A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on psychic, phenomena, reverie, time, attention, memory, real, and unreal

Reverie is commonly classified among the phenomena of psychic detente. It is lived out in a relaxed time which has no linking force. Since it functions with inattention, it is often without memory. It is a flight from out of the real that does not always find a consistent unreal world.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 5

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Mitch on memory, mind, and videotape

Try thinking of your memory as a digital videotape that has been running in your mind since birth.

Mitch Thrower

Source: "The Attention Deficit Workplace" by Mitch Thrower

Contributed by: Mitch

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on now, memory, projection, past, and future

What you think of as they past is a memory trace, stored in the mind, of a former Now.  When you remember the past, you reactivate a memory trace -- and you do so now.   The future is an imagined Now, a projection of the mind.  When the future comes, it comes as the Now.  When you think about the future, you do it now.  Past and future obviously have no reality of their own.  Just as the moon has no light of its own, but can only reflect the light of the sun, so are past and future only pale reflections of the light, power, and reality of the eternal present.  Their reality is "borrowed" from the Now.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 50

Contributed by: Robin

A Quote by Ellis on memory and songs

Short term memory makes no difference if you've lost your mind.


Source: The Parking Lot Song, by Ellis

Contributed by: Kate

A Quote by Michael Jackson, 1940 on dath, cheating death, memoirs, autobiography, memory, hannah arendt, mortality, natality, injustice, and suffering

I spent a lot of time mulling over what S. B. had told me about his thirteen months in solitary confinement, surrounded by death, and the "wild thinking" that drew him back to his beginnings. It seemed to me that this urge to retrace one's steps nto the past arises neither from nostalgia nor from a need to tell one's story to the world. It is a way of cheating death. An instinct for life in the face of oblivion. For to recollect the innocence of childhood o the viogr of youth in a moment of peril is to retrieve a sense of leife's infinite possiblitiy, ot conjure a period in our life when the wold seemed ours for the taking, and we thought we would never die. It is, in essence, to recapture a sense of our capacity to act and initiate someothing new, for, as Hannah Arendt notes, action is synonymous with our capacity to bring new life into the wold. Mortality is thus conuntermandded by natality, ai ti si this unquenchable desire for renewal, this refusal to go gently into that good night, that explains why we go back, tumbling through the darkness, in search of the light that flooded and filled our first conscious years. The days of wine and roses. When our livesstretched before us liek a field of dreams. But if our imagniation springs to our rescue in such dark times, holding out the promise of rebirth, how do we fare when we are released from darkness, and are returned to our everyday lives? How do we address the injustices we have endured, the life we have wasted, the pain we have so needlessly suffered?

This question was much on my mind the day I wen to see Fina Kamara in the Murraytown Amputee Camp.

Michael Jackson

Source: In Sierra Leone, Pages: 64-65

Contributed by: jess

A Quote by Dorothy Parker on quotations and memory

I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound - if I can remember any of the damn things.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Contributed by: Sadhana

A Quote by Les Brown on imagination and memory

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

Les Brown

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko on death, justice, and memory

He watched through a crack inside just pretending to be dead he wanted to fix each pallbearer in his memory . . . it seems to me a telephone was installed in the coffin to someone yet again Stalin is sending his instructions.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933 -)

Source: The Heirs of Stalin

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on anxiety, authors, books, familiarity, good, memory, quotations, study, and work

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Roving Commission: My Early Life [1930]

Contributed by: Zaady

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