Common viewpoints 1

Throughout this site we have repeatedly refered to a number of quotations from literature that illustrate points we have been trying to make. We've discussed these one at a time on different pages around the site, but on these "common viewpoints" pages we bring some of those quotations together for you to compare directly. Here are some of the different ways that writers have expressed the idea that... well, let them say it:

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, from "Little Gidding"

The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes; in seeing the universe through the eyes of another, one hundred others - in seeing the hundred universes that each of them sees.

Marcel Proust from "In Search of Lost Time"

And what should they know of England who only England know?

Rudyard Kipling, from "The English Flag"



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