«Your past is just a story. And once you realise this, it has no power over you.»

Chuck Palahniuk

«I have noticed over the past three years that most African Christians depend on their pastor or preachers for directions in life than their lecturers, politicians and nurses. That tells why most people refuse certain medical priorities with regards to their pastor's messages. I think if every pastor should have entrepreneurial knowledge coupled with spiritual integrity, Africa will shake!»

Israelmore Ayivor

«Regret is counterproductive. It's looking back on a past that you can't change. Questioning things as they occur can prevent regret in the future.»

Colleen Hoover

«I closed my eyelids, and imagination, taking up the thread of thought, shot its swift shuttle back across the ages, weaving a picture on their blackness so real and vivid in its details that I could almost for a moment think that I had triumphed o'er the Past, and that my spirit's eyes had pierced the mystery of Time.»

H. Rider Haggard

«We went to the New York World's Fair, saw what the past had been like, according to the Ford Motor Car Company and Walt Disney, saw what the future would be like, according to General Motors. And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.»

Kurt Vonnegut

«Our past is the forge upon which we are hardened and tempered, to prepare us for the present. We are like a fine blade that must be hammered into shape before it can be ready to make its finest cuts.»

Larry Atchley Jr.

«My best day ever. Got up. Had breakfast. Came to school. Bored, as usual. Wishing I wasn't there, like usual. Kids ignoring me, suits me fine. Sitting with the other retards—we’re so special. Wasting my time. Yesterday was the same, and it's gone, anyway. Tomorrow may never come. There is only today. This is the best day and the worst day. Actually it's crap.»

Rachel Ward

«... so in that moment all the flowers in our garden and in M. Swann's park, and the water-lilies on the Vivonne and the good folk of the village and their little dwellings and the parish church and the whole of Combray and of its surroundings, taking their proper shapes and growing solid, sprang into being, town and gardens alike, from my cup of tea.»

Marcel Proust

«You need not fear it, but you must always bear in mind that the past is never quite as finished with you as you think you are with it.»

Kathryn Kennish

«Spiritual growth involves giving up the stories of your past so the universe can write a new one.»

Marianne Williamson

«He was a prisoner to the calendar, he realised, as we all were. He thought in little boxes that were to be ticked off and filled with things to do. Almost every day he thought back to what he had been doing ten years ago, twenty years ago, further. He lived in the past, by his diary. He was a history man, his head full of dead leaves. It was a form of reassurance, he knew. There were too many roads into the future and he didn't like not having a map for it.»

Conrad Williams

«The past, which as always did not know the future, acted in ways that ask to»

Paul Fussell

«Forget your past,»

Nitesh Nishad

«Analyze and correct your past mistakes before they paralyze your future! An undiscovered error will always crave for repetition. Kick out errors; enjoy a bright future!‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬»

Israelmore Ayivor

«I am grateful to God for all the good and bad that has given me, Without reproach the past, without waiting in the future I continue, just living in the moment makes me completely happy!»

Ebelsain Villegas

«You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.»

Jane Austen

«The past is dangerous, not least because it cannot go away. It is simply»

Anthony Esolen

«The past is a hotel. You can visit any time; enjoy the view. But you can't live there. The cost is to high.»

B.J. Neblett

«Today is the first day of the rest of your life. The past is history. The future is mysterious. Then tomorrow—this starts all over again.»

Kat Lahr

«The past is a window to look through; not a room to stay in.»

Kevin Keenoo

«I am slowly learning to pluck the flowers of my past from the weeds, and place them in the window where I can see them first. ~Call Me Tuesday»

Leigh Byrne

«Delving into the past had unveiled a cruel lesson - that in the book of life it is perhaps best not to turn back pages; it was a path on which, whatever direction we took, we'd never be able to choose our own destiny.»

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

«Yesterday is history,»

Master Oogway

«In the West we cling to the past like limpets. In Haiti the present is the axis of all life. As in Africa, past and future are but distant measures of the present, and memories are as meaningless as promises.»

Wade Davis

«The age of lost innocence varies for each person. Some lose it when they learn that their childhood fantasies are merely myth, while others lose theirs due to trauma. As adults, we often look down our noses at those who manage to retain their innocence; we scoff at these few as being immature or irresponsible. Could it be that we hide our envy behind the cloudy eyes of our lost innocence?»

J.D. Stroube

«The past is as easy to travel into as turning the pages of a book...»

S.R. Ford

«The mind would rather fret about the future or pine over the past — so the mind can cling to its own illusion of control. But the current moment? It cannot be controlled. And what a mind can’t control, it tends to discount. Brush past ... over. It’s the battle plan of the enemy of the soul — to keep us blind to this current moment, the one we can’t control, to keep us blind to Him, the One who controls everything.»

Ann Voskamp

«Sometimes there are things in our lives that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes the changes we don’t want are the changes we need to grow." - W.J. Dlor»

Wilfred James Dolor

«Stop trying to be a magician. The past won’t come back. It likes its safety in memory.»

Adib Khan

«MOTHER TIME: The past is always with us, dear, for better or worse. It is what it is and you can't change it. All you can do is learn how to live with it in the present.»

Hillary DePiano