Memory Quotes

Memory and forgetfulness are as life and death to one another. To live is to remember and to remember is to live. To die is to forget and to forget is to die.

Samuel Butler

Memory is often the attribute of stupidity; it generally belongs to heavy spirits whom it makes even heavier by the baggage it loads them down with.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.

Marcus Porcius Cato

Who knows what true loneliness is -- not the conventional word, but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion. Now and then a fatal conjunction of events may lift the veil for an instant. For an instant only. No human being could bear a steady view of moral solitude without going mad.

Joseph Conrad

True poetry is a function of awakening. It awakens us, but it must retain the memory of previous dreams.

Gaston Bachelard

Nostalgia: A device that removes the ruts and potholes from memory lane.

Doug Larson

One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises that one makes.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.

James Howell

The loss of historical memory is restored in the very place where one has lost it.

Bishop Sebouh Chouldjian

Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory.

Emil Cioran

A nation's life is about as long as its reverential memory.

Whittaker Chambers

Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.

Oscar Wilde

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.

The Wonder Years

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.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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'm lucky that SFWA has such a short memory. I was always the Young Turk, the gadfly. Part of the New Wave, although I didn't fit in there either! I spent years, and two histories, putting the so-called Old Guard in their place, and now I'm one of them!

Brian Wilson Aldiss

There are three things I noticed about being thirty-three: Failing memory, hair loss and failing memory.

Derren Victor Brown

Ordinarily men exercise their memory much more than their judgment.

Napolon Bonaparte

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.

Franklin Pierce Adams

History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.

Malcom X

Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.

Joseph Conrad

Artthe meaning of the pattern of our common actions in reality. The cloth-of-gold that hides behind the sackcloth of reality, forced out by the pain of human memory.

Lawrence Durrell

Family life is full of major and minor crises -- the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce -- and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul.

Thomas Moore

We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.

Joyce Carol Oates

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