John Crowley Quote

This was the problem: if what had to be discovered lay in the what-was-to-be, then they could discover that easily enough. It was what-had-been that was hard to keep in mind. That's the way it is for beings who are immortal or nearly so; they know the future, but the past is dark to them; beyond the present year is the door into aeons-ago.


Bk. 4, Ch. 3 - Little, Big: or, The Fairies' Parliament (1981)

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