Quotes About Past And Future

Quotes tagged as "past-and-future" (showing 1-30 of 47)
Eckhart Tolle
“...the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whaterver form. Both are illusions.”
Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Eleanor Brown
“There are times in our lives when we have to realize our past is precisely what it is, and we cannot change it. But we can change the story we tell ourselves about it, and by doing that, we can change the future.”
Eleanor Brown, The Weird Sisters

Amit Ray
“If you want to fly on the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.”
Amit Ray, World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird

Anne Michaels
“Like other ghosts, she whispers; not for me to join her, but so that, when I'm close enough, she can push me back into the world.”
Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces

Kage Baker
“I don't think humanity just replays history, but we are the same people our ancestors were, and our descendants are going to face a lot of the same situations we do. It's instructive to imagine how they would react, with different technologies on different worlds. That's why I write science fiction -- even though the term 'science fiction' excites disdain in certain persons.”
Kage Baker

Leslie T. Chang
“The past has been there all along, reminding us: This time--maybe, hopefully, against all odds, we will get it right.”
Leslie T. Chang

“In their quest for the "real moment" some expect to grab hold of the singular instant that feels like a journey between the past and the future, between the land they know and a land they don't know. In their pursuit they hope to encounter that 'genuine' moment, that frail child of the fleeting time that leaves a scar in the memory.”
Erik Pevernagie

María Dueñas
“Normality wasn't in the days I'd left behind me: it was only to be found in whatever fortune placed in my path each morning.”
María Dueñas

Ashim Shanker
“The arrow of time obscures memory of both past and future circumstance with innumerable fallacies, the least trivial of which is perception.”
Ashim Shanker, Only the Deplorable

Alice Hoffman
“Although I am no longer caught in the past, the future seems like a ridiculous thing to me. Try to catch it, hold it in your hand. It disappears every time.”
Alice Hoffman, Green Heart

Suzanne Woods Fisher
“He wanted to leave the past a few hundred miles down the road, shake it off like dust. But that ws the problem with the past. It kept finding him.”
Suzanne Woods Fisher, The Keeper

Ashim Shanker
“He may actually have been existing in the past and approximating a conceivable future, which brought even the assumption of his immediate perceptions as being in the present into doubt. And thus, he couldn’t—beyond a hint of skepticism—say that he truly existed right now and in this moment, but instead it seemed more rational to assume that he simply existed and nothing more.”
Ashim Shanker, Don't Forget to Breathe

“Some of the hardest battles we fight are those against the demons of our past, over which we have no control.”
Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

“Though a new picture gives you a picture of how old you are, when you see the old pictures, you remember the young you!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Tushar Upreti
“I am not the #Prisoner of my #Past neither the #Slave for my #Future !!”
Tushar Upreti

Brandy Heineman
“The past never quite disappeared, did it? Folks usually thought time moved forward, starting on the left and riding a right-pointing arrow into the future. Ruby didn't believe that. The future twisted uncertain, a shapeless dream, but the past - the past was set. It cast evidence behind it, photos and letters and bones, piling up in hidden places, waiting for the chance to spill out. An avalanche. A burial. The past consumed the future, always.”
Brandy Heineman

“ὃ γάρ ἐστι χείριστον αὐτῶν ἐκ τοῦ παρεληλυθότος χρόνου, τοῦτο πρὸς τὰ μέλλοντα βέλτιστον ὑπάρχει.”

David Brazzeal
“The challenge is to draw on the past but not be bound by it" p. 20”
David Brazzeal, Pray Like a Gourmet: Creative Ways to Feed Your Soul

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The present defines the future. The future builds on the foundation of the past.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Where are you? In the past or in the future? It doesn't matter because if you are not in today you are in the wrong place!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Paul Auster
“—Los pensamientos son reales —sentenció—. las palabras son reales. Todo lo humano es real, y aveces conocemos las cosas antes de que ocurran, aun cuando no seamos consientes de ello. Vivimos en el presente, pero el futuro está siempre en nosotros. Puede que el escribir se reduzca a eso, Sid. No a consignar los hechos del pasado, sino a hacer que ocurran cosas en el futuro.”
Paul Auster, Oracle Night

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We study the past ecological history, with the conscience of the present ecological conditions, the only window to predict the future environmental and climate changes.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Life is not about what was or what will be. It's about what is.”

N'Zuri Za Austin
“even in death, his last breath was poetry
existing in the wind
and on the breeze of
"it used to be likes"
forever remembering,
yet never reliving
his life
will never be what it used to be like.”
N'Zuri Za Austin

Greg Iles
“The past is never dead. It's not even past; if it were there would be no grief or sorrow.”
Greg Iles, Natchez Burning

“Human migration is an important part of our ancestral story. The places we live shape us, the places we leave behind forges our history, and the places we might travel to becomes our mysterious future.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

César Mallorquí
“El conocimiento de la Historia es indispensable para la supervivencia de cualquier colectividad. Tener presentes los errores del pasado impide volver a cometerlos en el futuro, ésta es la lección que han tenido que aprender, a veces a costa de un gran sufrimiento, todos los pueblos libres de la Tierra.”
César Mallorquí, Trece monos

“In the Past, People who had been repeating the same words from back then will make you understand.

That's your weakness, causing Severe painful memories you had encountered back in the Past.

In the future, say something different YOU haven't said before from the past to the present.

That's their weakness, and the Past isn't useless, study it and it will shape your Future.”
Luis Cosajay

“Let go of the past and cling to the future.”
Dr. Reverend Garry A. Scheuer Jr.

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