That which is written by historian
"History is a myth
we all agree to believe."
"'History,' Stephen said, 'is a nightmare
from which I am trying to awake.'"
- James Joyce
"History . . . is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind."
- Edward Gibbon
"The only thing one learns from history is that nobody learns anything from history."
"History is more or less bunk."
- Henry Ford
"History is nostalgia with references
She said: What is history?
And he said: History is an angel
Being blown backwards into the future
He said: History is a pile of debris,
And the angel wants to go back and fix things,
To repair the things that have been broken.
But there is a storm blowing from Paradise
And the storm keeps blowing the angel
Backwards into the future.
And this storm,
- Laurie Anderson
, "The Nerve Bible"