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USS New York (LPD 21) | by Daniel Ari Friedman
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USS New York (LPD 21)

"The Ax forgets; the tree remembers"

– Maya Angelou


"Memory, then, is a necessary part of the logical faculty. … The proposition A = A must have a psychological relation to time, otherwise it would be At1 = At2."

– Otto Weininger, "Sex and Character" (1906), p. 148.


"Reg, as he insisted on being called, had a memory that he himself had once compared to the Queen Alexandra Birdwing Butterfly in that it was colorful, flitted prettily hither and thither, and was now, alas, almost completely extinct."

– Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, 1987.


"It is possible for one with a well-trained memory to compose clearly in an organized fashion on several different subjects. Once one has the all-important starting-place of the ordering scheme and the contents firmly in their places within it, it is quite possible to move back and forth from one distinct composition to another without losing one's place or becoming confused."

– Mary Carruthers

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