Weekend Words: Forget

Jan van Kessel (the Elder), “Study of Insects, Butterflies and a Snail with a Sprig of Forget-Me-Nots” (1659), oil on copper, 12 x 18 cm (Private collection) (image via Web Gallery of Art)

The European Union wants Google to learn how to forget.

“Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.”

—Henry Ward Beecher

“Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.”

—Thomas De Quincey

“In violence, we forget who we are.”

—Mary McCarthy, “Characters in Fiction”

“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”

Hebrews 13:2 (KJV)

“I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll make an exception.”

—Groucho Marx

“I drink to forget I drink.”

—Joe E. Lewis

“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

“Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.”

—Sir Walter Scott

“There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.”

—Henri Matisse

“Live your life and forget your age.”

—Norman Vincent Peale

“Painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.”

—Georges Rouault

“We forget that we are all dead men conversing with dead men.”

—Jorge Luis Borges

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