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Memories Quotes

23 of the best book quotes about memories
  1. #1
    “It’s just that... without the memories it’s all meaningless.”
    author
    Lois Lowry
    book
    The Giver
    character
    The Giver
    concept
    Memories
  2. #2
    “No one tells us, girls who don’t go on dates, that remembering can be almost as good as what actually happens.”
  3. #3
    “I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.”
  4. #4
    “I call to mind flatness and dampness; and then all is madness - the madness of a memory which busies itself among forbidden things.”
  5. #5
    “Memories mean more to me than dresses.”
  6. #6
    “I may not remember my name or what country I live in, but you and that pie is something I will never forget.”
  7. #7
    “What happens in a certain place can stain your feelings for that location, just as ink can stain a white sheet. You can wash it, and wash it, and still never forget what has transpired - a word which here means ‘happened, and made everybody sad’.”
  8. #8
    “The things that go wrong often make the best memories.”
  9. #9
    “I got my wish, I suppose. I left my scar.”
  10. #10
    “I will never, ever regret the things I’ve done. Because most days, if you’re stuck in one of these, all you have are places in your memory that you can go to.”
  11. #11
    “People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn’t.”
  12. #12
    “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”
  13. #13
    “He was prisoned in thought. Memory, like a horrible malady, was eating his soul away.”
  14. #14
    “Later she remembered all the hours of the afternoon as happy -- one of those uneventful times that seem at the moment only a link between past and future pleasure, but turn out to have been the pleasure itself.”
  15. #15
    “But who can remember pain, once it’s over? All that remains of it is a shadow, not in the mind even, in the flesh. Pain marks you, but too deep to see. Out of sight, out of mind.”
  16. #16
    “There’s much more. There’s all that goes beyond – all ... that is Elsewhere – and all that goes back, and back, and back. I received all of those, when I was selected. And here in this room, all alone, I re-experience them again and again. It is how wisdom comes. And how we shape our future.”
  17. #17
    “But why can’t everyone have the memories? I think it would seem a little easier if the memories were shared. You and I wouldn’t have to bear so much by ourselves, if everybody took a part.”
    The Giver sighed. “You’re right,” he said. “But then everyone would be burdened and pained. They don’t want that. And that’s the real reason The Receiver is so vital to them, and so honored. They selected me - and you - to lift that burden from themselves.”
  18. #18
    “If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas, your memories would not be lost with you. Memories are forever.”
  19. #19
    They were eyes no longer, but had become those fathomless mirrors which in men who have known the depths of suffering may replace the conscious gaze, so that they no longer see reality but reflect the memory of past events.
  20. #20
    “‘Are you possessed with a devil,’ he pursued, savagely, ‘to talk in that manner to me when you are dying? Do you reflect that all those words will be branded in my memory, and eating deeper eternally after you have left me?‘”
  21. #21
    “When we think of the past it’s the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.”
  22. #22
    “Perhaps--I want the old days back again and they’ll never come back, and I am haunted by the memory of them and of the world falling about my ears.”
  23. #23
    “There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.”
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