Category Archives: Memory

Memory Quotes

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Samuel Johnson

“The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.” – Samuel Johnson

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Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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Salvador Dali

“The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.” – Salvador Dali

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William Faulkner

“The past is never dead, it is not even past.” – William Faulkner

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Oscar Wilde

“Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.” – Oscar Wilde

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T.S. Eliot

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

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Friedrich Nietzsche

“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

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The leaves of memory seemed to make A mournful rustling in the dark.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Emily Dickinson

“One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place.” – Emily Dickinson

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John Updike

“In memory’s telephoto lens, far objects are magnified.” – John Updike

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Sophia Loren

“Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” – Sophia Loren

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Diane Sawyer

“I’m always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.” – Diane Sawyer

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Memory Quotes and Sayings

“The man with a clear conscience probably has a poor memory.” – Unknown