Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 643
Skin Line

If a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.

- A. E. Housman

Experience Line

Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.

- A. E. Housman

Greeting Plays

I have all of the Apple products. Everything I've ever written, I've written on a Mac. My first computer, my roommates and I chipped in, and we got that first Macintosh - 128K. It had as much memory as a greeting card that plays music.

- Aaron Sorkin

Funny Man

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

- Abraham Lincoln

Leading iPod

What to do with a leading business that's challenged by a new technology wave without hurting an existing profit stream? The single greatest example of recent memory is Apple's willingness to decimate iPod sales by incorporating all the category-defining product's features into a new gizmo, the iPhone.

- Adam Lashinsky

Run Years And Years

I have a recurring dream where I'm on the run for a horrible thing I did years and years ago. Like, in the dream... because the thing I did was so long ago that it's just a faint memory in my dream, so I'm sort of remembering it as I'm on the run from the police. And I'm totally guilty of it.

- Adam Scott

Knew Before

I shall go the way of the open sea, to the lands I knew before you came, and the cool ocean breezes shall blow from me the memory of your name.

- Adela Florence Nicolson

Here I Remember

I remember vividly one distinct memory of arriving in Hong Kong and being the only blonde haired girl in this sea of international students, and thinking, 'Oh, my God. There's no hiding here.'

- Adelaide Clemens

Pain Sympathy

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

- Aeschylus

Wisdom Mother

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

- Aeschylus

Old Terrific

I have an old brain but a terrific memory.

- Al Lewis

Myself Exceptional

I've just got an exceptional memory, if I say so myself.

- Alan Sugar

Refusing Broadcast

May I share with you my earliest memory of a political row? It was with my mother, about the Queen - classic Freudian stuff, shrinks would say. I was eight, and refusing to watch the Queen's Christmas Day broadcast.

- Alastair Campbell

Today Deceptive

Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.

- Albert Einstein

Deep Feels

To be a character who feels a deep emotion, one must go into the memory's vault and mix in a sad memory from one's own life.

- Albert Finney

Happiness Bad

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

- Albert Schweitzer

Literature Private

Every man's memory is his private literature.

- Aldous Huxley

Insulted Refused

I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.

- Aleister Crowley


Memory narrativises itself.

- Aleksandar Hemon

Travel Always

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Literature Living

Literature becomes the living memory of a nation.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Nation Cut

Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Generation Living

Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience... from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


Your memory is not my memory.

- Alessandro Michele

TV Aims

Many people have this memory of traditional TV documentary-making that aims to portray pure reality, and I just don't see that as the only option.

- Alex Gibney

Forget Thing

Memory is the thing you forget with.

- Alexander Chase

His Else

A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.

- Alexander Smith

Big Using

I'm a big believer in sort of sense memory, like using something that you've experienced in order to put yourself in the position that the character is in.

- Alexandra Daddario

Took Method

I took Meisner for a long time. I use a lot of sense memory and, well, I wouldn't say Method, but I can't really avoid getting into character.

- Alexandra Daddario

Food Connected

Food is so heavily connected to memory.

- Alexandra Guarnaschelli

Melt Pretty

Good laughs melt out of memory pretty quickly.

- Alexandra Petri

Very However

However, my problems with my memory are further complicated by the fact that while I don't have any recollection of things I have actually done, I have very vivid recollections of loads of things that I haven't done.

- Alexei Sayle

Use Serve

Of what use is the memory of facts, if not to serve as an example of good or of evil?

- Alfred de Vigny

Strong Occurred

A strong emotion, especially if experienced for the first time, leaves a vivid memory of the scene where it occurred.

- Algernon Blackwood

Historians Always

Perhaps it is because I'm a writer trained in history that I've always assumed I would make mistakes in my drafts. Historians know how faulty human memory can be.

- Alice Dreger

Always Been

Memory is not pure. Memories told are not pure memories; memories told are stories. The storyteller will change them. I've always been interested in that.

- Alice McDermott

Telling Other

Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.

- Alice Munro

Start Sometimes

Sometimes I get the start of a story from a memory, an anecdote, but that gets lost and is usually unrecognizable in the final story.

- Alice Munro

Work America

Not only the Archivist alone but all who work for NARA are designated custodians of America's national memory.

- Allen Weinstein

Love San Antonio

Selena is my angel. She is my biggest inspiration. Being from San Antonio, Texas, I really feel that connection to her because she had a lot of performances and a lot of her most iconic performances in San Antonio. Back in my hometown, we love her. We all, as a community, celebrate her and adore her. We keep her memory alive.

- Ally Brooke

Looking Back Became

Well, one of the things I discovered in the course of looking back and writing about what I saw in my memory is that I was a closely observant person long before I became a reporter.

- Alma Guillermoprieto

Only Invent

We can invent only with memory.

- Alphonse Karr

Sunlight Through

My earliest childhood memory is watching the sunlight through a jar of amber full of wasps.

- Amanda Harlech

Love Became

I temporarily became a surgeon for 'Memory of Love'. I spent two weeks in an operating theatre, watching amputations, and I loved it.

- Aminatta Forna

Some Wandered

When I visited Moscow for the first time in 1998, I wandered into the historic Metropol Hotel as a curious tourist simply to ogle the giant painted glass ceiling that hangs over the grand restaurant off the lobby. It was the memory of that short visit that prompted me, some years later, to set 'A Gentleman in Moscow' in the hotel.

- Amor Towles

Bad Thank

I have a bad memory - thank God for that!

- Amrita Singh

Ecstatic Praised

I'm ecstatic: meeting Ranbir was like a dream come true for me, and to perform and be praised by him is like an icing on the cake. This memory, I would cherish for my entire life.

- Amruta Khanvilkar

Gender Mostly

I read academic books on courtesan culture at the turn-of-the century in Shanghai such as Gail Hershatter's 'The Gender of Memory'. The diaries were mostly in the form of letters from courtesans to a lover who had disappeared or taken their savings.

- Amy Tan

Which Actually

I have a writer's memory which makes everything worse than maybe it actually was.

- Amy Tan

Education Committed

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.

- Anatole France

Own Created

A writer's main tool is his memory - his own memory, the collective memory of his people. And the strongest memory is the one that is created by a wound to the heart.

- Anatoly Rybakov

Love Beauty

An exile reads change the way he reads time, memory, self, love, fear, beauty: in the key of loss.

- Andre Aciman

Happiness Like

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.

- Andre Gide

Woman Art

Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.

- Andre Maurois

Thought Read

And it sort of jogged a memory of something that I read at school and I read it, and I thought God this is it. So you never can tell. I could find something this afternoon.

- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Love Sometimes

I love to cook, and my wife loves to cook. Sometimes it's the appeal of the simplest of dishes - things you've grown up with in your life. Your emotional memory - something that not only affects your taste buds but that you've got an emotional attachment to.

- Andy Garcia

Chips Line

I was running an assembly line designed to build memory chips. I saw the microprocessor as a bloody nuisance.

- Andy Grove

Innocence Became

Over the years Woodstock got glorified and romanticised and became the event that symbolised Utopia. It's the last page of our collective memory of the age of innocence. Then things turned ugly and would never be the same again.

- Ang Lee

Lifelong Least

Many, many individuals will report starting to form their lifelong interests around adolescence. Why that is, researchers don't fully know. But if you can take a trip down memory lane and see what interested you, that's at least a clue as to where your interest may begin to develop.

- Angela Duckworth

Brainy More

Memory is more indelible than ink.

- Anita Loos

Cards Add

Back in the 1980s, you could learn how to add memory cards to your PC in a Radio Shack.

- Annalee Newitz

Heat Which

As the heat of the coal differs from the coal itself, so do memory, perception, judgment, emotion, and will, differ from the brain which is the instrument of thought.

- Annie Besant

Imagination Room

Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.

- Annie Dillard

Palace Homeland

But I believe above all that I wanted to build the palace of my memory, because my memory is my only homeland.

- Anselm Kiefer

Powerful Play

Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one's life.

- Anthony Bourdain

Against Advanced

What the immune system of man has in its advanced development is what we call immunological memory, so that once it sees something for the first time, when it sees it the second or the third time, it can respond against it in a way that's much more accelerated than when it sees it for the first time.

- Anthony Fauci

Quantity Beck

There's not a good poet I know who has not at the beck and call of his memory a vast quantity of poetry that composes his mental library.

- Anthony Hecht

Living More

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Always Commands

Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.

- Antoine Rivarol

Hope Becoming

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.

- Antonio Porchia

Over Dangerous

The memory of the Second World War hangs over Europe, an inescapable and irresistible point of reference. Historical parallels are usually misleading and dangerous.

- Antony Beevor

Other Source

A day will come when other Israelis will be launched into space in the service of science and progress. For them and for us, Ilan Ramon will always be a source of inspiration as Israel's space pioneer, and his memory will be engraved in our hearts forever.

- Ariel Sharon

Though Reasoning

Man is the only animal capable of reasoning, though many others possess the faculty of memory and instruction in common with him.

- Aristotle

Weight Knew

I know what it is to put on weight. But when I got back to my routine, my body knew how to react. That's muscle memory, and you'll be amazed at what it can do.

- Arjun Rampal

Feel Very

I can bulk up very fast. I can lift heavy weights because, like most people, I started off with heavy workouts. That's stayed in my muscle memory. I feel horrible when I feel my jeans are getting tight. Workouts peace me out.

- Arjun Rampal

Goal Agency

You get a letter from her agency embracing you into the family that says, 'It is our goal now to help you achieve your dream of being a songwriter, in John's memory.'

- Arthur Godfrey

Rather Them

We were interested in this notion of compression- a lot of the songs were really short so that you'd absorb them in memory rather than when you're actually hearing them.

- Arto Lindsay

Very Favorites

I'm horrible at quoting movies! Even my very favorites are not easily recalled or programmed to memory. When people start movie quoting around me, I'm that person who just smiles and then looks up the reference later.

- Ashley Rickards

Next Worst Thing

The worst thing ever for me is go see a movie, and the next day I go, 'What did I do last night? I have no memory of this $300 million movie I watched because I felt nothing.'

- Asif Kapadia

Fifty Standard

In my fifty years of experience and memory, I have seen the most amazing increase in the standard of living of a people ever achieved anywhere in the world. This is why I am so sure that our system of free competition and industrial development is sound and must be preserved.

- Charles E. Wilson

Parenting Lives

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

- Charles R. Swindoll

Singing Very

My roots have never left me... because the very first memory I have is my mom singing and me singing with her.

- Charlie Haden

Figure Feels

I was trying to figure out what a memory feels like.

- Charlie Kaufman

I Think Your

I think you just assume that your memory is just sort of a video playback of your experience, but it's nothing like that at all. It's a complete refabrication of an event and a lot of it is made up, because you're filling in spaces.

- Charlie Kaufman

About Compelling

As a writer, I have to admit, there is something darkly compelling about Alzheimer's because it attacks the two things most central to a writer's craft - language and memory, which together make up an individual's identity. Alzheimer's makes a new character out of a familiar person.

- Charlie Pierce

New Still

Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years.

- Charlotte Bronte

Chance Erase

If there is one phrase or action that every person on the planet would like to erase from his or her memory or have the chance to undo, it would be, 'Let's do it again.'

- Cheech Marin

Truth Fiction

Memory is a fiction we tell ourselves: just a piece of the truth.

- Chelsea Cain

Mom Big

My earliest memory is my mom picking me up after I had fallen down, giving me a big hug and reading me 'Goodnight Moon.' From that moment, to this one, every single memory I have of my mom is that regardless of what was happening in her life, she was always, always there for me.

- Chelsea Clinton

Deal Invisible

When the last red man shall have perished from the earth and his memory among the white men shall have become a myth, these shores will swarm with the invisible dead of my tribe. The white man will never be alone. Let him be just and deal kindly with my people, for the dead are not powerless.

- Chief Seattle

Very Psychological

You can be chased home or hit or called names or spit on, and it's over. You have the memory of it, but it's very different from the emotional and psychological experience of feeling invisible, of not learning the confidence to stand up in class and speak.

- Chirlane McCray

Father Some

I have an evolving relationship with my father, and his memory, especially the older I get. I know that some of the things that interested him are things that interest me.

- Chiwetel Ejiofor

Broke Hugo

The war broke out, and for a number of years I lived in darkness, with the memory of the lakes, the trees and the skies of Sweden, until I returned in 1946 to spend two unforgettable years in the laboratory of Hugo Theorell.

- Christian de Duve

I Think I Write

The writing process is more... it becomes a case of more like a diary for me. I mean, I write stuff down all day whenever I'm experiencing something that I think would be important for me to look at later on. You know, whether it be for writing lyrics or just for a memory, like, 'Oh, my gosh, I can't believe I was feeling that way at that time'.

- Christina Milian

Listening Song

Yes, my first memory of singing, in general, was of a Christmas song. And then listening to Christmas music was really the first music I was ever connected to.

- Christina Perri

Go Particularly

Forget: Refuse to dwell; let go and loosen one's hold, particularly on memory. To forget is an active - not passive - endeavor.

- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Forget Trivial

A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.

- Clifton Fadiman

Strong Works

Transactive memory works best when you have a sense of how your partners' minds work - where they're strong, where they're weak, where their biases lie. I can judge that for people close to me. But it's harder with digital tools, particularly search engines.

- Clive Thompson

Line Part

I know how to hit a mark without looking. I instinctively know where my eye line should be. That's all 100%. But your character and the story are always different, so the emotional part is not muscle memory. You're still surprised by stuff and get the adrenaline.

- Dakota Fanning

Very Named

My co-winners, Peter Diamond and Christopher Pissarides, and I wish to thank the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Nobel Foundation for this very great honor. We each feel privileged and humbled to be named the winners of the 2010 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

- Dale T. Mortensen