Posts Tagged ‘past’

Quote of the day, June 29

June 29, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on creativity

“Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”

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Quote of the day, Jan. 6

January 6, 2017

Mark Knopfler, on the past

“Instead of receding, the past actually becomes more important. That’s what will happen to you. It sounds unlikely, but the past actually changes complexion as you get older.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 15

October 17, 2016

William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

“What’s past is prologue.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 14

August 14, 2016

William Shakespeare, from Henry IV, Part II

“Past and to come seems best; things present worst.”

Quote of the day, May 20

May 20, 2015

Roger Cohen, on the past (New York Times, 2015)

“I am a newspaperman. I try to understand, evoke and make vivid the present. That is not possible without understanding the past. We are the sum of our lived moments. It is worth turning time’s arrow backward.”

Quote of the day, May 30

May 30, 2014

W.H. Auden, on history

“Man is a history-making creature who can neither repeat his past nor leave it behind.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 3

December 3, 2012

Lillian Hellman, on history (1976)

“I do not believe in recovery. The past with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be.”