I wanted someone to love who would stay: stay and be there, always.
—Audrey Niffenegger in The Time Traveler’s Wife
Instead of bucking your head against a stone wall … sit quietly with hands folded and wait for the wall to crumble. If you're willing to wait an eternity, it may happen in the twinkling of an eye. For walls often give way quicker than the proud spirit which rules us. Don't sit and pray that it will happen! Just sit and watch it happen.
Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end?
Some secrets are meant to stay secret forever.
—Liane Moriarty in The Husband's Secret
Great art is an instant arrested in eternity.
Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.
God glows and flames . . . Eternity, believe it or not; it's as real as shit.
—Aldous Huxley in Island