Sunday, August 27, 2006

Rendering experience and memory

Bret Easton Ellis - The rules of attraction:
'... I want to write this feeling down, or draw it out, but then I feel
like that would make the whole thing seem impure and artificial.
I decide it will only cheapen the feeling and so I lay there in the
white brightness and think of the memories the song brings me.'

John Irving - A son of the circus:
'When a man expresses what he's afraid of, his fears and longings
undergo revision in the telling and retelling - friends and family have
their own way of altering the material and soon the so-called fears and
longings become almost comfortable with overuse.'

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