Friday, May 30, 2008

The books I read and the books that I said I read

"[T]he papers we are always going to throw away are the papers we are never going to read again, and we won't know which they are till we've read them again." —Lore Segal, Shakespeare's Kitchen

"To forget we must not KNOW we are doing so or else we are NOT forgetting."
—unidentified marginalia, found in a book entitled Memory, in the Philosophy Study Room at Low Library, Columbia University, ca. 1994

"Pale ink is better than the most retentive memory." —attributed to Confucius, in Henriette Mertz's Pale Ink

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