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Quotes of the Day for 22 November 2002 – Memory

Remember when memories were those distorted images of days gone by, instead of critical chunks of silicon on a circuit board? Well, adding some of the latter to the primary mail server put me in mind of the former. Herewith some quotes on Memory.

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The quotes:

Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth but not its twin.
     - Barbara Kingsolver

Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.
     - Cyril Connolly, 1903 - 1974

I'm always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.
     - Diane Sawyer

'I have done that,' says my memory. 'I cannot have done that' - says my pride, and remains adamant. At last memory yields.
     - Friedrich Nietzsche

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
     - James Branch Cabell

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
     - James Matthew Barrie, 1860 - 1937


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