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Forgetting Quotes

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Originality is the fine art of remembering what you
hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Laurence J. Peter

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Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned
by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.
- Hector Berlioz

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting,
by the world forgot.
- Alexander Pope

The human consciousness is really homogeneous.
There is no complete forgetting, even in death.
- David Herbert Lawrence

 

The prerequisite of originality is the art of forgetting,
at the proper moment, what we know.
- Arthur Koestler

The process of learning requires not only hearing and
applying but also forgetting and then remembering again.
- John Gray

We'd have made more, but I kept forgetting to write songs down.
- Chris Lowe

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We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are
extraordinary to somebody too.
- Helen Hayes

This kind of forgetting does not erase memory,
it lays the emotion surrounding the memory to rest.
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

I've a grand memory for forgetting.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Waiting is painful.
Forgetting is painful.
But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
- Paulo Coelho

Mourning is not forgetting...
It is an undoing.
Every minute tie has to be untied and something permanent
and valuable recovered and assimilated from the dust.
- Margery Allingham

Concerning culture as a process, one would say that
it means learning a great many things and then forgetting them;
and the forgetting is as necessary as the learning.
- Albert J. Nock

One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Diligent as one must be in learning,
one must be as diligent in forgetting;
otherwise the process is one of pedantry,
not culture.
- Albert J. Nock

Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind,
forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that
it begets more evil than it kills.'
- Immanuel Kant

Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing?
- Yves Saint Laurent

By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests,
I forget to worry.
- Jack Dempsey

I worshipped dead men for their strength,
forgetting I was strong.
- Vita Sackville-West

The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
- Alexander Pope

The best way of forgetting how you think you feel is
to concentrate on what you know you know.
- Mary Stewart

The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up.
- Chuck Palahniuk

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.
Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness,
but trailing clouds of glory do we come.
- William Wordsworth

I notice when I'm on these trips, I read like mad.
It's the only thing that seems to center me,
bring me back to remembering who I am.
Or forgetting who I am!
- Judith Guest

Academic qualifications are important and so is financial education.
They're both important and schools are forgetting one of them.
- Robert Kiyosaki

Long for me as I for you, forgetting,
what will be inevitable, the long black aftermath of pain.
- Malcolm Lowry

Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity
depends upon our remembering.
But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being,
our sanity also depend upon our forgetting.
- Joyce Appleby

Most of my nightmares involve me forgetting my lines in a stage play.
- Robert Englund

Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
- Pablo Neruda

There is only one thing more harmful to society than
an elected official forgetting the promises he made in order to get elected;
that's when he doesn't forget them.
- John McCarthy

The mistake a lot of politicians make is in forgetting
they've been appointed and thinking they've been anointed.
- Claude Pepper

The struggle of man against power is the struggle of
memory against forgetting.
- Milan Kundera

Take without forgetting, and give without remembering.
- Bryant H. McGill

Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
- Iris Murdoch

When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God,
forgetting we have just had one.
- Mignon McLaughlin

The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind
of what they keep forgetting;
not to supply the intellect,
but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions.
- Sydney Smith

Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.
- Elizabeth Bibesco

One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting
what one is trying to achieve.
- Paul Nitze

The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself;
forgetting that I exist,
I realize myself.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility,
knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence,
how to live by dying.
- Johannes Tauler

Let us eat and drink neither forgetting death unduly nor remembering it.
The Lord hath mercy on whom he will have mercy,
etc., and the less we think about it the better.
- Samuel Butler

The crime of loving is forgetting.
- Maurice Chevalier

First, it doesn't surprise me that traditional music
has experienced a kind of exhaustion in the 20th century -
not forgetting that many musicians started to look
outside the traditional structures of tonality.
- Pierre Schaeffer

We are turning against boys and forgetting a simple truth:
that the energy,
competitiveness, and corporal daring of normal,
decent males is responsible for much of what is right in the world.
- Christina Hoff Sommers

I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money!
Old people remember what interests them:
the dates fixed for their lawsuits,
and the names of their debtors and creditors.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I think acting is about forgetting yourself in order
to give the best of yourself.
It's passing through you more than you're creating it.
You're not the flower, but the vase which holds the flower.
- Juliette Binoche

We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception
and the sensation of Time.
And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare:
pleasure and work.
Pleasure consumes us.
Work strengthens us.
Let us choose.
- Charles Baudelaire

Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth,
a forgetting of the breath.
Stress is an ignorant state.
It believes that everything is an emergency.
Nothing is that important.
Just lie down.
- Natalie Goldberg

Self-righteous people can talk themselves into forgetting
they are part of a civilization.
They can then feed on that culture, bringing it down.
It's happened many times in the past.
It could happen to us.
- David Brin

Learning has always been made much of,
but forgetting has always been deprecated;
therefore pedantry has pretty well established itself
throughout the modern world at the expense of culture.
- Albert J. Nock

Towards my husband, I often fail to show interest in
his affairs and amusements,
not rousing myself to respond when I'm tired or concerned with other things,
forgetting he is very patient with me.
- Evelyn Underhill

Every time somebody tries to go in and reinvent what we do,
it always ends up being more about technology and sets,
and flash and dash, forgetting the main thing,
which is interesting people saying interesting,
important things.
- Diane Sawyer

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Never forget the three powerful resources
you always have available to you:
love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

It does not do to dwell on dreams, ...
and forget to live.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

The remedy for wrongs is to forget them.
- Publilius Syrus

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

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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