90 Memories quotes that will teach you an important lesson

While some memories are worth keeping, some are needed to be erased and forgotten. Whatever kind of memories you have, happy, sad, or painful memories, always be positive about them. Memories are like experiences from the past that will hone you in the future. May these quotes about memories help you understand the significant role of memories in your walk through life.

Memories quotes that will teach you an important lesson
1. “No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.” – Haruki Murakami

2. “I try to keep the happy memories. If that's what you call selective memories, I'm good with that.” – Nicole Williams

3. “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfeld

4. “Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.” – Haruki Murakami

5. “The happiest memories are of moments that ended when they should have.” – Robert Brault

6. “Remembering is easy. It's forgetting that's hard.” – Brodi Ashton

7. “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” – Lois Lowry

8. “Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing.” – Jennifer L. Armentrout

9. “Our memories give us voice and bear witness to history, so that others might learn. So they might celebrate our triumphs and be warned of our failures.” – Mohinder Suresh
Memories quotes that will teach you an important lesson
10. “We do not remember days; we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese

11. “When the remembering was done, the forgetting could begin.” – Sara Zarr

12. “Memories have huge staying power, but like dreams, they thrive in the dark, surviving for decades in the deep waters of our minds like shipwrecks on the sea bed.” – J. G. Ballard

13. “Memory is the diary we all carry about with us.” – Oscar Wilde

14. “Experience had taught me that even the most precious memories fade with the passage of time.” – Nicholas Sparks
Memories quotes that will teach you an important lesson
15. “Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.” – Thomas Fuller

16. “Sometimes, remembering hurts too much.” – Jess Rothenberg

17. “Humans, not places, make memories.” – Ama Ata Aidoo

18. “He was still too young to know that the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.” – Gabriel García Márquez

19. “Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery
Memories quotes that will teach you an important lesson
20. “There are memories that time does not erase. Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.” – Cassandra Clare

21. “There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.” – Nicholas Sparks

22. “When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old.” – Bill Clinton

23. “Memories are bullets. Some whiz by and only spook you. Others tear you open and leave you in pieces.” – Richard Kadrey

24. “The worst memories stick with us, while the nice ones always seem to slip through our fingers.” – Rachel Vincent
Memories quotes that will teach you an important lesson
25. “Sometimes, the things you remember are more real than the things you see.” – Arthur Golden

26. “That's the problem with memories, you can visit them, but you can't live in them.” – Shaun David Hutchinson

27. “Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.” – Saul Bellow

28. “They say I live a fast life. Maybe I just like a fast life. I wouldn't give it up for anything in the world. It won't last forever, either. But the memories will.” – Dennis Wilson

29. “The only real treasure is in your head. Memories are better than diamonds and nobody can steal them from you.” – Rodman Philbrick

30. “Sometimes a perfect memory can be ruined if put to words.” – Nova Ren Suma

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31. “Dreams are hopeful because they exist as pure possibility. Unlike memories, which are fossils, long dead and buried deep.” – Shaun David Hutchinson

32. “When it comes to memories, the good and the bad never balance.” – Jodi Picoult

33. “Some memories are realities and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.” – Willa Cather

34. “Let us not burthen our remembrance with a heaviness that's gone.” – William Shakespeare

35. “The important thing about having lots of things to remember is that you’ve got to go somewhere afterwards where you can remember them, you see? You’ve got to stop. You haven’t really been anywhere until you’ve got back home.” – Terry Pratchett

36. “I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now.” – Sophia Loren

37. “Now that I have opened that bottle of memories they're pouring out like wine, crimson and bittersweet.” – Ellen Hopkins

38. “Their memory was something tangible and heavy, and I would carry it with me.” – Ransom Riggs

39. “And the moral of the story is that you don’t remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened.” – John Green

40. “I think the only answer is to live life to the fullest while you can and collect memories like fools collect money. Because in the end, that's all you have, happy memories.” – Sarah Strohmeyer

41. “People leave traces of themselves where they feel most comfortable, most worthwhile.” – Haruki Murakami

42. “It's regrets that make painful memories. When I was crazy I did everything just right.” – Mark Vonnegut

43. “Our spirit is mightier than the filth of our memories.” – Melina Marchetta

44. “In my life I find that memories of the spirit linger and sweeten long after memories of the brain have faded.” – Harry Connick Jr.

45. “My family legacy is mainly memories, so I especially cherish my few tangible mementos.” – Maureen Killoran

46. “There are so many happy memories that will be made. You just have to live long enough to get to them.” – Joel Burns

47. “There are memories I am better off without. Things better lost forever.” – S.J. Watson

48. “There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.” – Dante Alighieri

49. “Souls and memories can do strange things during trance.” – Bram Stoker

50. “Sometimes, it's better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because now, when I look back, marks never make me laugh, but memories do.” – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

51. “There were some memories, though, that never faded.” – Cassandra Clare

52. “I guess sometimes the greatest memories are made in the most unlikely of places, further proof that spontaneity is more rewarding than a meticulously planned life.” – J.A. Redmerski

53. “Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I'll focus on the new day and all the I've stored away, just for this time in my life.” – Anonymous

54. “The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.” – Salvador Dali

55. “Memories are good, as long as we keep them in the rear-view mirror and keep moving.” – Anonymous

56. “It’s not easy remembering the good times.” – Cecelia Ahern

57. “But she knew that no matter what beauty lay behind, it must remain there. No one could go forward with a load of aching memories.” – Margaret Mitchell

58. “And the memories of all we have loved stay and come back to us in the evening of our life. They are not dead but sleep, and it is well to gather a treasure of them.” – Vincent van Gogh

59. “Feelings are memories. Memories are also feelings.” – Margaret Stohl

60. “Memories sharpen the past; it is reality that decays.” – Siddhartha Mukherjee

61. “Enjoy good memories. But don't spend your remaining days here looking back, wishing for 'the good old days.” – Randy Alcorn

62. “Memories, important yesterdays, were once todays. Treasure and notice today.” – Gloria Gaither

63. “What we call memories are really present thoughts. What we call anticipations are really present thoughts. No one has ever lived in any moment except the present.” – Emmet Fox

64. “For some life lasts a short while, but the memories it holds last forever.” – Laura Swenson

65. “Photos capture our memories in print, but our memories are always with us in our minds.” – Catherine Pulsifer

66. “You can never be really happy if you keep holding to those bad memories which makes you sad.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

67. “Don't let the good old days be your memory. Make each day a good day so as you are growing older life is an adventure to be enjoyed not a memory.” – Catherine Pulsifer

68. “When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever, but I shall hold something which I have traded for it. It may be no more than a memory, but if it is a worthy one I shall not regret the price.” – Anonymous

69. “Memories are like antiques, the older they are the more valuable they became.” – Marinela Reka

70. “Good memories are most often created without conscious effort. These are the memories that result from those unselfish acts or behaviors that give of our time, talents or gifts without any due regard for repayment.” – Byron R. Pulsifer

71. “Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don't go along with that. The memories I value most, I don't ever see them fading.” – Kazuo Ishiguro

72. “No one can ever take your memories from you, each day is a new beginning, make good memories every day.” – Catherine Pulsifer

73. “A healthy relationship requires you to let go of the bitter memories of past and moves on with a new hope.” – Adam Green

74. “Your memory is the glue that binds your life together; everything you are today is because of your amazing memory. You are a data collecting being, and your memory is where your life is lived.” – Kevin Horsley

75. “Focus on the good memories, discard the not so good.” – Catherine Pulsifer

76. “The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don't celebrate those, they can pass you by.” – Alek Wek

77. “I believe that without memories there is no life, and that our memories should be of happy times.” – Lee Radziwill

78. “Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.” – Rosa Parks

79. “To be human is to have a collection of memories that tells you who you are and how you got there.” – Rosecrans Baldwin

80. “Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.” – Mattie Stepanek

81. “Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

82. “Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories.” – Steven Wright

83. “The one thing I need to leave behind is good memories.” – Michael Landon

84. “We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.” – Jeremy Irons

85. “It's great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.” – George Foreman

86. “The value of things is not the time they last, but the intensity with which they occur. That is why there are unforgettable moments and unique people.” – Fernando Pessoa

87. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

88. “A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.” – Elbert Hubbard

89. “Every passing moment is another chance to create memories, and Life is full of moments, make them beautiful and memorable.” – Laylablack

90. “When you are gone, the only truly important thing you will leave behind are the memories you’ve created. How do you want to be remembered?” – Michael Hyatt

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