‘Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories.’ – Steven Wright

‘The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.’ – Alek Wek

‘Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming!’ – Joseph B. Wirthlin

‘I think history is collective memories. In writing, I’m using my own memory, and I’m using my collective memory.’ – Haruki Murakami

‘Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.’ – Bob Dylan

‘At every phase in our life, we make memories that we cherish all our lives.’ – Shweta Basu Prasad

‘Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.’ – Corrie Ten Boom

‘My memories mean a lot to me, and I hold them close to my heart.’ – Radhika Apte

‘Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.’ – Rosa Parks

‘A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.’ – Honore de Balzac

‘You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.’ – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

‘It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.’ – George Foreman

‘This is how memories are made… by going with the flow.’ – Amanda Bynes

‘Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.’ – Stevie Wonder

‘Some things are best left to memories.’ – Bez

‘The memories we make with our family is everything.’ – Candace Cameron Bure

‘History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.’ – Percy Bysshe Shelley

‘Love is a really scary thing, and you never know what’s going to happen. It’s one of the most beautiful things in life, but it’s one of the most terrifying. It’s worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories.’ – Ariana Grande

‘To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again.’ – Ricky Nelson

‘Wherever you go, your memories from the place you grew up in always remain special.’ – Guru Randhawa

‘One of the best ways to make yourself happy in the present is to recall happy times from the past. Photos are a great memory-prompt, and because we tend to take photos of happy occasions, they weight our memories to the good.’ – Gretchen Rubin

‘I collect memories. I look for opportunities to try new things, go to new places, and meet new people all the time.’ – Marcel Wanders

‘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

‘A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.’ – Charles M. Schulz

‘What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined – to strengthen each other – to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.’ – George Eliot

‘The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.’ – Cesare Pavese

‘It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories.’ – Bonnie Blair

‘I cherish my entire life. I’ve been blessed with a life full of good memories.’ – Sourav Ganguly

‘Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.’ – Buddy Valastro

‘Photography can be a way into worlds and memories that words sometimes fail to convey.’ – Stacy Martin

‘What I remember most about high school are the memories I created with my friends.’ – J. J. Watt

‘San Francisco is gone. Nothing remains of it but memories.’ – Jack London

‘The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history.’ – Debi Mazar

‘I think the brain is essentially a computer and consciousness is like a computer program. It will cease to run when the computer is turned off. Theoretically, it could be re-created on a neural network, but that would be very difficult, as it would require all one’s memories.’ – Stephen Hawking

‘You’ll always remember your first car and the memories that come with it – that sense of adventure! – Paddy McGuinness’ – Paddy McGuinness

‘In the egoic state, your sense of self, your identity, is derived from your thinking mind – in other words, what your mind tells you about yourself: the storyline of you, the memories, the expectations, all the thoughts that go through your head continuously and the emotions that reflect those thoughts. All those things make up your sense of self.’ – Eckhart Tolle

‘Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.’ – Mattie Stepanek

‘Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past.’ – Homaro Cantu

‘True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.’ – Florence King

‘Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.’ – H. P. Lovecraft

‘A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories.’ – Andy Goldsworthy

‘We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.’ – Jeremy Irons

‘Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing.’ – Jennifer Armentrout

‘I believe that without memories there is no life, and that our memories should be of happy times.’ – Lee Radziwill

‘Memories are the best things in life, I think.’ – Romy Schneider

‘Music evokes so many feelings in us, memories, nostalgia, things that are connected to our past.’ – Olga Kurylenko

‘The one thing I need to leave behind is good memories.’ – Michael Landon

‘Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector’s passion borders on the chaos of memories.’ – Walter Benjamin

‘Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant. It is best not to stir them.’ – P. G. Wodehouse

‘Painting picture by picture, I followed the impressions my eye took in at heightened moments. I painted only memories, adding nothing, no details that I did not see. Hence the simplicity of the paintings, their emptiness.’ – Edvard Munch

‘My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people’s sacred status, regardless of the past.’ – Steve Irwin

‘Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.’ – Adrienne Rich

‘Works of art often last forever, or nearly so. But exhibitions themselves, especially gallery exhibitions, are like flowers; they bloom and then they die, then exist only as memories, or pressed in magazines and books.’ – Jerry Saltz

‘Obviously, I have a lot of memories here… but at the same time I’m going to put all my energies into moving forward and doing my best for the Thrashers.’ – Peter Bondra

‘What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one’s faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one’s memories.’ – W. Somerset Maugham

‘Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God’s perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year.’ – Joel Osteen

‘No memory is ever alone; it’s at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.’ – Louis L’Amour

‘A cigar is as good as memories that you have when you smoked it.’ – Raul Julia

‘My dad leaving my life. That’s the biggest thing that happened to me. I just remember what he tells me, the memories, and try to move on forward each day, knowing that he’s still here, looking down on me.’ – Kawhi Leonard

‘I always remember my childhood house with happy memories. There was a beautiful garden, and outside my bedroom window was a jasmine vine which would open in the evenings, giving off a divine scent.’ – Carolina Herrera

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

‘If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.’ – Adam Duritz

‘My memories are inside me – they’re not things or a place – I can take them anywhere.’ – Olivia Newton-John

‘I was actually in an iron lung for about a year, and then I was paralysed from the neck down for another year after that. So I spent a lotta time just lying down as a kid. And some of my earliest memories from then are of listening to the radio.’ – David Sanborn

‘Creditors have better memories than debtors.’ – Benjamin Franklin

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

”Spring Day’ – I wrote main lyrics based on my personal experience with old friends. It is about my sad memories with him, and it makes me sentimental whenever I listen to the song.’ – Suga

‘The older we get, the swifter time seems to pass and the quicker memories seem to fade.’ – Brian Sibley

‘High school is what kind of grows you into the person you are. I have great memories, good and bad, some learning experiences and some that I’ll take with me the rest of my life.’ – Giancarlo Stanton

‘I find my earliest memories covering the anachronistic features of a previous incarnation. Clear recollections came to me of a distant life, a yogi amidst the Himalayan snows. These glimpses of the past, by some dimensionless link, also afforded me a glimpse of the future.’ – Paramahansa Yogananda

‘As a boy, because I was born and raised in Ohio, about 60 miles north of Dayton, the legends of the Wrights have been in my memories as long as I can remember.’ – Neil Armstrong

‘We think of our future as anticipated memories.’ – Daniel Kahneman

‘Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.’ – Angela Carter

‘I am a collection of thoughts and memories and likes and dislikes. I am the things that have happened to me and the sum of everything I’ve ever done. I am the clothes I wear on my back. I am every place and every person and every object I have ever come across. I am a bag of bones stuck to a very large rock spinning a thousand miles an hour.’ – Macaulay Culkin

‘So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it’s gratifying to have something you have done linger in people’s memories.’ – John Williams

‘Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.’ – Robert Fulghum

‘I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer’s disease where they slowly began to recover other people’s lost memories.’ – George Carlin

‘For me, fragrances are very – one of these beautiful art forms that bring about a whole host of things. It’s what you want to smell like, it’s memories that make you smile or are resonant of times in your life, it can remind you of music. If you’re a lover of scent, it’s a very kind of particular and evocative thing.’ – Chris Pine

‘I’ve never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don’t understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now.’ – Sophia Loren

‘Both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience.’ – Samuel Alexander

‘To this day, I have the most fond memories of some of my old toys.’ – Michael Keaton

‘My mind doesn’t work, my memories don’t work like a computer file where I can just retrieve them and, boy, there it is. My mind is selective in terms of memories. When I try to think back to college or high school, there are gaps. I try to fill them in. But I can’t tell you it’s always the truth.’ – John Kennedy

‘To be human is to have a collection of memories that tells you who you are and how you got there.’ – Rosecrans Baldwin

‘There are vivid memories from my childhood – what we had to go through because of low wages and the conditions, basically because there was no union. I suppose, if I wanted to be fair, I could say that I’m trying to settle a personal score. I could dramatize it by saying that I want to bring social justice to farm workers.’ – Cesar Chavez

‘If you can imagine the delight of visiting a theme park where lasting memories are made, we envision ‘Sky’ will sometimes feel like that.’ – Jenova Chen

‘When I first started coming to Calcutta, it brought back a lot of memories… the hardships I went through, the situations I was placed in, and the possibilities of those situations becoming so hostile.’ – Saroo Brierley

‘It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.’ – Caroline Kennedy

‘Travel is a new experience that can transport you out of your everyday routine to create memories with the ones you love.’ – Brian Chesky

‘The human body is not the person. Identity is the way the brain operates; it’s memories, it’s sensory input and output. The mind is the person.’ – Genesis P-Orridge

‘Most of my childhood memories of my father are of being ignored. I was his namesake, but nothing I did ever pleased or even interested him. He enjoyed telling me I couldn’t do anything right.’ – Marlon Brando

‘Memories are just stories we tell ourselves about our past; and that’s often why they don’t match when we’ve shared the same experiences with someone.’ – John Slattery

‘It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old down all the unchanging days, and die one day like any other day, only shorter.’ – Samuel Beckett

‘One’s memories aren’t what actually happened – they’re very subjective. You can always make it much better, right?’ – Wong Kar-wai

‘My childhood was great, honestly. I have all these incredible memories of my childhood. I was an only child. I always had all my cousins around. I had my grandparents around. I had my parents around. I had my uncles around – whatever.’ – Action Bronson

‘I like books that aren’t just lovely but that have memories in themselves. Just like playing a song, picking up a book again that has memories can take you back to another place or another time.’ – Emma Watson

‘I have more memories than if I were a thousand years old.’ – Charles Baudelaire

‘Part of why making Pinwheel is so fun, is so exploding with possibility, is that a note, like a photo, can be a container for all kinds of things. It is the perfect social object. Stories, advice, jokes, diatribes, information, memories, facts, advertisements, love letters, grocery lists, and manifestoes can all be put into a note.’ – Caterina Fake

‘You start getting hit with some very interesting situations in life – you as a parent – when they approach that teenage area, which is frightening because you still have memories of that age and the things you were doing at that age… Please don’t do what I did.’ – Johnny Depp

‘I love to see a wood full of bluebells. Growing up in the Kent countryside, I have special memories of this brief annual spectacle.’ – Gary Hume

‘Banaras really pulls you. I had been to the city several years ago for a film shoot. Though I have very fleeting memories of that stay, I still remember that I had gone to Kashi Vishwanath temple and shopped for some Banarasi saris.’ – Himani Shivpuri

‘When you grow up, you’ll be older but those memories you have as a kid last forever.’ – Xander Bogaerts

‘Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.’ – Saul Bellow

‘I have really fond memories of Texas. By the time I was eight, we started to go back to Chile very regularly, and many family members came to visit us because we couldn’t go visit them.’ – Pedro Pascal

‘Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: deliciousness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.’ – Mariska Hargitay

‘Talking with pictures and making memories is universally appealing.’ – Evan Spiegel

‘Those fields of daisies we landed on, and dusty fields and desert stretches. Memories of many skies and earths beneath us – many days, many nights of stars.’ – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

‘With our blogs and tweets, digital cameras, and unlimited-gigabyte e-mail archives, participation in the online culture now means creating a trail of always present, ever searchable, unforgetting external memories that only grows as one ages.’ – Joshua Foer

‘The words come from here. From memories, from dreams, from people I’ve known. I’m always writing and reflecting on life. I want to suck it all in.’ – Jeff Buckley

‘My mom was a practicing Hindu, and my dad was a Catholic who practiced yoga meditation and karma yoga. My earliest memories are of the bright colors, beautiful sounds, and fragrant aromas of both Christian and Hindu celebrations.’ – Tulsi Gabbard

‘I believe that if you work hard and you never get to enjoy it then what’s the point. You can’t take any of this with you, the money or nothing. The only thing you can take is experiences, memories and good times, so I like to get amongst it as much as I can.’ – Jay Sean

‘Build traditions of family vacations and trips and outings. These memories will never be forgotten by your children.’ – Ezra Taft Benson

‘Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.’ – Primo Levi

‘Ideas come from ordinary, everyday life. And from imagination. And from feelings. And from memories. Memories of dust in my sneakers and humming whitewalls down a hill called Monkey.’ – Jerry Spinelli

‘The psychologist Elizabeth Loftus has shown great courage, in the face of spiteful vested interests, in demonstrating how easy it is for people to concoct memories that are entirely false but which seem, to the victim, every bit as real as true memories.’ – Richard Dawkins

‘I was so young when my dad died that I didn’t think it had affected me. I had such tiny memories of him, just little glimpses, I thought I had been unaffected. But then I realised, somewhere in my late 40s I think, that probably the defining thing in my whole life was losing my dad.’ – Bob Mortimer

‘There is always tension between the possibilities we aspire to and our wounded memories and past mistakes.’ – Sean Brady

‘I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.’ – Alex Grey

‘For an average noun or an average verb, an average mind can quickly create reference. Where did they hear it? See it? What does it remind them of? What is its connection? When was it last used in conversation? What has been my experience with it? A host of memories appear when you hear a word you remember.’ – Javed Akhtar

”Passione’ is a selection of the music moments that have accompanied my youth; a collection of cherished memories, of moments, of fleeting emotions, of sleepless nights.’ – Andrea Bocelli

‘Memories are thoughts that arise. They’re not realities. Only when you believe that they are real, then they have the power over you. But when you realize it’s just another thought arising about the past, then you can have a spacious relationship with that thought. The thought no longer has you in its grip.’ – Eckhart Tolle

‘The memories of the Munich games for me are of triumph and tragedy.’ – Mark Spitz

‘Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.’ – Elie Wiesel

‘These interviews, sometimes they jog your memories, like what you were doing when you were 10 years old. They’re always searching for your past; they can keep you living there. I want to go on to the future.’ – Marvin Hagler

‘There are moments from childhood that attract heat in our memories, some for their sublime brilliance, some for their malignancy. The first time that I was treated differently because of my race is one such memory.’ – Jesmyn Ward

‘My father is Moroccan and I have fond childhood memories of holidays there.’ – Laila Rouass

‘The present moment is changing so fast that we often do not notice its existence at all. Every moment of mind is like a series of pictures passing through a projector. Some of the pictures come from sense impressions. Others come from memories of past experiences or from fantasies of the future.’ – Henepola Gunaratana

‘I carry the memories of the ghosts of a place called Vietnam – the people of Vietnam, my fellow soldiers.’ – Tim O’Brien

‘I spent a lot of time in Barbados as a child and I still really enjoy going back there and enjoying the island. Going to Barbados brings back great memories of family holidays.’ – Jo Frost

‘My childhood memories are filled with hugs and kisses from both my mum and dad. My mum has a thing about kissing you an odd number of times: if she kisses you once, all good, but if she kisses you twice, then you know another one has to follow and, weirdly, she tends to go for the forehead.’ – Romesh Ranganathan

‘Things don’t really impress me. Memories impress me. It’s not the toys, it’s the people.’ – R. A. Salvatore

‘The importance of inclusive behavior was modeled for me early in life. I have many childhood memories of my mother – an entrepreneur and business owner – drawing people to herself and inspiring them with the genuineness of her interest in them.’ – Lynne Doughtie

‘Since I got into the movies, ‘Running Scared,’ that did $40 million. ‘Princess Bride,’ I got good reviews for the character Miracle Max. ‘Memories of Me’ didn’t do well. ‘Throw Mama from the Train’ did $70 million. ‘Harry and Sally’ did 95 or 96. ‘City Slickers’ did $120 million.’ – Billy Crystal

‘My childhood memories are amazing; I had freedom in every way – but I see everything from a different perspective now that I live outside.’ – Ana de Armas

‘Personally, I believe people who have a lots of memories are people who are living with zest.’ – Karen Salmansohn

‘I have very vivid memories of my parents talking about Nixon, my mom watching Watergate on the black-and-white set in the living room. The mayor at the time in Philadelphia was a guy named Frank Rizzo – a Democrat, a real bully, a racist.’ – Jake Tapper

‘I have such fond memories of watching ‘Doctor Who’ when I was a kid and growing up, that if I’ve left anybody anywhere with memories as fond, then I feel like I’ve done my job.’ – David Tennant

‘I am so excited to let fans in on how important my relationship with my family is to me. I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together and inspire kids around the world to live their dreams.’ – Miley Cyrus

‘My early memories are full of football talk around the house, of Dad standing on the terraces at Ayresome Park, of the occasional precious new pair of boots.’ – Brian Clough

‘Victory is everything. You can spend the money but you can never spend the memories.’ – Ken Venturi

‘I still love making hamburgers on the grill. I guess whenever I eat them childhood memories come up for me.’ – Bobby Flay

‘When I look back on my childhood, my fondest memories are those surrounding the dinner table.’ – Katie Lee

‘The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality.’ – Robert Smithson

‘Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.’ – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

‘Anything that triggers good memories can’t be all bad.’ – Adam West

‘I really believe it’s not bad to look back within music. I don’t mean retro, but using your own memories to make a song because our memories are what make us who we are.’ – Agnes Obel

‘It’s so crazy: my mom and dad divorced when I was 11, and my fondest memories are in the Philippines and being raised by my mom. It’s such a big part of my life.’ – Jo Koy

‘When memories fade, can one ever really return home?’ – Floyd Skloot

‘Every mind is a clutter of memories, images, inventions and age-old repetitions. It can be a ghetto, too, if a ghetto is a sealed-off, confined place. Or a sanctuary, where one is free to dream and think whatever one wants. For most of us it’s both – and a lot more complicated.’ – Margo Jefferson

‘You have to really understand that although certain memories or stories make you sad, you are not sad. Pull yourself out from that emotion and remember that.’ – Rupi Kaur

‘Memories are like stones, time and distance erode them like acid.’ – Ugo Betti

‘I guess I had fun doing it but it has hard memories for me.’ – Faith Ringgold

‘I have a lot of great memories, but I can’t imagine anything more exciting than the life I have now.’ – Rob Lowe

‘I’d have to say, for me, as a child, my favorite memories were always centered around Christmas time. It always seemed like no matter how much money my parents had or didn’t have, we got completely spoiled rotten. There were always presents under the tree, and we always did special things, like hide elves around the house.’ – Josie Bissett

‘Never far from my thoughts are memories of being a little girl in Queens, N.Y., our family of five crowded in a small one-bedroom apartment, struggling to learn English and survive a new life in a new country, America. We humbly and gratefully still recall the kindnesses shown by strangers and neighbors who became new friends.’ – Elaine Chao

‘The ecstatic insanity of romantic pursuit can be so enhanced by music that entire romantic conquests, victories and ruinous, crushing defeats can be tied to songs to such a degree that it’s almost unbearable to listen to them again, as they bring back the memories so vividly.’ – Henry Rollins

‘I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. What I am grateful for is the gift of intelligence, and for life, love, wonder, and laughter. You can’t say it wasn’t interesting. My lifetime’s memories are what I have brought home from the trip.’ – Roger Ebert

‘I suspect that pleasure is mainly used to turn off parts of the brain so you can keep fresh the memories of things you’re trying to learn. It protects the short-term memory buffers. That’s one theory of pleasure.’ – Marvin Minsky

‘I have found that all of my memories seem to need a place and that a good part of what we think of as explicit memory has to do with location.’ – Siri Hustvedt

‘Your brain forms roughly 10,000 new cells every day, but unless they hook up to preexisting cells with strong memories, they die. Serves them right.’ – Douglas Coupland

‘I grew up in Japan. It’s my first memories of life are Japan.’ – Johnny Colt

‘Grief and memory go together. After someone dies, that’s what you’re left with. And the memories are so slippery yet so rich.’ – Mike Mills

‘I have no memories I’m prepared to share with you.’ – Peter O’Toole

‘For years, I have been harboring memories of my first major league game at a place named Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.’ – George Vecsey

‘Jasmine – it brings back memories of India with my parents.’ – Anne Reid

‘As I have begun to write my memoirs, I have begun with my childhood; memories which were hidden, suddenly appear before you, finding expression through my writing.’ – Deepti Naval

‘One of the most wonderful memories in my life was when I sang at the Opera House in Sydney. I will never forget that. It is one of the most beautiful Houses I have ever sung in my life.’ – Nana Mouskouri

‘I find myself thinking more about the past as I get older… maybe because there’s just more of it to think about. At the same time, I’m less haunted by it than I was as a younger person. I guess that’s probably the ideal: to reach a point where you have access to all of your memories, but you don’t feel victimized by them.’ – Jennifer Egan

‘I actually interviewed other people about myself, and that alerted me to the fact that I had to really investigate my memories.’ – Gail Sheehy

‘My memories of being nine or ten years old are especially vivid, since this is the time when you have a real sense of who you are – before the self-conscious preteen years start.’ – Marissa Moss

‘I’ve always been fascinated by memory and dreams because they are both completely our own. No one else has the same memories. No one has the same dreams.’ – Lois Lowry

‘Many great works of art, poetry, and music are inspired by astral memories. The desire to do noble, beautiful things here on Earth is also often a carryover of astral experiences between a person’s earth lives.’ – Paramahansa Yogananda

‘Of all my childhood memories, I don’t have any good ones.’ – August Alsina

‘It is not fun singing about losing somebody like that, but at the same time it was easy to write because the memories were so real and vivid and so much a part of who I am.’ – Vince Gill

‘Taxpayers have long memories, especially when it comes to how their hard-earned money is spent.’ – John Kennedy

‘While the majority of my childhood memories are beautiful, I also have experienced the challenges that Nigeria has faced since independence.’ – Jidenna

‘Whether you reach a lot of people or have a profound impact on a few people, their memories of you are your afterlife.’ – Greg Graffin

‘Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.’ – H. P. Lovecraft

‘Repetition doesn’t create memories. New experiences do.’ – Brian Chesky

‘One of my earliest memories is walking up a muddy road into the mountains. It was raining. Behind me, my village was burning. When there was school, it was under a tree. Then the United Nations came. They fed me, my family, my community.’ – Ban Ki-moon

‘Information defines your personality, your memories, your skills.’ – Ray Kurzweil

‘When I was 16, I was working on ‘Arrested Development.’ My memories of being 16 were just trying to keep up with school while doing the show and trying to be around all those people on the show, as much as I could.’ – Michael Cera

‘You shouldn’t wait for other people to make special things happen. You have to create your own memories.’ – Heidi Klum

‘The loneliness is when you pick up and move, even if you are not originally from that place, and you have some memories that you want to embrace. Having a life in transit, I feel like you are always looking out the back window.’ – Ajay Naidu

‘My memories are of denim. I remember being 12 in my Levi’s. Wow! As a teenager in Milan, I was really fascinated by Fiorucci, but at the time I was not rich enough to buy. Oh my God! I made a collection of Fiorucci shopping bags, and my mother, she still has them and my stickers, and now I invite Elio Fiorucci to our shows.’ – Stefano Gabbana

‘My childhood memories include a time when the government confiscated my family’s possessions and exiled us to a camp in the B.C. Interior, just because my grandparents were from Japan.’ – David Suzuki

‘You can feel very quickly as a prisoner of your past, of the memories.’ – Eric Cantona

‘How poor this world would be without its graves, without the memories of its mighty dead. Only the voiceless speak forever.’ – Robert Green Ingersoll

‘I have such bad memories, sitting in the back of a classroom, being told, you know, everybody is going to read a paragraph, and skipping ahead to my paragraph and being mortified and trying to read it enough times so that I wouldn’t stutter and stammer, getting called on, even in high school.’ – Vince Flynn

‘I don’t know what you’re going through life doing if you’re not really trying to collect some really great memories.’ – Channing Tatum

‘We’re all just a bundle of habits shaped by our memories. And to the extent that we control our lives, we do so by gradually altering those habits, which is to say the networks of our memory. No lasting joke, or invention, or insight, or work of art was ever produced by an external memory. Not yet, at least.’ – Joshua Foer

‘I’m scared of Alzheimer’s. All my father’s family have terrible memories.’ – Maureen Lipman

‘The memories of shooting in Iceland are amazing.’ – Prosenjit Chatterjee

‘Telling my story has not been easy for me. I’ve had to dredge up memories I would have rather forgotten. The lonely, anxiety-ridden months I avoided others, attempting to hide from interrogations about my social life.’ – Chirlane McCray

‘Memories have huge staying power, but like dreams, they thrive in the dark, surviving for decades in the deep waters of our minds like shipwrecks on the sea bed.’ – J. G. Ballard

‘I’m a really nostalgic person. I love taking photos and video and having memories. I remember all my childhood videos that my dad used to take. I think that’s really what life is about – especially when you start a family of your own.’ – Kim Kardashian

‘I’ve heard that’s common with trauma – your mind replaces memories with blank spaces. Like a Ctrl-Alt-Delete for anything that hurts too much. I have so many black holes in my brain. Memories are sucked in and never come back out.’ – Breanna Stewart

‘If you’ve got a classic car look back in your log book and see if any of the previous owners will be happy to give you photos of the car in its heyday. You’ll find that more often than not they’ll be happy to share memories of it and it’ll make it more appealing to potential buyers.’ – Edd China

‘One of the characteristics of North American culture is that you can always start again. You can always move forward, cross a border of a state or a city or a county, and move West, most of the time West. You leave behind guilt, past traditions, memories.’ – Isabel Allende

‘Oh yes, as a matter of fact it is quite interesting that exercises can be conducted which demonstrate conclusively that there are memories which exist prior to this life.’ – L. Ron Hubbard

‘I have great memories of Tottenham. I spent four great years there with a lot of emotions, with a lot of love from the club and the fans.’ – Luka Modric

‘Indy, I have lots of great memories from there, and probably the part of me that doesn’t feel quite as longing for it is that there is still a chance that I could do it again. It’s not gone.’ – Danica Patrick

‘Manipal was the best time I ever had in life: a great university with wonderful teachers, fantastic memories and deep, lifelong friendships.’ – Rajeev Suri

‘My first memories of music are of my mother playing Dominican music in the house because my parents love to dance. They love to throw parties and dance, so there was a lot Latin music in the house.’ – Cyrille Aimee

‘Since I’m always working, my best holiday memories are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family.’ – Chris Brown

‘The hero of ‘Dark Powers’ can touch murder victims and read their last memories.’ – Ruth Glick

‘I like Jailhouse Rock and Love Me Tender. The black-and-white films. With music, I tend more toward the ’70s stuff because I was at the shows for those, so they bring back memories.’ – Lisa Marie Presley

‘Most of my memories are the sound of rain on caravan roofs.’ – Kelly Macdonald

‘My favourite ground is The Oval because I have a lot of memories on that ground.’ – Mohammad Amir

‘I’m a songwriter who’s put my childhood memories and teenage angst into songs.’ – Paula Cole

‘As bad as we are at remembering names and phone numbers and word-for-word instructions from our colleagues, we have really exceptional visual and spatial memories.’ – Joshua Foer

‘My grandmother used to make the most incredible chicken divan, and my mom has carried out that tradition. It’s my comfort food. It’s amazing how you can almost taste the memories with a dish like that! And the more leftovers, the better.’ – Tessa Virtue

‘One of my favorite vacation memories was the Thai foot massage and Internet access salons in Bangkok, followed up by my testing cellphone coverage while wading in Provincetown Harbor on Cape Cod.’ – Kara Swisher

‘I’d drown in a sea of tears if I lived my life ruminating on the past. I would undoubtedly revise memories to be more joyful that they were, or ever have been.’ – Maximillian Degenerez

‘I never saw my grandfather because he had died before I was born, but I have good memories of my grandmother and of how she could play the piano at the old house.’ – John Forbes Nash, Jr.

‘I would say making memories with my teammates and my brothers and all of the relationships that I formed through football. It’s a great network, you get to meet a lot of great people, you get to experience a lot of hardships with other people, and fight through things with other people.’ – Minkah Fitzpatrick

‘When you make a film, you realize that the audience will be powerless to stop it or flip back to refresh their memories or skip the boring parts. They are at the mercy of your storytelling.’ – Milos Forman

‘I have so many great memories of the Allman Brothers early days. It was an incredible time.’ – Dickey Betts

‘Most of my memories of the Sixties are ones of optimism, high spirits and confidence.’ – Mary Quant

‘Our absolutes should always be hypothesis. They should never be confirmed as fact because everything that we construct through our perceptions, through our memories, is so corruptible. The skills that I have can really display that.’ – Apollo Robbins

‘I’m on fire when I’m singing, I’m completely in character, I use my sense memories, and every syllable of it is meant. It’s a very special thing.’ – Sinead O’Connor

‘My earliest memories are sitting on the beach at Blackpool, and I know that if I went back, it would be horrible. I know what Blackpool’s like – it’s nothing like I imagined it was as a child.’ – Robert Smith

‘One of my first memories of being a kid was, ‘I want to have a real job when I grow up.’ And to me that meant you wear a suit and a hat and carry a briefcase and go to your job.’ – Will Ferrell

‘One of the central memories of my childhood is of hunting – not well; I am a terrible shot – quail and dove and grouse on a farm on the Tennessee River.’ – Jon Meacham

‘My first memories of religion were being taken to Episcopal church. My father was Catholic, but my mother, I believe, was Episcopal. So I sort of veered off into the watered-down version of Catholicism.’ – Marilyn Manson

‘You can’t recover memories of a missing event. That’s a fallacy.’ – Betty Hill

‘I have a lot of bitter memories from Beijing. Hopefully, we can erase those memories and bring the gold back to Japan.’ – Kohei Uchimura

‘With ‘Letters from Iwo Jima,’ then ‘Memories of Tomorrow,’ I reached a sort of turning point in my acting. I had poured so much of myself into those movies that I really had no idea where to go from there.’ – Ken Watanabe

‘We had friendly and pleasant relationships with all that worked in our films – many happy memories.’ – Stan Laurel

‘My great frustration is that, more and more, my memories come and go, and friends all my life are not recognized. Many of the things I say and do, I can no longer remember even right afterwards.’ – Alex Spanos

‘Doubting what you see is a very odd experience. And doubting what you remember is a little less odd than doubting what you see. But it’s also a pretty odd experience, because some memories come with a very compelling sense of truth about them, and that happens to be the case even for memories that are not true.’ – Daniel Kahneman

‘Thinking so hard on her soft eyes and memories of the signs that it’s over. It’s over.’ – Jeff Buckley

‘They say I live a fast life. Maybe I just like a fast life. I wouldn’t give it up for anything in the world. It won’t last forever, either. But the memories will.’ – Dennis Wilson

‘I’ve always seen myself as one of those ‘show people.’ My earliest memories are wanting and needing to entertain people, like a gypsy traveler who goes from place to place, city to city, performing for audiences and reaching people.’ – Brittany Murphy

‘I have many childhood memories of Eid.’ – Hina Khan

‘Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express.’ – George A. Smith

‘I am concerned that there’s a cavalier attitude to the Irish Peace Process. What poor memories some have; I remember only too well the bag searches, the bomb scares and deaths. As they say, history doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes.’ – Dervla Kirwan

‘So often we rob tomorrow’s memories by today’s economies.’ – John Mason Brown

‘Memories are what you no longer want to remember.’ – Joan Didion

‘I live in the present. When I finish a film, it is behind me. My reward is in my work, not in a lot of old memories.’ – Otto Preminger

‘People have short memories.’ – Chris Harris

‘That, for me, is the only real legacy: the idea that one has left a lingering trace in people’s memories. In the end, that’s all a director can hope to do.’ – Peter Brook

‘I’ve done all my schooling at Chennai – it’s always home for me. All my growing up years have been spent here, and I have really fond memories associated with the city.’ – Dulquer Salmaan

‘I want to be known as A.J. Styles, the WWE Superstar that he is, and have amazing matches, make memories – I think that’s the goal.’ – A.J. Styles

‘I did a movie called Marathon Man and it was one of my best memories.’ – Dustin Hoffman

‘We are delightfully trapped by our memories. I can’t drink a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieux Telegraphe without revisiting a hotel bistro in Luzerne, Switzerland, where I ate a large bowl of a peppery Basque baby goat stew. A sip and a bite. A bite and sip. Goose bumps come with the divine conjunction of food and wine.’ – Jim Harrison

‘You can certainly get an idea of the value of memory if your memories can carry you out into the world no matter how utterly dissatisfied you may be with the present and wish you could get away from it.’ – Rudolf Steiner

‘This story is based on a gentleman who indeed did… used to come to my parents’ house in 1971 from Bangladesh. He was at the University of Rhode Island. And I was four, four years old, at the time, and so I actually don’t have any memories of this gentleman.’ – Jhumpa Lahiri

‘Shyambazar evokes a strong sense of nostalgia in me. There’s not a theatre in that area where I haven’t watched a movie. I also have fond memories of going grocery-shopping at Grey Street with my grandparents.’ – Prosenjit Chatterjee

‘Actors are good liars; writers are good liars with good memories.’ – Daniel Keys Moran

‘I’m one of these children who grew up at the knee of my grandmother and her elder sister, listening to very old people talk about their memories.’ – Hilary Mantel

‘The best alpinists are the ones with the worst memories.’ – Jimmy Chin

‘By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.’ – Theodore Bikel

‘If you’d rather live surrounded by pristine objects than by the traces of happy memories, stay focused on tangible things. Otherwise, stop fixating on stuff you can touch and start caring about stuff that touches you.’ – Martha Beck

‘I have great memories growing up in Ljubljana.’ – Luka Doncic

‘Many of my memories of my mum are of her in the bath with a book, utilising her limited spare time by simultaneously washing and studying. She left school with no qualifications and now has a PhD. If I seem like I am bragging about this, I am.’ – Sara Pascoe

‘I don’t think I have ever done anything for this age of children before, a pre-school audience. Generally speaking, we don’t have vivid memories of that age and what influenced us, yet clearly they are hugely formative years and it’s really important that we can create television of a high quality for that audience.’ – David Tennant

‘My impression is that the elimination of memories greatly reduces the value of the experience.’ – Daniel Kahneman

‘I have fond memories of the development work that led to a lot of great things in modern gaming – the intensity of the first person experience, LAN and Internet play, game mods, and so on.’ – John Carmack

‘In personal life, the warm glow of nostalgia amplifies good memories and minimizes bad ones about experiences and relationships, encouraging us to revisit and renew our ties with friends and family. It always involves a little harmless self-deception, like forgetting the pain of childbirth.’ – Stephanie Coontz

‘My grandmothers are full of memories, smelling of soap and onions and wet clay, with veins rolling roughly over quick hands, they have many clean words to say, my grandmothers were strong.’ – Margaret Walker

‘Our memories, the way we tend to experience them, are sort of fuzzy around the edges, like a watercolor that has bled into the past and is not totally clear.’ – Lisa Joy

‘Turning 40, your past really comes back to you. You’re very aware of where you’ve been the plans you’ve made, the memories you have, and the mistakes you’ve made.’ – John Waite

‘Chicago is a great city and I love coming back each and every time and thinking about all the great memories I have made here.’ – Andrei Arlovski

‘I was born in Singapore, but I left at four so memories are hazy.’ – Fiona Bruce

‘Clothes have memories, and sometimes you don’t want to remember. People remember where they bought the clothes, who gave them, or where they stole them from.’ – Sam Worthington

‘Whether it’s Memorial Day or any other holiday, music has the power to set any mood and build long-lasting memories.’ – Nadia Ali

‘My memories from childhood always involve a football.’ – Carles Puyol

‘Some writers such as John Cheever and Raymond Carver seem to draw artistic energy from analyzing the realm of their own experiences – their social circles and memories and mores. I’m one of those who draw creative energy from the opposite.’ – Amor Towles

‘For my father, life was uni-dimensional. Reliance was his life. Yet, some of my most vivid memories are about spending time with him. However busy he may have been, whatever the pressure, Sunday was for his wife and kids. I try to do the same with my family.’ – Mukesh Ambani

‘People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.’ – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

‘I’m the first to admit that I like going to, or my memories at least of going to Clint Eastwood movies or Charles Bronson or James Bond.’ – Nicolas Cage

‘There are so many happy memories that will be made. You just have to live long enough to get to them.’ – Joel Burns

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

‘Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories.’ – Mario Vargas Llosa

‘Literature boils with the madcap careers of writers brought to the edge by the demands of living on their nerves, wringing out their memories and their nightmares to extract meaning, truth, beauty.’ – Herbert Gold

‘Are there memories left that are safe from the clutches of phony anniversaries?’ – Pope Paul VI

‘The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.’ – Bill Cosby

‘Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.’ – Cyril Connolly

‘There is nothing like an odor to stir memories.’ – William McFee

‘Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories.’ – Jesse Jackson

‘Those who have known the famous are publicly debriefed of their memories, knowing as their own dusk falls that they will only be remembered for remembering someone else.’ – Alan Bennett

‘Liars need to have good memories.’ – Algernon Sidney

‘Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts.’ – Philip Roth

‘I remember the difficulty we had in the beginning replacing magnetic cores in memories and eventually we had both cost and performance advantages. But it wasn’t at all clear in the beginning.’ – Gordon Moore

‘My parents kept us sheltered from this world of Hollywood. I don’t have any great memories of bouncing on Cary Grant’s knee or something like that.’ – Tony Goldwyn

‘You jot down ideas, memories, whatever, concerning your real life that somehow parallels the character you’re playing, and you incorporate that in your scene work.’ – Chris Cooper

‘We can best honor the memories of those who were killed on September 11 and those who have been killed fighting the war on terrorism, by dedicating ourselves to building a free and peaceful world safe from the threat of terrorism.’ – Jack Reed

‘The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted.’ – Jan Peter Balkenende

‘The poetry of a people comes from the deep recesses of the unconscious, the irrational and the collective body of our ancestral memories.’ – Margaret Walker

‘I have lots of favourite memories but I can’t say that I have a favourite film.’ – John Hurt

‘I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the ’60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories.’ – Connie Stevens

‘And I’ve been walking ’round with memories way too long.’ – Iris Dement

‘I have a lot of memories, but I don’t go into capitalizing on that. Something’s got to be my own. I’m not doing the record to sit here and broadcast my memories of my father.’ – Lisa Marie Presley

‘I say that I can’t make anything up. I think of myself as a collage artist. I’m cutting and pasting memories of my life. And I say, I have to live a life in order to tell a life. I would prefer to tell it because telling you’re always in control, you’re like God.’ – Spalding Gray

‘I started cooking when I was about 10. I have memories like when I was 6 or 7 with my mom, and when I was 12 I started getting real serious about cooking.’ – Emeril Lagasse

‘Lost in Space brings back a lot of memories for people, and I think that any time you’re involved in something that has such a long-lasting appeal, you feel very blessed by that.’ – Angela Cartwright

‘My childhood wasn’t full of wonderful culinary memories.’ – Thomas Keller

‘It is difficult sharing and capturing so many years of memories and the people behind the words-and even though that guest book can speak volumes, in between, the pages remain so silent.’ – Eugenie Anderson

‘I don’t like hawking ’round other people’s memories. That wasn’t part of the deal when I was born.’ – Hugo Pratt

‘I don’t have any beauty shop memories. I remember the barber shop.’ – Jenifer Lewis

‘My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper had all the comics in NYC, so some of my earliest memories are of reading the family paper and heading straight for the comics insert.’ – Rick Moody

‘I found one remaining box of comics which I had saved. When I opened it up and that smell came pouring out, that old paper smell, I was struck by a rush of memories, a sense of my childhood self that seemed to be contained in there.’ – Michael Chabon

‘The memories stayed with him for so long, and stayed vivid. And it didn’t matter to me that he’d already repeated that before. I could hear it forever.’ – Patti Davis

‘We’re not that far from being able to plant images, memories, and emotional states directly into the brain.’ – Douglas Trumbull

‘The Jungian view of drama would be that it affects all of our imaginations and somehow taps into our hidden, ancient, primordial memories.’ – Jeremy Northam

‘I have a lot of memories of Falls Church. I went to grade school in Madison Elementary School.’ – Jim Fowler

‘Well, the memories were obviously – every match is important, every point counts, especially the last sort of 18, 20 years when the matches have been so tight.’ – Bernhard Langer

‘We have four beautiful children and some wonderful memories.’ – Damon Wayans

‘I have many memories of waking up to eat breakfast that my mother carefully prepared for us and her saying, what do y’all want for lunch, and as we’re eating lunch, what do y’all want for dinner? It’s always about the next meal.’ – Lisa Loeb

‘I never go to funerals. To me a person is dead when he breathes for the last time. After that, your memories should be personal.’ – Hedy Lamarr

‘I read less of everything now. With only fond memories of others’ work, it will be interesting to give my own journal writing a try now.’ – Jonathan Carroll

‘Other than motherhood, the eight years that I spent at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, I have incredibly fond memories of. It’s a beautiful place, with four seasons up in Wisconsin. And really wonderful people.’ – Laurel Clark

‘My memories of camp – I was four years old to eight years old – they’re fond memories.’ – George Takei

‘I have a lot of objects in my space, little things, reminders, memories.’ – Marc Newson

‘Most of my memories of Texas are of mosquitoes, watermelons, crickets, and my brother teasing me.’ – Robin Wright

‘Too many people have been analyzing their pasts, their childhoods, their memories, their parents, and realizing that it doesn’t do anything-or that it doesn’t do enough.’ – James Hillman

‘Memories are fallible and a timer can save a lot of hard work from going out of the window.’ – Delia Smith

‘When I recall today my early youth, I should take the boy that I then was, with the exception of a few individual features, for a different person, were it not for the existence of the chain of memories.’ – Ernst Mach

‘More than specific memories of achievements, for me I remember the feeling you get when you were just at your very best – when you felt like you were floating across the court and could put the ball wherever you wanted.’ – Guy Forget

‘One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.’ – Camryn Manheim

‘The Olympics: not one of my better memories.’ – Debi Thomas

‘I wanted my children to have the same exposure to the water I had. My strongest memories of Northeast Harbor are going in a small Whaler with my dad, looking for osprey.’ – Parker Stevenson

‘When we come to images or memories or thoughts, speculation, while always closely related to practice, is more explicit, and it is in fact not immediately obvious that such processes can be described in any sense as practical.’ – Samuel Alexander

‘Through the years, I have so many wonderful memories of playing with the Red Wings: winning four Stanley Cups, scoring big goals, going into battle every night side by side with my teammates, playing with every ounce of effort I could muster.’ – Ted Lindsay

‘I shot Footloose nearby, and we used to hike. Very fond memories.’ – Dianne Wiest

‘I’m proud of what I achieved there, but a life built on memories is not much of a life.’ – Eric Cantona

‘I am happy as happiness goes, for a woman who has so many memories and who lives the lonely life of an actress.’ – Lillie Langtry

‘Anyone who limits her vision to memories of yesterday is already dead.’ – Lillie Langtry

‘I write with a mouse, because it has no psychological associations or memories or habits associated with it.’ – Fred Frith

‘My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand.’ – Frederick Reines

‘I must apologise because I know all writers have memories of being on the outer because it’s the children on the side of the playground who become the dangerous writers.’ – Thomas Keneally

‘People love talking about when they were young and heard Honky Tonk Women for the first time. It’s quite a heavy load to carry on your shoulders, the memories of so many people.’ – Mick Jagger

‘My earliest memories are the best. I always try to remember the good times when Daddy was alive.’ – Jayne Mansfield

‘In every man the memory of the struggles and the heroes of the past is alive. But these memories are not incompatible with the desire for peace in the future.’ – Gustav Stresemann

‘Memories are doing funny things to us.’ – Milos Forman

‘The way I look at it, they’re all part of my musical diary, and I can listen to any one of them and it will bring up memories of what was going on at that time.’ – John Mayall

‘I think things like food, the food of the south is sort of the common tie that binds us all, Black and White, the sense memories. It’s a very particular part of the country.’ – Sela Ward

‘In the life of a singer, it’s not all triumphs and happy memories; there are days you have to go out there when it’s the last thing you feel like doing.’ – Mireille Mathieu

‘There are a lot of good memories, and because I was injured, during the rehab, I met my wife. The tennis was very good but the injuries were good for something too.’ – Richard Krajicek

‘I have very happy memories of fairy tales. My mother used to take me to the library in Toronto to check out the fairy tales. And she was an actress, so she used to act out for me the different characters in all these fairy tales.’ – Mike Myers

‘I miss my Dad. My Dad loved cheesy monster movies, so we’d have Godzilla movie marathons. Those are some of my favorite memories, laughing at how the monster outfits were so bad, like black garbage bags for heads.’ – Ahmet Zappa

‘The cybermen are good monsters, I think. My earliest memories are of the cybermen from when I used to watch when I was younger. It’s nice to have them back.’ – Sarah Sutton

‘From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth.’ – Janet Frame

‘I had the great good fortune to interview Peggy Lee. Her memories of working with Walt Disney and his team were warm and upbeat.’ – Leonard Maltin

‘Some of my finest memories are from my time at the University of Texas. College baseball, I love it.’ – Roger Clemens

‘Ryan is my bridge to the past, to memories that lose some of their sting when he recounts them.’ – Tatum O’Neal

‘I’d love to follow the Tour de France one day. It’s a really exciting spectacle. I’ve only seen it once as it was coming into Paris and that was very exciting for me. I have memories of that.’ – Bryan Ferry

‘Lorna was quite young when her mother died, and I think she’s blocked out some of the memories. I talked to her a little bit about that, but I wasn’t prepared to go around and poke and hurt her.’ – Judy Davis

‘By interviewing at least one veteran, you can preserve memories that otherwise might be lost. My uncle was a downed fighter pilot and P.O.W. in World War II, and I am looking forward to recording his story for inclusion in the project.’ – Spencer Bachus

‘There was a chance for me to write one song for the section where Elvis sat in his black leather outfit and sang the old hits. At eight oclock the next morning I had written Memories.’ – Mac Davis

‘The first thing I think of when I hear the name of Lucille Ball is a Hollywood legend. I have fond memories of growing up at her house, but she was a different person off the set than she was on the set.’ – Keith Thibodeaux

‘One of my earliest memories… I knew three full verses of the Star Spangled Banner when I was seven or eight years old. And one of the nuns discovered this phenomenon and I was actually sent around from classroom to classroom to do the whole thing.’ – Dave Van Ronk

‘Many instances exist of small children who seem to remember and describe their previous life in another body, another place, and with other people. These memories emerge usually shortly after these children begin to talk.’ – Stanislav Grof

‘In some instances, the accuracy of past-life memories can be objectively verified, sometimes with remarkable detail.’ – Stanislav Grof

‘I just have beautiful memories of what has happened in my life.’ – Persis Khambatta

‘The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.’ – David Antin

‘The money is in a different league these days, of course, but I have special memories of the 60s and 70s which players today don’t have. There wasn’t the same celebrity attitude and media exposure. We had a bit more freedom.’ – Peter Shilton

‘I was in Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories in 1980. It was only a bit part and I didn’t get to speak but I felt that I was in a real movie and heading where I had always wanted to be.’ – Sharon Stone

‘I have two lovely sons and some good memories, but I’ve had a rather tumultuous personal life. It hasn’t been dull; I’ve been the Hiroshima of love.’ – Sylvester Stallone

‘I know the game wasn’t a classic, but the night was about more than that-it was about bringing back the memories and raising money for former heroes who have now fallen on hard times.’ – David Ginola

‘We don’t have any bad memories of the people of the United States.’ – Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

‘There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough.’ – Irwin Shaw

‘He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime.’ – Edith Wharton

‘I’ve been very fortunate in the things I’ve had in my life. But, at the same time, I wish I had the same types of memories as everyone else.’ – Alfonso Ribeiro

‘It seems to me that I have always existed and that I possess memories that date back to the Pharaohs.’ – Gustave Flaubert

‘A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood.’ – Charlotte Kasl

‘The sparrow that is twittering on the edge of my balcony is calling up to me this moment a world of memories that reach over half my lifetime, and a world of hope that stretches farther than any flight of sparrows.’ – Donald G. Mitchell

‘When I was growing up in New Jersey, my mom would regularly take my sister and I into the city to see shows. I have many fond memories of standing in the half-price ticket line in Times Square and going to matinees.’ – Trey Anastasio

‘I always wanted to be a father. I have a beautiful relationship with my dad and beautiful memories. I always knew I was going to have a family.’ – Ricky Martin

‘I’m leaving the game of hockey with nothing but great memories.’ – Joe Sakic

‘I feel honored and privileged to have represented the USA program over the past 16 years. USA Hockey will always be a part of me and I will cherish the experiences and memories with this team.’ – Angela Ruggiero

‘I’m so lucky because I get to have all of these memories. I can have all of those pictures and different sorts of films and stuff. Some people have only one photo, and I’m really glad that I have all of that.’ – Bindi Irwin

‘When I was little, we had a Golden Book that had all these Disney characters in one portrait on the first page. My dad used to read from it every night. We’d play this game of find Pluto or find Donald Duck. He’d read us stories and do all the voices. Those are great memories.’ – Danica McKellar

‘I love out-of-the-way, rugged places. For me, holidays are about the experiences, and the people, and the memories, rather than sitting on a nice beach getting tanned. I try to plant myself where I am and embrace what is there in front of me.’ – Evelyn Glennie

‘People used to say my son looked like a Mexican Biggie. And when he was first born, memories of Biggie… you know, we didn’t always have the greatest days. For at least half the length of our marriage we were separated, so everyday was definitely not a good day.’ – Faith Evans

‘My first outdoor cooking memories are full of erratic British summers, Dad swearing at a barbecue that he couldn’t put together, and eventually eating charred sausages, feeling brilliant.’ – Jamie Oliver

‘The game against the Vikings back in my second year stands out. It was kind of a turnaround for us. It allowed us to make a run at the playoffs for the first time in quite a while. The memories are so many it’s hard to pin one down.’ – Drew Bledsoe

‘Before I proposed to my now-wife, I was understandably nervous. My father suggested that I take stock of all of my experiences and relationships with women, from my earliest memories to present day, and see if I had learned anything that might inform my decision.’ – Justin Halpern

‘A lot of my childhood memories involve walking home in floods of tears. At that age, feeling unpopular is difficult to handle.’ – Rachel Stevens

‘Basically you come up with the fictional idea and you start writing that story, but then in order to write it and to make it seem real, you sometimes put your own memories in. Even if it’s a character that’s very different from you.’ – Jeffrey Eugenides

‘I’ve been writing an ongoing letter to my children since they were born, full of recollections of their childhoods. I’ve filled two journals. It’s a great thing to do as a mother – you forget a lot as you go along, but reading over what you’ve written brings all the memories back.’ – Tory Burch

‘On the rare occasions when I spend a night in Oxford, the keeping of the hours by the clock towers in New College, and Merton, and the great booming of Tom tolling 101 times at 9 pm at Christ Church are inextricably interwoven with memories and regrets and lost joys. The sound almost sends me mad, so intense are the feelings it evokes.’ – A. N. Wilson

‘I am kind of a private person, so I don’t miss that part of show business at all. Looking back on my career in television and making a movie like ‘The Sound of Music’ from an adult point of view, it actually seems kind of unreal. I was involved in shows that people grew up with – that hold memories for them – and it’s a cool feeling.’ – Angela Cartwright

‘Probably the earliest memories for me would be going to restaurants with my family.’ – Alexander Wang

‘This Olympics is almost a little sad. It is my final Olympics. There are a lot of good memories.’ – Bonnie Blair

‘I know that attaching memories to books may be going out of the world, but while it lasts, it’s a strong record of your life.’ – Jeffrey Eugenides

‘When you’ve experienced the real Marilyn, it’s difficult to watch a movie about her.’ I didn’t want to have the memories of my experience tarnished in any way.’ – Lawrence Schiller

‘I’m always coming up with ideas that have been inspired by memories, everyday life and this and that and the other.’ – Lucinda Williams

‘Why do we capital-N Nerds love Mars so much? Because it’s beautiful, it’s tough, it’s buried in our mythic, childhood memories. It’s covered with human triumphs but also with sad stories of failure.’ – Greg Bear

‘I am a complete sentimentalist when it comes to clothes. I have so many memories attached to them that I can’t throw anything out.’ – Vanessa Paradis

‘My memories are of denim. I remember being 12 in my Levi’s. Wow!’ – Stefano Gabbana

‘When I was four, we moved to the house on the west side of Chicago where I grew up. My earliest memories are of that first summer.’ – Hugh Hefner

‘Family holidays and weekends are really brightly colored memories, full of my mother and father, rather than our nannies and au pairs.’ – Olivia Williams

‘My fondest memories were watching the Beastie Boys get prepped to come on stage. They had a lot of antics and they play a lot of basketball… then they were giving out cameras to the crowd, and performing from the bleachers. The most important thing I learned was that you control your crowd, not the other way around.’ – Talib Kweli

‘I have great memories.’ – Eric Cantona

‘The threat today is not that of the 1930s. It’s not big powers going to war with each other. The ravages which fundamentalist political ideology inflicted on the 20th century are memories. The Cold war is over. Europe is at peace, if not always diplomatically.’ – Tony Blair

‘I never get hung up on the past – the memories are too negative.’ – Brigitte Bardot

‘My main memories of my father are of his illness.’ – Daniel Day-Lewis

‘Voters memories will fade some.’ – Nate Silver

‘I don’t think I’ll ever act again. I have so many wonderful memories, but those days are over.’ – Sean Connery

‘Competing in both track and field and basketball for the Bruins I have a lot of great memories to choose from. But my all-time favorite moment in collegiate sports has to be in 1982 when we won UCLA’s first NCAA title in track.’ – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

‘A typical biography relying upon individuals’ notorious memories and the anecdotes they’ve invented contains a high degree of fiction, yet is considered ‘nonfiction.” – Joyce Carol Oates

‘I believe in love. I believe in good stories. I play really hard on the weekends because I like to have those stories. My wife and I go off and do craziness all the time. We’re just like, ‘What can we go get into this weekend?’ Then we have other ones where we just sit and do nothing and then we have work that we do. It’s all memories.’ – Channing Tatum

‘I have lovely memories of Los Angeles in the 1930s. I came down to live with my mother’s cousin and they invited me to come and go to junior college for a year.’ – Beverly Cleary

‘My earliest memories are being pinned to a fence with a switchblade.’ – Quincy Jones

‘I don’t mind being an only child; never have. I am lucky, though, that I have my friend Emily, who grew-up very close to me and so, there is someone I have shared memories with. I would miss that if I didn’t have it, I think.’ – Jennifer Ehle

‘My memories are of my dad taking me to football on Saturday mornings, and my mum taking me swimming. Those are the things I remember from my childhood, not sitting around the table debating capitalism and the profit squeeze.’ – David Miliband

‘The suicide bombers who struck London on 7 July 2005 killed 52 innocent people and wounded hundreds more. All of them must live with their memories. And the rest of us will always remember where we were when we heard that London had been hit by the worst terrorist attack in its history.’ – Pauline Neville-Jones

‘I have such happy memories of performing in a choir and I don’t think I’d have got where I am today without all that experience. So my advice to young singers is to either join your school or church’s choir or find one in your local area. Choral music at any level teaches you so much about musicianship and blending your voice.’ – Katherine Jenkins

‘Growing up with my family gave me some of my best memories. I’d like to have a family of my own – slip away for a bit and do nothing but spend those early years with my children.’ – Katherine Jenkins

‘Once a popular Alaska governor with a modest record of accomplishment, Palin could conceivably revive her reputation in this era of short memories. But it’s hard to imagine her name atop the GOP ballot in 2016, when a cast of heavyweights who sat out 2012 will be vying for the nomination.’ – Ron Fournier

‘My memories of events and games are fragmented.’ – Zinedine Zidane

‘My dad was a huge country music fan, but he also had a band and he sang. So he’d listen to a lot of music and the songs that he’d learn for the band were more from the male artists. So my earliest country memories were Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Johnny Paycheck even.’ – Martina McBride

‘Some of my finest memories are from my time at the University of Texas.’ – Roger Clemens

‘As time goes by the memories of sitting on the edge of a bed and reading aloud with your kid are going to be very meaningful in your own mental scrapbook.’ – Gary Ross

‘My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.’ – Katharine McPhee

‘Memories of the last nine years have turned Ground Zero from a site of horror, to a reminder of grief, to an occasion for ludicrous artistic posturing – and now to something very close to parody.’ – John Podhoretz

‘No matter where we come from or where we’re going, we’ve all got memories to contend with, and it’s always best not to do this alone!’ – Madeleine Peyroux

‘I’ve always been a fan of Nintendo. My first memories of playing games are on my Nintendo 64 with ‘Mario Kart,’ so when I found out that Nintendo 3DS made a fashion game, I was drawn to it. ‘Style Savvy Trendsetters’ is great because anyone can play it.’ – Sarah Hyland

‘The NFL is such a large, multibillion dollar enterprise with fan loyalty because they have provided not only entertainment for sports fans, but memories, good memories, family memories to these fans, that can only bring about good will.’ – Wendell Pierce

‘It would be sad if my best work had been 20 years ago and now I only had memories.’ – Demian Bichir

‘My previous visits to Australia created fantastic memories, so I’m definitely looking forward to another visit. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. I think every person in the entire country is nice. Seriously, I haven’t seen or heard of a mean person yet. And they love country music.’ – Joe Nichols

‘Every time I am looking into the depths of somebody’s brain, I’m thinking, ‘This is what makes a person who they are. That structure contains memories. Everything that they’ve ever experienced is right in there.” – Ben Carson

‘To remember my values, I need to lose certain tastes and find other handles for the memories that they once helped me carry.’ – Jonathan Safran Foer

‘I’m a writer and director, and the movie I’ve seen a million times is ‘Stardust Memories’ by Woody Allen, starring Woody Allen and Charlotte Rampling.’ – Roman Coppola

‘I have very fond memories of the ’80s; they were very formative years for me. I certainly remember the Cold War. It was a closer doorstep for the Brits than the Americans, so it was a very real and palpable threat at the time.’ – Matthew Rhys

‘The odds are definitely better on getting the right job than getting a good partner for life. Someone who will grow with you. Someone to develop memories with. Someone who was there in the beginning. Someone who will be there at the end.’ – Mika Brzezinski

‘I kicked college nostalgia in my late 20s. As much as I loved college and treasure the memories, I no longer want to go back.’ – Josh Radnor

‘It’s strange to look back over a full season. Our characters have accrued all these memories, but so have we, the actors. And sometimes the character memories and the actor memories bleed into each other.’ – Josh Radnor

‘Your memories from your early childhood seem to have such purchase on your emotions. They are so concrete.’ – Dana Spiotta

‘My first memories of music were country music and Ronnie Milsap. Where I grew up, it was what you listened to. And anything else, you were somewhat out of place.’ – Luke Bryan

‘My earliest memories as a child are listening to Beatles records, and they are a big part of how I’ve learned to write pop songs.’ – Christina Perri

‘Why should I ever get fed up talking about my father? He was a brilliant, colorful man who left us with thousands of memories. Most people remember his films, but I’ve got anecdotes and advice and episodes of real life tucked away inside my head.’ – Danny Huston

‘A theory of creativity is actually just a metaphor. A pool of ideas, a well of memories, a voice.’ – Jane Smiley

‘When I go back to the core of my childhood, my cousin Lucy seems always to be in the peripheral vision of my memories. She is off to one side, always off to one side, with a book, with a scheme or a project or an enterprise.’ – Martin Amis

‘We all know that the great memories of our childhood are the little triumphs – it doesn’t really matter whether that was in writing, art, on the hockey field or on the football field. It’s something that makes you feel – ‘I can do this stuff.” – Michael Morpurgo

‘When I was little I went to a Baptist Church with my grandmother. My earliest memories were of her falling out in the middle of the floor and they had to cover her with a white sheet. Every time we went to church it was scary. The music would start playing, and then everybody would start running and shouting and hollering and screaming.’ – Sherri Shepherd

‘God bless you if you have one child, but I don’t think anybody should have just one child. Everybody needs a sibling. I have siblings, and I have so many amazing, precious memories with my siblings. I don’t know what I would do if I had been an only child.’ – Sherri Shepherd

‘I get some of my ideas from watching my three daughters, but most of them come from my own memories of growing up. I can remember how romantic I was, not just about love, but romance in the classic sense – the romantic ideals: of honor and truth, of loyalty, sacrifice and fairness. Those were the elements that made a story satisfying to me.’ – Francine Pascal

‘Over the last few millennia we’ve invented a series of technologies – from the alphabet to the scroll to the codex, the printing press, photography, the computer, the smartphone – that have made it progressively easier and easier for us to externalize our memories, for us to essentially outsource this fundamental human capacity.’ – Joshua Foer

‘We often talk about people with great memories as though it were some sort of an innate gift, but that is not the case. Great memories are learned. At the most basic level, we remember when we pay attention. We remember when we are deeply engaged.’ – Joshua Foer

‘We’ve outsourced our memories to digital devices, and the result is that we no longer trust our memories. We see every small forgotten thing as evidence that they’re failing us.’ – Joshua Foer

‘We reserve the term ‘genius’ for people who are creative, who are innovators, who think in ways that are entirely new. In the Middle Ages, the term ‘genius’ was reserved for people with the best memories. That is telling.’ – Joshua Foer

‘Our lives are structured by our memories of events. Event X happened just before the big Paris vacation. I was doing Y in the first summer after I learned to drive. Z happened the weekend after I landed my first job. We remember events by positioning them in time relative to other events.’ – Joshua Foer

‘Just as we accumulate memories of facts by integrating them into a network, we accumulate life experiences by integrating them into a web of other chronological memories. The denser the web, the denser the experience of time.’ – Joshua Foer

‘Someday in the distant cyborg future, when our internal and external memories fully merge, we may come to possess infinite knowledge. But that’s not the same thing as wisdom.’ – Joshua Foer

‘If you want to make information stick, it’s best to learn it, go away from it for a while, come back to it later, leave it behind again, and once again return to it – to engage with it deeply across time. Our memories naturally degrade, but each time you return to a memory, you reactivate its neural network and help to lock it in.’ – Joshua Foer

‘I have fond memories of my childhood. I spent five wonderful years on a popular TV show, but I didn’t have a normal childhood. I was tutored for grades 4-11.’ – Ricky Schroder

‘I did have a life before the Animals, and I’m trying constantly to prove that I have a life after the Animals. People tend to forget that I was the frontman with War for two years. People sort of have compartmental memories.’ – Eric Burdon

‘Australia is an island surrounded by water. My fondest memories growing up were trips to the beach, walking around the harbor and playing in the beautiful parks.’ – Tammin Sursok

‘I spoke so much about being a manic-depressive. I want to bring everyone back to my earliest memories of this companion of mine. Some people call this companion I have an ailment, or worse a terrible nightmare from which some people cannot awaken. I know that I have nothing to be ashamed of. I have nothing that should garner a stigma.’ – Richard Dreyfuss

‘I hate to date myself, but my earliest memories are Flash Gordon. I would love playing Flash Gordon in the neighborhood.’ – Bruce Davison

‘Both of my books, ‘Love Is a Mix Tape’ and ‘Talking to Girls About Duran Duran,’ are about how music gets tangled up with all our other emotional memories. Since I’m an obsessive music fan, I’m always seeking out new sonic thrills.’ – Rob Sheffield

‘There are lot memories to take home but the most emotional moment has been when I was touching down in New Delhi. Tears rolled down when I saw the red soil in Delhi from the plane.’ – Kamla Persad-Bissessar

‘I was born and raised in the Bronx and my grandfather and my brother Garry were huge Yankees fans. One of my first memories is of them listening to a game on the radio and screaming at the radio. My brother would cry when they lost, and when I was really little, I didn’t know why he was crying.’ – Penny Marshall

‘My mother was a great bringer-up of children. My memories are of a sense of security and comfort.’ – Graham Swift

‘In my work you often get an abrupt shift in time, a jolt. But the emotional logic will take the reader on. I hope. I trust. After all, our memories do not work with any sequential logic.’ – Graham Swift

‘My earliest memories of country music are the Grand Ole Opry.’ – Lionel Richie

‘I was very inspired by my mother. She was a vocal teacher and sang in a band, and my first memories of her were going out with her on the local circuit.’ – Daryl Hall

‘Growing up in Poland, I didn’t have the experience of going to Disneyland as a child, so I don’t have any childhood memories connected to it, good or bad.’ – Abel Korzeniowski

‘When we’re awake, cortisol can fragment memories – one reason eyewitness crime scene accounts are so unreliable. But at night that very fragmentation allows creative recombinations of ideas.’ – Jeffrey Kluger

‘Many people have fond memories of ‘The Monkees.’ I fondly remember it, too.’ – Micky Dolenz

‘I have memories of films that nobody ever saw, that I was very proud of, and those are still great memories.’ – Sam Rockwell

‘People often ask where I get my inspiration from, and I always say I have no good answer because, well, inspiration comes from everywhere: people, places, memories.’ – Richelle Mead

‘My earliest memories of my mom were of her multi-tasking – preparing dinner while checking on homework and housework; clearing the dinner plates while setting out bowls for breakfast; making sure we ate our breakfast while lining up bread, lunch meats, apples, and snacks assembly-line style so we could make our lunches.’ – Christine Pelosi

‘One of my most memorable Thanksgiving memories was probably the first year that me and my two brothers decided to start our annual eating contest. We ate throughout the whole day. We started that morning and weighed ourselves, and at the very end of the night, we weighed ourselves out. And all three of us equally gained five pounds.’ – Charles Kelley

‘I have very fond memories of growing up in Greece, of my brothers and I causing chaos and climbing up trees, which is really cool. Back then, we didn’t have all the video games and all that stuff. We just had each other, and we played on the street.’ – Tracy Spiridakos

‘I have to say, creating memories is so important to me that I did a book about creating memories for your family.’ – Josie Bissett

‘I want my kids to live their life with great family memories that they can pass on to their children.’ – Josie Bissett

‘Noises and smells, those can bring back powerful memories. I remember when I was going to school one Fourth of July, and there were a lot of fireworks going off. I knew that I was in Richmond. I knew that I was a college student. But I thought people were shooting at me.’ – Kevin Powers

‘The grief of losing my father has come in waves over the years, as it does with most people. His love and devotion as a father provided my closest, most intimate relationship. Dad, and our time together, is in my bones. While reflecting on him, the memories themselves seem to boil down into certain ‘essences of Dad.” – Jennifer Grant

‘To be honest, I think I’d become a bit selfish with memories of my father. I wanted to hug them close to me.’ – Jennifer Grant

‘He was an amazing father. I clutched my memories of him to my heart for so long, but he’s a part of the world.’ – Jennifer Grant

‘When I was little and I was introduced to Led Zeppelin, I didn’t know what a zeppelin was or who Zeppelin was or what the machine was. The real meaning is whatever feelings and memories you attach to the music.’ – Kyp Malone

‘To me the ego is the habitual and compulsive thought processes that go through everybody’s mind continuously. External things like possessions or memories or failures or successes or achievements. Your personal history.’ – Eckhart Tolle

‘As an observer, I react to the realities of Israeli life with both envy and relief. Nobody wants to live under the threat of constant attack from enemies right next door, under ceaseless and often unfair international scrutiny, defending his homeland by day and living with the memories of mass genocide at night.’ – Pete Hegseth

‘When I was 5, 6 – so you know, memories aren’t that great – I remember coming home and I remember seeing all of our belongings on the street and a Salvation Army truck picking them up. We got taken to a shelter. And then we moved around a lot, finding places to stay.’ – Richard Carmona

‘When I started writing, I was a great rationalist and believed I was absolutely in control. But the older one gets, the more confused, and for an artist I think that is quite a good thing: you allow in more of your instinctual self; your dreams, fantasies and memories. It’s richer, in a way.’ – John Banville

‘I know some of my memories are made up and they are far more powerful than the things that actually happened. For example, I always remember my brother posting me a copy of ‘Dubliners’ from Africa, but he says he never did.’ – John Banville

‘My memories of Kabul are vastly different than the way it is when I go there now. My memories are of the final years before everything changed. When I grew up in Kabul, it couldn’t be mistaken for Beirut or Tehran, as it was still in a country that’s essentially religious and conservative, but it was suprisingly progressive and liberal.’ – Khaled Hosseini

‘I write in order to find out what I truly know and how I really feel about certain things. Writing requires me to go much deeper into my thoughts and memories than conversation does. Writing provides the solitude necessary to reflect on being in this world.’ – Leslie Marmon Silko

‘I was born illegitimately and almost immediately, as I understand it, placed in an orphanage. So my very earliest memories were in an orphanage. It was the tag end of the Great Depression when I was born. People were desperately poor.’ – Bryce Courtenay

‘Some people have a mistaken idea that all thoughts disappear through meditation and we enter a state of blankness. There certainly are times of great tranquility when concentration is strong and we have few, if any, thoughts. But other times, we can be flooded with memories, plans or random thinking. It’s important not to blame yourself.’ – Sharon Salzberg

‘Every childhood has its talismans, the sacred objects that look innocuous enough to the outside world, but that trigger an onslaught of vivid memories when the grown child confronts them.’ – Steven Johnson

‘I happen to be very good with younger actors because I have extremely vivid memories of that time of my life, and kids are just funny.’ – David M. Evans

‘Living in Sydney, I’ve taken the chance to start surfing again. One of my best memories of growing up is catching my first proper wave and surfing across it and my brother cheering at me from the shore.’ – Markus Zusak

‘My earliest memories are of watching ‘Star Trek’ and ‘MASH’ while my parents barbecued chicken in the back yard. I was an American kid, through and through.’ – Mohsin Hamid

‘A lot of the things I hold onto have memories attached to them. Bags, shoes and jewelry that were given to me from photo shoots and fashion shows throughout my career.’ – Kimora Lee Simmons

‘My first gig was in Philadelphia and I played the drums for my older brothers. That same night, I also played drums for Martha and the Vandellas. Ah, the fond memories of being 14.’ – Ernie Isley

‘Memories are like mercury. Every time you sort of try to get near them, they slip out of your hand like a bar of soap.’ – Daphne Guinness

‘The actual, original ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ I have vague memories of because I was pretty small, but I loved, loved, loved it. I have only those weird, visceral little-kid memories: I remember the extreme flat, two dimensional green that was their skin or the weird pizza with no sauce – it was just like yellow, drippy cheese.’ – Mae Whitman

‘I grew up in the Deep South, where sexism, racism, and homophobia were and still are alive and well. I have early, early memories of words and actions of this type being very painful.’ – Pauley Perrette

‘Like most people, I have painful memories of trying to fit in as a child. I wore, said, and did pretty much what everyone else did.’ – Steve Carell

‘Sometimes a scene works and acting is the easiest thing in the world and you don’t have to do much of anything – just enjoy yourself and listen to the other actor. When it doesn’t work, then every actor has different ways of dealing with the impasse. Sometimes you use memories from the past. Whatever. It depends from job to job.’ – Viggo Mortensen

‘I tend to always carry a camera with me. I live next to a fire station, and I’ve got lots of photos of the hook and ladder coming out of the house. And I like food, so I tend to photograph wonderfully presented food all the time. To me those are very pleasant memories.’ – Gordon Bell

‘I think the ’70s are always inspiring to me. I was born then, so I have a lot of memories about how my parents were and what kinds of movies I was watching.’ – Frida Giannini

‘I love to dance, and sing – in the shower, not in public. I’m too old to go raving, but my fondest memories are of that kind of thing – dancing, with lots of people, outside if possible.’ – Zadie Smith

‘My first memories of life were in rehearsal; that’s why I can sleep through anything.’ – Robert Glasper

‘I want to make it clear that the black race did not come to the United States culturally empty-handed. The role and importance of ethnic history is in how well it teaches a people to use their own talents, take pride in their own history and love their own memories.’ – John Henrik Clarke

‘Zombies have no memories of their former life. You wont see the undead trying to wash windows or do your taxes. All they know how to do is swarm and feed.’ – Max Brooks

‘Since my brother died in 1982, my parents and I had formed a shaky tripod of a family; now that I’d lost my father too, it was too easy for me to glimpse a future point where I alone was the keeper of not just my own childhood memories, but of my family lore.’ – Ann Hood

‘What you do on travel holiday is what your memories are based on. People want to do cool stuff, and this is what will shape your entire experience.’ – Ruzwana Bashir

‘My best memories are because I was on teams I love – even going back to being a kid. Not just in the NBA.’ – Steve Nash

‘I try to always go for something… very interior, following thoughts and memories, something that I think is difficult to do on the screen, which is essentially a third-person medium.’ – Kazuo Ishiguro

‘My favorite memories growing up in North Carolina were hunting and fishing with my father and brothers. There, I developed a deep appreciation for protecting land and waterways. There, I learned outdoorsmanship.’ – Louis Bacon

‘Winning at Monaco feels unbelievable, because it’s such a special race and it’s also my home race. My first memories were of watching Ayrton Senna here with his yellow helmet, and one day dreaming to win the Monaco GP.’ – Nico Rosberg

‘Where past generations had film cameras, scrapbooks, notebooks, and that part of the brain which stores memories, we now have a smartphone app for every conceivable recording need.’ – Graydon Carter

‘I have great memories of being a Cub, and I’m happy building new ones with the Phillies.’ – Ryne Sandberg

‘My memories of my childhood are wonderful memories. I feel that I was privileged because I grew up in a beautiful city. It is Catania, on the eastern coast of Sicily. It’s a place filled with sun, close to the beach.’ – Luca Parmitano

‘Every year since I was very small, my family – Mum, Dad, sister Charlie-Ann and brother Stephen – and I have been holidaying in Carvoeiro in the Algarve, so that has very fond memories for me.’ – Pixie Lott

‘One of my strongest memories is my father playing bongos in the living room in Detroit listening to Motown radio. He was this skinny white bald guy, but he was really moved by blues and Motown and funk.’ – Sufjan Stevens

‘I played music and sang from my earliest memories. The first pictures of me show me wandering around with a guitar that was larger than I was, and it became almost second nature to me.’ – Dwight Yoakam

‘When you discover that you are going to have a child, it stirs up memories of your own childhood.’ – Kevin Nealon

‘It’s absolutely surprising to me how well ‘The State’ has held up as far as people liking it and having fond memories of it, considering it’s a sketch show.’ – Ken Marino

‘Conflicts are never caused in any simple way by identity, culture or economics. Where resources are scarce, or there are strong historical memories of conflict, small events are more likely to inflame passions.’ – Geoff Mulgan

‘I really love the Olympics: Daley Thompson’s back-flip, Derek Redmond’s father helping him finish the 400m after his hamstring snapped at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson, Sir Steve Redgrave – childhood memories are flooded with these moments and idols.’ – Giles Duley

‘There are cognitive processes and limbic reactions associated with basic emotions. And you can change brain chemistry, but you’re still not going to change memories and experiences in a human being.’ – Helen Fisher

‘All evidence indicates that the neuron does not reset. The synapses do not reset. They are always different. They’re changing every millisecond. Your brain today is very, very different from what it was when you were 10 years old, and yet you may have profound memories from when you were 10.’ – Henry Markram

‘My earliest memories are of the civil rights era. My earliest experiences were rage.’ – Janine di Giovanni

‘One of my earliest memories is being inside the recording studio and I see the shadow of a figure that looks an awful lot like Walt Disney. Then the door opened and Mr. Disney walked in and said, ‘Hi Clint.’ I won’t ever forget that.’ – Clint Howard

‘The brain is behind the really big questions we have. Who am I, what is my identity? What is that based on? If memories are encoded in connectomes, your personality might be in your connectome. If that’s the case, that’s the basis of your uniqueness as a person.’ – Sebastian Seung

‘I have great childhood memories cow-tipping, going off and getting lost in the bog for hours, and coming home covered in dirt.’ – Emily Ratajkowski

‘I blame and credit my brothers for my competitive fire within me. Growing up, I lost at everything! My brothers are quite a bit older – 10 years and 5 years – so it was a challenge, but I have some of the most amazing memories with my big brothers.’ – Jennie Finch

‘My earliest memories of rap music was mixed with my earliest memories of reggae music. They were big sounds around the way, heavy bass lines, strong messages, definitely.’ – Nas

‘Mum left school at 15, and after a few years of modelling and dating jazz musicians, was married by 21 to my father, Mike Taylor, a journalist on the ‘Daily Mirror.’ They had my brother and me pretty quickly and had split up by the time I was two. I don’t really have any memories of them as a couple.’ – Natascha McElhone

‘One of my earliest memories is my father telling me to behave because I’m about to meet and work with the greatest actor of all time. Then this old guy comes out and I was like, ‘Pfff, he doesn’t look anything like Luke Skywalker, I don’t know what my dad is trying to tell me here.” – Sean Maguire

‘I had so many beliefs against being a singer or what it takes. There was a lot of pain associated with that. The rejection of it all. I lived in a rejection state of mind. Not because of my voice; the mike never rejected me. It was harboring all those bad memories of being broke. It teaches you your worth. Nothing good comes from that.’ – Ester Dean

‘My earliest memories are of my father explaining to me the American Dream and how he expected me to do better than he did.’ – Joe Lhota

‘It’s funny, I get a little quieter with time. I don’t want to chase my tail and one day repeat myself and repeat myself and one day have kids going to college and not have memories that I should, because I was too busy doing my thing.’ – Dave Matthews

‘I’m not going to talk about Picasso. I have done my duty to those memories. I have had a great career as an artist myself, you know. I’m not here just because I’ve spent time with Picasso.’ – Francoise Gilot

‘I was a B.I.G. fan. I like all of his stuff. I don’t really have a favorite song. They all are good, and each brings different memories to me. And you can still listen to it to this day and it means something.’ – Martin Lawrence

”Silver Spoons’ was great memories – absolutely the best.’ – Ricky Schroder

‘Actors, their greatest tool, their greatest resource is imagination. You can take things, power objects, you can recruit your dreams, you can access your memories and get there. So the idea is not to act but to just be.’ – Nicolas Cage

‘Believing there’s no God means I can’t really be forgiven except by kindness and faulty memories. That’s good; it makes me want to be more thoughtful. I have to try to treat people right the first time around.’ – Penn Jillette

‘Cheerios bring back memories. I actually don’t think I ate them much as a kid, though; maybe it’s some sort of Jungian memory, I don’t know. But they have so much sugar, it’s great.’ – Penn Jillette

‘I love the food, the girls, the sky and everything that is Delhi. I have very fond memories of the Moolchand flyover.’ – Vir Das

‘The earliest golfing memories that I have are of the Italian Open when I was about six years of age. Watching that event is how I really got started in the game.’ – Matteo Manassero

‘Who doesn’t love ‘Frogger?’ It draws its power from our shared memories of powerlessness. Wherever we are now, at one time or another we have all felt the poor frog’s anxiety in the face of the world’s intransigence, its blind and callous disregard for our happiness or well-being.’ – D. B. Weiss

‘One of my earliest memories was me singing ‘Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’ at the top of my voice when I was seven. I got totally carried away. My grandmother, Sarah, was in the next room. I didn’t even realise she was there. I was terribly embarrassed.’ – James Taylor

‘Minor sports in the community is fun and recreation for everyone, not just the elite. I think back to my days in minor hockey and those are my fondest memories, having fun.’ – Bobby Orr

‘I grew up playing football since the day I could walk; some of my greatest memories of childhood are playing touch football in all kinds of weather with my best friends. That’s a part of the American experience that no corporation can destroy.’ – Greg Graffin

‘I have very fond memories of swimming in Walden Pond when we lived in Boston. You’d swim past a log and see all these turtles sunning themselves. Slightly disturbing if you thought about how many more were swimming around your toes, but also rather wonderful.’ – Mark Haddon

‘My earliest memories are doing commercials and TV.’ – Jodie Foster

‘I do not, in fact, use many puns. Certainly there are far fewer than people believe. But I suspect the ones I do occasionally use tend to hang around in people’s memories for a while.’ – Terry Pratchett

‘The Holy Ghost brings back memories of what God has taught us. And one of the ways God teaches us is with his blessings; and so, if we choose to exercise faith, the Holy Ghost will bring God’s kindnesses to our remembrance.’ – Henry B. Eyring

‘A novel is utterly your own creation, a very private process. I think of a novel as a noun and a screenplay as a verb. In a novel, very little needs to happen; you can explore a person’s memories and thoughts and fantasies. In a screenplay, it’s all action; you must push the story on.’ – Deborah Moggach

‘People in day-to-day life tend to skim the surface of things and be polite and careful, and that’s not the language I speak. I like talking about feelings, fears and memories, anguish and joy, and I find it in music.’ – Shirley Manson

‘I’ve watched with a kind of wary eye how gaming has progressed. I was there at the beginning with Pong in the arcade, and a lot of my great childhood memories were around a ‘Tempest’ machine.’ – Trent Reznor

”The Simpsons’ from the very beginning was based on our memories of brash ’60s sitcoms – you had a main title theme that was bombastic and grabbed your attention – and when you look at TV shows of the 1970s and ’80s, things got very mild and toned down and… obsequious.’ – Matt Groening

‘All relationships change the brain – but most important are the intimate bonds that foster or fail us, altering the delicate circuits that shape memories, emotions and that ultimate souvenir, the self.’ – Diane Ackerman

‘You know what my earliest memories are? Going from one burlesque town to another. My father was in burlesque.’ – Alan Alda

”Elixir’ means magical potion, so I wanted to depict the kind of bottle that was used in ancient times, but that looked modern and chic as well. I also wanted it to have a golden tint to evoke the memories of sands and sunsets.’ – Shakira

‘Let’s get into talking about how autism is similar animal behavior. The thing is I don’t think in a language, and animals don’t think in a language. It’s sensory based thinking, thinking in pictures, thinking in smells, thinking in touches. It’s putting these sensory based memories into categories.’ – Temple Grandin

‘I like shooting in New York because I have such a connection to the city. I have so many memories there.’ – Noah Baumbach

‘I think that my regrets mostly have to do with my relationship with my ex-girlfriend. Every once in a while, you get those flashback memories of conversations you had with your exes, and you just, like, wince when you’re walking down the street. Something occurs to you, ‘Oh, no, I said that.” – Mike Birbiglia

‘I adored my mother, and I will always have extraordinary memories about her and remember her, and she opened the doors for me to appreciate arts.’ – Mikhail Baryshnikov

‘I was loved as a kid; I was raised with more love and emotional support than most folks could wish for… my memories aged nought to ten… are all bound up together in a mesh of innocence and fun.’ – Johnny Vegas

‘I don’t click pictures. People carry a camera with them while travelling, take pictures, keep them as memories, but I don’t. I don’t even have a camera.’ – Katrina Kaif

‘When I was first approached about doing an autobiography, I said, ‘absolutely not.’ But when I sat down, memories came pouring out. It wrote very quickly – I think there was an emotional impulse, because once I started in, the story itself carried me along. It was a very intense writing period and took a year and change to finish.’ – Julia Cameron

‘There are terrible, terrible memories of September 11th, things that I saw, people that I lost, the devastation, the identification of bodies. I mean, all these memories come back to you at different times. And then the other side of it this tremendous response with the firefighters and the police officers saving people, the rescue workers.’ – Rudy Giuliani

‘I don’t have memories of Ethiopia as a child. I didn’t learn about Ethiopian culture until after I moved to New York and started meeting people from the Ethiopian community.’ – Marcus Samuelsson

‘One of my early childhood memories was my grandmother always having a bowl of Nestle chocolate bars at her house. My sister and I would argue over who could eat the chocolate bars. Looking back, I don’t know why we just didn’t share. We could have split them.’ – Carla Hall

‘As a novelist, where do you go to tap into memories, and impressions, and sensations? It’s usually, in my experience, your early life, before you started thinking of yourself as a writer, because somehow those experiences are unadulterated.’ – William Boyd

‘I grew up in the west of Ireland, and Galway was our local seaside resort. We’d go for one day of the year during the summer, and I have enduring memories of the sand and the sea.’ – Philip Treacy

‘I have memories of my grandfather Kirkman making mashed potatoes that were so good because they tasted like a bowl of butter. I love my mom’s brownies. My favorite thing about both of those recipes is that someone else made them for me.’ – Jen Kirkman

‘I grew up playing in youth orchestras, so they were my most treasured memories, so to be in front of an orchestra playing my own material would be incredible.’ – Laura Mvula

‘Teaching was my first job after leaving university. It was a challenge, but I enjoyed it. Some of the kids were disruptive, but I could deal with it because I was only 24 at the time, and my own school memories were still fresh.’ – Laura Mvula

‘Our minds and memories are crowded with the common experience of nature.’ – Sadie Jones

‘No one ever sits you down at age eight and says, ‘Aminatta, this is what’s happened so far.’ You have to work it out for yourself, and by the time you do, it’s ancient history to many of the players. We’re trying to make sense of the past, so we start to excavate our memories.’ – Aminatta Forna

‘I have some vivid memories of walking around as a child with a cassette tape.’ – James Vincent McMorrow

‘Agatha Christie holds special personal memories for me because my mum, a television producer called Pat Sandys, had been the first person to persaude the Agatha Christie estate to put one of her stories on T.V.’ – Samantha Bond

‘One of my earliest memories is of being about three and a half, climbing through the legs of a man who I didn’t know was the famous actor, Patrick Magee.’ – Samantha Bond

‘People have told me, ‘My dad passed on, but I have great memories of watching your shows with him.’ It doesn’t get any better than that.’ – Bob Newhart

‘I would never do ‘Stardust Memories’ because I don’t particularly like that kind of movie – that would be why I wouldn’t do that.’ – Adam McKay

‘My mother was born in Burma, but my grandfather on her side was Indian-Spanish. So I have this quite exotic mix, which is reflected in my earliest memories, in our Wiltshire country kitchen, of gran, and aunts, cooking spicy stewy, casseroley curries, a version of Indian food with a Burmese twist.’ – Jamie Cullum

‘Everywhere in my house are these little things that have meanings and make me think of great memories.’ – Nate Berkus

‘We fought in 1974 – that was a long time ago. After 1981, we became the best of friends. By 1984, we loved each other. I am not closer to anyone else in this life than I am to Muhammad Ali. Why? We were forged by that first fight in Zaire, and our lives are indelibly linked by memories and photographs, as young men and old men.’ – George Foreman

‘While the hippocampus itself doesn’t store memories, it serves to triage our experiences based upon their survival significance.’ – David Perlmutter

‘Every song brings back memories, like I remember where I wrote all these songs. ‘Universal Heartbeat’ was my apartment in New York City. ‘My Sister’ was at my apartment in Boston. I remember places and I remember what I was thinking when I wrote it.’ – Juliana Hatfield

‘Even if he was happier in Asia than he’d been in Latin America, the wanderlust still worked on my father’s insides like a disease. One of the most recurrent memories of my childhood is of him sitting in his armchair in the evenings, poring over atlases the way other fathers read newspapers or books.’ – Scott Anderson

‘On a very personal level, I have fond memories of spending a lot of time in the Library of Congress working on my collection of poems ‘Native Guard.’ I was there over a summer doing research in the archives and then writing in the reading room at the Jefferson building.’ – Natasha Trethewey

‘For me, returning to Los Angeles annihilates the memories of where I have just been with an astonishing speed.’ – Henry Rollins

‘I’m always trying to figure out ways to keep hold of memories. My one-sentence journal, for instance.’ – Gretchen Rubin

‘I have a terrible memory of my own past. I can barely remember my childhood. I have few memories from college and law school – though once I got married, I got the advantage of being able to consult my husband’s memory.’ – Gretchen Rubin

‘The sun setting on the Ucayali, with the Andean foothills in the background, and the taste of freshly cut papaya in my mouth, restoring a body utterly shattered, made for one of those ‘ones to tell the grandchildren’ memories.’ – Mark Barrowcliffe

‘My grandmother died from Alzheimer’s, and it was a big shock. For the families left behind, it is not an easy closure. It’s not a gradual fading. The person is losing so much of their humanity as they’re dying. Losing your memories, you lose so much of who you are as a person.’ – Rosecrans Baldwin

”Hibakusha’ is an animated docu-drama that Choz Belen and I are directing, and it will take you through the earliest memories of a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor named Kaz Suyeishi.’ – Steve Nguyen

‘History does influence our lives – every moment. We never sort of live our lives in a linear fashion. We always have these memories and these images from our past that sometimes we’re not even aware of, and they sort of shape who we are.’ – Dinaw Mengestu

‘Most of my food memories are of my Nan cooking Sunday dinners – roasts of meat with lots of vegetables. I suppose I cook what’s comforting and dishes that make me feel good.’ – April Bloomfield

‘I went to an international school in Holland, and I didn’t have any memories of growing up in the United States or England or any of these places which other novelists are able to write about in relation to their childhoods.’ – Joseph O’Neill

‘I really cherish the memories I have of my trips. For some reason, when you travel, it’s like your mind picks up on the fact that this is something uncharacteristic, so it tunes in more acutely and remembers better.’ – Jennette McCurdy

”Firefly’ was and always will be such a positive thing for me. I hold a lot of really good memories associated to that show.’ – Jewel Staite

‘One of my few childhood memories is as an eight-year-old, refused permission to watch the Hitchcock season on Irish television, sneakily viewing ‘The Birds’ though a crack in the living-room door. It transformed my hitherto perfectly enjoyable half-mile walk to school, down a country lane patrolled by watchful birds, into a terrifying ordeal.’ – Mariella Frostrup

‘Our collective memories are welcoming places, and one image, that of Jesus, has absorbed and appropriated elements of other traditions and aspirations in order to shape our communal remembering.’ – Neil MacGregor

‘The whole Obama phenomenon brings up memories from my distant past: the good-looking guy who talks real good, whose line you don’t buy immediately but whose charm is so dazzling that he gradually convinces you that this time it will be different.’ – Marianne Williamson

‘Some may remember, if you have good memories, that there used to be a concept in Anglo-American law called a presumption of innocence, innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Now that’s so deep in history that there’s no point even bringing it up, but it did once exist.’ – Noam Chomsky

‘Every place where I played or managed is special to me because of the memories and the friendships that each afforded me.’ – Joe Torre

‘Food brings back memories. I had a mom that wasn’t a good cook, so I would eat my grandma’s food. It was amazing because it brings back a time almost in Technicolor. I see her house, I see her stove; I think about what it felt like when I was sick, and it felt like love.’ – Debi Mazar

‘My house was full of music. My main memories are of the record player at home: it was all Beatles and Rolling Stones, and we danced around the living room; that started me off on instruments, and I’ve done nothing else ever since.’ – Steven Price

‘Cinema builds memories; great films continue to exist in the spectator’s mind. We are naturally capable of and prone to nostalgia. A spectator will reconstruct a film he or she has seen, years later, and may even change their original opinion. One critic, for example, once gave the finger to one of my films; later he wrote me to apologize.’ – Bruno Dumont

‘My childhood memories seem to be wreathed in the twin and far from harmonious olfactory sensations of patchouli oil and caustic soda.’ – Hamish Bowles

‘I’m blessed with a great memory. To be honest, a lot of times, being on my own at such a young age, my memories were all I had. I didn’t have many pictures.’ – Jaime Pressly

‘I have the best memories as a kid eating ice cream. It was a family tradition that I had with my father. It was nice.’ – Michael Strahan

‘I have very distinct memories about growing up as part of what was then a very small Jewish community in Buffalo Grove, IL.’ – Jami Attenberg

‘Our memories are convenient lies we create, cribbing images from others’ experiences. We discard the personal specifics which don’t conform to the ideal conventional beauty created by art directors and cinematographers.’ – Damian Loeb

‘For many, the recent disclosure of massive warrantless surveillance programs of all citizens by the Obama administration has brought back memories of George Orwell’s ‘1984.’ Another Orwell book seems more apt as the White House and its allies try to contain the scandal: ‘Animal Farm.” – Jonathan Turley

‘I’m just lucky. I do have very clear memories of childhood. I find that many people don’t, but I’m just very fortunate that I have that kind of memory.’ – Beverly Cleary

‘I have a lot of great racing memories growing up in Europe as a young boy – playing with car parts on my dad’s desk, watching the races on Sunday afternoons to try and spot him on TV, even having the chance to go to Formula 1 races where he was working.’ – Charlie Kimball

‘Here I am sitting in the back of a cab with Catherine Zeta-Jones who is telling me Michael Douglas has fond memories of me – it just makes me feel good as a human being.’ – John Schneider

‘Some of my favorite memories happened in the ‘Boy Meets World’ classroom.’ – Danielle Fishel

‘When it comes to memories of that iconic type, memories that are burned into you, I have maybe ten or so from my childhood. I’m a bad rememberer of situations. I forget almost everything as soon as it happens.’ – Karl Ove Knausgard

‘I have a treasure trove of Baker memories, all of which reinforce my sense of Howard Baker as one of the most decent people with whom I have worked. While I was simply a young staffer, he never treated me or my colleagues as anything else but equals.’ – John Yarmuth

‘If you don’t have your experiences in the moment, if you gloss them over with jokes or zoom past them, you end up with curiously dispassionate memories.’ – David Rakoff

‘I don’t feel a real need to specify the meaning of something. When I was little and I was introduced to Led Zeppelin, I didn’t know what a zeppelin was or who Zeppelin was or what the machine was. The real meaning is whatever feelings and memories you attach to the music.’ – Kyp Malone

‘Compared with other recent presidents whose stumbles and failures have assaulted the national self-esteem, memories of Kennedy continue to give the country faith that its better days are ahead. That’s been reason enough to discount his limitations and remain enamored of his presidential performance.’ – Robert Dallek

‘One of my most vivid memories of the mid-1950s is of crying into a washbasin full of soapy grey baby clothes – there were no washing machines – while my handsome and adored husband was off playing football in the park on Sunday morning with all the delightful young men who had been friends to both of us at Cambridge three years earlier.’ – Claire Tomalin

‘My fondest memories are of watching lambs being delivered.’ – Jessica Raine

‘I grew up in a family that despised displays of strong emotion, rage in particular. We stewed. We sulked. When arguments did occur, they were full-scale conniptions, and we regarded them as family failings. Afterward, we withdrew from one another and tried our best to strike the event from our memories.’ – Koren Zailckas

‘My earliest memories of horror are ‘Friday the 13th Part 2,’ John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing,’ ‘Halloween,’ ‘An American Werewolf in London,’ and ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’… and ‘Hatchet’ is so obviously inspired by those films that I may as well have made it in 1984.’ – Adam Green

‘Everybody remembers ‘Just Shoot Me,’ and I’m very proud of that. It’s still on TV, and people still catch it and laugh about it, and I personally have wonderful, wonderful memories working with those people.’ – Enrico Colantoni

‘Words outlive people, institutions, civilizations. Words spur images, associations, memories, inspirations and synapse pulsations. Words send off physical resonations of thought into the nethersphere. Words hurt, soothe, inspire, demean, demand, incite, pacify, teach, romance, pervert, unite, divide. Words be powerful.’ – Inga Muscio

‘I have created a capsule collection for Genetic inspired by memories of growing up in LA. Denim has always been my go-to, especially during my modelling days. I discovered Genetic Denim about five years ago – they are so comfy, you could almost be wearing your pyjamas.’ – Liberty Ross

‘As children, my siblings and I were actively discouraged from acting. I have no memories of going on set with my parents – aside from ‘Gulliver’s Travels.” – Tom Sturridge

‘I have very positive memories of reading biographies of unusual Americans as a child.’ – Chris Van Allsburg

‘Time dissolves in summer anyway: days are long, weekends longer. Hours get all thin and watery when you are lost in the book you’d never otherwise have time to read. Senses are sharper – something about the moist air and bright light and fruit in season – and so memories stir and startle.’ – Nancy Gibbs

”Dark Side of the Moon’ was one of my father’s favorite records, which I obviously didn’t understand when I was young. To be honest, I don’t really have too many memories of hearing it, but I definitely have memories of the cover.’ – Apparat

‘One of my earliest memories is being backstage at ‘Bran Nue Dae’ in Darwin when I was about eight. It’s such a fun, happy show and a real celebration of being Aboriginal… it felt really great and achievable as a career. It all felt normal.’ – Shari Sebbens

‘What I think happened to the new arenas is that you need some memories. I remember going when the Staples Center first opened and it was like, ‘OK,’ but a couple championships later, and all of a sudden it becomes your house. You have to stake claim to it.’ – Kevin Connolly

‘One of my earliest memories is of bashing the keyboard with my hands, my chubby little baby hands, and I remember the sound hitting my face. It became my toy.’ – Christian McKay

‘My favorite memories were with my dad, throwing a football around when he came home from work. As long as kids are having fun, that’s the biggest deal at the end of the day.’ – Andrew Luck

‘I have really fond memories of growing up in Chicago, and I always love going back. I still have a lot of really good friends from high school that I go to dinner with. It’s kind of become a tradition when I go out there to do a show to give a few friends a call, tell some funny stories about high school and walk down memory lane.’ – Kaskade

‘I have great, fond memories of Canada. I feel that one day my bones will more than likely end up there.’ – Aden Young

‘It’s absolutely surprising to me how well ‘The State’ has held up as far as people liking it and having fond memories of it, considering it’s a sketch show. I think one of the things that helped its mystique is, it never came out on DVD or video or whatever.’ – Ken Marino

‘My earliest memories of Gwyneth first singing is in bed when we would make up songs. The most I could do was harmonize, like, a third above, and at two years old, she’d be doing sixths. I said, ‘Where in the world did that come from?’ She’d just make up songs.’ – Blythe Danner

‘The memories that I have are mostly at our old ranch, out in Agoura. We used to go out there every Saturday. I can smell the oak trees. I can see it so clearly.’ – Patti Davis

‘There is a point in the grieving process when you can run away from memories or walk straight toward them.’ – Patti Davis

‘I have to live within my memories, within my private universe, and continually return to China, the land where my thoughts are locked. This is a very painful kind of existence, this feeling of nowhereness.’ – Ma Jian

‘Memories, impressions and emotions from the first 20 years on earth are most writers’ main material; little that comes afterward is quite so rich and resonant.’ – John Updike

‘I read ‘Game Change.’ If you want to relive the campaign, that book is unbelievable. It’s great. It’s the book of that campaign. It brought all the memories back of everything with Clinton and Obama, and Sarah Palin and McCain, and choosing her, and John Edwards. It was an interesting book.’ – Annette Bening

‘My memories of Las Vegas were all with my father when I was, like, a teenager. He was best friends with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and we’d come up and see the shows and go backstage afterwards and have dinner together. It was one of my first educations about stars and how they really are back stage.’ – Michael Douglas

‘My mother is Bermudan, so I had a lot of memories when I was a kid, used to go down to Bermuda a lot.’ – Michael Douglas

‘My greatest memories as a kid were playing sports with my dad and watching sports with my dad.’ – Mark Teixeira

‘Every country has its own perspective on the Second World War. This is not surprising when experiences and memories are so different.’ – Antony Beevor

‘While writing ‘City Boy,’ I relied mainly on my own memories. In particular, I was able to describe the effect of gay liberation on an individual life (mine) as events paralleled my own growing self-acceptance; in this case, the political truly was the personal.’ – Edmund White

‘I have nothing but the best memories of growing up in New Jersey. Of course, I grew up in a nice town, a suburb. But Tenafly was right next to Englewood, which had a tremendous amount of racial tension in the ’60s. So I was aware of the real world.’ – Lesley Gore

‘Us reaching the moon convinced Gorbachev and other leaders that the Soviet Union couldn’t compete with the U.S., so they revised their agenda. But people have short memories.’ – Buzz Aldrin

‘I have great memories of my years in Edmonton and the players who were my teammates.’ – Paul Coffey

‘Over a period of 11 months, I was constantly afraid that Youth Care would lock me up. It was all a frightening and traumatic experience. So often, these terrible memories come to me. I can’t ignore them.’ – Laura Dekker

‘If memories were indeed like what a camera records, they could be forgotten, or they could fade so that they are no longer clear and vivid. But it would be difficult to explain how people could have memories that are both clear and vivid while also being wrong. Yet that happens, and it is not infrequent.’ – Leonard Mlodinow

‘My earliest memories are making little Super 8 films – or watching my brother make stop-motion space spectaculars.’ – Jonathan Nolan

‘My only memories of school are of being beaten, of being hit in the playground, of masters poking their fingers in my chest all day.’ – Michael Gambon

‘I spent loads of time in Scotland as a kid. My dad would take us back up to Aberdeen loads, and I have very fond memories of getting chips from his favourite chippy and heading down to the beach to eat Baskin Robbins ice cream.’ – Andrew Buchan

‘I screen tested for ‘The Tudors’ in N.Y. That was my first experience of N.Y., being flown here to screen test with Jonathan Rhys Meyers. So I have very, very fond memories of New York – New York helped give me my first big break.’ – Natalie Dormer

‘I was raised on T.V. dinners because in those days, they were considered a well-balanced meal. And when I was sick, my mother fed me beef-barley soup and peanut butter sandwiches. That’s about it for childhood food memories.’ – Lindsay Wagner

‘I was fascinated by the culture clash between England and America in the 1950s. My first memories are of being a girl in those post-war years when things were really pretty grim. It wasn’t like that in America, which was real boom time.’ – Laurie Graham

‘It seemed like most of the memories faded before they had time to form. And after a while, my life with my father seemed like a familiar story or a distant dream.’ – Kara Swisher

‘Travelling to make television programmes means I have some unusual food memories. In Pasto, Colombia, I was taken to a restaurant where I chose my meat for the evening from a cage of white rats. It tasted perfectly good – like rabbit.’ – Jonathan Dimbleby

‘People ask me if I am going to write my memoirs. But even if I wanted to, I would not be able. I have extremely few memories.’ – Bjorn Ulvaeus

‘I have a heart problem, so I have to simplify my life and be content with memories and friends and music.’ – Gian Carlo Menotti

‘One of my earliest memories is of seeing my mother in her beach chair, reading a book under an umbrella by the water’s edge while my sisters and I played beside her. Of all the life lessons she taught me, that is one of my favorites: to take time at a place I love, restore my spirit with books and the beach.’ – Luanne Rice

‘I’ve always loved history, from my youngest memories. My father enjoyed the great stories of history, like Hereward the Wake, Robin Hood, and Richard the Lionheart, and he shared them with me. I went on to do a degree in history, though I found it rather dry, because it was mostly about politics rather than dashing individuals!’ – Jo Beverley

‘Emotionally, I have no picture-book illustrated with memories of my first five years, but externally, I have impressions that possess a haunting vividness comparable only to the texture of dreams, when dreams are tumultuously alive.’ – E. F. Benson

‘I don’t miss the limelight, not at all. I’m just more comfortable out of it. I don’t miss ‘Monday Night Football.’ I just don’t miss it. I’m lucky. When I stopped playing, I didn’t miss it. I feel blessed that it’s not been a problem. I have great memories. I feel really lucky.’ – Don Meredith

‘Scents evoke very, very powerful memories, whether it’s the scent of someone that you know and someone that you love, or if it’s a meal that your mother made.’ – Blake Lively

‘When I was a child, there really weren’t very many video games, but I do have memories of ‘Pong.’ Maybe it was ‘Pong.’ It was a home system in Japan, so maybe it wasn’t the real ‘Pong.’ It was just sort of a Japanese game that was similar to ‘Pong.” – Hideo Kojima

‘The ‘Maybe Memories’ album I remember having and listening until it broke. I remember it skipped one day; two or three songs wouldn’t play on my CD player because I listened to it so much.’ – Kellin Quinn

‘When I went to shows with my friends, it was all about the experience with my friends. If I met the band, it was cool. But it was more about talking about the memories of the show with my friends.’ – Kellin Quinn

‘Everyone knows that there are some odors that send you directly back to memories of your childhood – odors from Christmas time and so forth.’ – May-Britt Moser

‘My earliest memories were on the cattle stations up in the Outback. And then we moved back to Melbourne and then back out there and then back again. Probably my most vivid memories were up there in Bulman with crocodiles and buffalo.’ – Chris Hemsworth

‘One of my principal childhood memories is hearing one of the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies waft throughout the house.’ – Katharine Graham

‘A society is defined as much by how it comes to terms with its past as by its attitude toward the future: its memories are no less revealing than its aims.’ – Octavio Paz

‘From my earliest memories, my aunt was squirting out oil paint. I could just eat it. I would go from her studio and walk down to my father’s house, and there he was, working in egg tempera.’ – Jamie Wyeth

‘Rome is possibly my favorite city in the world. I have such fond memories there – most of them food related.’ – Mallory Jansen

‘My own memories are packed tightly away. I very rarely bring them out for viewing.’ – Robyn Davidson

‘I think we’re going to have auxiliary hard drives to offload our memories.’ – Rick Smolan

‘I have very fond memories of the Eagles from my experience with ‘Invincible’ and my college days in Philadelphia. But I am a Massachusetts girl and a Pats fan.’ – Elizabeth Banks

‘My earliest memories as a kid was I would always try to make my mom and my stepdad laugh at dinner. Or make my friends laugh in class. And, I don’t know, it’s something I just really enjoy doing.’ – Justin Timberlake

‘One of the things that I share with Bryan Becket is this hole in my childhood memory. There’s about five years of my life that’s virtually gone. I’ve thought about it a lot, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it might be for my own protection that those memories are gone, and maybe I don’t want to dredge up those things.’ – Tim Daly

‘For people like me, who have blocked out a chunk of their past, you wonder – if you open that door, if you walk into that room of your memories, what will happen? Will it destroy you or will it make you stronger?’ – Tim Daly

‘From my earliest memories, I loved the farm. My grandfather was a charter subscriber to Rodale’s Organic Gardening and Farming Magazine and had a huge, well kept garden with an octagonal chicken house in the corner.’ – Joel Salatin

‘It’s important to dress our children well. I have some wonderful memories from my childhood, and so much is associated with what I was wearing. If you look good, you feel good – simple.’ – Marie-Chantal Claire

‘I think the reason I’m a writer is because first, I was a reader. I loved to read. I read a lot of adventure stories and mystery books, and I have wonderful memories of my mom reading picture books aloud to me. I learned that words are powerful.’ – Andrew Clements

‘One of my earliest memories was of seeing horse-drawn buggies with little Amish children peering out at me from the back, their legs dangling as they jabbered in Pennsylvania Dutch, sometimes pointing and giggling at my family following slowly behind them in our car.’ – Beverly Lewis

‘I have vivid memories of junior high school. I didn’t quite know how to deal with kids and make friends and all of that. If you talked to people who knew me at the time, they’d think I was a popular kid in school. But boy, I didn’t feel that.’ – Rodman Philbrick

‘As a child, we visited the San Juan Islands during the summer. Kayaking, big family meals, playing on the beach – great memories!’ – Zoe McLellan

‘The forties are the time when you begin to take notice of certain aches and pains. Your body and brain behave in inexplicable ways: Less hair on your head, more in your ears and nostrils. More memories in the bank, less synaptic firepower with which to access them. Gravity has started to show its inexorable pull.’ – Hampton Sides

‘We are the first to honour the memories of those who perished through slavery, by declaring August 1 as Emancipation Day.’ – Anthony Carmona

‘I started writing after the death of my grandfather – memories, poems, etc. It was very personal; for years I did not share my writing with anyone.’ – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

‘The civilian wants to respect what the veteran has gone through. The veteran wants to protect memories that are painful and sacred to him from outside judgment.’ – Phil Klay

‘My memories from my childhood are centered on my father’s medical conditions alongside my constant desire to understand the principles of the nature around me.’ – Ada Yonath

‘My most vivid memory – it’s actually one of my first memories – I was three, and I was the youngest angel in the show production. And I remember being absolutely desperate for the toilet. I needed to wee really badly. So I was crossing my legs when I was walking down.’ – Rose McIver

‘I think the best thing that I collect is memories. I love traveling; I love remembering stuff, my family, my daughter, my wife. I just love collecting memories of my trips, my experiences. And I think that’s it. I’m not very glued to material stuff.’ – Jaime Camil

‘One of my most vivid memories from 1974 was the gas station at the foot of the hill below my Southern California high school – car lines snaking out into the street, heralding the failure of the government’s price controls and lame ideas such as odd-even rationing.’ – Nina Easton

‘Memory is not pure. Memories told are not pure memories; memories told are stories. The storyteller will change them. I’ve always been interested in that.’ – Alice McDermott

‘Although both of us were raised on Oahu, in Honolulu, my mother has always had fond memories of Maui; this was, after all, where she and my father, then penniless yet oddly optimistic newlyweds, honeymooned in 1969.’ – Hanya Yanagihara

‘The South is full of memories and ghosts of the past. For me, it is the most inspiring place to write, from William Faulkner’s haunted antebellum home to the banks of the Mississippi to the wind that whispers through the cotton fields.’ – Alexandra Adornetto

‘I’m about to turn 60, and most of my memories reside in the brain of my wife.’ – Bill Atkinson

‘In humans, smell is often viewed as an aesthetic sense, as a sense capable of eliciting enduring thoughts and memories. Smell, however, is the primal sense. It is the sense that affords most organisms the ability to detect food, predators, and mates.’ – Richard Axel

‘I grew up with the ‘Star Wars’ movies since before I have many memories. We had them on VHS back in the day, so they were part of the fabric of growing up in my family.’ – Ian Doescher

‘My job is to listen and to ask questions and to be respectful and win the trust of my subjects so that I can work my way into their memories and their point of view.’ – Hector Tobar

‘I’ve always had fond memories of cooking Thanksgiving.’ – Wylie Dufresne

‘Nostalgia is eternal for Americans. We are often displaced from our origins and carry anxious memories of that lost past. We fear losing our bearings.’ – Gregory Benford

‘I love the Middle East. My earliest childhood memories are of Jerusalem. I love the colors and smells and cadence of Arabic spoken in the streets of Cairo or Beirut. I also love the modernity and verve of Tel Aviv.’ – Kai Bird

‘The earliest memories I have of the ocean are actually stories – stories from my grandfather, the legendary ocean explorer and conservationist Jacques Cousteau. My passion for ocean conservation stems from learning at a very young age that we’re all connected; we’re all in this together.’ – Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

‘They say that our sense of smell is one of the strongest triggers of memories. Of course, our sense of smell is integral to our sense of taste, so it is no surprise, then, that in a life full of moving and traveling, food has always been a source of familiar comfort for me.’ – Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

‘In one sense, every character you create will be yourself. You’ve never murdered, but your murderer’s rage will be drawn from memories of your own extreme anger. Your love scenes will contain hints of your own past kisses and sweet moments.’ – Nancy Kress

‘The disquieting news of Danny Villanueva’s death brought back memories of our time together at KNBC in the early 1970s.’ – Tom Brokaw

”The Lucky One’ features a young concentration camp survivor named Peter Rashkin – who’s about the age my dad was when he started at CBS – working at the Oyster Bar, trying to acclimate to his new country and outrun the memories of the daily he left behind.’ – Jenna Blum

‘If one’s memories of Baghdad women were only of those to be seen in the streets, they would be of leathery, wrinkled faces, prematurely old, figures which have lost all shape, and henna-stained hands crinkled and deformed by toil.’ – Isabella Bird

‘Fans all have their memories of pennant races, good memories, sick memories.’ – George Vecsey

‘My love of baking might have originated with my grandmother. She had a lemon tree growing in her backyard, and one of my favorite memories is of picking lemons together and then baking lemon bars.’ – Lisa Graff

‘Perhaps the earliest memories I have are of being a stubborn, determined child. Through the years my mother has told me that it was fortunate that I chose to do acceptable things, for if I had chosen otherwise, no one could have deflected me from my path.’ – Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

‘When you’re young, you don’t have any experience – you’re charged up, but you’re out of control. And if you’re old and you’re not charged up, then all you have is memories. But if you’re charged and stimulated by what’s going on around you, and you also have experience, you know what to appreciate and what to pass by.’ – Neil Young

‘One of my initial memories of being taken over by music was watching Paul McCartney on TV play a tribute to John Lennon. He was playing piano by himself and singing ‘Imagine,’ and I remember feeling an anxiety and shortness of breath.’ – Nathaniel Rateliff

‘An awful lot of people have childhood memories of holidays in Cornwall, and the holidays are old-fashioned and hugely successful. You stick a child and a dog on one of the beaches, and they just light up; they just love it.’ – Martin Clunes

‘Music seems hard-wired into our very being. It moves us, stirs us to action, sets us in motion, sticks in our memories and minds.’ – Floyd Skloot

‘There must be a little memory bank, a library or storage unit in my brain, that just tucks away memories of other people. I suck in as much of life as I can. I don’t do it deliberately – I’m just curious. Dangerously so. I collect visual and aural patterns, physical human patterns, from experience.’ – Debra Lawrance

‘The body is the one thing you have to say goodbye to. You can hold on to your memories. You can hold on to the spirit. That’s part of the package that you love and the part that comforts you.’ – Taya Kyle

‘Things like the movie ‘Memento’ are interesting to me because our memories of the things we’ve done and how we’ve behaved form our notion of who we are, what our character is. So if part of that were missing, what does that actually say about you? And what does it say about your sense of responsibility for things if you can’t remember them?’ – Paula Hawkins

‘All my best memories of my brother are in vehicles, speeding, predatory or celebratory. We were just made to drive. For the last 12 years of his life, he lived as caretaker of an orange grove. There, on 18 acres, my brother collected cars and trucks and motorcycles.’ – Susan Straight

‘I have fond memories from growing up in Switzerland and drinking a glass of warm milk with a spoonful of honey before bed.’ – Daniel Humm

‘My earliest memories of holidays are from when I was about eight. We lived in Pennsylvania, and every year we’d visit Miami.’ – Jay Parini

‘When I smell pho, I just automatically think of my mom. All these nostalgic feelings and memories come rushing through my head.’ – Michelle Phan

‘I will go back to riding one day – when I have kids. I have such amazing childhood memories of being on horseback.’ – Kendall Jenner

‘My first and strongest memories about perfume come from childhood, from my mother, and they are a complex blend of her private and public selves.’ – Mary Gaitskill

‘The hippocampus helps record both types of memories initially, and it helps retain them for the medium term. The hippocampus also helps us access old personal memories in long-term storage in other parts of the brain.’ – Sam Kean

‘I love New York. It is an amazing city, and the U.S. Open is a lot about the show. There are tens of thousands of spectators; these are some of the best courts in the world, and there is nothing like being here and making memories.’ – Stan Wawrinka

‘Growing up, dinner was when we would sit down, the whole family, and we would talk about our days and just create memories with one another. Now some of my favorite memories are eating and making food with my son.’ – Tia Mowry

‘From my experience, I cannot doubt but that man, when lost to terrestrial consciousness, is indeed sojourning in another and uncorporeal life of far different nature from the life we know; and of which only the slightest and most indistinct memories linger after waking.’ – H. P. Lovecraft

‘I love to lounge, and I particularly love to eat outdoors. It’s a throwback to my childhood in Hawaii. I have memories of coming out of the sea and eating corn chips with a strawberry vanilla slush.’ – Marie Helvin

‘The Haisla named this point Obela. Not so long ago, the bay was lined with longhouses and canoes, totem poles and fishing gear. The reserve was once a winter village, a place to celebrate the sacred season, when memories passed in dance and song and stories from one generation to the next with great feasts called potlatches.’ – Eden Robinson

‘The best memories on tour are always of kids who tell me they are going to run back to their classrooms and start writing!’ – Doreen Cronin

‘We would go in there with our parents once in a while for – actually go into Manhattan for dinner, weekends occasionally to a museum, but most of my memories of traveling into Manhattan was with the school trips and then later on as we got, you know, into high school, kind of on our own and with friends.’ – Scott Kelly

‘My mom is awesome. She’s really young. My mom is 40, and she raised me listening to Nirvana and Courtney Love and Coldplay, Gin Blossoms, The Cranberries, and stuff. Like, my early, early memories are of being a little kid running around in floral skirts and Doc Martens when I was, like, three.’ – Halsey

‘My daughter loves to cook. At first, I found myself making her be really neat and precise. Then I realized it’s OK if things get all over the floor and counters and ceiling. We’re making memories.’ – Kimberly Schlapman

‘Snapchat really has to do with the way photographs have changed. Historically, photos have always been used to save really important memories: major life moments. But today… pictures are being used for talking.’ – Evan Spiegel

‘I always joke that I want to be able to retire from boxing and still be able to look into the mirror without seeing scars all over my face. I love my sport, but I would rather not have to spend hours doing my makeup to cover up the memories once I retire.’ – Mandy Bujold

‘I like to celebrate my life. I have a life that I’m really lucky to have, and so I want to make sure every minute counts and that I go on great vacations and I share my memories with people that I love and that will make me laugh and lalalalalala.’ – Chelsea Handler

‘There were people in Cuba who truly had substantial things to gain from revolution. There were people who had things to lose in the revolution. I think they’re all allowed to have their memories of what happened.’ – Rachel Kushner

‘Our memories are our own, and we cannot blame anything or anyone in the past for any pain dwelling there. If we open the door to them or keep hashing over past incidents in our minds, we have only ourselves to blame.’ – Mother Angelica

‘Like Jesus, every human being has enough memories in his past to occupy his time and thoughts continually. It is not the remembrance of these incidents but the reliving of them that creates havoc in our souls.’ – Mother Angelica

‘Women are more emotional than men, so they must attach emotion to their memories.’ – Jeanne Marie Laskas

‘Roja Dove believes that by test and experimentation – by a sort of psychoanalysis via fragrance – you can find the flavors and smells that connect you both to the here and now and to memories of the past.’ – Michael Paterniti

‘Devon holds a special place in my heart. As a child, I normally went on holiday to Bantham and have lots of happy memories from my time there. I used to catch sand eels in the early morning and go fishing for bass throughout the day. I remember a gull taking my bait.’ – Richard Branson

‘I love travelling full stop – so while I’ve had some harrowing instances, I never look at them negatively. Memories are made when you’re travelling – not when you’re chained to your desk.’ – Richard Branson

‘That is where I got my childhood memories, watching the Home Run Derby as a kid. Maybe some kids are watching me. I would like to return that.’ – Giancarlo Stanton

‘I recommend multiple sports for sure. The memories I have bouncing around for each sport, having to juggle some in the same day, it’s tough; it’s difficult.’ – Giancarlo Stanton

‘My dad was a professional track racer. It’s in my genes, and my first memories as a baby were in a velodrome.’ – Bradley Wiggins

‘One of my first memories is running up and down the theatre at Wakefield Opera House.’ – Katherine Kelly

‘I have always loved beauty and fashion. Some of my earliest memories are of being surrounded by fragrances and lipstick samples.’ – Aerin Lauder

‘The first time I dedicated myself to resurrecting and preserving somebody’s memories was with my great-uncle. I knew he was going to die in the next few years, and I had grown up listening to all his stories about people who had been trapped or chased by the Nazis. I began to record them.’ – Tom Reiss

‘I come from a family of compulsive collectors, and my first memories are really all about collecting. I remember visiting flea markets with my mother or my grandmother – she goes to local ones around Varese, Italy, every Sunday when she’s at home.’ – Margherita Missoni

‘My mother says that my father truly enjoyed having a son. My two-years-younger twin sisters felt that he didn’t quite know how to enjoy them. But I wasn’t aware of those things then. So many of my childhood memories involve him. All the excursions into science were shaped by his knowledge and enthusiasm.’ – Robert F. Engle

‘Some of my fondest memories are holidays by the seaside.’ – Mary Berry

‘One of my favorite memories from growing up in Brazil is being in the kitchen with my family and watching everyone bake and cook.’ – Camila Alves

‘I was so fortunate; in the years that I was in ‘Thrones,’ we were able to shoot in Iceland. I think some of my favourite memories would have to be isolated out there, surrounded by nothing but snow and ice.’ – Rose Leslie

‘My dream is to stand in front of 60,000 people in an arena and know that everyone came because they wanted to make memories with me.’ – Zara Larsson

‘Some of my early musical memories are attached to grunge.’ – Mike Posner

‘When you’re in your 40s, you become more conscious of life being of limited duration and that you need to create memories and go on little adventures from time to time.’ – Louis Theroux

‘I have lots of memories of my father. He was an incredible father. We all loved him to death.’ – Paris Jackson

‘Movies by Carlos Saura and others had ghosts, memories from the past, that they used to make a political point. Things you couldn’t talk about openly, you could speak of through ghosts.’ – Juan Antonio Bayona

‘All the exhausting aspects of my job are made worthwhile because I get to experience so many different cultures. It makes you really appreciate the memories.’ – Alek Wek

‘I have always felt an affinity with Old Trafford; it has hosted some important memories for me in my career, and I have always enjoyed a rapport with the United fans.’ – Jose Mourinho

‘My earliest memories of going to Fenway with my father are a blur: many games, me too young to care, but aware that our team ‘stunk.’ In those years, the 1960s, the Red Sox baseball card I always coveted most was not Carl Yastrzemski’s but the far more ordinary Felix Mantilla’s.’ – Francisco Goldman

‘I have ten thousand memories of myself writing alone in basements, bizarre servant quarters, cemeteries, deserted fountains, the band van, and other awkward settings.’ – Josh Malerman

‘I think it’s too easy to recount your unhappy memories when you write about yourself. You bask in your own innocence. You revere your grief. You arrange your angers at their most becoming angles.’ – Margo Jefferson

‘I don’t really collect anything. I grew up in a family that collected things, and then they’d get sick, and people die, and then they have their basements full of stuff that goes from one box to the next, so I try not to get sentimental with stuff. I just try to collect memories; I guess that would be it.’ – Derek Cianfrance

‘All my memories of being in Las Vegas with Bobby were great. Frank Sinatra brought us to the Sands Hotel in 1965. When we worked that lounge, it was a great lounge. I think it was bigger than the showroom. We were two 25-year-old dumb kids from Orange County in Las Vegas with The Rat Pack.’ – Bill Medley

‘I don’t really have childhood-type memories. I had to grow up very young.’ – Sasha Lane

‘Sometimes, I tell my wife I have to take a car trip and collect new memories – I like to drive around at absolute random for weeks on end through the United States and parts of Canada. Or else I feel trapped, like you feel when your life is completely planned for months in advance, and you think you’re not getting enough oxygen.’ – Jim Harrison

‘I got love for Damon Dash as I did before. I don’t know if we can be around each other in that way because times have changed. He may be a totally different person. I know I’m a different person. But nothing can erase that era, those times, those memories, those fights to get ‘Roc-A-fella’ where it was.’ – Jay-Z

‘When I was growing up, we went to Musikfest every year, and I have vivid memories of the corn on the cob. I’m going for the concert, but I’m really going for the corn.’ – Sabrina Carpenter

‘I have fond memories of Chris Penn, who’s sadly not with us. He always made me laugh – it was great to be with him.’ – Kevin Bacon

‘A sister is someone who owns part of what you own: a house, perhaps, or a less tangible legacy, like memories of your childhood and the experience of your family.’ – Deborah Tannen

‘It’s sad to see these old buildings go because they have so many memories, and it’s a real personal kind of thing when you play these places. It’s part of our history just gone.’ – Clarence Clemons

‘I’m so different from the egotistical, self-centred person I was when I did those things. And to watch someone acting out your memories on the screen is like reliving it. Like someone taking you back and showing you what you did.’ – Frank Abagnale

‘A lot of people think, ‘Oh, you made ‘SNL.’ You’re set. You’re good.’ No. All there is gigs, and you go from one gig to another. And hopefully you get a good gig, and it lasts for a while, and you get good work and people remember it, and you have good memories of it.’ – Rob Riggle

‘My ex Shar tried to hide me, but Britney was proud to be with me. I have so many great memories that outweigh the bad.’ – Kevin Federline

‘The individual stats, that stuff is fun, but it doesn’t last. Somebody else is gonna come along and break your records. But the memories that you take are forever.’ – David Robinson

‘Those memories of living in a developing nation are part of who I am today and give me a profound understanding of the challenges of economic development – an understanding which will make my tenure as Peace Corps director, I hope, a very special one.’ – Elaine Chao

‘One of my clearest, happiest memories is of myself at fourteen, sitting up in bed, being handed a large glass of warm buttermilk by my mother because I had a sore throat, and she saying how envious she was that I was reading ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ for the first time.’ – David Shields

‘Stories about race and identity pique my interest for obvious reasons. That’s in my body, my brain, my history, my memories – it’s all part of my toolbox as an actor.’ – Ruth Negga

‘Everyone has a different impression of what they are eating; not everyone tastes the same things, and definitely, not everyone has the same food memories.’ – Johnny Iuzzini

‘I love pies of all types. I especially love rhubarb. I grew up with rhubarb growing on our property, and my mom would make rhubarb pies and jam. I have to admit, though, my earliest memories of rhubarb were not fond ones, but over time, I grew to love it.’ – Johnny Iuzzini

‘Part of what makes a great chef is the ability to adapt, cook, and to taste. A great chef will use all their food knowledge, food memories, and senses to work with each ingredient and apply themselves to the dish they are creating.’ – Johnny Iuzzini

‘Some of my memories will never return. They are lost – along with the crippling feeling of defeat and hopelessness. Not a tremendous price to pay.’ – Carrie Fisher

‘While I revel in the memories of my own Grammy moment, I also know how it feels to walk away empty-handed.’ – Kurt Elling

‘Once I got a bit older, and we could see there could be a future in football, it was everyone’s blessing to chase that dream. And it did me a lot of good: It put me through college, it gave me an education, it got me a little taste of pro ball and a lot of good memories. I don’t regret any of it.’ – Roman Reigns

‘We have to go back to the memories of 9-11. If that memory doesn’t do anything to you as an American, then you’re not really that sensitive a human being.’ – Jim Brown

‘There are so many memories for me in Manchester. Everywhere I go, I think, ‘I used to have boutiques here, clubs there, restaurants in that area.” – George Best

‘As a father, you want the best for your son, quite obviously. You want to create the best memories for your son.’ – Bill Goldberg

‘I love having my ghosts, and I love having my memories.’ – Debbie Reynolds

‘I’m 78. We’ve lost a lot of our great stars. I can’t hang out with those who aren’t here. The phone service to Heaven is so bad, you know. But I get to visit with their memories.’ – Debbie Reynolds

‘Usually, I come for film promotions or events, but I have so many fond memories of Delhi.’ – Anushka Sharma

‘I grew up in New York City, and I’ve got wonderful memories of the Fourth of July fireworks.’ – Jimmy Smits

‘My personal memories of the brand go way back to the time when I was a teenager. L’Oreal make-up felt like a real luxury for me, and I remember dreaming of purchasing a L’Oreal lipstick.’ – Irina Shayk

‘I cannot believe that ‘Pinocchio’ is over yet, and I always think about so many great memories that I made while playing in the drama.’ – Park Shin-hye

‘Ohio means a lot to me. Kinda like a second home, just the memories I have here and the fans I made while at Ohio State with the things that I accomplished at that great university.’ – Ezekiel Elliott

‘One of my favorite memories was one time Prince picked me up and said we were going to Michael Jordan’s birthday party.’ – Tamron Hall

‘My best memories in life are with my elder sister Priyanka Tiwari and my brother Aishwarya Tripathi.’ – Divyanka Tripathi

‘I have very vivid memories of my mom and dad making up batches of fake blood at night.’ – Steve Spangler

‘There were a lot of great memories around ‘Star Wars.’ It was a foundation – probably for my interest in movies.’ – Dave Filoni

‘In its more listless moments, ‘Pharaoh’s Army’ seems a ramshackle collection of memories not overly concerned with telling a larger story.’ – Jeff Giles

‘There’s this sort of cloud that hangs where people are like: ‘How long can you keep the heat of ‘Homeland’ going?’ People have short memories is the truth, and Hollywood loves the new and shiny.’ – Damian Lewis

‘Some of my greatest memories are of sleep-away camp; I did that three summers in a row when I was, like, 9,10, and 11.’ – Juliette Lewis

‘Everyone has fond memories of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ and the characters we did.’ – Vicki Lawrence

‘In the future, the Internet might become a ‘brain net’ where we send memories, feelings and sensations.’ – Michio Kaku

‘I tend to believe that film can try to save what still can be saved, in terms of our histories, our memories. Because a lot of things are disappearing very quickly, things are changing. We are living in very quick times, and we have a new generation who basically know nothing about events 30 years ago.’ – Raoul Peck

‘I grew up in Newport, so I went to Boston growing up. The city holds a lot of special memories of my childhood, like the Swan Boats and Make Way for Ducklings.’ – Joanna Going

‘What else does anyone have except for a collection of slightly painful memories?’ – Ed Weeks

‘The smells are very strong on ‘Game of Thrones’: the incense, the fire, the heat of all the burns. The smell of Lancel’s Faith Militant cloth is very thick in my nostrils right now. And I think the warmth of it all: the hard work ethics, the ambiance, the temperature of the set. There are so many sensory memories of it, which will never leave me.’ – Eugene Simon

‘One of the first memories I have, we went to – actually, we stopped in New York for a little bit, and I remember going to Macy’s with my mom. And I was a big fan of the color orange, and they had Snoopy orange gloves, hat and scarves. And I bought it, and it was the best thing ever. I loved America right there. That was it.’ – Maz Jobrani

‘A tennis racket lurks in my earliest memories like a sick relative who had come to live with us. When I look at my baby pictures, there it is, resting in my crib in the place of a rattle or chew toy.’ – Douglas Brunt

‘I have lots of memories of my father. He was an incredible father. We all loved him to death. He’d try to educate us as much as he could and was always looking out for us. He was very protective.’ – Paris Jackson

‘My earliest memories of music are probably my dad listening to a bunch of outlaw country, but also old R&B and Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin. But, you know, I had rock phases and liked more modern R&B acts. I’ve always listened to all kinds of music, and I like all kinds of music.’ – Chris Stapleton

‘Five years ago, we came to the realization that the camera can be used for more than capturing memories. We showed it can be used for talking. The dream for us is expanding the camera and what it can do for your life. It has capabilities beyond making memories.’ – Evan Spiegel

‘I’ve got some great stuff in my sports memorabilia collection. But my favorite thing by far is the robe. I actually have a Ric Flair robe with ‘the Nature Boy’ on the back. That’s awesome. When I look at it, it brings back so many memories of my childhood and my teen years.’ – Darius Rucker

‘The older generations are too wedded to political parties, too wedded to romantic memories of what education was like when they were kids, and too wedded to the status quo group that clings to power.’ – Betsy DeVos

‘I have no memories of my childhood in Texas. When I was about four, we moved to San Francisco. I was in the middle of seven brothers and sisters: three girls and four boys. Most of my older brothers and sisters got the blame for everything, and the little ones had a free ride. We loved each other but fought like cats and dogs.’ – Johnny Mathis

‘Some of my happiest childhood memories are going to the movies with my dad and seeing whatever was out that week. In 1977, when I was 7, it was ‘Star Wars.’ That was a life-changer.’ – David Benioff

‘There is something to be said for being older – and memories.’ – Lee Radziwill

‘People don’t always realize that as a performer, you’ve got to relive those moments. Memories crash through your brains, and you’ve got to think about your past and the reason why you wrote the song. All that emotion comes back.’ – Benjamin Clementine

‘I have a nostalgia for the years I was growing up and experiencing new things for the first time – so the late ’80s and early ’90s are always fascinating to me. Those were the times that I was being informed about a lot of my tastes, and so the memories are fused with a lot of emotion.’ – Jeremy Scott

‘As long as I have fashion memories, Schiaparelli has been there.’ – Marco Zanini

‘I have so many great memories of the wrestling business. I’ve worked real hard to get to the top, and how many flukes and breaks to have happened that had allowed me to have the success that I did.’ – Stone Cold Steve Austin

‘After a traumatic event, people tend to store a series of memories and arrange them into a meaningful narrative. They remember exactly where they were and to whom they were talking.’ – David Grann

‘I’ve grown up a lot, and I have such great memories of playing football.’ – John Matuszak

‘I’ve worked so hard since I was 18 years old, and I’d hate for the memories to be boiled down to being a Melania Trump impersonator.’ – Laura Benanti

‘People use us for their weddings, their university convocations – you become a part of culture. That’s a big part of people’s lives, and it’s actually a really big honor for us. All their memories around that process are stored in Paperless Post.’ – Alexa Hirschfeld

‘Sixty per cent of how you act is drawn from memories. And it’s about who you are. I am a son, brother, husband, father, and caretaker. You connect with certain instances and emotions.’ – Suriya

‘I have very special memories of the West Ham fans.’ – Dimitri Payet

‘I didn’t really fight with any of my older brothers. Mostly just Rob. Basically, all the memories I have are getting beaten up by him.’ – Glenn Gronkowski

‘Of all the memories I have of my father and of our relationship, none is warmer and more poignant than what happened a year before he died, when he came to visit me while I was teaching at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver.’ – Justin Trudeau

‘I’d say some of my earliest scent memories are from home – just things that were around my house, and my mom’s cooking.’ – Shawn Mendes

‘One of my earliest childhood memories is my father taking me in the evening to Samena Swim & Recreation Club in Bellevue.’ – Carrie Brownstein

‘All of my memories are now on hard drives. I’ll change phones or I’ll change my laptop, and all my photos stay.’ – Fred Armisen

‘Growing up, my earliest memories are listening to Sinatra Christmas albums.’ – Brendon Urie

‘I will forever be proud to call myself a Bruin and will never forget the memories that were made here.’ – Zach LaVine

‘Eddie Conway is central to my first memories. My parents used to take me to, when it was open, the Baltimore city penitentiary to see Eddie Conway – I was talking to my dad about this recently – from the time I might have been one or two years old. I mean, literally, my first memories are of black men in jail, specifically of Eddie Conway.’ – Ta-Nehisi Coates

‘I’ve been lucky to be a part of many blockbuster movies… in which it’s hard to get to that level of being memorable, but I still have fond memories of ‘Independence Day,’ to be sure. There are also many small ones I’ve had that give me many fond memories.’ – Bill Pullman

‘I grew up hunting and fishing in Land Between the Lakes. I have so many great memories of camping with my mom over at Redd Hollow.’ – W. Earl Brown

‘When I decided to make ‘Blackface,’ a short film about Black Pete, I had little knowledge of the giant cesspool of hate I was about to dive into. I didn’t realize how popular and passionate many white Dutch are about a figure that they connect to fond memories from their childhood.’ – Roger Ross Williams

‘My dad was a mechanic, and I have great style memories of him. He wore, every single day: a blue chambray shirt, Levi’s 501s, and Red Wing boots. And that certainly wasn’t fashionable at the time; it was basically the opposite. And he wore these horn rim glasses that were very Sol Moscot.’ – Nick Wooster

‘One of my earliest memories was when I was three, going to this full-length mirror in my parents’ bathroom and saying into the mirror, ‘You are going to be an actress.” – Katherine Waterston

‘It’s just comical how short-term people’s memories are.’ – Tyron Woodley

‘I just like to bring energy. I always try to create a moment. Memories are important to me, and I like my look to go with the mood or the moment.’ – Antonio Brown

‘I went back to Kolkata around two years back after a gap of 14 years, and though the city had changed, the people hadn’t. Everybody is cultured and knowledgeable there. I have emotional memories of the place.’ – Sriti Jha

‘I know North Korea is the most ridiculous country in the world, but for me, my mum, my brother, and my families and old memories are so important.’ – Lee Hyeon-seo

‘I have good memories and bad memories of games against Chelsea. All the goals are good memories because all of them are special.’ – Fernando Torres

‘Liverpool gave me a second home. I was 24, I left my team, my town, and I went there. My memories there are just amazing. I have no words to thank them enough, and that’s why I will always be a fan.’ – Fernando Torres

‘I’ve got some wonderful memories of the 2011 Copa America. It was a very special tournament.’ – Diego Godin

‘I have amazing memories of being able to travel and being able to have family all over the world.’ – Lily Collins

‘I would like to thank all my captains who believed in me and backed me to the hilt. I also thank our greatest partner, the Indian cricket fan, for all the love, support, and memories.’ – Virender Sehwag

‘My early memories of my dad were taking me to play football when I was six – they are happy ones. They are my favourites.’ – Riyad Mahrez

‘I have good memories of Bangalore.’ – Anita Hassanandani Reddy

‘I spent my childhood in Delhi. I have met my wife here. I spent my life here with my parents and sister. It’s been beautiful. But I have very fond memories.’ – Barun Sobti

‘I have some really nice memories of Delhi. Going swimming, roaming around in Defence Colony, cycling in its beautiful, wide lanes, and enjoying good food.’ – Sidharth Malhotra

‘I’ve seen all of these decisions that have been made by all these great leaders who have been part of Google, and this has been an opportunity for me when I’m running YouTube, is to be able to take advantage of all of those memories.’ – Susan Wojcicki

‘From the earliest memories I have, I liked physical, funny things.’ – Bill Irwin

‘Pain is part of the past. There isn’t one of us who doesn’t still carry childhood wounds. Some are more horrific than others, but no matter how painful your young memories are, there were also glorious moments that kept you alive, or you would not be here today.’ – Sarah Ban Breathnach

‘Some of my earliest memories are dancing in the kitchen, standing on my mom’s toes.’ – Ian Ziering

‘I am struck by the memories of all of the fantastic Links ladies who worked so hard to host the Ebony Fashion Fair shows.’ – Linda Johnson Rice

‘We’re trying to create the connections of today that become the next generation’s memories of tomorrow.’ – Nancy Dubuc

‘We recognise that, with time, every human being will cease being, will only have been. And so we seek to resist time. We rebel against it. We are drawn like lovers to the unreachable past, to imagined memories, to nostalgia.’ – Mohsin Hamid

‘Ireland was an idyllic place for us as children. We had all these cousins and all this green countryside. Given what I’ve written about rural Ireland, my memories of it are all blue skies and endless play.’ – Martin McDonagh

‘I have some really cool memories here in Philly, and I thank you for the support. These are great fans, and I think when you play hard and when you do your best to win, they appreciate that. It was fun to be part of this organization and play for this city. I really enjoyed the time I was here.’ – Carlos Ruiz

‘For me, one of my earliest memories of politics where I thought that I could do anything was when Walter Mondale of Minnesota picked Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. I literally remember what she wore – the red dress, the white pearls. And I saw that, and I thought, ‘Anything is possible.” – Amy Klobuchar

‘My early memories of ‘Who’ are clouded by time and confused by repeats and reissues. I have no direct recollection of the first two Doctors and none at all of the first season of the Pertwee era. By the last two seasons of the Third Doctor, I was properly hooked.’ – Alastair Reynolds

‘My earliest memories of defying my parents were through music. I remember rap being banned in my house, and then getting a Cam’ron album.’ – Kerby Jean-Raymond

‘Some of the most powerful memories are those when you are very, very young. Adult life is seen through the reflection of complex, rational thought.’ – Hisham Matar

‘The conscious imprinting that happens between, say, 10 and 16 is huge. I think it’s so important for me as a writer to stay open to the memories of that period because they were so formative.’ – Jacqueline Woodson

‘So many of my memories revolve around TV.’ – Michaela Coel

‘Indeed, every book on my shelves is a key to a little vault of memories.’ – Anthony Doerr

‘Memory is this one attempt to not be erased by time. And I think that ties back to what I learned watching my grandmother lose her memories is, you know, we are all facing erasure eventually.’ – Anthony Doerr

”Research,’ for me, is a big word that encompasses a lot of different activities, all of them based around curiosity. Research is traveling to places, or studying snowflakes with a magnifying glass, or excavating one’s memories. Research is walking around Hamburg with a notebook.’ – Anthony Doerr

‘Memories. That’s the thing about photography. I look at the contact sheet, and it brings back everything: whether I was tired, whether I was full of beans.’ – William Klein

‘I have fond memories of my kabaddi exploits at Lawrence School. I also enjoyed tennis and swimming.’ – Anand Mahindra

‘Keeping physical items from the past is important – we keep old toys, grandparents’ jewelry, yearbooks, dance recital programs – and we assign meaning to them. Those items become the memories, and that’s a very healthy thing to do. The problems occur when we have too many of those sentimental items, and they start weighing us down.’ – Emily V. Gordon

‘I don’t remember being put into the coma, but I do have a lot of weird memories from being under. This may be because I was in a coma via medicine rather than trauma. That time period played out for me as one long rambling dream where I was at a hospital to visit my boyfriend, who I thought was in an accident.’ – Emily V. Gordon

‘It’s such an honor to just represent the U.S. in the country where my parents immigrated from, and just this whole process has been amazing, and this journey has been so fun and full of so many memories that I will hold on to for the rest of my life.’ – Chloe Kim

‘I never liked talking about myself or my background because I hated bringing back bad memories. And sometimes when I talked, it would come out the wrong way, and I’d look like a jerk. That’s why I became an enigma to people.’ – Rod Carew

‘My two earliest memories – earning little buttons on our skates when we learned how to skate from one end of the ice to the other and when I first lifted the puck.’ – Hilary Knight

‘A lot of skaters hole themselves up in hotels and focus – and that’s great, and that may work for them. But for me, having the Olympic experience was as great as winning the medal. I have so many memories of living in the village and meeting other athletes, seeing other sports, and feeling the energy. It’s so magical.’ – Tara Lipinski

‘My childhood closet was ornamented with U.S. jerseys of World Cups spanning the nineties and two-thousands – some of my favorite memories are from summers when, with a ball under my foot and a jersey on my back, I watched the U.S. team go up against the world’s best players in the largest sporting event on Earth.’ – Clint Smith

‘People used to come home from school and plop down in front of the TV and religiously watch ‘TRL.’ It was a moment in time that I think a lot of people have a lot of fond memories of. It’s a fun trip to take down memory lane because it was a great time for a lot of people, bands included.’ – Nick Lachey

‘I have very vivid memories of my mother reading to us as kids.’ – Nick Lachey

‘I had great memories as a child artist.’ – Sridevi

‘It’s always hard for me to put the pieces together when listening to a finished album that I was a part of writing and playing. There are so many memories wrapped up in each note and each song that it’s hard not to constantly flash back to what made that musical event happen while listening.’ – Coy Bowles

‘I’ve never had an actual haunting experience, in the way you might anticipate a ghost in a movie haunting someone, but I do feel presences around me all the time, and I do feel that memories haunt us the way ghosts haunt us or might haunt characters in a film.’ – David Lowery

‘One of my earliest memories, movie-related or otherwise, is of seeing a man dunking a man’s head in a toilet on television, and my mom telling me that this is what would happen to me if I ever joined the Army. It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I would discover that this was a scene from ‘The Great Santini,’ starring Robert Duvall.’ – David Lowery

‘One of my earliest memories of writing at a piano was alongside my sister.’ – Sara Bareilles

‘My memories of London Fashion Week are of starting out and not getting many tickets for fashion shows, but wanting to see them so much that I’d sneak in with my friends, people like Pat McGrath and Craig McDean.’ – Edward Enninful

‘I remember Geauga Lake. I remember Six Flags. I remember going to the mall. I hung out there. These big, grand places that served as pinnacles of the community were not only institutions or places of commerce. They were communal spaces where a lot of people went and shared good memories. These are very nostalgic places.’ – Seph Lawless

‘The Swedish winters and summers hold the most enduring memories for me. Now, when I am back in Stockholm in November, it is difficult to imagine being able to ski to school. I think that is a tragedy.’ – Johan Eliasch

‘My memories of Vatican II center on white parishioners turning away from me when I went to shake their hands at Mass during the sign of peace.’ – Anthea Butler

‘I think that when you talk to people about Monopoly, they love talking about their memories associated with it. And for me, I’m the same way. I mean, when I think about Monopoly, I think of my family playing at the holidays.’ – Mary Pilon

‘When I was a kid, there was this neighborhood beer and wine store that sold old comics for a nickel a piece. I’d load up on old books whenever we went on vacation. Yeah, I have a lot of fond memories of riding in the back of the ol’ station wagon and reading ‘Mystery in Space’ and ‘Strange Adventures’ as we headed up to Torch Lake.’ – Jim Starlin

‘One of my earliest memories is seeing a ‘Godzilla’ movie – not just my earliest movie memory, but any kind of memory.’ – Travis Beacham

‘We had our wheat. We made our own olive oil. We made our wine. We had chickens, ducks; we had sheep, cows, milk. So I was raised in a very simple situation but understanding really food from the ground… the essence of food and the flavors. And those memories I took with me, and I think that they lingered on.’ – Lidia Bastianich

‘I don’t know any Mormon that doesn’t have warm memories of their family.’ – Robert Lopez

‘I never ran away, but I was very unhappy as a teenager. I felt like a complete nonentity, and I very tangibly have memories of not wanting to be here – in my body.’ – Charles Bock

‘My earliest memories are being in the lab, and the way the cement felt and the way it smelled, and the way the countertops looked and it just being this wonderful, warm, happy place where it was just full of toys.’ – Hope Jahren

‘Binaries aside, we are the products of our relationships with our identities – cities we have built, bodies we have embraced, kindred souls we’ve cherished, our memories, our dreams, the fears we hide, the pain we hold – identities that cannot be reduced to a collection of labels.’ – Neri Oxman

‘I have no unhappy memories of my childhood.’ – Louise Wilson

‘I was a disruptive student. I hated my teachers, especially my Spanish teacher. When I went to see the musical ‘Matilda,’ the horrible Miss Trunchbull brought back all sorts of horrible memories. I’d go into Spanish class, put on headphones, and sing at the top of my lungs until they threw me out.’ – Steve Kazee

‘There’s nothing wrong with celebrating the good things in our past. But memories, like witnesses, do not always tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. We need to cross-examine them, recognizing and accepting the inconsistencies and gaps in those that make us proud and happy as well as those that cause us pain.’ – Stephanie Coontz

‘I have memories of doing ‘Toys In The Attic’ and being on the floor next to my drums, on my back, laughing.’ – Joey Kramer

‘The social aspects of food are really important to me – my favourite food-related memories are meals I’ve shared with my family and friends. Posting Instagram pictures of your food and then seeing your friends comment on it is just a modern form of that kinship.’ – Lisa Hanawalt

”The cloud’ is effectively an augmentation of our brains’ memories.’ – John Gruber

‘I have fond memories of all things Henson. I grew up on the stuff. My mom’s a massive fan and made sure it was a part of my upbringing.’ – Kate Leth

‘I have these vivid – some fabulous, some not so fabulous – childhood memories of driving to Lake Tahoe.’ – Julie Foudy

‘The worst days of my life were in Iraq, and the best days were there, too. My fondest memories of the Iraq War are of the people – both Americans and Iraqis – and the opportunity we saw in one another, for our countries, and for which we fought.’ – Seth Moulton

‘I have great childhood memories of my mother baking, and I was always a willing participant, especially if it meant I could revarnish the kitchen floor with treacle.’ – James William Middleton

‘The houses in Mustique are styled with incredible decor. I vacationed there as a kid and have the fondest memories.’ – Hannah Bronfman

‘My earliest memories are at the Blue Note here in New York or backstage at different theatres or different clubs, dressing rooms.’ – Elisabeth Moss

‘One of my early memories is of a white girl twirling in a circle. I realized later on that it was from that show ‘Small Wonder’ – the oldest I could have been when I was watching it was four or five, but it’s one I think about a lot. It’s stuck in my head, this terrible Fox television show.’ – Martine Syms

‘It may take a while, but I think ‘On the Town’ has the potential for us to break down the boundaries between the traditional theatergoer who may have fond memories of the musical and those with a ‘Broadway-is-not-for-me’ agenda.’ – George C. Wolfe

‘1985 – That was my time in New York, and I have such poetic, fond memories.’ – George C. Wolfe

‘One of my fondest memories growing up in Rwanda was seeing everyone participating in community-building activities. This happened every Saturday at the end of month. People work together in cleaning streets, planting trees, and take care of each other by facilitating productive conversations and actions that are beneficial for the society.’ – Clemantine Wamariya

‘I think a universal feeling that we all share is that live experiences create indelible memories.’ – Julia Hartz

‘For most of my life, the U.S. was never anything more than vacation memories.’ – Mona Eltahawy

‘If we are not given the chance to forget, we are also not given the chance to recover our memories, to alter them with time, perspective, and wisdom. Forgetting, we can be ourselves beyond what the past has told us we are; we can evolve. That is the possibility we want from the future.’ – Caterina Fake

‘When I die and my memories die with me, all that will remain will be thousands of yellowing photographs and 35mm negatives in my filing cabinets.’ – Caterina Fake

‘Growing up, I never knew that Raffi turned down celebrity endorsements, TV shows, and specials and refused to make merchandise, but it makes sense given how I think about him: My memories are limited to his voice through the record player and the album covers I stared at.’ – Sheila Heti

‘I always dreamt of being a girl. One of my earliest memories is spinning around in my mom’s skirt trying to look like a ballerina.’ – Andreja Pejic

‘I happily went on holiday with my parents until I was 18, because we always had such a good time that I didn’t want to venture off and do my own thing. I have very fond memories of those holidays with my brother, mum, and dad.’ – Penny Lancaster

‘My family means different things to different folks. I think, for most people, they have very fond memories and believe my family made important contributions to the country.’ – Joe Kennedy III

‘For me, I think my traveling is usually a lot of photographic memories, and I take a lot of photos.’ – Milo Ventimiglia

‘My father took me to see Hank Williams on December 14th, 1952. I was two years and four months of age. And I remember a little cool eddy of hair hitting my cheek, and I remember the smell of his hair oil, and I remember the mingling tonality of the small talk before the show started. Those are my memories.’ – Rodney Crowell

‘I always think clothing is like a scrapbook: you remember all the good memories and the past times.’ – Cynthia Rowley

‘Some of my fondest memories are of being in a van. It can be exhausting, but many adventures can be had.’ – Cindy Wilson

‘Most of my memories are of softball games in Falls Church with my sister, yard sales across town on the weekends with my grandma, grocery-shopping and errand-running with my mom, learning to drive an old Volkswagen bug down Old Keene Mill Road with my dad.’ – Christina Tosi

‘I think when we lose somebody, when we interact with those things that they also loved – like, you listen to their favorite music, or you read their favorite books – it’s just a way to get in touch with them and your memories of them.’ – Alexandra Bracken

‘When I was in grad school, my husband and I used to house sit for a couple in Harvard Square, so we have these amazing memories of great Cambridge summers.’ – Laura van den Berg

‘As observatory architect, my dad was partly concerned with the maintenance of them all. I used to go with him on site visits quite often, from age 7 or 8. I have memories of crawling through the rafters of the old building, trying to find where the leak in the roof was.’ – Jocelyn Bell Burnell

‘People talk about fantastic memories of childhood, but I remember children being cruel to me and wanting to come out of childhood as soon as possible because I knew adults were generally more contained in their cruelty.’ – Robert Lepage

‘When you listen to old-school music, you can smell your mother’s food in the kitchen. You can feel where you was when you first heard that song. That’s what’s beautiful about music. It’s for everyone, but we all have individual memories that make us love it.’ – Rakim

‘I have so many fond memories of the Tied Test, and I can’t wait to come back to Brisbane. One thing that stands out is that both teams stayed at the same hotel. We got to know each other so well. Some of my best cricketing friends were in that Australian team.’ – Garfield Sobers

‘When I was a child, women spoke to me of how all they had was their memories, how their husbands went to war and never came back, so many tragedies. That chorus of voices filled my consciousness. It was part of life itself.’ – Svetlana Alexievich

‘I like to create events where people are going to make memories, and that always starts and ends with food in my life.’ – Damaris Phillips

‘My first memories are of Brazil. There’s so much music there. It’s one of my favourite places in the world.’ – Mia Goth

‘I think being young and, like, 14, 15, you feel like a weirdo, and playing guitar with my grandpa in my grandma’s kitchen is probably my fondest memories I’ll ever have.’ – Trixie Mattel

‘Listening to the Beatles’ music figures into pretty much all of my childhood memories.’ – Lee Ranaldo

‘I have great memories of the old Times Square – wouldn’t have missed being here to see that place for the world – but I can also deal with the new Times Square in the overall scheme of N.Y. City 2010.’ – Lee Ranaldo

‘Most national holidays in most countries rest on selective memories of the past.’ – Linda Colley

‘I don’t just want to create products. I want to reach into people’s hearts and minds. I want to create memories.’ – Marcel Wanders

‘The life of a play begins and ends in the moment of performance. This is where author, actors, and directors express all they have to say. If the event has a future, this can only lie in the memories of those who were present and who retained a trace in their hearts.’ – Peter Brook

‘I have always loved wrestling and grew up watching it – my earliest memories include watching Hulk Hogan.’ – Sami Zayn

‘That’s my job as an actor – to go on and try to do the work so subtle and so fine and specific that the memories will linger for a long time.’ – Ron Cephas Jones

‘Fragrance is important to me because of its emotional dimension. I feel like fragrances are able to transport, stir emotion, and bring up memories. You can wear makeup, you can dress yourself up, but fragrance gives a powerful aspect to how you can present yourself that you can’t necessarily get any other way.’ – Hari Nef

‘Some of my first memories are waiting for my father to finish his day at work in the University of Washington library and come out and jump in the car with my mom and myself, and we’d be sitting there reading books, and then we’d go home.’ – Paul Allen

‘I want my children to have fantastic memories of their growing years, so I try to be as much a part of their lives as possible.’ – Debra Stephenson

‘My beliefs and my faith are part of who I am, and I’m so grateful that I had the foundation laid early on. My mom took me to church from my earliest memories, so I’m grateful to have had that foundation laid early, and it’s just part of who I am.’ – Jay DeMarcus

‘It was such a whirlwind for us for about three to four years there that, every time we turned around, we were pulled in 90 different directions, and I look back on that now, and they’re such wonderful memories, but you kinda wish that you would’ve taken the time to savor them a little bit more.’ – Jay DeMarcus

‘My mother and father are big musical heroes of mine. I think it was because it was the first memories that I have of actually hearing music and falling in love with it and wanting to be a part of it in some way.’ – Jay DeMarcus

‘One of my favorite memories as a kid was when the original ‘Secret Wars’ came out with the debut of the black costume for Spider-Man. I remember I couldn’t wait to get home to read it, and I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I’ve been waiting for this comic to come out. I hope, God forbid, nothing happens to me before I get home to read it.” – Cheo Hodari Coker

‘I see Calcutta as a place where I have a lot of memories… a lot of fond memories of coming back here and helping the children.’ – Saroo Brierley

‘I just have these terrible memories of our first European tour back in 2007. We had hired this van and tour service from the former Czech Republic called Fluff Wheels, and they sent us out with this 19-year-old vegan driver kid who had no money and refused to eat anything.’ – David Longstreth

‘I hope our fans will be able to make great memories with us through the music and performances we show on stage.’ – Kim Jong-hyun

‘Tottenham was my first international club. I spent four glorious years there, and the fans were brilliant with me. I only have good memories.’ – Luka Modric

‘I have good memories of Real Madrid. Professionally, it was a difficult period, but my experience there was very good in all senses, as I grew a lot, learned many things, and lived with great champions.’ – Kaka

‘I found out I’d spent my whole life believing things that weren’t necessarily accurate. My sisters’ memories of certain events are entirely different from mine.’ – Art Buchwald

‘I spent much of my childhood on stations up north, loving that life and with many, many special memories, and so the country holds a very real place in my heart.’ – Gina Rinehart

‘I’m very lucky to go back to my old club, my old home, my old house. To start my new chapter in this second part of my life in the Premier League is going to be something happy. I have very good memories from those four years in Manchester.’ – Javier Hernandez

‘I have met Stan and Josh Kroenke, and it’s clear they have great ambitions for the club and are committed to bringing future success. I’m excited about what we can do together, and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.’ – Unai Emery

‘I have spent three and a half wonderful years at Arsenal, and I bring with me very positive memories of that great club and its fans.’ – Alexis Sanchez

‘My objective is not to play for money, as I just want to leave good memories. That is the most important thing!’ – Edinson Cavani

‘Going out with friends for a nice dinner and then attending the midnight mass are some of the memories I cherish.’ – Neha Kakkar

‘I’m always grateful for any kind of moment that keeps my memories alive and gives me a little taste of the excitement I used to get all the time.’ – Bret Hart

‘I often run into wrestlers at comic conventions or wrestling events, and it could be Tito Santana or Demolition, and I’m just flooded with memories. It’s always nice to see one of your old mates, especially the ones who I knew from further back.’ – Bret Hart

‘I have so many memories and have so many people to thank at Liverpool. I have to improve as a player. In my head, I always think this.’ – Philippe Coutinho

‘We’re all making decisions to make ourselves happy and our families happy. That doesn’t take away what we’ve done together and the special bond that we created and the special bond that we have and just all the memories that we had together. That will never change. As you move forward, you appreciate those moments and keep going forward.’ – Chris Bosh

‘I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge.’ – Maurizio Sarri

‘I have memories of reading comics when I was in primary school, but that’s about it.’ – Akira Toriyama

‘I guess my earliest football memories are of playing in the street and also the little pitches at school. I joined the local football team in my village when I was small, but we would play only once or twice a week. I honed my skills just by playing for fun with friends after school.’ – Arjen Robben

‘I have great memories of watching SEC football with my father on Saturdays and playing football in the backyard with my two brothers right here in Gainesville.’ – Will Muschamp

‘My earliest memories were when my mom would put me in the plays that she was in because she couldn’t afford a babysitter… she was part of this theater group.’ – Christina Applegate

‘One of my best memories is with a really good group of people in the Canberra Youth Theatre. We did a play about the seven deadly sins, and we had to dress up in costume and perform in Garema Place like the drama freaks we were. Great fun.’ – Samara Weaving

‘I always remember my dad’s blue overalls and the blue overcoat he wore in winter, and I remember my mum’s big old Afro. Sometimes, though, in my memories, smudges have replaced their faces.’ – Mark Hunt

‘When you connect as many memories to your geography as I have, and then you see that geography change around you, you’re forced to reckon with the passage of time.’ – Ben Gibbard

‘Best memories – obviously, winning a title for the first time. Probably my last fight against Gray Maynard where I was able to finish him for the trilogy. Those were definitely great moments. The worst moments are the losses, for sure.’ – Frankie Edgar

‘Any observer is an intruder in the domain of a wild animal and must remember that the rights of that animal supersede human interests. An observer must also keep in mind that an animal’s memories of one day’s contact might well be reflected in the following day’s behavior.’ – Dian Fossey

”Manam’ will always be close to my heart, and I will cherish the the memories of shooting with my grandfather all my life.’ – Naga Chaitanya

‘I have a great respect for people that write. I don’t know how they do it every day… or do novels that they have to use their minds instead of just their memories. It’s tough duty.’ – John Stockton

‘I just turned 27 years old, and there are mornings where my knees and ankles really hurt. I hurt all over. I would hate to be me when I’m 35 years old. I’ll be a basket case, but I will have a lot of memories.’ – Tommy Morrison

‘I love all three ‘Cars’ movies, and I honestly love almost all of the Pixar movies. They make you laugh, they make you emotional, and they bring back memories.’ – Anthony Gonzalez

‘We have short memories in football.’ – Mauricio Pochettino

‘I have some fond memories – a couple of the nights on the town … a couple of songs I wrote when I was messed up that I’m sure wouldn’t have come out of me unless I was messed up. It’s kind of happy-sad about those days – I could do anything I wanted to. I did. And now I don’t want to do any of that.’ – Joe Walsh

‘I played for the first time when I was three. My neighbour was six, and I went to train with him. But I don’t have many football memories from when I was young.’ – Christian Eriksen

‘Blame it on our short memories, the daily grind of the 24-hour-news cycle, or the endless barrage of information that comes at us on social media, but count me in the number of people who did not truly understand how utterly gross both Donald Trump and Bill Clinton have been to women, including their own wives, across the years.’ – Shaun King

‘I love ‘Beetlejuice’ – that’s where I met my husband! He designed the sets, so I have nothing but fond memories of that movie.’ – Catherine O’Hara

‘The best memories are the ones where I celebrated Deepavali as a kid.’ – Aishwarya Rajesh

‘I have a lot of very happy memories of the Olympic Games, and the final against Nigeria and the goal mean an awful lot to me.’ – Angel Di Maria

‘Acting brings up a lot of the past. I use my memories, whether they’re good or bad.’ – Barry Keoghan

‘This sounds like I’m a loser, but when I’m feeling down, or I need a bit of motivation, I do watch old NXT matches because they have some of my favourite memories as a performer in WWE.’ – Bayley

‘I’m really thankful for the opportunity the Marlins gave me. They drafted me in 2010 and gave me a chance to play in the big leagues. I made lifelong friends there, and I’ve got a lot of great memories.’ – Christian Yelich

‘I’ve got a lot of very fond memories playing football from the ages of four.’ – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

‘Sometimes, in my adult life, I have memories of when I was young and really scared of being too close to people.’ – Christine and the Queens

‘My earliest memories would be ‘Little House On The Prairie.’ I also really liked watching ‘Three’s Company.” – Betsy Brandt

‘When I hear people say Patrice never had someone to fight him for his place, I think they have bad memories. They forget very quickly how I got to become Manchester United’s left-back. I fought with two great players in Gabriel Heinze and Mikael Silvestre.’ – Patrice Evra