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Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.

You have to begin to lose your memory, if only in bits and pieces, to realize that memory is what makes our lives. Life without memory is no life at all, just as an intelligence without the possibility of expression is not really an intelligence. Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing.
We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history.
Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones. Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man’s features, any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them.

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