Memory Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Memory

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All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.
~By Toni Morrison ~


Man is the only creature whose emotions are entangled with his memory.
~By Marjorie Holmes ~


As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two.
~By Norman Wisdom ~


So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
~By Helen Keller ~


Memory is a magnet. It will pull to it and hold only material nature has designed it to attract.
~By Jessamyn West ~


Memory is the personal journalism of the soul.
~By Richard Schickel ~


States. Of course, I'm speaking only from memory.
~By Edgar Wilson Nye ~


Saturday night is when my hair would be fixed up and that was my memory.
~By Jenifer Lewis ~


I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can.
~By Rita Mae Brown ~


Literature becomes the living memory of a nation.
~By Alexander Solzhenitsyn ~


Memory, in widow's weeds, with naked feet stands on a tombstone.
~By Aubrey de Vere ~


I didn't worry about it because I kind of felt I left a good message and memory with the people in terms of my work, and I always felt with a good record, I could always come back.
~By Tina Turner ~


Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
~By Andre Gide ~


Just this morning, out of a large memory for songs, and having been obsessed by them since childhood, suddenly, at the age of 84, I thought of a song I hadn't thought of in over 50 years. It came into my head unbidden.
~By Tom Glazer ~


I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint? It might be things, thoughts, a memory, sensations, which have nothing to do directly with painting itself. They can come from anything and anywhere.
~By Philip Guston ~


Music is essentially built upon primitive memory structures.
~By Morton Feldman ~


Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
~By William Gibson ~


A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
~By Anatole France ~


We know something of the history of the spread of Christianity, but much passed from recorded memory and much was transmitted by tradition whose accuracy has been repeatedly questioned.
~By Kenneth Scott Latourette ~


I wanted to have virtual memory, at least as it's coupled with file systems.
~By Ken Thompson ~


My children, as long as you live, the shadow of the Hiss Case will brush you. In every pair of eyes that rests on you, you will see pass, like a cloud passing behind a woods in winter, the memory of your father - dissembled in friendly eyes, lurking in unfriendly eyes.
~By Whittaker Chambers ~


My hunger and desperation, being an actor, an out of work actor - my memory of that is as fresh as an open wound.
~By Griffin Dunne ~


I shall go the way of the open sea, to the lands I knew before you came, and the cool ocean breezes shall blow from me the memory of your name.
~By Adela Florence Nicolson ~


In a memoir, I think, the contract implies a certain degree of truth. I think you have to be as true to your memory and your experience as you possibly can.
~By David Leavitt ~


Every man's memory is his private literature.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


I feel that the thing that probably aided me the most in that scene with the dog was the utilization and using an actual recreation, affective memory, if you want to call it, of pain.
~By Ray Walston ~


I cannot give a single concert at which I do not play one piece after the other in an agony of terror because my memory threatens to fail me. This fear torments me for days beforehand.
~By Clara Schumann ~


Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as our prince of peace, of civil rights. We owe him something major that will keep his memory alive.
~By Morgan Freeman ~


A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin.
~By George Herbert ~


A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.
~By William Morris ~


A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
~By Grandma Moses ~


People who think my books are autobiographical, which they're not, credit me with having a much better memory than I do. I do, however, have a powerful imagination.
~By Curtis Sittenfeld ~


I was helped by having a verbatim memory of what happened years ago, even if I can't remember what happened a couple of days ago.
~By James Herriot ~


I can still memory - taste the fresh buttermilk pancakes and hot buttermilk biscuits - both made with lard! - that were cooked on the top, or in the oven, of that ancient iron stove.
~By Vernon L. Smith ~


I had some vague memory of visiting Canberra as a lad, when we came up with my father by car. But when I made the long train journey from Sydney to Canberra and arrived at the little stop, I did wonder slightly whether this really was the national capital.
~By John Henry Carver ~


I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
~By Jorge Luis Borges ~


I been in the blues all my life. I'm still delivering 'cause I got a long memory.
~By Muddy Waters ~


We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory. Our senses are so many strings that are struck by surrounding objects and that also frequently strike themselves.
~By Denis Diderot ~


In the past 3-4 years I've developed a habit of keeping numerous small cassette recorders in my house and in a bag with me so that I'm able to commit to tape memory song ideas on a constant basis.
~By Dwight Yoakam ~


To be a character who feels a deep emotion, one must go into the memory's vault and mix in a sad memory from one's own life.
~By Albert Finney ~


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


My books are elegiac in the sense that they're odes to a nation that even I sometimes think may not exist anymore except in my memory and my imagination.
~By Richard Russo ~


The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
~By Milan Kundera ~


Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
~By Victor Hugo ~


I was myself brought up with my brother, whose name was Matthias, for he was my own brother, by both father and mother; and I made mighty proficiency in the improvements of my learning, and appeared to have both a great memory and understanding.
~By Flavius Josephus ~


Sweet is the memory of past troubles.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


I don't write down my experiences, but I have a very decent memory. I have tons of books in which I write down phrases as they occur to me. That's how I write songs. I'll need a line and I'll go through the books and find it, the right rhyme and everything.
~By Evan Dando ~


We as Americans and as humans have very selective hearing and very selective memory. We only hear what we want to hear and disregard the rest.
~By Frank Luntz ~


I've been very physical my whole life. I went out hiking and camping for days in the Australian forest, and when I trained at drama school for three years, we did a whole lot on stage-fighting techniques. And I was a dancer from 5 to 18, so I have a memory for choreography.
~By Yvonne Strahovski ~


Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.
~By Antoine Rivarol ~


That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.
~By Elie Wiesel ~


A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
~By Edward de Bono ~


Well, one of the things I discovered in the course of looking back and writing about what I saw in my memory is that I was a closely observant person long before I became a reporter.
~By Alma Guillermoprieto ~


Their memory's like a train: you can see it getting smaller as it pulls away And the things you can't remember Tell the things you can't forget that History puts a saint in every dream.
~By Tom Waits ~


Home is one's birthplace, ratified by memory.
~By Henry Anatole Grunwald ~


But the memory of war weighs undiminished upon the people's minds. That is because deeper than material wounds, moral wounds are smarting, inflicted by the so- called peace treaties.
~By Hjalmar Schacht ~


Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of an act never experienced.
~By Ned Rorem ~


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.
~By Judy Collins ~


I have an old brain but a terrific memory.
~By Al Lewis ~


Sometimes I get the start of a story from a memory, an anecdote, but that gets lost and is usually unrecognizable in the final story.
~By Alice Munro ~


Memory is the first casualty of middle age, if I remember correctly.
~By Candice Bergen ~


We never really had any kind of a Christmas. This is one part where my memory fails me completely.
~By Frank McCourt ~


The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician.
~By Louis Armstrong ~


The idea is that there is a kind of memory in nature. Each kind of thing has a collective memory. So, take a squirrel living in New York now. That squirrel is being influenced by all past squirrels.
~By Rupert Sheldrake ~


Men act like brutes in so far as the sequences of their perceptions arise through the principle of memory only, like those empirical physicians who have mere practice without theory.
~By Gottfried Leibniz ~


One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie.
~By Pierre Corneille ~


My entire learning process is slow, because I have no visual memory.
~By Georg Solti ~


Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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


Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.
~By Maurice Baring ~


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.
~By John Berger ~


I was never very good at exams, having a poor memory and finding the examination process rather artificial, and there never seemed to be enough time to follow up things that really interested me.
~By Paul Nurse ~


No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not let them forget indefinitely.
~By Henry Cantwell Wallace ~


Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


The memory management on the PowerPC can be used to frighten small children.
~By Linus Torvalds ~


I was trying to figure out what a memory feels like.
~By Charlie Kaufman ~


How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, When memory plays an old tune on the heart.
~By Eliza Cook ~


I still went to church regularly every Sunday; that is we all went there together. I reverenced the family pew where we had assembled for so many years; and apart from that reason I hold it dear because it is associated in my memory with my mother.
~By Pierre Loti ~


Of what use is the memory of facts, if not to serve as an example of good or of evil?
~By Alfred de Vigny ~


A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
~By Doug Larson ~


You dont have to hold on to the pain, to hold on to the memory.
~By Janet Jackson ~


Memory is man's greatest friend and worst enemy.
~By Gilbert Parker ~


Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.
~By Alice Meynell ~


The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion.
~By Elizabeth Cady Stanton ~


You get a letter from her agency embracing you into the family that says, 'It is our goal now to help you achieve your dream of being a songwriter, in John's memory.'
~By Arthur Godfrey ~


Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
~By Alexander Solzhenitsyn ~


Someone knocks at the door of an apartment to borrow salt or sugar, people run into each other in the elevator, and in this way become inscribed in the spectator's memory.
~By Krzysztof Kieslowski ~


I have to tell everyone that when I finish a film and it goes out and is released, I never look at my films again. I don't like looking back. I don't even like talking about 'em! So I'm really digging back in my memory because I don't like to sit and look at my films again.
~By Jim Jarmusch ~


But I believe above all that I wanted to build the palace of my memory, because my memory is my only homeland.
~By Anselm Kiefer ~


There's a preoccupation with memory and the operation of memory and a rather rapacious interest in history.
~By Penelope Lively ~


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


The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
~By P. D. James ~


There are so many things that poetry is about, one of which is memory.
~By Peter Davison ~


I have no memory for what happens in what books. I don't know when I might remember a scene, but beats me what book it's in because there are 14 of them now.
~By Donna Leon ~


Perhaps, to the uninformed, it may appear unaccountable that a man should be able to retain in his memory such a variety of learning; but the close alliance with each other, of the different branches of science, will explain the difficulty.
~By Marcus V. Pollio ~


Fond memory brings the light of other days around me.
~By Thomas More ~

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