Quotations About / On: REMEMBER

  • 41.
    Wisdom remembers. Happiness forgets.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    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.)
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  • 47.
    Looking on oneself as something alien, forgetting the sight, remembering the gaze.
    (Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Third Notebook, December 6, 1917. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)
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  • 48.
    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.)
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  • 49.
    Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember.
    (Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneid, bk. 1, l. 203. Addressed to his men, referring to the difficulties of the journey to Latium.)
  • 50.
    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).)
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