If you set out for Ithaka


“Keep Ithaka always in your mind.

Arriving there is what you are destined for.

But do not hurry the journey at all.

Better if it lasts for years,

so that you are old by the time you reach the island,

wealthy with all you have gained on the way,

not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.”


C.P. Cavafy


You can hear the full poem here narrated by Sean Connery with music by Vangelis: