, pulled by the short hairs, or just trying to find the next inane hairstyle. But change is coming; it is inevitable. It is as steady and reliable as a ticking clock. - Author: Corey Taylor
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#94. Joe closed his hand over the watch and it was still warm from his father's pocket, ticking against his palm like a heart. - Author: Dennis Lehane
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#95. If we do nothing, we are handing our children a ticking time bomb that will require they pay ever greater payroll taxes just as they are beginning their careers, starting their own families and staking their claim to the American Dream. - Author: John McCain
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#96. I'm ticking things off my list: I had a tumor removed; I had spinal surgery; I had four surgeries in three months. - Author: Jennifer Grey
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#97. When you turn from one room to the next, when your animal senses no longer perceive the sounds of the dishwasher, the ticking clock, the smell of a chicken roasting - the kitchen and all its seemingly discrete bits dissolve into nothingness - or into waves of probability. - Author: Robert Lanza
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#98. Meanwhile, let us abolish the ticking of time's clock with one blow. Come closer. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#99. A new challenge keeps the brain kicking and the heart ticking. - Author: E.A. Bucchianeri
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#100. I never went through a biological clock experience. I never even heard it ticking. - Author: Jane Lynch
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