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