To recall and remember means to have a specific memory. Read on for memory quotes and famous remembrance quotations and sayings.

Memory Quotes

The brain is a complex machine and this is where your memories originate from. That is why, when you under the effects of alcohol, there is temporary memory loss as the liquor affects your brain. Memory is the psychological process of storing, retaining and recalling information and experiences. The actual concept is that the brain first registers the information by the five senses, creates a permanent/temporary record of this material and retrieves it whenever necessary. If this introduction got too much, then maybe you should read some famous remembrance sayings to lighten up!

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.

- Marion C. Garretty

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

Sisters share the scent and smells... the feel of a common childhood.

- Pam Brown

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

- Helen Keller

People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up.

- Tom Robbins

You can't just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again.

- Mia Hamm

The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.

- Dame Agatha Christie

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

Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

- Albert Schweitzer

My first recollection is that of a bugle call.

- Douglas MacArthur

Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one's life.

- Anthony Bourdain

I'm relaxed about my career. I've been making movies for over 20 years, so I've earned at least the right to relax.

- Eddie Murphy

The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.

- Ralph Ellison

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

- Timothy Leary

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.

- Toni Morrison

I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck.

- Aleister Crowley

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.

- Andre Gide

I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that. Just loafed I suppose.

- P. G. Wodehouse

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.

- Leonardo da Vinci

Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant. It is best not to stir them.

- P. G. Wodehouse

Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self esteem.

- Kurt Cobain

Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.

- Corrie ten Boom

Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.

- My √Āntonia , Willa Cather

A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin.

- George Herbert

One time my mom tried to ground me, but that lasted 15 minutes.

- Bam Margera

If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.

- Les Brown

I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.

- Harriet Tubman

I didn't feel that running away would change anything but when the roof of the garage started coming off I thought it was time to go.

- John Harrison

It's hard to leave behind scenes and characters I am in love with.

- John Harrison

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

- The Writing Life , Annie Dillard

I have more memories than if I were a thousand years old.

- Charles Baudelaire

He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime.

- Edith Wharton

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

- Emo Philips

I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can.

- Rita Mae Brown

I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up.

- Lenny Bruce

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.

- Lord Acton

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.

- P. D. James

I have a hot memory, but I know I've forgotten many things, too, just squashed things in favor of survival.

- Iggy Pop

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