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Quotes of the Day for 8 April 2001 – Memories

We look to the future, we remember the past - some thoughts on Memories.

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The quotes:

There's worse ways to get old than rummaging around in your memories.
     - Jon Hassler

In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality. The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.
     - George Santayana

A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
     - Anna Mary Robertson Moses, 1860 - 1961, Grandma Moses

Do not trust your memory, it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.
     - Georges Duhamel

We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.
     - Tom Stoppard

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