Young people compel one to look forward on a life full of effort. Old people permit one to look backward on a life whose effort is over and done with.Future, Past0
Don't live in the past. There's no point. You can't change anything. What a waste of time.Past, Sorrow0
I wake up thinking of yesterday. The joy is in remembering; the pain is in knowing it was yesterday.Memory, Past0
I look back with a mix of emotions: sadness for the people who are gone, nostalgia for times that have passed, but immense gratitude for the wonderful opportunities that came my way.Past, Gratitude0
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.Future, Past0
I like to use the hard times in the past to motivate me today.Past, Motivation0
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.Future, Past, Motivation0
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.Future, Past, Moment & Present0
By the time you read this letter, these words will be those of the past. The me of now is gone.Past, Writing0
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.Future, Past0
A person who doesn't learn from the past is an idiot, in my estimation.Experience, Past0
Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That's what makes me feel whole.Future, Past, Moment & Present0
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.Past0
Timon: 'You gotta put your past behind ya. Look kid, bad things happen, and you can't do anything about it, right?'
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.Memory, Past, Moment & Present0
I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.Past, Moment & Present, Sorrow0
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different...Past, Change0
You need to stop focusing on the darkness behind you. The past is the past, nothing can change what we've done.Past, Sorrow0
Because this is what happens when you try to run from the past. It just doesn’t catch up, it overtakes... blotting out the future.Past0
I can't go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.Past0
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.Past0
Kids, you can't cling to the past. Because no matter how tight you hold on... it's already gone.Memory, Past0
There are no choices. Nothing but a straight line.
The Illusion comes afterwards, when you ask 'Why me?' and 'What if?'
When you look back, see the branches, like a pruned bonsai tree, or a forked lightening.
If you had done something differently, it wouldn't be you.
It would be someone else looking back, asking a different set of questions.
Simba: 'Ouh. Jeez, what was that for?'
Rafiki: 'It doesn't matter, it's in the past.'
Simba: 'Yeah, but it still hurts.'
Rafiki: 'Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.'
The former can advise the latter, but the latter must be free to challenge the former, to avoid what happened.Past, Generation0
The past is a gaping hole. Your only chance is to turn around and face it. But it's like kissing the lips of your dead love. Darkness waiting in the hole of her mouth.Past0
Oh yes. The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.Experience, Past, Disney-Movies0
Because as soon as it's over, that's one more piece of the past I won't be able to get rid ofPast0
I could use a dream or a genie or a wish
To go back to a place much simpler than this
Can't love until you had a loss
I've lost many and I paid the cost
Step myself up and I ain't lookin' back
Life is too short to be stuck in the past
The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good. And thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.Memory, Past0
Sometimes the past is something you just can't let go of. And sometimes the past is something we'll do anything to forget. And sometimes we learn something new about the past that changes everything we know about the present.Past0
The past is like a broken mirror, as you piece it together you cut yourself. Your image keeps shifting and you change with it.Past, Mirrors0