Memory Quotes

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.


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

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

Joseph Conrad

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

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