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Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

Author: Aeschylus

Profession: Greek Dramatist

I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and -- I can't remember what the third thing is.

Author: Fred A. Allen (1894-1957)

Profession: American Radio Comic

Memory is the scribe of the soul.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

But each day brings its petty dust our soon-choked souls to fill, and we forget because we must, and not because we will.

Author: Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)

Profession: British Poet, Critic

Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.

Author: Sholem Asch (1880-1957)

Profession: Polish-born American Writer

Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.

Author: Maurice Baring

Profession: American Author

People tend to remember my performances, not me.

Author: Ellen Barkin (1954)

Profession: American Actress

Never forget what you need to remember.

Author: Garrett Bartley


Memory is the cabinet of the imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and, the council chamber of thought.

Author: Basile


Like ultraviolet rays memory shows to each man in the book of life a script that invisibly and prophetically glosses the text.

Author: Walter Benjamin (1982-1940)

Profession: German Critic, Philosopher

Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.

Author: Walter Benjamin (1982-1940)

Profession: German Critic, Philosopher

The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy, and temperamental: it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust.

Author: Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Novelist

As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes: any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate.

Author: Sandra Boynton

Profession: American Cartoonist

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.

Author: James Branch Cabell (1879-1958)

Profession: American Writer, Critic

If I could remember your name, I'd ask you where I left my keys.

Author: Bumper Sticker