The Only Journey

“Only one kind of journey is possible: the one we undertake to our own inside world. From running about on the surface of the planet, we don’t learn much… And, of course, you can’t escape from yourself; what you are, you carry with you. We carry the house of our soul like the tortoise its shell. To travel the countries of the world is only symbolically a journey. Wherever you get to, you are still seeking your own soul.

I see the only meaning of human existence in the effort to change yourself spiritually, to become different from what you are at birth, in growing. If in that span, between the poles of birth and death, we manage to achieve this – even if it is hard and the advance is small – we will have served humanity.”

– Andrei Tarkovsky in Andrei Tarkovsky: Interviews. 


Tarkovsky with his son

Tarkovsky with his son

~ by tdcatss on July 11, 2013.

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