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Memory great quotes

Memory great quotes

Memory great quotes
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Memory great quotes, aphorisms, ideas, quotations, thoughts and opinions about memory, memories, remembrances, recolletions and the art of enjoying nice past events.

Yes, if a memory, thanks to forgetfulness, has been unable to contract any tie, to forge any link between itself and the present, if it has remained in its own place, of its own date, if it has kept its distance, its isolation in the hollow of a valley or on the peak of a mountain, it makes us suddenly breathe an air new to us just because it is an air we have formerly breathed, an air purer than that the poets have vainly called Paradisiacal, which offers that deep sense of renewal only because it has been breathed before, inasmuch as the true paradises are paradises we have lost.
Marcel Proust

Historical memory is fundamental for man, it serves to remind him that his journey through time is full of stupid nonsensical achievements and painful atrocious actions.
Carl William Brown

Recalling the past with the memories of one’s own memory in an attempt to make time flow backwards, bringing our loved ones back to life in one’s imagination, is a process, not without a certain pain, which helps us to get closer more quickly to the end of our days, at the end of our epochal duration.
Carl William Brown

Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.
Thomas Fuller

Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.
Oscar Wilde

The past, to remember it, is more beautiful than the present, like the future to imagine it. Why? For the present alone has its true form in the human conception; it is the only image of truth; and all truth is ugly.
Giacomo Leopardi

Memories keep us stay alive as they gently cuddle us along the squirming roads of our lives and even warn us sometimes of insidious pitfalls.
Erik Pevernagie

My mother when she was 18
My mother when she was 18

Memory is more indelible than ink.
Anita Loos

Recalling in our brain the memories of our past life with our loved ones, and above all with one’s mother, has the fundamental function of anesthetizing the pain of our present existence, that is, of trying to eradicate the tragic suffering of our current reality. It is a procedure that helps us deceive the linearity of time, making it more circular and affectionate, as well as more uncertain in its progression.
Carl William Brown

Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.
Corrie Ten Boom

The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table.

True paradises are paradises we have lost.
Marcel Proust

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
Friedrich Nietzsche

What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
Karl Lagerfeld

Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.
Kazuo Ishiguro

Do not think that people stand only on two legs! There is another invisible third leg that keeps them standing: Good memories of the past!
Mehmet Murat ildan

Memory can make a thing seem to have been much more than it was.
Marilynne Robinson

My mother with friends in 1952
My mother with friends in 1952

Some memories are realities and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.
Willa Cather

Happy memories are like lifesavers, keeping us buoyant amid stormy seas and changing times.
Rich DiSilvio

If the most valuable thing you have are memories, you have led a rich life.
Matshona Dhliwayo

We do not remember days, we remember moments.
Cesare Pavese

Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.
Oscar Wilde

A memory is a beautiful thing, it’s almost a desire that you miss.
Gustave Flaubert

Memory is a time capsule; it records the wounds inflicted upon human consciousness.
Kilroy J. Oldster

Memories are either the greatest poetry, when they are memories of a vital happiness, or a burning pain, when they touch dried wounds.
Ivan Goncharov

This is how memories are made… by going with the flow.
Amanda Bynes

Memories are powerful- whether filled with peace or turbulence.
Chaker Khazaal

Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.
Saul Bellow

Never underestimate the magic of a memory. A life full of great memories is a rich one.
Ellie Lieberman

My parents in 1984
My parents in 1984

Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.
Guy de Maupassant

Memory is a part of the present. It builds us up inside; it knits our bones to our muscles and keeps our hearts pumping. It is memory that reminds our bodies to work, and memory that reminds our spirits to work to: it keeps us who we are.
Gregory Maguire

Memories sustain us – they tell us who we are and to whom we’re connected.
You Yenn Teo

Memories are timeless treasures of the heart.

Memory is like plaster: peel it back and you just might find a completely different picture.
Jodi Picoult

Memory likes to play hide-and-seek, to crawl away. It tends to hold forth, to dress up, often needlessly. Memory contradicts itself; pedant that it is, it will have its way.
Günter Grass

Memory is like patches of sunlight in an overcast valley, shifting with the movement of the clouds. Now and then the light will fall on a particular point in time, illuminating it for a moment before the wind seals up the gap, and the world is in shadows again.
Tan Twan Eng

Memory is all we are. Moments and feelings, captured in amber, strung on filaments of reason. Take a man’s memories and you take all of him.
Mark Lawrence

The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.
Alek Wek

Memory is like a story washed by rain; a few erased moments, a few smudged, few unharmed.
Alka Dimri Saklani

Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
Bob Dylan

In memory everything seems to happen to music.
Tennessee Williams

The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way.

Memories are a form of simile: when we say something is ‘like’ we are remembering.
Graham Greene

My mother in 2015 at 82
My mother in 2015 at 82

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.
Lois Lowry

When my mother was still alive I was certainly happier than nowadays where I can only have memories of her love and a smile on a picture that makes me so sad!
Carl William Brown

Memory is like a cat. It comes and wraps itself around you when you least desire it, and the moment you seek it out, it disappears.
Melodie Winawer

Memories are truths we have chosen.
C.E. O’Grady

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
Kevin Arnold

Memory believes before knowing remembers.
William Faulkner

Memory is the scribe of the soul.

Memory is the binding foam of our mental life.
Abhijit Naskar

Memory is the space in which a thing happens for a second time.
Paul Auster

Memories are like bogies of the train, one pulls the other.
Alka Dimri Saklani

The past beats inside me like a second heart.
John Banville

Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing.
Jennifer Armentrout

Memory is a mirror that scandalously lies.
Julio Cortázar

The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.
Cesare Pavese

Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Every man’s memory is his private literature.
Aldous Huxley

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories.
Jeremy Irons

That’s the problem with memories: you can visit them, but you can’t live in them.
Shaun David Hutchinson

Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
Haruki Murakami

The only real treasure is in your head. Memories are better than diamonds and nobody can steal them from you.
Rodman Philbrick

To be continued … in the meanwhile I would recommend to read Marcel Proust: In Search Of Lost Time.

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