Quotation Explorer - 'Forgetting'

Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down. - Hector Berlioz
Es tan corto el amor, y tan largo el olvido. (Love is so short, and forgetting is so long.) - Pablo Neruda
How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd; - Alexander Pope
The sadness inherent in any memory comes from the fact that its object is forgetting. - César Aira
In life we are always getting ready to live, but we are forgetting to live in the process. - Debasish Mridha
People eat meat and think they will become strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass. - Pino Caruso
Friendship consists in forgetting; what one gives, and remembering what one receives. - Alexandre Dumas
Sin is really an extreme form of amnesia. It is forgetting who you were when you were created as a spirit which came forth from the heart of God—a spirit made in His perfect, sinless image. - Praying Medic
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
I worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong. - Vita Sackville-West
I don't like the memories because the tears come easily, and once again I break my promise to myself for this day. It's a constant battle. a war between remembering and forgetting. - E.E. Cummings
Don't be tricked by the verisimilitude into forgetting this is fiction! - Sha Li
Wisdom of the Ages: Another Bush in the White House-Yep they keep forgetting to grab the TV and silverware. - Matthew D. Heines
Waiting Hurts. Forgetting Hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering. - Paulo Coelho
The existence of forgetting has never been proved: we only know that some things do not come to our mind when we want them to. - Friedrich Nietzsche
His love for Frodo rose above all other thoughts, and forgetting his peril he cried aloud: 'I'm coming Mr. Frodo! - J.R.R. Tolkien
Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing?
Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson. - Paulo Coelho
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering. - Paulo Coelho
Did he really want this warm room of his, so comfortably fitted with old family furniture, to be transformed into a cave, in which, no doubt, he would be free to crawl about unimpeded in all directions, but only at the price of rapidly and completely forgetting his human past at the same time? - Franz Kafka
Sin is nothing more than a most extreme form of amnesia. It is forgetting who were when we were created as a spirit that came forth from the heart of God the Father—as a spirit made in His sinless image. - Praying Medic
Be happy by forgiving or forgetting or doing both, but we can gain no happiness by holding grudges. - Dinesh Kumar Radhakrishnan
The world is a peaceful place.We make it hateful by forgetting our grace. - Debasish Mridha
Man lowers his head and lunges into civilization, forgetting the days of his infancy when he sought truth in a snowflake or a stick. Man forgets the wisdom of the child. - Jack Kerouac
Healing doesn’t mean forgetting or making the memories insignificant. Healing means refocusing - American Pregnancy Association
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
and I wonder if Beethoven held his breaththe first time his fingers touched the keysthe same way a soldier holds his breaththe first time his finger clicks the trigger.We all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe. - Andrea Gibson
Forgiving is not forgetting. It is actually remembering - remembering and not using your right to hit back - Archbishop Desmont Tutu
Like hatred, guilt can’t be locked in the silence of forgetting, without taking part of your soul with it. - Shannon L. Alder
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! - Mehmet Murat ildan
You were chasing stones forever, forgetting the diamond within you - Skye Elf
A man’s greatness is neither determined by having great dreams nor by his determination to realize them; but by his contribution - however small may be - to the progression of the humanity, without forgetting other creatures as well! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Moving is not about forgetting. It's about moving forward and never looking back. - Imania Margria
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. - Stig Dagerman
The Puritans turned work into a virtue, evidently forgetting that God invented it as a punishment. - Tim Kreider
No matter what they say in the conferences and symposiums about poverty and hunger in the world. At the end, they are the first one forgetting us. - M.F. Moonzajer
Maybe the price of forgetting that even in America, even in New York City, when a man from back home is talking, you better listen closely. (Dark City Lights) - Brian Koppelman
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it. - Laurence J. Peter
The process of learning requires not only hearing and applying but also forgetting and then remembering again. - John Gray
Forgetting about our mistakes and our wounds isn't enough to make them disappear. - Ai Yazawa
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. - Richard Holmes
Anyone who is forgetting to love is growing older. Anyone who is learning to fly with the wings of love are growing younger. - Debasish Mridha
Forgetting nature is like forgetting your mother. Remember you are a child of nature. You are connected to it and belong to it. So don’t forget to protect her. - Debasish Mridha
When love comes easy, forgiving is hard and forgetting even harder. - Shampa Sharma
There are less chances of forgetting what you learn from failure - - Sanjeet Veen
Maybe the price of forgetting that even in America, even in New York City, when a man back home is talking, you better listen closely. - Brian Koppelman
There are places I cannot visit. Places of unbearable sadness, grief, mourning. They say places are made by people. I say places are defined by the memories they conjure—the lunge of a curse, a shared and shattered history, a loved one drowned and lost in the ocean of forgetting. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
Moving on is not about forgetting. It's about moving forward and never looking back. - Imania Margria
We tend to search for happiness and love forgetting that both can be found when we stop searching for sadness and hate. - Hisham Fawzi
What are we doing? Are we talking? Are we having fun? Are we building, destroying, remembering, or forgetting love? - Antonia Perdu
We are forgetting to live in this world because we are always getting ready to live in the next world. - Debasish Mridha
When the remembering was done, the forgetting could begin. - Sara Zarr
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. - Milan Kundera
My biggest fear is forgetting why I fell in love with writing. My biggest dream is never allowing that to happen. - Rudy Francisco
Moving on is not about forgetting the past; it’s about learning from it. Find the message in the mess…Cry. Forgive. Learn. That’s moving on. - Steve Maraboli
The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close up. - Chuck Palahniuk
Forgiving is not about forgetting, it's letting go of the hurt - Mary McLeod Bethune
Forgetting takes space./Forgotten matters displace/as much anything else as/anything else. We must/skirt unlabeled crates/as thought it made sense/and take them when we go/to other states. - Kay Ryan
One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve. - Paul Nitze
Sometimes people have to compensate for the past, forgetting about the future. - Alen Sargsyan
By forgetting the Supreme Lord, all the ailments cling to the man. - Guru Arjan Dev
You Never Have To Worry About Forgetting Anything, If You Just Tell The Truth. - Chris Mentillo
Heart is really just forgetting to fail. - R.A.Delmonico
What is living? Forging memories. What is dying? Forgetting them.I never die. - Kaine Andrews
Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting. - Princess Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco
May I forget what ought to be forgotten; and recall, unfailing, all that ought to be recalled, each kindly thing, forgetting what might sting. - Mary Caroline Davies
When GOD opens a door and it looks dark on the inside. Don't fret. You are forgetting one thing: you are light and only when you go in does it light up. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
Love is never hurtful; It’s never about forgetting who you are, it’s about exploring yourself more. - Ankita Singhal
To fall in love is easy,but forgetting is required to be crazy. - Debasish Mridha
To beat the competition and succeed in today's competitive market, you should be abreast with the change in the marketplace not forgetting about incorporating creativity and innovation as a lifestyle. - Oscar Bimpong
Beneath history, memory and forgettingBeneath memory and forgetting, life. - Paul Ricœur
Wherever we go we do harm, forgivingourselves as wheels do cement for wearingeach other out. We set this houseon fire, forgetting that we live within.(from "To a Meadowlark," for M.L. Smoker) - Jim Harrison
The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up. The shortcut to closing a door is to bury yourself in the details. This is how we must look to God. As if everything's just fine. - Chuck Palahniuk
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