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lil  ·  346 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Could I Get Lost? [A Usenet thread from 1991]

    Every trip has a goal of being a round-trip.

I suppose. Even so:

    All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware. - Martin Buber

But in the end:

    We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. - T. S. Eliot

1991 is pretty old in internet time. My first freenet account was in 1995. It was so amazing - and so slow. We waited and waited for our dial-up connections to bring back data. But it still was faster than going to a library and finding an encyclopedia. :-)

ButterflyEffect  ·  345 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's a beautiful quote from T. S. Eliot, is that an excerpt from a larger work?

lil  ·  345 days ago  ·  link  ·  

TS Elliot wrote a poetry book called " The Four Quartets." All the poems seem to deal with time. The quote is from "Little Gidding," one of the four long poems in that book.

However, I first saw the quote as an epigraph in "The Magus' by John Fowles.