“Memory Takes A Lot Of Poetic Licence”

“The scene is memory and therefore nonrealistic. Memory takes a lot of poetic licence. It omits some details; others are exaggerated, according to the emotional value of the articles it touches, for memory is seated predominantly in the heart.”
 
AMANDA: Go, then! Then go to the moon – you selfish dreamer!
TOM: I didn’t go to the moon, I went much further – for – time is the longest distance between two places
 
The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams 

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