Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.BrainyQuote. 2020. 56 Thomas Mann Quotes – Inspirational Quotes At Brainyquote. [online] Available at: <https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/thomas-mann-quotes> [Accessed 6 June 2020].