Quote by Cyril Connolly
There is immunity in reading, immunity in formal society, in office routine, in the company of old friends and in the giving of officious help to strangers, but there is no sanctuary in one bed from the memory of another. The past with its anguish will break through every defense-line of custom and habit; we must sleep and therefore we must dream.
This quote emphasizes that while various activities and settings can shield us from certain troubles and distractions, they cannot completely protect us from the haunting memories of our past. Reading, engaging in formal routines, socializing with friends, and even offering assistance to strangers can provide a sense of security and immunity. However, the memory of past sorrows and emotional pain cannot be avoided. The quote also suggests that as humans, we require sleep and dreams, and it is during these vulnerable states that the past often resurfaces, making it impossible to find true refuge from its burden.
I'm an ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and one of the children, his wish was to go to the Emmys, so he's going to be my date, along with my husband, and my dad and his girlfriend. So we're going to have a really fun night and it's going to be really exciting. I'm really excited for him to experience that.
When the voice of your friend or the page of your book sinks into democratic equality with the pattern of the wallpaper, the feel of your clothes, your memory of last night, and the noises from the road, you are falling asleep. The highly selective consciousness enjoyed by fully alert men, with all its builded sentiments and consecrated ideals, has as much to be called real as the drowsy chaos, and more.