A Handful Of Quotes About The Past To Reminisce On

Posted on February 1, 2020Comments Off on A Handful Of Quotes About The Past To Reminisce On

The world is full of definitions and divisions. Geography, time, people, food, humans, relationships, art, everything is variously defined and divided. It seems mankind has no capacity to comprehend anything as a whole so there is a need to cut it into bite sizes for the brain, the lazy brain to attempt to if not totally understand. Time is divided into the past, the present, and the future and there is no one who has a clue about what they really mean. But one doesn’t have to really understand to kill themselves in the debris of anxiety, worries, and insanity. Here are dozens of quotes about the past to try to make sense of this all.

Quotes about the past

“If you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven’t done much today.” ― Anonymous

“The distinction between the past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” — Albert Einstein

Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone.” ― Jerome K. Jerome

“The past is a very determined ghost, haunting every chance it gets.” ― Laura Miller, Butterfly Weeds, Butterfly Weeds

“The past beats inside me like a second heart.” ― John Banville, The Sea

“The past is always tense, the future perfect.” ― Zadie Smith

“Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.” ― Euripides

“The past is never where you think you left it.” — Katherine Anne Porter

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” — William Faulkner

“It’s hopeless. The past is nothing but a weight. It will build inside of you like a stone. Take it from me: If you hear the past speaking to you, feel it tugging at your back and running its fingers up your spine, the best thing to do—the only thing—is run.” ― Lauren Oliver, Delirium

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.” — Lewis B. Smedes

Anonymous Quotes to educate you today

“To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.” ― Charles J. Givens

“Yesterday is a canceled check: Forget it. Tomorrow is a promissory note: Don’t count on it. Today is ready cash: Use it!” ― Edwin C. Bliss

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.” ― Virginia Woolf

“I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it anyway except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.” — Beryl Markham

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

“Only a fool stores his past in the future.” ― David Gerrold

“The past is a relentless parasite in its quest, feeding off of the senses, looking for anything that will trigger a memory – forever there to complicate the present, forever there to remind us that it will always be a piece of us.” ― Laura Miller, Butterfly Weeds, Butterfly Weeds

More quotes

“Man…who lives in three places – in the past, in the present, and in the future – can be unhappy if one of these three is worthless. Religion has even added a fourth – eternity.” ― Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

“Maybe love at first sight isn’t what we think it is. Maybe it’s recognizing a soul we loved in a past life and falling in love with them again.” ― Kamand Kojouri

“The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.” ― Wendell Berry

“The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.” — Alan Moore

Here are quotes that urge you to start over… again and again

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” ― Bill Keane

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ― Mother Theresa

“People are always asking about the good old days. I say, why don’t you say the good now days?” ― Robert Young

“History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.” ― Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

“One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.” ― Golda Meir

“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” — George Orwell.

“You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

“No man is rich enough to buy back his past.” ― Oscar Wilde

“Your past is always your past. Even if you forget it, it remembers you.” ― Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

“Bring the past only if only you are going to build from it.” ― Domenico Cieri Estrada

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