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    Hello can someone explain a quote to me?

    Hello everybody,I have a quote thats been bothering me for some time andI'm really curios what it means.Can someone explain it to me please?
    It's from the poem "The paradox of time" by Henry Austin Dobson.
    Well here it is:
    "Time goes, you say? Ah, no! alas, time stays, we go."
    Can anyone help me?


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    Re: Hello can someone explain a quote to me?

    Before we make our suggestions, what do you think it means?


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    Re: Hello can someone explain a quote to me?

    I'm thinking of something to do with Albert Camus theory on the absurd.
    Because obviously to state that "time stays but we go" is absurd because it's a contradicting statement.
    Maybe they're trying to say that we are changing ,our actions as human beings are "changing" time in which case time is in fact us.
    I know at some point this makes sense,but I'm very confused.

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    Re: Hello can someone explain a quote to me?

    IT means that time outlasts us. We go, meaning we die, time remains after our death.


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    Re: Hello can someone explain a quote to me?

    Thank you konungursvia ,that answered really helped.
    Thanks

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