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Forgetfulness transforms every occurrence into a non-occurrence.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not remember how often we have recounted it to the same person?
I never forgive, but I always forget.
In memory, everything seems to happen to music.
Living in the past has one thing in its favour - it's cheaper.
Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.
One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind.
Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.
Memory, of all the powers of the mind, is the most delicate and frail.
Gratitude is the heart's memory.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
A man must get a thing before he can forget it.
It isn't so astonishing, the number of things that I can remember, as the number of things I can remember that aren't so.
For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that we use it so little.
I have a remarkable memory; I forget everything. It is wonderfully convenient. It is as though the world were constantly renewing itself for me.
It is commonly seen by experience that excellent memories do often accompany weak judgements.
There must be at least 500 million rats in the United States; of course, I am speaking only from memory.
Nostalgia is a seductive liar.
The past is a work of art, free of irrelevancies and loose ends.
Oh longing for places that were not Cherished enough in that fleeting hour How I long to make good from afar The forgotten gesture, the additional act.
'The horror of that moment,' the King went on, T shall never, never forget!' 'You will, though,'the Queen said, 'if you don't make a memorandum of it.'
If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
If a man can remember what he worried about last week, he has a very good memory.
That which we remember of our conduct is ignored by our closest neighbour; but that which we have forgotten having said, or even what we never said, will cause laughter even into the next world.
That which is bitter to endure may be sweet to remember.
We forget because we must And not because we will.
Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
Memory is the thing you forget with.
The palest ink is better than the best memory.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
Everyone complains of his lack of memory, but nobody of his want of judgement.
Our memories are independent of our wills. It is not so easy to forget.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.
To want to forget something is to think of it.
What is forgiven is usually well remembered.
Time whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.
To live in hearts we leave behind, Is not to die.
Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.
Don't you remember sweet Alice Ben Bolt? Sweet Alice, whose hair was so brown; Who wept with delight when you gave her a smile, And trembl'd with fear at your frown!
English I remember, I remember, The house where I was born, The little window where the sun Came peeping in at morn; He never came a wink too soon, Nor brought too long a day, But now, I often wish the night Had borne my breath away!
We must always have old memories and young hopes.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
All to myself I think of you, Think of the things we used to do, Think of the things we used to say, Think of each happy bygone day, Sometimes I sigh, and sometimes I smile, But I keep each olden, golden while All to myself.
Women and elephants never forget.
If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth.
The Right Honorable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.


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