Subject: Intelligence » Memory

I remember when Grandpa’s memories started to go; it was the day I caught him urinating with the door open… which is not a huge deal, but it’s annoying when I’m trying to drive.

Canadian comedian & actor

The chance of forgetting something is directly proportional to… to…

When you become senile, you won't know it.

(1937 – ) comedian & television actor

Your marriage is in trouble if your wife says, 'You're only interested in one thing,' and you can't remember what it is.

(1908 – 2002) comedian, radio & television actor

One thing you will probably remember well is any time you forgive and forget.

(1908 – 1980) businessman, humorist

The older you get, the faster you ran as a kid.

professional football player & coach

A liar should have a good memory.

A good storyteller is a person with a good memory and hopes other people haven't.

(1876 – 1944) American author, humorist & columnist

I can’t think of anything worse after a night of drinking than waking up next to someone and not being able to remember their name, or how you met, or why they’re dead.

(1969 – ) American actress, comedian, producer & writer

It’s difficult to remember when you haven’t played it before.

(1899 – 1985) Hungarian-born conductor & violinist

You ever drive around with an old person who knows where everything didn't used to be?

American stand-up comedian

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.

(1874 – 1963) American poet

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good.

Everything looks bad if you remember it.

cartoon character in The Simpsons (Dan Castellaneta)

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions – he had money, too.

(1925 – 2013) British prime minister & politician

You never realize what a good memory you have until you try to forget something.

(1908 – 1980) businessman, humorist

In no time, it will be a forgotten memory.

(1879 – 1974) film producer

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.

(1533 – 1592) French writer

Help a man when he is in trouble and he will remember you when he is in trouble again.


Senility: The pleasantly rueful experience of forgetting what we’ve forgotten.













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