Best Quotes About Memorial

The age of Lincoln and Jefferson memorials is over. It will be presidential libraries from now on. -Ada Louise Huxtable

Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Since it is not granted to us to live long, let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived. -E. Joseph Cossman

Some say that AIDS came from the monkeys, and I doubt that because we have been living with monkeys from time immemorial, others say it was a curse from God, but I say it cannot be that. -Wangari Maathai

Between now and then and I just felt it was ready and it was a long enough period gone by. I obviously didn't want to hurt anybody, you know. It was done out of a genuine memorial or tribute whatever you want to call it. -Jack Bruce

Those who first oppose a good work, seize it and make it their own, when the cornerstone is laid and memorial tablets are erected. -Edgar Lee Masters

First, how to memorialize the heroes of 9/11; second, something that expresses our resolve. -George Pataki

Their humble dwellings were of their own rearing; it was they themselves who had broken in their little fields; from time immemorial, far beyond the reach of history, had they possessed their mountain holdings. -Hugh Miller

Three years ago the Government announced the creation of Reconciliation Place, and said that it would include a memorial to those removed from their families. However, they refused to include any of those who were removed in the design of their own memorial. -Malcolm Fraser

From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed to artists in their sleep and in dreams, so that at all times they ardently desired them. -Paracelsus

On our plane knowledge and ignorance are the immemorial adversaries. -Frederick Soddy

It is curious how, from time immemorial, man seems to have associated the idea of evil with beauty, shrunk from it with a sort of ghostly fear, while, at the same time drawn to it by force of its hypnotic attraction. -Richard Le Gallienne

Well, I think one doesn't really have to invent this memorial space, because it is already there. And it is speaking with a voice and, you know, 4 million of us came to see the site. -Daniel Libeskind

There will be a competition for the memorial. And then it can be developed with trees, with planting. It can become a very beautiful place protected from the streets, because it is below. And it can be something very moving and very private. -Daniel Libeskind

It's about how to bring together the seemingly contradictory aspects of the memorial, which is about a tragedy and how it changed the world, but also about creating a vital and beautiful city of the 21st century. -Daniel Libeskind

I started studying what the nature of a monument is and what a monument should be. And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile, almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere. -Maya Lin

Every memorial in its time has a different goal. -Maya Lin

I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed what happened to the veterans. The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was. -Maya Lin

After the Great Depression and after public urging, a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America. -Russ Carnahan

The whole memorial is for different senses… seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling. I probably would have come up with something different if I had not lived through it. -Lawrence Halprin

In 2003, Congress authorized the construction of a visitor center for the Vietnam Memorial to help provide information and educate the public about the memorial and the Vietnam War. -Dennis Cardoza

Here is also to be noted, that the cause of the institution was to be a memorial, to testify that Christ's body was given, and his blood shed for us. -William Tyndale

The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece. The names of the dead are listed there, chronologically. Just the names. -William Westmoreland

For famous men have the whole earth as their memorial. -Pericles

From time immemorial, man has desired to comprehend the complexity of nature in terms of as few elementary concepts as possible. -Abdus Salam

And there's the Victoria Memorial, built as a memorial to Victoria. -David Dimbleby

Memorial bracelets memorializing prisoners of war, missing in action, killed in action, and those who died of wounds or injuries sustained in a combat theater are authorized. -James F. Amos

But we cannot rely on memorials and museums alone. We can tell ourselves we will never forget and we likely won't. But we need to make sure that we teach history to those who never had the opportunity to remember in the first place. -Dan Rather

So the premise of 'The Submission' is that there's an anonymous competition to design a 9/11 memorial and it's won by an American Muslim, an architect born and raised in Virginia, and his name is Mohammad Khan. -Amy Waldman

In Germany, you have a huge official memorial to the murdered Jews and then you have this artist who's been putting these stumbling blocks, these brass cobblestones, outside the houses Jews were taken away from. It's somewhat controversial and has met some resistance. -Amy Waldman

I had two family members involved in World War I: two great-uncles. One of them is on a memorial in France. And the other was a trench runner who survived the war. The average life span of a trench runner was 36 hours, but he survived the whole war. -Ben Barnes

Every spring, this country will be reminded of the Lady from Texas. As trees bloom and flowers carpet our nation's capital, Lady Bird Johnson will be remembered. Only Lady Bird Johnson could, with her vision of a beautiful America, lay claim to spring as her memorial. -David Mixner

I have asked to have no funeral, and no memorial service. I hate other people's and would certainly not appreciate my own. -Charles Saatchi

My daughter, Grace, was not killed by a gun. She died suddenly at age 5 from a virulent form of strep. As I stood stunned in a church at her memorial, one of the hardest things I heard someone say was, 'I'm going to go home and hug my child a little tighter.' 'Well, good for you,' I thought. 'I'm going to go home and scream.' -Ann Hood

Why should the Eisenhower memorial be over twice the size of WWII Memorial? Why should it be so vast as to comfortably house two Lincoln Memorials, two Washington Monuments, and two Jefferson Memorials – all six at once? -Leon Krier

All architecture, classical or not, must have some sense of order, and order is much harder to achieve without the straight lines and right angles that have dominated the building art from time immemorial. -Martin Filler

One writes to memorialize, and to bring to life again that which has been lost. -Joyce Carol Oates

I think it's very important for writers and artists generally to be witnesses to the world, and to be transparent. To let other people speak… to travel… to experience the world. And memorialize it. -Joyce Carol Oates

I find the English amazing how they got over 7/7. There were no multiple memorials with people sobbing as they would have been in America. There, they are constantly scaring people, but at the same time, people think nothing of going to see a therapist. -Gwyneth Paltrow

When we are exposed to a real or perceived threatening situation, powerful things happen in the brain to memorialize aspects of the event, including all manner of associated circumstances like where, when and how it occurred. -David Perlmutter

The accounting of the sacrifice is, more than anything else, the attitude toward war memorials in our time. -Friedrich St. Florian

If you look at the history of presidential memorials, it takes a long time to get them done. -Susan Eisenhower

Every American should have a say in the memorials we choose to build in our nation. Family members have a special responsibility. -Susan Eisenhower

The European who comes to America plunges into the virgin forest with wonder and delight; while the American who goes to Europe finds his greatest pleasure, at first, in hunting up the memorials of the past. Each is in quest of novelty, and is burning with the desire to gaze at objects of which he has often read. -James Fenimore Cooper

The world is filled with terrible things that can influence children, and movies have depicted them since time immemorial. Should every terrible thing warrant an R-rating? -Marshall Herskovitz

A president can't go to every memorial service. -Nancy Gibbs

Personally, I can't see the appeal in trekking down to D.C. for a networking extravaganza, even if it is built around a special moment in American history. While I find the election of Barack Obama inspirational, I don't have a desire to memorialize it with overly effusive celebration. -Jamie Johnson

As a memorial, I'd like a statue. Not of me, but a little modern statue, in marble or bronze, maybe of a bird, in a park where children could play and people going by could see it. On it, I'd just like it to say: 'Maeve Binchy, storyteller' and people could look at the name and remember that they'd seen it somewhere else. -Maeve Binchy

Numerous are the posthumous museums and memorials devoted exclusively to one artist, architect or author and designed to preserve or artificially reconstruct the namesake's original working or living conditions. -Hans-Ulrich Obrist

I'm not a historian who thinks Confederate memorials should be boarded up. -Douglas Brinkley

The fantastic thing about the memorial to the Newfoundland Regiment at Beaumont-Hamel is that it's one of the rare examples where they've preserved a battlefield more or less as it was. You can see all the trenches, where the British were, where the Germans lined up. -Michael Winter

I didn't expect to find much visible trace of the American war in Vietnam. The Vietnamese are too hard-bitten to dwell on it, and they've sanded away all but the outcroppings of history – the museums, the memorials. -Evan Osnos

The Nobel prizes memorialize Alfred Nobel's faith in the contribution that human thought, directed to science and art, can make to human welfare. -Herbert A. Simon

Under the new government of the Constitution, beginning in 1789, all of the peacetime measures were repeated: chaplains, prayers, memorials of Thanksgiving, the Northwest Ordinance, funding for the Christian education of Indians. -M. Stanton Evans

The Saints are the elect children of the spouse of Christ, the precious fruit of her body; they are her crown of glory. And when these dear children quit her to reap their eternal reward, the mother retains precious memorials of them and holds up their example to her other children to encourage them to follow their glorious traces. -Sabine Baring-Gould

The land and the ocean are living, breathing entities that supported us, clothed us, fed us, and nurtured our culture from time immemorial. -Eden Robinson

'Never change' is the thing that probably high school students have written in each other's yearbooks for time immemorial. They think that command is possible! -Jane Hamilton

I think, in many people's minds, the Confederate battle flag is not only a memorial to our ancestors, which is perfectly OK, but also a symbol of white superiority and an inclination for people to believe that even slavery would've been OK. -Jimmy Carter

The first sales meeting I made was for the television movie 'Farrell for the People.' I walked into a conference room at NBC that I had built. It was my memorial conference room. There were 10 people at the meeting, and by habit, I sat at the head of the table. -Fred Silverman

Since before the Civil War, crosses have indeed garnished veterans' memorials from the North to the South, from Arlington to Normandy, and from the South Pacific to the Middle East. -Chuck Norris

My artistic decision to cast my mother's objects into bronze moves beyond the notions of memorializing her. I've been fascinated for some time with the idea of monumentality and what it means to memorialize. Both of these notions are relevant historically, artistically, and culturally. -Mickalene Thomas

If, in the schools, the classical language would no longer be taught, whom could we entrust with the writing of memorials, documents, letters and notes in the public service? How could we possibly assign important offices and heavy responsibilities to someone who cannot even write fluently? -Zhang Zhidong

At the New York Harvard Club, they've moved the memorial for those who died in World Wars I and II up to an obscure little hallway; they used to be in the main hall, in the most prominent location. The sacrifice of those young people I always found so stunning and so admirable. -Whit Stillman

In the necessary memorialisation of the six million dead, there had been precious little attention paid to those who survived and how they survived. -Edward Zwick

No man wants more war if he's planned memorial services for fallen comrades, carried their flag-draped caskets off a plane, and buried them at Arlington National Cemetery. -Tom Cotton

I realized so much of my life hasn't been in a well-lit room, and I realized the importance of documenting my experiences as a way to memorialize them. -Thomas Newman

A healthy culture doesn't memorialise only those it agrees with. -Howard Jacobson

The Flight 93 Memorial isn't that easy to get to. It isn't like the memorials in New York City or Washington, D.C., where you may go on a business trip or family vacation. No, in order to get to Shanksville, PA, you fly to Pittsburgh, make your way through the traffic and onto the highway that takes you through the beautiful wooded countryside. -Dana Perino

Sometimes I wonder if I'm just memorializing my youth when I spent all this time outdoors. I always envisioned my adult life like I'm going to run every day and live in the woods in a cabin if I can – and here I am living in San Francisco and working in a studio. -Tycho

The obligation to remember is inscribed on every Holocaust memorial, but even the words 'Never Forget' become irksome eventually. -Howard Jacobson

I've thought about bringing my children to retrace my own steps of the morning of September 11, 2001, but they're too young for that. Maybe when they're twenty. Maybe by then, even though it's been only a short subway ride away for years now, I'll have the nerve to see the 9-11 memorial for the first time. -Douglas Brunt

There is something not entirely satisfying about an online memorial. -Adam Cohen

We need a memorial day to commemorate the victims of neoliberal globalization. -Paul Craig Roberts

I think American life would be better without Twitter, and I think we'd have a better country if the president was not on Twitter. What people say in a bar or a pub doesn't necessarily merit being memorialised. -David Garrow

I have been trapped in some posh toilets, including those in Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, and at Victor Spinetti's memorial at St. Paul's Covent Garden, I got locked in the loo. -Ronnie Corbett

One Christmas, Dennis Dermody, the movie critic of 'Paper,' gave me 'Rock Hudson: A Gathering of Friends,' the master invitation list from Rock Hudson's memorial service. It's so great. Everyone's in it, with personal addresses all bound into a book. Someone else once gave me Ike Turner's will. I get great stuff. -John Waters

You tend to put your rock stars on pedestals – they seem like they've been there for time immemorial. But you realize that the rock stars have their own rock stars. They were fans and kids once, too. -Morgan Neville

Modern buildings have become memorials to power and capital. More and more, they're isolated from people. -Ma Yansong

The thing that I find interesting about teens now is that no matter how desperate we seem to be taxonomically 'othering' them, for one reason or another – because the Internet, because whatever – I feel like a lot of the benchmarks and the experiences are, you know, same for teens through time immemorial. -Mary H.K. Choi

Personally, I find it odd that they would name it One World Trade Center. Frankly, I think if they named it any company name, I would think it was – you know, the memorial is beautiful, but I don't know why they don't change the name. That just seems so odd to me. -Howard Lutnick

I think the pairing of your material practice with your subject is something that is the constant concern of every artist for time immemorial. -Kehinde Wiley

It occurred to me that memorials shouldn't be grand. If you really want to honor the memory of a tragedy, you shouldn't create areas of calm reflection. You should make people uncomfortable. Put them in the shoes of those who perpetrated and those who suffered. Then ask, would they be able to forgive in these situations? -Clemantine Wamariya

I met Peter O'Toole for the first time at Dad's memorial service because my Dad didn't hang around with people like that when we were around. We didn't grow up with Richard Burton coming around to tea. -Jared Harris

When John Coltrane passed, we were in the church for the memorial. Albert Ayler came walking in playing, real out there. He was actually mourning through his horn. Mourning, but it was also like a call to wake up. Wake up! -Wayne Shorter

I don't want any memorials or a grave which my children would have to look after or feel guilty about. I don't want to leave any trace except for the work I have done. -Naseeruddin Shah

Playing Michael Jackson's memorial service was one of the hardest things to do because it was literally a few days after he had passed, and Kenny Ortega, who was directing it all, was like 'You're gonna come out and sing.' So not only was I completely shaken up, I didn't know how I was gonna get through it. -Orianthi

I had a relationship with John Wooden. I spoke at his memorial service. -Ben Howland

Millets are an integral part of tribal life and a staple diet of tribals of Odisha since time immemorial. -Naveen Patnaik

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