Paladin: "And in between, the bird of time but had a little time to flutter. And the bird is on the wing."
Referencing the poem by Omar Khayyam, translated by Edward FitzGeald from "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam." The full line is:
Come, fill the cup, and in the fire of spring / Your winter-garment of repentance fling: / The bird of time has but a little way / To flutter--and the bird is on the wing.