Quotations About / On:
What value has the memory when life has gone.
(Cherish your ones when alive.)
In bank of memory- riches dwell.
Life is a collection of memories, stored in the mind.
Memory, workmaid and mother of the Muses.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 461.)
Every family has bad memories.
(Mario Puzo, U.S. author, screenwriter, and Francis Ford Coppola, U.S. director, screenwriter. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), The Godfather III, to his son Tony after the young man has told his father he wants to become a singer rather than become the family lawyer because of Tony's bad memories of the Corleone clan (1990).
A significant line considering the cinematic history of the Corleone family.)
... memory is the only way home.
(Terry Tempest Williams, U.S. author. As quoted in Listen to Their Voices, ch. 10, by Mickey Pearlman (1993).)
I don't know what imagination is, if not an unpruned, tangled kind of memory.
(Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Letty Fox, in Letty Fox: Her Luck, ch. 6 (written 1946, published Virago, n.d.).
Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)
Wisdom is founded on memory; happiness on forgetfulness.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
It takes good memory to keep up a lie.
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Cliton, in The Liar (Le Menteur), act 4, sc. 5 (1644).)
Mild brown eyes beckon me to the past, but memory provides no clue.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)