„You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, livro Survivor

Fonte: Survivor

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Escritor americano, autor de Clube da Luta 1962

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—  Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

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—  Rollo May US psychiatrist 1909 - 1994

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Contexto: The first thing necessary for a constructive dealing with time is to learn to live in the reality of the present moment. For psychologically speaking, this present moment is all we have. The past and future have meaning because they are part of the present: a past event has existence now because you are thinking of it at this present moment, or because it influences you so that you, as a living being in the present, are that much different. The future has reality because one can bring it into his mind in the present. Past was the present at one time, and the future will be the present at some coming moment. To try to live in the "when" of the future or the "then" of the past always involves an artificiality, a separating one's self from reality; for in actuality one exists in the present. The past has meaning as it lights up the present, and the future as it makes the present richer and more profound.

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—  Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016

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„I do not mistrust the future; I do not fear what is ahead. For our problems are large, but our heart is larger. Our challenges are great, but our will is greater. And if our flaws are endless, God's love is truly boundless.“

—  George H. W. Bush American politician, 41st President of the United States 1924 - 2018

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Contexto: I do not mistrust the future; I do not fear what is ahead. For our problems are large, but our heart is larger. Our challenges are great, but our will is greater. And if our flaws are endless, God's love is truly boundless.
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„You may have created my past and screwed up my present, but you have no control over my future.“

—  David Klass, livro You Don't Know Me

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