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
As an analogy one can imagine an intelligent amoeba with a good memory. As time progresses the amoeba is constantly splitting, each time the resulting amoebas having the same Memories as the parent. Our amoeba hence does not have a life line, but a life tree.hugh everett
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 and possibilities are ever more hideous than realities.h. p. lovecraft
That hallowed piece of earth, that land of light and revelation, is the home to the Memories and dreams of Jews, Muslims and Christians throughout the world.
Our Memories are card-indexes consulted, and then put back in disorder byauthorities whom we do not control.
Everybody needs his Memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.Saul Bellow
No, what worries me is that I might in a sense adapt to this environment and come to be comfortable here and not resent it anymore. And I am afraid that as the years go by that I may forget, I may begin to lose my Memories of the mountains and the woods and that's what really worries me, that I might lose those Memories, and lose that sense of contact with wild nature in general. But I am not afraid they are going to break my spirit.theodore kaczynski
The pure Memories givenTo help our joy on earth, when earth is past,Shall help our joy in heaven.margaret junkin preston
She was a young person whose reveries never were in retrospect. For her past was no treasury of distinct Memories, all hoarded and classified, some brighter than others and more highly valued. All Memories were for her but as notes in one fused radiance that followed her and made more luminous the pathway of her future.max beerbohm
The unalterable character with which Schopenhauer and sometimes Conrad believed all humans are born may not exist; but we cannot help looking within ourselves to account for what we do. All we find are fragments, like Memories of a novel we once read.john n. gray
Learn to teach the children to look at this world as a beautiful symbol of Jesus; every thing, Jesus; Christ, all; Christ, in all. So shall you educate the imaginations of the children to receive, and their Memories to retain and to use, that Christian truth; and you yourself shall be lifted up, as on angel's wings, to see with John things which are unspeakable, but which the sanctified imagination realizes.
And so it is that I carry with me from this State to that high and lonely office to which I now succeed more than fond Memories and fast friendships. The enduring qualities of Massachusetts the common threads woven by the Pilgrim and the Puritan, the fisherman and the farmer, the Yankee and the immigrant will not be and could not be forgotten in the Nation's Executive Mansion. They are an indelible part of my life, my convictions, my view of the past, my hopes for the future.