Quoted in "The Meaning of Life: Reflections in Words and Pictures on Why We Are Here," from Life Magazine (1991)
Memories are not shackles, Franklin, theyare garlands.Alan Bennett
There are three sides to every story: your side, my side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each differently.robert Evans
Memories are to fade. Yeah, they´re designed that way. She doesn´t love you anymore, may be she did long ago.savage garden
Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not Memories of facts but Memories of your imaginings of the facts.
Mendaces memorem esse oportere. Liars need to have good Memories.
When Winter scourged the meadow and the hill And in the withered leafage worked his will, Then water shrank, and shuddered, and stood still, Then built himself a magic house of glass, Irised with Memories of flowers and grass, Wherein to sit and watch the fury pass.Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
Liars ought to have good Memories.
Make us mindful of Thy mercies in the past, and faithful to the Memories and traditions of truth and justice, of religion and patriotism, in those that have gone before us.william croswell doane
Happiness is not essential to the artist; happiness never creates anything but Memories.frank harris
Twenty or thirty years ago, in the army, we had a lot of obscure adventures, and years later we tell them at parties, and suddenly we realize that those two very difficult years of our lives have become lumped together into a few episodes that have lodged in our memory in a standardized form, and are always told in a standardized way, in the same words. But in fact that lump of Memories has nothing whatsoever to do with our experience of those two years in the army and what it has made of us.václav havel
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
Nothing can cover his high fame but Heaven: No pyramids set off his Memories But the eternal substance of his greatness; To which I leave him.
'Course numb is an old hat, old as my oldest Memories. See that one's my mother, and that one's my father, and that one in the hat, that's me. It's a skill I'd hoped to abandon, when I got out on the open road, But any more pent up emotion and I think I'm gonna explode.ani difranco
But he will have his Memories, Lance - long after we've forgotten him.alice evans
"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
We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love. I am a specialist, God help me, in events in inner space and time, in experiences called thoughts, images, reveries, dreams, visions, hallucinations, dreams of Memories, Memories of dreams, Memories of visions, dreams of hallucinations, refractions of refractions of refractions of that original Alpha and Omega of experience and reality, that Reality on whose repression, denial, splitting, projection, falsification, and general desecration and profanation our civilisation as much as anything is based.ronald david laing
It seems reasonable to envision, for a time 10 or 15 years hence, a 'thinking center' that will incorporate the functions of present-day libraries together with anticipated advances in information storage and retrieval. The picture readily enlarges itself into a network of such centers, connected to one another by wide-band communication lines and to individual users by leased-wire services. In such a system, the speed of the computers would be balanced, and the cost of the gigantic Memories and the sophisticated programs would be divided by the number of users.j. c. r. licklider
History is the ship carrying living Memories to the future .stephen spender
I had looked forward to old age as a time of quietness, a time to draw my horizons about me, to watch Memories ripening in the sunlight of a walled garden. But there is the void over my head and the distance within that the tireless signals come from. And astronaut on impossible journeys to the far side of the self I return with messages I cannot decipher.r. s. thomas
Oh! that the Memories which survive us here Were half so lovely as these wings of thine! Pure relics of a blameless life, that shine Now thou art gone.
I dislike modern memoirs. They are generally written by people who have either entirely lost their Memories, or have never done anything worth remembering, which, however, is, no doubt, the true explanation of their popularity, as the English public always feels perfectly at its ease when a mediocrity is talking to it.
We all have our time machines, don't we? Those that take us back are Memories. Those that carry us forward are dreams.
Take them... take my Memories. You have your mother's eyes...
There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have a feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well. So I take the Memories as they come, accepting them all, letting them guide me whenever I can.Nicholas Sparks
Like the wind crying endlessly through the universe, Time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we are, all that remains, is in the Memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment.harlan ellison