Memory Quotes

Memory feeds a culture, nourishes hope and makes a human, human.
Elie Wiesel
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
Rita Mae Brown

Author unknown - nothing improves the memory more than trying to...
Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.
Maurice Baring
Leonardo da vinci - whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not...
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, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.
Pierce Harris
Do not trust your memory it is a net full of holes the most beautiful prizes slip through it.
Georges Duhamel
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.
Daphne DuMaurier, Rebecca
Sandra - as with most fine things, chocolate has its...
Many complain of their memory, few of their judgment.
Benjamin Franklin
God gave us memory that we might have roses in December.
James M. Barrie
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
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
James Branch Cabell
I think it is all a matter of love the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
Vladimir Nabokov
Your body is just the place your memory calls home.
Deepak Chopra, Quantum Healing
When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
Maurice Maeterlinck, Wisdom and Destiny, 1898
One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The stream of thought flows on; but most of its segments fall into the bottomless abyss of oblivion. Of some, no memory survives the instant of their passage. Of others, it is confined to a few moments, hours or days. Others, again, leave vestiges which are indestructible, and by means of which they may be recalled as long as life endures.
William James
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 is not so brilliant as hope, but it is more beautiful, and a thousand times as true.
George Dennison Prentice
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth Galbraith
All writers - All people - Have their stores of private and family legends which lie like a collection of half - Forgotten, often violent toys on the floor of memory.
Sir V Pritchett
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
Antoine De Saint - Exupery
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Leonardo da Vinci
I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous - - A crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, control youth, and delights old age.
Firmianus Lactantius
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Michel de Montaigne
Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits, values, expectations, dreams. The dialectic between past and future will continue to form our lives.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
Rotarian
Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose - Garden. My words echo Thus, in your mind.
T. S. Eliot
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Albert Schweitze
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
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
Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory; Odors, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The palest ink is better than the best memory.
Chinese Prove
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, Pro Publio Sestio
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Ingrid Bergman
Like one Who having into truth, by telling of it, Made such a sinner of his memory, To credit his own lie.
William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 2