When you depart for Ithaca,

Σὰ βγεῖς στὸν πηγαιμὸ γιὰ τὴν Ἰθάκη,νὰ εὔχεσαι νἆναι μακρὺς ὁ δρόμος,γεμάτος περιπέτειες, γεμάτος γνώσεις.
— Constantine P. Cavafy, 1863 – 1933, Greek poet

When you depart for Ithaca, wish for the road to be long, full of adventure, full of knowledge.


I saw this quotation in a post in the dimfan blog, by Dimitrios from Euboea, so thank you!
The full poem by is available at the Poetry Foundation.

Image: The famous statue of Zeus, or Poseidon, found in northern Euboea, (pron. Evvia) and now in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens. By Sailko [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

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