Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.— Marcel Proust
Seductive Past Memories quotations
Love in the past is only a memory. Love in the future is only a fantasy. True love lives in the here and now.
Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories.
NOW is the only reality. All else is either memory or imagination.
I look back at the past as fond memories but I'm able to move forwards in a new light, like I'm reborn.
Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end.
You keep your past by having sisters.
As you get older, they're the only ones who don't get bored if you talk about your memories.
The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past.
A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
The present moment is really all that we have.
The only place you can really love another person is in the present. Love in the past is a memory. Love in the future is a fantasy. To be really alive, love - or any other experience - must take place in the present.
The past is only an unreliable memory held in the present.
The future is only a projection of our present conceptions. The present itself vanishes as soon as we try to grasp it. So why bother with attempting to establish an illusion of solid ground?
Our most treasured family heirloom are our sweet family memories.
The past is never dead, it is not even past.
You won't be free from guilt if you are constantly replaying the negative memories of your past. If you're going to replay anything, replay your victories!
Unless we change our ways and our direction, our greatness as a nation will soon be a footnote in the history books, a distant memory of an offshore island, lost in the mist of time like Camelot, remembered kindly for its noble past.
A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.
Memory is a mirror that scandalously lies.
Keep some souvenirs of your past, or how will you ever prove it wasn't all a dream?
It's great to reminisce about good memories of my past.
It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.
Speak not, move not, but listen, the sky is full of gold.
No ripple on the river, no stir in field or fold, All gleams but naught doth glisten, but the far-off unseen sea. Forget days past, heart broken, put all memory by! No grief on the green hillside, no pity in the sky, Joy that may not be spoken fills mead and flower and tree.
The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember.
All the art of the past rises up before me, the art of all ages and all civilizations, everything becomes simultaneous, as if space had replaced time. Memories of works of art blend with affective memories, with my work, with my whole life.
In the theatre we reach out and touch the past through literature, history and memory so that we might receive and relive significant and relevant human qualities in the present and then pass them on to future generations.
Today I know that such memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.
I know that the experiences of our lives, when we let God use them, become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work He will give us to do.
In the past 3-4 years I've developed a habit of keeping numerous small cassette recorders in my house and in a bag with me so that I'm able to commit to tape memory song ideas on a constant basis.
There is no present or future-only the past, happening over and over again-now.
Sometimes when she told stories about the past her eyes would get teary from all the memories she had, but they weren't tears. She wasn't crying. They were just the memories, leaking out.
I have memories - but only a fool stores his past in the future.
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.
Music evokes so many feelings in us, memories, nostalgia, things that are connected to our past.
We cannot change our memories, but we can change their meaning and the power they have over us.
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.
I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.
Memory is not just the imprint of the past time upon us;
it is the keeper of what is meaningful for our deepest hopes and fears.
Children are often envied for their supposed imaginations, but the truth is that adults imagine things far more than children do. Most adults wander the world deliberately blind, living only inside their heads, in their fantasies, in their memories and worries, oblivious to the present, only aware of the past or future.
A past may chase you if you try to escape from it.
.. but once you confront it, it's just an old memory inside you. There's nothing to be afraid of.