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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Memory (125 Quotations)

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Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
~ Aeschylus

 

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I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and -- I can't remember what the third thing is.
~ Fred A. Allen

 

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Memory is the scribe of the soul.
~ Aristotle

 

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But each day brings its petty dust our soon-choked souls to fill, and we forget because we must, and not because we will.
~ Matthew Arnold

 

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Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
~ Sholem Asch

 

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Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.
~ Maurice Baring

 

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People tend to remember my performances, not me.
~ Ellen Barkin

 

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Never forget what you need to remember.
~ Garrett Bartley

 

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Memory is the cabinet of the imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and, the council chamber of thought.
~ Basile

 

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Like ultraviolet rays memory shows to each man in the book of life a script that invisibly and prophetically glosses the text.
~ Walter Benjamin

 

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Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.
~ Walter Benjamin

 

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The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy, and temperamental: it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust.
~ Elizabeth Bowen

 

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As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes: any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate.
~ Sandra Boynton

 

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There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
~ James Branch Cabell

 

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If I could remember your name, I'd ask you where I left my keys.
~ Bumper Sticker

 

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I can only wait for the final amnesia, the one that can erase an entire life.
~ Luis Bunuel

 

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You have to begin to lose your memory, if only in bits and pieces, to realize that memory is what makes our lives. Life without memory is no life at all, just as an intelligence without the possibility of expression is not really an intelligence. Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing.
~ Luis Bunuel

 

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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

 

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The more connections that can be made in the brain, the more integrated the experience is within memory.
~ Don Campbell

 

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If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
~ Dale Carnegie

 

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