Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Memory Wall: Stories by Anthony Doerr

"To say a person is a happy person or an unhappy person is ridiculous. We are a thousand different kinds of people every hour."  "Memory Wall"  p. 42

"Memory builds itself without any clean or objective logic: a dot here, another dot here, and plenty of dark spaces in between. What we know is always evolving, always subdividing. remember a memory often enough and you can create a new memory, the memory of remembering."   "Memory Wall" p. 71

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010


From Nora Ephron's article in the Oct 11 2010 New Yorker, "My Life as an Heiress".
"Still it makes me sad. You always think that a bolt of lightning is going to strike and your parents will magically change into the people they used to be. But they're never going to. And even though you know they're never going to, you still hope they will." (p. 56)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010