We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Time Machine Time Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #10

But to me the future is still black and blank – is a vast ignorance, lit at a few casual places by the memory of his story. (Epilogue.1)

The unnamed narrator concludes with this remark about the lesson of the Time Traveller's story, which isn't very much of a lesson at all, but which might be a helpful reminder to us that there's a lot out there that remains unknown. Though the Time Traveller has seen some pretty significant things, there might be much more that he missed. Or maybe – just maybe – taking the long view isn't always that helpful when you have to live in the here and now.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement