October 3, 2011

One the One Hand, "Why?" On the Other Hand, "Why Not?"

"Humanity on its raft. The raft on the endless ocean. From his present dissatisfaction man reasons that there was some catastrophic wreck in the past, before which he was happy; some golden age, some Garden of Eden. He also reasons that somewhere ahead lies a promised land, a land without conflict. Meanwhile, he is miserably en passage; this myth lies deeper than religious faith." (John Fowles, The Aristos, 1964)

Posted by Vanderleun at October 3, 2011 11:10 AM
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