Quotes of Commemoration

“ Thou can'st not die. Here thou art more than safeWhere every book is thy epitaph. ”

- Henry Vaughan

“ Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity — it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance. ”

- John Keats

“ To be a surrealist... means barring from your mind all remembrance of what you have seen, and being always on the lookout for what has never been. ”

- Rene Magritte

“ The desire of our soul is to they name, and to the remembrance of thee. ”

- Bible

“ Of joys departed, not to return, how painful the remembrance. ”

- Robert Blair

“ Seeking to forget makes exile all the longer; the secret of redemption lies in remembrance. ”

- Richard von Weizsaecker

“ Let there be no inscription upon my tomb. Let no man write my epitaph. No man can write my epitaph. I am here ready to die. I am not allowed to vindicate my character; and when I am prevented from vindicating myself, let no man dare calumniate me. Let my character and motives repose in obscurity and peace, till other times and other men can do them justice. ”

- Robert Emmet

“ Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical, than the desire for remembrance. ”

- Ellen Glasgow

“ We learn something every day, and lots of times it's that what we learned the day before was wrong. ”

- Bill Vaughan

“ What the heart has once known, it shall never forget. ”

- Unknown

“ I have memories - but only a fool stores his past in the future. ”

- David Gerrold

“ The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don't come to mind when we want them. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ The happiest memories are of moments that ended when they should have. ”

- Robert Brault

“ The sweet remembrance of the just shall flourish when he sleeps in dust. ”

- Nahum Tate

“ I don't really have time to sit down and write. But when I think of a melody, I call up my answering machine and sing it, so I won't forget it. ”

- Britney Spears

“ The test of an enjoyment is the remembrance which it leaves behind. ”

- Jean Paul Richter

“ Ecce quod expendi habui, quod donavi habeo, quod negavi punior, quod servavi perdidi. ”

- Epitaph

“ We learn something every day, and lots of times it's that what we learned the day before was wrong. ”

- Bill Vaughn

“ Forgetfulness of self is remembrance of God. ”

- Bayazid Al Bistami

“ What I am doing is not celebration. ”

- Mahmoud Abbas

“ Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art. ”

- Jorge Luis Borges

“ At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. ”

- Toni Morrison

“ I do not suppose I shall be remembered for anything. But I don't think about my work in those terms. It is just as vulgar to work for the sake of posterity as to work for the sake of money. ”

- Orson Welles

“ Nicole will come up in conversations where it's in a part of the conversation. Or we may be somewhere and I would tell some story about their mother and I. You know, we always honor her birthday. ”

- O. J. Simpson

“ Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance. ”

- John Keats

“ Martin Luther King Jr. has inspired millions of people, and this memorial will ensure that his message endures for generations to come. ”

- George Lucas

“ I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say "figment.". ”

- Andy Warhol

“ Every memorial in its time has a different goal. ”

- Maya Lin

“ Is this the 50th anniversary of his first retirement? ”

- Jack Nicklaus
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