Source: The Troubled Man
Source: My Name Is Memory
„Just remember that the things you put into your head are there forever, he said. You might want to think about that.
You forget some things, dont you?
Yes. You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget.“
Source: The Road
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
Source: Selected Essays, 1778-1830
„The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from.“
— Gene Fowler American journalist 1890 - 1960
Attributed without citation in Blythe Camenson (2002) How to Sell, Then Write Your Nonfiction Book. p. 188
„When you remembered to forget, you were remembering. It was when you forgot to forget that you forgot.“
Source: Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood
— 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
— Bing Xin Chinese writer 1900 - 1999
China Daily (English Edition), obituary (1999)
„Memory is so corrupt that you remember only what you want to; if you want to forget about something, slowly but surely you do.“
The Post Office Girl (published posthumously in 1982)
— Mau Piailug Micronesian navigator from the Carolinian island of Satawal and a teacher of traditional, non-instrument wayfinding met… 1932 - 2010
An Ocean in Mind (1987)
What Happened To Goodbye (2011)
Source: What Happened to Goodbye
— Allen Ginsberg American poet 1926 - 1997