Quotes about forgetting

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„When you start the next project you have to forget everything you did before, otherwise Dark Knight will start to sound like Kung Fu Panda.“

—  Hans Zimmer German film composer and music producer 1957

Source http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13964918.

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„The whole thing is so much bigger than I am, and I can't understand it, so I just trust myself to it; and forget about it.“

—  Edwin Hubble American astronomer 1889 - 1953

Hubble's reply when asked about his beliefs from a friend, as quoted in Edwin Hubble: Mariner of the Nebulae (1996) by Gale E. Christianson, p. 183.

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„You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.“

—  Charlie Parker American jazz saxophonist and composer 1920 - 1955

As quoted in Acting Is a Job: Real-life Lessons About the Acting Business (2006) by Jason Pugatch, p. 73; this statement has occurred with many different phrasings, including: "Learn the changes, then forget them."

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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

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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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„We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the lines against the enemy while our fleets replaced losses and repaired wounds.“

—  Chester W. Nimitz United States Navy fleet admiral 1885 - 1966

As quoted in Historic Ship Exhibits in the United States (1969), by United States Naval History Division, United States Navy, p. 24

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