Memories Sayings and Quotes

Memories encapsulate all of life’s experiences and moments. While we may wish for editing tools to erase the unpleasant and embarrassing ones, we cannot change the past. The good and the bad make up the memoirs of our lives. Below you’ll find a collection of wise, inspirational, and humorous quotes perfect for taking a stroll down memory lane.

Memories are like a garden. Regularly tend the pleasant blossoms and remove the invasive weeds.     

Linda Fifer Ralphs

Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.     

Corrie ten Boom

Memories, all those little experiences make up the fabric of our lives and on balance, I wouldn't want to erase any of them, tempting though it may be.     

Ben Affleck

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

Thomas Fuller

Memories are dangerous things. You turn them over and over, until you know every touch and corner, but still you'll find an edge to cut you.     

Mark Lawrence

Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime.     

Ugo Eze

Memories, the one thing that can never be taken away from us. Make lots of them!     

Catherine Pulsifer

Creating memories is a priceless gift. Memories will last a lifetime; things only a short-period of time.     

Alyice Edrich

Memories are the treasures that we keep locked deep within the storehouse of our souls, to keep our hearts warm when we are lonely.     

Becky Aligada

Our memories are the only paradise from which we can never be expelled.     

Jean Paul Richter

Memories are contrary things; if you quit chasing them and turn your back, they often return on their own.     

Stephen King

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

Saul Bellow

Memories are what warm you up from the inside. But they're also what tear you apart.     

Haruki Murakami

I have memories - but only a fool stores his past in the future.     

David Gerrold

The beautiful thing about memories is that they are yours; whether they are good, bad, or indifferent. They belong to you, and no matter where you are now.     


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

Richard Kadrey

Memories are like moonbeams, we do with them what we will.     

Kevin Spacey

To have memories of those you have loved and lost is perhaps harder than to have no memories.     

Hugh Jackman

In my life I find that memories of the spirit linger and sweeten long after memories of the brain have faded.     

Harry Connick Jr.

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.     


If we can't make memories, we can't heal.     

Leonard Shelby

The finest memories are those where we have helped someone without expecting anything in return.     

Byron Pulsifer

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

Bill Clinton

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

Robert Brault

Photos capture our memories in print, but our memories are always with us in our minds.      

Catherine Pulsifer

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.     

Kazuo Ishiguro

Memories are like antiques, the older they are the more valuable they became.     

Marinela Reka

For some life lasts a short while, but the memories it holds last forever.     

Laura Swenson

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

Lois Lowry

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

Rachel Vincent