… the idea of eternal return implies a perspective from which things appear other than as we know them: they appear without the mitigating circumstance of their transitory nature. This mitigating circumstance prevents us from coming to a verdict; for how can we condemn something that is ephemeral, in transit? In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.
– Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1984
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
– Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan 1892
GIF, AND YE SHALL RECEIVE.
– Luke 6:38, The Bible