„Once he’d been in his twenties, looking forward. Now he was a shade past fifty, and what he looked back on was subtly less satisfactory than what he had looked forward to.“

—  Algis Budrys, The Executioner, p. 122 (originally published in Astounding Science Fiction, January 1956)
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American writer 1931 - 2008

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—  Agnetha Fältskog Swedish recording artist and entertainer 1950
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„I look forward and see myself look back.“

—  Erica Jong Novelist, poet, memoirist, critic 1942

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„To look up and not down,
To look forward and not back,
To look out and not in, — and
To lend a hand.“

—  Edward Everett Hale American author and Unitarian clergyman 1822 - 1909
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„I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work.“

—  William Ernest Hocking American philosopher 1873 - 1966
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„Fashion's not about looking back. It's always about looking forward.“

—  Anna Wintour English editor-in-chief of American Vogue 1949
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„I had a look at the keeper and I was thinking that he was a bit too much forward from his line. I tried instinctively to shoot and to hit the target. I was a bit lucky but that's what I wanted to do.“

—  Olivier Giroud French footballer 1986
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„I'd rather look forward and dream, than look backward and regret.“

—  James Van Praagh, Unfinished Business: What the Dead Can Teach Us About Life