Quotes and Sayings about Past



"I looked for the same pitch my whole career, a breaking ball. All of the time. I never worried about the fastball. They couldn't throw it past me, none of them."
- Hank Aaron
(Related: Time, Career, Past)

"When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Computers, History, Books, Past, Reading, Writing)

"Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past."
- Berenice Abbott
(Related: Past, Photography, Present)

"The other inmates stand in a long straight line, flanked by guards, and I am dragged past them. I do not respect them, because they will not run - will not try to escape."
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Related: Past, Respect, Will)

"In the past few years I have begun the process of becoming a new man."
- Jack Abramoff
(Related: Man, Past, Years)

"If we learn the art of yielding what must be yielded to the changing present, we can save the best of the past."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Art, Past, Present)

"I love the smell of shampoo on a girl's hair. You can walk past someone and be like, 'Wow, you took a shower this morning, didn't you? Because you smell lovely!'"
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Love, Hair, Past)

"When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends found a catalogue ad I did for Superman pajamas. They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school."
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Friends, School)

"If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation."
- John Acton
(Related: Knowledge, Burden, Past)

"By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead."
- John Acton
(Related: Time, Success, Action, Nations, Past, World)

"The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

"To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Life, Past, Satisfaction)

"Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Courage, Decisions, Future, Now, Past, Will)

"In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Blind, Eye, Oppression, Past, Right, Struggle)

"Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster."
- Joe Adcock
(Related: Past, Trying)

"Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense."
- George Ade
(Related: Nothing, Past)

"I wouldn't compare myself to any past Idol contestant, because I don't feel like I am like any of them. Maybe stories are cool but my story is different from most people's story. I don't like to compare myself to other people, I like to just be me."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: People, Past)

"Life has brought me work to do on myself these past two years."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Life, Work, Past, Years)

"The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Action, Past)

"The recent past always presents itself as if destroyed by catastrophes."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Catastrophes, Past)

"He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not only to the image of the past, but to the past itself."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Love, Harm, Past)

"It is true, there are many bad people; there are more of them than in the past, but that is because there are more people, meaning the population has tripled; there must be three times more bad people."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: People, Meaning, Past, Population)

"I am concerned because even in the past two years that were the jubilee years, I have seen evident signs which show that the people are still in great difficulties, and there are things that still need to be remedied and looked after in many areas."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: People, Difficulties, Past, Years)

"I've been criticized for not having perspective in the past and I thought that of myself many times but not there."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Thought, Past, Perspective)

"Even God cannot change the past."
- Agathon
(Related: Change, God, Past)

"The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: Past)

"I do not believe, given her past decisions and comments on the reasons to go to war in Iraq, that Dr. Rice will be able to represent the United States without a predetermined bias from the war."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: War, Decisions, Iraq, Past, states, United, Will)

"I wouldn't have made it past the first round of American Idol auditions. It was months before our first song was recorded. The guys were like, 'Just seeng!' And I was like, 'I don't know how to seeng! Can't I just play the triangle?'"
- Malin Akerman
(Related: American, First, Months, Past, Play, Song)

"Your message is stupid. Iraq is not afraid of you or anyone else when it has a right to claim. What you warned about is not on Iraq's agenda. Iraq is vital and powerful. It is not an opportunistic country. Your administration has not learned from the past."
- Mohammed Aldouri
(Related: Country, Iraq, Past, Right)

"We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: God, Life, Past, Will)

"But it's funny that now I'm in such a happy situation, I look more objectively at my own past and see what others have seen for a long time and I'm just so glad I've been able to get to this point."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Funny, Time, Now, Past)

"Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Government, Attention, Genocide, Months, Past, World)

"Forget the past - the future will give you plenty to worry about."
- George Allen, Sr.
(Related: Forget, Future, Past, Will, Worry)

"I think in the past I think I probably was a little too diverse, probably went from one spectrum to the complete opposite and confusing people."
- Marc Almond
(Related: People, Past)

"The Cruise missiles do not frighten anyone. We are catching them like fish in a river. I mean here that over the past two days, we managed to shoot down 196 missiles before they hit their target."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Fish, Past)

"I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: War, Past, Years, Zone)

"I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years, and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Family, Love, Admiration, Company, Past, Respect, Years)

"The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Faith, Love, Knowledge, Hope, Future, Past)

"In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past - a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Affection, Past, Woman)

"I can't tell you where a poem comes from, what it is, or what it is for: nor can any other man. The reason I can't tell you is that the purpose of a poem is to go past telling, to be recognised by burning."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Purpose, Man, Past, Reason)

"So it allows me to travel, I'll be doing that and running these great rivers and doing what I've done in the past without much purpose other than for the experience."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Experience, Travel, Purpose, Past, Rivers, Running)

"People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: People, Faults, Future, Living, Past, Present)

"Sometimes oppurtunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Past, Right)

"The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Anger, Heart, Past, Present)

"Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Burden, Future, Past, Prejudice, Present)

"When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past... And when you are seventy, nearly all of you."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Past)

"The self is an oral society in which the present is constantly running a dialogue with the past and the future inside of one skin."
- David Antin
(Related: Society, Future, Past, Present, Running, Self, Skin)

"Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Faith, Hope, Past, Patience, Spirit)

"And I did wonder - because it's now three years ago since I left prison - whether there would come a time when I would forget it, or it would be in the past as anything else might be - no, it's there every day of my life."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, Time, Day, Forget, Now, Past, Prison, Wonder, Years)

"It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: History, Nature, Act, Appearance, Mankind, Past)

"I don't think the news department will have to lie down and play dead like it has in the past. By and large the network has been understanding, but then so have I."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Lie, Network, News, Past, Play, Understanding, Will)

"In the past ABC has made half-hearted efforts or, worse, cosmetic efforts, to do something about news and I wasn't certain about what their real aim was - nor am I now."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: News, Now, Past)

"Just to cover the increase in fuel costs over the past two years, American would have had to raise fares nearly $75 per round-trip ticket. During this time period, our average fare increased by only $15."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Time, American, Past, Years)

"I do resent that when you're in the most cool, powerful time of your life, which is your 40s, you're put out to pasture. I think women are so much cooler when they're older. So it's a drag that we're not allowed to age."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Age, Time, Women, Life)

"Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves."
- Arrian
(Related: Men, War, Danger, Enemies, Generations, Past, School)

"One thing, however, I know with certainty: violence, or the direct threat of violence, of the kind we have seen in the past few days, is totally unjustified as a response to any published word or image."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Past, Violence, Word)

"We remained at our encampment of this day until the morning of the 7th, when we descended ten miles lower down and encamped on a spot of ground where several thousand Indians had wintered during the past season."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Day, Past)

"I just got Kill Bill: Vol. 2. I've watched it like eight times in the past two months. I just love the scene at the end between David Carradine and Uma Thurman."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Love, End, Months, Past)

"An astounding thing is that, almost every single week, I have met someone from my past."
- Michael Aspel
(Related: Past)

"You know, they just don't make big movie stars the way they used to, maybe because the system has changed, the studio system, but it's sad to see people like Jimmy Stewart go, all the giants of the past."
- Tom Atkins
(Related: People, Giants, Past, Stars)

"Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: God, Past)

"I'm absolutely strict about it. When I land, I put my watch right, and I don't care what I feel like, I will go to bed at half past eleven. If that means going to bed early or late, that's what I live by. As soon as you get there, live by that time."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Time, Bed, Care, Land, Past, Right, Will)

"To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies."
- Red Auerbach
(Related: Father, Future, Past)

"Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Future, Past)

"What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Thoughts, Future, Now, Past, Present)

"Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Love, Life, Peace, Man, Past, State, World)

"A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, Past, Present, World)

"Democracy opens new vistas and opportunities. We should use the opportunities it offers to correct past mistakes not to blunder anew."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Democracy, Mistakes, Past)

"You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now."
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: Now)

"You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Change, Future, Mind, Past)

"One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Connection, Past)

"Lefty Grove could throw a lamb chop past a wolf."
- Arthur Baer
(Related: Past)

"There is a way to look at the past. Don't hide from it. It will not catch you if you don't repeat it."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: Past, Will)

"Let them police themselves, and then it goes another step past them to my coaches and there a coach that is responsible for a different area and different category on the field."
- Dusty Baker
(Related: Coach, Coaches, Past, Police)

"Out of the past come the standards for judging the present; standards in turn to be shaped by the practice of present-day dramatists into broader standards for the next generation."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Past, Practice, Present)

"I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22. And then in the past few years I began to say to myself, OK, look, I'm not messing around. This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking, I'll just see what happens with it."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Past, Thinking, Want, Years)

"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Happiness, Mother, Future, Memories, Past)

"The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes - only sooner."
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Related: Life, Mistakes, Past, Regret)

"I'm competitive with myself. I always try to push past my own borders."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Past)

"The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future, but to make it. Your successful past will block your visions of the future."
- Joel A. Barker
(Related: Successful, Future, Past, Prophecy, Visions, Will)

"Your successful past will block your visions of the future."
- Joel A. Barker
(Related: Successful, Future, Past, Visions, Will)

"There are no pat answers - we're pushing through some new frontiers, and lessons of the past don't always apply."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Answers, Past)

"I think we're proving ourselves as we go along. The past several months our strategy has been evolutionary - making maximum advantage of our client browser, as well as our enterprise software for people who want to build Web sites."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: People, Strategy, Months, Past, Software, Want)

"I want my testimony to stand on that point. But I would point out that Zona Research Inc. showed we have increased market share among business users, educational users, and government users over the past several months - and that's more recent than the IDC report."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business, Government, Months, Past, Research, Want)

"Time is a great conference planning our end, and youth is only the past putting a leg forward."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Time, End, Past, Planning, Youth)

"I hate every human being on earth. I feel that everyone is beneath me, and I feel they should all worship me. That's what I told my kids. I think I must have been Adolf Hitler in a past life."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: Life, Being, Earth, Hate, Kids, Past, Worship)

"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."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Force, Open, Past)

"Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Difficulties, Forget, Past)

"Analyses of the movie marketplace points to an interesting phenomenon: High-profile movies are continuing to do well year-to-year in the U.S. and overseas - this past summer, for example, the top 10 movies registered at the same level as in '04."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Movies, Example, Past, Summer)

"I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Faith, Possibility, Past, Tyranny)

"In the past, poetry came in the form of spells and chants used to effect change."
- John Barton
(Related: Change, Poetry, Effect, Past)

"If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament - disarmament follows peace."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: History, Peace, Past, Years)

"Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Education, Injustice, Past, Style)

"The Cox Committee found that the Chinese military acquired many of the technologies over the past seven years, although many of them had been targeted for acquisition for more than a quarter century."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Committee, Military, Past, Years)

"There are significant human rights abuses in China. In some areas, the situation is worse today than in the past. In other areas, there have been improvements. We will recognize the latter, and be critical of the former."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Past, Today, Will)

"The American people expect more from Congress. They expect fiscal responsibility and common sense. They expect us to return to the pay-as-you-go budget rules that we had enacted in the past that helped us establish a surplus, however briefly."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: People, American, Common sense, Congress, Past, Responsibility, Rules)

"No jealousy their dawn of love overcast, nor blasted were their wedded days with strife; each season looked delightful as it past, to the fond husband and the faithful wife."
- James Beattie
(Related: Love, Wife, HusbDawn, Jealousy, Past)

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
- Melody Beattie
(Related: Peace, Gratitude, Vision, Past, Sense, Today, Tomorrow)

"When I produce a movie - and I've produced a number of movies, unlike Arnold - yes, I'm frustrated when the union says you can't do this, you can't work past that hour, you've got to break for lunch. But ultimately, they're right. What they do is for everyone's benefit."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Work, Movies, Past, Right)

"But what is past my help is past my care."
- Francis Beaumont
(Related: Care, Help, Past)

"We cannot undo the past in this misguided war in Iraq."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: War, Iraq, Past)

"In the past it seemed like I was making fun of rap a little bit. But it was more me making fun of myself, since I'm not technically a rapper, whatever that means."
- Beck
(Related: Fun, Past, Rap)

"Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution, and it was designed to eat the Constitution, to progress past the Constitution."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Progress, America, Cancer, Constitution, Eating, Past)

"The Treatise tries to analyze not only modern Western families, but also those in other cultures and the changes in family structure during the past several centuries."
- Gary Becker
(Related: Family, Past)

"What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Wisdom, Old, Past, Result, Trees)

"I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives - and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan."
- James Van Der Beek
(Related: Love, Celebrity, Hollywood, Past, Walking)

"This fact immediately suggested a singular event - that at some time in the distant past the universe began expanding from an extremely small size. To many people this inference was loaded with overtones of a supernatural event - the creation, the beginning of the universe."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Time, People, Beginning, Creation, Fact, Past, Supernatural, Universe)

"The mistakes and unresolved difficulties of the past in mathematics have always been the opportunities of its future."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Difficulties, Future, Mathematics, Mistakes, Past)

"Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Art, Fitness, Feeling, Mathematicians, Mathematics, Now, Past, Sense, Simplicity, Usefulness)

"In the past, we spoke of poverty, misery only in the south. Now there is a lot of misery, a lot of bad that creates victims in the north as well. This has become manifest: the global system was not made to serve the good of all, but to serve multinational companies."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Misery, Now, Past, Poverty, Victims)

"Children have in the past and continue to influence policy makers."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Policy, Children, Influence, Past)

"I shall go further and say that even if an examination of the past could lead to any valid prediction concerning man's future, that prediction would be the contrary of reassuring."
- Julien Benda
(Related: Examination, Future, Man, Past)

"The true picture of the past flits by. The past can be seized only as an image which flashes up at the instant when it can be recognized and is never seen again."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Past)

"Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Experience, Lie, Cities, Memory, Past, Theatre)

"To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future - it is not necessarily having to focus on the present."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Being, Choice, Focus, Future, Living, Past, Present)

"Resume: a written exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past, as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Exaggeration, Past)

"The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying."
- John Berger
(Related: Dying, Past)

"Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present."
- John Berger
(Related: Media, Opinion, Past, Post, Present)

"The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened."
- Peter Berger
(Related: Past)

"The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Cause, Effect, Nothing, Past, Present)

"In reality, the past is preserved by itself automatically."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Past, Reality)

"Anytime a person goes into a delicatessen and orders a pastrami on white bread, somewhere a Jew dies."
- Milton Berle
"The very desire for guarantees that our values are eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps only a craving for the certainties of childhood or the absolute values of our primitive past."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Values, Childhood, Desire, Heaven, Past)

"It is pretty clear that they are ineffective in stopping the course of thought at present, but they have not always been so in the past and we cannot be sure that they will not be so in the future."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Thought, Future, Past, Present, Pretty, Will)

"There is no such thing as a good or bad ad in isolation. What is good at one moment is bad at another. Research can trap you into the past."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Isolation, Past, Research)

"The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it."
- Wendell Berry
(Related: May, Past, Reason, Will)

"No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Art, Language, Past)

"I live for the present always. I accept this risk. I don't deny the past, but it's a page to turn."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Past, Present, Risk)

"It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Future, Nothing, Past, Present)

"Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. The policies they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today. We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Environmental, Congress, Country, Energy, Liberals, Past, Today, Years)

"I like to think I would not have approved those methods in the past, but I do not fault those who made the decisions at that time, and I will absolutely defend those who carried out the interrogations within the orders they were given."
- Dennis C. Blair
(Related: Time, Decisions, Fault, Past, Will)

"Your future takes precedence over your past. Focus on your future, rather than on the past."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Focus, Future, Past)

"What are they going to do to me that they haven't done already? They took away my entire past. They took away my entire future. What's left for them to take?"
- Robert Blake
(Related: Future, Past)

"In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people... they no longer can lead solely based on positional power."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Power, Leader, Boss, People, Leaders, Past, Today)

"It is, then, by those shadows of the hoary Past and their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen of every religion and philosophy, that we can, by checking them as we go along, and comparing them, trace out finally the body that produced them."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Religion, Body, Past, Philosophy, Shadows)

"If coming events are said to cast their shadows before, past events cannot fall to leave their impress behind them."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Events, Past, Shadows)

"We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Time, War, Commitment, Iraq, Losing, Military, Occupation, Past, Responsibility)

"The demands of the present must stand above the political habits of the past."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Habits, Past, Present)

"To be old is to be part of a huge and ordinary multitude... the reason why old age was venerated in the past was because it was extraordinary."
- Ronald Blythe
(Related: Age, Old, Past, Reason)

"In other words, we are interested in the anatomical and mental characteristics of men living under the same biological, geographical, and social environment, and as determined by their past."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Men, Environment, Living, Past, Words)

"If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it's the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Fame, Fortune, Past, Reward)

"I've written more songs for this record than I ever have in the past so I'm trying to give it a lot of special attention to be sure my ideas really get translated right."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Ideas, Attention, Past, Right, Songs, Trying)

"I do write about people who are complex and are striving with something and can't quite get past their own stuff, which would be a proxy for myself because that's what the deal is with me."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: People, Past)

"During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites, has woven a network of communication which puts each part of the world in to almost instant contact with all the other parts."
- David Bohm
(Related: Technology, Travel, Communication, Network, Past, World)

"The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision."
- David Boies
(Related: Love, Decision, Purpose, Constitution, Court, Decisions, Rights, Legislation, Majority, Minority, Past)

"Asean is obviously a very important association for us. Over the past 30 years Asean has made great strides in regional cooperation covering a number of areas, although recently it has been under strain because of the financial crisis and other challenges."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Financial, Cooperation, Crisis, Past, Years)

"Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It's gossip."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Baseball, Gossip)

"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: History, People, Events, Past)

"In the past goodness was always a collective experience. Then goodness became privatised."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Experience, Goodness, Past)

"The president of the branch in Atlanta was a pastor of a church, the Reverend Sam Williams, a wonderful guy. He was middle-class and fairly militant for the time and place."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Time, Church, President)

"Bobby and I have been to various reunions of Our Gang. We've been to like three or four reunions over the past 15 years or so. We were at one in Palm Springs, California."
- Tommy Bond
(Related: Past, Years)

"The Cosby years were a major part of my life, but it is the past; I don't really concentrate on it."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Life, Past, Years)

"Hurricane Katrina this past week was certainly the worst episode in what has become an all-too-familiar and tragic cycle, and our nation is now faced with a set of unprecedented challenges."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Nation, Now, Past)

"Rock 'n' roll is ridiculous. It's absurd. In the past, U2 was trying to duck that. Now we're wrapping our arms around it and giving it a great big kiss."
- Bono
(Related: Kiss, Giving, Now, Past, Trying)

"Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future."
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Related: Future, Key, Memories, Past)

"The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Work, Fact, Future, Past, Writers)

"Nevertheless, the number of farmers, small as well as large, who are adopting the new seeds and new technology is increasing very rapidly, and the increase in numbers during the past three years has been phenomenal."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Technology, Numbers, Past, Years)

"Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Famine, Future, Man, Past, Regret, Tragedy, Trying)

"During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Progress, Countries, Famine, Past, Production, Years)

"I have been wounded like this since about half past eight this morning and I will tell you how it happened."
- Francesco Borromini
(Related: Past, Will)

"The beauty of the past belongs to the past."
- Margaret Bourke-White
(Related: Beauty, Past)

"We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Man, Past)

"With so many of our fundamental rights hanging in the balance, it is not good enough to simply roll the dice, hoping a nominee has changed his past views. It's not good enough to think, 'This is the best we can expect from this president'."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Balance, Rights, Past, President)

"It's not highly intellectual material. I'm dedicating it to the pulp fiction of the past."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Fiction, Past)

"Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Future, Libraries, Past)

"My sisters like cooking at my place. It has a bit more room, and the food tastes a little bit better. A big pot of spaghetti and sauce, some warm French bread - works all the time. I think I've been eating pasta for 26 years."
- Tom Brady
(Related: Food, Time, Cooking, Eating, Sisters, Years)

"Speaks cheerful English and in the past has written this language with a paintbrush that talks."
- Jimmy Breslin
(Related: English, Language, Past)

"Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Life, Death, Future, Mind, Past)

"In the past, I always used to be looking for answers. Today, I know there are only questions. So I just live."
- Sarah Brightman
(Related: Answers, Past, Questions, Today)

"Self-righteous people can talk themselves into forgetting they are part of a civilization. They can then feed on that culture, bringing it down. It's happened many times in the past. It could happen to us."
- David Brin
(Related: People, Civilization, Culture, Past, Self, Talk)

"When I begin a book, I inevitably discover many things along the way, about the characters, their past histories and the political intrigues that surround them. This discovery process is vital, and I would not prejudice it by deciding too much in advance."
- David Brin
(Related: Discovery, Past, Prejudice)

"I can't change the past, and I don't think I would. I don't expect to be understood. I like what I've written, the stories and two novels. If I had to give up what I've written in order to be clear of this disease, I wouldn't do it."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Change, Disease, Order, Past)

"I believe you can remember the future as much as the past."
- Meredith Brooks
(Related: Future, Past)

"Everything that ever happened is still happening. Past, present and future keep happening in the eternity which is Here and Now."
- James Broughton
(Related: Eternity, Future, Now, Past, Present)

"The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down."
- A. Whitney Brown
(Related: History, Past)

"If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present."
- Les Brown
(Related: Feelings, Ability, May, Past, Present)

"It is past time for Republican leadership to answer for record deficits and reckless spending, both in Iraq and in the U.S. It's time for a plan to bring our troops home."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Home, Leadership, Time, Iraq, Past, Republican, Troops)

"The cloud that descended on Black Rock on Monday was not for the past but the future. How much will this debacle chill the pursuit of other risky investigations?"
- Tina Brown
(Related: Future, Past, Pursuit, Will)

"Don't trust anyone who has been in school for the past 24 consecutive years."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Trust, Past, School, Years)

"The director's who want to be innovative use the DVD as a tool to see what people have done in the past and you have other people who will actually take from better directors and that makes them better directors."
- Jerry Bruckheimer
(Related: People, Past, Want, Will)

"Whatever I have come to offer, I have come to offer and it may or may not be connected to anything that has happened in the past."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: May, Past)

"The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation."
- Avery Brundage
(Related: Education, Life, Goal, Amusement, Eyes, Recreation, Vocation)

"Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Children, Future, Past, Present)

"Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Children, Future, Past, Present)

"We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves."
- John Buchan
(Related: Debt, Future, Past)

"Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven't been taxed before."
- Art Buchwald
(Related: Tax, Past, Reform, Taxes)

"One faces the future with one's past."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Faces, Future, Past)

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
- Buddha
(Related: Dream, Future, Mind, Past, Present)

"If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: History, People, Past)

"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
(Related: Men, Virtue, Energy, Future, Past)

"The law increasing and organizing the military establishment of the United States has been nearly carried into effect, and the Army has been extensively and usefully employed during the past season."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Army, Effect, Law, Military, Past, states, United)

"Most Americans have some experience with nursing homes or other long term care settings, and nearly half have had a family member or close friend in a home in the past three years."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Experience, Family, Home, Friend, Americans, Care, Past, Years)

"A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young; not her face."
- Billie Burke
(Related: Mind, Past, Woman)

"You can never plan the future by the past."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Future, Past)

"But my point is these Civil War songs were gruesome. The hatred that's so bad in this country today, and for the past 10 or 15 years, bad as it is, is nothing compared to the kind of things people would write down and sing back in the Civil War."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: War, People, Country, Hatred, Nothing, Past, Songs, Today, Years)

"If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age."
- George Burns
(Related: Age, People, Past)

"I am only doing now what I have ever done; and ever will continue to do - that is adapting past experience to present reform in the light of high ideals and future objects."
- John Burns
(Related: Experience, Future, Ideals, Light, Now, Past, Present, Reform, Will)

"Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being."
- Ken Burns
(Related: History, Impression, Survival, Being, Past, Question, Will)

"I began to feel that the drama of the truth that is in the moment and in the past is richer and more interesting than the drama of Hollywood movies. So I began looking at documentary films."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Movies, Truth, Drama, Hollywood, Past)

"It may not be possible to get rare roast beef but if you're willing to settle for well done, ask them to hold the sweetened library paste that passes for gravy."
- Marian Burros
(Related: May)

"I never imagined my life would be the way that it has been for the past 30 years. I have had the best experiences a person can have-and the worst as well."
- Columba Bush
(Related: Life, Past, Years)

"Life is too short, and I'm Italian. I'd much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Life, Wine)

"Once you grow past Mommy and Daddy coming running when you're hurt, you're really on your own. You're alone, and there's no one to help you."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Help, Hurt, Past, Running)

"No, I think the future of humanity will be like the past, we'll do what we've always done and there will still be human beings. Granted, there will always be people doing something different and there are a lot of possibilities."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: People, Future, Humanity, Past, Possibilities, Will)

"God cannot alter the past, though historians can."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Historians, Past)

"And so there is no God but has been in the loins of past gods."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Gods, Past)

"I think seeing some of the past can be helpful, especially if you're into crime solving."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Crime, Past)

"The past was more Christian? At times perhaps, in others, though, no."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Christian, Past)

"The sacrifices ordinary American men and women from communities large and small have been willing to make, often before they were past their teenage years, have secured our nation unprecedented freedoms and made us the world's bulwark of liberty."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Men, Women, American, Liberty, Nation, Past, Teenage, World, Years)

"By this time it was past six, and the enemy's van and ours were at too great a distance to engage, I perceived some of their ships stretching to the northward; and I imagined they were going to form a new line."
- John Byng
(Related: Time, Enemy, Past, Ships)

"We saw hundreds of programs to redevelop the central city, the neighborhoods, in the past."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Past)

"The best prophet of the future is the past."
- George Byron
(Related: Future, Past)

"For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Grief, Nothing, Past)

"I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there."
- Herb Caen
(Related: Life, Past)

"We need not destroy the past. It is gone."
- John Cage
(Related: Past)

"The past several months I have been able to meet with people across this country. One thing is clear: America craves for real solutions to the problems we face. That's why I'm running for President of the United States."
- Herman Cain
(Related: People, America, Country, Months, Past, President, Problems, Running, states, United)

"If you can sell green toothpaste in this country, you can sell opera."
- Sarah Caldwell
(Related: Country, Opera)

"I like what the future holds. I don't like thinking about the past."
- John Cale
(Related: Future, Past, Thinking)

"Yet consider now, whether women are not quite past sense and reason, when they want to rule over men."
- John Calvin
(Related: Men, Women, Now, Past, Reason, Sense, Want)

"Happy and fortunate indeed would this nation be, nay, completely blessed, if it had good prelates and pastors, and but one prince, and that prince a good one."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Nation)

"Pakistan could be uneasy on the position of Indian military. But both the countries should take a bold decision, breaking from their past, to transform their relationship."
- Simon Cameron
(Related: Decision, Countries, Military, Past)

"Even with, or perhaps, because of, this background, I have over the past few years sensed a very dramatic change in attitude on the part of Prince Edward Islanders towards the on-going rush for so-called modernization."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Change, Attitude, Past, Years)

"Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly begun to question the direction and meaning of our society as it has developed over the past several centuries."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Society, Direction, Meaning, Past, Question, Years)

"Over the past several years, all of us as Canadians, and as members of the North American cultural and economic environment, have been to a greater or lesser extent party to a significant attitudinal change towards our culture."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Change, American, Culture, Environment, Party, Past, Years)

"You had to make an appointment to see her. But it was just a crazy spectacle, people filing past."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: People, Past)

"My issue in the past with nudity was that these scenes had been written solely for box office draw."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Nudity, Office, Past)

"Give us this day our daily taste. Restore to us soups that spoons will not sink in and sauces which are never the same twice. Raise up among us stews with more gravy than we have bread to blot it with Give us pasta with a hundred fillings."
- Robert Farrar Capon
(Related: Day, Taste, Will)

"I feel like I've started a new chapter in my life, and I need to leave the past behind."
- Jennifer Capriati
(Related: Life, Past)

"I hope to be around past the 90's. I don't want to just be categorized as one of this era. My goal is to have a career that stands."
- Mariah Carey
(Related: Goal, Hope, Career, Past, Want)

"There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past."
- George Carlin
(Related: Future, Past, Present)

"On his own okay, Bush has authorized eavesdropping on as many as a thousand people over the past three years, with some of those intercepts being purely domestic, the New York Times reported."
- Margaret Carlson
(Related: People, Being, Past, Years)

"That's the past. I don't agree with retrospect."
- Steve Carlton
(Related: Past)

"I learned a lot from that first record and I learned a lot from my experiences touring, but really the biggest education I got over the past two years was learning the importance of arrangements."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Education, First, Importance, Learning, Past, Years)

"Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Truth, Goodness, Man, Nothing, Past)

"In books lies the soul of the whole past time."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Time, Soul, Books, Lies, Past)

"For the past seven years we have been cracking down on crime in Missouri, passing tougher laws for drug crimes and sex offenses and requiring prisoners to serve more time."
- Mel Carnahan
(Related: Time, Sex, Crime, Laws, Past, Years)

"I think it's the end of progress if you stand still and think of what you've done in the past. I keep on."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Progress, End, Past)

"Art need no longer be an account of past sensations. It can become the direct organization of more highly evolved sensations. It is a question of producing ourselves, not things that enslave us."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Art, Past, Question, Sensations)

"I was in relationship with a guy who was much older than me - either he was past his prime and I was coming into mine. There was nothing I could do to keep his attention."
- Deana Carter
(Related: Attention, Nothing, Past)

"Faith may be encouraged by what has happened in the past, or what is thought to have happened in the past, but the only proof of it is in the future."
- Sydney Carter
(Related: Faith, Thought, Future, May, Past, Proof)

"By recollecting the pleasures I have had formerly, I renew them, I enjoy them a second time, while I laugh at the remembrance of troubles now past, and which I no longer feel."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Time, Now, Past, Remembrance)

"I continue to have a special pride and passion for AOL, and I strongly believe that AOL - once the leading Internet company in the world - can return to its past greatness."
- Steve Case
(Related: Greatness, Company, Internet, Leading, Passion, Past, Pride, World)

"And I'd say one of the great lessons I've learned over the past couple of decades, from a management perspective, is that really when you come down to it, it really is all about people and all about leadership."
- Steve Case
(Related: Leadership, People, Management, Past, Perspective)

"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."
- Johnny Cash
(Related: Time, Failure, Energy, Forget, Mistakes, Past, Space)

"My daughter, when she was a week old, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. For the past thirteen years, she's had four major heart surgeries. She's a candidate for - and must have - heart replacement surgery in order to have a long life."
- Nick Cassavetes
(Related: Life, Daughter, Heart, Disease, Old, Order, Past, Years)

"And the university's reputation will only continue to grow as stories like Elaine's are spread. Delaware State University's motto 'a past to honor, a future to insure,' couldn't be any more fitting for this transitional period you are going through."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Future, Honor, Past, Reputation, State, University, Will)

"A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Death, Future, Revolution, Past, Struggle)

"What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Art, Life, Past, Running)

"I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization."
- George Catlin
(Related: Men, Civilization, Now, Past, Years)

"With two thousand years of Christianity behind him... a man can't see a regiment of soldiers march past without going off the deep end. It starts off far too many ideas in his head."
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Ideas, Christianity, Deep, End, Man, March, Past, Soldiers, Years)

"One does not substitute oneself for the past, one merely adds to it a new link."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Past)

"Louis Pasteur said, 'Chance favors the prepared mind.' If you're really engaged in the writing, you'll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Work, Favors, Mind, Writing)

"The whole structure of science gradually grows, but only as it is built upon a firm foundation of past research."
- Owen Chamberlain
(Related: Science, Past, Research)

"In the past when I was in Hollywood, I was like a dog. I felt humiliated. My English was not good. People would even ask me 'Jackie Who?'."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: People, English, Hollywood, Past)

"We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment."
- Chanakya
(Related: Men, Future, Past, Present)

"I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast between the beauty of the past and the ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Beauty, Home, Contrast, Past, Ugliness)

"I think because of their terrible past, particularly this century, the Chinese have come to accept cruelty more than many other people, which is something I feel very unhappy about."
- Jung Chang
(Related: People, Cruelty, Past)

"As long as there's pasta and Chinese food in the world, I'm okay."
- Michael Chang
(Related: Food, World)

"God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Life, God, Books, Past, Spiritual)

"The present in New York is so powerful that the past is lost."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Past, Present)

"For the past few years, I was the more visible Asian performer, and I think it gave young girls a kind of role model showing it's possible to actually reach success doing movies."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Movies, Success, Girls, Past, Years)

"Some years I'm the coolest thing that ever happened, and then the next year everyone's so over me, and I'm just so past my sell date."
- Cher
(Related: Past, Years)

"I think there's a tide that tends to carry historians back to the past."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Historians, Past)

"Mutual fund managers are trapped in this rather deadly vicious circle: the more successful they are, the more money flows into their mutual fund. Then, it is more difficult for them to beat the market averages or even to match their own past performance."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Money, Successful, Performance, Managers, Past)

"Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Age, Past, Poems)

"Congress has changed the Social Security system over time, and over 20 times in the past Congress has raised taxes on Social Security in payroll taxes into the system."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Time, Congress, Past, Security, Taxes)

"And on this you have my pledge - unlike in the past, when you stood up and did what was right, this governor will not pull the rug out from underneath you - I will sign strong reform bills."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Past, Reform, Right, Will)

"In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public."
- Frank Church
(Related: American, Committee, Concern, First, Media, Misleading, Past, Potential, Present, Public)

"He has a future and I have a past, so we should be all right."
- Jennie Jerome Churchill
(Related: Future, Past, Right)

"If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Future, Open, Past, Present, Quarrel)

"For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: History, Past, Will)

"Sweet is the memory of past troubles."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Memory, Past)

"Yeah, and I went straight into a fantasy world. Just stepped straight into the abyss. You know, I was gone and kids used to walk past my front room, cause I lived on the green."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Cause, Fantasy, Kids, Past, World)

"I think I've done more recording in the past 10 years than most people, but it's all been directed toward film composing and soundtracks. Just the same, it's been great."
- Stanley Clarke
(Related: People, Film, Past, Years)

"For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Faith, Men, Trust, Courage, Ethics, Mankind, Now, Past, Sight, Spirit, Tolerance, Will)

"It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Time, Action, Past)

"For the past couple of years I've been pretty bored with music in general... just bored with it."
- Les Claypool
(Related: Music, Past, Pretty, Years)

"I did some pastels and I did other pieces in which there was just basically one color per square, and then they would get bigger and I could get 2 or 3 colors into the square, and ultimately I just started making oil paintings."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Colors, Oil)

"Well, I'm not saying that we're solving every problem or arresting every person that ought to be arrested and deported, but we're doing a better job than has been done in the past."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: Job, Past, Saying)

"Art is not a pastime but a priesthood."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Art)

"We have to be willing to give up all the injustices of the past that did exist - and that do exist right now. When we become interested in liberation, we then become interested in that which transcends time."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Time, Now, Past, Right)

"Literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Idols, Literature, Past, Philosophy)

"Lastly, literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Idols, Literature, Past, Philosophy)

"My training has been going really well these past few days and my goal is to keep it up for the next few weeks and hopefully earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team."
- Sasha Cohen
(Related: Goal, Past, Training)

"My main expertise is in the past, but if I have to extrapolate into the future, I would say: no good news any time soon and an obvious exit strategy is not apparent to me."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Time, Strategy, Expertise, Future, News, Obvious, Past)

"Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Future, Language, Mind, Past, Weapons)

"I am going away with him to an unknown country where I shall have no past and no name, and where I shall be born again with a new face and an untried heart."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Heart, Country, Name, Past)

"I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Love, Past, Present)

"I had some wonderful dreaming meetings. I can't tell you specifically what they've been in the recent months. In the past they've been verbal kinds of messages that he needed to give me. Now they're more dreams of his presence."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Dreams, Meetings, Months, Now, Past)

"I'm pleased the administration is endorsing the need for legislation dealing with the chemical sector. In the past, the administration's position has been ambiguous."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Legislation, Past)

"My dad? He died when I was 19, which is a bad time for your dad to die, because there's an awful lot of things you have to resolve with your parents past your teens if you've been a difficult teenager."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Dad, Time, Parents, Past)

"See, what you're meant to do when you have a mid-life crisis is buy a fast car, aren't you? Well, I've always had fast cars. It's not that. It's the fear that you're past your best. It's the fear that the stuff you've done in the past is your best work."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Work, Car, Fear, Crisis, Past)

"I wanted to make connections between Whale's past and present."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Past, Present)

"Study the past, if you would divine the future."
- Confucius
(Related: Future, Past, Study)

"I think the only boundaries are individual and personal. A writer should be free to write about anything he or she wants to, including the twin towers. I have made small references to 9/11 in my past two books."
- Michael Connelly
(Related: Books, Past, Writer)

"The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Past)

"To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Heroes, Past, Routine, Self, Sensuality)

"Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Imagination, Future, Past, Taste)

"Promiscuity is like never reading past the first page. Monogamy is like reading the same book over and over."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: First, Past, Reading)

"The discontented believe that their regrets are about the past."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Past)

"First, the year 2004, the year past, the Comptroller General of the United States, David A. Walker, said that arguably it was the worst year in American fiscal history, clearly setting our Nation on an unsustainable path."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: History, American, First, Nation, Past, states, United)

"The French Revolution is the ultimate modernist statement. Destroy everything. Don't build on the past. There is no past."
- John Corigliano
(Related: Revolution, Past)

"An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Thoughts, Destiny, Example, Order, Past)

"Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people in themselves in the world. Happiness, I think, only exists when you're a child and once you go past 11, unfortunately it's gone."
- Andrea Corr
(Related: Happiness, People, Musicians, Past, World)

"The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Dream, Future, Now, Past)

"As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest.""
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Mother, Brother, Past)

"Obviously the people that I admired, like the Beatles, were really into rock'n'roll, but it was already a little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Music, People, Choices, Listening, Past)

"I found with this record I had to really be strong-willed, because in the past I've tended to tinker and add a thing or take a thing away, and nearly always been wrong."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Past, Wrong)

"Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone. The English do, and it's been their only major business advantage for the past two centuries."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Business, People, Idea, English, Past)

"It also allows you to look as though you're not particularly from the present, future or past, either."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Future, Past, Present)

"A bland smile is like a green light at an intersection, it feels good when you get one, but you forget it the moment you're past it."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Forget, Light, Past, Smile)

"Everybody past a certain age, regardless of how they look on the outside, pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Dreams, Age, Being, Past, Pretty)

"I pastor a very large church in western Australia. We have about - over 2,000 people, which we have a Bible school, community services, a lot of things linked with it. So my life's very full today. Not enough days in the week."
- Margaret Smith Court
(Related: Life, People, Church, Bible, Community, School, Today)

"In the last couple of years I've been facing down a lot of the demons of the past and trying to find out, who I am, It's something I think I'll be doing for the rest of my life."
- David Coverdale
(Related: Life, Past, Rest, Trying, Years)

"Artistic development is a thing of the past, sadly."
- David Coverdale
(Related: Development, Past)

"We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Power, Animals, Choice, Past)

"Nothing is to come, and nothing past: But an eternal now, does always last."
- Abraham Cowley
(Related: Nothing, Now)

"I'm at peace with myself and where I am. In the past, I was always looking to see how everybody else was doing. I wasn't competitive, I was comparative. I just wanted to be where everybody else was. Now I've gotten to an age when I am not comparing anymore."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Age, Peace, Now, Past)

"I haven't collected memorabilia. I am not a person who lives in the past."
- Yvonne Craig
(Related: Past)

"The form of my poem rises out of a past that so overwhelms the present with its worth and vision that I'm at a loss to explain my delusion that there exist any real links between that past and a future worthy of it."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Vision, Delusion, Future, Loss, Past, Present, Worth)

"In the future as in the past, both Clausewitz and Sun Tzu will undoubtedly have a lot to offer."
- Martin van Creveld
(Related: Future, Past, Sun, Will)

"We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past."
- George Crook
(Related: Civilization, Country, Force, Laws, Past, Question, Shame, Will)

"At least the rap metal stuff is good, but it's not really my bag. I've been listening to the radio since we've been touring the past month, because we don't get it most of the time."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Time, Listening, Past, Rap)

"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
(Related: Life, Heaven, Hell, Man, Past, Result, State, Will)

"One very important aspect of our contemporary musical culture - some might say the supremely important aspect - is its extension in the historical and geographical senses to a degree unknown in the past."
- George Crumb
(Related: Culture, Past, Senses)

"The future will be the child of the past and the present, even if a rebellious child."
- George Crumb
(Related: Future, Past, Present, Will)

"I have had shoulder injuries in the past, but usually it's from training."
- Warren Cuccurullo
(Related: Past, Training)

"We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses."
- Mario Cuomo
(Related: People, American, Feet, Past, Public, Reality, Senses, Will)

"People try to keep their past, like kind of holding on to their past. Every Springsteen song talks about that."
- John Cusack
(Related: People, Past, Song)

"I told my mom, 'I'm not buying another magazine until I can get past this thought of looking like the girl on the cover'. She said, "Miley, you are the girl on the cover,' and I was, like, 'I know, but I don't feel like that girl every day.' You can't always feel perfect."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Mom, Thought, Buying, Day, Past)

"There are too many leaders anointed because they have a public voice - television, radio, or record, or whatever. That even includes myself. In the past, I'd say, 'Don't anoint me when you can anoint yourself.'"
- Chuck D.
(Related: Leaders, Past, Public, Television, Voice)

"If you're looking for a deep album or you're looking for me to talk about past situations, it's not even about that. It's just 14 hot records that are gonna make you dance."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Dance, Deep, Past, Talk)

"I have been determined for the past couple of years to move away from all those Holiday programmes."
- Jill Dando
(Related: Holiday, Past, Years)

"I am fascinated with times past."
- Frank Darabont
(Related: Past)

"I go farther, and say, that it is plainly our duty to desire pastors and teachers to take the care of such congregations, and that God did raise up such in the church as we see it in the word."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church, Care, Desire, Duty, Teachers, Word)

"A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Actions, Being, Motives, Past)

"Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Government, Values, American, Constitution, Independence, Leaders, Mistakes, Past, Sight)

"The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: People, Fact, Future, Past, World)

"What I've said in the past is that I want the Labour Party to approach this matter on the basis of unity."
- Ron Davies
(Related: Party, Past, Unity, Want)

"Elvis was just like a big old kid. It was like he never got past 19, I don't think, in a lotta ways."
- Mac Davis
(Related: Old, Past)

"It is a way we reassess our past. We can do that in poetry in ways we can't do in prose."
- Peter Davison
(Related: Poetry, Past, Prose)

"I just think that some version of the past in our culture is going to rise up and become dominant."
- Peter Davison
(Related: Culture, Past)

"No doubt Western civilization has in the past been full of wars and revolutions, and the national elements in our culture, even when they were ignored, always provided an unconscious driving force of passion and aggressive self-assertion."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Civilization, Culture, Doubt, Driving, Force, Passion, Past, Self, Unconscious)

"The same undisciplined government spending and social engineering that has undermined our economy over the past 30 years has also been tearing at the social fabric of this land."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Government, Economy, Engineering, Land, Past, Years)

"The issue is not abortion. The issue is whether women can make up their own mind instead of some right-wing pastor, some right-wing politician telling them what to do."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Women, Abortion, Mind, Right)

"Even in Britain, the trade unions tell me that employment contracts have less protection than in the past."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Past, Protection, Trade)

"We know from our own history that democratic institutions take decades to mature, and we know from past conflicts that freedom is not free."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: History, Freedom, Past)

"By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry."
- Jack Dempsey
(Related: Forget, Past, Worry)

"In the nineties I was doing those Blues Bureau records, but over the past two years, I have really gone back to my Christian roots and have been born again."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Christian, Past, Years)

"India is a curious place that still preserves the past, religions, and its history. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country."
- Anita Desai
(Related: History, Country, Old, Past)

"The book begins and ends with the visits to give the impression of a tunnel into their ancestors and family history. I believe in going backwards into the past - I felt I was digging a tunnel back to the past."
- Anita Desai
(Related: Family, History, Impression, Past)

"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Books, Conversation, Past, Reading)

"Introspection and preserved writings give us far more insight into the ways of past humans than we have into the ways of past dinosaurs. For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest patterns of human history."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History, Explanations, Past, Reason)

"The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Age, Chivalry, Past)

"Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Men, Blessings, Man, Past, Present)

"During the past 30 years, European governments have provided more than $15 billion in the form of low- and no-cost loans to Airbus for the specific purpose of developing new aircraft lines."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Purpose, Past, Years)

"All my friends from my past would know me as Scott Diggs."
- Taye Diggs
(Related: Friends, Past)

"APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection. It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past: it creates a new generation of coding bums."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Mistake, Future, Language, Perfection, Programming)

"Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood; aim for the chopping block."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Nothing, Past, Will, Wood)

"The history of the past interests us only in so far as it illuminates the history of the present."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: History, Past, Present)

"We have been through this is biennial convulsion four or five different times over the past 10 or 12 years, and now it appears that we are going through this quiet agony all over again."
- Everett Dirksen
(Related: Now, Past, Quiet, Years)

"What you feel spiritually. I think a lot of that has to do with it. If you have no spiritual life, chances are everything is going to aggravate you, you're going to fly off the handle at everything and that's what I did in the past. I've kind of got that under control now."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Life, Control, Now, Past, Spiritual)

"I'm not going to make it the all - everything. Our (the Saints) goal is to get better, make the playoffs and win the Super Bowl, but I'm not gonna anguish over it like I have in the past."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Goal, Past)

"I mean, when you've had a problem in your past, whether it's attributed directly to high cholesterol or not, you want to lower your cholesterol. You want to eat healthy. You want to feel healthy. You want to have a little more energy."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Energy, Past, Want)

"Whatever I do, I attempt to do it fully. I try, and don't always succeed, to be thorough. There are musicians who do not know their worth, and if they knew it at one time, it has eluded them. I know my worth. You try not to dwell in the past."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Time, Musicians, Past, Succeed, Worth)

"The same things we've done the past couple of seasons. We've worked on the engine and clutch. We'll try and pick up the performance and consistency of the car and go back out there."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Car, Consistency, Performance, Past, Seasons)

"For the past 10 years, people have been making fun of the eighties. Why are we bringing them back?"
- Lexa Doig
(Related: People, Fun, Past, Years)

"I cannot take back one word or action; the past does not change for anyone."
- Charles Van Doren
(Related: Change, Action, Past, Word)

"America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: America, Future, Past, Present)

"We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Future, Past, Present)

"Kerry is an adult - he thinks things through. He learns from the present as well as the past. To George Bush, thinking things through is for sissies."
- Richard Dreyfuss
(Related: Past, Present, Thinking)

"My entire life has been an attempt to get back to the kind of feelings you have on a field. The sense of brotherhood, the esprit de corps, the focus - there being no past or future, just the ball. As trite as it sounds, I was happiest playing ball."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Life, Feelings, Being, Brotherhood, Focus, Future, Past, Sense)

"Composers are always going back to the past."
- Anne Dudley
(Related: Composers, Past)

"I mentioned that one of the tripartite formulas in American worldview involves time: past, present, and future."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: American, Future, Past, Present)

"Americans have a penchant for the future and tend to disregard the past."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Americans, Future, Past)

"Polls are frequently taken to try to tease out or determine likely directions and trends, but once taken, they belong to the past, requiring that new polls be taken."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Past)

"Those who try to obliterate the past are injuring the present."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Past, Present)

"If we understand the past, we are more likely to recognise what is happening around us."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Past)

"The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here."
- Finley Peter Dunne
(Related: Past)

"There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war."
- Will Durant
(Related: War, Past, Years)

"I appreciate what others have done in the past especially for my genre, and my style of singing. And they sure put a footprint - you know, they got the foot in the door, but I'm going to put my foot straight through the door."
- James Durbin
(Related: Past, Singing, Style)

"But most of what I've learned about acting - and a lot of what I've learned about life in the past seven years - was taught to me by Robert Altman."
- Shelley Duvall
(Related: Life, Acting, Past, Years)

"Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Life, Acting, Day, Future, Past)

"Well, the future for me is already a thing of the past."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Future, Past)

"You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past - whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Experience, Past)

"I don't think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Change, Future, Mind, Past, Thinking)

"If you go too soon, you can come unstuck with 50m left when the guys are going past you."
- Michael East
(Related: Past)

"So when you put the kick in and the other runners go past you, it's game over!"
- Michael East
(Related: Past)

"We need to open up the future. We also need to keep everything valuable from the past."
- John Eaton
(Related: Future, Open, Past)

"It can be rebuilt if other countries with selfish interests will not meddle, as has been done in the past."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Countries, Past, Will)

"Through all the relationship stuff I've gone through in the past few years, I know there are fundamental differences in how men and women view sex and how they view their futures."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Men, Women, Sex, Past, Years)

"In view of our public pledges, we public officials can never again go before the public merely promising election reform. The time for promises is past."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Time, Past, Promises, Public, Reform)

"And I have been campaigning for the past three months trying to get the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the oversight authority and responsibility to start its own public hearings."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Authority, Committee, Months, Past, Public, Responsibility, Senate, Trying)

"Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Actions, Apologies, Future, Past, Right)

"The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Future, Illusion, Past, Present)

"The free world must not prove itself worthy of its own past."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Past, World)

"Well, I think we still have to verify whatever declaration we will get and make sure that it is comprehensive and accurate. So, that would take care of the past activities."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: Care, Past, Will)

"Praises for our past triumphs are as feathers to a dead bird."
- Paul Eldridge
(Related: Past)

"So I've learned in the past, if a company approaches me and they want something like this, or something like that that I've done and I turn them down, they're going to do it anyhow."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Company, Past, Want)

"Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar."
- George Eliot
(Related: History, Past, Rome)

"The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone."
- George Eliot
(Related: Life, Angels, Moments, Nothing, Past, Visit)

"I desire no future that will break the ties with the past."
- George Eliot
(Related: Desire, Future, Past, Will)

"Breed is stronger than pasture."
- George Eliot
"A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Fool, Past)

"The past cannot be cured."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Past)

"It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime."
- Elizabeth II
(Related: Popular)

"We teach people that they upset themselves. We can't change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Change, People, Feeling, Past, Thinking, Today)

"Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright."
- Alice Thomas Ellis
(Related: Death, Past, Will)

"The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Time, Act, Past, Shadow, Writing)

"The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Future, Help, Past, Succeed, Will)

"With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Future, Nothing, Now, Past)

"Yeah, I did see where the people dissing me were coming from. But, it's like, anything that happened in the past between black and white, I can't really speak on it, because I wasn't there. I don't feel like me being born the color I am makes me any less of a person."
- Eminem
(Related: People, Being, Past)

"She became so important to them that they wondered how they had ever managed without her in the past. And the longer she stayed with them the more indispensable she became, so indispensable in fact that their one fear was that she might some day move on."
- Michael Ende
(Related: Fear, Day, Fact, Past)

"There's immense fun to be had as long as you can sort of sneak it past DC. I have been told on occasion that I need to have more respect for these characters."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Fun, Past, Respect)

"I don't live in the past at all; I'm always wanting to do something new. I make a point of constantly trying to forget and get things out of my mind."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Forget, Mind, Past, Trying)

"Create your future from your future not your past."
- Werner Erhard
(Related: Future, Past)

"There have been a lot of changes in recruit training in the past twenty years."
- R. Lee Ermey
(Related: Past, Training, Years)

"I firmly believe that you live and learn, and if you don't learn from past mistakes, then you need to be drug out and shot."
- R. Lee Ermey
(Related: Mistakes, Past)

"The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock."
- Sam Ervin
(Related: Nothing, Past, President, Privilege)

"The girl with a future avoids a man with a past."
- Evan Esar
(Related: Future, Man, Past)

"Over the past decade, prescribing information has grown more and more complex, more and more dense and more difficult to negotiate."
- Andrew von Eschenbach
(Related: Information, Past)

"I had read too many memoirs that were written after the writer or the director was past his or her prime."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Past, Writer)

"At the same time, it's a family story and more of an epic. I needed the third-person. I tried to give a sense that Cal, in writing his story, is perhaps inventing his past as much as recalling it."
- Jeffrey Eugenides
(Related: Family, Time, Past, Sense, Writing)

"Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future."
- Euripides
(Related: Future, Learning, Past, Youth)

"I never saved my money. Whenever I worked in the past, I would spend it on my family or my husbands."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Family, Money, Husbands, Past)

"The common people have no history: persecuted by the present, they cannot think of preserving the memory of the past."
- Jean Henri Fabre
(Related: People, Memory, Past, Present)

"You cannot survive if you do not know the past."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Past)

"It puzzled me that other people hadn't found out, too. God was gone. We were younger. We had reached past him. Why couldn't they see it? It still puzzles me."
- Frances Farmer
(Related: God, People, Past)

"We, who are the living, possess the past. Tomorrow is for our martyrs."
- James L. Farmer, Jr.
(Related: Living, Martyrs, Past, Tomorrow)

"I think that ego-driven leaders will be a thing of the past because the masses are tired."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Ego, Leaders, Past, Will)

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Past)

"Health care for all Americans is the most pressing domestic issue today. It's far past time for the President and Congress to deliver health care to everyone."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: Health, Time, Americans, Care, Congress, Past, President, Today)

"The people that become the biggest jokes are people who do not change. They stay the way they were in the past. Look at Michael Jackson, he never evolved."
- Corey Feldman
(Related: Change, People, Jokes, Past)

"I think that over the last few decades, we have seen better economic outcomes than in the past."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Past)

"I think there's an anxiety in life where we automatically tend to look to the next thing or we're complaining about the past. Worrying is not going to make it happen or not happen."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: Life, Anxiety, Complaining, Past)

"Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Business, People, Living, Lonely, Past)

"Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Future, Past, Potential)

"I felt that I ostracized myself by my behavior, by the past, by living with all the regrets of my mistakes, that I sort of wore a hair shirt and beat myself up most of the day thinking and regretting why did I make such a mistake? Why have I made so many mistakes?"
- Sarah Ferguson
(Related: Mistake, Behavior, Day, Hair, Living, Mistakes, Past, Thinking)

"The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Past, Questioning, Years)

"We had prepared, my staff had prepared for me a whole dossier on virtually - on George Bush on his votes on his records, what he had done over the past number of years in public service."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Past, Public, Service, Years)

"Like the philosopher, the author views his task as one of establishing a clear connection between life and history, and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Life, History, Connection, Future, Past, Present)

"From depicting the past, so goes the suspicion, it is a short step to glorifying the past."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Past, Suspicion)

"An author who sets about to depict events of the past that have run their course is suspected of wishing to avoid the problems of the present day, of being, in other words, a reactionary."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Being, Day, Events, Past, Present, Problems, Wishing, Words)

"Jane Austen is at the end of the line that begins with Samuel Richardson, which takes wonder and magic out of the novel, treats not the past but the present."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: End, Magic, Past, Present, Wonder)

"I am always a beginner. I only try to include different parts of life; the pastoral, the tragic, et cetera."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Life)

"Most of the media... is positioning the merger with Compaq and the recent actions by Walter Hewlett and David Packard as a fight between the past and the future."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Actions, Fight, Future, Media, Past)

"We have all examined our past critically and are very much aware of even the unpleasant things. Now, we need to look at what we plan to do with the lessons we have learned from the past."
- Heinz Fischer
(Related: Now, Past)

"It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Memory, Past, Present)

"At the moment I am taking a very careful look at some of the work which we have done in the past."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Work, Past)

"Customary though it may be to write about that institutionalized pastime as though it existed apart from the general environment, my story does not lend itself to such treatment."
- Curt Flood
(Related: Environment, May, Treatment)

"When I left prison, I had to figure out how to embrace my past."
- Fernando Flores
(Related: Past, Prison)

"It states, History should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future. It also suggests that this celebration of the end of slavery is an important and enriching part of the history and heritage of the United States."
- Mark Foley
(Related: History, End, Future, Past, Slavery, states, Understanding, United)

"At the time I perceived most religious men, particularly the pastors with all their talk about love, faith and relationship, as effeminate."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Faith, Time, Love, Men, Religious, Talk)

"We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Censorship, Freedom, Past, Praise, Present)

"The man in gray decided to take the Glen Suite of diamonds at midnight. Provided they were still in the apartment safe and the occupants away. This he needed to know. So he watched and he waited. At half past seven he was rewarded."
- Frederick Forsyth
(Related: Man, Midnight, Past)

"Any creator owes a debt to past creation."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Creation, Debt, Past)

"When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future."
- Dian Fossey
(Related: Life, Future, Past, Value)

"For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives."
- Gene Fowler
(Related: Men, Life, Heart, Books, Past, Reason)

"When I got there, all the pasta and science stuff hadn't quite caught on in England - things that were perfectly acceptable then wouldn't be tolerated now."
- Robbie Fowler
(Related: Science, England, Now)

"Creation is all space, all time - all things past, present, and future."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Time, Creation, Future, Past, Present, Space)

"In times of war, it is often best to look to our history to see how past generations of Americans dealt with the loss of their countrymen in just causes."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: History, War, Americans, Causes, Generations, Loss, Past)

"The dead and past stories that I have told again in divers fashions, are not set down without authority."
- Marie de France
(Related: Authority, Past)

"You do your work as a photographer and everything becomes past. Words are more like thoughts; the photographer's picture is always surrounded by a kind of romantic glamor - no matter what you do, and how you twist it."
- Robert Frank
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Past, Romantic, Words)

"If the house is to be set in order, one cannot begin with the present; he must begin with the past."
- John Hope Franklin
(Related: Order, Past, Present)

"I don't linger on the fact that Dawn Fraser was a great swimmer 40 years ago. That was in the past. I did break 41 world records, but I don't live on that today."
- Dawn Fraser
(Related: Dawn, Fact, Past, Today, World, Years)

"Even the recognition of an individual whom we see every day is only possible as the result of an abstract idea of him formed by generalization from his appearances in the past."
- James G. Frazer
(Related: Idea, Day, Past, Result)

"Education in the past has been too much inspiration and too little information."
- E. Franklin Frazier
(Related: Education, Inspiration, Information, Past)

"We live trapped, between the churned-up and examined past and a future that waits for our work."
- Anna Freud
(Related: Work, Future, Past)

"Well, I wasn't going to tell anyone, but I've been seeing this really sweet guy for the past few weeks."
- Amber Frey
(Related: Past)

"Again I entered my smithy to work and forge something from the noble material of time past."
- Jean Froissart
(Related: Time, Work, Past)

"The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Men, Danger, Future, Man, May, Past)

"My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Autumn, Rain, Sorrow)

"Thus, the questions we should ask here are what makes the current economic upswing different from the past two recoveries, and whether such differences are sufficient for the economy to reach the sustained growth path."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Growth, Economy, Past, Questions)

"During the past two decades, inflation has fallen to a low level in major industrial countries."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Countries, Inflation, Past)

"East Hampton happens to have been the first place in the world where I was a star, a real star with a star pasted above my name on the dressing-room door."
- Eva Gabor
(Related: First, Name, World)

"There will always be men struggling to change, and there will always be those who are controlled by the past."
- Ernest Gaines
(Related: Men, Change, Past, Will)

"I was walking along and this chair came flying past me, and another, and another, and I thought, man, is this gonna be a good night."
- Liam Gallagher
(Related: Thought, Flying, Man, Night, Past, Walking)

"My employer was never at any time aware of anything in my past beyond the writing I did, because, frankly, it isn't relevant to the job I was asked to do, which was to be a reporter."
- Jeff Gannon
(Related: Time, Job, Past, Writing)

"And I'm hoping that fair-minded people will stand up and say that what's been done to me is wrong, and that-that people's personal lives have no impact on their ability to be a journalist, you know. Why should my past prevent me from having a future?"
- Jeff Gannon
(Related: People, Ability, Future, Past, Will, Wrong)

"We're not uncomfortable with it, and we've already been through enough of the music business where I'm not really worried that commercial success is going to in some way - we're already past saving, you know what I mean? It's too late for us."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Business, Music, Success, Past)

"It was not uncommon for the children to be told they were being treated this way because it was their bad karma and they must have hurt a child in a past life."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Life, Being, Children, Hurt, Karma, Past)

"Until we perceive the meaning of our past, we remain the mere carriers of ideas, like the Nomads."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Ideas, Meaning, Past)

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: History, People, Knowledge, Culture, Past)

"To praise it would amount to praising myself. For the entire content of the work... coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirty-five years."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Work, Content, Mind, Past, Praise, Years)

"There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all."
- Lou Gehrig
(Related: Baseball, Discrimination)

"Scrooge pushed past Mary number 1 and Joseph number 2 in the wings without so much as an "excuse me". Typical."
- William E. Geist
(Related: Past)

"As financial markets continue to broaden and deepen, the behavior of asset prices will play an important role in the formulation of monetary policy going forward, perhaps a more important role than in the past."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Policy, Financial, Behavior, Past, Play, Will)

"Looking past the immediate crisis, a more resilient system must be built on stronger and better designed shock absorbers, both in the major institutions and in the infrastructure of the financial system."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Financial, Crisis, Past)

"I believe in past lives but I know nothing about mine and I don't want to know. I live in the present, taking one day at a time."
- Uri Geller
(Related: Time, Day, Nothing, Past, Present, Want)

"I wouldn't trade the experiences I've had over the past 36 years for anything."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Past, Trade, Years)

"When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma, some past connection."
- Richard Gere
(Related: Buddhism, Connection, Karma, Past)

"I have memories - but only a fool stores his past in the future."
- David Gerrold
(Related: Fool, Future, Memories, Past)

"All the sculptures of today, like those of the past, will end one day in pieces... So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life."
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Life, Work, Day, End, Fashion, Past, Today, Will)

"In the past I have never thought about loneliness when working, and I don't think about it now. Yet there must be a reason for the fact that so many people talk about it."
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Thought, People, Fact, Loneliness, Now, Past, Reason, Talk)

"I don't want to live on past records."
- Barry Gibb
(Related: Past, Want)

"I thank God tonight for freedom - those who bought and paid for it with their lives in the past - those who will protect it in the present and defend it in the future."
- Jim Gibbons
(Related: God, Freedom, Future, Past, Present, Will)

"I've never had to fight hard for anything I've gotten in the past."
- Tyrese Gibson
(Related: Fight, Past)

"Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Beauty, Joy, Loyalty, Mind, Past, Today, Tomorrow)

"To what a degree the same past can leave different marks - and especially admit of different interpretations."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Past)

"The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community - these are the most vital things education must try to produce."
- Virginia Gildersleeve
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Vision, Ability, Community, Future, Past, Service, Skill)

"I made records in the past that are as traditional as any other country records that have been made, but at the same time the records have a contemporary slant on it too."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Time, Country, Past)

"The fact is that we as a party at the Republican National Committee registered 3.4 million new voters in the past two years and brought them into the political process. The president won by 3.5 million votes."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Committee, Fact, Party, Past, President, Republican, Years)

"I don't want to be disrespectful of the president of the United States, but as a political person, one of the things I appreciated about this president, in the past year especially, is he is a fantastic candidate."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Past, President, states, United, Want)

"We should not forget, no matter how we quantify it: 'Freedom is not free.' It is a painful lesson, but one from which we have learned in the past and one we should never forget."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Forget, Past)

"Have you heard a single national figure tell you all of the crises of the recent past are not economic, they're cultural?"
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Past)

"The fancy term for what America has squandered in the past year and a half or so is legitimacy."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: America, Fancy, Past)

"Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction."
- Charles J. Givens
(Related: Action, Inaction, Past, Reason)

"To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past."
- Charles J. Givens
(Related: Design, First, Future, Past)

"Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future."
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Related: Future, Past, Present)

"What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now."
- William Glasser
(Related: Nothing, Now, Past, Today)

"But I've always believed that Christine Cagney shouldn't be played past a certain age."
- Sharon Gless
(Related: Age, Past)

"When you've moved past a point where you're just scrambling for jobs, you think about the things that you want to do. And the things that you want to do are governed by what you've seen, what you choose to embrace."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Jobs, Past, Want)

"I appeared on a show with Jonathan Harris on it-the Bill Dana show-even before Lost In Space. Someone gave me a tape of it in the past year, but in all these years we hadn't remembered."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Past, Space, Years)

"My thoughts will be taken up with the future or the past, with what is to come or what has been. Of the present there is necessarily no image."
- William Godwin
(Related: Thoughts, Future, Past, Present, Will)

"Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past."
- Nikolai Gogol
(Related: Life, Joy, Past, Will)

"A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Anticipation, Calamity, Future, Lies, Past, Present, Regret)

"Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present."
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Related: Historians, Past, Present)

"Few great men would have got past personnel."
- Paul Goodman
(Related: Men, Past)

"The past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image."
- Doris Kearns Goodwin
(Related: Past, Self)

"It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing mankind today can be solved with means and methods which were applied or seemed to work in the past."
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: Work, Mankind, Past, Problems, Today)

"I want to force the other drivers to find a way past me."
- Jeff Gordon
(Related: Force, Past, Want)

"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."
- Al Gore
(Related: Future, Past)

"Past conference topics have included strengthening the role of fathers in children's lives, the impact of the media culture on children, the delicate balance between work and family, and family involvement in education."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Education, Family, Work, Balance, Children, Culture, Fathers, Media, Past)

"In the carriages of the past you can't go anywhere."
- Maxim Gorky
(Related: Past)

"In the maxim of the past you cannot go anywhere."
- Maxim Gorky
(Related: Maxim, Past)

"Pastoral theology and care helps people look deeper at the intersection between their inherited religious traditions and their current life situations."
- Larry Graham
(Related: Life, People, Care, Religious, Theology, Traditions)

"Animals arrived, liked the look of the place, took up their quarters, settled down, spread, and flourished. They didn't bother themselves about the past - they never do; they're too busy."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Animals, Past)

"In the past, when I'd recorded during a break in a tour, it was so easy to sing, because I felt strong. Also, like so many new mothers, I wasn't getting a lot of sleep, and sleeping is such a huge part of being able to sing."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Being, Mothers, Past, Sleep)

"Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings."
- Cary Grant
(Related: Past, Snobbery)

"I had 500 kids at camp this past summer for example. We do nine weeks for kids and nine days for grown ups every summer. The adult camp is a lot of fun."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: Example, Fun, Kids, Past, Summer)

"I say that I can't make anything up. I think of myself as a collage artist. I'm cutting and pasting memories of my life. And I say, I have to live a life in order to tell a life. I would prefer to tell it because telling you're always in control, you're like God."
- Spalding Gray
(Related: Life, God, Control, Artist, Memories, Order)

"Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television."
- Bob Greene
(Related: Baseball, Now, Television, Years)

"There cannot be any better cross-section of America and I think the soldiers represent the best we have. Today's soldiers are brighter and smarter, perhaps in a different way, than past generations because they've been brought up in the computer and information age."
- Gerald Griffin
(Related: Age, America, Computer, Generations, Information, Past, Soldiers, Today)

"What is buried in the past of one generation falls to the next to claim."
- Susan Griffin
(Related: Past)

"You know when you're young you think you will always be. As you become more fragile, you reflect and you realize how much comfort can come from the past. Hymns can carry you into the future."
- Andy Griffith
(Related: Comfort, Future, Past, Will)

"In some instances, the accuracy of past-life memories can be objectively verified, sometimes with remarkable detail."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Accuracy, Detail, Memories, Past, Remarkable)

"The wool of a thousand sheep in good pasture at the least ought to yield fifty marks a year, the wool of two thousand one hundred marks, and so forth, counting by thousands."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Sheep, Yield)

"We have peace with God as soon as we believe, but not always with ourselves. The pardon may be past the prince's hand and seal, and yet not put into the prisoner's hand."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Peace, God, May, Past)

"With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will."
- Ernst Haas
(Related: Time, Impression, First, Language, Now, Past, Photography, Reality, Will)

"There's been periods of broadcasts in the past where you could see all ages of entertainers, ranging from George Burns to Shirley Temple. That's not the condition now."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Temple, Now, Past)

"What's crucial is that the IRA produce a credible statement that paramilitary and criminality activity is a thing of the past. That they are committed to a future which is exclusively peaceful and democratic."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Future, Past)

"You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube."
- H. R. Haldeman
"In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future."
- Alex Haley
(Related: Family, Future, Past)

"When your future arrives, will you blame your past?"
- Robert Half
(Related: Blame, Future, Past, Will)

"The man of the future may, and even must, do things impossible in the past and acquire new motor variations not given by heredity."
- G. Stanley Hall
(Related: Future, Heredity, Man, May, Past)

"Adolescence as the time when an individual 'recapitulates' the savage stage of the race's past."
- Granville Stanley Hall
(Related: Time, Adolescence, Past, Race)

"But how carve way i' the life that lies before, If bent on groaning ever for the past?"
- Robert Browning Hamilton
(Related: Life, Lies, Past)

"I'm not as focused on my acting career as I have been in the past."
- Harry Hamlin
(Related: Acting, Career, Past)

"Our lawyers had their chat with the Supreme Court Justice, and promised to repast the chat to other members of the Supreme Court to find out whether they wanted to hear us out."
- Dashiell Hammett
(Related: Court, Justice, Lawyers)

"It costs so much to promote something these days that almost always safety is the preferred option, reference back to things which have been successful in the past. Also, people are simply not given the time to develop and find themselves and their audience as we were."
- Peter Hammill
(Related: Time, People, Successful, Past, Safety)

"In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Age, Letters, Old, Past)

"You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers; welcome, too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill. Here am I in the forest, quite content."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Art, Books, Content, Newspapers)

"In the past, there's always been one leader that has led the pack to development of the music."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Music, Leader, Development, Past)

"Life is made up of a series of judgments on insufficient data, and if we waited to run down all our doubts, it would flow past us."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Life, Past)

"As the proud father of two teens and past Chairman to the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, I am committed to educating parents and especially young people on ways to live a long, healthy and active life."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Fitness, Life, Sports, Father, People, Parents, Past)

"This bloody past suggests to us that enemies cease hostilities only when they are battered enough to acknowledge that there is no hope in victory - and thus that further resistance means only useless sacrifice."
- Victor Davis Hanson
(Related: Sacrifice, Hope, Victory, Enemies, Past)

"I was at my best at a little past forty, when I was a professor at Oxford."
- Godfrey Harold Hardy
(Related: Past)

"You look like gold. I've been fooled before, but now I know I've made the mistake in the past. But now I, now I know the difference from gold and brass."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Mistake, Difference, Gold, Now, Past)

"In the past 10 years, I've looked at life as this Pollock stuff. And now I'm almost in the post Pollock phase."
- Ed Harris
(Related: Life, Now, Past, Post, Years)

"I've always wanted to work with Paul Newman. I had a couple opportunities in the past, and I didn't take advantage of it, so it was really fun to be working with him."
- Ed Harris
(Related: Work, Fun, Past)

"In should be the duty of every soldier to reflect on the experiences of the past, in the endeavor to discover improvements, in his particular sphere of action, which are practicable in the immediate future."
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Related: Action, Duty, Future, Past)

"If today is anything like the typical day of the past 3 years, three American soldiers will die in Iraq or Afghanistan, the Taliban will get a little stronger in Afghanistan and the civil war will continue to be enhanced in Iraq."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: War, Afghanistan, American, Day, Iraq, Past, Soldiers, Today, Will, Years)

"As long as every generation rises to its challenges and stands up in defense of liberty - as Americans have done in the past and as our men and women continue to do today - our nation will remain free and strong."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Men, Women, Americans, Defense, Liberty, Nation, Past, Today, Will)

"I especially object to having my character assassinated by reference to events from my past which bear absolutely no relationship to the question of who the anthrax killer is."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Character, Events, Past, Question)

"As scientists, we keep an open mind, but we have to base our ideas about the past on archaeological evidence."
- Zahi Hawass
(Related: Ideas, Mind, Open, Past, Scientists)

"The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it."
- Henry Hazlitt
(Related: Ideas, Errors, Fact, Now, Past, Proof)

"Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own fortune, and he inherits his own past."
- Francis Herbert Hedge
(Related: Fortune, Heir, Man, Past)

"Every man is his own ancestor, and every man is his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past."
- Frederick Henry Hedge
(Related: Future, Heir, Man, Past)

"We are a people who do not want to keep much of the past in our heads. It is considered unhealthy in America to remember mistakes, neurotic to think about them, psychotic to dwell on them."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: People, America, Mistakes, Past, Want)

"This act demonstrates graphically a turning away the past and moving ahead. You now get to refresh your time in a friendly way by running with the watch instead of against it or away from it."
- Joe Henderson
(Related: Time, Act, Now, Past, Running)

"I don't have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might've unintentionally hurt somebody else or something."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Hurt, Nothing, Past, Regret)

"I don't mind doing two or three Eagles songs and playing the drums. I'm not one of those artists who's going to sit here and deny the past."
- Don Henley
(Related: Artists, Eagles, Mind, Past, Songs)

"Often when a person can't get past stress, she will turn to overeating, drinking or smoking, which can become a greater problem than the stress itself."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Drinking, Past, Smoking, Stress, Will)

"Know what the old masters did. Know how they composed their pictures, but do not fall into the conventions they established. These conventions were right for them, and they are wonderful. They made their language. You make yours. All the past can help you."
- Robert Henri
(Related: Help, Language, Old, Past, Right)

"In charting our course to the future, we are mindful of our path from the past."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Future, Past)

"I know of no way of judging the future but by the past."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Future, Past)

"I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Dreams, History, Future, Past)

"I know no way of judging the future but by the past."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Future, Past)

"Because that's just the way it is, and don't sleep on what you did before, you know, because it can... not hurt you, but you can find yourself sleeping on something that happened in the past, but you dare to progress and there is always room for progression."
- Thierry Henry
(Related: Progress, Hurt, Past, Sleep)

"The past has infinite value if one learns from it."
- Ken Hensley
(Related: Infinite, Past, Value)

"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: People, Day, Future, Past, Present, Want)

"Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I'm past that age."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Age, Sex, Past)

"My works are an imitation of my own past and present."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Imitation, Past, Present)

"You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth. That means the boys. And after you've been a boy, and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in our national pastime."
- George Herman
(Related: Baseball, Boys, Play, Today, Youth)

"That's my dream job, to be able to mail songs out to people who want to hear them. Paste my face on them and not travel all over the world trying to sell them."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: Travel, People, Dream, Job, Mail, Songs, Trying, Want, World)

"If the only new thing we have to offer is an improved version of the past, then today can only be inferior to yesterday. Hypnotized by images of the past, we risk losing all capacity for creative change."
- Robert Hewison
(Related: Change, Losing, Past, Risk, Today, Yesterday)

"I do love Italian food. Any kind of pasta or pizza. My new pig out food is Indian food. I eat Indian food like three times a week. It's so good."
- Jennifer Love Hewitt
(Related: Food, Love)

"For every minute, the future is becoming the past."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Future, Past)

"Denver is a city that will be far more defined by its future than its past."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Future, Past, Will)

"What you don't want to do is to hang on to the aging superstar past his prime and take resources away you can otherwise use to build a better overall team."
- Tom Hicks
(Related: Past, Want)

"Too many people have been analyzing their pasts, their childhoods, their memories, their parents, and realizing that it doesn't do anything-or that it doesn't do enough."
- James Hillman
(Related: People, Memories, Parents)

"I don't like parties past 2 am. Then it's all losers and weirdos."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Past)

"Happy is the person who cherishes the precious lessons of the past and lives vigorously in the present."
- Jerome Hines
(Related: Past, Present)

"If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time."
- Russell Hoban
(Related: History, Time, Father, Son, Past, Present, World)

"The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Future, Gluttony, Lust, Mind, Past, Present, Storms)

"Nations without a past are contradictions in terms. What makes a nation is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the past, and historians are the people who produce it."
- Eric Hobsbawm
(Related: People, Historians, Nation, Nations, Past)

"Success follows those adept at preserving the substance of the past by clothing it in the forms of the future."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Success, Future, Past)

"I am not a member of any organization listed by the Attorney General as subversive. In any instance where I lent my name in the past, it was certainly without knowledge that such an organization was subversive. I have always been essentially and foremost an American."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Knowledge, American, Lent, Name, Past)

"I've always loved words. I ate up all the books I could get my hands on, and when I couldn't get books, I read candy wrappers and labels on cereal and toothpaste boxes."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Books, Words)

"To establish yourself as a leading man, you're shooting for the smallest point on the target, and you get a lot of judgment thrown at you. It takes a lot for them to get past everything and just watch your art and what you're doing."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Art, Judgment, Leading, Man, Past)

"Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Beauty, Wisdom, Future, Past, Promise)

"Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Thought, Man, Past)

"I could not understand how it could move under its own power. And when it had driven past me, without even thinking why I found myself chasing it down the road, as hard as I could run."
- Soichiro Honda
(Related: Power, Past, Road, Thinking)

"Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Death, Fear, Past, Present, Tyranny)

"It's in the act of having to do things that you don't want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Act, Ego, Past, Self, Want)

"When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness."
- Bob Hope
(Related: Happiness, Past)

"An expert is someone who knows a lot about the past."
- Tom Hopkins
(Related: Past)

"My future is in my past and my past is my present. I must now make the present my future."
- Vladimir Horowitz
(Related: Future, Now, Past, Present)

"Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Happiness, Past, Present)

"Something new has taken place in the past five to eight years. Technologists are providing almost religious visions, and their ideas are resonating in some ways with the same idea of the Rapture."
- Eric Horvitz
(Related: Idea, Ideas, Past, Religious, Visions, Years)

"The value of the beans for oil production, as well as for human food, has become recognized so quickly and so generally during the past year that the crop has acquired a commercial standing far in excess of its previous status."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, Excess, Oil, Past, Production, Value)

"I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Happiness, Fear, Feeling, Future, Melancholy, Nothing, Past, Remembrance)

"In the past 20 years and more since China embarked on the road of reform and opening up, we have moved steadfastly to promote political restructuring and vigorously build democratic politics under socialism."
- Jinato Hu
(Related: Politics, Past, Reform, Road, Socialism, Years)

"I wear my Peggy Fleming T-shirt when I go to sleep every night before I compete, and for the past four years, it's brought me incredible good luck."
- Sarah Hughes
(Related: Luck, Night, Past, Sleep, Years)

"We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Time, Past, Present)

"What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: History, Echo, Future, Past)

"History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: History, Past)

"The day has gone by into the dim vista of the past when idleness was considered a virtue in woman."
- Caroline A. Huling
(Related: Virtue, Day, Idleness, Past, Woman)

"For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: History, Power, Time, End, First, Future, Mankind, Past, Present)

"The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Concern, Future, Past, Statesmanship)

"Today, no less than in the past, the tetrahedral form of the earth and the relation of the tetrahedron to the poles and to the equator preserve the conditions that favor rapid evolution."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Earth, Evolution, Past, Today)

"In fact, the history of North America has been perhaps more profoundly influenced by man's inheritance from his past homes than by the physical features of his present home."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: History, Home, America, Fact, Inheritance, Man, Past, Present)

"Mexican immigration poses challenges to our policies and to our identity in a way nothing else has in the past."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Identity, Nothing, Past)

"There are thus great swathes of the past where understanding is more important and reputable than judgement, because the principal actors performed in line with the ideas and values of that time, not of ours."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Time, Ideas, Values, Actors, Past, Understanding)

"We must admit that history is enjoyable to a large extent because it enables us to pass judgement on the past."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: History, Past)

"The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Future, Past, Present)

"It is my firm belief that I have a link with the past and a responsibility to the future. I cannot give up. I cannot despair. There's a whole future, generations to come. I have to keep trying."
- King Hussein
(Related: Belief, Despair, Future, Generations, Past, Responsibility, Trying)

"We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way. Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear."
- King Hussein
(Related: Fear, Glory, Mistakes, Past, Reality, Singing)

"I have said this in the past and I will continue to repeat it as long as I live: Whoever tries to hurt our national unity is my enemy until the day of judgement."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Day, Enemy, Hurt, Past, Unity, Will)

"The past history of our globe must be explained by what can be seen to be happening now. No powers are to be employed that are not natural to the globe, no action to be admitted except those of which we know the principle."
- James Hutton
(Related: History, Action, Now, Past)

"And, in the past, it has been all too easy for legislators to load costs onto business in order to meet broader social goals. And costs for business means costs for consumers."
- John Hutton
(Related: Business, Goals, Legislators, Order, Past)

"My view is that targets, properly constructed and applied across public services have been fundamental to past successes and will be an essential part of sustaining progress into the future."
- John Hutton
(Related: Progress, Future, Past, Public, Will)

"In the past, two colleagues died each season. It was generally accepted this could happen."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Past)

"You try to avoid the mistakes you made in the past."
- Julio Iglesias
(Related: Mistakes, Past)

"Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Events, May, Past)

"In the past, I'd sort of know before Ozzy sang something, what he was going to sing. I'd know what sort of way a melody was going to go 'cause of the way he'd approach it."
- Tony Iommi
(Related: Past)

"Most creative work is a process of people passing ideas and inspirations from the past into the future and adding their own creativity along the way."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Work, People, Ideas, Creativity, Future, Past)

"I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free. Know what I'm saying? Move past the fear."
- LL Cool J
(Related: Dreams, Fear, Past, Saying)

"I could have done a hundred songs, really. It was hard to narrow them down, because I tried to pick songs for the most part that actually did have some effect on me or influenced me in the past."
- Alan Jackson
(Related: Effect, Past, Songs)

"I've taken up golf in the past five or six years, and most of the time there aren't too many people out there that can drive a ball further than I can."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: Time, People, Golf, Past, Years)

"But all lost things are in the angels' keeping, Love; No past is dead for us, but only sleeping, Love; The years of Heaven with all earth's little pain Make Good Together there we can begin again, In babyhood."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Related: Love, Angels, Babyhood, Earth, Heaven, Pain, Past, Years)

"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Family, Day, Future, Past, Talking, Understanding)

"J has told me about his past. I know what happened and why. But he is the one person who made me believe in my talent and whatever happened in the past, he's been a wonderful manager to me."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Manager, Talent, Past)

"There was a lot of Southern Baptist preachers and some yelling ones but mostly we had a pastor who didn't scream and I found a lot of comfort and joy and peace as a child hearing the Bible."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Peace, Bible, Comfort, Hearing, Joy)

"The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Past, Regret, Want)

"I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That's why I tend to forget my songs."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Forget, Past, Songs)

"The standard formulation on remedy is that it ought to cure past violations and prevent their recurrence. That's what antitrust is all about."
- Charles James
(Related: Cure, Past)

"The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds."
- William James
(Related: Change, Fear, Belief, Now, Past, Result, Sense, World)

"If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system."
- William James
(Related: Change, Feeling, Future, Past, Reality, Will)

"Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions."
- Gerald Jampolsky
(Related: Forgiveness, Peace, Past, Practice)

"Forgiveness means letting go of the past."
- Gerald Jampolsky
(Related: Forgiveness, Past)

"The more determinedly I exist, as myself, within the conditions of the time, the more clearly I shall hear the language of the past, the nearer I shall feel the glow of its life."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Life, Time, Language, Past)

"I discovered that the study of past philosophers is of little use unless our own reality enters into it. Our reality alone allows the thinker's questions to become comprehensible."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Past, Questions, Reality, Study)

"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Dreams, History, Future, Past)

"I wouldn't put it past God to arrange a virgin birth if He wanted, but I very much doubt if He would."
- David Edward Jenkins
(Related: God, Doubt, Past)

"We just want to win. That's the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don't really reflect on what we've done in the past. We focus on the present."
- Derek Jeter
(Related: Success, People, Content, Focus, May, Past, Present, Want)

"Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Time, Islam, Muslim, Duty, Past, Responsibility, Will)

"Conventionally, one looks at history as something of the past. But after Einstein, who knows what is in the past and what is in the present?"
- Roland Joffe
(Related: History, Past, Present)

"I am very lucky and grateful to have this living link to a past era, the violin presumably having much more history to it than the later portion that I know."
- Lara St. John
(Related: History, Living, Past)

"Just as you choose to get up every day, go to your job, and drive the same car, you decide how much of an impact your past has on you - today."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Car, Day, Job, Past, Today)

"When you do not know how to focus your thoughts effectively, they can become scattered, miscellaneous, and fixated on "stuff"-negative notions, toxic relationships, and situations from the past."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Thoughts, Focus, Miscellaneous, Past, Relationships)

"Nothing changes more constantly than the past; for the past that influences our lives does not consist of what actually happened, but of what men believe happened."
- Gerald W. Johnson
(Related: Men, Nothing, Past)

"The sediments of the past are many miles in collective thickness: yet the feeble silt of the rivers built them all from base to summit."
- John Joly
(Related: Past, Rivers)

"The coolest thing I've gotten to do in the past few years is guest star on Sesame Street."
- Norah Jones
(Related: Guest, Past, Years)

"I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future."
- Van Jones
(Related: Time, Conscience, Energy, Fighting, Future, Past)

"Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t'will be virtue."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Virtue, Past)

"We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Future, Mistrust, Past, Present, Respect, Safety)

"Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our Party the shadow of great and grave burdens."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: Leadership, Grave, Party, Past, Shadow, Years)

"All comparisons between America's current place in the world and anything legitimately called an empire in the past reveal ignorance and confusion about any reasonable meaning of the concept empire, especially the comparison with the Roman Empire."
- Donald Kagan
(Related: America, Comparisons, Confusion, Ignorance, Meaning, Past, World)

"Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul."
- Louis Kahn
(Related: Architecture, Time, Soul, College, Help, Mind, Past)

"Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future."
- Louise J. Kaplan
(Related: Adolescence, Future, Past, Struggle)

"There is a lack of critical assessment of the past. But you have to understand that the current ruling elite is actually the old ruling elite. So they are incapable of a self-critical approach to the past."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Old, Past, Self)

"In modern Russia, you have no official, formal assessment of this past. Nobody in any Russian document has said that the policy of the Soviet government was criminal, that it was terrible. No one has ever said this."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Government, Policy, Past, Russia)

"Terrorism, ladies and gentlemen, in my eyes I have a very, very, very simple explanation. Gangs of criminals, killers, used unfortunately by certain governments in the past for political purposes, who are on their own now as gangs."
- Hamid Karzai
(Related: Eyes, Ladies, Gentlemen, Now, Past, Terrorism)

"As you know, in the past several years, month after month, radio has increased its revenues - some of it even coming from Dot-Com advertisers. So, radio is a survivor."
- Casey Kasem
(Related: Past, Years)

"One could look over the past century and ask oneself, has the increased longevity been good, bad or indifferent?"
- Leon Kass
(Related: Longevity, Past)

"In the past there were various suggestions in the framework of financial and other agreements to benefit with Iran. But Iran interpreted those suggestions in a mistaken way and deceived the international community."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Financial, Community, Past)

"I shot a lot of close-ups on this movie 'cause there's like a dual mystery, she's searching through her haunted past to find some truth and she's also following an external mystery where she comes to think she might be the killer."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Truth, Mystery, Past)

"Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."
- Bil Keane
(Related: Future, Past, Present, Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"Our moneyed men have ruled us for the past thirty years. Under the flag of the slaveholder they hoped to destroy our liberty."
- Denis Kearney
(Related: Men, Liberty, Past, Years)

"I'm a lot easier to work with now than I have been in the past, for sure."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Work, Now, Past)

"Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Life, Heart, Darkness, Future, Living, Past, Word)

"A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of a carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher's stall passes as food."
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Related: Food, Lying, Sheep)

"The way that organizations and organisms anticipate the future is by taking signals from the past, most the time."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Time, Future, Past)

"For 24 hours a day, for 10 years, all I thought about was being in a band. That's all I did. I had no other social life. I don't want my life to be like that now. I've spent the past 10 years having a real life as well. But Spandau Ballet is such a difficult shadow to outrun."
- Gary Kemp
(Related: Life, Thought, Ballet, Being, Day, Now, Past, Shadow, Want, Years)

"Redeem thy misspent time that's past, And live this day as if thy last."
- Thomas Ken
(Related: Time, Day, Past)

"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Blame, Future, Past, Republican, Responsibility, Right)

"To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Trust, Despair, Facts, Future, Heir, Obligation, Past, State)

"For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Change, Time, Life, Future, Law, Past, Present, World)

"A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Life, Quality, Courage, Fact, Leaders, Nation, Past, Public, Today)

"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
(Related: Change, Life, Future, Law, Past, Present)

"History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: History, Future, Past, Present)

"This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any we have seen in the past, and our military is learning from, and building on, previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Peace, Building, Enemy, Freedom, Future, Learning, Military, Past, Today, World)

"Loved. You can't use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all."
- Ken Kesey
(Related: Death, Love, Past)

"I do not know which makes a man more conservative - to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Conservative, Man, Nothing, Past, Present)

"Throughout the past, there has been a lack of intimacy, affection, and regard for Islam by Christianity. This, to a large extent, has been due to a lack of knowledge of the great human and spiritual ideals for which Islam and the teachings of Islam stand."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Knowledge, Christianity, Islam, Affection, Ideals, Intimacy, Past, Spiritual)

"I'm a person that carries everything that happened to me in my past, with me into the future. I refuse to let it make me bitter. I still completely believe in love and I remain open to anything that will happen to me."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Love, Future, Open, Past, Will)

"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Men, Haste, Past, Pleasure)

"I love eating in it, brushing my teeth and swallowing the toothpaste in it. I love punching the ceiling with my fists when I'm lost or I can't find a parking space."
- Laura Kightlinger
(Related: Love, Eating, Space)

"There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Life, Sports, Thought, Girls, Golf, Past, Tennis)

"Cinema has only been around for about 100 years. Has all of the world's violence towards women taken place only within the past 100 years?"
- Richard King
(Related: Women, Cinema, Past, Violence, World, Years)

"The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Past, Poor)

"Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Age, Romance, Chivalry, Earth, Past, Spirit, Wrong)

"I've got a chart here that shows our debt-to-GDP ratio. And while we did run deficits in the past, we now number our debt in trillions rather than in billions. And I think that represents a long-term danger, especially to the, the American dream."
- Mark Kirk
(Related: Dream, American, Danger, Debt, Now, Past)

"For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered; for Americans it is just beyond the horizon."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Americans, Nations, Past, Utopia)

"I was at the pinnacle of my career one day and the next day I was put out to pasture. I felt like a race horse with a broken leg."
- Jack Klugman
(Related: Career, Day, Race)

"Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years."
- Bobby Knight
(Related: Basketball, College, Past, Walking, Years)

"The possibility of saying anything about a thing rests on the assumption that it preserves its identity, or continues to be the same thing in the respect described, that it will behave in future situations as it has in past."
- Frank Knight
(Related: Possibility, Future, Identity, Past, Respect, Saying, Will)

"Don't ignore the past, but deal with it, on your own pace. Once you deal with it, you are free of it; and you are free to embrace your life and be a happy loving person because if you don't, the past will come back to haunt and keep coming back to haunt you."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Life, Past, Will)

"Did you know that the word "tsunami," which is now being used worldwide, is a Japanese word? This is indicative of the extent to which Japan has been subject to frequent tsunami disasters in the past."
- Junichiro Koizumi
(Related: Being, Disasters, Now, Past, Word)

"I've got a long list of books I wish I'd never written-and I've kept them all out of print for the past 20 years."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Books, Past, Years)

"I believe that I was a dog in a past life. That's the only thing that would explain why I like to snack on Purina Dog Chow."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Life, Past)

"But in the past, US companies have been able to increase their profits through downsizing in the US, through colonizing other people's resources, and through the increase of globalization."
- David Korten
(Related: People, Globalization, Past)

"I look back into past history, the stored experiences or products of the imagination. I look no further forward than the evening."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: History, Imagination, Evening, Past)

"In exile, I have tried to profit by the past and prepare for the future."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Future, Past, Profit)

"Maybe in past years, perhaps women didn't feel quite as comfortable with revealing themselves, and their skills and their crafts... and now we are, so we're out there, just like the guys."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Women, Now, Past, Years)

"In the past week it has become clear that the vote on the final healthcare bill will be very close. I take this vote with the utmost seriousness. I am quite aware of the historic fight that has lasted the better part of the last century to bring America in line with other modern democracies in providing single payer health care."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Health, America, Care, Fight, Healthcare, Past, Seriousness, Vote, Will)

"It is a sad commentary that today we face a choice between having schools that are a monument to our past - or schools that will be the lifeblood of our future. But since that is our choice, let us resolve to choose wisely."
- Ted Kulongoski
(Related: Choice, Future, Monument, Past, Schools, Today, Will)

"It is correct that I overlooked the contamination of the party, not just now but also in the past."
- Bela Kun
(Related: Now, Party, Past)

"We have become aware of the responsibility for our attitude towards the dark pages in our history. We have understood that bad service is done to the nation by those who are impelling to renounce that past."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: History, Attitude, Nation, Past, Responsibility, Service)

"Just in the past few years - since I've been making movies, which isn't a very long time - you now have a culture that is fascinated and informed about the box office in a way that sometimes filmmakers weren't even."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: Time, Movies, Culture, Now, Office, Past, Years)

"The past, though it cannot be relived, can always be repaired."
- John LaFarge
(Related: Past)

"I like today and perhaps a little future still, but the past is really something I'm not interested in. So, as far as I'm concerned, I like only the past of things and people I don't know. When I know, I don't care because I knew how it was."
- Karl Lagerfeld
(Related: People, Care, Future, Past, Today)

"Our biggest goal is to continue to force ourselves to always start our creative work on a white page and not take advantage of past successes and challenging ourselves."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Work, Goal, Force, Past)

"If I were to name my favorite pastime, I'd have to say talking about myself. I love it and I think most other people do too. We need, people like us, more listeners and less talkers."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Love, People, Favorite, Name, Talking)

"With 1.7 million private sector jobs lost and half a million jobs shipped overseas over the past three years, we must take action to spur job creation and restore economic prosperity."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Action, Creation, Job, Jobs, Past, Prosperity, Years)

"But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Patriotism, Opportunity, Bravery, Day, Past, Present, Veterans)

"Ah, tell me not that memory sheds gladness o'er the past, what is recalled by faded flowers, save that they did not last?"
- Letitia Landon
(Related: Flowers, Memory, Past)

"We all know, the ones who play golf, know what a wonderful game it is and what a great past-time it is."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: Golf, Past, Play)

"For the past several years, the Meth Caucus has worked to engage the Office of National Drug Control Policy on this issue. We have tried to get their attention that meth requires a strong, comprehensive Federal policy."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Policy, Control, Attention, Office, Past, Years)

"A society that has made "nostalgia" a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Life, Society, Past, Today)

"I get letters from women, and they say, 'I love your Roman nose.' If I weren't on TV and I walked past that same woman, she'd go, 'Did you see the beak on that guy?"
- Matt Lauer
(Related: Love, Women, Letters, Past, Woman)

"To me the only real star of the movie is the writer. And I work with writers very closely, from outline to first draft and on to the seventh draft, whatever it takes. Then my job is to support the director to make the best movie we can. Some producers try to go past them, but my job is to support them."
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Related: Work, Draft, First, Job, Past, Support, Writer, Writers)

"Let them look to the past, but let them also look to the future; let them look to the land of their ancestors, but let them look also to the land of their children."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Children, Future, Land, Past)

"I was so angry to realize I'm a Quebecois, with no past, no history, just two cans of maple syrup."
- Jean Claude Lauzon
(Related: History, Past)

"France cannot be destroyed. She is an old country who, despite her misfortunes, has, and always will have, thanks to her past, a tremendous prestige in the world, whatever the fate inflicted upon her."
- Pierre Laval
(Related: Country, Fate, France, Old, Past, Will, World)

"The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?"
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Past)

"The day when the scientist, no matter how devoted, may make significant progress alone and without material help is past. This fact is most self-evident in our work."
- Ernest Lawrence
(Related: Work, Progress, Day, Fact, Help, May, Past, Self)

"By no means do I anticipate screening those who come on to campus... And I have no difficulty if a bishop across the country or some local pastor may say that's not Catholic teaching - that's fine."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Country, Difficulty, May, Teaching)

"I mean that at least 80% of the Russian people feel destitute. It's the people who had their past and future taken from them - they don't get paid - many of them face a wall. They have nowhere to go."
- Aleksandr Lebed
(Related: People, Future, Past)

"I'm not good at future planning. I don't plan at all. I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow. I don't have a day planner and I don't have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future."
- Heath Ledger
(Related: Day, Future, Now, Past, Planning, Tomorrow)

"In the past I've made movies that were pretty universally liked. You can't really hate them. You can discard them, but you can't really hate them."
- Ang Lee
(Related: Movies, Hate, Past, Pretty)

"I just turned 30 so I got really introspective as you do, questioning my life. And when I stopped and sort of looked back at the past decade, I realized I had done more work than I thought I had done."
- Sheryl Lee
(Related: Work, Life, Thought, Past, Questioning)

"The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Future, Past)

"I can no longer play at a level I was accustomed to in the past."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Past, Play)

"I don't try to match wine with food, I just drink what I like. And I think a lot of people are going towards that now, which never used to be in the past."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Food, People, Now, Past, Wine)

"The future hasn't happened yet and the past is gone. So I think the only moment we have is right here and no, and I try to make the best of those moments, the moments that I'm in."
- Annie Lennox
(Related: Future, Moments, Past, Right)

"My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Life, Past)

"Isn't it amazing the way the future succeeds in creating an appropriate past?"
- John Leonard
(Related: Future, Past)

"Remember the refrain: We always build on the past; the past always tries to stop us. Freedom is about stopping the past, but we have lost that ideal."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Freedom, Past)

"A free culture has been our past, but it will only be our future if we change the path we are on right now."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Change, Culture, Future, Now, Past, Right, Will)

"The past is still visible. The buildings haven't changed, the layout of the streets hasn't changed. So memory is very available to me as I walk around."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: Memory, Past)

"We have a hope of succeeding if we learn from our past mistakes and pull together to make the hard choices."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Hope, Choices, Mistakes, Past)

"Like most musicians, I'm good at becoming immersed in the music that I am currently working on. We seldom lift up our heads to contemplate even the music we will be doing in the future, let alone what we've done in the past."
- Tony Levin
(Related: Music, Future, Musicians, Past, Will)

"Over the past two decades, we have clearly seen an erosion of ethical values."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Values, Past)

"I'd be lying if I said I wasn't angry some days. But I really have worked hard to put a lot of the anger and disappointment in the past."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Anger, Disappointment, Lying, Past)

"I have spent the past several years working so hard to just move on, and to try and build a life for myself."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Life, Past, Years)

"I feel less often compelled to do the work than I was in the past."
- Daniel Day Lewis
(Related: Work, Past)

"Today, it's very tempting to create songs by cutting and pasting in the studio."
- Huey Lewis
(Related: Songs, Today)

"I don't think there is a national pasttime. Watching TV is a national pasttime. Really. If there is a national pasttime, it is watching TV."
- Michael Lewis
"Employer contribution pension plans have become increasingly popular throughout the past two decades."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Past, Popular)

"Every President that went to China, I would meet them and have dinner and talk about the past and the future. That was in the '70s."
- Jet Li
(Related: Future, Past, President, Talk)

"I never stopped studying Buddhism. In the past few years, in between movies, I do a retreat."
- Jet Li
(Related: Movies, Buddhism, Past, Years)

"I shall take all the troubles of the past, all the disappointments, all the headaches, and I shall pack them in a bag and throw them in the East River."
- Trygve Lie
(Related: Disappointments, Past)

"For the past ten years I have had no financial problems."
- Gyorgy Ligeti
(Related: Financial, Past, Problems, Years)

"What grieves me most in my past offenses, O my loving God, is not so much the punishment I have deserved, as the displeasure I have given You, Who are worthy of infinite love."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Love, God, Infinite, Past, Punishment)

"Assuredly, Loving Souls, you should go to God with all humility and respect, humbling yourselves in His presence, especially when you remember your past ingratitude and sins."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: God, Humility, Ingratitude, Past, Respect)

"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Act, Difficulty, Past, Present, Quiet)

"Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter."
- Charles Lindbergh
(Related: Life, Quality, Knowledge, Awareness, Divinity, Future, Past, Present)

"I don't think you can run around and crash and bang quite the way that I might have done in the past."
- Eric Lindros
(Related: Past)

"But before looking to the future, let's glance back at the road we've traveled these past two years because that is the source of much of the optimism we are all feeling about the future."
- Linda Lingle
(Related: Optimism, Feeling, Future, Past, Road, Years)

"I have a bag with a toothbrush and toothpaste and all the things I might need during the day. I call the bag my trailer. Sometimes you don't have a trailer, so that's my trailer."
- Laura Linney
(Related: Day)

"The Photograph is concerned with the power that the past has to interfere with the present: the time bomb in the cupboard."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Power, Time, Past)

"The present hardly exists, after all-it becomes the past even as it happens. A tricky medium, time - and central to the concerns of fiction."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Time, Fiction, Past, Present)

"We all need a past - that's where our sense of identity comes from."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Identity, Past, Sense)

"Equally, we require a collective past - hence the endless reinterpretations of history, frequently to suit the perceptions of the present."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: History, Past, Perceptions, Present)

"I'm not an historian but I can get interested - obsessively interested - with any aspect of the past, whether it's palaeontology or archaeology or the very recent past."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Past)

"It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Errors, Past)

"For the past 32 years, I've done nothing outside the entertainment business. I've had some real highs and some real lows, but I love the work so much that I never once thought of quitting."
- Meat Loaf
(Related: Love, Work, Business, Thought, Entertainment, Nothing, Past, Quitting, Years)

"Look at the United States today. We have made mistakes in the past. We have had shortcomings. We shall make mistakes in the future and fall short of our own best hopes."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Future, Mistakes, Past, states, Today, United)

"The day is past when schools could afford to give sufficient time and attention to the teaching of the ancient languages to enable the student to get that enjoyment out of classical literature that made the lives of our grandfathers so rich."
- James Loeb
(Related: Time, Attention, Day, Enjoyment, Literature, Past, Schools, Teaching)

"I am not as scared about people tearing this one up as I would have been in the past because of the basis in 'knowing' this one has. There are people out there that are hungry for this."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: People, Past)

"Real freedom is creative, proactive, and will take me into new territories. I am not free if my freedom is predicated on reacting to my past."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Freedom, Past, Will)

"I was this guy who'd been racing around down there, on that field in 1999, running straight over people, scoring tries, winning games, having fun. And I ended up so sick I couldn't even run past a little baby."
- Jonah Lomu
(Related: People, Winning, Baby, Fun, Games, Past, Racing, Running)

"It's funny, we all really, really got along. I don't know how it was in years past but this year, I was really with a good group of people. No one tried to sabotage each other or steal the other ones moments."
- LaToya London
(Related: Funny, People, Moments, Past, Years)

"Comparing in the past years, Tamyra Gray and everyone else that didn't win but their careers are doing well."
- LaToya London
(Related: Careers, Past, Years)

"Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Heart, Fear, Future, Past, Present)

"And we do talk a lot about my past and my impression of things and how it relates to what we're doing now. The Brady Bunch, in its heyday, was really the genesis of when TV started to become the force that it is today."
- Mike Lookinland
(Related: Impression, Force, Now, Past, Talk, Today)

"At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition, it's at that point that I intend to renew it because the present is built on the past just as the past was built on the times that went before it."
- Adolf Loos
(Related: Beginning, Past, Present, Tradition)

"I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now."
- Sophia Loren
(Related: People, Memories, Now, Past)

"I recall feeling an almost delicious terror when one day I found myself alone in the midst of tall June grasses that grew high as my head. But here the secret working of self consciousness is almost too entangled with the things of the past for me to explain it."
- Pierre Loti
(Related: Consciousness, Day, Feeling, June, Past, Self, Terror)

"A poor choice of words conveyed to some the impression that I embrace the discarded policies of the past. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by my statement."
- Trent Lott
(Related: Truth, Impression, Choice, Nothing, Past, Poor, Words)

"I am convinced that our movement will be more demoralized and weakened by blind and uncritical admiration than by frank admission of past mistakes."
- Marie Louise
(Related: Admiration, Blind, Mistakes, Past, Will)

"Have you noticed in your past experience that your kind interpretations were almost always truer than you harsh one?"
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Experience, Past)

"Much of my high-jinx have been drug-related. When you're under 30, whatever, but once you're past 40 it's just ugly."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Past, Ugly)

"For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives."
- Amy Lowell
(Related: Men, Life, Heart, Books, Past, Reason)

"The senior officer who met with reporters in Baghdad said there had been 21 car bombings in the capital in May, and 126 in the past 80 days. All last year, he said, there were only about 25 car bombings in Baghdad."
- Rich Lowry
(Related: Car, May, Past)

"Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present."
- George Lucas
(Related: History, Time, People, Past, Present, School, Trying)

"I have spent much of my adult life flinching with pain as I tried to pull out the threads that bound the shadows of my past to me."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Life, Pain, Past, Shadows)

"As one went to Europe to see the living past, so one must visit Southern California to observe the future."
- Alison Lurie
(Related: Europe, Future, Living, Past, Visit)

"Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame."
- John Lyly
(Related: Heart, Hope, Mind, Past, Shame)

"The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Necessity, Present, Promise, Word)

"I've done Graham Norton's show three times now. He tackles taboos and subject matter that wouldn't make it past the censors in the States."
- Kyle MacLachlan
(Related: Now, Past, states)

"I always think that I love doing what I'm doing at the moment. The past is over. I can't go play one of those characters again. But I can play this and I can continue to grow in what I'm doing at the moment and that's really what I'm thinking about now."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Love, Now, Past, Play, Thinking)

"After I became a citizen, I felt freer to say what I thought about this country, both negative and positive. I think I had been, consciously and subconsciously, biting my tongue in the past."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Thought, Negative, Positive, Country, Past, Tongue)

"I was a dog in a past life. Really. I'll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take. Like, Hey, I know him."
- William H. Macy
(Related: Life, Dogs, Past, Walking, Will)

"And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Religion, Doubt, Example, Past, Purity, Succeed, Will)

"At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Men, Future, Past, Tradition)

"I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape. I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Motivation, Past, Seasons)

"For us, Marxism is always open because there are always new xperiences, there are always new facts, including facts about the past, which have to be incorporated in the corpus of scientific socialism."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Facts, Marxism, Open, Past, Socialism)

"For too long, decisions have been taken behind closed doors - tablets of stone have simply been past down to people without bothering to involve people, listen to their views or give them information about what we are doing and why."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: People, Decisions, Information, Past)

"In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people."
- Wilma Mankiller
(Related: Society, People, Decisions, Future, Generations, Leaders, Past)

"One of the things I've really gotten past in the last couple of years is the idea of being made uncomfortable by the way things appear, rather than how things are. Clearly in this business you have to contend with a lot of that."
- Aimee Mann
(Related: Business, Idea, Being, Past, Years)

"I do like to drive fast and I have gotten pulled over in the past. I use my skills to get out of tickets."
- Josie Maran
(Related: Past)

"I was really stuck in the whole Farah Fawcett hairdo long after it was past being in fashion."
- Cindy Margolis
(Related: Being, Fashion, Past)

"The segregated schools of today are arguably no more equal than the segregated schools of the past."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Past, Schools, Today)

"In this bright future you can't forget your past."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Forget, Future, Past)

"No matter the bad things that happened in past time, let's try to live the best we can now."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Time, Now, Past)

"When I'm writing a novel, I'm dealing with a double life. I live in the present at the same time that I live in the past with my characters. It is this that makes a novelist so eccentric and unpleasant."
- John Phillips Marquand
(Related: Time, Life, Past, Present, Writing)

"The chip comes from silicon foundries who have been running their plants for the past fifty years, understand mass manufacture, and are the area that is most likely to understand the volume increase problem."
- Mike Marsh
(Related: Past, Plants, Running, Years)

"All that is noble in the world's past history, and especially the minds of the great and the good, are never lost."
- James Martineau
(Related: History, Past, World)

"In the past, there has always been so much pressure about carrying a show and promoting a record."
- Richard Marx
(Related: Past, Pressure)

"Even though there's no forum for me on the radio for the kind of music I sing anymore, I am still excited about having a career where I can sing the best music in the world, and people will come and hear me because of the hit records I've had in the past."
- Johnny Mathis
(Related: Music, People, Career, Past, Will, World)

"I'm growing old, I delight in the past."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Delight, Old, Past)

"Hopefully as a country, that we learn from our mistakes of the past."
- Robert Matsui
(Related: Country, Mistakes, Past)

"I have to say that it's very few countries that are willing to look back at its past and apologize for its act, or make amends for its act, as the United States had one."
- Robert Matsui
(Related: Act, Countries, Past, states, United)

"The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Happiness, First, Meditation, Past)

"That past is still within our living memory, a time when neighbour helped neighbour, sharing what little they had out of necessity, as well as decency."
- Mary McAleese
(Related: Time, Decency, Living, Memory, Necessity, Past, Sharing)

"Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Age, Eye)

"For many years, our Messianic Jewish brothers and sisters have paid a great price. Other Jews have rejected them, and the Christian church would require they walk away from their traditions to fit into the Gentile culture. We must face these past wrongs."
- Bill McCartney
(Related: Christian, Church, Brothers, Culture, Past, Sisters, Traditions, Wrongs, Years)

"Any Human Rights Council reform that allows countries that sponsor terrorism to remain as members, such as Cuba, is not real reform. And in the past, countries such as Libya, Iran and Syria have participated on this council."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Countries, Rights, Human rights, Past, Reform, Terrorism)

"Over the past year, several cases of human rights abuses, specifically sexual exploitation and abuse, by individuals involved in U.N. peacekeeping operations have raised the suspicions of many Members of Congress and members of the International Relations Committee."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Abuse, Committee, Congress, Exploitation, Rights, Human rights, Past)

"It may be that my most helpful contributions to music aren't my compact discs but my articles about other great singers of the past for American Heritage magazine."
- Susannah McCorkle
(Related: Music, American, May, Past)

"A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia."
- David C. McCullough
(Related: Nation, Past)

"First of all, you can make the argument that there's no such thing as the past. Nobody lived in the past."
- David McCullough
(Related: Argument, First, Past)

"If Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be, and He did die on a cross at a point of time in history, then, for all history past and all history future it is relevant because that is the very focal point for forgiveness and redemption."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: Forgiveness, History, Time, Christ, Future, Past)

"I don't sit here and dream because I don't care about the future. I wouldn't take nothin' for my past and I've got enough behind me that I can write forever."
- Brownie McGhee
(Related: Dream, Care, Future, Past)

"Education should prepare our minds to use its own powers of reason and conception rather than filling it with the accumulated misconceptions of the past."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Education, Past, Reason)

"In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime."
- Phyllis McGinley
(Related: Poetry, Reading)

"I really want to play Princess Leia. Stick some big pastries on my head. Now that would be interesting."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Now, Play, Want)

"I'm not here to discuss the past... I'm here to be positive."
- Mark McGwire
(Related: Positive, Past)

"I think it puts baseball back on the map as a sport. It's America's pastime and just look at everyone coming out to the ballpark. It has been an exciting year."
- Mark McGwire
(Related: America, Baseball)

"Imagery is not past but present. It rests with what we call our mental processes to place these images in a temporal order."
- George H. Mead
(Related: Order, Past, Present)

"Our specious present as such is very short. We do, however, experience passing events; part of the process of the passage of events is directly there in our experience, including some of the past and some of the future."
- George Herbert Mead
(Related: Experience, Events, Future, Past, Present)

"Over the past few years special interests have had a larger and larger say over who gets what in America, and the voices of average citizens are being shut out."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: America, Being, Past, Years)

"We not only heard it before 20 years ago, before George Bush in 2001 passed his tax relief, before in 2003 the tax relief were past, we were told they were dead. Before we provided prescription drugs for Medicare, we were told it wasn't going to happen."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Drugs, Tax, Past, Years)

"I think computing power is ready to do 3D justice. It was great for shooters and racing games in the past, but I didn't think it was right for strategy games."
- Sid Meier
(Related: Power, Strategy, Games, Justice, Past, Racing, Right)

"One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Past, Present)

"When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future."
- Bernard Meltzer
(Related: Change, Future, Past)

"Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Faith, Time, Day, Nothing, Party, Past)

"It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Men, Idealism, Materialism, Trouble, Visions, World)

"In the past, when I shot films about fishermen and hunters, I always had to admire their ability to perceive time in its entirety. The present was always temporary."
- Lennart Meri
(Related: Time, Ability, Fishermen, Past, Present)

"Music, in the past few years... anything singable or understandable is square."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: Music, Past, Years)

"My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I've endured over the past twenty-five years."
- Paul Merton
(Related: Life, Misery, Past, School, Years)

"But that in and of itself this past year was not a factor in what I did for the national team every time I stepped out there, or in training, or when I stepped out there in the WUSA."
- Tiffeny Milbrett
(Related: Time, Past, Training)

"Whether or not our system of Indian management has been a success during the past ten, fifty, or hundred years is almost answered in the asking."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: Success, Management, Past, Years)

"On the contrary, if they are treated with justice and humanity, proper example and the advantages of education given them, the coming years will be as bright and prosperous to the unfortunate race as the past has been dark and painful."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: Education, Example, Humanity, Justice, Past, Race, Will, Years)

"There are people who have benefited from therapy without being confronted with the past at all."
- Alice Miller
(Related: People, Being, Past, Therapy)

"Certainly the most diverse, if minor, pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Life, Literary)

"In 1973, America imported 30 percent of its crude oil needs. Today, that number has doubled to more than 60 percent. Gas prices are as high as they are now in part because we've had no comprehensive national energy policy for the past few decades."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Policy, America, Energy, Needs, Now, Oil, Past, Today)

"The burden of the past is only, I think, oppressive when you've got to go on the experience of the avant garde."
- Jonathan Miller
(Related: Experience, Burden, Past)

"It should be clear to all, after the past ten years, that NATO isn't attacking Serbia because of Milosevic; it is attacking Milosevic because of Serbia."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: Past, Years)

"Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history, their past, their tradition, their national symbols, their way of living, often their own literary language."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: History, Countries, Forget, Language, Literary, Living, Past, Tradition)

"The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby."
- John Milton
(Related: Character, Deeds, Man, Order, Past, sayings)

"You know, songs often have a very coloured past. They might have something about them but it still doesn't work, so someone else adds a bit, and someone else adds a bit so perhaps one day I'll know its full history."
- Kylie Minogue
(Related: History, Work, Day, Past, Songs)

"I refuse to be held responsible for bringing back a wave of pasty-faced people into the world."
- Brian Molko
(Related: People, World)

"Sometimes in the past when I was going to perform a piece again I would listen to old recordings and try to reproduce the material. This time I realized that carrying around old information, trying to get everything in, and still be in the moment just doesn't work."
- Meredith Monk
(Related: Time, Work, Information, Old, Past, Trying)

"Joys too exquisite to last, And yet more exquisite when past."
- James Montgomery
(Related: Past)

"You can also make explicit certain social problems which, again, would be prejudged or not encountered at all in real life, because people have set up defenses against it. Fantasy allows you to get past defenses."
- Elizabeth Moon
(Related: Life, People, Fantasy, Past, Problems)

"My mission is a cosmic mission. My concern is for all of humanity, and not only this present world, but the world hereafter. My mission penetrates the past, present, and future, and encompasses all humanity."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Concern, Future, Humanity, Mission, Past, Present, World)

"What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road."
- William Least Heat Moon
(Related: People, Past, Right, Road, Traveling)

"When you're travelling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road."
- William Least Heat Moon
(Related: People, Past, Right, Road)

"I am a fighter. I believe in that which is right, and the truth is, I have been the Lone Ranger for the past thirty years and I will not give up the fight. I love my public and I'll fight for you. I'll continue to make personal appearances for my thousands of fans."
- Clayton Moore
(Related: Love, Truth, Fans, Fight, Past, Public, Right, Will, Years)

"To give a character life in a short space of time, it helps if you arrive on screen with a past."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Life, Time, Character, Past, Space)

"I don't think American poetry has gotten any better in the past 35 years. Oddly enough, creative writing programs seem to have been good for fiction, and I would not have predicted that."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Poetry, American, Fiction, Past, Writing, Years)

"I don't know of any other creature on earth other than man that will sit in a corner and cry because of some painful experience in the past."
- Pat Morita
(Related: Experience, Earth, Man, Past, Will)

"It was all men, and there I was prancing around in gowns that barely got past the censors."
- Karen Morley
(Related: Men, Past)

"It has been popular to threaten "small islands and low-lying coasts" with scenarios of disastrous future flooding. The Maldives has been the most utilised target. We have undertaken a careful analysis of actual sea level changes in the Maldives. No rise has been recorded either in the present or the past centuries."
- Nils-Axel Morner
(Related: Future, Islands, Past, Popular, Present, Sea)

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it without a sense of ironic futility."
- Errol Morris
(Related: Past, Sense)

"Creation is not taking place now, so far as can be observed. Therefore, it was accomplished sometime in the past, if at all, and thus is inaccessible to the scientific method."
- Henry M. Morris
(Related: Creation, Now, Past)

"The pastor of a parish will typically have no education in the chant or in music, and he will hire the first music director who walks through the door."
- Richard Morris
(Related: Education, Music, First, Will)

"If there were a clear prospect that such evils were part of a barbarian past, then at least we might find a small crumb of comfort. No such prospect exists: no scientific analysis can even remotely answer or account for past and present horrors of human behaviour."
- Simon Conway Morris
(Related: Comfort, Past, Present)

"The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make."
- William Morris
(Related: Future, Living, Now, Past, Will)

"The Halifax area has long played a major role in Canada's military operations, being the port of departure for convoys, naval task forces and army units over the past 100 years or so."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Army, Being, Canada, Departure, Military, Past, Years)

"Arbor Day is not like other holidays. Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future."
- Julius Sterling Morton
(Related: Day, Future, Holidays, Past)

"A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day."
- Grandma Moses
(Related: History, Hope, Day, Memory, Past, Today, Tomorrow)

"The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States."
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan
(Related: Family, Measure, Past, states, United, Welfare)

"Given what the media have put the country through this past decade, it must come as a surprise to most Americans that the press has a code of ethics."
- Roger Mudd
(Related: Americans, Country, Ethics, Media, Past, Press)

"Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Future, Past)

"We have copped a lot of ignorant abuse in the past, but it makes you wonder when a former state coroner openly attacks Aboriginal families who have been through hell."
- Arthur Murray
(Related: Abuse, Hell, Past, State, Wonder)

"The way you remember the past depends upon your hope for the future. And if what you see in your future has no hope, it has no potential, then you view the past that brought you to here as not very good."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Hope, Future, Past, Potential)

"We have relegated the saints to a pink and blue and gold world of plaster statuary that belongs to the past; it is a hangover, a relic, of the Dark Ages when men were the children of fantasy's magic."
- C. Kilmer Myers
(Related: Men, Children, Fantasy, Gold, Magic, Past, Saints, World)

"Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Nothing, Past)

"I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels some treasured item of my past, it would pine away in the artificial world where I had so abruptly placed it."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Past, World)

"A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Home, Past, Present)

"What was past was past. I suppose that was the general attitude."
- V. S. Naipaul
(Related: Attitude, Past)

"We must work to stabilize Social Security. We must not gamble with our nation's social insurance program, one of our most popular and effective federal programs that has remained dependable and stable for the past 70 years."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Work, Nation, Past, Popular, Security, Years)

"President Bush has consistently used rhetoric, and that is not convincing given his past record."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Past, President, Rhetoric)

"One can't deny what has happened to us in the past. The secret is to enjoy and be proud of the music we've created and the people with whom we have been linked. It's all a long chain of involvement in the world, and we are proud to be yet another link in this chain."
- Graham Nash
(Related: Music, People, Past, World)

"We are excited about the music, past and present and future, and are really looking forward to playing."
- Graham Nash
(Related: Music, Future, Past, Present)

"What happened in the past is just that, the past. Champion or not."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Past)

"You can't live in the past, there's nothing you can do about it."
- Martina Navratilova
(Related: Nothing, Past)

"In the past, it was only in science fiction novels that you could read about ordinary people being able to go to space... But you laid the foundation for space tourism."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Science, People, Being, Fiction, Past, Space)

"Confirming John Roberts would endanger much of the progress made by the nation in civil rights over the past half century."
- Ralph Neas
(Related: Progress, Civil rights, Nation, Past)

"We do not have the luxury of two big oceans protecting us as we have had in the past, for we now have a new kind of enemy who deals with stealthiness. Our ability to protect ourselves is having the information ahead of time so we can thwart the attack."
- Bill Nelson
(Related: Time, Ability, Deals, Enemy, Information, Luxury, Now, Oceans, Past)

"I'm rather pleased with the new manuals. I see Inform now as a gauche young adult, having got past the stage of growing out of his shoes every few months."
- Graham Nelson
(Related: Months, Now, Past)

"Learn from the past, look to the future, but live in the present."
- Petra Nemcova
(Related: Future, Past, Present)

"I'm crazy about westerns. I need to do a western once in a while. It's like you know, eating bread, eating pasta, drinking wine. It's in my blood. I need it."
- Franco Nero
(Related: Blood, Drinking, Eating, Wine)

"Typically what happens is, somebody drags an idea from the past that worked in an old set of logics that they try to apply to the new one. And it doesn't work."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: Work, Idea, Old, Past)

"The Israeli government has proved over the past year its commitment to peace, both in words and deeds. By contrast, the Palestinians are posing preconditions for renewing the diplomatic process in a way they have not done over the course of 16 years."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Government, Peace, Commitment, Contrast, Deeds, Past, Words, Years)

"In addition to a soaring stock market, 6.6 million jobs have been created since tax relief measures went into effect in 2003. Our deficit situation has also improved as tax revenues have increased at double-digit rates over the past two years."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Effect, Tax, Jobs, Past, Years)

"Housing has led our nation's economic expansion over the past few years, accounting for 16 percent of our Gross Domestic Product. New housing starts and home sales hit record levels from 2003 through 2005."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Home, Nation, Past, Sales, Years)

"When rough times have fallen upon our state in the past, Texans have always responded with generosity and an eagerness to help. The compassionate response to the fires has proven that this community spirit is alive and well."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Community, Generosity, Help, Past, Spirit, State)

"I can't live off of yesterday - that's in the past."
- Juice Newton
(Related: Past, Yesterday)

"Before we move forward with new efforts to lower the barriers to international free trade, we must review the consequences of the policies of the past and address the problems of the present."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Consequences, Past, Present, Problems, Trade)

"It is going to be an experiment of how it works, and I see I have all reasons to believe that it will work fine. But it's a short time. And we also have pushed the envelope here a little beyond what has been done in the past."
- Claude Nicollier
(Related: Work, Time, Past, Will)

"It's been dawning on me slowly that for the past 35 years I have been cast against type, and I'm finally getting to do what I really wanted to do."
- Leslie Nielsen
(Related: Past, Years)

"The future influences the present just as much as the past."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Future, Past, Present)

"I felt the weight of the past at the beginning of my career of singer."
- Yannick Noah
(Related: Beginning, Career, Past, Weight)

"We truly have an ancient part of the brain that was about survival when we were prey but we seem to have gone past prey. We eat everything and nothing eats us."
- Nick Nolte
(Related: Survival, Nothing, Past)

"What hadn't been realized in the literature until now is that merely to describe how severely something has been tested in the past itself embodies inductive assumptions, even as a statement about the past."
- Robert Nozick
(Related: Literature, Now, Past)

"There is no justifiable prediction about how the hypothesis will hold up in the future; its degree of corroboration simply is a historical statement describing how severely the hypothesis has been tested in the past."
- Robert Nozick
(Related: Future, Past, Will)

"Anyone who doesn't miss the past never had a mother."
- Gregory Nunn
(Related: Mother, Past)

"Our educational system is like an automobile which has strong rear lights, brightly illuminating the past. But looking forward things are barely discernible."
- Hermann Oberth
(Related: Past)

"The thing is, it really did take us too long to get these recordings done. We've had our rough times in the studio in the past, but after four weeks most of the material would have been recorded. This time it seemed like it just goes on and on."
- Ed O'Brien
(Related: Time, Past)

"Never mind a world that can't see past brutality."
- Ric Ocasek
(Related: Mind, Past, World)

"Paradoxically, the people and state of Japan living on such moral props were not innocent but had been stained by their own past history of invading other Asian countries."
- Kenzaburo Oe
(Related: History, People, Countries, Living, Past, State)

"I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree, past the trunk and up into the branches. It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
(Related: Night, Past, Stars)

"One of my resolutions is to quit smoking. I've tried for the past two years, but this year I am going to stick with it."
- John Oldham
(Related: Past, Smoking, Years)

"In the past, on Earth, it has largely been to exploit foreign resources and to expand the domestic territory."
- Barney Oliver
(Related: Earth, Past)

"My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides."
- Gene Oliver
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Experience, Future, Past, Present, Today)

"The past is still, for us, a place that is not safely settled."
- Michael Ondaatje
(Related: Past)

"Ryan is my bridge to the past, to memories that lose some of their sting when he recounts them."
- Tatum O'Neal
(Related: Memories, Past)

"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."
- George Orwell
(Related: Future, Past, Present)

"All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome."
- George Orwell
(Related: People, Facts, Future, Obvious, Past, Thinking, Wishes, Years)

"They spend their time looking forward to the past."
- John Osborne
(Related: Time, Past)

"Little things in my past that I really thought were over and done with were still elements of the puzzle that weren't pieced together, and so she helped me do that."
- Marie Osmond
(Related: Thought, Past)

"People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: People, Future, Past)

"Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future."
- Fulton Oursler
(Related: Fear, Future, Past, Regret)

"After voluntary exertions on the part of our people to which the history of the world furnishes no parallel, is the old root of bitterness still to remain in the ground, to sprout and bear fruit in the future as it has borne fruit in the past?"
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: History, People, Bitterness, Future, Old, Past, World)

"Two children of same cruel parent look at one another and see in each other the image of the cruel parent or the image of their past oppressor. This is very much the case between Jew and Arab: It's a conflict between two victims."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Children, Conflict, Past, Victims)

"Surrender your forces and give yourselves and your troops the opportunity to be a part of Iraq's future and not a part of Iraq's past."
- Peter Pace
(Related: Opportunity, Future, Iraq, Past, Surrender, Troops)

"Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent, greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?"
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Past, Rome)

"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."
- Marcel Pagnol
(Related: People, Future, Past, Present, Reason, Will)

"In the past, I tried to be more of a typical session guitarist. I wasn't so concerned with impressing anybody."
- Brad Paisley
(Related: Past)

"Sometimes the past seems too big for the present to hold."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Past, Present)

"I think President Obama is trying to deceive the public in pretending that he was not a part of Congress that has made some decisions in the past that got us to where we are today."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Congress, Decisions, Past, President, Public, Today, Trying)

"The mill cannot grind with the water that is past."
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Related: Past, Water)

"Although Alchemy has now fallen into contempt, and is even considered a thing of the past, the physicain should not be influenced by such judgements."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Alchemy, Contempt, Now, Past)

"We have to look forward and keep filming new films and not get stuck in the past."
- Nick Park
(Related: Past)

"But I do feel a little teeny right now that I'm just about ready to start, and winter is entering. Half past autumn has arrived."
- Gordon Parks
(Related: Autumn, Now, Past, Right, Winter)

"If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Thoughts, Future, Past)

"In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Action, Future, Past, Present, State)

"Work is the order of the day, just as it was at one time, with our first starts and our best efforts. Do you remember? Therein lies its delight. It brings back the forgotten; one's stores of energy, seemingly exhausted, come back to life."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Life, Work, Time, Day, Delight, Energy, First, Lies, Order)

"Man is born to live and not to prepare to live."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Man)

"No bad man can be a good poet."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Man)

"No deep and strong feeling, such as we may come across here and there in the world, is unmixed with compassion. The more we love, the more the object of our love seems to us to be a victim."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Love, Compassion, Deep, Feeling, May, World)

"Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Life)

"That's metaphysics, my dear fellow. It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Forbidden, Metaphysics)

"They don't ask much of you. They only want you to hate the things you love and to love the things you despise."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Love, Hate, Want)

"What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Life)

"Immensely grateful, touched, proud, astonished, abashed."
- Boris Pasternak
"You fall into my arms. You are the good gift of destruction's path, When life sickens more than disease. And boldness is the root of beauty. Which draws us together."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Life, Beauty, Boldness, Destruction, Disease)

"What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Power, Truth, Man)

"As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Men, Power, Truth, Myth)

"Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Art, People, Literature, Saying, Words)

"As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Writing)

"Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Love, Marriage, Weakness)

"As in an explosion, I would erupt with all the wonderful things I saw and understood in this world."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: World)

"At the moment of childbirth, every woman has the same aura of isolation, as though she were abandoned, alone."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Isolation, Woman)

"Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Time, Cruelty, Darkness, Grave, Light, Spirit, Will)

"I come here to speak poetry. It will always be in the grass. It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it. It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Poetry, Will)

"I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Beauty, Life, People, Virtue, Value)

"In view of the meaning given to this honor in the community to which I belong, I should abstain from the undeserved prize that has been awarded to me. Do not meet my voluntary refusal with ill will."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Community, Honor, Meaning, Will)

"Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Art, Death, Life)

"When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: May, Respect, Tenderness)

"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Intelligence, Science, Thought, Knowledge, Country, First, Humanity, Nation, Will, World)

"Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Chance, Favors, Mind, Observation)

"There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are science and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Science, Name)

"There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Science)

"The universe is asymmetric and I am persuaded that life, as it is known to us, is a direct result of the asymmetry of the universe or of its indirect consequences. The universe is asymmetric."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Life, Consequences, Result, Universe)

"It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Difficulties, Heroes)

"In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Chance, Favors, Mind, Observation)

"Fortune favors the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Favors, Fortune, Mind)

"Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Skepticism)

"Chance favors the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Chance, Favors, Mind)

"Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Accidents, Chance, Favors, Mind)

"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Goal, Strength, Lies, Tenacity)

"Funding and maintaining programs from Head Start to Pell Grants must be a high priority."
- Ed Pastor
"While prices of goods continue to rise, American worker's wages remain stagnant."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: American, Wages)

"While I do not hesitate to applaud certain aspects of the resolution honoring the sacrifices of our courageous soldiers who are risking their lives in Iraq, I cannot be supportive of capitalizing on these very sacrifices for political gain."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Gain, Iraq, Resolution, Soldiers)

"Stopping Vieques bombing range good; sooner is better."
- Ed Pastor
"Obviously, it gave me a chance to see Barcelona. I won't deny that. But I also had a chance to see something in another country in terms of recycling and reusing nuclear material."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Chance, Country, Recycling)

"Make health care a right, not a privilege."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Health, Care, Privilege, Right)

"I will work to restore fiscal responsibility to our country's budget and to provide for a more robust economy."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Work, Country, Economy, Responsibility, Will)

"I will support legislation that benefits the American worker and prevents the outsourcing of American jobs."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: American, Benefits, Jobs, Legislation, Support, Will)

"Health care should be affordable for everyone."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Health, Care)

"As a former high school teacher, I know that investing in education is one of the most important things we can do, not only for our children, but for the benefit of our whole community."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Education, Children, Community, School)

"Although I voted against the initial resolution approving the war in Iraq, I have consistently voted to support our troops with much-needed armor and supplies."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: War, Iraq, Resolution, Support, Troops)

"Access to basic quality health care is one of the most important domestic issues facing our nation."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Health, Quality, Care, Nation)

"I will continue to support legislation that provides American families and Seniors affordable health care."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Health, American, Care, Legislation, Support, Will)

"The 1984 European Championships were held in France and that was something important. I felt on form then, even though I was practically always injured at all the World Cups. It's a great memory. But in any case, the past is past."
- Michel Patini
(Related: France, Memory, Past, World)

"I've been doing this 17 years but I can tell you I have more websites now than I have ever had devoted to me or my past career or my character. When I got this show, I think I had two fans out there that had created websites on my behalf."
- Robert Patrick
(Related: Character, Career, Fans, Now, Past, Years)

"Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Past)

"Is it the right thing to burn Qurans? Legally? Can pastor burn Quran tomorrow? People accept legally it is right. But is it the right thing to do? No."
- Kilari Anand Paul
(Related: People, Quran, Right, Tomorrow)

"I can tell you 100 percent Pastor Jones will not burn the Quran tomorrow. There will be no Quran burning."
- Kilari Anand Paul
(Related: Quran, Tomorrow, Will)

"There is no prodigy in our profession. If you see all the great singer of the past, none of them are."
- Luciano Pavarotti
(Related: Past, Profession)

"We are not going back to the failed policies of the past. We are fighting for the middle class!"
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Fighting, Past)

"When I had money in the past, I would always travel rather than spend it on big apartments or cars. And I still feel exactly the same way."
- Robin Wright Penn
(Related: Money, Travel, Past)

"Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past."
- Walker Percy
(Related: Grief, Loss, Past)

"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
(Related: People, May, Past, Wonder)

"Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Time, Bureaucracy, Past)

"I love pasta with the homemade marinara sauce I had as a kid."
- Bernadette Peters
(Related: Love)

"Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past."
- Tom Peters
(Related: Change, Enthusiasm, Energy, Past)

"I was very lucky. Things happened, both bad and good, but I never got into real, deep trouble. But it wore me down. By the time I was 18, I was done. I didn't want to live the life any more. I needed to develop past the point that busking takes you to."
- Madeleine Peyroux
(Related: Life, Time, Deep, Past, Trouble, Want)

"A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: Birds, Books, Past)

"The current state of knowledge is a moment in history, changing just as rapidly as the state of knowledge in the past has ever changed and, in many instances, more rapidly."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: History, Knowledge, Past, State)

"The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power."
- Mary Pickford
(Related: Power, Future, Past)

"Once people start making comparisons to a player of the past, they want you to be that player. I try to go out there and create my own image, my own style, my own type of game. Right now I can't even think of one guy I've been compared to."
- Paul Pierce
(Related: People, Comparisons, Now, Past, Right, Style, Want)

"I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate."
- Arthur W. Pinero
(Related: Future, Past)

"I mean, don't forget the earth's about five thousand million years old, at least. Who can afford to live in the past?"
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Earth, Forget, Old, Past, Years)

"The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Past)

"New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements... the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture."
- Jackson Pollock
(Related: Age, Artists, Culture, Needs, Old, Past)

"I have had many opportunities to visit universities all over the world in the past 50 years."
- John Pople
(Related: Past, Visit, World, Years)

"Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition."
- John Portman
(Related: Environmental, People, Attention, Building, Past)

"The Nobel Prize, so long regarded in our science as the highest reward a man's work can earn, must bring to its recipient a most solemn sense of his debt to his fellow scientists and those of the past."
- Edward M. Purcell
(Related: Science, Work, Debt, Man, Past, Reward, Scientists, Sense)

"Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Anger, Hatred, Malice, May, Night)

"I have made good judgements in the past. I have made good judgements in the future."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Future, Past)

"Let me just tell you how thrilling it really is, and how, what a challenge it is, because in 1988 the question is whether we're going forward to tomorrow or whether we're going to go past to the - to the back!"
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Challenge, Past, Question, Tomorrow)

"It's a question of whether we're going to go forward into the future, or past to the back."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Future, Past, Question)

"The law of humanity ought to be composed of the past, the present, and the future, that we bear within us; whoever possesses but one of these terms, has but a fragment of the law of the moral world."
- Edgar Quinet
(Related: Future, Humanity, Law, Past, Present, World)

"The earlier practice of the Church had been more or less to employ in worship under the presidency of the pastor or pastors, the gifts of the congregation."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Church, Gifts, Practice, Presidency, Worship)

"Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Class, Future, Middle class, Nation, Past)

"I questioned her further, and eventually got to talk to her doctor. And her doctor sort of shook his head and he said, 'I have examined her for throat cancer at least 15 times in the past few years."
- James Randi
(Related: Cancer, Past, Talk, Years)

"Now is the time for the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe who engaged in the slave trade throughout this hemisphere to come forward in a positive way to assist in undoing the harm that was caused by their past colonial policies in the hemisphere."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Time, Positive, Europe, Harm, Nations, Now, Past, Trade)

"You have reckoned that history ought to judge the past and to instruct the contemporary world as to the future. The present attempt does not yield to that high office. It will merely tell how it really was."
- Leopold Von Ranke
(Related: History, Future, Office, Past, Present, Will, World, Yield)

"I have been raising money for the past 14 years for diabetes research."
- John Ratzenberger
(Related: Money, Past, Research, Years)

"American education has been littered with failed fads and foolish ideas for the past century."
- Diane Ravitch
(Related: Education, Ideas, American, Past)

"Creeds and castes, and all forms of intellectual and emotional grouping, belong to the past."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Past)

"Nobody seriously believes in the social philosophies of the immediate past."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Past)

"We can choose between the future and the past, between reason and ignorance, between true compassion and mere ideology."
- Ron Reagan
(Related: Compassion, Future, Ideology, Ignorance, Past, Reason)

"While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Inspiration, Americans, Future, Past)

"Never revisit the past, that's dangerous. You know, move on."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Past)

"In the past I've had a bad injury, and then struggled when I've got back because I've been unfit."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Injury, Past)

"I think life is far too short to concentrate on your past. I rather look into the future."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Life, Future, Past)

"I teach metaphysics and pastor a church."
- Della Reese
(Related: Church, Metaphysics)

"But you get past that and realize you have to let go of what you think you want. There'll be plenty of time for that later. Right now, go and be with that baby. Just play with this beautiful little boy."
- Paul Reiser
(Related: Time, Baby, Now, Past, Play, Right, Want)

"I've always had a show that went seven episodes or 13 episodes or whatever. And I've never had a show that's gone past a first season. It really is a lot of work."
- Leah Remini
(Related: Work, First, Past)

"The diseases of the present have little in common with the diseases of the past save that we die of them."
- Agnes Repplier
(Related: Past, Present)

"The present and the past coexist, but the past shouldn't be in flashback."
- Alain Resnais
(Related: Past, Present)