A Student of History

April 2, 2008

In support of historic preservation

Filed under: Historic Preservation,Quotes — John Maass @ 8:02 am

From historian D.C. Watt:

“To destroy the relics of the past is, even in small things, a kind of amputation, a self-mutilation not so much of limbs as of the memory and imagination.”

(Quoted in Alan Kramer’s Dynamic of Destruction, Oxford, 2007, p. 2)

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