Oliver W. Sacks (9 July 1933-2015) – British-born neurologist and author, who lived in New York City


“We now know that memories are not fixed or frozen, like Proust’s jars of preserves in a larder, but are transformed, disassembled, reassembled, and recategorized with every act of recollection.”

“Ora sappiamo che i ricordi non sono fissi o congelati, come i vasetti di conserve di Proust in una dispensa, ma vengono trasformati, smontati, rimontati e ricategorizzati a ogni rievocazione.”

“On sait de nos jours que les souvenirs ne sont pas fixes ou figés, comme les bocaux de conserves de Proust dans un garde-manger, mais ils sont transformés, désassemblés , réassemblés et recatégorisés à chaque acte d’ évocation”

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