14 January 2009

I told you the truth. . .

“I told you the truth. Memory’s truth, because memory has its own special kind. It selects, eliminates, alters, exaggerates, minimizes, glorifies and vilifies also; but in the end it creates its own reality, its heterogeneous but usually coherent version of events; and no sane human being ever trusts someone else’s version more than his own.”
—Saleem Sinai to to Padma in Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie