100 Memories quotes that make you think

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Memories are what we're made of. Without memories, how can we define our life as it is now, or who we are? Reflecting on our memories is not just simply a trip down memory lane, but a look at all the fragments from our past that built our future — the same future we're living now.

There is no marriage without meeting your beloved for the first time. There is no 20th birthday without first being born. In other words, there is no present moment without the past. It seems like a given, yet we always seem to forget this simple yet breathtaking concept.

That's why memories are important. They serve as markers on our life's timeline. Here are 100 memories quotes that serve as regular reminders of why memories are some of our most treasured possessions.

Inspirational memory quotes

1. A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial. — Clifton Fadiman

2. Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going. — Tennessee Williams

3. Focus on the good memories, discard the not so good. Do not dwell on them for a moment. Be too busy making new memories! — Catherine Pulsifer

4.Memories sharpen the past; it is reality that decays. — Siddhartha Mukherjee

5. A person’s memory is everything, really. Memory is identity. It’s you. — Stephen King

6. No matter how far we travel, the memories will follow in the baggage car. — August Strindberg

7. 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

8. The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good. Gabriel García Márquez

9. Life brings so much yet takes it away so suddenly. And, at the time of death what we are left with is shared friendship and memories. — Byron Pulsifer

Happy memory quotes

10. A good life is a collection of happy memories. — Dennis Waitley

11. Photos can capture our memories in print, but our memories are always with us in our minds. So as you start this day make positive memories to store away. — Catherine Pulsifer

Happy memory quotes

12. 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

13. Yesterday is but today’s memory, tomorrow is today’s dream. Kahlil Gibran

14. A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen. Edward de Bono

15. The true art of memory is the art of attention. — Samuel Johnson

16. Memory is the only paradise from which we cannot be driven. — Jean Paul

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

18. The only real treasure is in your head. Memories are better than diamonds and nobody can steal them from you. Rodman Philbrick

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

20. Your self is created by your memories and your memories are created by your mental habits. Rick Warren

21. You don’t remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened. John Green

Life memory quotes

22. Unless we remember we cannot understand. E. M. Forster

23. It’s surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time. Barbara Kingsolver

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

25. Memory is the scribe of the soul. Aristotle

26. Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing. — Jennifer L. Armentrout

27. When you are gone, the only truly important thing you will leave behind are the memories you’ve created. How do you want to be remembered? — Michael Hyatt

28. Remembering is easy. It’s forgetting that’s hard. Brodi Ashton

Life memory quotes

29. Our memory is like a shop in the window of which is exposed now one, now another photograph of the same person. And as a rule the most recent exhibit remains for some time the only one to be seen. — Marcel Proust

30. Memories may fade as the years go by but they won’t age a day. — Michelle C. Ustaszeski

31. Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it. — Lucy Maud Montgomery

32. Memories were a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day. — Author Unknown

33. Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Dr. Seuss

34. The amazing power of pictures to stay in the memory is well documented. Graham Shaw,

35. Humans, not places, make memories. Ama Ata Aidoo

36. It doesn’t matter what you did in the past, you can’t change it. The best you can do about your past is to be nostalgic with your family and loved ones about happy memories. Zoe McKey,

37. What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. Karl Lagerfeld

38. 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

39. Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things. Cicero

Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things

40. Memory is the mother of all wisdom. Aeschylus

41. Everything remembered is dear, endearing, touching, precious. At least the past is safe though we didn’t know it at the time. We know it now. Because it’s in the past; because we have survived. Susan Sontag

42. No one can ever take your memories from you – each day is a new beginning, make good memories every day. — Catherine Pulsifer

43. The past beats inside me like a second heart. John Banville

44. Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it. L.M. Montgomery

45. Let us not burthen our remembrance with a heaviness that's gone. — William Shakespeare

46. In this world of memories, there's no need for strangers. Watsuki Nobuhiro

47. I guess sometimes the greatest memories are made in the most unlikely of places, further proof that spontaneity is more rewarding than a meticulously planned life. — J.A. Redmerski

48. Of all that I have possessed in my life, my memories are the only things remaining to me. Indeed, I believe that memories are the only real treasure any human can hope to hold always. — Gary Jennings

49. Feelings are memories. Memories are also feelings. — Margaret Stohl

50. One couldn’t be selective when remembering the past. Ignore the turmoil, chaos and pain and the truly great memories would not shine with such luster. — Karen Fowler

51. What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting? George Eliot

52. Imagination has a great potential to improve your memory. It allows traveling beyond the horizon, attaching various stories or images to the things you wish to remember, in turn it will strengthen your memory. William D.

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

54. I would like to encourage you to set traditions for your family as well as your home. Making traditions is making memories. Robin Redmon Dreyer

55. The more often you share what you’ve learned, the stronger that information will become in your memory. Steve Brunkhorst

56. My family legacy is mainly memories, so I especially cherish my few tangible mementos. Maureen Killoran

57. Here’s a basic memory rule: You Can Remember Any New Piece of Information if It Is Associated to Something You Already Know or Remember. Harry Lorayne

58. Many incidents of those early years are fixed in my memory, isolated, but clear and distinct, making the sense of that silent, aimless, dayless life all the more intense. Helen Keller

59. We must use time wisely for our development and advancement; so that when we are old, we can look back and recollect the pleasant memories and deeds that we have achieved. — Michael Lee

Love memory quotes

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

61. If you cannot hold me in your arms, then hold my memory in high regard.And if I cannot be in your life, then at least let me live in your heart. — Ranata Suzuki

62. Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again. Willa Cather

63. There is nothing like an odor to stir memories. William McFee

64. Maybe memories should be left the way they are. Melina Marchetta

65. You can never be really happy if you keep holding to those bad memories which makes you sad. Anurag Prakash Ray

66. I try to keep the happy memories. If that’s what you call selective memories, I’m good with that. Nicole Williams

67. That’s the thing about memories, you can’t forget them. Lex Luthor

68. Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them. Bob Dylan

69. Memories shared serve each one differently. Robert Evans

70. Memories are not just about the past. They determine our future. Jeff Bridges

71. Memories were the markers of the journey through life. It was necessary to know where you had come from. Only then could you know where you were going. William Shatner

72. Memories can be sad, but sometimes they can also save you. Takayuki Ikkaku

73. Memories are created by what we do not by what we think. Byron Pulsifer

74. Your memories are your jewels! Julie Butler

75. Memories are good, as long as we keep them in the rearview mirror and keep moving. Unkown

76. Memory is the treasure of the mind. English Proverb

77. The memory of happiness makes misery woeful. — Roman Proverb

78. Memories…no two sets exactly the same, like fingerprints. Daphne Merkin

79. Memory…like an old musical box it will lie silent for long years; then a mere nothing, a jerk, a tremor, will start the spring, and from beneath its decent covering of dust it will talk to us of forgotten passion and desire. Thomas Burke

80. Memory is a rare ghost-raiser. Like a haunted house, its walls are ever echoing to unseen feet. Jerome K. Jerome

81. Memories are like stones, time and distance erode them like acid. Ugo Betti

82. Memories, important yesterdays, were once todays. Treasure and notice today. Gloria Gaither

83. For some life lasts a short while, but the memories it holds last forever. Laura Swenson

84. Memories are like antiques, the older they are the more valuable they became. Marinela Reka

85. Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading. Kazuo Ishiguro

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

87. The finest memories are those where we have helped someone without expecting anything in return. Byron Pulsifer

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

89. In my life I find that memories of the spirit linger and sweeten long after memories of the brain have faded. Harry Connick Jr.

90. The beautiful thing about memories is that they are yours; whether they are good, bad, or indifferent. They belong to you, and no matter where you are now. Unkown

91. I have memories – but only a fool stores his past in the future. David Gerrold

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

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

94. Our memories are the only paradise from which we can never be expelled. Jean Paul Richter

95. 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

96. Creating memories is a priceless gift. Memories will last a lifetime; things only a short-period of time. Alyice Edrich

97. Memories, the one thing that can never be taken away from us. Make lots of them! Catherine Pulsifer

98. Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime. Ugo Eze

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

100. Memories are like a garden. Regularly tend the pleasant blossoms and remove the invasive weeds. Linda Fifer Ralphs