— A.A. Milne British author 1882 - 1956
„Never mind, I'll find someone like you,
I wish nothing but the best for you, too.
Don't forget me, I beg.
I remember you said,
"Sometimes it lasts in love,
But sometimes it hurts instead."“
— Adele (singer) British singer-songwriter 1988
Someone Like You, written by Adele and Dan Wilson
Song lyrics, 21 (2011)
Lightsong the Bold
— Alvin Toffler American writer 1928 - 2016
— Laozi semi-legendary Chinese figure, attributed to the 6th century, regarded as the author of the Tao Te Ching and founder of… -604
This quotation has also been misattributed to Confucius.
Tell me and I [will] forget. Show me and I [will] remember. Involve me and I [will] understand.
From Xun Zi 荀子
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 BC
Xunzi in the Xunzi (book)
„It is so hard to forget what it is worse than useless to remember! If I am to be a thoroughfare, I prefer that it be of the mountain-brooks, the Parnassian streams, and not the town-sewers.“
Life Without Principle (1863)
Context: It is so hard to forget what it is worse than useless to remember! If I am to be a thoroughfare, I prefer that it be of the mountain-brooks, the Parnassian streams, and not the town-sewers. There is inspiration, that gossip which comes to the ear of the attentive mind from the courts of heaven. There is the profane and stale revelation of the bar-room and the police court. The same ear is fitted to receive both communications. Only the character of the hearer determines to which it shall be open, and to which closed. I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality.
„I never forget,” Myrnin said in a choked whisper. “Certainly not with your nails in my throat. They’re quite an excellent mnemonic device.“
— Rachel Caine American writer 1962
Source: Bite Club
„I was waiting for the longest time, she said. I thought you forgot.
It is hard to forget, I said, when there is such an empty space when you are gone.“
— Brian Andreas American artist 1956
Source: Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
„I never forgot that schooling had irretrievably changed my family’s life. That knowledge, however, did not weaken ambition. Instead, it strengthened resolve. Those times I remembered the loss of my past with regret, I quickly reminded myself of all the things my teachers could give me. (They could make me an educated man.) I tightened my grip on pencil and books. I evaded nostalgia. Tried hard to forget. But one does not forget by trying to forget. One only remembers. I remembered too well that education had changed my family’s life. I would not have become a scholarship boy had I not so often remembered.“
— Richard Rodríguez American journalist and essayist 1944
„"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn." There is no evidence that Franklin said this. Scholars believe the saying comes from the Xunzi.“
— Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790
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— Lemmy Kilmister British singer-songwriter 1945 - 2015
Source: A Visit from the Goon Squad
Source: A Farewell to Arms
„Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed.
Never shall I forget that smoke.
Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky.
Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever.
Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live.
Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.
Never shall I forget those things, even were I condemned to live as long as God Himself.
Source: Night (1960)
„You'll never get mixed up if you simply tell the truth. Then you don't have to remember what you have said, and you never forget what you have said.“
— Sam Rayburn lawmaker from Bonham, Texas 1882 - 1961
W. B. Ragsdale, "An Old Friend Writes of Rayburn", in U.S. News & World Report (October 23, 1961), p. 72.
„When I face an issue of great import that cleaves both constituents and colleagues, I always take the same approach. I engage in deep deliberation and quiet contemplation. I wait to the last available minute and then I always vote with the losers. Because, my friend, the winners never remember and the losers never forget.“
— Everett Dirksen United States Army officer 1896 - 1969
As quoted in Business Wit & Wisdom (2005) by Richard S. Zera, p. 164
„[M]y father was a really great man. I'll never forget the last thing he ever said to me. Nor will I ever repeat it.“
— John S. Hall Poet, author, singer, lawyer 1960
Lyrics, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life (2003)
„I'll never forget the first thing she said to me, she said: "Hey - you've got weasels on your face." Right then I knew it was true love.“
— "Weird Al" Yankovic American singer-songwriter, music producer, accordionist, actor, comedian, writer, satirist, and parodist 1959
"Albuquerque", Running with Scissors.