Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe you have to let go of who you were, to become who you will be.Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City, Season 5 Episode 1
Oh yes. The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.ExperienceRafiki in The Lion King
Timon: "You gotta put your past behind ya. Look kid, bad things happen, and you can't do anything about it, right?"
The past is the past, but if you're overanalyzing or trying to repeat it, you're gonna get stuck.Chris Evans
The past is always with us, Tyler. Now, you can try and run away but it's always there.Rendell Locke in Locke & Key, Season 1 Episode 3
History's a rock. Can't swim if you're holding it.Bullet Head, by Walker
I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.Sylvester Stallone
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.FutureStephen Ambrose
The only time you should look back in life is to see how far you have come.Kevin Hart
What if everything that came from the past were influenced by the future?FutureH.G. Tannhaus in Dark
If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today.Mikhail Gorbachev
To live in the past is to die in the present.Bill Belichick
The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.Jessamyn West
No matter how fast you are, no one outruns their past.Fast and Furious - F9, by Dominic Toretto
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.Charles Kettering
I really don't spend time thinking about the past. I think about the future. I'm not stopping.FutureHarold Prince
The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either.Mick Jagger
I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.Patrick Henry
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.FutureVita Sackville-West
You can't live in the past, there's nothing you can do about it.Martina Navratilova
Don't live in the past. There's no point. You can't change anything. What a waste of time.RemorseBob Newhart
I wake up thinking of yesterday. The joy is in remembering; the pain is in knowing it was yesterday.MemoriesDavid Levithan in Every Day
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.GratitudeDick Van Patten
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.Future, PresentBuddha
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.Future, PresentGeorge Orwell in 1984
A person who doesn't learn from the past is an idiot, in my estimation.ExperienceStephen King in 11/22/63
Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That's what makes me feel whole.Future, MomentsHugh Hefner
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different...ChangeC.S. Lewis
You need to stop focusing on the darkness behind you. The past is the past, nothing can change what we've done.RemorseWalter White in Breaking Bad, Season 5 Episode 9
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.Sarah Dessen in Just Listen
I can't go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby
Kids, you can't cling to the past. Because no matter how tight you hold on... it's already gone.MemoriesTed Mosby in How I Met Your Mother, Season 8 Episode 23
You can't run from your past. You will end up running in circles. Until you fall back down into the same hole you were trying to escape from, only the hole's grown deeper.Max Payne - 2, by Max Payne
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.