Quoted in "The Meaning of Life: Reflections in Words and Pictures on Why We Are Here," from Life Magazine (1991)
Death must obliterate all Memories and affections and ideas and laws, or the awakening in the next world will be amid the welcomes, and loves and raptures of those who left us with tearful farewells, and with dying promises that they would wait to welcomes us when we should arrive. And so they do. Not sorrowfully, not anxiously, but lovingly, they wait to bid us welcome.randolph sinks foster
While traveling, I’ve found that spontaneity keeps things fresh, while serendipity guides me through it all. There have been a lot of rough moments along the way, but they often bear the best Memories.joseph pisani
We wallow in nostalgia but manage to get it all wrong. True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed Memories [...] but American-style nostalgia is about as ephemeral as copyrighted déjà vu.florence king
Now that we've lost Alan Shepard, I can't help feeling that something is wrong with this picture; astronauts aren't supposed to grow old and leave this Earth forever. In our Memories, they remain as Shepard was on that sunny Friday morning in May 1961, when he lay inside a tiny Mercury capsule ready to be hurled into space atop a Redstone booster.alan shepard
"So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it's gratifying to have something you have done linger in people's Memories." "There’s a very basic human, non-verbal aspect to our need to make music and use it as part of our human expression. It doesn’t have to do with body movements, it doesn't have to do with articulation of a language, but with something spiritual."john williams
Lately Marge's memory had grown weak, which is to say that it no longer contained the past time on deposit there, it was not strong enough to keep shut up the moments, the mornings and evenings, of her long life, its seals broke, and her Memories ran together mingling, indistinguishable from the present. Her memory had grown incontinent with age.john crowley
Memories are not shackles, Franklin, theyare garlands.Alan Bennett
Si notre vie est vagabonde, notre me moire est se dentaire. Even though our lives wander, our Memories remain in one place.Marcel Proust
Mendaces memorem esse oportere. Liars need to have good Memories.
[...]your own are burning and your Memories and you don't want to leave them. Everything will burn to the end, you suffer, but nobody is punishing you, they are just setting your soul free. Don't be afraid because while you fear death they will rend your soul like demons. Only calm down and you will see the angels who are setting you free and then you will be free.dimitris lyacos
I consider myself British and have very happy Memories of the UK. I spent the first 14 years of my life in England and never wanted to leave. When I was in Australia I went back to England a lot.naomi watts
The mind has so many pictures Why can't I sleep with my eyes open? The mind has so many Memories Can you remember what it looks like when I cry? I'm trying, trying to tell you All that I can in a sweet and velvet tongue But no words ever could sell you Sell you on me after all that I have done.rufus wainwright
"Oh well, Memories,” said I. “Yes, even remembering in itself is sad, yet how much more its object! Don’t let yourself in for things like that, it’s not for you and it’s not for me. It only weakens one’s present position without strengthening the former one nothing is more obvious quite apart from the fact that the former one doesn’t need strengthening."Franz Kafka
As for the square at Meknes, where I used to go every day, it's even simpler: I do not see it at all anymore. All that remains is the vague feeling that it was charming, and these five words that are indivisibly bound together: a charming square at Meknes. … I don't see anything any more: I can search the past in vain, I can only find these scraps of images and I am not sure what they represent, whether they are Memories or just fiction.jean-paul sartre
I begin with two Memories of my childhood. Don't ask me why, because I do not know. Perhaps because it helps to get things started.
Remember that time slurs over everything, let all deeds fade, blurs all writings and kills all Memories. Exempt are only those which dig into the hearts of men by love.
We all have our time machines, don't we? Those that take us back are Memories. Those that carry us forward are dreams.