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132 Best Memories Quotes To Bring Back The Good Times

"Memory is the diary we all carry about with us." - Oscar Wilde

Memories are an essential part of our lives. They shape our identity, influence our decisions, and contribute to our overall sense of well-being.

For me, memories are a way of connecting with my past and appreciating the experiences that have shaped who I am today.

Some memories are joyful and uplifting, while others may be painful or difficult. Regardless of the nature of the memory, it's important to honor and acknowledge it as a part of my story.

Memories can teach us valuable lessons, and even painful ones can ultimately contribute to our growth and development.

I often find myself reflecting on past memories and savoring the good ones. These memories help me to appreciate the positive moments in my life and the people who have made them possible.

I also find that looking back on happy memories can lift my mood and help me to feel more optimistic about the future.

However, I also know that not all memories are positive, and some can be difficult to process or move past. In these cases, it's important to allow myself to feel whatever emotions come up, whether it be sadness, anger, or frustration.

I find that talking to loved ones or seeking professional help can be useful in processing difficult memories and finding ways to move forward.

One way that I like to preserve memories is through photographs. Looking back at old photos can transport me back to a specific moment in time and help me to remember the feelings and emotions associated with it.

I also enjoy keeping mementos and souvenirs from past experiences, such as concert tickets or travel postcards, as a tangible reminder of the memories.

Overall, memories are a valuable and integral part of our lives. They can help us to appreciate the positive moments, learn from the difficult ones, and connect with our past.

By taking the time to honor and reflect on our memories, we can gain a greater sense of self-awareness and gratitude for the experiences that have made us who we are.

13 Memory & Reminiscerene Quotes

1. "A liar should have a good memory." — Quintilian

2. "And then will come the day when the last person who remembers me will die." — Vladimir Nabokov

3. "In the afterlife, we’ll sit around talking about the good old days, when we wished that we were dead." — Samuel Beckett

4. "One lives in the hope of becoming a memory." — Antonio Porchia

5. "Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is." — Barbara Bush


6. "Since the only things we remember are humiliations and defeats, what is the use of all the rest?" — Emile M. Cioran

7. "Nothing awakens a reminiscence like an odor." — Victor Hugo

8. "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything." — Mark Twain

9. "To be able to look back upon one’s life in satisfaction, is to live twice." — Khalil Gibran

10. "When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not." — Mark Twain

11. "Nothing prints more lively in our minds than something we wish to forget." — Michel de Montaigne

12. "Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were." — Marcel Proust

13. "If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them." — Bob Dylan

If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.

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14. “The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.” – Alek Wek

15. “One of the best ways to make yourself happy in the present is to recall happy times from the past. Photos are a great memory-prompt, and because we tend to take photos of happy occasions, they weight our memories to the good.” – Gretchen Rubin

16. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain


17. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

18. “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfeld

19. “If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.” – Adam Duritz

If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.

20. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain.” ~ Jack Kerouac

21. “I collect memories. I look for opportunities to try new things, go to new places, and meet new people all the time.” – Marcel Wanders

22. “It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way.” – Penelope Riley

23. “Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.” – L.M. Montgomery


24. “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” – L.P. Hartley

25. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

26. “I want to make memories all over the world.” – Unknown

27. “Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

28. “To be human is to have a collection of memories that tells you who you are and how you got there.” – Rosecrans Baldwin

29. “We find ourselves after airplane doors close and wheels touch the heavens. We discover the maps to our hearts when we lose the maps to this world. Wander, and find home in the people you meet. Wander, and find home inside yourself.” – Tyler Knott Gregson

30. “Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” – George R.R. Martin

Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.

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31. “I am happy when I am on stage. I like that wave of blue. I like the eardrum splitting sounds of loud screams. I like to be able to breathe along with the members. Each and every stage is a good reminiscence and a happy memory.” — Leeteuk, South Korean singer-songwriter

32. “I believe that without memories there is no life, and that our memories should be of happy times.” — Lee Radziwill

33. “Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss

34. “I think the only answer is to live life to the fullest while you can and collect memories like fools collect money. Because in the end, that's all you have — happy memories.” — Sarah Strohmeyer


35. “When you get older, it feels like happy memories and sad memories are pretty much the same thing. It is all just emotion in the end. And any of it can make you weep.” — Nick Hornby

36. “What I have got from my childhood aren't toys, but memories. And happy memories are better than any toy.” — River Phoenix

37. “A good life is a collection of happy memories.” — Denis Waitley

A good life is a collection of happy memories.

38. “He asked me once what I wanted when I died, what I wanted out of life, and I told him I just wanted more happy memories than sad ones.” ― R. YS Perez

39. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” — Robert Brault

40. “A happy memory is perhaps on this earth truer than happiness itself.” — Alfred de Musset

41. “The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.” — Alek Wek

42. “The richest person in the cemetery is the one who left the most happy memories.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

43. “The memories we make with our family is everything.” — Candace Cameron Bure

44. “Adventure is important in life. Making memories matters <…> ffort from imagination and following adventure creates stories that you keep forever. And anyone can do it.” — Rob Lowe


45. “To eke out the most happiness from an experience, we must anticipate it, savor it as it unfolds, express happiness, and recall a happy memory.” — Gretchen Rubin

46. “A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood.” — Charlotte Kasl

47. “Truly happy memories always live on, shining. Over time, one by one, they come back to life.” — Banana Yoshimoto

48. “We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” — A.A. Milne

49. “I am convinced that the greatest legacy we can leave our children are happy memories: those precious moments so much like pebbles on the beach that are plucked from the white sand and placed in tiny boxes that lay undisturbed on tall shelves until one day they spill out and time repeats itself, with joy and sweet sadness, in the child now an adult.” — Og Mandino

50. “The greatest joys of life are happy memories. Your job is to create as many of them as possible.” — Brian Tracy

The greatest joys of life are happy memories. Your job is to create as many of them as possible.

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51. "Remembering is easy. It's forgetting that's hard." - Brodi Ashton

52. "Sometimes, it's better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because now, when I look back, marks never make me laugh, but memories do." - A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

53. "Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

54. "Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I'll focus on the new day and all the I've stored away, just for this time in my life." - Anonymous

55. "A healthy relationship requires you to let go of the bitter memories of past and moves on with a new hope." - Adam Green

56. "People leave traces of themselves where they feel most comfortable, most worthwhile." - Haruki Murakami

57. "No one can ever take your memories from you, each day is a new beginning, make good memories every day." - Catherine Pulsifer


58. "I think the only answer is to live life to the fullest while you can and collect memories like fools collect money. Because in the end, that's all you have, happy memories." - Sarah Strohmeyer

59. "Your memory is the glue that binds your life together; everything you are today is because of your amazing memory. You are a data collecting being, and your memory is where your life is lived." - Kevin Horsley

60. "Some memories are realities and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again." - Willa Cather

61. "Photos capture our memories in print, but our memories are always with us in our minds." - Catherine Pulsifer

62. "Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved." - Thomas Fuller

63. "But she knew that no matter what beauty lay behind, it must remain there. No one could go forward with a load of aching memories." - Margaret Mitchell

64. "Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing." - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing.

65. "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

66. "They say I live a fast life. Maybe I just like a fast life. I wouldn't give it up for anything in the world. It won't last forever, either. But the memories will." - Dennis Wilson

67. "Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door." - Saul Bellow

68. "Memories have huge staying power, but like dreams, they thrive in the dark, surviving for decades in the deep waters of our minds like shipwrecks on the sea bed." - J. G. Ballard


69. "When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever, but I shall hold something which I have traded for it. It may be no more than a memory, but if it is a worthy one I shall not regret the price." - Anonymous

70. "Souls and memories can do strange things during trance." - Bram Stoker

71. "Sometimes, the things you remember are more real than the things you see." - Arthur Golden

72. "I try to keep the happy memories. If that's what you call selective memories, I'm good with that." - Nicole Williams

73. "Good memories are most often created without conscious effort. These are the memories that result from those unselfish acts or behaviors that give of our time, talents or gifts without any due regard for repayment." - Byron R. Pulsifer

74. "And the moral of the story is that you don’t remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened." - John Green

75. "Experience had taught me that even the most precious memories fade with the passage of time." - Nicholas Sparks

76. "And the memories of all we have loved stay and come back to us in the evening of our life. They are not dead but sleep, and it is well to gather a treasure of them." - Vincent van Gogh

77. "Enjoy good memories. But don't spend your remaining days here looking back, wishing for 'the good old days." - Randy Alcorn

78. "There are memories I am better off without. Things better lost forever." - S.J. Watson

There are memories I am better off without. Things better lost forever.

79. "The important thing about having lots of things to remember is that you’ve got to go somewhere afterwards where you can remember them, you see? You’ve got to stop. You haven’t really been anywhere until you’ve got back home." - Terry Pratchett

80. "Our spirit is mightier than the filth of our memories." - Melina Marchetta

81. "There are memories that time does not erase. Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable." - Cassandra Clare

82. "The worst memories stick with us, while the nice ones always seem to slip through our fingers." - Rachel Vincent

83. "There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well." - Nicholas Sparks


84. "That's the problem with memories, you can visit them, but you can't live in them." - Shaun David Hutchinson

85. "I guess sometimes the greatest memories are made in the most unlikely of places, further proof that spontaneity is more rewarding than a meticulously planned ." - J.A. Redmerski

86. "For some life lasts a short while, but the memories it holds last forever." - Laura Swenson

87. "I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now." - Sophia Loren

88. "Don't let the good old days be your memory. Make each day a good day so as you are growing older life is an adventure to be enjoyed not a memory." - Catherine Pulsifer

89. "Feelings are memories. Memories are also feelings." - Margaret Stohl

90. "Sometimes a perfect memory can be ruined if put to words." - Nova Ren Suma

Sometimes a perfect memory can be ruined if put to words.

91. "You can never be really happy if you keep holding to those bad memories which makes you sad." - Anurag Prakash Ray

92. "In my life I find that memories of the spirit linger and sweeten long after memories of the brain have faded." - Harry Connick Jr.

93. "The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant." - Salvador Dali

94. "Memory is the diary we all carry about with us." - Oscar Wilde

95. "When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old." - Bill Clinton

96. "He was still too young to know that the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past." - Gabriel García Márquez


97. "Dreams are hopeful because they exist as pure possibility. Unlike memories, which are fossils, long dead and buried deep." - Shaun David Hutchinson

98. "The only real treasure is in your head. Memories are better than diamonds and nobody can steal them from you." - Rodman Philbrick

99. "Sometimes, remembering hurts too much." - Jess Rothenberg

100. "Now that I have opened that bottle of memories they're pouring out like wine, crimson and bittersweet." - Ellen Hopkins

101. "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." - Mohinder Suresh

102. "There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy." - Dante Alighieri

103. "Memories, important yesterdays, were once todays. Treasure and notice today." - Gloria Gaither

Memories, important yesterdays, were once todays. Treasure and notice today.

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104. "Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I'm glad for that." — Ally Condie

105. "No matter what happens, always keep your childhood innocence. It's the most important thing." — Federico Fellini

106. "In childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking out. In memories of childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking in." — Robert Brault

107. "Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away." — John Lennon

108. "With rue my heart is laden for golden friends I had, for many a rose-lipt maiden and many a lightfoot lad." — A.E. Housman

109. I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." — Laura Ingalls Wilder


110. "I find as I grow older that I love those most whom I loved first." — Thomas Jefferson

111. "Nothing recalls the past so potently as a smell." — Winston Churchill

112. "I didn't belong as a kid, and that always bothered me. If only I'd known that one day my differentness would be an asset then my early life would have been much easier." — Bette Midler 

113. "A friend is one who knows you as you are, understands where you've been, accepts who you have become, and still gently invites you to grow." — Anonymous

114. "Did you know that childhood is the only time in our lives when insanity is not only permitted to us, but expected?"— Louis de Bernières

Did you know that childhood is the only time in our lives when insanity is not only permitted to us, but expected?

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115. “Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”

116. “Remembering God’s faithfulness in the past strengthens us for the future.”

117. “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”

118. “Good times become good memories and bad times become good lesson.”

119. “Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”

120. “All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine.”

121. “Remember how God helped you before.”

122. “Please think about your legacy because you are writing it every day.”


123. “Memories are wonderful to make but painful to remember.”

124. “I wish we could choose which memories to remember.”

125. “Commemorate and celebrate God’s faithfulness on a daily basis.”

126. “The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”

127. “Bad memories will play the most often, but just because the memory comes up doesn’t mean you have to watch it. Change the channel.”

128. “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”

129. “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

130. “I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now.”

131. “Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.”

132. “Your story is the greatest legacy that you will leave to your friends. It’s the longest-lasting legacy you will leave to your heirs.”

Your story is the greatest legacy that you will leave to your friends. It’s the longest-lasting legacy you will leave to your heirs.

What Are Quotes And How Can They Help Us Improve Our Lives?

I'm a big fan of quotes. I love reading them, sharing them, and using them to inspire and motivate myself. But some people might wonder: what's the point of quotes? Aren't they just a bunch of words that someone else said?

Well, I think quotes can be incredibly powerful tools for personal growth and self-improvement. When we read a quote that resonates with us, it can help us see things in a new light or shift our perspective on a particular issue. It's like getting advice from someone who's been there before and has wisdom to share.

Plus, quotes are often memorable and easy to remember, making them a great way to reinforce positive messages or affirmations throughout the day.

Whether we're trying to cultivate more self-love, build resilience, or just stay motivated in the face of challenges, a well-placed quote can be just the thing we need to keep going.

So next time you come across a quote that speaks to you, take a moment to really absorb it and think about how you can apply its message to your life. You might be surprised at how much it can help you grow and thrive!

What Are Memories Quotes And How Can They Help Us To Make Positive Change In Our Lives?

Memories quotes are those that speak to the power of our memories and the impact they have on our lives. They can help us reflect on the past, appreciate the present, and even inspire us to make positive changes for the future.

When I think about memories quotes, I'm reminded of the importance of being present in the moment and cherishing the memories we create.

Whether it's a happy moment with friends or family, or a difficult experience that taught us an important lesson, each memory is a part of who we are and shapes our perspective on life.

But memories quotes can also help us let go of the past and move forward in a positive way.

They can remind us that we have the power to choose how we remember our experiences, and that we can use those memories to create a better future for ourselves.

So the next time you find yourself reflecting on a memory, take a moment to consider what it means to you and how it can help you make positive changes in your life.

Whether it's letting go of negative emotions, finding gratitude for the good times, or using past experiences to guide your decisions, memories quotes can be a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation.

Next Steps - How Can We Incorporate Memories Quotes Into Our Lives?

Incorporating memories quotes into our daily lives can be a powerful way to stay motivated, inspired, and focused on the things that matter most to us. Here are some strategies that have worked well for me:

  1. Create a memory journal: One of the simplest ways to incorporate memories quotes into your life is by keeping a memory journal. Write down quotes that resonate with you and your experiences, along with your own reflections on what they mean to you.
  2. Wear it as jewelry: Another great way to keep memories quotes close to your heart is by wearing them as jewelry. Engrave your favorite quotes on a necklace, bracelet, or ring to keep the message with you wherever you go.
  3. Make it a daily affirmation: Choose a memories quote that speaks to you and make it a part of your daily routine. Repeat it to yourself as a daily affirmation, write it on a sticky note and place it on your bathroom mirror or computer screen, or set it as a reminder on your phone.
  4. Share it with others: Finally, don't be afraid to share your favorite memories quotes with others. Use them as conversation starters or post them on social media to inspire and motivate those around you.

Incorporating memories quotes into our lives is a simple yet powerful way to stay connected to our past experiences and use them as a source of inspiration for our future.

Whether it's through journaling, wearing it as jewelry, or making it a daily affirmation, finding ways to keep memories quotes in our lives can help us stay focused, motivated, and inspired to live our best lives.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are memories quotes?

Memories quotes are quotes that speak to the power of our memories and the impact they have on our lives. They can help us reflect on the past, appreciate the present, and inspire us to make positive changes for the future.

How can I incorporate memories quotes into my life?

There are many ways to incorporate memories quotes into your life, such as keeping a memory journal, wearing them as jewelry, making them a daily affirmation, or sharing them with others.

132 Best Memories Quotes To Bring Back The Good Times