Monday, December 1, 2008

Thomas Merton Quotes

"Memory is corrupted and ruined by a crowd of "memories". If I am going to have a true memory, there are a thousand things that must first be forgotten. Memory is not fully itself when it reaches only into the past. A memory that is not alive to the present does not "remember" the here and now, does not "remember" its true identity, is not memory at all. He who remembers nothing but facts and past events, and is never brought back into the present, is a victim of amnesia."-Thomas Merton

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