A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on brain, dream, life, living, memory, pictures, and reality

In a morbid condition of the brain, dreams often have a singular actuality, vividness, and extraordinary semblance of reality.  At times monstrous images are created, but the setting and the whole picture are so truth-like and filled with details so delicate, so unexpectedly, but so artistically consistent, that the dreamer, were he an artist like Pushkin or Turgenev even, could never have invented them in the waking state.  Such sick dreams always remain long in the memory and make a powerful impression on the overwrought and deranged nervous system.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert on literal anatomy, poetic anatomy, literal truth, poetic truth, energy, memory, faith bones, teeth, and flesh

Just as there exists in writing a literal truth and a poetic truth, there also exists in a human being a literal anatomy and a poetic anatomy.  One, you can see; one, you cannot. One is made of bones and teeth and flesh; the other is made of energy and memory and faith.  But they are both equally true.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Source: Eat, pray, love: one woman's search for everything across Italy, India and ...‎ - Page 144 by Elizabeth Gilbert

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A Quote by Stephen King on memory, absence, heroicism, re-living, re-making, and creation

How do we remember to remember?  That's a question I've asked myself often since my time on Duma Key, often in the small hours of the morning, looking up into the absence of light, remembering absent friends.  Sometimes in those little hours I think about the horizon.  You have to establish the horizon.  You have to mark the white.  A simple enough act, you might say, but any act that re-makes the world is heroic.  Or so I've come to believe. ~~as stated by Edgar in 'Duma Key'

Stephen King (1947 -)

Source: Duma Key: A Novel, Pages: 1

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A Quote by Robert Pinsky on memory, person, remember, decision, decide, and identity

Deciding to remember, and what to remember, is how we decide who we are.

Robert Pinsky

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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

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on memory and past

A pleasure is only full grown when it is remembered.

C.S. Lewis

Source: Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, Book One)

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on smoking, memory, and riding a bike

I’d almost forgotten how to smoke. Doreen gave me a light with the console lighter and I nearly choked drawing the creamy smoke into my pink little lungs. The taste was bitter yet rich. Smoking was just like riding a bike---I quickly got the hang of it again. It felt good to kill off a few useless cells.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 87

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, memory, and explanations

The Zen masters have the right idea--no pain no gain:  thwack a silly nebbish and he'll remember it far longer and more indelibly than any words you muster at him.  Not absolutely everything can or should have to be explained, and particularly not to everybody.  But a concussion is a value-judgment anyone gets the point of.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Les Brown on imagination and memory

Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.

Les Brown

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on talking, conversation, salesman, death, death rattle, laughter, reminiscing, memory, nostalgia, character, luke soloman, identity, discovery, and reinvention

We shook hands. Norm’s hand felt like salted mackerel. Our brief interaction had put him in a talkative mood. “There’s no business like shoe business,” he uttered with a death rattle laugh, heh heh, peering at me sideways like a depraved cherub as he droned on and on about the good old days in the shoe business, the bonus money and the belles whose stockinged ankles he fondled when he could still get a boner … but my mind was elsewhere. I couldn’t stop thinking about Luke Soloman, Luke Soloman, Luke Soloman. Who was this character?

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 38

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