Memories Quotes, Sayings, Captions

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.

Best Memories Quotes

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.
Fearne Cotton

2.) Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
Haruki Murakami

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.
Wilfred Peterson

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.
Becky Aligada

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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.
Kevin Horsley

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.
Eckhart Tolle

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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Quotes About Memories

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.
Joseph Sorensen

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.
Henry Hazlitt

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.
Tennessee Williams

Memory Quotations

15.) Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Paulo Coelho

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.
Mark Lawrence

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Making Memories Quotes

19.) It takes a moment to make memories and a lifetime to forget them.
Andy Mineo

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.
Eric Thomas

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.
Mandi Hart

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.
Jerry Spinelli

Past Quotations

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.
Dale Carnegie

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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Memory Sayings

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.
Walter Benjamin

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.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Inspirational Memory Sayings

33.) Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
Tennessee Williams

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.
Ariana Grande

35.) Memories are contrary things; if you quit chasing them and turn your back, they often return on their own.
Stephen King

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Friendship Memories Quotes

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.
Helen Keller

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.
Jeanette Winterson

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.
Cat Stevens

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.
Charles Kingsley

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.
Cesare Pavese

43.) It’s sad when the people who gave you the best memories become a memory.

Short Memories Quotes

44.) It was an opportunity to honor our memories and to make room for new ones.
Jilly Pretzel

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.
Ugo Eze

47.) To have memories of those you have loved and lost is perhaps harder than to have no memories.
Hugh Jackman

48.) If we can’t make memories, we can’t heal.
Leonard Shelby

49.) Memories are contrary things; if you quit chasing them and turn your back, they often return on their own.
Stephen King

50.) The one thing I need to leave behind is good memories.
Michael Landon

51.) Gather memories like dry twigs, thorns, and thistles.
Yehuda Amichai

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.
Ugo Betti

54.) The happiest memories are of moments that ended when they should have.
Robert Brault

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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.

Bonus Memory Quotes

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.
Lois Lowry

Good times become good memories and bad times become a good lesson.

Enjoy good memories. But don’t spend your remaining days here looking back, wishing for the good old days.
Randy Alcorn

Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.
Thomas Fuller

Every man’s memory is his private literature.
Aldous Huxley

Hard to forget such strong memories with the best people.

A healthy relationship requires you to let go of the bitter memories of past and moves on with a new hope.
Adam Green

Memories are bullets. Some whiz by and only spook you. Others tear you open and leave you in pieces.
Richard Kadrey

What we call memories are really present thoughts. What we call anticipations are really present thoughts. No one has ever lived in any moment except the present.
Emmet Fox

Sweet Memories

Keep all special unforgettable memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.
Mattie Stepanek

A beautiful life is a collection of unforgettable moments.

Love poems are little bits of memory and story that remind and shape us back into the experience of love.
Tito Tinajero

Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Unforgettable Memories Quotes

Memories of our lives, of our works, and our deeds will continue in others.
Rosa Parks

Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.
Thomas Fuller

Crazy times + Crazy friends = Memories that you will never forget!

Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.
Saul Bellow

That’s the problem with memories, you can visit them, but you can’t live in them.
Shaun David Hutchinson

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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