he found it pleasant to realize that the serene purpose of Shangri-La could embrace an infinitude of odd and apparently trivial employments, for he had always had a taste for such things himself. In fact, when he regarded his past, he saw it strewn with images of tasks too vagrant or too taxing ever to have been accomplished; but now they were all possible, even in a mood of idleness.

James Hilton, Lost Horizon: A Novel [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher]

Hermetic quote Hilton Lost Horizon tasks too vagrant taxing ever to have been accomplished now all possible