“But what is memory if not the language of feeling, a dictionary of faces and days and smells which…”

from Douglas Moore’s blog Art of Quotation one that hits home

Art of Quotation

“But what is memory if not the language of feeling, a dictionary of faces and days and smells which

repeat themselves like the verbs and adjectives in a speech, sneaking in behind the thing itself, into the pure present, making us sad or teaching us vicariously.”

Julio Cortazar, Agentinian novelist


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