804 – “We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory. Like the images the photographer plunges into a golden bath, our sentiments take on color; and only then, after that recoil and that trans-figuration, do we understand their real meaning and enjoy them in all their tranquil splendor.”

–Georges Duhamel

Quote Number:  488

Source: Duhamel, Georges. The Heart’s Domain. Eleanor Stimson Brooks, Translator. The Century Co: New York. 1919. Pg 132. Online Here.

Source Notes: This quote is often misquoted as “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” and misattributed to Dr Seuss.


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