NABOKV-L post 0007265, Fri, 13 Dec 2002 12:53:28 -0800

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From: "s~Z" <keithsz@concentric.net>
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> "Yes," said Ada (aged eleven and a hair-tosser), "yes--but take a
paralytic
> who forgets the entire past gradually, stroke by stroke, who dies in his
> sleep like a good boy, and who has believed all his life that the soul is
> immortal--isn't that desirable, isn't that a quite comfortable
arrangement?"
>
> "Cold comfort," said Van (aged fourteen and dying of other desires). "You
> lose your immortality when you lose your memory. And if you land then on
> Terra Caelestis, with your pillow and chamberpot, you are made to room not
> with Shakespeare or even Longfellow, but with guitarists and cretins."
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