John Lukacs, R.I.P.
- “The past is the only thing we know. The present is no more than an illusion, a moment that is already past in an instant (or, rather, a moment in which past and future slot into each other). And what we know about the future is nothing else than the projection of our past knowledge into it.”
- “I am not a survivor … I am a crumbling remnant. A remnant of the very end of the Bourgeois Age and a remnant of the Age of Books.”
- “Because of the goodness of God, I have had a happy unhappy life, which is preferable to an unhappy happy one.”
John Lukacs, Iconoclastic Historian and Author, Dies at 95