Quotes About Present

Quotes tagged as "present" (showing 1-30 of 856)
Bil Keane
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
Bil Keane

Mother Teresa
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
Mother Teresa

Mahatma Gandhi
“The future depends on what you do today.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Kiran Desai
“The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.”
Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss

Albert Camus
“Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”
Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942

George Harrison
“It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one.”
George Harrison

Gautama Buddha
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
Gautama Buddha, Sayings Of Buddha

John Green
“You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

John Paul II
“The future starts today, not tomorrow.”
John Paul II

Nikola Tesla
“The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.”
Nikola Tesla

Bill Cosby
“The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now.”
Bill Cosby

Thich Nhat Hanh
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

Alan W. Watts
“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.”
Alan W. Watts

Martha Graham
“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”
Martha Graham

Alan W. Watts
“We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infintesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.”
Alan W. Watts

Jamie Ford
“I had my chance.' He said it, retiring from a lifetime of wanting. 'I had my chance, and sometimes in life, there are no second chances. You look at what you have, not what you miss, and you move forward.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Andrew Solomon
“You are constantly told in depression that your judgment is compromised, but a part of depression is that it touches cognition. That you are having a breakdown does not mean that your life isn't a mess. If there are issues you have successfully skirted or avoided for years, they come cropping back up and stare you full in the face, and one aspect of depression is a deep knowledge that the comforting doctors who assure you that your judgment is bad are wrong. You are in touch with the real terribleness of your life. You can accept rationally that later, after the medication sets in, you will be better able to deal with the terribleness, but you will not be free of it. When you are depressed, the past and future are absorbed entirely by the present moment, as in the world of a three-year-old. You cannot remember a time when you felt better, at least not clearly; and you certainly cannot imagine a future time when you will feel better.”
Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

Paulo Coelho
“In magic - and in life - there is only the present moment, the now. You can't measure time the way you measure the distance between two points. 'Time' doesn't pass. We human beings have enormous difficulty in focusing on the present; we're always thinking about what we did, about how we could have done it better, about the consequences of our actions, and about why we didn't act as we should have. Or else we think about the future, about what we're going to do tomorrow, what precautions we should take, what dangers await us around the next corner, how to avoid what we don't want and how to get what we have always dreamed of.”
Paulo Coelho, Aleph

Golda Meir
“One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.”
Golda Meir, My Life

Omar Khayyám
“Your hand can seize today, but not tomorrow; and thoughts of your tomorrow are nothing but desire. Don’t waste this breath, if your heart isn’t crazy, since "the rest of your life" won’t last forever.”
Omar Khayyám, Quatrains - Ballades

Nicholas Sparks
“The past was gone and the future had yet to unfold, and he knew he should focus his life on the present…yet his day-to-day existence suddenly struck him as endless and unbearable.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Choice

Laini Taylor
“There is the past, and there is the future. The present is never more than the single second dividing one from the other. We live poised on that second as it's hurtling forward—toward what?”
Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Robin Hobb
“Stop longing.You poison today’s ease, reaching always for tomorrow.”
Robin Hobb, Fool's Errand

Christopher Isherwood
“But now isn’t simply now. Now is also a cold reminder: one whole day later than yesterday, one year later than last year. Every now is labeled with its date, rendering all past nows obsolete, until — later of sooner — perhaps — no, not perhaps — quite certainly: it will come.”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

Jenny Valentine
“Even when you’d lost everything you thought there was to lose, somebody came along and gave you something for free.”
Jenny Valentine, Broken Soup

Augustine of Hippo
“How can the past and future be, when the past no longer is, and the future is not yet? As for the present, if it were always present and never moved on to become the past, it would not be time, but eternity.”
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

Shannon L. Alder
“The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.”
Shannon L. Alder

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

RuPaul
“All sins are forgiven once you start making a lot of money.”
RuPaul

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

« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 28 29
All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote


Browse By Tag

More...