— Ann-Marie MacDonald, kniha Fall on Your Knees
Zdroj: Fall on Your Knees
„These memories, which are my life--for we possess nothing certainly except the past--were always with me.“
— Evelyn Waugh British writer 1903 - 1966
Zdroj: Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
— William McFee American writer 1881 - 1966
Kontext: "And what are those things at all?" demands my companion, diverted for a moment from the flowers. She nods towards a mass of dull-green affairs piled on mats or being lifted from big vans. She is a Cockney and displays surprise when she is told those things are bananas. She shrugs and turns again to the musk-roses, and forgets. But to me, as the harsh, penetrating odor of the green fruit cuts across the heavy perfume of the flowers, comes a picture of the farms in distant Colombia or perhaps Costa Rica. There is nothing like an odor to stir memories.
— George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952
Zdroj: The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress (1905-1906), Vol. V, Reason in Science, Ch. 2 "History"
Kontext: History is nothing but assisted and recorded memory. It might almost be said to be no science at all, if memory and faith in memory were not what science necessarily rest on. In order to sift evidence we must rely on some witness, and we must trust experience before we proceed to expand it. The line between what is known scientifically and what has to be assumed in order to support knowledge is impossible to draw. Memory itself is an internal rumour; and when to this hearsay within the mind we add the falsified echoes that reach us from others, we have but a shifting and unseizable basis to build upon. The picture we frame of the past changes continually and grows every day less similar to the original experience which it purports to describe.
— Eric Rücker Eddison, kniha The Worm Ouroboros
Zdroj: The Worm Ouroboros (1922), Ch. 28 : Zora Rach Nam Psarrion, p. 427
Kontext: Thou art nothing. And all thy desires and memories and loves and dreams, nothing. The little dead earth-louse were of greater avail than thou, were it not nothing as thou art nothing. For all is nothing: earth and sky and sea and they that dwell therein. Nor shall this illusion comfort thee, if it might, that when thou art abolished these things shall endure for a season, stars and months return, and men grow old and die, and new men and women live and love and die and be forgotten. For what is it to thee, that shalt be as a blown-out flame? and all things in earth and heaven, and things past and things for to come, and life and death, and the mere elements of space and time, of being and not being, all shall be nothing unto thee; because thou shalt be nothing, for ever.
— Isaac Asimov, kniha I, Robot
“The Evitable Conflict”, p. 189
Zdroj: I, Robot (1950)
„All that we can remember is almost nothing. Memory is greater than we are, but memory is living and mortal as well.“
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
Light (1919), Ch. XXIII - Face To Face
„Thinking about one memory tends to activate other memories. …If you are trying to retrieve a particular memory, the flood of memories can cause competition… leaving you with a traffic jam of neural nodes… leaving you with nothing.“
— Daniel Levitin, kniha The Organized Mind
The Organized Mind (2014)
— Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 př. n. l.
Philippica IX, 5.
Originál: (la) Vita enim mortuorum in memoria vivorum est posita.
Zdroj: Philippicae – Philippics (44 BC)
— Joey Comeau, kniha Overqualified
— Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592
— Zelda Fitzgerald, kniha Save Me the Waltz
Zdroj: Save Me the Waltz
— Marguerite Duras, kniha Blue Eyes, Black Hair
Zdroj: Blue Eyes, Black Hair
— George Goodman American author and economics commentator 1930 - 2014
Zdroj: The Money Game (1968), Chapter 11, What The Hell Is A Random Walk?, p. 148
— Albert Schweitzer French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher 1875 - 1965
Varianta: Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.