Quotations on Memories

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When we come to images or memories or thoughts, speculation, while always closely related to practice, is more explicit, and it is in fact not immediately obvious that such processes can be described in any sense as practical.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Thoughts, Fact, Memories, Obvious, Practice, Sense)

It is difficult sharing and capturing so many years of memories and the people behind the words-and even though that guest book can speak volumes, in between, the pages remain so silent.
- Eugenie Anderson
(Keywords: People, Guest, Memories, Sharing, Words, Years)

The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Anxiety, Help, Memories, Poems, Poets)

By interviewing at least one veteran, you can preserve memories that otherwise might be lost. My uncle was a downed fighter pilot and P.O.W. in World War II, and I am looking forward to recording his story for inclusion in the project.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: War, Memories, Project, World, World war)

The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted.
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Keywords: War, Ideals, Iron curtain, Loyalty, Memories, Now, Weight, World, World war)

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Happiness, Mother, Future, Memories, Past)

It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old down all the unchanging days, and die one day like any other day, only shorter.
- Samuel Beckett
(Keywords: Day, Memories, Old, Reason, Right)

Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: Chaos, Memories, Passion)

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
(Keywords: Famous, Memories, Will)

By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Soul, Action, Battle, Endurance, Hunger, Memories, Nobility, Starvation)

Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Keywords: Future, Key, Memories, Past)

Thinking so hard on her soft eyes and memories of the signs that it's over. It's over.
- Jeff Buckley
(Keywords: Eyes, Memories, Thinking)

I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer's disease where they slowly began to recover other people's lost memories.
- George Carlin
(Keywords: People, Disease, Memories, Old)

I read less of everything now. With only fond memories of others' work, it will be interesting to give my own journal writing a try now.
- Jonathan Carroll
(Keywords: Work, Memories, Now, Will, Writing)

Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
- Angela Carter
(Keywords: Movies, Memories, Nostalgia, Old, Vice)

Lost in Space brings back a lot of memories for people, and I think that any time you're involved in something that has such a long-lasting appeal, you feel very blessed by that.
- Angela Cartwright
(Keywords: Time, People, Memories, Space)

I found one remaining box of comics which I had saved. When I opened it up and that smell came pouring out, that old paper smell, I was struck by a rush of memories, a sense of my childhood self that seemed to be contained in there.
- Michael Chabon
(Keywords: Childhood, Memories, Old, Self, Sense)

Other than motherhood, the eight years that I spent at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, I have incredibly fond memories of. It's a beautiful place, with four seasons up in Wisconsin. And really wonderful people.
- Laurel Clark
(Keywords: People, Memories, Motherhood, Seasons, University, Years)

Some of my finest memories are from my time at the University of Texas. College baseball, I love it.
- Roger Clemens
(Keywords: Love, Time, Baseball, College, Memories, University)

Your brain forms roughly 10,000 new cells every day, but unless they hook up to preexisting cells with strong memories, they die. Serves them right.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Day, Memories, Right)

I am so excited to let fans in on how important my relationship with my family is to me. I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together and inspire kids around the world to live their dreams.
- Miley Cyrus
(Keywords: Dreams, Family, Hope, Daughters, Fans, Kids, Memories, Mothers, World)

There was a chance for me to write one song for the section where Elvis sat in his black leather outfit and sang the old hits. At eight oclock the next morning I had written Memories.
- Mac Davis
(Keywords: Chance, Memories, Old, Song)

I'd love to follow the Tour de France one day. It's a really exciting spectacle. I've only seen it once as it was coming into Paris and that was very exciting for me. I have memories of that.
- Bryan Ferry
(Keywords: Love, Day, France, Memories, Paris)

I have a lot of memories of Falls Church. I went to grade school in Madison Elementary School.
- Jim Fowler
(Keywords: Church, Memories, School)

From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth.
- Janet Frame
(Keywords: Darkness, Direction, Fact, First, Light, Memories, Myth)

I write with a mouse, because it has no psychological associations or memories or habits associated with it.
- Fred Frith
(Keywords: Habits, Memories, Mouse)

Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.
- Thomas Fuller
(Keywords: Heart, Memories, Mind)

I have memories - but only a fool stores his past in the future.
- David Gerrold
(Keywords: Fool, Future, Memories, Past)

It is not fun singing about losing somebody like that, but at the same time it was easy to write because the memories were so real and vivid and so much a part of who I am.
- Vince Gill
(Keywords: Time, Fun, Losing, Memories, Singing)

I know the game wasn't a classic, but the night was about more than that-it was about bringing back the memories and raising money for former heroes who have now fallen on hard times.
- David Ginola
(Keywords: Money, Heroes, Memories, Night, Now)

Literature boils with the madcap careers of writers brought to the edge by the demands of living on their nerves, wringing out their memories and their nightmares to extract meaning, truth, beauty.
- Herbert Gold
(Keywords: Beauty, Truth, Careers, Literature, Living, Meaning, Memories, Nerves, Writers)

My parents kept us sheltered from this world of Hollywood. I don't have any great memories of bouncing on Cary Grant's knee or something like that.
- Tony Goldwyn
(Keywords: Hollywood, Memories, Parents, World)

I say that I can't make anything up. I think of myself as a collage artist. I'm cutting and pasting memories of my life. And I say, I have to live a life in order to tell a life. I would prefer to tell it because telling you're always in control, you're like God.
- Spalding Gray
(Keywords: Life, God, Control, Artist, Memories, Order)

I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.
- Alex Grey
(Keywords: Wisdom, Thoughts, Being, Body, Emotions, Memories, Mind, Privilege, Senses, Space)

In some instances, the accuracy of past-life memories can be objectively verified, sometimes with remarkable detail.
- Stanislav Grof
(Keywords: Accuracy, Detail, Memories, Past, Remarkable)

Many instances exist of small children who seem to remember and describe their previous life in another body, another place, and with other people. These memories emerge usually shortly after these children begin to talk.
- Stanislav Grof
(Keywords: Life, People, Body, Children, Memories, Talk)

Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciusness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.
- Mariska Hargitay
(Keywords: Being, Childhood, Feeling, First, Luxury, Memories, Reward)

Too many people have been analyzing their pasts, their childhoods, their memories, their parents, and realizing that it doesn't do anything-or that it doesn't do enough.
- James Hillman
(Keywords: People, Memories, Parents)

Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Keywords: Imagination, Memories, Old, Sense)

People love talking about when they were young and heard Honky Tonk Women for the first time. It's quite a heavy load to carry on your shoulders, the memories of so many people.
- Mick Jagger
(Keywords: Love, Women, Time, People, First, Memories, Talking)

I must apologise because I know all writers have memories of being on the outer because it's the children on the side of the playground who become the dangerous writers.
- Thomas Keneally
(Keywords: Being, Children, Memories, Writers)

There are a lot of good memories, and because I was injured, during the rehab, I met my wife. The tennis was very good but the injuries were good for something too.
- Richard Krajicek
(Keywords: Wife, Memories, Tennis)

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
(Keywords: End, Memories, Memory)

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Keywords: Time, Gentleman, Memories, Old, Parents, University, Years)

Anyone who limits her vision to memories of yesterday is already dead.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Vision, Limits, Memories, Yesterday)

I am happy as happiness goes, for a woman who has so many memories and who lives the lonely life of an actress.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Lonely, Memories, Woman)

You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.
- Stanislaw Lec
(Keywords: Eyes, Memories, Reality)

Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.
- Primo Levi
(Keywords: Change, Lie, Memories, Memory, Years)

Those fields of daisies we landed on, and dusty fields and desert stretches. Memories of many skies and earths beneath us - many days, many nights of stars.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Keywords: Daisies, Memories, Stars)

Through the years, I have so many wonderful memories of playing with the Red Wings: winning four Stanley Cups, scoring big goals, going into battle every night side by side with my teammates, playing with every ounce of effort I could muster.
- Ted Lindsay
(Keywords: Goals, Winning, Battle, Effort, Memories, Night, Years)



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