„Can't you see where memories are kept bright?“
This portion of the track "Jig of Life" on his sister Kate's album Hounds of Love (1985) was actually written as well as spoken by JCB.
Jig of Life (1985)
Contexto: Can't you see where memories are kept bright?
Tripping on the water like a laughing girl.
Time in her eyes is spawning past life,
One with the ocean and the woman unfurled,
Holding all the love that waits for you here.
Catch us now for I am your future.
A kiss on the wind and we'll make the land.
Come over here to where When lingers,
Waiting in this empty world,
Waiting for Then, when the lifespray cools.
For Now does ride in on the curl of the wave,
And you will dance with me in the sunlit pools.
We are of the going water and the gone.
We are of water in the holy land of water
And all that's to come runs in
With the thrust on the strand.
— Rob Thurman American writer 1950
„It is very good to copy what one sees; it is much better to draw what you can't see any more but is in your memory. It is a transformation in which imagination and memory work together. You only reproduce what struck you, that is to say the necessary.“
— Edgar Degas French artist 1834 - 1917
C'est très bien de copier ce qu'on voit, c'est beaucoup mieux de dessiner ce que l'on ne voit plus que dans son mémoire. C'est une transformation pendant laquelle l'ingéniosité collabore avec la mémoire. Vous ne reproduisez que ce qui vous a frappé, c'est-à-dire le nécessaire.
Quoted in Maurice Sérullaz, L'univers de Degas (H. Scrépel, 1979), p. 13
— Haruki Murakami, livro Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Fonte: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (2013)
— Georgia O'Keeffe American artist 1887 - 1986
— Harlan Coben, livro Tell No One
Fonte: Tell No One
„First we try to preserve ourselves, until we see that we can't. Then we try to preserve our children, until we see we can't. Then we act to preserve our kin, and then our village or tribe, and when we see we can't preserve even them, then we act in order to preserve our memory. And if we can't do that, what is left?“
— Orson Scott Card, livro Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus (1996)
„When we try in good faith to believe in materialism, in the exclusive reality of the physical, we are asking our selves to step aside; we are disavowing the very realm where we exist and where all things precious are kept — the realm of emotion and conscience, of memory and intention and sensation.“
— John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009
Fonte: Self-Consciousness : Memoirs (1989), Ch. 6
„And the plaster dented from your fist
in the hall where you had your first kiss
reminds you that the memories will fade.“
— Chris Carrabba American musician 1975
The Brilliant Dance
„See, as much as you want to hold on to the bitter sore memory that someone has left this world, you are still in it“
— Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
Fonte: My Sister's Keeper
— Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824
„Maybe age is kinder to us than we think. With my bad eyes, I can't see how bad I look, and with my rotten memory, I have a good excuse for getting out of a lot of stuff.“
— Erma Bombeck When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and coul… 1927 - 1996
Fonte: Family - The Ties that Bind...And Gag!
„I just can't understand why they carried on with the name. It did them no favours, and however it can be defended, it spoils the memory. It's not so much that it's unforgivable, but it is a pity that we don't see each other and never talk to each other.“
— Ian McCulloch singer, musician 1959
Referring to Echo & the Bunnymen continuing after he left the band.
Q magazine (1992)
„Where would dictators be without our compliant amnesia? Make the collective lose its memory, you can conceal anything.“
— Charles Stross, livro Glasshouse
Fonte: Glasshouse (2006), Chapter 17, “Mission” (p. 288)
— Cees Nooteboom, livro Rituals
„They say The Pacific has no memory. That's where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.“
— Stephen King American author 1947
Fonte: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons
— Junot Díaz, livro The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Fonte: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
„There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough.“
— Irwin Shaw American politician 1913 - 1984
Variante: There are too many books I haven't read, too many places I haven't seen, too many memories I haven't kept long enough