Penelope Lively on Memory

“I have learned to be suspicious of memory–my own, anyone’s–but to accord it considerable respect. Whether accurate or not, it can subvert a life.”

~ Penelope Lively / Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time

Charlie Munger on Mistakes and Memory

Forgetting your mistakes is a terrible error if you’re trying to improve your cognition. Reality doesn’t remind you. Why not celebrate stupidities in both categories?

~ Charlie Munger