A Quote by Lewis Carroll on memory, horror, and forgetting

'The horror of that moment,' the King went on, 'I shall never, never forget!'
'You will, though,' the Queen said, 'if you don't make a memorandum of it.'

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 1

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A Quote by Bernhard Schlink on forgetting, detachment, and memory

“... But at a certain point the memory of her stopped accompanying me everywhere I went.  She stayed behind, the way a city stays behind as a train pulls out of the station.  It’s there, somewhere behind you, and you could go back and make sure of it.  But why should you?”

Bernhard Schlink

Source: The Reader (Oprah's Book Club), Pages: 88

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Walt Whitman on ecstasy and forgetting

The ecstasy is so short but the forgetting is so long.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Contributed by: Sweet Melissa

A Quote by Robert Olen Butler on scares, forgetting, and frightens

Look at the man, I thought. He remembered his car, but he can't remember his granddaughter... Perhaps he, too, moved through his life as distracted as me. Perhaps only after he forgot his granddaughter did he remember his Hotchkiss... Something deep inside him was sorting out his life as it was about to end. And that is what frightens me the most. I'm afraid that deep down I am built on a much smaller scale than the surface of my mind aspires to. When something finally comes back to me with real force, perhaps it will be a luxury car hanging on a crane or the freshly painted wall of a new dry-cleaning store or the faint buzz of the alarm clock beside my bed. Deep down, secretly, I may be prepared to betray all that I think I love the most.

Robert Olen Butler

Contributed by: Katie

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