Quotes About Daylight Savings Time Ending, Because We Finally Get To Gain An Hour Of Sleep

Need some extra sleep? Well you're in luck, because Daylight Savings Time is coming to an end on Nov. 6, and, as these quotes about Daylight Savings Time ending make evident, no matter how confusing the whole clock-changing process can be (remember: we gain an hour this time!), it's one that makes a lot of sense.

If you aren't sure exactly what you're supposed to be doing this Nov. 6 in regards to Daylight Savings Time ending, let me fill you in. In the fall, you turn your clock back by one hour (hence the quote, "spring forward, fall back"). The official time for resetting your clock is 2 a.m., so if you're thinking ahead, you can reset your clock before you go to bed on Nov. 5.

Since you'll be gaining an extra hour on Sunday, why not use some of that time by reading over these hilarious, serious, enlightening, and all around interesting quotes regarding Daylight Savings Time? These quotes come from a wide array of people, from Winston Churchill to David Letterman, but they still all have one thing in common: Strong feelings regarding Daylight Savings Time.

1. “An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later.” — Winston Churchill

2. “Daylight time, a monstrosity in timekeeping.” — Harry S. Truman

3. "One of the ways the telegraph changed us as humans was it gave us a new sense of what time it is. It gave us an understanding of simultaneity. It gave us the ability to synchronize clocks from one place to another. It made it possible for the world to have standard time and time zones and then Daylight Savings Time and then after that jetlag. All of that is due to the telegraph because, before that, the time was whatever it was wherever you were." — James Gleick


4. "You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight saving time." — Dave Barry

5. "It seems very strange … that in the course of the world's history so obvious an improvement should never have been adopted. … The next generation of Britishers would be the better for having had this extra hour of daylight in their childhood." — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

6. "I don't mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I've saved all year." — Victor Borge


7. “I don't really care how time is reckoned so long as there is some agreement about it, but I object to being told that I am saving daylight when my reason tells me that I am doing nothing of the kind. I even object to the implication that I am wasting something valuable if I stay in bed after the sun has risen. As an admirer of moonlight I resent the bossy insistence of those who want to reduce my time for enjoying it. At the back of the daylight saving scheme I detect the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy and wise in spite of themselves.” — Robertson Davies

8. "Don't forget it's daylight saving time. You spring forward, then you fall back." — David Letterman


9. "I say it is impossible that so sensible a people [citizens of Paris], under such circumstances, should have lived so long by the smoky, unwholesome, and enormously expensive light of candles, if they had really known that they might have had as much pure light of the sun for nothing." — Benjamin Franklin

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