Memory Quotes

You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know.

Rene Daumal

All drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem. Theyre no good at all. But Im not going to go around preaching against [them].

Kurt Donald Cobain

Travel gives a character of experience to our knowledge, and brings the figures on the tablet of memory into strong relief

Henry Tuckerman

All of us can be influenced through psychological techniques. For example, if I say dont think of a black cat what do you do? You think of a black cat because the command think of a black cat was there in the sentence. Techniques like this can be used to influence peoples thoughts, behaviour, even their memory.

Derren Victor Brown

One of the techniques that I use to imitate psychic phenomena is photographic memory.

Derren Victor Brown

Ah, we fondly cherish Faded things That had better perish. Memory clings To each leaf it saves. Chilly winds are blowing. It will soon be snowing On our graves.

John Henry Boner

I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory.

Andr Breton

Waterloo will wipe out the memory of my forty victories; but that which nothing can wipe out is my Civil Code. That will live forever.

Napoleon Bonaparte

O harmony! thou tenderest nurse of pain, If that thy note's sweet magic e'er can heal Griefs which the patient spirit oft may feel, Oh! let me listen to thy songs again; Till memory her fairest tints shall bring; Hope wake with brighter eye, and listening seem With smiles to think on some delightful dream.

William Lisle Bowles

To have even known such a man as he was is an inestimable boon. To have been with him for so long as a child, to have known so intimately the man who above all others has understood childhood, is indeed a memory on which to look back with thanksgiving and with tears.

Isa Bowman

It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.

Barbara Kingsolver

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.

Michel de Montaigne

Memory is the primary and fundamental power, without which there could be no other intellectual operation.

Samuel Johnson

Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.

Georges Duhamel

Memory is a paradise out of which fate cannot drive us.

Alexandre Dumas fils

No canvas absorbs color like memory.

Robert Aris Willmott

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

True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.

James Russell Lowell

Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.

Henri Cartier Bresson

Everyone has a photographic memory, but not everyone has film.

Unknown

A photograph is like the recipe - a memory the finished dish.

Carrie Latet

Computers can now keep a man's every transgression recorded in a permanent memory bank, duplicating with complex programming and intricate wiring a feat his wife handles quite well without fuss or fanfare

Lane Olinghouse

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some men's memory is like a box where a man should mingle his jewels with his old shoes.

George Savile

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