— Samuel Beckett, kniha Molloy
Kontext: To decompose is to live too, I know, I know, don't torment me, but one sometimes forgets. And of that life too I shall tell you perhaps one day, the day I know that when I thought I knew I was merely existing and that passion without form or stations will have devoured me down to the rotting flesh itself and that when I know that I know nothing, am only crying out as I have always cried out, more or less piercingly, more or less openly. Let me cry out then, it's said to be good for you. Yes let me cry out, this time, then another time perhaps, then perhaps a last time.
„Young converts are sometimes so taken up with religious feeling and doing as to forget the importance even, in reference to that of knowing. "Grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."“
— John Angell James British abolitionist 1785 - 1859
Zdroj: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 366.
„I don't know if this is true to you but for me
sometimes it gets so bad
that anything else
looking at a bird on an overhead
seems as great as a Beethoven symphony.
then you forget it and you're back
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
Zdroj: Bone Palace Ballet
„A great disaster is a symbol to us to remember all the big things of life and forget the small things of which we have thought too much. In his death he has reminded us of the big things of life, the living truth, and if we remember that, then it will be well with India.“
— Jawaharlal Nehru Indian lawyer, statesman, and writer, first Prime Minister of India 1889 - 1964
The Light Has Gone Out (1948)
„But it can make you feel over, and old
(Lord, you know it's a shame),
when I only want for you to pull over,
and hold me,
till I can't remember my own name.“
— Joanna Newsom American musician 1982
Good Intentions Paving Company
Have One On Me (2010)
„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)
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
A Song Is Born
Lyrics, I am...
— Haruki Murakami, kniha Kafka na pobřeží
Zdroj: Kafka on the Shore
„Yeah, I'm one of those guys--I'm either totally on time and--and everything's good, or I just--I just didn't know what happened, you know, and I just totally don't show up. Like not like late, like, I didn't know--my problem is that sometimes I'm real bad at getting information and retaining it, so…I dunno…Sometimes it's more forgetting than late.“
— Patrick Stump American musician 1984
„It is my favorite thing, I think, that I have ever seen. Sometimes I catch myself staring at it and forget my duties. It seems big enough to contain everything anyone could ever feel.“
— Anthony Doerr, kniha All the Light We Cannot See
Zdroj: All the Light We Cannot See
— Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964
„I feel more important to just encourage people to get involved, one way or another. If I can inspire some leaders, that would be great. I don't know if I want to be a leader.“
— Joe the Plumber American conservative activist and commentator 1973
"Q & A: 'Joe the Plumber'" interview by Sarah Pulliam, in Christianity Today (May 2009) Web-only article
„Roger speaking to Brianna:
It's too important. You don't forget having a dad."
You do remember your father?"
No. I remember yours.“
— Diana Gabaldon American author 1952
Zdroj: An Echo in the Bone
„But I… don't believe that gender is just binary, and I never have, so that's what pulls me to sometimes politically identify as a lesbian, because I'm a feminist, and I feel like women are still so suppressed. I don't feel like we've come that far. But I also feel like there are people all along the spectrum, so in that sense, I feel like I would be more bisexual or just, you know, open-ended.“
— Daniela Sea American filmmaker, actor, and musician 1977
" Interview with The L Words Daniela Sea https://web.archive.org/web/20121012071650/http://www.afterellen.com/archive/ellen/TV/2006/1/sea3.html", AfterEllen (3 January 2006).
„Work me, lord. Please don't you leave me. I feel so useless down here with no one to love. Though I looked everywhere, and I can't find me anybody to love, to feel my care…So, work me lord, oh, use me lord. Can I show you how hard it is trying to live when you're all alone? Everyday I keep trying to move forward but something is driving me, oh, back. Something's trying to hold on to me, to my way of life. So, oh, don't you forget me down here lord, no no no no no, don't you forget me, lord. Well I don't think I'm any very special kind of person down here, I know better. But I don't think you're gonna find anybody, not anybody who can say that they tried like I tried. The worst that you can say all about me is that I'm never satisfied…“
— Janis Joplin American singer and songwriter 1943 - 1970
"Work me, Lord", live at Woodstock (1969)