Top 55 Ticking Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Ticking Quotes from famous people such as Joivan Wade, Daniel Ricciardo, John C. Maxwell, Sarah Koenig, Anil Kumble, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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By the time I was 20 I wanted to be in my first Hollywood blockbuster. Achieving that by 24 is amazing, by God’s grace – but you’re running on a ticking time bomb.
Joivan Wade
I know what I want, and the performance side is more important than ticking the money box.
Daniel Ricciardo
Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.
John C. Maxwell
My father was a legendary copywriter. He wrote ‘Timex Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking.’ He named Earth Day ‘Earth Day.’ It falls on his birthday, April 22. Earth Day, birthday. So the idea came easily.
Sarah Koenig
This is my belief, whether its practice, a match, or whatever – your mind has to be ticking all the time. As for the team, yes, it needs an overall vision, for the same reason, because it gives us something to work towards.
Anil Kumble
What happens is that with difficult processes on a film, they get very intensely compressed because a clock is ticking.
Kenneth Branagh
You get into such a routine of trying so hard each day and racing between 180 and 220 km., and as soon as you stop, it’s weird, but you start to seize up. So it’s easier if you keep the body ticking over. You just feel better for it come race day.
Geraint Thomas
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.
Barry Eisler
You don’t have to be a mathematician to work out that Rory McIlroy is going to have more chances at 25 than I am at 38. The clock is ticking. It would be nicer to be a multiple-major winner than a major winner. But it would be nice to be a major winner, at the minute!
Ian Poulter
I think my biological clock ticking is more worrying for me than getting the right roles.
Sarah Greene
The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever.
Georg Buchner
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.
Eric Liu
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.
Hannah Ware
When people talk about diversity and inclusion, sometimes there’s a bit of an eye-rolling mentality or ticking boxes. But I feel like that’s kind of necessary at times, because the playing fields are not level in the first place.
Ncuti Gatwa
Where once Lego offered a whimsical form of escapism into the world of the subconscious, encouraging creativity and imagination, it’s transformed into a rigid ‘box ticking’ discipline where children are encouraged to build by conformity.
Ben Fogle
I wanted to play the part that Mary Kay played, the lawyer who wanted to have baby and felt her clock ticking, because it was something I could relate to.
JoBeth Williams
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.
Stella Young
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.
Lisa Ling
Imagine, for example, birds. When they look out at the world, they have a sense that they are alive. If they are in pain, they can do something about it. If they have hunger or thirst, they can satisfy that. It’s this basic feeling that there is life ticking away inside of you.
Antonio Damasio
There are people working in arts organizations who feel that in recent years there has been a sacrifice of quality and excellence in favor of ticking the right boxes and using the right buzz words because that’s what their masters tell them.
Munira Mirza
You know what’s really hot? Pop-and-locking, ticking. The moonwalk. Tricks like that.
Heather Morris
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.
Ronan Farrow
I never went through a biological clock experience. I never even heard it ticking.
Jane Lynch
I think sometimes we rush through countries, ticking off the attractions, but that’s missing the point.
Mem Fox
I think dementia is the major healthcare threat to our economy and our security. It’s a ticking time bomb – we have a whole generation of baby boomers that are going to age, many progressing to get Alzheimer’s – which disproportionately affects women and minorities.
Vivek Ramaswamy
I like time ticking the way it is.
Stephen Graham
I never like to talk about things until we’re already successful. The moment you announce what you’re thinking about doing, you’ve already created a ticking time bomb.
Scooter Braun
I could see myself still swimming because I’m really enjoying the sport. But at the same time I have this biological clock that is ticking.
Libby Trickett
There’s fighters that sit down and wait two years, waiting for the call. I can’t do that. Time’s ticking.
Dillian Whyte
I feel totally lucky and happy. I think a lot of young directors feel this way but you sort of, like, have a biological clock that starts ticking and you like feel like you aren’t anything until you direct a movie and you need to find yourself and this is how you do it.
Max Winkler
There are comics who treat women fairly appallingly. But I can be great friends with them because I don’t tend to do that ticking of boxes: it can make life too simplistic.
Jo Brand
Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circ

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.
Charles Krauthammer
When I’m trying to go to sleep and there are little noises, like a clock ticking or a fan squeaking, it drives me completely insane.
James Lafferty
After I read all the medical journals and watched all the documentaries, I still didn’t understand the physical sensation of ticking and where it comes from and what it feels like.
Robin Tunney
The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody’s guess.
James Thurber
Just when my biological clock started ticking, I found out it was going to be virtually impossible. And it was very hard.
Sue Perkins
I could never have imagined that, so early in my career, that I’d be ticking off boxes that I’ve dreamed about since I was a little girl.
Ella Mai
I do the ‘New York Times’ crossword puzzle every morning to keep the old grey matter ticking.
Carol Burnett
I feel the ticking clock. And at times, I’ve said if I don’t dance, I’d rather die.
Wendy Whelan
Wendy and I both wanted kids, but since we were pushing 40, the clock was ticking.
Lisa Cholodenko
When you do a movie the clock is ticking. It’s like a sport.
Benicio Del Toro
I always like to keep busy, otherwise my brain starts ticking.
Nicholas Hoult
Do men have a biological clock? I feel like I do. Something is definitely ticking!
Luke Wilson
Much as I loved doing ‘The Big Breakfast,’ it almost became automatic. I need something to keep my brain ticking over, something that I have to concentrate on.
Denise Van Outen
The issue I had with the Lightspeed albums was that usually the main purpose with them was to fulfil really dorky musical goals, like, ‘I wonder if I can do that,’ and it was all very personal. It was more that once I’d finished the goal of what the song was, I was kind of done. It was like ticking boxes.
Dev Hynes
My mum has taught me that the clock is ticking and you have to enjoy every moment – you can not replace time.
Shirley Ballas
It is mutual love, respect and adoration that keep a marriage ticking.
Saira Banu
Belonging to one party is acceptable. But my days of just ticking the party box are long over. I judge the candidates for who they are.
Rob Lowe
I like to do the simple things really well, keep the ball ticking.
Declan Rice
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.
Lisa Unger
I’ve had other friends who had such a burning desire to have children: they have this biological ticking clock. I don’t know what happened to mine. Nobody ever wound it up.
Esther McVey
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.
Robert Lanza
Believe me, happiness is not ticking off Walter Cronkite.
Billy Crystal
It’s easy to look at a show with a diverse cast that’s touching on topics that haven’t been talked about and to think, ‘Oh, this is just political correctness; this is just box ticking.’
Lolly Adefope
I spent the majority of time at school trying to break the rules. I would climb to the top of buildings; I even burned a building down once – not intentionally, just because I was interested in fire. I remember going through the rule book, ticking off the ones I had broken and looking for the ones I hadn’t.
Simon McBurney