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1. “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”

Tags : Lies Lying Memory Truth
Author : Mark Twain

2. “You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”

Tags : Adventuress Allegory Ambition Compass Dancer Enjoying Exile Expatriate Female Hero Feminine First Love Girls Goals Happiness Hearts Jeune Fille Kid Life Poetess Power Roaming Roman Roman Payne Surrender Sweet Women Women S Inspirational Women S Strength
Author : Roman Payne

3. “Sometimes we have to soak ourselves in the tears and fears of the past to water our future gardens.”

Tags : Aging Ambitions Confront Fears Drive Face Fears Failure Fear Fears Forget Future Gardens Growth History Improvement Memory Mindset Pain Perseverance Self Improvement Success Success Quotes Tomorrow Wisdom Wise
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

4. “She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. 'Time' for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”

Tags : Drive Enjoying Female Beauty Female Characters Female Hero Female Liberation Filles First Love Imagination Inspire Jeune Fille Kiss Love Motivation Power Roaming Roman Payne Running Travel Wildness Woman Womanhood Women S Strength
Author : Roman Payne

5. “Scars are just another kind of memory.”

Tags : Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Memory Scars
Author : M.L. Stedman
Source : The Light Between Oceans

6. “I was an adventurer, but she was not an adventuress. She was a 'wanderess.' Thus, she didn’t care about money, only experiences - whether they came from wealth or from poverty, it was all the same to her.”

Tags : Adventurer Aesthete Drive Expatriate Experience Female Characters Female Hero Female Liberation Females Femininity Femme Girls Goal Happiness Hearts Hiding Inspire Life Living Memory Passionate Payne Power Roman Payne Romantic Running Secretive Sweet Time Travel Wandering Woman S Character Woman S Strength Women Women S Strength
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

7. “As for you girls, you must risk everything for Freedom, and give everything for Passion, loving everything that your hearts and your bodies love. The only thing higher for a girl and more sacred for a young woman than her freedom and her passion should be her desire to make her life into poetry, surrendering everything she has to create a life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in her imagination.”

Tags : Beauty Courage Dance Desire Direction Female Beauty Filles First Love Life Life Philosophy Literature Living Memory Power Risk Roman Secretive Strength Surrender Sweet Wanderer Wanderlust Woman Woman S Strength Women Young Love
Author : Roman Payne

8. “All I want in this life are three...a moonlit beach on the starlit sea,a breath of opium, and thee.”

Tags : Beach Dreams Female Beauty Female Empowerment Feminine First Love Girl Power Girls Hiding Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Inspire Intoxication Living Longing Love Loving Map Opium Roaming Roman Running Sea Wanderess Wandering Women S Inspirational Women S Liberation
Author : Roman Payne

9. “Memory, when it juts, retreats, recovers, shows us how to hold the darkness, how to breathe.”

Tags : Breathe Darkness And Light Memory Poem Poetry Recovery From Grief Resilience
Author : Drew Myron
Source : Thin Skin

10. “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. 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.”

Tags : Anchoring Attachment Belonging Future Home Homelessness Leaving Memories Memory Moving On Past Reminiscence Roots Uncertainty
Author : Beryl Markham
Source : West with the Night

11. “When she was a child, my love carried a road-map in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs. She always knew the way. Her feet were little wings. And her beautiful head was a compass.”

Tags : Adventuress Beautiful Bravery Drive Exile Femininity Goal Hiding Kiss Life Living Map Poetess Seductive Strength The Wanderess Wanderess Wandering Wayfaring
Author : Roman Payne

12. “I think of the memory as being rather like a dam," he said, after a pause for thought. "It irrigates and gives life to our whole spirit. But, like a dam, it needs overflow channels if it's not to burst its banks. Because if it ever does overflow or burst, its waters will destroy everything in its path.”

Tags : Memory
Source : Obabakoak

13. “I wished, more than anything, to forget. But what I had, more than anything, was time to remember.”

Tags : Memory Time
Source : Remastering Jerna

14. “Our evolution depends on our memory. If we keep forgetting the mistakes of the past, only to keep repeating them, then we will never change. Humanity will never move forward, spiritually or morally, to become superior beings. We must apply the wisdom of our forefathers and the lessons gained from their experiences to today's decision-making. We should be intellectually smarter, not the opposite. We should be wiser, not the opposite. It is time for us to really examine and understand why certain causes in the past have produced major negative effects. This is the only way we can prevent repeating the same mistakes in our present and future. It is the only way we will evolve.”

Tags : Changing Elder Empathy Forefather Foreign Policy Growth Ignorant Intelligence Leaders Lessons Life Quotes Mistakes Oppression Political Decisions Political Society Present Regression Relationships Repeating Past Mistakes Smart Spiritual Growth Spiritual Wisdom Studying Stupidity Suzy Kassem Truth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

15. “How often do we tell our own life story? How often do we adjust, embellish, make sly cuts? And the longer life goes on, the fewer are those around to challenge our account, to remind us that our life is not our life, merely the story we have told about our life. Told to others, but—mainly—to ourselves.”

Tags : Biography Life Memory
Author : Julian Barnes
Source : The Sense of an Ending

16. “I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.”

Tags : Beauty Emotion History Memory Recollection

17. “The general root of superstition : namely, that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other.”

Tags : Memory Observe Root Superstition Vision
Author : Francis Bacon
Source : The Collected Works of Sir Francis Bacon

18. “AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALDear Mr. Schneider,I attended your elementarySchool almost thirty years agoAnd I'm very sure thatYou will rememberMe.My name is Suzy.I'm that hyperactive girlFrom the Egyptian familyWho used to always play deadOn the playground duringRecess.You used to keep meAfter school a lot,And then my father wouldForce me to make the longWalk home in the cold or rain.Sometimes I would arriveAfter dark.I'm writing to tell youThat I was bored as a kid.I was bored by your curriculumAnd the way I was always taught aBunch of uselessJunk.I did not like being locked upIn a prison of scheduled timeLearning about irrelevant material,And watching belittling cartoons andShows approved by academia thatMade me even moreBored.As a kidWho was constantlyGrowing, evolving, andBeing shaped by all around me,I wanted to travel, See other kidsIn the world like me,To understand what was goingOn amongst us and around us,To know what we were here forAnd what was our real purposeFor existence.I have some questionsI would like to ask you, Mr. Schneider,Now that I know that you are noLonger a school principal,But the new superintendentOf the entire schoolDistrict.I want to knowWhy racism todayWas not clearly explained to meEven though we covered eventsThat happened long ago.I want to know why youNever shared with usWhy other countriesNever liked us,Why we are taught to compete,To be divided in teams,And why conformity is associatedWith popularity, whileEccentricity is consideredUndesirable?I want to knowWhy my cafeteria lunchesWere slammed packedWith bottom-tierProcessed junk foodOnly suitableFor pigs?And why is itThat whenever a bullySlammed a kid into a locker forHis lunch money,Nobody explained to usThat egotism, selfishness and greedWere the seeds ofWar?I want to knowWhy we were never taughtTo stick up for each other,To love one another, and thatSegregation sorted by theOccupations of our fathers,The neighborhoods we lived in, our houses,Choices of sport, wealth, clothing,Color of our skinAnd the texture of our hairShould never, everDivide us?And lastly,I want to know whyIs it that whenever I pledgedAllegiance to the flag,I was never told that I wasActually hailing to theChief?You used to say thatI was a troubled child,A misfit, and that I neededObedience training,But you never acknowledged thatI was the fastest runner in the districtAnd that I took the schoolTo State and Nationals to competeIn the Spelling Bee among kidsGrades higher than me.And that it was me,Who won that big trophyThat sat in your office when youUsed to detain me for hoursAnd tell me I was noGood.Mr. Schneider,If we are not taught truths as kids,Then how do you expect us toGrow up to be truthful citizens?If we are only being taught the written way,And it has not shown positive effectsIn societies of yesterday or today,Then how can we progress as aUnited and compassionateNation?What good is it, To memorize the histories Of our forefathers,Without learning what could beGained from their lessons and mistakesTo improve our future Tomorrows?And finally,I want to thank you;For I know you have a tough jobDealing with rebellious children like me.Your job of mass processing and boxingThe young minds of America has not been an easy one,And I congratulate you On your recent promotion.But I sincerely want to thank you,Thank you,And thank you,For always pointing outThat I wasDifferent.”

Tags : Boxing Cafeteria Cafeteria Lunches Commonalities Compassionate Ethics Improve Learning Life Memorize Poets Purpose For Existence Question Questioning Race Recess Runner Segregation Smart Thank You Thinking Different Traveling Trophy Truths Young Young Minds Of America
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

19. “Wisdom comes through suffering.Trouble, with its memories of pain,Drips in our hearts as we try to sleep,So men against their willLearn to practice moderation.Favours come to us from gods.”

Tags : Favors Gods Memory Moderation Pain Sleep Suffering Wisdom
Author : Aeschylus
Source : Agamemnon

20. “Home is where your people are.”

Tags : A Authentic Break By By Design Coach Compassionate Considerate Disruptive Innovation Efficient Good Read Quotes Life Lifestyle Business Meetings Memory Preparation Receive Resources Self Help Stories Story Storytelling Stumble Things Werk
Author : Richie Norton

21. “Freedom rings when you realize you can become what you never thought you could become.”

Tags : Amazing Ask By Charitable Creative Experience Free He Influence Inspirational Quotes Inspired Mind Lifestyle No Regrets Progress Receive Results S T A R T Sacrifice For Gain Sacrifice In Life Self Help Selling Social Step Stories Story Stumble Wantrepreneur Wasteful You
Author : Richie Norton

22. “What is history? Any thoughts, Webster?''History is the lies of the victors,' I replied, a little too quickly.'Yes, I was rather afraid you'd say that. Well, as long as you remember that it is also the self-delusions of the defeated. ...'Finn?''"History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation." (quoting Patrick Lagrange)”

Tags : Defeated History Imperialism Memory Politics Triumphalism Victors
Author : Julian Barnes
Source : The Sense of an Ending

23. “Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”

Tags : Healing Injuries Memory Past Reality Scars Time
Source : All the Pretty Horses

24. “[...]my memory is reasonably good—unlike yours, dear sir!”“Mine is erratic,” he said imperturbably. “I remember only what interests me.”

Tags : Banter Memory
Source : Frederica

25. “We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infintesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.”

Tags : Expectation Memory Names Now Present Time
Author : Alan W. Watts

26. “What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”

Tags : Art Capture Fashion Designer Forever Gone Impossible Memories Memory Moment Photo Photography Reproduce Shoot

27. “People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn't.”

Tags : History Humor Memory Recall
Source : Eragon

28. “The ORDINARY RESPONSE TO ATROCITIES is to banish them from consciousness. Certain violations of the social compact are too terrible to utter aloud: this is the meaning of the word unspeakable.Atrocities, however, refuse to be buried. Equally as powerful as the desire to deny atrocities is the conviction that denial does not work. Folk wisdom is filled with ghosts who refuse to rest in their graves until their stories are told. Murder will out. Remembering and telling the truth about terrible events are prerequisites both for the restoration of the social order and for the healing of individual victims.The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma. People who have survived atrocities often tell their stories in a highly emotional, contradictory, and fragmented manner that undermines their credibility and thereby serves the twin imperatives of truth-telling and secrecy. When the truth is finally recognized, survivors can begin their recovery. But far too often secrecy prevails, and the story of the traumatic event surfaces not as a verbal narrative but as a symptom.The psychological distress symptoms of traumatized people simultaneously call attention to the existence of an unspeakable secret and deflect attention from it. This is most apparent in the way traumatized people alternate between feeling numb and reliving the event. The dialectic of trauma gives rise to complicated, sometimes uncanny alterations of consciousness, which George Orwell, one of the committed truth-tellers of our century, called "doublethink," and which mental health professionals, searching for calm, precise language, call "dissociation." It results in protean, dramatic, and often bizarre symptoms of hysteria which Freud recognized a century ago as disguised communications about sexual abuse in childhood. . . .”

Tags : Atrocities Crime Denial Dissociative Ghosts Graves Healing Horrible Humanity Memory Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Power Psychological Trauma Ptsd Rape Repressed Memory Restoration Sigmund Freud Society Trauma Truth Unspeakable Victims Violations
Source : Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

29. “The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden. A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject... And so this knowledge will be unfolded only through long successive ages. There will come a time when our descendants will be amazed that we did not know things that are so plain to them... Many discoveries are reserved for ages still to come, when memory of us will have been effaced.”

Tags : Astronomy Diligence Discoveries Disinformation Knowledge Lies Memory Misinformation Propoganda Research Science Time Truth
Author : Seneca
Source : Natural Questions

30. “Janna knew - Rikki knew — and I knew, too — that becoming Dr Cameron West wouldn't make me feel a damn bit better about myself than I did about being Citizen West. Citizen West, Citizen Kane, Sugar Ray Robinson, Robinson Crusoe, Robinson miso, miso soup, black bean soup, black sticky soup, black sticky me. Yeah. Inside I was still a fetid and festering corpse covered in sticky blackness, still mired in putrid shame and scorching self-hatred. I could write an 86-page essay comparing the features of Borderline Personality Disorder with those of Dissociative Identity Disorder, but I barely knew what day it was, or even what month, never knew where the car was parked when Dusty would come out of the grocery store, couldn't look in the mirror for fear of what—or whom—I'd see. ~ Dr Cameron West describes living with DID whilst studying to be a psychologist.”

Tags : Abuse Abusive Parents Child Abuse Child Range Child Sexual Abuse Did Dissociation Incest Memory Mental Health Mental Health Stigma Mental Illness Multiple Personalities Multiple Personality Disorder Pedophiles Psychiatric Psychologist Psychology Self Blame Self Esteem Shame Split Personality Survivor Survivor Of Abuse Trauma
Author : Cameron West
Source : First Person Plural: My Life as a Multiple

31. “One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”

Tags : Bad Memory Forgiveness Happiness Memory

32. “Paine suffered then, as now he suffers not so much because of what he wrote as from the misinterpretations of others...He disbelieved the ancient myths and miracles taught by established creeds. But the attacks on those creeds - or on persons devoted to them - have served to darken his memory, casting a shadow across the closing years of his life.When Theodore Roosevelt termed Tom Paine a 'dirty little atheist' he surely spoke from lack of understanding. It was a stricture, an inaccurate charge of the sort that has dimmed the greatness of this eminent American. But the true measure of his stature will yet be appreciated. The torch which he handed on will not be extinguished. If Paine had ceased his writings with 'The Rights of Man' he would have been hailed today as one of the two or three outstanding figures of the Revolution. But 'The Age of Reason' cost him glory at the hands of his countrymen - a greater loss to them than to Tom Paine.I was always interested in Paine the inventor. He conceived and designed the iron bridge and the hollow candle; the principle of the modern central draught burner. The man had a sort of universal genius. He was interested in a diversity of things; but his special creed, his first thought, was liberty.Traducers have said that he spent his last days drinking in pothouses. They have pictured him as a wicked old man coming to a sorry end. But I am persuaded that Paine must have looked with magnanimity and sorrow on the attacks of his countrymen. That those attacks have continued down to our day, with scarcely any abatement, is an indication of how strong prejudice, when once aroused, may become. It has been a custom in some quarters to hold up Paine as an example of everything bad.The memory of Tom Paine will outlive all this. No man who helped to lay the foundations of our liberty - who stepped forth as the champion of so difficult a cause - can be permanently obscured by such attacks. Tom Paine should be read by his countrymen. I commend his fame to their hands.{The Philosophy of Paine, June 7, 1925}”

Tags : American Atheist Draught Burner Greatness Hollow Candle Inventor Iron Bridge Memory Misrepresentation Paine Prejudice Roosevelt Teddy Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Thomas Paine
Source : Diary and Sundry Observations of Thomas Alva Edison

33. “Robert G. Ingersoll was a great man. a wonderful intellect, a great soul of matchless courage, one of the great men of the earth -- and yet we have no right to bow down to his memory simply because he was great. Great orators, great soldiers, great lawyers, often use their gifts for a most unholy cause. We meet to pay a tribute of love and respect to Robert G. Ingersoll because he used his matchless power for the good of man.{Darrow's eulogy for Ingersoll at his funeral}”

Tags : Admiration Courage Eulogy Good Goodness Greatness Honor Ingersoll Love Memory Power Praise Respect Robert G Ingersoll Robert Green Ingersoll Robert Ingersoll Tribute

34. “Because I might not always have you but I'll have the feeling of you for the rest of my life”

Tags : Feeling Memory
Source : I Wrote This For You

35. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.From an Irish headstone”

Tags : Death Death And Love Death Of A Loved One Eternal Love Healing Healing The Past Heartache Love Heartbreak Love Hurts Memorial Memories Memory
Author : Richard Puz
Source : The Carolinian

36. “My people are few. They resemble the scattering trees of a storm-swept plain...There was a time when our people covered the land as the waves of a wind-ruffled sea cover its shell-paved floor, but that time long since passed away with the greatness of tribes that are now but a mournful memory.”

Tags : America Genocide Land Memory Mournful Native Americans People Poignant Sadness
Author : Chief Seattle
Source : The Chief Seattle's Speech

37. “... And the boy whose hair remained the color of lemons forever.”

Tags : Boy Color Death Forever Hair Lemon Memory
Author : Markus Zusak
Source : The Book Thief

38. “I loved you so much once. I did. More than anything in the whole wide world. Imagine that. What a laugh that is now. Can you believe it? We were so intimate once upon a time I can't believe it now. The memory of being that intimate with somebody. We were so intimate I could puke. I can't imagine ever being that intimate with somebody else. I haven't been.”

Tags : Distraction Intimacy Love Memory Past
Source : Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories

39. “To hear never-heard sounds, To see never-seen colors and shapes, To try to understand the imperceptible Power pervading the world; To fly and find pure ethereal substances That are not of matter But of that invisible soul pervading reality. To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul; To be a lantern in the darkness Or an umbrella in a stormy day; To feel much more than know. To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain; To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon; To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves; To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching. To be a smile on the face of a woman And shine in her memory As a moment saved without planning.”

Tags : Darkness Eagle Ethereal Face Of A Woman Flying Leaves Matter Memory Moment Moon Sounds Streets Substances Umbrella Watching World

40. “You scour these Chinatowns of the mind, translating themlike sutras Xuan Zhang fetched from India, testing waysreturn might be possible against these homesick inventions, trace the traveller's alien steps across borders, and in between discover how transit has a way of lasting, the way these Chinatowns grew out of not knowing whether to return or to stay, and then became home.”

Tags : Chinatown Diaspora History Memory Nostalgia Poetry Singapore
Source : Clear Brightness

41. “I don't fancy colors of the face, I'm always attracted to colors of the brain.”

Tags : Africa Africans Amorous Apartheid Attraction Black People Color Common Sense Face Falling In Love Fancy Human Beings Intelligence Knowledge Liking Love Memories Memory Michael Bassey Johnson Nigerians Race Wisdom Wise Wise Men Wise People

42. “Slavery is a memory of something we cannot remember, and yet we cannot forget.”

Tags : African American Civil Rights Memory Slavery
Author : Bill T. Jones

43. “After everything is said and done, a memory remains a treacherous thing…How long does one cling on to the people they’ve lost? How long could I have remembered my grandfather? How long had it been since I forgotten him and my mind began harbouring other things?”

Tags : Family Lahore Literary Fiction Memory Pain Pakistan Subcontinent Women S Fiction
Author : Kanza Javed
Source : Ashes, Wine and Dust

44. “Can we account for instinct?' said Monte Cristo. 'Are there not some places where we seem to breathe sadness? — why, we cannot tell. It is a chain of recollections — an idea which carries you back to other times, to other places — which, very likely, have no connection with the present time and place.”

Tags : Impression Instinct Memory Recollection Sadness
Source : The Count of Monte Cristo

45. “It was an image Melody would never forget. Or was it the emotions the image conjured - hope, excitement, and fear of the unknown, all three tightly braided together, creating a fourth emotion that was impossible to define. She was getting a second chance at happiness and it tickled like swallowing fifty fuzzy caterpillars.”

Tags : Anticipation Emotions Excitement Memory Moving New Beginnings New Start
Author : Lisi Harrison
Source : Monster High

46. “Remember the botched brothel-visit in L’Education sentimentale and remember its lesson. Do not participate: happiness lies in the imagination, not the act. Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory.”

Tags : Anticipation Happiness Life Memory Pleasure
Author : Julian Barnes
Source : Flaubert's Parrot

47. “I don't believe everything happens for a reason. But I still search for reasons anyway. It's like I don't want to admit that maybe everything really is totally random...that people are just molecules in the air, bumping into each other and floating away again."-p150, NOTES TO SELF”

Tags : Drama Identity Memory People Soul Searching Teen Ya
Author : Avery Sawyer
Source : Notes to Self

48. “In my earliest memory, my grandfather is bald as a stone and he takes me to see the tigers.”

Tags : Memory Tigers
Author : Téa Obreht
Source : The Tiger's Wife

49. “The traumatic moment becomes encoded in an abnormal form of memory, which breaks spontaneously into consciouness, both as flashbacks during waking states and as traumatic nightmares during sleep. Small, seemingly insignificant reminders can also evoke these memories, which often return with all the vividness and emotional force of the original event. Thus, even normally safe environments may come to feel dangerous, for the survivor can never be assured that she will not encounter some reminder of the trauma.”

Tags : Flashbacks Memory Nightmares Ptsd Recovered Memories Repressed Memories Trauma Trauma Memories Trauma Memory Traumatic Experiences Traumatic Stress Traumatization Traumatized Triggers
Source : Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

50. “It is dangerous to use our own ability to access non-traumatic memories as a standard against which we judge a trauma victim’s response.”

Tags : Abuse Survivors Child Abuse Disbelief Judgement Memory Not Believeable Ptsd Recovered Memories Repressed Memories Survivors Trauma Memory Traumatic Memories Traumatic Stress
Author : David Yeung

51. “Dissociation is the common response of children to repetitive, overwhelming trauma and holds the untenable knowledge out of awareness. The losses and the emotions engendered by the assaults on soul and body cannot, however be held indefinitely. In the absence of effective restorative experiences, the reactions to trauma will find expression. As the child gets older, he will turn the rage in upon himself or act it out on others, else it all will turn into madness.”

Tags : Abuse Amnesia Child Abuse Childhood Trauma Dissociation Dissociative Amnesia Dissociative Disorders Dissociative Identity Disorder Madness Memory Memory Loss Mental Health Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Ptsd Repressing Emotions Repression Ritual Abuse Trauma
Source : Satans High Priest

52. “In the specific case of the use of the term “false memory” to describe errors in details in laboratory tasks (e.g., in word-learning tasks), the media and public are set up all too easily to interpret such research as relevant to “false memories” of abuse because the term is used in the public domain to refer to contested memories of abuse. Because the term “false memory” is inextricably tied in the public to a social movement that questions the veracity of memories for childhood sexual abuse, the use of the term in scientific research that evaluates memory errors for details (not whole events) must be evaluated in this light."From:What's in a Name for Memory Errors? Implications and Ethical Issues Arising From the Use of the Term “False Memory” for Errors in Memory for Details, Journal: Ethics & Behavior 14(3) pages 201-233, 2004”

Tags : Bias Child Abuse Child Rape Child Sexual Abuse Denial Denial Of Abuse False Memories False Memory False Memory Syndrome Foundation Fmsf Media Media Lies Media Manipulation Memory Misinformation Rape Recovered Memories Repressed Memories Sexual Abuse Sexual Assault Society Denial Trauma

53. “We propose that use of the term “false memory” to describe errors in memory for details directly contributes to removing the social context of abuse from research on memory for trauma. As the term “false memories” has increasingly been used to describe errors in details, the scientific weight of the term has increased. In turn, we see that the term “false memories” is treated as a construct supported by scientific fact, whereas other terms associated with questions about the veracity of abuse memories have been treated as suspect. For example, “recovered memories” often appears in quotations, whereas “false memories” does not (Campbell, 2003).The quotation marks suggest that one term is questioned, whereas the other is accepted as fact. Accepting “false memories” of abuse as fact reflects the subtle assimilation of the term into the cognitive literature, where the term is used increasingly to describe intrusions of semantically related words into lists of related words. The term, rooted in the controversy over the accuracy of abuse memories recalled during psychotherapy (Schacter, 1999), implies generalization of errors in details to memory for abuse—experienced largely by women and children (Campbell, 2003)."from: What's in a Name for Memory Errors? Implications and Ethical Issues Arising From the Use of the Term “False Memory” for Errors in Memory for Details, Journal: Ethics & Behavior”

Tags : Bias Child Abuse Child Rape Child Sexual Abuse Denial Denial Of Abuse False Memories False Memory False Memory Syndrome Foundation Fmsf Media Media Lies Media Manipulation Memory Misinformation Rape Recovered Memories Repressed Memories Sexual Abuse Sexual Assault Society Denial Trauma

54. “I bet you think fellas are the ones to remember a girl -- don't you?"He shook his head hurriedly, that he'd always thought that."Fellas have all the fun 'n she just sees one right after another, so it seems like HE'D remember her, better 'n SHE'D remember him, only it works the other way around. I ain't forgot one single fella, all these years. But I bet there ain't TWO 'd know me from a big of bananas this minute.”

Tags : Chicago Memory Prostitution
Author : Nelson Algren
Source : Never Come Morning

55. “The spectacle takes us away from our routines. For at least a time, we feel part of something big, colorful, exciting. It is perhaps understandable that civilians are often more enthusiastic during wartime than soldiers who have experienced battle. The soldiers know that war is often boring and dirty as well as terrifying and colorful. Even so, after some years, an old soldier like Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., could brush aside his earlier description of the pain, boredom, and death of war and declare that “its message was divine.” The stench disappears, but the spectacle remains in memory’s eye.”

Tags : Civilian Disgust Enthusiasm Excitement Memory Pain Routine Soldier Suffering War
Author : Nel Noddings
Source : Peace Education: How We Come to Love and Hate War

56. “When we are “time traveling”, we may trip over problems from the past which distort our memory. If we are weary of dealing with lost causes or lame ducks in our history, we have to make up our mind and give up destructive thinking patterns. At that juncture, time has come to go back to the future. ( “A glimpse of the future" )”

Tags : At That Junture Deal With Destructive Distort Give Up Glimpse Go Back To The Future History Lame Ducks Lost Cause Memory Mind Past Thinking Pattern Time Time Traveling Trip Weary

57. “I just want to sleep. The whole point of not talking about it, of silencing the memory, is to make it go away. It won't. I'll need brain surgery to cut it out of my head.”

Tags : Memory Rape Sexual Assault Speak
Source : Speak

58. “I'd still thought that everything I thought about that night-the shame, the fear-would fade in time. But that hadn't happened. Instead, the things that I remembered, these little details, seemed to grow stronger, to the point where I could feel their weight in my chest. Nothing, however stuck with me more than the memory of stepping into that dark room and what I found there, and how the light then took that nightmare and made it real.”

Tags : Assault Fear Memory Nightmare Pain Rape Sad
Author : Sarah Dessen
Source : Just Listen

59. “[I]n the end this shall be for me sufficient, that a marble stone shall declare that a Queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin.”

Tags : Bachelorhood Dignity Freedom Good Governance Government Independence Marriage Matrimony Mementos Memory Queens Reign Self Determination Singles Sufficiency Virginity Women
Author : Elizabeth I
Source : Collected Works

60. “With her enchanting songs, her rare beauty, and clever tricks, this wild 'wanderess' ensnared my soul like a gypsy-thief, and led me foolish and blind to where you find me now. The first time I saw her, fires were alight. It was a spicy night in Barcelona. The air was fragrant and free.”

Tags : Female Hero Feminine Femme Filles First Time Foolishness Freedom Girl Happiness Hearts Hiding Jeune Fille Life Living Nighttime Passion Payne Poetess Roaming Roman Seductive Songs Travel Woman S Strength Women S Inspirational
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

61. “This is the postmodern desert inhabited by people who are, in effect, consuming themselves in the form of images and abstractions through which their desires, sense of identity, and memories are replicated and then sold back to them as products”

Tags : Capitalism Consumerism Identity Memory Postmodernism

62. “The words with which a child's heart is poisoned, whether through malice or through ignorance, remain branded in his memory, and sooner or later they burn his soul.”

Tags : Child Criticism Memory Verbal Abuse Words
Source : The Shadow of the Wind

63. “Remember that you own what happened to you. If your childhood was less than ideal, you may have been raised thinking that if you told the truth about what really went on in your family, a long bony white finger would emerge from a cloud and point to you, while a chilling voice thundered, "We *told* you not to tell." But that was then. Just put down on paper everything you can remember now about your parents and siblings and relatives and neighbors, and we will deal with libel later on.”

Tags : Abuse Advice Childhood Getting Started Incest Memoir Memories Memory Remembering Writing
Author : Anne Lamott
Source : Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

64. “When she was a child, my love carried a road map in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs.”

Tags : Ambition Children Feminism Gentle Girls Hitch Hiking Literature Novels Poetry Power Quotes From Modern Writers Roaming Romantic Saul Traveling Alone Wanderer Young Love
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

65. “When the cold comes to New England it arrives in sheets of sleet and ice. In December, the wind wraps itself around bare trees and twists in between husbands and wives asleep in their beds. It shakes the shingles from the roofs and sifts through cracks in the plaster. The only green things left are the holly bushes and the old boxwood hedges in the village, and these are often painted white with snow. Chipmunks and weasels come to nest in basements and barns; owls find their way into attics. At night,the dark is blue and bluer still, as sapphire of night.”

Tags : Cold Color Memory New England Picture Winter
Author : Alice Hoffman
Source : Here on Earth

66. “We are often given pills or fluids to help remedy illness, yet little has been taught to us about the power of smell to do the exact same thing. It is known that the scent of fresh rosemary increases memory, but this cure for memory loss is not divulged by doctors to help the elderly. I also know that the most effective use of the blue lotus flower is not from its dilution with wine or tea – but from its scent. To really maximize the positive effects of the blue lily (or the pink lotus), it must be sniffed within minutes of plucking. This is why it is frequently shown being sniffed by my ancient ancestors on the walls of temples and on papyrus. Even countries across the Orient share the same imagery. The sacred lotus not only creates a relaxing sensation of euphoria, and increases vibrations of the heart, but also triggers genetic memory - and good memory with an awakened heart ushers wisdom.”

Tags : Ancient Egyptians Doctors East Egypt Elderly Enlightenment Healthcare Illness Illnesses Lotus Flower Metaphysics Orient Papyrus Philosophy Power Power Of Scent Remedy Rosemary Scent Scripture Tombs Vibrations Wine Wisdom
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

67. “It was too quiet for hope, and then too loud for safety.She thought of the people she had lost, of the affection, the smiles, the belonging she could never again take for granted. It was the end of a life, and as she stood there, shivering in the brief night-time chill, it dawned on her that it was the end of her childhood.”

Tags : Childhood Forbidden Love Indian Independence Movement Loss Memory Pakistan Partition Punjab Separation Trauma
Source : Where the River Parts

68. “Do you remember what we just did? Please tell me you remember what we just did."She briefly toyed with the idea of lying and saying no, just to see the look on his face, but she'd had enough of having her brain played with – it wouldn't be too sporting to do the same to him. "Yes, I remember, and don't you think for one minute that just because you had me on my back screaming I was 'yours'," she waved four fingers in quotation marks in front of his face, "that it gives you any kind of ownership over me, because it doesn't."He looked annoyed, then relieved, then he laughed. "Yeah, whatever, baby.”

Tags : Humor Humour Making Love Memory Ownership Pueblo And Amy Remembering Submission
Author : Dianna Hardy
Source : The Sands Of Time

69. “It flattered her, where she was most susceptible of flattery, to think how, wound about in their hearts, however long they lived she would be woven...”

Tags : Flattery Memory
Source : To the Lighthouse

70. “It may not seem like much - a few kisses in the dark - but it was enough to burn a hole like an ulcer in my heart.”

Tags : Kiss Love Affair Memory
Author : Jean Kwok
Source : Girl in Translation

71. “Jehanne said that it would always be like this. That I would always be young and beautiful in her memory, and she in mine. That I would never grow resentful, never be tempted to betray her. That she would never grow restless and fickle, and see to replace me. So you see, not exactly the sentiments of a great and terrible love affair.”

Tags : Leaving Love Affair Memory
Source : Naamah's Blessing

72. “And you might try to hide or protect yourself, or compare the different states of love,but you must not grow up, must not act wise when it comes to love.You must stay foolish and fall for every heart will beat in different ways together with yours and love is not meant to be compared, only enjoyed, and suffered, and remembered.”

Tags : Charlotte Eriksson Growing Up Heart Break Love Memory Open Up Poetry Prose Prose Poetry Suffer The Glass Child Young Youth

73. “How unfortunate is the guy who does not live in the extravagant memory of an infatuated young woman.”

Tags : Girl Infatuation Love Luck Memory Woman Young
Author : Manu Joseph
Source : The Illicit Happiness of Other People

74. “I had this theory. It was based loosely on the unremarkable observation that the old are always looking back with longing while the young, with the same longing, look ahead. One man remembers what the other imagines.”

Tags : Longing Memory Old Young
Author : Thomas Lynch
Source : The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade

75. “I was the first face you saw when you were born, you were bald as my hair ran black. Now yours the last face I saw before I died, your hair ran black, as I was bald.”

Tags : Age Bald Birth Born Child Death Die Face Family Father Hair Love Memory Old Parent Relationship Son Young

76. “The young man only looks to the future because he has lived little; the old man looks to the past because he has little left to live.”

Tags : Future Life Memory Old Past Young
Author : Fennel Hudson
Source : A Meaningful Life - Fennel's Journal - No. 1

77. “I stood in your doorway this morningdreaming you’d turn aroundyou’d tilt your headyou’d softly whisper ”stay”or that you’d grab my armsto shake me while askingwhat the hell are we doingwe loveeach otherand this is not rightso we will make this worknow stay!You poured your coffee. Stirred the spoon like a crystal manwith your back to me and not a sound. the fridge humming elegies while the clock ticked onand the streets are so clean here people rushing to workand maybe I should be tooby nowat this agethis stagethis town.I will stand in that doorway dreamingfor many nights to come.”

Tags : Break Up Breaking Up Breakup Coffee Dreaming Heartache Heartbreak Loss Lost Love Love Memory Nights Poem Poetry Regrets Sad Sadness Stay Young

78. “No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words.”

Tags : Buddhism History Humanity Memory Narrative Reality Semiotics Story Truthful Words
Author : Roger Zelazny
Source : Lord of Light

79. “But Viv, if I've learned anything at all in the last eight years of my life? It's that people just like to tell themselves stories about where they came from. They can't help themselves. They don't trust the world around them--it's too good for them, or not good enough--so they tell themselves stories about it. They tell themselves an old magician who lives up in the sky made them out of clay and put them here until whenever he makes up his mind to take them out again. Your parents didn't like their creation myth, that's all--it had pain in it, and chaos, and their own parents were ashamed. So they told themselves a story that was at least partially true: about two good people who deserved happy lives. And probably at some point they started to believe that story. But the thing is, really, that it doesn't matter. For your parents or anyone else. It doesn't actually matter where we came from, or where we're going, or when. The only thing that matters is what we have to do while we're here and how well we do it.”

Tags : Creation Myth Creationism Existence Existentialism God Life Living Memory
Author : Katie Coyle
Source : Vivian Apple at the End of the World

80. “You see the first thing we love is a scene. For love at first sight requires the very sign of its suddenness; and of all things, it is the scene which seems to be seen best for the first time: a curtain parts and what had not yet ever been seen is devoured by the eyes: the scene consecrates the object I am going to love. The context is the constellation of elements, harmoniously arranged that encompass the experience of the amorous subject...Love at first sight is always spoken in the past tense. The scene is perfectly adapted to this temporal phenomenon: distinct, abrupt, framed, it is already a memory (the nature of a photograph is not to represent but to memorialize)... this scene has all the magnificence of an accident: I cannot get over having had this good fortune: to meet what matches my desire.The gesture of the amorous embrace seems to fulfill, for a time, the subject's dream of total union with the loved being: The longing for consummation with the other... In this moment, everything is suspended: time, law, prohibition: nothing is exhausted, nothing is wanted: all desires are abolished, for they seem definitively fulfilled... A moment of affirmation; for a certain time, though a finite one, a deranged interval, something has been successful: I have been fulfilled (all my desires abolished by the plenitude of their satisfaction).”

Tags : Affirmation Amorous Chance Consummation Context Desire Embrace Experience Fortune Gesture Longing Love Love At First Sight Memory Moment Satisfaction Success Time Union
Source : A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

81. “25. Whenever two human beings spend time together, sooner or later they will probably irritate one another. This is true of best friends, married couples, parents and children, or teachers and students. The question is: How do they respond when friction occurs? There are four basic ways they can react:• They can internalize the anger and send it downward into a memory bank that never forgets. This creates great pressure within and can even result in disease and other problems.• They can pout and be rude without discussing the issues. This further irritates the other person and leaves him or her to draw his or her own conclusions about what the problem may be.• They can blow up and try to hurt the other person. This causes the death of friendships, marriages, homes, and businesses.• Or they can talk to one another about their feelings, being very careful not to attack the dignity and worth of the other person. This approach often leads to permanent and healthy relationships.”

Tags : And Approach Attack Best Friends Do Draw Feelings Forgets Friction Healthy Homes Into Later Leaves Married Not Occurs One Another Pout Pressure Probably There Time Together True
Source : Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

82. “Mandy, I hardly think this was appropriate, not after… you know… after the funeral we haven’t had the money for any of your weird little games and I was hoping you’d be more mature now that Jud’s gone,” her father had disappointedly added. “How much’d that cake cost you?”“It’s paid for,” Mandy had argued, but her voice had sounded tiny in the harbour wind. “I used the cash from my summer job at Frenchy’s last year and I… it was my birthday, dad!”“You can’t even be normal about this one thing, can you?” her father had complained.Mandy hadn’t cried, she’d only stared back knowingly, her voice shaky. “…I’m normal.”

Tags : Angst Argument Birthday Brother Cake Death Of A Sibling Depression Father Funeral Grief Loss Memory Money Mourning Normal Nostalgia Parent Sibling
Source : Shadowed Skies: The Third Smog City Novel

83. “When we think of the past it's the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.”

Tags : Memory Remembrance The Past
Source : The Handmaid's Tale

84. “If you never tell anyone the truth about yourself, eventually you start to forget. The love, the heartbreak, the joy, the despair, the things I did that were good, the things I did that were shameful--if I kept them all inside, my memories of them would start to disappear. And then I would disappear.”

Tags : Memory Self The Past Truth
Source : City of Heavenly Fire

85. “If a memory wasn't a thing but a memory of a memory of a memory, mirrors set in parallel, then what the brain told you now about what it claimed had happened then would be coloured by what had happened in between. It was like a country remembering its history: the past was never just the past, it was what made the present able to live with itself.”

Tags : History Memory The Past
Author : Julian Barnes
Source : England, England

86. “Katniss. I remember about the bread.”

Tags : Katniss Memory Mockingjay Peeta
Source : Mockingjay

87. “Writers remember everything...especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he'll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar.Art consists of the persistence of memory.”

Tags : Art Hurts Memory Misery Novels Persistence Remember Requirements Scars Stephen King Stories Talent Writers
Author : Stephen King
Source : Misery

88. “I breathed in the memory of his lips, the softness of them, and how they felt tracing across my skin, leaving ripples of goosebumps in their wake.”

Tags : Alex Kissing Lila Memory

89. “It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,' says the White Queen to Alice.”

Tags : Alice In Wonderland Carroll Memory
Author : Lewis Carroll
Source : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

90. “I roll over on my back and clutch the book against my chest; then I chuck it on the carpet. It's too heavy to rest on me, too full of history. Not all of it is bad. Some of the memories make me smile. Some of them make me mad. But more dangerously, some of them make me wonder what my life would be like as a girlfriend, what it would be like to have a regular relationship, with all its ups and downs and awkward moments.I switch out my lamp and stare at the ceiling in the dark, taking a series of shaky breaths. I know that it’s better this way, being the one in control. The one in control calls the shots, and the one in control sets the pace.Most important of all, the one in control doesn’t get hurt.”

Tags : Control Control Issues Memory Wonder
Source : Firsts

91. “The past informs the present. Memory makes the map we carry, no matter how hard we try to erase it.”

Tags : Map Memory Past Present Moment
Author : Cara Black
Source : Murder in the Bastille

92. “Sometimes I long to forget… It is painful to be conscious of two worlds.”

Tags : Agony Awareness Consciousness Expatriate Memory Translation Two Worlds
Author : Eva Hoffman
Source : Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language

93. “Lacking natural equilibrium, I used writing as an illustrative means to center myself in a world filled with haziness and uncertainty. My self-drafted obituary will not bemoan death but shall celebrate life by giving heartfelt thanks for all the people that brightened actuality with their kindness, friendship, noble acts of charity, and expressions of universal goodwill. It was a privilege to exist in this wrinkle of time with many people devoted to burnishing the sharpen edges of life. The heavens blessed me with many years to discover why it is beautiful to live and die in a world where the hills and wind, the rivers and seas, stars and moon, and revealing sunlight shall persevere.”

Tags : Beautiful Life Beauty Of Life Beauty Of Nature Beauty Of The World Death Death And Dying Essay Writing Essayist Memories Memories Quotes Memory Writers Writers On Writing Writers Quotes Writing Writing Philosophy
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

94. “The world is shaped by two things — stories told and the memories they leave behind.”

Tags : Acting Actions Acts Creation Dream Dreams Dreams Of The Compass Rose Enacting Memories Memory Shaped Shaping Speaking Stories Story Story Telling Storytelling Telling The World Thought Thoughts World
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : Dreams of the Compass Rose

95. “Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.”

Tags : Love Memory Senses

96. “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

Tags : Beatitudes Bless Blessed Blunders Forget Forgetful Friedrich Memory Nietzsche

97. “[Robert's eulogy at his brother, Ebon C. Ingersoll's grave. Even the great orator Robert Ingersoll was choked up with tears at the memory of his beloved brother]The record of a generous life runs like a vine around the memory of our dead, and every sweet, unselfish act is now a perfumed flower.Dear Friends: I am going to do that which the dead oft promised he would do for me.The loved and loving brother, husband, father, friend, died where manhood's morning almost touches noon, and while the shadows still were falling toward the west.He had not passed on life's highway the stone that marks the highest point; but, being weary for a moment, he lay down by the wayside, and, using his burden for a pillow, fell into that dreamless sleep that kisses down his eyelids still. While yet in love with life and raptured with the world, he passed to silence and pathetic dust.Yet, after all, it may be best, just in the happiest, sunniest hour of all the voyage, while eager winds are kissing every sail, to dash against the unseen rock, and in an instant hear the billows roar above a sunken ship. For whether in mid sea or 'mong the breakers of the farther shore, a wreck at last must mark the end of each and all. And every life, no matter if its every hour is rich with love and every moment jeweled with a joy, will, at its close, become a tragedy as sad and deep and dark as can be woven of the warp and woof of mystery and death.This brave and tender man in every storm of life was oak and rock; but in the sunshine he was vine and flower. He was the friend of all heroic souls. He climbed the heights, and left all superstitions far below, while on his forehead fell the golden dawning, of the grander day.He loved the beautiful, and was with color, form, and music touched to tears. He sided with the weak, the poor, and wronged, and lovingly gave alms. With loyal heart and with the purest hands he faithfully discharged all public trusts.He was a worshipper of liberty, a friend of the oppressed. A thousand times I have heard him quote these words: 'For Justice all place a temple, and all season, summer!' He believed that happiness was the only good, reason the only torch, justice the only worship, humanity the only religion, and love the only priest. He added to the sum of human joy; and were every one to whom he did some loving service to bring a blossom to his grave, he would sleep to-night beneath a wilderness of flowers.Life is a narrow vale between the cold and barren peaks of two eternities. We strive in vain to look beyond the heights. We cry aloud, and the only answer is the echo of our wailing cry. From the voiceless lips of the unreplying dead there comes no word; but in the night of death hope sees a star and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.He who sleeps here, when dying, mistaking the approach of death for the return of health, whispered with his latest breath, 'I am better now.' Let us believe, in spite of doubts and dogmas, of fears and tears, that these dear words are true of all the countless dead.And now, to you, who have been chosen, from among the many men he loved, to do the last sad office for the dead, we give his sacred dust.Speech cannot contain our love. There was, there is, no gentler, stronger, manlier man.”

Tags : Alms Beautiful Brotherhood Dead Death Dogma Ebon C Ingersoll Eulogy Friends Friendship Health Heroic Humanity Inspiration Joy Liberty Life Love Loving Loyalty Mystery Reason Sad Tears Tragedy
Source : Some Mistakes of Moses

98. “In Egyptian Arabic, the word 'insan' means 'human'. If we remove the 'n', the word becomes 'insa', which means 'to forget'. So you see, the word 'forget' is taken from the word 'human'. And since it was God who created our minds and hearts, He knew from the very beginning that we would quickly forget our history, only to keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. So the ultimate test of every human is to seek wisdom. After all, wisdom is gained from having a good memory. Only after we have passed this test will we evolve to become better humans. Man is only a forgetful mortal, but God — He sees, hears and remembers everything.”

Tags : Creator Egyptian Egyptian Arabic Evolution Evolving Finding Meaning Forget Future God Heart Human Evolution Humanity Life Man Mankind Meaning Meaningful Life Memorable Memory Mission Mistake Mortal Pain Past Mistakes Purpose Purposeful Living Seek Truth Test Wisdom Wise
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

99. “If only you would realize some day, how much have you hurt me,If only your heart ever, craves for me or my presence…If only you feel that love again someday for me,If only you are affected someday by my absence…Only you can end all my suffering and this unbearable pain,If only you would know what you could never procure…If only you go through the memories of past once again,Since the day you left my heart has bled, no one has its cure…If only you would bring that love, those showers and that rain…If only you would come back and see what damage you create,I’ve been waiting for your return since forever more…If only you would see the woman that you have made,You said we cannot sail through, how were you so sure?If only you can feel the old things that can never fade,You may have moved on, but a piece of my heart is still with you…I know how I’ve come so far alone; I know how I’m able to wade,People say that I’m insane and you won’t ever come back again…Maybe you would have never made your separate way,Maybe you would have stayed with me and proved everyone wrong…If only you would know the pain of dying every day,If only you would feel the burden of smiling and being strong…”

Tags : Breakup Breakups Destiny Expectations Fate Forget Forgive Hurt Kill Life Love Love Hurts Love Story Lovers Memory Pain Philosophy Poem Poetry Remember Satisfaction Wanting Yearning
Author : Mehek Bassi
Source : Chained: Can you escape fate?

100. “Whatever I learned,Whatever I knew,Seems like those faded years of childhood that flew,Away in some dilemma,Always in some confusion,The purpose of this life,Seems like an illusion!”

Tags : Breakup Breakups Childhood Confusion Dilemma Experience Hurt Illusion Information Knowledge Life Love Love Story Lovers Memories Memory Pain Philosophy Separation Time
Author : Mehek Bassi
Source : Chained: Can you escape fate?

101. “Maybe that's who you are, what you remember.”

Tags : Memory Remember Who You Are
Source : Ender's Game

102. “We are what we remember. If we lose our memory, we lose our identity and our identity is the accumulation of our experiences. When we walk down the memory lane, it can be unconsciously, willingly, selectively, impetuously or sometimes grudgingly. By following our stream of consciousness we look for lost time and things past. Some reminiscences become anchor points that can take another scope with the wisdom of hindsight. ("Walking down the memory lane" )”

Tags : Accumulation Anchor Points Experiences Grudge Hindsight Identity Impetuously Lose Lost Time Memory Memory Lane Memory Loss Remember Reminiscence Scope Selective Stream Of Consciousness Things Past Unconsciously Walk Down Willingly Wisdom

103. “There were sins whose fascination was more in the memory than in the doing of them, strange triumphs that gratified the pride more than the passions, and gave to the intellect a quickened sense of joy, greater than any joy they brought, or could ever bring, to the senses.”

Tags : Intellect Joy Memory Passions Pride Senses Sins
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Picture of Dorian Gray

104. “Everybody dies, but great souls ressurects in our memories.”

Tags : Afresh Afterlife Artist Born Again Celebrity Eulogy Fans Glory Honour Incomparable Influence Irreplaceable Life Love Memory Mentor Poetry Power Powerful Teacher Transcendence Wise Men Worship

105. “Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always”

Tags : Beginnings Inspirational Memory

106. “Memory, imagination, and passionately responding in accord with the deeply embedded impulse to act with decency are pliable mechanisms that we can employ to attain happiness.”

Tags : Happiness Happiness Quotes Imagination Kindness Kindness Quotes Memories Memory
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

107. “Our great mistake in education is, as it seems to me, the worship of book-learning–the confusion of instruction and education. We strain the memory instead of cultivating the mind. The children in our elementary schools are wearied by the mechanical act of writing, and the interminable intricacies of spelling; they are oppressed by columns of dates, by lists of kings and places, which convey no definite idea to their minds, and have no near relation to their daily wants and occupations; while in our public schools the same unfortunate results are produced by the weary monotony of Latin and Greek grammar. We ought to follow exactly the opposite course with children–to give them a wholesome variety of mental food, and endeavor to cultivate their tastes, rather than to fill their minds with dry facts. The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. What does it matter if the pupil know a little more or a little less? A boy who leaves school knowing much, but hating his lessons, will soon have forgotten almost all he ever learned; while another who had acquired a thirst for knowledge, even if he had learned little, would soon teach himself more than the first ever knew.”

Tags : Book Learning Books Confusion Cultivation Dry Facts Education Facts Forget Hate Importance Instruction Knowledge Learning Lessons Memory Mental Food Mind Mistake Pupil Science Strain Tastes Teaching Worship
Author : John Lubbock
Source : The Pleasures of Life

108. “People easily become familiar with what you teach them practically than what you tell them verbally. Action fixes images in their minds and they can carry those images for a long period.”

Tags : Act Actions Familiar Food For Thought Images Imaginations Israelmore Ayivor Leader Leaders Leadership Memory Mind Power Minds Performance Personal Development Practical Take Actions Teach Theories Train Verbal Verbally
Source : Leaders' Ladder

109. “A marijuana high can enhance core human mental abilities. It can help you to focus, to remember, to see new patterns, to imagine, to be creative, to introspect, to empathically understand others, and to come to deep insights. If you don’t find this amazing you have lost your sense of wonder. Which, by the way, is something a high can bring back, too.”

Tags : Cannabis Quotes Cognitive Enhancement Creativity Quotes Dope Drug Use Drug War Drugs Drugs Marijuana Empathy Empathy In Autism Empathy Psychology Focus Quotes Imagination Insight Quotes Marihuana Marijuana Memory Quote Mind Pattern Recognition Patterns Remembering The Past Sense Of Wonder

110. “Trying something new is like daring to speak a foreign language, you bite your tongue at first, memorize and thereafter sing it as if you were pretending to be unacquainted.”

Tags : Adventure Boldness Daring Foreign Grabbing Imperfection Inexperience Initiative Keep Trying Language Learning Mastering Memory New Novice Obstacle Perfection Practice Practice Makes Perfect Something Song Step By Step Tongue Trial Venture

111. “Faith keeps our ships moving, while empathy and the memories of our experiences lead to wisdom.”

Tags : Destiny Direction Direction Of Your Destiny Empathy Faith Faith Quotes Fate Inspirational Quotes Journey Quotes Life Life Quotes Manifest Memories Memory Motivation Purpose Purpose Quotes Suzy Kassem Truth Truth Of Life Understanding Wisdom Wise
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

112. “We’re constantly changing facts, rewriting history to make things easier, to make them fit in with our preferred version of events. We do it automatically. We invent memories. Without thinking. If we tell ourselves something happened often enough we start to believe it, and then we can actually remember it.”

Tags : Believe History Memory Remember
Author : S.J. Watson
Source : Before I Go to Sleep

113. “Our evolution depends on our memory. If we keep forgetting the mistakes of the past, only to keep repeating them, then we will never change. And if we keep recycling through the exact same kind of leaders— the kind who do not propel us forward, but only hold us back—then perhaps what we really need now is a completely different style of leadership altogether. We need heart-driven leaders, not strictly mind-driven ones. We need compassionate humanitarians, not greedy businessmen. Peacemakers, not war instigators. We need unity, not division. Angels, not devils.”

Tags : Activists Artists Bridges To Peace Change Change The World Children Children Of The Earth Dividers Division Dream Earth Evolution Grow Human Instigate War Justice Kids Leader Quotes Leaders Mother Earth Politicians Social Change Starvation Truth Unity Of All People Vanish World Peace
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

114. “If I could remove one thing from the world and replace it with something else, I would erase politics and put art in its place. That way, art teachers would rule the world. And since art is the most supreme form of love, beautiful colors and imagery would weave bridges for peace wherever there are walls. Artists, who are naturally heart-driven, would decorate the world with their love, and in that love — poverty, hunger, lines of division, and wars would vanish from the earth forever. Children of the earth would then be free to play, imagine, create, build and grow without bloodshed, terror and fear.”

Tags : Activists Angel Art World Artists Bloodshed Bridges Not Walls Change The World Corruption Dream Election Errors Grow Humanitarians Imagination Justice Leader Quotes Mistakes Peace Politics Right Suzy Kassem War World Peace
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

115. “MY DREAMIf I could remove one thing from the world and replace it with something else, I would erase politics and put art in its place. That way, art teachers would rule the world. And since art is the most supreme form of love, beautiful colors and imagery would weave bridges for peace wherever there are walls. Artists, who are naturally heart-driven, would decorate the world with their love, and in that love — poverty, hunger, lines of division, and wars would vanish from the earth forever. Children of the earth would then be free to play, imagine, create, build and grow without bloodshed, terror and fear. Our evolution depends on our memory. If we keep forgetting the mistakes of the past, only to keep repeating them, then we will never change. And if we keep recycling through the exact same kind of leaders— the kind who do not propel us forward, but only hold us back—then perhaps what we really need now is a completely different style of leadership altogether. We need heart-driven leaders, not strictly mind-driven ones. We need compassionate humanitarians, not greedy businessmen. Peacemakers, not war instigators. We need unity, not division. Angels, not devils.”

Tags : Activists Angel Art Art Teachers Art World Artists Bridges Change Change The World Child Corruption Devils Division Dream Evil Grow Heart Leaders Love Memory Mistakes Politics Poverty Rainbow World Terror Traits Leader Voting Wars World Peace
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

116. “The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me, because there was no longer anyone to remember with. It felt like losing your co-rememberer meant losing the memory itself, as if the things we'd done were less real and important than they had been hours before.”

Tags : Grief Loss Memory
Author : John Green
Source : The Fault in Our Stars

117. “We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.”

Tags : Clary Fray Fear Hope Jem Carstairs Life Loss Love Memory Shadowhunters The Infernal Devices
Source : City of Heavenly Fire

118. “The price of a memory, is the memory of the sorrow it brings.”

Tags : Enrie John Smith Life Experience Memory
Author : Pittacus Lore
Source : I Am Number Four

119. “Everything was brighter and more colorful in those years, as if my youth was ending in an explosion of unreal passion. Memories like these make my life sacred and holy.”

Tags : Adolescence Adolescents Aging Book Quotes Coloured Europa Europe Explosion Growing Old Growing Up Growing Up Happy Holy Living In The Past Living Life To The Fullest Memoir Memories Memory Passion Passionate Passionate Living Quotes About Life Quotes From Novels Roman Payne Sacred Twenty Something Unreal Youth Is Temporary Youthful
Author : Roman Payne

120. “The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”

Tags : Forgetfulness Forgetting Happiness Memory

121. “People always talk about how hard it can be to remember things - where they left their keys, or the name of an acquaintance - but no one ever talks about how much effort we put into forgetting. I am exhausted from the effort to forget... There are things that have to be forgotten if you want to go on living.”

Tags : Forgetting Forgotten Memories Memory Remembering Remembrance
Source : Killer

122. “We seem to live in a world where forgetting and oblivion are an industry in themselves and very, very few people are remotely interested or aware of their own recent history, much less their neighbors'. I tend to think we are what we remember, what we know. The less we remember, the less we know about ourselves, the less we are. (Interview with Three Monkeys Online, October 2008)”

Tags : Forgetting History Memory Remembering

123. “Beauty exists not in what is seen and remembered, but in what is felt and never forgotten.”

Tags : Beauty Forgetting Inspirational Quotes Life Lessons Love Memory Remembrance

124. “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life--to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?”

Tags : Couples Death Fellowship Love Marriage Memory Relationship Sadness Sorrow
Author : George Eliot
Source : Adam Bede

125. “One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”

Tags : Death Hope Immortality Life Memory Remembrance

126. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

Tags : Death Epitaph Immortality Memory Remembrance

127. “The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.”

Tags : Aspirations Goals Memory Old Age Reminiscence Youth
Author : Saki
Source : Reginald

128. “Since there is no real silence, Silence will contain all the sounds, All the words, all the languages, All knowledge, all memory.”

Tags : Dejan Stojanovic Knowledge Languages Literature Literature Quotes Memory Poetry Poetry Quotes Quotes Quotes To Live By Real Silence Sounds Thoughts Wisdom Words

129. “As individuals die every moment, how insensitive and fabricated a love it is to set aside a day from selfish routine in prideful, patriotic commemoration of tragedy. Just as God is provoked by those who tithe simply because they feel that they must tithe, I am provoked by those who commemorate simply because they feel that they must commemorate.”

Tags : Bandwagon Commemorate Commemoration Culture Day Death Falsehood God Holiday Individual Insensitivity Insincere Lovelessness Memorial Day Memories Memory Patriot Patriotic Patriotism Pop Pop Culture Pride Routine Tithe Tragedy Universal Vanity
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

130. “I was talking about time. It`s so hard for me to believe in it. Some things go. Pass on. Some things just stay. I used to think it`s just my rememory. You know. Some things you forget. Other things you never do. But it`s not. [...] What I remember is a picture floating around out there outside my head. I mean, even if I don`t think it, even if I die, the picture of what I did, or knew, or saw is still out there. [...] Someday you be walking down the road and you hear something or see something going on. So clear. And you think it`s you thinking it up. A thought picture. But no. It`s when you bump into a rememory that belongs to somebody else.”

Tags : Abstract Beloved Deep Inspirational Memory Profound Rememory Thought Picture Thoughts Time
Author : Toni Morrison

131. “When you live without someone for as long as I have, love becomes this abstract concept, something you attach to a memory. And when memories are that old, they feel like dreams, and you wonder if any of it was real, or if your mind created it all.”

Tags : Abstract Age Dreams Love Memory Montes Lazuli The King
Source : The Queen of All that Lives

132. “What needs my Shakespeare for his honoured bones,The labor of an age in pilèd stones,Or that his hallowed relics should be hidUnder a star-y-pointing pyramid?Dear son of memory, great heir of fame,What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name?”

Tags : Bones Fame Hallowed Heir Honour Labor Memory Poetry Pyramid Relics Shakespeare William Shakespeare
Author : John Milton
Source : The Complete Poetry

133. “You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.”

Tags : Giving Love Memory

134. “Never hide your fear because it will become your own God, hidden inside you.”

Tags : God Hide Memory
Author : Sorin Cerin
Source : Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

135. “The thing about memories wasn't that many of them inevitably faded, but that repeated recall of the ones you remembered burnished them into shining, gorgeous lies”

Tags : Delusions Memory Nostalgia Truth
Author : Dexter Palmer
Source : Version Control

136. “O may I join the choir invisibleOf those immortal dead who live againIn minds made better by their presence; liveIn pulses stirred to generosity,In deeds of daring rectitude...”

Tags : Choir Dead Invisible Memory Minds Poetry Rectitude
Author : George Eliot
Source : O May I Join the Choir Invisible! And Other Favourite Poems

137. “...and you will hold me with your wondering eyes in the serenity of purest mind at the dreams edge of my quiet golden shores accompanied by the melodies of emerald blue rippling waves where I will always remain voicing harmony in the over the rainbow soothing memories of your heart...”

Tags : Art Artist Company Dream Emerald Golden Heart Hello Island Kiss Letter Message Mind Pure Quiet Ripple Serenity Soul Spirit Spiritual Vision Wave Write Your
Author : Oksana Rus

138. “She dug into one of the boxes, finding clay angels she’d made in art class when she was seven years old. She found plastic swans on strings and red crystal cardinals. She found a blue-and-white rocking horse covered in glitter. She found a porcelain Santa Claus. She found that she couldn’t figure out where the hell time had gone.”

Tags : Christmas Fleeting Time Glitter Holiday Life Memory Moment Nostalgia Past Plastic Rocking Horse Swan Time Youth
Source : Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series

139. “December's wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer's memory...”

Tags : Breath Cloud December Frost Memory Summer Winter
Author : John Geddes

140. “Nostalgia... the blessing of a merciful memory.”

Tags : Blessings Inspiration Life Memory Nostalgia

141. “The people you love become ghosts inside of you, and like this you keep them alive.”

Tags : Alive Ghosts Love Memory Remember

142. “Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.”

Tags : Appreciation Books Forget Memory Notability Quality Writing
Author : W.H. Auden
Source : The Dyer's Hand

143. “There either is or is not, that’s the way things are. The colour of the day. The way it felt to be a child. The saltwater on your sunburnt legs. Sometimes the water is yellow, sometimes it’s red. But what colour it may be in memory, depends on the day. I’m not going to tell you the story the way it happened. I’m going to tell it the way I remember it.— Great Expectations (1998) directed by Alfonso Cuarón”

Tags : Cinema Memory Reality Storytelling
Author : Mitch Glazer

144. “The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.”

Tags : Best Bravery Courage Embarassment Fear Fury Honor Human Memory Work Write Writing
Author : Arthur Miller

145. “Most everything you think you know about me is nothing more than memories.”

Tags : Life Memory Relationships
Source : A Wild Sheep Chase

146. “...first, in order to remember, something must be forgotten; second, the place where memories are stored has no boundaries. In other words, forgetting is a twin; its tandem effect is best called "simultancous" distraction, the instant when one memory defoliates another. This fuzzy double - one devouring the other - presumably inhibits learning”

Tags : Docufables Forget Forgetting History Historyofforgetting La Memory Science Social Science
Author : Norman Klein

147. “The pain, or the memory of pain, that here was literally sucked away by something nameless until only a void was left. The knowledge that this question was possible: pain that turns finally into emptiness. The knowledge that the same equation applied to everything, more or less.”

Tags : Forgetting Memory Pain Transformation
Source : 2666

148. “The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living.”

Tags : Dead Eternity Living Memory
Source : Philippics

149. “With God, a mountain before me is soon to be a memory behind me.”

Tags : Barriers Belief Challenges Courage Determination Faith Fortitude Goal Goals God Memories Memory Miracles Mountain Obstacles Tenacity

150. “Odysseus inclines his head. "True. But fame is a strange thing. Some men gain glory after they die, while others fade. What is admired in one generation is abhorred in another." He spread his broad hands. "We cannot say who will survive the holocaust of memory. Who knows?" He smiles. "Perhaps one day even I will be famous. Perhaps more famous than you.”

Tags : Fame Glory Heroes Memory Mythology Time
Source : The Song of Achilles

151. “Some readers may find it a curious or even unscientific endeavour to craft a criminological model of organised abuse based on the testimony of survivors. One of the standard objections to qualitative research is that participants may lie or fantasise in interview, it has been suggested that adults who report severe child sexual abuse are particularly prone to such confabulation. Whilst all forms of research, whether qualitative or quantitative, may be impacted upon by memory error or false reporting. there is no evidence that qualitative research is particularly vulnerable to this, nor is there any evidence that a fantasy— or lie—prone individual would be particularly likely to volunteer for research into child sexual abuse. Research has consistently found that child abuse histories, including severe and sadistic abuse, are accurate and can be corroborated (Ross 2009, Otnow et al. 1997, Chu et al. 1999). Survivors of child abuse may struggle with amnesia and other forms of memory disturbance but the notion that they are particularly prone to suggestion and confabulation has yet to find a scientific basis. It is interesting to note that questions about the veracity of eyewitness evidence appear to be asked far more frequently in relation to sexual abuse and rape than in relation to other crimes. The research on which this book is based has been conducted with an ethical commitment to taking the lives and voices of survivors of organised abuse seriously.”

Tags : Accusations Attack Beliefs Child Protection Child Sex Cover Up Eye Witness Fairness Injustice Law Legal Media Memory Minimisation Miscarriages Of Justice Misunderstanding Moral Panic Pedophile Rings Recovered Memories Ritual Abuse Ross Sachs Safe World Testimony Trust Understanding World View
Source : Organised Sexual Abuse

152. “There's pathos in this familiar routine, in the sounds of homely objects touching surfaces. And in the little sigh she makes when she turns or slightly bends our unwieldy form. It's already clear to me how much of life is forgotten even as it happens. Most of it. The unregarded present spooling away from us, the soft tumble of unremarkable thoughts, the long-neglected miracle of existence. When she's no longer twenty-eight and pregnant and beautiful, or even free, she won't remember the way she set down the spoon and the sound it made on slate, the frock she wore today, the touch of her sandal's thong between her toes, the summer's warmth, the white noise of the city beyond the house walls, a short burst of birdsong by a closed window. All gone, already.”

Tags : Everyday Life Forgetting Memory Ordinary
Author : Ian McEwan
Source : Nutshell

153. “Ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin.”

Tags : Anchoring Attachment Belonging Berlin Home Homelessness Memory Reminiscence Roots

154. “Here,” he said, “I place the man I was aside the man I am now. And we have not the same hope nor thought, yet are one continuous breath from the body of I, Akiyama Akio.”

Tags : Life Philosophy Memory Mindfulness Philosophy Of Life Regeneration Spirituality
Source : Autumn Moon

155. “Ultimate horror often paralyses memory in a merciful way.”

Tags : Fear Memory Psychology
Source : The Rats in the Walls

156. “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.”

Tags : Memory Regret
Source : Great Expectations

157. “We all have an old knot in the heart we wish to untie.”

Tags : Longing Loss Love Memory
Source : The Cat's Table

158. “Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.”

Tags : Amnesia Humor Memory
Author : Steven Wright

159. “Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget; it was a hard line to walk.”

Tags : Memory
Source : New Moon

160. “Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.”

Tags : Memory

161. “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.”

Tags : Memory
Source : Never Let Me Go

162. “A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.”

Tags : Conscience Humor Memory
Author : Mark Twain

163. “Memory is more indelible than ink.”

Tags : Ink Memory
Author : Anita Loos

164. “If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.”

Tags : Forget Memory Mnemonic Help

165. “I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes”

Tags : Infatuation Love Memory Recollection Remembrance

166. “It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past while we wait for our futures.”

Tags : Memory Nostalgia
Author : Ally Condie
Source : Matched

167. “The Greek word for "return" is nostos. Algos means "suffering." So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.”

Tags : Memory Nostalgia Vocabulary
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : Ignorance

168. “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.”

Tags : Memory Pain
Source : The Handmaid's Tale

169. “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”

Tags : Memory
Author : J.M. Barrie

170. “Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”

Tags : Memory Nostalgia Recollection
Author : Marcel Proust

171. “Your memory is a monster; you forget—it doesn't. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you—and summons them to your recall with will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you!”

Tags : Memory
Author : John Irving
Source : A Prayer for Owen Meany

172. “You should always be taking pictures, if not with a camera then with your mind. Memories you capture on purpose are always more vivid than the ones you pick up by accident.”

Tags : Live In The Here And Now Memory Recollection
Author : Isaac Marion
Source : Warm Bodies

173. “If you didn't remember something happening, was it because it never had happened? Or because you wished it hadn't?”

Tags : Hopeful Jodi Picoult Loss Love Memory Plain Truth Remember Sad Wish
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : Plain Truth

174. “The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand”

Tags : City Memory
Author : Italo Calvino

175. “Was memory always as much of a burden as it could sometimes be a blessing.”

Tags : Blessings Burden Memory
Author : Mary Balogh
Source : Simply Magic

176. “It's often the material things that provide the essence of memory.”

Tags : Material Memory

177. “I was a really good waitress. Waitressing takes a certain gusto. You need a good memory and an ability to connect with people fast. You have to learn how to treat the kitchen as well as you treat the customers. You have to figure out which crazy people to listen to and which crazy people to ignore. I loved waiting tables because when you cashed out at the end of the night your job was truly over. You wiped down your section and paid out your busboy and you knew your work was done.”

Tags : Crazy Job Kitchen Memory People Waitress Waitressing Work
Author : Amy Poehler

178. “Memory warps time, as it does the sights and sounds and smells of reality; for what shapes it is emotion, which can twist what seems clear, just as the surface of a pond seems to bend the stick thrust into the water.”

Tags : Bias Memory Reality Remember
Source : Crown Duel

179. “I prefer to rely on my memory. I have lived with that memory a long time, I am used to it, and if I have rearranged or distorted anything, surely that was done for my own benefit.”

Tags : Bias Memory Self Serving

180. “There are some things one remembers even though they may never have happened.”

Tags : False Falsehood Memory Recollection Truth
Author : Harold Pinter
Source : Old Times

181. “When I was cooking I enjoyed a sense of being ‘out’ of myself. The action of dicing vegetables and warming oil made my hands tingle and my thoughts switch to a different hemisphere, right brain rather than left, or left rather than right. In my mind there were many rooms and, just as I still got lost in the labyrinth of corridors at college, I often found myself lost, with a sense of déjà vu, in some obscure part of my cerebral cortex, the part of the brain that plays a key role in perceptual awareness, attention and memory. Everything I had lived through or imagined or dreamed appeared to have been backed up on a video clip and then scattered among those alien rooms. I could stumble into any number of scenes, from the horrifically sexual, horror-movie sequences that were crude and painful, to visualizing Grandpa polishing his shoes.”

Tags : Abuse Attention Brain Child Sexual Abuse Cooking Deja Vu Dissociation Dissociative Dissociative Identity Disorder Distraction Dreamed Flashbacks Horror Horror Movies Incest Memory Mental Health Mind Multiple Personality Disorder Psychological Rape Sexual Abuse Survivor Trauma
Source : Today I'm Alice: Nine Personalities, One Tortured Mind

182. “The true art of memory, is the art of attention”

Tags : Attention Memory

183. “The arrow of time obscures memory of both past and future circumstance with innumerable fallacies, the least trivial of which is perception.”

Tags : Absurdism Arrow Astrophysics Fallacies Illusion Of Self Memory Metafiction Past And Future Perception Space Time Time
Author : Ashim Shanker
Source : Only the Deplorable

184. “But then, not long after, in another article, Loftus writes, "We live in a strange and precarious time that resembles at its heart the hysteria and superstitious fervor of the witch trials." She took rifle lessons and to this day keeps the firing instruction sheets and targets posted above her desk. In 1996, when Psychology Today interviewed her, she burst into tears twice within the first twenty minutes, labile, lubricated, theatrical, still whip smart, talking about the blurry boundaries between fact and fiction while she herself lived in another blurry boundary, between conviction and compulsion, passion and hyperbole. "The witch hunts," she said, but the analogy is wrong, and provides us with perhaps a more accurate window into Loftus's stretched psyche than into our own times, for the witch hunts were predicated on utter nonsense, and the abuse scandals were predicated on something all too real, which Loftus seemed to forget: Women are abused. Memories do matter. Talking to her, feeling her high-flying energy the zeal that burns up the center of her life, you have to wonder, why. You are forced to ask the very kind of question Loftus most abhors: did something bad happen to her? For she herself seems driven by dissociated demons, and so I ask. What happened to you? Turns out, a lot. (refers to Dr. Elizabeth F. Loftus)”

Tags : Defense Witness Demons Dissociation Elizabeth F Loftus Elizabeth Loftus Expert False Accusations False Memories False Memory False Memory Syndrome Society Hysteria Incest Memory Memory Wars Nonsense Protecting Abusers Rape Repressed Memory Salem Sexual Abuse Social Denial Survivors Victims Witch Hunt Witch Trails Witches
Author : Lauren Slater
Source : Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century

185. “This vacillation between assertion and denial in discussions about organised abuse can be understood as functional, in that it serves to contain the traumatic kernel at the heart of allegations of organised abuse. In his influential ‘just world’ theory, Lerner (1980) argued that emotional wellbeing is predicated on the assumption that the world is an orderly, predictable and just place in which people get what they deserve. Whilst such assumptions are objectively false, Lerner argued that individuals have considerable investment in maintaining them since they are conducive to feelings of self—efficacy and trust in others. When they encounter evidence contradicting the view that the world is just, individuals are motivated to defend this belief either by helping the victim (and thus restoring a sense of justice) or by persuading themselves that no injustice has occurred. Lerner (1980) focused on the ways in which the ‘just world’ fallacy motivates victim-blaming, but there are other defences available to bystanders who seek to dispel troubling knowledge. Organised abuse highlights the severity of sexual violence in the lives of some children and the desire of some adults to inflict considerable, and sometimes irreversible, harm upon the powerless. Such knowledge is so toxic to common presumptions about the orderly nature of society, and the generally benevolent motivations of others, that it seems as though a defensive scaffold of disbelief, minimisation and scorn has been erected to inhibit a full understanding of organised abuse. Despite these efforts, there has been a recent resurgence of interest in organised abuse and particularly ritualistic abuse (eg Sachs and Galton 2008, Epstein et al. 2011, Miller 2012).”

Tags : Child Sex Defence Denial Discrediting Horror Hysteria Injustice Innocence Investigation Karma Law Media Minimisation Organised Abuse Recovered Memories Safe World Satanic Ritual Abuse Sense Of Safety Social Workers Trust Understanding World View
Source : Organised Sexual Abuse

186. “Our evolution depends on our memory. If we keep forgetting the mistakes of the past, only to keep repeating them, then we will never change. Humanity will never move forward, spiritually or morally, to become superior beings.”

Tags : Bad Leadership Consciousness Evolution Quotes Humanity Quotes Leadership Life Lessons Life Quotes Mankind Mankind Quotes Memory Past People Philosophy Regress Regression Remember Social Change Society Sociology Suzy Kassem Truth Ugliness Ugly Truths Wisdom
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

187. “Simply touching a difficult memory with some slight willingness to heal begins to soften the holding and tension around it. (74)”

Tags : Forgiveness Grief Healing Healing The Past Memory Tension
Source : A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last

188. “For all these stars,nothing is new.They’ve seen all kinds of warsand miracles, too.They know the messengers with their holy bookswill smile and wash their hands in blood.They know the politicians with their good lookswill make the poor eat pies of mud.They’ve seen the Earth freeze and then burn with greed.They’ve seen the treesand the seas emptied.Yet, you won’t hear their sneerswhen a man arrivesand, having experienced a number of years,proclaims: 'I have lived!'Because nothing is new under these stars:the lies, the love, the memories and scars, the ruin, the revolution, the fakes and true,the families, the friends, none of it is new.All of it—even the me and you.”

Tags : Greed Hope Kojouri Lies Life Messenger Miracle Nothing Poem Politicians Poor Poverty Quote Religious Revolution Scar Seas Smile Stars Trees True Wash Wisdom

189. “We write our personal story as intermittent authors; the narrator is always searching for a unitive point of view. We strive to perceive oneself from a unified perspective, but it is virtually impossible to do so. Human perception of the self is an illusion. We constantly sift through shifting memories. We experience the present under the fragrance cast by the past and under the illusionary aura of the future.”

Tags : Future Memoir Writing Memoirs Memory Perception Perception Of Life Perception Of Reality Perception Of Time Point Of View Time Time Passing Writing Writing Process
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

190. “Memory is a few lines snipped from a larger story that we are privileged to tuck away between the pages of our minds.”

Tags : Documenting History Journal Memory Minds Privilege Privileged Recall Recollection Recording Remember Remembering Story

191. “The graveyard is not the final resting place of our dear departed but an ephemeral repository of their remains. The real graveyard, however, is somewhere deep in our heart, where we can always visit them at any time of the day, talk about some unforgettable summers, or cry in solitude as if they were always there for us to stay. And should our twilight come, when we can no longer see the light of the day, some people dear to us will build a graveyard in their hearts. They will let us stay for a while or perhaps longer, as long as they continue to remember, but it does not matter anymore. What is comforting to know, no matter how tragic or tranquil our death may be, somewhere somehow someone will always build a sublime place for us to stay. (Danny Castillones Sillada, The Graveyard In Our Heart)”

Tags : All Soul S Day Cemetery Day Of The Dead Dead Beloved Dead Loved Ones Death Departed Día De Muertos Epitaph Grave Graveyard Memory Remembrances Sublime Place Tombstone

192. “Remembrance of things past is just for the rich. For the poor it only marks the faint traces on the path to death.”

Tags : Death Memory Poor People Rich People
Author : Albert Camus
Source : The First Man

193. “I thought if I could touch this place or feel it this brokenness inside me might start healing. Out here its like I'm someone else, I thought that maybe I could find myself if I could just come in I swear I'll leave. Won't take nothing but a memory from the house that built me.”

Tags : Brokenness Dissociation Finding Oneself Finding Yourself Healing Identity Identity Confusion Lyrics Lyrics In A Song Lyrics Of The Heart Memory
Source : Miranda Lambert - Revolution

194. “Nobody has ever taken a photograph of something they want to forget. We can build a wall of happy Kodak moments around ourselves, a wall of our Christmases, birthdays, baby showers and weddings, but we can never forget that celluloid film is see-through, that behind it, all the misery of real life waits for our wall to collapse someday.”

Tags : Art Artificial Camera Celluloid Collapse Disturing Enigma Fake Family Flash Happy Instamatic Kodak Moment Lens Lie Memory Mystery Nikon Nostalgia Photo Photography Sad Scary See Through Wall

195. “The print was an old one made from a negative taken in the 1960’s of her parents in Sydney Mines, dancing with thrilled, excited expressions on their faces, in front of a classic car that had been a wedding gift at the time. Her mother’s hair, red back then, was held back by a blue handkerchief, and she was dressed in a billowing skirt and white blouse. Her father’s denim jeans and faded t-shirt were streaked with coal dust as he held her hands and spun her around in the front yard of their old clapboard house, yellow grass under their feet and a cobalt-blue sky with white clouds drifting above. Mandy could almost feel the late summer breeze as she gazed deeply into the print, watching the flamboyant colors come to life. She hung it up to dry on two wooden clothespins hanging from a string above her.”

Tags : 1960 S Arents Canada Coal Coal Mine Dancing Darkroom Kodachrome Memory Nostalgia Photography Poverty Print Retro
Source : Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

196. “But, when nothing subsists of an old past, after the death of people, after the destruction of things, alone, frailer but more enduring, more immaterial, more persistent, more faithful, smell and taste still remain for a long time, like souls, remembering, waiting, hoping, on the ruin of all the rest, bearing without giving way, on their almost impalpable droplet, the immense edifice of memory.”

Tags : Memory Smell Taste
Author : Marcel Proust
Source : Swann's Way

197. “Tonight I can smell the season the way it's usually only possible to at the very first moments of its return, before you're used to it, when you've forgotten its smell, then there it is back in the air and the flow of things shifting and resettling again.”

Tags : First Days Flashback Memory Season Smell
Author : Ali Smith
Source : The Whole Story and Other Stories

198. “Maybe I have never had the Christmas I remember, since we never remember the event itself but just the last time we revisited the memory. I have woven together a few dozen scraps (the Sears catalog, my father videoing everything we did, Christmas parties and visits with Santa) and pretended they amount to one perfect, cohesive moment, but I am as guilty as baby-boomers, who dictated unconsciously that all the songs they listened to in 1963 would be the timeless Christmas standards of today.”

Tags : Baby Boomer Christmas Memory
Source : A Creature Was Stirring

199. “What you end up remembering isn't always the same as what you have witnessed.”

Tags : Memory Nostalgia
Author : Julian Barnes
Source : The Sense of an Ending

200. “I'd trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday.”

Tags : Memory Nostalgia Song Lyrics