Forget | Edgar Allan Poe / John Lubbock / Friedrich Nietzsche / Carl Jung / Charles Bukowski / Jorge Luis Borges

Paul Klee, Forgetful angel, 1939


 “If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make 
a note that this thing is to be remembered.”

 Edgar Allan Poe

“Without forgetting it is quite impossible to live at all.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life, 1874

"We strain the memory instead of cultivating the mind."

 John Lubbock, The Pleasures of Life, 1887

“Whenever we give up, leave behind, and forget too much, there is always 
the danger that the things we have neglected will return with added force.”

 Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1961

“It's only when things are not going too badly for a while that we forget.”

 Charles Bukowski, Love Is a Dog from Hell, 1977

“I don't speak of vengeance, nor of forgiving; forgetting 
is the only revenge and the only forgiveness”

 Jorge Luis Borges

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