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We do as much harm holding onto programs and people past their natural life span as we do when we employ massive organizational air strikes. However, destroying comes at the end of life's cycle, not as a first response.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
~By George Orwell ~


The past has to inform the present.
~By John Turturro ~


I do love the films I've done in the past. I work hard in my movies and my friends work hard and we're trying to make people laugh and I'm very proud of that.
~By Adam Sandler ~


We are excited about the music, past and present and future, and are really looking forward to playing.
~By Graham Nash ~


The day has gone by into the dim vista of the past when idleness was considered a virtue in woman.
~By Caroline A. Huling ~


Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


Give us this day our daily taste. Restore to us soups that spoons will not sink in and sauces which are never the same twice. Raise up among us stews with more gravy than we have bread to blot it with Give us pasta with a hundred fillings.
~By Robert Farrar Capon ~


The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
~By A. Whitney Brown ~


Each age tries to form its own conception of the past. Each age writes the history of the past anew with reference to the conditions uppermost in its own time.
~By Frederick Jackson Turner ~


I have memories - but only a fool stores his past in the future.
~By David Gerrold ~


We are all part of a tradition, at least we depend on the past.
~By Klaus Schulze ~


We need what I have often called an ecological approach to the management of these resources and we do not have that now. We have the inertia of past habits, unsustainable habits.
~By Maurice Strong ~


As financial markets continue to broaden and deepen, the behavior of asset prices will play an important role in the formulation of monetary policy going forward, perhaps a more important role than in the past.
~By Timothy Geithner ~


I see myself as a true modernist. Even when I do a traditional gown, I give it a modern twist. I go to the past for research. I need to know what came before so I can break the rules.
~By Vera Wang ~


Create your future from your future not your past.
~By Werner Erhard ~


You know, they just don't make big movie stars the way they used to, maybe because the system has changed, the studio system, but it's sad to see people like Jimmy Stewart go, all the giants of the past.
~By Tom Atkins ~


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


Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood; aim for the chopping block.
~By Annie Dillard ~


It was all men, and there I was prancing around in gowns that barely got past the censors.
~By Karen Morley ~


To establish yourself as a leading man, you're shooting for the smallest point on the target, and you get a lot of judgment thrown at you. It takes a lot for them to get past everything and just watch your art and what you're doing.
~By Josh Holloway ~


I don't mind doing two or three Eagles songs and playing the drums. I'm not one of those artists who's going to sit here and deny the past.
~By Don Henley ~


We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment.
~By Earl Blumenauer ~


It is my belief that it is not the fact that he traveled as much as he did during the past few months as much as what he said and how he said it that hurt him.
~By Robert Teeter ~


Education in the past has been too much inspiration and too little information.
~By E. Franklin Frazier ~


Composers are always going back to the past.
~By Anne Dudley ~


I have noticed, with much distress, the excessive wartime activity of the investigating bureaus of Congress and the administration, with their impertinent and indecent searching out of the private lives and the past political beliefs of individuals.
~By Wendell Willkie ~


It's probably why I'm a short story writer. I tend to remember things in the past in narrative form, in story form, and I grew up around people who told stories all the time.
~By Tobias Wolff ~


A novel is a static thing that one moves through; a play is a dynamic thing that moves past one.
~By Kenneth Tynan ~


No, I think the future of humanity will be like the past, we'll do what we've always done and there will still be human beings. Granted, there will always be people doing something different and there are a lot of possibilities.
~By Octavia Butler ~


Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
~By Tryon Edwards ~


We need not destroy the past. It is gone.
~By John Cage ~


I don't want to live on past records.
~By Barry Gibb ~


I just think that some version of the past in our culture is going to rise up and become dominant.
~By Peter Davison ~


I've got a chart here that shows our debt-to-GDP ratio. And while we did run deficits in the past, we now number our debt in trillions rather than in billions. And I think that represents a long-term danger, especially to the, the American dream.
~By Mark Kirk ~


In the past, there's always been one leader that has led the pack to development of the music.
~By Herbie Hancock ~


My works are an imitation of my own past and present.
~By Barbara Hepworth ~


Joys too exquisite to last, And yet more exquisite when past.
~By James Montgomery ~


We must admit that history is enjoyable to a large extent because it enables us to pass judgement on the past.
~By Douglas Hurd ~


I don't like parties past 2 am. Then it's all losers and weirdos.
~By Paris Hilton ~


It is true, there are many bad people; there are more of them than in the past, but that is because there are more people, meaning the population has tripled; there must be three times more bad people.
~By Bhumibol Adulyadej ~


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


The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future.
~By Jorge Luis Borges ~


Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It's gossip.
~By Erma Bombeck ~


I'm competitive with myself. I always try to push past my own borders.
~By Tyra Banks ~


What you don't want to do is to hang on to the aging superstar past his prime and take resources away you can otherwise use to build a better overall team.
~By Tom Hicks ~


I understand the harsh feelings and sentiments from my opponents and their supporters because I myself have been defeated twice in my political life in the past and I understand very well it is hard to accept your own failure.
~By Chen Shui-bian ~


You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube.
~By H. R. Haldeman ~


If we understand the past, we are more likely to recognise what is happening around us.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


For the past few years I have engaged in several inappropriate conversations conducted over Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and occasionally on the phone with women I have met online.
~By Anthony Weiner ~


That's my dream job, to be able to mail songs out to people who want to hear them. Paste my face on them and not travel all over the world trying to sell them.
~By Kristin Hersh ~


Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being.
~By Ken Burns ~


We should not forget, no matter how we quantify it: 'Freedom is not free.' It is a painful lesson, but one from which we have learned in the past and one we should never forget.
~By Paul Gillmor ~


It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.
~By Karl Von Clausewitz ~


I felt that I ostracized myself by my behavior, by the past, by living with all the regrets of my mistakes, that I sort of wore a hair shirt and beat myself up most of the day thinking and regretting why did I make such a mistake? Why have I made so many mistakes?
~By Sarah Ferguson ~


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


To me the only real star of the movie is the writer. And I work with writers very closely, from outline to first draft and on to the seventh draft, whatever it takes. Then my job is to support the director to make the best movie we can. Some producers try to go past them, but my job is to support them.
~By Dino De Laurentiis ~


Your message is stupid. Iraq is not afraid of you or anyone else when it has a right to claim. What you warned about is not on Iraq's agenda. Iraq is vital and powerful. It is not an opportunistic country. Your administration has not learned from the past.
~By Mohammed Aldouri ~


My main expertise is in the past, but if I have to extrapolate into the future, I would say: no good news any time soon and an obvious exit strategy is not apparent to me.
~By Juan Cole ~


I refuse to be held responsible for bringing back a wave of pasty-faced people into the world.
~By Brian Molko ~


I believe in past lives but I know nothing about mine and I don't want to know. I live in the present, taking one day at a time.
~By Uri Geller ~


There are no pat answers - we're pushing through some new frontiers, and lessons of the past don't always apply.
~By Jim Barksdale ~


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.
~By Alex Campbell ~


Let me just tell you how thrilling it really is, and how, what a challenge it is, because in 1988 the question is whether we're going forward to tomorrow or whether we're going to go past to the - to the back!
~By Dan Quayle ~


A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young; not her face.
~By Billie Burke ~


All over the land are vast and handsome pastures, with good grass for cattle, and it strikes me the soil would be very fertile were the country inhabited and improved by reasonable people.
~By Alvar N. C. de Vaca ~


We can choose between the future and the past, between reason and ignorance, between true compassion and mere ideology.
~By Ron Reagan ~


Analyses of the movie marketplace points to an interesting phenomenon: High-profile movies are continuing to do well year-to-year in the U.S. and overseas - this past summer, for example, the top 10 movies registered at the same level as in '04.
~By Peter Bart ~


With Fellini, the fear dropped out of my work because it was such a happy experience... hanging out with Fellini, having pasta on the set with Fellini, and going out with Fellini!
~By Terence Stamp ~


In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people.
~By Wilma Mankiller ~


That's history. I say history because it happened in the past.
~By Murray Walker ~


Anybody can be very destructive in that position without at all meaning to be, and I know that I have been inadvertently destructive in the past for certain people on certain occasions.
~By Tobias Wolff ~


After voluntary exertions on the part of our people to which the history of the world furnishes no parallel, is the old root of bitterness still to remain in the ground, to sprout and bear fruit in the future as it has borne fruit in the past?
~By Robert Dale Owen ~


The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
~By Spiro T. Agnew ~


Study the past, if you would divine the future.
~By Confucius ~


Pakistan could be uneasy on the position of Indian military. But both the countries should take a bold decision, breaking from their past, to transform their relationship.
~By Simon Cameron ~


I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels some treasured item of my past, it would pine away in the artificial world where I had so abruptly placed it.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
~By Laurence J. Peter ~


Through all the relationship stuff I've gone through in the past few years, I know there are fundamental differences in how men and women view sex and how they view their futures.
~By Aaron Eckhart ~


Whatever I do, I attempt to do it fully. I try, and don't always succeed, to be thorough. There are musicians who do not know their worth, and if they knew it at one time, it has eluded them. I know my worth. You try not to dwell in the past.
~By Bill Dixon ~


There's been periods of broadcasts in the past where you could see all ages of entertainers, ranging from George Burns to Shirley Temple. That's not the condition now.
~By Merle Haggard ~


The American people expect more from Congress. They expect fiscal responsibility and common sense. They expect us to return to the pay-as-you-go budget rules that we had enacted in the past that helped us establish a surplus, however briefly.
~By Melissa Bean ~


This past year has been something else... it's opened my eyes to many things and many people. It's had its ups and downs and ins and outs. And I believe we've all been able to take something from that and grow in our own imparticular ways. We've over come obstacles, and set in motion opportunities that can change our own individual lives.
~By Kyle Schmid ~


I'm a lot easier to work with now than I have been in the past, for sure.
~By Maynard James Keenan ~


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.
~By Lion Feuchtwanger ~


I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present.
~By John Berger ~


Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go.
~By Fred Rogers ~


The best prophet of the future is the past.
~By George Byron ~


Anytime a person goes into a delicatessen and orders a pastrami on white bread, somewhere a Jew dies.
~By Milton Berle ~


I could not understand how it could move under its own power. And when it had driven past me, without even thinking why I found myself chasing it down the road, as hard as I could run.
~By Soichiro Honda ~


I am going away with him to an unknown country where I shall have no past and no name, and where I shall be born again with a new face and an untried heart.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


But before looking to the future, let's glance back at the road we've traveled these past two years because that is the source of much of the optimism we are all feeling about the future.
~By Linda Lingle ~


As one went to Europe to see the living past, so one must visit Southern California to observe the future.
~By Alison Lurie ~


When you have such a huge past, a big background as we have, you can play off that - a lot of people do. But we felt we wouldn't have a legitimate future unless we put something new together.
~By Andy Taylor ~


When you've moved past a point where you're just scrambling for jobs, you think about the things that you want to do. And the things that you want to do are governed by what you've seen, what you choose to embrace.
~By Danny Glover ~


Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


What is buried in the past of one generation falls to the next to claim.
~By Susan Griffin ~


Denver is a city that will be far more defined by its future than its past.
~By John Hickenlooper ~

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