Favorite Quotations ~  Forget Oceans

"Forgetfulness is a form of freedom." ~ Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam

Kahlil Gibran

Necessary, forever necessary, to burn out false shames and smelt the heaviest ore of the body into purity. ~ D. H. Lawrence

To err is human. To forgive takes restraint; To forget you forgave Is the mark of a saint. ~ Suzanne Douglass

Better by far that you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad. ~ Christina Rossetti

To endeavor to forget anyone is a certain way of thinking of nothing else. ~ Jean de la Bruyere

The danger lies in forgetting. ~ Elie Wiesel

There is a difference between not thinking of someone and forgetting him. ~ Werner Kraus

Politics is, for me, forgive and --as you may have heard-- sometimes forget. ~ Ronald Reagan

Forget goals. Value the process. ~ Jim Bouton

When befriended, remember it. When you befriend, forget it. ~ Benjamin Franklin

First learn your horn and all the theory. Next develop a style. Then forget all that and just play. ~ Charlie Parker

Alan Watts, the Buddhist scholar, proposed the existence of a mental faculty he called forgettory, which is the flip side of memory. There are times, Watts maintained, when we need to forget things, to let them slip away into the unremembered past. ~ Larry Dossey, Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things

A man is too apt to forget that in this world he cannot have everything. A choice is all that is left him. ~ H. Mathews

A person cannot forget someone who is good to them. ~ Bruce Lee

A river does not flow so far that it forgets its source. ~ Yoruba Proverb

All great work artistic, poetic, intellectual or spiritual is produced at those moments when creators forget themselves altogether and are free from self-consciousness. ~ Walpola Rahula