That which is written by historians.

"History is a myth we all agree to believe."
- Napoleon

"'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."
- Hegel

"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,
this storm
Is called
- Laurie Anderson, "The Nerve Bible"