„I never dwell on past mistakes… There is too much to plan for the future to waste time complaining.“
— Cary Grant British-American film and stage actor 1904 - 1986
Context: I never dwell on past mistakes… There is too much to plan for the future to waste time complaining. Elsie Mendl was a great friend of mine for many, many years. And I remember the creed by which she lived: Never complain, never explain. Just think of the people you know who are always explaining their mistakes. It merely rubs the whole thing in. You’re reminded again of the mistake. And no one believes the explanation anyway.
„You know the story of 'Alice in Wonderland'. The red queen has to run faster and faster to keep still where she is. That is exactly what you are all doing. running faster and faster. But you are not moving anywhere.“
— U.G. Krishnamurti Indian philosopher 1918 - 2007
Part III: Nice Meeting You, and Goodbye
„When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.“
— Dian Fossey American zoologist, gorilla researcher 1932 - 1985
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
— Roger Waters English songwriter, bassist, and lyricist of Pink Floyd 1943
"Hello (I Love You)"
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
From "Mes Projets d'Avenir", a French essay written at age 17 for a school exam (18 September 1896). The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein Vol. 1 (1987) Doc. 22.
— Alvin Toffler American writer 1928 - 2016
— Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852
A Canadian Boat-Song.
„Thinking of the sun makes
my heart beat faster — too fast!
From this night winter begins.“
— Anna Akhmatova Russian modernist poet 1889 - 1966
Variant translations: Memory of sun fades in my heart What is this? Darkness? Maybe! — During the night comes winter. "Memory of the Sun" (alternate translation by Paula Goodman)
— Emil Zátopek Czech Olympic long-distance runner 1922 - 2000
From original in Czech: Nemůžeš? Přidej! or ... když nemůžeš, tak přidej!
„Run faster, jump higher, reach farther, and you'll always win!
live life expecting the worst, hoping for the best, and living for the future!
Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.“
— Jerry Garcia American musician and member of the Grateful Dead 1942 - 1995