She said : What is history?
And he said : History is an angel
Being blown backwards into the future
He said : History is a pile of debris,
and the angel wants to go back and fix things,
To repair the things that have been broken.
But there is a storm blowing from paradise
And the storm keeps blowing the angel
Backwards into the future.
And this storm, this storm
Is called,

Walter Benjamin (1940)