Memory - Quotes

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Lies beget other lies. Unlike statements of fact, which require no further work on our part, lies must be continually protected from collisions with reality. When you tell the truth, you have nothing to keep track of. The world itself becomes your memory, and if questions arise, you can always point others back to it.

Sam Harris

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Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.

Barbara Kingsolver

My memory is a patchwork of occurrences, of discontinuous events roughly sewn together: The parts I remember, I remember precisely, whilst other sections seem to have vanished completely.

Neil Gaiman

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.

Anatole France

The general root of superstition [is] that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss, and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other.

Francis Bacon

It is very difficult to be sure of anything, once you begin doubting your memory on principle.

Isaac Asimov

Touch has a memory.

John Keats

Memory is the happiness of being alone.

Lois Lowry

I have a terrible memory; I never forget a thing.

Edith Konecky

The pure present is an ungraspable advance of the past devouring the future. In truth, all sensation is already memory.

Haruki Murakami

You see, now fear often fingers your heart,
and at times the world seems only distant news;
the old trees guard your childhood for you
as an ever more ancient memory.

Miklós Radnóti

The memory of a single good deed lights our path better than the flare of a thousand torches.

Mór Jókai

Memory is a snare, pure and simple; it alters, it subtly rearranges the past to fit the present.

Mario Vargas Llosa

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

Rita Mae Brown

Your own life while it's happening to you never has any atmosphere until it's a memory.

Andy Warhol

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