Quotations About / On:
When looking at any significant work of art, remember that a more significant one probably has had to be sacrificed.
(Paul Klee (1879-1940), Swiss artist. Dec. 1904 entry. The Diaries of Paul Klee 1898-1918, no. 583 (1957, trans. 1965).)
When I take up my pen, nothing can happen to me. Fate, remember that.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than she ever did!
(Bert Kalmar, U.S. screenwriter, Harry Ruby, Arthur Sheekman, and Leo McCarey. Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx), Duck Soup, proclaiming his loyalty to Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont) as he and his men hold back enemy forces (1933).)
No one can remember himself as an unpleasant child.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
There comes a time when suddenly you realize that laughter is something you remember and that you were the one laughing.
(Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992), German-born U.S. actor. "Laughter," Marlene Dietrich's ABC (1962).)
Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
(James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), U.S. poet, editor. speech, Oct. 6, 1884, Birmingham, England. "On Democracy," Democracy and Other Addresses (1886).)
Always remember, Peggy, it's matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason.
(Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987), U.S. diplomat, writer. Edith, in The Women, act 3 (1936).)
Inscribe it in the remembering tablets of your mind.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 789.)
If we meet someone who owes us thanks, we right away remember that. But how often do we meet someone to whom we owe thanks without remembering that?
(Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Elective Affinities, bk. 2, ch. 4, from Ottilie's Diary (1809).)
I don't avoid pain by not remembering something; I try to remember.... Memory is empowering, and it's what gives you your sense of continuity in the world.
(Melinda Worth Popham (b. 1944), U.S. author. As quoted in Listen to Their Voices, ch. 20, by Mickey Pearlman (1993).)