A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word as good.
Some wonder why I have such a feeling of concern over the imposition of the death penalty. I ask those who wonder how would you feel if you defended a man charged with murder, who was as innocent as any hon. member in this House at this very moment, who was convicted; whose appeal was dismissed, who was executed; and six months later the star witness for the Crown admitted that he, himself, had committed the murder and blamed it on the accused? That experience will never be effaced from my Memory.john diefenbaker
To have some account of my thoughts, manners, acquaintance and actions, when the hour arrives in which time is more nimble than Memory, is the reason which induces me to keep a journal: a journal in which I must confess my every thought, must open my whole heart!frances burney
The leaves of Memory seemed to make A mournful rustling in the dark.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All water has a perfect Memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.toni morrison
If I forget, then it might as well never have happened. Memory is liberty.charles stross
Memory is the storehouse in which the substance of our knowledge is treasured up.
Held in a lunar synthesis, Whispering lunar incantations Dissolve the floors of Memory And all its clear relations Its divisions and precisions.
As I search the archives of my Memory I seem to discern six types or methods which divide themselves from one another with measurable distinctness. There is the type magisterial or imperative; the type laconic or sententious; the type conversational or homely; the type refined or artificial, smelling of the lamp, verging at times upon preciosity or euphuism; the demonstrative or persuasive; and finally the type tonsorial or agglutinative, so called from the shears and the pastepot which are its implements and emblem.benjamin n. cardozo
You could make a good case that the history of social life is about the history of the technology of Memory. That social order and control, structure of governance, social cohesion in states or organizations larger than face-to- face society depends on the nature of the technology of Memory--both how it works and what it remembers... In short, what societies value is what they memorize, and how they memorize it, and who has access to its memorized form determines the structure of power that the society represents and acts from.eben moglen
Let every man in mankind's frailtyConsider his last day; and let nonePresume on his good fortune until he findLife, at his death, a Memory without pain.Sophocles
Die Hard represents the class of modern action pictures and the standard by which they must be judged. Few films falling into the "mindless entertainment" genre have as much going for them as this movie. Not only is it a thrill-a-minute ride, but it has one of the best film villains in recent Memory, a hero everyone can relate to, dialogue that crackles with wit, and a lot of very impressive pyrotechnics.james berardinelli
Now shall I become a common tale, A ruin'd fragment of a worn-out world; Unchanging record of unceasing change. Eternal landmark to the tide of time. Swift generations, that forget each other, Shall still keep up the Memory of my shame Till I am grown an unbelieved fable.hartley coleridge
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
Not the individual man nor a single generation by its own power can erect the bridge that leads to God. Faith is the achievement of many generations, and effort accumulated over many centuries. … There is a collective Memory of God in the human spirit, and it is this Memory which is the main source of our faith.abraham joshua heschel
"The Amyrlin understands the most complex of creeds and debates," Egwene said, quoting from Memory. "Yet in the end, she is the servant of all, even the lowest of laborers."robert jordan
Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality. It speaks of what seems fantastic and unreal to those who have lost the simple intuitions which are the test of reality; and, as it is often found at war with its age, so it makes no account of history, which is fabled by the daughters of Memory.james joyce
Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its Memory.
We shall go according to the constant usage within Memory.
The sin that now rises to Memory as your bosom sin, let this f1rst of all be withstood and mastered. Oppose it instantly by a detestation of it, by a firm will to conquer it, by reflection, by reason, and by prayer.
It is notorious that the Memory strengthens as you lay burdens upon it, and becomes trustworthy as you trust it.thomas de quincey
Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time: effaces all Memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.