Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Quote for the Week

'I continue to gaze into the valley bottom of the memory. And my fear now is that as soon as a memory forms it immediately takes on the wrong light, mannered, sentimental as war and youth always are, becomes a piece of narrative written in the style of the time, which can't tell us how things really were but only how we thought we saw them, thought we said them. I don't know if I am destroying the past or saving it' - Italo Calvino in Memories of a Battle, found in The Road to San Giovanni (the quote is from page 58 of the Penguin Modern Classics edition).

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