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An hourglass or sandglass, sand timer, sand clock or egg timer is a device used to measure the passage of time. The first documented Hourglass example dates from the 8th century CE, crafted by a Frankish monk named Liutprand who served at the cathedral in Chartres, France. Hourglasses are usually made from blown glass that has a bulb at each end, joined by a ‘neck’, that is housed in a frame, enabling it to stand vertically, while the bulbs contain many fine grains, which drop from one bulb to another through the neck. Many writers have mentioned the hourglass both in poetry and prose to express the passage of time. Hourglasses in the modern era, are more commonly used for decorative purposes or timing something, such as cooking eggs or tasks in a board game, that do not need exact time measurements. This is a collection of 17 hourglass quotes and sayings.


We all have hourglass figures; your sand just settles in different places. - Octavia Spencer
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties. - Jules Renard
Hour-glasses remind us, not only of how time flies, but at the same time of the dust into which we shall one day decay. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
To the true teacher, time's hour-glass should still run gold-dust. - Douglas William Jerrold
And when the hourglass has run out, the hourglass of temporality, when the noise of secular life has grown silent and its restless or ineffectual activism has come to an end, when everything around you is still, as it is in eternity, then eternity asks you and every individual in these millions and millions about only one thing: whether you have lived in despair or not. - Soren Kierkegaard
Our lives are but specks of dust falling through the fingers of time. Like sands of the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. - Socrates
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. - Niccolo Machiavelli
We have a definite but unknown quantity of experience at our disposal. As soon as the hourglass is turned, the sand will begin to run out and once it starts, it cannot stop until it's all gone. - Pablo Picasso
Maybe happiness was an hourglass already running out, the grains tipping, sifting past each other. Maybe it was a state of mind. - Paula McLain
You can't say you're inclusive when you only have one plus-size, hourglass white model. - Philomena Kwao
The sand in the hourglass runs from one compartment to the other, marking the passage of moments with something constant and tangible. - Vera Nazarian
Every second that passes is another grain of sand in your hourglass that is gone, forever lost in time. - Nyki Mack
Like an hourglass with a certain number of grains of sand within it, God has appointed your life to last only a certain number of days, and you have absolutely no idea how many there are. - Patrick Madrid
The hourglass runs low. - Christopher Pike
Death is just the moment that your hourglass runs out of sand. That's it. It happens to everyone eventually. All any of us gets to decide is where the sand falls. - Ryan Winfield
A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass. - Hester Lynch Piozzi
Life's like an hourglass glued to the table. - Anna Nalick
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