‘Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.’ – Khalil Gibran

‘The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.’ – Marcus Tullius Cicero

‘No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.’ – Abraham Lincoln

‘So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.’ – Helen Keller

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

‘Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.’ – Oscar Wilde

‘The future doesn’t exist. The only thing that exists is now and our memory of what happened in the past. But because we invented the idea of a future, we’re the only animal that realized we can affect the future by what we do today.’ – David Suzuki

‘God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.’ – James M. Barrie

‘There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.’ – Aeschylus

‘Time moves in one direction, memory in another.’ – William Gibson

‘Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.’ – Elie Wiesel

‘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

‘Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.’ – Tennessee Williams

‘History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.’ – John Dalberg-Acton

‘A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.’ – Steven Wright

‘Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.’ – Charles R. Swindoll

‘Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart’s desire.’ – John Dewey

‘A memory is a beautiful thing, it’s almost a desire that you miss.’ – Gustave Flaubert

‘Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.’ – Michel de Montaigne

‘Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.’ – Franklin Pierce Adams

‘The true art of memory is the art of attention.’ – Samuel Johnson

‘Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories – and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.’ – Alice Munro

‘Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.’ – Arthur M. Schlesinger

‘A liar should have a good memory.’ – Quintilian

‘Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.’ – Washington Irving

‘I don’t decide to represent anything except myself. But that self is full of collective memory.’ – Mahmoud Darwish

‘Yesterday’s just a memory, tomorrow is never what it’s supposed to be.’ – Bob Dylan

‘Your memory is a monster; you forget – it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you – and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you!’ – John Irving

‘Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.’ – Lionel Hampton

‘Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.’ – Albert Einstein

‘People don’t realize that now is all there ever is; there is no past or future except as memory or anticipation in your mind.’ – Eckhart Tolle

‘Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self-esteem. They’re no good at all.’ – Kurt Cobain

‘Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.’ – Thomas Fuller

‘Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.’ – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

‘Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.’ – Victor Hugo

‘All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.’ – Toni Morrison

‘You don’t have to hold onto the pain to hold onto the memory.’ – Janet Jackson

‘Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.’ – Lewis B. Smedes

‘The high point of my career was winning the Champions League. No one will ever erase that from my memory, in the same way that no one will ever erase the fact that I did it in a Manchester United shirt.’ – Cristiano Ronaldo

‘Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.’ – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

‘Happiness is good health and a bad memory.’ – Ingrid Bergman

‘Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.’ – Albert Schweitzer

‘The fact is, when men carry the same ideals in their hearts, nothing can isolate them – neither prison walls nor the sod of cemeteries. For a single memory, a single spirit, a single idea, a single conscience, a single dignity will sustain them all.’ – Fidel Castro

‘Every man’s memory is his private literature.’ – Aldous Huxley

‘A poet ought not to pick nature’s pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.’ – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

‘You never know when you’re making a memory.’ – Rickie Lee Jones

‘There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.’ – Josh Billings

‘I like to say, ‘Once a dancer, always a dancer.’ In everything – the way you walk, the way you move, the way you talk, the way you sit – everything is just, you’ve been trained a certain way your whole life, so it’s a bit muscle memory.’ – Jenna Dewan

‘How we experience memory sometimes, it’s not linear. We’re not telling the stories to ourselves. We know the story; we’re just seeing it in flashes overlaid.’ – Frank Ocean

‘Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.’ – Andre Gide

‘True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.’ – James Russell Lowell

‘Who knows what true loneliness is – not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.’ – Joseph Conrad

‘As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.’ – Norman Wisdom

‘A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.’ – Alexander Smith

‘A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.’ – Benjamin Disraeli

‘As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape.’ – John Lancaster Spalding

‘A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.’ – Clifton Fadiman

‘I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.’ – Audrey Hepburn

‘One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.’ – Rita Mae Brown

‘Yom HaShoah is a vital day in the Jewish calendar, providing us with a focal point for our remembrance. We cannot bring the dead back to life, but we can bring their memory back to life and ensure they are not forgotten. We can undertake in our lives to do what they were so cruelly prevented from doing in theirs.’ – Jonathan Sacks

‘I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I’ve ever met.’ – Herb Caen

‘I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.’ – Vladimir Nabokov

‘We are able to find everything in our memory, which is like a dispensary or chemical laboratory in which chance steers our hand sometimes to a soothing drug and sometimes to a dangerous poison.’ – Marcel Proust

‘An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.’ – Anatole France

‘Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as our prince of peace, of civil rights. We owe him something major that will keep his memory alive.’ – Morgan Freeman

‘It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.’ – F. Scott Fitzgerald

‘You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what’s in your heart.’ – Carol Ann Duffy

‘The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.’ – Milan Kundera

‘Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.’ – Walter Benjamin

‘Fond memory brings the light of other days around me.’ – Thomas Moore

‘Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.’ – Leonardo da Vinci

‘I think we all have our own personality, unique and distinctive, and at the same time, I think that our own unique and distinctive personality blends with the wind, with the footsteps in the street, with the noises around the corner, and with the silence of memory, which is the great producer of ghosts.’ – Octavio Paz

‘There are three side effects of acid: enhanced long-term memory, decreased short-term memory, and I forget the third.’ – Timothy Leary

‘There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.’ – Gilbert Parker

‘I’ve a grand memory for forgetting.’ – Robert Louis Stevenson

‘Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.’ – Barbara Kingsolver

‘Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.’ – Tad Williams

‘Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.’ – Richard Whately

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

‘Man is the only animal capable of reasoning, though many others possess the faculty of memory and instruction in common with him.’ – Aristotle

‘Memory doesn’t come as a straight narrative. It comes in small moments with all this white space.’ – Jacqueline Woodson

‘To be a liar, you’ve got to have a great memory, and I don’t have a memory.’ – Ozzy Osbourne

‘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

‘When you’re writing a screenplay, it’s like you’re dreaming the film for yourself again and again and again until it becomes almost like a memory before you make it.’ – Greta Gerwig

‘Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.’ – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

‘He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.’ – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

‘History is information. Memory is part of your identity.’ – David Miliband

‘We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.’ – Joyce Carol Oates

‘I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.’ – Noel Coward

‘An angel has no memory.’ – Terry Southern

‘I’m interested in memory because it’s a filter through which we see our lives, and because it’s foggy and obscure, the opportunities for self-deception are there. In the end, as a writer, I’m more interested in what people tell themselves happened rather than what actually happened.’ – Kazuo Ishiguro

‘An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory.’ – Franklin P. Jones

‘Every good tennis player has to have a short memory. Good or bad.’ – Alexander Zverev

‘It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one’s memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.’ – Edgar Degas

‘If you have so earth-creeping a mind that it cannot lift itself up to look to the sky of poetry… thus much curse I must send you, in the behalf of all poets, that while you live, you live in love, and never get favour for lacking skill of a sonnet; and, when you die, your memory die from the earth for want of an epitaph.’ – Philip Sidney

‘The circus leaves a sweet memory.’ – Fernando Botero

‘Practicing is not only playing your instrument, either by yourself or rehearsing with others – it also includes imagining yourself practicing. Your brain forms the same neural connections and muscle memory whether you are imagining the task or actually doing it.’ – Yo-Yo Ma

‘Our lack of forgiveness makes us hate, and our lack of compassion makes us hard-hearted. Pride in our hearts makes us resentful and keeps our memory in a constant whirlwind of passion and self-pity.’ – Mother Angelica

‘How little remains of the man I once was, save the memory of him! But remembering is only a new form of suffering.’ – Charles Baudelaire

‘My good works, however wretched and imperfect, have been made better and perfected by Him Who is my Lord: He has rendered them meritorious. As to my evil deeds and my sins, He hid them at once. The eyes of those who saw them, He made even blind; and He has blotted them out of their memory.’ – Saint Teresa of Avila

‘Memory has always been fundamental for me. In fact, remembering what I had forgotten is the way most of the poems get started.’ – Seamus Heaney

‘I come to Jerusalem. There, the sky is blue and memory becomes clear.’ – Menachem Begin

‘Memory is a way of telling you what’s important to you.’ – Salman Rushdie

‘A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.’ – William Morris

‘Honoring the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, in which more than two million Ukrainian Jews died, Ukraine calls on Israel to also recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.’ – Volodymyr Zelensky

‘My mum was massively important to everything I’ve done, and now her memory is a motivational tool for me.’ – Fran Kirby

‘I don’t know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint? It might be things, thoughts, a memory, sensations, which have nothing to do directly with painting itself. They can come from anything and anywhere.’ – Philip Guston

‘A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.’ – Doug Larson

‘One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.’ – Antonio Porchia

‘Someone knocks at the door of an apartment to borrow salt or sugar, people run into each other in the elevator, and in this way become inscribed in the spectator’s memory.’ – Krzysztof Kieslowski

‘There is no reality of consciousness independent of the effects of various vehicles of content on subsequent action (and hence, of course, on memory).’ – Daniel Dennett

‘I have a two-story house and a bad memory, so I’m up and down those stairs all the time. That’s my exercise.’ – Betty White

‘Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.’ – John Kenneth Galbraith

‘In the past, people have looked at photos as a record of memory. The focus has been on the past tense. With Instagram, the focus is on the present tense.’ – Kevin Systrom

‘Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.’ – Andre Maurois

‘A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.’ – Edward de Bono

‘Perhaps this is the most important thing for me to take back from beach-living: simply the memory that each cycle of the tide is valid; each cycle of the wave is valid; each cycle of a relationship is valid.’ – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

‘No memory of having starred atones for later disregard, or keeps the end from being hard.’ – Robert Frost

‘We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory.’ – Henri Cartier-Bresson

‘I can still memory – taste the fresh buttermilk pancakes and hot buttermilk biscuits – both made with lard! – that were cooked on the top, or in the oven, of that ancient iron stove.’ – Vernon L. Smith

‘Memory is more indelible than ink.’ – Anita Loos

‘Holes in the memory. You grab on to some things, others have completely disappeared.’ – Paul Auster

‘I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.’ – Elie Wiesel

‘Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind is vulnerable to many fallacies and illusions because of its reliance on its memory for vivid anecdotes rather than systematic statistics.’ – Steven Pinker

‘Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life.’ – Anthony Bourdain

‘Memoirs are – memory is – rarely 100 percent accurate. Any autobiography is a construct, ballpark, even unnatural. Private diaries, too, can be unreliable – a detail that matters only if the diary is read.’ – Darin Strauss

‘There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.’ – James Branch Cabell

‘To be a character who feels a deep emotion, one must go into the memory’s vault and mix in a sad memory from one’s own life.’ – Albert Finney

‘Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.’ – Marcus Tullius Cicero

‘My parents raised me and my siblings in an armor of advice, an ocean of alarm bells so someone wouldn’t steal the breath from our lungs, so that they wouldn’t make a memory of this skin.’ – Clint Smith

‘Memory, in widow’s weeds, with naked feet stands on a tombstone.’ – Aubrey de Vere

‘As a quarterback, you have to have a short memory. Don’t lose your confidence, and stay within yourself. Don’t try to do too much.’ – Bill Cowher

‘This kind of forgetting does not erase memory, it lays the emotion surrounding the memory to rest.’ – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

‘Long-term memory involves enduring changes that result from the growth of new synaptic connections.’ – Eric Kandel

‘I realized very early the power of food to evoke memory, to bring people together, to transport you to other places, and I wanted to be a part of that.’ – Jose Andres

‘All of the Antilles, every island, is an effort of memory: every mind, every racial biography culminating in amnesia and fog. Pieces of sunlight through the fog and sudden rainbows, arcs-en-ciel. That is the effort, the labour of the Antillean imagination, rebuilding its gods from bamboo frames, phrase by phrase.’ – Derek Walcott

‘I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams… Man… is above all the plaything of his memory.’ – Andre Breton

‘What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it’s been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima.’ – John Hersey

‘Their memory’s like a train: you can see it getting smaller as it pulls away And the things you can’t remember Tell the things you can’t forget that History puts a saint in every dream.’ – Tom Waits

‘The secret of food lies in memory – of thinking and then knowing what the taste of cinnamon or steak is.’ – Jerry Saltz

‘To my mind, it seems clear that those who have no memory have the much greater chance to lead happy lives. But it is something you cannot possibly escape: your psychological make-up is such that you are inclined to look back over your shoulder.’ – W. G. Sebald

‘Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age.’ – Lactantius

‘For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.’ – Ethel Barrymore

‘Very few of the men whose names have become great in the early pioneering of jazz and of swing were trained in music at all. They were born musicians: they felt their music and played by ear and memory. That was the way it was with the great Dixieland Five.’ – Louis Armstrong

‘Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.’ – Alice Meynell

‘A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.’ – John Henry Newman

‘The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.’ – James Howell

‘Just as food eaten without appetite is a tedious nourishment, so does study without zeal damage the memory by not assimilating what it absorbs.’ – Leonardo da Vinci

‘It was one of the great pleasures of my life to donate the entire sum of the Nobel Prize, in memory of my sister Ruth Blobel, to the restoration of Dresden.’ – Gunter Blobel

‘Man is the only creature whose emotions are entangled with his memory.’ – Marjorie Holmes

‘When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.’ – Maurice Maeterlinck

‘Photography was a way for me to freeze time and to capture the moments that were happy and healthy. I saw a photo as a way to go back to a memory if I ever needed to.’ – Rachel Morrison

‘When you lose a loved one, you come to these crossroads. You can take the path that leads you down the aisle of sadness, or you can say, ‘I’m never going to let this person’s memory die. I’m going to make sure everything they worked for continues.” – Bindi Irwin

‘I took Meisner for a long time. I use a lot of sense memory and, well, I wouldn’t say Method, but I can’t really avoid getting into character.’ – Alexandra Daddario

‘Karma, memory, and desire are just the software of the soul. It’s conditioning that the soul undergoes in order to create experience. And it’s a cycle. In most people, the cycle is a conditioned response. They do the same things over and over again.’ – Deepak Chopra

‘There is no memory or retentive faculty based on lasting impression. What we designate as memory is but increased responsiveness to repeated stimuli.’ – Nikola Tesla

‘We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.’ – Edwin Markham

‘Robots have already surpassed human beings in calculation and memory, but I have no doubt that the time will come when they will surpass in wisdom as well.’ – Masayoshi Son

‘Let the past be content with itself, for man needs forgetfulness as well as memory.’ – James Stephens

‘The memory management on the PowerPC can be used to frighten small children.’ – Linus Torvalds

‘Memory is the thing you forget with.’ – Alexander Chase

‘A balanced diet and physical activity are vital to academic performance. A healthy diet has a direct link to increased cognitive function and memory skills, decreased absenteeism from school, and improved mood. These advantages can help students stay focused and complete their coursework.’ – Matt Cartwright

‘We can invent only with memory.’ – Alphonse Karr

‘Language is memory and metaphor.’ – Storm Jameson

‘Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.’ – Madame de Stael

‘Anything in literature, including memory, is second-hand.’ – Herta Muller

‘Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.’ – A. E. Housman

‘For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.’ – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

‘Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.’ – Wendell Berry

‘Cognitive neuroscience is entering an exciting era in which new technologies and ideas are making it possible to study the neural basis of cognition, perception, memory and emotion at the level of networks of interacting neurons, the level at which we believe many of the important operations of the brain take place.’ – John O’Keefe

‘No industry in living memory has collapsed faster than daily print journalism.’ – P. J. O’Rourke

‘We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory. Our senses are so many strings that are struck by surrounding objects and that also frequently strike themselves.’ – Denis Diderot

‘Observation is an old man’s memory.’ – Jonathan Swift

‘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

‘Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.’ – George Santayana

‘It looks like the writer is telling you a story. What the writer is actually doing, however, is using words to evoke a series of micromemories from your own experience that inmix, join, and connect in your mind in an order the writer controls, so that, in effect, you have a sustained memory of something that never happened to you.’ – Samuel R. Delany

‘Selena is my angel. She is my biggest inspiration. Being from San Antonio, Texas, I really feel that connection to her because she had a lot of performances and a lot of her most iconic performances in San Antonio. Back in my hometown, we love her. We all, as a community, celebrate her and adore her. We keep her memory alive.’ – Ally Brooke

‘Memory is the personal journalism of the soul.’ – Richard Schickel

‘Over the years Woodstock got glorified and romanticised and became the event that symbolised Utopia. It’s the last page of our collective memory of the age of innocence. Then things turned ugly and would never be the same again.’ – Ang Lee

‘A universe that came from nothing in the big bang will disappear into nothing at the big crunch. Its glorious few zillion years of existence not even a memory.’ – Paul Davies

‘Memory is not particularly linear – it is associative, repetitive, subjective and porous. But the writer needs to convey disorder and dysfunction without making the novel itself disorderly or dysfunctional.’ – Dana Spiotta

‘I’m always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.’ – Diane Sawyer

‘I’m a summer baby, so I usually have my birthday as a good summer memory.’ – Sloane Crosley

‘As an instrument for practical action, law is responsive to the wisdom of its time, which may be wrong, but it carries forward, sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion, a memory of received values.’ – Edward Levi

‘Grief is only the memory of widowed affections.’ – James Martineau

‘When the doctors showed me an X-ray of my brain, they pointed to a black hole on the upper left side and told me that all memory from that spot was dead. I thought to myself that I hoped that’s where I kept ‘The Orange Blossom Special.” – Johnny Gimble

‘A fragrance that matches the personality of the man or woman who wears it is an integral part of the memory that you have of him or her. It goes without saying that it’s a formidable weapon of seduction.’ – Dree Hemingway

‘In order to be an image of God, the spirit must turn to what is eternal, hold it in spirit, keep it in memory, and by loving it, embrace it in the will.’ – Edith Stein

‘When the enemies’ land force is once conquered and expelled from the continent, our Marine will rise as if by enchantment and become, within the memory of persons now living, the wonder and envy of the world.’ – John Paul Jones

‘One of the reasons it is so difficult to break a connection to something or someone you have imprinted on is that after you imprint, it seeds into your mind and goes from working memory to stored, hard-wired memory from which it is much more difficult to sever that attachment.’ – Mark Goulston

‘My father left when I was three, and I have no memory of him. The most significant male figures in my life were my grandfather, in whose house I lived during the first 10 years of my childhood, and later my stepfather.’ – Isabel Allende

‘I originally got very interested in memory in high school when my grandmother came to live with us. She had been diagnosed with dementia. It was the first time I had heard the word ‘Alzheimer’s disease.” – Anthony Doerr

‘Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and other varieties have anthocyanins that can help reverse some loss of balance and memory associated with aging.’ – David H. Murdock

‘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

‘Institutional memory is important in any organization, but so are fresh ideas.’ – Marianne Williamson

‘Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.’ – Francis Bacon

‘We know something of the history of the spread of Christianity, but much passed from recorded memory and much was transmitted by tradition whose accuracy has been repeatedly questioned.’ – Kenneth Scott Latourette

‘For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time.’ – George Sutherland

‘I’d love a super human memory. My memory has never been good.’ – Wale

‘The days of languorous shore leave are long gone. Overnight stays are unheard of and sailor towns a distant memory. In better ports, seafarers head for a seamen’s mission.’ – Rose George

‘Part of us believes the new car is better because it lasts longer. But, in fact, that’s the worst thing about the new car. It will stay around to disappoint you, whereas a trip to Europe is over. It evaporates. It has the good sense to go away, and you are left with nothing but a wonderful memory.’ – Daniel Gilbert

‘Thus one memory follows another until the waves dash together over our heads, and a deep sigh swells the breast, which warns us that we have forgotten to breathe in the midst of these pure thoughts.’ – Max Muller

‘Mr. Trump’s memory is fantastic. I’ve never come across a situation that Mr. Trump has said something that is not accurate.’ – Michael Cohen

‘I feel like I’ve had a lot of painful situations that I intentionally delete from my memory.’ – Nancy Wilson

‘Memory is the fourth dimension to any landscape.’ – Janet Fitch

‘Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.’ – Thomas Beecham

‘Memory is the mother of all wisdom.’ – Aeschylus

‘How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, When memory plays an old tune on the heart.’ – Eliza Cook

‘Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of an act never experienced.’ – Ned Rorem

‘I must have good genes from my parents because I feel no slowdown of energy, enthusiasm or even memory.’ – Nancy Pelosi

‘It is curious to note how fragile the memory is, even for the important times in one’s life. This is, moreover, what explains the fortunate fantasy of history.’ – Marcel Duchamp

‘I been in the blues all my life. I’m still delivering ’cause I got a long memory.’ – Muddy Waters

‘Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche

‘A good memory is needed after one has lied.’ – Pierre Corneille

‘We start out as sand and soot out there in the universe, and who knows, in 40 trillion years’ time we might come back. But if we come back without memory, it doesn’t really interest me.’ – Melvyn Bragg

‘Sure I do a lot of jokes about Anne Frank. But when you do those jokes, it makes people remember what happened to her. That process of bringing her story back doesn’t have to be a serious one. What I say is all nonsense, but it helps to keep her memory alive.’ – Joan Rivers

‘My memory’s pretty much gone.’ – Jim McMahon

‘Some players feel that winning is everything and that losing is a disaster. Not me. I want the spectators to take home a good memory.’ – Evonne Goolagong Cawley

‘Everything you do, every thought you have, every word you say creates a memory that you will hold in your body. It’s imprinted on you and affects you in subtle ways – ways you are not always aware of. With that in mind, be very conscious and selective.’ – Phylicia Rashad

‘Memory as an article of faith often comes naturally to writers, who by temperament are likely to be diarists and record keepers, forever searching past events for elusive patterns – and forever believing that such patterns are to be found.’ – Dara Horn

‘My dad took me for an audition once, to show me, ‘OK, you want to be a child actor, this is what it’s like.’ I sang a folk song about donkeys on this West End stage with this big director, and there was a queue of 200 girls all singing ‘Memory.’ I was terrible. Terrible.’ – Emilia Clarke

‘If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song.’ – Khalil Gibran

‘Places seem to me to have some kind of memory, in that they activate memory in those who look at them.’ – W. G. Sebald

‘I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.’ – Jorge Luis Borges

‘Our memory is and always will be as good as time travel gets, and in the meantime time will do the travelling for us.’ – Maria Konnikova

‘Probably the most formative experience was reading the ‘Foundation’ trilogy when I was about twelve years old. That wasn’t the first science fiction I had ever read, but it’s something that stands out in my memory as having had a big impact on me.’ – Ted Chiang

‘The uncluttered life is the key to a good memory.’ – Frank McCourt

‘Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!’ – Henry David Thoreau

‘Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.’ – Georges Duhamel

‘In the past 3-4 years I’ve developed a habit of keeping numerous small cassette recorders in my house and in a bag with me so that I’m able to commit to tape memory song ideas on a constant basis.’ – Dwight Yoakam

‘Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory.’ – Ray Charles

‘Always remember those things that tend to strengthen and improve your understanding. You cannot learn without attention, neither retain those lessons that you have once learnt without frequently reflecting upon and reviewing them in your mind; by this means, things long past will remain impressed upon your memory.’ – Dorothea Dix

‘It is only by not paying one’s bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.’ – Oscar Wilde

‘The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.’ – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

‘Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory, he should never venture to lie.’ – Michel de Montaigne

‘There are four Powers: memory and intellect, desire and covetousness. The two first are mental and the others sensual. The three senses: sight, hearing and smell cannot well be prevented; touch and taste not at all.’ – Leonardo da Vinci

‘Tell the truth because then you don’t have to have a good memory.’ – Jesse Ventura

‘A Latin teacher told me I might make a good actress, and that stuck in my memory. I did some modeling, and Polanski gave me that small part.’ – Jacqueline Bisset

‘The most profound memory I have from my childhood is burning down my house at 6 years old.’ – Black Thought

‘Outside speech, the association that is made in the memory between words having something in common creates different groups, series, families, within which very diverse relations obtain but belonging to a single category: these are associative relations.’ – Ferdinand de Saussure

‘A good storyteller is a person with a good memory and hopes other people haven’t.’ – Irvin S. Cobb

‘My earliest memory is being in a snow hole, aged two-and-a-half, with my dad somewhere up a mountain in a blizzard. I don’t know what my dad saw in me – I was a geeky kid – but he had that philosophy: prepare the kid for the road, not the road for the kid.’ – Tommy Caldwell

‘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

‘No man surely has so short a memory as the American.’ – Rebecca Harding Davis

‘My earliest memory of actually definitely wanting to be a filmmaker was when I got thrown out of class when I was 10 and I was storyboarding a short film I wanted to make with my friend’s camera.’ – Gareth Edwards

‘I don’t know what my mother was thinking, but she entered me in a Little Miss contest – Little Miss Orange Blossom, I think it was. And I don’t remember anything about that, except I have one flash-bulb memory of standing on the stage and thinking, ‘This is not where I should be.” – Kate DiCamillo

‘Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience… from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.’ – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

‘To attain the rank of grand master of memory, you must be able to perform three seemingly superhuman feats. You have to memorize 1,000 digits in under an hour, the precise order of 10 shuffled decks of playing cards in the same amount of time, and one shuffled deck in less than two minutes. There are 36 grand masters of memory in the world.’ – Joshua Foer

‘My older brother was the person who got me interested in science in general. He used to tell me what he learned in school. My first memory of mathematics is probably the time that he told me about the problem of adding numbers from 1 to 100.’ – Maryam Mirzakhani

‘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

‘White Americans have a short memory.’ – Sherman Alexie

‘There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.’ – Marcel Proust

‘Mind mapping is a technique based on memory and creativity and comprehension and understanding, so when the student or a child uses the mind map, they are using their brain in the way their brain was designed to be used, and so the mind helps them in all learning and cognitive skills. It simply helps them in what the brain does naturally.’ – Tony Buzan

‘Recalling a memory is not like playing a tape recorder. It’s a creative process.’ – Susumu Tonegawa

‘The idea is that there is a kind of memory in nature. Each kind of thing has a collective memory. So, take a squirrel living in New York now. That squirrel is being influenced by all past squirrels.’ – Rupert Sheldrake

‘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

‘Americans have no sense of history. And not much memory. They don’t remember what happened yesterday.’ – Howard Fast

‘The mystic cords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the angels of our nature.’ – Abraham Lincoln

‘I come from a blue-collar family. My father worked at the American Can Company as a mechanic. He broke his back and was disabled, and the first memory I have of him is in the hospital. My mother was a working mother – she had two jobs. Everybody in the house had to help out.’ – Joseph Abboud

‘We must address, individually and collectively, moral and ethical issues raised by cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence and biotechnology, which will enable significant life extension, designer babies, and memory extraction.’ – Klaus Schwab

‘Cinema is a little over 100 years old, and a lot of what we do is built around film emulsion. Those things were calibrated for white skin. We’ve always placed powder on skin to dull the light. But my memory of growing up in Miami is this moist, beautiful black skin.’ – Barry Jenkins

‘Getting hurt and watching Tom Brady take over and beginning what’s been just a spectacular run of his, and to come back and play in the AFC Championship Game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh, and help us win that game, is a memory that stands out very clearly.’ – Drew Bledsoe

‘It’s always best if you can leave with a good memory.’ – Edwin van der Sar

‘After Nixon resigned in 1974, he engaged in a very aggressive war with history, attempting to wipe out the Watergate stain and memory. Happily, history won, largely because of Nixon’s tapes.’ – Bob Woodward

‘Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.’ – Milan Kundera

‘I used to – my earliest memory of waking up with a melody in my head was, you know, 8, 9, 10. I’ve always heard kind of melodies in my head.’ – Bono

‘My happiest memory of childhood was my first birthday in reform school. This teacher took an interest in me. In fact, he gave me the first birthday presents I ever got: a box of Cracker Jacks and a can of ABC shoe polish.’ – Flip Wilson

‘I did say to myself one day, ‘I’d love to be a Jewish comedian,’ but that’s my only memory with any connection to show business.’ – Paul Morrissey

‘Forget: Refuse to dwell; let go and loosen one’s hold, particularly on memory. To forget is an active – not passive – endeavor.’ – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

‘I don’t have a good memory, so learning all the songs for my TV performances was a real challenge.’ – Vera Lynn

‘I temporarily became a surgeon for ‘Memory of Love’. I spent two weeks in an operating theatre, watching amputations, and I loved it.’ – Aminatta Forna

‘Time, which wears down and diminishes all things, augments and increases good deeds, because a good turn liberally offered to a reasonable man grows continually through noble thought and memory.’ – Francois Rabelais

‘It was quite difficult to find a place to do what we wanted, namely to study the neurological basis of behaviour and especially learning and memory, which we were particularly interested in.’ – Edvard Moser

‘Memory is quite central for me. Part of it is that I like the actual texture of writing through memory. I like the atmospheres that result if episodes are narrated through the haze of memory.’ – Kazuo Ishiguro

‘In memory everything seems to happen to music.’ – Tennessee Williams

‘It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.’ – Lewis Carroll

‘Chicago’s been under the grip of the corrupt and broken political machine for as long as everybody’s memory.’ – Lori Lightfoot

‘Maybe I should say that memory interests me a great deal, because I think we all tell stories of our lives to ourselves as well as to other people. Well, women do, anyway. Women do this a lot. And I think when men get older, they do this too, but maybe in slightly different terms.’ – Alice Munro

‘We are a vibrant first-world country, but we have a humbling third-world memory.’ – Mary McAleese

‘Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever.’ – Will Self

‘I’ve given my life to the principle and the ideal of memory, and remembrance.’ – Elie Wiesel

‘Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.’ – Will Durant

‘Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven’t left any holes, that you’ve captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.’ – Henri Cartier-Bresson

‘Honest people remember stories in the order of emotional prominence, but liars will recount a story in chronological order. Memory rarely works that way.’ – Pamela Meyer

‘Thanks to Twitter, iPads, BlackBerrys, voice-activated in-dash navigation systems, and a hundred other technologies that offer distraction anywhere, anytime, boredom has loosened its grip on us at last – that once-crushing ‘weight’ has become, for the most part, a memory.’ – Walter Kirn

‘Today, we live in a time of threats like few others in recent memory. During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.’ – Nikki Haley

‘A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.’ – Grandma Moses

‘And it sort of jogged a memory of something that I read at school and I read it, and I thought God this is it. So you never can tell. I could find something this afternoon.’ – Andrew Lloyd Webber

‘Memory is man’s greatest friend and worst enemy.’ – Gilbert Parker

‘Digital technology can be a great resource, but it can also be a pernicious one, so it’s how we, as a society, really study the cognitive impact of that and use evidence-based research to go after the technology designers to do a better job of dealing with the problems of memory and attention we are seeing.’ – Maryanne Wolf

‘The history of my life must begin by the earliest circumstance which my memory can evoke; it will therefore commence when I had attained the age of eight years and four months.’ – Giacomo Casanova

‘All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.’ – Wislawa Szymborska

‘Anything that has a dragon, a wand, pixie dust, fairies, magic, any of that, I love it. I’m obsessed with it, I will read it, I will watch it, I will commit it to memory.’ – Frankie Grande

‘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

‘The memory of the 146 people who lost their lives in the Triangle Shirtwaist fire stands as a reminder that legal protections and workplace safety standards were won through a long struggle for social justice and at great human cost.’ – Eric Schneiderman

‘I’ve always wanted to throw a party where everyone comes with their mother’s meatloaf. Everybody could evoke their mother’s memory through her meatloaf.’ – Diane Sawyer

‘The Iraq War was the biggest issue for people of my generation in the West. It was also the clearest case, in my living memory, of media manipulation and the creation of a war through ignorance.’ – Julian Assange

‘When the last red man shall have perished from the earth and his memory among the white men shall have become a myth, these shores will swarm with the invisible dead of my tribe. The white man will never be alone. Let him be just and deal kindly with my people, for the dead are not powerless.’ – Chief Seattle

”Mnemonic’ is a play about memory.’ – Simon McBurney

‘England is a memory now. The gates are flooded and anybody can have access to England and join in.’ – Morrissey

‘Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory, is cursed with lousy recall. Written goals provide clarity. By documenting your dreams, you must think about the process of achieving them.’ – Gary Ryan Blair

‘For memory, we use our imagination. We take a few strands of real time and carry them with us, then like an oyster we create a pearl around them.’ – John Banville

‘That’s what you’re looking for as a writer when you’re working. You’re looking for your own freedom. To lose your inhibition to delve deep into your memory and experiences and life and then to find the prose that will persuade the reader.’ – Philip Roth

‘Virtual Self’ was me trying to paint a picture of a very foggy, distorted memory that I had of electronic music on the internet.’ – Porter Robinson

‘Karma is experience, and experience creates memory, and memory creates imagination and desire, and desire creates karma again. If I buy a cup of coffee, that’s karma. I now have that memory that might give me the potential desire for having cappuccino, and I walk into Starbucks, and there’s karma all over again.’ – Deepak Chopra

‘Meanwhile the fact that the connection with the activity of memory in ordinary life is for the moment lost is of less importance than the reverse, namely, that this connection with the complications and fluctuations of life is necessarily still a too close one.’ – Hermann Ebbinghaus

‘When a nanotech company matures and becomes a real business, it becomes something else. It becomes a biotech company or a cleantech company or a memory chip company. Nanotechnology has fueled the core innovations in electronics and energy.’ – Steve Jurvetson

‘CD stores have the disadvantage of an expensive inventory, but digital bookshops would need no such thing: they could write copies at the time of sale on to memory sticks, and sell you one if you forgot your own.’ – Richard Stallman

‘Despite the pain of his death, George is still very much alive in my memory today. A few years on from that tragic Christmas, I’ll sometimes catch myself thinking of our friendship and those years together as young kids in Wham!’ – Andrew Ridgeley

‘Literature becomes the living memory of a nation.’ – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

‘Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.’ – Maurice Baring

‘Bereavement is terrible, of course. And when somebody you love dies, it’s a time for reflection, a time for memory, a time for regret.’ – Richard Dawkins

‘My eyesight is not nearly as good. My hearing is probably going away. My memory is slipping too. But I’m still around.’ – John Wooden

‘Bitcoin is probably the most portable money in the history of the world. I can download any amount onto a thumb drive and walk across any border without any problems. Or, I could commit to memory a line of code that I can then input into the network and save or spend Bitcoins.’ – Max Keiser

‘It seems that it had been destined before that I should occupy myself so thoroughly with the vulture, for it comes to my mind as a very early memory, when I was still in the cradle, a vulture came down to me, he opened my mouth with his tail and struck me a few times with his tail against my lips.’ – Leonardo da Vinci

‘I have a photographic memory that enables me to visualize what everyone in the huddle is supposed to do on each of the hundreds of plays in our playbook.’ – Steve Young

‘I have a very conveniently photographic memory of emotions – it’s overwhelming, because things don’t fade for me.’ – Mitski

‘My first memory of the Rolling Stones is listening to ‘Satisfaction’ at a sixth-grade slumber party at a friend’s house in Ankara, Turkey, where my family was living at the time. In the middle of our sleepover, my friend’s dad stopped the record when he heard the words ‘girlie action!” – Gayle King

‘Life may unfold chronologically for the body and for bureaucracies that keep track of such things as births, marriages, deaths, visas, tax returns, expulsions, and identity cards, but memory does not play this game in quite the same way, always manages to confound the desire for tidiness.’ – Ariel Dorfman

‘I always preach you have to have a short memory, whether it is good or bad.’ – Julian Edelman

‘But I believe above all that I wanted to build the palace of my memory, because my memory is my only homeland.’ – Anselm Kiefer

‘Neuroscience is exciting. Understanding how thoughts work, how connections are made, how the memory works, how we process information, how information is stored – it’s all fascinating.’ – Lisa Randall

‘You’ve got to have a short memory in this game, and move forward. Pick yourself up after a loss, and check yourself after a win.’ – Cody Garbrandt

‘Time, memory, loss and love are my main artistic concerns, but time, among all of them, becomes the determinant.’ – Sally Mann

‘The moral backbone of literature is about that whole question of memory. To my mind it seems clear that those who have no memory have the much greater chance to lead happy lives.’ – W. G. Sebald

‘The earliest maps were ‘story’ maps. Cartographers were artists who mingled knowledge with supposition, memory and fears. Their maps described both landscape and the events, which had taken place within it, enabling travellers to plot a route as well as to experience a story.’ – Rory MacLean

‘Sometimes we talk about memory as though it’s firm and fixed, but of course, memory is highly fluid and subjective and thus highly subject to manipulation.’ – Laura van den Berg

‘Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.’ – Denis Diderot

‘There’s basically an element of fiction in everything you remember. Imagination and memory are almost the same brain processes. When I write fiction, I know that I’m using a bunch of lies that I’ve made up to create some form of truth. When I write a memoir, I’m using true elements to create something that will always be somehow fictionalized.’ – Isabel Allende

‘Guitar is just something I can do. So much of it now is muscle memory, just instinct.’ – St. Vincent

‘Man-made computers are limited in their performance by finite processing speed and memory. So, too, the cosmic computer is limited in power by its age and the finite speed of light.’ – Paul Davies

‘What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what’s behind them.’ – Augusto Roa Bastos

‘If the Christian is a restorationist, a legalist, if he wants everything clear and safe, then he will find nothing. Tradition and memory of the past must help us to have the courage to open up new areas to God.’ – Pope Francis

‘We humans are still a very primitive culture, and it’s one of the traps we’ve fallen into over the course of our lives – to forget our history. That’s why George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ is so profound. It chronicles our short memory.’ – RuPaul

‘Human memory is short and terribly fickle.’ – Janine di Giovanni

‘It’s surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.’ – Barbara Kingsolver

‘It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.’ – P. D. James

‘I shall go the way of the open sea, to the lands I knew before you came, and the cool ocean breezes shall blow from me the memory of your name.’ – Adela Florence Nicolson

‘I do not want to be misunderstood that you need a dose of persecution in order, really, to have a sense of your identity. Otherwise, you know, there would be no American Jews. Even if you’re not strictly, fiercely Orthodox, you commit yourselves to a community of memory.’ – Simon Schama

‘My memory is not even what most people’s is, much less what it oughta be for a discussion like this.’ – Warren Zevon

‘We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.’ – Michel de Montaigne

‘We don’t only tell stories when we set out to tell stories, our memory tells us stories. That is, what we get to keep from our experiences is a story.’ – Daniel Kahneman

‘Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.’ – Wendell Berry

‘I love memory sticks. They seem to me to be magic.’ – Ruth Rendell

‘Pale ink is better than the most retentive memory.’ – Harvey Mackay

‘I used to like taking pictures. I wanted to capture precious moments and make them mine. I wanted to hang on to everything that might someday become a fond memory.’ – Fumio Sasaki

‘When you’re in the band, in the van with them, there’s a lot more you know and can put pen to paper. I’ve never had any problem with my memory, and I did have these composition notebooks, like you use in school, that I wrote in. I have the largest collection of videos of the band, 400 8 and Hi8 videos.’ – Marky Ramone

‘No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.’ – Plato

‘I’ve always been able to recount things, and I have a really good memory about dialog and what people have said before and this and that.’ – Carol Burnett

‘Every time I go to Athens, it’s not just a trip down memory lane; there’s some surprise. I always meet somebody new, or some crazy party happens, or there’s some amazing event.’ – Kate Pierson

‘I am my heart’s undertaker. Daily I go and retrieve its tattered remains, place them delicately into its little coffin, and bury it in the depths of my memory, only to have to do it all again tomorrow.’ – Emilie Autumn

‘We have a memory cut in pieces. And I write trying to recover our real memory, the memory of humankind, what I call the human rainbow, which is much more colorful and beautiful than the other one, the other rainbow.’ – Eduardo Galeano

‘I have a memory, and I can just eliminate mistakes when they come up because I’ve already made them.’ – Tom Brady

‘Sweet is the memory of past troubles.’ – Marcus Tullius Cicero

‘As you get older, you worry about your memory.’ – Ronnie Corbett

‘Celebrate your child’s achievement, then rotate it when the next mini-masterpiece comes along. Then chuck the old picture. Don’t worry that you’re throwing away a memory. Your children will remember your praise more than they will remember the picture with macaroni and glitter glued on it.’ – Niecy Nash

‘Memory that yearns to join the centre, a limb remembering the body from which it has been severed, like those bamboo thighs of the god.’ – Derek Walcott

‘My memory of my home was that it was very happy, and that there was more fun and life there than there was anywhere else.’ – Maeve Binchy

‘I remember my first memory is sitting in my dad’s chair in a small office and I used to imagine that I was picking up the phone and issuing commands. And I was only seven.’ – Peter Jones

‘One of the strangest aspects of living with certain kinds of memory loss is knowing that the forgetting is happening.’ – Floyd Skloot

‘Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.’ – George William Curtis

‘Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation’s heart, the excision of its memory.’ – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

‘The best Qualification of a Prophet is to have a good Memory.’ – George Savile

‘Memory depends mainly upon myth. Some even occurs in our minds, in actuality or in fantasy; we form it in memory, molding it like clay day after day – and soon we have made out of that event a myth. We then keep the myth in memory as a guide to future similar situations.’ – Rollo May

‘The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician.’ – Louis Armstrong

‘I learned everything from that show, so it’s just a wonderful memory to me. A lot of people would be embarrassed to admit that they were on ‘Barney’, but I embrace the fact. I just had such a wonderful time doing that show… I learned what a camera and prop is, and all that. I learned my manners too, so I guess that’s a good thing!’ – Selena Gomez

‘Memory is a net: one finds it full of fish when he takes it from the brook, but a dozen miles of water have run through it without sticking.’ – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

‘Beijing was such a different city. There were so few cars, I could walk in the middle of the road. In the summer, the streetlamps attracted swirling bugs. I loved those bugs: crickets, praying mantis, all kinds of beetles. I also have a vivid memory of dazzling sunlight coming out of the sky.’ – Ma Jun

‘The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons made in order to examine analogies, and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory.’ – Giacomo Casanova

‘My memory’s bad!’ – Jeremy Sumpter

‘When your entire brain is active, that means you are taking everything in through all sense perception. Your entire memory bank and your instincts are in play, so you make much quicker and more intelligent choices.’ – Martha Beck

‘The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.’ – George Eliot

‘His nerve, his memory, and I can’t remember the third thing.’ – Lee Trevino

‘In school I was in the dark room all the time, and I’ve always collected stray photographs; there’s a great deal of memory in them.’ – W. G. Sebald

‘Performance is there, and if you are not there in that moment it happened, it just stays in the memory. It’s so immaterial and something this immaterial is very difficult to collect. Its difficult to buy, its how we can buy immaterial art.’ – Marina Abramovic

‘I’ve had my nose in a book my whole life. I never thought it would be useful, but it is now. What’s really nice is that I don’t have a photographic memory, so words get blurred, thoughts get mixed up, and they come out as something new.’ – Twinkle Khanna

‘I really thought I was on the way out. My husband Blake saved my life. Often I don’t know what I do, then the next day the memory returns. And then I am engulfed in shame.’ – Amy Winehouse

‘My memory seems to be holding on quite well. There is no reason why it shouldn’t if you keep training it.’ – Melvyn Bragg

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

‘Just luxuriate in a certain memory, and the details will come. It’s like a magnet attracting steel filings.’ – Frank McCourt

‘You think about some of the most memorable meals you’ve ever had; the food will be good but it will often be about locating a mental memory and taste is inexorably linked to all the other senses and memory, so ultimately it is all about taste.’ – Heston Blumenthal

‘My dad has dementia, so I monitor my own memory in a way that other people may not. As an atheist, I don’t believe in an afterlife so I feel I need to fit in as much as I can while I’m here.’ – David Baddiel

‘You need to have a short-term memory. That’s a big thing that I learned a lot. Moving on from games, even good games that I have. Move on from them and be prepared for the next night.’ – Bradley Beal

‘Sometimes you go to a show, and you see someone and think they’re not there right now. They’re performing, but it’s muscle memory. There is no memorising some of the ways we put on a show.’ – Tyler Joseph

‘I saw Frank Frazetta’s art, and it seared on my memory. I love his paintings. They’re so amazing.’ – Jason Momoa

‘I read a book a week, man. And I don’t have a great memory, but I have a good memory about what I read.’ – Junot Diaz

‘Rhyme is a mnemonic device, an aid to the memory. And some poems are themselves mnemonics, that is to say, the whole purpose of the poem is to enable us to remember some information.’ – James Fenton

‘All of us roughly know what memory is. I mean, memory is sort of the storage of the past. It’s the storage of our personal experiences. It’s a very big deal.’ – Daniel Kahneman

‘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

‘The architect works in the territory of memory.’ – Mario Botta

‘A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature.’ – John Henry Newman

‘I have no memory of feeling strong and rugged at any point. I’ve been considering masculinity my whole life.’ – Josh O’Connor

‘I take my personal upkeep real seriously; my sense of organization and attention to detail; my memory; my business – I love the business.’ – David Lee Roth

‘If a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.’ – A. E. Housman

‘I have a photographic memory.’ – Tom Holland

‘I do think a key to success in any walk of life is having a short memory and a thick skin – I know it has served me well over the years.’ – Aubrey McClendon

‘The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.’ – Samuel Johnson

‘Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.’ – Baltasar Gracian

‘In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.’ – John Leonard

‘I like the fact that by mimicking the way memory works, a writer can actually write in a fluid way – one solid scene doesn’t have to fall on another solid scene, you can just have a fragment that then dovetails into another one that took place 30 years apart from it.’ – Kazuo Ishiguro

‘A generation without history is a generation that not only loses a nation’s memory but loses a sense of what it’s like to be inside a human skin.’ – Simon Schama

‘What I continuously remember is when I was a child in the courtyard with my grandmother and we milked the goat and we made the ricotta. The still-warm ricotta from our goat, on top of a piece of bread, and we used to sprinkle just a little bit of honey or sugar on it. That flavor, that stays in my memory.’ – Lidia Bastianich

‘Music, when soft voices die Vibrates in the memory.’ – Percy Bysshe Shelley

‘Nothing stands out so conspicuously, or remains so firmly fixed in the memory, as something which you have blundered.’ – Marcus Tullius Cicero

‘Some men’s memory is like a box where a man should mingle his jewels with his old shoes.’ – George Savile

‘The Torah is the foundational text for Jewish law, but the Haggadah is our book of living memory. We are not merely telling a story here. We are being called to a radical act of empathy. Here we are, embarking on an ancient, perennial attempt to give human lives – our lives – dignity.’ – Jonathan Safran Foer

‘When I was a kid, a pickleball hit me in the back of the head, and I had memory problems. I was in a boarding school and the nuns gave me poems to remember to try and get the memory going again.’ – C. C. H. Pounder

‘I was helped by having a verbatim memory of what happened years ago, even if I can’t remember what happened a couple of days ago.’ – James Herriot

‘Memory is quite central for me. Part of it is that I like the actual texture of writing through memory.’ – Kazuo Ishiguro

‘That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.’ – Elie Wiesel

‘We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.’ – Georges Duhamel

‘If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.’ – E. Joseph Cossman

‘Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.’ – Annie Dillard

‘She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes.’ – Frank Deford

‘Home is one’s birthplace, ratified by memory.’ – Henry Grunwald

‘The memory is like a cat scratching my heart.’ – Marina Oswald

‘Love and memory last and will so endure till the game is called because of darkness.’ – Gene Fowler

‘The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment: the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. The new president and his first lady.’ – Richard M. Nixon

‘Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept – and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years.’ – Jean Paul

‘I’m very ‘spur of the moment’. I’m always trying to think of fun things to do to create a memory.’ – Josh Hartnett

‘History is a people’s memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.’ – Malcolm X

‘Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?’ – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

‘I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.’ – Aleister Crowley

‘It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work.’ – Edward Gibbon

‘The greatest memory for me of the 1984 Olympics was not the individual honors, but standing on the podium with my teammates to receive our team gold medal.’ – Mitch Gaylord

‘The camera relieves us of the burden of memory. It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. Yet no other god has been so cynical, for the camera records in order to forget.’ – John Berger

‘I believe the true function of age is memory. I’m recording as fast as I can.’ – Rita Mae Brown

‘It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory.’ – Quintilian

‘Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.’ – Antoine Rivarol

‘For my name and memory I leave to men’s charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.’ – Francis Bacon

‘That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously.’ – Richard Brinsley Sheridan

‘The headline is the most important element of an ad. It must offer a promise to the reader of a believable benefit. And it must be phrased in a way to give it memory value.’ – Morris Hite

‘Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.’ – Miguel de Unamuno

‘Memory is a magnet. It will pull to it and hold only material nature has designed it to attract.’ – Jessamyn West

‘Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?’ – Martin Farquhar Tupper

‘Was there ever in anyone’s life span a point free in time, devoid of memory, a night when choice was any more than the sum of all the choices gone before?’ – Joan Didion

‘America is stronger than ever. We will forever remember those we lost on September 11, 2001. In honoring their memory, we will remain true to our commitment to freedom and democracy.’ – Evan Bayh

‘I think we’re at risk with our democracy. I think we’re dealing with the most closed, imperialistic, nastiest administration in living memory. They even put Richard Nixon to shame.’ – Wesley Clark

‘I’ll never forget anything about Middle Earth. That’s part of my memory now so I won’t miss anything.’ – David Wenham

‘We can never fully repay the debt of our proud nation to those who have laid down their lives for our country. The best we can do is honor their memory, ensure that their sacrifice is not in vain, and help provide for their families.’ – Susan Collins

‘Sometimes I get the start of a story from a memory, an anecdote, but that gets lost and is usually unrecognizable in the final story.’ – Alice Munro

‘That past is still within our living memory, a time when neighbour helped neighbour, sharing what little they had out of necessity, as well as decency.’ – Mary McAleese

‘Looking back across the years, so many pictures flash on the screen of my memory that just as I begin to see one clearly, another slides in, blotting out the first, itself to be pushed aside by the next and the next and the next.’ – Conrad Veidt

‘I have a hot memory, but I know I’ve forgotten many things, too, just squashed things in favor of survival.’ – Iggy Pop

‘Well, one of the things I discovered in the course of looking back and writing about what I saw in my memory is that I was a closely observant person long before I became a reporter.’ – Alma Guillermoprieto

‘I was trying to figure out what a memory feels like.’ – Charlie Kaufman

‘Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory.’ – Emil Cioran

‘Memory is often less about the truth than about what we want it to be.’ – David Halberstam

‘Music is essentially built upon primitive memory structures.’ – Morton Feldman

‘I was once married to a woman who could eat anything and tell you what was in it: the most complicated recipes. Her memory of taste – now that’s what I call memory!’ – Morton Feldman

‘Ah, tell me not that memory sheds gladness o’er the past, what is recalled by faded flowers, save that they did not last?’ – Letitia Elizabeth Landon

‘For the first time in your conscious memory; for the first time in fact, since your were a baby; a single tear, full and warm, rolled down your right cheek and you fell into a very deep and entirely dreamless slumber.’ – Dave Sim

‘The issues and challenges surrounding nuclear non-proliferation are continuously evolving. They’ve changed dramatically at several junctures in recent memory.’ – Spencer Abraham

‘We never really had any kind of a Christmas. This is one part where my memory fails me completely.’ – Frank McCourt

‘Man is the only creature we know, that, when the term of his natural life is ended, leaves the memory of himself behind him.’ – William Godwin

‘Your body has such a memory.’ – Kristanna Loken

‘We as Americans and as humans have very selective hearing and very selective memory. We only hear what we want to hear and disregard the rest.’ – Frank Luntz

‘I have never seen a game’s graphics look so sharp and clean. The sound design for the game is also unique on the Xbox. The memory on this system allowed us to provide the user with 5.1 Dolby surround sound for home theatre owners.’ – Don Bluth

‘I have no memory for what happens in what books. I don’t know when I might remember a scene, but beats me what book it’s in because there are 14 of them now.’ – Donna Leon

‘I’m afraid that the United States is more isolated today than at any other time in my memory.’ – Brent Scowcroft

‘There are so many things that poetry is about, one of which is memory.’ – Peter Davison

‘There’ll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them, and I am a poet of memory.’ – Philip Levine

‘There’s a preoccupation with memory and the operation of memory and a rather rapacious interest in history.’ – Penelope Lively

‘I’ve always been fascinated by the operation of memory – the way in which it is not linear but fragmented, and its ambivalence.’ – Penelope Lively

‘Saturday night is when my hair would be fixed up and that was my memory.’ – Jenifer Lewis

‘Many Nobel Prizes are awaiting good research to understand and explain the many mysteries of our bodies, such as the basic mechanism of memory or imagination.’ – John Cameron

‘Wouldn’t you like to have an augmented memory chip that you could plug into your head so you don’t have to look everything up and remember everything?’ – Kevin J. Anderson

‘My entire learning process is slow, because I have no visual memory.’ – Georg Solti

‘Anticipation of movement, through muscular innervation and memory, by its retention of nerve impulse images, extend the present to the limit of a second or so.’ – John Desmond Bernal

‘Both organizations are growing rapidly due in part to answering the urgent need in the community for services and programs to help with the day-to-day struggles that come with memory disorders.’ – Leeza Gibbons

‘Not only the Archivist alone but all who work for NARA are designated custodians of America’s national memory.’ – Allen Weinstein

‘My books are elegiac in the sense that they’re odes to a nation that even I sometimes think may not exist anymore except in my memory and my imagination.’ – Richard Russo

‘I think it killed the performance on a lot of the systems in the Labs for years because everyone had their own copy of it, but it wasn’t being shared, and so they wasted huge amounts of memory back when memory was expensive.’ – Bill Joy

‘It turns out that my memory is just not that great, so for specific scenes with people doing stuff, sometimes I’d have the details all wrong or I couldn’t remember what happened exactly, so I just let that be.’ – Rick Moody

‘Indeed, as the above calculation indicates, to take full advantage of the memory space available, the ultimate laptop must turn all its matter into energy.’ – Seth Lloyd

‘There remains, however, the hope, at least in Russia, that, as sometimes happens in history, the memory of lost alternatives will one day inspire efforts to regain them.’ – Stephen Cohen

‘There’s not a good poet I know who has not at the beck and call of his memory a vast quantity of poetry that composes his mental library.’ – Anthony Hecht

‘I have an old brain but a terrific memory.’ – Al Lewis

‘I’ve never really been anywhere, and now I get to go everywhere. I just have to make sure there’s enough memory on my computer to hold all my pictures.’ – Carrie Underwood

‘I should remember more, and I have a pretty good memory.’ – Cesar Romero

‘The last four years have not diluted the memory or weakened the resolve of our citizens. Four years later, our hearts still hurt for the families whose loved ones were murdered that day.’ – John Doolittle

‘No amount of time will weaken our allegiance to avenging those lost in the horrible attacks. America has a sharp memory, a firm resolve, and a commitment to her own.’ – John Doolittle

‘Just this morning, out of a large memory for songs, and having been obsessed by them since childhood, suddenly, at the age of 84, I thought of a song I hadn’t thought of in over 50 years. It came into my head unbidden.’ – Tom Glazer

‘And if the great fear had not come upon me, as it did, and forced me to do my duty, I might have been less good to the people than some man who had never dreamed at all, even with the memory of so great a vision in me.’ – Black Elk

‘I wanted to have virtual memory, at least as it’s coupled with file systems.’ – Ken Thompson

‘It’s as though all the terms of a family were present at one time rather than his dad and his mum. Not just a present authority, but the resident memory of what qualifies what else is the case.’ – Robert Creeley

‘When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law – most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America – is really within living memory.’ – Floyd Abrams

‘When I was a child I had a best friend who lived across the road from me. When her mother died unexpectedly it was like losing a member of my own family. I think I am still affected by the memory of that loss.’ – Margaret Mahy

‘I have to tell everyone that when I finish a film and it goes out and is released, I never look at my films again. I don’t like looking back. I don’t even like talking about ’em! So I’m really digging back in my memory because I don’t like to sit and look at my films again.’ – Jim Jarmusch

‘I feel that the thing that probably aided me the most in that scene with the dog was the utilization and using an actual recreation, affective memory, if you want to call it, of pain.’ – Ray Walston

‘You know, as you get older, the first thing you lose is memory. It seems to be happening with me.’ – Bernhard Langer

‘I write journals and would recommend journal writing to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career. You learn a lot. You also remember a lot… and memory is important.’ – Judy Collins

‘By the time I was in sixth grade I could bound every country in the world from memory.’ – Clyde Tombaugh

‘I think all writing is done through memory.’ – Guillermo Cabrera Infante

‘Perhaps, to the uninformed, it may appear unaccountable that a man should be able to retain in his memory such a variety of learning; but the close alliance with each other, of the different branches of science, will explain the difficulty.’ – Vitruvius

‘Hill Street Blues might have been the first television show that had a memory. One episode after another was part of a cumulative experience shared by the audience.’ – Steven Bochco

‘I didn’t worry about it because I kind of felt I left a good message and memory with the people in terms of my work, and I always felt with a good record, I could always come back.’ – Tina Turner

‘I have a writer’s memory which makes everything worse than maybe it actually was.’ – Amy Tan

‘You get a letter from her agency embracing you into the family that says, ‘It is our goal now to help you achieve your dream of being a songwriter, in John’s memory.” – Arthur Godfrey

‘Only people have been through that miserable time will recall the pass from their deep memory.’ – Zhang Yimou

‘In my fifty years of experience and memory, I have seen the most amazing increase in the standard of living of a people ever achieved anywhere in the world. This is why I am so sure that our system of free competition and industrial development is sound and must be preserved.’ – Charles E. Wilson

‘They’re very strong in memory. Didn’t do very much in microprocessors or digital signal processing.’ – Jack Kilby

‘His name, Buzz, fits. He can buzz along at 40 miles an hour when his genetic memory moves him.’ – Joe Henderson

‘I hope that memory is valued – that we do not lose memory.’ – Studs Terkel

‘Memory, so complete and clear or so evasive, has to be ended, has to be put aside, as if one were leaving a chapel and bringing the prayer to an end in one’s head.’ – Harold Brodkey

‘In college, my big money memory was saving up to buy a car with my boyfriend, whom I lived with.’ – Christie Hefner

‘As I like to say, the entire collective memory of the species – that means all known and recorded information – is going to be just a few keystrokes away in a matter of years.’ – Dee Hock

‘Men act like brutes in so far as the sequences of their perceptions arise through the principle of memory only, like those empirical physicians who have mere practice without theory.’ – Gottfried Leibniz

‘Jewish persecution is a historical memory of the present generation and people fear it in the present day, and that’s why those references are so much more powerful. I just understand that better now.’ – Gregg Easterbrook

‘My hunger and desperation, being an actor, an out of work actor – my memory of that is as fresh as an open wound.’ – Griffin Dunne

‘The past is still visible. The buildings haven’t changed, the layout of the streets hasn’t changed. So memory is very available to me as I walk around.’ – Jonathan Lethem

‘The book is openly a kind of spiritual autobiography, but the trick is that on any other level it’s a kind of insane collage of fragments of memory.’ – Jonathan Lethem

‘I was never very good at exams, having a poor memory and finding the examination process rather artificial, and there never seemed to be enough time to follow up things that really interested me.’ – Paul Nurse

‘Memory is funny. Once you hit a vein the problem is not how to remember but how to control the flow.’ – Tobias Wolff

‘I do have a blurred memory of sitting on the stairs and trying over and over again to tie one of my shoelaces, but that is all that comes back to me of school itself.’ – Roald Dahl

‘Although computer memory is no longer expensive, there’s always a finite size buffer somewhere. When a big piece of news arrives, everybody sends a message to everybody else, and the buffer fills.’ – Benoit Mandelbrot

‘My earliest acting memory is making up a play for my mom and dad called The Lonesome Baby. I have no idea what The Lonesome Baby was about. I just remember the title. But I’m sure it was an epic.’ – Jane Horrocks

‘But the memory of war weighs undiminished upon the people’s minds. That is because deeper than material wounds, moral wounds are smarting, inflicted by the so- called peace treaties.’ – Hjalmar Schacht

‘I cannot give a single concert at which I do not play one piece after the other in an agony of terror because my memory threatens to fail me. This fear torments me for days beforehand.’ – Clara Schumann

‘I was myself brought up with my brother, whose name was Matthias, for he was my own brother, by both father and mother; and I made mighty proficiency in the improvements of my learning, and appeared to have both a great memory and understanding.’ – Flavius Josephus

‘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

‘A man in my situation, my lords, has not only to encounter the difficulties of fortune. and the force of power over minds which it has corrupted or subjugated. but the difficulties of established prejudice: the man dies, but his memory lives.’ – Robert Emmet

‘Of what use is the memory of facts, if not to serve as an example of good or of evil? – Alfred de Vigny’ – Alfred de Vigny

‘I should be proud to have my memory graced, but only if the monument be placed… here, where I endured three hundred hours in line before the implacable iron bars.’ – Anna Akhmatova

‘Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can come of nothing.’ – Joshua Reynolds

‘My children, as long as you live, the shadow of the Hiss Case will brush you. In every pair of eyes that rests on you, you will see pass, like a cloud passing behind a woods in winter, the memory of your father – dissembled in friendly eyes, lurking in unfriendly eyes.’ – Whittaker Chambers

‘I feel, as never before, how justly, from the dawn of history to the present time, men have paid the homage of their gratitude and admiration to the memory of those who nobly sacrifice their lives, that their fellow-men may live in safety and in honor.’ – Edward Everett

‘Of these years nought remains in memory but the sad feeling that we have advanced and only grown older.’ – Max Muller

‘The first pages of memory are like the old family Bible. The first leaves are wholly faded and somewhat soiled with handling. But, when we turn further, and come to the chapters where Adam and Eve were banished from Paradise, then, all begins to grow clear and legible.’ – Max Muller

‘The 1984 European Championships were held in France and that was something important. I felt on form then, even though I was practically always injured at all the World Cups. It’s a great memory. But in any case, the past is past.’ – Michel Patini

‘Our sages of blessed memory have said that we must not enjoy any pleasure in this world without reciting a blessing.’ – Shmuel Yosef Agnon

‘To be here recovers from a state of soul, from a state of mind. I have the memory of the heart. I know what I received. I must have the will to give back to others.’ – Jacky Ickx

‘Fortunately, I’ve also been an electrician, and that’s a happy memory for me.’ – James MacArthur

‘It was a hard time. It was something I would love to erase from my memory.’ – Rafael Palmeiro

‘My memory of those places is better than my pictures. That’s why I get much more satisfaction out of shooting thematic work that has to do with an idea that I’m searching for, or searching to express.’ – Leonard Nimoy

‘We were interested in this notion of compression- a lot of the songs were really short so that you’d absorb them in memory rather than when you’re actually hearing them.’ – Arto Lindsay

‘My memory of my mom is a wine glass in one hand and a cigarette in the other. She was a runway fashion model, and she was quite a glamorous woman.’ – Loni Anderson

‘How many radio shows I did is lost to memory now; it’s in the hundreds – maybe even close to being in the thousands – for the span of years from the time I was eight till I was about fifteen.’ – Mel Torme

‘Elephants can live to an age of up to 70 or 80 years and they have a good memory. It could be they come across an area that is experiencing a drought. Then they continue on their path and run into people.’ – Richard Leakey

‘On the day I was born, or possibly on one of the following days, my father went on a walk in the forested hills and thought of a name for me. His first son was called Daniel, and Samuel in memory of one of his forefathers.’ – Immanuel Velikovsky

‘My earliest memory is dreamlike: in a small orchard or garden I am carried on the arm, I believe, of my father; there was a group of grown-ups, my mother among them, and the group was slowly walking in the orchard, it seems toward the house.’ – Immanuel Velikovsky

‘I don’t write down my experiences, but I have a very decent memory. I have tons of books in which I write down phrases as they occur to me. That’s how I write songs. I’ll need a line and I’ll go through the books and find it, the right rhyme and everything.’ – Evan Dando

‘While it is true that Frank had a great sense of humor, he was also very serious about composing music. In reality there are only a handful of skilled players who can play his most complex pieces. It takes a lot of patience to learn and requires a fantastic memory.’ – Dweezil Zappa

‘According to materialistic science, any memory requires a material substrate, such as the neuronal network in the brain or the DNA molecules of the genes.’ – Stanislav Grof

‘I just hope it grows into where it was before because I want my son to see it. I want him to have a positive memory of it going forward, so he can be proud of his daddy.’ – Scott Stapp

‘It’s been 25 years now, and truthfully, time sometimes blurs the memory.’ – Bob Kane

‘Mexico is only a memory of childhood safety.’ – Sandra Cisneros

‘Memory is the first casualty of middle age, if I remember correctly.’ – Candice Bergen

‘The repressed memory is like a noisy intruder being thrown out of the concert hall. You can throw him out, but he will bang on the door and continue to disturb the concert. The analyst opens the door and says, If you promise to behave yourself, you can come back in.’ – Theodor Reik

‘I still have in my memory, almost agonizing impressions of a serious illness which I had when I was about eight years old. Those about me called it scarlet fever, and its very name seemed to have a diabolical quality.’ – Pierre Loti

‘I still went to church regularly every Sunday; that is we all went there together. I reverenced the family pew where we had assembled for so many years; and apart from that reason I hold it dear because it is associated in my memory with my mother.’ – Pierre Loti

‘And the sad truth is that nobody wants me to write comedy. The Exorcist not only ended that career, it expunged all memory of its existence.’ – William Peter Blatty

‘I’ve been to too many Dead concerts. There’ve been smokin’ holes where my memory used to be.’ – Ken Kesey

‘It’s my memory, and what happened between that moment 10 or 15 years ago and now, there’s a lot of gray area.’ – Tracey Emin

‘You have to have a short memory as a closer.’ – Frank Robinson

‘It’s like your children talking about holidays, you find they have a quite different memory of it from you. Perhaps everything is not how it is, but how it’s remembered.’ – Denis Norden

‘The very idea of carrying my memory into eternity devastated me, and I took refuge in atheism.’ – Taylor Caldwell

‘If genetic memory or racial memory persists, is it possible that individual memory also exists from previous lives?’ – Taylor Caldwell

‘The industry’s memory is quite short, it’s true.’ – Diane Lane

‘Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of the heart rendered to God for his goodness.’ – Nathaniel Parker Willis

‘One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie.’ – Pierre Corneille

‘A nation’s life is about as long as its reverential memory.’ – Whittaker Chambers

‘You never realize what a good memory you have until you try to forget something.’ – Franklin P. Jones

‘He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.’ – Richard Brinsley Sheridan

‘A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin.’ – George Herbert

‘There was a train that would come by our house every night, and I’d hear the whistle blow. That is the sweetest memory I have.’ – Cassandra Wilson

‘Oh, to me not drinking is like being dead, almost. I sit here taking endless journeys down memory lane. It gets boring.’ – Jeffrey Bernard

‘The things that have come into being change continually. The man with a good memory remembers nothing because he forgets nothing.’ – Augusto Roa Bastos

‘The common people have no history: persecuted by the present, they cannot think of preserving the memory of the past.’ – Jean Henri Fabre

‘The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion.’ – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

‘I guess the painkillers wipe out your memory along with your ethics.’ – Keith Olbermann

‘A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.’ – Henry Chadwick

‘In a memoir, I think, the contract implies a certain degree of truth. I think you have to be as true to your memory and your experience as you possibly can.’ – David Leavitt

‘The memory, experiencing and re-experiencing, has such power over one’s mere personal life, that one has merely lived.’ – Rebecca West

‘All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.’ – D. H. Lawrence

‘History takes time. History makes memory.’ – Gertrude Stein

‘It takes good memory to keep up a lie.’ – Pierre Corneille

‘One learns little more about a man from the feats of his literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal.’ – Frank Moore Colby

‘People who think my books are autobiographical, which they’re not, credit me with having a much better memory than I do. I do, however, have a powerful imagination.’ – Curtis Sittenfeld

‘Do your work for six years; but in the seventh, go into solitude or among strangers, so that the memory of your friends does not hinder you from being what you have become.’ – Leo Szilard

‘How strange are the tricks of memory, which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man’s life, religiously preserve the merest trifles.’ – Richard Burton

‘Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years.’ – Charlotte Bronte

‘Another one of the old poets, whose name has escaped my memory at present, called Truth the daughter of Time.’ – Aulus Gellius

‘I would love to have a photographic memory. It would come in handy with the rants I’m given on Scrubs… often on short notice!’ – John C. McGinley

‘I’ve been very physical my whole life. I went out hiking and camping for days in the Australian forest, and when I trained at drama school for three years, we did a whole lot on stage-fighting techniques. And I was a dancer from 5 to 18, so I have a memory for choreography.’ – Yvonne Strahovski

‘Three thousand people died at ground zero. Their families are entitled to a little bit of respect, to respect the memory of those poor people that died there. And how about the families of all those soldiers that died in the two ensuing wars? Aren’t they entitled to a little bit of respect – the kids, the wives, the parents?’ – Carl Paladino

‘I think that we are already making steps toward mapping out the brain so we can identify the chemical patterns that create and store memory.’ – J. Michael Straczynski

‘We know that if memory is destroyed in one part of the brain, it can be sometimes re-created on a different part of the brain. And once we can unravel that amino chain of chemicals that is responsible for memory, I see no reason why we can’t unlock it and, essentially, wipe out what’s there.’ – J. Michael Straczynski

‘The end of poetry is not to create a physical condition which shall give pleasure to the mind… The end of poetry is not an after-effect, not a pleasurable memory of itself, but an immediate, constant and even unpleasant insistence upon itself.’ – Laura Riding

‘By the time I got to record my first album, I was 26, I didn’t need pen or paper – my memory had been trained just to listen to a song, think of the words, and lay them to tape.’ – Jay-Z

‘Steve Jobs was never going to let Flash on any Apple product again like that after in 1997 – he’s got a long memory – they said no and Bill Gates said yes.’ – Walter Isaacson

‘The sharpest memory of our old-fashioned Christmas eve is my mother’s hand making sure I was settled in bed.’ – Paul Engle

‘Everybody knows how fallible memory can sometimes be. You remember certain fragments precisely, but as soon as you try to join the fragments together, for a story, there is a certain – not falsification, but a shifting.’ – Gunter Grass

‘As people get older and fall out of the spotlight, people’s memory of them changes.’ – Seth Green

‘When we think about online learning, it’s such ‘early days.’ Bill Gates is a wildly smart insightful guy. Yet, even a guy as smart and insightful as that, 30 years ago can say things like, ‘Who’s every going to need more than 640K of memory?” – Reed Hastings

‘Now I’m writing about contemporary Los Angeles from memory. My process was to hang out, observe, research what I was writing about, and almost immediately go back to my office and write those sections. So it was a very close transfer between observation and writing.’ – Michael Connelly

‘My first memory in life is grilling my thumb to the griddle in our restaurant on Cape Cod.’ – Rachael Ray

‘My favorite Aspen memory is saving an upside-down cake that had exploded from the high altitude.’ – Emeril Lagasse

‘I have a good memory for early life. My visual memory is good about childhood and adolescence, and less good in the last 10 years. I could probably tell you less what happened in the last 10 years. I remember what houses looked like, sometimes they just pop into my head.’ – Jeffrey Eugenides

‘When you get old, it’s hard to tell what’s memory and what you’ve kind of created in your head as memory, you know?’ – Bode Miller

‘However, my problems with my memory are further complicated by the fact that while I don’t have any recollection of things I have actually done, I have very vivid recollections of loads of things that I haven’t done.’ – Alexei Sayle

‘My most powerful memory was hearing Earl Scruggs on ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ as a 5 or 6 year old. That sound just blew me away, shook my head up.’ – Bela Fleck

‘My fat cells have a memory like Einstein! I’m proof that surgery is not a magic potion. There are many ways to sabotage it.’ – Carnie Wilson

‘You’re trying to put yourself in that moment and trying to prepare yourself, to have a ‘memory before the game. I don’t know if you’d call it visualising or dreaming, but I’ve always done it, my whole life.’ – Wayne Rooney

‘My favorite New York memory is that blizzard in ’96. I get chills thinking about it. It’s my favorite time here – call me crazy. I’m from Canada, and it’s very cold up there.’ – Shalom Harlow

‘I think you just assume that your memory is just sort of a video playback of your experience, but it’s nothing like that at all. It’s a complete refabrication of an event and a lot of it is made up, because you’re filling in spaces.’ – Charlie Kaufman

‘Nobody cooks anymore. To me, to watch your parents cook, and to have a house that smells warm and delicious, is a very vital memory that I think kids don’t really have anymore.’ – Tyler Florence

‘Whether you’re a quarterback and you just threw a pick, or you’re a corner and you just got beat for a touchdown, you’ve got to have a short-term memory, shake it off and play the next play.’ – Steve Mariucci

‘I learned that I never really know the true story of my guests’ lives, that I have to content myself with knowing that when I’m interviewing somebody, I’m getting a combination of fact and truth and self-mythology and self-delusion and selective memory and faulty memory.’ – Terry Gross

‘Short term memory is not good.’ – Jim McMahon

‘I have an excellent memory, a most excellent memory.’ – Bill Gates

‘What’s interesting is a lot of the older music when we start performing it, it acts a lot like muscle memory. It’s kind of like riding a bike. For me as a singer, I just had to remember like what part of my face I sang that into.’ – Brandon Boyd

‘I accomplished something big and that’s a memory I will never forget.’ – Gabby Douglas

‘Everyone has their dates. For me, it’s 1991. I can place every memory of my life either before or after this date. It’s the year I became an adult. My mother died, and I created my company shortly thereafter. I definitely would not have done it if she hadn’t passed away.’ – Christian Louboutin

‘I’m taking memory power boost tablets to help me every day and doing the puzzles to help me stay focused.’ – Terry Bradshaw

‘The moment of inspiration can come from memory, or language, or the imagination, or experience – anything that makes an impression forcibly enough for language to form.’ – Carol Ann Duffy

‘I have a crazy amount of different jobs, so the way I manage that is to not do more than one at a time. It’s like old computers that had small memory chips, they would do something called swapping, where they would fill the memory with one task, do it and get it out.’ – Louis C. K.

‘My first taste memory is pickle. Even as a kid, I was really weird. I liked chillis. I used to climb up the shelves in my grandmother’s pantry. The pickle jar was kept right at the top. One time, I dropped the jar and it broke. I was totally busted.’ – Padma Lakshmi

‘The computing world is very good at things that we are not. It is very good at memory.’ – Eric Schmidt

‘I’ve always been someone who’s really tried to live in the here and now. My memory isn’t very good so maybe that’s why, but it just seems like I’ve been living this life, my current chapter, for a really long time and I don’t really remember what it was like before. It’s just been sort of ingrained in me. What I deal with day to day.’ – Jude Law

‘May I share with you my earliest memory of a political row? It was with my mother, about the Queen – classic Freudian stuff, shrinks would say. I was eight, and refusing to watch the Queen’s Christmas Day broadcast.’ – Alastair Campbell

‘My father belongs to the generation that fought the war in the 1940s. When I was a kid my father told me stories – not so many, but it meant a lot to me. I wanted to know what happened then, to my father’s generation. It’s a kind of inheritance, the memory of it.’ – Haruki Murakami

‘I have this horrific thing where I’m really bad with names and faces. I have an appalling memory. Someone will come up to me in the street and go, ‘Eddie!’, and I’ll try and give myself time by going into overdrive, ‘Hey, hi! Nice to see you!’ and start a whole conversation because I can’t distinguish between who I know and who I don’t.’ – Eddie Redmayne

‘I have a great memory.’ – Carol Burnett

‘I feel quite connected to the past, and my memory. Everything that I’ve ever done I can still relate to, and feel connected to it in a way. There’s no part of my life that I look at and go, ‘I don’t recognize that person at all.” – Ian MacKaye

‘My greatest inspiration is memory.’ – Paul Theroux

‘I currently use Ubuntu Linux, on a standalone laptop – it has no Internet connection. I occasionally carry flash memory drives between this machine and the Macs that I use for network surfing and graphics; but I trust my family jewels only to Linux.’ – Donald Knuth

‘I’m thankful that my memory is good because my vision is going.’ – Paula Poundstone

‘I have a horrible memory and I used to consider that a liability, but I’ve learned along the way that talking to people is really a beautiful thing.’ – Paula Poundstone

‘If you ask my wife, the biggest fault is my inability around the house. She says the only thing handy about me is that I’m close by. And, I have a terrible memory. I’m bad at saying no. I often double-book. There are a lot of things.’ – Hugh Jackman

‘I was running an assembly line designed to build memory chips. I saw the microprocessor as a bloody nuisance.’ – Andy Grove

‘I think when I listen to old records, it puts me back in the atmosphere of what it felt like to make the record and who was there and what the room looked like. It’s more a sensory memory.’ – Billy Corgan

‘After you’ve read a novel, you only retain a vague memory of its contents. You remember the atmosphere, the odd image or phrase or vivid cameo.’ – Arthur Smith

‘I still have a vivid memory of my excitement when I first saw a chart of the periodic table of elements. The order in the universe seemed miraculous.’ – Joseph Murray

‘The first memory I have was my sisters dancing to the radio when they played records by Benny Goodman and Harry James and of the sort. But the record that got me was a record by Derek Sampson, who was a young guy, called ‘Boogie Express,’ and it was boogie-woogie. Really, it was on fire, and that got me.’ – Jerry Leiber

‘I do not speak Hebrew, but I understand that it has no word for ‘history.’ The closest word for it is memory.’ – David Miliband

‘Your body actually reminds you about your age and your injuries – the body has a stronger memory than your mind.’ – Mikhail Baryshnikov

‘I still have a vivid memory of my excitement when I first saw a chart of the periodic table of elements.’ – Joe Murray

‘When someone is looking down, they’re saying no. When they’re looking up, they’re looking to their brain for memory. When they look to the left, they’re looking for a lie or something they memorized. When they look to the right, they’re feeling sorry – they don’t want to answer.’ – Duane Chapman

‘I feel like I’m the most forgiven actress I can think of, probably because of this short memory people have!’ – Diane Lane

‘Behavioral psychologists have observed that wanting something has a much stronger emotional impact than the pleasure that comes once you have it, or the memory of having had it.’ – Michael K. Powell

‘I mean, my father was killed when I was six. And I only have tiny, tiny flashes of memory.’ – Kristin Scott Thomas

‘I think because I’m not a parent, my most immediate connection to childhood is my memory of my own childhood.’ – Spike Jonze

”Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era,’ the Whitney Museum’s 40th-anniversary trip down counterculture memory lane, provides moments of buzzy fun, but it’ll leave you only comfortably numb. For starters, it may be the whitest, straightest, most conservative show seen in a New York museum since psychedelia was new.’ – Jerry Saltz

‘I feel like, with ski racing, you need to have a short memory. You crash all the time, and sometimes it’s a really bad one, but sometimes it’s not so bad.’ – Lindsey Vonn

‘I’ve never been very attached to genre labels and never set out intentionally to write historic fiction. Besides, what you consider historic depends on how far back your memory extends.’ – Charles Frazier

‘Yes, my first memory of singing, in general, was of a Christmas song. And then listening to Christmas music was really the first music I was ever connected to.’ – Christina Perri

‘Grief is a bad moon, a sleeper wave. It’s like having an inner combatant, a saboteur who, at the slightest change in the sunlight, or at the first notes of a jingle for a dog food commercial, will flick the memory switch, bringing tears to your eyes.’ – Meghan O’Rourke

‘I had post-traumatic amnesia, five-second memory, it happens as a result of brain injury.’ – Richard Hammond

‘When my family all got together, I’d always get up and entertain everyone, but it was all a bit of a joke. My first real memory of singing for people was when I was about eleven or 12.’ – Duffy

‘Eavesdrop and write it down from memory – gives you a stronger sense of how people talk and what their concerns are. I love to eavesdrop!’ – Jane Smiley

‘A notion for a story is for me a confluence of real events, historical perhaps, or from my own memory to create an exciting fusion.’ – Michael Morpurgo

‘I don’t know if it’s harder but when you’re playing a real person you want to honor their memory – even if they’re a criminal or someone that the public loathed. That can be challenging.’ – Toby Jones

‘My earliest memory is seeing Michael Jackson in Melbourne with my sister when I was about ten. I still have this souvenir stick with a glove that would light up and make a peace sign in a bunch of different colors. I’m so happy my mom didn’t throw that out.’ – Emilie de Ravin

‘Memory training is not just for the sake of performing party tricks; it’s about nurturing something profoundly and essentially human.’ – Joshua Foer

‘Once upon a time, this idea of having a trained, disciplined, cultivated memory was not nearly so alien as it would seem to us to be today.’ – Joshua Foer

‘One trick, known as the journey method or ‘memory palace,’ is to conjure up a familiar space in the mind’s eye, and then populate it with images of whatever it is you want to remember.’ – Joshua Foer

‘We’ve forgotten how to remember, and just as importantly, we’ve forgotten how to pay attention. So, instead of using your smartphone to jot down crucial notes, or Googling an elusive fact, use every opportunity to practice your memory skills. Memory is a muscle, to be exercised and improved.’ – Joshua Foer

‘Many memory techniques involve creating unforgettable imagery, in your mind’s eye. That’s an act of imagination. Creating really weird imagery really quickly was the most fun part of my training to compete in the U.S. Memory Competition.’ – Joshua Foer

‘What distinguishes a great mnemonist, I learned, is the ability to create lavish images on the fly, to paint in the mind a scene so unlike any other it cannot be forgotten. And to do it quickly. Many competitive mnemonists argue that their skills are less a feat of memory than of creativity.’ – Joshua Foer

‘I met with amnesiacs and savants, educators and scientists, to try to understand what memory is, why it works, why it sometimes doesn’t, and what its potential might be.’ – Joshua Foer

”Moonwalking with Einstein’ refers to a memory device I used when I memorized a deck of playing cards at the U.S. Memory Championship. When I competed in 2006, I set a new U.S. record by memorizing a deck of cards in one minute and 40 seconds. That record has since fallen.’ – Joshua Foer

‘The best memorizers in the world – who almost all hail from Europe – can memorize a pack of cards in less than a minute. A few have begun to approach the 30-second mark, considered the ‘four-minute mile of memory.” – Joshua Foer

‘Photographic memory is often confused with another bizarre – but real – perceptual phenomenon called eidetic memory, which occurs in between 2 and 15 percent of children and very rarely in adults. An eidetic image is essentially a vivid afterimage that lingers in the mind’s eye for up to a few minutes before fading away.’ – Joshua Foer

‘Truman Capote famously claimed to have nearly absolute recall of dialogue and used his prodigious memory as an excuse never to take notes or use a tape recorder, but I suspect his memory claims were just a useful cover to invent dialogue whole cloth.’ – Joshua Foer

‘Once I’d reached the point where I could squirrel away more than 30 digits a minute in memory palaces, I still only sporadically used the techniques to memorize the phone numbers of people I actually wanted to call. I found it was just too simple to punch them into my cell phone.’ – Joshua Foer

‘Our ability to find humor in the world, to make connections between previously unconnected notions, to create new ideas, to share in a common culture: All these essentially human acts depend on memory.’ – Joshua Foer

‘When I climb into my car, I enter my destination into a GPS device, whose spatial memory supplants my own. I have photographs to store the images I want to remember, books to store knowledge and now, thanks to Google, I rarely have to remember anything more than the right set of search terms to access humankind’s collective memory.’ – 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

‘For me, clothing is nothing without the story behind it. Everything I own evokes some kind of memory.’ – Rachael Taylor

‘What we hold in our heads – our memory, our feelings, our thoughts, our sense of our own history – is the sum of our humanity.’ – Richard Eyre

‘Thank God for the potholes on memory lane.’ – Randy Newman

‘As a novelist, I mined my history, my family and my memory, but in a very specific way. Writing fiction, I never made use of experiences immediately as they happened. I needed to let things fester in my memory, mature and transmogrify into something meaningful.’ – Ayelet Waldman

‘Every moment of my life has a soundtrack, so I never know when some song is going to jump me by surprise and bring the memory alive.’ – Rob Sheffield

‘Having experienced personally and through my family the tragedy of Chile is something always present in my memory. I do not want events of that nature ever to happen again, and I have dedicated an important part of my life to ensuring that and to the reunion of all Chileans.’ – Michelle Bachelet

‘Many people believe that our lives end not when we die but when the very last person who knew us dies. Memory is part of it, yes, but I think it’s much more than memory.’ – Douglas Hofstadter

‘I’ve just got an exceptional memory, if I say so myself.’ – Alan Sugar

‘Food is so heavily connected to memory.’ – Alex Guarnaschelli

‘It is not just software glitches and corrupted memory cards that should be on the minds of election officials. Hackers pose another very real problem whereby an election could be tilted towards a favored candidate.’ – Bob Barr

‘Through using our memory to its fullest we can unlock the vast reservoir of human potential that isn’t currently being used.’ – Tony Buzan

‘Every single song that I’ve listened to is in my memory forever.’ – will.i.am

‘I’m horrible at quoting movies! Even my very favorites are not easily recalled or programmed to memory. When people start movie quoting around me, I’m that person who just smiles and then looks up the reference later.’ – Ashley Rickards

‘I’m very, very happy with my recognition/lack of recognition in England in terms of my life. In terms of household name-age. The public’s memory is very short, luckily.’ – Rufus Sewell

‘I don’t profess to be an expert on anything, or have the memory for who ran in 1952. I am an informed American citizen, that’s my position.’ – Joy Behar

‘Migration gives a blank cheque to put anything you don’t feel like addressing in the memory hold. No neighbours can go against the monster narrative of your family.’ – Junot Diaz

‘I think 90% of my ideas evaporate because I have a terrible memory and because I seem to be committed to not scribble anything down. As soon as I write it down, my mind rejects it.’ – Junot Diaz

‘Of course it is a very simple matter to identify genes which might modify intelligence or memory and start thinking about whether you want to enhance a human, and the next generation is going to have to deal with that issue. Should we be trying to enhance humans rather than trying to educate them and so on?’ – Robert Winston

‘From the time you are a tiny baby, a parent’s love is usually unconditional. Whatever you do, your parents think you are the tops, but when their memory goes, you stop recouping the love you’ve put in.’ – Kevin Whately

‘Memory isn’t a theme; it’s part of the human condition.’ – Hilary Mantel

”Wolf Hall’ attempts to duplicate not the historian’s chronology but the way memory works: in leaps, loops, flashes.’ – Hilary Mantel

‘My first novel, ‘Man Walks Into a Room,’ is about a man who’s lost his memory and has to start a second life. On one level, it’s about how we create a coherent sense of self.’ – Nicole Krauss

‘I’m very interested in structure, how multiple stories are assembled in different ways; that is what memory does as well.’ – Nicole Krauss

‘All the things you can do to prepare for a role that free you, in the moment, are great. You have this muscle memory for things. You don’t have to act it as much, once you’ve done it enough.’ – Josh Peck

‘Memory narrativises itself.’ – Aleksandar Hemon

‘Our sense of self is a kind of construct. It is in some ways like a novel, and it’s like a fabric of fictions that we patch together from memory.’ – Dan Chaon

‘In Los Angeles you get the sense sometimes that there’s a mysterious patrol at night: when the streets are empty and everyone’s asleep, they go erasing the past. It’s like a bad Ray Bradbury story – ‘The Memory Erasers’.’ – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

‘The Cemetery of Forgotten Books is a metaphor, not just for books but for ideas, for language, for knowledge, for beauty, for all the things that make us human, for collecting memory.’ – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

‘I can well imagine that certain writers, even writers that we’d consider today very great writers, may not necessarily have tested highly on IQ just because of their numerical skills, or maybe they may not be very good at memory, and are not particularly good at these kinds of tests.’ – Daniel Tammet

‘My first memory – at about four – was of numbers. The doctors who study me think a combination of mild autism and seizures I had when I was three have made me experience numbers the way I do.’ – Daniel Tammet

‘I have a terrible memory.’ – Dorothy Allison

‘I have a painter’s memory. I can remember things from my childhood which were so powerfully imprinted on me, the whole scene comes back.’ – Paula Fox

‘My earliest memory is aged three, seeing sunlight on water and feeling it was really magical.’ – Miranda July

‘The voice is raised, and that is where poetry begins. And even today, in the prolonged aftermath of modernism, in places where ‘open form’ or free verse is the orthodoxy, you will find a memory of that raising of the voice in the term ‘heightened speech.” – James Fenton

‘The 1960s was a period when writers in the West began to be aware of the extraordinary eloquence and popular attraction of the Russian poets such as Yevtushenko and Voznesensky – oppositional figures who could draw crowds. The Russian poets recited from memory as a matter of course.’ – James Fenton

‘My father was famous for his photographic memory. He was in the OSS. They trained him to be captured on purpose and to read upside down and backwards and commit to memory every document in Germany he saw as he was being interrogated – every schedule on every wall. So, that photographic memory somehow made its way to me when I was young.’ – Mark Helprin

‘Ireland and its people have much to be proud of. Yet every land and its people have moments of shame. Dealing with the failures of our past, as a country, as a Church, or as an individual is never easy. Our struggle to heal the wounds of decades of violence, injury and painful memory in Northern Ireland are more than ample evidence of this.’ – Sean Brady

‘I hope for so much from every book I read. And time and again, I find myself disappointed. I look across my bookshelves and see hundreds of titles which in my memory seem merely mediocre or second-rate. Only occasionally does a novel appear for which I feel a lasting passion, a book that I think could in time become a classic.’ – John Boyne

‘I was a very sickly boy when I was young; nearly died when I was 7. I had a life-threatening attack of meningitis, and that put me in a coma for a few months. It took me four years to get my memory back.’ – John Lydon

‘Memory and poetry go together, absolutely. It is a matter of preserving and of remembering things.’ – Lisel Mueller

‘One very clear memory I have of college is that I never learned anything in the big lectures. I have a feeling I’d have done even worse if they’d been on a laptop screen.’ – Gail Collins

‘Chuck Daly was a man and a coach who everyone had great respect for, and to be recognized in his memory is very special.’ – Tom Heinsohn

‘I do have a really good memory. I mean, like, I can remember all the phone numbers of everybody on the street I grew up on.’ – Mary Karr

‘I am sometimes asked to name my favourite books. The list changes, depending on my mood, the year, tricks played by memory. I might mention novels by Nabokov and Calvino and Tolkien on one occasion, by Fitzgerald and Baldwin and E.B. White on another. Camus often features, as do Tolstoy, Borges, Morrison and Manto.’ – Mohsin Hamid

‘Cultures are never merely intellectual constructs. They take form through the collective intelligence and memory, through a commonly held psychology and emotions, through spiritual and artistic communion.’ – Tariq Ramadan

‘As the heat of the coal differs from the coal itself, so do memory, perception, judgment, emotion, and will, differ from the brain which is the instrument of thought.’ – Annie Besant

‘I remember how beautiful the Merrimac looked to me in childhood, the first true river I ever knew; it opened upon my sight and wound its way through my heart like a dream realized; its harebells, its rocks, and its rapids, are far more fixed in my memory than anything about the sea.’ – Lucy Larcom

‘There is nothing so fleeting as the memory of benefits received.’ – Francesco Guicciardini

‘I would say my first golf memory was asking who Arnold Palmer was when he was always on the Pennzoil commercials. When I was a little kid I watched a lot of sports, but I didn’t watch a lot of golf, and this guy was always on a tractor.’ – Mike Greenberg

‘I remember vividly one distinct memory of arriving in Hong Kong and being the only blonde haired girl in this sea of international students, and thinking, ‘Oh, my God. There’s no hiding here.” – Adelaide Clemens

‘People have no memory of phone numbers now because of the cell phone – their address book is in a cell phone.’ – Gordon Bell

‘I don’t think forgetting is an important feature of human memory. I think it’s important to be able to remember things accurately.’ – Gordon Bell

‘Pop music can get inside us and enter our memory bubbles. It provides those true Proustian moments, unlocking sensations, unlocking our imaginations. Music inspired me as a filmmaker.’ – Todd Haynes

‘If I have one special memory, it was when we recreated the trial of the Chicago Seven – and I’d known about it before – but this was a pivotal moment in my life. If my father had been found guilty of conspiracy, I wouldn’t be here.’ – Troy Garity

‘I am a people watcher and I have a very good memory.’ – Brian Jacques

‘I have that memory of dancing on my father’s feet to all the music my parents used to listen to.’ – Deborah Kass

‘I live and work alone and travel light, relying largely on my memory and making a point of letting intuition guide my way.’ – Lyall Watson

‘The one thing that holds people back from working out together is that they don’t want to smell around other people. Your olfactory sense is the primary sense in your memory, and you don’t want to be part of anyone’s memory thinking that you smell bad.’ – Dhani Jones

‘I’d say my best memory was climbing Mt. Fuji, and the worst memory was… trying to fit my feet into the free giveaway slippers at Japanese schools.’ – Bruce Feiler

‘When my father was assassinated, I decided that I would not compete with his memory, but the priority would be to achieve his dream.’ – Benigno Aquino III

‘Americans who grew up in the 1930s or 1940s still have some fleeting memory of what the country was like before it became the steroidal superpower it is today.’ – Graydon Carter

‘Memory is often – perhaps usually – a distorting lens: what we think we remember isn’t the way it was at all. It’s what we’d like to remember.’ – Graydon Carter

‘In the broad sense, as a processing of everything one hears or witnesses, all fiction is autobiographical – imagination ground through the mill of memory. It’s impossible to separate the two ingredients.’ – Rohinton Mistry

‘I spent 20 years doing research on regular and irregular verbs, not because I’m an obsessive language lover but because it seemed to me that they tapped into a fundamental distinction in language processing, indeed in cognitive processing, between memory lookup and rule-driven computation.’ – Steven Pinker

‘There’s a lot in my closet. I’ve been collecting things since I was five. I’m definitely a pack rat. I’m not a hoarder, but I’m definitely a pack rat. I will keep anything if I have a memory in it or a good moment.’ – Johnny Weir

‘Low-cost, high-grade coal, oil and natural gas – the backbone of the Industrial Revolution – will be a distant memory by 2050. Much higher-cost remnants will still be available, but they will not be able to drive our growth, our population and, most critically, our food supply as before.’ – Jeremy Grantham

‘Every memory I had growing up was involving a basketball. I didn’t go to the prom and stuff like that. It was always basketball for me.’ – Kevin Durant

‘My worst memory is of my first dance lesson as a 14-year old in Prague. My mother put me in this silver and pink lame dress. My hair was all curled, and it was the first time I wore a garter belt. I felt so out of place!’ – Martina Navratilova

‘I think the relationship between memory and time is a very deep and tricky one, to tell you the truth. I don’t consider memory another sense. I do consider memory that which allows us to think that time flows.’ – Brian Greene

‘I have a terrible memory in general, but one thing I’ve always been able to remember is my songs.’ – Conor Oberst

‘What happens so often as an actor is that you retain the information about the scenes that you yourself shot and you obsess over certain scenes that you found the most challenging or interesting. The rest of the film kind of falls away in your memory or it fades a little bit.’ – Olivia Wilde

‘As a science fiction fan, I had always assumed that when computers supplemented our intelligence, it would be because we outsourced some of our memory to them. We would ask questions, and our machines would give oracular – or supremely practical – replies.’ – Gary Wolf

‘We did not have a television while I was growing up, and so I read voraciously. My earliest memory of being utterly transfixed by a book was Madeleine L’Engle’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time.” – Dan Brown

‘My earliest memory is learning to read ‘Muffin the Mule’ when I was about three.’ – Mark E. Smith

‘Other than my memory being a bit woolly and my knees being a bit creaky, I don’t really think there’s anything I can’t do.’ – Dawn French

‘People are good at intuition, living our lives. What are computers good at? Memory.’ – Eric Schmidt

‘The four movies I can remember seeing as a kid were ‘The Elephant Man,’ ‘The Magnificent Seven,’ ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’ and ‘Mad Max!’ Two of those are westerns. So the western genre is emblazoned on my memory from childhood, and those are two great movies.’ – Casey Affleck

‘I think it’s foolish to think that if you’ve done something for so long, you can kind of delete it out of your memory bank or delete every emotion attached to it. I knew when I retired what that meant.’ – Andy Roddick

‘Women have a better sense of color and a better color memory. They’re more likely to notice when something doesn’t match; more likely to notice what you’re wearing.’ – Helen Fisher

‘When we developed written language, we significantly increased our functional memory and our ability to share insights and knowledge across time and space. The same thing happened with the invention of the printing press, the telegraph, and the radio.’ – Jamais Cascio

‘I’ve made so many people angry that they kind of blur into one unpleasant memory of people staring at you with somewhere between passive aggression and active aggression.’ – John Oliver

‘We never stop to consider that our beliefs are only a relative truth that’s always going to be distorted by all the knowledge we have stored in our memory.’ – Don Miguel Ruiz

‘Everyone has their dates. For me, it’s 1991. I can place every memory of my life either before or after this date. It’s the year I became an adult. My mother died, and I created my company shortly thereafter.’ – Christian Louboutin

‘I love being at home now, improving my cooking. I’ve got a really bad memory, so my first attempts were a disaster – I’d forget what ingredients to put in. But I do a lasagna that’s a crowd-pleaser, and a good lemon drizzle cake, which I take to my mom’s for the Sunday roast to fatten the family up.’ – Katy B

‘I have angel wings and a halo on my wrist, which I got done on my 30th birthday in memory of my brother.’ – Sheridan Smith

‘The Taj, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Cracao Basilica and Polish church are some monuments that hold a special place in my memory.’ – Shaan

‘I don’t think anybody would be interested in my memoir – and my memory isn’t very good either!’ – Peter Serafinowicz

‘My earliest memory is of sitting at Mum’s dance school, watching her teach a ballet class.’ – Sarah Parish

‘You tell me: Can you live crushed under the weight of the present? Without a memory of the past and without the desire to look ahead to the future by building something, a future, a family? Can you go on like this? This, to me, is the most urgent problem that the Church is facing.’ – Pope Francis

‘I have a very good memory for scripts. I can watch a show I like once, then remember about 90% of the script. But ask me who was in it, and I wouldn’t have a clue.’ – Marcus Brigstocke

‘Football became my life at five or six. The earliest memory I have is of playing in my first boots, a pair of black and white Alan Balls. It was 1970, four years after the World Cup, and I scored three goals at school.’ – Vinnie Jones

‘The shot of Kapil Dev kissing the World Cup and hordes of Indian fans all over at Lord’s is etched in my memory. Every Indian is proud of that victory, and every Indian player who has played the World Cup after that ’83 win wants to bring the Cup home.’ – Suresh Raina

‘I know what it is to put on weight. But when I got back to my routine, my body knew how to react. That’s muscle memory, and you’ll be amazed at what it can do.’ – Arjun Rampal

‘I can bulk up very fast. I can lift heavy weights because, like most people, I started off with heavy workouts. That’s stayed in my muscle memory. I feel horrible when I feel my jeans are getting tight. Workouts peace me out.’ – Arjun Rampal

‘I came to dedicate my life to opening space to the average person and crafting designs for new spaceships that could take us far from home. But since Apollo ended, such travels were only in our collective memory.’ – Buzz Aldrin

‘Chess as a sport requires a lot of mental stamina, and this is what that makes it different from a physical sport. Chess players have a unique ability of taking in a lot of information and remembering relevant bits. So, memory and mental stamina are the key attributes.’ – Viswanathan Anand

‘Very few movies remain in public memory as landmark films, and I want to see whether ‘3 Idiots’ will be up there with some of the wonderful films that have come out of this country… Hopefully, we’ll come to know in a few years whether it can become one of the great films.’ – Boman Irani

‘I don’t write diaries and things like that, but I have a fantastic memory. I call that like a magic carpet. I can really concentrate and travel back in the past I don’t know how many years from now and evoke that space if I wanted.’ – Francoise Gilot

‘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

‘The function of memory is not only to preserve, but also to throw away. If you remembered everything from your entire life, you would be sick.’ – Umberto Eco

‘If the clockwork universe equated the human body with the mechanics of the clock, the digital universe now equates human consciousness with the processing of the computer. We joke that things don’t compute, that we need a reboot, or that our memory has been wiped.’ – Douglas Rushkoff

‘As a writer, I have to admit, there is something darkly compelling about Alzheimer’s because it attacks the two things most central to a writer’s craft – language and memory, which together make up an individual’s identity. Alzheimer’s makes a new character out of a familiar person.’ – Charlie Pierce

‘I think that the memory of Armenia’s genocide opened my eyes at an early age to the existence of political cynicism.’ – Serj Tankian

‘I’m just always learning lines. I’ve learned to flag the really crucial scenes, and I start figuring them out and committing them to memory as soon as I get them.’ – Claire Danes

‘My first memory is of the eyes of my brother; he was looking at me all the time.’ – Pedro Almodovar

‘I have lost my short-term memory – I’m just getting blonder by the day.’ – Rachel Zoe

‘I think I was driven to paint portraits to commit images of friends and family to memory. I have face blindness, and once a face is flattened out, I can remember it better.’ – Chuck Close

‘I love to cook, and my wife loves to cook. Sometimes it’s the appeal of the simplest of dishes – things you’ve grown up with in your life. Your emotional memory – something that not only affects your taste buds but that you’ve got an emotional attachment to.’ – Andy Garcia

‘I was never any good in the school theatrical productions. I always got a role like the March Hare. A Latin teacher told me I might make a good actress, and that stuck in my memory.’ – Jacqueline Bisset

‘I think pain is a very – it’s an extremely hard thing to empathize moment to moment. And you often don’t remember your own pain, you know, that moment that you broke a limb or you burned yourself or, I think, this is a common thing that women talk about with childbirth, that the memory of the pain is hard to summon up and relive, thankfully.’ – Hugh Laurie

‘When I played the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve, I got to bring Wiley, my 85-pound black lab. He’s responsible for my favorite New Year’s memory of all: At the end of the show, he ran onstage and then out across all the tables in the showroom, sending champagne glasses and gamblers flying.’ – Elayne Boosler

‘I’ve got a terrible memory; it’s probably because I’m always concentrating on what I’m doing now.’ – Vivienne Westwood

‘A line, an area of tone, is not really important because it records what you have seen, but because of what it will lead you on to see. Following up its logic in order to check its accuracy, you find confirmation or denial in the object itself or in your memory of it.’ – John Berger

‘Once your body is in workout-mode, a few days off won’t hurt. Muscle memory is magical. If you work out consistently, you can afford to miss a few sessions and your body will gladly pick up where you left off.’ – Rachel Nichols

‘How come I love having an episode of deja vu? It’s akin to an out-of-body experience, I would think. It sits with me, happily, begging me to delve into my memory to find its match point.’ – Rachel Nichols

‘Don’t squander beautiful moments by always trying to snap the perfect picture or record the event on film. Sometimes it’s better to watch things as they happen with your own eyes, knowing that the memory of the experience will always be with you.’ – Rachel Nichols

‘There are millions and billions of atoms of memory of all kinds of musical themes in me.’ – Erykah Badu

‘In computer animation, every detail has to be thought out, designed, modeled, shaded, placed and lit. The more you add, the more computer memory you need.’ – John Lasseter

‘I have a phenomenal memory. I remember every single thing that anybody said to me, ever did to me, who was nice to me and who was not nice to me.’ – Russell Peters

‘My mum used to work in New York in Spike Lee’s shop; she did the outfits for the video for P.M. Dawn’s ‘Set Adrift on Memory Bliss.” – King Krule

‘As a child, I remember my dad would sometimes drive me into town with him to play pinball machines together. It’s a bittersweet memory but also a favorite.’ – Iggy Azalea

‘Music was an experience, intimately married to your life. You could pay to hear music, but after you did, it was over, gone – a memory.’ – David Byrne

‘Perhaps it is because I’m a writer trained in history that I’ve always assumed I would make mistakes in my drafts. Historians know how faulty human memory can be.’ – Alice Dreger

‘I have an impeccable memory, and I can learn dialogues in any language in 20 minutes, including Telugu and Malayalam.’ – Katrina Kaif

‘The human brain had a vast memory storage. It made us curious and very creative. Those were the characteristics that gave us an advantage – curiosity, creativity and memory. And that brain did something very special. It invented an idea called ‘the future.” – David Suzuki

‘My earliest memory from childhood is of fishing with my father. And I remember vividly we were in a store, and we were buying a pup tent to go on our first camping trip.’ – David Suzuki

‘My very best memory of Montreal was the moment inside the Olympic arena when I was waiting under the stadium and those majestic gates opened up. It was a whole other world.’ – Sugar Ray Leonard

‘I have a very specific memory of watching ‘Singing in the Rain,’ and looking at myself in the mirror after watching it and perceiving myself as one of those people that I was just watching on T.V. It was just kind of a knowing that this would be the world that I would enter into. And that’s what I did.’ – Kat Edmonson

‘I don’t view my memory as accurate or static – and, in autobiographical fiction, my focus is still on creating an effect, not on documenting reality – so ‘autobiographical,’ to me, is closer in meaning to ‘fiction’ than ‘autobiography.” – Tao Lin

‘As an actor, one of my greatest fears is losing my memory.’ – Michael Learned

‘My best vacation memory is getting barreled at the beach in Hawaii.’ – Troy Polamalu

‘My favorite memory is my five years with the Nuggets. From my first day to my last day is a great memory. There wasn’t a year that I was a Nugget that I didn’t think we succeeded.’ – Dikembe Mutombo

‘If history starts as a guest list, it has a tendency to end like the memory of a drunken party: misheard, blurred, fragmentary.’ – Sarah Churchwell

‘I grew up without the rose-tinted look at the profession many of my friends had, but I’ve been very lucky playing major roles in ‘An Ideal Husband’, ‘Arcadia’ and ‘The Memory of Water’.’ – Samantha Bond

‘I might have been just as happy to have been a practicing primary-care doctor. But as a medical student, I had interacted with patients suffering from neurodegeneration or acute clinical schizophrenia. It left an indelible mark on my memory.’ – James Rothman

‘I have seen what the days of tribulation can do to people. I have seen hunger stalk the streets of Europe. I have witnessed the appalling, emaciated shadows of human figures. I have seen women and children scavenge army garbage dumps for scraps of food. Those scenes and nameless faces cannot be erased from my memory.’ – Ezra Taft Benson

‘If we lose our culture, we lose our memory.’ – Robert Wilson

‘My earliest memory is nursing and struggling to see the colored lights making up the map of the world, the famous backdrop for Larry King’s TV show. There’s an ‘I-want-to-do-all-things-at-once’ kind of theme to it.’ – Ronan Farrow

‘Memory enhancement self-help programs abound and promise improved memory performance by the utilization of any number of seemingly unique techniques focused on the context of how information is encoded.’ – David Perlmutter

‘My earliest childhood memory is watching the sunlight through a jar of amber full of wasps.’ – Amanda Harlech

‘My first memory in the world is my gym teacher ripping my mother’s necklace off her neck and throwing it out the window and her running downstairs to go after it. I have no memory before that. I was 4. My father had a lot of girlfriends and my mother had a lot of boyfriends.’ – Mike Nichols

‘Christmas cookies can’t help but be retro – they are memory first, sugar-flour-egg-redhot-gumdrop-sparkle reality second.’ – Dana Goodyear

‘Poetry had great powers over me from my childhood, and today the poems live in my memory which I read at the age of 7 or 8 years and which drove me to desperate attempts at imitation.’ – Bayard Taylor

‘Writing on a computer makes saving what’s been written too easy. Pretentious lead sentences are kept, not tossed. Instead of sitting surrounded by crumpled paper, the computerized writer has his mistakes neatly stored in digital memory.’ – P. J. O’Rourke

‘For a long time, I’ve been interested in cultural memory and historical erasure.’ – Natasha Trethewey

‘My own journey in becoming a poet began with memory – with the need to record and hold on to what was being lost. One of my earliest poems, ‘Give and Take,’ was about my Aunt Sugar, how I was losing her to her memory loss.’ – Natasha Trethewey

‘It’s so necessary to try and record the cultural memory of people. To set it down for generations to come. To better understand where we are headed. The problem is, a good portion of what we choose to remember is about willed forgetting. Which we all do, I believe, to protect ourselves from what is too difficult.’ – Natasha Trethewey

‘Even as I think of myself as a ‘rememberer,’ I also know my memory is probably doing all this work to reconstruct a narrative where I come off better.’ – Natasha Trethewey

‘My obsessions stay the same – historical memory and historical erasure. I am particularly interested in the Americas and how a history that is rooted in colonialism, the language and iconography of empire, disenfranchisement, the enslavement of peoples, and the way that people were sectioned off because of blood.’ – Natasha Trethewey

”Memory.’ ‘Race.’ ‘Murder.’ That’s what they say about me. I am an elegiac poet. I have some historical questions, and I’m grappling with ways to make sense of history; why it still haunts us in our most intimate relationships with each other, but also in our political decisions.’ – Natasha Trethewey

‘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

‘I think. as a child, there’s something frightening about certain adults, particularly when you’re in their clutches or power. That must be the reason why Roald Dahl creates such brilliant characters: He taps into something in the collective memory of people.’ – Bertie Carvel

‘Many people have this memory of traditional TV documentary-making that aims to portray pure reality, and I just don’t see that as the only option.’ – Alex Gibney

‘A writer’s main tool is his memory – his own memory, the collective memory of his people. And the strongest memory is the one that is created by a wound to the heart.’ – Anatoly Rybakov

‘I envy those Hindus and Buddhists who have in their religion philosophy and ancestor worship which build in the believer a continuity with the past, and that most important ingredient in the building of a nation – memory.’ – F. Sionil Jose

‘At 86, I can easily look back to the last eight decades. Though memory often fails me now, so many images of the past are still clearly polished, and I can yet recall not just an abiding sense of place, but the keen smells, the sensory responses to the events of that past.’ – F. Sionil Jose

‘Transactive memory works best when you have a sense of how your partners’ minds work – where they’re strong, where they’re weak, where their biases lie. I can judge that for people close to me. But it’s harder with digital tools, particularly search engines.’ – Clive Thompson

‘My wife and kids are the constituents I will be serving long after my days in Springfield are a distant memory.’ – Peter Roskam

‘My earliest memory is making peach cobbler with my grandmother. A wonderful memory. I grew up in a restaurant family – B.B.Q. restaurant.’ – Rick Bayless

‘I’m one of those who cut off seeing people after a certain time, when the weight is gone and they sound like the dementia is very advanced – I don’t want to see that. I don’t even go in to look at the body. That’s not my last memory.’ – Bill Cosby

‘I’ve actually got quite a good memory. I’ve good recall. It’s often things which other people might not notice.’ – Ronald Frame

‘I think a lot of us can relate to not choosing to face a painful memory, and something that’s a painful past, and wanting to pretend like it never happened.’ – Derek Magyar

‘Great actors are people who just meld into the part without calling attention to the fact that they are so-and-so doing this part. They may never become huge stars, but will always, in memory, stay respected actors.’ – Shekhar Kapur

‘Marriage is the most obvious public practice about which information is readily available. When combined with the traditional Jewish concern for continuity and self-preservation – itself only intensified by the memory of the Holocaust – marriage becomes the sine qua non of social membership in the modern Orthodox community.’ – Noah Feldman

‘I enjoy coming to Scotland, and my favourite memory has to be my first Open at Carnoustie. Coming over from a small town and playing in something so big to golf and y’all.’ – Boo Weekley

‘As far as my memory being reliable, at the risk of sounding like some sort of gorgeous two-headed monster with the voices of Dave Barry and Erma Bombeck, I do think that women, like elephants, remember everything and love peanuts.’ – Julie Klausner

‘I’m greedy about cities – I like to form my impressions of them on my own, and on foot as far as possible, looking and listening, having conversations with bridges and streets and riverbanks, conversations I tend not to be aware of until a little later, when I find myself returning to those places to say hello again, even if only in memory.’ – Helen Oyeyemi

‘Busy people all make the same mistake: they assume they are short on time, which of course, they are. But time is not their only scarce resource. They are also short on bandwidth. By bandwidth I mean basic cognitive resources – psychologists call them working memory and executive control – that we use in nearly every activity.’ – Sendhil Mullainathan

‘I barely remembered my father; I’m confused between genuine memory and the few photographs that survived.’ – Tom Stoppard

‘My overwhelming memory of being a child is the huge amount of love I felt for my mum. She was my everything, because she was both my mum and my dad.’ – Gerard Butler

‘Acknowledging your mistakes also has its pluses, but we often don’t have trouble recalling or mulling over those. The point is, if you don’t acknowledge your successes the same way you acknowledge your mistakes, you’re sure to have a memory full of blunders.’ – Jack Canfield

‘We share a huge visual memory bank, mostly through painting and other images in history. I think when a modern photograph taps into those, sometimes very subliminally, it makes people respond.’ – Chris Hondros

‘You could double the number of synaptic connections in a very simple neurocircuit as a result of experience and learning. The reason for that was that long-term memory alters the expression of genes in nerve cells, which is the cause of the growth of new synaptic connections.’ – Eric Kandel

‘I like problems at the borders of disciplines. One of the reasons that neurobiology of learning and memory appeal to me so much was that I liked the idea of bringing biology and psychology together.’ – Eric Kandel

‘Rather than studying the most complex form of memory in a very complicated animal, we had to take the most simple form – an implicit form of memory – in a very simple animal. So I began to look around for very simple animals. And I focused in on the marine snail Aplysia.’ – Eric Kandel

‘Memory has always fascinated me. Think of it. You can recall at will your first day in high school, your first date, your first love.’ – Eric Kandel

‘I’ve been around a long time, and I’ve been interested in memory for a long time. And one of my earlier interests in molecular biology of memory led me to define the switch that converts short term to long term memory.’ – Eric Kandel

‘If you have a lesion in the hippocampus in both sides, you have short term memory, but you can convert that short term memory into long term memory.’ – Eric Kandel

‘The use of the wearable computer changes with each person. When this device is your way of seeing, or a seeing aid, it’s how you see the world. When you use it as a memory aid, it is your brain.’ – Steve Mann

‘My favorite memory is, as a freshman, going to Carolina and beating them. Going over there and winning on their court. I think that was the only time I did win on their court.’ – Grant Hill

‘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 come from a family who prided themselves, both sides, on memory. And I was told growing up, constantly, that I was born with a really good memory.’ – Robbie Robertson

‘I think that’s the greatest gift one can have: point of view. You know? I’ve come to believe that if you have a bad memory of something, change it.’ – Liza Minnelli

‘I cherish the memory of being a friend of Frank Sinatra on a friendship level to the point where we really hung out. We worked in Vegas, we’d talk on the phone, and if I wasn’t doing anything, I’d fly out, and I spent time in Palm Springs at his house – on a level the way friends would be, not with a whole crowd of people.’ – Frankie Valli

‘The Cern laboratory in Geneva was set up in 1955 to bring together European scientists who wished to pursue research into the nuclear and sub-nuclear world. Physicists then had greater clout than other scientists because the memory of their role in the Second World War was fresh in people’s minds.’ – Martin Rees

‘I always try to write from memory, and I always try to use memory as an editor. So when I’m thinking of something like a relationship or whatever, then I’m letting my memory tell me what the important things were.’ – Jeffrey Brown

‘My first memory was of stories about the past – a past that, according to the storytellers, was superior in every way to the life then being lived. It didn’t take me long, however, to understand that the present was all we had, for the past was gone, and nothing could be done about it.’ – Horton Foote

‘I still cherish the memory of walking into the Parliament for the first time.’ – Preneet Kaur

‘I have a visceral response to a memory of working-class life.’ – Israel Horovitz

‘I volunteered at a homeless shelter in preparation for ‘Being Flynn,’ and when I’m walking along the Bowery, that’s the first thing that comes to mind. That’s a nice memory.’ – Paul Dano

‘The 2013 Boston Marathon was, for me, a milestone. A bucket list event that was supposed to be my last marathon until my next big milestone, turning 50. But I couldn’t leave marathoning on a memory like that, so I am running this year to honor everyone in the running community and those unsung heroes from April 15, 2013.’ – Summer Sanders

‘There are essentially two main reasons to hold a phone up at a show. First, to capture a memory for yourself, a reminder of the moment you’re enjoying. And second, to share that moment with someone – to express your emotions socially. Both seem perfectly legitimate to me.’ – John Battelle

‘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

‘My memory is basically visual: that’s what I remember, rooms and landscapes. What I do not remember are what the people in these room were telling me. I never see letters or sentences when I write or read, but only the images they produce.’ – Karl Ove Knausgard

‘I have a very, very good memory, and I always remember the people who have done right by me and the people who have done wrong by me.’ – Kevin Love

‘About the only thing that I have – or had, because it’s failing me lately – is my memory. I had a really good memory. I was always terribly protective of that fact.’ – David Rakoff

‘I tend to pack light but still keep a large bag because I love to shop. For each destination I travel to, I like to buy something that the country or city is known for such as olive oil, truffle, jewelry, etc. I also like to buy perfumes because the smell brings me back to the memory of my travels.’ – Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

‘What the immune system of man has in its advanced development is what we call immunological memory, so that once it sees something for the first time, when it sees it the second or the third time, it can respond against it in a way that’s much more accelerated than when it sees it for the first time.’ – Anthony Fauci

‘My favorite memory is Tomorrow. Tomorrow’s family moments are what I look forward to every day. No single favorite. Just Tomorrow.’ – Nigel Barker

‘My favorite song is Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ because my brother used to sing it to me as loud as he could. Annoying then, favorite memory now.’ – Shelley Hennig

‘I grew up around the Luxembourg Gardens, so I guess that is my best memory.’ – Emmanuelle Seigner

‘Painful events leave scars, true, but it turns out they’re largely erasable. Jill Bolte Taylor, the neuroanatomist who had a stroke that obliterated her memory, described the event as losing ’37 years of emotional baggage.” – Martha Beck

‘Was I in a nativity play? I think I was an angel; I was a very blonde child, so I tended to get typecast. I have a vague memory of wearing wings.’ – Hannah Murray

‘I have an evolving relationship with my father, and his memory, especially the older I get. I know that some of the things that interested him are things that interest me.’ – Chiwetel Ejiofor

‘I’ve always thought there was something very marvelous and magical about mirrors, and that they are connected to memory as well.’ – Nicolas Roeg

‘Our memory and the movies keep movie stars alive for us, and Tony Curtis is still a star.’ – Nicolas Roeg

‘The industry has a very short memory of what’s possible, and they like to typecast you.’ – Kevin Rahm

‘Inspiration comes from so many sources. Music, other fiction, the non-fiction I read, TV shows, films, news reports, people I know, stories I hear, misheard words or lyrics, dreams… Motivation? The memory of the rush I get from a really good writing session – even on a bad day, I know I’ll find that again if I keep going.’ – Trudi Canavan

‘My favorite memory from school was going to football games with my friends. We always had so much spirit and dressed up to go to the games, even though our team was pretty bad.’ – Erin Heatherton

‘From a very young age, I would fall off the bed and wake up on the floor because of dreams. I have a memory from the age of four in which I felt God.’ – Ayelet Zurer

‘I think cinema is the memory and the imagination of the country. Take the memory and imagination out of an individual, and he stops being an individual. I think it’s the same thing for a country.’ – Philippe Falardeau

‘I have a memory of my mother kneeling in front of a cabinet in our home, tenderly cradling her wedding china. We never used the plates; she died in her 40s without ever letting herself enjoy these gorgeous pieces. I told myself that I would use my precious items.’ – Roma Downey

‘I don’t see my movies. When you ask me about one of my movies, it just goes in my memory because maybe sometimes I confuse one for another. I think all movies are like sequences, which is the body of my work.’ – Bernardo Bertolucci

‘When I read a book I liked, I would get a pen and one of my father’s legal pads and rewrite it from memory as if I had thought of it myself. It was a clear sign that I wanted to be involved in writing, even if it was just pretend at that point.’ – Jonathan Dee

‘A good memory is surely a compost heap that converts experience to wisdom, creativity, or dottiness; not that these things are of much earthly value, but at least they may keep you amused when the world is keeping you locked away or shutting you out.’ – Michael Leunig

‘We may lose our memory as we get older, but this might not be such a bad thing – who wants to drag a mental junkyard around at a time of life when you’re starting to grow interesting little wings?’ – Michael Leunig

‘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 studied neuroscience at the cellular level, so I was looking at learning and memory in the visual cortex of rats. Neuroscience mainly exposed me to a way of thinking – about experimentation, about what you believe to be true and how you could prove it – and how to approach things in a methodical manner.’ – Ze Frank

‘I talk to our kids now that they are grown up, and I ask them about the experiences that had growing up that really had a powerful influence on the way they view the purpose of life. The experiences that really shaped their values – my wife and I have no memory of those experiences!’ – Clayton M. Christensen

‘I have about 1,000 hours of myself on tape in a vault in Los Angeles. But I also have a photographic memory about my jokes, because they’re really about me; they’re my stories.’ – Louie Anderson

‘Tech, in the sense of… putting things together, that goes back beyond memory for me.’ – Mitchell Baker

‘Memory has a spottiness, as if the film was sprinkled with developer instead of immersed in it.’ – John Updike

‘I was ecstatic when we won – to host the Olympics is one of the biggest opportunities in living memory. It will help change the lives of young people and transform east London.’ – Sebastian Coe

‘Speaking as someone who’s played a lot of video games, and at the end of the video game all you have is a memory, after woodworking you get this piece of furniture.’ – Thomas Middleditch

‘I use zero photography. I have a photographic memory and a complete knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and an interest in grasping the moment of what is happening, not just the outside, but the inside out.’ – Richard MacDonald

‘If there is one phrase or action that every person on the planet would like to erase from his or her memory or have the chance to undo, it would be, ‘Let’s do it again.” – Cheech Marin

‘The memory of the Second World War hangs over Europe, an inescapable and irresistible point of reference. Historical parallels are usually misleading and dangerous.’ – Antony Beevor

‘I’m happy with the Byrds as a good memory.’ – Roger McGuinn

‘Many think of memory as rote learning, a linear stuffing of the brain with facts, where understanding is irrelevant. When you teach it properly, with imagination and association, understanding becomes a part of it.’ – Tony Buzan

‘Memory and creativity are essential to education, but if you teach memory incorrectly, it is a total waste of time, and it will inhibit learning.’ – Tony Buzan

‘For all aspects of memory, keep yourself physically fit. My catchphrase is, ‘Healthy mind, healthy body, healthy body, healthy mind.’ Your memory needs oxygen as fuel, so why not feed it often?’ – Tony Buzan

‘Like our physical bodies, our memory becomes out of shape. As children, we are constantly learning new experiences, but by the time we reach our 20s, we start to lead a more sedentary life both mentally and physically. Our lives become routine, and we stop challenging our brains, and our memory starts to suffer.’ – Tony Buzan

‘The physical evidence does not change because of public pressure or personal agenda. Physical evidence does not look away as events unfold nor does it blackout or add to memory. It remains constant and is a solid foundation upon which cases are built.’ – Robert P. McCulloch

‘People don’t remember me for how high my legs went, even though they went up very high, and how many pirouettes I did. They don’t remember me for that. They remember me and any other dancer because something touched them inside. It’s an indelible memory on the heart and in the mind.’ – Judith Jamison

”Black Beauty,’ by Anna Sewell, remains a star-dusted memory because my mom read it aloud to my sister and me at night for months. I was no more than 7.’ – Scott Turow

‘My most vivid memory of my father centers on the day he left. It was warm, and my mother was especially short with Rhonda and me that afternoon, which I attributed to the heat. I was oblivious to the mounting hostilities in our basement apartment.’ – Deval Patrick

‘I believe poetry has very little to do with memory.’ – Nick Flynn

‘However much, as readers, we lose ourselves in a novel or story, fiction itself is an experience on the order of memory -not on the order of actual occurrence.’ – Samuel R. Delany

‘After ‘Memory Keeper’s Daughter,’ it took me a few months to shut out the world. I really had to turn off the Internet and sort of cloister myself away from the world again and sink into that psychic space to write again.’ – Kim Edwards

‘I love ‘Memory Keeper’s Daughter,’ but in some ways I think ‘The Lake of Dreams’ is a stronger book. I was able to tell the story I wanted to tell. That’s all you can ever do as a writer. From there on you have no control over it.’ – Kim Edwards

‘I had a great life even before ‘The Memory Keeper’s Daughter’ took off. I really enjoy teaching.’ – Kim Edwards

‘There was a sense that there was a lot of word of mouth happening with ‘The Memory Keeper’s Daughter,’ even in hardcover.’ – Kim Edwards

‘The secret at the heart of ‘The Memory Keeper’s Daughter’ is something everybody, except for some of the characters, knows in Chapter 1. Some of the narrative tension comes from that distance between what the readers know and what the characters know.’ – Kim Edwards

‘I have a good flavor memory.’ – Tom Douglas

‘The evolution of Parkour sort of happens with time and age as you change, and the body has a certain memory of Parkour. There is a sort of thing that remains intrinsic, but then the choreography will adapt to whatever the necessity of each particular film needs.’ – David Belle

‘You can be chased home or hit or called names or spit on, and it’s over. You have the memory of it, but it’s very different from the emotional and psychological experience of feeling invisible, of not learning the confidence to stand up in class and speak.’ – Chirlane McCray

‘For me in my twenties, working in Hollywood was confusing in that the differences between what was fiction and what was nonfiction seemed to blur in my mind. Everything became a visual memory for me. I carried my Leica camera, giving opportunity to take pictures from my view.’ – John Van Hamersveld

‘Poetry is a vocal art for me – but not necessarily a performative one. It might be reading to oneself or recalling some lines by memory.’ – Robert Pinsky

‘Alzheimer’s is a horrible thing. Some people are naive about it. They think, ‘Oh it’s just your memory,’ but my mother was in terrible pain. Your body closes down. She didn’t know if she’d eaten or if she wanted to eat. She couldn’t remember how to walk. Towards the end, she didn’t know us. It came gradually, then it got worse.’ – Bonnie Tyler

‘My mother, who died aged 82, had Alzheimer’s. Losing your memory is bad enough, but everything shuts down. You can’t remember how to eat or go to the toilet. It’s a terrible disease and so distressing to watch it take over someone you love.’ – Bonnie Tyler

‘In teaching, regard must be had to the faculties possessed by the pupil. In childhood, memory; in youth, the understanding; in mature life, the reason is the predominating faculty.’ – Joseph P. Bradley

‘My co-winners, Peter Diamond and Christopher Pissarides, and I wish to thank the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Nobel Foundation for this very great honor. We each feel privileged and humbled to be named the winners of the 2010 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.’ – Dale T. Mortensen

‘Computers have cut-and-paste functions. So does right-wing historical memory.’ – Rick Perlstein

‘The first memory I have in the world is of death and tears. That is how I would mark the beginning of my life: the way people mark the end of one. My family had gathered at Papa Joe’s house because Mam’ Grace was slipping away, only I didn’t register it that way. For some reason I thought that it was her birthday.’ – Charles M. Blow

‘With Alzheimer’s, recent memory is affected first. At the start, you count the memory loss in days, then hours – then in minutes. But there’s also an insidious backward creep of deterioration.’ – Laurie Graham

‘I must have been very young, but I have a clear memory of drawing on a cream brick wall… with wax crayons.’ – Robert Ingpen

‘My mother relied on her memory to do things because she couldn’t read. Part of that was not really knowing numbers.’ – Edward P. Jones

‘All these years later, I have almost no memory of the shows themselves. It’s a blur. I remember my jogging runs better – that was my way of getting my energy together. I used to try to get to the arena as late as possible; otherwise, I’d just be pacing around, waiting to go on.’ – Bjorn Ulvaeus

‘I sometimes think that so much of our life takes place inside our heads – in memory or imagination or interpretation or speculation – that if I really want to change my life, I might best begin by changing my mind.’ – Pico Iyer

‘Don’t get me wrong: I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Even the word ‘cancer’ brings back the nausea and pain, the fear I felt, and the heartbreak I saw in my parents’ faces. The smells that fill hospitals and the constant tired feeling that comes with treatment are also permanently stuck in my memory.’ – Jon Lester

‘The body itself is an information processor. Memory resides not just in brains but in every cell. No wonder genetics bloomed along with information theory. DNA is the quintessential information molecule, the most advanced message processor at the cellular level – an alphabet and a code, 6 billion bits to form a human being.’ – James Gleick

‘What man is there, surrounded though he be with the love of wife and children, who does not retain a memory of the romantic affection of boys for each other? Having felt it, he could scarcely have forgotten it, and if he never felt it, he missed one of the most golden of the prizes of youth, unrecapturable in mature life.’ – E. F. Benson

‘I don’t know if I have a memory of not thinking I was a writer – it goes that far back. I went to law school because I didn’t know how to earn a living otherwise. I tried to ignore the pull, but it wouldn’t let me.’ – Elizabeth Strout

‘I discovered that Thailand was one of those countries, like Sri Lanka and India, where memory of past lives used to be commonplace. Go back a few generations, and you find people talking about earlier lives with total certainty.’ – John Burdett

‘I was probably unusually close to my parents, so I do what I can now to preserve the integrity of their memory. The Holocaust deserves to be remembered.’ – Norman Finkelstein

‘Neurobiological research has shown that in people with chronic PTSD, both stress hormone secretion and areas of the brain connected to memory function, such as the hippocampus, appear to be affected, although exactly how and why remains controversial.’ – Siri Hustvedt

‘My feeling is, when you are writing an essay, you don’t make anything up. This may be a very Protestant notion, and I’m aware of the fact that memory is fallible, that if I had access to films or some absolute documentary evidence of what happened, it might look different; we get confused and fuzzy.’ – Siri Hustvedt

‘My favorite holiday memory was sitting at home all day in my pajamas during winter break for school watching a bunch of old Christmas movies like ‘Jack Frost’ and ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ with my siblings and parents.’ – Becky G

‘I think you have to look at these cold cases. If they’re done properly, if the homicides are done properly, and everything’s documented properly, you have a lot of concrete statements from those people that they would be able to look at them and refresh their memory.’ – Mark Fuhrman

‘Memory is a fiction we tell ourselves: just a piece of the truth.’ – Chelsea Cain

‘I have an unusual type of thinking. I have no visual memory whatsoever. Everything is conceptual to me.’ – Craig Venter

‘Memory likes to play hide-and-seek, to crawl away. It tends to hold forth, to dress up, often needlessly. Memory contradicts itself; pedant that it is, it will have its way.’ – Gunter Grass

‘Over the years, I had something in principle against autobiographical writing altogether because memory plays tricks on us, and we also tend to reinvent ourselves. But there comes an age when one begins to observe life, and there are things that need time to mature, also in terms of literary form.’ – Gunter Grass

‘I’ve scored many goals that I’ve liked, but I think the best memory I have is the one against Korea in the 2010 World Cup.’ – Luis Suarez

‘I don’t remember my childhood very well for one reason or another, possibly childhood trauma or possibly just a very bad memory. My early life has sort of been erased from my memory banks.’ – Michel Faber

‘I think that reading is always active. As a writer, you can only go so far; the reader meets you halfway, bringing his or her own experience to bear on everything you’ve written. What I mean is that it is not only the writer’s memory that filters experience, but the reader’s as well.’ – Ruth Reichl

‘9/11 occurs, and you’re going to rebuild, and after awhile, the memory will be there, but there will be something new there, and different, and functioning, and electric.’ – Mario Cuomo

‘Neural implants could accomplish things no external interface could: Virtual and augmented reality with all five senses; augmentation of human memory, attention, and learning speed; even multi-sense telepathy – sharing what we see, hear, touch, and even perhaps what we think and feel with others.’ – Ramez Naam

‘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

‘Traditional autobiography has generally had a poor press. The novelist Daphne du Maurier condemned all examples of this literary form as self-indulgent. Others have quipped that autobiography reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory.’ – Craig Venter

‘I like very human stories that venture into sci-fi or the supernatural or areas that I think occupy a lot of space in our collective memory for the films that we loved as children.’ – Colin Trevorrow

‘As authors evolve and try to trace the precedents that have shaped their work, it sometimes becomes a matter of identifying the shadowy figure in the back row of the mental photograph, or of grabbing at the tail of a memory that’s just slipping out the window into thin air.’ – Virginia Euwer Wolff

‘Plenty of people detested Michael Jackson before his death wiped away the world’s collective memory. Timberlake was originally dismissed as just another boy-bander. Legions have joined in a ‘Hate Anne Hathaway’ movement. Elvis, the Rolling Stones, Kristen Bell, even Mozart had haters.’ – Kurt Eichenwald

‘I could walk into anyone’s home one time and draw a three-dimensional architectural plan of the inside of their home from memory, but I could not add up a column of numbers.’ – Patricia Polacco

‘I have a distinct memory, dating back to 1989 or so, of sitting around with my college dorm mates talking about a new term that was popping up everywhere: ‘political correctness.” – Meghan Daum

‘Studies by many labs have already started to identify specific circuits of neurons involved in normal cognitive function like memory and learning, as well as disease processes such as Parkinson’s disease, depression, and autism.’ – Feng Zhang

‘The two places that I had most imprinted in my mind and in my memory were UCLA and Indiana. To play at one and coach at the other is unbelievable.’ – Steve Alford

‘It took me 14 years to write ‘Crazy Brave’ because I kept changing the form and I also kept running away from the story. I said I don’t really want to write about myself. But it’s about writing about memory.’ – Joy Harjo

‘I have a very vivid memory of the way my parents spoke, and the 50’s that I grew up in are closer to the 20’s, I think, than today in many, many ways.’ – Gail Carson Levine

‘I think that I cannot immediately see the route by which we should really understand memory and the workings of the brain.’ – John Gurdon

‘My favorite off-camera memory of Jon Stewart is watching him jump from the second level of a tuna tower into the waters off Grand Cayman.’ – Stephen Colbert

‘It is a wonderful and unexpected honor to receive the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Receiving this prize with Joseph Stiglitz and George Akerlof, whose work I have learned from and admired, makes it even more gratifying.’ – Michael Spence

‘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 there’s a part of my brain where food, language, and memory all intersect, and it’s really powerful. I think I’m not alone in this.’ – Kate Christensen

‘I guess the idea of doing albums in their entirety, in sequence, appeals to people. I guess it’s the memory of being able to hear the music in the way it was originally presented.’ – Chris Squire

‘To outsource your memory to machines – which is what many of us do with regard to our use of search engines – seems to me to be fairly antithetical to the basic qualities of Jewish life that have kept the Jews alive for so long.’ – Joshua Cohen

‘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

‘The worst thing ever for me is go see a movie, and the next day I go, ‘What did I do last night? I have no memory of this $300 million movie I watched because I felt nothing.” – Asif Kapadia

‘I have a memory of my fourth-grade self wanting to be the first woman president of the United States, but I think that has a lot more to do with my love of world records and reference books than a love of serving my country.’ – Elizabeth McCracken

‘My mother wrote poetry when I was young – I have an early memory of the sound of her typewriter – and my father told me inventive bedtime stories.’ – Eula Biss

‘I recognize that I’m probably the luckiest novelist in recent memory, because Sherman Alexie, a writer I greatly admire, raved about my book on ‘The Colbert Report,’ and then Mr. Colbert himself urged his viewers to buy it – on his show and on Twitter.’ – Edan Lepucki

‘A strong emotion, especially if experienced for the first time, leaves a vivid memory of the scene where it occurred.’ – Algernon Blackwood

‘In the span of a human lifetime, and well within the collective memory, Britain went from a stable imperial power ruling an appreciable fraction of the Earth’s surface to being a tumultuous patchwork which was at least superficially in decline.’ – Nick Harkaway

‘For ‘American Born Chinese,’ my first graphic novel with First Second Books, I did mostly ‘memory’ research. It’s fiction, but I pulled heavily from my own childhood.’ – Gene Luen Yang

‘Literature is memory written down. All literature is memory.’ – Wayne Grady

‘I have a strong memory of my early childhood. I can remember life before I was two. I remember being toilet-trained like it was last week – and it wasn’t last week.’ – Caroll Spinney

‘The AAC at Royal Melbourne was a wonderful memory for me. I had a slightly disappointing finish, but I gained a lot of experience by playing in the last group.’ – Guan Tianlang

‘Mimicking the intricacies of the human brain, a neuro-inspired computer would work in a fashion similar to the way neurons and synapses communicate. It could potentially learn or develop memory.’ – Nayef Al-Rodhan

‘The periods between my 11th and 18th years remain the most vivid in my memory because this was the time of my first attempts at experimentation, which might never have been made had I lived in the city. I made hazardous investigations of the principles of flight, launching myself from the tops of haystacks with a homemade glider.’ – Godfrey Hounsfield

‘I’m fascinated by how much has changed from one generation to another. There are young people growing up now for whom apartheid is just a distant memory and the idea of military service is an abstract notion.’ – Damon Galgut

‘The war broke out, and for a number of years I lived in darkness, with the memory of the lakes, the trees and the skies of Sweden, until I returned in 1946 to spend two unforgettable years in the laboratory of Hugo Theorell.’ – Christian de Duve

‘The appearance of aged persons is too well known to make detailed description necessary. The skin of the face is dry and wrinkled and generally pale. The hairs on the head and the body are white. The back is bent, and the gait is slow and laborious, whilst the memory is weak. Such are the most familiar traits of old age.’ – Elie Metchnikoff

‘It is of no use to commit whole pages to memory, merely to recite them once without hesitation; you must think of the meaning more than the words – of the ideas more than the language.’ – Dorothea Dix

‘The French, perhaps more than any other nation, cherish the memory of their dead by ornamenting their places of sepulture with the finest flowers, often renewing the garlands and replacing such plants as decay with vigorous and costly ones.’ – Dorothea Dix

‘What you possess is not what you jingle in the pockets of your memory, but the imaginings with which you fill the spaces of the future.’ – Elizabeth Bibesco

‘My first memory of the public library is of lugging home a volume of Norse myths as heavy as a thunder-god’s hammer.’ – Dave Morris

‘Back in the 1980s, you could learn how to add memory cards to your PC in a Radio Shack.’ – Annalee Newitz

‘I might have created the phrase ‘memory tools’, but people have always found talismans to help them meditate into a state of hypnosis where they can access their past lives.’ – M. J. Rose

‘In my novels, there are twelve ancient ‘memory tools,’ all now lost. Each of the ‘Reincarnationist’ books revolves around a different tool.’ – M. J. Rose

‘Our study showed that the false memory and the genuine memory are based on very similar, almost identical, brain mechanisms. It is difficult for the false memory bearer to distinguish between them.’ – Susumu Tonegawa

‘Most Americans have no memory of the designs Franklin Roosevelt’s New Dealers had for postwar-American foreign policy. Human rights, self-determination and an end to European colonization in the developing world, nuclear disarmament, international law, the World Court, the United Nations – these were all ideas of the progressive left.’ – Kai Bird

‘My earliest vivid memory would be my Nigerian mother. She would wrap me on her back. I remember being on her back a lot. It felt like a ride, like I was riding a dinosaur; going everywhere and seeing everything.’ – John Boyega

‘When I was a child, I was certain that I could remember what it was like to live on Venus; I could remember what it was like to live in the American Plains. I could remember. And it’s ancient memory. We all have it. It’s just that some of us access it more than others.’ – Patti Smith

‘The most memorable interviews for me are folks whose names I don’t know: young civil rights leaders in the South, showing great courage as they walked into a town in the dark of night. A doctor working for ‘Doctors Without Borders’ in Somalia, operating by kerosene light in a tent. Those are the kinds of people that linger in your memory.’ – Tom Brokaw

‘I’ve been lucky from my earliest memory on. I happened to be born to the right parents, and the lives we led – working class, migratory – suited my personality. I had an adventurous mindset, and we lived on an Army base, then in South Dakota – it was a dynamic environment.’ – Tom Brokaw

‘Selective memory is surely one of nature’s most effective ways of ensuring the survival of our species.’ – Nigel Hamilton

‘To my mind, forgetting is a risky strategy for living. Memory is essential to us. It is DNA. We need to remember, and we need to imagine. That’s why we have books, writing, fiction.’ – Romesh Gunesekera

‘Sometimes our childhood experiences are emotionally intense, which can create strong mental models. These experiences and our assumptions about them are then reinforced in our memory and can continue to drive our behavior as adults.’ – Elizabeth Thornton

‘I have a strong memory of the day I was told that my father had a weak heart and that he had to go to the hospital. He died when I was nine years old on the same day that Franklin Roosevelt died; it was his 45th birthday.’ – Alan J. Heeger

‘In grownups, mercury can cause memory loss, tremors, vision loss and numbness of the fingers and toes. It can also adversely affect fertility and blood pressure regulation, and a growing body of evidence suggests that exposure to mercury may lead to heart disease.’ – Frances Beinecke