Quoted in "The Meaning of Life: Reflections in Words and Pictures on Why We Are Here," from Life Magazine (1991)
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
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
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 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.
A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond Memories.honoré de balzac
Liars ought to have good Memories.
Autumn is desolation in the plot Of a thousand acres, where these Memories grow From the inexhaustible bodies that are not Dead, but feed the grass, row after rich row.
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
Those only deserve a monument who do not need one; that is, who have raised themselves a monument in the minds and Memories of men.william hazlitt
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.
But he will have his Memories, Lance - long after we've forgotten him.alice evans
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
There is a very great thrill to be had from the Memories of the American Revolution, but the American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation, and the duty laid upon us by that beginning is the duty of bringing the things then begun to a noble triumph of completion.
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.
"It is the prowess of scholars that meetings bring delight and departures leave Memories."
We wallow in nostalgia but manage to get it all wrong. True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed Memories.