Quotations About / On: REMEMBER

  • 31.
    We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Pro Murena, 76.)
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  • 32.
    Perhaps it's more merciful to forget the dead instead of remembering them.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La cabeza a pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 81, Madrid, Cruz y Raya (1934).)
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  • 33.
    When one is altering the face of the universe one cannot remember small helpful acts.
    (Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945), U.S. businesswoman. The Autobiography of a Business Woman, ch. 3 (1928). On her failure to acknowledge a small, but important, order placed with her in the early years of her wholesale coffee business, when she was struggling to establish herself against great odds.)
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  • 34.
    I feel disappointed, but I don't remember just what I expected.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 35.
    The horse stares at its captor, barely remembering the free kicks of youth.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 36.
    Wisdom remembers. Happiness forgets.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 37.
    As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.
    (Nicholas Pileggi, U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), GoodFellas, voiceover in the opening scene while Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) and Jimmy Conway (Robert DeNiro) finish killing Billy Batts (Frank Vincent) (1990).)
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  • 38.
    Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.
    (Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to Annabella Bonheur (Martha Raye) as Verdoux tries to steer her away from swindlers to swindles of his own (1947).)
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  • 39.
    Architecture is to make us know and remember who we are.
    (Geoffrey, Sir Jellicoe (b. 1900), British architect. International Herald Tribune (Paris, November 6, 1989).)
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  • 40.
    Remember this, Dr. Glendon: The werewolf instinctively seeks to kill the thing it loves best.
    (John Colton (1886-1946). Stuart Walker. Dr. Yogami (Warner Oland), Werewolf of London, warning the unbelieving Glendon that he is now a werewolf himself (1935). Original story by Robert Harris; Colton was born in Japan, of British parents, and then moved to America—you figure out his nationality.)
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