240 Memories Quotes to Inspire a Remarkable Life

These top 240 memories quotes will remind you of who you are and where you plan to go.

The good, the bad, the exciting, the wonderful—every quote you might want or need would probably be included in our list, so be sure you check them all out.

Memories are wonderful things, and though a chunk of our memories may be faded or may even hurt, they’re all part of what makes us who we are.

So, let’s delve into this curated list of the best quotes about memories.

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Best Memories Quotes

Memories Quotes - The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.

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

2. “You may have lost things, persons in your life. But you can capture them in your memories forever.” – Anonymous

3. “Life is shorter, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish them.” – Anonymous

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

5. “Those sweet memories of my life spent with you are the best. They make me smile no matter what is going on in my present life.” – Anonymous

6. “We never realize the value of something in our life until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

7. “I knew that looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew that looking back on the laughs would bring tears.” – Cat Stevens

8. “A moment lasts for seconds, but the memories last forever.” – Anonymous

9. “At some part of life or the other, we all become memories for others. So make sure you be a good one.” – Anonymous

Unforgettable Memories Quotes

Memories Quotes - A picture is worth a thousand words, but a memory is priceless.

10. “A picture is worth a thousand words, but a memory is priceless.” – Anonymous

11. “You don’t just take a picture with a camera, you take it with your heart.” – Anonymous

12. “It takes one thought, one second, one moment, or positive memory to act as a catalyst for the light to gradually seep in again.” – Fearne Cotton

13. “The best thing about memories is making them.” – Anonymous

14. “The real moment has disappeared, but you will always have the memories to remind you.” – Anonymous

15. “Things end but memories last forever.” – Kumar Milan

16. “A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever.” – Anonymous

17. “Sometimes, things become possible if we want them bad enough.” – T.S. Elliot

18. “Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.” – L.M. Montgomery

19. “There are just too many things we have to think about everyday, too many new things we have to learn. But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone.” – Haruki Murakami

Good Memories Quotes

Memories Quotes - Never forget those memories of your life that made you both cry and laugh.

20. “Never forget those memories of your life that made you both cry and laugh.” – Anonymous

21. “People change. Memories don’t.” – Anonymous

22. “Every moment comes on when I hear that old song that we used to sing with the words all wrong.” – Anonymous

23. “People say that bad memories cause the most pain, but actually it’s the good ones that drive you insane.” – Anonymous

24. “Memories are dangerous things. You turn them over and over, until you know every touch and corner, but still you’ll find an edge to cut you.” – Mark Lawrence

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

26. “What are we, if not an accumulation of our memories?” – S.J. Watson

27. “We do not remember days; we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese

28. “Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.” – Thomas Fuller

29. “Sometimes, a perfect memory can be ruined if put into words.” – Nova Ren Suma

Happy Memories Quotes

Memories Quotes - Memories play a very confusing role.

30. “Memories play a very confusing role. They make us laugh when we remember the times we cried, but make us cry when we remember the times we laughed!” – Anonymous

31. “Make sure that your life is full of happy memories in the end.” – Anonymous

32. “Remembering is easy. It’s forgetting that’s hard.” – Brodi Ashton

33. “Sometimes, I think the things I remember are more real than the things I see.” – Arthur Golden

34. “When you are joyful, when you say yes to life,and have fun, and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” – Shannon L. Alder

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

36. “Isn’t it funny how the memories you cherish before a breakup can become your worst enemies afterwards?” – Allyson Braithwaite Condie

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

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

39. “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

Great Memories Quotes

Memories Quotes - Live your life so when you're dying, you are smiling, even if everyone else is crying.

40. “Live your life so when you’re dying, you are smiling, even if everyone else is crying.” – Anonymous

41. “Life brings tears, smiles, and memories. The tears dry, the smiles fade, but the memories last forever.” – Anonymous

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

43. “There are memories that time does not erase. Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.” – Cassandra Claire

44. “The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they’ve died. They’re like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they’re made out of the memories people have of you.” – R.J. Palacio

45. “People leave strange little memories of themselves behind when they die.” – Haruki Murakami

46. “I am a dreamer. I know so little of real life that I just can’t help re-living such moments as these in my dreams, for such moments are something I have very rarely experienced. I am going to dream about you the whole night, the whole week, the whole year.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

47. “You don’t deserve my image in your head. You don’t deserve my memories in your chest.” – Jamie Weise

48. “Our memories give us a 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

49. “I find out more and more every day how important it is for people to share their memories.” – Fred Rogers

Heartfelt Memories Quotes

Memories Quotes - Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.

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

51. “The best memories of our life can never be captured in pictures, they are always captured by heart.” – Anonymous

52. “Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds its way back to you.” – Ranata Suzuki

53. “When the remembering was done, the forgetting could begin.” – Zara Zarr

54. “I could tell you it’s the heart, but what is really killing him is loneliness. Memories are worse than bullets.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

55. “If you cannot hold me in your arms, then hold my memory in high regard. And if I cannot be in your life, then at least let me live in your heart.” – Ranata Suzuki

56. “There’s something about a place you’ve been with someone you love. It takes on a meaning in your mind. It becomes more than a place. It becomes a distillation of what you felt for each other. The moments you spend in a place with someone, they become part of its bricks and mortar. Part of its soul.” – Cassandra Clare

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

58. “We cannot change the past, but we can reshape the future. Young people have the opportunity to create a happier, better future.” – Dalai Lama

59. “If bad memories are keeping you from being happy, try crowding out the destructive memories with new and interesting thoughts. Stay busy—in mind and body—and time is on your side.” – Scott Adams

Beautiful Memories Quotes

Memories Quotes - Someone said that God gave us memories so that we might have roses in December.

60. “Someone said that God gave us memories so that we might have roses in December.” – J.M. Barrie

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

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

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

64. “The worst feeling in the world is when you can’t love anyone else because your heart still belongs to the one who broke it.” – Anonymous

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

66. “What you remember saves you.” – W. S. Merwin

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

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

69. “The streets looked small, of course. The streets that we have only seen as children always do, I believe when we go back to them.” – Charles Dickens

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

71. “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 asleep, and it is well to gather treasure for them.” – Vincent van Gogh

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

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

74. “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

Painful Memories Quotes

Memories Quotes - It's sad when someone can walk right by you and pretend you were never a big part of their life.

75. “It’s sad when someone can walk right by you and pretend you were never a big part of their life.” – Jessica Butil

76. “Sad memories are bad, but good memories are the worst.” – Anonymous

77. “Once upon a time, you said I was your life, but now I’m not even a part of it.” – Anonymous

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

79. “Letting go of your painful past is how you open yourself to a wonderful future.” – Anonymous

80. “I cry for the time that you were almost mine. I cry for the memories I’ve left behind. I cry for the pain, the lost, the old, the new. I cry for the times I thought I had you.” – Neil Pathrick Aman

81. “Sometimes, you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Anonymous

82. “Good times become good memories and bad times become good lessons.” – Anonymous

83. “The past beats inside me like a second heart.” – John Banville

84. “There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.” – Shannon L. Alder

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

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

87. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Richard Puz

89. “Our bad memories and our bad experiences are what make us who we are and what make us grow and allow us to learn, if we choose to see the lessons in those experiences.” – Elijah Wood

89. “Memories, you see, hurt. The good ones most of all.” – Harlan Coben

Sweet Memories Quotes

Memories Quotes - Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.

90. “Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” – Kevin Arnold

91. “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

92. “You may be gone from my sight, but you are never gone from my heart.” – Anonymous

93. “How lucky you are to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Anonymous

94. “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 Garcia Marquez

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

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

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

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

99. “Even though our lives wander, our memories remain in one place.” – Marcel Proust

Emotional Memories Quotes

Memories Quotes - Our spirit is mightier than the filth of our memories.

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

101. “There are memories I am better off without—things better lost forever.” – S.J. Watson

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

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

104. “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

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

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

107. “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

108. “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

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

Memories Quotes About Friends and Family

Memories Quotes - It was an opportunity to honor our memories and to make room for new ones.

110. “It was an opportunity to honor our memories and to make room for new ones.” – Jilly Pretzel

111. “The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very lovable.” – Anonymous

112. “Good times and crazy friends make the best memories.” – Anonymous

113. “Your memory is the glue that binds your life together. Everything you are today is because of your amazing memory.” – Kevin Horsley

114. “Our paths may change as life goes along, but the bond between friends remains ever strong.” – Anonymous

115. “So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” – Helen Keller

116. “We are no longer bf-gf. We are strangers to each other but with lots of memories.” – Anonymous

117. “A good friend knows all your best stories. A best friend has been there to live them with you.” – Anonymous

118. “If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.” – Anonymous

119. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” – Elisabeth Foley

120. “You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.” – Anonymous

121. “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future.” – Andrew Solomon

122. “The worst memories stick with us, while the nice ones always seem to slip through our fingers.” – Rachel Vincent

123. “Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget.” – Alysha Speer

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

Memories Quotes About Love

Memories Quotes - Make memories in people's hearts because your memories will be all that's left of you when you're gone.

125. “Make memories in people’s hearts because your memories will be all that’s left of you when you’re gone.” – Anonymous

126. “The heart that truly loves never forgets.” – Proverb

127. “Memories are always invisible to the eyes but can be felt with the heart.” – Anonymous

128. “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” – Anonymous

129. “I miss the time spent with you, our chats, and definitely you. What lovely memories we both have made together!” – Anonymous

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

131. “When you lose someone you loved, they are never really gone, they are in your heart forever.” – Anonymous

132. “Memories are timeless treasures of the heart.” – Anonymous

133. “I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can.” – Beryl Markham

134. “The thoughts you loved to think about, the memories you wanted to hold up to the light and view from every angle—it suddenly seems a lot safer to lock them in a box, far from the light of day and throw away the key. It’s not an act of bitterness. It’s an act of self-preservation. It’s not always a bad idea to stay behind the window and look out at life instead, is it?” – Allyson Braithwaite Condie

135. “It scares me how hard it is to remember life before you. I can’t even make the comparisons anymore, because my memories of that time have all the depth of a photograph. It seems foolish to play games of better and worse. It’s simply a matter of is and is no longer.” – David Levithan

136. “How do you know when it’s over? Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you.” – Gunnar Ardelius

137. “I am hopelessly in love with a memory—an echo from another time, another place.” – Michel Foucault

138. “If your mind carries a heavy burden of the past, you will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through lack of presence.” – Eckhart Tolle

139. “Sometimes, letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.” – Eckhart Tolle

Memories Quotes About Travel and Adventures

Memories Quotes - Never spend your fortune on the tangibles, but on experiences and intangible moments.

140. “Never spend your fortune on the tangibles, but on experiences and intangible moments that will someday become memories.” – Jeremiah Say

141. “The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories.” – Og Mandino

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

143. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

144. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali.

145. “Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” – Anonymous

146. “Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.” – Leigh Hunt

147. “The amazing power of pictures to stay in the memory is well documented.” – Graham Shaw

148. “In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them.” – Kevin Heath

149. “Every day, we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R Swindoll

150. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

151. “Kids don’t remember their best day of television.” – Anonymous

152. “My favorite childhood memory is my parents paying for my holidays.” – Anonymous

153. “Experience, travel—these are as education in themselves.” – Euripides

154. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. ” – Anita Desai

Wise Memories Quotes

Memories Quotes - That's the problem with memories - you can visit them, but you can't live in them.

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

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

167. “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

158. “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

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

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

161. “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

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

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

164. “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

165. “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

166. “Memories are like antiques—the older they are, the more valuable they become.” – Marinela Reka

167. “No one can ever take your memories from you. Each day is a new beginning. Make good memories every day.” – Catherine Pulsifer

168. “When time fades memory, and loved ones are no longer with us, what is left? Photos.” – A. R. Knight

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

More Memories Quotes From Famous Authors

Memories Quotes - Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.

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

171. “The town was paper, but the memories were not.” – John Green

172. “I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

173. “No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.” – Haruki Murakami

174. “Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.” – Beryl Markham

175. “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

176. “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” – L.P. Hartley

177. “Most things are forgotten over time. Even the war itself—the life-and-death struggle people went through is now like something from the distant past. We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past are no longer in orbit around our minds.” – Haruki Murakami

178. “The hardest thing about the road not taken is that you never know where it might have led.” – Lisa Wingate

179. “Sharing tales of those we’ve lost is how we keep from really losing them.” – Mitch Albom

180. “Experience has taught me that even the most precious memories fade with the passage of time.” – Nicholas Sparks

181. “To observe attentively is to remember distinctly.” – Edgar Allan Poe

182. “Mindfulness can be an extremely grand subject, but on the other hand, it’s very basic. It is basically, memory.” – Joseph Sorensen

183. “The many memories I will forever treasure.” – K. Hooton

184. “Writers, like elephants, have long, vicious memories. There are things I wish I could forget.” – William S. Burroughs

Memories Quotes on Life

Memories Quotes - You may not think you have a good memory, but you remember what's important to you.

185. “You may not think you have a good memory, but you remember what’s important to you.” – Rick Warren

186. “Our childhood memories are often fragments, brief moments or encounters, which together form the scrapbook of our life.” – Edith Eger

187. “Memories were a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.” – Anonymous

188. “We must use time wisely for our development and advancement; so that when we are old, we can look back and recollect the pleasant memories and deeds that we have achieved.” – Michael Lee

189. “Life can be noisy. It can be exhausting too. There are too many things vying for our attention, and sometimes we inadvertently forget how important our wellbeing is.” – Jayne Hardy

190. “Memories may fade as the years go by, but they won’t age a day.” – Michelle C. Ustaszeski

191. “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

192. “I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought, and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.” – Leo Buscaglia

193. “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

194. “Home is where you change your memories. Home is where you begin to dream again.” – Charles Angoff

195. “Fools try to forget. The wise love.” – Maxime Lagacé

196. “The more shared past there is in a relationship, the more present you need to be. Otherwise, you will be forced to relive the past again and again.” – Eckhart Tolle

197. “The saddest part of life is when the person who gave you the best memories becomes the memory.” – Anonymous

198. “Your memory is a monster; it summons with will of its own. You think you have a memory, but it has you.” – John Irving

199. “Getting caught up in memories of the past or worrying about the future is a form of self-imposed suffering.” – Ram Dass

Memories Quotes on Experience

Memories Quotes - Memory is a record of your personal experience.

200. “Memory is a record of your personal experience. It is a record of trial and error, defeat and success. Past failures will warn you against repeating them.” – Wilfred Peterson

201. “Your self is created by your memories, and your memories are created by your mental habits.” – Rick Warren

202. “Those moments you fail are not the end, they are periods in which you recollect thoughts, ideas, and ambitions, and change direction.” – Benjamin Chapin

203. “Figure out how to be keen on it, make it fun, and you will learn quicker, and recollect more.” – Eimantas Gabalis

204. “Love poems are little bits of memory and story that remind and shape us back into the experience of love.” – Tito Tinajero

205. “It doesn’t matter what you did in the past, you can’t change it. The best you can do about your past is to be nostalgic with your family and loved ones about happy memories.” – Zoe McKey

206. “The human brain can remember events, skills, habits, and experiences. The sum of what is remembered is called a memory.” – Frank Knoll

207. “Many incidents of those early years are fixed in my memory, isolated, but clear and distinct—making the sense of that silent, aimless, dayless life all the more intense.” – Helen Keller

208. “The details that we hold so fast are nothing more than memories past.” – Jann Arden

209. “Imagination has a great potential to improve your memory. It allows traveling beyond the horizon, attaching various stories or images to the things you wish to remember. In turn, it will strengthen your memory.” – William D

210. “A memory without the emotional charge is called wisdom.” – Joe Dispenza

211. “Memory is fiction.” – Kamal Ravikant

212. “Memory and identity are burdens from the past preventing us from living freely in the present.” – Naval Ravikant

213. “Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.” – Michel de Montaigne

214. “Allowing the new to happen means putting aside your memory so the past does not interfere.” – Osho

Memories Quote Packed With Life Lessons

Memories Quotes - Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.

215. “Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.” – Cicero

216. “Accept your past without regrets, and face your future without fears.” – Paulo Coelho

217. “Visit your soul, not your past.” – Paulo Coelho

218. “That’s what the world is, after all—an endless battle of contrasting memories.” – Haruki Murakami

219. “Memories are like salt—the right amount brings out the flavor in food, too much ruins it.” – Paulo Coelho

220.“Make peace with your past so it won’t destroy your present.” – Paulo Coelho

221. “A mind is not alive when it is burdened with centuries of memory.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

222. “We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” – Winnie the Pooh

223. “Memory is never a precise duplicate of the original. It is a continuing act of creation.” – Rosalind Cartwright

224. “All that is left will be memories, and eventually they, too, will vanish like dust.” – Haruki Murakami

225. “Memory can never produce everlasting joy.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

226. “I’ve learned that goodbyes will always hurt, pictures will never replace having been there, and words can never substitute action.” – Paulo Coelho

227. “The biggest lie of human memory is that it feels true.” – Jonah Lehrer

228. “Memories are not fixed or frozen, but are transformed, disassembled, reassembled, and recategorized with every act of recollection.” – Oliver Sacks

229. “It is important to recognize that the memories and past events which make up a man’s historical identity are no more than a selection.” – Alan Watts

Other Meaningful Memories Quotes

Memories Quotes - I use memories, but do not allow memories to use me.

230. “I use memories, but do not allow memories to use me.” – Shiva Sutras

231. “One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

232. “My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step; they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder.” – William Golding

233. “Without memory, there is no healing. Without forgiveness, there is no future.” – Desmond Tutu

234. “I don’t think nostalgia has to be negative.” – Van Morrison

235. “Past is a fiction. You can’t go back. All that remains is a hazy interpretation of a hazy memory.” – Naval Ravikant

236. “Blessed are the forgetful; for they get over their stupidities, too.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

237. “Take care of all your memories, for you cannot relive them.” – Bob Dylan

238. “Time’s the thief of memory.” – Stephen King

239. “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.” – Corrie ten Boom

240. “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” – Douglas Ivester

Were These Quotes Able to Take You Down Memory Lane?

Memories tell us a lot about who we are. We are built with a million memories within us. And though we can only remember bits and pieces of our childhood, there’s no denying that it’s one of the major pieces of the puzzle that created who we are today. Our memories give us a sense of identity—the kind of life we lived, our pasts, our present, and the future we want to create.

But more than this, memories also remind us of the importance of tradition and lets us appreciate the future better. And though it’s nice to reminisce and live in our memories once in a while, let’s all remember that these are just stepping stones to help us navigate our present and future lives.

Which of these quotes are your favorites? What do you think about your memories? Do they help you with planning for your future in any way? If so, kindly share your thoughts in the comments down below.

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Karen Danao

Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

Poetry, philosophy, history, and movies are all topics I love writing about! However, my true passion is in traveling, photography, and finding common ground to which everyone from different cultures can relate.

With the many places I’ve been to, I found that love, inspiration, and happiness are some things that bring people together. No matter how different we are on the outside, I’m a true believer that our emotions don’t lie; if you dig deep into our psyche, we’re all the same inside.

This belief was further amplified when I joined Quote Ambition. Through the quotes I’ve read, collected, organized, and written about, I found that humans are resilient, creative, and compassionate.

We take from each others’ hearts and courage, and it’s through our individual experiences that we learn how to rise above our challenges and pain. In so many ways, Quote Ambition is a platform that allows people from all over the world to gain the inspiration they need anytime, anywhere!

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