Memories quotes tell the stories of our lives – at least, the parts that have been written.
Many of us call upon memories to relive keystone events that have happened from days gone by. This collection will touch on the treasured recollections we carry, some funny, others treasured, and some bittersweet.
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1.) It takes one thought, one second, one moment, or positive memory to act as a catalyst for the light to gradually seep in again.
2.) Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
3.) Memory is a record of your personal experience. It is a record of trial and error, defeat, and success. Past failures will warn you against repeating them.
4.) Memories are the treasures that we keep locked deep within the storehouse of our souls to keep our hearts warm when we are lonely.
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5.) The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they’ve died. They’re like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they’re made out of the memories people have of you.
R.J. Palacio, Wonder
6.) Your memory is the glue that binds your life together; everything you are today is because of your amazing memory. You are a data-collecting being, and your memory is where your life is lived.
7.) Memories are thoughts that arise. They’re not realities. Only when you believe that they are real, then they have the power over you. But when you realize it’s just another thought arising about the past, then you can have a spacious relationship with that thought. The thought no longer has you in its grip.
8.) He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good and that thanks to this artifice, we manage to endure the burden of the past.
Gabriel García Márquez
9.) Memories are like a garden. Regularly tend the pleasant blossoms and remove the invasive weeds.
Linda Fifer Ralphs
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10.) A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
Edward de Bono
11.) It’s easier to die when you have lived than it is to die when you haven’t. So I say to all young people, go make memories, beautiful memories. Because when the time comes to go, you won’t go alone.
Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz
12.) Mindfulness can be an extremely grand subject, but on the other hand, it’s very basic; it is basically memory.
13.) The only way we could remember would be by constant re-reading, for knowledge unused tends to drop out of mind. Knowledge used does not need to be remembered; practice forms habits, and habits make memory unnecessary. The rule is nothing; the application is everything.
14.) Memory takes a lot of poetic licenses. It omits some details; others are exaggerated, according to the emotional value of the articles it touches, for memory is seated predominantly in the heart. The interior is, therefore, rather dim and poetic.
15.) Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.
16.) Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away. Getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place.
17.) Golden threads of imagination will always be found woven into the fabric of human life, and it affords one of the sweetest pastimes to old age to sit down and slowly unravel them, recalling the hours when first they were spun.
James Lendall Basford
18.) Memories are dangerous things. You turn them over and over until you know every touch and corner, but still, you’ll find an edge to cut you.
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19.) It takes a moment to make memories and a lifetime to forget them.
20.) It’s realizing that a great dream is not as good as a great memory. The dream can be had by anyone. The memory – must be made.
21.) Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
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22.) Make memories with your children because, in years to come, you will want to remember days such as these. Memories are made up of spontaneous and planned moments. They are shared times of laughter, sadness, and surprise with those you love.
23.) Ideas come from ordinary, everyday life. And from imagination. From feelings. And from memories. Memories of dust in my sneakers and humming whitewalls down a hill called Monkey.
24.) The value of a smile… It costs nothing but creates much. It enriches those who receive without impoverishing those who give. And it happens in a flash, and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits. It creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in a business, and is the countersign of friends.
25.) Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
Lewis B. Smedes
26.) Its little memories that will last a lifetime.
Heather A. Stillufsen
27.) The best things in life are the people we love, the places we have been to, and the memories we have made along the way.
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28.) A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
Honore de Balzac
29.) Memory is not an instrument for surveying the past, but it is theater. It is the medium of past experience, just as the earth is the medium in which dead cities lie buried. He who seeks to approach his own buried past must conduct himself like a man digging.
30.) What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one’s faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one’s memories.
W. Somerset Maugham
31.) Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven’t left any holes, that you’ve captured everything because afterward, it will be too late.
32.) Many great works of art, poetry, and music are inspired by astral memories. The desire to do noble, beautiful things here on Earth is also often a carryover of astral experiences between a person’s earth lives.
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33.) Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
34.) Love is a really scary thing, and you never know what’s going to happen. It’s one of the most beautiful things in life, but it’s one of the most terrifying. It’s worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and most importantly, you have memories.
35.) Memories are contrary things; if you quit chasing them and turn your back, they often return on their own.
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36.) Childhood friendship is the most beautiful memory that can’t ever be replaced.
37.) So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
38.) We are friends, and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn’t mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. We are friends, and I would miss you, do miss you, and think of you very often.
39.) I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
40.) A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows our best and worst memories, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
41.) Real friends know all of your best memories because they’ve spent them all with you.
42.) We do not remember days; we remember moments.
43.) It’s sad when the people who gave you the best memories become a memory.
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44.) It was an opportunity to honor our memories and to make room for new ones.
45.) Memories are the key not to the past but to the future.
Corrie ten Boom
46.) Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime.
47.) To have memories of those you have loved and lost is perhaps harder than to have no memories.
48.) If we can’t make memories, we can’t heal.
49.) Memories are contrary things; if you quit chasing them and turn your back, they often return on their own.
50.) The one thing I need to leave behind is good memories.
51.) Gather memories like dry twigs, thorns, and thistles.
52.) The best memory is not so firm as faded ink.
A Chinese Proverb
53.) Memories are like stones — time and distance erode them like acid.
54.) The happiest memories are of moments that ended when they should have.
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55.) Little moments, big memories.
56.) Literally, I had no idea what we were doing.
57.) You can’t make this stuff up.
58.) I still can’t believe this happened!
59.) Memories… like the corners of my mind.
60.) I can’t forget amazing memories with amazing people.
61.) Back to school, back to cool.
62.) What were we thinking?
63.) You only live once.
64.) Hard to believe I didn’t pursue a modeling career.
65.) Playing dress-up extended to school hours.
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66.) Combing the hair was the first-day-of-school tradition.
67.) And to think it was only 40 years ago today.
68.) We’re putting the band back together.
69.) If I could turn back time.
70.) Did those jeans really ever go out of style?
71.) The hot tub time machine is on the fritz.
72.) Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
73.) Life was easier when mom made all the meals.
74.) Wish you were here, wish I wasn’t.
75.) And to think my barber was compensated handsomely.
76.) Trendsetter at such a young age.
77.) Going to high school was awesome except for all those classes.
Why are memories special?
Memories are the diaries of our lives. They make up what we are, what we’ve done, who we’ve seen, and how we did it. Memories matter.
Memories carry with them a range of emotions, from happy memories of good times to sad remembrances of losing friends and family members. The types of emotions go far wider. We might feel nostalgic, angry, proud, fearful, joy, horror, relief, confused, awkward, amused, anxious, or in awe. Specific memories are tied very closely to the emotion we feel regarding them.
How do people describe memories?
Well, the options are somewhat endless. You’ve probably heard folks describe them as fond memories, great memories, good memories, beautiful memories, or my personal favorite – unforgettable memories.
Now, make some new memories and have a great day!
By Liz Olson
Liz is a writer who loves reading, dance, and English movies.
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