Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better.
—C. JoyBell C.
It doesn't make sense to dwell on things you can't do anything about.
—Cinda Williams Chima in The Sorcerer Heir
I hope that when I die, people say about me, 'Boy, that guy sure owed me a lot of money.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
You remember your first love because they show you, prove to you, that you can love and be loved, that nothing in this world is deserved except for love, that love is both how you become a person, and why.
—John Green in Turtles All the Way Down
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
—Rita Mae Brown
Nostalgia is a way of remembering people and places and things, and wishing things hadn't changed. It has a sweetness to it.
—Linda Lael Miller in Creed's Honor
This was the kind of kiss you remembered when you were a very old lady with a very poor memory.
—Valerie Bowman in The Untamed Earl
We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.
I have not spoken to him for ten years, but I thought of him every single day.
—Ruth Ware in Dark Wood
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
—Leonardo da Vinci
Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.