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History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

These images in vivid and violent tones have resulted from crystallisation's of memories of the circus, popular tales or travel. - Henri Matisse

Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow. - George Eliot

For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that we use it so little. - Rachel Louise Carson

Between the covers of the books that no one had ever read again, in the old parchments damaged by dampness, a livid flower had prospered, and in the air that had been the purest and brightest in the house an unbearable smell of rotten memories floated. - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

To extend our memories by monuments, whose death we daily pray for, and whose duration we cannot hope, without injury to our expectations in the advent of the last day, were a contradiction to our belief. - Sir Thomas Browne

Life is like an overlong drama through which we sit being nagged by the vague memories of having read the reviews. - John Updike

We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten. - Cesare Pavese

One of the aged greatest miseries is that they cannot easily find a companion able to share the memories of the past. - Samuel Johnson