Father Time

Father Time is the anthropomorphized depiction of time. He is usually depicted as an elderly bearded man, dressed in a robe and carrying a scythe and an hourglass or other timekeeping device (which represents time's constant one-way movement, and more generally and abstractly, entropy). This image derives from several sources, including the Grim Reaper and Chronos: Greek God of Time.

Around New Year's Eve many editorial cartoons use the convenient trope of Father Time as the personification of the previous year (or "the Old Year") who typically "hands over" the duties of time to the equally allegorical Baby New Year (or "the New Year") or who otherwise characterizes the preceding year.

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Famous quotes containing the words time and/or father:

    Time kills me terribly.
    Time shall not murder you,” He said,
    “Nor the green nought be hurt;
    Who could hack out your unsucked heart,
    O green and unborn and undead?”
    I saw time murder me.
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    For a boy to reach adulthood feeling that he knows his father, his father must allow his emotions to be visible—hardly an easy task when most males grow up being either subtly or openly taught that this is not acceptable behavior. A father must teach his son that masculinity and feelings can go hand in hand.
    Kyle D. Pruett (20th century)