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Re: No matter where you go, there you are

Posted by Henry on May 02, 2003

In Reply to: Re: No matter where you go, there you are posted by S. Ryan on May 01, 2003

: : : I was looking for the origins of the quote "No matter where you go, there you are." It first captured my attention in the cult classic movie "Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension" but I wonder what its origins truly are. Does anyone have information on this quote?

: : I do not have much idea about its origins but we can use this phrase as no matter where ever we go we cant run too far from our feelings our sorrow ... we have to face things we cant really hide from ...how long can one supress the feelings deep inside..say love or hatred ....if in life we have faced some hard stuff some loss then hidin it wont help us,,,where ever we go we will carry it with us...

: : The famous NY Yankees pitcher Yogi Berra once said, "No matter where you go, you end up somewhere!" Similar to... "If you never go out, you can't go home." or "You're never lost if you don't care where you are."

This verse accompanies a truck commercial and was written by copy writer Patrick O'Leary. There has been a lot of debate about its origins, but it seems to owe something to this saying too. I will leave you to decide whether it is simply successful advertising copy or deeply moving poetry.

Nobody Knows It But Me

There's a place that I travel
When I want to roam,
And nobody knows it but me

The roads don't go there
And the signs stay home
And nobody knows it but me

It's far far away
And way way afar
It's over the moon and the sea

And wherever you're going
That's wherever you are
And nobody knows it but me