— Joanna MacGregor British musician 1959
The Express on Sunday, 06/01/2002
— David Levithan, kniha Every Day
Zdroj: Every Day
— Albert Schweitzer French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher 1875 - 1965
Varianta: Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
„We want people to have their heart broken and think about themselves, but enjoy this experience of this strong love story...But it’s also about the memory of a love story. It’s a lot about the present, the rise of desire, but it’s also about what’s left of a love story. What’s the memory of a love story. There’s these two timelines that sometimes are contiguous, contaminating one another. We are trying to propose another politic of love where it’s not about possession or donation or eternal love or death or eternity or whatever. It’s more about love as a dynamic that can only grow.“
— Céline Sciamma French director and screenwriter 1978
On the type of love story she was drawn to portray in “‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Filmmaker Céline Sciamma Is Trying to Break Your Heart” https://www.indiewire.com/2019/12/portrait-of-a-lady-on-fire-filmmaker-celine-sciamma-interview-1202193537/ in IndieWire (2019 Dec 05)
— Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849
Murmured by Chopin on his death-bed.
Zdroj: The opera reader, Biancolli, 1953, p. 271
— William McFee American writer 1881 - 1966
Kontext: "And what are those things at all?" demands my companion, diverted for a moment from the flowers. She nods towards a mass of dull-green affairs piled on mats or being lifted from big vans. She is a Cockney and displays surprise when she is told those things are bananas. She shrugs and turns again to the musk-roses, and forgets. But to me, as the harsh, penetrating odor of the green fruit cuts across the heavy perfume of the flowers, comes a picture of the farms in distant Colombia or perhaps Costa Rica. There is nothing like an odor to stir memories.
— George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952
Zdroj: The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress (1905-1906), Vol. V, Reason in Science, Ch. 2 "History"
Kontext: History is nothing but assisted and recorded memory. It might almost be said to be no science at all, if memory and faith in memory were not what science necessarily rest on. In order to sift evidence we must rely on some witness, and we must trust experience before we proceed to expand it. The line between what is known scientifically and what has to be assumed in order to support knowledge is impossible to draw. Memory itself is an internal rumour; and when to this hearsay within the mind we add the falsified echoes that reach us from others, we have but a shifting and unseizable basis to build upon. The picture we frame of the past changes continually and grows every day less similar to the original experience which it purports to describe.
„Thinking about one memory tends to activate other memories. …If you are trying to retrieve a particular memory, the flood of memories can cause competition… leaving you with a traffic jam of neural nodes… leaving you with nothing.“
— Daniel Levitin, kniha The Organized Mind
The Organized Mind (2014)
— Geoffrey Hill English poet and professor 1932 - 2016
Author note to his Collected Poems 1985.
— Italo Calvino, kniha Invisible Cities
Zdroj: Invisible Cities
— Vera Nazarian American writer 1966
Zdroj: Dreams of the Compass Rose
„All that we can remember is almost nothing. Memory is greater than we are, but memory is living and mortal as well.“
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
Light (1919), Ch. XXIII - Face To Face