First is the Martin Scorsese’s movie Irishman that was released not long ago. You will need to have 3 free hours to watch the film. It has some of my favourite characters.
Next is this paragraph from Man without qualities
The train of events is a train that lays down its own tracks as it goes along.
The river of time carries its own banks along with it.
The traveler moves on a solid floor between solid walls, but the floor and the walls are strongly influenced by the movements of the travelers, though they do not notice it.