Memory Quotes

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
There are three side effects of acid. Enchanced long term memory, decreased short term memory, and I forget the third.
Timothy Leary

Anna mary robertson moses - a strange thing is memory, and hope one looks...
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
Friedrich nietzsche - one must have a good memory to be able to keep...
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Albert Schweitze

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
Own only what you can carry with you know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
For the memory of love is sweet, though the love itself were in vain. And what I have lost of pleasure, assuage what I find of pain.
Lyste
Michel de montaigne - he who has not a good memory should never take...
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
We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.
Georges Duhamel
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
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
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Michel de Montaigne
As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape.
John Lancaster Spalding
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
James Branch Cabell
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
He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
Michel de Montaigne
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
Antonio Porchia
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Leonardo da Vinci
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
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Aeschylus
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.
Richard Whately
Do not trust your memory it is a net full of holes the most beautiful prizes slip through it.
Georges Duhamel
A memory is a photograph taken by the heart to make a special moment last forever.
Unknown
No man has a good enough memory to be a sucessful liar.
Abrahm Lincoln
Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.
Elbert Hubbard
Your body is just the place your memory calls home.
Deepak Chopra, Quantum Healing
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
God gave us memory that we might have roses in December.
James M. Barrie
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
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
J. M. Barrie, British Playwright
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality.... The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.
George Santayana
Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
Martin Tuppe
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
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
Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but memory.
Leonardo da Vinci
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