“But what is memory if not the language of feeling, a dictionary of faces and days and smells which…”

Art of Quotation

“But what is memory if not the language of feeling, a dictionary of faces and days and smells which

repeat themselves like the verbs and adjectives in a speech, sneaking in behind the thing itself, into the pure present, making us sad or teaching us vicariously.”

Julio Cortazar, Agentinian novelist


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