I used to say : Landscapes interest me only in relation to human beings. Ah, loving someone would give life to all this… But the emotions that human beings inspire in us also sadly resemble each other. The more that places, customs, the circumstances of adventures are changed, the more we see that we amidst them are unchanging. I know all the reactions I shall have. Know all the words that I am going to utter again. 

Unguided Tour / Susan Sontag

We die with the dying:
See, they depart, and we go with them.
We are born with the dead:
See, they return, and bring us with them.

T. S. Eliot, from “Little Gidding” in The Four Quartets (via proustitute)