Memorial Quotes

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"Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things." -- Pierce Harris
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“There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.” — Josh Billings

“Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.” — Oscar Wilde

“Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.” — Jean de Boufflers

"God gave us memories that we might have roses in December." -- J.M. Barrie
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“Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

“Every man’s memory is his private literature.” — Aldous Huxley

"The past is never dead, it is not even past." -- William Faulkner

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

“What we remember from childhood we remember forever – permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.” — Cynthia Ozick

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

“Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened.” — T.S. Eliot

"The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant." -- Salvador Dali

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” — Kahlil Gibran

“Memory itself is an internal rumor.” — George Santayana

“Every memorial in its time has a different goal.” — Maya Lin

“A childhood is what anyone wants to remember of it. It leaves behind no fossils, except perhaps in fiction.” — Carol Shields

“The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don’t come to mind when we want them.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

"In memory's telephoto lens, far objects are magnified." -- John Updike

“Life is a rough biography. Memories smooth out the edges.” — Marcel Proust

“I am a miser of my memories of you
And will not spend them.”
— Witter Bynner

“The man with a clear conscience probably has a poor memory.”

“The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.” — Samuel Johnson

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

“Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.” — Michel de Montaigne

“She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes.” — Frank Deford

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

“If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.”

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." -- Thomas Campbell

“Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.” — Kahlil Gibran

“Memory is what tells a man that his wife’s birthday was yesterday.” — Mario Rocco

“Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.” — Seneca

“For some moments in life there are no words.” — David Seltzer

“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” — Emily Dickinson

“For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” — William Penn

"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."

“Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”

“Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.” — Rossiter Worthington Raymond

“I’m always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.” — Diane Sawyer

“Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.” — Barbara Kingsolver

“In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.” — Robert Ingersoll

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