out of history into history

But that will be a long time from now, and soon now we shall go out of the house and go into the convulsion of the world, out of history into history and the awful responsibility of Time.
-Robert Penn Warren All the King’s Men

I’ve been rereading some of my favorite books this week. I always remember that All the King’s Men has a stellar opening but, wow, those closing lines are pretty stunning too.

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