"Who wants to see the Future, who ever does? A man can face the Past, but to think - the pillars crumbled, you say? And the sea empty, and the canals dry, and the maidens dead, and the flowers withered?….But there they are. I see them. Isn’t that enough for me? They wait for me now, no matter what you say."
— “Night Meeting”, the Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury (via paireyes)