„I believe that I've made good judgments in the past, and I think I've made good judgments in the future.“
— Dan Quayle American politician, lawyer 1947
— Protima Bedi Indian model and dancer 1948 - 1998
When she left the Nitygram village quoted in "Bowing Out".
„The meaning of my total existence involves knowing the possibilities of my future as well as my past, where I'm going as well as where I've been.“
— Daniel Keyes, livro Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon (1966)
— Omar Khayyám Persian poet, philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer 1048 - 1131
Why, To-morrow I may be
Myself with Yesterday's Sev'n Thousand Years.
Fonte: The Rubaiyat (1120)
— Chuck Palahniuk, livro Survivor
— Grace Hopper American computer scientist and United States Navy officer 1906 - 1992
As quoted in The Reader's Digest (October 1994), p. 185
— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
— Diana Gabaldon, livro The Fiery Cross
Fonte: The Fiery Cross
„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.“
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow American poet 1807 - 1882
Hyperion http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/5436, Bk. IV, Ch. 8 (1839).
„I think of myself, of all that I am. Myself, my home, my hours; the past, and the future, — it was going to be like the past!“
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
Light (1919), Ch. XV - An Apparition
Contexto: I think of myself, of all that I am. Myself, my home, my hours; the past, and the future, — it was going to be like the past! And at that moment I feel, weeping within me and dragging itself from some little bygone trifle, a new and tragical sorrow in dying, a hunger to be warm once more in the rain and the cold: to enclose myself in myself in spite of space, to hold myself back, to live.
„I've seen the future and it will be
I've seen the future and it works
If there's life after, we will see
So I can't go like a jerk
Systematic overthrow of the underclass
Hollywood conjures images of the past
New world needs spirituality that will last
I've seen the future and it will be.“
— Prince American pop, songwriter, musician and actor 1958 - 2016
Song lyrics, Batman (1989)
„If you could not accept the past and its burden, there was no future, for without one there cannot be the other, and […] if you could accept the past you might hope for the future, for only out of the past can you make the future.“
— Robert Penn Warren, livro All the King's Men
Fonte: All the King's Men (1946)
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2015, Bloody Sunday Speech (March 2015)
Contexto: We respect the past, but we don’t pine for the past. We don’t fear the future; we grab for it. America is not some fragile thing. We are large, in the words of Whitman, containing multitudes. We are boisterous and diverse and full of energy, perpetually young in spirit. That’s why someone like John Lewis at the ripe old age of 25 could lead a mighty march. And that’s what the young people here today and listening all across the country must take away from this day. You are America. Unconstrained by habit and convention. Unencumbered by what is, because you’re ready to seize what ought to be. For everywhere in this country, there are first steps to be taken, there’s new ground to cover, there are more bridges to be crossed. And it is you, the young and fearless at heart, the most diverse and educated generation in our history, who the nation is waiting to follow.
„Everyone, including I, is certain
that "that thing" they're searching for
is in the future.
But how many people have realized
that "that" is actually in the past?
I can't even guess.“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978