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Bullshit … Creating gruesome and untrue memories is surprisingly common. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! s5e5: Exorcism, Showtime 2007
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. Rosa Parks
A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory. Mark Twain
Liars ought to have good memories. Algernon Sidney, Discourses Concerning Government, 1698
I realized then that a man who had lived only one day could easily live for a hundred years in prison. He would have enough memories to keep him from being bored. Albert Camus, The Stranger
Faith is a myth and beliefs shift like mists on the shore; thoughts vanish; words, once pronounced, die; and the memory of yesterday is as shadowy as the hope of to-morrow. Joseph Conrad
Is our sense of self constructed from the memories of who we once were and our imagination of who we hope to be? Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman s3e4: What Makes Us Who We Are? Science 2012
To learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the others. Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
Sculptor Louise Bourgeois made art out of wrestling with her own very personal demons ... ‘I am a prisoner of my memories.’ Great Artists in Their Own Words III: But is it Art? Louis Bourgeois, BBC 2013
All we have left are our memories. Once Upon a Time in America 1984 ***** starring Robert De Niro & James Woods & Joe Pesci & Elizabeth McGovern & Burt Young & Tuesday Weld & Treat Williams et al, director Sergio Leone, her to Noodles
What is your worst memory of childhood? The Silence of the Lambs 1991 starring Jodie Foster & Anthony Hopkins & Scott Glen & Ted Levine & Anthony Heald & Brooke Smith & Diane Baker & Kasi Lemmons & Frankie Fraison & Tracey Walter et al, director Jonathan Demme
Death is that state where one lives only in the memory of others, which is why it is not an end. No goodbyes – just good memories. Star Trek: The Next Generation s1e23: Skin of Evil, Picard’s log
What is a person but a sum of their memories. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s3e25: Facets, Kira as Lela to Dax
Dax: I can hardly believe it myself. But I’m Dax. I mean I’m not Jadzia Dax. I’m Ezri Dax. But I have all of Jadzia’s memories. Not to mention Lela’s, Tobin’s, Emony’s, Audrid’s, Joran’s, Curzon’s. Am I forgetting anyone?
Sisko: Torias. ibid.
Her body was a prison, her mind was a prison. Her memories were a prison. The people she loved. She couldn’t get away from the hurt of them. She could leave Eric, walk out of her apartment, walk forever if she liked, but she couldn't escape what really hurt. Tonight even the sky felt like a prison. Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting
All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. George Orwell, 1984
Thanks for the memory
Of sentimental verse.
Nothing in my purse
When the preacher said
For better or for worse
How lovely it was. Leo Robin, Thanks for the Memory, song 1937
Illiterate him, I say, quite from your memory. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Rivals
An Indian man has memorised the entire Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary. It took Mahaveer Jain just ten months to remember each of the 80,000 individual entries. He can recall their exact sequence and the page on which they appear. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not?
This film will take you on a journey of perhaps the most remarkable trait you possess but notice the least. It’s an ability which you develop in childhood. And for the rare few who don’t, the consequences are enormous. Horizon: How Does Your Memory Work? BBC 2008
The heart of marriage is memories. Bill Cosby
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose garden. T S Eliot, 1888-1965, Four Quartets ‘Burnt Norton’
That’s one of the greatest curses ever inflicted on the human race: memory. Citizen Kane 1941 starring Orson Welles & Joseph Cotten & Everett Sloane & Dorothy Comingore & Agnes Moorehead & Ruth Warrick & Ray Collins & William Alland & Paul Stewart & George Coulouris & Philip van Zandt et al, director Orson Welles
All my past life is mine no more:
The flying hours are gone
Like transitory dreams given o’er,
Whose images are kept in store
By memory alone. John Wilmot, Lord Rochester, 1647-80, Love and Life
In 2001 evidence began to appear from medical experts which suggests that our heart can absorb and remember part of our personality. It is as though the life-force pumping in our blood and the emotional states we experience leave an indelible spiritual hallmark in the heart. Nexus magazine recently published a series of articles about the phenomena known as Organ Memory. Several doctors and patients have testified that some personality traits of the heart donor manifest in the character of the recipient. Chris Everard, Spirit World II
Purpose is but the slave to memory. William Shakespeare, Hamlet III ii 176
The terror of being judged sharpens the memory: it sends an inevitable glare over that long-unvisited past which has been habitually recalled only in general phrases. Even without memory, the life is bound into one by a zone of dependence in growth and decay; but intense memory forces a man to own his blameworthy past. With memory set smarting like a reopened wound, a man’s past is not simply a dead history, an outworn preparation of the present: it is not a repented error shaken loose from the life: it is a still quivering part of himself, bringing shudders and bitter flavours and the tinglings of a merited shame. George Eliot, Middlemarch
Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory. Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim, 1900
Youth is vivid rather than happy, but memory always remembers the happy things. Bernard Lovell, cited The Times 20th August 1993
What makes you who you are? ... Can we change and should we change the traumatic memories that ruin lives? Decoding the Brain: Breakthrough, National Geographic 2015
When remembering factual details people got things wrong about 40% of the time; but when it came to remembering emotions they were wrong 60% of the time. ibid.
Every woman who makes a permanent impression on a man is afterwards recalled to his mind’s eye as she appeared in one particular scene, which seems ordained to be her special medium of manifestation throughout all the pages of his memory. Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes
Somehow it is us … After the age of two the growth is halted. The process of becoming someone is about pruning back the possibilities that are already present. The Brain with David Eagleman II: What Makes Me? BBC 2017
Memory sits rights at the core of our identity. It gives our lives a narrative … Memory isn’t always reliable. ibid.