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    For the first time in living memory, the whole class of graduates faces a future of crushing debt, and a high probability, almost the certainty, of ad hoc, temporary, insecure and part-time work and unpaid 'trainee' pseudo-jobs deceitfully rebranded as 'practices' - all considerably below the skills they have acquired and eons below the level of their expectations.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    My memories of events and games are fragmented.
    — Zinedine Zidane
    tags: memory  games 
    My most interesting memory is of my first real dream. I was a caterpillar, wriggling around in the earth, just the way a caterpillar would. Following my caterpillar whims, completely unaware of anyone.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: memory  earth  real  dreams 
    One of the delightful things about Americans is that they have absolutely no historical memory.
    — Zhou Enlai
    Only people have been through that miserable time will recall the pass from their deep memory.
    — Zhang Yimou
    tags: time  people  memory 
    The secret to a really great friendship is just creating fun memories whenever you're with that person.
    — Zendaya
    A master of happiness will appreciate what he or she has while they have them and the moment any specific thing is gone or lost, the focus will be on other things to appreciate and be grateful for. At times, this could be gratitude for the memories that remain. Material and physical objects are temporary, memories are forever.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    memories should be sharp when one has nothing else to live for
    — Zelda Fitzgerald
    tags: live  memory 
    Aren't memories just dreams we have when we're awake?
    — Ze Frank
    tags: memory  dreams 
    For more than half a century, during which kingdoms and empires have fallen, this Union has stood unshaken. The patriots who formed it have long since descended to the grave; yet still it remains, the proudest monument to their memory. . .
    — Zachary Taylor
    tags: memory  patriot 
    My dad is obsessed with music, so I was raised around this guitar player that really wanted me to be a guitar player. One of my earliest memories is him kind of forcing a guitar on all my brothers and me. You know, "You have to practice three hours a day!" I hated guitar at the time. I kind of picked up trumpet to spite him.
    — Zach Condon
    tags: time  memory  music 
    I think the saddest moments in life have humor in them. I have a memory of coming home from a funeral with my family in the back of a limousine and someone cracking a joke and us just hysterically belly laughing. It's how we always dealt with tragedy in our lives and I think it's such a healthy way to deal with sadness.
    — Zach Braff
    I've been very physical my whole life. I went out hiking and camping for days in the Australian forest, and when I trained at drama school for three years, we did a whole lot on stage-fighting techniques. And I was a dancer from 5 to 18, so I have a memory for choreography.
    — Yvonne Strahovski
    tags: memory  drama  school  year 
    Recording stories is a way of honoring the faculty of memory, even if it's recorded, outsourcing memory to technology.
    — Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
    Even if you're in charge of the grand story there's still memory. The other stories do not go away.
    — Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
    tags: memory  stories 
    Dreams, memories, the sacred-they are all alike in that they are beyond our grasp. Once we are even marginally separated from what we can touch, the object is sanctified; it acquires the beauty of the unattainable, the quality of the miraculous. Everything, really, has this quality of sacredness, but we can desecrate it at a touch. How strange man is! His touch defiles and yet he contains the source of miracles.
    — Yukio Mishima
    Suddenly the full long wail of a ship's horn surged through the open window and flooded the dim room-a cry of boundless, dark, demanding grief; pitch-black and glabrous as a whale's back and burdened with all the passions of the tides, the memory of voyages beyond counting, the joys, the humiliations: the sea was screaming.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: joy  memory  dark  passion 
    The past does not only draw us back to the past. There are certain memories of the past that have strong steel springs and, when we who live in the present touch them, they are suddenly stretched taut and then they propel us into the future.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: live  future  past  present  memory  strong 
    I think most people get hit by the music first and you can be singing along and realize a song has this melancholy feel. As Swedes, I think we see a beauty in melancholy. You're heartbroken, you're looking out the window and you feel really at ease in the pain. I have so many memories as a teenager with music, sad music, but I was just so into it.
    — Yukimi Nagano
    tags: beauty  people  pain  memory  sad  song  teenager  music 
    Plant a memory, plant a tree, do it today for tomorrow.
    — Yukihiro Matsumoto
    tags: memory  tomorrow 
    The historian does simply not come in to replenish the gaps of memory. He constantly challenges even those memories that have survived intact.
    — Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi
    tags: memory  challenge 
    Don't cry, you will have good memories from now on.
    — Yoochun
    tags: memory 
    Practicing is not only playing your instrument, either by yourself or rehearsing with others - it also includes imagining yourself practicing. Your brain forms the same neural connections and muscle memory whether you are imagining the task or actually doing it.
    — Yo-Yo Ma
    tags: memory  brain 
    The boy will remain a son and never become a father. He will be forgotten by the crowd once his blood is rinsed clean from the ground; his sister will think of him but soon she will forget him, too. He will live on only in Han's memory, a child punished not for his own insincerity but someone else's disbelief.
    — Yiyun Li
    tags: children  live  memory  child  boys  blood  father  son 
    He watched through a crack inside just pretending to be dead he wanted to fix each pallbearer in his memory . . . it seems to me a telephone was installed in the coffin to someone yet again Stalin is sending his instructions.
    — Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    tags: memory 
    The memory of my father is wrapped up in white paper, like sandwiches taken for a day of work. Just as a magician takes towers and rabbits out of his hat, he drew love from his small body.
    — Yehuda Amichai
    tags: work  memory  body  father 
    Favourite stadium? I have good memories of my CL debut at Old Trafford, spectacular atmosphere. The Theatre of Dreams, as they say.
    — Xavi
    tags: memory  dreams 
    I had five great years at Liverpool and I would rather just keep that memory as it is.
    — Xabi Alonso
    tags: memory  year 
    We fight for territory. We see it in our Congress, we see it in our political systems, we see it in our ways of life, how separated we are. When we moved out of the cities and we lost all of the memory that was in cities, and we - one of the highest achievements in our culture is to be able to segregate yourself from everyone else, and the deep thing is the deepest punishment is solitary confinement.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    It must be a peace without victory... Victory would mean peace forced upon the loser, a victor's terms imposed upon the vanquished. It would be accepted in humiliation, under duress, at an intolerable sacrifice, and would leave a sting, a resentment, a bitter memory upon which terms of peace would rest, not permanently, but only as upon quicksand. Only a peace between equals can last.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    To subvert the tyranny of our execrable government, to break the connection with England, the never-failing source of all our political evils and to assert the independence of my country- these were my objectives. To unite the whole people of Ireland, to abolish the memory of all past dissensions, and to substitute the common name of Irishman in place of the denominations of Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter - these were my means.
    — Wolfe Tone
    Somebody asked me if I knew you. A million memories flashed through my mind but I just smiled and said I used to.
    — Wiz Khalifa
    tags: memory  mind 
    I am a miser of my memories of youAnd will not spend them.
    — Witter Bynner
    tags: memory 
    All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
    — Wislawa Szymborska
    tags: memory 
    Memory at last has what I sought.
    — Wislawa Szymborska
    tags: memory 
    Photographs put time into such a perspective. They humble us and our selfish memories.
    — Wim Wenders
    tags: time  memory  perspective 
    I sometimes feel fiction is the ideal preservation for real memories. Fiction is such a good place to keep things.
    — Wim Wenders
    tags: memory  real  fiction 
    It's strange indeed how memories can lie dormant in a man's mind for so many years. Yet those memories can be awakened and brought forth fresh and new, just by something you've seen, or something you've heard, or the sight of an old familiar face.
    — Wilson Rawls
    tags: memory  lies  mind  year 
    I first saw Dead Man in high school, and it changed everything. That movie was like a memory to me - I would get things that occurred in that movie confused with my actual life.
    — Willis Earl Beal
    tags: men  memory  movie  school 
    Love is like a dying ember, only memories remain.
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: memory  dying 
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