A Sketch of the Past

Virginia Woolf from Claire in her memoir seminar this semester: “... is it not possible -- I often wonder -- that things we have felt with great intensity have an existence independent of our minds; are in fact still in existence?”


Rand said...

“The complexity of things becomes more close,” said Bernard, “here at college, where the stir and pressure of life are so extreme, where the excitement of mere living becomes daily more urgent...."

from the Waves

William said...

Thanks to Claire and Michael for a very cool quotation. Here's another, probably known to everyone, from Faulkner: "The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past."