Posting this here because it most closely relates to the literature-y stuff I’ve found:
I’m not sure how long it’s been there, but the Old Gods account on this forum has a quote from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in the bio.
‘Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.’
The context of the quote can be found here: http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/Charles_Dickens/A_Christmas_Carol/Stave_4_The_Last_of_the_Spirits_p10.html
TL;DR The excerpt has similar thematic elements to WT as a whole. Scrooge is shown his own grave and says “I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.” Just something to keep in mind!