atlantis – the books of magic – gaiman

“Anyway, where humanity gets it wrong, by your time, is in imagining Atlantis as having any quantifiable existence.

Which of course it hasn’t; not in the way they imagine, anyway.

There have been an awful lot of Atlantises, will be quite a few more.

It’s just a symbol. A symbol of the art.

The true Atlantis is inside you, just as it’s inside all of us. THe sunken land is lost beneath the dark sea, lost beneath the waves of wet, black stories and muths that break upon the shores of our minds.

Atlantis is the shadowland, the birthplace of civilisation. The fair land in the west that is lost to us, but remains forever, true birthplace and true goal.”

Listening to: Badly Drawn Boy – The Shining
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