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Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. (9.149-153)

As a wise man once said, the term "Future Perfect" will be abandoned "[when it is] discovered not to be." In other words? The future never lives up to our expectations—and, in fact, having expectations of it just binds us to the past.

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