Top 115 Forgotten Quotes

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“Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.”

― Aesop

“After I die, I’ll be forgotten.”

― Al Jolson

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

― Albert Einstein

“The crisis of the 1930s and the populist reactions of that time must not be forgotten.”

― Albert II of Belgium

“Friendships are forgotten when the game begins.”

― Alvin Dark

“While the 1963 Birmingham church bombing is the most historic, there also was a series of church burnings in the 1990s. Recognition of the terror those and similar acts impose on communities seems to have been forgotten post-Sept. 11, 2001.”

― Anthea Butler

“The essentially unchangeable established order of things slowly disappeared and was forgotten for a while completely.”

― Arthur Erickson

“To be forgotten, is to die a little.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.”

― B. F. Skinner

“I had read Plato and Kant, but I had forgotten it.”

― Barbara Sukowa

“American business has just forgotten the importance of selling.”

― Barry Goldwater

“Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“I would prefer to be forgotten, then rediscovered in a different age.”

― Bill Viola

“There’s a lot of days where you feel forgotten.”

― Billy Corgan

“I’ve watched films and even forgotten I’m in them.”

― Bob Hoskins

“I’ve watched all of ‘Millennium’ on DVD: that’s an unfairly forgotten, weird series.”

― Bruce Harwood

“The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.”

― Calvin Coolidge

“I love when people cover songs that are familiar but have been kind of forgotten about.”

― Cassadee Pope

“The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.”

― Cesare Pavese

“What I try to do is write about forgotten people, and, in a certain sense, we’re all forgotten.”

― Charles Bock

“I want to make more films in the heartland, the forgotten America.”

― Chloe Zhao

“Hinde Esther Kreitman is a forgotten literary foremother, her works largely lost, ignored and out of print.”

― Clive Sinclair

“We have forgotten that curing cancer starts with preventing cancer in the first place.”

― David Agus

“I’d forgotten I’d done the anime called Spirited Away, the English version of a Japanese film.”

― David Ogden Stiers

“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.”

― David Ogden Stiers

“Death is feared as birth is forgotten.”

― Douglas Horton

“I am thrilled to get the chance to write comics – and to tell Forgotten Realms tales, to boot!”

― Ed Greenwood

“The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.”

― Edith Sitwell

“The fact must never be forgotten that no magazine publisher in the United States could give what it is giving to the reader each month if it were not for the revenue which the advertiser brings the magazine.”

― Edward Bok

“I feel Irish-Americans are the forgotten minority group. Nobody else is making films about them.”

― Edward Burns

“All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.”

― Elias Canetti

“To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.”

― Emil Cioran

“As soon as the dirt is hitting the casket, it’ll all be forgotten.”

― Eric Bogosian

“I have forgotten my rave reviews and memorized my vicious ones – like most writers.”

― Erica Jong

“My biggest fear in life is to be forgotten.”

― Evita Peron

“Let the grand errand into America never be forgotten.”

― Ezra Stiles

“Forgotten is forgiven.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not.”

― G. H. Hardy

“The women of Afghanistan have a voice, and it needs to be heard and not forgotten.”

― Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

“The near stillness recalls what is forgotten, extinct angels.”

― Georg Trakl

“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.”

― George Eliot

“Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.”

― George Savile

“We can’t let the past be forgotten.”

― George Takei

“Every business is there to make money, and making a record is business. This tends to be forgotten by many.”

― Giorgio Moroder

“I couldn’t remember when I’d stopped willing to be trans and started wanting to be trans. If there were a difference, I’d forgotten it.”

― Hari Nef

“I was nine. I saw Orson Welles in ‘Julius Caesar.’ It was involving, emotional, imaginative. I’ve never forgotten it.”

― Harold Prince

“The actor’s popularity is evanescent; applauded today, forgotten tomorrow.”

― Harrison Ford

“Series of syllables which have been learned by heart, forgotten, and learned anew must be similar as to their inner conditions at the times when they can be recited.”

― Hermann Ebbinghaus

“I would like to be forgotten. What’s so good about being remembered?”

― Isabella Rossellini

“One morning I woke up and was plunged into psychological shock. I had forgotten I was free.”

― Jack Henry Abbott

“Revived in this country the long forgotten beauties of Gothic architecture.”

― James Wyatt

“Life is way better than TV. I recommend it to anyone who has forgotten they have one.”

― Jasmine Guy

“I’ve been forgotten by our Good Lord.”

― Jeanne Calment

“I’m still very much a West Virginia boy. I haven’t forgotten my roots, because that’s really who I am.”

― Jerry West

“I came from a tough childhood. There was a lot of stuff that I’d actually forgotten or that I’d blocked or hidden away until I started addressing it.”

― Jimmy Barnes

“It’s so long since I’ve had sex I’ve forgotten who ties up who.”

― Joan Rivers

“It’s been so long since I’ve had sex I’ve forgotten who ties up whom.”

― Joan Rivers

“When it comes to certain portions of our history, we’ve just forgotten it all.”

― Joe Morton

“At Pixar, good ideas may be cut from a film, but they are never forgotten.”

― John Lasseter

“I haven’t forgotten where I came from.”

― John Salazar

“Rosa Parks inspired many. She will not be forgotten.”

― John Shimkus

“Oh, I’ll be forgotten too, don’t worry.”

― Juliette Binoche

“The powerlessness of the child is often forgotten. And after it comes the terrifying phase of moving into adulthood.”

― Kate Thompson

“I’ve never forgotten a single record I cut or a song I wrote.”

― Kris Kristofferson

“When many Chinese escaped to North Korea during the Cultural Revolution, we embraced them. People in China have forgotten about this.”

― Lee Hyeon-seo

“The novel is a highly corrupt medium, after all – in the end the vast majority of them simply aren’t that great, and are destined to be forgotten.”

― Lev Grossman

“Has God forgotten all I have done for Him.”

― Louis XIV

“Of the great entrepreneurs of this era, people will have forgotten Steve Jobs.”

― Malcolm Gladwell

“There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.”

― Marie Antoinette

“I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all.”

― Marie Antoinette

“As a kid, I didn’t read a great deal of fiction, and I’ve forgotten most of what I did read.”

― Mark Haddon

“The producer is at the center of entertainment. The producer is being forgotten, and producers must seize the center of activity.”

― Marshall Herskovitz

“Most reputations are not ruined but forgotten.”

― Mason Cooley

“As a kid, I knew all of the dinosaurs. It’s one of those tragedies that I’ve forgotten what dinosaurs are cool.”

― Matt Smith

“Nothing in the Middle East is ever forgotten or forgiven.”

― Michael Korda

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

― Mother Teresa

“We have not forgotten the occupier. We remain a resistance.”

― Muqtada al Sadr

“As an author, I’ve never forgotten how to daydream.”

― Neil Gaiman

“I’m comedy’s forgotten nearly man.”

― Nick Frost

“We’ve chosen to stay part of the Westminster system, but we don’t want to be a forgotten, sidelined part of it.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say ‘when!’”

― P. G. Wodehouse

“I’ve learned stuff, and I’ve forgotten stuff, but what I do know is that it really is all about the fans.”

― Paolo Nutini

“While our corporatists burn incense at the shrine of the global economy, Trump went to visit the working-class casualties. And those forgotten Americans in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin responded.”

― Pat Buchanan

“One of the things that’s often forgotten about drug rehabilitation, it’s not a destiny. It’s a journey.”

― Peter Hobson

“We’ve all forgotten how to be original.”

― Peter Jackson

“’A Face in the Crowd’ is Elia Kazan’s forgotten movie.”

― Peyton Reed

“An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.”

― Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

“Whole generations have forgotten history.”

― Pierre Salinger

“One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups, to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.”

― Randall Jarrell

“I’m not interested in creating a book that is read once and then placed on the shelf and forgotten.”

― Richard Scarry

“I think our elderly are forgotten sometimes.”

― Ricky Gervais

“I don’t want to be forgotten or not have helped as many people as I can before I pass.”

― RJ Cyler

“Unlike the Holocaust, Stalin’s murders are forgotten: dust blowing in the wind.”

― Robert Harris

“I spend far too much on taxis. Now, if anyone suggests we get the Tube I say, ‘The Tube! I’d forgotten about that.’”

― Robert Webb

“Palin seems to have forgotten that her poll ratings have plummeted since the summer of 2011.”

― Ron Fournier

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”

― Rudyard Kipling

“Defending is an art, everybody has forgotten it.”

― Sam Allardyce

“Working on ‘Outlander’ has been a delight, it really has. I had kind of forgotten what Scotland was like, and I’d turned into a bit of a Londoner.”

― Sam Heughan

“I saw that my image was changing or fading. One of the reasons for taking a break from clubs was to be missed-not forgotten.”

― Sammy Davis, Jr.

“Damn sure Dusty Rhodes is never gonna be forgotten, ever.”

― Sean Waltman

“Being a writer is an endless study in human transition and lessons learned or forgotten or misapplied.”

― Sloane Crosley

“There are no black conservatives. Oh, there are neoconservatives with black skin, but they lack any claim to blackness other than the biological. They have forgotten their roots.”

― Stephen Carter

“Sometimes it’s forgotten that players are coming to college to get a degree.”

― Steve Alford

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”

― Terry Pratchett

“Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm.”

― Thomas Fuller

“Eaten bread is forgotten.”

― Thomas Fuller

“It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts.”

― Thomas Huxley

“Don’t ask me about my career – I’ve forgotten most of it.”

― Timothy Dalton

“When ‘Safe’ came out, it was treated respectfully but kind of forgotten. Then, by the end of the ’90s, it somehow made it onto all these best-of-the-decade lists.”

― Todd Haynes

“For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?”

― W. H. Auden

“Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.”

― W. H. Auden

“The forgotten man… He works, he votes, generally he prays, but his chief business in life is to pay.”

― William Graham Sumner

“Later in the fifties I got involved in kinetic studies using my long forgotten math background.”

― William Standish Knowles

“I think if you stand still, you get forgotten, and I’m not here to get forgotten.”

― Yungblud

“I think these people have betrayed or have forgotten their ancestors.”

― Zhu Rongji
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