02019-08-24 | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.
– Truman Capote, Breakfast At Tiffany’s

That’s such a Zen quote. I can hear my teacher say this. :-)


  1. jane parham katz

    How about “WHEREVER YOU GO THERE YOU ARE” – Jon Kabat-Zinn.

  2. Lynne Rouillard

    “Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.” — Lao Tzu

  3. ottmar

    – “Wherever you go there you are” was uttered by Jeff Goldblum in the 1984 movie Buckaroo Banzai. A whole decade later Kabat-Zinn used that quote for his book. I hope he gave credit to Buckaroo!
    – What delights me about the Capote quote is that it came from an author who isn’t known for spiritual writing. It’s from a novel, not a book about the Tao
    – The quote sounds like a Zen saying because Zen is all about this: no separation, all connected. And we do run into ourselves constantly. A hammer thinks everything is a nail, an angry person will encounter anger everywhere etc…

  4. jane parham katz

    Hmmm. Zen Capote!

    Ottmar, I feel so strange after watching The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai! Good bit: During end credits the entire cast high-tail it to music in what looked like the dry concrete Los Angeles River! FYI, Peter Weller said the wherever you go line, but I enjoyed seeing Jeff Goldblum in furry chaps. :-) Several Google sources say the “wherever you go” line stems from AA – 1936.

    “You make me feel that I’m running into myself.” That’s a quote by me to you!

  5. ottmar

    I stand corrected. Yes, it was Paul Weller, but Goldblum stole the show.

  6. Jane parham katz

    I agree whole-heartedly! Goldblum rules!


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