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
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.
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
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
[...]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
'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
"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
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
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
Long, long be my heart with such Memories fill'd! Like the vase, in which roses have once been distill'd You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will, But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.thomas moore
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.
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.
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.
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