Saturday, 8 June 2013


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

As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape. - John Lancaster Spalding

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

Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth. - Diane Ackerman

If you remember the day’s blessings and forget the day’s troubles, then you have a good memory. - Unknown

Memories are the treasures that we keep locked deep within the storehouse of our souls, to keep our hearts warm when we are lonely. - Becky Aligada

Memory builds a pathway that goes winding through the heart and keeps friends close together even though they are far apart. - Unknown

Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing. - Thomas Fuller

Memory feeds imagination. - Amy Tan

Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things. - Pierce Harris

Memory is an instrument that constantly refines the past into a narrative, accessible and acceptable to oneself. - Unknown

Memory is like a purse, if it be over-full that it cannot shut, all will drop out of it. Take heed of a gluttonous curiosity to feed on many things, lest the greediness of the appetite of thy memory spoil the digestion thereof. - Thomas Fuller

Memory is the best of all gardens. Therein, winter and summer, the seeds of the past lie dormant, ready to spring into instant bloom at any moment the mind wishes to bring them to life. - Unknown

Memory is the personal journalism of the soul. - Richard Schickel

Memory is the scribe of the soul. - Aristotle

Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things. - Cicero

Memory: what wonders it performs in preserving and storing up things gone by - or rather, things that are. - Plutarch

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

No memory is ever alone; it’s at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations. - Louis L'Amour

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it. - Michel de Montaigne

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory. - Franklin Pierce Adams

One day, you’ll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one. - Unknown

The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor. - James Howell

The memory represents to us not what we choose but what it pleases. -Montaigne

The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds. - Tryon Edwards

The true art of memory is the art of attention. - Samuel Johnson

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

To understand a man, you must know his memories. The same is true of a nation. - Anthony Quayle

You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories. - Stanislaw Lec

Your memory is a monster; you forget – it doesnt. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you – and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you! - John Irving

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