101 Memories Quotes about Moments That Last Forever

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Do you sometimes want to stop time because life is so beautiful? Some moments in life are so delightful and precious that they should never come to an end. If you enjoy savoring the beautiful memory of these valuable moments, our selection of the best memories quotes is perfect for you. P.S.: If you like quotes, have a look at our collection of quotes about gratitude.

No matter if you’re having a phenomenal time with your friends or are deeply connecting with your loved one, some moments could last forever. Sadly, even the most beautiful moment will eventually come to an end. Almost instantly, life changes and presents us with new opportunities and adventures but sometimes also demanding challenges.

“That’s when I realized that certain moments go on forever. Even after they’re over they still go on, even after you’re dead and buried, those moments are lasting still, backward and forward, on into infinity. They are everything and everywhere all at once. They are the meaning.”
Lauren Oliver

Even though the fleeting nature of time, the most beautiful moments last a lifetime. While the circumstances may have changed, the precious memory will never leave you. In fact, joyful moments that you have intensely experienced remain vivid.

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These beautiful memories quotes help you to remember the greatest times in your life

Just imagine what life would be without all these precious memories, the magic of the moment, and the awe of experiencing the marvelous wonders life has to offer. There simply is nothing better than being reminded of all these beautiful experiences every once in a while. That’s where this collection of memories quotes comes in quite handy.

101 Memories Quotes about Moments That Last Forever

Something that is remarkably joyful about life is that you collect a wide variety of beautiful moments when you go out and explore the world around you. Sadly, it’s quite difficult to put all your vivid memories and the beauty that can be found in them to words. If you’re looking for the right words to articulately describe what you’ve experienced, read on. Similarly, if you’re looking for something that helps you remember all the fantastic moments in your life, the following collection is for you.

Enjoy this selection of good memories quotes

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Good memories quote

“Do you know how there are moments when the world moves so slowly you can feel your bones shifting, your mind tumbling? When you think that no matter what happens to you for the rest of your life, you will remember every last detail of that one minute forever?”
Jodi Picoult

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Warming memories quote

“Memories warm you up from the inside.”
Haruki Murakami

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“Memory is the diary we all carry about with us.”
Oscar Wilde

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Beautiful memories quote

“Sometimes I feel like if you just watch things, just sit still and let the world exist in front of you – sometimes I swear that just for a second, time freezes and the world pauses in its tilt. Just for a second. And if you somehow found a way to live in that second, then you would live forever.”
Lauren Oliver

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Memory quote

“Sometimes, it’s better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because now, when I look back, marks never make me laugh, but memories do.”
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

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“Friends are the most important part of your life. Treasure the tears, treasure the laughter, but most importantly, treasure the memories.”
Dave Brenner

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“It seemed like forever ago, like we’ve had this brief but still infinite forever. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”
John Green

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“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”
J.M. Barrie

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“I guess sometimes the greatest memories are made in the most unlikely of places, further proof that spontaneity is more rewarding than a meticulously planned life.”
J.A. Redmerski

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“Of all that I have possessed in my life, my memories are the only things remaining to me. Indeed, I believe that memories are the only real treasure any human can hope to hold always.”
Gary Jennings

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“Sometimes it’s the same moments that take your breath away that breathe purpose and love back into your life.”
Steve Marabol

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“When we fall in love with someone there’s a moment when we take a picture of that person, an emotional snapshot, that we carry with us forever. If we’re lucky, if we’re very, very lucky, the person we fall in love with will always resemble that snapshot.”
Jim Geoghan

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“In a person’s lifetime there may be not more than half a dozen occasions that he can look back to in the certain knowledge that right then, at that moment, there was room for nothing but happiness in his heart.”
Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

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“The only real treasure is in your head. Memories are better than diamonds and nobody can steal them from you”
Rodman Philbrick

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“Some things don’t last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there.”
Sarah Dessen

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“The past beats inside me like a second heart.”
John Banville

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“I’ve always believed in savoring the moments. In the end, they are the only things we’ll have.”
Anna Godbersen

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“Humans, not places, make memories.”
Ama Ata Aidoo

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“Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.”
Lucy Maud Montgomery

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“The truth about forever is that it is happening right now.”
Sarah Dessen

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“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
Karl Lagerfeld

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“Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.”
Saul Bellow

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“If this continues, if this goes on, then when I die, your memories of me will be my greatest accomplishment. Your memories will be my most lasting impressions.”
David Levithan

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“If ever I to the moment shall say:
Beautiful moment, do not pass away!
Then you may forge your chains to bind me,
Then I will put my life behind me,
Then let them hear my death-knell toll,
Then from your labors, you’ll be free,
The clock may stop, the clock-hands fall,
And time come to an end for me!”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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“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 García Márquez

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“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.”
Sophia Loren

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“Forever has no meaning when you’re living in the moment. I wasn’t ready for that moment to end.”
Ellen Hopkins

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“When forever becomes a place… when forever ceases to be just a word… when it ceases to be just a measurement of time but instead becomes a place where soul mates can dance to the song in their hearts… that is a reflection of true love.”
Steve Maraboli

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“Some memories are realities and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.”
Willa Cather

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“Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout

These memories quotes are spot on

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“In this world of memories, there’s no need for strangers.”
Watsuki Nobuhiro

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“Some moments are nice, some are nicer, some are even worth writing about.”
Charles Bukowski

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“Nothing is permanently perfect. But there are perfect moments and the will to choose what will bring about more perfect moments.”
Mary Balogh

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“Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
Richard Puz

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“I am a dreamer. I know so little of real life that I just can’t help re-living such moments as these in my dreams, for such moments are something I have very rarely experienced. I am going to dream about you the whole night, the whole week, the whole year.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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“Life is not made up of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years, but of moments. You must experience each one before you can appreciate it.”
Sarah Breathnach

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“Maybe memories should be left the way they are.”
Melina Marchetta

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“To live in the hearts we leave behind is to live forever.”
Carl Sagan

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“Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.”
Kazuo Ishiguro

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“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”
E. Welty

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“Every memory is turned over and over again, every word, however chance, written in the heart in the hope that memory will fulfill itself, and become flesh, and that the wanderers will find a way home, and the perished, whose lack we always feel, will step through the door finally and stroke our hair with dreaming, habitual fondness, not having meant to keep us waiting long.”
Marilynne Robinson

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“No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.”
Haruki Murakami

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“Songs and smells will bring you back to a moment in time more than anything else. It’s amazing how much can be conjured with a few notes of a song or a solitary whiff of a room. A song you didn’t even pay attention to at the time, a place that you didn’t even know had a particular smell.”
Emily Giffin

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“Art consists of the persistence of memory.”
Stephen King

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“I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.”
Beryl Markham

Memories quotes like this help you to remember great times in life

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“If we could only have this life for one more day. If we could only turn back time. You know I’ll be your life, your voice, your reason to be. My love, my heart is breathing for this moment in time. I’ll find the words to say before you leave me today.”
Songtext from One Direction

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“Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.”
Guy de Maupassant

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“And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience – you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric.”
Alysha Speer

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“Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you.”
Ranata Suzuki

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“A happy memory may stay with you just as long as one that makes you miserable, what you remember softens over time. What you recall is simply that you were happy, not necessarily the individual moments that brought about your joy.”
Cameron Dokey

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“The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they’ve died. They’re like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they’re made out of the memories people have of you.”
R.J. Palacio

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“Their memory was something tangible and heavy, and I would carry it with me.”
Ransom Riggs

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“There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.”
Nicholas Sparks

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“Sometimes a perfect memory can be ruined if put to words.”
Nova Ren Suma

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“It scares me how hard it is to remember life before you. I can’t even make the comparisons anymore, because my memories of that time have all the depth of a photograph. It seems foolish to play games of better and worse. It’s simply a matter of is and is no longer.”
David Levithan

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“If the portraits of our absent friends are pleasant to us, which renew our memory of them and relieve our regret for their absence by a false and empty consolation, how much more pleasant are letters which bring us the written characters of the absent friend.”
Héloïse d’Argenteuil

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“It’s regrets that make painful memories. When I was crazy I did everything just right.”
Mark Vonnegut

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“It was smell that carried memory.”
Ann Brashares

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“I think the only answer is to live life to the fullest while you can and collect memories like fools collect money. Because in the end, that’s all you have – happy memories.”
Sarah Strohmeyer

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“Sometimes, for a moment, everything is just as you need it to be. The memories of such moments live in the heart, waiting for the time you need to think of them, if only to remind yourself that for a short while, everything had been fine, and might be so again.”
Ami McKay

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“Memories are meant to serve you, not enslave you.”
A.J. Darkholme

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“Memories sharpen the past; it is reality that decays.”
Siddhartha Mukherjee

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“In the dark, dank world of the Tunnels, I would call upon this memory. And there would be a flicker of candlelight. If only for a moment. I closed my eyes, as if my eyelids were the levers of a printing press, etching the fibers into my mind. Memories were outside Cole’s reach. As long as I held them, memories were mine and mine alone.”
Brodi Ashton

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“All memories fade away in the end. Then, only dreams are left. And because they are all we have, we confide our life’s worries to them.”
Philippe Forest

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“I know in my life there have been breaches, but I also know that I am very good at blocking out the memories that serve me no purpose.”
Carrie Ryan

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“Faith keeps our ships moving, while empathy and the memories of our experiences lead to wisdom.”
Suzy Kassem

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“Strange, what brings these past things so vividly back to us, sometimes!”
Harriet Beecher Stowe

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“Feelings are memories. Memories are also feelings.”
Margaret Stohl

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“Memories fade but words hang around forever.”
Daniel H. Wilson

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“Books are like flypaper, memories cling to the printed pages better than anything else.”
Cornelia Funk

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“He was the most ordinary man in all the world, and yet in her memory, he’d become luminous, like the prince in a fairy tale.”
Cheryl Strayed

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“Memories were waiting at the edges of things, beckoning to me.”
Neil Gaiman

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“And the memories of all we have loved stay and come back to us in the evening of our life. They are not dead but sleep, and it is well to gather a treasure of them.”
Vincent van Gogh

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“But she knew that no matter what beauty lay behind, it must remain there. No one could go forward with a load of aching memories.”
Margaret Mitchell

75.

“In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another.”
Marge Kennedy

Memories quotes like this are so true

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“She had forgotten the precise blue of his eyes or the depth of his laugh; that, like the sound of Jem’s violin music, they had faded into the distance where memories are silent.”
Cassandra Clare

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“Now that I have opened that bottle of memories they’re pouring out like wine, crimson and bittersweet.”
Ellen Hopkins

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“I think it’s the books that you read when you’re young that live with you forever.”
J.K. Rowling

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“I lived for those moments when we were together, those few times in my life that I actually felt alive.”
Melissa de la Cruz

80.

“When it comes to memories, the good and the bad never balance.”
Jodi Picoult

81.

“One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”
Antonio Porchia

82.

“Dreams are hopeful because they exist as pure possibility. Unlike memories, which are fossils, long dead and buried deep.”
Shaun David Hutchinson

83.

“We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there are love and memory, there is no true loss.”
Cassandra Clare

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“Experience had taught me that even the most precious memories fade with the passage of time.”
Nicholas Sparks

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“Memories are dangerous things. You turn them over and over, until you know every touch and corner, but still, you’ll find an edge to cut you.”
Mark Lawrence

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“I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes”
Vladimir Nabokov

87.

“That’s the problem with memories: you can visit them, but you can’t live in them.”
Shaun David Hutchinson

88.

“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”
Lois Lowry

89.

“The town was paper, but the memories were not.”
John Green

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“There are memories that time does not erase… Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.”
Cassandra Clare

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“Sharing tales of those we’ve lost is how we keep from really losing them.”
Mitch Albom

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“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
Thomas Campbell

93.

“We humans are different – our brains are built not to fix memories in stone but rather to transform them, our recollections in their retelling.”
Mira Bartok

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“A good fragrance is really a powerful cocktail of memories and emotion.”
Jeffrey Stepakoff

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“Memory warps time, as it does the sights and sounds and smells of reality; for what shapes it is emotion, which can twist what seems clear, just as the surface of a pond seems to bend the stick thrust into the water.”
Sherwood Smith

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“There are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone.”
Haruki Murakami

97.

“When everything else crumbles to dust, all we have left are the memories. Never shall I cut from memory my sweet love’s beauty.”
Lisa Mantchev

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“If only you go through the memories of past once again, since the day you left my heart has bled, no one has its cure.”
Mehek Bassi

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“All that is left to bring you pain, are the memories. If you face those, you’ll be free. You can’t spend the rest of your life hiding from yourself; always afraid that your memories will incapacitate you, and they will if you continue to bury them.”
J.D. Stroube

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“Some ephemeral moments must be given a memory, because the temporality of an instant may radiate a twinkle of eternity.”
Erik Pevernagie

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“It’s only natural to feel lonely after the enjoyable moments pass. But as you experience new joys those feelings of sorrow will start to fade.”
Mizu Sahara

I hope you enjoyed this collection of inspirational memories quotes.

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