The past is our definition. We may strive with good reason to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it. But we will escape it only by adding something better to it.
The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.
Restorers of paintings and pottery follow a code of conduct in their work to distinguish the original material from what they are adding later.
A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back – it is already so far.
We often attribute ‘understanding’ and other cognitive predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars, adding machines, and other artifacts, but nothing is proved by such attributions.
I gave my heart to the Americans and thought of nothing else but raising my banner and adding my colors to theirs.