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He who is afraid of his own memories is cowardly, really cowardly.

—By Elias Canetti, 1954

Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.

—By George Bernard Shaw, 1886

I have a terrible memory; I never forget a thing.

—Edith Konecky, 1976

Everyone complains about his memory, and no one complains about his judgment.

—By La Rochefoucauld, 1666

Memories are hunting horns
whose noise dies away in the wind.

—By Guillaume Apollinaire, 1913

What is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?

—By Marcus Tullius Cicero, 46 BC

Time robs us of all, even of memory.

—By Virgil, c. 40 BC

Memory is more indelible than ink.

—Anita Loos, 1974

Some memories are like lucky charms, talismans, one shouldn’t tell about them or they’ll lose their power.

—By Iris Murdoch, 1985

Anyone who in discussion quotes authority uses his memory rather than his intellect.

—By Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1500

Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth but not its twin.

—Barbara Kingsolver, 1990

The true art of memory is the art of attention.

—By Samuel Johnson, 1759

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.

—J.M. Barrie, 1922