“Memory is for me always fresh, in spite of the fact that the object being remembered is done and past” (213). “Memory (the deliberate act of remembering) is a form of willed creation. It is not an effort to find out the way it really was—that is research. The point is to dwell on the way it appeared and why it appeared in that particular way” (213).
“Memory, then, no matter how small the piece remembered, demands my respect, my attention, and my trust” (214).”—Toni Morrison