Quotation: "That which we elect to surround ourselves with becomes the museum of our soul and the archive of our experiences."

Variations: None known.

Sources consulted (searching on "museum of our soul" and "archive/s of our experience/s"):

  1. Papers of Thomas Jefferson Digital Edition
  2. Thomas Jefferson Retirement Papers
  3. Thomas Jefferson: Papers and Biographies collections in Hathi Trust Digital Library

Earliest appearance in print located: 2004[1]

Comments: To date, we have not found this statement in Thomas Jefferson's writings.

- Anna Berkes, 8/24/07; re-checked 7/12/19


  1. ^ Jan De Luz and Tom O'Neal, The French Touch (Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2004), 63.