So long as I get somewhere

In which the reader can find comfort in getting lost.

Any road will get you there

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.”

Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland” (1865), paraphrased

It’s a popular paraphrased oneliner from Alice in Wonderland. The actual paragraphs in the book are at least as good though.

Alice went on, "Would you tell me please which way I ought to walk from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat. "I don't much care where —" said Alice. "Then it doesn't matter which way you walk," said the Cat. "so long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation. "Oh you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."
Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland” (1865) — picture from Google Books

You can’t go wrong with no plans

Ki-taek: [to his son] You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan. No plan at all. You know why? Because life cannot be planned. Look around you. Did you think these people made a plan to sleep in the sports hall with you? But here we are now, sleeping together on the floor. So, there’s no need for a plan. You can’t go wrong with no plans. We don’t need to make a plan for anything. It doesn’t matter what will happen next. Even if the country gets destroyed or sold out, nobody cares. Got it? 

Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite” (2019)

What a radically chaotic movie Parasite is. I loved how the narrative just pulled me in all different directions, while the story just keeps pounding on.

Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite” (2019) — picture from

Don’t ask for directions…

…because everyone has lost their way.

“En vraag niet naar de weg,
want iedereen is de weg kwijt”

Frank Boeijen, “Kronenburgpark” (1995)
Frank Boeijen, “Kronenburgpark” (1995) — picture from TopPop