Past And Future Quotes

Quotes tagged as "past-and-future" (showing 1-30 of 81)
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

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

“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: A Novel

Grace Sara
“Your actions show what you know, and your replies to obstacles give clarity into what you will learn.”
Grace Sara, Awakening in the 21st Century: Considering Existence

“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

Haruki Murakami
“You need to come face-to-face with the past, not as some naive, easily wounded boy, but as a grown-up, independent professional. Not to see what you want to see, but what you must see. Otherwise you'll carry around that baggage for the rest of your life.”
Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Grace Sara
“Jealousy, and attempting to match others in life and stride, is self-abandonment.”
Grace Sara, Awakening in the 21st Century: Surviving a Spiritually Dormant Society

Arthur Schopenhauer
“Time is that by which at every moment all things become as nothing in our hands, and thereby lose all their true value.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Mimi Novic
“The past is somewhere we can walk with our memories
Never with our footsteps”
Mimi Novic, The Silence Between the Sighs

H.S. Crow
“Moonless nights haunt me. They evoke my once carefree life when I dreamed without doubt to what my future could be. I yearn for a time when my mother’s tree swayed beneath the dusk like an amber sea, but the past is locked without a key. Never to return—only flee.”
H.S. Crow

Natsuhiko Kyogoku
“Our future is just a past yet to arrive, our past a future come and gone.”
Natsuhiko Kyogoku, The Summer of the Ubume

Grace Sara
“Forgiveness is a skill gained by those willing to change.”
Grace Sara, Awakening in the 21st Century: Surviving a Spiritually Dormant Society

Debasish Mridha
“Don’t dwell in the past. You may miss the opportunity to enter the door of the future.”
Debasish Mridha

“Maybe you think a lot about the past, when you haven't got much future in front of you.”
Jordan Weisman, Cathy's Book

Richelle E. Goodrich
“It is a fight to let go of a past that refuses to withdraw its sticky tentacles from your present.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Debasish Mridha
“If you impregnate your thoughts with luscious lights, the future will be brighter than the past.”
Debasish Mridha

Debasish Mridha
“The distant past is always beautiful, and the future is a dance of fear and fortune.”
Debasish Mridha

Michael A. Ferro
“He was acutely aware then that he was closer to his future than he was with the memories of his past.”
Michael A. Ferro, TITLE 13: A Novel

H.S. Crow
“Moonless nights haunt me. They evoke remembrances of a carefree life when I dreamed without doubt to what my future could be. I yearn for a time when my mother’s tree swayed beneath the dusk like an amber sea, but the past is locked without a key. Never to return—only flee”
H.S. Crow

Chris Ewing
“Your past shapes, but does not predict your present.”
Chris Ewing, Living Your Leadership: Grow Intentionally, Thrive with Integrity, and Serve Humbly

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