Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 261
Reason Behind

It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into!

- Agnetha Faltskog

Shut About

My main regret about my years in football was keeping my mouth shut like a little mouse, not daring to speak out because I was told you left the managers to get on with the job and that the chairman must never interfere with the manager's decisions or the performance of his team.

- Alan Sugar

Either Marriages

I don't regret either of my marriages - not for a minute.

- Alana Stewart

Some Violent

I know there's an impression that I'm someone who seeks to have violent confrontations with people. I don't. Do I regret screaming at some guy who practically clipped my kid in the head with the lens of a camera? Yeah, I probably do, because it's only caused me problems.

- Alec Baldwin

Past Will

I don't regret any past. I am not there. I am not sorry not to make pictures, because I know one day I will do it. I intend to live 150 years.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Sports Athlete

I have done 'Sports Illustrated,' but I don't regret it because it portrayed me in a positive way - as an athlete.

- Alex Morgan

Some Consternation

While my seemingly compulsive school-hopping has raised some eyebrows among my peers and caused my parents understandable consternation, I do not regret it.

- Alexandra Adornetto

Bad Auditions

Every mistake that you make, or every thing that you might regret, you don't need to necessarily regret it, because it can be a step forward. You just move forward and let them go because there will be a lot of bad auditions, and there will be a lot of negative responses. But that won't last forever.

- Alexandra Daddario

Work Homeland

I don't regret leaving 'Homeland,' because I wanted to work with the Bhatts. The dates were clashing, and I had to make a choice.

- Ali Fazal

Behind Allowed

The characters are not allowed to change if you write a sitcom; they're not allowed to learn anything. There's all these sorts of rules, and you go, 'I just want to be able to write one character and then leave that behind.' Also, as a performer, and I may regret saying this, but it would be my own personal hell to be trapped in the sitcom.

- Alice Lowe

I Think Been

I don't think that much about my relationship with my mother and what it did to me. I sometimes feel terrible regret about her, what her life must have been like. Often, when I'm enjoying something, I think of how meager her rewards were and how much courage, in a way, she needed to go on living.

- Alice Munro

Congress Repeatedly

Vietnam ended a failure: repeatedly, to me, Kissinger described it as his greatest, and most persistent regret. But Congress was more to blame than Kissinger.

- Alistair Horne

Back Take

I can't take it back. I can't take anything back. So I don't regret it.

- Allen Iverson

Makes Evils

Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.

- Alphonse Karr

Career Yes

I don't regret any of my decisions. But yes, I feel that I should have planned my career well in Bollywood. But then again, I did not have any guidance. There was no one to tell me the dos and don'ts.

- Amruta Khanvilkar


I don't regret anything.

- Amy Winehouse

Comfortable Take

I don't really believe in regret or mistakes. I try to take everything as it is, be comfortable with myself.

- Analeigh Tipton

Thought Added

I never learnt Hebrew because my health was fragile, and it was thought that learning Hebrew would be an added burden. I regret it, because I would like to be able to join in fully. Not that I am a believer, but I would like to be.

- Anita Brookner

New Go

My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the 'New York Times' Building.

- Ann Coulter

Trying Shame

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

- Anthony Weiner

Bad Happen

I never regret things. It's a really dangerous thing to say, but for anyone involved in the arts, the bad things that happen make for good material. It's not a comfortable truth, but it is true.

- Antony Sher

Been Feared

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.

- Armistead Maupin

I Can About

I don't talk about my past; people ask me about it. I've done things I'm ashamed of, but one thing I can honestly say is that things I've done that I regret, I've never done twice. I work really hard at that.

- Art Alexakis

Existence Namely

We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Idle Turned

Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.

- Charles Dudley Warner

Only Cause

A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps.

- Charles Goodyear

Children My Life

The great regret of my life is that I didn't have children.

- Charlie Rose

Sex Nothing

I had no regret to the 'cuchi-cuchi' show. It showed me the way to the bank. It's a gimmick. It's fun. It has nothing to do with sex... it's energy and fun... If it wasn't for 'cuchi-cuchi,' I would be selling tomatoes in Tijuana.

- Charo

Business Song

'None of Your Business.' It's the only Salt-N-Pepa song that I regret.

- Cheryl James

Always Need

When I get a fringe, it's because I'm bored or need a change; I always regret it!

- Chloe Sevigny

Never Regretted

I regret things all the time. I've never regretted not saying something. I've only regretted saying something.

- Chrissy Teigen

Tell Wise Person

Sometimes you can tell a wise person not only by what he says but also by what he doesn't say. Remember, it is much better to say little than to say too much and regret it later.

- Christian Slater

Deep Career

My father died. It is still a deep regret to me this day that in choosing acting as my career I was forced to hurt him. He died too early to see I had done the right, the only thing.

- Conrad Veidt

Waiting Going

Sometimes I regret waiting so long to have a child, but I don't make the rules. The universe decided it was going to take me a while to get to be a mom!

- Constance Marie

Honor However

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.

- Cordell Hull

Average Hundred

I had the benefit of experiencing a hundred times more than the average kid. I don't look back with regret at all. It was the best life ever.

- Corin Nemec

Going Like

So, I see technology as a Trojan Horse: It looks like a wonderful thing, but they are going to regret introducing it into the schools because it simply can't be controlled.

- Daniel Greenberg

Future Now

I don't live in regret land. I live in the now and in the future, and in the dreams that I have.

- Danny Gokey

Things Tend

You tend to regret the things you haven't done.

- Darcey Bussell

Last Spoilt

Sometimes I regret that I don't have a bit more fun with money. I should have spoilt myself a bit more. Life isn't going to last for ever.

- Darcey Bussell

Want Amend

Regret doesn't budge things; it seems crazy that the force of all that human want can't amend a moment, can't even stir a pebble.

- Darin Strauss

Think Mean

I don't regret anything, but that doesn't mean that I don't look back and think, 'What was I thinking?'

- David Beckham

Away Needed

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.

- David Knopfler

Some Damage

I regret the 1998 - 99 lockout. I regret that we didn't work harder to educate our players and our owners about what the damage would be. I never can quite come up with the answer on what else we should have done, but I always blame a part of the problem on us and some part on the players.

- David Stern

Young Put

Do I regret taking the company public? Yes and no. Yes, because it put us under enormous pressure for a young company to go public at that point in its history, something you never could have done in the old days.

- David Talbot

Possibilities Brief

Regret is a short, evocative and achingly beautiful word: an elegy to lost possibilities even in its brief annunciation.

- David Whyte

Tell Very

To admit regret is to understand that we are fallible - that there are powers beyond us. To admit regret is to lose control not only of a difficult past but of the very story we tell about our present. To admit sincere and abiding regret is one of our greatest but unspoken contemporary sins.

- David Whyte

Past Average

To regret fully is to appreciate how high the stakes are in even the average human life; fully experienced, it turns our eyes, attentive and alert, to a future possibly lived better than our past.

- David Whyte

About Taken

We all feel wistfulness or regret about roads not taken.

- Deborah Tannen

Some Plane

I regret I didn't ever learn how to fly a plane. I had the opportunity when I started to make some money, and I regret I didn't really take the time out and put the effort in and do that.

- Jimmy Cliff

Hindsight Couple

I have questioned myself about the brutality in the last few novels. Actually in 'The Leopard,' in hindsight, I feel I went a little bit too far with screaming blood. There are a couple of scenes that I regret and wish I had the chance to rewrite. 'Phantom' has less blood.

- Jo Nesbo

Nothing Well

There is nothing to regret with a job well done.

- Joe Garcia

Waiting I Think

I regret waiting until my mid-twenties to really start seeing the world. I think I should have taken more risks when I was younger and worried less about being ready to grow up.

- John Corey Whaley

Had Stumbling Block

I don't know if this is a stumbling block, but I had a real setback when I won a Nebula Award for the first story I ever had nominated for a Nebula in 1982. And you might think that was a good thing - and it was a wonderful thing, I don't regret it a bit. But I was sort of discombobulated by it.

- John Kessel

Beginning Sound

I inherited a sick economy and passed on a sound one. But one abiding regret for me is that, in between, I did not have the resources to put in place the educational and social changes about which I cared to much; I made only a beginning, and it was not enough.

- John Major

Been Became

We believe that the vote would have been close. We regret that in the face of an explicit threat to veto by a permanent member, the vote-counting became a secondary consideration.

- John Negroponte

New Seemed

In leaving New York in 1957, I did leave without regret the literary demimonde of agents and would-be's and with-it nonparticipants; this world seemed unnutritious and interfering.

- John Updike

Touched Half

It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and senseless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart.

- Jonathan Carroll

Away Been

My only regret is that I signed away the world rights and in America they've been far and away my most successful books, but I never saw a cent from any of it.

- Jonathan Coe

Forget Yours

Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.

- Jonathan Larson

Love Like

I'm never uncomfortable with anything I do. I never feel like I regret anything. I love music, you know? All kinds of music.

- Juicy J

Kind Celebrity

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

- Julie Christie

My Life About

It always surprises me when people say, 'I don't regret one thing about my life. I wouldn't change anything because it's all led me to where I am today.' I would want to change certain things that have caused others pain.

- Juliette Lewis

Journey Learn

You can never regret anything you do in life. You kind of have to learn the lesson from whatever the experience is and take it with you on your journey forward.

- Aubrey O'Day

Think Committed

I regret and suffer those losses, but it's God's will. He will pardon me if I committed excesses, but I don't think I did.

- Augusto Pinochet

Making Films

Actually, the only thing I regret is not making more underground films and bringing them with me as historical documents.

- Bahman Ghobadi

Death Use

In 'D.A.R.Y.L.' there was a part where I had to freeze to death, and they didn't even use it. It can get kind of frustrating. But I don't regret that I decided to become an actor. Besides, if I don't like it at any time, I can stop.

- Barret Oliver

Artist Southern

I don't go around thinking about regret; regret doesn't consume me as a person... I'm not certain about whether any writer, any artist, any musician, can write without regret, so I don't think perhaps it's even particularly Southern.

- Barry Hannah

Lost Never

Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.

- Basil Rathbone

Manhood Old

Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.

- Benjamin Disraeli

Some Appears

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.

- Benjamin F. Wade

Islamic Part

September 11 was a wake-up call to me. I don't want to contribute to the hate in any shape or form. I now regret in the past being silent about what I have heard in the Islamic discourse and being part of that with my own anger.

- Hamza Yusuf

Very Proceed

We very much regret that our merger with Sprint was not allowed to proceed.

- Bernard Ebbers

Lunch Use

With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didn't use it more to push vegetarianism. I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program.

- Bernhard Goetz

Believe Truly

I truly don't believe in regret.

- Bethenny Frankel

Bombs Setting

I don't regret setting bombs.

- Bill Ayers

Boss Wife

The real boss in the family is my wife. She didn't want me hanging around the house all day and said, 'You don't want to retire; you'll regret it.' So I listened to her.

- Bill Gross

Perfect Before

The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.

- Henri Frederic Amiel

Deep Been

It is with deep regret that the determination to assemble Parliament has been so long delayed.

- Henry Addington

Pride Contains

American history contains much matter for pride and congratulation, and much matter for regret and humiliation.

- Herbert Croly

Charity Give

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.

- Bodhidharma

Some May

If in my fight I can encourage even some people to understand and to abandon policies they now so blindly follow, I shall not regret any punishment I may incur.

- Bram Fischer

Happy Sure

I try to face things without regret, or make sure that I'm happy with things and leave nothing unsaid if I can.

- Hozier

Happy Sure

I try to be happy. I try to face things without regret or make sure that I'm happy with things and leave nothing unsaid if I can.

- Hozier

Image Brought

I deeply regret those situations that have blemished the image of the University of Oklahoma, and I hope that I can rectify the embarrassment I have brought the university.

- Brian Bosworth


I don't regret anything.

- Brian McDermott

Prime Minister

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.

- Brian Mulroney

Harry Scene

Warwick Davies is a cracking actor. The opening scene in the last 'Harry Potter' film, where he plays a captured Griphook, is mesmerising. His pacing is sublime, and the menace and regret he builds into the scene is fantastic.

- Ian Watson

My Own Having

There's not a second I regret having a child on my own.

- Bridget Moynahan

Life Nevertheless

I've started spending more of my time studying, trying to improve my IQ by reading and writing. I've missed out on a lot in life. I don't regret this, of course. Nevertheless, I need to make up for lost time.

- Ilya Ilyin

Country Spain

The Philippines is a terrible name, coming from Spain. Phillip II was the father of the inquisition, who I believe died of syphilis. It is my great regret that we didn't change the name of our country.

- Imelda Marcos

Things Later

We all say things that we later regret.

- Bruce Braley

Hoped Another

Regret is pointless. I never do anything without first deciding to do it based on facts and feelings, and if it doesn't work out how I hoped, oh well - there's another notch on my experience belt.

- Isaac Marion

She Once

I was once the captain of Akagi, and it is with heartfelt regret that I must now order that she be sunk.

- Isoroku Yamamoto

Some Cases

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.

- J. Edgar Hoover

College Sign

I don't regret not going to college. Students learn up to the age of 21, then stop. I'll always be learning - the things that really matter in life. How to sign on, how to get free food, how to be streetwise.

- Caitlin Moran

Failure Give

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.

- J. Paul Getty

Helping How

How can you regret helping a suffering patient?

- Jack Kevorkian

Better Prepare

It's better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.

- Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Better Prepare

It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.

- Jackie Joyner-Kersee