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“Time to stand down, maybe.” “Nope. Just because there’s no government doesn’t mean our oaths are over. We’ll keep doing what we were tasked to do. Save civilians.”

Karen Traviss, The Best of Us [Amazon, Bookshop]

Hermetic quote Traviss The Best of Us keep doing what we were tasked to do save civilians

But an emptiness filled my spirit, not forceful enough to be labeled depression. “Malaise” fit the bill nicely. When night settled in, I felt grateful. Sometimes sleep is the best way to surf time.

Rajnar Vajra, Her Scales Shine Like Music

Hermetic Quote Vajra Her Scales Shine Like Music malaise

In magic—and in life—there is only the present moment, the now. You can’t measure time the way you measure the distance between two points.

Paulo Coelho, Aleph

Hermetic quote Coelho Aleph present

“Look, J., despite all my efforts, I still can’t honestly say that I feel closer to God and to myself,” I tell him, with barely concealed exasperation. “That’s because, like everyone else on the planet, you believed that time would teach you to grow closer to God. But time doesn’t teach; it merely brings us a sense of weariness and of growing older.”

Paulo Coelho, Aleph

Hermetic quote Coelho Aleph time

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

Seeing the sunshine, feeling the sunshine; basking in its celestial warmth, time was of the essence.

Layden Robinson, Chameleon

Hermetic quote Robinson Chameleon time

From the time I was a boy the reckless streak that runs in my family has brought me nothing but trouble.

Natsume Sōseki, Botchan