The Time Keeper 7.3分
读书笔记 13~


full moon, half moon, quarter moon,
Unlike the sun, which looks the same every day.


The stars took over the sky.


He cried that night for all he had lost, but he would say it taught him a valuable lesson: that holding on to things “will only break your heart.”


It was nourished without food. Replenished without sleep.


“He tolerated it until he could tolerate it no more.” “It was a bad bet, hoping for a miracle.”


he cursed all the moments he had spent away from Alli when he could have been with her, listening to her voice, laying his head against hers.


“Don't get too attached to anything, he reminded himself, including accepted knowledge.” “We are, as we die, who we most were in life.” “If he were going to wait centuries to be reborn, he would do it alone.”


He was doing what man does when left with nothing. He was telling himself his own lift story.


“You marked the minutes,” the old man said. “But did you use them wisely? To be still? To cherish? To be grateful? To lift and be lifted?” “Remember this always: There is a reason God limits msn's days.” “What is the reason?” “Finish your journey and you will know.”


“EL TIEMPO, the sign read. FATHER TIME.” “Herein lies every moment of the university.” “In this world he heard a constant hum, as if a hundred sounds were being mashed into one note.” “You sought to control time, the old man had said. For your penance, the wish is granted.”


“he let his mind wander through all he had seen and the people from his life to whom he had never said good-bye, people now gone for thousands of years.” “Finish your journey and you will know. He wondered when that would be. He wondered what he had to learn.” “He wondered if there were no end to man's ambitions.” wonder好多😅


“The hands of a clock will find their way home.” “Every generation after Dor was determined to sharpen his concept, counting ever more precisely the measure of their lives.” “man began to wear time on his body”


“Sometimes, when you are not getting the love you want, giving makes you think you will.” 42说到这个真的不是巧合嘛?!


“with a painted shell depicting three people under the stars—a father, mother, and child.” “Here she was trying to stretch his meager days, while he was planning for another century.”


“He missed her terribly, even after all this time.” “what fate awaited him at the end” “a man who can take anything will find most things unsatisfying. And a man without memories is just a shell.” “And so, there, alone, high above the city, Father Time held the only possession he cared about, the hourglass with his story. And, once again, out loud, he recited his life:”


“It helps to talk with people facing the same challenge.”——Really??!


“Time flies with you.” “You know, like, time goes really fast and suddenly you're saying good-bye and it's like no time passed at all”


“Please make it yesterday, when Papa came home.” “Children so rarely ask to reverse time. Mostly they are in a hurry.” “Victor never prayed again. Once his mother leapt from that bridge, he gave up on prayer, he gave up on yesterdays. He learned that those who made the most of their time prospered. So he worked. He sped up his life. He trained himself not to think about his younger days.” “We all yearn for what we have lost. But sometimes, we forget what we have.” ——the family under the stars—a father, mother, and child. ——the painting of the family. “a true sentence for a false reason”


don't want to sound too smart “It won't take long. Can't take long if the world is gonna end, right?” “she hung up and was glad to have something on the schedule.” “Why does the sun go on shining? … Why do the stars glow above?”——🎵 “The End is coming. What will you do with the time you have left?”


“letting go was natural, embracing God's will.” “If he was at peace with stopping the dialysis, then she could be, too .” “she hid a tear when…” “this is how he holds on to his life” “It's OK, Grace. It's the way it's supposed to be.” “Death would be expected.” “She took his hand. She stroked his fingers. ‘I'm going to miss you, you know. Terribly.’” “you grab a moment, or you let it pass”


“something she had been holding inside like an exploding star” Exploding star —— N.- an irregular variable star, such as a nova, supernova, or flare star, in which rapid increases in luminosity occur, caused by some form of explosion 爆发星 she said the last words “she wanted to erase the words” “You live with me now.” “who was she saving herself for” IT WAS OVER, totally over “She cried on her knees until her chest hurt from heaving.” “A heart weighs more when it splits in two; it crashes in the chest like a broken plane.”


“He let time pass at its normal pace” trying to understand their lives “Why did you measure the days and nights? To know. Sitting high above the city, Father Time realized that knowing something and understanding it were not the same thing.”


“Once, lovers on faraway shores sat by candlelight and dipped ink to parchment, writing words that could not be erased.” “There was no one to talk to. No one to comfort her.”


“I'll be here.” “His final sentence to Grace had been a lie.” “It was no time to deviate. Stick to the plan.”


“She would end her life tonight. It made the most sense.” “Didn't people call New Year's the loneliest night on the calendar?” “when hope is gone, time is punishment.” “End it now.”


“He could slow time, but never stop it completely.” “Eventually, time would pass.” “It is never too late or too soon, the old man had said. It is when it is supposed to be.” “stop the flow of time” “He felt sorry for this girl. One who wants too little time.” “give up on the world” “his story had a yet untold ending” whispering the word “Ali”—should he perish, he wanted that to be the last thing he said


“Your body locked, but your soul was left to wander.” his body inside, his soul outside?


“believing that, in finance, secrecy was an ally” “the quick and the dead”


There was no bottom to the pit.


“When the gods touched something, the normal became the supernatural, the simple became the wondrous.” “What you have done to this point cannot be undone. What you do next… It is still unwritten.” “There is a plan.” “-Are you OK? -Pain.” “Before I came to you,” he said, “you came to me.” “You don't really fix clocks, do you?” “I prefer them broken.”


“how many nights until the moon is as full as your round face.” “the youthful idea that you could toss away the future if you didn't like it” “Time was not advancing.” the sand of what was yet to happen “shimmering the way moonlight shimmers on the ocean” any hocus-pocus fake “When we are most alone is when we embrace another's loneliness.”


“We are not in this time.” sink into death “hurting ourselves to inflict pain on others is just another cry to be loved.” “As long as time itself” “I wanted to perish, too.” “Love does not make you a fool.” “- When does it stop hurting? - Sometimes never.” “Time is not something you give back.” “Ends are for yesterdays, not tomorrows.” the skies turned a midnight purple


No love is worth that trouble.

【75】 “Gone now.” Watching your memories. To remember how to feel. “With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can't appreciate what we have.” “- There is a reason God limits our days. - Why? - To make each one precious.”

【76】 “I lived. But I was not alive.” “We lost the ability to be satisfied.” “Man wants to own his existence. But no one owns time.” “When you are measuring life, you are not living it.”

【77】 When the world no longer advanced, Father Time did. sand of the past walked the sands of time gone by Skies lit with stars.

【78】 “All who are born are always dying.” “Never too late or too soon.”

【79】 “We do not realize the sound the world makes—unless, of course, it comes to a stop. Then, when it starts, it sounds like an orchestra.” “time flies” “he slowed his pace, as man does when he approaches what he desires, uncertain if it can possibly be all he hoped.” he was back on his own path “- Where did you go? - I tried to stop your suffering. - We cannot stop what Heaven chooses.” “Stay with me.” “Forever.” a sun and a moon in a single sky

【81】 in his last will and testament “time never crosses their minds.”

【AKM】 thanks God. i do nothing without His grace. “Father Time had a story to tell.” allow the story to breathe and find its place in the world.

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