Forgetting Quotes

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.

Paulo Coelho

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.

Alexandre Dumas

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

Paul Nitze

Only by not forgetting the past can we be the master of the future.

Li Yaotang

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

Elizabeth Bibesco

I don't speak of revenge or forgiveness; forgetting is the only revenge and the only forgiveness.

Jorge Luis Borges

Man staggers through life yapped at by his reason, pulled and shoved by his appetites, whispered to by fears, beckoned by hopes. Small wonder that what he craves most is self-forgetting.

Eric Hoffer

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting. And cometh from afar.

William Wordsworth

Man talks of a battle with Nature, forgetting that if he won the battle, he would find himself on the losing side.

E. F. Schumacher

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

Mary Stewart

The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don't come to mind when we want them.

Friedrich Nietzsche

When the remembering was done, the forgetting could begin.

Sara Zarr

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

Michael Ignatieff

Perhaps extreme danger strips us of all pretenses, all ambitions, all confusions, focusing us more intensely than we are otherwise ever focused, so that we remember what we otherwise spend most of our lives forgetting: that our nature and purpose is, more than anything else, to love and to make love, to take joy from the beauty of the world, to live with an awareness that the future is not as real a place for any of us as are the present and the past.

Dean Koontz

I have decided that perhaps I am bulimic and just keep forgetting to purge.

Paula Poundstone

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