Memory Quotations

These are just a few quotations from my collection.

Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us. Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Chuck Swindoll

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

In memory’s telephoto lens, far objects are magnified. John Updike

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. The Wonder Years

Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories. From the movie An Affair to Remember

Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. Rosa Parks

The world will little note nor long remember what we say here. Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address

So live that your memories will be part of your happiness. Unknown

Make memories because no one can take them away. Cyndi Neumann

Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume. Jean de Boufflers

It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. Anne Sexton

Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard. Anne Sexton

As long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good. Helen Keller

Memory is a crazy woman that hoards colored rags and throws away food. Austin O’Malley

Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember. Seneca

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

The life given us by nature is short, but the memory of a life well spent is eternal. Cicero

The past is never dead, it is not even past. William Faulkner

The palest ink is better than the best memory. Chinese Proverb

Life gives us brief moments with another…but sometimes in those brief moments, we get memories that last a lifetime. Unknown

The leaves of memory seemed to make a mournful rustling in the dark. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The happiest memories are of moments that ended when they should have. Robert Brault

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. P.D. James

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

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