— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
„Your memory is a monster; you forget—it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you—and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you!“
Zdroj: A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989)
— Louisa May Alcott American novelist 1832 - 1888
„Memories are killing. So you must not think of certain things, of those that are dear to you, or rather you must think of them, for if you don’t there is the danger of finding them, in your mind, little by little.“
— Samuel Beckett Irish novelist, playwright, and poet 1906 - 1989
The Expelled (1946)
— Paul Sophus Epstein Russian-American mathematician 1883 - 1966
Jesse W. M. DuMond, Paul Sophus Epstein http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=568&page=147, in Biographical Memoirs V.45, National Academy of Sciences (NAS), published by National Academies Press (1974), ISBN 0-309-02239-8, p. 140
„The way she held your hand,
The little things you planned.
Her memory is with you yet,
That's someone you'll never forget.“
— Elvis Presley American singer and actor 1935 - 1977
That's Someone You Never Forget, from Pot Luck, written by Elvis Presley and Red West (1961)
— Obert Skye, kniha Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo
Zdroj: Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo
„If you are wired to your memory, repetitions will happen and redundancy will come; but if you are paying attention, that changes your ability to look at things“
— Sadhguru Yogi, mystic, visionary and humanitarian 1957
Economic Times http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-12-21/news/35953428_1_human-body-indian-business-isha-foundation, 21 December 2012
Sourced from newspapers and magazines
„You must get away from the real thing because the real thing will limit your acting and cripple you. To think of your own mother's death each time you want to cry onstage is schizophrenic and sick.“
— Stella Adler American actress and teaching coach 1901 - 1992
Obituary in New York Times
„When you think of the silly things people have said to you which have stopped you from saying the same silly things, you simply can’t do justice to your gratitude.“
— Henry S. Haskins 1875 - 1957
Zdroj: Meditations in Wall Street (1940), p. 107
„If you have had an unfortunate experience, forget it. If you have made a failure in speech, your song, your book, your article, if you have been placed in an embarrassing position, if you have fallen and hurt yourself by a false step, if you have been slandered and abused, do not dwell upon it. There is not a single redeeming feature in these memories, and the presence of their ghosts will rob you of many a happy hour. There is nothing in it. Drop them. Forget them. Wipe them out of your mind forever. If you have been indiscreet, imprudent, if you have been talked about, if your reputation has been injured so that you fear you can never outgrow it or redeem it, do not drag the hideous shadows, the rattling skeletons about with you, Rub them off from the shite of memory. Wipe them out. Forget them. Start with a clean slate and spend all your energies in keeping it clean for the future.“
— Orison Swett Marden American writer 1850 - 1924
Masterful Personality (1923).
— Haruki Murakami, kniha Bezbarvý Cukuru Tazaki a jeho léta putování
Zdroj: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (2013)
„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.“
— Cormac McCarthy, kniha Cesta
Zdroj: The Road
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
„There is a red and angry world…
Red things happen there.
The world eats your wife…
Eats your friends…
Eats all the things… that make you human…
And you become a monster.
And the world… just keeps on eating.“
— Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953
Swamp Thing (1983–1987)
„When faced with the scariest of things, all you want to do is turn away, hide in your own invisible place. But you can't. That's why it's not only important for us to be seen, but to have someone to look for us, as well.“
— Sarah Dessen American writer 1970
Zdroj: Saint Anything
„If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgement of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgement now.“
— Marcus Aurelius, kniha Hovory k sobě
Varianta: If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
„The great trouble with all of us who are struggling with unhappy or unfortunate conditions is that we have separated ourselves in some way from the great magnetic center of creation. We are not thinking right, and so we are not attracting the right things. “Think the things you want.” The profoundest philosophy is locked up in these few words. Think of them clearly, persistently, concentrating upon them with all the force and might of your mind, and struggle toward them with all your energy. This is the way to make yourself a magnet for the things you want. But the moment you begin to doubt, to worry, to fear, you demagnetize yourself, and the things you desire flee from you. You drive them away by your mental attitude. They cannot come near you while you are deliberately separating yourself from them. You are going in one direction, and the things you want are going in the opposite direction.“
— Orison Swett Marden American writer 1850 - 1924
How to Get What You Want (1917).
„Hang on to your hopes, my friend.
That's an easy thing to say,
But if your hopes should pass away
Simply pretend that you can build them again.“
— Paul Simon American musician, songwriter and producer 1941
A Hazy Shade of Winter
Song lyrics, Bookends (1968)