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

George Harrison

«I missed my mother and Elysius. It wasn't that I wanted them with me at that very moment. I wanted them in the past. I wanted to have back just one sunny afternoon together.»

Bridget Asher

«I respect traditional people - they have the eyes which see value in the tarnished. This is a gift in itself. Tradition requires a wealth of discipline in order to be adhered to, hence it is rarely found in youth.»

Criss Jami

«The danger of restorative nostalgia lies in its belief that the mutilated 'wholeness' of the body politic can be repaired. But the reflective nostalgic understands deep down that loss is irrecoverable: Time wounds all wholes. To exist in Time is to suffer through an endless exile, a successive severing from those precious few moments of feeling at home in the world. In pop terms, Morrissey is the supreme poet of reflective nostalgia.»

Simon Reynolds

«The Looking Glass- Wish it bares abides in us.»

Adeosun Olamide

«[...] no man is free of his own history.»

Anita Brookner

«Tomorrow can take me,” he said. “I don’t need today anyway.»

Shannon A. Thompson

«Yesterday is as ancient as a millennia ago, because both are forever out of reach.»

Jarod Kintz

«There were so many wrongs piling up on both sides, so much of the past being dragged into the present, that living there was like carving the story of your life on to a sepulchral monument.»

Sara Sheridan

«Because it happened in the past , doesn't mean it forgotten ...!!»

Doha Asrir

«I want something that is nothing like the past.»

Brooke Bida

«One of my greatest failures:»

Munia Khan

«Ah, dream too bright to last!»

Edgar Allan Poe

«I’m the most expensive person in my life. Every day I pay for the poor decisions of my past.»

Jarod Kintz

«I have emotions»

Richard Brautigan

«We are not slaves of the past, nor servants of the present, but masters of the future.»

A.J. Darkholme

«To articulate what is past does not mean to recognize “how it really was.” It means to take control of a memory, as it flashes in a moment of danger.»

Walter Benjamin

«How many people long for that "past, simpler, and better world," I wonder, without ever recognizing the truth that perhaps it was they who were simpler and better, and not the world about them?»

R.A. Salvatore

«The facts about our past are powerless against the blood of Jesus and the Truth of His Word.»

Joyce Meyer

«If using "was" could be deemed gramatically, or atleast emotionally correct, in the sense that it could relate to something that you actually couldn't do in the past, but want to do right now, then I wanna say, "I was sorry, for everything"..»

Allwyn Jose

«I'm a century old, an impossible age, and my brain has no anchor in the present. Instead it drifts, nearly always to the same shore. Today, as most days, it is 1962. The year I discovered love.»

Meg Rosoff

«The longer you live in the past, the less future you have to enjoy.»

Robert Tew

«If history really forever repeats itself: then, it has always been then.»

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

«It may be possible to forget our past but our past is not going to forget us.»

Francesca Marciano

«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.