«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

«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