Forgetting Quotes

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1. “If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.”

Tags : Forgetting Hope Love Pain Suffering Waiting
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

2. “If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.”

Tags : Forgetting Hate Inspirational Inspirational Attitude Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Letting Go Life Life And Living Living Strength
Author : C. JoyBell C.

3. “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”

Tags : Forgetting Forgiving Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Letting Go Life Life And Living Moving On People
Author : C. JoyBell C.

4. “Morning not only forgives, it forgets.”

Tags : Forgetting Forgiving Morning New Beginnings
Author : Marty Rubin

5. “Everything started as nothing.”

Tags : Ataraxy Behind Enjoy Life Forgetting Future Give Up Inspirational Letting Go Life Love Quotes Manhood Moral Courage Perseverance Strength Success Quotes Time
Author : Auliq Ice

6. “The little things you forget, kill me.”

Tags : Forgetting Killing
Source : I Wrote This For You

7. “Well, nowIf little by little you stop loving meI shall stop loving youLittle by littleIf suddenly you forget meDo not look for meFor I shall already have forgotten youIf you think it long and mad the wind of banners that passes through my lifeAnd you decide to leave me at the shore of the heart where I have rootsRememberThat on that day, at that hour, I shall lift my armsAnd my roots will set off to seek another land”

Tags : Forgetting Heartbreak Inspirational Living Love Moving On
Author : Pablo Neruda
Source : Selected Poems

8. “Most things are forgotten over time. Even the war itself, the life-and-death struggle people went through is now like something from the distant past. We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about everyday, too many new things we have to learn. But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone.”

Tags : Forgetting Letting Go Life Life Lessons Love Memories Not Letting Go
Source : Kafka on the Shore

9. “To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius.”

Tags : Forgetting Forgiveness Genius
Author : Joyce Cary

10. “The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.”

Tags : Attitude Dreams Enlightenment Faults Focus Forgetting Goals Here Here And Now Identity Issues Journeys Letting Go Life Life Lessons Living Memories Pain Past Planning Present Present Moment Realism Self Awareness

11. “Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion.”

Tags : Forgetting Lover Oblivion Opiate Sleep
Source : The Time Traveler's Wife

12. “For some, excavating the past isn’t an adventure, it’s more akin to tearing a Band-Aid off an open wound.”

Tags : Excavating The Past Forgetting Forgetting The Past History Open Wounds The Past
Author : Raquel Cepeda
Source : Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

13. “There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.”

Tags : Art Creative Forgetting New Originality

14. “Let's not let this be your life tonight," he says. "Let's get back in the car and pretend we're driving away because we want to... not because we need to. We can pretend I'm taking you somewhere amazing... somewhere you've always wanted to go. You can snuggle up to me and we can talk about how excited we are and we'll talk about everything we'll do when we get there. We can talk about the important stuff later. But tonight... let's not let this be your life.”

Tags : Couple Enjoy Life Forgetting Forgetting The Past Love
Source : Hopeless

15. “When I say I'm going to forget you I know it's impossible to forget someone I once knew. What I want is to erase you from my thoughts and purge you from my memories. I'm saying it's what I wish for, not what is or could ever be.”

Tags : Breakups Forget Forgetting Letting Go

16. “Yes, suddenly I saw it clearly: most people deceive themselves with a pair of faiths: they believe in eternal memory (of people, things, deeds, nations) and in redressibility (of deeds, mistakes, sins, wrongs). Both are false faiths. In reality the opposite is true: everything will be forgotten and nothing will be redressed. The task of obtaining redress (by vengeance or by forgiveness) will be taken over by forgetting. No one will redress the wrongs that have been done, but all wrongs will be forgotten.”

Tags : Forgetting Forgiving
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : The Joke

17. “The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”

Tags : Forgetfulness Forgetting Happiness Memory

18. “Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten.”

Tags : After Death Death Forget Forgetting Immortality Life Live Forever Mortality Sleep
Source : She

19. “I am still every age that I have been. Because I was once a child, I am always a child. Because I was once a searching adolescent, given to moods and ecstasies, these are still part of me, and always will be... This does not mean that I ought to be trapped or enclosed in any of these ages...the delayed adolescent, the childish adult, but that they are in me to be drawn on; to forget is a form of suicide... Far too many people misunderstand what *putting away childish things* means, and think that forgetting what it is like to think and feel and touch and smell and taste and see and hear like a three-year-old or a thirteen-year-old or a twenty-three-year-old means being grownup. When I'm with these people I, like the kids, feel that if this is what it means to be a grown-up, then I don't ever want to be one. Instead of which, if I can retain a child's awareness and joy, and *be* fifty-one, then I will really learn what it means to be grownup.”

Tags : Adulthood Age Childhood Forgetting

20. “This time I wouldn't forget him, because I couldn't ever forgive him - for breaking my heart twice.”

Tags : Broken Heart Forgetting Love
Source : Sundays at Tiffany's

21. “Do not allow me to forget you”

Tags : Forgetting Love
Source : Of Love and Other Demons

22. “But the thing about remembering is that you don't forget.”

Tags : Forgetting Remembering
Author : Tim O'Brien
Source : The Things They Carried

23. “What was the point of being able to forgive, when deep down, you both had to admit you'd never forget?”

Tags : Forgetting Forgiveness
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : The Tenth Circle

24. “There's a lot of magic between you too, ain't no denying that. And magic makes forgettin' hard.”

Tags : Forgetting Love Magic No Denying
Source : The Best of Me

25. “Life has a way of going in circles. Ideally, it would be a straight path forward––we'd always know where we were going, we'd always be able to move on and leave everything else behind. There would be nothing but the present and the future. Instead, we always find ourselves where we started. When we try to move ahead, we end up taking a step back. We carry everything with us, the weight exhausting us until we want to collapse and give up. We forget things we try to remember. We remember things we'd rather forget. The most frightening thing about memory is that it leaves no choice. It has mastered an incomprehensible art of forgetting. It erases, it smudges, it fills in blank spaces with details that don't exist. But however we remember it––or choose to remember it––the past is the foundation that holds our lives in place. Without its support, we'd have nothing for guidance. We spend so much time focused on what lies ahead, when what has fallen behind is just as important. What defines us isn't where we're going, but where we've been. Although there are places and people we will never see again, and although we move on and let them go, they remain a part of who we are. There are things that will never change, things we will carry along with us always. But as we venture into the murky future, we must find our strength by learning to leave things behind.”

Tags : Behind Forgetting Future Give Up Life Strength Time

26. “I’ve dreamed a lot. I’m tired now from dreaming but not tired of dreaming. No one tires of dreaming, because to dream is to forget, and forgetting does not weigh on us, it is a dreamless sleep throughout which we remain awake. In dreams I have achieved everything.”

Tags : Achievements Dreaming Dreamless Dreams Forgetting Sleep Tired
Source : The Book of Disquiet

27. “To be able to forget means sanity.”

Tags : Forget Forgetting Sanity
Author : Jack London
Source : The Star Rover

28. “People always talk about how hard it can be to remember things - where they left their keys, or the name of an acquaintance - but no one ever talks about how much effort we put into forgetting. I am exhausted from the effort to forget... There are things that have to be forgotten if you want to go on living.”

Tags : Forgetting Forgotten Memories Memory Remembering Remembrance
Source : Killer

29. “Without forgetting it is quite impossible to live at all.”

Tags : Forgetting Living
Source : On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life

30. “Maybe if I forgot things once in a while, we'd all be a little bit happier.”

Tags : Forgetting Life
Author : Jay Asher
Source : Thirteen Reasons Why

31. “There are those who seek the love of a woman to forget her, to not think about her.”

Tags : Forgetting Love Woman
Source : The Aleph and Other Stories

32. “Like it takes so little not only to change something, but to make you forget the way it once was, as well.”

Tags : Change Forgetting
Author : Sarah Dessen
Source : Lock and Key

33. “Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.”

Tags : Forgetting Giving Misattributed Receiving Remember William Blake
Author : Brian Tracy

34. “I don’t want to beone of those easily forgotten people, so important at the time, so special, soinfluential, and so treasured, yet years later just a vague face and a distantmemory.”

Tags : Forgetting Friendship Life Where Rainbows End
Author : Cecelia Ahern

35. “We seem to live in a world where forgetting and oblivion are an industry in themselves and very, very few people are remotely interested or aware of their own recent history, much less their neighbors'. I tend to think we are what we remember, what we know. The less we remember, the less we know about ourselves, the less we are. (Interview with Three Monkeys Online, October 2008)”

Tags : Forgetting History Memory Remembering

36. “Beauty exists not in what is seen and remembered, but in what is felt and never forgotten.”

Tags : Beauty Forgetting Inspirational Quotes Life Lessons Love Memory Remembrance

37. “I've never stopped; I simply forgot that I love you. However, every time I look at you I'm reminded of how I can never stop loving you.”

Tags : Forgetting Forgotten Look Looks Love Love At First Sight
Author : Hafsa Shah

38. “...first, in order to remember, something must be forgotten; second, the place where memories are stored has no boundaries. In other words, forgetting is a twin; its tandem effect is best called "simultancous" distraction, the instant when one memory defoliates another. This fuzzy double - one devouring the other - presumably inhibits learning”

Tags : Docufables Forget Forgetting History Historyofforgetting La Memory Science Social Science
Author : Norman Klein

39. “The pain, or the memory of pain, that here was literally sucked away by something nameless until only a void was left. The knowledge that this question was possible: pain that turns finally into emptiness. The knowledge that the same equation applied to everything, more or less.”

Tags : Forgetting Memory Pain Transformation
Source : 2666

40. “Mistake is an event not a person.”

Tags : Character Consistency Counselling Courage Determination Essence Ethos Events Failure Forgetting Fortitude Goodness Hate Help Inspirational Inspirational Attitude Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Letting Go Life And Living Living Marriage People Persistence Relations Resolve Self Reliance Strength Success Virtue Virtues
Source : Psychology of Friendship for Leadership

41. “Your thinking depends on your perception, just asyour perception depends on the way you think.”

Tags : Counselling Courage Define Definition Determination Ethos Forgetting Goodness Hate Help Inspiration Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Life Lessons Marriage Myself People Personality Preference Representative Strength Success Thinking Thought Thoughtful Time Virtue Virtues
Source : Psychology of Friendship for Leadership

42. “Hang out with successful people and you'll acquiresuccess characters”

Tags : Consistency Counselling Courage Ethos Events Failure Forgetting Goals Goodness Hate Inspirational Inspirational Attitude Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Letting Go Life And Living Life Lessons Marriage Motivation People Persistence Relations Self Reliance Strength Success Success Quotes Virtue Virtues
Source : Psychology of Friendship for Leadership

43. “Unimaginative thinking has never produced a genuis”

Tags : Consistency Essence Ethos Failure Fortitude Genius Goodness Hate Help Improvement Inspirations Life Life And Living Life Lessons Losers Marriage Persistence Relations Resolve Resources Thinking Winners
Source : Psychology of Friendship for Leadership

44. “There's pathos in this familiar routine, in the sounds of homely objects touching surfaces. And in the little sigh she makes when she turns or slightly bends our unwieldy form. It's already clear to me how much of life is forgotten even as it happens. Most of it. The unregarded present spooling away from us, the soft tumble of unremarkable thoughts, the long-neglected miracle of existence. When she's no longer twenty-eight and pregnant and beautiful, or even free, she won't remember the way she set down the spoon and the sound it made on slate, the frock she wore today, the touch of her sandal's thong between her toes, the summer's warmth, the white noise of the city beyond the house walls, a short burst of birdsong by a closed window. All gone, already.”

Tags : Everyday Life Forgetting Memory Ordinary
Author : Ian McEwan
Source : Nutshell

45. “Forgiveness means that you will not allow a temporary event to have “forever” repercussions.”

Tags : Circumstance Event Events Forget Forgetting Forgive Forgiveness Free Freeing Release Releasing Repercussion Repercussions Temporal Temporary

46. “In India they tell a fable about this: There was once a great devotee of Vishnu who prayed night and day to see his God. One night his wish was granted and Vishnu appeared to him. Falling on his knees, the devotee cried out, "I will do anything for you, my Lord, just ask.""How about a drink of water?" Vishnu replied.Although surprised by the request, the devotee immediately ran to the river as fast as his legs could carry him. When he got there and knelt to dip up some water, he saw a beautiful woman standing on an island in the middle of the river. The devotee fell madly in love on the spot. He grabbed a boat and rowed over to her. She responded to him, and the two were married. They had children in a house on the island; the devotee grew rich and old plying his trade as a merchant. Many years later, a typhoon came along and devastated the island. The merchant was swept away in the storm. He nearly drowned but regained consciousness on the very spot where he had once begged to see God. His whole life, including his house, wife, and children, seemed never to have happened.Suddenly he looked over his shoulder, only to see Vishnu standing there in all his radiance."Well," Vishnu said, "did you find me a glass of water?”

Tags : Attention Forgetting God Inspirational Reality Rememberance Vishnu
Author : Deepak Chopra
Source : How To Know God: The Soul's Journey Into The Mystery Of Mysteries

47. “The day we forget the horror, Sam, we will repeat it. Never forget your past. It will make you less human, less than human.”

Tags : Being Human Forget Forgetting History Horror Human Past Repeating The Past
Source : Dear Mr. Knightley

48. “Forgetting is not forgettingForgetting is ‘Letting things pass’When Existence opens up to EssenceAnd rises above and beyondThe path of Transcendence opensLove goes beyond DeathThe body disappears The person livesIn LoveAnd in this LoveRemembrance is born(Page 91)”

Tags : Death Death Quotes Essence Forgetting Forgetting The Pain Letting Go Love Remembrance Transcendence
Author : Neena Verma
Source : a mother's cry ... a mother's celebration

49. “. . .the sorrows of the heart yearn to be erased, for one final atonementfinite and forgetting and whole—but time in its preservingwill not permit forgetting; destroyingonly when we can no longer begor argue with time to preserve the brief benisonsa few moments longer than our sins”

Tags : Atonement Blessings Forgetting Inevitability Pleading Preservation Remembering Renunciation Sins Sorrow Time
Source : paulinskill hours and other poems

50. “Kayleigh was right. Without the pills, you really do feel nothing.And nothing can be nice.”

Tags : Across The Universe As They Slip Away Atu Series Drugs Feeling Forgetting Kayleigh Nothing Nothingness Numb Pills Right Selene
Author : Beth Revis
Source : As They Slip Away

51. “Yes, forgetting can be a curse, especially as we age. But forgetting is also one of the more important things healthy brains do, almost as important as remembering. Think how quickly the sheer volume and multiplicity of sensory information we receive every waking minute would overwhelm our consciousness if we couldn’t quickly forget a great deal more of it than we remember.”

Tags : Forgetting Processing Sensory Overload
Source : The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World

52. “Thank god for Vegas. Seriously.A lobotomy wasn’t as effective as a weekend three hours of Red Bull away (from LA, not Pismo) where I wore the thinnest pinned stilettos, gambled like a sweaty degenerate mobster in black loafers, drank like Amy Winehouse and Charles Bukowski’s baby, and snorted throat-dripping lines of coke in a Hard Rock Hotel bathroom with four new best friends. I’d giddily rub off any one of those from the to-do list I wrote in eyeliner on my hotel bathroom mirror.”

Tags : Bathrooms Dont Care Drinking Drunk Forgetting Hard Rock Love Partying Stilettos And Scars Unrequited Vegas
Author : Christy Heron
Source : Unrequited - One Girl, Thirteen Boyfriends, and Vodka.

53. “You can only look forward to a South Dakota winter if, as with childbirth, remodeling a house, or writing a novel, you're able to forget how bad it was the last time.”

Tags : Forgetting South Dakota Winter
Author : Dan O'Brien
Source : Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch

54. “Part of the function of memory is to forget; the omni-retentive mind will break down and produce at best an idiot savant who can recite a telephone book, and at worst a person to whom every grudge and slight is as yesterday's.”

Tags : Forgetting Forgiveness Grudges Memory Savant Syndrome
Source : Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays

55. “A stagecoach passed by on the road and went on;And the road didn’t become more beautiful or even more ugly.That’s human action on the outside world.We take nothing away and we put nothing back, we pass by and we forget;And the sun is always punctual every day.(5/7/14)”

Tags : Forgetting God Human Nature It Is What It Is Life Goes On Meaning Nature Paganism Pantheism Sun Truth
Source : The Keeper of Sheep

56. “Amnesia of both past failure and success is the best way forward.”

Tags : Amnesia Forgetting Going Forward Moving Forward Past Failure Past Success

57. “Then one morning she’d begun to feel her sorrow easing, like something jagged that had cut into her so long it had finally dulled its edges, worn itself down. That same day Rachel couldn’t remember which side her father had parted his hair on, and she’d realized again what she’d learned at five when her mother left – that what made losing someone you loved bearable was not remembering but forgetting. Forgetting the small things first, the smell of the soap her mother had bathed with, the color of the dress she’d worn to church, then after a while the sound of her mother’s voice, the color of her hair. It amazed Rachel how much you could forget, and everything you forgot made that person less alive inside you until you could finally endure it. After more time passed you could let yourself remember, even want to remember. But even then what you felt those first days could return and remind you the grief that was still there, like old barbed wire embedded in a tree’s heartwood. (51)”

Tags : Death Endure Forgetting Grief Memory Remembering Sorrow
Author : Ron Rash
Source : Serena

58. “In Irena’s head the alcohol plays a double role: it frees her fantasy, encourages her boldness, makes her sensual, and at the same time it dims her memory. She makes love wildly, lasciviously, and at the same time the curtain of oblivion wraps her lewdness in an all-concealing darkness. As if a poet were writing his greatest poem with ink that instantly disappears.”

Tags : Alchohol Drinking Forget Forgetting Love Personality Poet Poetry Sex Writing
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : Ignorance

59. “Saying that you do not remember something or someone is a less embarrassing or hurtful way of saying that you do not know it or them anymore.”

Tags : Acquaintance Aphorism Aphorisms Aphorist Aphorists Embarrass Embarrassing Forgetting Funny Hilarious Humor Humour Hurt Hurtful Introduce Introduction Joke Jokes Meet Memories Memory Quotations Quotes Satire Stranger Strangers

60. “It is not good to talk about rude things you have done willingly or mistakenly. We have to forget those things after telling about it to someone virtues. Then we have another chance to correct us. Repeatedly reminding those things will give us lot of bad results. Instead it is better to talk about best things you have done.”

Tags : Bad Talking Correction Disappointing Failure Forgetting Good Talk Regrets Reminding Right Thinking Right Vision
Source : Theories of the Nature and Universe: Comparison of Pure Buddhist Philosophy and Science

61. “We forget old stories, but those stories remain the same.”

Tags : Dejan Stojanovic Forget Forgetting Literature Literature Quotes Old Stories Philosophy Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Quotes Same Stories The Sun Watches The Sun Wisdom
Source : The Sun Watches the Sun

62. “Chasing a man is not winning. The only thing you win is the loss of your dignity. Confidence is knowing your value, instead of expecting a man’s love to provide you with value.”

Tags : Competition Dating Dating Advice Delusion Desperate Dogs Ego Examples False Confidence False Happiness Forgetting Games Lack Of Value Love Marriages Men Observations Positive Women Relationships Sad Staying Positive Truth Wasted Time

63. “Don’t forget the snow in the summertime, because you will meet him again when the summer is over!”

Tags : Forget Forgetting Forgetting The Past Murat Ildan Quotations Snow Summer Summertime Turkish Writers Quotes

64. “Absolute is a game with only one player where Absolute forgets itself so it would have a reason to fulfill the motion while returning.”

Tags : Absolute Dejan Stojanovic Forgetting Game Literature Literature Quotes Motion Philosophy Player Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Quotes Reason Returning The Sun Watches The Sun
Source : The Sun Watches the Sun

65. “Stupidity is letting your pride rob you of God’s blessings.”

Tags : Arrogance Choices Confidence Ego False Beliefs Forgetting Future Opinions Of Others Pride Stubborn Stupid

66. “Among her other talents were forgetting what she did not like and ignoring what she preferred not to see.”

Tags : Forgetting Ignoring
Source : Bright Young Things

67. “Ever been in a spelling bee as a kid? That snowy second after the announcement of the word as you sift your brain to see if you can spell it? It was like that, the blank panic.”

Tags : Anxiety Anxious Blank Mind Brain Forgetting Going Blank Lost Thoughts Panic Panic Attack Spelling Bee The Human Mind The Mind Thinking Thoughts
Author : Gillian Flynn
Source : Gone Girl

68. “I don't believe time heals. I don't want it to. If I heal, doesn't that mean I've accepted the world without her?”

Tags : Accepting Forgetting Grief Healing Time
Author : Jandy Nelson
Source : The Sky Is Everywhere

69. “The only thing faster than the speed of thought is the speed of forgetfulness. Good thing we have other people to help us remember.”

Tags : Forget Forgetful Forgetfullness Forgetfulness Forgetting Memory Remember Speed Speed Of Thought Thought
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

70. “Love, the exotic bird, came and went.Heart forgot love.Joy, the majestic willow, wept and died.Mind forgot joy.Hope, the basement lamp, fell and broke.Soul forgot hope.Self, the anxious caterpillar, took flight and dropped.Self forgot self.You, my all, became all my reasons.Reasons left.You left.I never forgot.”

Tags : Beloved Break Up Breaking Up Died Exotic Forget Forgetting Forgot Hope Joy Kamand Kamand Kojouri Kojouri Love Loved Loving Never Reason Relationship Remember Union Willow

71. “The good and the beautiful is not forgotten; it lives in legend and in song.”

Tags : Forget Forgetting Forgetting The Past Forgot Forgotten Good Hans Christian Andersen Legend Lives Remember Remembering Remembering The Past Song The Old Tombstone
Source : Classic Fairy Tales

72. “Their message will never be decoded, not only because there is no key to it, but also because people have no patience to listen to it in an age when the accumulation of messages old and new is such that their voices cancel one another out. Today history is no more than a thin thread of the remembered stretching over an ocean of the forgotten, but time moves on, and an epoch of millennia will come which the inextensible memory of the individual will be unable to encompass; whole centuries and millennia will therefore fall away, centuries of painting and music, centuries of discoveries, of battles, of books, and this will be dire, because man will lose the notion of his self, and his history, unfathomable, unencompassable, will shrivel into a few schematic signs destitute of all sense.”

Tags : Code Czech Decode Enigma Forgetting History Messages Myth Novel Past Signs Symbols
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : The Joke

73. “You won't--I hope you won't completely forget me.”

Tags : Edna Pontellier Forgetting Going Away Kate Chopin Mgg Robert Lebrun The Awakening
Author : Kate Chopin
Source : The Awakening

74. “Trying to forget someone whom you love, is like trying to remember someone you have never known.”

Tags : Forgetting Known Love Remembering

75. “Pronaci cemo se.Onda kada i vreme zaboravi na nas.Pronaci ces me negde u sebi,tu gde se krijes iza laznih i prolaznih ociju.”

Tags : Believe Destiny Eyes The True Expression Forgetting Ljubav Love Quotes Somewhere Time Passing

76. “Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.”

Tags : Existence Forgetting Remembering
Author : Sholem Asch

77. “Names are just our way of forgetting things.”

Tags : Forgetting Names Things
Author : Marty Rubin

78. “I have memories and dreams and they get confused and wrapped up together, There are so many thoughts whirling around inside my head," He winced, almost as if he were in pain, and when he spoke, there was nothing but the sadness of loss in his voice. "Sometimes it is hard to tell them apart, to know what really was and what I have only imagined." He reached into his voluminous coats and pulled out a thick sheaf of paper held together with string. "I write things down," he said quickly. "That's how I remember.”

Tags : Forgetfulness Forgetting Thoughts Writing
Author : Michael Scott
Source : The Sorceress

79. “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!”

Tags : Absent Minded Alzheimers Forget Forgetfulness Forgetting Humor Humorous Senile

80. “Their message will never be decoded… because people have no patience to listen to it in an age when the accumulation of messages old and new is such that their voices cancel one another out. Today history is no more than a thin thread of the remembered stretching over an ocean of the forgotten, but time moves on, and an epoch of millennia will come which the inextensible memory of the individual will be unable to encompass; whole centuries and millennia will therefore fall away, centuries of painting and music, centuries of discoveries, of battles, of books, and this will be dire, because man will lose the notion of his self, and his history, unfathomable, unencompassable, will shrivel into a few schematic signs destitute of all sense.”

Tags : Code Czech Decode Enigma Forgetting History Messages Myth Novel Past Signs Symbols
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : The Joke

81. “Closure means the door is "kinda shut"..we use it like a temporary swab to dab a bleeding wound that will never heal--only clot.”

Tags : Closure Forgetting Hurting Heart
Author : Will Leamon
Source : Mama, Me & 'em: Bittersweet Memories

82. “Sometimes we focus on the lyrics too much and forget to dance to the music.”

Tags : Adult Dance Forget Forgetting Grow Growth Inspirational Inspire Journey Laugh Life Life Lessons Love Love Story Lyrics Motivation Motivational Quotes Music Romance Teen

83. “He can hum the music in his old man's quivering voice, but he prefers it in his head, where it lives on in violins and reedy winds. If he imagines it in rehearsal he can remember every step of his three-minute solo as if he had danced it only yesterday, but he knows, too, that one time, onstage in Berlin, he had not danced it as he had learned it; this much he knows but cannot recreate, could no recreate it even a moment after he had finished dancing it. While dancing he had felt blind to the stage and audience, deaf to the music. He had let his body do what it needed to do, free to expand and contract in space, to soar and spin. So, accordingly, when he tries to remember the way he danced it on stage, he cannot hear the music or feel his feet or get a sense of the audience. He is embryonic, momentarily cut off from the world around him. The three most important minutes of his life, the ones that determined his fate and future, are the three to which he cannot gain access, ever.”

Tags : Ballet Dance Dancing Forgetting Memories Memory
Source : When We Danced on Water

84. “In the treaty were provisions for the hundred thousand veterans left maimed and irrevocably mute throughout the city. As is the way of things, their sacred places and comforts have dwindled to a lonely strip of shoreline and a polite nod whenever they are passed in the street.”

Tags : Forgetting Veterans
Source : Palimpsest

85. “Forgiveness is an attribute we must practice , as we all want the Al-mighty to forgive us. But forgetting and trusting again with a revivifying attitude is undoubtedly stark exhausting . We have a wonderful memory like a nostalgic alarm which hurdles us in bandaging the heart and mind just like a new one.”

Tags : Forgetting Memory Trusting

86. “Healing doesn’t mean forgetting or making the memories insignificant. Healing means refocusing”

Tags : Apa Counseling Forgetting Healing Insignificant Memories Psychology Psychotherapy Refocusing

87. “It takes so little, so infinitely little, for someone to find himself on the other side of the border, where everything - love, convictions, faith, history - no longer has meaning. The whole mystery of human life resides on the fact that it is spent in the immediate proximity of, and even in direct contact with, that border, that it is separated from it not by kilometers but by barely a millimeter.”

Tags : Border Forgetting Meaningless
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

88. “The objective of learning is not necessarily to remember. It may even be salutary to forget. It is only when we forget the early pains and struggles of forming letters that we acquire the capacity for writing. The adult does not remember all the history s/he learned but s/he may hope to have acquired a standard of character and conduct, a sense of affairs and a feeling of change and development in culture. Naturally there is nothing against having a well-stocked mind provided it does not prevent the development of other capacities. But it is still more important to allow knowledge to sink into one in such a way that it becomes fruitful for life; this best done when we feel deeply all we learn. For the life of feeling is less conscious, more dream-like, than intellectual activity and leads to the subconscious life of will where the deep creative capacities of humanity have their being. It is from this sphere that knowledge can emerge again as something deeply significant for life. It is not what we remember exactly, but what we transform which is of real value to our lives. In this transformation the process of forgetting, of allowing subjects to sink into the unconscious before "re-membering" them is an important element.”

Tags : Camphill Education Feeling Forgetting Learning Memory School Waldorf
Source : Education for Special Needs: Principles and Practice in Camphill Schools

89. “No one really remembers anything five minutes after it happens.”

Tags : Fallibility Forgetting Memory
Author : Marty Rubin

90. “Like hatred, guilt can’t be locked in the silence of forgetting, without taking part of your soul with it.”

Tags : Dwelling Forgetting Guilt Hardened Heart Hatred Heartless Inaction Not Forgetting Silence

91. “To write a diary is to make a series of choices about what to omit, what to forget. A memorable sandwich, an unmemorable flight of stairs. A memorable bit of conversation surrounded by chatter that no one records.”

Tags : Diary Forgetting Memorable Memory Writing
Author : Sarah Manguso

92. “Remembering to live by forgetting all the places where I died.”

Tags : Forget Forgetting Forgiveness Jenim Dibie Let Go Letting Go Life Live Past Remember
Author : Jenim Dibie
Source : The Calligraphy of God

93. “Sometimes forgetting is the gift that we give ourselves”

Tags : Forget Forgetting Gift Memories Memory Selective Memory Trama
Source : Penpal

94. “The living mourn the dead for a time but they forget about them as days pass. The living are so selfish, so spoilt, so taken with the very act of living that they don't remember long.”

Tags : Death Forgetting Mourning
Author : Natsuo Kirino
Source : The Goddess Chronicle

95. “Love is never hurtful; It’s never about forgetting who you are, it’s about exploring yourself more.”

Tags : Explore Forgetting Hurt Hurtful Like Love

96. “Sleeping is forgetting and forgetting is peace.”

Tags : Forgetting Peace Sleeping
Source : Unconfessed

97. “Someone had told him one day that you forget the voices of those whom you have been close to in the past very quickly.”

Tags : Forgetting Forgetting Someone
Source : So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood

98. “The dream was haunting me: standing behind me, present and yet invisible, like the back of my head, simultaneously there and not there.”

Tags : Awakeningtting Dreams Forgetting Haunting
Author : Neil Gaiman
Source : The Ocean at the End of the Lane

99. “Some things you never forgot. She had come to believe that the very things the practical world dismissed as ephemera—things like songs and moonlight and kisses—were sometimes the things that lasted the longest. They might be foolish, but they defied forgetting. And that was good. That was good.”

Tags : Foolish Forgetting Good Life Lisey S Story Memory Stephen King
Author : Stephen King
Source : Lisey's Story

100. “This is what I know about my parents. They spent the next several years trying to forget each other, and me.”

Tags : Coming Of Age Divorce Families Family Saga Forgetting Life Parents
Author : Raquel Cepeda
Source : Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

101. “I relinquished myself to existence pure and simple, thinking absolutely nothing—as if my mind were merely an echo chamber for the music, as if it contained only ether or at most a vaguely pleasant odor as of roses preserved between the pages of a book, their significance long forgotten. The tongue of the road gobbled me up and I allowed myself to sink like a tasty mouthful all the way to the bottom of a marvelous, rejuvenating vacuity. Later, it would occur to me it’s the emptiness we mistakenly call Innocence.”

Tags : Being Being And Nothingness Book Emptiness Forgetting Innocence Memory Music Nothingness Past Road Road Novel Roses Travel Vacuity Youth
Author : Sol Luckman
Source : Beginner's Luke

102. “But if you forgive someone for something they did to you, it doesn’t mean you agree with what they did or believe it was right. Forgiving that person means you have chosen not to dwell on the matter anymore; you have moved on with your life.”

Tags : Coach Coaches Coaching Best Practices Daily Living Daily Motivation Daily Quotes Developmental Psychology Experience Mistakes Wisdom Grow Up Growing Growing Up Growth Growth Process Life And Living Personal Personal Branding Personal Development Personal Development Insights Personal Development Quotes Personal Transformation Self Improvement Self Worth Success Success Coaching Success In Life Success Quotes Successful Successful Living Successful People Waste Of Life Waste Of Time
Source : Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

103. “The chain connecting mother to daughter was broken and the world passed to the keeping of men, who had no way of knowing.”

Tags : Forgetting Matriarch Passage Of Time
Author : Anita Diamant
Source : The Red Tent

104. “She sat there reading; cool, calm and collected. "You could ruin his life with that information," her friend reported triumphantly. The woman sighed, clearly annoyed at being interrupted. "If I did he would never forget me," she replied. "Besides...I don't care enough about his life to concern myself with what he does with it as long as he doesn't concern himself with thoughts of me." Her friend furrowed her brows. "Why?" she asked. The woman set her book down, leaned forward provocatively and said, "Because then I'd have to think of him too.”

Tags : Battle Of The Sexes Forgetting Letting Go Moving On

105. “To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. And easier. Because it's true. It's a new world every heart beat.”

Tags : A New World Forgetting Forgiveness Genius Gulley Jimson Heart Beats Truth
Author : Joyce Cary
Source : The Horse's Mouth

106. “Hanya melupakannya? Apakah itu mudah?”

Tags : Forgetting Forgetting The Past Hurting Love Pain Romance
Author : Jee
Source : The Girl who Waits in the Bridge

107. “The more she tried to forget, the more she remembered.”

Tags : Forgetting Forgetting The Past Memory Past Remember
Author : T.K. Kiser
Source : The Firebrand Legacy

108. “But God has also given us the power to forget, so that when the tragedy is over we carry on as normal.”

Tags : Forgetting Forgetting The Past Moving On Tragedies Tragedy
Source : I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

109. “You can lose your past by forgetting it but you can never lose your future because you can lose only the things you already own!”

Tags : Forgetting Forgetting The Past Future Future Quotes Murat Ildan Quotations Own Past Things You Own Your Future Your Past

110. “We want so badly to be happy – to live the kinds of lives that we always hoped we’d live – that we give gifts to ourselves by remembering things not as they were, but as we wish they were.”

Tags : Forgetting Happiness Life Memories Memory Remembering Wishful Thinking
Source : Penpal

111. “I pour blood on my naiveté, your apathy, and your betrayal tonight.”

Tags : Apathy Betrayal Forgetting Letting Go Naivete
Source : Those Imperfect Strokes

112. “The day you forget about the poors, you become the poorest of the poor!”

Tags : Forget Forgetting Murat Ildan Philosophy Poor Poorest Poors Poverty

113. “We have to watch Nana's life slipping away from her like a forgotten word. I thought I understood what's happening to her, but this isn't like being robbed a penny at a time. Memories aren't currency to spend; they're us. Age isn't stealing from my grandmother; it's slowly unwinding her.”

Tags : Aging Alzheimer S Forgetting Identity Memory
Source : We Are the Ants

114. “¿Dónde está el olvido si cada caricia que me dan es tuya?”

Tags : Amor Caricia Forgetting Love Melancholy Olvido
Source : La maldición de Gryal

115. “When love comes easy, forgiving is hard and forgetting even harder.”

Tags : Disappointment Forgetting Forgiving Life Love Pain Pine Wisdom
Author : Shampa Sharma

116. “The Palestinians try hard to forget when they should remember.The Israelis try hard to remember when they should forget.The Palestinians refuse to be victims.The Israelis make sure that they remain the only victims.”

Tags : Forgetting Israel Palestine Remembering
Author : Suad Amiry
Source : Golda Slept Here

117. “He couldn't tell that this was one of those occasions a man never forgets: a small cicatrice had been made on the memory, a wound that would ache whenever certain things combined - the taste of gin at mid-day, the smell of flowers under a balcony, the clang of corrugated iron, an ugly bird flopping from perch to perch.”

Tags : Combination Forgetting Memory Moment
Author : Graham Greene
Source : The Heart of the Matter

118. “Instead of breaking or cherry-picking the rules, many just follow the inner rules, which have been instilled during their lifetime and have subtly permeated their thinking. They value rules, as it offers the ravishment of a securing, ceremonial rhythm in life and it prevents them from breaking free from their cocoon, all the more because freedom can be so scaring and exhausting. ("When forgetting the rules of the game" )”

Tags : Break Free Breaking Ceremonial Cherry Picking Cocoon Follow Forgetting Freedom Game Inner Rules Instill Life Offer Permeate Prevent Ravishment Rhythm Rules Scaring Subtly Thinking Value

119. “To remember is to rewrite. To photograph is to replace. The only reliable memories, I suppose, are the ones that have been forgotten. They are the dark rooms of the mind. Unopened, untouched, and uncorrupted.”

Tags : Forgetting Memory Photography
Author : Abby Geni
Source : The Lightkeepers

120. “If you feel better without me, then I am ready to feel bad without you...”

Tags : Forgetting Love Him Love Quotes Missing Pain
Author : Esra Nur

121. “We stood, holding each other's faces, memorising every last detail. I was deperate with my own need to capture this last, lingering moment, desperate to forget the horrible sink at the pit of my stomach telling me all this would be lost forever once they pulled the chip out. Please don't let me forget.”

Tags : Forget Forgetting Goodbye Goodbyes Missing Remember Remembering Saying Goodbye
Source : Glitch

122. “During the last ten years of his life my father gradually lost the power of speech. At first he simply had trouble calling up certain words or would say similar words instead and then immediately laugh at himself. In the end he had only a handful of words left, and all his attempts at saying anything more substantial resulted in one of the last sentences he could articulate: 'That's strange.'Whenever he said 'That's strange,' his eyes would express an infinite astonishment at knowing everything and being able to say nothing. Things lost their names and merged into a single, undifferentiated reality. I was the only one who by talking to him could temporarily transform that nameless infinity into the world of clearly named entities.”

Tags : Forgetting Laughter
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

123. “Th tree sheds a memory with every leaf.”

Tags : Forgetting Memories The Past
Author : Marty Rubin

124. “Kalau aku boleh meminta, aku ingin melupa semuanya dan membiarkannya berlalu bersama asap ini. Sejenak, aku ingin tenang. Aku menang.”

Tags : Calm Down Deep Breath Forgetting Lupa Melupakan Tenang
Author : Ayu Welirang
Source : Februari: Ecstasy

125. “She goes on with her beautiful hair and mouth like before,I go on like before, alone in the field.It’s like my head had been lowered,And if I think this, and raise my headAnd the golden sun dries the need to cry I can’t stop having.How vast the field and interior love... !I look, and I forget, like dryness where there was water and trees losing their leaves.”

Tags : Feeling Forgetting Longing Love Out Of Love Paganism Pantheism Seeing Truth Wonder
Source : O Pastor Amoroso

126. “Of course she wants him to forget her. The last place she wants to reside is in his thoughts. What an unpleasant place to be.”

Tags : Bitterness Breakup Breakups Broken Heart Forget Forgetting Heartbreak Love Memory Relationships

127. “I don't like forgetting, Elías," I said with my eyes closed. A single tear slipped down my cheek and I let it. "I don't want to forget these moments that constantly remind me of who I am, who I was, and who you are. I don't want to forget my past and all the things about this world that's brought me here. With you.""So then why do you try?" he asked, his gaze searching my face. "Be here with me, T. Exist with me, because there isn't any other way I'd love you more.""I-I don't belong to you.""Bullshit. You've belonged to me since that night on the alabaster hill. I had you then, and I swore to keep you.""You-""Just stop." Eli placed a finger to my lips as he held me closely and slid a hand down my back. He palmed my shoulder and the place where a piece of him would forever harbor. "Stop making up excuses. Stop hiding. Stop running from me. You're the light at the end of my tunnel, my saving grace, and you don't even know it, Trinity.”

Tags : Bad Breakups Being In Love Being In Love Again Breakups Fighting It Forgetting Hardships Heartbreak Life Life And Living Light At The End Of The Tunnel Love Regret Resisting Love Saving Grace
Source : 5 Miles

128. “The easiest way to get rid of bitterness is to spit it out. The easiest way to forget something noxious is to flush it. The easiest way to move on is to erase everything, and I do mean everything.”

Tags : Bitterness Breaking Up Breakup Forgetting

129. “You know, sometimes it's nice to just have someone to blame, even if it has to be yourself, even if it doesn't make sense.”

Tags : Acceptance Challenges Difficulty Experiences Feelings Forgetting Forgiveness Memories Mistakes Regret
Author : Lois Lowry
Source : A Summer to Die

130. “There was no more meaningless phrase in all of language than "Cheer up!" The only way to get someone to cheer up was to help them forget, and saying "cheer up" had quite the opposite effect, only reminding the person why he or she was depressed in the first place.”

Tags : Cheer Up Depression Forgetting Grief
Author : Kōji Suzuki
Source : Spiral

131. “Forgetting who you are is so much more complicated than simply forgetting your name. It's also forgetting your dreams. Your aspirations. What makes you happy. What you pray you'll never have to live without. It's meeting yourself for the first time, and not being sure of your first impression.”

Tags : Aspirations Dreams First Impressions Forgetting Memory Loss Sadness Seraphina Words Of Revelation
Author : Jessica Brody
Source : Unremembered

132. “Life experiences are but moments, you can let them pass or you can make them last.”

Tags : Experiences Forgetting Forgiveness Life

133. “. . .though the names of lovers are forgotten in time, their nameswritten across the sky as ogham threads are tracedbetween the stars”

Tags : Forgetting Love Lovers Past Remembering Remembering Loved Ones Remembering The Past Stars Time
Source : paulinskill hours and other poems

134. “And then, gradually, the memory of her would fade away, I had forgotten the girl of my dream.”

Tags : Forgetting Girl Memory
Author : Marcel Proust
Source : Swann's Way

135. “Be happy by forgiving or forgetting or doing both, but we can gain no happiness by holding grudges.”

Tags : Forget Forgetting Forgiveness Forgiving Grudges Happiness

136. “You think you want to know something, and then once you do, all you can think about is erasing it from your mind.”

Tags : Forgetting
Author : Sue Monk Kidd
Source : The Secret Life of Bees

137. “When You Have Forgotten Sunday: The Love Story-- And when you have forgotten the bright bedclothes on a Wednesday and a Saturday, And most especially when you have forgotten Sunday -- When you have forgotten Sunday halves in bed, Or me sitting on the front-room radiator in the limping afternoon Looking off down the long street To nowhere, Hugged by my plain old wrapper of no-expectation And nothing-I-have-to-do and I’m-happy-why? And if-Monday-never-had-to-come— When you have forgotten that, I say, And how you swore, if somebody beeped the bell, And how my heart played hopscotch if the telephone rang; And how we finally went in to Sunday dinner, That is to say, went across the front room floor to the ink-spotted table in the southwest corner To Sunday dinner, which was always chicken and noodles Or chicken and rice And salad and rye bread and tea And chocolate chip cookies --I say, when you have forgotten that, When you have forgotten my little presentiment That the war would be over before they got to you; And how we finally undressed and whipped out the light and flowed into bed, And lay loose-limbed for a moment in the week-end Bright bedclothes, Then gently folded into each other— When you have, I say, forgotten all that, Then you may tell, Then I may believe You have forgotten me well.”

Tags : Forgetting Love
Source : The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks

138. “Memory is the only afterlife I have ever believed in. But the forgetting inside us cannot be stopped. We are programmed to betray.”

Tags : Afterlife Forgetting Memory
Source : Scar Tissue

139. “The important thing for the remembering author is not what he experienced, but the weaving of his memory, the Penelope work of recollection. Or should one call it, rather, the Penelope work of forgetting? ... And is not his work of spontaneous recollection, in which remembrance is the woof and forgetting the warp, a counterpart to Penelope's work rather than its likeness? For here the day unravels what the night has woven. When we awake each morning, we hold in our hands, usually weakly and loosely, but a few fringes of the tapestry of a lived life, as loomed for us by forgetting. However, with our purposeful activity and, even more, our purposive remembering each day unravels the web and the ornaments of forgetting.”

Tags : Forgetting Memory
Source : Illuminations: Essays and Reflections

140. “Nothing stays forgotten for long, Elly. Sometimes we simply have to remind the world that we're still here.”

Tags : Forgetting Life Memory
Author : Sarah Winman
Source : When God Was a Rabbit

141. “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting...”

Tags : Forgetting Sleep
Source : The Major Works

142. “And when suddenlythe god stopped her and, with anguish in his cry,uttered the words: ‘He has turned round’ –she comprehended nothing and said softly: ‘Who?”

Tags : Death Forgetting Memory Mythology

143. “She's forgetting,' Ellen said to Jack, plumping herself down on a chair. 'All of her life is leaking out of her. Soon there will be nothing left.”

Tags : Forgetting Life
Source : Greylands

144. “So one can lose a good ideaby not writing it down, yet by losing it one can have it: it nourishes other asidesit knows nothing of, would not recognize itself in, yet when the negotiationsare terminated, speaks in the acts of that progenitor, and doesrecognize itself, is grateful for not having done so earlier.”

Tags : Forgetting Memory Thought
Author : John Ashbery
Source : Flow Chart

145. “We deliberately forget because forgetting is a blessing. On both an emotional level and a spiritual level, forgetting is a natural part of the human experience and a natural function of the human brain. It is a feature, not a bug, one that saves us from being owned by our memories. Can a world that never forgets be a world that truly forgives?”

Tags : Forgetting Forgiveness
Author : Tim Challies
Source : The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion

146. “Your mind has a way of not letting you forget things you wish you could. Especially with people. Like, you'll always try your best to forget things that people say to you or about you, but you always remember. And you'll try to forget things you've seen that no one should see, but you just can't do it. And when you try to forget someone's face, you can't get it out of your head.”

Tags : Forgetting
Source : Where Things Come Back

147. “Si quieres olvidarme date prisa, no me consuela tu amistad, tu duda...”

Tags : Forgetting Joaquin Love Sabina

148. “We stood side by side, and for that minute, in the stillness of that room, he was not the King. I was not not the Princess, taken against her will to the City. We were two people trying to forget.”

Tags : Forgetting Sad
Author : Anna Carey
Source : Once

149. “Forget the names because names lie but remember me because when you look at me I remember myself.Remember me because I will never forget you.”

Tags : Forgetting Love Remembering
Source : Cathy's Book

150. “Dickens writes that an event, "began to be forgotten, as most affairs are, when wonder, having no fresh food to support it, dies away of itself.”

Tags : Emotion Forgetting Memory Wonder
Source : Oliver Twist

151. “That’s how Ptolemy imagined the disposition of his memories, his thoughts: they were still his, still in the range of his thinking, but they were, many and most of them, locked on the other side a closed door that he’s lost the key for. So his memory became like secrets held away from his own mind. But these secrets were noisy things; they babbled and muttered behind the door, and so if he listened closely he might catch a snatch of something he once knew well.”

Tags : Forgetting Life Memories Thoughts
Author : Walter Mosley
Source : The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

152. “The impulse to tell the truth was not as great as the fear of being left off the page.”

Tags : Fear Forgetting Truth
Source : Hiding Out

153. “There are some who believe that the mind is a blank tablet, on which experience is writ until the page be full, and the cryptic world is known; but I see rather that my own life hath been one long forgetting, the erasure of what was drawn, a terrible redaction; til all that remains is blank white and comfortless.I know not what we have been; I know not what we are; but I know what we might be.And so I light out for the unknown regions.”

Tags : Forgetting Life Mind
Author : M.T. Anderson
Source : The Kingdom on the Waves

154. “You know what's best in letting somebody go? You only have to say goodbye once.”

Tags : Forgetting Goodbye Life
Author : K.

155. “If I still had the space, charcoal, and available walls, I could compose a great work about forgetting: a general theory of oblivion.”

Tags : Forgetting
Source : A General Theory of Oblivion

156. “In the end, we forget the details of our lives that embarrass us or are too painful. We just lie back and allow ourselves to float along calmly over the deep waters, with our eyes closed.”

Tags : Embarrassment Forgetting
Source : So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood

157. “Forgetting is a very useful kind of ignorance: it wipes the bad sums off our slates.”

Tags : Forgetting Ignorant

158. “Everyone plays a purpose, even fathers who lie to you or leave you behind. Time takes care of all that pain so if someone derails you, it'll be okay eventually.”

Tags : Forgetting Moving On Purpose Time
Author : Adam Silvera
Source : More Happy Than Not

159. “The irony of lifeIs our greatest fear is to forget,Yet it's the only certain fateThat anything has ever met.We know one day our earthWill find itself victim to time,That nothing will be leftTo tell of your story or mine,And still through life we rushScrambling for something to remember,Perish the thought that ash be ashAnd not the memory of an ember.”

Tags : Earth Endings Forgetting Irony Life Remembering
Author : Erin Hanson

160. “Memory is the enemy of wonder”

Tags : Forgetting Memory Present Wonder
Source : The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World

161. “In moments of great stress, the mind focuses itself upon some quite unimportant matter which is remembered long afterwards with the utmost fidelity, driven in, as it were, by the mental stress of the moment. It may be some quite irrelevant detail, like the pattern of a wallpaper, but it will never be forgotten.”

Tags : Forgetting Mental Remembering Stress
Source : The Mysterious Mr. Quin

162. “Sometimes one has to know something many times over. Sometimes one forgets, and then remembers. And then forgets, and then remembers. And then forgets again.”

Tags : Forgetting Knowledge Remembering
Author : Maggie Nelson
Source : The Argonauts

163. “Las plantas y las Flores murmuraban frente a él como si el ritmo al que bailaban tuviese la meca de la eternidad, cuando al fin y al cabo eran tan efímeras como la brisa que las agitaba.”

Tags : Forgetting Life Lessons Life Philosophy

164. “It's not that I forgot; it just stopped bothering me. It was the strangest thing.”

Tags : Forgetting
Author : Ransom Riggs
Source : Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

165. “Memories: some can be sucker punching, others carry you forward; some stay with you forever, others you forget on your own. You can’t really know which ones you’ll survive if you don’t stay on the battlefield, bad times shooting at you like bullets. But if you’re lucky, you’ll have plenty of good times to shield you.”

Tags : Forgetting Memories
Author : Adam Silvera
Source : More Happy Than Not

166. “When we study, discuss, analyze a reality, we analyze it as it appears in our mind, in our memory. We know reality only in the past tense. We do not know it as it is in the present, in the moment when it's happening, when it is. The present moment is unlike the memory of it. Remembering is not the negative of forgetting. Remembering is a form of forgetting.[...] We die without knowing what we have lived.”

Tags : Forgetting Memory Present Time
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : Testaments Betrayed: An Essay in Nine Parts

167. “We forget more than we remember, we assume more than we know.”

Tags : Assumptions Forgetting Remembering Knowledge
Author : Marty Rubin

168. “...forgetting and perfecting freely, with open hand giving back to the world the gifts received, thus it is that the Ego stands in the current of life's events. Because a man bears this and no other Ego he has particular experiences, out of which certain deeds--and misdeeds--issue.”

Tags : Forgetting
Source : Man and Animal Their Essential Difference

169. “You can forget the past, but something should be left in your mine to not forget yourself.”

Tags : Forgetting Past Yourself Yourself Quote

170. “And I got to thinking about the moral meaning of memory, per se. And what it means to forget, what it means to fail to find and preserve the connection with the dead whose lives you, or I, want or need to honor with our own.”

Tags : Death Forgetting Meaning Memory Remembrance
Author : June Jordan

171. “The pile of stones thus marks both an act of deliberate remembrance, and an act of deliberate forgetting. They're fond of paradox in that region.”

Tags : Forgetting Paradox Remembrance
Source : The Blind Assassin

172. “The inside jokes have already dissolved into unordered words with no punchline. The gifts have been reduced to objects whose saving grace is their monetary value, no meaning and all function. There are photographs, somewhere, but I’m not the person posed in them anymore and whoever that is sitting next to me, all dressed up in your costume and wearing your mask, well, that’s not you either.”

Tags : Forgetting Moving On

173. “...that the quickest relief will come in forgetting.”

Tags : Forgetting
Source : Orphan Train

174. “And what part of me will beginTo forget you first; the suddenPains that shoot to my bruised palmsAs I think of you in the cover of the dark,Or the invisible handClutching at my heart, as it knocks against its savage cage,Or my still swollen lipsAs they remember the touch of your gentle fingertips?”

Tags : Forgetting Heart Pain
Source : Those Imperfect Strokes

175. “Always we learn things and then we forget them.”

Tags : Forgetting Learning
Author : Dave Eggers
Source : You Shall Know Our Velocity!

176. “Er zijn in het leven meerdere momenten waarvan je zegt dat je ze niet zult vergeten, maar zonder taal vergeet je ze op den duur toch.”

Tags : Forgetting Language Life Moments
Source : Er moet iets gebeuren

177. “She found the book tucked at the edge of a shelf in the room where she sleeps, and it is thick with pages and words and characters, and reading helps Jinhua to remember and it helps her to forget--and it has been such a long, long time since she has held a book in her hands. When she is not reading Jinhua is sad...”

Tags : Forgetting Happiness Reading Remembering
Source : The Courtesan

178. “When the fever is gone, you forget about it. The same should be true of everything else.”

Tags : Forgetting Remembering
Author : Marty Rubin

179. “There was a time when I wished it would stop, when I tried to forget, but forgetting took such strength it was easier to accept you were a missing part of me and get on with life.”

Tags : Forgetting
Author : Rachel Joyce
Source : The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

180. “To remember nothing," they would say. "What more could one possibly ask of eternity?”

Tags : Eternity Forgetting Memory
Source : The Story of Forgetting

181. “We Will Remember Them - Lest we Forget”

Tags : Forgetting
Author : Anonymous

182. “There will come a time,'' I said, ''when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. [...]”

Tags : Fear Forgetting Human John Green Oblivion The Fault In Our Stars
Author : John Green
Source : The Fault in Our Stars

183. “To forget would mean the things we never knew had never waited to be known, never waitedto be forgotten, had never been; waitingbeneath the long dead starsin time. . .”

Tags : Forgetting Forgotten Futility Love Remembering Time Waiting
Source : paulinskill hours and other poems

184. “The assassination of Allende quickly covered over the memory of the Russian invasion of Bohemia, the bloody massacre in Bangladesh caused Allende to be forgotten, the din of war in the Sinai Desert drowned out the groans of Bangladesh, the massacres in Cambodia caused the Sinai to be forgotten, and so on, and on and on, until everyone has completely forgotten everything.”

Tags : Forgetting History Memory War
Author : Milan Kundera

185. “I push him from my mind. This is no act of easy omission on my part; I do not consign him casually to a forgotten past. It is rather an act of will--a kind of self-performed surgery on my soul...the bloodiest of mutilations.”

Tags : Forgetting Heartbreak
Author : Jim Fergus
Source : One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

186. “That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget.”

Tags : Forgetting Growing Up People

187. “But then comes a time when forgetting isn't possible. And I do mean a particular time when no amount of dreaming, not then and maybe not ever, can change how naked and unimportant we become in our own eyes.”

Tags : Change Dreaming Forgetting Memory Remembering Self Respect Self Worth Time Unimportance Value
Author : Stig Dagerman

188. “There is a goddess of Memory, Mnemosyne; but none of Forgetting. Yet there should be, as they are twin sisters, twin powers, and walk on either side of us, disputing for sovereignty over us and who we are, all the way until death.”

Tags : Forgetting Memory

189. “I suppose I could understand it if men had simply forgotten unicorns, or if they had changed so that they hated all unicorns now and tried to kill them when they saw them. But not to see them at all, to look at them and see something else-what do they look like to one another, then? What do trees look like to them, or houses, or real horses, or their own children?”

Tags : Change Forget Forgetting Forgotten Hate Kill Men Unicorns
Source : The Last Unicorn

190. “The biggest defeat in every department of life is to forget.”

Tags : Forgetting
Source : Journey to the End of the Night

191. “Memories are never as true as the things one forgets.”

Tags : Forgetting Memories Remembering
Author : Marty Rubin

192. “MASHA. Just think, I am already beginning to forget her face. People will not remember us either. They will forget.VERSHININ. Yes. They will forget. That is our fate, you can't do anything about it. The things which to us seem serious, significant, very important, - the time will come - they will be forgotten or they will seem of no consequence.”

Tags : Forgetting Future Nihilism Plays Time
Author : Anton Chekhov
Source : The Three Sisters

193. “…when something is gone but not forgotten, melancholy must linger on, especially when the dreamer does not want to forget. —Robert Kroetsch to Martann -------, 1947 (age 20)”

Tags : Dreamer Dreams Forgetting
Author : David Eso
Source : Where the Nights Are Twice as Long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets

194. “Forget your past,Use your pain;Accept that pain,And Achieve the gain.”

Tags : Achievement Forgetting Gain Happiness Humorous Inspirational Pain Past Useful
Author : Nitesh Nishad

195. “As he spoke, I had the mental image of a small boy switching on the nightlight, not because he wants to be able to find his parents during the night, but because he fears his parents will forget him - lose him - in the dark.”

Tags : Fear Forgetting Psychology Weakness
Author : Stephen Grosz
Source : The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves

196. “We will not read of that which hurts our pride or fears or 'feelings'. We forget, or gloss over, or excuse, an experience which injured the tentacles of our personality. We forget the pscyhiatrist's definition of a neurosis as 'refused pain'. In the same way we escape from mental pain. We refuse to believe what we do not like.”

Tags : Experience Fear Feeling Forgetting Mental Pain Neurosis Pain Pride
Source : The Buddhist Way Of Life

197. “And as for the people you loved, even their names will escape you. Did you not mean what you said when you said, I will love you forever? You did. Though now it's hard to remember . . .”

Tags : Forgetting Forgotten Love Love
Author : P.K. Page
Source : Hologram LP: A Book of Glosas

198. “there’s nothing todiscussthere’s nothing torememberthere’s nothing toforgetit’s sadand it’s notsadseems themost sensiblethinga person can doissitwith drink inhandas the wallswavetheir goodbyesmilesone comes throughit allwith a certain amount ofefficiency andbraverythenleavessome acceptthe possibility ofGodto help themgetthroughotherstake itstaight onand to theseI drink tonight.”

Tags : Bravery Bukowski Death Forget Forgetting God Goodbye Goodbyes Help Independence Life Love Poem Poetry Sad Sadness
Source : You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

199. “They had learned nothing and forgotten nothing.”

Tags : Forgetting Learning

200. “I’m getting used to the fact that you find me incredibly forgettable.”

Tags : Forgettable Forgetting Hudson Vincent Resignation Sing Sweet Nightingale The Dream War Saga
Author : Erica Cameron
Source : Sing Sweet Nightingale