memory

A Quote by Guillaume Apollinaire on memory

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Memories are hunting horns whose sound dies on the wind.

Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 - 1918)

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A Quote by Gerald Griffin on memory

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A place in thy memory, dearest, Is all that I claim; To pause and look back when thou hearest The sound of my name.

Gerald Griffin (1803 - 1840)

Source: A Place in thy Memory.

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A Quote by George Matthew Adams on character, deed, goodwill, kindness, memory, understanding, and worth

It's what each of us sows, and how, that gives to us character and prestige. Seeds of kindness, goodwill, and human understanding, planted in fertile soil, spring up into deathless friendships, big deeds of worth, and a memory that will not soon fade. . . .

George Matthew Adams

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A Quote by George Linley on art, authority, authors, composers, existence, happiness, heart, hope, life, losing, memory, music, newspapers, past, privacy, purity, songs, time, tranquility, and wishes

Tho' lost to sight, to mem'ry dear Thou ever wilt remain; One only hope my heart can cheer,- The hope to meet again. Oh fondly on the past I dwell, And oft recall those hours When, wand'ring down the shady dell, We gathered the wild-flowers. Yes, life then seem'd one pure delight, Tho' now each spot looks drear; Yet tho' thy smile be lost to sight, To mem'ry thou art dear. Oft in the tranquil hour of night, When stars illume the sky, I gaze upon each orb of light, And wish that thou wert by. I think upon that happy time, That time so fondly lov'd, When last we heard the sweet bells chime, As thro' the fields we rov'd. Yes, life then seem'd one pure delight, Tho' now each spot looks drear; Yet tho' thy smile be lost to sight, To mem'ry thou art dear. This song-written and composed by Linley for Mr. Augustus Braham, and sung by him-is given entirely, as so much inquiry has been made for the source of "Though lost to Sight, to Memory dear." It is not known when the song was written,-probably about 1830. Another song, entitled "Though lost to Sight, to Memory dear," was published in London in 1880, purporting to have been "written by Ruthven Jenkyns in 1703." It is said to have been published in the "Magazine for Mariners." No such magazine, however, ever existed, and the composer of the music acknowledged, in a private letter, to have copied the song from an American newspaper. There is no other authority for the origin of this song, and the reputed author, Ruthven Jenkyns, was living, under the name of C--, in California in 1882.

George Linley (1798 - 1865)

Source: Song. 1

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A Quote by George Eliot on friendship and memory

How unspeakably the lengthening of memories in common endears our old friends!

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on action, choice, divinity, god, memory, principles, and sons

The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Mordecai, in Daniel Deronda, bk. 6, ch. 42, 1876.

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A Quote by George Eliot on bitterness, death, history, memory, merit, past, preparation, shame, and present

With memory set smarting like a reopened wound, a man's past is not simply a dead history, an outworn preparation of the present: it is a still quivering part of himself, bringing shudders and bitter flavours and the tinglings of a merited shame.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 6, ch. 61, 1871.

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A Quote by George Eliot on memory, silence, and soul

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined . . . to strengthen each other . . . to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on effort, love, memory, and past

One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory. To remain in touch with the past requires a constant imaginative effort.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on age, day, divinity, grief, happiness, heart, joy, life, love, memory, mind, mystery, quiet, serenity, soul, truth, and youth

It is the great mystery of human life that old grief passes gradually into quiet, tender joy. The mild serenity of age takes the place of the riotous blood of youth. I bless the rising sun each day, and, as before, my heart sings to meet it, but now I love even more its setting, its long slanting rays and the soft, tender, gentle memories that come with them, the dear images from the whole of my long, happy life-and over all the Divine Truth, softening, reconciling, forgiving! My life is ending, I know that well, but every day that is left me I feel how my earthly life is in touch with a new infinite, unknown, but approaching life, the nearness of which sets my soul quivering with rapture, my mind glowing and my heart weeping with joy.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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