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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 ~


Know what the old masters did. Know how they composed their pictures, but do not fall into the conventions they established. These conventions were right for them, and they are wonderful. They made their language. You make yours. All the past can help you.
~By Robert Henri ~


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 ~


The value of the beans for oil production, as well as for human food, has become recognized so quickly and so generally during the past year that the crop has acquired a commercial standing far in excess of its previous status.
~By David F. Houston ~


There is a lack of critical assessment of the past. But you have to understand that the current ruling elite is actually the old ruling elite. So they are incapable of a self-critical approach to the past.
~By Ryszard Kapuscinski ~


The lessons of the past should steer us towards ensuring lasting legacies for generations yet to be born.
~By Hun Sen ~


We all need a past - that's where our sense of identity comes from.
~By Penelope Lively ~


What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.
~By Willa Cather ~


He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be - a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
~By A. J. P. Taylor ~


It can be rebuilt if other countries with selfish interests will not meddle, as has been done in the past.
~By Bulent Ecevit ~


The very desire for guarantees that our values are eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps only a craving for the certainties of childhood or the absolute values of our primitive past.
~By Isaiah Berlin ~


For the past several years, the Meth Caucus has worked to engage the Office of National Drug Control Policy on this issue. We have tried to get their attention that meth requires a strong, comprehensive Federal policy.
~By Rick Larsen ~


I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.
~By Herb Caen ~


We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
~By George Washington ~


With so many of our fundamental rights hanging in the balance, it is not good enough to simply roll the dice, hoping a nominee has changed his past views. It's not good enough to think, 'This is the best we can expect from this president'.
~By Barbara Boxer ~


Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
~By Lewis Mumford ~


We must work to stabilize Social Security. We must not gamble with our nation's social insurance program, one of our most popular and effective federal programs that has remained dependable and stable for the past 70 years.
~By Grace Napolitano ~


I never saved my money. Whenever I worked in the past, I would spend it on my family or my husbands.
~By Linda Evans ~


We cannot undo the past in this misguided war in Iraq.
~By Xavier Becerra ~


Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.
~By Jim Rohn ~


But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world.
~By John Thorn ~


The day is past when schools could afford to give sufficient time and attention to the teaching of the ancient languages to enable the student to get that enjoyment out of classical literature that made the lives of our grandfathers so rich.
~By James Loeb ~


The dark shadow we seem to see in the distance is not really a mountain ahead, but the shadow of the mountain behind - a shadow from the past thrown forward into our future. It is a dark sludge of historical sectarianism. We can leave it behind us if we wish.
~By David Trimble ~


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


Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present.
~By George Lucas ~


Thus, the questions we should ask here are what makes the current economic upswing different from the past two recoveries, and whether such differences are sufficient for the economy to reach the sustained growth path.
~By Toshihiko Fukui ~


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


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


Even with, or perhaps, because of, this background, I have over the past few years sensed a very dramatic change in attitude on the part of Prince Edward Islanders towards the on-going rush for so-called modernization.
~By Alex Campbell ~


In 1973, America imported 30 percent of its crude oil needs. Today, that number has doubled to more than 60 percent. Gas prices are as high as they are now in part because we've had no comprehensive national energy policy for the past few decades.
~By Gary Miller ~


Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens.
~By Tom Allen ~


We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.
~By Stephen Covey ~


Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution, and it was designed to eat the Constitution, to progress past the Constitution.
~By Glenn Beck ~


Faith may be encouraged by what has happened in the past, or what is thought to have happened in the past, but the only proof of it is in the future.
~By Sydney Carter ~


The form of my poem rises out of a past that so overwhelms the present with its worth and vision that I'm at a loss to explain my delusion that there exist any real links between that past and a future worthy of it.
~By Hart Crane ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


We just want to win. That's the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don't really reflect on what we've done in the past. We focus on the present.
~By Derek Jeter ~


We have to get better at that. All of the Stanley Cup winning teams throughout the past few seasons, when they needed to play defense, they did it. If you can play defense, that's when you know it's game over.
~By Steve Yzerman ~


I discovered that the study of past philosophers is of little use unless our own reality enters into it. Our reality alone allows the thinker's questions to become comprehensible.
~By Karl Jaspers ~


Louis Pasteur said, 'Chance favors the prepared mind.' If you're really engaged in the writing, you'll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in.
~By Michael Chabon ~


I was so angry to realize I'm a Quebecois, with no past, no history, just two cans of maple syrup.
~By Jean Claude Lauzon ~


I am always a beginner. I only try to include different parts of life; the pastoral, the tragic, et cetera.
~By Ian Hamilton Finlay ~


Just to cover the increase in fuel costs over the past two years, American would have had to raise fares nearly $75 per round-trip ticket. During this time period, our average fare increased by only $15.
~By Gerard Arpey ~


It's hard to avoid the past but one goes forward.
~By Andy Summers ~


I don't have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might've unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.
~By Jimi Hendrix ~


In a lot of films, they're showing more complete, developed characters of diverse ethnic backgrounds. The larger concern is to be able to tastefully explore the stereotypes, and still move past them to see the core of people.
~By Forest Whitaker ~


I'm not good at future planning. I don't plan at all. I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow. I don't have a day planner and I don't have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.
~By Heath Ledger ~


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


When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past... And when you are seventy, nearly all of you.
~By Jean Anouilh ~


In exile, I have tried to profit by the past and prepare for the future.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


It is, then, by those shadows of the hoary Past and their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen of every religion and philosophy, that we can, by checking them as we go along, and comparing them, trace out finally the body that produced them.
~By H. P. Blavatsky ~


Not to be born is, past all prizing, best.
~By Sophocles ~


We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses.
~By Mario Cuomo ~


My only general rule was to steer away from things I played with the band over the past couple of tours. I was interested in re-shaping the Rising material for live shows, so people could hear the bare bones of that.
~By Bruce Springsteen ~


If today is anything like the typical day of the past 3 years, three American soldiers will die in Iraq or Afghanistan, the Taliban will get a little stronger in Afghanistan and the civil war will continue to be enhanced in Iraq.
~By Alcee Hastings ~


We have to look forward and keep filming new films and not get stuck in the past.
~By Nick Park ~


I've got a long list of books I wish I'd never written-and I've kept them all out of print for the past 20 years.
~By Dean Koontz ~


A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
~By Grandma Moses ~


Our politics are our deepest form of expression: they mirror our past experiences and reflect our dreams and aspirations for the future.
~By Paul Wellstone ~


I was always attracted to the past as a kid.
~By Stanley Tucci ~


The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
~By Herbert Spencer ~


East Hampton happens to have been the first place in the world where I was a star, a real star with a star pasted above my name on the dressing-room door.
~By Eva Gabor ~


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.
~By Steven Hatfill ~


The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community - these are the most vital things education must try to produce.
~By Virginia Gildersleeve ~


I think it puts baseball back on the map as a sport. It's America's pastime and just look at everyone coming out to the ballpark. It has been an exciting year.
~By Mark McGwire ~


Once people start making comparisons to a player of the past, they want you to be that player. I try to go out there and create my own image, my own style, my own type of game. Right now I can't even think of one guy I've been compared to.
~By Paul Pierce ~


I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
~By Tony Robbins ~


A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
~By James M. Barrie ~


The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects - making it possible... to see a new beauty in what is vanishing.
~By Susan Sontag ~


On his own okay, Bush has authorized eavesdropping on as many as a thousand people over the past three years, with some of those intercepts being purely domestic, the New York Times reported.
~By Margaret Carlson ~


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 ~


Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present.
~By Edmond de Goncourt ~


In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.
~By Knut Hamsun ~


Don't ignore the past, but deal with it, on your own pace. Once you deal with it, you are free of it; and you are free to embrace your life and be a happy loving person because if you don't, the past will come back to haunt and keep coming back to haunt you.
~By Boris Kodjoe ~


Over the past two decades, we have clearly seen an erosion of ethical values.
~By Arthur Levitt ~


I always think that I love doing what I'm doing at the moment. The past is over. I can't go play one of those characters again. But I can play this and I can continue to grow in what I'm doing at the moment and that's really what I'm thinking about now.
~By Gavin MacLeod ~


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


You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
~By Johnny Cash ~


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 ~


A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


In the past I've made movies that were pretty universally liked. You can't really hate them. You can discard them, but you can't really hate them.
~By Ang Lee ~


Because usually in the past when I was in a big band, that was all I did.
~By Kathy Valentine ~


For many years, our Messianic Jewish brothers and sisters have paid a great price. Other Jews have rejected them, and the Christian church would require they walk away from their traditions to fit into the Gentile culture. We must face these past wrongs.
~By Bill McCartney ~


The curious defiled past him, after squeezing the Presidential fingers into the room, and settled either on the sofa or chairs or remained standing for protracted observations.
~By Henry Villard ~


I'm 36 and if I met a woman of my own age and married her, I'd also be marrying her former life, her past. It might be OK for some people - I don't want to judge it or anything - but it's not for me. It would destroy my creativity.
~By Henry Rollins ~


Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.
~By John Lyly ~


I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives - and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan.
~By James Van Der Beek ~


The idea is that there is a kind of memory in nature. Each kind of thing has a collective memory. So, take a squirrel living in New York now. That squirrel is being influenced by all past squirrels.
~By Rupert Sheldrake ~


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 ~


It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors.
~By Titus Livius ~


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


I feel less often compelled to do the work than I was in the past.
~By Daniel Day Lewis ~


For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered; for Americans it is just beyond the horizon.
~By Henry A. Kissinger ~


He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not only to the image of the past, but to the past itself.
~By Theodor Adorno ~


Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone. The English do, and it's been their only major business advantage for the past two centuries.
~By Doug Coupland ~


The sacrifices ordinary American men and women from communities large and small have been willing to make, often before they were past their teenage years, have secured our nation unprecedented freedoms and made us the world's bulwark of liberty.
~By Steve Buyer ~


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

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