In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
— Leonardo da Vinci

The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes.
W. Somerset Maugham passes quote

I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
— Camille Paglia

It was suggested that I take a recording test. I passed, was liked and, well, you know the rest of the story.
— Johnny Kidd

I saw that the war could not be prevented. The time had passed.
— Chief Joseph