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We may have forgotten how to feel.
by Yakov Smirnoff

We may have forgotten how to feel.
Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after,
as we've heard in fairy tales.
- Yakov Smirnoff

In Russia we only had two TV channels.
Channel One was propaganda.
Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you:
Turn back at once to Channel One.
- Yakov Smirnoff

We have a choice - we can both think and feel,
using our heads and our hearts.
- Yakov Smirnoff

It's kind of bittersweet.
The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act,
but by the size of the heart.
- Yakov Smirnoff

 

I fed my ego, but not my soul.
- Yakov Smirnoff

I believe that laughter is a language of God and that
we can all live happily ever laughter.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
- Yakov Smirnoff

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Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment
is seven years in prison,
locked up with the other men.
There is a three year waiting list.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Never having alone time is real tough on people.
- Yakov Smirnoff

When the needs of one person are being met by the other,
there is laughter.
- Yakov Smirnoff

In today's society we sometimes forget to balance our hearts and our heads;
this is the reason we stop laughing.
- Yakov Smirnoff

I like American women.
They do things sexually Russian girls never dream of doing -
like showering.
- Yakov Smirnoff

I believe that love and laughter can only happen when
one person takes the time to think about what would
cause the other person to feel good.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Balance is so important in our lives.
In our busy world, we can give ourselves balance between thinking and feeling.
- Yakov Smirnoff

We have been learning since we were children how to make money,
buy things, build things.
The whole education system is set up to teach us how to think,
not to feel.
- Yakov Smirnoff

If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.
- Yakov Smirnoff

The ad in the paper said 'Big Sale.
Last Week.' Why advertise? I already missed it.
They're just rubbing it in.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Everybody laughs the same in every language because
laughter is a universal connection.
- Yakov Smirnoff

I believe there is a direct correlation between love and laughter.
- Yakov Smirnoff

My father described this tall lady who stands in the
middle of the New York harbor,
holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America.
I instantly fell in love.
- Yakov Smirnoff

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
or remember what is best forgotten.
- Anonymous

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift
and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant
and has forgotten the gift.
- Albert Einstein

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.
- Conrad Hall

Education is what remains after one has forgotten
what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
- George Eliot

Forgotten is forgiven.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Experience is what you have after you've forgotten her name.
- Milton Berle

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
- David Ogden Stiers

Time extracts various values from a painter's work.
When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten,
and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
- Henri Matisse

All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.
- Elias Canetti

Revived in this country the long forgotten beauties of Gothic architecture.
- James Wyatt

Things need not have happened to be true.
Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will
endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.
- Neil Gaiman

When all of us are forgotten, people will still be
remembering Stephen King.
- Leslie Fiedler

Rock became an incredible commercial success,
people just became bored with serious music,
and it was forgotten.
- Henry Flynt

The essentially unchangeable established order of things
slowly disappeared and was forgotten for a while completely.
- Arthur Erickson

You can talk about Holocaust denial,
but it's really marginal for the most part.
What is compelling about the Armenian genocide,
is how it has been forgotten.
- Atom Egoyan

Everybody has forgotten about showmanship.
People don't look like rock stars any more.
They just look like regular dudes off the street.
- Vince Neil

Matisse was very clear about saying that you have to
blow your own trumpet and explain yourself,
which I think has been slightly forgotten.
- Howard Hodgkin

For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
- W. H. Auden

Death is feared as birth is forgotten.
- Douglas Horton

American business has just forgotten the importance of selling.
- Barry Goldwater

But the dream is never forgotten, only put aside and never out of reach:
Where once the dream connected boys with the world of men,
now it reconnects men with the spirit of boys.
- John Thorn

There are no black conservatives.
Oh, there are neoconservatives with black skin,
but they lack any claim to blackness other than the biological.
They have forgotten their roots.
- Stephen Carter

It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the
greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the
cultivation of retrospective bitterness.
- Robert G. Menzies

The things we remember best are those better forgotten.
- Baltasar Gracian

It's been so long since I've had sex I've forgotten who ties up whom.
- Joan Rivers

Anybody that thought that I tried to protect the president
has forgotten that I asked for the expansion of the Monica Lewinsky matter.
- Janet Reno

Fear is not a good teacher.
The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

My biggest fear in life is to be forgotten.
- Evita Peron

I would rather have bad things written about me than be forgotten.
- Pamela Harriman

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment
are cherished in the mind.
Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
- John Dryden

Eaten bread is forgotten.
- Thomas Fuller

I'd forgotten what it was like to play music and have
it be fun so I decided to stop.
I wasn't even sure if I was going to make a new record,
I was just kinda quitting.
- Evan Dando

Theater people are always pining and agonizing because
they're afraid that they'll be forgotten.
And in America they're quite right.
They will be.
- Agnes de Mille

I mean, you know, actors lives - you're forgotten.
Look at Barrymore, and look at all the great actors.
They're forgotten after awhile.
- Anthony Quinn

One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups,
to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.
- Randall Jarrell

As a kid, I didn't read a great deal of fiction,
and I've forgotten most of what I did read.
- Mark Haddon

Education is what remains when we have forgotten all
that we have been taught.
- George Savile

Whole generations have forgotten history.
- Pierre Salinger

Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten,
because languages die and mathematical ideas do not.
- G. H. Hardy

There is nothing that people bear more impatiently,
or forgive less, than contempt: and an injury is much
sooner forgotten than an insult.
- Lord Chesterfield

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
- Lord Chesterfield

Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last.
- Remy de Gourmont

Considered now as a possession, one may define culture
as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge
that has been well and truly forgotten.
- Albert J. Nock

We did it Disneyland, in the knowledge that most of
the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster -
closed and forgotten within the first year.
- Walt Disney

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions -
the little,
soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile,
a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge


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