World’s most famous short quotes about memories. Our mind’s ability to remember things is probably the most amazing gift nature has bestowed on us. It has shaped human civilizations for centuries and has helped us thrive and evolve. Arts, Culture, Creativity, Education and Technology have been made possible thanks to our brain’s ability to revisit the past and shape the future.
On a more personal level, memories have brought us grief and sorrow but also joy and hope. More often than not do we feel like we want to forget, yet live our lives hoping we never do. This dilemma has been the essence of our daily lives since the beginning of time.
For good or ugly, aspiring or nostalgic, let us observe how the world’s most famous people perceive Memories, and take home what we can learn from it. I’ve chosen only a handful number of quotes that have a deep personal meaning to me.
List of Famous Short Quotes About Memories
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. – Abraham Lincoln
Elie Wiesel – Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.
Khalil Gibran – Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.
Aeschylus – There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Gilbert Parker – There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.
Louis Armstrong – The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician.
Tennessee Williams – Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
Maurice Maeterlinck – When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
Andre Maurois – Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.
Arthur M. Schlesinger – Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
Aleister Crowley – I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
Andre Gide – Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
Janet Fitch – Memory is the fourth dimension to any landscape.
Edward de Bono – A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
Gilbert Parker – Memory is man’s greatest friend and worst enemy.
Alexander Smith – A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
Janet Jackson – You don’t have to hold onto the pain to hold onto the memory.