Quotes about Daylight Saving Time

Welcome to my page of quotations about daylight saving time. Here in AZ following MST we don’t do DST.  But I still collect quotes about it because it affects all global communities in this age of connectedness and collaboration. And ’cause they’re funny.  —ღ Terri

When told the reason for Daylight Saving Time the old Indian said, “Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket.” ~Author unknown

Changing to Daylight Saving Time on Sunday should always be followed by a national holiday on Monday. ~Internet meme

It’s been 4 months and I still haven’t gotten over that hour I lost during Daylight Savings Time. ~Keith Wynn, @INFJ_Musings, 2017

The clocks are all turned forward from Funny Time to Right Time. I always remember, “Spring back or Fall in.” ~David J. Beard (1947–2016), tweet, 2008

A guide to turning your clocks back in November:
* Smartphone: Leave it alone to do its magic
* Sundial: Move one house to the left
* Oven: You’ll need a Masters in Electronic Engineering, or a hammer
* Car radio: Not worth it, wait six months
~Author unknown

Why can’t we move the clocks ahead to Friday afternoon around 4:00? ~Interne meme

In Spring when maple buds are red,
      We turn the Clock an hour ahead;
      Which means, each April that arrives,
      We lose an hour
      Out of our lives.
Who cares? When Autumn birds in flocks
      Fly southward, back we turn the Clocks,
      And so regain a lovely thing—
      That missing hour
      We lost last Spring.
~Phyllis McGinley (1905–1978), “Daylight Saving Time”

Daylight saving time is the practice of adjusting clocks by one hour to make it easier for people in 1918 to tend their crops. ~Author unknown

I don’t use Daylight Savings Time for an extra hour of sleep. I use it for an extra hour of coffee-drinking! ~Keith Wynn, @INFJ_Musings, 2017

You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe “Daylight Saving Time.”  ~Dave Barry, “25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years,” Dave Barry Turns 50,  1998

Is Daylight Saving Time a form of time travel? ~Internet meme

Daylight Saving Time Quotations
Original post date: 2002 Sep 19
1st major revision: 2017 Dec 2
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