„Ghosts are memories, and we carry them because those we love do not leave the world“

Source: City of Heavenly Fire

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„In the end--when all else is dust--loyalty to those we love is all we can carry with us to the grave. Faith--true faith--was trusting in that love.“

—  Dan Simmons, book The Fall of Hyperion

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Source: The Fall of Hyperion (1990), Chapter 30 (p. 242)

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„We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.“

—  Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592

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