past quotes

When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.Lynn Abbey

Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.Berenice Abbott

To move past fear is a cliche.Tony Abbott

Over the past few years, the road to confrontation has shown its consequences: loss of innocent lives, destruction and fear. Most costly, however, was the loss of hope. The most precious gift that you can present to your peoples over the coming weeks is renewed hope born out of tangible progress on the ground.King Abdullah II

I'm interested in utopian communities of the past. Many of them didn't survive and I'm examining closely the reasons they failed.Marina Abramovic

We always project into the future or reflect in the past, but we are so little in the present.Marina Abramovic

I don't believe necessarily the past is in the past. It's eternal, it's all around us.Peter Ackroyd

The English have always been greedy for news of times past, with that mixture of fatalism and melancholy which is part of the national character.Peter Ackroyd

You don't have to be brought up in a grand house to have a sense of the past, and I truly believe that there are certain people to whom or through whom the territory - the place, the past - speaks.Peter Ackroyd

Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.George Ade

I wouldn't compare myself to any past Idol contestant, because I don't feel like I am like any of them. Maybe stories are cool but my story is different from most people's story. I don't like to compare myself to other people, I like to just be me.Naima Adedapo

The recent past always presents itself as if destroyed by catastrophes.Theodor Adorno

It is true, there are many bad people; there are more of them than in the past, but that is because there are more people, meaning the population has tripled; there must be three times more bad people.Bhumibol Adulyadej

I am concerned because even in the past two years that were the jubilee years, I have seen evident signs which show that the people are still in great difficulties, and there are things that still need to be remedied and looked after in many areas.Bhumibol Adulyadej

Israel is my past. My two boys are my future.Shai Agassi

The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.Spiro T. Agnew

Sometimes I feel people can move past what they've grown up around and their surroundings while in a place and some people need closure after they've left and then coming back. I've seen it happen with people I knew growing up that hated each other, and then years later you go home and you see them walking down the street and they have babies.Dianna Agron

I really feel free and not as serious as I have been in the past.Christina Aguilera

Forget the past - the future will give you plenty to worry about.George Allen, Sr.

Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens.Tom Allen