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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 ~


The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember.
~By Harold Pinter ~


Like the philosopher, the author views his task as one of establishing a clear connection between life and history, and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future.
~By Lion Feuchtwanger ~


You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past - whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.
~By Bob Dylan ~


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


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 ~


The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.
~By Wendell Berry ~


Of history, how little do we know by personal contact; we have lived a few years, seen a few men, witnessed some important events; but what are these in the whole sum of the world's past.
~By Matthew Simpson ~


The past is never dead. It's not even past.
~By William Faulkner ~


One very important aspect of our contemporary musical culture - some might say the supremely important aspect - is its extension in the historical and geographical senses to a degree unknown in the past.
~By George Crumb ~


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


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 ~


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


The way you remember the past depends upon your hope for the future. And if what you see in your future has no hope, it has no potential, then you view the past that brought you to here as not very good.
~By Story Musgrave ~


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


There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past.
~By Jean Rostand ~


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


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


Customary though it may be to write about that institutionalized pastime as though it existed apart from the general environment, my story does not lend itself to such treatment.
~By Curt Flood ~


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 ~


To be old is to be part of a huge and ordinary multitude... the reason why old age was venerated in the past was because it was extraordinary.
~By Ronald Blythe ~


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 ~


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


Considering the fact that I've used it in the past, and know what it is, and seen the results of it, I don't view marijuana as a dangerous drug.
~By Tim Robbins ~


The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
~By Rene Descartes ~


I belong to a nation which over the past centuries has experienced many hardships and reverses. The world reacted with silence or with mere sympathy when Polish frontiers were crossed by invading armies and the sovereign state had to succumb to brutal force.
~By Lech Walesa ~


The present hardly exists, after all-it becomes the past even as it happens. A tricky medium, time - and central to the concerns of fiction.
~By Penelope Lively ~


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


The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
~By Mary Pickford ~


Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


The justice of our cause must be reflected in the manner in which we rectify the crimes of the past.
~By Jalal Talabani ~


In this bright future you can't forget your past.
~By Bob Marley ~


Surrender your forces and give yourselves and your troops the opportunity to be a part of Iraq's future and not a part of Iraq's past.
~By Peter Pace ~


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 ~


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 ~


Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings.
~By Cary Grant ~


Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years.
~By Bobby Knight ~


We make too much of that long groan which underlines the past.
~By Derek Walcott ~


There are pastors who won't go to people's sick beds. How can people of God turn their back on the sick, poor and hungry?
~By James Robinson ~


I don't think you can run around and crash and bang quite the way that I might have done in the past.
~By Eric Lindros ~


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 ~


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


I'm sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


We, who are the living, possess the past. Tomorrow is for our martyrs.
~By James L. Farmer, Jr. ~


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 ~


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 feel like I've started a new chapter in my life, and I need to leave the past behind.
~By Jennifer Capriati ~


By this time it was past six, and the enemy's van and ours were at too great a distance to engage, I perceived some of their ships stretching to the northward; and I imagined they were going to form a new line.
~By John Byng ~


It was really a pleasure to play someone who's literally pushed past her breaking point repeatedly.
~By Jeri Ryan ~


Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.
~By Adrienne Rich ~


If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.
~By William James ~


It's funny, we all really, really got along. I don't know how it was in years past but this year, I was really with a good group of people. No one tried to sabotage each other or steal the other ones moments.
~By LaToya London ~


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 ~


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


I did some pastels and I did other pieces in which there was just basically one color per square, and then they would get bigger and I could get 2 or 3 colors into the square, and ultimately I just started making oil paintings.
~By Chuck Close ~


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 ~


While women certainly have made great strides toward pay parity in the past 30 years, there is still a gap in earnings between men and women in equivalent professions.
~By Ginny B. Waite ~


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 ~


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


Whatever I have come to offer, I have come to offer and it may or may not be connected to anything that has happened in the past.
~By Bill Bruford ~


Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


Which is not to discount everything I've done in my past; everything I have learned tremendously from.
~By Rachel True ~


All that is noble in the world's past history, and especially the minds of the great and the good, are never lost.
~By James Martineau ~


We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way. Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear.
~By King Hussein ~


My mission is a cosmic mission. My concern is for all of humanity, and not only this present world, but the world hereafter. My mission penetrates the past, present, and future, and encompasses all humanity.
~By Sun Myung Moon ~


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 ~


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 ~


The thing is, it really did take us too long to get these recordings done. We've had our rough times in the studio in the past, but after four weeks most of the material would have been recorded. This time it seemed like it just goes on and on.
~By Ed O'Brien ~


I've devoted a lot of my time and effort during the past few years to developing my advertising copywriting business to the point of where I can support my family and don't have to depend on writing fiction for my income.
~By George Stephen ~


The other inmates stand in a long straight line, flanked by guards, and I am dragged past them. I do not respect them, because they will not run - will not try to escape.
~By Jack Henry Abbott ~


Pastoral theology and care helps people look deeper at the intersection between their inherited religious traditions and their current life situations.
~By Larry Graham ~


In the future as in the past, both Clausewitz and Sun Tzu will undoubtedly have a lot to offer.
~By Martin van Creveld ~


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 ~


The past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present.
~By Paul Scott ~


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


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


Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.
~By John Updike ~


No matter the bad things that happened in past time, let's try to live the best we can now.
~By Ziggy Marley ~


I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


We need to educate Americans about the real harms of marijuana if we want to sustain the gains we've made over the past three years.
~By John Walters ~


The director's who want to be innovative use the DVD as a tool to see what people have done in the past and you have other people who will actually take from better directors and that makes them better directors.
~By Jerry Bruckheimer ~


I made records in the past that are as traditional as any other country records that have been made, but at the same time the records have a contemporary slant on it too.
~By Vince Gill ~


Most of the media... is positioning the merger with Compaq and the recent actions by Walter Hewlett and David Packard as a fight between the past and the future.
~By Carly Fiorina ~


I can't tell you where a poem comes from, what it is, or what it is for: nor can any other man. The reason I can't tell you is that the purpose of a poem is to go past telling, to be recognised by burning.
~By A. R. Ammons ~


The history of the past interests us only in so far as it illuminates the history of the present.
~By Ernest Dimnet ~


If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


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


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 ~


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


The way that organizations and organisms anticipate the future is by taking signals from the past, most the time.
~By Kevin Kelly ~


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 ~


With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will.
~By Ernst Haas ~


Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
~By Maya Angelou ~


The nervous system and the automatic machine are fundamentally alike in that they are devices, which make decisions on the basis of decisions they made in the past.
~By Norbert Wiener ~


What grieves me most in my past offenses, O my loving God, is not so much the punishment I have deserved, as the displeasure I have given You, Who are worthy of infinite love.
~By Alphonsus Liguori ~


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


Any Human Rights Council reform that allows countries that sponsor terrorism to remain as members, such as Cuba, is not real reform. And in the past, countries such as Libya, Iran and Syria have participated on this council.
~By Michael McCaul ~


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


I think computing power is ready to do 3D justice. It was great for shooters and racing games in the past, but I didn't think it was right for strategy games.
~By Sid Meier ~


So much of our future lies in preserving our past.
~By Peter Westbrook ~

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