You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.

The Road
It takes a long time to emerge in daylight what was erased.

Dora Bruder
We don�t just forget things because they don�t matter but also forget things because they matter too much because each of us remembers and forgets in a pattern whose labyrinthine windings are an identification mark no less distinctive than a fingerprintit�s.

American Pastoral
It's easy to forget things you don't need anymore.

Kafka on the Shore
If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
To forget is the great secret of strong creative natures; to forget is the way nature herself who knows no past and who at every hour begins the mysteries of her untiring labors afresh
Blessed are the forgetful; for they get the better even of their blunders
Good, to forgive;
Best, to forget!
Living, we fret;
Dying, we live.

La Saisiaz


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."