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Then the plot was incredibly loose. It was of no particular time and no particular place, and to any cultured listener it seemed to have little bits of everything and everybody put in at odd moments.

Charles Williams, Descent Into Hell

Hermetic quote Williams Descent plot

I suppose one of the hardest things for a non-Catholic to realize is how easily a Catholic can combine official rigidity with non-official broadmindedness. Is that too complicated?

James Hilton, Lost Horizon: A Novel

Hermetic quote Hilman Horizon catholic

Disappointed both in love and in friendship, and looking upon human learning as vanity, he had come to a conclusion that there was but one good thing in the world, videlicet, a good dinner

Thomas Love Peacock, Nightmare Abbey

Hermetic quote Peacock Abbey dinner

The moment that Martin thought, No sane person would be interested in a file like that, was the moment he decided to give it a look.

Scott Meyer, Off to Be the Wizard

Hermetic quote Meyer Wizard look

I can only imagine how much a meditation class in high school, even as an after school activity, would have helped me with my significant childhood anxiety. We receive no formal training in emotional regulation, ability to focus, healthy forms of relaxation, nor in a dozen or so skills that would be invaluable to ourselves and society.

Michael Taft, The Mindful Geek: Mindfulness Meditation for Secular Skeptics

Hermetic quote Taft Mindful school