Quotations About / On:
Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
(Elie Wiesel (b. 1928), Rumanian-born U.S. writer. Nobel lecture, Dec. 11, 1986, Oslo, Norway.)
'Rejected love is far remembered then accepted love'
(Inspired by Marry)
"Revenge," I shrieked, groping to remember the affront.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Pro Murena, 76.)
The part I remember best is the beginning.
(Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Little John (Petit Jean), in Les Plaideurs (The Litigants), act 3, sc. 3 (1668).
Little John is speaking of memorizing his presentation.)
Some day I will be better remembered.
(Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. George F. Parker, Recollections of Grover Cleveland (1909). H. Wayne Morgan, From Hayes to McKinley: National Party Politics, 1877-1896, ch. 5 (1969).
The comment concerned Cleveland's being snubbed by a group of law associates before he entered politics.)
I only see clearly what I remember.
(Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), Swiss-born French philosopher, political theorist. Confessions, bk. 3 (part I, 1782, part II, 1789).)
The world only remembers the winners.
(Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Admiral Lutjens (Karel Stepanek), Sink the Bismarck! 1960.
Based on a true story. Based on the book by C.S. Forrester.)
Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.
(Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Here Lies, "Sentiment," (1939).
For the original, see Wordsworth on poetry.)
All the wrong people remember Vietnam. I think all the people who remember it should forget it, and all the people who forgot it should remember it.
(Michael Herr (b. 1940), U.S. journalist. Observer (London, Jan. 15, 1989).)