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Did you know that the word "tsunami," which is now being used worldwide, is a Japanese word? This is indicative of the extent to which Japan has been subject to frequent tsunami disasters in the past.
~By Junichiro Koizumi ~


I've done Graham Norton's show three times now. He tackles taboos and subject matter that wouldn't make it past the censors in the States.
~By Kyle MacLachlan ~


As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Every President that went to China, I would meet them and have dinner and talk about the past and the future. That was in the '70s.
~By Jet Li ~


There is no such thing as a good or bad ad in isolation. What is good at one moment is bad at another. Research can trap you into the past.
~By William Bernbach ~


The future will be the child of the past and the present, even if a rebellious child.
~By George Crumb ~


The future hasn't happened yet and the past is gone. So I think the only moment we have is right here and no, and I try to make the best of those moments, the moments that I'm in.
~By Annie Lennox ~


Duncan Aldrich has been my partner in most recording projects, and touring projects, for the past decade.
~By Warren Zevon ~


A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.
~By Fidel Castro ~


I'm at peace with myself and where I am. In the past, I was always looking to see how everybody else was doing. I wasn't competitive, I was comparative. I just wanted to be where everybody else was. Now I've gotten to an age when I am not comparing anymore.
~By Courteney Cox ~


Saddam Hussein has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do.
~By Henry Waxman ~


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 ~


People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind.
~By Joel Osteen ~


I was very lucky. Things happened, both bad and good, but I never got into real, deep trouble. But it wore me down. By the time I was 18, I was done. I didn't want to live the life any more. I needed to develop past the point that busking takes you to.
~By Madeleine Peyroux ~


Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


I can't live off of yesterday - that's in the past.
~By Juice Newton ~


Firms would be given initial entitlements to gross markup on the basis of past performance. These entitlements would be transferable and a market in them would be developed.
~By William Vickrey ~


In fact, the history of North America has been perhaps more profoundly influenced by man's inheritance from his past homes than by the physical features of his present home.
~By Ellsworth Huntington ~


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 ~


It has been popular to threaten "small islands and low-lying coasts" with scenarios of disastrous future flooding. The Maldives has been the most utilised target. We have undertaken a careful analysis of actual sea level changes in the Maldives. No rise has been recorded either in the present or the past centuries.
~By Nils-Axel Morner ~


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 ~


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


You can't undo the past... but you can certainly not repeat it.
~By Bruce Willis ~


We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past.
~By George Crook ~


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


People used to say everyone knows someone who's had breast cancer. In the past few weeks, I've learned something else: Everyone has someone close to them who has had breast cancer.
~By Debbie Wasserman Schultz ~


Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.
~By Mary McCarthy ~


You try to avoid the mistakes you made in the past.
~By Julio Iglesias ~


Polls are frequently taken to try to tease out or determine likely directions and trends, but once taken, they belong to the past, requiring that new polls be taken.
~By Alan Dundes ~


Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people in themselves in the world. Happiness, I think, only exists when you're a child and once you go past 11, unfortunately it's gone.
~By Andrea Corr ~


People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it.
~By Sparky Anderson ~


During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago.
~By Norman Borlaug ~


I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
~By Donald Trump ~


And I'm hoping that fair-minded people will stand up and say that what's been done to me is wrong, and that-that people's personal lives have no impact on their ability to be a journalist, you know. Why should my past prevent me from having a future?
~By Jeff Gannon ~


I found with this record I had to really be strong-willed, because in the past I've tended to tinker and add a thing or take a thing away, and nearly always been wrong.
~By Elvis Costello ~


In the past the publishers I've worked with have been extremely generous. And in almost every case, have been people who believed in the work rather than the sales and marketing.
~By Peter Sotos ~


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.
~By Lewis B. Smedes ~


I have had shoulder injuries in the past, but usually it's from training.
~By Warren Cuccurullo ~


I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.
~By Patrick Henry ~


I don't think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.
~By Bob Dylan ~


We have to be willing to give up all the injustices of the past that did exist - and that do exist right now. When we become interested in liberation, we then become interested in that which transcends time.
~By Andrew Cohen ~


The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past.
~By Robertson Davies ~


The diseases of the present have little in common with the diseases of the past save that we die of them.
~By Agnes Repplier ~


I'm pleased the administration is endorsing the need for legislation dealing with the chemical sector. In the past, the administration's position has been ambiguous.
~By Susan Collins ~


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


The French Revolution is the ultimate modernist statement. Destroy everything. Don't build on the past. There is no past.
~By John Corigliano ~


To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future - it is not necessarily having to focus on the present.
~By Bo Bennett ~


Have you heard a single national figure tell you all of the crises of the recent past are not economic, they're cultural?
~By Newt Gingrich ~


If Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be, and He did die on a cross at a point of time in history, then, for all history past and all history future it is relevant because that is the very focal point for forgiveness and redemption.
~By Josh McDowell ~


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


Creation is not taking place now, so far as can be observed. Therefore, it was accomplished sometime in the past, if at all, and thus is inaccessible to the scientific method.
~By Henry M. Morris ~


The past history of our globe must be explained by what can be seen to be happening now. No powers are to be employed that are not natural to the globe, no action to be admitted except those of which we know the principle.
~By James Hutton ~


The present in New York is so powerful that the past is lost.
~By John Jay Chapman ~


This act demonstrates graphically a turning away the past and moving ahead. You now get to refresh your time in a friendly way by running with the watch instead of against it or away from it.
~By Joe Henderson ~


During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites, has woven a network of communication which puts each part of the world in to almost instant contact with all the other parts.
~By David Bohm ~


The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive.
~By John Sladek ~


Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice.
~By Jacques Barzun ~


Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.
~By Douglas Horton ~


I get letters from women, and they say, 'I love your Roman nose.' If I weren't on TV and I walked past that same woman, she'd go, 'Did you see the beak on that guy?
~By Matt Lauer ~


Consistency is the paste jewel that only cheap men cherish.
~By William Allen White ~


Mexican immigration poses challenges to our policies and to our identity in a way nothing else has in the past.
~By Samuel P. Huntington ~


In the past 3-4 years I've developed a habit of keeping numerous small cassette recorders in my house and in a bag with me so that I'm able to commit to tape memory song ideas on a constant basis.
~By Dwight Yoakam ~


I just don't want to live like I used to. And at some point, I'm going to put a gag order on myself in terms of talking about the past. I've got to slam the door and deal with the present and the future.
~By Charlie Sheen ~


For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.
~By Hubert H. Humphrey ~


I've always loved words. I ate up all the books I could get my hands on, and when I couldn't get books, I read candy wrappers and labels on cereal and toothpaste boxes.
~By Judy Holliday ~


The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.
~By Cyril Connolly ~


If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
~By Warren Buffett ~


The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
~By John Milton ~


What I find interesting about folklore is the dialogue it gives us with storytellers from centuries past.
~By Terri Windling ~


Too often in the past, U.S. leaders have forced Israel to pay the price for American strategic interests in the Middle East - through concessions in the peace process as well as passivity in the face of Iraqi attacks.
~By Ron Silver ~


The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock.
~By Sam Ervin ~


Although Alchemy has now fallen into contempt, and is even considered a thing of the past, the physicain should not be influenced by such judgements.
~By Paracelsus ~


I love the smell of shampoo on a girl's hair. You can walk past someone and be like, 'Wow, you took a shower this morning, didn't you? Because you smell lovely!'
~By Jensen Ackles ~


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


People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
~By J. Michael Straczynski ~


Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions.
~By Sai Baba ~


I began to feel that the drama of the truth that is in the moment and in the past is richer and more interesting than the drama of Hollywood movies. So I began looking at documentary films.
~By Ken Burns ~


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


I have said this in the past and I will continue to repeat it as long as I live: Whoever tries to hurt our national unity is my enemy until the day of judgement.
~By King Hussein I ~


There was a lot of Southern Baptist preachers and some yelling ones but mostly we had a pastor who didn't scream and I found a lot of comfort and joy and peace as a child hearing the Bible.
~By Victoria Jackson ~


I am not as scared about people tearing this one up as I would have been in the past because of the basis in 'knowing' this one has. There are people out there that are hungry for this.
~By Kenny Loggins ~


If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation.
~By John Acton ~


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


We have for the past year and undoubtedly will be for the next year, dealing with an electorate that is more alienated and more cynical than at any point in modern time.
~By Robert Teeter ~


We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
~By Charles R. Swindoll ~


There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim.
~By Billie Jean King ~


Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.
~By Charles R. Swindoll ~


In reality, the past is preserved by itself automatically.
~By Henri Bergson ~


I recall feeling an almost delicious terror when one day I found myself alone in the midst of tall June grasses that grew high as my head. But here the secret working of self consciousness is almost too entangled with the things of the past for me to explain it.
~By Pierre Loti ~


When I came back, I wasn't looking past this year. This is a bonus for me. I just wish it would have turned out a little better, but we all don't get what we want all the time.
~By Vinny Testaverde ~


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 ~


What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.
~By William Least Heat Moon ~


But even after the first week, when Hart got out of the presidential race because of the Washington Post's threat to reveal a long-term relationship Hart had apparently been having with a prominent Washington woman, the media continued to embellish my past.
~By Donna Rice ~


I don't want to be disrespectful of the president of the United States, but as a political person, one of the things I appreciated about this president, in the past year especially, is he is a fantastic candidate.
~By Ed Gillespie ~


When I produce a movie - and I've produced a number of movies, unlike Arnold - yes, I'm frustrated when the union says you can't do this, you can't work past that hour, you've got to break for lunch. But ultimately, they're right. What they do is for everyone's benefit.
~By Warren Beatty ~


Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing, Thanks for mercies past received.
~By John Sheffield ~


An expert is someone who knows a lot about the past.
~By Tom Hopkins ~


Let them look to the past, but let them also look to the future; let them look to the land of their ancestors, but let them look also to the land of their children.
~By Wilfrid Laurier ~


But that in and of itself this past year was not a factor in what I did for the national team every time I stepped out there, or in training, or when I stepped out there in the WUSA.
~By Tiffeny Milbrett ~


There are thus great swathes of the past where understanding is more important and reputable than judgement, because the principal actors performed in line with the ideas and values of that time, not of ours.
~By Douglas Hurd ~

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January 31 ,2023
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