Memory Messages

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The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The memory should be specially taxed in youth, since it is then that it is strongest and most tenacious. But in choosing the things that should be committed to memory the utmost care and forethought must be exercised; as lessons well learnt in youth are never forgotten.

Arthur Schopenhauer

If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.

Jane Austen

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Song: Memory, hither come

Memory, hither come,
And tune your merry notes;
And, while upon the wind
Your music floats,

I'll pore upon the stream
Where sighing lovers dream,
And fish for fancies as they pass
Within the watery glass.

I'll drink of the clear stream,
And hear the linnet's song;
And there I'll lie and dream
The day along:

And, when night comes, I'll go
To places fit for woe,
Walking along the darken'd valley
With silent Melancholy.

William Blake

The only guide to man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations; but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.

Winston Churchill

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.

P.D. James

Memory, so complete and clear or so evasive, has to be ended, has to be put aside, as if one were leaving a chapel and bringing the prayer to an end in one's head.

Harold Brodkey

How little remains of the man I once was, save the memory of him! But remembering is only a new form of suffering.

Charles Baudelaire

Memory is a giggling sprite and will not be tamed. She takes flight the moment the present becomes the past.

Real Live Preacher

I have a writer's memory which makes everything worse than maybe it actually was.

Amy Tan

Sometimes it's a negative because I still have a memory of some of the things I could do... when I still had two arms.

Rick Allen

I was never very good at exams, having a poor memory and finding the examination process rather artificial, and there never seemed to be enough time to follow up things that really interested me.

Paul Nurse

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.

Tennessee Williams

I been in the blues all my life. I'm still delivering 'cause I got a long memory.

Muddy Waters

The memory, experiencing and re-experiencing, has such power over one's mere personal life, that one has merely lived.

Rebecca West

Time and memory are true artists; they remold reality nearer to the heart's desire.

John Dewey

One learns little more about a man from the feats of his literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal.

Frank Moore Colby
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