quote by Angela Davis

We live in a society of an imposed forgetfulness, a society that depends on public amnesia.

— Angela Davis

Courageous Amnesia quotations

Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.

Let us not suffer from a national amnesia that causes us to forget who and what we are.

We are the United States of Amnesia, we learn nothing because we remember nothing.

If it's worth feeling bad about, it's worthy of amnesia.


A dinosaur out of context is like a character without a story.

Worse than that, the character suffers from amnesia.

We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state. When did history become a bad word?

I had post-traumatic amnesia, five-second memory, it happens as a result of brain injury.

To say goodbye is not to develop amnesia

Yoga is a technology for arriving in this present moment.

It is a means of waking up from our spiritual amnesia, so that we can remember all that we already know.


Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia.

Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated.

There is a permanent amnesia planted in us, which just as we keep forgetting our dreams, we sometimes keep on forgetting our reality.

The biggest thing is you cannot be afraid to miss the game-winning shot.

It's not that you want to make it; it's that you're not afraid to miss it. You're not afraid to make a play and it go wrong. You have to have amnesia. You're not afraid to make a play and it go wrong.

A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.

You must know, rest in, think through, and act upon your new identity - you are in Christ


I can only wait for the final amnesia, the one that can erase an entire life.

In order that a "self" may exist there must be some continuity of mental experiences and, particularly, continuity bridging gaps of unconsciousness. For example, the continuity of our "self" is resumed after sleep, anaesthesia, and the temporary amnesias of concussion and convulsions.

I'm a writer obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America and above all that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to amnesia.

Amnesia is not knowing who one is and wanting desperately to find out.

Euphoria is not knowing who one is and not caring. Ecstasy is knowing exactly who one is - and still not caring.

The great thing about baseball is when you're done, you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989, I'll tell them I had amnesia.


I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too?

... America has amnesia. ... Certainly, there is a passion for memory loss in American thought. ... Americans may be the world champion forgetters.

Every time you go in, it's like starting over.

You don't know how you did the other records. You're learning all over. It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out.

Mankind in Amnesia has to do not only with the past, like my other books -- primarily it has to do with the future, a future not removed by thousands or tens of thousands of years, but the imminent future, on whose threshold we now stand.

The music industry is really funny, when you have a hit record, everyone knows who are you, everyone wants to do duets with you, then if you have a miss, people suffer from amnesia.


I had amnesia once or twice.

Every day huge amounts of information break off like icebergs and melt away.

What worries me is that much information in electronic form is never reduced to paper. Some people have described this as being on the edge of a digital Dark Age and fear we may commit a massive act of amnesia.

The overall commentary on what I'm doing is saying, 'Hey look! I get to create whatever persona I want to, and it's all up to me. And the truth is, we are all - basically the universe - pretending to be humans for a brief moment of time. With a little self-induced amnesia.

Very few people run around and get amnesia and have comas and come out of them and do all the silly of people have strokes and have comas and come out of them and do all the silly things we do on soaps.

In a way, after you're done directing there is a sense of amnesia that washes over you, you can't exactly remember how you did things. It's a zone, just like an athlete, when they can't remember what they did, but somehow got it done.


I don't think Kenya is the only country that tries to induce amnesia - it seems to be a global phenomenon. But offenses do not die. They do not disappear.

The Clinton's secret is that they live in a morally discontinuous universe-events do not have consequences, and what happened 15 minutes ago has no connection to what happens now. Beware of power when it masters the secret of popular amnesia.

Since I knew I was going to make a film that was purely about emotions, and I knew that I ran the risk of being accused of amnesia relating to the social film, to prevent this I decided it would be good to have characters who were on the margins of society. These are characters for whom love is really the only way to know that they're alive.

Living in the present moment requires discretion toward memory.

Without memory we'd have amnesia. What good would there be in that? Offer discretion and discernment for our past with a broad spectrum of forgiveness. As for our present moment, delight. And dedication to remain fully present to all the possibility.

We should draw on our story, we should draw on our history.

If we don't know who we are, if we don't know how we became what we are, we're going to start suffering from all the obvious detrimental effects of amnesia.