Patricia Hampl Quotes

Patricia Hampl Quotes: In memory each of us is an artist: each of us creates.
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Patricia Hampl Quote: The future is here, now, and the past is full of actual deeds, real history. Utopias hardly have the meat on their bones to sustain a people in grave times.
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Quotes about Patricia Hampl: No memoirists writes for long without experiencing an unsettling disbelief about the reliability of memory, a hunch that memory is not, after all, just memory.
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Quote about Patricia Hampl: The paradox: there can be no pilgrimage without a destination, but the destination is also not the real point of the endeavor. Not the destination, but the willingness to wander in pursuit characterizes pilgrimage. Willingness: to hear the tales along the way, to make the casual choices of travel, to acquiesce even to boredom. That's pilgrimage -- a mind full of journey.
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Patricia Hampl Sayings: Looking repeatedly into the past, you do not necessarily become fascinated with your own life, but rather with the phenomenon of memory.
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Patricia Hampl Saying: Memory is, first, a captivating mystery.
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Sayings about Patricia Hampl: We store in memory only images of value. The value may be lost over the passage of time, but that's the implacable judgment of feeling.
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Saying about Patricia Hampl: In description we hear and feel the absorption of the author in the material. We sense the presence of the creator of the scene. .. This personal absorption is what we mean by 'style.' It is strange that we would choose so oddly surfacey a word - style - for this most soulful aspect of writing. We could, perhaps more exactly, call this relation between consciousness and its subject 'integrity.' What else is the articulation of perception?
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Patricia Hampl Quotes: Pondering was the highest vocation... Pondering was a special kind of thinking. It was not done in the mind, that chilly place, but in the heart, where the real mystery of intelligence - intuition - rather than thought lay catlike and feminine, ready to pounce.
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Patricia Hampl Quote: Memoirists wish to tell their mind, not their story.
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Quotes about Patricia Hampl: We only store in memory images of value. To write about one's life is to live it twice, and the second time is both spiritual and historical.
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Quote about Patricia Hampl: French was the only language we had in common, and even that was like a dialect we had picked up at a rummage sale, rusty and missing a lot of essential parts.
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Patricia Hampl Sayings: Our capacity to move forward as developing beings rests on a healthy relationship with the past. Psychotherapy, that widespread method for promoting mental health, relies heavily on memory and on the ability to retrieve and organize images and events from the personal pastIf we learn not only to tell our stories but to listen to what our stories tell us
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Patricia Hampl Saying: Memoirists, unlike fiction writers, do not really want to 'tell a story.' They want to tell it all - the all of personal experience, of consciousness itself. That includes a story, but also the whole expanding universe of sensation and thought ... Memoirists wish to tell their mind. Not their story.
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Sayings about Patricia Hampl: The real subject of autobiography is not one's experience but one's consciousness. Memoirists use the self as a tool.
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Saying about Patricia Hampl: Here, in memory, we live and die.
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