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Years Past Quotes


"Municipal debt outstanding doubled in the past 10 years. And in the past 30 years, the U.S. has been in real economic nirvana." - Meredith Whitney

"Marygreen did not change in sixteen years. It had changed little enough in the past two years." - Kathleen Winsor

"Over the past six years I've had many difficulties. But I never lost my passion." - Robin Li

"Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years." - Bob Knight

"The past shouts at you, the ugly words or actions echo down across the years." - Roland Merullo

"Rose and I have gone on the most incredible journey over the past two years" - Billie Piper

"The thought of our past years in me doth breed perpetual benedictions." - William Wordsworth

"Don't trust anyone who has been in school for the past 24 consecutive years." - Craig Reucassel

"For the past 9 years, the WWE has been my home!" - John Cena

"Peace cannot be built on exclusion. That has been the price of the past 30 years." - Gerry Adams

"Every single progressive education fad of the past thirty years has hurt poor black children." - Shelby Steele

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

"While passenger numbers have doubled in the past 20 years, the industry remains scandalously inefficient." - Simon Calder

"I think Mitch Hedberg is one of the great comedians of the past 20 years." - Mike Birbiglia

"I haven't been living anywhere because I've been on tour for the past two years." - Feist

"Fact and fancy look alike across the years that link the past with the present." - Helen Keller

"Every War in the past 50 Years is a Result of Media Lies" - Julian Assange

"Spam will be a thing of the past in two years' time." - Bill Gates

"Life has brought me work to do on myself these past two years." - Isabelle Adjani

"Even in past years, when I wasn't in the Super Bowl, I wished I was." - Brett Favre

"The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning." - Brian Ferneyhough

"I have been raising money for the past 14 years for diabetes research." - John Ratzenberger

"I have been interested in Irish traditional music for the past few years." - Nobuo Uematsu

"I have taken a break from the media spotlight for the past few years." - Gemma Ward

"I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was." - Christiane Amanpour

"I wouldn't trade the experiences I've had over the past 36 years for anything." - Gil Gerard

"The past couple years training with Kurt have really brought inspiration into my skating." - Kristi Yamaguchi

"There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war." - Will Durant

"There have been a lot of changes in recruit training in the past twenty years." - R Lee Ermey

"I've been able to make films over the past 10 years but still maintain my anonymity." - Chris Evans

"Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years." - Bobby Knight

"For the past ten years I have had no financial problems." - Gyorgy Ligeti

"Over the past several years, I've been more in a managerial role." - Dennis Ritchie

"The Federal prison population has increased more than 7-fold over the past 20 years." - Bobby Scott

"Music, in the past few years... anything singable or understandable is square." - Ethel Merman

"I've been lucky over the past few years. Things have just happened for me." - Joe Wright

"In the past few years I have begun the process of becoming a new man." - Jack Abramoff

"During the past few years I have led a sometimes hard battle for German foreign policy." - Gustav Stresemann

"The places I've worked in the past, I always stayed three years and moved on." - Craig Kilborn

"It's hard to tell how far women's individuality has come in the past twenty years." - Annie Lennox

"Don't trust anyone who has been in school for the past 24 consecutive years." - Craig Bruce

"I complain that the years fly past, but then I look in a mirror and see that very few of them actually got past." - Robert Breault

"I complain that the years fly past, but then I look in a mirror and see that very few of them actually got past." - Robert Brault

"Mass literacy is a phenomenon of the past few centuries, and one that has reached the majority of the world's adult population only within the past 75 years." - Tom Chatfield

"I've been connected to the most culturally important albums of the past four years, the most influential artists of the past ten years. You have like, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Anna Wintour, David Stern." - Kanye West

"I haven't been able to slam-dunk the basketball for the past five years. Or, for the thirty-eight years before that, either." - Dave Barry

"Cinema has only been around for about 100 years. Has all of the world's violence towards women taken place only within the past 100 years?" - Richard King

"The past is good (as we all know), twenty, thirty years back everything was good, anyone can tell you that." - Nina Berberova

"I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears, Pride ruled my will: remember not past years." - John Henry Newman

"Independence has been key to the success and sustained growth of electronic music over the past 25 years." - Richie Hawtin

"Over the past 10 years of being famous, my relationship with the camera has not been a pleasant one." - Ryan Phillippe

"Mankind's greatest error, the biggest deception of the past thousand years is this: to confuse poverty with stupidity." - Orhan Pamuk

"During the past fifty years, more mathematics has been created than in all previous ages put together." - Ian Stewart

"If I finish tomorrow and look back on the past years, I' d say, 'that wasn't bad'." - Kevin Kilbane

"Thank you all from the pit of my burning, nauseous stomach for your letters and concern during the past years." - Kurt Cobain

"I've spent the past two years looking for my ex-girlfriend's killer... but no one will do it." - Anthony Jeselnik

"Allow me to put the record straight. I am forty-six and have been for some years past." - Erica Jong

"The hours pass and the days and the months and the years, and the past time never returns." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"I believe that for the past twenty years there has been a creeping socialism spreading in the United States." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"I find that fact and fancy look alike across the years that link the past with the present." - Helen Keller

"For the past twenty years you and I have been fed all day long on good solid lies about sex" - C S Lewis

"Movies in Hollywood now, for the past 20 or 30 years, are made mainly by lawyers or agents." - Jean-Luc Godard

"Shark Tale feels borrowed, sampled and dittoed from the collective funniness of the past 10 years in studio-made animation," - Desson Thomson

"Don't forget the earth's about five thousand million years old, at least. Who can afford to live in the past?" - Harold Pinter

"Most work in macroeconomics in the past 30 years has been useless at best and harmful at worst." - Paul Krugman

"I've spent the past two years looking for my ex-girlfriend's killer... but no one will do it." - Anthony Jeselnik

"I'm always writing, the past 10 years. A lot has changed, in that it's something I do every day." - PJ Harvey

"Paul McCartney, one of the best songwriters of all time, has only produced manure for the past 25 years." - Noel Gallagher

"I rarely watch TV, and in the past two years, I've done three TV shows. It's quite interesting." - Oliver Jackson-Cohen

"Over the past 40 years, the tradition of Southern progressivism has been somewhat successfully erased by right-wing revisionist historians." - John Darnielle

"Taiwan's development in the past 20 years in high tech is almost 100 percent related to Silicon Valley." - Stan Shih

"Just look at the past. Hillary Clinton is done nothing. She's been there for 35 years. She's done nothing." - Donald Trump

"We've seen many Black men lose their life over the past couple of years. Not only just heard about it." - Sterling K. Brown

"Even if there have been setbacks during these past years, China is changing. China's society is opening." - Ai Weiwei

"The job of being president, understanding the particular policies that America has gotten itself into over the past 400 years." - Kwame Kilpatrick

"I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears, Pride ruled my will: remember not past years." - John Henry Newman

"During the past few years North East India has emerged as one of the biggest destinations for child trafficking." - Kailash Satyarthi

"Our focus on discrimination against women during the past 30 years has blinded us to opportunities for women." - Warren Farrell

"I have been determined for the past couple of years to move away from all those Holiday programmes." - Jill Dando

"Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our Party the shadow of great and grave burdens." - Janos Kadar

"For the past two years,the only thing the 'Idol' machine has been doing has been maliciously attacking my name." - Corey Clark

"For the past couple of years I've been pretty bored with music in general... just bored with it." - Les Claypool

"For the past 10 years, people have been making fun of the eighties. Why are we bringing them back?" - Lexa Doig

"There's no shame in enjoying a quiet life. And that's been the realization of the past few years for me." - Daniel Radcliffe

"Comparing in the past years, Tamyra Gray and everyone else that didn't win but their careers are doing well." - Latoya London

"For the past two years, the only thing the 'Idol' machine has been doing has been maliciously attacking my name." - Corey Clark

"Over the past 10 years, the majority of value creation in the venture community has been in consumer Internet." - Bill Gurley

"I have had many opportunities to visit universities all over the world in the past 50 years." - John Pople

"People's attitudes have been changing over the past 15 years, but China is still the world's biggest consumer of dogs." - Jill Robinson

"I want to praise activists through the years. I praise those of the past as well, to have them honored." - Studs Terkel

"The coolest thing I've gotten to do in the past few years is guest star on Sesame Street." - Norah Jones

"I never stopped studying Buddhism. In the past few years, in between movies, I do a retreat." - Jet Li

"Past is past." - Pete Waterman

"For the past fourteen years, it's been my job to push past my boundaries and do things I never thought I could do, which is why it's been such a fulfilling career." - Gretchen Bleiler

"Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly begun to question the direction and meaning of our society as it has developed over the past several centuries." - Alex Campbell

"The only man who knows just what he thinks at the present moment is the man who hasn't done any new thinking in the past ten years." - Susan Glaspell

"Women have come a long way over the past 20 years, but in substance abuse and addiction, women have come the wrong way." - Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

"I have been visualizing myself every night for the past four years standing on the podium having the gold placed around my neck." - Megan Jendrick

"Look at government programs for the past fifty years. Every single one - except warfare - achieved the exact opposite of its announced goal." - Peter Drucker

"I have had enough experience in all my years, and have read enough of the past, to know that advice to grandchildren is usually wasted." - Harry S Truman

"Do you realize that in the past sixty years, the only foreigners the French have been able to drive out are American tourists?" - Robert Orben

"But even Es and cocaine, over the years they blow holes in your brain, rob you of your memories, your past. Which is fair enough, convenient even." - Irvine Welsh

"Calculate a stock's price/earnings ratio yourself, using Graham's formula of current price divided by average earnings over the past three years." - Benjamin Graham

"Andy Gullahorn is my favorite new musical discovery of the past five years. He's a brilliant writer, a fine musician and a generous spirit." - David LaMotte

"The U.S. government alleges that for the past 45 years, the companies that manufacture and sell tobacco have waged an intentional and coordinated campaign of deceit" - Janet Reno

"I haven't taken any new projects in the past years - I told myself, if I cannot live long enough to finish it, I don't want it." - I. M. Pei

"My favourite movie is: "Dr Strangelove". (I haven't seen any films released in the past 2-5 years, I'm afraid: I don't do TV/cinema)." - Charles Stross

"Of the past 3,400 years, humans have been entirely at peace for 268 of them, or just 8 percent of recorded history." - Chris Hedges

"O years, gone down into the past, What pleasant memories come to me Of your untroubled days of peace, And hours almost of ecstasy." - Phoebe Cary

"When time who steals our years away Shall steal our pleasures too, The mem'ry of the past will stay And half our joys renew." - Thomas Moore

"Napier's Discovery: In the past 200 years, America has manufactured close to 100 billion pencils - and we still can't keep one by the phone." - Arch Napier

"O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Be Thou our guard while troubles last, And our eternal home!" - Isaac Watts

"And to all you readers who have followed this strip in the past twenty-six years, I would like to [...] say thank you, goodbye and good luck." - Arthur R. Momand

"If we go on as we are, we will destroy in the next century everything that the poets have been singing about for the past two thousand years." - Fred Bodsworth

"There aren't many irritations to match the condescension which a woman metes out to a man who she believes has loved her vainly for the past umpteen years." - Edward Hoagland

"I thought 'I wonder what will happen if I try and root myself somewhere?' Look back over the past eight years." - Laura Marling

"For the past 10 years, corporations have been trained that they should use all the different media... But the internet is becoming the umbrella." - Larry Weber

"...warming of the climate system is unequivocal...most of the global average warming over the past 50 years is very likely due to anthropogenic greenhouse gases increases..." - Rajendra K. Pachauri

"I finally came to terms with manic depression and lithium. I've taken lithium regularly for the past few years and have had no further bouts with manic depression." - Charley Pride

"The only imaginative prose writer of the slightest value who has appeared among the English-speaking races for some years past." - George Orwell

"The years rolled slowly past and I found myself alone. Surrounded by strangers I thought were my friends, I found myself further and further from my home." - Bob Seger

"The priesthood in many ways is the ultimate closet in Western civilization, where gay people particularly have hidden for the past two thousand years." - John Shelby Spong

"I have traveled with Jessy Dixon for the past several years and never have I been with an artists with more heart. He is the real thing." - Bill Gaither

"I've been allowed to grow over the past twenty years. I've managed to avoid being trapped in one moment of my career and for that, I'm very thankful" - Giovanni Ribisi

"As a civil rights activist of the past 40 years, I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices." - Isaac Hayes

"Primarily, every rule change over the past ten years has been against the pitchers - lowering the mound and the designated hitter." - Gaylord Perry

"Changes in solar activity have influenced what has been called the "conveyor-belt" circulation of the great Atlantic Ocean currents over the past 240 years." - Willie Soon

"As I've learned in the past few years, Mali is home to some of the most incredible musicians in the world." - Nick Zinner

"I think the experience over the past thousand years is that ideology is poisonous. . . . The world seen through the lens of ideology is a very limited world." - Terence Mckenna

"Over the past 50 years Bob Hope employed 88 joke writers who supplied him with more than one million gags, and he still couldn't make me laugh." - Eddie Murphy

"What makes 'good tape'? That is the question that has consumed my life for the past 20 years, and I have an answer for you" - Alex Blumberg

"My life in the past 20 years has changed. I don't count days anymore, I count the hours, the minutes, the seconds." - Julio Iglesias

"I thought "I wonder what will happen if I try and root myself somewhere?" Look back over the past eight years." - Laura Marling

"But recently I've, the past few years, I'm more focused on meditation. It's not a physical part. It's more mental part, to understand life." - Jet Li

"Welfare is the basic cause of the deleterious cultural changes we have witnessed in the West over the past 60 years." - Martin Durkin

"The company must be profitable. Preferably it will have increased its earnings for the past five years and there will have been no deficits over that period." - Peter Cundill

"What I've learned in the past 12 years of recording (I made my first CD at 12) is how important it is to find one's authentic voice." - Grace Kelly

"If you look at my career over the past twenty years, I've always been trying to look around corners for low-income communities of color." - Van Jones

"We want to believe that we can continue doing what we've done for the past thousand years and not worry about the consequences coming back to us." - Sylvia Earle

"One of the things that I've been doing over the past few years is reevaluating my own powers of political analysis." - Tony Blair

"In spite of the existence of the Soviet Union, however, the proletarian revolution during the past years has not recorded a victory in any other country." - Leon Trotsky

"[Theater] has always been a big focus. I have been away from it for the past few years. I want to get back to it!" - Andre Holland

"Conservative activists want [Stephen] Bannon, somebody who has spent much of the past two years trying to destroy speaker of the House, Paul Ryan." - George Stephanopoulos

"Afghanistan has other enormous challenges as well, including a political system that is still very much developing, although there has been some progress in the past several years." - David Petraeus

"In fact, among the 1000 titles which I have recorded in the past 35 years, there are less than 10% of classical titles." - Richard Clayderman

"We pretty much had crazy weather, historically speaking, in every location we filmed [The Fourth Phase]. Nothing has been normal in the past three years." - Travis Rice

"You may have noticed over the years that the UN became a bit more media-friendly, a bit more open to the media than in the past." - Kofi Annan

"The important thing is that ever since I realized all the wrongs that I had done, I have been trying to correct them for the past 27 years." - Mark Wahlberg

"I don't think that jealousy and love and hate and anger and all those things have changed in the past 200 years - people just express themselves differently." - Steven Knight

"Every gain women have made in the past two hundred years has been in the face of experts insisting they couldn't do it and didn't really want to." - Katha Pollitt



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