This theme captivates me and I have other quotations on the idea that we live for as long as someone remembers us.  The same applies to music, books, places, languages; they die when nobody remembers them.

‘He used to say that we exist as long as somebody remembers us.’

See also our celebration of this book, complete with a mosaic of illustrated quotations and metaphors.


Source: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind, trans. Lucia Graves (London: Phoenix, 2012), p. 176

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1 Comment

  1. Roli

    I love that quotation, if only because any still-legible and handwritten letters that are to survive me should allow me to be remembered, and to remain alive in the memories of their readers.


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