125+ Best Memories Quotes

Each of the following sweet memory quotes is overflowing with wisdom, life lessons, and knowledge. All you need is a couple of minutes out of your day, and you can make different or better choices depending on what you learn.

Reading beautiful quotes about memories can help you change your perspective. They encompass nearly every aspect that makes up our day-to-day lives.

Thanks to all the distractions around us today, it’s easy to lose focus of what really matters in our lives. Sometimes all we need a reminder. To help you make the most of your life, below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and thought-provoking memories quotes:

Famous Memories Quotes

The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by. Alek Wek

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams. Jeremy Irons

The Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays. C.S. Lewis

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

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

Memory is fiction. Kamal Ravikant

One of the best ways to make yourself happy in the present is to recall happy times from the past. Photos are a great memory-prompt, and because we tend to take photos of happy occasions, they weight our memories to the good.

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

Dreams are hopeful because they exist as pure possibility. Unlike memories, which are fossils, long dead and buried deep. Shaun David Hutchinson

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

When it comes to memories, the good and the bad never balance. Jodi Picoult

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! John Irving

The past is a nice place to visit, but not the right place to stay. Paulo Coelho

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

Past and future are in the mind only I am now. Nisargadatta Maharaj

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

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The memories we make with our family is everything. Candace Cameron Bure

You can predict a lot about a society by seeing their obsession on nostalgia in comparison to their curiosity for future. Kunal Shah

Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart. Haruki Murakami

Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real. Cormac McCarthy

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

The happiest memories are of moments that ended when they should have. Robert Brault

I believe that without memories there is no life, and that our memories should be of happy times. Lee Radziwill

You stop revisiting memories when you outgrow the people you made them with. Nikki Rowe

Remembering is easy. It’s forgetting that’s hard. Brodi Ashton

Sweetest Quotes on Memories

Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heart-warming! Joseph B. Wirthlin

You shouldn’t wait for other people to make special things happen. You have to create your own memories. Heidi Klum

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

We do not remember days; we remember moments. Cesare Pavese

Memories shared serve each one differently. Robert Evans

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

Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss

Changing your interpretation of your past is often just as good as changing your past. Naval Ravikant

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Thomas Campbell

As is a tale, so is a life: Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. Seneca

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

Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. Rosa Parks

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The important thing about having lots of things to remember is that you’ve got to go somewhere afterwards where you can remember them, you see? You’ve got to stop. You haven’t really been anywhere until you’ve got back home. Terry Pratchett

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

You can’t describe your best friends in words. You can describe them with memories that you had with them. Saurabh Saini,

I’ve learned that good-byes will always hurt, pictures will never replace having been there, and words can never substitute action. Paulo Coelho

Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing. Jennifer L. Armentrout

Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Dr. Seuss

Our memories give us voice and bear witness to history, so that others might learn. So they might celebrate our triumphs and be warned of our failures. Mohinder Suresh

A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood. Charlotte Kasl

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

Your moods, feelings, thoughts, projections and memories are just like clouds passing. Mooji

The past does not have to be your prison. You have a voice in your destiny. You have a say in your life. You have a choice in the path you take. Max Lucado

I’ve never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don’t understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now. Sophia Loren

Memory is never a precise duplicate of the original… it is a continuing act of creation. Rosalind Cartwright

Short Memories Quotes

Grief and memory go together. After someone dies, that’s what you’re left with. And the memories are so slippery yet so rich. Mike Mills

When the remembering was done, the forgetting could begin. Sara Zarr

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. G. Randolf.

Memories have huge staying power, but like dreams, they thrive in the dark, surviving for decades in the deep waters of our minds like shipwrecks on the sea bed. J. G. Ballard

Adventure is important in life. Making memories matters […] [E]ffort from imagination and following adventure creates stories that you keep forever. And anyone can do it. Rob Lowe

It’s realizing that a great dream is not as good as a great memory. The dream can be had by anyone. The memory must be made. Eric Thomas

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. Martin Luther King, Jr

A mind is not alive when it is burdened with centuries of memory. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Memory is the diary we all carry about with us. Oscar Wilde

Visit your soul, not your past. Paulo Coelho

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We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun. A.A. Milne

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. Friedrich Nietzsche

Memories and thoughts age, just as people do. But certain thoughts can never age, and certain memories can never fade. Haruki Murakami

Life is not about appointments and work; it’s about the moments you enjoy one another.

Live life for those unscripted moments of sheer joy with your family.

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. Alexander Dumas

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

Experience had taught me that even the most precious memories fade with the passage of time. Nicholas Sparks

Make peace with your past so it won’t destroy your present. Paulo Coelho

Each family picture is a bright memory of a year gone by.

Beautiful memories are a gift that only you can give to your children.

We do not remember days, we remember moments. Cesare Pavese

If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered. Edgar Allan Poe

People who know nothing about nature are, of course, neurotic, for they are not adapted to reality. Carl Jung

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

Inspirational Memory Quotes

The beautiful moments of your life become wonderful memories to enjoy.

A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory. Mark Twain

Sometimes, remembering hurts too much. Jess Rothenberg

Family memories are the exquisitely crafted decorations added to the cake of life.

You will not remember the mess; you will remember the smiles and giggles of time spent together.

Humans, not places, make memories. Ama Ata Aidoo

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. Rita Mae Brown

Every moment is an opportunity to create a handcrafted memory to be replayed for years to come.

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

That’s what the world is, after all: an endless battle of contrasting memories. Haruki Murakami

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What we remember is probably fiction anyway. Beryl Bainbridge

He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past. Gabriel García Márquez

It’s our memories from childhood that shape those of our children.

People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn’t. Christopher Paolini

Money and jewels mean nothing. The best heirlooms left behind are fond memories of a life lived.

There are memories that time does not erase. Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable. Cassandra Clare

Our reality is an infinite battle between what happened and what we want to remember. Haruki Murakami

The past is always tense, the future perfect. Zadie Smith

Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it. Lucy Maud Montgomery

Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders. Friedrich Nietzsche

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. William Faulkner

Memories always win, and with them comes a demon that is even more terrifying than melancholy remorse. Paulo Coelho

There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well. Nicholas Sparks

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

When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old. Bill Clinton

Positive Memories Quotes

Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart. Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

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

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

To want to forget something is to think of it. French proverb

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

Beautiful memories are like old friends. They may not always be on your mind, but they are forever in your heart. Susan Gale

How quickly things disappear: in the universe the bodies themselves, but in time the memory of them. Marcus Aurelius

Sometimes, the things you remember are more real than the things you see.  Arthur Golden

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Time’s the thief of memory. Stephen King

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

The more shared past there is in a relationship, the more present you need to be; otherwise, you will be forced to relive the past again and again. Eckhart Tolle

Without memory, there is no healing. Without forgiveness, there is no future. Desmond Tutu

Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us. Oscar Wilde.

When we behold the face of God, all memories of pain and suffering will vanish. Our souls shall be totally healed. R.C. Sproul

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

Collect moments. Not things. Paulo Coelho

Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door. Saul Bellow

Perhaps time is an inconsistent healer, but God can purge even the most painful memories. Melanie Dickerson

They say I live a fast life. Maybe I just like a fast life. I wouldn’t give it up for anything in the world. It won’t last forever, either. But the memories will. Dennis Wilson

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

Our prayers for others flow more easily than those for ourselves. This shows we are made to live by charity. C.S. Lewis

Sometimes a perfect memory can be ruined if put to words. Nova Ren Suma