Memory & The Past

“A man’s memory may almost become the art of continually varying and misrepresenting his past, according to his interest in the present.” — George Santayana, 20th-century American philosopher, author

“Men live by forgetting. Women live on memories.” — T.S. Eliot, Nobel Prize-winning 20th- century Anglo-American poet

“The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and variety of the pleasures that can be suggested, compared with the poverty of those that can at any time be felt.” — George Santayana, 20th-century American philosopher

“The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there.” — L. P. Hartley

“The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.” — William Faulkner, Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century American novelist

“The past is one evil less and one memory more.’’ — Elbert Hubbard, 19th/20th-century American entrepreneur and philosopher (founder of Roycroft)