Quotes about forgetting

A collection of quotes on the topic of forgetting.

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„My first wife, I'll never forget her — and I've tried.“

—  Redd Foxx American comedian and actor 1922 - 1991

Stage performance on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QoyQwfarn0

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„In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this.“

—  Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015

Pratchett is credited as author of this, as quoted in Ghost Cats : Human Encounters with Feline Spirits (2007) by Dusty Rainbolt, p. 7, and in Chicken Soup for the Soul : What I Learned from the Cat (2009) by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Amy Newmark
Quote attributed to unknown author, in Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrates Cats : And the People Who Love Them (2004) by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Sharon J. Wohlmuth, p. 1
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Variant: In ancient times, cats were worshiped as gods. They have never forgotten this.

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„Mimì never forgets to see the beauty in life.“

—  Megan Marie Hart American opera singer 1983

Original: (de) Mimi vergisst nie, die Schönheit im Leben zu sehen, und ist nicht verbittert.
Variant: Mimi never forgets to see the beauty in life and is not bitter.
Source: https://www.frizzmag.de/kultur-freizeit/kultur--buehne/La-Boheme-neue-Version-Staatstheater/
Context: Mimì is a character in Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. Although she is terminally ill, she enjoys life.

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„Words are for meaning: when you've got the meaning, you can forget the words.“

—  Zhuangzi classic Chinese philosopher -369 - -286 BC

Original: (zh_Hant) 荃者所以在魚,得魚而忘荃;蹄者所以在兔,得兔而忘蹄;言者所以在意,得意而忘言。吾安得忘言之人而與之言哉!
Variant: "Where can I find a man who has forgotten words? He is the one I would like to talk to."
Context: A trap is for fish: when you've got the fish, you can forget the trap. A snare is for rabbits: when you've got the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words are for meaning: when you've got the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find someone who's forgotten words so I can have a word with him?...

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„Where does a thought go when it's forgotten?“

—  Sigmund Freud Austrian neurologist known as the founding father of psychoanalysis 1856 - 1939

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„The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too“

—  Ernest Hemingway, book Men Without Women

Source: Claimed to be from Men Without Women, but it does not appear in that work. May have originated in a 2011 blogpost by Marc Chernoff entitled 30 things to stop doing to yourself http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/11/30-things-to-stop-doing-to-yourself/.

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„Forget the takes. Takes are cheap shots. Anyone can do a goddamn take. […] You don't have to be a genius to draw a take. It's emotions— the full range of emotions— that works in Clampett's cartoons.“

—  John Kricfalusi Canadian animator 1955

Wheeler W. Dixon (2001), "Creating Ren and Stimpy (1992)", Collected Interviews: Voices from Twentieth-Century Cinema (SIU Press): 89

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