The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll (excerpt)

Posted in Uncategorized by supergoing on December 7, 2010

“To learn, above all, to distrust memory. What we believe we remember is completely alien to, completely different to what really happened. So many moments of irritating, wearisome disgust are returned to us years later by memory as spendidly happy episodes. Nostalgia is the lie that speeds our approach to death. To live without remembering may be the secret of the gods.”

‘The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll’, Alvaro Mutis, p 94

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