One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.
A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
—J. M. Barrie
A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
—John Henry Newman