Quotations About / On:
We forget to remember and remember to forget happiness and
sadness of life so that we can lead life with ease and sensibly
Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
(Elie Wiesel (b. 1928), Rumanian-born U.S. writer. Nobel lecture, Dec. 11, 1986, Oslo, Norway.)
'Rejected love is far remembered then accepted love'
(Inspired by Marry)
"Revenge," I shrieked, groping to remember the affront.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Pro Murena, 76.)
The part I remember best is the beginning.
(Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Little John (Petit Jean), in Les Plaideurs (The Litigants), act 3, sc. 3 (1668).
Little John is speaking of memorizing his presentation.)
Some day I will be better remembered.
(Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. George F. Parker, Recollections of Grover Cleveland (1909). H. Wayne Morgan, From Hayes to McKinley: National Party Politics, 1877-1896, ch. 5 (1969).
The comment concerned Cleveland's being snubbed by a group of law associates before he entered politics.)
I only see clearly what I remember.
(Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), Swiss-born French philosopher, political theorist. Confessions, bk. 3 (part I, 1782, part II, 1789).)
The world only remembers the winners.
(Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Admiral Lutjens (Karel Stepanek), Sink the Bismarck! 1960.
Based on a true story. Based on the book by C.S. Forrester.)
Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.
(Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Here Lies, "Sentiment," (1939).
For the original, see Wordsworth on poetry.)