Good grief, Sal thought. This is awful. They can do all kinds of things we can’t; they’re centuries ahead of us. Who around here that I know can annihilate time? No one. He groaned aloud.
Philip K Dick, The Crack in Space [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]
The Law of Change in The Gate of the Sanctuary from The Temple of the Holy Ghost (Collected Works, Vol I) by Aleister Crowley.
“Nay! But the promise of the centuries,
The certain pledge of immortality,
Child-cry of Man at the eternal Breast.” [via]