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Past Quotes

Past does not only rake out skeletons from the cupboard. Past also brings back happy recollections. Those times do not rewind themselves and we do not get to relive those moments again. But they remain in the corner of our minds and we think about the days that have passed us by in order to cheer ourselves up later on. History teaches an individual an awful lot, the experience and the maturity that develops with age comes only much later. Read the famous quotations on history and past to know more.

Elizabeth I

The past cannot be cured.

Halle Berry

I was black growing up in an all-white neighborhood so I felt like I just didn't fit in. Like I wasn't as good as everybody else or as smart, or whatever.

Kevin Smith

Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved.

Bill Bryson

I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted.

Alexis de Tocqueville

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

Cameron Diaz

I did all my heavy partying before I turned sixteen.

Elizabeth I

A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past.

Frederick Douglass

America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.

Virginia Woolf

I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past

Alan Watts

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

Omar Khayyam

There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see.

Les Brown

If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.

Leonardo DiCaprio

I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.

Pamela Anderson

I don't really think about anything too much. I live in the present. I move on. I don't think about what happened yesterday. If I think too much, it kind of freaks me out..

Willie Nelson

I been a long time leaving but I'm going to be a long time gone.

Chevy Chase

I was always the guy getting kicked out of my classes at school for having an attitude problem.

George Foreman

George Foreman. A miracle. A mystery to myself. Who am I? The mirror says back. The George you was always meant to be. Wasn't always like that. Used to look in the mirror and cried a river.

William James

If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.

William Morris

The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.

Andre Gide

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.

Emo Philips

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

Anatole France

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

William Lyon Phelps

A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices.

Napoleon Bonaparte

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

Gautama Buddha

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it.

Gwen Stefani

I remember when I was in school, they would ask, 'What are you going to be when you grow up?' and then you'd have to draw a picture of it. I drew a picture of myself as a bride.

Nicole Kidman

I never knew I'd be in a musical, let alone win an award for one.

Virginia Woolf

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

Vladimir Nabokov

A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.

Horace

Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.

Erma Bombeck

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.

Dan Quayle

I have made good judgements in the past. I have made good judgements in the future.

Aldous Huxley

Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history.

John Maynard Keynes

I do not know which makes a man more conservative - to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.

Jimmy Carter

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.

Lenny Kravitz

For the last few years, it's been so chic for everybody to be miserable. Like if you're in with the cool crowd, you can't be happy.

Andy Warhol

During the 1960s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don't think they've ever remembered.

Arthur Ashe

When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.

John F. Kennedy

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

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Martin Luther

When I was a child there were many witches, and they bewitched both cattle and men, especially children. 

Gertrude Stein

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.

Michel de Montaigne

How many things we held yesterday as articles of faith which today we tell as fables.

James Baldwin

The establishment of democracy on the American continent was scarcely as radical a break with the past as was the necessity, which Americans faced, of broadening this concept to include black men.

Dan Quayle

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century.

Golda Meir

Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!

Donald Trump

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's where the fun is.

Joseph Conrad

History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird.

John Maynard Keynes

The biggest problem is not to let people accept new ideas, but to let them forget the old ones.

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Soren Kierkegaard

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

American universities are organized on the principle of the nuclear rather than the extended family. Graduate students are grimly trained to be technicians rather than connoisseurs. The old German style of universal scholarship has gone. 

Larry King

When I was 5 years old I would lie in bed, look at the radio, and I wanted to be on the radio. I don't know why.

George Burns

It's hard for me to get used to these changing times. I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.

Blaise Pascal

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.

Annie Leibovitz

I feel very proud of the work from the '80s because it is very bright and colorful.

Margaret Mead

For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.

I don't feel like a very nostalgic person. I think about the past much more clinically. When I look back and wonder, 'Why was I doing that? Was it a waste of time?' I don't beat myself up. Instead, I say, 'I'm so glad I did that, because now I really know what matters to me.'

George Harrison

We were the Spice Boys.

Alan Watts

The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.

Charles Bukowski

We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar.

Vladimir Nabokov

Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.

Audre Lorde

I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.

Marvin Olasky

The data, however, do indicate that Christians who see Jews through a 17th-century lens, believing that most are thoroughly religious, are thoroughly wrong.

Terri Guillemets

I don't think I could have written what I did any earlier.

Drew Barrymore

I used to look in the mirror and feel shame, I look in the mirror now and I absolutely love myself.

Lenny Kravitz

I knew Slash in high school, but not very well. Just knew him as this kid that used to hang out in the hallway. Pretty much looked then the way he does now.

Lewis Carroll

I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then.

Dan Quayle

I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.

George Santayana

We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.

Carl Sandburg

I can remember only a few of the strange and curious words now dead but living and spoken by the English people a thousand years ago.

Queen Elizabeth II

To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.

Walter Scott

Look back, and smile on perils past.

William Wordsworth

Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future.

Audre Lorde

The sixties were characterized by a heady belief in instantaneous solutions.

James M. Barrie

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.

Nancy Pelosi

We are not going back to the failed policies of the past. We are fighting for the middle class!

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

People who think you could wave a magic wand and the legacy of the past will be over are blind.

Everything for me has happened so quickly. I finished shooting 'The Blind Side' not this past June, but the June before, and all of sudden up to now, it seems like it's gone from zero to 60 for me. I feel so fortunate to be able to say that.

I'm absolutely strict about it. When I land, I put my watch right, and I don't care what I feel like, I will go to bed at half past eleven. If that means going to bed early or late, that's what I live by. As soon as you get there, live by that time.

Ronald Reagan

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.

Harry S. Truman

Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past.

In the white community, the path to a more perfect union means acknowledging that what ails the African-American community does not just exist in the minds of black people; that the legacy of discrimination - and current incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the past - are real and must be addressed.

Jeff Bezos

You know you're not anonymous on our site. We're greeting you by name, showing you past purchases, to the degree that you can arrange to have transparency combined with an explanation of what the consumer benefit is.

Yes, we've still got more work to do. More work to do for every American still in need of a good job or a raise, paid leave or a decent retirement; for every child who needs a sturdier ladder out of poverty or a world-class education; for everyone who has not yet felt the progress of these past seven and a half years.

Consent to me to make your Diwali more bright and colorful with the enlightenment of wishes of my heart, hope this auspicious Diwali burn your old bad period and light your way in good period.

The first horror film I remember seeing in the theatre was Halloween and from the first scene when the kid puts on the mask and it is his POV, I was hooked.

When I was a kid I got busted for throwing a rock through a car window and egging a house on Halloween.