An undiscovered realm

December 5, 2011

The best quote I’ve come across recently is from the early 20th century mystic, author and psychogeographer Arthur Machen, who lived near Gray’s Inn Road in London:

And it is utterly true that he who cannot find wonder, mystery, awe, the sense of a new world and an undiscovered realm in the places by the Gray’s Inn Road will never find those places elsewhere, not in the heart of Africa, not in the fabled hidden cities of Tibet.

Useful words to have in mind at the start of any journey…

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5 Responses to “An undiscovered realm”

  1. michael said

    I understand what he means but having lived in Grays Inn Road I am not sure if I would wholeheartedly agree.

  2. Daniela said

    Hi Nick, wonderful quote and I do wholeheartedly agree. We will have to learn to find it there, if that is indeed where we find ourselves. It’s the dig where you stand approach.

  3. LSP said

    Couldn’t agree more – no shortage of ‘undiscovered realm’ in GIR…

  4. florence said

    All set?

  5. Spot on. Keep the spark and see the world through young eyes…

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