The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom is a gripping tale about the first guy on the planet to keep track of the hours. The guy who would go on to be known as “Father Time”.

Dor, the inventor of the first clock and a time keeper enthusiast, is the main protagonist of the novel. Dor is sentenced to 6000 years in a cave as a punishment for attempting to measure time.

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For millennia, he is imprisoned in a cave and forced to listen to the voices of others who come after him in search of more days, more years.

This fascinating and gripping story is simple to tell and read, yet it makes the reader think about how valuable time is and how we should be spending it more wisely.

You will find below a curated collection of “The Time Keeper” quotes,


Best The Time Keeper Quotes

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Holding on to things only breaks your heart. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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But common sense has no place in first love and never has. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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You were one person, and you changed the world. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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Time flies with you. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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He almost told her everything right then, that very moment. But you grab a moment, or you let it pass. He let it pass. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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Sometimes, when you are not getting the love you want, giving makes you think you will. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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She had been so consumed with escaping her own misery, she hadn’t considered the misery she might inflict. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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What you have done to this point cannot be undone. What you do next… It is still unwritten. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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No matter how smart she appeared, she was fragile at her core. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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Man invents nothing God did not create first. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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Learn what you do not know. Understand the consequences of counting the moments. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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We’re gonna make up for that. We’re gonna live a long time together. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

Also read: Practical Magic Quotes by Alice Hoffman [Novel] and V for Vendetta Quotes by Alan Moore.

Famous The Time Keeper Quotes

Everything man does today to be efficient, to fill the hour? It does not satisfy. It only makes him hungry to do more. Man wants to own his existence. But no one owns time. When you are measuring life, you are not living it. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

Don’t get too attached to anything. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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When you are measuring life, you are not living it. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

The hands of a clock will find their way home. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

But a desperate heart will seduce the mind. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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As children grow, they gravitate to their fates. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

We cannot stop what Heaven chooses. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

Great The Time Keeper Quotes

Knowing something and understanding it were not the same thing. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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Sitting high above the city, Father Time realized that knowing something and understanding it were not the same thing. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

Once he could read, all knowledge was within reach. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

We all yearn for what we have lost. But sometimes, we forget what we have. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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What will you do with the time you have left? ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

When hope is gone, time is punishment. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

Please, please, please, please, please…,”, squeezing his eyes shut because it somehow made the words more pure. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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Man wants to own his existence. But no one owns time. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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She felt worthless and hollow. There was no hope of fixing this. And when hope is gone, time is punishment. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

Powerful The Time Keeper Quotes

All who are born are always dying. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

There is a reason God limits our days.’
‘Why?’
‘To make each one precious. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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The length of your days does not belong to you. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

There was always a quest for more minutes, more hours, faster progress to accomplish more in each day. The simple joy of living between summers was gone. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

No love is worth that trouble. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. an alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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Before you measure the years, you measure the days. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

A man who can take anything will find most things unsatisfying. And a man without memories is just a shell. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

Memorable The Time Keeper Quotes

He explained how once we began to chime the hour, we lost the ability to be satisfied. There was always a quest for more minutes, more hours, faster progress to accomplish more in each day. The simple joy of living between sunrises was gone. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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When we are most alone is when we embrace another’s loneliness. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

But hurting ourselves to inflict pain on others is just another cry to be loved. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

But fates are connected in ways we don’t understand. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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Ends are for yesterday, not tomorrows. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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A heart weighs more when it splits in two; it crashes in the chest like a broken plane. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

Mankind is connected in ways it does not understand – even in dreams. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

I made such a fool of myself,” she lamented.
Love does not make you a fool.
He didn’t love me back.
That does not make you a fool, either.
Just tell me …” Her voice cracked. When does it stop hurting?
Sometimes never. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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But you grab a moment, or you let it pass. ~ Mitch Albom (The Time Keeper).

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



So these were the 50 top The Time Keeper quotes and sayings.

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