Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts.
(Philip Roth (b. 1933), U.S. novelist. The Facts (1988).
Opening letter to Zuckerman, Roth's fictional alter ego.)
(Mario Puzo, U.S. author, screenwriter, and Francis Ford Coppola, U.S. director, screenwriter. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), The Godfather III, to his son Tony after the young man has told his father he wants to become a singer rather than become the family lawyer because of Tony's bad memories of the Corleone clan (1990).
A significant line considering the cinematic history of the Corleone family.)