"Some would argue that man has never shaken off his curse and that we are all born to roam – perhaps forever searching for a lost Eden. It is an Eden, however, that we are unlikely to locate anywhere but within ourselves"

The ‘some’ would include Bruce Chatwin, but his is a tradition that goes back to the most stunning poet of this theme of them all, John Milton, and it is the following line that is implied in the sentence above:

Then wilt thou not be loath
To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess
A Paradise within thee, happier far.