Quotations About / On: REMEMBER

  • 61.
    Men fall into two classes—those 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.)
  • 62.
    I'm just an old man and I smell bad, remember?
    (Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Vincent Rapallo (Frank Silvera), Killer's Kiss, to the attractive woman who rebuffed his advances earlier (1955).)
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  • 63.
    Friendship is evanescent in every man's experience, and remembered like heat lightning in past summers.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 277, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 64.
    Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.
    (Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Here Lies, "Sentiment," (1939). For the original, see Wordsworth on poetry.)
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  • 65.
    There was more foolery yet, if I could remember it.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Casca, in Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 2, l. 287. Reporting to Cassius what happened when Caesar addressed the people of Rome.)
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  • 66.
    Adieu, adieu, adieu! remember me.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Ghost, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 5, l. 91. His father's ghost gives a final command to Hamlet.)
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  • 67.
    Can anybody remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Society and Solitude, "Works and Days," (1870).)
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  • 68.
    Do not speak like a death's-head, do not bid me remember mine end.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Falstaff, in Henry IV, Part 2, act 2, sc. 4, l. 234-5. "Death's head" means skull, used as a memento mori or reminder that death awaits everyone.)
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  • 69.
    Remember that you need not eat unless you are hungry.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, August 9, 1850, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 186, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 70.
    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
    (George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher, poet. Life of Reason, "Reason in Common Sense," ch. 12 (1905-6). William L. Shirer made these words the epigraph for his Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1959).)
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