"Memories are like flagstones, time and distance work upon them like drops of acid."

Rating: 9.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It's good to have a short memory because it keeps life fresh."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"We have all forgot more than we remember."

Thomas Fuller
Thomas Fuller "Gnomologia"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Memory is the thing you forget with."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long."

Joseph Heller
Joseph Heller "Something Happened"

Rating: 9.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Old people think young people haven't learned about love. Young people think old people have forgotten about love."

Rating: 7.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

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

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Memory feeds imagination."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Guard your own spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds."

Rating: 7.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our memory and our identity are ever at odds."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The poet's scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death."

Edmund Spenser
Edmund Spenser "The Shepherd's Calendar"

Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages of books, and the like, we do save and recover somewhat from the deluge of time."

Rating: 8.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Never lend money. It causes amnesia."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Wisdom remembers. Happiness forgets."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Writing is the enemy of forgetfulness, of thoughtlessness. For the writer there is no oblivion. Only endless memory."

Anita Brookner
Anita Brookner "Look at Me"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Always tell the truth; then you won't have to remember anything else."

Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Imagination selects ideas from the treasures of remembrance, and produces novelty only by varied combinations."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We do not remember days; we remember moments."

Cesare Pavese
Cesare Pavese "The Burning Brand Diaries: 1935-1950"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future."

Stendhal "De l'Amour"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You get old only when you start having more memories than dreams."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"I want to live in the words I throw away so someone may trip and find me someday."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We cannot change our memories, but we can change their meaning and the power they have over us."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."

Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting"

Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor. "

Alexander Smith
Alexander Smith "Dreamthorp: Essays Written In The Country"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The advantage of having a bad memory is that you can enjoy the same good things for the first time several times."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence."

Ogden Nash
Ogden Nash "A Clean Conscience Never Relaxes"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The effectiveness of our memory banks is determined not by the total number of facts we take in, but the number we wish to reject."

Wynne-Tyson-Jon "Food for a Future"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time in the midst of wretchedness."

Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri "The Divine Comedy"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is."

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "A Severed Head"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"All fiction may be autobiography, but all autobiography is of course fiction."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten."

Cesare Pavese
Cesare Pavese "The Burning Brand: Diaries 1935-1950"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Memory, workmaid and mother of the Muses."

Aeschylus "Prometheus Bound"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)