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“I cannot assume you will understand me. It is just as likely that as I invent what I want to say, you will invent what you want to hear. Some story we must have. Stray words on crumpled paper. A weak signal into the outer space of each other.” “"

Jeanette Winterson, British novelist, Gut symmetries, Granta Books, 1997, p. 25. (tnx withnailrules)

(Source: amiquote)

"" “It is forgetting, not remembering, that is the essence of what makes us human. To make sense of the world, we must filter it. "To think," Borges writes, “is to forget.” “"

Joshua Foer, American science journalist, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, Penguin Press HC, New York, 2011 (via amiquote)