Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, which means Americans will be getting an extra hour of sunlight. This practice takes place twice a year – clocks are turned backward as winter approaches and moved forward as the weather gets warmer.

Most of the U.S. will spring forward Sunday, except Hawaii and Arizona, which opted out of daylight saving time.

Here are some quotes about the annual time change from Search Quotes and Good Reads.

  1. "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
  2. "There are very few things in the world I hate more than Daylight Savings Time. It is the grand lie of time, the scourge of science, the blight on biological understanding." ― Michelle Franklin
  3. "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
  4. "Daylight time, a monstrosity in timekeeping." ― Harry S. Truman
  5. "Love prefers twilight to daylight." — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  6. "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." — Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. "Don't forget it's daylight saving time. You spring forward, then you fall back. It's like Robert Downey Jr. getting out of bed." — David Letterman
  8. "With the coming of spring, I am calm again." — Gustav Mahler
  9. "You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight saving time." — Dave Barry
  10. "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
Daylight Savings Time
A man checks one of four custom, flush mounted clocks, destined for installation in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Electric Time Company factory in Medfield, Massachusetts, March 8, 2013. Reuters/Brian Snyder