A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on garden and memory

Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose garden.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Four Quartets

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on death, desires, earth, life, and memory

April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in a forgetful snow, feeding A little life with dried tubers.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land, 1922, The Burial of the Dead

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A Quote by Truman Capote on children, earth, existence, friendship, losing, memory, schools, seasons, water, and world

The true beloveds of this world are in their lover's eyes lilacs opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child's Sunday, lost voices, one's favorite suit, autumn and all seasons, memory, yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory.

Truman Capote (1924 - 1984)

Source: Other Voices, Other Rooms

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A Quote by Tom Stoppard on memory and progress

We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

Source: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

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A Quote by Todd McFarlane on caring, darkness, death, emptiness, funerals, life, meaning, memory, mind, pain, reason, and soul

Once again your mind explodes with a searing pain. A floodgate of memories bursts wide. Yet it is her face that keeps haunting you. Always her face. Who is she? Then things begin to crystallize. You remember your funeral. Begging and pleading for someone to release you from the darkness. You're not dead. You can't be. Then you feel her presence. Warm, caring, soothing. But somewhere deep inside she feels empty now. She has no reason. No meaning. No soul. But your soul lives. While her's is dying.

Todd McFarlane

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A Quote by Thucydides on absence, accuracy, composers, contentment, desires, fear, future, history, imperfection, interest, judgment, knowledge, labor, memory, past, possessions, reflection, romance, and trust

With reference to the narrative of events, far from permitting myself to derive it from the first source that came to hand, I did not even trust my own impressions, but it rests partly on what I saw myself, partly on what others saw for me, the accuracy of the report being always tried by the most severe and detailed tests possible. My conclusions have cost me some labor from the want of coincidence between accounts of the same occurrences by different eyewitnesses, arising sometimes from imperfect memory, sometimes from undue partiality for one side or the other. The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but I shall be content if it is judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it. My history has been composed to be an everlasting possession, not the showpiece of an hour.

Thucydides (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: The History of the Peloponnesian War, 431—413 BC., bk. I, sec. 22

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A Quote by Thornton Niven Wilder on death, life, love, meaning, memory, and survival

Even memory is not necesary for love. There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.

Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)

Source: The Bridge of San Luis Rey, 1927, last lines

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A Quote by Thomas Haynes Bayly on departure, friendship, memory, and purity

Friends depart, and memory takes them To her caverns, pure and deep.

Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797 - 1839)

Source: Teach me to forget.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on change, force, hope, memory, pain, and worth

Today is not yesterday: we ourselves change; how can our works and thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed is painful; yet ever needful; and if memory have its force and worth, so also has hope.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on memory, mountains, purity, serenity, silence, water, and world

All finite things reveal infinitude: The mountain with its singular bright shade Like the blue shine on freshly frozen snow, The after-light upon ice-burdened pines; Odor of basswood upon a mountain slope, A scene beloved of bees; Silence of water above a sunken tree: The pure serene of memory of one man,- A ripple widening from a single stone Winding around the waters of the world.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

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