I Regret Quotes

I Regret Quotes by Zachary Taylor, Francesca Annis, Prince Harry, Robert Breault, Catherine Deneuve, Colleen Jones and many others.

I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me.
Zachary Taylor
I’m often asked if I regret not going to Hollywood. I’m glad I didn’t go, because if I had I wouldn’t have my extended family, which is the fabric of my life. Only recently have I realised how special and unusual it is.
Francesca Annis
I’m very sorry if I offended anybody. I’d like to put it in the past now. What’s done is done. I regret it.
Prince Harry
I regret less the road not taken than my all-fired hurry along the road I took.
Robert Breault
I go to the movies a lot, and I regret when I see some actor that I used to like, to find them offering no more surprises.
Catherine Deneuve
I don’t have any regrets, really. What I got out of the sport was more than I ever dreamed was possible. We took some good runs at the Olympics, but the closest we got was third in the Canadian trials. But I can’t ever say I regret that, because I loved the career we had. And for me, that was enough.
Colleen Jones
I regret trusting The Guardian. I didn’t want to do an interview, but the journalist was persistent. [The writer] was masked as a fan, but was hiding sinister ambitions and angles. Maybe he’s actually the boring one looking for something interesting to write about.
Lana Del Rey
As a writer, I must be free to say what is in all the diversity I can command. I regret the distorting prejudices that surround me, whether they affect homosexuals or men or the physically handicapped and I can’t alone defeat them. They will not defeat me, either as a lesbian or a writer.
Jane Rule
Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
But we have been to the Pole and we shall die like gentlemen. I regret only for the women we leave behind.
Robert Falcon Scott
Too often I am jealous and my jealousy leads me to say things-things-that I regret.
Kate Mosse
What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.
George Saunders
Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
Ray Stannard Baker
Both of my parents are actually music teachers. I think I got to a certain age where I decided I’d rather be a baseball player than a musician. Now, like most kids, I regret it.
Charlie Day
I always brought up my children not to believe in Mothers Day gifts, and now I regret it.
Lauren Bacall
I believe that he was really sorry that people would not believe he was sorry that he was not more sorry.
Samuel Butler
I regret the time and resources needed to undertake this but… it is right to lay this accusation to rest.
David Blunkett
You think I regret saving your life?
Stephenie Meyer
I am thankful that thus far today I have not had any unkind thoughts or said any harsh words or done anything that I regret. However, now I need to get out of bed and so things may become more difficult.
Sylvia Boorstein
I regret not the things I have done, only those I have yet to do.
George Lucas
Many a forenoon have I stolen away, preferring to spend thus the most valued part of the day; for I was rich, if not in money, in sunny hours and summer days, and spent them lavishly; nor do I regret that I did not waste more of them in the workshop or the teacher’s desk.
Henry David Thoreau
I notice the silvery hair at his temples with a tinge of sadness. Why do parents grow old? Life is a castle of lies slowly dismantled by the passage of time. I regret not spending more time looking at the people I love.
Shan Sa
Very few movies I’ve done I regret being involved in.
Jared Harris
Whoever wishes to blame or attack me is entitled to do so. I regret I didn’t have enough experience to totally control the movement. On the other hand, with our constant struggle, this had to be done together with others in the communist world to stop Kampuchea becoming Vietnamese.
Pol Pot
I regret that I stayed in my first relationship for too long. I didn’t get that it wasn’t working out.
Aron Flam
I regret not death. I am going to meet my friends in another world.
Ludovico Ariosto
I regret nothing and fear less.
John Cena
Clearly, I regret the email was quoted incorrectly and I regret that it’s become a distraction from the story, which still entirely stands. I should have been clearer about the attribution. We updated our story immediately.
Jonathan Karl
I regret those times when I’ve chosen the dark side. I’ve wasted enough time not being happy.
Jessica Lange
I don’t think anything I do in life is planned. Sometimes I regret that and I feel like I try to take ahold of the wheel, but I’m also always super excited when things pop up spontaneously and when I’m a little bit out of my depth. I just find that that thrills me.
Liz Phair
As far as Im concerned, I regret nothing.
Miyamoto Musashi
I regret what I did but it was in my personal time and I therefore hope that it does not reflect on the show
Richard Bacon
Oh, Lord, it is not the sins I have committed that I regret, but those which I have had no opportunity to commit
Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.
John Greenleaf Whittier
I think what I regret is that I would rather do something like that when I was a more established actress and I really had proven myself first. Now, people are still unsure whether I can act or not. I just don’t want to be one of those girls who are playing off the show’s popularity.
Megan Fox
I regret. I apologize. I blame myself. I continue as before.
Mason Cooley
I constantly say things that I regret. I mortify myself constantly.
Kathy Griffin
I regret my lack of options. I regret being painted into a corner and having that be the only instrument to get me from point A to point B.
There’s always some reason not to be writing and I regret the times I give in to that, because then writing feels strange – I feel like I have to reinvent the wheel. There are poets who don’t have to do that.
Joan Larkin
Somtimes I regret [that debut album was titled “Bad Azz” ], because people take it the wrong way. Everybody got a bad ways, and I’m a ‘Bad Ass’… whenever I’m not good, so that’s what I’m talkin’ about.
Lil Boosie
Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don’t take it off until you’re thirty-four.
Nora Ephron
Above all, I regret that scientific experiments-some of them mine-should have produced such a terrible weapon as the hydrogen bomb. Regret, with all my soul, but not guilt.
Harold Urey
I’ve been getting plenty off my chest. Sometimes I get too much off my chest and I regret it.
Stephen Malkmus
It is chiefly, I regret to say, through journalism that such people find expression. I regret it because there is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Oscar Wilde
I did some things I regret, and I know there are people who think they know me. I’ve heard the things they say, and some of them are hurtful.
Lamar Odom
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.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
I regret that I’ve never actually managed to be inspired enough to get into anything else, and I should’ve been, I really should have been, because the piano can be a wonderful instrument. But I’m afraid that my inspiration is just purely on the words… and it’s gonna stay there.
Roy Harper
Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments.
Wayne Dyer
Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.
Fulton Oursler
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Arthur Miller
As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.
Zachary Scott
I regret not getting brutally forthright with human beings a hell of a lot sooner than I did. Civility and obliquity are wasted on people who will not make the effort to be harsher or stricter on their own gooey egos than they are on other people.
Kenny Smith
Yes,” Jace said, “I regret having disobeyed you.” No! Clary thought, but her heart sank. Was he giving up, did he think it was the only way to save her and Simon? Valentine’s face softened. “Jonathan-” “Especially,” Jace said, “since I plan to do it again. Right now.
Cassandra Clare
If I had more time, I could’ve utilized the stage more and turned it into my own but since I used all my energy writing and producing songs, my mind was blank when it came to my performances. That’s what I regret the most.
I regret that I can’t sit in the stands and watch me.
Bo Belinsky
Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.
William Cowper
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
Oh, I constantly say things that I regret. I mortify myself constantly. But that’s just part of the deal. I’m not really sure what’s going to come out of my mouth.
Kathy Griffin
I think people assume I’m perfect. I’m not. I make mistakes. I do things I regret. I’m stubborn.
Hilary Duff
In the past, I’ve been reluctant to share any bits of truth about myself or to really let people in on my reality. So I have said some things to throw people off the scent of what’s really going on in my life. So I have sort of aided the media in printing these misconceptions, which I regret.
Megan Fox
I regret that I was never an athlete. I regret there isn’t time in life. I regret that so many of my friends have died. I regret that I was not brave at certain times in my life. I regret that I’m not beautiful. I regret that my conversation is largely with myself. I’m not part of the conversation of the world.
Richard Rodriguez
Nor do I regret that I have lived, since I have so lived that I think I was not born in vain, and I quit life as if it were an inn, not a home.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
None of Your Business.’ It’s the only Salt-N-Pepa song that I regret.
Cheryl James
I regret things all the time. I’ve never regretted not saying something. I’ve only regretted saying something.
Chrissy Teigen
Regret is… an unavoidable result of any loss, for in loss we lose the tomorrow that we needed to make right our yesterday or today.
Gerald Lawson Sittser
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.
Mary McCarthy
I thought I was the center of the world and that my parents had nothing to do with me, and I regret that. I wish I had been a little kinder to my family and been friends with them and let them into my life and shared with them the things I was doing rather than feel like I needed to do my life in secret.
Jason Mraz
I regret the way pain has taught me nothing.
Linda Pastan
People ask if I regret not winning a Stanley Cup, but winning the series against the Soviet Union was the best. It was the greatest experience of my hockey career by far.
Marcel Dionne
It’s the things one might have said that fester.
Clemence Dane
I regret that I’ve been so busy with clinical work that I haven’t been able to spend much time on experiments and outcome studies.
Albert Ellis
I can say, “I don’t have anything I regret!” But I can also say, “I can go forward in my life the way it is and I don’t think I’ll accrue any future regrets.”
Michael J. Fox
The sins I regret the most are the one’s I didn’t commit.
Elie Wiesel
I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages. That is why I wanted to take revenge, and I regret nothing
Gavrilo Princip
That is the one thing in my public career that I regret–my work to secure the enactment of the Federal Reserve Law.
William Jennings Bryan
So yes, I say things I regret constantly, and I just can’t help it.
Kathy Griffin
I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart.
Tiger Woods
To paraphrase a deceased patriot, I regret that I have only one life to give to my fly-fishing.
John D. Voelker
I regret nothing, says arrogance; I will regret nothing, says inexperience.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
I regret not starting to paint earlier…It is one of the few things I do regret.
Francis Bacon
We live, I regret to say, in an age of Big Data hype.
Oscar Wilde
I regret the ending of our friendship and hope one day before we die, we’ll make peace with each other . . . No rush.
Paul Simon
I regret that I didn’t realize that actually they’ve got no power over you at school — it’s all just a trick to indoctrinate you into being a conditioned, tame, placid citizen. Rebel, children, I urge you, fight the turgid slick of conformity with which they seek to smother your glory.
Russell Brand
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
John Barrymore
If we are going t stick to this damned quantum-jumping, then I regret that I ever had anything to do with quantum theory.
Erwin Schrodinger
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.
Oliver Goldsmith
There are a few things that I regret, but nothing that I need to forget.
Elvis Costello
I regret my disbelief in God.
Peter Medawar
But I regret not having liked history.
Eva Herzigova
Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.
Charles Dudley Warner
I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.
Lucille Ball
I regret that the presentation I made at the UN turned out to be wrong. It was wrong on the stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, but pretty much right on intentions and capabilities.
Colin Powell
I do not know what I regret. I sit with my pen, and cannot find an end to that sentence.
Matthew Tobin Anderson
My family’s great and everybody’s happy and healthy and my career is good. But personally, I had to sacrifice a lot in my own personal life. And I regret that.
Darren Shahlavi
Why do I regret Chelsea? I’m the boss of the richest club in the world. I have not had much time to adjust myself, but I’ve found a great restaurant! That is the first thing I did when I arrived!
Carlo Ancelotti
I have been mortal, and some part of me is mortal yet. I am full of tears and hunger and the fear of death, although I cannot weep, and I want nothing, and I cannot die. I am not like the others now, for no unicorn was ever born who could regret, but I do. I regret.
Peter S. Beagle
What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness. Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded . . . sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly.
George Saunders
Sometimes I regret not being Catholic. I think I’d make a pretty good saint.
Zach Braff
I regret that I do not have the dignity of Ricardo Montalban, the class of Dean Martin, or the humor of Bill Cosby. I do have the heart of a lion.
Burt Reynolds
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
Ambrose Bierce
The one thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read.
Francoise Sagan
I’m never uncomfortable with anything I do. I never feel like I regret anything. I love music. All kinds of music. I’m a producer first. I feel like I can do anything and still be myself.
Juicy J
Think of your pension and start saving. Like my father, I have been a spendthrift, and I regret that.
Britt Ekland
If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.
Mercedes Lackey
The end of Students for a Democratic Society is viewed by me and a lot of other people as a terrible sorry in many ways, tragic event even though I participated in it and played some role in it. But I regret a lot of that.
Bill Ayers
Am I going to regret leaving Wall Street? No. Will I regret missing the beginning of the Internet? Yes.
Jeff Bezos
I regret that we weren’t able to reform Social Security. The fact that we weren’t able to when we had majorities in the House and the Senate I think reflected poorly on our political party.
George W. Bush
I now, weak, old, diseased, poor, dying, hold still my soul in my hands, and I regret nothing.
W. Somerset Maugham
As an early adopter of the internet, I’ve changed as the internet has changed, and I regret a lot of the things that I used to believe or used to do.
Arthur Chu
There’s not a second I regret having a child on my own.
Bridget Moynahan
When I’m old I’m never going to say,I didn’t do this or, I regret that. I’m going to say,I don’t regret a damn thing. I came, I went, and I did it all.
Kim Basinger
If I’m sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?
Jose Saramago
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.
Henry David Thoreau
He treated me like a son and I let him down. I must take some responsibility for him getting the sack. I regret letting him down so much.
Kieron Dyer
I do nothing I regret, man, because I try to do nothing abominable. As long as there is not an abomination, there is nothing to regret, you understand?
Peter Tosh
I regret, as much as any member, the unavoidable weight and duration of the burdens to be imposed; having never been a proselyte to the doctrine, that public debts are public benefits. I consider them, on the contrary, as evils which ought to be removed as fast as honor and justice will permit.
James Madison
I know that when I am dying, looking back, it will be women that I regret having argued with, women I sought to impress, to understand, was tortured by. Women I wish to see again, to see them smile and laugh and say, It was all as it should have been.
Lena Dunham
I regret the unhappiness of princes who are slaves to forms and fettered by caution.
Elizabeth I
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.
Louis Farrakhan
The main conclusion arrived at in this work, namely that man is descended from some lowly-organised form, will, I regret to think, be highly distasteful to many persons. But there can hardly be a doubt that we are descended from barbarians.
Charles Darwin
Consider the possibility that I made a mistake I regret-and that I’ll continue to regret that mistake and try to convince you to give me another chance until the earth stops turning.
Chloe Neill
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.
Jeffrey Archer
In retrospect, of course I regret calling them (Charlton fans) morons. Imbeciles would have been more appropriate.
Simon Jordan
I have a regret that the entire discussion [with El Chapo]… ignores its purpose, which was to try to contribute to this discussion about the policy in the War on Drugs.
Sean Penn
Each time I changed, it was as if, on purpose, I didn’t want anyone to know too much about me, which of course now I regret, because I closed myself to everything. But it was my way of dealing with things.
Charlotte Gainsbourg
I quit the Knicks so I know what quitting is, I did. I quit. And it’s something I regret to this day. I live with it every day and I regret it. And I let my emotions come into it. And I was just emotionally spent. I made a bad decision and I quit.
Jeff Van Gundy
Education, and I regret to say this as an educator, but there’s no indication that education has a direct effect on happiness.
Derek Bok
A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps.
Charles Goodyear
I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.
Queen Latifah
A thing which I regret, and which I will try to remedy some time, is that I have never in my life planted a walnut. Nobody does plant them nowadays-when you see a walnut it is almost invariably an old tree. If you plant a walnut you are planting it for your grandchildren, and who cares a damn for his grandchildren?
George Orwell
I fear nothing and I regret less.
John Cena
How I regret now that my perpetual emotional dependence on the man I love has killed all my other talents – my energy too: and I had such a lot of that once.
Sophia Tolstaya
I regret my choice of words which do not accurately reflect the process of the James committee, with which I have been closely involved and totally support.
Howard Flight
I regret not having enough training, I trained for a year at The Royal Court, but I very quickly went off to do films and television.
Charlotte Rampling
I do not regret getting married nor do I regret getting divorced.
Eva Longoria
I took the easy way, and to an extent I regret that. Still, though, the way we did it was honest. We played it and sang it the way we felt it, and there’s a lot to be said for that.
Johnny Cash
I’d love to do a golf movie. I turned down Don Johnson’s role in ‘Tin Cup.’ I regret that.
Dennis Quaid
At a recent show, I looked out and I saw this girl crying in the audience and it really affected me. I wanted to stop the song and go and give her a hug. I should have, actually – I regret not doing that.
Elena Tonra
My biggest regret is that I’ve assisted the media in making me into a cartoon character. I don’t regret what has happened to me, but I regret the way I have dealt with it.
Megan Fox
Never do today what you can do tomorrow, because something may occur to make you regret your premature action.
Aaron Burr
It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.
Jonathan Larson
I regret not dancing more, just cutting loose on the dance floor. I still admire those who don’t care much about what others think of them.
Neil Patrick Harris
As a member of the New York Senate from 1966 to 1989, I voted 12 times to establish the death penalty in New York… I regret my votes in favor of the death penalty.
John R. Dunne
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
I will always cherish the times at JGR. The only thing that I regret is that we didn’t win more races and/or championships.
Bobby Labonte
O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
Woody Allen
I am only human, although I regret it.
Mark Twain
I regret all of my books.
Zora Neale Hurston
The only things I regret, and the only things I’ll ever regret are things I didn’t do. In the end, that’s what we mourn. The paths we didn’t take. The people we didn’t touch.
Scott Spencer
I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn’t study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people.
Al Gore
This is not a love story. It is my life, and as such, there is love, loss, war, death, and sacrifice. It’s about things that needed to be done and choices made. I regret nothing.
Ann Aguirre
I regret the times I’ve been mean to people… It’s fine to pick on people who can defend themselves and deserve it. Some people don’t deserve to be picked on who I picked on, so I don’t do it anymore.
Don Imus
As I grow older, I regret to say that a detestable habit of thinking seems to be getting a hold of me.
H. Rider Haggard
I regret that I wasn’t the kind of person who could enjoy celebrity. It embarrassed me too much.
Julie Christie
Regret for wasted time is more wasted time
Mason Cooley
When I was writing my first draft, and feeling grandiose, I e-mailed an artist/clothing designer I know and suggested we collaborate on a fashion line inspired by the outfits my characters wore. I regret that we never did that.
Heidi Julavits
I regret that I didn’t enjoy it all more. I didn’t savour it until the end because I was so hard on myself. Life goes by so quickly. A dancer’s career goes by so quickly. You’ve got to enjoy those moments when you know you’ve done your best.
Karen Kain
Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret.
Robert E. Lee
With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didnt use it more to push vegetarianism. I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program.
Bernhard Goetz
It’s not what you are, it’s what you don’t become that hurts.
Oscar Levant
Regret is not an apology. I regret that I ran the stop sign, right, but, yeah, I’m not sorry for what I speaking. I regret that because I got a ticket. You can regret things and still not be sorry for them.
Don Lemon
the more I live, the more I regret how little i know
Claude Monet
I never wanted to be feared. If I regret one thing, it is the fear I have caused. Fear is the tool of tyrants. Unfortunately, when the fate of the world is in question, you use whatever tools are available.
Brandon Sanderson
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back.
Katherine Mansfield
Yeah, I regret we weren’t on a higher floor.
Charles Barkley
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.
Katharine Hepburn
Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
Each day you must choose, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.
Eric Mangini
I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live.
Jonathan Safran Foer
I regret very much to hear so many people, many of my own countrymen, predicting war, stating that Europe is preparing and arming for such a conflict.
Frank B. Kellogg
I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself.
Brittany Finamore
We are generally forced to choose one way or the other of distancing ourselves from Kant. I suppose I tend to choose the irreligious way. But I regret that Kant’s path has not been followed.
Allen W. Wood
I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
Tina Turner
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I regret that this isn’t fatal.
Erik Naggum
I regret to this day that I never went to college. I feel I should have been a doctor.
Ty Cobb
I think I felt that I was very well known for my figure and needed to keep that up for my work. And I regret all of it. I felt fraudulent and very shameful.
Jamie Lee Curtis