Memory Quotes

Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.

Thomas Fuller

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.

Leonardo da Vinci

The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.

Aldo Gucci

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.

P.D. James

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

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.

Antonio Porchia

Remembering is an act of resurrection, each repetition a vital layer of mourning, in memory of those we are sure to meet again.

Nancy Cobb

The heart hath its own memory, like the mind. And in it are enshrined the precious keepsakes, into which is wrought the giver's loving thought.

H.W. Longfellow

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-Exupéry

The fancy is indeed no other than a mode of memory emancipated from the order of time and space.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Past and future exist only in our memory. The present moment, though, is outside of time, its Eternity. In India, they use the word karma, for lack of any better term. It isnt what you did in the past that will affect the present. Its what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.

Paulo Coelho

Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform has no gratitude, no prudence, no husbandry. The Conservative.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any kind of discourse which has a flavour of the British ruling class, so powerful is ancestral memory, must be strenuously avoided.

Anthony Burgess

Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.

Wendell Berry

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

The camera relieves us of the burden of memory. It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. Yet no other god has been so cynical, for the camera records in order to forget.

John Berger

Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.

Denis Diderot

I ... allowed my memory to journey back to the days when I was a boy of ten, full of health and optimism, when my wonder at the great game of living had yet to give way to disillusionment at its shabbiness.

Ruskin Bond

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

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today

E. Joseph Cossman

We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory. Our senses are so many strings that are struck by surrounding objects and that also frequently strike themselves.

Denis Diderot

Anticipation of movement, through muscular innervation and memory, by its retention of nerve impulse images, extend the present to the limit of a second or so.

John Desmond Bernal

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