Memory Quotes

A man's memory is bound to be a distortion of his past in accordance with his present interests, and the most faithful autobiography is likely to mirror less what a man was than what he has become.

Fawn M. Brodie

The book is openly a kind of spiritual autobiography, but the trick is that on any other level it's a kind of insane collage of fragments of memory.

Jonathan Lethem

An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory.

Franklin P. Jones

I write journals and would recommend journal writing to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career. You learn a lot. You also remember a lot... and memory is important.

Judy Collins

Nostalgic memory is a sudden encounter with the thingness of the thing that has been forgotten, not the continuous desire for possessions, whether past, present, or future.

Marjorie B. Garber

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

E. Joseph Cossman

We think that both our genetic rodent model as well as a new learning and memory test we developed may provide valuable tools in the investigation of schizophrenia.

Dr. Robert Greene

Hunger steals the memory

Louise Erdrich

When I putt, my emotions collide like tectonic plates. It's left my memory circuits full of scars that won't heal

Mac O'Grady

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.

Arthur M. Schlesinger

For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of 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.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: the compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation.

Eckhart Tolle

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.

Donna Roberts

Memory is the thing you forget with.

Alexander Chase

You know what a camera is? A mirror with memory.

Unknown

She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes.

Frank Deford

Memory is the only afterlife I have ever believed in. But the forgetting inside us cannot be stopped. We are programmed to betray.

Michael Ignatieff

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.

Leonardo da Vinci

Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.

Curtis, George William

His nerve, his memory, and I can't remember the third thing

Lee Trevino

Every part of this country is sacred to my people. Every hillside, every valley, every plain and grove has been hallowed by some fond memory or some sad experience of my tribe. Even the rocks, which seem to lie dumb as they swelter in the sun along the silent shore in solemn grandeur thrill with memories of past events connected with the fate of my people, the very dust under your feet responds more lovingly to our footsteps than to yours, because it is the ashes of our ancestors, and our bare feet are conscious of the sympathetic touch, for the soil is rich with the life of our kindred.

Chief Seattle

It takes a good memory to keep up a lie.

Pierre Corneille

In plucking the fruit of memory one runs the risk of spoiling its bloom.

Joseph Conrad

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

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