Quotations About / On: MEMORY

  • 61.
    That one individual should awaken in another memories that belong to still a third is an obvious paradox.
    (Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian author. Evaristo Carriego, ch. 2 (1930). A biographical study of a poet of Buenos Aires.)
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  • 62.
    Are you not the oasis where I dream, and the gourd from which I drink in long draughts the wine of memory?
    (Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. Flowers of Evil, "Her Hair," (1859).)
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  • 63.
    Memory ... is the diary that we all carry about with us.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Miss Prism, in The Importance of Being Earnest, act 2.)
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  • 64.
    The Right Honourable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.
    (Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Quoted in Memoirs of the Life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, vol. 2, Thomas Moore (1825). Reply to Dundas.)
  • 65.
    A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood.
    (Charlotte Davis Kasl (20th century), U.S. Finding Joy, no. 73 (1994).)
  • 66.
    What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it's been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima.
    (John Hersey (b. 1914), U.S. novelist, journalist. Interview in Writers at Work, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1988).)
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  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    "I have done it," says my memory. "I cannot have done it," says my pride, refusing to budge. In the end—my memory yields.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 86, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 68 (1886).)
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  • 69.
    That is my major preoccupation—memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.
    (Elie Wiesel (b. 1928), Rumanian-born U.S. writer. Interview in Writers at Work, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1988). "God" Wiesel added, "from the religious point of view is part of that kingdom.")
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  • 70.
    We went to Mannheim and attended a shivaree—otherwise an opera—the one called "Lohengrin." The banging and slamming and booming and crashing were something beyond belief. The racking and pitiless pain of it remains stored up in my memory alongside the memory of the time that I had my teeth fixed.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. A Tramp Abroad, ch. 9 (1879).)
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