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.
Alan W. Watts
Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe
There is no present or future-only the past, happening over and over again-now.
My past is everything I failed to be.
Whoever said that the past isn't dead had it backward. It's the future that's already dead, already played out.
The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.
The past is made out of facts... I guess the future is just hope.
I can't. You can't rewrite the past.
I met a boy whose eyes showed me that the past, present and future were all the same thing.
You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.
It has shown me that everything is illuminated in the light of the past. It is always along the side of us...on the inside, looking out.
Jonathan Safran Foer
People who say that yesterday was better than today are ultimately devaluing their own existence.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.
You’re just another story I can’t tell anymore.
Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.
We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it.
No people whose word for 'yesterday' is the same as their word for 'tomorrow' can be said to have a firm grip on the time.
Its more fun to think of the future than dwell on the past.
Some people read palms to tell your future, but I read hands to tell your past. Each scar makes a story worth telling. Each callused palm, each cracked knuckle is a missed punch or years in a factory.
The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.
Shannon L. Alder
The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.
The past can teach us, nurture us, but it cannot sustain us. The essence of life is change, and we must move ever forward or the soul will wither and die.
Me and you, we got more yesterday than anybody. We need some kind of tomorrow.
The past is never dead. It's not even past.
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