«The past is never where you think you left it.»

Katherine Anne Porter

«I look out into the water and up deep into the stars. I beg the sparkling lanterns of light to cure me of myself — my past and the kaleidoscope of mistakes, failures and wrong turns that have stacked unbearable regret upon my shoulders.»

Jennifer Elisabeth

«The past stands in the path of the future, knowing it will be crushed.»

Alaya Dawn Johnson

«There is only now. And look! How rich we are in it.»

Vanna Bonta

«How oddly situated a man is apt to find himself at age thirty-eight! His youth belongs to the distant past. Yet the period of memory beginning with the end of youth and extending to the present has left him not a single vivid impression. And therefore he persists in feeling that nothing more than a fragile barrier separates him from his youth. He is forever hearing with the utmost clarity the sounds of this neighboring domain, but there is no way to penetrate the barrier.»

Yukio Mishima

«We have to know the truth about the past to discover out future.»

Patti Callahan Henry

«Don’t swear at your past; you couldn’t existed without it! It is the only path to reach today and tomorrow! Remember that past is a great teacher who thought us all we know now!»

Mehmet Murat ildan

«Cassandra wondered at the mind's cruel ability to toss up flecks of the past. Why, as she neared her life's end, her grandmother's head should ring with the voices of people long since gone. Was it always this way? Did those with passage booked on death's silent ship always scan the dock for faces of the long-departed?»

Kate Morton

«It had been years since she question his fidelity, but he'd stepped on to the old fame track again, and that was where the road had taken them before. Infidelity could be forgiven, but forgetting it was impossible. Strangely, that wasn't what bothered her the most. What bothered her was that she didn't really care.»

Kristin Hannah

«I went to my grandmother, your great-great-grandmother, and asked her to write a letter. She was my mother's mother. Your father's mother's mother's mother. I hardly knew her. I didn't have any interest in knowing her. I have no need for the past, I thought, like a child. I did not consider that the past might have a need for me.»

Jonathan Safran Foer

«However, if Sir Launcelot of the Lake failed now and then in his behavior, who is there in the world shall say, 'I never fell into error'? And if he more than once offended, who is there shall have hardihood to say, 'I never committed offence'?»

Howard Pyle

«LOOK at what is there first instead of what YOU want…»


«knowing deep inside some ghosts are too cruel to question»

Laura Wiess

«And I have fitted up some chambers there»

Percy Bysshe Shelley

«My fascination with history is as much about the present as it is about the past.»

Sara Sheridan

«True, he had chosen to live alone, but not unbearably alone. The worst of being unbearably alone was that you had to bear it - either that or you were sunk. You had to work hard to prevent your mind from sabotaging you by its looking hungrily back at the superabundant past.»

Philip Roth

«That's when it hit me. I had to go through a lot of bad relationships first, but I'd finally found him. My very own Prince Charming. Turns out they do exist.»

Cindi Madsen

«Forget the past. Tomorrow is a new day. New day, new hopes and new life.»

Lailah Gifty Akita

«while she wanted to look neither to her past nor her future, she lived exclusively in both. They had took different paths, but they had journeyed, so she realized, together.»

Monica Ali

«...The most important thing, I think. You can't run from your past. You have to take it for what it is and realize that it's part of you.»

Lisa Wingate

«If you only knew how to respect my heart, I wouldn't have found a reason to let you go.»

Jourdane Erasquin

«Time doesn't always heal all wounds.»

A.J. Darkholme

«To dream the future is much more better than to regret the past.»

Toba Beta

«When ready to settle down: women are more interested in where the man is going; men are more interested in where the woman has been.»

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

«When the light at Vernon turned green, we stepped into the street and George grabbed my hand and the ghosts of our younger selves crossed with us.»

Aimee Bender

«The past is a distraction, a source of envy, enmity, bitterness. Only the present matters, for only in the present can we shape the future.»

Stephen Baxter

«Night is when the whispers of the past become the echoes of the present.»

Faraaz Kazi

«The influence of the future on the past," said Morel enthusiastically, almost inaudibly.»

Adolfo Bioy Casares

«I don't think much about guys from the past. I'm glad I knew them, but there's a reason they didn't make it into my future.»

Lorraine Zago Rosenthal

«It's been my experience, Langford, that the past always has a way of returning. Those who don't learn, or can't remember it, are doomed to repeat it.»

Steve Berry