Quotes, 11/1/13

anneliese_32(6)November 1, 2013

Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.
Pierce Harris

Memory...its the diary that we all carry about with us.
Oscar Wilde

The existence of forgetting has never been proven. We only know that some things don't come to mind when we want them.
Friedrich Nietsche

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lilosophie

Nietsche is correct, part of forgetting is also to stash certain things in the depth of our mind, as we don't wish to entertain any thought of them.
I specially like the Harris quote

    Bookmark   November 1, 2013 at 9:59AM
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mawheel

I like the Harris quote, too. However, I'm living proof of the Nietsche quote. The other day, DH and I were talking about computers; I said, " You know the one that doesn't have to be plugged in and can be carried around." The word wouldn't come to me till we talked about something else. Then, VOILA! LAPTOP!! There it was, thank goodness! I hate it when that memort lapse happens, and it occurs, more frequently, nowadays.

Unlike Nietsche, I want to remember! :(

    Bookmark   November 1, 2013 at 11:11AM
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west_gardener

I like the Friedrich Nietsche quote . I know all the stuff is in my brain somewhere, but sometimes I have a slow connection or I may have "selective" memory at times.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2013 at 5:58PM
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anneliese_32(6)

I find that my brain could need a reorganization. Bits and pieces are stored highly-pickly everywhere, what I need I can't find and on the other hand the most unlikely memories come falling out when I am not loocking for them or thought them long shredded.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 5:05AM
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mawheel

Do you think a casual reader could get the impression we're "not as young as we used to be"? LOL

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 8:10AM
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west_gardener

"the most unlikely memories come falling out when I am not loocking for them or thought them long shredded."
The same thing is happening to me and in a search I came across a study about "mind-pops".
See link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mind-pops

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 8:28AM
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anneliese_32(6)

Thanks west-gardener for the article. Interesting. I see my mind as a rather sloppy and overstuffed filing system, where I look for something and while I search, something else falls out and I dicover that it did hours or days later, laying around somewhere, until I pick it up. I never was a good filing clerk.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 9:13AM
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surya55_gw

Great quotes- especially #1.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 5:48PM
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west_gardener

As a young woman, I worked as a file clerk for many years. To this day, I'm the record keeper, filer, book keeper, IRS record keeper etc. for both family and business.
Now, my brain want to do some "mind-pops". I find that interesting, that's what prompted my search.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 6:38PM
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