Quotes About Forgetfulness

Quotes tagged as "forgetfulness" (showing 1-30 of 64)
Friedrich Nietzsche
“The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

George Sand
“We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.”
George Sand, Mauprat

Kahlil Gibran
“Forgetfulness is a form of freedom.”
Kahlil Gibran

Alain de Botton
“Bitterness: anger that forgot where it came from.”
Alain de Botton

Neil Gaiman
“Everything he had ever done that had been better left undone. Every lie he had told — told to himself, or told to others. Every little hurt, and all the great hurts. Each one was pulled out of him, detail by detail, inch by inch. The demon stripped away the cover of forgetfulness, stripped everything down to truth, and it hurt more than anything.”
Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

Vera Nazarian
“The only thing faster than the speed of thought is the speed of forgetfulness. Good thing we have other people to help us remember.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

P.G. Wodehouse
“He looked haggard and careworn, like a Borgia who has suddenly remembered that he has forgotten to shove cyanide in the consommé, and the dinner-gong due any moment.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Carry on, Jeeves

James Stephens
“Let the past be content with itself, for man needs forgetfulness as well as memory”
James Stephens, Irish Fairy Tales

José Saramago
“Every novel is like this, desperation, a frustrated attempt to save something of the past. Except that it still has not been established whether it is the novel that prevents man from forgetting himself or the impossibility of forgetfulness that makes him write novels.”
José Saramago, The History of the Siege of Lisbon

Billy Collins
“The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel
which suddenly becomes one you have never read,
never even heard of,

as if, one by one, the memories you used to harbor
decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the brain,
to a little fishing village where there are no phones.”
Billy Collins

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Happiness: being able to forget or, to express in a more learned fashion.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life

“Occasionally, I would visit the graveyard in my heart, knowing that some people that were buried there are still alive. I could not help wondering: How many people buried me, too, in the graveyard of their hearts?
(Danny Castillones Sillada, Those Sweet and Painful Memories, Inusara Journal)”
Danny Castillones Sillada

Harley King
“So much is buried in our lives that we forget what we have learned.”
Harley King

Edith Wharton
“All the girls feared their Father less than they did their Mother, because she sometimes remembered things and he did not. Lord Brightlingsea was swept through life on a steady amnesiac flow.”
Edith Wharton, The Buccaneers

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Thankfully, the nature of pain reminds us of what the ease of pleasure foolishly allows us to forget.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Ahmed Mostafa
“Oh, am I glad to know that after all these years it still is hard trying to unlove someone; if there's such a thing...”
Ahmed Mostafa

“I had a chat with May and I had a sweet talk with April but the lovely conversation that left me to ponder was the long talk I had with June. Mathematics came to tell me that May is 3, June is 4 and April is 5. ‘ This should have been the counting order’ Mathematics said to me, and added, if you add 3 and 5 you shall surely get 8 and if you find the mid of 8 you will get 4 which is June. Ask June why the disorder! So I quickly called June and asked, why have you change the order? June said, ‘my brother, in this era, you should least give men things which are in order. Let them ponder and put things in order and they will learn something better’. I had to ponder and wonder. Then June added, those who will ponder to know why I have change the order to be at the mid of the other shall get to the mid of the other and wonder why they are at the mid of the other and end the other in wonder but, those who would never see why they must ponder when they get to the mid of the other to know why I am there shall end the other in disorder. They shall end the other and wander in the end! I was quick to ask June, which other? June calmly said, the twelve disciples of the year. Disciples’? I asked. June quickly said, I mean months! In your journey of life, take a break as you journey and ponder over the journey; June concluded!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

James Hauenstein
“The reason I might forget something is because my mind is like a computer. I have so much useless stuff stored up in there, that when I forget to clean out my Mind's Cache, it has no room for new information. Like wearing pants!”
James Hauenstein

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If you haven’t figured it out yet, an absolutely certain way to lose something as quickly as possible is to forget the privilege you have to possess it in the first place.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Stacy Schiff
“He wrote Véra sheepishly: “Something has happened (only don’t be angry). I can’t remember (for God’s sake, don’t be angry!) I can’t remember (promise that you won’t be angry), I can’t remember your telephone number.” He knew it had a seven in it, but the rest had entirely escaped him.”
Stacy Schiff, Vera

“Forget the Past. Doubt the Future. Love the Present.”
Broken

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Do not forget the Heavenly Father.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Stacy Schiff
“Nabokov complained he was afflicted with total recall, an affliction of which he could be miraculously cured by the presence of a biographer.”
Stacy Schiff, Vera

“[...] människan lever på ytan, och det som hon inte har för ögonen lär hon sig så småningom leva utan.”
Ulla-Lena Lundberg, Stora världen

Steven Magee
“At the age of 46, forgetfulness & confusion had become a daily aspect of life.”
Steven Magee

Lailah Gifty Akita
“It is fatal to forget the heavenly Father.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Ahmed Mostafa
“Please continue praising me and forget all about me the very next day.”
Ahmed Mostafa

Zen RS
“Dan di hadapan kekuasaan, hal paling mudah yang mesti dilakukan, adalah merawat baik-baik ingatan.”
Zen RS

“When will we collectively see together that the history of the world played no role in preventing negative events similar to those of the past from ever happening again in this lifetime? Everything just keeps senselessly repeating itself. That is because, as humans, we forget too quickly. Our forgetfulness is our species' greatest fault. Our negligence to tap into accessible existing knowledge to prevent new disasters from recurring is unforgiving. We are too arrogant, too proud and too lazy to adapt old ideas that may have worked, let alone invent some new ones. Yet most importantly, the greatest obstacle to our evolution is that WE ARE TOO DIVIDED.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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