Memory Quotes

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

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

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

Whittaker Chambers

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
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