Friday, 26 February 2010

The Square

Forget those things that aren't worth remembering.
Tim Foley

A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
Edward de Bono

A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.

Elbert Hubbard

Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing.
Thomas Fuller

He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
Michael de Montaigne

Memory [is] like a purse,--if it be over-full that it cannot shut, all will drop out of it. Take heed of a gluttonous curiosity to feed on many things, lest the greediness of the appetite of thy memory spoil the digestion thereof.
Thomas Fuller

One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the w
ish to forget it.
Michel de Montaigne

Memory feeds imagination.
Amy Tan

The true art of memory is the art of
Samuel Johnson

The taramosalata was so good and it wasn’t even on the menu, however they gave me a second helping…that much I remembered.

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Dad said...

Lol, terrific post, very, VERY funny!

meemalee said...

Brilliant!! The last quotation is my favourite ;p

Btw, what is that a picture of??

bellaphon said...

Dad- Thank you. It was a terribly expensive misadventure!

meemalee- And thank you to you too. Les petit fours.

Monkey Gland said...

“Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rather than pushed by our memories.” Jesse Jackson

bellaphon said...

MG- Am going through an Ernest Saunders phase- can't remember three numbers backwards or the name of the US president but might well recover from a seemingly miraculous recovery without notice!