Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Quotes on Memory

“We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.” ~ Cesare Pavese (The Burning Brand)

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou

“You never know when you’re making a memory.”~ Rickie Lee Jones
     Jonas says, "But why can't everyone have memories? I think it would seem a little easier if the memories were shared. You and I wouldn't have to bear so much by ourselves, if everyone took a part."
     The Giver sighed. "You're right," he said. "But then everyone would be burdened and pained."  --Lois Lowry (The Giver)

"To live is to remember and to remember is to live." ~ Samuel Butler

“Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.”   ~ From the television show The Wonder Years

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

"Memory is what tells a man that his wife's birthday was yesterday." ~ Mario Rocco

"Memory is the diary we all carry about with us." ~ Oscar Wilde

"The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared."
~ Lois Lowry (The Giver)

"Sharing tales of those we've lost is how we keep from really losing them." ~ Mitch Albom (For One More Day)

"We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past, like ancient stars that have burned out, are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about every day, too many new things we have to learn. New styles, new information, new technology, new terminology … But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone."   ~ Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)

"In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit. " ~ Marge Kennedy

“If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.”~~ Edgar Allan Poe

“We must always have old memories and young hopes.”~~ Houssaye

"God holds all of our memories." ~~  Elizabeth Weber, workshop 10/23/10

1 comment:

  1. We talk about what happened yesterday and the day before yesterday. Hope that helps my husband. I gently tell him that the car door clicker doesn't also open the garage door. I put pictures on Facebook for him to help him recall. Today he says isn't Obama about done with his presidency?! I wanted to laugh, but didn't.