We all know people who live too much in the past. Too much history, too much remembering, can ultimately destroy the present and the future.
When the victors rewrite history, it’s just another kind of war, waged after the battlefield killing is done, to murder the memory of the defeated.
The most important day in human history is coming, Will. I just want you and your family to be on the right side of it.
The benefit of being a Time Master is that the length and breadth of history gives one perspective. I’ve seen darker days. I’ve seen men of steel die and dark knights fall, and even then I accomplished my mission no matter what.
Isn’t that what history is all about? Politically, economically, geographically, imaginary lines being drawn and redrawn, over and over again?
Ancient history is somehow present tense. Everything is ending, but nothing is over. And none of us knows how to make sense of the jumble of things that happened.
A wise man once said the true history of the world is the history of great conversations in elegant rooms.