Quotations About / On: MEMORY

  • 1.
    Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.
    (Thomas Beecham (1879-1961), British conductor. quoted in Sunday Times (London, Sept. 16, 1962).)
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  • 2.
    Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts.
    (Philip Roth (b. 1933), U.S. novelist. The Facts (1988). Opening letter to Zuckerman, Roth's fictional alter ego.)
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  • 3.
    'Memories are the most constant visitor that never dies.'
    (Facts)
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  • 4.
    What value has the memory when life has gone.
    (Cherish your ones when alive.)
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  • 5.
    In bank of memory- riches dwell.
    (Memories)
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  • 6.
    Life is a collection of memories, stored in the mind.
    (3)
    More quotations from: Aanuoluwa Adebanjo
  • 7.
    Memory, workmaid and mother of the Muses.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 461.)
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  • 8.
    Every family has bad memories.
    (Mario Puzo, U.S. author, screenwriter, and Francis Ford Coppola, U.S. director, screenwriter. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), The Godfather III, to his son Tony after the young man has told his father he wants to become a singer rather than become the family lawyer because of Tony's bad memories of the Corleone clan (1990). A significant line considering the cinematic history of the Corleone family.)
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  • 9.
    ... memory is the only way home.
    (Terry Tempest Williams, U.S. author. As quoted in Listen to Their Voices, ch. 10, by Mickey Pearlman (1993).)
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  • 10.
    I don't know what imagination is, if not an unpruned, tangled kind of memory.
    (Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Letty Fox, in Letty Fox: Her Luck, ch. 6 (written 1946, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)
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