For pain must enter into its glorified life of memory before it can turn into compassion.
by George Eliot
"Like all great travellers." said Essper, "I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen."
~ Vivian Grey
by Benjamin Disraeli
Sometimes I wonder if our memories are as good as we think they are and if the whole past wasn't once entirely different from anything we remember, and we've forgotten that we forgot.
~ The Big Time
by Fritz Leiber
Men live their lives trapped in an eternal present, between the mists of memory and the sea of shadow that is all we know of the days to come.
~ A Dance with Dragons
by George R. R. Martin
He smiled the most exquisite smile, veiled by memory, tinged by dreams.
~ To the Lighthouse
by Virginia Woolf
DOUBLETHINK means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. The Party intellectual knows in which direction his memories must be altered; he therefore knows that he is playing tricks with reality; but by the exercise of DOUBLETHINK he also satisfies himself that reality is not violated.
~ Nineteen Eighty-Four
by George Orwell
Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
~ Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
"From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered,
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers."
~ Henry V
by William Shakespeare
"Memory, my dear Cecily, is the diary that we all carry about with us."
~ The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
At a single strain of music, the scent of a flower, or even one glimpse of a path of moonlight lying fair upon a Summer sea, the barriers crumble and fall. Through the long corridors the ghosts of the past walk unforbidden, hindered only by broken promises, dead hopes, and dream-dust.
~ Old Rose and Silver
by Myrtle Reed