Regret Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Regret

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Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Regrettably, it has become clear that torture of detainees in United States custody is not limited to Abu Ghraib or even Iraq. Since Abu Ghraib, there have been increasing reports of torture.
~By Marty Meehan ~


I do not regret one moment of my life.
~By Lillie Langtry ~


I will not comment on or confirm what are alleged to be stolen State Department cables. But I can say that the United States deeply regrets the disclosure of any information that was intended to be confidential, including private discussions between counterparts or our diplomats' personal assessments and observations.
~By Hillary Clinton ~


If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.
~By Jim Carrey ~


The idea of regretting not doing this seemed insane to me. Sitting in the corner at a bar at age 60, saying: 'I could've been Bond. Buy me a drink.' That's the saddest place I could be. At least now at 60 I can say: 'I was Bond. Now buy me a drink.'
~By Daniel Craig ~


I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.
~By Rita Mero ~


As I became very defined in my personal politics, I turned down some films that I slightly regret now; I'm not going to say what they were.
~By Julie Christie ~


I think many experiences are bound to be failures, and sometimes I regret them before they even happen.
~By Keren Ann ~


The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.
~By William Hazlitt ~


I regret to this day that I never went to college. I feel I should have been a doctor.
~By Ty Cobb ~


Please let me assure you, however, that the keen disappointment and regret which I feel in this regard serve only to enhance my profound appreciation of the great honor which you have done me; and my sincere gratitude for your generous action.
~By Cordell Hull ~


My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short.
~By Armistead Maupin ~


A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.
~By Oliver Goldsmith ~


I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down.
~By Virgil Thomson ~


A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
~By John Barrymore ~


We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
~By Lucy Maud Montgomery ~


While I have some regrets that this is my last opportunity to deliver a State of the State address, I appreciate and am humbled by the opportunities this great state has given me.
~By Jane D. Hull ~


Later in my life, I'm going to look back and smile and be very fulfilled. I know that if I don't give it my all right now I'll regret it later. That's very important to me, because I've worked all my life to have this.
~By Shania Twain ~


I've no regrets. You take responsibility for your actions.
~By Ron Moody ~


Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
~By Arthur Miller ~


I don't have a lot of regrets in my life.
~By Cathy Freeman ~


Very few movies I've done I regret being involved in.
~By Jared Harris ~


I don't have to wait until the next morning to regret something I did that was kinda dumb.
~By Bobby Knight ~


There are no regrets in life, just lessons.
~By Jennifer Aniston ~


I regret all of my books.
~By Zora Neale Hurston ~


As someone who worked hard for a Labour victory in the 90s, do I regret it? Not really. It was bound to happen. And it'll happen with the next government, and the one after it. Because all governments serve us. They serve the filth.
~By Stephen Fry ~


I had always thought of starting my own record company. I haven't regretted the decision - yet!
~By Julian Lennon ~


Is it really so difficult to tell a good action from a bad one? I think one usually knows right away or a moment afterward, in a horrid flash of regret.
~By Mary McCarthy ~


I was never looking back in regret. I never thought, Oh, why didn't I become an actress? or Why did I just go paddling along after John? I've always walked along right by his side, and he's always supported everything I do.
~By June Carter Cash ~


So yes, I say things I regret constantly, and I just can't help it.
~By Kathy Griffin ~


To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing.
~By Adolf Eichmann ~


It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.
~By Margaret Mead ~


In his first 100 days, Mr. Obama has put the fate of his presidency in the hands of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He may come to regret that decision.
~By Karl Rove ~


I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I'm very lucky.
~By Jeanne Calment ~


Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
~By Sydney J. Harris ~


You can have immediate regrets, but if you look at stuff and say, 'Things happen for a reason', there's a fatalistic thing about it. Something will happen that will justify it in some way.
~By Martin Landau ~


You have to be young to be able to do things like that. Now I'm more cautious. I'm proud that I was able to do what I did - psychologically it was a great wall to climb - but sometimes I regret it.
~By Mathias Rust ~


But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act, there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify and close this regrettable chapter in our Nation's history.
~By Xavier Becerra ~


I regret the whole worlds that will never come into existence, the children, the grandchildren, all the human possibilities that never were and never will be.
~By Maggie Gallagher ~


To the fantastic mental illness of Rationalism, hard facts are regrettable things, and to talk about them is to create them.
~By Francis Parker Yockey ~


Your regrets aren't what you did, but what you didn't do. So I take every opportunity.
~By Cameron Diaz ~


To liberate words means first to shatter their function as vehicles of idea, memory, hope, or regret.
~By Thomas Harrison ~


It's my responsibility, and entirely my fault, Of course I regret it. It's the kind of locker-room conversation we all use, but as prime minister I shouldn't have used it.
~By Brian Mulroney ~


I have always believed, heretofore, in the doctrines of the Declaration of Independence, that all men are born free and equal; but of late it appears that some men are born slaves, and I regret that they are not black, so all the world might know them.
~By Benjamin F. Wade ~


There have been loads of times I have regretted meeting Paul because I was so happy in my old life.
~By Heather Mills ~


If I am no longer disturbed myself, I will deal less with disturbed people, but I don't regret having concerned myself with them because I think most of us are disturbed.
~By Tennessee Williams ~


That's why I ended up leaving school - because it required so much time, and it was such an excellent idea. I figured I would regret not going full force with this idea. It seemed we could make something of it.
~By Shawn Fanning ~


I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
~By Bette Davis ~


I was trying to protect my wife, I was trying to protect myself from shame, and I really regret it.
~By Anthony Weiner ~


I was a daydreamer, and there is a lot of history and geography and science I missed out on because I was in my head. And I regret that.
~By Gillian Anderson ~


But we have been to the Pole and we shall die like gentlemen. I regret only for the women we leave behind.
~By Robert Falcon Scott ~


The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
~By Helen Rowland ~


My biggest regret is that I didn't teach my two children how to speak Spanish.
~By Henry Darrow ~


I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.
~By J. Edgar Hoover ~


He thinks with regret of the great days when he could at harvest time at least go down into Hungary and work on the big estates and bring back, as his wage, a side of bacon for the winter. That was wealth, to him.
~By Douglas Reed ~


So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it.
~By Harold Acton ~


Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
~By Robert Brault ~


Now that we are cool, he said, and regret that we hurt each other, I am not sorry that it happened.
~By William Henry Hudson ~


Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
~By Miguel Angel Ruiz ~


Business wise, I have always learned valuable lessons so I don't regret any decisions I have made.
~By Kiana Tom ~


I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent.
~By Lucille Ball ~


Whatever the opposite of regret is best describes how I've always felt about that decision - it opened me up to a million creative opportunities I needed to experience away from the bull and distorting mirrors that fame engenders.
~By David Knopfler ~


I regret that I wasn't the kind of person who could enjoy celebrity. It embarrassed me too much.
~By Julie Christie ~


The only things you regret are the things you don't do.
~By Michael Curtiz ~


I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Tomorrow night is nothing but one long sleepless wrestle with yesterday's omissions and regrets.
~By William Faulkner ~


It's not like he called me up and asked me. They've never wanted to throw us into that world, and I think our decision probably shocked them. But I love my dad, and I think I'd regret it if I didn't do this.
~By Jenna Bush ~


I certainly would have regretted not getting into wrestling. It's been very lucrative for me and I've been fortunate to get into it and make money and not do anything stupid where I invested in something that collapsed.
~By Owen Hart ~


Had we not pursued the hydrogen bomb, there is a very real threat that we would now all be speaking Russian. I have no regrets.
~By Edward Teller ~


There's no point regretting things. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. Life's too short to worry about things I've said.
~By Robbie Williams ~


I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.
~By Henry James ~


It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets.
~By William Thomas ~


The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time, and a lot of travel.
~By Neil Armstrong ~


The effort required by your endeavor now is not as hard as dealing with your regret later.
~By Mike Hawkins ~


I have no regrets about launching Salon. For the life of me, I can't imagine doing anything else.
~By David Talbot ~


Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth, but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm.
~By Louis Farrakhan ~


I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret... if you have any sense, and if you don't regret them, maybe you're stupid.
~By Katharine Hepburn ~


I felt that I ostracized myself by my behavior, by the past, by living with all the regrets of my mistakes, that I sort of wore a hair shirt and beat myself up most of the day thinking and regretting why did I make such a mistake? Why have I made so many mistakes?
~By Sarah Ferguson ~


I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.
~By J. Paul Getty ~


Well, if you're talking about the current climate, there's a lack of content in American film because I think people are deeply confused about their emotions, and they don't regret certain aspects of their own foreign policy.
~By Neil Jordan ~


One regret I have is that I did not learn more about what was happening very early, so that I could have tried to stop people from engaging in illegal activities.
~By Fred F. Fielding ~


When we grow old, there can only be one regret - not to have given enough of ourselves.
~By Eleanora Duse ~


A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps.
~By Charles Goodyear ~


There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That's not what the American people want to hear.
~By Frank Luntz ~


Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


I don't spend a lot of time thinking about regrets because there's nothing I can do.
~By Sheryl Crow ~


I don't regret anything I ever do or say. I don't like to live my life being censored. I like to say what I feel, and I think people respect that because you're honest.
~By Eva Longoria ~


Regrettably, I do sometimes have to fight a tendency to be bitchy.
~By Marie Windsor ~


I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you're following your passion.
~By Darren Aronofsky ~


The discontented believe that their regrets are about the past.
~By Mason Cooley ~


Those allies who failed to join us will regret it. They're making a mistake.
~By Al D'Amato ~


Those of us who are today prepared to hazard our lives for the cause would regret having raised a finger, if we were able to organize only a new social system and not a more righteous one.
~By Theodor Herzl ~


No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.
~By Samuel Beckett ~


Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
~By George Halas ~


Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don't take chances then you'll never have a winning hand, and I've no regrets.
~By Bernard Cornwell ~


I acknowledge Shakespeare to be the world's greatest dramatic poet, but regret that no parent could place the uncorrected book in the hands of his daughter, and therefore I have prepared the Family Shakespeare.
~By Thomas Bowdler ~


But I certainly made mistakes, for which I regret, I think most human beings in their lifetime make mistakes, mine ended up in two years prison - two very remarkable years from which I learnt a lot.
~By Jeffrey Archer ~


Walt Disney got away with portraying me in the light that they were portraying me in. I have always been a fighter, so... But I have no regrets, man. It's just like God brought me through the drugs, I know he'll bring me through this.
~By Ike Turner ~


You make mistakes, but I don't have any regrets. I'm the kind of person who takes responsibility for it and deals with it. I learn from everything I do. I work very hard, I have so many things going on in my life. Get to know me and see who I am.
~By Kim Kardashian ~

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