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100+ Memory Quotes And Sayings

Memory is a particular act of recall or recollection. Memory also refers to an image or impression of one that is remembered. Memory defines the time within which past events can be or are remembered. Every memory is special. Our actions are the reflection of our memories. This is a collection of 100+ Memory quotes and sayings.


Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us. - Oscar Wilde
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. - Albert Schweitzer
Memory is the fourth dimension to any landscape. - Janet Fitch
Time moves in one direction, memory in another. - William Gibson
Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin. - Barbara Kingsolver
Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant. - Victor Hugo
Memory is the mother of all wisdom. - Aeschylus
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. - Albert Schweitzer
Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire. - John Dewey
Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events. - Albert Einstein
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. - Steven Wright
The true art of memory is the art of attention. - Samuel Johnson
Literature becomes the living memory of a nation. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen. - Edward de Bono
It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time. - Barbara Kingsolver
History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul. - Lord Acton
Every man's memory is his private literature. - Aldous Huxley
Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
In memory everything seems to happen to music. - Tennessee Williams
A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature. - John Henry Newman
It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory. - Quintilian
Memory is man's greatest friend and worst enemy. - Gilbert Parker
You don't have to hold onto the pain to hold onto the memory. - Janet Jackson
A generation without history is a generation that not only loses a nation's memory but loses a sense of what it's like to be inside a human skin. - Simon Schama
As you get older, you worry about your memory. - Ronnie Corbett
Memory is more indelible than ink. - Anita Loos
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. - E. Joseph Cossman
The circus leaves a sweet memory. - Fernando Botero
Memory always obeys the commands of the heart. - Antoine Rivarol
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. - Lewis Carroll
Memory is a magnet. It will pull to it and hold only material nature has designed it to attract. - Jessamyn West
Observation is an old man's memory. - Jonathan Swift
It takes good memory to keep up a lie. - Pierre Corneille
Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one. - Baltasar Gracian
The function of memory is not only to preserve, but also to throw away. - Umberto Eco
History is information. Memory is part of your identity. - David Miliband
Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory, he should never venture to lie. - Michel de Montaigne
A memory is a beautiful thing, it's almost a desire that you miss. - Gustave Flaubert
Forget: Refuse to dwell; let go and loosen one's hold, particularly on memory. To forget is an active - not passive - endeavor. - Clarissa Pinkola Estes
One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie. - Pierre Corneille
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory. - Richard Whately
Memory is the first casualty of middle age, if I remember correctly. - Candice Bergen
Love and memory last and will so endure till the game is called because of darkness. - Gene Fowler
The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor. - James Howell
Sweet is the memory of past troubles. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
History takes time. History makes memory. - Gertrude Stein
Memory is a way of telling you what's important to you. - Salman Rushdie
Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory. - Emile M. Cioran
Tell the truth because then you don't have to have a good memory. - Jesse Ventura
The industry's memory is quite short, it's true. - Diane Lane
Invention and memory are so close together in the place they occupy in my brain. - Jennifer Egan
You can't trust your memory. You change it to suit yourself. - Sydney Pollack
The sleeplessness is proven; it eradicates your memory. - Gaby Hoffmann
The memory loss made me jittery at times. - Terry Bradshaw
Holes in the memory. You grab on to some things, others have completely disappeared. - Paul Auster
Memory runs by its own itinerary, departing and arriving at stations of the past on its own schedule. - Steve Erickson
If you don't get a good night's sleep, the events of the day are not properly encoded in memory. - Daniel Levitin
Memory is a powerful thing for a writer. - Bobbie Ann Mason
I have a very bad memory. I can't remember my own life very well. - Ethan Canin
If we lose our culture, we lose our memory. - Robert Wilson
Memory isn't a theme; it's part of the human condition. - Hilary Mantel
Our memory and the movies keep movie stars alive for us, and Tony Curtis is still a star. - Nicolas Roeg
'Mnemonic' is a play about memory. - Simon McBurney
For memory, we use our imagination. - John Banville
Time, memory, loss and love are my main artistic concerns, but time, among all of them, becomes the determinant. - Sally Mann
The very idea of carrying my memory into eternity devastated me, and I took refuge in atheism. - Taylor Caldwell
He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts. - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Selective memory is surely one of nature's most effective ways of ensuring the survival of our species. - Nigel Hamilton
Memory is a fiction we tell ourselves: just a piece of the truth. - Chelsea Cain
One of the strangest aspects of living with certain kinds of memory loss is knowing that the forgetting is happening. - Floyd Skloot
We can invent only with memory. - Alphonse Karr
There are so many things that poetry is about, one of which is memory. - Peter Davison
Memory narrativises itself. - Aleksandar Hemon
I have a photographic memory for numbers. - Jim Irsay
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. - Antonio Porchia
Memory is funny. Once you hit a vein the problem is not how to remember but how to control the flow. - Tobias Wolff
You know, as you get older, the first thing you lose is memory. It seems to be happening with me. - Bernhard Langer
No man surely has so short a memory as the American. - Rebecca Harding Davis
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age. - Lactantius
A nation's life is about as long as its reverential memory. - Whittaker Chambers
Memory is the thing you forget with. - Alexander Chase
The town was paper, but the memories were not.
The past beats inside me like a second heart. - John Banville
Humans, not places, make memories. - Ama Ata Aidoo
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it. - L.M. Montgomery
Memories are bullets. Some whiz by and only spook you. Others tear you open and leave you in pieces. - Richard Kadrey
Remembering is easy. It's forgetting that's hard. - Brodi Ashton
Sharing tales of those we've lost is how we keep from really losing them.
Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing. - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Experience had taught me that even the most precious memories fade with the passage of time. - Nicholas Sparks
Sometimes a perfect memory can be ruined if put to words. - Nova Ren Suma
Sometimes, remembering hurts too much. - Jess Rothenberg
Our most beloved friend and the most hated enemy is our memory.
Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door. - Saul Bellow
When it comes to memories, the good and the bad never balance. - Jodi Picoult
What you remember saves you. - W.S. Merwin
There are memories I am better off without. Things better lost forever. - S.J. Watson
Our spirit is mightier than the filth of our memories. - Melina Marchetta
It’s not easy remembering the good times.
Memory is the sense of loss, and loss pulls us after it.
Memories fade but words hang around forever.
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