Quotation Explorer - 'Memory'

I have always noticed in politics how often men are ruined by having too good a memory. - Alexis De Tocqueville
Gone are the summer daysand my mind along with them.No longer will I indulgein hopes of getting you back.It is hope that makes these chains heavierand autumnal nights longer.I will merely serve as a memory to you:the lover that recited love poems.I must go nowand I urge you not to look back. - Kamand Kojouri
When time furtively slips like sand through the fingers and our memory becomes tired and lazy, we recognize we are at war. We are at war with forgetfulness. ("The past was her best friend" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Memory is more indelible than ink. - Anita Loos
I am a storyteller, for better and for worse. I suspect that a feeling for stories, for narrative, is a universal human disposition, going with our powers of language, consciousness of self, and autobiographical memory. - Oliver Sacks
Even if we have bad feelings about our past and it causes a sense of alienation, it belongs to our history. Its benchmarks are stored in the granary of our mind and crucial evaluations for the future cannot be made without consulting the archive of our memory. ( Not without the past) - Erik Pevernagie
I have the worst memory ever so no matter who comes up to me - they're just, like, 'I can't believe you don't remember me!" I'm like, 'Oh Dad I'm sorry!' - Ellen DeGeneres
As age changes with each moment, we become that little bit more of a distant memory to the person we are currently. - Tammy-Louise Wilkins
Designer of information superhighways need to take the occasional stroll down memory lane. - Geoffrey Bowker
A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature. - John Henry Newman
A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor. - Alexander Smith
I saw [Linus Pauling] as a brilliant lecturer and a man with a fantastic memory, and a great, great showman. I think he was the century’s greatest chemist. No doubt about it. - Max F. Perutz
Every event creates a memory in the heart; photographs remind and reinforce that memory in the future, - Debasish Mridha
You must know, the day your star exploded into my universe, you altered it all. You exposed my light and my dark, settled into my existence and there you will be and glow in the matter of my heart, long after light is only a memory. You have changed things for always. - Jennifer DeLucy
Sadness is a bruise on the skin of memory. - John Mark Green
Anyone know how can erase mind memory? - Hiren Patel
How grudging memory is, and how bitterly she clutches the raw material of her daily work. - Lawrence Durrell
Travel is an evolving experience. It doesn't take place in photographs or your past... Instead it's tucked up there in your memory and when you need a bit of it, or a new perspective on something hidden within it, it will emerge into your conscious mind - Dan Kieran
I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five. I never spent so pleasant a month before, or bade any place goodbye so regretfully. I have not once thought of business, or care or human toil or trouble or sorrow or weariness, and the memory of it will remain with me always. - Mark Twain
Because each time I think of you I die inside and then the memory of you BRINGS ME BACK TO LIFE - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
Start with a blank surface. It doesn't have to be paper or canvas, but I feel it should be white. We call it white because we need a word, but its true name is nothing. Black is the absence of light, but white is the absence of memory, the color of can't remember. - Stephen King
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person? - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it. - Michel de Montaigne
Nothing improves the memory more than trying to forget.
No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. - Abraham Lincoln
And I got to thinking about the moral meaning of memory, per se. And what it means to forget, what it means to fail to find and preserve the connection with the dead whose lives you, or I, want or need to honor with our own. - June Jordan
The future is just a memory that has yet to be born - Dean Cavanagh
Each loved one went silently down;bubbles bursting leaving behindimages they heldto stick on the glass of memory. - Dr. Prathap Kamath Elegy
He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying. - Michel de Montaigne
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. - Rita Mae Brown
Desires occur because pratyakhyan [resolutions to not repeat the mistake] were not done. It comes in the memory because pratikraman [repentances] were not done. - Dada Bhagwan
Life is but a memory Happened long ago. Theatre full of sadness For a long forgotten show. - Nick Drake
Great things seem complex and cause the nations to rush towards the minor things that seem easy to reach, hence, they perish. And again my memory echoes…my people die for lack of knowledge. - Blaise Tshibwabwa
Sometimes, inflexibility creates a callus, scarring over all the bitterness and disappointment improperly, and there is no honest way to break that silence or that infinite distance, not even in death, not even in memory. - Víctor del Árbol
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted. - James Branch Cabell
We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things [but] there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper. - James Carroll
Whatever became of the moment when one first knew about death? There must have been one. A moment. In childhood. When it first occured to you that you don't go on forever. It must have been shattering, stamped into one's memory. And yet, I can't remember it.
We look at the world once, in childhood.The rest is memory - Louise Glück
While looking down memory lane, I realized that I have had an unusual and extraordinary life at times. Then it dawned on me, maybe it's because I'm supposed to help unusual and extraordinary lives. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
I am the lover's gift; I am the wedding wreath;I am the memory of a moment of happiness;I am the last gift of the living to the dead;I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow. - Kahlil Gibran
The work of memory collapses time. - Walter Benjamin
Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream. - Kahlil Gibran
When we consider the magnitude and extent of his discoveries and their influence on the progress of science and of industry, there is no honour too great to pay to the memory of , one of the greatest scientific discoverers of all time. Ernest Rutherford - Faraday
I didn't sleep well last night because one of my ghosts came back, haunting with his presence, and when I woke up, the others weren't here, haunting with their memory. - Donna Lynn Hope
To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is man's lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times? - Cicero
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity. - Cicero
Many a man fails to become a thinker for the sole reason that his memory is too good.-F. Nietzsche - F, Nietzsche
I love memory sticks. They seem to me to be magic. - Ruth Rendell
Memory results from a process of continual re-categorization which, by its nature, must be procedural and involve continual motor activity and repeated rehearsal. - Gerald Edelman
The most vital things in the look of a landscape endure only for a moment. Work should be done from memory; memory of that vital moment. - Robert Henri
When love plays your life, and left you nothing but a memory of a broken heart heart,let the pain runs out in your eyes, it will make you feel better.Don't think you're strong when you're not, it will only makes you feel weaker.Be wise, accept, forgive and forget with no regret. - Bradley B. Dalina
I dream for an absentee and oft maligned device—the accident-maker, the soul-taker, my camera; its factory guaranteedthird eye, without which I am duly dimand memory denied. No picturesfor my contrived Arbus to declare, excepting some stitch of Sextonmanages these sentences of despair. - Kristen Henderson
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. - Leonardo da Vinci
Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant. - Victor Hugo
The concept of Time is but the span of our memory. - Marie Sabillo
When nothing else subsists from the past, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered...the smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls...bearing resiliently, on tiny and almost impalpable drops of their essence, the immense edifice of memory - Marcel Proust
I breathed in the memory of his lips, the softness of them, and how they felt tracing across my skin, leaving ripples of goosebumps in their wake. - Sarah Alderson
Take me to unexplored paradise & one of your best islands, I want to cross the pacific ocean and make a great memory. Let's go to the eastern coast of the Philippines where the waves meet the sky. You know where it is! - El Fuego
Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing. - Thomas Fuller
He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts. - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Ah! Memory impairment: the free prize at the bottom of every vodka bottle!
When you share your moments of joy with friends, that memory lasts forever. - Debasish Mridha
God always provides a pleasant memory to help ease the pain of a bad experience. - Peggy Toney Horton
Do anything totally and it is finished; you will not carry a psychological memory of it. Do anything incompletely and it hangs with you. - Osho
One person's greatest regret is another person's greatest memory. - Angela Lam (Turpin)
Th tree sheds a memory with every leaf. - Marty Rubin
The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds. - Tryon Edwards
A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen. - Edward de Bono
Not everyone who died had left a "memory" and not everyone who had left a memory had left a "blessed" one. Therefore, not all have died should be tagged "...of a blessed memory - Israelmore Ayivor
Memory puts a halo around everything it thinks has vanished forever. - Marty Rubin
Every man's memory is his private literature. - Aldous Huxley
Tomorrow is a memory best forgotten. - Harley King
We are students of words; we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, control youth, and delights old age.
A liar should have a good memory. - Quintilian
We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory shall swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of nature. - Abraham Lincoln
Habit: the body's memory. - Marty Rubin
One look at each other and it was immediately understood that they both needed a clean slate,,, The obliteration of memory. - Colum McCann
Books can not be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory... In this war, we know, books are weapons. And it is a part of your dedication always to make them weapons for man's freedom. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory. - Elbert Hubbard
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. - Anatole France
Don't ruin a relationship, by giving it a name.A potential lover. A lover of the present and An ace of the past.These months, years and ages, might just forget the memory And remember the terms you used to file them in a draft. - Shillpi S Banerrji
December's wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer's memory... - John Geddes
I keep a vivid memory of failure in my back pocket, so no matter how much I accomplish I stay grounded. - Noel DeJesus
what it is is the memory of a dance a song you heard long ago to hear it is to be young again and for once for once you are happy - Julio Alexi Genao
From one moment to another memory steps back to rediscover the past - Munia Khan
A clear conscience is due to a poor memory. - R.J. Newman
The plan, a memory of the future, tries on reality to see if it fits. - Laurence Gonzales
Everyone complains of his lack of memory, but nobody of his want of judgment.
Fashion is about going ahead, not about memory. - Karl Lagerfeld
Memory will lay its hands upon your breast, and you will understand my hatred. - Gwendolyn B. Bennett
School is testing our memory and real world is testing our memory + how we use this which we know. - Deyth Banger
The memory should be specially taxed in youth, since it is then that it is strongest and most tenacious. But in choosing the things that should be committed to memory the utmost care and forethought must be exercised; as lessons well learnt in youth are never forgotten. - Arthur Schopenhauer
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events - Albert Einstein
A great mystery lies in the repetition and continuity of the renewal of that which is past. Culture perpetuates itself in memory and the big job is the reawakening of memory. - Hans-George Gadamer
My best memory of school was probably leaving school. Because I hated that fucking place. - Troye Sivan
There is a goddess of Memory, Mnemosyne; but none of Forgetting. Yet there should be, as they are twin sisters, twin powers, and walk on either side of us, disputing for sovereignty over us and who we are, all the way until death. - Richard Holmes
Memory feeds imagination. - Amy Tan
He is a benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and so recur habitually to the mind. - Samuel Johnson
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
There is no one, no matter how wise he is, who has not in his youth said things or done things that are so unpleasant to recall in later life that he would expunge them entirely from his memory if that were possible. - Marcel Proust
You are not suffering yesterday or tomorrow. You are only suffering your memory and your imagination. - Sadghuru
Memory is a crazy woman that hoards colored rags and throws away food. - Austin O'Malley
In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the same of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold. - John Leonard
When sorrow's cup is filled up to the brim,the slightest touch of memory can cause tears to spill again. - John Mark Green
Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all I have and call my own. You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me only your love and your grace, that is enough for me. - Ignatius of Loyola
Some people say it's easy to lie. This may be true for them, but the hard part is remembering the lie because a lie has no memory. - Virginia Vayna
Memory is like an orgasm. It's a lot better if you don't have to fake it.
Memory is a few lines snipped from a larger story that we are privileged to tuck away between the pages of our minds. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I wake up wondering if I know we're near mountains because of memory or because of something in the air. - Robert M. Pirsig
People have two deaths: the first at the end of their lives, when they go away, and the second at the end of the memory of their lives, when all who remember them are gone. Then a person quits the world completely. - Raghu Karnad
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't. - Anatole France
Tick-Tock Tick-Tock Memory The tick tock tick tocks goes the clockThe memory in my heart not aged but I am aged,As the tick tock tick tock goes on. - Sarvesh Murthi .D.D
We kill, kill, kill. Flesh, spirit, whatever gets in our way. It's like our whole purpose is to extinguish life. And for those who live, there's memory, like a curse. We're such a mixture of frailty and cruelty. - Douglas Clegg
Lies is lying the memory from the truth - Ahmad Rahmat Ramadhan
Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory. - Franklin P. Adams
To us, recollection is a holy act; we sanctify the present by remembering the past. To us Jews, the essence of faith is memory. To believe is to remember. - Abraham Joshua Heschel
Memory is weak, imagination strong. - Marty Rubin
But who cares? Memory isn't about reality, and neither is music. It's about the comforting reflections we want to hold on to, even if they're mostly bullshit. - Spitznagel, Eric
The memory is a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets. - Taylor Mali
Memory is the space in which a thing happens for a second time. - Paul Auster
Songs can be like photos - they hold a memory, a moment, and thoughts that keep you warm inside. - Judy Moore
Memory is a giggling sprite and will not be tamed. She takes flight the moment the present becomes the past. - Gordon Atkinson
I prefer to rely on my memory. I have lived with that memory a long time, I am used to it, and if I have rearranged or distorted anything, surely that was done for my own benefit. - Leon Festinger
When love plays your life, and left you nothing but a memory of a broken heart,let the pain runs out in your eyes, it will make you feel better.Don't think you're strong when you're not, it will only makes you feel weaker.Be wise, accept, forgive and forget with no regret. - Bradley B. Dalina
There is a pain so utter It swallows substance up Then covers the Abyss with Trance So Memory can step Around across opon it As one within a Swoon Goes safely where an open eye Would drop Him Bone by Bone. - Emily Dickinson
There was once a house built out of memories and inside this house lived a woman called The Memory Snatcher. This woman was my Aunt Beydan. She was a sorceress and as a child I feared she would stalk me in my sleep and steal all my memories until I could no longer remember who I was. - Diriye Osman
Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterwards has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified. - Mahatma Gandhi
I want to dream a dream so wonderful that I'll wake up sorry that it wasn't a memory. - Robin M. Helm
It's precarious to hang onto the veracity of memory because its edges are smoothed by the river of time. - Khang Kijarro Nguyen
Are all of us the same, I wonder, navigating our lives by interpreting the silences between words spoken, analysing the returning echoes of our memory in order to chart the terrain, in order to make sense of the world around us? - Twang Eng Tan
Your memory is a monster; you forget -it doesn't. It simply files thingsaway. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you - and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you! - John Irving
Music evokes emotion and emotion can bring it's memory. - Oliver Sacks
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. - Milan Kundera
Useless to tell myself that a dreamand the memory of yesterday are the same thing - BORGES JORGE LUIS
The Memory Of You Is Like A Drug To Me - Jeremy Aldana
...It is only now that memory works both ways. Which of us dreamed it - those from the country of nights five times as warm and as cold, or those who turned away and woke? - Angele Ellis
We are the only species on the planet, so far as we know, to have invented a communal memory stored neither in our genes nor in our brains. The warehouse of this memory is called the library - Carl Sagan
Everything that is past is either a learning experience to grow on, a beautiful memory to reflect on, or a motivating factor to act upon. - Denis Waitley
Whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul, I shall recall the memory of warm, sunny, late summer afternoons like this one, and be comforted greatly. - Peggy Toney Horton
Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever. - Will Self
Her voice, unfolding like a tiny bright memory in the darkest, furthest corner of my mind. - Kami Garcia
the currency of the future will be memory - Dean Cavanagh
You never give such relationships a thought, To give a thought, to take a thought is a function of dissociation, distance. You can't exercise memory until you've removed yourself from memory's source. - Joyce Carol Oates
The palest ink is better than the best memory. - Chinese Proverb
Your identity is no more than the memory of your mind, and the time you learn to consciously look into your memories of the past, the first time you realize that nowhere you exist in your mind. - Roshan Sharma
With every leaf that falls the tree loses a memory. - Marty Rubin
she gave me a look that deftly combined tenderness with revulsion. To this day the memory of that look still visits me like a Jehovah’s Witness: uninvited and tireless. - Steve Toltz
Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred. - Walter Benjamin
No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch. - Leo Buscaglia
Memory is that element in our consciousness that connects the past with the present. If we had no memory, there would be only one moment of our life, the moment we call now, and we would never consciously recognize more than this single moment. - Gustaf Stromberg
The magnitude of any one day is compromised by its passing quickly into the next, a mere moment in time which soon fades into the collective memory of our past. - Timothy W. Tron
I have a terrible memory; I never forget a thing. - Edith Konecky
Consciousness may be seen as the haughty and restless second cousin of morphology. Memory is its mistress, perception its somewhat abused wife, logic its housekeeper, and language its poorly paid secretary - Gerald Edelman
Memory has strange power keeps full data of the past. - Kishore Bansal
I am prone to envy. It is one of my three default emotions, the others being greed and rage. I have also experienced compassion and generosity, but only fleetingly and usually while drunk, so I have little memory. - Augusten Burroughs
The lines of fate on my hand, once so bright, faded into echo.The memory of his face in my dreams, once so luminous passed into shadow. - Farrah Naseem
You can fall ill with just a memory. - Paolo Giordano
He was fortified by a memory which kept only the good things and rejected the ill. Despite his sorrows, he had had a fair share of joys and these were ever fresh and accessible. - Evelyn Waugh
The future has no memory of your past or present. You are free to make it anything you choose. So make it great! - Meena Sarine
There's a thine line between being a hero and being a memory. - Optimus Prime
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. - J.M. Barrie
Relationship Time to Aloneness." Having a companion fixes you in time and that of the present, but when the quality of aloneness settles down, past, present and future all flow together. A memory, a present event, and a forecast all equally present. - John Steinbeck
It's often the material things that provide the essence of memory. - Marjorie Garber
Hope fades by the memory and time. - Lucas Soares Adriano
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. - Lewis B. Smedes
I am hopelessly in love with a memory. An echo from another time, another place. - Michel Foucault
You know what a storyteller is, don't you? It's a person that has a good memory who hopes other people don't. - Sandra Dallas
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think--rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.
Purpose is but the slave to memory, of violent birth, but poor validity. - William Shakespeare
With God, a mountain before me is soon to be a memory behind me. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
You may be anybody now. One day, you will be just a faded memory. - Aditya Ajmera
And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way. - John Steinbeck
Every memory is precious. It is more precious when it is a memory of a baby’s smile. - Debasish Mridha
Like one Who having into truth, by telling of it, Made such a sinner of his memory, To credit his own lie. - William Shakespeare
Sometimes memory is the only gift we give ourselves and the only hope we have of finding our way home. - Harley King
One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory. To remain in touch with the past requires a constant imaginative effort. - Gaston Bachelard
We don't forget... we remember... but later it becomes so faded and light in our memory that it no longer holds power to influence us anyway... - shivangi lavaniya
The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors, we are cast adrift, neither teaching nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflected all possible futures. Books are lighthouses erected on the dark sea of time. - Greg Weisman
Hold each moment you create on your sacred journey close to your heart, for that is the location where your memory will be deposited. - Molly Friedenfeld
A kiss is a flower of love, a sweet song of two hearts, and a memory of eternal desires. - Debasish Mridha
All you need to get by in this world is the memory of love - Kamand Kojouri
Reason and memory are nearly always at odds. - Paul Auster
Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
Beneath history, memory and forgettingBeneath memory and forgetting, life. - Paul Ricœur
This moment will never ever come back, so create a memory and hold it tight. - Debasish Mridha
Tomorrow's world can not exist without morals, without faith and memory. Cynicism, narrow interests and cowardice must not occupy our lives. - King Michael of Romania
The human is the only animal on earth that pays a thousand times for the same mistake. The rest of the animals pay only once for every mistake they make. But not us. We have a powerful memory. We make a mistake, we judge ourselves, we find ourselves guilty, and we punish ourselves. - Miguel Ruiz
Touch has a memory. O say, love, say,What can I do to kill it and be free? - John Keats
The more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is. - Vladimir Nabokov
MY GOD!' read Monte Cristo, 'LET ME KEEP MY MEMORY! - Alexandre Dumas
Nostalgia... the blessing of a merciful memory. - Steve Maraboli
The calla lilies are in bloom again. Such a strange flower—suitable to any occasion. I carried them on my wedding day, and now I place them here in memory of something that has died. - Katharine Hepburn
Press them continually with memory and dream and have them waste their Present there. - Geoffrey Wood
There is no monument dedicated to the memory of a committee. - Lester J. Pourciau
If I could just capture each memory in a bottle the maybe you people would understand how much I've suffered, how much I've been through, but most importantly how far I have come. - Tommy Tran
Maybe to have a memory you need time for reflection, however brief, just to let the memory find a place to settle. - Alex Garland
We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered. - Tom Stoppard
Hope and Memory have one daughter and her name is Art, and she has built her dwelling far from the desperate field where men hang out their garments upon forked boughs to be banners of battle. O beloved daughter of Hope and Memory, be with me for a while. - W.B. Yeats
A man does not consist of memory alone. He has feeling, will, sensibility, and moral being. - Alexander R. Luria
You will take his life but you can't take his memory out of us. - Auliq Ice
One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A man's memory is bound to be a distortion of his past in accordance with his present interests, and the most faithful autobiography is likely to mirror less what a man was than what he has become. - Fawn M. Brodie
We lose everything because everything remains except us. And therefore any form of posterity may be an affront, and perhaps any memory, as well. - Javier Marías
Life is a memory, then it is nothing. All law is writ in a seed. - Cormac McCarthy
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. - Antonio Porchia
...the experience of battle forever divides those who talk of nothing else but its prospect from those who talk of everything else but its memory. - James D. Hornfischer
If you try to forget it, nothing can erase a memory. - Debasish Mridha
To inquire into the intricacies of a distant landscape, then, is to provoke thoughts about one’s own interior landscape, and the familiar landscapes of memory. The land urges us to come around to an understanding of ourselves. - Barry López
Yes, the long memory is the most radical idea in this country. It is the loss of that long memory which deprives our people of that connective flow of thoughts and events that clarifies our vision, not of where we're going, but where we want to go. - Utah Phillips
Learning to read music in Braille & play by ear helped me develop a [very] good memory. - Ray Charles
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good. - Helen Keller
We all have strategies to distract ourselves from what we cannot bear. Memory, for example, serves such a function. - Paul Park
We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I would forget it fain; But, O, it presses to my memory, like damned guilty deeds to a sinners mind. - William Shakespeare
In God's economy, nothing is slag, nothing is wasted. Every relationship we build is a teacher, every experience we have is a coach. In every scar there is a lesson. In every memory there lives potential to make more. - Toni Sorenson
The true art of memory, is the art of attention - Samuel Johnson
He liked the fragility of those moments suspended in time. Those memories whose only function is to leave just a trace in memory. - Chris Marker
Emotions are like muscles. Most of them go highly unattended, it's usually the weaker, undefined ones that cause injury to the rest, and there is most certainly memory response in play. - Erica Goros
Memory is dynamic, it's alive. - Ari Folman
My first memory is of light -- the brightness of light -- light all around. - Georgia O'Keeffe
Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lost - Kevin Arnold
Happiness is in love, in service, and in beautiful memory. - Debasish Mridha
Memory is a political act. Forgetfulness is the handmaiden of tyranny. - James Carroll
Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory; Odors, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory. - Mark Twain
Sometimes the bridges you burn light the way out of your darkness, but the memory of the blaze will be burned into your heart and mind forever. - Shannon L. Alder
memory is a shallow grave - Jenny Toune
It's sad when the people you love most become a bitter memory. - Kiera Forsythe
A life without memory is no life at all - Luis Buñuel
TO GROW OUR MIND- We must learn new things. We must CARE for more things. We must TEACH more things. We must SHARE more things. We must RETAIN more things. To grow our mind - We don't need education, We need a good memory. - Lorenzo Victory
One of the schools in Tlön has reached the point of denying time. It reasons that the present is undefined, that the future has no other reality than as present hope, that the past is no more than present memory. - Jorge Luis Borges
Life is a journey, education is our pleasure and our memory. - Debasish Mridha
In certain diseased conditions consciousness is a mere spark, without memory of the past or thought of the future, and with the present narrowed down to some one simple emotion or sensation of the body. - William James
When all is lost, there is still a memory. - Dejan Stojanovic
Memory of the knife will be gone when the flesh is gone. - John Steinbeck
Memory is to experience what betrayal is to love. - Marty Rubin
History is the diary of humankind; to forget it is to try to navigate the future with no memory of the past. - T.L. Rese
traditions with class and worth, never go out of style....whether you live here or or over thereremember and always instill to that next generationotherwise it is only to be a memory that can only fade and be forgotten - levi paul taylor
Happiness is good health and a bad memory. - Ingrid Bergman
All was shattered, and all but memory lost, and one memory above all others, of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World. And him they named Dragon. - Robert Jordan
God gives us memory so that we may have roses in December.
The ultimate luxury is to reread: to revisit a book to see how time has treated it, how memory has distorted it, or how my own passing years have cast a new light on it. - Michael Upchurch
I always miss the depth , It becomes old when I see . To see beyond that is like a dream. Memory Loss . - Ankit Samrat
I don't know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it's something that anyone can make - pancakes, meat loaf, tuna salad - but it carries a certain taste of memory. - Mitch Albom
[HAMILTON]I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory - Lin-Manuel Miranda
I don't want to be a memory, I want to be a thought - Josue Rivera
There’s no such thing as yesterday, he thought dully. Memory is just today, happening over and over again, stamped indelibly with regret. - Helen Maryles Shankman
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward. - Lewis Carroll
A Memory Is Better Than A Phony! - Latif Mercado
The experience of life should mature you. It is your choice to transform a memory into a wound or wisdom. - Sadghuru
A sense of security, of well-being, of summer warmth pervades my memory. That robust reality makes a ghost of the present. The mirror brims with brightness; a bumblebee has entered the room and bumps against the ceiling. Everything is as it should be, nothing will ever change, nobody will ever die. - Vladimir Nabokov
The damage was permanent; there would always be scars. But even the angriest scars faded over time until it was difficult to see them written on the skin at all, and the only thing that remained was the memory of how painful it had been. - Jodi Picoult
Pain engraves a deeper memory. - Anne Sexton
All life is bound to a simple truth... that time goes on, that in each person's life begins a tale, a tale that will either end in memory or in legend. - M.J. Chrisman
Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Well, there's a piece of Maria in every song that I sing. And the price of a memory is the memory of the sorrow it brings. And there is always one last light to turn out and one last bell to ring. And the last one out of the circus has to lock up everything. - Counting Crows
The externalization of memory [via the use of external symbolic storage systems] has altered the actual memory architecture within which humans think, which is changing the role of biological memory, the way in which the human brain deploys its resources, and the form of modern culture. - Merlin Donald
We should use our imagination more than our memory. - Shimon Peres
I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes - Vladimir Nabokov
Everyone has a photographic Memory, some just don't have film. - Steven Wright
Without memory there can be no insight. Without love, there can be no appreciation. - Anne Rice
But what is the point of education at all? Is it merely to cultivate the capacity of memory, passing examinations and getting a job and all the rest, or is education something entirely different? Something more! - Jiddu Krishnamurti
Wilderness holds an original presence giving expression to that which we lack, the losses we long to recover, the absences we seek to fill. Wilderness revives the memory of unity. Through its protection we can find faith in our humanity. - Terry Tempest Williams
If something is to stay in the memory it must be burned in: only that which never ceases hurting stays in the memory. - Friedrich Nietzsche
To envision the future; you must forget the past and make the present a memory - Jeremy Aldana
The beauty of today may not be realised until it becomes tomorrow’s memory - Steven Aitchison
Any subject we exclude from fiction will drop from our culture's memory. - Emma Donoghue
Nothing brings to life again a forgotten memory like a fragrance. - Christopher Poindexter
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
No self is of itself alone. It has a long chain of intellectual ancestors. The "I" is chained to ancestry by many factors… This is not mere allegory, but an eternal memory. - Erwin Schrödinger
Each step I take is one I can never get back each thing I do is forever in history each word a person say is forever imprinted in one's memory so be careful of your words or action. For it maybe your last - Joyce Guo
He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying. - Michel de Montaigne
Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but memory. - Leonardo da Vinci
History is the enemy of memory. - Richard White
And the only sign of life is the ticking of the pen, introducing characters to memory like old friends. - Fish
Memory, of course, is unreliable, often evil, but it is the source of our identity."--Tennessee Williams - James Grissom
Are all of us the same, I wonder, navigating our lives by interpreting the silences between words spoken, analysing the returning echoes of our memory in order to chart the terrain, in order o make sense of the world around us? - Twang Eng Tan
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more. - Sir Winston Churchill
When wasteful war shall statues overturn, And broils root out the work of masonry, Nor Mars his sword nor wars quick fire shall burn The living record of your memory. - William Shakespeare
We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory. - Henri Cartier-Bresson
The magic of love is that it becomes our memory which we never can forget. - Debasish Mridha
Deep pains only comes from palpable memory. - Uche Daniel Oluwaseun
Memory is a sly devil that pretends to wear the cloak of truth, but deceives us both in our youth and our age. - Harley King
Memory lived not in initial possession but in the freed hands, pardoned and freed, and in the heart that can empty but fill again, in the patterns restored by dreams. - Eudora Welty
If I should die, I have left no immortal work behind me - nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - but I have loved the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remembered. - John Keats
Maybe you are a memory who is supposed to live forever. - Saleem Sharma
I will keep no further journal of that same hesternal torch‐light ; and, to prevent me from returning, like a dog, to the vomit of memory, I tear out the remaining leaves of this volume... - George Gordon Byron
Memory blurs, that's the point. If memory didn't blur you wouldn't have the fool's courage to do things again, again, again, that tear you apart. - Joyce Carol Oates
Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist. - Guy de Maupassant
Every happy memory created for a child is another treasure of a lifetime. - Donna Marie
Selection is the very keel on which our mental ship is built. And in this case of memory its utility is obvious.If we remembered everything, we should on most occasions be as ill off as if we remembered nothing. - James Williams
Don't let your past cloud your judgement for the things that are happening in the present. Past is nothing but a distant memory. Fear of something that has happened in the past will ruin your present happiness. - Ashbeel Roy
Soon or late, every dog's master's memory becomes a graveyard; peopled by wistful little furry ghosts that creep back unbidden, at times, to a semblance of their olden lives. - Albert Payson Terhune
Dream in colours, for hues are vibrant. Paint each day with a smile. In days of past, don't grieve; Make new deposit to the pleasant memory bank! Let your life be a reason for others to LIVE. - Somya Kedia
The 'Instagram Generation' now experiences the present as an anticipated memory. - Daniel Kahneman
History is a people's memory, and without a memory, a man is demoted to the lower animals. - Malcolm X
Sit and quiet yourself. Luxuriate in a certain memory and the details will come. Let the images flow. You'll be amazed at what will come out on paper. I'm still learning what it is about the past that I want to write. I don't worry about it. It will emerge. It will insist on being told. - Frank McCourt
I fly through memory to find a newborn love. - Dejan Stojanovic
There was something in the back of my brain, tapping its fingers on the door to my memory. - Tim O"Mara, Crooked Numbers
Your present is your future's memory. Live it, Love it, Enjoy it and make it worth remembering..--ald'z <3 - aldrin alex
This does not make the authors of those narratives liars; it makes them servants of fallible human memory and perception. - Tom Bissell
It was a momentary laughter, in which our souls united. But I think there comes a point in love, a unique moment which later on the soul seeks in vain to surpass, and that the effort to revive such happiness depletes it; that nothing thwarts happiness so much as the memory of happiness. - André Gide
The fountain of youth resides in our memory. You will never outlive your shadow. - Lorin Morgan-Richards
Slavery is a memory of something we cannot remember, and yet we cannot forget. - Bill T. Jones
The landscape is bathed in the honeyed light of morning. Sometimes the memory of winter comes again. And my days are colored reveries of you, my nights sensuous - Suzy Davies
No day shall erase you from the memory of time - Virgil
The sadness inherent in any memory comes from the fact that its object is forgetting. - César Aira
Your body is just the place your memory calls home. - Deepak Chopra
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow... And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart? - William Shakespeare
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
A complying memory has obliterated many of them and edited my childhood down to a brief cinematic blur. - V.S. Naipaul
Fame is like drifting clouds, transient and ephemeral. Memory is forever. - Debasish Mridha
Only those with no memory insist on their originality. - Coco Chanel
I have a shocking memory - I remember everything. - Melinda Chapman
Five senses; an incurably abstract intellect; a haphazardly selective memory; a set of preconceptions and assumptions so numerous that I can never examine more than minority of them - never become conscious of them all. How much of total reality can such an apparatus let through? - C. S. Lewis
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
Life is a flower in the garden of humanity. It blooms for a short time and then slowly it disappears and becomes a memory on the canvas of infinite time. - Debasish Mridha
Great moment, unforgettable memory. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It is easy to create a memory, but it is almost impossible to forget. - Debasish Mridha
Touch has a memory. - John Keats
This will be a winter so desolate, only memory can fill the emptiness - John Geddes
I must send you into exile, that you may be the coal of her heart. No real thing can be so perfect as memory, and she will need a perfect thing if she is to survive. She will warm herself on the memory of you when there is nothing else, and be sustained. - Scott Hawkins, The Library at Mount Char
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men. - James Beattie
Sometimes I get the start of a story from a memory, an anecdote, but that gets lost and is usually unrecognizable in the final story."[A Conversation with , BookBrowse, 1998] - Alice Munro
I was going to be a memory when I grew up. - Alejandro Zambra
Selection is the very keel on which our mental ship is built. And in this case of memory its utility is obvious. If we remembered everything, we should on most occasions be as ill off as if we remembered nothing. - William James
We must never allow the future to be weighed down by memory. For children have no past, and that is the whole secret of the magical innocence of their smiles. - Milan Kundera
An old friend is like a tender memory or a comfortable shoe. It takes years of caring to get to that point. - Laura Moncur
I find it incredibly amazing how at every sunset, the sky is a different shade. No cloud is ever in the same place. Each day is a new masterpiece. A new wonder. A new memory. - Sanober Khan
Love imprints a memory on the heart that no one can erase. - Debasish Mridha
The memory of sacred moment is unforgettable. - Lailah Gifty Akita
To invest into a memory that will only take you down a road that cannot be traveled is futile and counter-productive. It takes us away from the here and now, and it only impedes our well-being when we give nostalgic cadence to this venture. - DC Gunnersen
I have the most ill-regulated memory. It does those things which it ought not to do and leaves undone the things it ought to have done. But it has not yet gone on strike altogether. - Dorothy L. Sayers
I, sole heir to the Munodi line and memory, am childless. A friend who knows such things has told me that this explains my compulsion to capture what I can with black ink on white paper." ("The Volatilized Ceiling of Baron Munodi") - Rikki Ducornet
When the mind stops searching, when it stops wanting refuge, when it no longer goes in search of security, when it no longer craves more books and information, when it ignores even the memory of desire, only then will Love arrive within. - Samael Aun Weor
The artist's greatest creation beganthe night he washed his memory of his failuresrubbed opium on his lipsdrank the wine that women offered himand lay down and wept. - Roman Payne
How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, when memory plays an old tune on the heart! - Eliza Cook
Novelty has a way of intensifying memory. The less often you do something, the deeper the memory burrows in. - Meghan Daum
Sometimes those experiences crowd back upon the memory, and the past flashes back like a distant peak momentarily lighted up by sunbeam piercing through the clouds. Then oblivion again. Strange it is how the prosaic present may hide the exciting past. - Whipplesnaith
Since there is no real silence, Silence will contain all the sounds, All the words, all the languages, All knowledge, all memory. - Dejan Stojanovic
Sometimes the memory of someone is better than the reality of them. - Steve Maraboli
Write about small, self-contained incidents that are still vivid in your memory. If you remember them, it's because they contain a larger truth that your readers will recognize in their own lives. Think small and you'll wind up finding the big themes in your family saga. - William Zinsser
Memory is sweet.Even when it's painful, memory is sweet. - Li-Young Lee
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. - Albert Schweitzer
In the end, history proved the Jews correct. Across time and place, memory lives on the tenacity of a people’s resolve never to forget—not just with words—but with an endless stream of concrete actions rushing every day, every hour, every minute, every second. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
Identity is memory; when memory disappears, the self dissolves and love with it. - John Lahr
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
Fear no more as long as her memory surrounds you like a ghost…cry no more as long as she weeps for you like a willow. - Munia Khan
Every memory becomes a golden treasure to us when we have lived our lives with tragedy and triumphs, sadness and happiness. - Debasish Mridha
Every story is true and a lie. The true part of this one is: Love and the memory of love can't be drowned. The lie part is that this is a good thing. - Leigh Allison Wilson
Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They're just an interpretation, they're not a record, and they're irrelevant if you have the facts. (Leonard Shelby, Memento) - Christopher Nolan
It is easy to love but difficult to forget, so love every moment to create an enormous unforgettable memory. - Debasish Mridha
The years, the months, the days, and the hours have flown by my open window. Here and there an incident, a towering moment, a naked memory, an etched countenance, a whisper in the dark, a golden glow these and much more are the woven fabric of the time I have lived. - Howard Thurman
The music of memory has its own pitch,/which not everyone hears. - Charles Wright
I wish there could have been an invention that bottled up a memory, like perfume, and it never faded, never got stale. Then whenever I wanted to, I could uncork that bottle and live the memory all over again.
Everywhere you walk, every place you go is full of art, explicit or hidden! If you can see them, you will be the richest art collector and your memory will be the richest art gallery! - Mehmet Murat ildan
To articulate what is past does not mean to recognize how it really was. It means to take control of a memory, as it flashes in a moment of danger. - Walter Benjamin
What is a man but another man's memory - Addison Killebrew
It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes. - Oscar Wilde
Music is stored in our long-term memory. When we learn something through music, we tend to remember it longer and believe it more deeply. Dr. - Joyce Brothers
Why do I write? Out of fear. Out of fear that the memory of the people I write about might go lost. Out of fear that the memory of myself might get lost. Or even just to be shielded by a story, to slip inside a story and stop being recognizable, controllable, subject to blackmail. - Fabrizio de André
It gets harder as times go by, because memory is the first casualty of manic depression. When I'm manic, all I remember is the moment. When I'm depressed, all I remember is the pain. The surrounding details are lost to me. - Terry Cheney
When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough. - Maurice Maeterlinck
Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that's all. You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it. - Mitch Albom
There are three side effects of acid. Enchanced long term memory, decreased short term memory, and I forget the third. - Timothy Leary
By the time she yanked on her old jeans and a battered plaid flannel shirt, she felt almost normal. Calm, as she plugged in the coffee pot. But the nightmare was still very much on her mind, because it wasn’t a dream…It was a memory. - Dani Harper
Time passes by, memory staysTorturing silently, rest of our days... Sigh! - Aanchal Negi
All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. - Toni Morrison
Oft in the stilly night,Ere Slumber's chain has bound me,Fond memory brings the lightOf other days around me; The smiles, the tears, Of boyhood years,The words of love then spoken; The eyes that shown Now dimmed and gone,The cheerful hearts now broken.(from When the Splendor Falls by Laurie McBain) - Thomas Moore
Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death the memory be green. - William Shakespeare
The rich of this world will vanish like smoke, and no memory of their past pleasures will remain. But even in their lifetime they do not enjoy them without bitterness, weariness and fear, for the very things whence they derive their pleasures often carry with them the seeds of sorrow. - Kempis 1380-1471 Thomas
does a sick society get so used to its illness that it can't remember being well? what if the memory is too dangerous for the people who like things the way they are? - Neal Shusterman
I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true. - Audrey Hepburn
A memory made alone abides in isolation; such is love that is never shared. Fill your life with shared memories and love, and in the end you will have lived. - Lynda I Fisher
I've worked hard to remember it...The problem is I'm not sure what's real memory and what's my brain filling in details, like a guy whose heart stops and he thinks he sees a bright light. Except I'm sure of my bright light. - Phil Klay
Memory is the diary we all carry about with us. - Oscar Wilde
It is to the prodigals...that the memory of their Father's house comes back. If the son had lived economically he would never have thought of returning. - Simone Weil
Having a child isn't a deal you strike with life. As I said: a child is a gift. And what remains after a child is gone is the memory of the years it was allowed to live. Not its death - Carsten Jensen
When you try to forget, you will never be able to do it. It will only create a stronger memory. You can’t erase an event or memory from your memory box or hippocampus. The memory will only get stronger. - Debasish Mridha
Memory has always been social. Now we’re using search engines and computers to augment our memories, too. - Clive Thompson
A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience. - Doug Larson
Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.
Memory says, I did that. Pride replies, I could not have done that. Eventually memory yields. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The books we read in childhood don't exist anymore; they sailed off with the wind, leaving bare skeletons behind. Whoever still has in him the memory and marrow of childhood should rewrite these books as he experienced them. - Bruno Schulz
When a memory dies, the truth takes its place. Losing a memory is more painful than losing an arm. Because memories cannot be amputated. In familiarity, we find a sense of security. When this security leaves, the unfamiliar remains. - P. Wish
Memoir is not an act of history but an act of memory, which is innately corrupt. - Mary Karr
And though, indeed, it only happened once, it’s gone on happening, the way unique and momentous things do, for ever and ever, as long as there’s a memory for them to happen in - Graham Swift
...landscape is a work of the mind. Its scenery is built up as much from strata of memory as from layers of rock. - simon schma
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