Quotes by forgetting

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  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris Murdoch
    Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
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    Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
  • Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.
  • Bernard Meltzer
    Bernard Meltzer
    American professor 1914-
    Bernard Meltzer
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    Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting.
  • Albert J. Nock
    Albert J. Nock
    American libertarian author 1870-1945
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    Concerning culture as a process, one would say that it means learning a great many things and then forgetting them; and the forgetting is as necessary as the learning.
  • Albert J. Nock
    Albert J. Nock
    American libertarian author 1870-1945
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    Diligent as one must be in learning, one must be as diligent in forgetting; otherwise the process is one of pedantry, not culture.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Forget and forgive. This is not difficult when properly understood. It means forget inconvenient duties, then forgive yourself for forgetting. By rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
  • Buddy Wakefield
    Buddy Wakefield
    American poet and actor 1974-
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    I keep forgetting to put focus on my to-do list. I keep forgetting to wander and have fun. I know I'm transparent but my insecurities are in all the right places, so go ahead, have a look.
    Source: Poetry Gahndis Autobiography
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    I've a grand memory for forgetting.
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
    Sir Walter Raleigh
    British courtier, writer 1552-1618
    Sir Walter Raleigh
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    It is the nature of men having escaped one extreme, which by force they were constrained long to endure, to run headlong into the other extreme, forgetting that virtue doth always consist in the mean.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    It isn't a matter of forgetting. What one has to learn is how to remember and yet be free of the past.
  • Buddy Wakefield
    Buddy Wakefield
    American poet and actor 1974-
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    Jordan tattoos the words forgive me in thick black letters down the inside of his arm so that when he looks at his wrist he will remember not to hate himself so much. What he keeps forgetting is that there is life after survival.
    Source: Poetry Human the Death Dance
  • Albert J. Nock
    Albert J. Nock
    American libertarian author 1870-1945
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    Learning has always been made much of, but forgetting has always been deprecated; therefore pedantry has pretty well established itself throughout the modern world at the expense of culture.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    Man staggers through life yapped at by his reason, pulled and shoved by his appetites, whispered to by fears, beckoned by hopes. Small wonder that what he craves most is self-forgetting.
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    French writer 1873-1954
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
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    One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
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