2.15.2008

Wherever you go, there you are

I was thinking about how the phrase "Wherever you go, there you are" is true. But it was hard to find the source of that quote. Actually, if I were to do the research in a library, I would probably find the answer, but I don't have such time. But I found an article that cites The Imitation of Christ as the source, written by Thomas a Kempis.

It would require further research to see if this really is the source of the quote. It's just so common now, it's hard to tell where it came from.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually I've heard Buddha and Confucius have been credited, and that would date it much farther back than The Imitation of Christ

mj said...

I heard that too, but I think it's from the Imitation. Or maybe all of them said that, just in different ways.

Anonymous said...

well of course, the original quote wouldn't be in english, so techinically speaking, the actual quote word for word, "Wherever you go, there you are"....is somewhat more recent. Whoever translated it for the first time is responsible for it. However, I'm pretty sure that the original quote is from the Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. He wrote it in the 1400's. :)

mj said...

I read that too when I was trying to figure out where it came from.

Rick said...

Whoever said, wrote, or translated it first, it is probably best known as being said by Buckaroo Banzai in the 1984 movie "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension". Well worth seeing.

mj said...

That looks like a B-movie and looks like it's the guy from Robocop, a movie I like.

drfugawe said...

Carl Franz, The People's Guide To Mexico, 1972