"--Time is the great destroyer. Time is what feeds us and takes it away at the same time. Time is what starts us and time is what ends us. We live in time. We would like to live outside of time. But we can't, of course. And so the clock is what we all write about. Our lives are all about the clock. It starts at 12, and it ends at 12."
-----------American poet Charles Wright during an interview from 1998
read the entire interview from the PBS News Hour online archive.