Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
~Stephen Vincent Benét
Time's flying by, moving so fast
You bettter make it count, 'cause you cant get it back.
~~Carrie Underwood from the song So Small
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank.
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
~F. Alfred D'Souza
As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.
Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life.
And finally one of my favorites:
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
~~ Patrick Stewart, from the film "Star Trek: Generations"