I Have Amazing Thoughts But Forget Them

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    This drives me crazy!

    ! I have thoughts that can create a revolution !! And don't remember them. Going to start writing them on here. Be prepared people 😁
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2014

    My High-tech Brain

    I’m sitting someplace, pondering reality…and POW! I know all the secrets…and so I labour to take them down but…then they’re gone, I am too late, I have forgotten their fullness.   So I carry a palm pilot with Memo titles like ‘plot...
    smebro smebro
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2007
    rfaisala rfaisala
    22-25, M
    Aug 7, 2015

    All the Time ;_;

    I always forget my ideas. Sometimes I have these moments where a few lines for an amazing song will come into my head, or maybe an idea for a story... but by the time I'm near paper, I'll have forgotten. Sad, really :(
    shadowcinder shadowcinder
    1 Response Apr 4, 2009


    Unless I write them down, I will forget them. People tell me that I have told them things years ago that have left memorable moments in their lives that they will never forget (but I have).
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Apr 6, 2012


    Well, forgetfulness happens for many reasons.  It used to be when i was a kid, selective...then as a young adult, I had some earth shakers with the aid of one substance or another.  I even created inventions I intended to write down and patent someday, and strangely...
    muse88 muse88
    56-60, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2008

    Write This Down!

    I lack the ability to make a proverbial "mental note" of any type. I either have to say it out loud, or, ideally, write it down. Otherwise, it will be lost in the abyss.
    canehh canehh
    Aug 26, 2012


    I often have amazing thoughts when I am at work, but I always forget to write them down or remember them, and than when I get home, and try and remember what I was going to say, its so frustrating!
    deleted deleted
    Jun 13, 2013

    Especially With Music

    I try to keep a notebook around to capture my thoughts as they come b/c insight often occurs in strange places like on the highway in traffic.  I've had many amazing thoughts, epiphonies, etc but so many have escaped.  Especially with music.  If I could remember...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Jun 11, 2007

    I think we all think have great ideas

    when actually they are just trashy thoughts.... But insight we consider them as the last COCA COLA in the desert but is not like that!! ME FOR EXAMPLE HAVE GREAT DREAMS, and when it's very good I always think in the dream that that idea should be taken to cinemas, but in the...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 3, 2015

    Not Only Forgetting Them, But...

    whenever I have these grad ideas and thoughts, I think having a thought recorder a "pansieve" would be one solution. Though the trouble with those grand castles, as time continues to claim bit by bit of my life, they loose value and importance. So it feels such a great loss of...
    Likewhatido Likewhatido
    36-40, F
    Jan 24, 2013

    Especially things that I dream about.

    So vivid and then they just evaporate into thin air.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    Nov 8, 2015

    This happens the most

    when I'm high.
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2014

    When I was a child, I had a fleeting

    glimpse Right out the corner of my eye I turned to look, but it was gone I can not put my finger on...it now The child is grown The dream is gone
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme
    46-50, F
    Feb 13, 2014

    ...happens in the shower mostly

    and I've even tried on occasion to jump out and scrawl down what I can into a newly wetted piece of paper.... I'm thinking grease pencils in the shower...hmmm
    SShawnO SShawnO
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2014

    I Have This Really Great Idea..

    I'll share it with you as soon as I remember what it was.
    DrewBerry DrewBerry
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Mar 26, 2008


    Do you know how in winter all the rugs in supermarkets are full of dirty water from the snow. I've dreamed about some high tech rug, that uses some nano stuff to quickly suck away all the water from the footsoles so the interior of the shop stays clean. I forgot everything D...
    entauri entauri
    26-30, M
    Jun 24, 2013

    Sometimes, I will zone out

    and have this amazing story laid out in my mind... and then someone talks to me. You know the scene in Winnie the pooh where his train or thought legitimately fall off the tracks. That's exactly what happens in my head. It sucks.
    ZoeVoci ZoeVoci
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2015

    Today I remembered I lost my Golden necklace

    and how many memories it stored :( hopefully I won't forget them...
    Gemstone101 Gemstone101
    16-17, F
    Aug 18, 2015

    A blue helium balloon was released today.

    It was a beautiful sunny spring day and I let it go right at the top of hills, a favourite place. On the way back in the car I started pointing out the window at two planes whose trails were crossing over each other. They made a big X, a kiss in the sky. The balloon must have...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2015

    Especially When I Am Driving.

    that's it, i'll be driving down the road and have some kind of crazy epiphany and bam as soon as i get where i'm going i forget it. one thing, when i used to smoke pot i would really have amazing thoughts and i would right them down, but then when i was sober it just wouldn't...
    scooper scooper
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2009

    Oh Grrrrrrrr

    I do.I wish I was smart enough to carry a note pad around and to jot down these brilliant ideas I have on a daily basis, but, noooooo..... *I think I will never forget this, it is far too important to forget*Then I get home and say to myself....*Self, why didn't you write down...
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    Oct 28, 2012

    Amazing Story, Right Here

    Wait, so I have this awesome story to share with you guys!!! ... I just have to remember it first. Curse my memory >.<
    SongsFromTheSoul SongsFromTheSoul
    18-21, F
    Oct 27, 2011

    This Always Happens When I Am Going to Bed

    but I am always too tired/lazy/only semi-concious and don't go grab my laptop or a pen and paper to write it down. How many best sellers and multi-million dollar ideas have I missed out on? I should start sleeping with my laptop.
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Apr 2, 2008

    So Frustrating.

    I like to write stories. One day I hope to actually finish one. However, I always forget my best ideas! They come in dreams or in random places where I can't write them down. I repeat the idea over and over, hoping to remember it, but it always slips away! The most frustrating...
    Quetzal Quetzal
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2008

    Thats Just How My Mind Works

    I should carry a voice recorder around all the time. I think I have solved lifes problems so many times...but as soon as the answer comes, it goes.
    lms2 lms2
    May 22, 2012

    I Still Remember...barely

    My big thought of the evening:  I can only win if I believe I won...I can only lose if I admit defeat.
    evolving2010 evolving2010
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 6, 2010

    This is true, and it's either

    when im drunk or really stoned! Key: Have your phone or notepad to write down
    dropdeaddave dropdeaddave
    26-30, M
    Feb 21, 2014

    I always get great ideas

    for my novel when I don't have access to writing utensils, and by the time I do, I have forgotten them... ;(
    LoneDreamer11 LoneDreamer11
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2015


    The astonishing strangeness of this singular quirk leaves me in a disturbing confusion. And again, I am surprised to be surprised !
    FreeGemini FreeGemini
    41-45, M
    Jan 5, 2013

    I just had an amazing thought,

    but 4 got what it was..sorry..👊
    pyeito pyeito
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 12, 2014


    It was late April when I had my greatest thought. I opened a can of...I forgot what drink it was, but it was fizzy and bubbly. I brought the can up to my ear and listened to the sound it made. It was a combination of popping popcorn and crackling fire. Then it came to me: A...
    TheBookNerd101 TheBookNerd101
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2012

    ...and Counting

    I just love that there are 128 other people with this sort of random uhhh ... (sorry, I forgot the word) ...   ...forgetfulness, I guess.  Anyway, I had to join the group because ... well I can't really remember why I wanted to join THIS group so badly, but it seemed...
    dblongwo dblongwo
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2008


    It's like I will be sitting outside enjoying a cigarette and contemplating on something and it will just dawn on me that I should really right some of these thoughts down. And the moment my attention goes away from contemplation and onto finding a pen and paper it all goes away...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 2, 2010

    If Only We Could Record Our Thoughts..

    I have a fantasy that involves inventing a device that can be implanted into our sub conscience and record our thoughts. It would be amazing, at any time of day or night we would have full access to our thoughts of the day, as well as archives dating back months, even years.. of...
    emotionalsoul emotionalsoul
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 22, 2012

    I can thank my 420 habits

    for this one! Haha!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 10, 2014

    The Genius That Is Me

     Sometimes I'm just walking along and I think of something so spectacular, I am amazed by my own genius. I think to myself, "Ha! I gotta write this down!" But then I forget about it and I'm kinda sad but then kinda not cuz it happens all the time and I'm used to it...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2008
    lishylou123 lishylou123
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2014

    I Have The Best Ideas At The Worst Times!

    So I'm sick of having all these great ideas at the worst times such as while I'm driving or in the shower or when I'm trying to go to bed! So I've come up with some quick fixes. I now have multiple note pads one in my car, one near my bed and one that I usually carry with me...
    PlayInYourDreams PlayInYourDreams
    26-30, M
    Mar 27, 2012

    It Sucks!

    I think wonderful beautiful things that could top Marilyn Monroe or Albert Einstein quotes, and I tell myself that I'll remember them, but then I forget. It's a terrible feeling when I can't bring them back up. Once they're gone, they're gone forever or until something triggers...
    stellastarz420 stellastarz420
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2012

    Oh Yeah...

    I can't tell you how many times this has happened to me.  I..........         wait........what?
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving
    56-60, F
    7 Responses Mar 24, 2008

    Old Age...maybe

    I don't know what it is but have you ever had one of those moments where your brain is just struck by lightning and you're like holy crap that is the most freaking brilliant thing in the world I can't believe no one in the universe every thought of that and then something shiny...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 17, 2012

    I have found the solution.

    Pen and paper. The only problem is when I can't read what I wrote.
    TKD1 TKD1
    51-55, F
    Feb 6, 2014

    I am a musician and constantly find these great,

    magical musical ideas pop into my head, only to be gone before I can write it down :(
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979
    36-40, M
    Jul 22, 2014
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