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"I'm not someone who dwells upon past events, taking the view that life is too short" - Charles Kennedy

"We live in reference to past experience and not to future events, however inevitable." - H G Wells

"Old events have modern meanings; only that survives of past history which finds kindred in all hearts and lives." - James Russell Lowell

"That's the great danger of sectarian opinions, they always accept the formulas of past events as useful for the measurement of future events and they never are, if you have high standards of accuracy." - John Dos Passos

"The best predictor of future events is probably past events." - Andre Agassi

"The best part about winning the PGA is getting great pairings at tour events. Its fun to play with Phil Mickelson and other past major champions." - Keegan Bradley

"We must act to shape and mold the future, and leave our imprint on events as they slip past into history." - Haile Selassie

"All the events of your past have formed a lens, or paradigm, through which you see the world. And since no one's past is exactly like anyone else's, no two people see alike." - Sean Covey

"I don't dwell in the past; I don't wallow in old events and emotions. I don't waste time on regret. No use going over and over the details of what already happened." - Yanni

"Writing, I explained, was mainly an attempt to out-argue one's past; to present events in such a light that battles lost in life were either won on paper or held to a draw." - Jules Feiffer

"While we are grateful to all the brave men and officers for the events of the past few days, we should, above all, be very grateful to Almighty God, who gives us victory." - Abraham Lincoln

"For historians, hindsight can be a treacherous ally. Enabling us to trace the hidden patterns of past events, it beguiles us with the mirage of inevitability, the assumption that different outcomes lay beyond the limits of the possible." - Eric Foner

"The past stays on you the way powdered sugar stays on your fingers. Some people can get rid of it but it's still there, the events and things that pushed you to where you are now." - Erin Morgenstern

"Forgive and call back the energy wasted on past events." - Caroline Myss

"If coming events are said to cast their shadows before, past events cannot fall to leave their impress behind them." - Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

"If coming events are said to cast their shadows before, past events cannot fall to leave their impress behind them." - H. P. Blavatsky

"If coming events are said to cast their shadows before, past events cannot fall to leave their impress behind them." - Helena Blavatsky

"The metaphysical doctrine of determinism simply asserts that all events in this world are fixed, or unalterable, or predetermined. It does not assert that they are known to anybody, or predictable by scientific means. But it asserts that the future is as little changeable as is the past. Everybody knows what we mean when we say that the past cannot be changed. It is in precisely the same sense that the future cannot be changed, according to metaphysical determinism." - Karl Popper

"So much of the past in encapsulated in the odds and ends. Most of us discard more information about ourselves than we ever care to preserve. Our recollection of the past is not simply distorted by our faulty perception of events remembered but skewed by those forgotten. The memory is like twin orbiting stars, one visible, one dark, the trajectory of what's evident forever affected by the gravity of what's concealed." - Sue Grafton

"Time is not a linear flow, as we think it is, into past, present, and future. Time is an indivisible whole, a great pool in which all events are eternally embodied and still have their meaningful flash of supernormal or extra - sensory perception, and glimpse of something that happened long ago in our linear time." - Frank Waters

"My remembrance of the past is a novel I am constantly recomposing; and it would not be a historical novel, but sheer fiction, if the material events which mark and ballast my career had not their public dates and characters scientifically discoverable." - George Santayana

"Custom, then, is the great guide of human life. It is that principle alone, which renders our experience useful to us, and makes us expect, for the future, a similar train of events with those which have appeared in the past." - David Hume

"She couldn't "heal" him. No woman could. Events that far in the past just couldn't be undone. But perhaps he didn't need a cure, but . . . a lens. Someone who accepted him for the imperfect person he was, and then helped him to see the world clear. Like spectacles did for her." - Tessa Dare

"No other species lives with regret over past events, or makes deliberate plans for future ones." - Daniel Levitin

"Even if we encounter some shameful events in the past, we shouldn't avoid or hide them." - Roh Moo-hyun

"Among intellectual pursuits, one of the most useful is the recording of past events." - Sallust

"Legends that endure in the future...were events that took place in the distant past." - Eiichiro Oda

"One cannot let the events of one's past murder one's future." - Neal Shusterman

"In the great inconstancy and crowd of events, nothing is certain except the past." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"I have done more live events in the past twenty years than I have eaten dinner." - David Wolfe

"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"I'm not someone who dwells upon past events, taking the view that life is too short." - Charles Kennedy

"Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events." - Adrienne Rich

"National Standards was not a narrative of past events but was leftwing revisionism and Political Correctness." - Phyllis Schlafly

"Even if we encounter some shameful events in the past, we shouldn't avoid or hide them." - Roh Moohyun

"I'm fascinated about how past events shape our perception of current events and how they make us the people we are." - Maggie Stiefvater

"The dearest events are summer-rain." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Future events cast their shadow before them." - Tim Lahaye

"There is no logical impossibility in the hypothesis that the world sprang into being five minutes ago, exactly as it then was, with a population that "remembered" a wholly unreal past. There is no logically necessary connection between events at different times; therefore nothing that is happening now or will happen in the future can disprove the hypothesis that the world began five minutes ago." - Bertrand Russell

"It is still open for me, as well as you, to regulate my behavior, by my experience of past events." - David Hume

"History, human or geological, represents our hypothesis, couched in terms of past events, devised to explain our present-day observations." - M. King Hubbert

"Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter." - William Ralph Inge

"While no one can change events that occurred in the past, everyone can change attitudes and beliefs about them." - Philip Zimbardo

"Old customs are easy to forget with the flashing of events in our lives. Easy to forget, like the heavy clothing we once wore to survive the winters. It is an old custom, the handing down of things. A good knife, a well-made pipe, a heavy robe. Tradition falls prey to constant change, and creativity becomes so revered that the past is a relic, only to be admired. But in this coat, I was held to the earth, pulled to the past by its weight." - Craig Childs

"Great events are the hour-hands of time, while small events mark the minutes." - Andrew Michael Ramsay

"Past all shame, so past all truth." - William Shakespeare

"Those of us who obsess over every word and action are constantly recalling past events, but that doesn't make them any less painful, nor does it help us transcend them. To write memoir, you have to not only recollect past events, you have to revisit them. You have to get back to the mental and emotional state you were in during those events." - Janice Erlbaum

"The past is obdurate." - Stephen King

"Our specious present as such is very short. We do, however, experience passing events; part of the process of the passage of events is directly there in our experience, including some of the past and some of the future." - George H. Mead

"Because they're my stories, they're my version of events of the past three years.But I really hope people can hear their own stories within the songs and they can become our version of events." - Emeli Sande

"Our specious present as such is very short. We do, however, experience passing events; part of the process of the passage of events is directly there in our experience, including some of the past and some of the future." - George Herbert Mead

"Because they're my stories, they're my version of events of the past three years. But I really hope people can hear their own stories within the songs and they can become our version of events." - Emeli Sande

"The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable." - Seneca the Younger

"History employs evolution to structure biological events in time." - Stephen Jay Gould

"Events are influenced by our very great desires." - William James

"When I can't handle events, I let them handle themselves." - Henry Ford

"Worry is a morbid anticipation of events which never happen." - Russell Green

"Perfection belongs to narrated events, not to those we live." - Primo Levi

"Events bring you small joy, while ? existence brings you bliss." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Soul-directed events defy logic and ridicule reason." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Historical investigation has for its aim to fix the order and character of events throughout past time and in all places. The task is frankly superhuman." - George Santayana

"Events in the train of prophecy that had their fulfillment away in the past are made future, and thus by these theories the faith of some is undermined." - Ellen G White

"Reality is not a function of the event as event, but of the relationship of that event to past, and future, events." - Robert Penn Warren

"I don't live in the past. And besides, there are too many times in my career to remember specific events, because I played so many games." - Jerry West

"Natural events have completely destroyed this planet on numerous occasions in the past, and just like them we are a natural event destroying this planet." - Bryan Kest

"I am very sensitive to the smells and sensations that are part of perfumes because they remind me of things: moments from the past, people, events." - Alber Elbaz

"Historical investigation has for its aim to fix the order and character of events throughout past time and in all places. The task is frankly superhuman." - George Santayana

"One of the most significant events in our distant past is still perhaps the greatest mystery: the origins of life itself." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"We cannot change past events, no matter how painful, but we can always intend how we 'feel' about them and heal ourselves." - Robert Anthony

"History is not the accumulation of events of every kind which happened in the past. It is the science of human societies." - Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges

"History, as the study of the past, makes the coherence of what happened comprehensible by reducing events to a dramatic pattern and seeming them in a simple form." - Johan Huizinga

"The best part about winning the PGA is getting great pairings at tour events. It's fun to play with Phil Mickelson and other past major champions." - Keegan Bradley

"In spacetime, all events are baked together: a four-dimensional continuum. Past and future are no more privileged than left and right or up and down." - James Gleick

"We know the past and its great events, the present in its multitudinous complications, chiefly through faith in the testimony of others." - Matthew Simpson

"The future is about emotion: reactions to events are usually far more important than the events themselves." - Patrick Dixon

"Events, once happened, lose reality, alter with a glance, a storm, a night. In time, the past never happened. But who could know? Who could know that the past is not as solid as this instant..." - Alan Lightman

"The fact remains that there are probable past events that can still happen within your personal previous experience. A new event can literally be born in the past - now." - Jane Roberts

"Today's events are tomorrow's history, yet events seen by the naked eye lack the depth and breadth of human struggles, triumphs and suffering. Writing history is writing the soul of the past... so that the present generation may learn from past mistakes, be inspired by their ancestor's sacrifices, and take responsibility for the future." - Epifanio de los Santos

"Today's events are tomorrow's history, yet events seen by the naked eye lack the depth and breadth of human struggles, triumphs and suffering. Writing history is writing the soul of the past... so that the present generation may learn from past mistakes, be inspired by their ancestor's sacrifices, and take responsibility for the future." - Epifanio de los Santos

"The past is the past. Don't let it kill you." - Taylor Swift

"The powers that be not only try to control events, but they try to control our memory and understanding of these events, which is part of controlling the events themselves." - Michael Parenti

"The past does' exist except as a memory, a mental story, and though past events are' changeable, your stories about them are. You can act now to transform the way you tell the story of your past, ultimately making it a stalwart protector of your future." - Martha Beck

"Events become feelings, feelings become events" - Jerry Spinelli

"People seem to lose all respect for the past; events succeed each other with such velocity that the most remarkable one of a few years gone by, is no more remembered than if centuries had closed over it." - Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

". . . the mind is desperate to fix the river {of events} in place: Possessed by ideas of the past, preoccupied with images of the future, it overlooks the plain truth of the moment." - Laozi

"Emotion only lasts in our bodies for about 90 seconds. After that, the physical reaction dissipates, UNLESS our cognitive brain kicks in and starts connecting our anger with past events." - Jill Bolte Taylor

"I'm absolutely positive it's in our human nature to want to know about the past. The two most popular movies of all time, while not historically accurate, are about core historic events: Gone With the Wind and Titanic." - David Mccullough

"The present rearranges the past. We never tell the story whole because a life isn't a story; it's a whole Milky Way of events and we are forever picking out constellations from it to fit who and where we are." - Rebecca Solnit

"The past stays on you the way powdered sugar stays on your fingers. Some people can get rid of it but it's still there, the events and things that pushed you to where you are now." - Erin Morgenstern

"The difference between writing a story and simply relating past events is that a story, in order to be acceptable, must have shape and meaning. It is the old idea that art is the bringing of order out of chaos ..." - Katherine Paterson

"Each soil has had its own history. Like a river, a mountain, a forest, or any natural thing, its present condition is due to the influences of many things and events of the past." - Charles Kellogg

"Your imagination is yours. You can remember the past you choose, rehearse the future you want, and identify with the real and fictional heroes and events of your selection." - Roger Delano Hinkins

"Learn to forgive fully and completely. If you want health, wealth, and happiness, you can't afford the luxury of lugging around all those unforgiven, unforgotten past events. Let them go." - Peter Mcwilliams

"You read so much about the healing power of memoir, but you don't read about the wounding power it has first. The recollection of past events is not, in and of itself, therapeutic." - Janice Erlbaum

"I never wanted/expected to write a memoir, but this life thing, it has a way of sideswiping our worlds, scaring us so thoroughly that our past lenses of contextualizing events don't work - they cease to matter." - Joshua Mohr

"As for those who condemned these operations looked at the event in isolation and failed to connect them to past events and did not look at the causes that lead to this result. So their point of view is narrow." - Osama Bin Laden

"People seem to lose all respect for the past; events succeed each other with such velocity that the most remarkable one of a few years gone by, is no more remembered than if centuries had closed over it." - Lady Marguerite Blessington

"To me, the truth is what actually happened. Yet it is impossible to know anything approaching the whole truth about past events. Even the people living them could not possibly understand. That truth is always out of reach." - Orson Scott Card

"Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter. This is what makes the trade of historian so attractive." - William Ralph Inge

"As someone who has spent a lot of her career as an investigative reporter, I'll confess that a frustration of mine has always been that so much investigative journalism involves a dissection of events in the past." - Jill Abramson

"Reality looks much more obvious in hindsight than in foresight. People who experience hindsight bias misapply current hindsight to past foresight. They perceive events that occurred to have been more predictable before the fact than was actually the case." - Hersh Shefrin

"An author who sets about to depict events of the past that have run their course is suspected of wishing to avoid the problems of the present day, of being, in other words, a reactionary." - Lion Feuchtwanger

"I especially object to having my character assassinated by reference to events from my past which bear absolutely no relationship to the question of who the anthrax killer is." - Steven Hatfill

"Words matter, especially words defining complicated political arrangements, because they shape perceptions of the events of the past, attitudes toward policies being carried out in the present, and expectations about desirable directions for the future." - Michael Mandelbaum

"Particle physicists may freeze a second, open it up, and explore its dappled contents like surgeons pawing through an abdomen, but in real life, when events occur within thousandths of a second, our minds cannot distinguish past from future." - James Gleick

"Of history, how little do we know by personal contact; we have lived a few years, seen a few men, witnessed some important events; but what are these in the whole sum of the world's past." - Matthew Simpson

"My husband is stricken with dementia, and it's a trick of his condition that events and people from his past are more real to him than what happened five minutes ago." - Laurie Graham

"I like fiction and the kind of history that gives the grace and flavor of fiction to the past. No bloviation on current events, please. I can write that junk myself." - P J Orourke

"The second noble truth states that we must discover why we are suffering. We must cultivate the courage to look deeply, with clarity and courage, into our own suffering. We often hold the tacit assumption that all of our suffering stems from events in the past. But, whatever the initial seed of trauma, the deeper truth is that our suffering is more closely a result of how we deal with the effect these past events have on us in the present." - Peter A. Levine

"The mutability of the past is the central tenet of Ingsoc. Past events, it is argued, have no objective existance, but survive only in written records and in human memories. The past is whatever the records and the memories agree upon. And since the Party is in full control of all records, and in equally full control of the minds of its members, it follows that the past is whatever the Party chooses to make it." - George Orwell

"Events, time, forms, all propel the inner plot within each of us." - Vanna Bonta

"The moralist must praise heroism and condemn cruelty; but the moralist does not explain events." - Georges Lefebvre

"What is it to be a philosopher? Is it not to be prepared against events?" - Epictetus

"Few people realize the profound part angelic forces play in human events." - Billy Graham

"Many 'natural' events - like early death, disease, hardship - are neither desirable nor necessary." - Phyllis Chesler

"Superstition is just fantasy with attitude; it's a way of erroneously trying to control events." - Joy Browne

"happiness depends more upon the state of mind - and body, perhaps - than upon circumstances and events." - Flora Thompson

"Why should I read something someone made up when real events are so interesting?" - Frank Buckles

"I express preference for a chronological sequence of events which precludes a violence." - Terry Pratchett

"I come from a newspaper background, so maybe Im attuned to current events." - Jess Walter

"Without faith you can't see a miracle; you just see unexplained events." - Tim Ward

"At all events there is in Brooklyn something that makes me feel at home." - Marianne Moore

"The great man is not convulsible or tormentable; events pass over him without much impression." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The unpleasant events you are passing from will not have been profitless to you." - Abraham Lincoln

"My strength and my weakness is that I see normally impersonal events vividly and personally." - Newt Gingrich

"Events, circumstances, etc., have their origin in ourselves. They spring from seeds which we have sown." - Henry David Thoreau

"Places remember events." - James Joyce

"Consult duty not events." - Walter Savage Landor

"s past history and stand alone." - Marion Woodman

"Let the dead Past bury its dead!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The past is not what it was." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The past is a funeral gone by." - Edmund Gosse

"The present necessarily betrays the past." - Mason Cooley

"Embrace your past, but live for now" - Beyonce Knowles

"Interesting people always have a past." - Jeannette Walls

"?The past is always an invented land." - Orhan Pamuk

"Based on past experience, I hope not." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"The past does not haunt us. We haunt the past. We allow our minds to focus in that direction. We open memories and examine them. We reexperience emotions we felt during the painful events we experienced because we are recalling them in as much detail as we can." - Augusten Burroughs

"Meteorologists have the right perspective. They ground themselves in the current conditions (today's highs/lows). They briefly acknowledge significant events of the past (record temps). And they keep an eye on the future (five-day forecast). Honor your past accomplishments, live in the present moment, and look to the future." - Clifton Anderson

"I fell victim to the temptation of every autobiographer, to the illusion that since the past exists only in one's memories and the words which strive vainly to encapsulate them, it is possible to create past events simply by saying they occurred." - Salman Rushdie

"We experience life as a continuity, and only after it falls away, after it becomes the past, do we see its discontinuities. The past, if there is such a thing, is mostly empty space, great expanses of nothing, in which significant persons and events float." - Teju Cole

"Men of Oregon, I invite you to become students of your events. Running, one might say, is basically an absurd past-time upon which to be exhausting ourselves. But if you can find meaning, in the kind of running you have to do to stay on this team, chances are you will be able to find meaning in another absurd past-time: life." - Bill Bowerman

"Meteorologists have the right perspective. They ground themselves in the current conditions (today's highs/lows). They briefly acknowledge significant events of the past (record temps). And they keep an eye on the future (five-day forecast). Honor your past accomplishments, live in the present moment, and look to the future." - Clifton Anderson

"Following the trail of events from some point in the past to a piece of modern technology is rather like a detective story, with you as the detective, knowing only as much as the people in the past do, and like them having to guess at what was likely to happen next." - James Burke

"Why does the past seem so magical, so fraught, so luminous? At the time it was just, ugh, another boring bloody day. But, to look back on, it's a day full of miracles and light and extraordinary events. Why is this? What process do we apply to the past, to give it this vividness? I don't know." - John Banville

"At 86, I can easily look back to the last eight decades. Though memory often fails me now, so many images of the past are still clearly polished, and I can yet recall not just an abiding sense of place, but the keen smells, the sensory responses to the events of that past." - F Sionil Jose

"Widge can see the past." Poppet says suddenly. "That's why his stories are so good." "The past is easier," Widget says. "It's already there." "In the stars?" Bailey asks. "No." Widget says. "On people. The past stays on you the way powdered sugar stays on fingers. Some people can get rid of it but it's still there, the events and t hings that pushed you to where you are now." - Erin Morgenstern

"Everybody's got a past. The past does not equal the future unless you live there." - Tony Robbins

"Memory is the keyword which combines past with present, past and future." - Elie Wiesel

"The past is not dead. Indeed, it is often not even past." - Will Durant



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