History is the present. That's why every
generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end
-- E. L.
Doctorow (b. 1931), U.S. novelist. Writers at Work (Eighth Series, ed. by
George Plimpton, 1988). From The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations: Copyright
(c) 1993, 1995 by Columbia University Press.