50 Memento Quotes On Success In Life

These memento quotes will inspire you. Memento, an object or item that serves to remind one of a person, past event.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging memento quotes, memento sayings, and memento proverbs.

Best Memento Quotes

  1. “Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They’re just an interpretation, they’re not a record, and they’re irrelevant if you have the facts. (Leonard Shelby, Memento)” ~ Christopher Nolan
  2. “I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world’s still there. (Leonard Shelby, Memento)” ~ Christopher Nolan
  3. “I always thought the joy of reading a book is not knowing what happens next. (Leonard Shelby, Memento)” ~ Christopher Nolan
  4. “I just saw Memento. It’s very, very good. I watch a lot of French films.” ~ Colleen Haskell

  5. “My life is like a memento mori painting from European art: there is always a grinning skull at my side to remind me of the folly of human ambition.” ~ Yann Martel
  6. “I think one of the geniuses of Bound and The Matrix and Memento is the complete collaboration of the effort. There were no rotten apples.” ~ Joe Pantoliano
  7. “When I got the script for Memento, I read it and I got killed off on page one and I fired my agent.” ~ Joe Pantoliano
  8. “When a film like Chris Nolan’s Memento cannot get picked up, to me independent film is over. It’s dead.” ~ Steven Soderbergh

  9. “In memory, you can access something from the past, anything that you’ve experienced that you remember – it’s there. Now, you might have a memento of it in a photograph or in a film or a building or some clothes that you wore. There might be something that connects you to this memory. But all of us are just all caught in this time, whatever that is.” ~ Annie Lennox
  10. “It is a nostalgic time right now, and photographs actively promote nostalgia. Photography is an elegiac art, a twilight art. Most subjects photographed are, just by virtue of being photographed, touched with pathos. … All photographs are memento mori. To take photograph is to participate in another person’s mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt” ~ Susan Sontag
  11. “…mementos of this world, in which the things worth being were so easily exchanged for the things worth having.” ~ William Gaddis
  12. “Sometimes I would see them not as mementos of the blissful hours but as the tangible precious debris of the storm raging in my soul.” ~ Orhan Pamuk

  13. “Memento mori – remember death! These are important words. If we kept in mind that we will soon inevitably die, our lives would be completely different. If a person knows that he will die in a half hour, he certainly will not bother doing trivial, stupid, or, especially, bad things during this half hour. Perhaps you have half a century before you die-what makes this any different from a half hour?” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  14. “In the future, artists will get record deals because they have fans-not the other way around…The only memento ‘kids these days’ want is a selfie. It’s part of the new currency, which seems to be ‘how many followers you have on Instagram’.” ~ Taylor Swift
  15. “In fact I no longer value this kind of memento. I no longer want reminders of what was, what got broken, what got lost, what got wasted. There was a period, a long period, dating from my childhood until quite recently, when I thought I did. A period during which I believed that I could keep people fully present, keep them with me, by preserving their mementos, their “things,” their totems.” ~ Joan Didion
  16. “No wreaths please – especially no hothouse flowers. Some common memento is better, something he prized and is known by: his old clothes – a few books perhaps.” ~ William Carlos Williams

  17. “With the death of my father, it wasn’t just the objects of everyday life that had changed; even the most ordinary street scenes had become irreplaceable mementos of a lost world whose every detail figured in the meaning of the whole.” ~ Orhan Pamuk
  18. “Celebration is big for me. From my younger days, when I used to win mementos while playing basketball, I have always believed in sharing my success. It has to be there. It lifts the energy levels of the entire side if you are positive and vocal when a wicket falls.” ~ Suresh Raina
  19. “We are warned by the Word both of our duty, our danger, and our remedy. On the sea of life there would be many more wrecks if it were not for the divine storm-signals which give to the watchful a timely warning. The Bible should be our Mentor, our Monitor, our Memento Mori, our Remembrancer, and the Keeper of our Conscience.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  20. “The world doesn’t just disappear when you close your eyes, does it?” ~ Guy Pearce

  21. “Photography is there to construct the idea of us as a great family and we go on vacations and take these pictures and then we look at them later and we say, ‘Isn’t this a great family?’ So photography is instrumental in creating family not only as a memento, a souvenir, but also a kind of mythology.” ~ Larry Sultan
  22. “Recording a scene with paint rather than film sinks you more deeply into your surroundings. You have to look a little harder and a little longer. And you end up with a memento.” ~ Susan Minot
  23. “The postcard is sacred to me. It makes me sad that no one sends them very much anymore because of email and texting. I still like to buy them, but they’ve lost their original function and now just seem like reminders or mementos of what they used to be.” ~ Elaine Equi
  24. “I do like to keep mementos from my work, whether they be photos, the backs of make-up chairs or even props and clothes.” ~ Adam Garcia

  25. “I think Memento movie was hard because people didn’t get it, they just didn’t understand it. Not from the stage when we read the script and liked it. It’s sort of a famous story now how we finished the movie and showed it to distributors and nobody wanted it. So it wasn’t just they didn’t get the script, they really didn’t even understand the movie when it was done. But I think that was a particularly hard one. I don’t think it was harder because we were girls, but I do think obviously there are particular challenges to working in a male-dominated industry.” ~ Suzanne Todd
  26. “I remember when we were doing “Batman Begins” and to watch Chris Nolan go from “Memento” to “Batman” and take that leap from such a smaller size to a big movie, that’s inspiring. But those movies are their own type of art and you have to really understand it and really know that world and I would have to take a long time to figure that out.Because my brain doesn’t naturally go there.” ~ Katie Holmes
  27. “Whenever I go someplace I always buy something, collect something, to help me remember the trip. So I guess I collect mementos from my many travels.” ~ Wendell Pierce
  28. “I keep mementos from everything I’ve done.” ~ Jared Harris

  29. “A story begins with this nebulous feeling that’s hard to get a hold of and you’re testing your feelings and assumptions, testing what you believe. They end up turning into keepsakes and mementos –like amber in which a memory gets trapped.” ~ Michael Chabon
  30. “Frank Sinatra was very devoted to what it was he did. At the end of his life, what he had left – there have been accolades, mementos, festivals, superlatives, all that stuff. He’s done movies, TV, done this, done that – what he had left was a love of his audience, and that kept him alive.” ~ Frank Sinatra, Jr.
  31. “From Blue Valentine I kept my wedding ring. I actually kept it on for a while. After the shooting had stopped, I was still wearing it – I couldn’t quite take it off – and now I keep it above the kitchen sink where I do dishes, as a little memento.” ~ Michelle Williams
  32. “Memento mori and obey the Lord.

    Art and religion love the somber chord.” ~ Robert Frost

  33. “That film Memento creeped me out. I was looking over my back through the whole thing. I get more creeped out than scared, and spill popcorn all over the place.” ~ Brendan Sexton III
  34. “Remember, cobbler, to keep to your leather.
    [Lat., Memento, in pellicula, cerdo, tenere tuo.]” ~ Martial
  35. “My wife Jennifer Todd, who’s a producer. She runs Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s company, and she produced Memento, and Boiler Room, and Prime, and Across the Universe… and Alice in Wonderland… She’s really smart, and very helpful. That was nice, because I was super neurotic and worried.” ~ Chris Messina
  36. “Sarah, honey, I hardly think kidnappers are going to take the time to buy a memento of their stay. I could be wrong, but it seems rather unlikely.” ~ Christine Feehan

  37. “A man’s liberal and conservative phases seem to follow each other in a succession of waves from the time he is born. Children are radicals. Youths are conservatives, with a dash of criminal negligence. Men in their prime are liberals (as long as their digestion keeps pace with their intellect). The middle aged run to shelter: they insure their life, draft a will, accumulate mementos and occasional tables, and hope for security. And then comes old age, which repeats childhood – a time full of humors and sadness, but often full of courage and even prophecy.” ~ E. B. White
  38. “Shinji slowly fell forward onto his face. Debris bounced up on impact. It took less than thirty seconds for the rest of his body to die. The memento of his beloved uncle–the earring worn by the woman he loved–was now stained with the blood running down Shinji’s left ear, reflecting the glow from the red flames of the farm building. And so the boy known as the Third Man, Shinji Mimura, was dead.” ~ Koushun Takami
  39. “A garter. You’re supposed to take it off and keep it as a memento. K-k-kinda like a trophy for going far sexually with a girl. It’s stupid, really. And kind of d-d-degrading if I think about it too m-m-much.” “I know what it is,” he says, amusement evident in his voice. “I just wanted to hear your explanation.” ~ Simone Elkeles
  40. “I don’t really collect the mementos. I do steal books off of sets. If there’s a library on the set, you can bet that I’ll steal away with a book or two.” ~ Billy Campbell

  41. “Never forget that you must die; that death will come sooner than you expect… God has written the letters of death upon your hands. In the inside of your hands you will see the letters M.M. It means ‘Memento Mori’ – remember you must die.” ~ John Furniss
  42. “In a sense, Open City is a kind of Wunderkammer, one of those little rooms assembled with bric-a-brac by Renaissance scholars. I don’t mean it as a term of praise: these cabinets of curiousities contained specific sorts of objects – maps, skulls (as memento mori), works of art, stuffed animals, natural history samples, and books – and Open City actually contains many of the same sort of objects. So, I don’t think it’s as simple as literary inclusiveness.” ~ Teju Cole
  43. “One of the things that we talked about was this idea of ‘Memento Mori’ – like the reminder of our own mortality – and so we were sort of trying to express that in our press photos. And it’s one of the themes of the album [Modern Vampires of the City] as well.” ~ Rostam Batmanglij
  44. “[My work] is designed to speak for itself. as mementos of the fearful struggle through which the country has just passed, it is confidently hoped that it will possess an enduring interest.” ~ Alexander Gardner

  45. “A birth we embark on a good journey, seeking a destination of happiness. The journeys on our life-road facilitate development of our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual states-of-being, into a way of true power and wisdom. The Heart-center power, expressed as happiness and love, will guide us upward on a path away from frustration, bitter toil and travail. These journeys are directed inward, not outwardly in material mementos of ego and possession. The lesson is relearning that which has been suppressed and forgotten, in ourselves, since our earliest childhood.” ~ R. Carlos Nakai
  46. “I keep mementos from everything I’ve done. I’ve got my cab driver’s license from ‘Happiness.’ I’ve got a pair of glasses and a belt buckle from playing John Lennon. I’ve got a pair of sunglasses from playing Andy Warhol… It’s all in a box in the garage.” ~ Jared Harris
  47. “I’m not a things person. I’m not one to keep much. I do have a small collection of picks from favorite musicians I got to play with, a collection of mementos. I’m kind of the opposite of a hoarder, as I try to get rid of everything.” ~ Chris Wyse
  48. “You, Roman, remember to rule peoples with your power. -Tu regere imperio populos, Romane, memento” ~ Virgil

  49. “I think the films Insomnia and Memento share all sorts of thematic concerns, such as the relationship between motivation and action, and the difficulty of reconciling your view of the story with the supposed objective view of that story.” ~ Christopher Nolan
  50. “Each wedding picture was less of a memento than a scar. Proof of some horror movie scenario Katherine Kenton has survived.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

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