705 Inspiring Quotes about Memories

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My memories from my childhood are centered on my father’s medical conditions alongside my constant desire to understand the principles of the nature around me.

— Ada Yonath

For me, at least, fiction is the only way i can even begin to twist my lying memories into something true.

— John Green

Sometime we must visit old memories to make new ones.

— Aisha Mirza

The sudden loss of her father was like living with a wound that would never heal, yet her memories of him were fading more and more every day.

— Frank Beddor, Seeing Redd

I’d had much practice turning my mind away from certain memories of my childhood. I could quickly dial her remembered voice from a whisper to a silence.

— Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas

When someone close to you dies, the memories and recollections of them are painful.

— Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Some memories were harder to forget than others. Especially the painful ones.

— Elizabeth Eulberg, Better off Friends

I will go back to riding one day – when I have kids. I have such amazing childhood memories of being on horseback.

— Kendall Jenner

You can never replace someone you love like that. Eventually the memories won’t be so hard on you. With time, the memories will make you smile and you will be grateful for having them.

— N.M. Facile, Across The Hall

Rich will be my life if I can keep my memories full and brimming, and record them on clear-eyed mornings while I set joyously to work setting pen to holy craft.

— Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

We will never remember anything by sitting in one place waiting for the memories to come back to us of their own accord! Memories are scattered all over the world. We must travel if we want to find them and flush them from their hiding places!

— Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

I sit quietly and think about my mom. It’s funny how memory erodes, If all I had to work from were my childhood memories, my knowledge of my mother would be faded and soft, with a few sharp memories standing out.

— Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife

There are edges around the black and every now and then a flash of color streaks out of the gray. But I can never really grasp any of the slivers of memories that emerge.

— Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

Don’t forget to collect the memories on your journey. Remember, if you only focus on your destination, you will miss out on the benefits of the journey.

— Tanya R. Liverman, Journey to Legacy: A Poetic Timeline of My Life

Our most potent memories include the taste and smells of foods we enjoyed as a child in part because it reminds us of who fed us a meal.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

You will be burning alive, when the ones who meant the world to you leaves for no reasons….. In fact, its not their absence which is hurting, but its the memories of their presence which is tearing your heart apart…..

— gayathri purushothaman

The problem with memories is they get more valuable with time, and the places we keep them get weaker with age.

— Michael Xavier

The day you left, it felt like I lost a diary in which I had been writing for so long. Now all that memories flashes in bits and pieces inside my head always and makes me wish that I could sit back and read it all over again.

— Akshay Vasu

There are things, also, that are memories as essential and structural as bones in toes and fingers.

— A.S. Byatt, The Children’s Book

There was a kindliness about intoxication – there was that indescribable gloss and glamour it gave, like the memories of ephemeral and faded evenings.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand.

— Frederick Reines

Some memories are meant for not to be said, either they are too Scary to tell, or we love them that much, that we can’t explain those in oral words.

— Dhruv Agrawal

One of the best ways to make yourself happy in the present is to recall happy times from the past. Photos are a great memory-prompt, and because we tend to take photos of happy occasions, they weight our memories to the good.

— Gretchen Rubin

Only the wool of present will knit the sweater of memories that will keep you warm in the winter of your life.

— Himanshu Chhabra

Our experi¬ences and our memories are within us, and the key is to be aware of the lens or the filter, to realise that we can also change the angle, especially when we are feeling agitated or stuck in life, that we can change the record.

— Gyalwa Dokhampa, The Restful Mind

We are so afraid of being pulled under the water with the anchor. Scared of letting these memories swirl around our mind as they should. As tragic as it might feel, it’s evident that the sea we are drowning in is the same sea we were born into.

— Trevor J. Freeman

It is such a strange fact that memories of people are more loyal and more faithful than the people themselves! When a person dies or leaves us, his memories yet stay with us!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

It is commonly seen by experience that excellent memories do often accompany weak judgements.

— Michel de Montaigne

A lot of my childhood memories involve walking home in floods of tears. At that age, feeling unpopular is difficult to handle.

— Rachel Stevens

She clung to the memories of her youth as if they were the only way she could save a piece of her soul from whatever it was she was about to face.

— Emmie White, Captive

I am old enough now to have all the memories of my people locked within my head. I remember things that happened long before I was born. I remember things that never happened at all. I live in memory. –Anton

— Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Shadow

People cannot live forever, but memories can. Never pass up an opportunity to create awesome memories with your special ones.

— Tanya Masse, Stripping Away the Insanity of Life & Parenthood!

I have great childhood memories cow-tipping, going off and getting lost in the bog for hours, and coming home covered in dirt.

— Emily Ratajkowski

And here in this room, I re-experience the memories again and again it is how wisdom comes and how we shape our future.

— Lois Lowry, The Giver

I know in my life there have been breaches, but I also know that I am very good at blocking out the memories that serve me no purpose.

— Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Baby , In your eyes Sweet memories of the good times we had

— Sami Abouzid

Sentiments, as I have found, can be harvested from places where our memories are fondest.

— Fennel Hudson, A Writer’s Year – Fennel’s Journal – No. 3

Your most precious memories will focus on those you loved, those who loved you, and what you did together in the service of the Lord.

— James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation’s Guide to a Meaningful Future

[Mary] says her memories Will help those of usNewly come to our Lord’s mercy, To live in His light.

— Jessica Coupé, Daystar Rising: A Story of the First Christmas

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.

— Lois Lowry, The Giver

and the idea of nothingness — the most terrifying of all ideas, when thought of with feeling — has, in my dear master’s work and in my memories of him, something as high and luminous as sunlight upon snowy, unscalable peaks.

— Álvaro de Campos

People come and go in our life but memories stays for ever.

— Debasish Mridha

I have a pretty good memory, but memories are time beings, too, like cherry blossoms or ginkgo leaves; for a while they are beautiful, and then they fade and die.

— Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being

All my memories are poisoned.

— George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

All memories fade away in the end. Then, only dreams are left. And because they are all we have, we confide our life’s worries to them.

— Philippe Forest

In a flash I saw the truth; that my love for this spot is built up of numberless trivialities, of small memories all incommunicable, or ridiculous when communicated…

— Quiller -Couch, Arthur Thomas

The stars are dead, but their memories fill the sky

— Gregory Galloway

The more emotional you are in a situation, the more memories you’ll have of that situation in the long run.

— Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

Excellent memories are often coupled with feeble judgments.

— Michel de Montaigne, The Essays: A Selection

I had forgotten, I suppose, that there were bright memories in amongst the dark.

— Kate Morton, The House at Riverton

And now let us love and take that which is given us, and be happy; for in the grave there is no love and no warmth, nor any touching of the lips. Nothing perchance, or perchance but bitter memories of what might have been.

— H. Rider Haggard, She

They burnt down the whole palace and they laughed menacingly. The shadows of the dreams and memories they burnt alive walked all over the ruins, trying to hold on to the charred pieces of their body.

— Akshay Vasu

It’s the unknown that I fear, the bites of memories that still have no connections.

— Mary E. Pearson, The Adoration of Jenna Fox

She had lost all our memories for ever, and it was as though by dying she had robbed me of part of myself. I was losing my individuality. It was the first stage of my own death, the memories dropping off like gangrened limbs.

— Graham Greene

The ceilings had set off a ghostly echo, giving all that desperate hilarity the quality of a memory even as I sat listening to it, memories of things I’d never known.

— Donna Tartt, The Secret History

We humans are different – our brains are built not to fix memories in stone but rather to transform them, our recollections in their retelling.

— Mira Bartok, The Memory Palace

The library door was thick and none of the ordinary sounds that might have reminded them, might have held them back, could reach them. They were beyond the present, outside time, with no memories and no future

— Ian McEwan, Atonement

In one sense, every character you create will be yourself. You’ve never murdered, but your murderer’s rage will be drawn from memories of your own extreme anger. Your love scenes will contain hints of your own past kisses and sweet moments.

— Nancy Kress

She knew enough to recognize that memories were crowding in, and there was nothing he could do. They wouldn’t let him speak. She would never know what scenes were driving that turmoil.

— Ian McEwan, Atonement

Cherish your existence, for memories become legacies and life can change in an instant.

— Ross Caligiuri

Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime.

— Ugo Eze

You can kill our love, but you can’t delete our memories together

— Sami Abouzid

In the summer, we create memories of hot adventures so that those memories can warm-up the deep frozen winter.

— Debasish Mridha

I was assailed by memories of a life that wasn’t mine anymore, but one in which I’d found the simplest and most lasting joys: the smells of summer, the part of town I loved, a certain evening sky, Marie’s dresses and the way she laughed.

— Albert Camus, The Stranger

Where are the memories that held us together? Where are the dreams that were yet to come? I’m afraid to be happy. I shouldn’t be happy. If I’m happy without you does that mean I’ve told you goodbye?

— Donna Lynn Hope, Willow

The whole fairground with all its memories would soon be smashed into the dust.

— Caroline Green, Dark Ride

However, I suppose VH1 *is* selling me something; they’re selling nostalgia, which means they’re selling my own memories back to me, which means they’re selling me to me.

— Chuck Klosterman, Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas

Oh, there will still be deception. The fresh crew will emerge as adults, will have memories of past training and lives. Our stories, our lives, will go on. I refuse to allow that love to die, just because it was never real.

— Greg Bear, Hull Zero Three

The thing about memories wasn’t that many of them inevitably faded, but that repeated recall of the ones you remembered burnished them into shining, gorgeous lies.

— Dexter Palmer

Often someone else’s words can provoke us to memories both painful and sweet, and remind us of things we should have learned, but sometimes forget.

— Mary Morrell, Things My Father Taught Me About Love

Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past.

— Homaro Cantu

Life is all about experiencing the good and the bad part of life. Good part gives you good memories and bad part teaches you good lessons in your life.

— Sujish Kandampully

Where is the good memories ? Where is Love ?

— Sara Keddar

Memories are either the greatest poetry, when they are memories of a vital happiness, or a burning pain, when they touch dried wounds.p. 479

— Ivan Goncharov, Oblomov

Her memories were beads jumbled loose in a box, unstrung.

— Kate Maloy, Every Last Cuckoo

Some memories made in time will last ages tossed aside.

— Adhish Mazumder

Writing from memory like this, I often feel a pang of dread. What if I’ve forgotten the most important thing? What if somewhere inside me there is a dark limbo where all the the truly important memories are heaped and slowly turning into mud?

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Everything you are is a feature of your brain, and as such much of what your brain does is dedicated to making you look and feel as good as possible. ]…] For example by modifying your memories to make you feel better about yourself.

— Dean Burnett, Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.

— Laura Ingalls Wilder

The day history will die and lose its essence with time, memories will not only die, but they shall also surely be forgotten with time!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Falling asleep with hopes and wishes that I rarely get to hold in my hand for long…go me. All I’ve got are memories and secrets.

— Alyse M. Gardner, Slayers

History is for everyone, but the memories of it is for those who experienced it.

— ME 🙂

If this continues, if this goes on, then when I die, your memories of me will be my greatest accomplishment. You memories will be my most lasting impressions.

— David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary

I am starting to think that maybe memories are like this dessert. I eat it, and it becomes a part of me, whether I remember it later or not.

— Erica Bauermeister, The School of Essential Ingredients

The train blows through towndelivering reality, slapping my face and screaming, “You are alone”Rose colored memories drown, taking their last breath.

— Kellie Elmore, Magic in the Backyard

You don’t deserve my image in your head. You don’t deserve my memories in your chest.

— Coco J. Ginger

The older I got the more I appreciated the role of travel as a stimulus to memories, and the way in which journeys even to new places were somehow always awakening memories of places seen in an ever-receding past.

— Michael Jacobs, The Robber of Memories: A River Journey Through Colombia

I have come to think that’s where Heaven is, a place in the memories of other where our best selves live

— Christina Baker Kline, Orphan Train

Every journey is personal. Every journey is spiritual. You can’t compare them, can’t replace, can’t repeat. You can bring back the memories but they only bring tears to your eyes.

— Riana Ambarsari

We cling to the most painful reminders of our youth, our memories or our injuries, perhaps so we can look back to our former selves, console them, and say: Keep going. I know how the story ends.

— Sarah Domet, The Guineveres

It never dawned on us that life is unpredictable, that one day, one of us could suddenly cease to exist and what then? What would be the joy in having left so much unsaid? With what memories would we fill the empty silence?

— Isabel Lopez, Isabel’s Hand-Me-Down Dreams

Time laughs in the distance as I cling to the belief memories of you will fade.

— Raine Cooper

Wishes are memories coming from our future!

— Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Life

Coming home seemed to have started the healing process. No longer vivid and garish, the memories seemed to be covered in gossemer, fading behind a curtain of time and forgiveness.

— Karen Fowler, Memories For Sale

… everyone regrets something, but you can’t change the past. You’ve got to let go and make new memories until the old ones fade enough that they don’t hold any power over you.

— Olivia Arran, Heartsridge Shifters: Austin

It may be difficult, but thru sorrow, it’s important to find happiness in our memories and be very thankful to have them!

— Wendy Card

Some think intuition is a gift, but it can be a curse as well–a voice calling to us from places that are better left unexplored…an echo of memories that will never die, no matter how hard we try to kill them.

— Emily Thorne

God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.

— J. M. Barrie

Maybe the only thing that lasts is our memories of each other…

— Sylvain Reynard

I have been too young to know, and I have been too old to care. It’s in that oh so narrow slice between that memories are made.

— Mark Lawrence, Red Sister

I falter in the doorway, swept with memories of my reckless behavior last time I saw him. I sipped wine from a bottle. I kissed him. And as my pulse flutters with excitement, I know I would do it again, given the chance.

— Meghan Masterson, The Wardrobe Mistress: A Novel of Marie Antoinette

When memories fade, can one ever really return home?

— Floyd Skloot

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.

— Teresa TutenAuthor

The most painful moments and memories eventually lead to the greatest strengths and growth in life.

— Kemi Sogunle

Punishments include such things as flashbacks, flooding of unbearable emotions, painful body memories, flooding of memories in which the survivor perpetrated against others, self-harm, and suicide attempts.

— Alison Miller, Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

The neocortex is not like a computer, parallel or otherwise. Instead of computing answers to problems the neocortex uses stored memories to solve problems and produce behavior.

— Jeff Hawkins, On Intelligence

My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people’s sacred status, regardless of the past.

— Steve Irwin

A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.

— Charles M. Schulz

You can shut out the memories and keep going, but you’ll have to live with a heart that’s healed wrong.

— Bethany Kaczmarek, Strains of Silence

We may deny the truth of our childhoods while we are living them, but we one day realize the truth of our parents as readily as we do that of Santa. Neither are as perfect as our memories would have them…

— Thomm Quackenbush, A Creature Was Stirring

If I close my eyes, plug my ears, and hold my tongue, all of this will cease to exist. I can pretend it never happened. No one will blame me if I choose to shove these memories into the back of my mind.

— Leigh Hershkovich, Shattered Illusions

Some memories are realities and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.

— Willa Cather

Time flows like memories on the shores of the past.

— Michael Joseph Murano, Age of the Seer

The obsession with the afterlife is born of a panic at not having memories of a before-life.

— Dean Cavanagh

But memories got left behind while you kept walking on; every time you had to retrace your steps further to return to your memories, and sometimes it was better not to turn back at all.

— Dalene Matthee, Fiela’s Child

All good things that happen today are a part of golden memories in future.

— Saravana Kumar Murugan

I pretended like all the oranges rolling everywhere were her happy memories and they were looking for a new person to stick to so they didn’t get wasted.

— Stephen Kelman, Pigeon English

We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten

— Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand: Diaries, 1935-1950

Some people say the rain with no purpose and others say with memories and wishes

— Tagor Manroo

The sparrow that is twittering on the edge of my balcony is calling up to me this moment a world of memories that reach over half my lifetime, and a world of hope that stretches farther than any flight of sparrows.

— Donald G. Mitchell

I don’t want to break my memories with you.

— Arzum Uzun

Time made apologies and absolution unnecessary. Time didn’t really heal, it just made bad memories distant so that the brain couldn’t recapture the lost pain

— Amulya Malladi, A Breath of Fresh Air

Empowered Women 101: You are either creating drama or creating memories together. The choice is yours.

— Shannon L. Alder

I have survived. I am here. Confused, screwed up, but here. So, how can I find my way? Is there a chain saw of the soul, an ax I can take to my memories or fears?

— Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

No person can walk all alone because to walk all alone one must have no memories at all from the past!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Tradition is a fragile thing in a culture built entirely on the memories of the elders.

— Alice Albinia, Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River

Childhood only comes around once. Make your child’s memories special. Take them on a new adventure each day. It is as simple as opening a book.

— K. Lamb

Nothing distinguishes memories from ordinary moments, only later do they make themselves known, from their scars.

— Chris Marker

Life is about the adventures you take and the memories you make. So travel often and live life with open eyes and an open heart.

— Katie Grissom

I write because I can remember and to keep those memories alive. I write for pleasure. I write because I must.

— F.M. Burgett

Im dying everydayMy breakfast are cigarettes and coffeeMy lunch is depressionMy snacks are regretsMy dinner are memories and angerMy night is non stoping tearsSleep is my deathWaking up the next day and here we go again dying everyday

— Ali hassan hasan

Too much time will do that to you. Blur the edges between your memories and your imagination until everything feels like something you saw in a movie instead of your life.

— Kami Garcia, Beautiful Redemption

No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away.

— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, You have to be in their lives today.

— Barbara Johnson

Literature boils with the madcap careers of writers brought to the edge by the demands of living on their nerves, wringing out their memories and their nightmares to extract meaning, truth, beauty.

— Herbert Gold

Nature has certain mechanism to record all memories of every life being.

— Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Everyone has a given a chance to live life to the fullest, every moment and memories you make is your choice.

— Chaz B

Umasi kept walking, out of sight and into the glittering night. Meahwhile, Zen lay alone, defeated on the cold ground, knowing that he had truly been left behind. Then the memories returned, and for the first time in his life, he cried.

— Isamu Fukui, Origins

Is this what sadness is all about? Is it what comes over us when beautiful memories shatter in hindsight because the remembered happiness fed not just on actual circumstances but on a promise that was not kept?

— Bernhard Schlink, The Reader

Sometimes it’s the memories we should have had that are most painful.

— Valynne E. Maetani, Ink and Ashes

Treasure the memories of past misfortunes they constitute our bank of fortitude.

— Eric Hoffer

In a sense, he thought, all we consist of is memories. Our personalities are constructed from memories, our lives are organized around memories, our cultures are built upon the foundation of shared memories that we call history and science.

— Michael Crichton, Sphere

Rosemary was unaccustomed to worrying about what people thought of her memories. She certainly did not judge others on theirs. In a society that circulated memories as currency, such judgment was considered the height of prudishness. 

— Octavia Cade, Trading Rosemary

Writing therapy is my form of healing. Try and detach yourself from painful memories by infusing characters and then stepping back.

— Phil Wohl

Everyone’s memories and feelings are subjective, and we’re teach trapped in our own perspectives. But the difference between perspectives, collectively, create objectivity.

— Bao Shu, Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 108

The saddest thing that can happen to a person is to find out their memories are lies.

— Juan Gabriel Vásquez, The Sound of Things Falling

How do you know when it’s over?” “Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you.

— Gunnar Ardelius, I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits

Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.

— Haruki Murakami

[T]hose most precious memories are hidden in the safest place of all. Safe from fire or floods or war. In stories. Stories remembered, until they are ready to be told. Or perhaps simply ready to be heard.

— Aminatta Forna, Ancestor Stones

History isn’t the lies of the victors, as I once glibly assured Old Joe Hunt; I know that now. It’s more the memories of the survivors, most of whom are neither victorious or defeated.

— Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

Some of Bay’s fondest memories were of lying under the apple tree in the summer while Claire gardened and the apple tree tossed apples at her like a dog trying to coax its owner into playing catch.

— Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost

Reflection is a good thing. It allows us to look back in time so we can connect the dots between specific memories to reveal the purpose and meaning behind synchronistic events.

— Molly Friedenfeld, The Book of Simple Human Truths

My first outdoor cooking memories are full of erratic British summers, Dad swearing at a barbecue that he couldn’t put together, and eventually eating charred sausages, feeling brilliant.

— Jamie Oliver

My heart leaps with euphoria (gladness), whilst my mind send sweet memories and imaginations of you, through the deep secret winding passages of my being, bursting into my soul with profound whispers of “I Love You”.

— Anonymous

Poverty is apt to strike suddenly like influenza, it is well to have a few memories of extravagance in store for bad times.

— Graham Greene, Travels With My Aunt

The worst memories stick with us, while the nice ones always seem to slip through our fingers.

— Rachel Vincent, My Soul to Save

But the memories that hang heaviest are the easiest to recall.

— Julie Gregory, Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood

She was one of six people accused of the murder, five of hom took pleas; to had internalised their guilt so deeply that, aven after being freed, they still had vivid memories of committing the crime.

— The New Yorker Magazine

The memories that really matter don’t live in the mind.

— Jessica Brody, Unremembered

But sometimes the memories feel so real, so visceral, so personal, that I confuse them with my own.

— Gayle Forman, If I Stay

The best things to hold on to are the memories of friendship and love.

— Debasish Mridha

Kids don’t have much accumulated and deep memories and that’s why they happily live in the present time!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Sometimes the memories we cling hardest to are the ones that hurt us the most.

— Elizabeth May, The Falconer

Always take a picture for everywhere you go; if you don’t, then all you just lost was the precious memories and moments

— Inspiracreatiflife

[T]he very color of the air in the place I was born was different, the smell of the earth was special, redolent with memories of my parents.

— Sōseki Natsume

A memory made alone abides in isolation; such is love that is never shared. Fill your life with shared memories and love, and in the end you will have lived.

— Lynda I Fisher

My memories are like a shuffled deck of cards, each one coming up at random.

— Brian James, Life is But a Dream

certain details, somewhat curtailed, live in my memory. But I don’t see anything anymore: 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, Nausea

Like memories in cold decay, Transmissions echoing away, Far from the world of you and I Where oceans bleed into the sky..

— Linkin Park

My father’s haunting memories of war had been transformed into my own haunting memories. Such is the power of war and memory.

— Roger Klare, The Haunting Memories of War: A Memoir of Father and Son

Smile as often as possible and love as much as you can ❤ In the end…the heart felt memories you leave behind is all that really counts!

— Timothy Pina, Bullying Ben: How Benjamin Franklin Overcame Bullying

Some memories find a permanent place in the heart, and we remember those times as being sunlit and beautiful

— Anamika Mishra, VoiceMates – A Novel

I resent the hell out of the politicians and generals who force events on us that structure our lives, that dictate the memories we’ll have when we’re old.

— Cristina García, Dreaming in Cuban

The memories of our glories fade, and rot away into half-arsed anecdotes, thin and unconvincing as some other bastard’s lies. The failures, the disappointments, the regrets, they stay raw as the moments they happened.

— Joe Abercrombie, Best Served Cold

The earliest childhood memories are woven by shadows. And some of these shadows are woven from fire.

— Plamen Chetelyazov, Flaws of Oblivion

Some memories are presents that I’m unable to unwrap over and over.

— Brian James, Life is But a Dream

It’s our memories that teach us who we are.

— Glenn Haybittle, The Memory Tree

I guess we all have some of these – memories like artillery shells, fired at close range.

— Lauren Oliver, Rooms

You are not a ghost.’ I was sure of that. Wherever the dreams came from, they were not really her.’Of course I am.’ Amy shook her head. ‘That is all memories are. Ghosts and demons kicking around upstairs.

— Kathleen Peacock

Maybe the problem with holding onto memories so tightly is that they don’t allow us to make room for the future. Maybe the gentle decay of the past is a blessing that dulls the sharp blade of regret, allowing the possibility of rebirth.

— Ryan Galloway, Biome

During the day, memories could be held at bay, but at night, dreams became the devil’s own accomplices.

— Sharon Kay Penman, The Reckoning

People have told me, ‘My dad passed on, but I have great memories of watching your shows with him.’ It doesn’t get any better than that.

— Bob Newhart

We are not defined by the things we accumulate, but by the memories we impart.

— Philip Olivier

If you manage to live long enough, most of your greatest fears become fond memories to look back on.

— Ashly Lorenzana

Bad memories were hard enough, but it was torture to be haunted by the good.

— Shelley Noble, Beach Colors

Probably the earliest memories for me would be going to restaurants with my family.

— Alexander Wang

Sifting through scattered memories is like sifting through sand. Some remain, some simply slipaway…– TARA

— Amita Trasi, The Color of our Sky

Souls and memories can do strange things during trance.

— Bram Stoker, Dracula

All my memories are things I gave away, traded for new days after days after days…

— Brenna Ehrlich, Placid Girl

He was going to miss everything. But he guessed that was how everybody always felt. Everyone was losing things, leaving things behind, clinging to old memories as they rushed into the future. Everyone was a passenger on a runaway train.

— Philip Reeve, Railhead

The palest ink will endure beyond the memories of man

— Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists

Yet what use against the deceit of a state are the memories of a child?

— Aminatta Forna

If you want to be able to recall everything and anything in detail, then you need to be strong enough to feel all bad memories as well.

— Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Action triggers reaction. An object somehow responds when we observe it.We just assume that we do objective. In fact, unconsciously we only want to see some parts of the object which do not evoke the bitter memories of our past.

— Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

No matter what happens i choose to value the memories of the good times, grow from the lessons of the bad times because i don’t regret a single moment of it, every detail made me who i am.

— Tilicia Haridat

Her memories splashed my nights with a magical illumination. Her thoughts were my intoxication!

— Avijeet Das

I’ve been wondering, ” Isabelle commented reflectively over dessert, “if it is foolish to make new memories when you know you are going to lose them.

— Erica Bauermeister, The School of Essential Ingredients

I just have beautiful memories of what has happened in my life.

— Persis Khambatta

I’m left staring up at the night sky the only roof left because to many memories are drowning me.

— Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

While the majority of my childhood memories are beautiful, I also have experienced the challenges that Nigeria has faced since independence.

— Jidenna

Sometimes the memories seemed too much and I couldn’t understand how I’d stayed so calm when these things actually happened, but lost my breath in the shadowy remembrances.

— Regina Sirois, On Little Wings

Everyone is born and they die, but it’s the memories they leave behind that define them and let them live on than others.

— Judi Fennell, I Dream of Genies

When you build a house You nail down memories Paint and stain the fabric of time

— Richard L. Ratliff

We know The wheel of time moves on New bonds, new ties ignite Moments fleet, memories drift, shadows glide There is always a hope At the horizon we seek.

— Balroop Singh, Sublime Shadows Of Life

We savour on great memories of happy times.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

My childhood memories are amazing I had freedom in every way – but I see everything from a different perspective now that I live outside.

— Ana de Armas

I’m the first to admit that I like going to, or my memories at least of going to Clint Eastwood movies or Charles Bronson or James Bond.

— Nicolas Cage

I find myself focusing up at the sky — the only roof left — because too many memories are drowning me.

— Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

When we are gone, the only essential thing we will leave behind are the memories we create in the lives of those we have touched and those we love.

— Michael Hyatt

I love the food, the girls, the sky and everything that is Delhi. I have very fond memories of the Moolchand flyover.

— Vir Das

Poetry lit fire in the vast forest of memories within you.


In old age, past haunts the present; memories replace the real life!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

I am very careful about who I choose to build memories with. Some of them might last a lifetime.

— Angélica Calheiros

Rachel shook her head, as if casting out the memories from her mind. Something he’d been unable to do in one hundred and ninety-eight years. Memories, painful and stark, failed to retreat, instead they clung to him like a Rottweiler to a bone.

— D.A. Rhine, Vampires of the Chesapeake: Rees Morgan

He liked the fragility of those moments suspended in time. Those memories whose only function is to leave just a trace in memory.

— Chris Marker

Books are like flypaper, memories cling to the printed pages better than anything else.

— Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

Each of us, I think, adopts a comfortable and familiar era or place in which to plant ourselves; and from then on, that which disagrees with our memories — a new building here, a change in paint there — is forever jarring and anachronistic.

— Daniel D. Victor, The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Seventh Bullet

When a memory dies, the truth takes its place. Losing a memory is more painful than losing an arm. Because memories cannot be amputated. In familiarity, we find a sense of security. When this security leaves, the unfamiliar remains.

— P. Wish

We place memories on pieces of paper to know they will always exist.

— Nathan Filer

I’d rather reminisce about old memories I had with true people than record the moments I have with fake people

— Nathanael Kanyinga

My memories came back like a punch in the face. Only good.

— Lee Davidson, Satellite

How difficult it must be to leave a place called home, along with all the bitter sweet memories attached, for someone special and later on visit the same place as a guest.

— Swati Kumar, The Great Indian Dilemma

The memories of men are too frail a thread to hang history from.

— John Still

For the sense of smell almost more than any other has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that we use it so little.

— Rachel Carson

One couldn’t be selective when remembering the past. Ignore the turmoil, chaos and pain – and the truly great memories would not shine with such luster.

— Karen Fowler, Memories For Sale

Sitting alone…where we usually used to sit…n looking behind those memories , we enjoyed together…..

— Himangshu Rabha

My childhood memories are amazing I had freedom in every way – but I see everything from a different perspective now that I live outside.

— Ana de Armas

Create memories every day. You will grow a diamond on the way.

— Debasish Mridha

Every time he tries to fly high, but his memories always hold his broken wings.

— Vaishal sheth

Your brain activates a magnificent system to store memories as reference points for you to learn from… not to create a past for you to be stuck in.

— Steve Maraboli

You stop revisiting memories when you outgrow the people you made them with.

— Nikki Rowe

I don’t believe in the white spectre-type of ghosts you get in stories, but what if ghosts are something else? Like memories somehow caught and trapped in time, released by being in certain places where things first happened.

— Julia Green, Breathing Underwater

Now memories have an unusual way of coming back to you in the middle of a day.

— Avijeet Das

People say memories are there to be cherished. I believe memories are there to be created, and if you do something worthwhile today, you will stop living in the past.Look forward and create, don’t look back all the time

— James Perrin, The Occasional Swearing Of Passionate Perrin

Memory fills my nightHelp make my pain and memories lightIn your arms I find comfortGuide me in my daysHold me in Thy armsHelp me Lord, this night

— Brent M. Jones

He was asking for memories, too young himself to know that memories were only memories of memories.

— Alan Hollinghurst, The Stranger’s Child

Since I’m always working, my best holiday memories are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family.

— Chris Brown

As the savage progresses, he acquires experience and formulates codes of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ from his memories of those courses which have helped or hurt him… Then out of the principle of barter comes the illusion of ‘justice’ …

— Lovecraft H.P.

She would never truly be her own woman if she allowed fear and old memories to dictate where she would or would not go.

— Mercedes Lackey, The Oathbound

As a father, you want the best for your son, quite obviously. You want to create the best memories for your son.

— Bill Goldberg

Time passes, but memories linger.

— Eddie Stack, The West

With no sense of smell, your memories dropped like pennies out of a ripped pocket, until the past was ashes and your parents were blanks: nothing more than the holes in Swiss cheese.

— Ilsa Bick

I don’t see how it’s doing society any good to have it’s members walking around with vague memories of algebraic formulas and geometric diagrams, and clear memories of hating them.

— Paul Lockhart, A Mathematician’s Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form

She knew that the dead hid pieces of themselves in the world. They buried organs in the living. They stuffed memories into trees and clouds and other innocuous things.

— Lauren DeStefano, A Curious Tale of the In-Between

You may forget the toys you buy and break, but you’ll always remember the experiences and memories you create.

— Richie Norton

Each morning the winds of the city moan and weep with lost souls clinging to hope of reliving the memories of yesterday.

— Jason E. Hodges

….because people die but their memories not.

— M.H. Rakib, The Cavalier

Stories are where memories go when they’re forgotten…

— The 13th Doctor

Words are incomplete and yet we need them. They are the cups that give our memories shape, and keep them from trickling away.

— Carolina De Robertis, Perla

Now that I have opened that bottle of memories they’re pouring out like wine, crimson and bittersweet.

— Ellen Hopkins, Impulse

He had managed to lock away everything he didn’t want to remember… and the memories returned as well.

— Daniel Levine

The power of things inheres in the memories they gather up inside them, and also in the vicissitudes of our imagination, and our memory–of this there is no doubt.

— Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence

Fond memories are some of the richest possessions you can have. They never wear away no matter how often you reuse them !

— Rj Barber

I can’t say why some memories float and other sink.

— Francesca Marciano, Casa Rossa

Emotions and feelings don’t come out of the blue they’re always triggered by memories good or bad. Males and females must process both.

— Mayra Mejia

My painful memories sift through me like sand through stretched fingers. Only small pieces cling and stay around for me to keep, the rest just disappear. I know not where and I don’t

— Willow Madison, We Were One Once

How many memories can come through at once before they are just jumbled words and faces mixed together by years of pain?

— Rebecca Maizel, Infinite Days

The only reason people hold onto memories is because memories are the only things that don’t change, even when everyone else does.

— Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

Life is nothing but an empty space filled with memories from beginning to end.

— Debasish Mridha M.D.

I like books that aren’t just lovely but that have memories in themselves. Just like playing a song, picking up a book again that has memories can take you back to another place or another time.

— Emma Watson

I’ve learned that some memories surprise you and reveal a sharp edge just when you least expect it.

— Pittacus Lore, Eight’s Origin

I know you’re just a rag doll now, sewn together with memories that we might have had. I know you’re just the dream inside of a dream And don’t worry, I know I don’t know you, anymore.

— pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

As the dew to the blossom the bud to the bee As the scent to the rose are those memories to me.

— Amelia C. Welby

I think the only answer is to live life to the fullest while you can and collect memories like fools collect money. Because in the end, that’s all you have – happy memories.

— Sarah Strohmeyer, Kindred Spirits

You are young, ” replied Athos, “and your bitter memories have time to change into sweet ones.

— Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

The way those old memories kept bubbling to the surface in the present tense was disturbing. It was as if the past had never died; as if on some level of time’s great tower, everything was still happening.

— Stephen King, Lisey’s Story

It is dangerous to use our own ability to access non-traumatic memories as a standard against which we judge a trauma victim’s response.

— David Yeung

He’d read once that in everyone’s life there was somebody who touched a spot so deep, so precious, that the mind always retreated, in time of need, to that cherished place, seeking comfort within memories that never seemed to disappoint.

— Steve Berry, The Third Secret

I dance to the beat of the earth the memories are the lyrics I write nature leads my soul through this existence I call life.

— Nikki Rowe, Once a Girl, Now a Woman

How will you live if every little thing from your memories always hurt you so easily?

— Mika Yamamori, ひるなかの流星 9 [Hirunaka no Ryuusei 9]

real life nightmares kills me as an old man trying to escape from bad guilty memories who basically lives in the present.

— Sil Vereecken

Your identity is no more than the memory of your mind, and the time you learn to consciously look into your memories of the past, the first time you realize that nowhere you exist in your mind.

— Roshan Sharma

Senor Sempere believed that God lives, to a smaller or greater extent, in books, and that is why he devoted his life to sharing them, to protecting them, and to making sure their pages, like our memories and our desires, are never lost.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game

One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.

— Camryn Manheim

When I look back on my childhood, my earliest memories seem like artifacts from a long-lost civilization: half-understood fragments behind museum glass.

— Matthew Flaming, The Kingdom of Ohio

I know what success means to me – it is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile. That’s what success is to me

— Debalina Haldar, Wrinkles in Memory

God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.

— James M. Barrie

We do not remember days, Shemei, we remember moments, and the richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.

— Terri Herman-Poncé, In This Life

Nothing distinguishes memories from ordinary moments. Only later do they make themselves known, from their scars. – Chris Marker

— Zeina Abirached, I Remember Beirut

Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our life time, we need to keep them alive.

— Martin Scorsese

Just give me more, better memories to replace the bad ones. I’ll be back to normal before we know it.

— A.R. Von, Jailhouse Rock

There are days when I want to dip my soul in memories and just soak. Then there are others where I’m praying they’ll be washed away.

— Alfa H, Abandoned Breaths

It’s important to honor your ancestors. Bringing in a piece of furniture or an object you’ve inherited from a loved one not only honors the person who has passed but also brings the warmth of happy memories into your home.

— Jeffrey A. Wands, Knock and the Door Will Open: 6 Keys to Mastering the Art of Living

It’s the problem in seeing too much of the world. In loving too much of it. You can only live in one place at a time. And eventually, you pick your spot, and the memories of all the others just become ghosts.

— Daniel Abraham

When Carri died, I felt like I had lost everything, except my life, and my memories of her. Now I can’t even dream of her…

— Richard Finney, Demon Days: Angel of Light

When he opens the door, I step in and an army of memories comes at me from all sides.

— Lisa Schroeder, Chasing Brooklyn

…I stir in bed and the memories rise out of me like a buzz of flies from a carcass. I crave to be rid of them…

— Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

Spending moments with another in earnest presence is one of the simple ways we can show unconditional love. It is the memories created from these impressions that survive after all else passes.

— Molly Friedenfeld

Wherever the responsibility lies, shame creates a solid and terrible feeling of unworthiness that resides in our bodies: the storehouse of the memories of our acts, real or imagined, and the secrets we keep about them.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

We are all the product of our past and have to live with our memories and personality they cannot be erased.

— Jane Hersey, Full Circle

Life is just packed full of memories, the more memories you create, the richer your life becomes !J Moulds

— Tom Evans, When Kids Could Play Outside

She leaves a tiny part of her heart everywhere she travels and memories from the place fill up the void in her heart and soul.

— Yogini Patil

His being there was stirring up a lot of memories she’d have been happier to leave as sentimental sediment. Not that they weren’t good memories. That was the trouble.

— Diana Killian, Dial Om for Murder

Whatever may happen, the memories of then will always remain, ever so sweetly with me, nothing to tarnish it. Not even the ugliness of reality.

— Saim Cheeda

He asked me once what I wanted when I died, what I wanted out of life, and I told him I just wanted more happy memories than sad ones.

— R. Y.S. Perez, I Hope You Fall in Love: Poetry Collection

The money is in a different league these days, of course, but I have special memories of the 60s and 70s which players today don’t have. There wasn’t the same celebrity attitude and media exposure. We had a bit more freedom.

— Peter Shilton

When I felt as though I had reached land, it was like I was on a deserted sandy beach, feeling isolated and afraid to share with anyone the memories that haunted me.

— Erin Merryn, Living for Today: From Incest and Molestation to Fearlessness and Forgiveness

Her favourite summer memories were not of events themselves, of picnics, sea bathing, tennis afternoons and cricket matches, but of watching Hugh and Daniel enjoying them and locking into memory the delight in their faces and their open laughter.

— Helen Simonson, The Summer Before the War

Sometimes memories follow you wherever you go-you don’t need to take them with you.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón

when evoking personal recollections, patients with depersonalization often complain that memories feel as if they really didn’t happen to them

— Mauricio Sierra, Depersonalization: A New Look at a Neglected Syndrome

People say memories are there to be cherished. I believe memories are there to be created, and if you do something worthwhile today, you will stop living in the past

— James Perrin, The Occasional Swearing Of Passionate Perrin

Truth is, moments come to an end. That’s how memories are created.

— Tyconis D. Allison Ty

time never heals everything in life, but memories do

— Unknow

If-Then” is a structured logic of humans’ thought, who have memories and imagination in their mind. If both don’t exist, Then this quote has never even been written.

— Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history.

— Debi Mazar

If there never was a night or day and memories could fade away, then we’d be nothing left but the dreams we made

— Selena Gómez

For a brokenhearted person memories are the vital parts of misery

— Munia Khan

Memories and thoughts age, just as people do. But certain thoughts can never age, and certain memories can never fade.

— Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

I hold you in the safest place I keep. Somewhere between memories and scars.

— Nicole Lyons

The days that passed had begun to melt together into weeks and months, creating a twisted mosaic of memories in her mind. Her dreams travelled a tortuous path between what had actually happened, and what could have been.

— Kim Cormack, Enlightenment

My short love story gave me lots of memories but i never wanted memories, I wanted you.

— Raaz Ojha

The best gifts in life are the memories of love that we have given away.

— Debasish Mridha

As I was contemplating each second of your existence, the sound of nothing but your delicate breathing, brings me back the memories of experiences I have not yet experienced

— Stephen Clayworth

One of our duties on this planet is to dissolve the negative emotions associated with negative memories while we motivate ourselves and other people.

— Hina Hashmi, Your Life A Practical Guide to Happiness Peace and Fulfilment

They spent years putting the tiniest of details on these works of art. It reminded me of what we try to do with ourselves. We spend years trying to paint our personalities to look a certain way or to carve memories into our souls.

— Alex Z. Moores, Living in Water

Live in the moment… where everything is just right, take your time and limit your bad memories and you’ll get wherever it is you’re going a lot faster and with less bumps in the road along the way.

— J.A. Redmerski

The greatest memories a person might have in their life is, childhood. It’s really a painful nostalgia.

— Lathish R. Shankar, April Showers Bring May Flowers: Diary of a Ten-Year-Old School Girl

In visions of the night, like dropping rain, Descend the many memories of pain

— Aeschylus, Agamemnon

There are memories I am better off without. Things better lost forever.

— S.J. Watson, Before I Go to Sleep

Living in the moment works sometimes, but when alone, it clouds over your memories and dreams, and those are what I need to survive.

— D.S. Mixell

My earliest memories as a kid was I would always try to make my mom and my stepdad laugh at dinner. Or make my friends laugh in class. And, I don’t know, it’s something I just really enjoy doing.

— Justin Timberlake

I can imagine her memories of the novel, or, more likely, of who she was and how she felt when reading it.

— Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman

Thanks to photography, some memories overstay their welcome.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Dreams are composed of many things, my son. Of images and hopes, of fears and memories. Memories of the past, and memories of the future…

— Neil Gaiman, Fables and Reflections

He was now working his way through the many shades of grief. Sadness made everything gray, he’d learned, but there were different types of gray, some darker than others. There were dark spots in his memories he wasn’t brave enough to enter.

— Lauren DeStefano, A Curious Tale of the In-Between

We had visceral, rich memories of dull, interminable hours. Then a day would pass in perfect harmony with our projects, our family members, and our coworkers, and we couldn’t believe we were getting paid for this.

— Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End

She did not come, her memories is remainedIn The desire to meet them, my is spoiled

— Sachin sawariya

Our legacy is not found in all the ‘stuff’ we’ve accumulated on our life’s journey. It’s written in the memories of those whose lives we’ve touched along the way.

— Justin Young

The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.

— Cesare Pavese

Memories demand attention, and these memories will have teeth.

— C. Kennedy, Slaying Isidore’s Dragons

Actors, their greatest tool, their greatest resource is imagination. You can take things, power objects, you can recruit your dreams, you can access your memories and get there. So the idea is not to act but to just be.

— Nicolas Cage

There were differences between memories and dreams. He had only dreams of things he had wanted to do, while Lespere had memories of things done and accomplished. And this knowledge began to pull Hollis apart, with a slow, quivering precision.

— Ray Bradbury

Time can be strange sometimes. It can leave imprints in particular places, leaving ghosts of memories trapped.

— Holly Bourne, The Manifesto on How to be Interesting

It is pointless and impossible to maintain a modern ideology based on inaccurate memories of a dead and distant past.

— Yasin al Hafiz

I see pieces of memories in his eyes. Pieces of us. They are broken, and scattered, but they are there, gradually coming together again at the sight of me.

— Marie Lu, Champion

‎Most of the times, we feel more enjoyment from just recalling good memories of the past rather from those moments we lived, not because we did not have a good time but because realization has come late.

— Dionisis Agelakis

The pain we cause will haunt our memories and eat at our souls. I do not seek forgiveness, only the emptiness of death.

— Harley King

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

Steven and I had always come to the market to check out the fresh flowers, so when Friday came around with the fresh roses, I always stood in the middle of it all, breathing in the memories and breathing out the hurt.

— Brittainy C. Cherry, The Air He Breathes

Seeing old photographs, we get enamored by the memories we made which will keep tugging at our heart-strings forever and ever…

— Avijeet Das

But the memories that hang heaviest are the easiest to recall. They hold in their creases the ability to change one’s life, organically, forever. Even when you shake them out, they’ve left permanent wrinkles in the fabric of your soul.

— Julie Gregory, Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood

My childhood was great, honestly. I have all these incredible memories of my childhood. I was an only child. I always had all my cousins around. I had my grandparents around. I had my parents around. I had my uncles around – whatever.

— Action Bronson

The easiest way to leave the past behind is to remember that love does not live in the past, only memories — love lives in the present.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Some memories seems to be so far away .. however it was just yesterday !! Others seem to be so clear , however it was years ago !! Actually it depends on how far we are from those who shared us those moments !!

— Gehad Badr

You need time for the grief to heal, for the memories to fade in sharpness, time to adjust your expectation for the future. Be gentle with yourself, you’ll make it.

— Dee Henderson, The Guardian

What makes me feel rich is spending time with my children, knowing we are making beautiful memories together.

— Brigitte Nicole

Whenever it rains, I remember him, not as a tear that hails down as a raindrop, but as a God of fertility. As, every time I remember him, his memories conceive a baby of emotions in me!

— Mehek Bassi, Chained: Can you escape fate?

Create memories every day. Enjoy every moment every way.

— Debasish Mridha

Photography is the art of making memories tangible.

— Destin Sparks

Farewell is said by the living, in life, every day. It is said with love and friendship, with the affirmation that the memories are lasting if the flesh is not.

— R.A. Salvatore, The Legacy

Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked this easily — weak people, in other words…

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

So often we rob tomorrow’s memories by today’s economies.

— John Mason Brown

What are memories but photo images from the mind? Isn’t the human mind so much like a camera, saving pictures every now and then?

— Priyanka Naik, Twists Of Fate

Reunion with the mother is a siren call haunting our imagination. Once there was bliss, and now there is struggle. Dim memories of life before the traumatic separation of birth may be the source of Arcadian fantasies of a lost golden age.

— Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

Our memories are what make us who we are. Some are real. Some are made up. But they are the stories that tell us who we are. Without them we are nobody.

— Clare Furniss, How Not To Disappear

My memories of my time in high altitude astronomy indicate that there were no oxygen concentration monitors or alarms in the areas that liquid nitrogen was in use at the high altitude astronomical facilities where I had worked.

— Steven Magee

I cut the wood however I like, but it’s the grain that decides the strength and shape of it. You can add and subtract memories from people, but it isn’t just your memory that makes you who you are. There’s something in the grain of the mind.

— Orson Scott Card, The Worthing Saga

Those are exactly the kind of memories I try to avoid, but they’re like abestos: invisible and deadly. You need special gear to get rid of them.

— Kristin Hannah, Comfort & Joy

They say you can never step into the same river twice. And maybe that’s how it was for Papi now, memories shifting and re-forming soundlessly beneath him while the rest of us sat on the shore and watched.

— Sarah Ockler, The Book of Broken Hearts

Those who live in memories are never really dead.

— Kate Morton, The House at Riverton

You can never go back to a specific moment. That’s why it’s important to live in the present and not the past. Don’t let foolish memories get in the way of the makings of new ones.

— Emily Coussons

It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way!

— Penelope Riley, Travel Absurdities

After all, isn’t the purpose of the novel, or of a museum, for that matter, to relate our memories with such sincerity as to transform individual happiness into a happiness all can share?

— Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence

I intend to live in the beauty of past memories for I know them the best. At this moment, the future is unknown so it will be an adventure for me.

— Debasish Mridha

There are rules which are meant to break. There are roads not to be followed.There are memories meant to leave.There are so many things we should not care about.

— Himanshu Bisht

Moments fly, memories remain; and then memories fly, only memoirs remain and finally memoirs disappear, nothing remains!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Where the rivers meetyou tell me of your black dreams.Your memories make me uneasy.But I listen because I knowmy listening, like all other listeningallows you to heal.

— Holly Lynn Payne, The Sound of Blue: A Novel

Dates are convenient hooks on which we can hang our memories of events. But history is all about people – people like you and me who did things to change the world.

— Joan Lowery Nixon, Nightmare

There were secrets there, the secrets of the ether all mankind is born from; of the blackness that holds our oldest memories captive.

— Bryan Hall, The Vagrant

Only memories have a future.

— Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

The lonely, wistful revisionism of memories is as gratingly repetitive as snow and ice in Canada. I avoid them both at all costs – memories and Canada.

— Brian D’Ambrosio

Soon it will all be a memory and memories decay and deform over time.

— Megan Rivers, A Fateful Melody: A Fictional Memoir

Our memories are like a city: we tear some structures down, and we use the rubble of the old to raise up the new ones.

— Tom Pollock, The City’s Son

…this is what death does to you, it takes and takes, so that all that is left of your memories is a faint tracing of spilled ash.

— Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies

When you live without someone for as long as I have, love becomes this abstract concept, something you attach to a memory. And when memories are that old, they feel like dreams, and you wonder if any of it was real, or if your mind created it all.

— Laura Thalassa, The Queen of All that Lives

Letting go is not getting rid of memories. Memories will stay, they always do. Letting go is making sure that the pain associated with the memories goes away.

— Arti Honrao

To ease the loneliness of the bridges, visit them sometimes! The forgotten ones must be remembered! Create some memories with them so that they will feel themselves less lonely! Memories are the enemies of solitude.

— Mehmet Murat ildan

There are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone.

— Haruki Murakami

Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming!

— Joseph B. Wirthlin

Of all that I have possessed in my life, my memories are the only things remaining to me. Indeed, I believe that memories are the only real treasure any human can hope to hold always.

— Gary Jennings, Aztec

One nice thing about heaven is that you can relive all your favorite moments and memories pretty much as many times as you want—sort of like a DVD of your whole life. Pause, rewind, fast-forward, slowwww motion, all day, every day.

— Jess Rothenberg, The Catastrophic History of You and Me

The death of a parent, he wrote, ‘despite our preparation, indeed, despite our age, dislodges things deep in us, sets off reactions that surprise us and that may cut free memories and feelings that we had thought gone to ground long ago…

— Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

While we are floating against the current toward the future, our minds stay behind with the anchoring memories of the past.

— Debasish Mridha

always the return journey to home is the sweetest, its just because we take memories home with us

— G. Adithyan

For a long time, my subconscious rested in a dark place, ticking through memories like a jukebox selecting a record…

— Chelsie Shakespeare, The Pull

Decorate your birthday with love and memories not with years.

— Debasish Mridha

For some, memories are a blessing. They give one something to look at and cherish in dark times. For some, memories are a curse. They give one pain, guilt, and sorrow. But for all, memories make up who we are now.

— Taylor Chackowsky

Keep the good memories and throw out the bad ones

— Norhafsah Hamid, Back to Basics

Use our memories as an asset not as a liability. Don’t let it be our inner curse but share them as a rare gift.

— Angelica Hopes, Landscapes of a Heart, Whispers of a Soul

People leave strange little memories of themselves behind when they die.

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Life experiences shared with a friend will turn into memories to be enjoyed.

— James Hauenstein

An imagination is a powerful tool. It can tint memories of the past, shade perceptions of the present, or paint a future so vivid that it can entice… or terrify, all depending upon how we conduct ourselves today.

— Jim Davis

Magnus didn’t really want this kind of thing this early in the morning – this talk of aching memories and wanting to forget. This conversation needed to end, now.

— Cassandra Clare, The Rise of the Hotel Dumort

Now he knew that any memories he might cherish during the last years of his life would be only fictions from a biography he’d never lived.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Prince of Mist

I can’t give up my faith in the longpaws. I understand that we can’t rely on the longpaws to help us anymore. But one of us has to remember. One of us has to carry the memories for the rest of the Pack. I’ll do it.

— Erin Hunter, The Empty City

who gets the rare opportunity of spotting a treasure of memories lying among masses, stepping back to stroke it with a secret smile as your mind wanders back to those sleepless yet ecstatic nights you had spent together?only…………a book lover.

— Nadun Lokuliyanage

Sometimes I wished I could cut away old memories and let the wind take them. If a sharp knife could pare away the weakness of those days, I would slice until nothing but the hard lessons remained.

— Mark Lawrence, King of Thorns

Miguel came to my restless mind, as he always did when I slept. Old memories never left me alone.

— Kenya Wright, Bad for You 2

As the years go by, it’s our relationships that will leave us the best memories to celebrate endlessly.

— Wes Adamson

The memories of you are dead in my mind, but alive in my heart.

— Mya Waechtler

In his arms I’ve finally found the place I’ve been looking for, where fear can’t touch me, where memories can’t reach, where the past is forgotten and the present is enough. Where the present is, in fact, all that matters.

— Sarah Alderson, Conspiracy Girl

I take a picture, but it’s not about who is in the picture or the background of it. It’s about the memories and meanings it holds.

— Kayla Davis

Besides the gifts, the only thing that gave the headstones colour were the memories family and friends had of the people they represented.

— S.A. Tawks, Misadventurous

Too many memories of her were crammed inside of me, and as soon as one of them found the slightest opening, the rest would force their way out in an endless stream, an unstoppable flood.

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

It occurred to her that all the bad parts of life, the sad parts, the frightening ones, were meant to be offset by moments and memories like this. She had to be present in it, right here, right now.

— Martina Boone, Persuasion

I don’t like the memories because the tears come easily, and once again I break my promise to myself for this day. It’s a constant battle. a war between remembering and forgetting.

— E.E. Cummings

Some memories just stay. They just refuse to give up on staying. Maybe it is good that they stay. It helps us stay rooted. It helps us to know who we really are.

— Aditi Bose, My Dream Man

The trouble with discarding bad memories was that evidently the good ones went with them

— Anne Tyler

And a man without memories is just a shell.

— Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

I guess sometimes the greatest memories are made in the most unlikely of places, further proof that spontaneity is more rewarding than a meticulously planned life.

— J.A. Redmerski, The Edge of Always

You have to really understand that although certain memories or stories make you sad, you are not sad. Pull yourself out from that emotion and remember that.

— Rupi Kaur

Dreams are memories we’ve lost to sleep.

— F.K. Preston

Memory is the faculty of absolution. Men developed memories to ease their disquiet over things they did as men. The deep past is the only innocence and therefore necessary to retain.

— Don DeLillo, The Names

I like the rain. It washes memories off the sidewalk of life.

— Woody Allen, Manhattan

I hold the memories of you in my heart.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

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.

— Philip Roth

She came to me like an angelTried to change meBut a dog will always be a dogI didn’t changeThings got worseLost herMaybe I will move on but its very hard to forget all the memories we made.

— Abesh Das

There is nothing betterthan us, making memories of us.

— Timothy Joshua

Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.

— H.P. Lovecraft, The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

she had experienced something beautiful, and he had failed to experience it with her. The two ways in which their memories reacted to the evening storm sharply delimit love and non-love.

— Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

…[T]here should be a real sense of your imagination and your memories walking and woolgathering, tramping the hills, romping all over the place. Trust them. Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.

— Anne Lamott

Life is meant to create memories not money.

— Debasish Mridha

I freeze and burn, love is bitter and sweet, my sighs are tempests and my tears are floods, I am in ecstasy and agony, I am possessed by memories of her and I am in exile from myself.

— Francesco Petrarca, Canzoniere: Selected Poems

As I enlarged my vision to see the bigger picture of my dad’s full life, I was better able to let go of being stuck in memories of its end.

— Lisa J. Shultz, A Chance to Say Goodbye: Reflections on Losing a Parent

What about an amnesiac, who awakes having lost his memories and must learn of his past from scratch? Has he died? How can we be just memories? How does that leave us with enough?

— Bernard Beckett, Lullaby

The flames of our memories keep us alive!

— Avijeet Das

Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.

— Kellie Elmore

If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.

— Adam Duritz

The thing about memories wasn’t that many of them inevitably faded, but that repeated recall of the ones you remembered burnished them into shining, gorgeous lies

— Dexter Palmer, Version Control

When you’re dying, even your unhappiest memories can induce a sort of fondness, as if delight is not confined to the good times, but is woven through your days like a skein of gold thread.

— Cory Taylor

Her brightest memories were his darkest recollections.

— Aliyyah Eniath, The Yard

And so their memories took on potential, which is of course how our greatest nostalgias are born.

— Mohsin Hamid, Exit West

Death ends a life, not a relationship. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on- in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here.

— Morrie Schwartz

In the West we cling to the past like limpets. In Haiti the present is the axis of all life. As in Africa, past and future are but distant measures of the present, and memories are as meaningless as promises.

— Wade Davis, The Serpent and the Rainbow

Wisdom comes through suffering.Trouble, with its memories of pain, Drips in our hearts as we try to sleep, So men against their willLearn to practice moderation.Favours come to us from gods.

— Aeschylus, Agamemnon

When you forgive yourself, you free yourself from memories which aren’t serving you anymore.

— Hina Hashmi, Your Life A Practical Guide to Happiness Peace and Fulfilment

Whenever we look at a photograph, the memories in the photograph become our memories as well!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Still, though no one is an island, most are peninsulas. Our lives wouldn’t make sense without personal memories pinned like butterflies against the velvet backdrop of social history.

— Diane Ackerman, An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain

The wind considers how trauma is – in essence – just a memory that violates previous memories too barbarically, an event that devastatingly conflicts against everything else one knows.

— Samuel Armen, Within a Diminishing Caricature

My first memories of religion were being taken to Episcopal church. My father was Catholic, but my mother, I believe, was Episcopal. So I sort of veered off into the watered-down version of Catholicism.

— Marilyn Manson

Some memories should be dead as they are like living corpse in mortal’s bed

— Munia Khan

Anyone who limits her vision to memories of yesterday is already dead.

— Lillie Langtry

I thought I can throw away all my memories but whenever I tell my mind to do it, memories stick it more…!!

— Doha Asrir

Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.

— Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

Three scents accompany my memories of this place: cut wood, poppy-seed bread, and the soft, crisp smell of snow.

— Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love

Percy’d heard stories about amputees who had phantom pains where their missing legsand arms used to be. That’s how his mindfelt—like his missing memories were aching.

— Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

Memory fill the night. Please help make my pain and memories light. In your arms I find comfort. Guide me in my days. Help me Lord, this night

— Brent M. Jones

Memory is essential to who we are, and memories can be both implicit and explicit – unconscious and conscious.

— Siri Hustvedt, The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves

My mother always read to me as a child. I really believe that bonding time between a parent and child is so important and precious. I have lasting memories of those stories because the experience was special.

— Mary Engelbreit

All that helter-skelter about strings and memories was only relevant in the dark. It was light out now and time to put away childish things.

— Benjamin Brindise

I want to be known as A.J. Styles, the WWE Superstar that he is, and have amazing matches, make memories – I think that’s the goal.

— A.J. Styles

Ever poised on that cusp between past and future, we tie memories to souvenirs like string to trees along life’s path, marking the trail in case we lose ourselves around a bend of tomorrow’s road.

— Susan Lendroth

I’ll go to the south of Sicily in the winter, and paint memories of Arles – I’ll buy a piano and Mozart me that – I’ll write long sad tales about people in the legend of my life – This part is my part of the movie, let’s hear yours

— Jack Kerouac, Tristessa

The house gulped in a big breath of fresh air, like some frantic drowning thing breaking the water’s surface and gasping for life. It had sat unopened for so long, suffocating in the silence, it’s memories blanketed by a thick layer of dust.

— Rachel Autumn Deering, Husk

I am so excited to let fans in on how important my relationship with my family is to me. I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together and inspire kids around the world to live their dreams.

— Miley Cyrus

What if the longer we don’t deal with the memories we are haunted by, the more these memories, like long-ignored cavities, become not only painfully sensitive, but require root canal?

— Lauren Handel Zander, Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life.

Making new good memories -possible, Going back in your good memories -impossible, Do possible and don’t think about impossible -happiness.

— omer dar

It was nearly ten years since the peace though her memories of the war still felt fresh.

— Sara Sheridan, British Bulldog

You can’t love a city if you have no memories burried there.

— Marina Tavares Dias

But no matter what happens, I spoke up, made a voice for myself, freed from the haunting memories that have owned me for the last six years. I found my courage.

— Jessica Sorensen, The Redemption of Callie & Kayden

This is a cemetery of memories and I’m grave robbing.

— Jocelyn White, The Ezekiel Experience

Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.

— Mattie Stepanek

A WISHSometimes I wish that he will liveand I will see him.But mostly I wish that he will die, and take my memories with him.

— Coco J. Ginger

Faith keeps our ships moving, while empathy and the memories of our experiences guide us to wisdom.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

In this city of loveYour memories tinkle like an anklet My heart rhymes melodies to its tune And affection shines like a droplet

— Neelam Saxena Chandra

There were differences between memories and dreams. He had only dreams of things he had wanted to do, while Lespere had memories of things done and accomplished.

— Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man

Even post true death memories carried on the waves of universal energy will defy the faux perception of finality.

— Truth Devour, Wantin

We used to believe that memories were best retrieved in the same place that they were first laid down. Like everything else we think we know, that’s not so clear anymore.

— Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Maybe memories should be left the way they are.

— Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road

Eternity will not cause our memories to fade, it will force our hearts to accept the past.

— Ross Caligiuri, Dreaming in the Shadows

One night I heard my dad say to my mom: I can’t help but think of the good times we’re having now as being painful memories later on. And my mom saying, c’mon now honey.

— Miriam Toews, A Complicated Kindness

Life becomes meaningful with a loving heart’s gift Upon the ocean of gratitude soul’s boat adrift Invisible expectancy tossed and turnedFrom the light of memories a blessed ray earned

— Munia Khan

Let my memories of you be like water on the moon. A beautiful impossibility – but allowing me to sleep and dream of infinite beginnings rather than Othello endings.

— Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

I think the reason I’m a writer is because first, I was a reader. I loved to read. I read a lot of adventure stories and mystery books, and I have wonderful memories of my mom reading picture books aloud to me. I learned that words are powerful.

— Andrew Clements

You begin with other people’s memories and end up with your own.

— Marty Rubin

I think it’s too easy to recount your unhappy memories when you write about yourself. You bask in your own innocence. You revere your grief. You arrange your angers at their most becoming angles.

— Margo Jefferson

Our experiences and our memories are within us, and the key is to be aware of the lens or the filter, to realise that we can also change the angle, especially when we are feeling agitated or stuck in life, that we can change the record.

— Gyalwa Dokhampa, The Restful Mind

Once we’ve savored the goodness of a hundred years until the final drop, only the fleeting memories of intoxication is left behind. Between you and me is it too much to ask for a bottle to begin with?

— Xue Yun

Experience had taught me that even the most precious memories fade with the passage of time.

— Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding

We can not say for the memories “go away”, we can only protect us as they hit.

— Davi Oliveira

She’d be dead before the memories and pain were finally gone; she knew it, accepted it, and dealt with it.

— Catherine Coulter

I tend the flowers of my mindWatering our memories as they bloom

— Richard L. Ratliff

I’ve never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don’t understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now.

— Sophia Loren

I had to figure out if I was happier being with a live woman or living with the memories of a dead one.

— Rebecca Forster, Hostile Witness

Nothing can be cut away. Even the worst of our memories is part of the foundation that keeps us in the world.

— Mark Lawrence, Emperor of Thorns

… what ease our seemingly entrenched lives might be altered were we simply to walk down a corridor and onto a craft that in a few hours would land us in a place of which we had no memories and where no one knew our name.

— Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel

Your memories are you. There is, it seems, no other You.

— Ted Todd, The ‘Software’ of Your Personality: The Meaning and Purpose of Life

Keep memories of insult on a short leash, and memories of blessing on a long one.

— Alan Cohen

My memories always clutch my brain to understand the past

— Munia Khan

Keeping objects from your past comes with memories of your past. Let go of both to move on.

— Faydra D. Fields

Was the dementia of old age a blessing in disguise? No more thoughts. No more damage inflicted. No more memories of damage survived.

— Janet Turpin Myers, the last year of confusion

The problem with aging was not that death was near, for death was always near. The problem with aging was that a woman began to carry too many memories within her.

— Stant Litore, Strangers in the Land

Enjoy every moment as much as you can because you never know when those memories will show their back to you.

— Nirjana

Infancy is irretrievable. Its memories live underground. To what extent they return by stealth or are triggered by various catalysts remains an ongoing question.

— Siri Hustvedt, The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves

Our memories have voices, too. Often sad ones that clamor like raised arms in the dark.

— Stephen King, Duma Key

Would it be enough to rock on a stormless sea with each our separate memories tuned to the state of the sinking sun?

— Kristen Henderson, Drum Machine

But undying memories stood like sentinels in her breast. When the notes of doves, calling to each other, fell on her ear, her eyes sought the sky, and she heard a voice saying, “Majella!

— Helen Hunt Jackson, Ramona

Happiness is like good health: when you have it, you don’t notice it. But as the years go by, oh, the memories, the memories of happiness past!

— Mikhail Bulgakov

Good memories are like charms…Each is special. You collect them, one by one, until one day you look back and discover they make a long, colorful bracelet.

— James Patterson, Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas

For as long I can remember I have wanted to die. So that started around age 6. I think. My earliest clear memories start at age 140.

— John Kennebrew, Restless nights and Zombies

One of my favorite memories was one time Prince picked me up and said we were going to Michael Jordan’s birthday party.

— Tamron Hall

Removing memories is difficult…. changing is easy…- Dexter

— Deyth Banger

Sometimes people gone but the memories stay in our memories . . . . . .

— Awais Waleed Ismail

Every day is an opportunity to create good memories for yourself and others.

— Mensah Oteh

Once we get to know where and why the skeletons of the past are buried, we can start wading across our muddled memories into the open plains of a new horizon. (“Going back to yesterday”)

— Erik Pevernagie

It only takes one minute to find a really good book, but it can give you a lifetime of memories when you read a really good book that leaves you with lasting impression.

— Nahisha McCoy

Your brain with all its parts, exists to keep you safe, but your mind, with all your memories and intuition, exists to help you soar.

— Toni Sorenson, The Great Brain Cleanse

There is no point reminding you the memories you don’t remember.

— Rushabh Patel

A cigar is as good as memories that you have when you smoked it.

— Raul Julia

The difference between false memories and true ones is thesame as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look themost real, the most brilliant.

— Salvador Dalí

I think the ’70s are always inspiring to me. I was born then, so I have a lot of memories about how my parents were and what kinds of movies I was watching.

— Frida Giannini

…strands of your hair and tendrils of the wind spin into nothingness the memories of that day…

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Music is powerful; it transforms emotions and experiences into something tangible. Every time you hear a familiar song, the feelings from it bubble to the surface, bringing back memories you might have otherwise forgotten.

— Michelle Madow, Remembrance

Enjoy memories of the past, cherish every moment of present and focus on your future achievement

— S.G

When something horrible happens, your brain doesn’t process the memories right. It stores everything– sounds, pain, smells, feelings– all mixed up. It doesn’t matter if you believed it or it made sense; it gets stored.

— Cherise Sinclair, To Command and Collar

Walls get made, walls crumble, buildings get built, buildings collapse, memories get made, memories last.

— Jill Telford

All that is left to bring you pain, are the memories. If you face those, you’ll be free. You can’t spend the rest of your life hiding from yourself; always afraid that your memories will incapacitate you, and they will if you continue to bury them.

— J.D. Stroube, Caged in Darkness

Childhood memories surge back more vividly midway through life – like some palimpsest whose original text suddenly reappears after the manuscript has been chemically treated.

— Gérard de Nerval, Selected Writings

People have often told me that one of their strongest childhood memories is the scent of their grandmother’s house. I never knew my grandmothers, but I could always count of the Bookmobile.

— Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap

I’ve always had fond memories of cooking Thanksgiving.

— Wylie Dufresne

We are somebody’s memories when we are gone

— Devania Annesya, X: Kenangan yang Berpulang

Some memories were all right, but others were dangerous.

— Stephen King

Amnesia was a soldier’s best friend, and luckily, it could be taught. Missing limbs still ache, but missing memories never do.

— Alex London, Guardian

Treacherous people do not last only memories of their treason last.So will it last with emotions mixed, of love and hate for treacherous ones.

— Amit Abraham

Romance is an illusion of love and excitement that touches our hearts and mind. It lingers in our memories like a fairy tale.

— Debasish Mridha

for the first time I am confronted with the fact that places and people are like things: both made of memories and meaningful to us in the same way: we construct ourselves in our conversations with them.

— Bilal Tanweer, The Scatter Here Is Too Great

I put my hands behind my head and lay on my back, trying to hold on to the memories of my family. Their faces seemed to be far off somewhere in my mind, and to get to them I had to bring up painful memories.

— Ishmael Beah

Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.

— Primo Levi

While there are memories I wish I could dispose of, sometimes my memories are the only things that keep me sane.

— Shaun David Hutchinson

Having ascended to some spiritual strength by focusing on the power of the feminine, it is no doubt tempting to wield this strength against that which triggers memories of having once been weaker.

— Thomm Quackenbush, Pagan Standard Times: Essays on the Craft

Idyllic memories are merely a jeweled noose.

— Orlando Ricardo Menes

It’s not our memories but the person we have become because of those past experiences that we should treasure.

— Marie Kondō, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing [A SkipForward Summary]

Experiences and memories make us who we are, not just our genes.

— Merlyn Gabriel Miller, Sex, Death, Drugs & Madness

And the memories of all we have loved stay and come back to us in the evening of our life. They are not dead but sleep, and it is well to gather a treasure of them.

— Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

One day all the memories die , Be patient …

— Arash Pakravesh, Love Story

Small moments we find so pointless can become cherished memories with time and the perspective that wisdom brings.

— Brandy Nacole, Broken Faith

New landscapes, new customs. The accumulation of memories. A long life is not a question of years. A man without memories might reach the age of a hundred and feel that his life had been a very brief one.

— Graham Greene, Travels With My Aunt

How foolish we are to keep repeating the negative memories from the past in our minds, while rarely thinking of the good times, nor being thankful for what we have. Be good to yourself and repeat and focus on the positive.

— Maddy Malhotra, How to Build Self-Esteem and Be Confident: Overcome Fears, Break Habits, Be Successful and Happy

There were many tears, many unsure times, many troubled moments. The fun memories were only a few, but even so, those memories will shine bright like stardust, and continue to shine on in my heart.

— Mika Yamamori, ひるなかの流星 12 [Hirunaka no Ryuusei 12]

People say that time slips through our fingers like sand. What they don’t acknowledge is that some of the sand sticks to the skin. These are the memories that will remain, memories of the time when there was still time left.

— David Levithan, Invisibility

It was hard when I knew I was about to be flooded with memories of a life I hadn’t lived yet. Really, two lives I hadn’t lived yet.

— Kasie West, Pivot Point

It’s entirely possible that there are memories you have buried or repressed, memories formed when you were too young to have a conscious recollection of them, that Brother Jeremiah can reach. It could help us a great deal.

— Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

I really cherish the memories I have of my trips. For some reason, when you travel, it’s like your mind picks up on the fact that this is something uncharacteristic, so it tunes in more acutely and remembers better.

— Jennette McCurdy

A society is defined as much by how it comes to terms with its past as by its attitude toward the future: its memories are no less revealing than its aims.

— Octavio Paz

Arms wrapped around me, I looked over the past boxed up and piled haphazardly about, like memories in a person’s brain. It was only a matter of knowing where a thought was and dusting it off.

— Kim Harrison, Holidays Are Hell

We humans are different–our brains are built not to fix memories in stone but rather to transform them. Our recollections change in their retelling.

— Mira Bartok, The Memory Palace

Memories are who we are, Tul. In the end, that’s all the luggage you take with you. Love and memories are what last.

— Kristin Hannah, Fly Away

My sister and I are so close that we finish each other’s sentences and often wonder who’s memories belong to whom.

— Shannon Celebi

Yes, memories do haunt. Memories of a happy past, in the expectation of a bleak future, in a sad present. – Anita

— Nilesh Sakpal, Anita: She was strong. She had to be.

Sometimes the good memories are just as painful as the bad ones.

— Emory R. Frie, Neverland

I reached inside her and pulled out the deepest memories in her body, the memories that words can’t describe, the memories that are as much a piece of her as her arms and legs. Those are the ones she’s filled with now.

— Beth Revis, The Body Electric

Moments caught in time. Simple memories spread out before me. Timeless reminders of how life goes on, even when it feels as if you cannot.

— Jay Long

Both fictions and memories are recalled and retold. They’re both forms of stories. Stories are the way we learn. Stories are how we understand each other.

— Iain Reid, I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Some of my old memories feel trapped in amber in my brain, lucid and burning, while others are like the wing beat of a hummingbird, an intangible, ephemeral blur.

— Mira Bartok, The Memory Palace

Everyone knows that there are some odors that send you directly back to memories of your childhood – odors from Christmas time and so forth.

— May-Britt Moser

How is it that hearts hold on to memories with the strength of hope and possibilities.

— Alfa H, Abandoned Breaths

Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.

— Stevie Wonder

We must always have old memories and young hopes.

— Arsene Houssaye

His mind was constantly thinking about her, while he decided to recite a poem that he had written for her long ago. While he narrated, the words conjured memories like ghosts into the room.

— Sulaiman Sait, THE BLIND TRIAL

I understand that sometimes the only way we can survive our own memories is to shape them into a story that makes sense out of events that seem inexplicable.

— Yeonmi Park, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom

Your memories don’t make you who you are.

— Dan Krokos, False Memory

She considered what had made Denmark home to her anyway. Was it the sense of familiarity? That wherever she went there were echoes of a hundred memories she could pluck from her thoughts?

— Sage Steadman, Upon Destiny’s Song

Her memories got dizzy and fell out of her head.

— Suzka, Wonders in Dementialand

They say let he who is without sin cast the first stone. And to be without sin requires absolute forgiveness. But when your memories are freshly opened wounds, forgiveness is the most unnatural of human emotions.

— Emily Thorne

But collective thinking is usually short-lived. We’re fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction.

— Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

In the memories we Survive

— Tushar Saxena

I’d come to see that home wasn’t just about the place where you lived or the memories within the walls. It was the love you saw reflected in the eyes of the people around you, and the strength of your own feelings that made a place home.

— R.E. Butler, A Flash of Fang

Like a deep sad noteplayed beneath the oceanwaving through the orbthe memories of youthe bittersweet echoesinfixed forever in my heart

— Pawan Mishra

Maybe we tried to leave as much memories of ourselves with each other because we knew one day we wouldn’t be together any more.

— Makoto Shinkai, 5 Centimeters per Second

Withdraw, like a turtle, into a hard yet harmless shell, ornamented with beautiful memories of the past.from the book ‘I Know Who You Are!

— Fatima Masood

The sea, he thought, had treasured it’s memories deeper than the faithless land.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Good memories are meant to stay in our hearts forever… -Geena L. Davis

— Geena L. Davis

It is the touch of a lover’s arms that I so desperately crave, not the memories of a love no longer mine.

— D.S. Mixell

Past memories strobed before him, flashes of joy blackened by the present. Reality teased, then beckoned, home likewise. Confusion dimmed, the answer clear. This could end. Would end. In one of two ways. Still he refused, not ready for either.

— Marcha A. Fox, A Dark of Endless Days

…I need to return briefly to a few incidents that have grown into anecdotes, to some approximate memories which time has deformed into certainty.

— Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

The terror takes you. The cage is locked and the curtain drawn. Fingers dance along as blades, carving memories into your flesh that will leave scars long past being healed.

— Amanda Steele, The Cliff

If the vibrant and frolicking merry-go-round of our daily living has been ousted by an eerie void of an intractable vacuum, only inspiriting memories may shore up our inner world. (“Only silence remained “)

— Erik Pevernagie

To the extent that experience is the sum of our memories and wisdom the sum of experience, having a better memory would mean knowing not only more about the world, but also more about myself.

— Joshua Foer, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Sometimes, it’s better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because now, when I look back, marks never make me laugh, but memories do.

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

One must avoid getting stuck in the negative memories because these can block personal growth.

— Hina Hashmi, Your Life A Practical Guide to Happiness Peace and Fulfilment

My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.

— Katharine McPhee

And gradually his memory slipped a little, as memories do, even those with so much love attached to them; as if there is an unconscious healing process within the mind which mends up in spite of our desperate determination never to forget.

— Colleen McCullough, The Thorn Birds

I needed a fresh start, away from the memories that we had made for him, away from the home that didn’t feel like my own anymore.Away from the people that had been ready to welcome him. Away from Honour and Ali.

— Ruth Ahmed, When Ali Met Honour

Childhood memories were like airplane luggage; no matter how far you were traveling or how long you needed them to last, you were only ever allowed two bags

— Jennifer E. Smith, This Is What Happy Looks Like

Once-upon-a-time we buried the memories we didn’t want.

— Nathan Filer, The Shock of the Fall

Some memories are realities and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.

— Willa Cather, My Ántonia

Might it be possible at some future time, when neurophysiology has advanced substantially, to reconstruct the memories or insight of someone long dead?…It would be the ultimate breach of privacy.

— Carl Sagan, Broca’s Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science

If you had to pack your whole life into a suitcase-not just the practical things, like clothing, but the memories of the people you had lost and the girl you had once been-what would you take?

— Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller

Financial crashes happen precisely because the people who remember the last one have either died or retired and thus are no longer around, with memories and character formed by that previous experience, to warn people not to be irresponsible.

— N.T. Wright, After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters

Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.

— H. P. Lovecraft

for those memories are nowjust like these little kittensI hold in my handsthose can be kissedand treasuredbut not held too tightly.

— Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.

— Robert Jordan

Because love, love is never finished. It circles and circles, the memories out of order and not always complete.

— Sara Zarr, Sweethearts

An emotionally locked person refuses to let go of their sad memories and live in the now.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

This was too much for him to handle. It was like watching memories of his life play out from a different camera angle, sometimes with new scenes added. He was living DVD extras.

— Dennis Sharpe, Destroyer of Worlds

Good memories invite heaven.

— Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Better to leave with good memories than have the last ones be the embarrassing, smoking ruin of what once had been a fantastic friendship.

— Katherine McIntyre, Solid Ground

Create space in your mind for the harsh memories too. Don’t ever cower from a teacher. Learn and live higher because you know how to use those dark memories as stepping-stones to think your way to a higher form of living.

— Toni Sorenson

These are hard and uncertain times we’re living in, ” he said. “You never know what will still be here tomorrow. That’s why we must take joy every day in what we do have, so it’s something we can carry in our memories when things change.

— Jaye L. Knight, Samara’s Peril

It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.

— George Foreman

Only time will tell, as our memories fade into a past that isn’t meant to be a part of the future. Eventually, we have to find a way to let them go, to move forward and accept what’s to come.

— A.M. Willard, Fading Memories

If you see that you are a bundle of memories and words, the restless monkey comes to an end.

— Krishnamurti

By having good memories on every place you just visit, you are building paradise in your own heart and your life.

— Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Give me an old house full of memories and I will give you hundred novels!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

People have a tendency of filtering their memories – exaggerate the positives and downplay their weaknesses and faults. Self-preservation will be another obstacle you will have to surmount when it comes to suppressed memories.

— Alexis Lawrence, O.U.R. Café

The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.

— Alek Wek

Faith keeps our ships moving, while empathy and the memories of our experiences lead to wisdom.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Moments don’t last forever, but their memories do.

— Frank Sonnenberg, BookSmart: Hundreds of real-world lessons for success and happiness

Aryami Bose’s home had been closed up for years, inhabited only by books and paintings, but the spectre of thousands of memories imprisoned between its walls still permeated the house.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Midnight Palace

I was sprawled out in my usual position on the couch, half asleep but entirely drunk, torturing myself by tearing memories out of my mind at random like matches from a book, striking them one at a time and drowsily setting myself on fire.

— Jonathan Tropper, How to Talk to a Widower

Someday in the distant cyborg future, when our internal and external memories fully merge, we may come to possess infinite knowledge. But that’s not the same thing as wisdom.

— Joshua Foer

You know what I realized? No one else lives in my memories but me.

— Liza M. Wiemer, Hello?

The thing with breaking up is they leave, but the memories stay.

— Dominic Riccitello

sometimes the past is the best memories you lived ever cause it’ll never repeat again

— Christine Minasian

Old memories are always there. Like they happened yesterday.

— TinaJ. Richardson

People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.

— Neil Gaiman

Every night, I laid awake with your memories flooding through my eyes with the hope to be with you when sleep arrived.

— Anmol Rawat, A Little Chorus of Love

Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.

— Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

(D)reams are like that: they go in and out of memories and scenes, but they’re never real. They’re never real, and I hate them because they aren’t.

— Beth Revis, Across the Universe

Don’t go to eighth grade…don’t talk about something old…don’t bring up old memories that have nothing to do with who we are now. THIS is all that matters! TODAY.

— Brad Meltzer, The Inner Circle

T. Wiggett Jones: It should be illegal…to feel this rotten…without a variety of loathsome memories to cherish.Wild Wild West (TV) First Season: Night of the Grand Emir

— Michael Garrison

Its not the love that hurts but the scented memories of anticipated dreams of a future together

— Kiran Joshi, Beyond forever…in love

But memories were fragile and not to be trusted. They were a weight that Faolin did not need to carry with him when he set out that morning. Things of the past, like the fragile boy he had been, had no place on a man’s journey towards his future.

— Madeline Claire Franklin

When you make an embarrassing mistake, learn to let the memories be enough to let you laugh about it today.


To the poor memories of drunks, ‘ she said. ‘To all the lovely nights forever lost.

— S. Fitts

Those happy memories now added to my sorrows.

— Melita Tessy, Battle of the Spheres: Crust, Mantle and Core

This is the postmodern desert inhabited by people who are, in effect, consuming themselves in the form of images and abstractions through which their desires, sense of identity, and memories are replicated and then sold back to them as products

— Larry McCaffrey

If you repeat your negative memories in your mind and feel self-pity, then YOU are both the abuser and the victim – not those who wronged you in the past. Your present and future will be happier if you take control of your thoughts.

— Maddy Malhotra, How to Build Self-Esteem and Be Confident: Overcome Fears, Break Habits, Be Successful and Happy

But my memories are like a fire in winter—whenever I’m cold I can warm my hands at them.—Ditta

— Madeleine L’Engle, The Joys of Love

I have spent most of the time there and infect traveling is my passion as well memories always remind us the fact of our life – Joyful & precious journey of my life.

— Avinash Advani

You may forsake a person, a family, some location of the heart, but scars and memories cannot be discarded like used clothing.

— Chris Fabry, A Marriage Carol

The memories of sensei I carry with me are more cruel than sensei himself.

— Mika Yamamori, ひるなかの流星 9 [Hirunaka no Ryuusei 9]

When you’re having a depressive surge painful memories can start to emerge.

— Stanley Victor Paskavich

In every man the memory of the struggles and the heroes of the past is alive. But these memories are not incompatible with the desire for peace in the future.

— Gustav Stresemann

But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away.

— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

The town was paper, but the memories were not.

— John Green, Paper Towns

I was very inspired by my mother. She was a vocal teacher and sang in a band, and my first memories of her were going out with her on the local circuit.

— Daryl Hall

The Holy Ghost brings back memories of what God has taught us. And one of the ways God teaches us is with his blessings; and so, if we choose to exercise faith, the Holy Ghost will bring God’s kindnesses to our remembrance.

— Henry B. Eyring

Material possessions do not last, but memories last forever.

— Margo Vader, Check Mate: For Graduates and Young Adults

The world is shaped by two things — stories told and the memories they leave behind.

— Vera Nazarian, Dreams of the Compass Rose

Best memories never hurt, with good memories an individual can pass his whole life without depending on others…

— Ritesh Shrivastav

We all leave behind bits of loose thread. Old operations, old enemies. They pull at you, like memories of old lovers.

— Daniel Silva

Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.

— Joan Mills

Don’t ever undermine writers for life is much about writing and memories are well kept through writing

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Time can heal and time can help forgive and forget because in time the memories fade. The time will go so slow so fast and love will stay if it’s right.

— Kate McGahan

Ghosts are not what I remember of my childhood; but somehow they infuse memories of myself as a child, the little girl in a storybook, with ghosts hovering around her.

— Yolanda A. Reid, Porridge and Cucu: My Childhood

Even painful memories are ties that bind.

— Milan Kundera, Farewell Waltz

Some memories are meant for not to be said, either they are too Scary to tell, or we love them that much, that we can’t explain those in oral words

— Dhruv Agrawal

Waiting for you is not hard.cause i have enough memories for rest of my life.but its hard to understand while am I keeping you in my present and future you raising me from your past

— hope me

Gradually you became my worst memories with a beautiful past

— Sudeshna Dutta

Reality is in the ether, a blend of present-day experiences infused with one’s memories and dreams. A life that is real to one is surreal to another.

— Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year – Fennel’s Journal – No. 2

wounds make you awake in the memories but tears makes tough and dry in real life.

— Kishore Bansal

The way to my heart shattered when you left me, but I was glad because your memories were invulnerable, locked inside my heart.

— Anmol Rawat, A Little Chorus of Love

The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.

— Will Rogers

Not all the truths are told, dreams are shattered, words are unspoken, memories are haunting but the imagination is still fighting to settle down.

— Magith Noohukhan

Men were often far different in their roles as fathers than they were as suitors, the memories of which kept them, out of necessity, both vigilant and violent, and even in tender moments, to their daughters.

— James Anderson, The Never-Open Desert Diner

It’s funny reading about how I behaved in the days before memories formed. So thanks for that input, Mom and Dad – wasn’t so bad after all.

— Connor Franta, A Work in Progress

If you roll a pearl around your mouth it slowly reveals the dreams of oysters, memories of the sea, the taste of orgasm.

— Chloe Thurlow, Girl Trade

Only with steadfast memories can we now be strong so as to undo the mistakes of the past, to begin anew and build from the rubble of their betrayal…

— F. Sionil José, Gagamba: The Spider Man

Judge me if you want, but at the end of my life I choose to have memories not regrets.

— Steve Maraboli

Too many of us spend too much time worrying about how long we are going to live rather than focusing on how we live. People cannot live forever, but memories can. Remember that with every breath and your life will change.

— Tanya Masse

To be moved confuses the soul. One cannot convey these kinds of memories any more than the events of a dream……if I have complained too long, it is because my memory, no longer having any fixed abode, has to carry its luggage with it.

— Jean Cocteau, The Difficulty of Being

I have the best memories as a kid eating ice cream. It was a family tradition that I had with my father. It was nice.

— Michael Strahan

Maybe heaven entailed more than a soul residing in a single place, but instead having pieces of yourself spread among the hearts and memories of people you’ve touched.

— Kristina McMorris, The Pieces We Keep

I like the memories because they remind meI haven’t always beenthis girl, constantly mad or scaredor confused.

— Lisa Schroeder, The Day Before

The way we can replenish our memories is to look back at textual information that we have either written or read before. If that method is accomplished, we can comprehend and complete tasks that require us to use more critical thinking.

— Saaif Alam

Life may change but memories won’t.

— Nkaujzoo Lee

There are memories that time does not erase… Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.

— Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

I am suspended in the moment. Flickering images faded with age, frozen thoughts hovering precariously in dead space, a whirlwind of memories that slice through my soul.

— Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They’re just an interpretation, they’re not a record, and they’re irrelevant if you have the facts. (Leonard Shelby, Memento)

— Christopher Nolan

Travel does this: it creates space that allows thoughts and memories to intrude and assert themselves with impunity. Smells and sights, the quality of light, the honk of a horn — can all act as touchstones when least expected.

— Andrew McCarthy, The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down

Every man must be a part of a progressive revolution at least once in his lifetime! This will leave him great honour and great memories for the future.

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Are there memories left that are safe from the clutches of phony anniversaries?

— Pope Paul VI

A good fragrance is really a powerful cocktail of memories and emotion.

— Jeffrey Stepakoff, The Orchard

We swam deep in the waves, a wild chase ..Stained with memories and pain.Who knew a gulf would lay between?Who knew loving someone, would ache?

— honeste_

Ascend, may you find so resistanceJust know that you made such a differenceAll you leave behind will live to the endThe cycle of suffering goes onBut memories of you stay strongSome day I too will fly and find you again

— Alter Bridge, Alter Bridge – One Day Remains

Every tomorrow is better because you opened your eyes, but still, memories from your past are meant to be shared and cherished

— Peace Gypsy, Souls Deep : From a Professional Dreamer

People of deserts cannot know the importance of forests; to know this, one must first have sweet memories spent in the forests!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Taking time to create memories will stamp moments that will forever be etched on your heart and on the hearts of your children.

— Eve M. Harrell, Confessions of a Helicopter Mom

At the end of the day I went to this place where your memories left footsteps on my skin and the breath of your touch stained my desire. Yea, it was one of those nights where I needed you the most.

— Robert M. Drake

Sometimes I dream that I’m writing a memoir. A memoir would just be the thing to keep me in the hearts and memories of my adoring public.

— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Sometimes. it is not the person that you miss, but the memories that you made.

— S.M.T.

Some songs are never just ordinary songs, they become the memories you collect in your life.

— Seekerohan

I am beginning to understand the way in which memories hold us, mindfully, to the earth, by the quality of attention paid that they require to be made at all.

— Liz Stephens, The Days Are Gods

Sometimes tomorrow never comes and you’re only left with the memories of yesterdays.

— Brittainy C. Cherry, The Air He Breathes

Pages burnt, memories buried, I wakeor think I’m awake. Or dreaming still?

— Yong Shu Hoong, lost bodies: poems between portugal and home

The Christmas memories you make this year will be the ones you remember in the years to come.

— Toni Sorenson

Is it possible to have memories from the future? Yes, it is! Just dream about the future and these dreams will take their places on your memories, they will be your memories from the future!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

The older we get, the swifter time seems to pass and the quicker memories seem to fade.

— Brian Sibley

But some memories are more important than others, ‘ she says. ‘Because some memories belong to more than just one other person…Some memories tell us about who we are. They need to be kept safe so that things can change for all of us

— Anna Smaill, The Chimes

Our memories and events in our lives are untidy things. We wish that we can file them away and shut the door, or wish the opposite – that they would stay forever.

— Deb Caletti, Stay

We must treasure our memories just as we cherish our dreams because without dreams and memory human life would be sad, brutal, and meaningless.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Often feelings of shame, powerlessness, and self-hate are bottled up with the memories, and as the memories come through, these feelings do, too.Yet healing isn’t just about pain. It’s about learning to love yourself.

— Laura Davis, The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

He captures memories because if he forgets them, it’s as though they didn’t happen.

— Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

These memories are part of my heritage, the fabric of my personality, and as real to me as the land itself.

— Karen Jones Gowen, Farm Girl

Let’s take a walk. You can show me some of your memories and I’ll show you some of mine.

— Adam Berlin, The Number of Missing

Repression is dangerous. It makes anvils of memories and drops them from impossible heights when you least expect it.

— Kris Kidd, Return to Sender

She could not bring herself to turn away from the night sky, for the stars and the blackness were the only escape she had when old faded memories returned to haunt her.

— Narayan Liu, The Masks of Monsters

Time Dreams. They are memories of the soul. They encompass all Time. They exist in the space of a dream.

— Tom Stafford, Quexistence: The Quest for the Meaning of Existence: Time Dreams

We should have stories in common, I found myself thinking. We should have stories, and jokes no one understands, and memories that we know will stay alive because neither of us will let the other forget.

— Kamila Shamsie

Career isn’t about making money as everyone makes something. Rather it’s a way of living that would create memorable memories to look back and smile

— Santosh Avvannavar, Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview – Google and Beyond: “We don’t mind to lose a good applicant, but definitely not hire a bad applicant.”

Memories wasn’t a place, memories was in the mind.

— Ernest J. Gaines, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

How? How will it help to tell you that I see his face every time I close my eyes? That I wake up and cry when he’s not there? That the memories are so strong I can’t separate hers from mine anymore?

— Stephenie Meyer

The journey to self discovery forges many paths, the footprints left behind are the memories of what was and the belief of what is.~bns

— Bluenscottish

It was like trying to recall a forgotten dream—each time I felt close to remembering where we’d met, the memories slipped away.

— Michelle Madow, Remembrance