Quotes of the Day for 15 February 2001 – Memory
On this day in 1898, an explosion of unknown origin destroyed the battleship Maine in Havana harbor. The "Yellow Press" of the era bannered "Remember the Maine." I'd guess those headlines are all that most of us remember about the event. (There was also a brief war, which the US won.) I'll use it as an excuse to look at Memory as today's theme.
In every kind of adversity, the bitterest part of a man's affliction is to remember that he once was happy.
We do not remember days, we remember moments.
- Cesare Pavese
Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.
- Pierce Harris
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
- James Branch Cabell
We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
- Bill Vaughan
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