This is a *exceptionally* lovely quote, and I’d like to use it in a paper I’m writing (on a far different subject, the history of anatomy). Could you provide a source or reference? I would be much obliged! Cheers!
I love some of the modern smart tools for memorization. For example, you can train Anki to match your short-term and long-term memory timers, and it will serve pieces to you at a perfect rate for retention. The front end is simple, but there is nice research behind. http://ankisrs.net/