We’ve collected the best Past Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Jimmy Connors, Vince Gill, Patty Mills, Mike D, Jules Verne. Use them as an inspiration.
I think my greatest victory was every time I walked out there, I gave it everything I had. I left everything out there. That’s what I’m most proud of. I can’t go win Wimbledon anymore, so if what I’ve done in the past is not good enough, let it go. Because I’m certainly not sitting around thinking about it.
Learning about our past is definitely important, not only for Australians but people around the world. It’s something that Australia should never be ashamed of. It’s part of our history. It’s part of us.
Obviously, there are moments that you look back at and cringe – things in the past involving violence or disrespect to women or disrespect to other people that are so far away from what I want to put out there now. But it’s actually a privilege to be able to change and be making records that reflect that change.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
I am not interested in the past, except as the road to the future.
My countrymen: we have reached a turning point in our history. The choice is yours. Shall we venture into this brave new world, bright with possibilities, or retreat to the safety of our familiar but sterile past? I am for crossing the frontier.
To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.
Less than 1 percent of ancient Egypt has been discovered and excavated. With population pressures, urbanization, and modernization encroaching, we’re in a race against time. Why not use the most advanced tools we have to map, quantify, and protect our past?
The past is where its supposed to be.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
Asean is obviously a very important association for us. Over the past 30 years Asean has made great strides in regional cooperation covering a number of areas, although recently it has been under strain because of the financial crisis and other challenges.
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
The best way to heal a broken heart, it turns out, is to find a way to move past the hurt.
The stories from Iran’s present and past are reminders that freedom, democracy and human rights, or fundamentalism, fascism and terrorism are not geographically and culturally determined, but universal.
There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent past.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
In the past there were various suggestions in the framework of financial and other agreements to benefit with Iran. But Iran interpreted those suggestions in a mistaken way and deceived the international community.
What is past is prologue.
Well, the future for me is already a thing of the past.
I am not nostalgic for the past.
I will not speak with disrespect of the Republican Party. I always speak with respect of the past.
I think it would be difficult to explore some aspects of Ted’s past, because ‘Line of Duty‘ investigates fictitious police forces – you never know, and you should never know, who it is we might be investigating.
A hedonistic lifestyle contrary to all the rules and expectations of Islam is not an unusual precursor to radicalisation: in fact, some young radicals see joining in the jihad as a way of achieving redemption for past sins.
We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.
The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.
I don’t know of any other creature on earth other than man that will sit in a corner and cry because of some painful experience in the past.
I just turned 30 so I got really introspective as you do, questioning my life. And when I stopped and sort of looked back at the past decade, I realized I had done more work than I thought I had done.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other’s speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in.
Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.
We’re the curator for the African-American experience for the past, present and future. That’s my job.
Let us forget the frustrations of the past and think of our unfulfilled potential.
If we can see past preconceived limitations, then the possibilities are endless.
If you read enough biography and history, you learn how people have dealt successfully or unsuccessfully with similar situations or patterns in the past. It doesn’t give you a template of answers, but it does help you refine the questions you have to ask yourself.
The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.
Supposedly, summer vacation happens because that’s when the kids are home from school, although having the kids home from school is no vacation. And supposedly the kids are home from school because of some vestigial throwback to our agricultural past.
No matter what has happened to you in the past or what is going on in your life right now, it has no power to keep you from having an amazingly good future if you will walk by faith in God. God loves you! He wants you to live with victory over sin so you can possess His promises for your life today!
I don’t just think about the belt, I think past the belt.
You can’t undo the past… but you can certainly not repeat it.
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.
I wouldn’t claim to be a gamer. I have played video games in the past.
One does not substitute oneself for the past, one merely adds to it a new link.
The fact disclosed by a survey of the past that majorities have been wrong must not blind us to the complementary fact that majorities have usually not been entirely wrong.
I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I’m actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.
I would point out that the cultural advance of these people has been suppressed in the past and continues to be suppressed in the present by policies designed to keep them in ignorance.
In this bright future you can’t forget your past.
Time is an illusion. Time only exists when we think about the past and the future. Time doesn’t exist in the present here and now.
You can never plan the future by the past.
As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society.
Pride, to me, is a celebration of the past because we have come such a long way from the very first Pride parade marking the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, so it’s a celebration of all that we’ve accomplished.
I don’t really read a lot of newspapers. I don’t pay attention to what is being said or written about me. I’ve had lots of experiences in the past when I got too much into it. That sort of diverts your focus.
Those who today always look for disciplinarian solutions, those who long for an exaggerated doctrinal ‘security,’ those who stubbornly try to recover a past that no longer exists – they have a static and inward-directed view of things. In this way, faith becomes an ideology among other ideologies.
Loved. You can’t use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all.
I think there’s a preoccupation with the American market to make excuses and justify its past. If it isn’t current, it means somebody has to make an excuse for it. If it’s ‘cult,’ it gives it a sense of illegitimate legitimacy.
The uncertainty relation does not refer to the past; if the velocity of the electron is at first known and the position then exactly measured, the position for times previous to the measurement may be calculated.
A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don’t find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
Yes, we’ve still got more work to do. More work to do for every American still in need of a good job or a raise, paid leave or a decent retirement; for every child who needs a sturdier ladder out of poverty or a world-class education; for everyone who has not yet felt the progress of these past seven and a half years.
Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future.
Politeness and caring for each other cannot be a thing of the past.
I like to reflect on the past.
Real freedom is creative, proactive, and will take me into new territories. I am not free if my freedom is predicated on reacting to my past.
My past is a bit checkered.
I’m a professional fighter and like most professional fighters I have had difficulties with my hands in the past.
My heroes and heroines are often unlikely people who are dragged into situations without meaning to become involved, or people with a past that has never quite left them. They are often isolated, introspective people, often confrontational or anarchic in some way, often damaged or secretly unhappy or incomplete.
Look at the things you’ve done and ask for forgiveness. After clearing out that wreckage from the past, you can move forward, in a way, to keep your finger on the pulse.
If I’m too busy looking in the past, how can I see what’s in front of me with the future?
I don’t think about the future. I don’t think about the past. I just think of what comes into my head at the time. So that might be about the past, that might be about the future. Or, the present.
When we’re rapping on these records, we’re either rapping about our past lives or things our people are going through right now in the struggle. It’s not necessarily what we’re going through ourselves.
He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be – a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
Americans are guaranteed the constitutional right to legal abortion in Roe v. Wade, and it’s past time for Republicans to stop using the issue as a political football. In fact, it’s past time for Republican politicians to stop interfering in women’s personal lives, period.
We are tomorrow’s past.
Every man is his own ancestor, and every man is his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.
One faces the future with one’s past.
Let them look to the past, but let them also look to the future; let them look to the land of their ancestors, but let them look also to the land of their children.
Nothing is to come, and nothing past: But an eternal now, does always last.
Past performance speaks a tremendous amount about one’s ability and likelihood for success.
The darkest aspects of imperialism are still very much prevalent in many cultures around the world; hundreds of years later, and we have a collective responsibility to encounter the deeds of our past.
I have used dating apps a couple of times in the past and met people, but it is a difficult thing because you’re meeting someone who you really don’t know and you have no link to. I have friends who have had great relationships after meeting on Tinder or Bumble, so I’d never say never, but it hasn’t worked for me.
You know you’re not anonymous on our site. We’re greeting you by name, showing you past purchases, to the degree that you can arrange to have transparency combined with an explanation of what the consumer benefit is.
Architecture should be rooted in the past, and yet be part of our own time and forward looking.
We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.
Legal discrimination between the sexes is, in almost every instance, founded on outmoded views of society and the pre-scientific beliefs about psychology and physiology. It is time to sweep away these relics of the past and set further generations free of them.
Climate change is a consequence of the build up of greenhouse gases over the past 200 years in the atmosphere, and virtually all these emissions came from the rich countries.
You can’t dwell in your past but move forward, look forward. That’s it.
Not to be born is, past all prizing, best.
Thus the regime has deprived Iranian women not just of their present rights, but also of their history and their past.
For me, ‘The Kite Runner‘ became about a guy who’s emotionally shut down because he hasn’t confronted his past.
My life is like driving down a road. I occasionally glance in the rearview mirror, but I’m not focused on the past or looking back anymore.
The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community – these are the most vital things education must try to produce.
My friends would always joke that I’m ‘the grandmother‘ and ‘the homebody‘ because I can’t stay up past nine o’clock, but a lot of that rest is so important for me.
What was past was past. I suppose that was the general attitude.
Resume: a written exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past, as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have.
I don’t look into negative things. Go past mistakes and look forward.
God isn’t present in the past or future. The great ‘I Am’ is in the present moment. When I claim that presence, I can get through anything today.
Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
I don’t feel like a very nostalgic person. I think about the past much more clinically. When I look back and wonder, ‘Why was I doing that? Was it a waste of time?’ I don’t beat myself up. Instead, I say, ‘I’m so glad I did that, because now I really know what matters to me.’
Every day, I would show up, and there were no kids, just me and my teacher in my classroom. Every day, I would be escorted by marshals past a mob of people protesting and boycotting the school. This went on for a whole year.
Your past always leads to who you are.
My life will not be defined by a single political campaign. Those will come and go. But what has driven me to run for elected office in the past still drives me today: the knowledge that heroes do walk among us with tremendous strength and power.
The past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either.
I don’t think about my past or future.
Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent, greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?
True conservatives fear anything that is at odds with the status quo, even to the extent of being unable to recognise when the status quo represents injustice. And reactionary conservatives actually want to tear down the gains of the past.
If you will work in co-operation, forgetting the past, burying the hatchet, you are bound to succeed.
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
Sometimes it takes looking at the past to really be able to move forward and learn from it.
Hurricane Katrina this past week was certainly the worst episode in what has become an all-too-familiar and tragic cycle, and our nation is now faced with a set of unprecedented challenges.
She became so important to them that they wondered how they had ever managed without her in the past. And the longer she stayed with them the more indispensable she became, so indispensable in fact that their one fear was that she might some day move on.
We need to look to the future. You can’t come up with new things unless you constantly forget the past. There’s no reason to keep wearing the same pair of pants.
The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate.
It’s not to much fun to know yourself too well or think you do – everyone needs a little conceit to carry them through & past the falls.
We must learn from the past, but we cannot dwell in the past.
The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision.
People have ignored me in the past, thinking that I probably had an attitude. And I couldn’t break that perception.
I can’t dwell on past mistakes.
One of the major dangers of being alone in February is the tendency to dwell on past relationships. Whether you’re daydreaming about that ‘one that got away,’ or you’re recalling the fairy tale date you went on last Valentine’s Day, romanticizing the past isn’t helpful – nor accurate.
They spend their time looking forward to the past.
Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.
Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness.
Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.
Northern Ireland still suffers from its past, and it will take generations to escape sectarianism and for violence to end totally. Nonetheless, it is in a different place now than during the Troubles, and it will not go back to the old days.
It’s not about the past; it’s about knowing your history so that you can fight in the present. Otherwise, you don’t know who the real enemy is, what the real issue is, because it had been covered by many layers of bad information, of lies, and manipulation.
We’re not uncomfortable with it, and we’ve already been through enough of the music business where I’m not really worried that commercial success is going to in some way – we’re already past saving, you know what I mean? It’s too late for us.
It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.
While experiencing happiness, we have difficulty in being conscious of it. Only when the happiness is past and we look back on it do we suddenly realise – sometimes with astonishment – how happy we had been.
I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels some treasured item of my past, it would pine away in the artificial world where I had so abruptly placed it.
Yosemite has the most impressive and accessible granite big walls in the world. The rock is amazing. And because of that, it’s been the mecca for climbing in the U.S. – and the world to a large degree – for all of climbing history. It’s the place to test yourself against the historic routes of the past.
Human’s can’t live in the present as animals do; they just live in the present. But human’s are always thinking about the future or the past.
I’m living with every step. I can’t live with regret. The past is the past. I’m not worried about it. I can’t change it. I can’t fix it. It is what it is. I’m just living.
It takes a long time to bring the past up to the present.
Don’t waste time on what’s not important. Don’t get sucked into the drama. Get on with it: don’t dwell on the past. Be a big person; be generous of spirit; be the person you’d admire.
One of the characteristics of North American culture is that you can always start again. You can always move forward, cross a border of a state or a city or a county, and move West, most of the time West. You leave behind guilt, past traditions, memories.
Although Alchemy has now fallen into contempt, and is even considered a thing of the past, the physicain should not be influenced by such judgements.
No economic system is perfect. But the American Free Enterprise system has empowered millions of people in the past. I know, because I saw it with my own eyes.
Don’t hold on to the past; it won’t help in moving forward. Dare to dream big.
There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war.
A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.
Don’t let the past steal your present. This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
Past success is no guarantee of future success, so I have learned to be an entrepreneur. I began to produce and direct my own projects.
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
Time perspective is one of the most powerful influences on all of human behavior. We’re trying to show how people become biased to being exclusively past-, present- or future-oriented.
The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
I think experience will teach you a combination of liberalism and conservatism. We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values. We have to hold onto the past as we explore the future.
I made a big mistake with him the first day I shot. We’re shooting the scene where I come back from the party, the dance, in the sleigh with Julie Christie and we turn the corner and go past the camera and the camera follows us just a little bit and we disappear.
I think maybe I was a shepherdess in a past life.
Instead of turning away from our neighbors, our friends, our colleagues, let us instead learn from our history and avoid repeating the mistakes of our past.
Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past.
The practice of executing such offenders is a relic of the past and is inconsistent with evolving standards of decency in a civilized society.
I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That’s why I tend to forget my songs.
Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.
Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
‘Ninnu Kori’ urges us to take a broader view of life, look past stumbling blocks, and rise above self sympathy.
In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people.
With two thousand years of Christianity behind him… a man can’t see a regiment of soldiers march past without going off the deep end. It starts off far too many ideas in his head.
Vaccines and antibiotics have made many infectious diseases a thing of the past; we’ve come to expect that public health and modern science can conquer all microbes. But nature is a formidable adversary.
I never think about the past. Why waste time thinking about something I cannot change.
During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites, has woven a network of communication which puts each part of the world in to almost instant contact with all the other parts.
People need to remember that I am the first black driver in F1, so I am obviously going to be different to past drivers.
Mistakes and pressure are inevitable; the secret to getting past them is to stay calm.
I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.
Our world faces difficult challenges, but no more so than in the past. Working together in a constructive spirit, we can assure our children the future they deserve.
There’s no shame in enjoying a quiet life. And that’s been the realization of the past few years for me.
I had written for Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman in the past. Jimmy had a different voice, and different priorities. He couldn’t be the bad guy in the joke; he couldn’t upset people, really.
Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
Learn from the past, look to the future, but live in the present.
Today, no leader can afford to be indifferent to the challenge of engaging employees in the work of creating the future. Engagement may have been optional in the past, but it’s pretty much the whole game today.
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.
There are things I’ve done in the past I’m not proud of – and I could talk about them if I wanted to – but I don’t reveal my secrets… I prefer certain things to remain personal; there have to be boundaries. And I don’t think you need a scandal to have an interesting story.
My first novel, ‘The Tiger‘s Daughter,’ embodies the loneliness I felt but could not acknowledge, even to myself, as I negotiated the no man’s land between the country of my past and the continent of my present.
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
There is no point dwelling on the past because each day is a new beginning.
I know that in my past I was young and irresponsible – but that’s what growing up is. You learn from your mistakes.
I just love mermaids. I was a mermaid in my past life. I just feel it when I go in the sea. I just feel a connection there between me, and the water, and the fish – they speak to me – and the shells – they ring out to me.
Forget the past.
I once gave a character in a novel my inability to get past the same point in any work of philosophy: that moment when seeing is suddenly occluded and you know you can go no further.
I am not ashamed of my past; I am not ashamed of my humble beginnings.
To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.
Don’t trust anyone who has been in school for the past 24 consecutive years.
If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.
‘Hiraeth’ means homesickness to a home to which you cannot return: the grief of the lost places of your past. I fell in love with the word and instantly connected to it. It reminded me of the days when I had left my home in Gwalior, and I had that strange pull in my stomach, and now I can so relate to this word.
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
‘Nowness’ is a dynamic relation between the past and the future.
Usually, people have a tendency to be caught in the worries concerning the future or in the regret concerning the past. There is some kind of energy that is pushing them to run, and they are not able to establish themselves in the present moment.
I live in the present because the past is regret, and the future is anxiety.
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.
Fear is when we’re thinking about the past or thinking about the future, two things that do not exist. If we stay in the moment, do our best in the moment, enjoy the moment, there is no fear.
Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.
Each age tries to form its own conception of the past. Each age writes the history of the past anew with reference to the conditions uppermost in its own time.
For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.
The past is our definition. We may strive with good reason to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it. But we will escape it only by adding something better to it.
If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.
I feel really humbled and really grateful to have the opportunities that I’ve had over the past couple of years to work with some amazing people. I think, at this point, I just want to put my head down and grind and do honest work.
The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.
I am not responsible for all the journalists in the past that have told lies.
I’ve had problems with the Republican establishment in the past.
Our wisest long-term investment is not in the dirty polluting fossil fuels from the past, but in the clean energy of the future.
Voting Labour in the past hasn’t protected Scotland against Tory governments.
Partition is bad. But whatever is past is past. We have only to look to the future.
Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.
Create your future from your future not your past.
I’m a big believer in the notion that our greatest potential lies in our darkest parts. To a certain extent it’s only in facing those parts of ourselves that we can truly grow, and I think that’s true of all of the characters I’ve played, certainly in the past few years.
We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past.
I did have to turn down things in the past, which I was upset about sometimes, but I understood I was part of ‘Strictly Come Dancing.’
We, who are the living, possess the past. Tomorrow is for our martyrs.
History is always changing behind us, and the past changes a little every time we retell it.
It was very clear I wasn’t giving my all in the past – not even close.
Once you get past 100, it is all about not making a mistake.
An awareness of our past is essential to the establishment of our personality and our identity as Africans.
Exploring and colonizing Mars can bring us new scientific understanding of climate change, of how planet-wide processes can make a warm and wet world into a barren landscape. By exploring and understanding Mars, we may gain key insights into the past and future of our own world.
One of the things I’ve really gotten past in the last couple of years is the idea of being made uncomfortable by the way things appear, rather than how things are. Clearly in this business you have to contend with a lot of that.
As financial markets continue to broaden and deepen, the behavior of asset prices will play an important role in the formulation of monetary policy going forward, perhaps a more important role than in the past.
‘Closed timelike curve‘ is the jargon for time travel. It means you go out, come back and meet yourself in the past.
Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
Forget the past – the future will give you plenty to worry about.
Repeal the Missouri Compromise – repeal all compromises – repeal the Declaration of Independence – repeal all past history, you still cannot repeal human nature. It will be the abundance of man’s heart that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.
Study the past, if you would divine the future.
I can’t change the past, but one person can change the future – anything can happen.
That’s history. I say history because it happened in the past.
‘Satellite archaeology‘ refers to the use of NASA and commercial high resolution satellite datasets to map and discover past structures, cities, and geological features.
I really don’t think in the past. I sit down with many friends at dinner, and they like to talk about the good old days. I’m respectful of the good old days, but I find myself spending very little time reminiscing. I’m really looking forward.
The committee‘s work is not about whether or how we should pay reparations. That was never the intent nor will the payment of reparations be the outcome. This is an effort designed to involve the campus community in a discovery of the meaning of our past.
Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.
Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul.
The past is there, but life is circular. I have a strong sense of the circularity of time.
Unless you come to terms with your past… it haunts you, and you never leave it.
I don’t care too much what happened in the past. I prefer to focus on what is coming next and I am really looking forward to it.
I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it.
‘Movement is life;’ and it is well to be able to forget the past, and kill the present by continual change.
One thing we have lost, that we had in the past, is a sense of progress, that things are getting better. There is a sense of volatility, but not of progress.
I like to connect with fans, usually positive stuff. If there is negative stuff, you just look past it and talk to the people that appreciate you.
Some years I’m the coolest thing that ever happened, and then the next year everyone’s so over me, and I’m just so past my sell date.
You can’t sit back, rest on laurels and think about the past – what the journey has been.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
I believe that every single one of us, celebrity or not, has a responsibility to get involved in trying to make a difference in the world. Our generation faces many challenges, some of which were passed on to us by the past generations, but it’s up to us to find solutions today so that we don’t keep passing our problems on.
When I’m not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I’m not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I’m reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.
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.
People don’t realize that now is all there ever is; there is no past or future except as memory or anticipation in your mind.
I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment. I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place.
I am not like a pebble on the beach – a grain of sand on the seashore or just one of millions of human beings past, present and future. No, I am a unique human being loved by God as if I were an only child – the only fruit of his creative powers.
Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.
The Iranian people, with regards to the policies of various American administrations in the past 30 years, are very worried. They don’t trust them.
If the government ever imposes a tax on books – and I wouldn’t put it past them – I’m in dead trouble.
I’m looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past.
Maybe I don’t take myself so seriously any more. And I don’t care how I’m judged. I’m past all that.
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
I don’t live in the past. I don’t play my old records for that reason. I make a statement, then move on to the next.
Past waters don’t move anything. They only create mosquitoes.
The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects – making it possible… to see a new beauty in what is vanishing.
In 1973, America imported 30 percent of its crude oil needs. Today, that number has doubled to more than 60 percent. Gas prices are as high as they are now in part because we’ve had no comprehensive national energy policy for the past few decades.
The future of food security will depend on a combination of the ecological prudence of the past and the technological advances of today.
Twenty is a tough age because it slips past in the middle of so much else – university, gap year, leaving home, getting jobs.
I’d always been interested in Nigeria‘s past.
There’s a big mistake that people make with history, which is to think that people in the past were just like us, but wearing crinolines. They lived in different worlds.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
It is never easy for a professional cricketer, who has represented his country for 17 years, to forget the past and adopt a new lifestyle.
Things that came before, people and things and experiences – that does mean something to me. It doesn’t mean I don’t embrace the new, but I don’t forget the past, either.
With regard to robots, in the early days of robots people said, ‘Oh, let’s build a robot‘ and what’s the first thought? You make a robot look like a human and do human things. That’s so 1950s. We are so past that.
What we have to find is the right level of regulation of our financial system so that it has the incentive to invest in things, but at the same time, it is sufficiently regulated so it can’t get in the kind of trouble that we have seen in the past and we have seen recently.
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.
Upper classes are a nation’s past; the middle class is its future.
We spend too much time talking about each other, at each other, past each other, and not enough time talking with each other.
When the written and spoken word is censored, the urban landscape becomes a nation’s only physical link to the past.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Remember the past, live the present, think a little less about the future.
God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.
Memories are thoughts that arise. They’re not realities. Only when you believe that they are real, then they have the power over you. But when you realize it’s just another thought arising about the past, then you can have a spacious relationship with that thought. The thought no longer has you in its grip.
I firmly believe that you live and learn, and if you don’t learn from past mistakes, then you need to be drug out and shot.
Where you come from now is much less important than where you’re going. More and more of us are rooted in the future or the present tense as much as in the past. And home, we know, is not just the place where you happen to be born. It’s the place where you become yourself.
Nothing is a bigger waste of time than regretting the past and worrying about the future.
Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.
With cult foods, there is an underlying assumption that the best cooking ideas came generations ago. Yet culinary innovation is nothing to be ashamed of. When a chef tells me he is cooking with his grandmother’s recipe, I always wonder why. Did talent skip the past two generations?
Nations without a past are contradictions in terms. What makes a nation is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the past, and historians are the people who produce it.
If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament – disarmament follows peace.
The power of historical fiction for bad and for good can be immense in shaping consciousness of the past.
If you want to make more money, you’ll have to do things differently. You will have to do things you never even thought of doing in the past. You will have to do things out of your comfort zone.
I love seeing fashion from the past making a comeback.
The future will be the child of the past and the present, even if a rebellious child.
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.
The main effect of the Internet on language has been to increase the expressive richness of language, providing the language with a new set of communicative dimensions that haven’t existed in the past.
I haven’t had that one great love, which is good. I don’t want that to be in the past – I want it to be in the future.
In ‘The Plato Papers’ I wanted to get another perspective on the present moment by extrapolating into the distant future. So in that sense, there’s a definite similarity of purpose between a book set in the future and a book set in the past.
The past isn’t going to get you to your goal.
I don’t want to keep talking about my upbringing because people always resort to the past and what happened when I was younger.
Through all the relationship stuff I’ve gone through in the past few years, I know there are fundamental differences in how men and women view sex and how they view their futures.
The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.