Memories Quotes

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Haruki Murakami
“Most things are forgotten over time. Even the war itself, the life-and-death struggle people went through is now like something from the distant past. We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about everyday, too many new things we have to learn. But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone.”
haruki murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Brodi Ashton
“Remembering is easy. It's forgetting that's hard.”
Brodi Ashton, Everneath

Mark  Lawrence
“Memories are dangerous things. You turn them over and over, until you know every touch and corner, but still you'll find an edge to cut you.”
Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

Haruki Murakami
“People leave strange little memories of themselves behind when they die.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Mitch Albom
“Sharing tales of those we've lost is how we keep from really losing them.”
Mitch Albom, For One More Day

Alysha Speer
“Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget.”
Alysha Speer

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Onyx

Pablo Neruda
“The days aren't discarded or collected, they are bees
that burned with sweetness or maddened
the sting: the struggle continues,
the journeys go and come between honey and pain.
No, the net of years doesn't unweave: there is no net.
They don't fall drop by drop from a river: there is no river.
Sleep doesn't divide life into halves,
or action, or silence, or honor:
life is like a stone, a single motion,
a lonesome bonfire reflected on the leaves,
an arrow, only one, slow or swift, a metal
that climbs or descends burning in your bones.”
Pablo Neruda, Still Another Day

Flannery O'Connor
“Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to never was there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it”
Flannery O' Connor, Wise Blood

Sara Zarr
“When the remembering was done, the forgetting could begin.”
Sara Zarr

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“I am a dreamer. I know so little of real life that I just can’t help re-living such moments as these in my dreams, for such moments are something I have very rarely experienced. I am going to dream about you the whole night, the whole week, the whole year.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights

Elizabeth Wurtzel
“In the meantime, I could withdraw to my room, could hide and sleep as if I were dead”
Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation

Shannon L. Alder
“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.”
Shannon L. Alder

Kristin Cashore
“But that's how memory works," Bitterblue said quietly. "Things disappear without your permission, then come back again without your permission." And sometimes they came back incomplete and warped.”
Kristin Cashore, Bitterblue

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“I could tell you it's the heart, but what is really killing him is loneliness. Memories are worse than bullets.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

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

Coco J. Ginger
“You don’t deserve my image in your head. You don’t deserve my memories in your chest.”
Jamie Weise

Coco J. Ginger
“I remember when your name was just another name that rolled without thought off my tongue.

Now, I can’t look at your name without an abundance of sentiment attached to each letter.

Your name, which I played with so carelessly, so easily, has somehow become sacred to my lips.

A name I won’t throw around lightheartedly or repeat without deep thought.

And if ever I speak of you, I use the English language to describe who you were to me. You are nameless, because those letters grouped together in that familiar form….. carries too much meaning for my capricious heart.”
Jamie Weise

Sara Zarr
“Forgetting isn't enough. You can paddle away from the memories and think they are gone. But they will keep floating back, again and again and agian. They circle you, like sharks. Until, unless, something, someone? Can do more than just cover the wound. ”
Sara Zarr, Story of a Girl

William Faulkner
“Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager like this, with something in it sad and nostalgic and familiar...”
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

Nicholas Sparks
“Experience had taught me that even the most precious memories fade with the passage of time.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding

Bram Stoker
“Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer--both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams.”
Bram Stoker, Dracula

Emily Giffin
“Songs and smells will bring you back to a moment in time more than anything else. It's amazing how much can be conjured with a few notes of a song or a solitary whiff of a room. A song you didn't even pay attention to at the time, a place that you didn't even know had a particular smell.”
Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed

Christopher Isherwood
“Think of two people, living together day after day, year after year, in this small space, standing elbow to elbow cooking at the same small stove, squeezing past each other on the narrow stairs, shaving in front of the same small bathroom mirror, constantly jogging, jostling, bumping against each other’s bodies by mistake or on purpose, sensually, aggressively, awkwardly, impatiently, in rage or in love – think what deep though invisible tracks they must leave, everywhere, behind them!”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

Stephen Carpenter
“People always talk about how hard it can be to remember things - where they left their keys, or the name of an acquaintance - but no one ever talks about how much effort we put into forgetting. I am exhausted from the effort to forget... There are things that have to be forgotten if you want to go on living.”
Stephen Carpenter, Killer

Melina Marchetta
“Maybe memories should be left the way they are.”
Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road

Samuel Beckett
“Memories are killing. So you must not think of certain things, of those that are dear to you, or rather you must think of them, for if you don’t there is the danger of finding them, in your mind, little by little.”
Samuel Beckett

Cassandra Clare
“There's something about a place you've been with someone you love. It takes on a meaning in your mind. It becomes more than a place. It becomes a distillation of what you felt for each other. The moments you spend in a place with someone... they become part of its bricks and mortar. Part of its soul.”
Cassandra Clare, Lord of Shadows

Bill Watterson
“In the short term, it would make me happy to go play outside. In the long term, it would make me happier to do well at school and become successful. But in the VERY long term, I know which will make better memories.”
Bill Watterson, It's a Magical World

Jess Rothenberg
“Sometimes, remembering hurts too much.”
Jess Rothenberg, The Catastrophic History of You and Me