Jack London quote about forgetting from The Star Rover - To be able to forget means sanity.
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To be able to forget means sanity.
 Jack London, The Star Rover (1915). copy citation

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Author Jack London
Source The Star Rover
Topic forgetting sanity
Date 1915
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1162/1162-h/1162-h.htm

Context

“I thank all gods that Jake Oppenheimer, Ed Morrell, and I were not model prisoners.
CHAPTER VI There is more than the germ of truth in things erroneous in the child's definition of memory as the thing one forgets with. To be able to forget means sanity. Incessantly to remember, means obsession, lunacy. So the problem I faced in solitary, where incessant remembering strove for possession of me, was the problem of forgetting. When I gamed with flies, or played chess with myself, or talked with my knuckles, I partially forgot.” source

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