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My one regret in life is that I'm not someone else.

Author: Woody Allen (1935)

Profession: American Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian

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

Author: Lucille Ball (1911-1989)

Profession: American Actress, Producer

I have no regrets, I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.

Author: Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982)

Profession: Swedish-born American Screen, Stage Actress

Regret for time wasted can become a power for good in the time that remains, if we will only stop the waste and the idle, useless regretting.

Author: Arthur Brisbane

Profession: American Editor, Columnist

I believe that he was really sorry that people would not believe he was sorry that he was not more sorry.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.

Author: Agatha Christie (1891-1976)

Profession: British Mystery Writer

Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.

Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)

Profession: British Poet

It's the things I might have said that fester.

Author: Clemence Dane (1888-1965)

Profession: British Playwright, Novelist

Regrets are the natural property of gray hairs.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them forever.

Author: Wayne Dyer (1940)

Profession: American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.

Author: Bob Dylan (1941)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Footfalls echo in the memory down the passage which we did not take towards the door we never opened into the rose-garden.

Author: T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Profession: American-born British Poet, Critic

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.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.

Author: George Halas

Profession: American Football Coach

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

Author: Sidney J. Harris (1917)

Profession: American Journalist