Quotations About / On:
“You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.”
(― Cormac McCarthy, The Road)
“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a womans birthday but never remembers her age.”
I had a Friend tell me that if he remembers right, He thinks that he faintly remember reading that the effects of Marijuana can cause memory loss
I just throught that I almost forgot to remind you to remember to not let me forget to remember to be home by 5: pm
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.)
Those who have known the famous are publicly debriefed of their memories, knowing as their own dusk falls that they will only be remembered for remembering someone else.
(Alan Bennett (b. 1934), British playwright. Peggy, in Prick Up Your Ears: The Screenplay (1987).)
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not remember how often we have recounted it to the same person?
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 313 (1678).)
This moment - there are no remembrances, no memory - your sickness have taken all, have worn us all out, we only remember feeding you, changing your clothes, we only remember the odor of your stool, we only remember a miserable life and all before that is gone.
All the wrong people remember Vietnam. I think all the people who remember it should forget it, and all the people who forgot it should remember it.
(Michael Herr (b. 1940), U.S. journalist. Observer (London, Jan. 15, 1989).)
"Revenge," I shrieked, groping to remember the affront.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)