Thursday, February 07, 2013

Splash du Jour: Thursday

"What is history? Any thoughts, Webster?'
'History is the lies of the victors,' I replied, a little too quickly.
'Yes, I was rather afraid you'd say that. Well, as long as you remember that it is also the self-delusions of the defeated. ...
'"History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation."
(quoting Patrick Lagrange)"
-- Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending --

Have a great Thursday!

1 comment:

Sim Carter said...

Isn't that the truth...I wonder how history will record our times.
In some ways, with our giant technological steps, we are on the brink of a new tomorrow. Then again we are also living in an age of senseless violence and where there are whole segments of our world living blissfully in scientific ignorance.
Oops I didn't mean to rant!