Memories quotes

  • Television in the 1960s & 70s had just as much dross and the programmes were a lot more tediously patronising than they are now. Memory truncates occasional gems into a glittering skein of brilliance. More television, more channels means more good television and, of course, more bad. The same equation applies to publishing, film and, I expect, sumo wrestling.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Memories #Mean #Wrestling

  • You count on it, you rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then, just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.
    -- A. Bartlett Giamatti

    #Baseball #Memories #Twilight

  • Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Morning #Memories #Skins

  • On the rare occasions when I spend a night in Oxford, the keeping of the hours by the clock towers in New College, and Merton, and the great booming of Tom tolling 101 times at 9 pm at Christ Church are inextricably interwoven with memories and regrets and lost joys. The sound almost sends me mad, so intense are the feelings it evokes.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Regret #Memories #Night

  • I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person.
    -- Aaliyah

    #Memories #People #Want

  • It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone.
    -- Aaliyah

    #Memories #Long #Legacy

  • What is the subject matter of this apparently very personal world? It has been suggested that these shapes and images are underworld characters, the inhabitants of the vast common realm of memories that have gone down below the level of conscious control. It may be they are. The degree of emotional involvement and the amount of free association with the material being photographed would point in that direction.
    -- Aaron Siskind

    #Photography #Memories #Character

  • We have inherited a great music. This music is a holdover. It comes with us like the skin, the texture of our hair. It's our memory banks.
    -- Abbey Lincoln

    #Memories #Hair #Skins

  • This is the most precious gift anyone has ever received. You gave me back a memory that I will cherish forever. You gave me something from my grandma I didn't know I had. And you kept it and it lef you back to mme. It gave me you'' I felt a wetness in my eyes and I blinked confused from the strange sensation. A small trickle of water rand down my cheek. I stared into the darkness as I held Pagan in my arms in amazement Death had just shed a tear.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Memories #Confused #Grandma

  • Blaire, This was my grandmother’s. My father’s mother. She came to visit me before she passed away. I have fond memories of her visits and when she passed on she left this ring to me. In her will I was told to give it to the woman who completes me. She said it was given to her by my grandfather who passed away when my dad was just a baby but that she’d never loved another the way she’d loved him. He was her heart. You are mine. This is your something old. I love you, Rush
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Mother #Baby #Memories

  • We had our thing. It is a really good memory but now we're older. Things change.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Memories #Things Change #Good Memories

  • I want to have the memories of my time with you to keep me warm.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Memories #Want

  • Last night I'd made love to a woman for the first and last time. It had been amazing and I had a memory that would shape the rest of my life.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Memories #Night #Shapes

  • Growing up in Poland, I didn't have the experience of going to Disneyland as a child, so I don't have any childhood memories connected to it, good or bad.
    -- Abel Korzeniowski

    #Children #Growing Up #Memories

  • Sixty years after the end of the war, the time has come to make this information available. With the number of survivors and witnesses diminishing by the day, and the reality that the Holocaust is fading into the pages of history and memory, we should not have to wait any longer.
    -- Abraham Foxman

    #Memories #War #Reality

  • I never encourage deceit, and falsehood, especially if you have got a bad memory, is the worst enemy a fellow can have. The fact is truth is your truest friend, no matter what the circumstances are.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Memories #Lying #Enemy

  • No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Honesty #Memories #Liars

  • We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Life #Friendship #Memories

  • I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Memories #Father #Pride

  • It was all I had, all I've ever had, the only currency, the only proof that I was alive. Memory.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Memories #Stories #Alive

  • A land without ruins is a land without memories - a land without memories is a land without history.
    -- Abram Joseph Ryan

    #Memories #Land #History

  • I don't know anyone who's going to see Grind 22 times in the theater. My mom. Some kid who has short-term memory loss and forgot that he's seen it.
    -- Adam Brody

    #Mom #Memories #Kids

  • Anything that triggers good memories can't be all bad.
    -- Adam West

    #Inspirational #Memories #Good Memories

  • Love changes us and helps us move forward in life. It often helps us become the people we've always wanted to be and move away from the people we were. Love transforms us in the best of ways, allowing us only to look back on a memory of our former self.
    -- Adam Wilde

    #Memories #Moving #Romantic Love

  • Time takes life away and gives us memory, gold with flame, black with embers.
    -- Adam Zagajewski

    #Memories #Flames #Giving

  • 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.
    -- Adela Florence Nicolson

    #Love #Memories #Ocean

  • I remember vividly one distinct memory of arriving in Hong Kong and being the only blonde haired girl in this sea of international students, and thinking, 'Oh, my God. There's no hiding here.
    -- Adelaide Clemens

    #Girl #Memories #Thinking

  • Regrets and Mistakes, they're Memories made
    -- Adele

    #Memories #Regret #Mistake

  • In my hometown memories are fresh.
    -- Adele

    #Memories #Hometown

  • Comforters for our todays / Guardians of memories / Keeping our youth and yesterdays alive / Comrades with one history.
    -- Adele Faber

    #Memories #Yesterday #Alive

  • Memory only becomes interesting through its struggle with forgetfulness.
    -- Adrian Forty

    #Memories #Struggle #Interesting

  • The weakest ink is better than the best memory. Study with pen in hand.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Memories #Hands #Ink

  • People have often told me that one of their strongest childhood memories is the scent of their grandmother's house. I never knew my grandmothers, but I could always count of the Bookmobile.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Memories #Grandmother #People

  • Layer upon layer, Italy's storied past unfolds in Robert Kaster's captivating journey along the venerable Queen of Roads. I cannot imagine a more perfect guide to such a rich trove of ancient and modern memories. Illuminating, erudite, entertaining, and evocative.
    -- Adrienne Mayor

    #Queens #Memories #Past

  • Gaiety is forgetfulness of the self, melancholy is memory of the self: in that state the soul feels all the power of its roots, nothing distracts it from its profound homeland and the look that it casts upon the outer world is gently dismayed.
    -- Adrienne Monnier

    #Memories #Roots #Self

  • Whatever is unnamed, undepicted in images, whatever is omitted from biography, censored in collections of letters, whatever is misnamed as something else, made difficult-to-come-by, whatever is buried in the memory by the collapse of meaning under an inadequate or lying language - this will become, not merely unspoken, but unspeakable.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Memories #Lying #Letters

  • To write as if your life depended on it; to write across the chalkboard, putting up there in public the words you have dredged; sieved up in dreams, from behind screen memories, out of silence-- words you have dreaded and needed in order to know you exist.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Dream #Memories #Writing

  • The danger lies in forgetting what we had. The flow between generations becomes a trickle, grandchildren tape-recording grandparents' memories on special occasions perhaps-no casual storytelling jogged by daily life, there being no shared daily life what with migrations, exiles, diasporas, rendings, the search for work. Or there is a shared daily life riddled with holes of silence.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Memories #Lying #Grandchildren

  • Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Fake People #Memories #Real

  • When the landscape buckles and jerks around, when a dust column of debris rises from the collapse of a block of buildings on bodies that could have been your own, when the staves of history fall awry and the barrel of time bursts apart, some turn to prayer, some to poetry: words in the memory, a stained book carried close to the body, the notebook scribbled by hand--a center of gravity.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Notebook #Memories #Prayer

  • There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Missing You #Pain #Memories

  • Chorus: Zeus, who guided men to think who laid it down that wisdom comes alone through suffering. Still there drips in sleep against the heart grief of memory; against our pleasure we are temperate.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Memories #Grief #Heart

  • The first lady in my life, but now you're gone, I learned through the years to keep carrying on. Your picture brings me tears and memories, The way things could be...and they should be, but they're not.
    -- Afrika Baby Bam

    #Memories #Rap #Years

  • If I have done any deed worthy of remembrance, that deed will be my monument. If not, no monument can preserve my memory.
    -- Agesilaus II

    #Memories #Remembrance #Legacy

  • I would like my work to be recognized as being in the classical tradition (Coptic, Egyptian, Greek, Chinese), as representing the Ideal in the mind. Classical art cannot possibly be eclectic. One must see the ideal in one's own mind. It is like a memory - an awareness -of perfection.
    -- Agnes Martin

    #Art #Memories #Perfection

  • I miss my Dad. My Dad loved cheesy monster movies, so we'd have Godzilla movie marathons. Those are some of my favorite memories, laughing at how the monster outfits were so bad, like black garbage bags for heads.
    -- Ahmet Zappa

    #Loyalty #Memories #Dad

  • We move so fast that memory is something we can only grasp
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Memories #Moving

  • Please leave me something...even one memory would be enough.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Memories #Would Be #Enough

  • When dawn comes, that memory gradually distances...Tonight, I will bring it to sleep with me, so that will not be taken away by the waves of the night...
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Memories #Distance #Taken

  • We love the old saints, missionaries, martyrs, and reformers. Our Luthers, Bunyans, Wesleys and Asburys, etc... We will write their biographies, reverence their memories, frame their epitaphs, and build their monuments. We will do anything except imitate them. We cherish the last drop of their blood, but watch carefully over the first drop of our own.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Memories #Writing #Blood

  • Read yourself, not books. Truth isn't outside, that's only memory, not wisdom. Memory without wisdom is like an empty thermos bottle - if you don't fill it, it's useless.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Memories #Book #Bottles

  • A new day is here. Yesterday is a memory. Tomorrow is unknown. Now is the knowing.
    -- Ajahn Sumedho

    #Memories #Yesterday #Knowing

  • The loneliness is when you pick up and move, even if you are not originally from that place, and you have some memories that you want to embrace. Having a life in transit, I feel like you are always looking out the back window.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Memories #Loneliness #Moving

  • We don't have any bad memories of the people of the United States.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #Memories #People #United States

  • The little babies are missing their families from their past lives.  The babies have old souls and the old souls have to shrink to become little babies.  The tears loosen their memories so they can slide away.  They cry at the life they have lost, and then they cry at everything they'll forget.
    -- Akhil Sharma

    #Baby #Memories #Past

  • It is the power of memory that gives rise to the power of imagination.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Memories #Giving #Imagination

  • Tasting a dish should be memorable If nothing remains in the memory of a single guest, then I have made a mistake.
    -- Alain Ducasse

    #Memories #Mistake #Memorable

  • Memory belongs to the imagination.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Memories #Imagination

  • It may be said that his wit shines at the expense of his memory.
    -- Alain-Rene Lesage

    #Memories #Shining #May

  • On peut dire que son esprit brille aux dépens de sa mémoire (One may say that his wit shines by the help of his memory).
    -- Alain-Rene Lesage

    #Memories #Son #Shining

  • Memories are not shackles, Franklin, they are garlands.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Memories #Franklin #Garlands

  • Those who have known the famous are publicly debriefed of their memories, knowing as their own dusk falls that they will only be remembered for remembering someone else.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Memories #Fall #Knowing

  • Past dreams of bliss our lives contain, And slight the chords that still retain A heart estranged to joys again, To scenes by memory's silver chain Close-linked, and ever yet apart, That like the vine, whose tendrils young Around some fostering branch have clung, Grown with its growth, as tho' it sprung From one united heart.
    -- Alan Cooper

    #Dream #Memories #Heart

  • Because computers have memories, we imagine that they must be something like our human memories, but that is simply not true. Computer memories work in a manner alien to human memories. My memory lets me recognize the faces of my friends, whereas my own computer never even recognizes me. My computer's memory stores a million phone numbers with perfect accuracy, but I have to stop and think to recall my own.
    -- Alan Cooper

    #Memories #Thinking #Numbers

  • Continents of memory had been lost.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Memories #Lost #Continents

  • I've just got an exceptional memory, if I say so myself.
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Memories #Exceptional

  • If my happiness at this moment consists largely in reviewing happy memories and expectations, I am but dimly aware of this present. I shall still be dimly aware of the present when the good things that I have been expecting come to pass. For I shall have formed a habit of looking behind and ahead, making it difficult for me to attend to the here and now. If, then , my awareness of the past and future makes me less aware of the present, I must begin to wonder whether I am actually living in the real world.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Buddhist #Memories #Real

  • What part of our history's reinvented and under rug swept? What part of your memory is selective and tends to forget?
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Memories #Unanswered Questions #Forget

  • To see something marvelous with your own eyes-that's wonderful enough. But when two of you see it, two of you together, holding hands, holding each other close, knowing that you'll both have that memory for the rest of your lives, but that each of you will only ever hold only have an incomplete half of it, and that it won't ever really exist as a whole until you're together, talking or thinking about that moment ...that's worth more than one plus one. It's worth four, or eight, or some number so large we can't even imagine it.
    -- Alastair Reynolds

    #Memories #Eye #Thinking

  • Victory loses its meaning without the memory of what you've vanquished.
    -- Alastair Reynolds

    #Memories #Victory

  • Thus, in a middle course between these heights and depths, they drifted through life rather than lived, the prey of aimless days and sterile memories, like wandering shadows that could have acquired substance only by consenting to root themselves in the solid earth of their distress.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Memories #Roots #Shadow

  • I was assailed by memories of a life that wasn't mine anymore, but one in which I'd found the simplest and most lasting joys.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Memories #Joy #Found

  • I would like to be able to breathe— to be able to love her by memory or fidelity. But my heart aches. I love you continuously, intensely.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Memories #Love You #Heart

  • What, then, is that incalculable feeling that deprives the mind of the sleep necessary to life? A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Memories #Divorce #Home

  • I understood, by dint of digging into my memories, that modesty helped me to shine, humility helped me to triumph and virtue to oppress.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Memories #Humility #Shining

  • So all a man could win in the conflict between plague and life was knowledge and memories.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Memories #Winning #Men

  • Some other memories of the funeral have stuck in my mind. The old boy’s face, for instance, when he caught up with us for the last time, just outside the village. His eyes were streaming with tears, of exhaustion or distress, or both together. But because of the wrinkles they couldn’t flow down. They spread out, crisscrossed, and formed a smooth gloss on the old, worn face.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Memories #Eye #Boys

  • I never commit to memory anything that can easily be looked up in a book
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Memories #Book #Commit

  • 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.
    -- Albert Finney

    #Memories #Character #Theatre

  • Soon or late, every dog's master's memory becomes a graveyard; peopled by wistful little furry ghosts that creep back unbidden, at times, to a semblance of their olden lives.
    -- Albert Payson Terhune

    #Dog #Memories #Animal

  • Let us drink together, fellows, as we did in days of yore. And still enjoy the golden hours that Fortune has in store; The absent friends remembered be, in all that’s sung or said, And Love immortal consecrate the memory of the dead.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Memories #Together #And Love

  • If the Soul sees, after death , what passes on this earth , and watches over the welfare of those it loves, then must its greatest happiness consist in seeing the current of its beneficent influences widening out from age to age, as rivulets widen into rivers, and aiding to shape the destinies of individuals, families, States, the World; and its bitterest punishment, in seeing its evil influences causing mischief and misery , and cursing and afflicting men, long after the frame it dwelt in has become dust, and when both name and memory are forgotten.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Memories #Destiny #Men

  • All the art of the past rises up before me, the art of all ages and all civilizations, everything becomes simultaneous, as if space had replaced time. Memories of works of art blend with affective memories, with my work, with my whole life.
    -- Alberto Giacometti

    #Art #Memories #Past

  • To use the image of Che Guevara to sell vodka is a slur on his name and memory. He never drank himself, he was not a drunk, and drink should not be associated with his immortal memory... As a supporter of the ideals for which Che Guevara died, I am not averse to its reproduction by those who wish to propagate his memory and the cause of social justice throughout the world.
    -- Alberto Korda

    #Memories #Names #Drunk

  • I know that something dies when i give up my books, and that my memory keeps going back to them with mournful nostalgia.
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Giving Up #Memories #Book

  • Growing up is never straight forward. There are moments when everything is fine, and other moments where you realize that there are certain memories that you'll never get back, and certain people that are going to change, and the hardest part is knowing that there's nothing you can do except watch them.
    -- Alden Nowlan

    #Memories #Growing Up #Knowing

  • The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.
    -- Aldo Gucci

    #Inspiring #Memories #Business

  • One can say that the city itself is the collective memory of its people, and like memory it is associated with objects and places. The city is the locus of the collective memory.
    -- Aldo Rossi

    #Memories #Cities #People

  • Every man's memory is his private literature.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Memories #Men #Literature

  • The snapshots had become almost as dim as memories.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Memories #Book #Snapshots

  • God isn't the son of Memory; He's the son of Immediate Experience. You can't worship a spirit in spirit, unless you do it now. Wallowing in the past may be good literature. As wisdom, it's hopeless. Time Regained is Paradise Lost, and Time Lost is Paradise Regained. Let the dead bury their dead. If you want to live at every moment as it presents itself, you've got to die to every other moment.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Memories #Son #Past

  • Watching my daughter sort of live in this world where a photograph is not something to keep a memory. It's something to just speak with. It's language.
    -- Alec Soth

    #Daughter #Memories #World

  • I was going to be a memory when I grew up.
    -- Alejandro Zambra

    #Memories #Grew Up #Grew

  • Your memories become fantasies if they are not shared, and your life in all its triviality becomes a legend.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #Memories #Legends #Fantasy

  • Memory narrativises itself.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon


  • Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Country #Travel #Memories

  • Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Memories #Heart #Cutting

  • Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. Use your memory! Use your memory! It is those bitter seeds alone which might sprout and grow someday. Look around you - there are people around you. Maybe you will remember one of them all your life and later eat your heart out because you didn't make use of the opportunity to ask him questions. And the less you talk, the more you'll hear.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Country #Memories #Heart

  • Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience... from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Memories #Generations #Literature

  • The last light, in the last window, went out. Only the unstoppable machine of the sea still tears away at the silence with the cyclical explosion of nocturnal waves, distant memories of sleepwalking storms and the shipwrecks of dream.
    -- Alessandro Baricco

    #Dream #Memories #Sea