"Oh voyagers and seamen, this is your real destination...not farewell, but fare forward voyages." (T. S Eliot's The Dry Salvages)
"Seek the eternal in the present,
seek it in the past and the future,
link them with the trajectory of your course,
for you are,
you are the vessel." (Michael O'Brien's Island of the World
Two poets/novelists who continue to influence my work.