Quotations About / On:
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.)
No one could be the way I remember my father.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
I do not remember joy or sorrow in childhood, but listening for clues.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
Remember the fun we had when you poisoned me?
(Robb White, and William Castle. Frederick Loren (Vincent Price), House on Haunted Hill, to his wife (1958).)
Treat the cow kindly, boys; remember she's a ladyand a mother.
(Federal Writers' Project Of The Wor, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Quoting Theophilus Hacker, University of Minnesota Dairy School head. Minnesota: A State Guide (The WPA Guide to Minnesota), p. 233, Viking Press (1938).
Advice to students.)
No mother-in-law ever remembers that she was once a daughter-in-law.
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
(Thomas Paine (1737-1809), Anglo-American political theorist, writer. Common Sense, ch. 4 (1776).)
Forgetting and remembering are governed by laws, but we cannot find out what they are.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
(W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet. The Dyer's Hand, pt. 1, "Reading," (1962).)
Men fall into two classesthose who forget views and those who remember them.
(E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. A Room with a View, pt. I, ch. 15 (1908).
George Emerson's opinion repeated by Lucy Honeychurch.)