Quotes About Past

Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.
— adrienne rich

There are people who have benefited from therapy without being confronted with the past at all.
— alice miller

The diseases of the present have little in common with the diseases of the past save that we die of them.
— agnes repplier

Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
— a j p taylor

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
— a whitney brown

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
— alexis de tocqueville

At 32, I kind of thought I was past the point where I was gonna get a break that really changed my life overnight.
— allison tolman



Being a teen is past for me. Worrying about the world and my place in it is not.
— ally condie

I was terrified of being on stage, and I had to work very hard at a craft to get past that.
— alan arkin

I can understand when people copy people of the past and make the future their own.
— alice dellal

We have to keep an eye on the future with a sense of the past in every passing moment of the present.
— amanda harlech

I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.
— arthur wing pinero

I wonder how often in the past I may have missed the good in people because I pre-judged, based on the differences?
— anne perry

To what a degree the same past can leave different marks – and especially admit of different interpretations.
— andre gide

Personally, I am stuck with one foot in the past and one foot in the present.
— anthony kiedis

Over the past two decades, we have clearly seen an erosion of ethical values.
— arthur levitt

We live trapped, between the churned-up and examined past and a future that waits for our work.
— anna freud

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
— barbara de angelis

If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.
— blaise pascal

You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past – whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.
— bob dylan

Small businesses have played an important role in fueling past economic recoveries.
— ben bernanke

The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.
— barbara tuchman

When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.
— bernard meltzer



In country music, one of the ways we may have gone wrong in the past is trying to be politically correct all the time.
— blake shelton

I have been determined for the past couple of years to move away from all those Holiday programmes. Jill Dando
— billie holiday

The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning.
— brian ferneyhough

Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction.
— charles j givens

I guess maybe when you get past 70, other people start asking you how you feel.
— clint eastwood

The Federal prison population has increased more than 7-fold over the past 20 years.
— bobby scott

I cannot take back one word or action; the past does not change for anyone.
— charles van doren

For the past few centuries, we have defined beauty as tall, slender figures, femininity and white skin.
— cameron russell

What a man has made himself he will be; his state is the result of his past life, and his heaven or hell is in himself.
— catherine crowe

I love things that are old and glittery, that come with layers of glamour and past lives.
— candace bushnell

We have a hope of succeeding if we learn from our past mistakes and pull together to make the hard choices.
— carl levin

I have done so many love scenes in the past that I have learned how to pull off a sexy smoulder on the dance floor.
— cherie lunghi

The artists of the past who impressed me were the ones who really focused their work.
— brian eno

The past is past and I guess if you live in the past, you cease to live.
— craig mccaw

Bali is one of my favorite places in the world. In one of my past lives, I believe I was living on the island of Bali.
— chip conley

I was really stuck in the whole Farah Fawcett hairdo long after it was past being in fashion.
— cindy margolis

The Navy credits me with more kills as a sniper than any other American service member, past or present.
— chris kyle



A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.
— david mccullough

Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.
— denis waitley

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
— denis waitley

The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?
— d h lawrence

I am not responsible for all the journalists in the past that have told lies.
— david bailey

I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was.
— christiane amanpour

Sometimes it takes looking at the past to really be able to move forward and learn from it.
— danica patrick

When you fail to tell the truth, you are kept bound to the past in ways that devastate your soul.
— debbie ford

While your past can inform you and your future can inspire you, the moment of choice exists in the here and now.
— debbie ford

Born in 1966, I came of age at the dawn of a revolution. The past was gone; we would move on and get over it!
— deborah copaken kogan

Nothing beats weaving through the rush-hour traffic or whizzing past the eternal gridlock that is the Strand.
— deborah moggach

Success follows those adept at preserving the substance of the past by clothing it in the forms of the future.
— dee hock

Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it.
— francois de la rochefoucauld

A friend of mine jokes that I have a painstaking royalty complex. Like maybe I was a duke in a past life. Frank Ocean
— duke ellington

We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.
— frederick douglass

Writers are historians, too. It is in literature that the greater truths about a people and their past are found.
— f sionil jose

American education has been littered with failed fads and foolish ideas for the past century.
— diane ravitch

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
— erich fromm

In the past goodness was always a collective experience. Then goodness became privatised.
— edward bond

Education in the past has been too much inspiration and too little information.
— e franklin frazier

The mistakes and unresolved difficulties of the past in mathematics have always been the opportunities of its future.
— e t bell

I believe you are never past the point of creating opportunities for yourself.
— felicia day

The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.
— felix adler

What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.
— edward g bulwer lytton

Time is a great conference planning our end, and youth is only the past putting a leg forward.
— djuna barnes

Biodiversity starts in the distant past and it points toward the future.
— frans lanting

For the past eight years, the right has been better at working the refs. Now the left is learning how to play the game.
— eric alterman

Today, public understanding of our past and our system of government is pitifully low.
— eric liu

Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.
— fulton oursler

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
— george orwell

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
— george s patton

I was at my best at a little past forty, when I was a professor at Oxford.
— g h hardy

If I speak of Vienna it must be in the past tense, as a man speaks of a woman he has loved and who is dead.
— erich von stroheim

The past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image.
— doris kearns goodwin

A friend of mine jokes that I have a painstaking royalty complex. Like maybe I was a duke in a past life.
— frank ocean

The history of the past interests us only in so far as it illuminates the history of the present.
— ernest dimnet

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it without a sense of ironic futility.
— errol morris

Music, in the past few years… anything singable or understandable is square.
— ethel merman

It is only education and understanding of the past that teaches us not to repeat history.
— eugene jarecki

Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
— euripides

The future will be the child of the past and the present, even if a rebellious child.
— george crumb

The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
— h g wells

For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered; for Americans it is just beyond the horizon.
— henry a kissinger

Advertising in the past has been predicated on a mass market and a captive audience.
— howard rheingold

An awareness of our past is essential to the establishment of our personality and our identity as Africans.
— haile selassie

If coming events are said to cast their shadows before, past events cannot fall to leave their impress behind them.
— helena blavatsky

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster. Joe Adcock
— hank aaron

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.
— golda meir

The lessons of the past should steer us towards ensuring lasting legacies for generations yet to be born.
— hun sen

Peace, so elusive in the past many decades, now finally prevails all over the country.
— hun sen

I spent one night in the hospital in my life. I was past 75 when that occurred.
— gordon b hinckley

I went up to the top of the career ladder and I came down again, I am past all that.
— iain duncan smith

A friend was surprised to hear me say that there was not one moment of my past that I would like to relive.
— gore vidal

There have been many gay knights in the past – like Sir Noel Coward or Sir John Gielgud.
— ian mckellen

President Bush has consistently used rhetoric, and that is not convincing given his past record.
— grace napolitano

The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember.
— harold pinter

An over-reliance on past successes is a sure blueprint for future failures.
— henry petroski

We are excited about the music, past and present and future, and are really looking forward to playing.
— graham nash

History is always changing behind us, and the past changes a little every time we retell it.
— hilary mantel

During the past few years I have led a sometimes hard battle for German foreign policy.
— gustav stresemann

By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry.
— jack dempsey

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
— john f kennedy

Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
— jean de la bruyere

Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
— jean de la bruyere

Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.
— jim rohn

Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our Party the shadow of great and grave burdens.
— janos kadar

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