Disoriental Quotes

Négar Djavadi
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Talking about the present means i have to go deep into the past, to cross borders and scale mountains and go back to that lake so enormous they call it a sea. I have to let myself be guided by the flow of images and free associations, the natural fits and starts, the hollows and bumps carved into my memories by time.
-- Kimiâ Sadr ("The Escalator" )

Importance: In this quote, Kimiâ tries to describe the way she thinks about memory. For Kimiâ, memory is something faulty and flowing. It consists of "images and free associations," of "fits and starts." This philosophy is reflected in the form of the novel itself, which is told in a non-linear fashion.

All the next day’s newspapers were full of it--of articles stuffed with falsehoods and plastered with pictures of us, with black rectangles blocking out our eyes. You might have seen me in one of those pictures. Maybe...
-- Kimiâ Sadr ("The Escalator")

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