Memory in writing

“Asking about the role of memory is like asking about the role oxygen plays in my writing. Yes, breathing helps. All writing is founded in memory, no matter what kind.”

– Sloane Crosley (1978 – ) – Essayist

I ran across this quote in the “How I Write” profile of Sloane Crosley in the most recent issue (November) of “The Writer.” It struck me as one of those insights about where the source material for our writing comes from that is so obvious we tend to take it for granted but should, in fact, appreciate more.