realization of utopias

A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realization of Utopias.

Wilde, Oscar. The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Historical Criticism, Intentions, the Soul of Man, Volume 4. Ed., Josephine M. Guy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. 247.