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80 Memory Quotes

A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.

Edward de Bono Quotes

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Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing.

Thomas Fuller Quotes

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To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living.

William Hazlitt Quotes

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A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.

Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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Every man's memory is his private literature.

Aldous Huxley Quotes

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The true art of memory is the art of attention.

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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I have short-term memory loss, though I like to think of it as Presidential eligibility.

Paula Poundstone Quotes

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What we learn with pleasure we never forget.

Alfred Mercier Quotes

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The memory represents to us not what we choose but what it pleases.

Michel Eyquem De Montaigne Quotes

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The selective memory isn't selective enough.

Blake Morrison Quotes

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The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise!

Alexander Pope Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.

Chief Seattle Quotes

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Memory is like an orgasm. It's a lot better if you don't have to fake it.

Cray Seymore Quotes

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It's a pleasure to share one's memories. 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 Quotes

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Don't remember what you can infer.

Harry Tennant Quotes

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But each day brings its petty dust our soon-choked souls to fill, and we forget because we must, and not because we will.

Matthew Arnold Quotes

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A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.

Doug Larson Quotes

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Memory is the cabinet of the imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and, the council chamber of thought.

Basile Quotes

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of thought.

Saint Basil Quotes

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Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.

Jean Paul Richter Quotes

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A retentive memory is a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.

Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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Unless we remember we cannot understand.

Edward M. Forster Quotes

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Many a man fails to become a thinker only because his memory is too good.

Nietzsche Quotes

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