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In The Immortal Words Of… The Past Is Just A Story We Tell Ourselves.

The weekly(-ish) series on famous and not-so-famous and should-darn-well-be-famous quotes continues with sayings of quantum proportions…

Last week I mentioned the inspirational words of Lupita Nyong’o at the 2014 Oscars ceremony. This week I’m going with two very simple quotes.

The first goes like this:

The past is just a story we tell ourselves.

A gentle reminder that history is more than just facts. It’s facts put together, stories we tell to make sense of things.

The second is:

I’m yours and I’m not yours.

Words to make every married or committed couple’s skin crawl, and yet so true – as true as the storm that ravages and replenishes the land at the same time.


Ask Schroedinger’s cat. It knows a thing or two about how the coexistence of mutually exclusive states of being.

Care to guess where these quotes are from?