Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday: Remembrance

Thoughts for Thursday is a new feature hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

As today is the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11, I thought about doing something patriotic, but I've done similar things more than once. Instead, I think today is a day to remember. So, this week's theme is Remembrance!

"Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future."--Elie Wiesel

"He was still too young to know that the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past."--Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing."--Jennifer L. Armentrout

"The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering."--Bruce Lee

"Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical, than the desire for remembrance."--Ellen Glasgow

"A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times."--Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Memories are intensely personal things...they're like rivers of identity that seep into the pores of your soul."--Liesel K. Hill, Persistence of Vision

What is your favorite quote about remembrance? Do you have one to add?


  1. “If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.”
    ― Edgar Allan Poe Matt @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. Ooh Good one.I always love to hear E.A.Poe quotes! Thanks Matt! :D