Monday, May 02, 2005

Memory Quotes

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.  ~P.D. James 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 Everybody needs his memories.  They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.  ~Saul Bellow Memory itself is an internal rumour.  ~George Santayana, The Life of Reason A childhood is what anyone wants to remember of it.  It leaves behind no fossils, except perhaps in fiction.  ~Carol Shields 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 The past is never dead, it is not even past.  ~William Faulkner The existence of forgetting has never been proved:  We only know that some things don't come to mind when we want them.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened ~T.S. Eliot Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories.  Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.  ~Thomas Fuller Memory is what tells a man that his wife's birthday was yesterday.  ~Mario Rocco To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die. ~Thomas Campbell, Hallowed Ground In memory's telephoto lens, far objects are magnified.  ~John Updike Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.  ~Seneca Nothing is mo

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