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

'As you advance in years three occurrences come to pass. The initial one is your recollection fades, and I'm unable to recall the other two.'
Authors on Memories Quotes: Haruki Murakami Joshua Foer Ralph Waldo Emerson Cassandra Clare Deepak Chopra George Eliot Elie Wiesel Milan Kundera William Shakespeare Oscar Wilde Unknown Stephen King Henry David Thoreau John Green Marcel Proust Samuel Johnson Gabriel Garcia Marquez Marcus Tullius Cicero Jodi Picoult Jorge Luis Borges Robert Breault Leonardo da Vinci George Santayana Michel de Montaigne Maggie Stiefvater Paulo Coelho Mark Twain Albert Camus Nicholas Sparks J. R. R. Tolkien Jonathan Safran Foer Julian Barnes Rajneesh
Every function in the child's cultural development appears twice: first, on the social level, and later, on the individual level; first, between people (interpsychological) and then inside the child (intrapsychological). This applies equally to voluntary attention, to logical memory, and to the formation of concepts. All the higher functions originate as actual relationships between individuals.
Lev S. Vygotsky

True friends are never forgotten, they live within our hearts and souls.... forever , and always , dancing on our stage of memories.
Shawn Mendes

'Genuine companions never vanish, they remain in our innermost being... eternally, and perpetually, performing on the stage of recollection.'
Every sunrise gives you a new beginning and a new ending. Let this morning be a new beginning to a better relationship and a new ending to the bad memories. Its an opportunity to enjoy life, breathe freely, think and love. Be grateful for this beautiful day.
Norton Juster

I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories... We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust... We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.
Thurgood Marshall

Some people learn from mistakes and don't repeat them, Others try to block the memories and just delete them. But I keep 'em as a reminder they're not killing me, And I thank God for teaching me humility. Son, remember when you fight to be free To see things how they are and not how you like em to be. Cause even when the world is falling on top of me, Pessimism is an emotion, not a philosophy. Knowing what's wrong doesn't imply that you right, And it's another when you suffer to apply it in life. But I'm no rookie... And I'm never gonna make the same mistake twice, pussy.
Immortal Technique

A land without memories is a people without liberty.
Robert E. Lee

A nation without recollections is a population without autonomy.
A million feelings. A thousand thoughts. A hundred memories. All for one person.
Lil Wayne

An ocean of emotions. A plethora of musings. A multitude of recollections. All for one individual.
Real grief is not healed by time... if time does anything, it deepens our grief. The longer we live, the more fully we become aware of who she was for us, and the more intimately we experience what her love meant for us. Real, deep love is, as you know, very unobtrusive, seemingly easy and obvious, and so present that we take it for granted. Therefore, it is only in retrospect - or better, in memory - that we fully realize its power and depth. Yes, indeed, love often makes itself visible in pain.
Henri Nouwen

Good memories are our second chance at happiness.
Queen Elizabeth II

Recollections are our opportunity to experience delight again.
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.
Leo Buscaglia

I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished useful deeds, and who was a kind and loving person. I would like to leave the memory of a human being with a correct attitude and who did her best to help others.
Grace Kelly

May tender memories soften your grief, May fond recollection bring you relief, And may you find comfort and peace in the thought Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought... For time and space can never divide Or keep your loved one from your side. When memory paints in colors true, the happy hours that belonged to you.
Helen Steiner Rice

I come, O Lord, unto Thy sanctuary to see the life and food of my soul. As I hope in Thee, O Lord, inspire me with that confidence which brings me to Thy holy mountain. Permit me, Divine Jesus, to come closer to Thee, that my whole soul may do homage to the greatness of Thy majesty; that my heart, with its tenderest affections, may acknowledge Thine infinite love; that my memory may dwell on the admirable mysteries here renewed every day, and that the sacrifice of my whole being may accompany Thine.
Clare of Assisi

People change. Memories don't.

'Individuals evolve. Reminiscences persist.'
Grief is like the wake behind a boat. It starts out as a huge wave that follows close behind you and is big enough to swamp and drown you if you suddenly stop moving forward. But if you do keep moving, the big wake will eventually dissipate. And after a long time, the waters of your life get calm again, and that is when the memories of those who have left begin to shine as bright and as enduring as the stars above.
Jimmy Buffett

Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you experience. Worst people give you a lesson. And best people give you memories.
Zig Ziglar

Never hold anyone accountable for your life. Good individuals bring you joy. Poor people offer you knowledge. Worst individuals give you wisdom. And greatest folks provide you with recollections.
I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets.
Grace Kelly

I shun reminiscing. I prefer fond remembrances to remorse.
The most dangerous heart disease: strong memory
Nizar Qabbani

Enduring recollection
When she looked at herself in her wedding photographs, Ammu felt the woman that looked back at her was someone else. A foolish jewelled bride. Her silk sunset-coloured sari shot with gold. Rings on every finger. White dots of sandalwood paste over her arched eye-brows. Looking at herself like this, Ammu's soft mouth would twist into a small, bitter smile at the memory - not of the wedding itself so much as the fact that she had permitted herself to be so painstakingly decorated before being led to the gallows. It seemed so absurd. So futile. Like polishing firewood.
Arundhati Roy

I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.
Edgar Allan Poe

People want to know why the South is so interested in the Civil War. I had maybe, it's a rough guess, about fifty fistfights in my life. Out of those fifty fistfights, the ones that I had the most vivid memory of were the ones I lost. I think that's one reason why the South remembers the war more than the North does.
Shelby Foote

Good memories are like charms...Each is special. You collect them, one by one, until one day you look back and discover they make a long, colorful bracelet.
James Patterson

'Recollections are like trinkets...Every one of them is unique. You accumulate them, separately, until eventually you look back and realise they form a splendid, vibrant bracelet.'
Elegance is not catching somebody's eyes, it's staying in somebody's memory
Giorgio Armani

Grace is not commanding someone's attention, it's lingering in someone's mind.
I am hopelessly in love with a memory. An echo from another time, another place.
Michel Foucault

I am hopelessly smitten with a recollection. A reverberation from another epoch, another location.
Every mouth you’ve ever kissed was just practice. All the bodies you’ve ever undressed and ploughed in to were preparing you for me. I don’t mind tasting them in the memory of your mouth. Was it a long journey? Did it take you long to find me? You’re here now, welcome home.
Warsan Shire

We should use our imagination more than our memory.
Shimon Peres

We should employ our ingenuity more than our recall.
The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long that nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was... The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
Milan Kundera

I have no memory for things I have learned, nor things I have read, nor things experienced or heard, neither for people nor events; I feel that I have experienced nothing, learned nothing, that I actually know less than the average schoolboy, and that what I do know is superficial, and that every second question is beyond me. I am incapable of thinking deliberately; my thoughts run into a wall. I can grasp the essence of things in isolation, but I am quite incapable of coherent, unbroken thinking. I can't even tell a story properly; in fact, I can scarcely talk.
Franz Kafka

Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do
Elvis Presley

Values are like marks of identity. Nobody's are alike, but they can be seen in your every action.
The bonds between ourselves and another person exists only in our minds. Memory as it grows fainter loosens them, and notwithstanding the illusion by which we want to be duped and which, out of love, friendship, politeness, deference, duty, we dupe other people, we exist alone. Man is the creature who cannot escape from himself, who knows other people only in himself, and when he asserts the contrary, he is lying.
Marcel Proust

To describe our growing up in the lowcountry of South Carolina, I would have to take you to the marsh on a spring day, flush the great blue heron from its silent occupation, scatter marsh hens as we sink to our knees in mud, open an oyster with a pocketknife and feed it to you from the shell and say, 'There. That taste. That's the taste of my childhood.'
Pat Conroy

Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.
Marcel Proust

Recollection of days gone by is not necessarily the recollection of events as they actually occurred.
You are told a lot about your education, but some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved since childhood, is perhaps the best education of all. If a man carries many such memories into life with him, he is saved for the rest of his days. And even if only one good memory is left in our hearts, it may also be the instrument of our salvation one day.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

In an ideal world we would all learn in childhood to love ourselves. We would grow, being secure in our worth and value, spreading love wherever we went, letting our light shine. If we did not learn self-love in our youth, there is still hope. The light of love is always in us, no matter how cold the flame. It is always present, waiting for the spark to ignite, waiting for the heart to awaken and call us back to the first memory of being the life force inside a dark place waiting to be born - waiting to see the light.
Bell Hooks

How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of the Earth is sacred to my people, every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clear and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people.
Chief Seattle

Love in the past is only a memory. Love in the future is only a fantasy. True love lives in the here and now.
Gautama Buddha

'Affection in the past is merely a recollection. Affection in the future is simply an illusion. Real love exists in the present.'
Life is good to those who know how to live. I do not ever hope to accumulate great funds of worldly wealth, but I shall accumulate something far more valuable, a store of wonderful memories. When I reach the twilight of life I shall look back and say I'm glad I lived as I did, life has been good to me.
Sigurd F. Olson

For the dead and the living, we must bear witness. Not only are we responsible for the memories of the dead, we are responsible for what we do with those memories
Elie Wiesel

'For the past and present, we must bear witness. Not only are we accountable for recollecting the memories of those who have passed, but we are accountable for how we utilize these memories.'
Memory blurs, that's the point. If memory didn't blur you wouldn't have the fool's courage to do things again, again, again, that tear you apart.
Joyce Carol Oates

Fading recollection prompts the audacity to persist in activities that shatter us.
Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories.
Steven Wright

When I reflect upon the past, it evokes a plethora of recollections.
How people die remains in the memory of those who live on
Cicely Saunders

The legacy of a person's passing lingers in the hearts of those who survive.
The only thing that burns in hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life: your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away, but they're not punishing you, they're freeing your soul. If you're frightened of dying and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. If you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels freeing you from the earth.
Meister Eckhart

Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.
William Faulkner

'Trust endures prior to recognizing remembers. Trusts longer than recollecting, longer than understanding even marvels.'
Sometimes you will never know the value of something,until it becomes a memory.
Dr. Seuss

Sometimes you will never comprehend the importance of something until it is gone.
Look forward to the future and look forward to the unknown. Nothing stays the same and people change. One day that hurt and pain will be a distant memory.
Angela Merkel

Anticipate the future and anticipate the mysterious. Nothing is permanent and people evolve. Eventually that anguish and suffering will be a faint recollection.
Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.
Oliver Sacks

Every instance of noticing, is in some measure a manifestation of invention, and every act of recollection is to some degree an exercise in creativity.
Love's arms were wreathed about the neck of Hope, And Hope kiss'd Love,
and Love drew in her breath In that close kiss and drank her whisper'd tales. They said that Love would die when Hope was gone. And Love mourn'd long,
and sorrow'd after Hope; At last she sought out Memory,
and they trod The same old paths where Love had walked with Hope, And Memory fed the soul of Love with tears.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Perhaps love is like a resting place, a shelter from the storm. It exists to give you comfort, it is there to keep you warm, and in those times of trouble when you are most alone, the memory of love will bring you home.
John Denver

April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.
T. S. Eliot

May brings forth a ceaseless blend of recollections and longings, reviving slumbering origins with its spring showers.