45 Riddles About Time

It was time before the world started, it will be time after the world will end. 

To be honest, time in itself is a riddle. 

So vast, so unique and so mysterious. 

And in order to add fuel to the fire, here are some kickass time related riddles exclusively for you. 

Riddles about Time

  1. I am in a race that never ends. Running without legs, I pass cities, towns, and bends. I am often watched, yet I never see. What am I?

  2. I have hands but cannot clap, a face but cannot smile. I’m in your house, often making a ticking sound. What am I?

  3. You visit me often, but never for long. I age by the second, my face is always changing, yet remains the same. What am I?

  4. I flow from top to bottom, never rising, never stopping. Grains within me, yet I’m not alive. Time is my measure, though I’m not a clock. What am I?

  5. I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have nobody, but I come alive with the wind. What am I?

  6. Today I am here, but tomorrow I am gone. I am always ahead, never behind. I am the future, never the past. What am I?

  7. I am the moment between day and night, when the sky is a blend of light. Neither sun nor moon, but a fleeting middle. What am I?

  8. I travel the world but stay in the corner. I mark the passing of days, yet I do not count the hours. What am I?

  9. I’ve been around for centuries, but I’m no more than a month old. I am present in calendars, but absent in time. What am I?

  10. I preserve moments, yet I’m not a memory. I hold images of the past, but I do not age. What am I?

  11. I follow you by day, move when you move, standing still when you’re still. I’m absent in darkness, present in light. What am I?

  12. I begin anew every 24 hours, bringing hope and end. I’m always moving forward, yet I repeat endlessly. What am I?

  13. I am always taking something away, never returning it. You can’t hold me, but you can waste me. What am I?

  14. I record your life in numbers, yet I don’t know your story. I’m often watched, yet I don’t perform. What am I?

  15. I witness your joys, sorrows, and mundane moments, always moving, never pausing. You check on me, but I never check on you. What am I?

  16. I divide the future from the past, a thin line that’s never crossed. Always present, never lasting. What am I?

  17. I travel around the world but stay in my corner. I am essential for travel, yet I do not move. What am I?

  18. I stand tall and grand, marking the passage of hours. I chime, I strike, but I do not talk. What am I?

  19. I run faster than any man, crossing countries in a single stride. You can’t outrun me, yet I have no legs. What am I?

  20. I wake up at dawn and sleep at dusk. My hands move throughout the day, yet I do not stir. What am I?

  21. I have seen empires rise and fall, witnessed the change of centuries, yet I do not speak. What am I?

  22. I count down to your important moments, yet I make no sound. I am often watched as I approach zero. What am I?

  23. I dance without feet, flicker without flame. Seen in moments of joy and sorrow, I am constant yet ever-changing. What am I?

  24. I am with you from birth until death, always moving forward. I can be saved, spent, or wasted, but never stopped. What am I?

  25. I paint the world in light and dark, creating shades with my movement. I am intangible, yet my work is clear. What am I?

  26. I am always coming but never arrive today. I am the promise of what is yet to come. What am I?

  27. I have witnessed epochs and eras, yet I am as young as the current second. I am omnipresent in history, yet I belong to no one. What am I?

  28. I flow without water, race without feet. Through valleys of moments and mountains of decades, I travel. What am I?

  29. I show you your past but never your future. I am filled with memories, yet I do not remember. What am I?

  30. I shape every life, carve lines on faces, and turn the new into old. I am relentless, yet I am cherished. What am I?

  31. I flow without water, rush without wind. I have banks but no money. What am I?

  32. I chase the day, flee the night, yet I never move from my place. What am I?

  33. I paint the world every day, but my brush is unseen. I create light and dark but am neither. What am I?

  34. I am always in front of you but often forgotten. I represent what’s to come, not what has been. What am I?

  35. I nurture growth and bring decay, I witness life and herald change. Yet, I neither sow nor reap. What am I?

  36. I watch over history, yet I do not judge. I am always looking forward but often reflect back. What am I?

  37. I connect yesterday and tomorrow, but I am not a day. I am always here, yet I am always moving. What am I?

  38. I guide without words, show without sight. I bring you to moments but stay behind. What am I?

  39. I teach without speaking, show without pointing. I represent knowledge but hold no information. What am I?

  40. I travel without moving, from life to life, seen in youth and in age. What am I?

  41. I tell a story without words, a tale of seasons and years. What am I?

  42. I am a maze without walls, a journey without end. You travel through me, but I remain still. What am I?

  43. I mark time but am not a clock, seen in the night, guiding sailors and dreamers alike. What am I?

  44. I am always with you, but you cannot touch me. I follow you in life, but you cannot outrun me. What am I?

  45. I capture moments but am not a camera. I hold memories but have no mind. What am I?


  1. A Clock.

  2. A Clock.

  3. A Clock or a Watch.

  4. An Hourglass.

  5. An Echo.

  6. Tomorrow.

  7. Twilight or Dusk.

  8. A Stamp.

  9. The Moon.

  10. A Photograph or Photo Album.

  11. Your Shadow.

  12. A Day.

  13. Time.

  14. A Calendar.

  15. A Clock or a Watch.

  16. The Present Moment.

  17. A Postage Stamp.

  18. A Grandfather Clock.

  19. Light.

  20. A Sun Dial.

  21. A Historical Monument or Building.

  22. A Timer or Countdown Clock.

  23. A Shadow.

  24. Time.

  25. Sunlight.

  26. Tomorrow.

  27. Time.

  28. Time.

  29. A Photograph or Photo Album.

  30. Time.

  31. A River of Time.

  32. A Shadow.

  33. Sunlight or Daylight.

  34. The Future.

  35. Time.

  36. A Clock or a Watch.

  37. Today.

  38. A Calendar.

  39. A History Book.

  40. Age or Time.

  41. A Tree or its Rings.

  42. Time.

  43. The Stars or Constellations.

  44. Time or Age.

  45. A Journal or Diary.

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