Remembrance Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old remembrance quotes, remembrance sayings, and remembrance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Memory protects us from danger, allows us to live as social beings, to find food, grow and pass everything we've learned on to the next generation. Paulo Coelho
We think it's all nonsense, because when we wake up, we're immediately back in a world organized by memory, which is our way of understanding the present. What we saw in our dreams is rapidly forgotten. Paulo Coelho
There are two ways to live a life either forget everything or, remember nothing. Santosh Kalwar
Someday, everyone we know and everyone who knew them will be gone and forgotten, and no one will be left to remember our names. Melissa Grey
Humans make art to remember and be remembered,” said Caius. “Art is their weapon against forgetting. Melissa Grey
You remember only what you want to remember. You know only what your heart allows you to know. Amy Tan
Remembrance restores possibility to the past, making what happened incomplete and completing what never was. Remembrance is neither what happened nor what did not happen but, rather, their potentialization, their becoming possible once again. Giorgio Agamben
Remembrance can make the incomplete (happiness) complete, and the complete (pain) incomplete. Giorgio Agamben
Remember how you and I would stay under the covers all morning, telling each other our dreams? Jennifer McMahon
If snow melts down to water, does it still remember being snow? Jennifer McMahon
Human beings do terrible things to each other and the tragic thing about it all is the way the remembrance of past hurt can rob us of our future and become the narrative of our lives. Richard Holloway
Just as a stopped clock can bear permanent witness to the exact time of a particular atrocity, so the memory of a particular event in our past can have the power to close off the future and stop our life. Richard Holloway
Our parents' generation carried the past memorialized in paint, porcelain, and wood; we cast it off. Even our national history is remembered in terms of the worst we did, not the best. P. D. James
Remember is the name of all children. In that name is the seed and the thaw. John Larison
Time travel me back / Let me say good-bye again. A minute more / a moment / a chance to see. Sarah Crossan
Trying to forget really doesn’t work. In fact, it’s pretty much the same as remembering. But I tried to forget anyway, and to ignore the fact that I was remembering you all the time. Rebecca Stead
I tried to forget anyway, and to ignore the fact that I was remembering you all the time. Rebecca Stead
But I should never write what had happened down. One's nature is to forget, and one ought to go by that. Memory is quite unbearable enough, but even so it leaves out quite a lot. Elizabeth Bowen
At some point in life the world's beauty is enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough Toni Morrison
Remembering time that goes round and round in my head / And the obstacles that I created / Malady of my mind. Janice Harris
Oh, God when I have food / help me to remember the hungry / When I have work, help me / to remember the jobless / When I have a warm home / help me to remember the homeless / When I am without pain / help me to remember those who suffer. Rick Reed
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman
Promise me you'll always remember. You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. AA Milne
If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. AA Milne
Even if we're apart. I'll always be with you. AA Milne
Just let the past remain there with forgiveness in your heart remembering we all need forgiveness at some time in our lives. Susan Kramer
Golden days come and gone / Cherished thoughts still linger on / Family, friends, those we love / Alive in memories. Susan Kramer
Life will guide us, help us learn / Till we, our heavenly home return / But golden times will ever stay / Alive in memories. Susan Kramer
From a little child we grew / Till we realized, till we knew / That those we love live ever on / Alive in memories. Susan Kramer
The clock of time has no hold / When our hearts hold only gold / For kindness, caring truly stay / Alive in memories. Susan Kramer