29 July 2013

Quote of the day, yay!

'Man proceeds in the fog. But when he looks back to judge people of the past, he sees no fog on their path. From his present, which was their faraway future, their path looks perfectly clear to him, good visibility all the way. Looking back, he sees the path, he sees the people proceeding, he sees their mistakes, but not the fog.'

-- Milan Kundera, 'Part Eight: Paths in the Fog', Testaments Betrayed: an Essay in Nine Parts, 1995 (trans. from the French by Linda Asher)

[The essay is available online at http://www.scribd.com/doc/46475877/Milan-Kundera-Testaments-Betrayed. Thanks to Judy Annear for making me aware of the quote.]


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