Time is the treasure, you tell me,and the past is its hiding place. I instruct our fictional children,The past is the treasure, time is its hiding place. — Gail Mazur, from “Forbidden City,” Forbidden City (University of Chicago Press, 2016)
Life is the farce we are all forced to endure. ― Arthur Rimbaud, Une saison en enfer; Illuminations; et autres texts/ A Season in Hell & Illuminations. Translated by Wyatt Mason. (Modern Library, August 9, 2005) Originally published 1873.