We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.–Jeremy Irons (b. 1948)
Things don’t really impress me. Memories impress me. It’s not the toys, it’s the people.–R. A. Salvatore (b. 1959)
Repetition doesn’t create memories. New experiences do.–Brian Chesky (b. 1981)
Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.–Adrienne Rich (1929 – 2012)
There is always tension between the possibilities we aspire to and our wounded memories and mistakes.–Seán Brady (b. 1939)
Memories are just stories we tell ourselves about our past; and that’s often why they don’t match when we’ve shared the same experiences with someone.–John Slattery (b. 1962)
Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant. It is best not to stir them.–P. G. Wodehouse (1881 – 1975)
I’ve always been fascinated by memory and dreams because they are both completely our own. No one else has the same memories. No one has the same dreams.–Lois Lowry (b. 1937)
Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.–Bob Dylan (b. 1941)
History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.–Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822)
22 thoughts on “Memories are like mulligatawny soup…”
Wow! Memories are tricky. They can be what we want them to be. And that’s why they often change colors. 🙂
💟 Terveen 💟
Great post, David! Memories are tricky. My sister and I remember the same events, but different details. It’s amazing! 🙂
A delightful trove of memory supporters, my fave is Dylan’s.
🤎 Paul 🤎 – he’s good with words 😉
I like the Brian Chesky quote. So true!
Yeah – that one seems so obvious when it’s said aloud, but I, for one, never really thought about it that way, Charley…
Great quotes, David! Thanks for sharing this collection.
💜 Anna 💜 – thank you!
I loved the first quote, it’s so apt! Memories are like Mulligatawny soup? That one was epic 🙂
And btw, here’s the set of alouettes I submitted to DVerse, I just felt like giving a second entry 🙂 We are allowed to do that, aren’t we? Just curious.
You’re definitely allowed to submit more than one – but there are a couple things you should note:
1) you should include a link in your post to the d’Verse post with the prompt that you are responding to – those are the rules. It should be clear that your poem is a submission to d’Verse on the post itself.
2) you should take the time to read other people’s submissions – they want readers no less than you do, and that’s how you build connections.
1. I’ll do that from next time, I just didn’t read the rules fully I guess 😅
2. I do like checking out others’ posts, I just don’t get enough time with my other works bothering me… but I’ll try my best 🙂
Looks like a lot of memories and you got apt words to describe them David!
and more to come, Sling 🙂
Great thoughts. The first strikes home with me.
❤ Lauren ❤ – me too.
An interesting assortment of ideas. I’ve learned not to trust my memories, but they give me food for thought. (K)
well, it’s not black-and-white, is it? it’s not that they are either entirely reliable or entirely unreliable…
Yes, I think that’s right.
I have to go with Shelley on this one!
Yeah, Phil – I thought that was a strong one to end on! 😀