Quotes About Past

Quotes tagged as "past" (showing 121-150 of 1,954)
Lauren Oliver
“I’ll tell you another secret, this one for your own good. You may think the past has something to tell you. You may think that you should listen, should strain to make out its whispers, should bend over backward, stoop down low to hear its voice breathed up from the ground, from the dead places. You may think there’s something in it for you, something to understand or make sense of.
But I know the truth: I know from the nights of Coldness. I know the past will drag you backward and down, have you snatching at whispers of wind and the gibberish of trees rubbing together, trying to decipher some code, trying to piece together what was broken. It’s hopeless. The past is nothing but a weight. It will build inside of you like a stone.
Take it from me: If you hear the past speaking to you, feel it tugging at your back and running its fingers up your spine, the best thing to do—the only thing—is run.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Julio Cortázar
“Memory is a mirror that scandalously lies.”
Julio Cortázar, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

Paulo Coelho
“If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it, now. Imagine a new story for your life and believe in it. Focus only on the moments when you achieved what you desired, and that strength will help you to get what you want.”
Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain

C.S. Lewis
“The Future is, of all things, the thing least like eternity. It is the most temporal part of time--for the Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.”
C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Santosh Kalwar
“What you had yesterday is only memories; what you will have tomorrow is your dreams and what you will do today, let it be love.”
Santosh Kalwar

Albert Einstein
“Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
Albert Einstein

Dave Pelzer
“It is important for people to know that no matter what lies in their past, they can overcome the dark side and press on the a brighter world.”
Dave Pelzer, A Child Called "It"

Napoléon Bonaparte
“History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.”
Napoléon Bonaparte

Zadie Smith
“In the end, your past is not my past and your truth is not my truth and your solution - is not my solution.”
Zadie Smith, White Teeth

Pierre Trudeau
“The past is to be respected and acknowledged, but not worshipped; it is our future in which we will find our greatness.”
Pierre Trudeau

Amy Tan
“After all, Bao Bomu says, what is the past but what we choose to remember?”
Amy Tan, The Bonesetter's Daughter

Amy Harmon
“Why don’t you focus on where you’re going and less on where you came from?”
Amy Harmon, A Different Blue

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

Laini Taylor
“There was only present, and it was infinite. The past and the future were just blinders we wore so that infinity wouldn't drive us mad.”
Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters

K.A. Tucker
“No human can bury their past indefinitely. It’s only a matter of time before you crack.”
K.A. Tucker, Ten Tiny Breaths

Laura Dave
“These things...they are who you are. They brought you here. To this day. You didn't give me a chance to understand that ever the unattractive parts of you, the messy parts, were something I could accept.”
Laura Dave, The Divorce Party

Let today be the day you finally release yourself from the imprisonment of past grudges
“Let today be the day you finally release yourself from the imprisonment of past grudges and anger. Simplify your life. Let go of the poisonous past and live the abundantly beautiful present... today.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

J.M. Barrie
“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.”
J.M. Barrie, The Works Of J. M. Barrie

Lesley Pearse
“You can't do anything about the past, it's done and can't be mended. But the future is different, if you just think what you really want and reach out and take it.”
Lesley Pearse, Trust Me

Patricia Briggs
“Sometimes I think I live more closely to the past than the present.”
Patricia Briggs, Dragon Bones

Rick Riordan
“He remembered how nice the kids at Camp Half-Blood had been to him after the war with Kronos. Great job, Nico! Thanks for bringing the armies of the Underworld to save us! Everybody smiled. They all invited him to sit at their table. After about a week, his welcome wore thin. Campers would jump when he walked up behind them. He would emerge from the shadows at the campfire, startle somebody and see the discomfort in their eyes: Are you still here? Why are you here? It didn’t help that immediately after the war with Kronos, Annabeth and Percy had started dating … Nico set down his fartura. Suddenly it didn’t taste so good.”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

“The time has come to lay that baggage down and leave behind all the struggling and striving. You can be set free as you journey forward into a balanced healthy and rewarding future.”
Sue Augustine, When Your Past Is Hurting Your Present: Getting Beyond Fears That Hold You Back

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“People tend to look on the beliefs of the past as being primitive and unintelligent, yet we are seeing more truth in the past every day.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
“Man…who lives in three places – in the past, in the present, and in the future – can be unhappy if one of these three is worthless. Religion has even added a fourth – eternity.”
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Jeanette Winterson
“The future is foretold from the past and the future is only possible because of the past. Without past and future, the present is partial. All time is eternally present and so all time is ours. There is no sense in forgetting and every sense in dreaming. Thus the present is made rich.”
Jeanette Winterson, The Passion

Toba Beta
“To dream the future is much more better than to regret the past.
But the best of all, to live in the present life with all of your power.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

George Orwell
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
George Orwell, 1984

Daniel Wallace
“He believed in himself, believed in his quixotic ambition, letting the failures of the previous day disappear as each new day dawned. Yesterday was not today. The past did not predict the future if he could learn from his mistakes.”
Daniel Wallace, The Kings and Queens of Roam

John Green
“Witness also that when we talk about literature, we do so in the present tense. When we speak of the dead, we are not so kind.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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