Remembering Quotes

Clare Vanderpool

Maybe that was how I found comfort just then, even with him being so far away. By remembering the flavor of his words.

Margaret Mitchell

The whole world can't lick us but we can lick ourselves by longing too hard for things we haven't got any more - and by remembering too much.

Jess Rothenberg

Sometimes, remembering hurts too much.

Anne Rivers Siddons

Didn't I say I'd always be your same stars? If you get to missing me, just look up.

Suzanne Young

I have to live if I want to be remembered.

Craig D. Lounsbrough

To forget is to blithely toss aside the hard lessons that were hard won by others before us, thereby needlessly dooming us to endure the hard lessons that are likely to be forgotten by those who will follow us. And it is altogether reasonable that in order to avoid this repetitive trouncing, God graciously granted us memories.

Lauren DeStefano

I wish I had a memory of that first violent shove, the shock of cold air, the sting of oxygen into new lungs. Everyone should remember being born. It doesn't seem fair that we only remember dying.

Shannon A. Thompson

I remembered every moment between us, and every moment felt more precious as time passed.

Stig Dagerman

But then comes a time when forgetting isn't possible. And I do mean a particular time when no amount of dreaming, not then and maybe not ever, can change how naked and unimportant we become in our own eyes.

John Daniel Thieme

To forget would mean the things we never knew
had never waited to be known, never waited
to be forgotten, had never been; waiting
beneath the long dead stars
in time. . .

John Daniel Thieme

. . . This
is not the same river at my fingertips.
There are no paths, no sunken roads
familiar in the forest, by which we can
retrace our steps,
by which we can escape
by which we can reclaim and return,
or hear the child’s song running in the timothy . . .

John Daniel Thieme

. . .the sorrows of the heart yearn
to be erased, for one final atonement
finite and forgetting and whole - but time in its preserving
will not permit forgetting; destroying
only when we can no longer beg
or argue with time
to preserve the brief benisons
a few moments longer than our sins

John Daniel Thieme

. . .though the names of lovers are forgotten in time, their names
written across the sky as ogham threads are traced
between the stars

Richard Llewellyn

It is very strange to think back like this, although come to think of it, there is no fence or hedge round Time that has gone. You can go back and have what you like if you remember it well enough.

Michael Bassey Johnson

When you choose your life, ignore people, when you make it in life, remember some friends, when you sing a song, praise your source, when predicaments arises, stand your ground.

A.L. Kennedy

Read. As much as you can. As deeply and widely and nourishingly and ­irritatingly as you can. And the good things will make you remember them, so you won't need to take notes.

Sanhita Baruah

My world is a million shattered pieces put together, glued by my tears, where each piece
My world is a million shattered pieces put together, glued by my tears, where each piece is nothing but a reflection of YOU.

Teresa R. Funke

One day this war will end. And when it does, Tule Lake will be just a memory.

A.S. King

No one has proved to me that my husband isn’t still alive somewhere in Southeast Asia. So, as far as I’m concerned, if even one man is alive, we own him more than this – than presuming him dead for the sake of tidying paperwork.

Wiley Cash

I've heard it said before that those who don't learn from the past are bound to repeat it, and I just don't know what I think about that. I figure I don't have too much use for it. The past will just weigh on you if you spend too much time remembering it.

Nina Sankovitch

Stories about lives remembered bring us backward while allowing us to move forward.

Michelle Moran

History will remember this," she says. "I do not need to.

Emma Michaels

If you remember yourself, you will remember me. I am always a part of you. I am your mother.

Andrew Galasetti

We gonna be a family again in Heaven. It takes some strong patience, but the Lord will come through. And as long as we here, we can get on living by never forgetting. Never forgetting and always remembering.

Jennifer Senior

We enshrine things to memory very differently than we experience them in real time. The psychologist Daniel Kahneman has coined a couple of terms to make the distinction. He talks about the "experiencing self" versus the "remembering self.

Karen Fowler

One couldn’t be selective when remembering the past. Ignore the turmoil, chaos and pain – and the truly great memories would not shine with such luster.

Katie McGarry

There are edges around the black and every now and then a flash of color streaks out of the gray. But I can never really grasp any of the slivers of memories that emerge.

Annie Dillard

I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.

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