Memories Sayings and Quotes

Memories encapsulate all of life’s experiences and moments. While we may wish for editing tools to erase the unpleasant and embarrassing ones, we cannot change the past. The good and the bad make up the memoirs of our lives. Below you’ll find a collection of wise, inspirational, and humorous quotes perfect for taking a stroll down memory lane.


Memories, important yesterdays, were once todays. Treasure and notice today.     

Gloria Gaither

Memories are like books; a few live in our hearts through life, and the rest, like the bills we pay, are read, and then forgotten.     

George Bendall

Memories are like stones, time and distance erode them like acid.      

Ugo Betti

Memory can be like a dream, cause and effect non-existent.     

Gordon Weaver

Memory is a rare ghost-raiser. Like a haunted house, its walls are ever echoing to unseen feet.     

Jerome K. Jerome

Memory is fully chimerical as forgetfulness, deceptive as any other work of the imagination.     

Madison Smartt Bell

Memory…like an old musical box it will lie silent for long years; then a mere nothing, a jerk, a tremor, will start the spring, and from beneath its decent covering of dust it will talk to us of forgotten passion and desire.     

Thomas Burke

Gather memories like dry twigs, thorns and thistles.     

Yehuda Amichai

Memories…no two sets exactly the same, like fingerprints.      

Daphne Merkin

One can love one another properly only when one is close. What is memory compared to what one can behold!     

Sigmund Freud

The best memory is not so firm as faded ink.      

Chinese Proverb

The memory of happiness makes misery woeful.     

Roman Proverb

Memory is the treasure of the mind.     

English Proverb

Memories are good, as long as we keep them in the rearview mirror and keep moving.     

Unkown

Your memories are your jewels!     

Julie Butler

Memories are created by what we do not by what we think.     

Byron Pulsifer

Memories can be sad, but sometimes they can also save you.     

Takayuki Ikkaku

Memories were the markers of the journey through life. It was necessary to know where you had come from. Only then could you know where you were going.     

William Shatner

Memories are not just about the past. They determine our future.     

Jeff Bridges

Memories shared serve each one differently.     

Robert Evans

Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing.     

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.     

Bob Dylan

That's the thing about memories, you can't forget them.     

Lex Luthor

I try to keep the happy memories. If that's what you call selective memories, I'm good with that.     

Nicole Williams

Memories may fade as the years go by but they won't age a day.      

Michelle C. Ustaszeski

You can never be really happy if you keep holding to those bad memories which makes you sad.      

Anurag Prakash Ray

No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.     

Haruki Murakami

Maybe memories should be left the way they are.     

Melina Marchetta

There is nothing like an odor to stir memories.     

William McFee

Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.     

Willa Cather