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Reminiscence Quotes

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One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence.
- Ogden Nash

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The young have aspirations that never come to pass,
the old have reminiscences of what never happened.
- Hector Hugh Munro

In the true sense one's native land,
with its background of tradition,
early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one,
is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home.
- Emma Goldman

We always reminisce about how everyone tried to get Diane Lane's attention,
to very little success.
- Rob Lowe

 

To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories,
and play our songs again.
- Ricky Nelson

I like to reminisce with people I don't know.
- Steven Wright

With The Key, it was, I had gone through a divorce and losing my father,
and just kinda really reminiscing about how much I
loved the traditional side of country music,
so I made a record that was really traditional from start to finish.
- Vince Gill

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We were developing an innovative Personal Information
Manager called Chandler but a couple years ago I took
off from that to do a project writing down my memoirs essentially,
reminiscing about the development of the Macintosh.
- Andy Hertzfeld

The misery in war-torn Afghanistan is reminiscent of
images from the Thirty Years' War.
- Jurgen Habermas

Well, when I did Underworld 2, I was in Vancouver for
five months and I was reminiscent to be back up there.
- Scott Speedman

My first film goes into production in October.
It's called White Boy Shuffle and it's based on a novel
about a young black kid and it's sort of reminiscent of Catcher in the Rye.
- Ryan Phillippe

Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and
grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least
is reminiscent of childhood.
- Alexander Herzen

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Choose your life's mate carefully.
From this one decision will come
90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

Life ... full of loneliness, and misery,
and suffering, and unhappiness,
and it's all over much too quickly.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation
of confusion, misery and death...
I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
- Anne Frank

If misery loves company, misery has company enough.
- Henry David Thoreau

Misery is the company of lawsuits.
- Francois Rabelais

Art is the stored honey of the human soul,
gathered on wings of misery and travail.
- Theodore Dreiser

He gave to misery (all he had) a tear.
- Thomas Gray

I learned early about the misery and dangers of life,
and about the afterlife, about the external punishment
which awaited the children of sin in Hell.
- Edvard Munch

Companions, in misery and worse, that is what we all are,
and to try to change this substantially avails us nothing.
- Franz Liszt

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
- Dante Alighieri

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself.
- Philip Larkin

The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is,
compensates for the misery of being it.
- Margaret Drabble

That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess,
and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
- Joseph Addison

My tears will keep no channel, know no laws to guide their streams,
but like the waves, their cause, run with disturbance
till they swallow me as a description of his misery.
- John Cleveland

They who grasp the world, The Kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, Must pay with deepest misery of spirit,
Atoning unto God for a brief brightness.
- Stephen Phillips

Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.
- Victor Cousin

I am about to be married, and am of course in all the
misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.
- Lord Byron

Misery no longer loves company.
Nowadays it insists on it.
- Russell Baker

This hunger for profits causes great misery for the people.
- Walter Ulbricht

Let us embrace, and from this very moment vow an eternal misery together.
- Thomas Otway

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration,
and all the fair examples of renown,
out of distress and misery are grown.
- Samuel Daniel

Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist
his most vital source of creative energy.
- Montgomery Clift

To do art, one thing should always remember -
subjects of people in misery have deep meanings.
- Zhang Yimou

It's been a misery for me, living with Christine Keeler.
- Christine Keeler

There are times when we must sink to the bottom of
our misery to understand truth,
just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to
see the stars in broad daylight.
- Vaclav Havel

Very little changed fundamentally, except that the
proud German soldier had turned into a defeated bundle
of misery and the great German army had disintegrated.
- George Grosz

Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror,
starvation and death characterize the process of war
and form a principal part of the product.
- Louis Mumford

Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.
- Heinrich Heine

Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself,
loses his misery.
- Matthew Arnold

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery,
by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting
that it can only be misery to live in folly,
illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
- Desiderius Erasmus

The misery of a child is interesting to a mother,
the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman,
the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody.
- Eric Hoffer

The second office in the government is honorable and easy;
the first is but a splendid misery.
- Thomas Jefferson

Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance:
compassion puts us in mind of the debt,
and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed.
- Joseph Butler

He who has not the spirit of this age,
has all the misery of it.
- Voltaire

As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies,
a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man.
- Samuel Richardson

One does not kill oneself for love of a woman,
but because love - any love - reveals us in our nakedness,
our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
- Cesare Pavese

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites,
and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
- Aeschylus

Misery is a communicable disease.
- Martha Graham

It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap
that so much misery is produced in the world.
- William Cobbett

It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us,
to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice.
- William Glasser

I am talking about misery and all of its implications.
- Juan Rulfo

The supposed great misery of our century is the lack of time.
- John Fowles

Misery's fine - as long as you know you can get out of it when you want to.
- Arthur Adamov


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