Favorite Quotations ~† Memory & Memories End the Struggle & Dance With Life

"It is all right to copy what you see, but it is much better to draw what you can no longer see except through your memory. This is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory. All you reproduce is what struck you." ~ Edgar Degas

Degas' Drawings of Dancers

One always begins to forget a place as soon as itís left behind. ~ Charles Dickens

The true art of memory is the art of attention. ~ Samuel Johnson

Every day your memory grows dimmer/it doesnít haunt me like it did before. ~ Bob Dylan

You don't have to hold onto the pain to hold onto the memory. ~ Janet Jackson

It's a pleasure to share one's memories. Everything remembered is dear, endearing, touching, precious. At least the past is safe though we didn't know it at the time. We know it now. Because it's in the past; because we have survived. ~ Susan Sontag

We do not remember days, we remember moments. ~ Cesare Pavese

Thereís hope a great manís memory may outlive his life half a year. ~ William Shakespeare

Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in their judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing. ~ Margaret Fuller

Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future. ~ Corrie ten Boom

The key to a long and happy life is, at times, a very short-term memory. ~ Scott Hamilton

Memories and magic can happen at any moment. ~ Valerie Fraser Luesse

I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is. ~ Vladimir Nabokov

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