"There's something in us that's the same, that belongs to us all; and I'll tell you what it is. It's the Future being born in us -- It's the Future tearing us, breaking us, bruising us so that it may be born."
-- from 'The Glastonbury Romance' (1933) by John Cowper Powys
Having started re-reading this massive novel in the Summer, I hope to finish it by the end of the future itself on 21/12/12.
Other quotes from this book: http://weirdtongue.wordpress.com/quotations-from-the-glastonbury-romance-by-john-cowper-powys/