Memory Quotes

When a man or woman loves to brood over a sorrow and takes care to keep it green in their memory, you may be sure it is no longer a pain to them.
Jerome K. Jerome
We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.
Georges Duhamel

Richard whately - curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as...
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
William james - the stream of thought flows on but most of its...
Memory feeds a culture, nourishes hope and makes a human, human.
Elie Wiesel

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
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Memory feeds imagination.
Amy Tan
Maurice maeterlinck, wisdom and destiny, 1898 - when we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are...
He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Do not trust your memory it is a net full of holes the most beautiful prizes slip through it.
Georges Duhamel
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
Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
Martin Tuppe
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
God gave us memory that we might have roses in December.
James M. Barrie
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 seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language.
Henry David Thoreau
There is no monument dedicated to the memory of a committee.
Lester J. Pourciau
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Ingrid Bergman
The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. ... The new president and his first lady.
Richard Milhous Nixon
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
One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
Rita Mae Brown
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
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.
Ethel Barrymore
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
Antonio Porchia
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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
The palest ink is better than the best memory.
Chinese Prove
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Michel de Montaigne
Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.
Elbert Hubbard
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
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.
Bill Beattie
April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory out of desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in a forgetful snow, feedingA little life with dried tubers.
T. S. Eliot
Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but memory.
Leonardo da Vinci
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Leonardo da Vinci
Each happiness of yesterday is a memory for tomorrow.
George W. Douglas
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 sill. 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, O Magazine, October 2002