Quotes / The Slow Path

"There is a vessel in your world where the days of my life are pressed together like the chapters of a book so that he may step from one to the other without increase of age, while I, weary traveler, must always take the slower path."
Madame de Pompadour, Doctor Who, "The Girl in the Fireplace"

"I need you to take a message to Sally Sparrow. And I'm sorry Billy, I am very, very sorry ... it's going to take you a while."
10th Doctor, Doctor Who, "Blink"

"Is this how time normally passes? Reaaally slowwlly? In the right order?"

Fry: What was it like, lying in that hole for a thousand years?
Bender: I was enjoying it until you guys showed up!
Futurama, "Roswell That Ends Well"

The Phantom Stranger: He is the only one of us that can time travel. Or can you time travel?
John Constantine: Only the regular way, guv. You know. One minute at a time.

"I've got a Time Machine at home. It only goes forward at regular speed."

Omi: The only way I could get to the future was by waiting, so that's what I did!
Clay: You... waited?
Dojo: For fifteen hundred years?
Kimiko: But you don't have wrinkles or liver spots!
Jack: Or that "old person" smell.

"The first ten million years were the worst; and the second ten million years, they were the worst too. The third ten million I didn't enjoy at all. After that I went into a bit of a decline."

Superman: How did you get here?
Vandal Savage: The old-fashioned way. I'm immortal.
Justice League, "Hereafter"

"That wasn't so bad. I'm hardly insane at all from the aeons of isolation and blind, seething rage."
Sarda, 8-Bit Theater

"The oven doesn't really have any magical time properties to be negated. It just travels into the future at a rate of one second per second, like everyone else."

Gary: Do you have a plan yet?
Church: I've been standing in this hallway thinking for a thousand years. I've had time.

Well, I had to get to the future the hard way! Living through the... filth! The decay! And the bloodshed!
Vault Tec Rep, Fallout 4

Man: This is shell of time-travelling device. Power source is from future. So not invented yet. So boring.
Victor: Well, do you have any other way for us to get to the future?
Man: Yes! Live very long time! Future come without machine!

Superman: I was so afraid that I'd never see you again!
Lois: What? Why? I mean... I worried when you disappeared, babe, but that was just a couple of hours ago!
Superman: Is that all? Hard to believe... it was nearly five months for me.
Lois: Five months?!
Action Comics #665