Jane said, "Hey, Dale, you will have to be quick if you want to get tickets for the concert tomorrow."
2. Alive; living; animate; as opposed to dead or inanimate: An archaic term, quick is known mostly from the Bible (the quick and the dead).
Leonard's quick response to Fay's query cut her to the quick. She only wanted to know if the wonderful character in his novel was quick or dead by the end of the novel.