James Smythe

The Machine

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Memory is the space in which a thing happens for the second time.
Paul Auster, The Invention Of Solitude
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salt-and-pepper hair
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The problem with memory was that it told us whatever we wanted to hear. It had no shape of its own.
David Vann, Dirt
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The malice of their self-righteousness.
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poked and prodded
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PURGE, COMMIT, REPLENISH
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bulbous and clunky
Wenlin Liewhas quoted2 years ago
the size of a kitchen appliance
MMhas quoted2 years ago
what if the problems are something that’s part of us already?
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soul is a solid thing, a distinct entity, and that when you tamper with it, you destroy it entirely. A soul that’s broken is no soul at all
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ways, she thought, this is the newest form of drama: the creation of something from nothing, a play that’s made to be performed
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They argued that the memory was tied to the soul. And if we could tamper with memory, how long before we could tamper with the soul?)
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And what is left when you have no soul?
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Memory is the greatest gallery in the world and I can play an endless archive of images.
J.G. Ballard, Miracles of Life
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