Memory Quotes - Page 4

The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don’t come to mind when we want them.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

But each day brings its petty dust our soon choked souls to fill,and we forget because we must,and not because we will.
– Matthew Arnold

‘I have done that,’ says my memory. ‘I cannot have done that’ says my pride, and remains adamant. At last memory yields.
– Nietzsche

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
– Leonardo Vinci

Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
– Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The more connections that can be made in the brain, the more integrated the experience is within memory.
– Don Campbell

To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living.
– William Hazlitt

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
– Pericles

A happy childhood can’t be cured. Mine’ll hang around my neck like a rainbow, that’s all, instead of a noose.
– Hortense Calisher

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

A childhood is what anyone wants to remember of it. It leaves behind no fossils, except perhaps in fiction.
– Carol Shields

Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.
– Robertson Davies

A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
– Elbert Hubbard

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
– George Bernard Shaw

We cannot change our memories, but we can change their meaning and the power they have over us.
– David Seamans

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

I have short term memory loss, though I like to think of it as Presidential eligibility.
– Paula Poundstone

Remembrance wakes with all her busy train, Swells at my breast, and turns the past to pain.
– Oliver Goldsmith

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
– James Branch

A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
– Edward de Bono