Memory Quotes

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory

Joseph Conrad

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.

Conrad Joseph

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.

Sir Thomas Beecham

Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire.

John Dewey

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

The Lord's Prayer may be committed to memory quickly, but it is slowly learnt by heart.

Frederick Denison Maurice

Language is memory and metaphor

Storm Jameson

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each of you be alone, Even as the strings of the lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hands of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

Kahlil Gibran

Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheeplike passivity, and sets us at noting and contriving.

John Dewey

Home is one's birthplace, ratified by memory.

Henry Anatole Grunwald

Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self esteem.

Kurt Cobain

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.

Josh Billings

Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.

Pierce Harris

Memory itself is an internal rumour.

George Santayana

The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.

Samuel Johnson

I'm always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.

Diane Sawyer

A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.

Edward de Bono

Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.

Barbara Kingsolver

Memory feeds imagination.

Amy Tan

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

Aeschylus

Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going.

Tennessee Williams

In memory everything seems to happen to music.

Tennessee Williams

Memory breeds in me strange loneliness.

William Herbert Carruth

The memory of past favors is like a rainbow, bright, vivid, and beautiful; but it soon fades away. The in memory of injuries is engraved on the heart, and remains forever.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton

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