Source: Window & Grove (photographer) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

“What’s done cannot be undone.”

–William Shakespeare, Macbeth


2 thoughts on “Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (32)

  1. It seems to be the same with thoughts (especially memes based on ‘alternative facts’) and certain technologies (eg nuclear bombs). I suppose Lady M’s point is that we have to make the best of a bad job, but the awful thing is when we — that’s a collective ‘we’ of course!) — end up making the same mistake again and again.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Exactly – once a thing is done, there’s no going back- like you said with nuclear technologies or even biological ones, once they’re out there, you can no longer control how people use them or what for. You would think this would teach one to be a little more perceptive or at least “look” before one leaps, but never does one (both individuals and we as people) do it.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.