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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Memories:

A childhood is what anyone wants to remember of it. It leaves behind no fossils, except perhaps in fiction.
~ Carol Shields.

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
~ Charles Spurgeon Quotes.

A happy childhood can't be cured. Mine'll hang around my neck like a rainbow, that's all, instead of a noose.
~ Hortense Calisher, Queenie, 1971.

A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
~ Edward de Bono.

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
~ J.M. Barrie Quotes.

And even if you were in some prison, the walls of which let none of the sounds of the world come to your senses - would you not then still have your childhood, that precious, kingly possession, that treasure-house of memories?
~ Rainer Maria Rilke.

Contrary to popular belief, the past was not more eventful than the present. If it seems so it is because when you look backward things that happened years apart are telescoped together, and because very few of your memories come to you genuinely virgin.
~ George Orwell Quotes.

Even though our lives wander, our memories remain in one place.
~ Marcel Proust.

Every man's memory is his private literature.
~ Aldous Huxley Quotes.

Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.
~ Saul Bellow.

Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
~ T.S. Eliot Quotes.

From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction always toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth.
~ Jean Paterson Frame.

God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.
~ J.M. Barrie Quotes, Courage, 1922.

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.

I am a miser of my memories of you
And will not spend them.
~ Witter Bynner, Coins.

I have memories - but only a fool stores his past in the future.
~ David Gerrold.

I have more memories than if I were one thousand years old.
~ Charles Baudelaire.

I was born with ready-made parents and a sister and brother who had already begun their store of experience, inaccessible to me except through their language and the record, always slightly different, of our mother and father, and as each member of the family was born, each in a sense with memories on loan, began to supply the individual furnishings of each Was-land, each Is-land, and the hopes and dreams of the future.
~ Jean Paterson Frame.

It is not what they built. It is what they knocked down. It is not the houses. It is the spaces between the houses. It is not the streets that exist. It is the streets that no longer exist. It is not your memories which haunt you. It is not what you have written down. It is what you have forgotten, what you must forget. What you must go on forgetting all your life.
~ James Fenton.

It is singular how soon we lose the impression of what ceases to be constantly before us. A year impairs, a luster obliterates. There is little distinct left without an effort of memory, then indeed the lights are rekindled for a moment - but who can be sure that the Imagination is not the torch-bearer?
~ Lord Byron.

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

Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.
~ Thomas Fuller.

Life is a rough biography. Memories smooth out the edges.
~ Dante G. Roque.

Memory nourishes the heart, and grief abates.
~ Marcel Proust.

Memories are not shackles, Franklin, they are garlands.
~ Alan Bennett.

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