The past is only the present become invisible and mute;
and because it is invisible and mute, its memorized glances and its murmurs are infinitely precious. We are tomorrow's past.
When I did plays in high school and college, I never remember memorizing my lines, but once I had blocking, I had all my lines memorized. Once I had movement associated with words, it was fine. Before I had blocking, it was just text on a page. Once it became embodied, it was much easier.
I've read everything Thomas Wolfe ever wrote; my brother and I memorized whole chapters of 'You Can't Go Home Again' and 'Look Homeward, Angel.'
We do not know where to look, or what to look for, when something is memorized.
We do not know what it means, or what change there is in the nervous system, when a fact is learned. This is a very important problem which has not been solved at all.
George Carlin's album, 'Class Clown,' came out when I was in high school.
I memorized a lot of that album. I'd come home from school, put it on, and listen over and over. I started memorizing it. I don't even know why. I loved it so much I memorized it.
Last Update: January, 2020