Quotes containing word "past"

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Sell also: preceding, retiring, yesteryear, yore

Definitions and meanings of word "past"

• Noun: the time that has elapsed; example: "forget the past"

• Noun: a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret); example: "reporters dug into the candidate's past"

• Noun: a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past

• Adj: earlier than the present time; no longer current; examples: "time past", "his youth is past", "this past Thursday", "the past year"

• Adj: of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; example: "a retiring member of the board"

• Adj: a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that existed at some previous time; example: "past participle"

• Adv: so as to pass a given point; example: "every hour a train goes past"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "past"

John Thorn
3 quotes about past
American Historian
Born Thursday 17 April 1947
Penelope Lively
5 quotes about past
English Critic, Author
Born Friday 17 March 1933
John F. Kennedy
6 quotes about past
American President
Tuesday 29 May 1917 - Friday 22 November 1963
Denis Waitley
3 quotes about past
American Writer, Author, Speaker, Consultant
Born 1933
Lawrence Lessig
2 quotes about past
American Educator, Activist
Born Saturday 3 June 1961
Susan Sontag
4 quotes about past
American Author, Activist
Saturday 28 January 1933 - Tuesday 28 December 2004
Walter Benjamin
2 quotes about past
German Philosopher, Critic
Friday 15 July 1892 - Friday 27 September 1940
Alex Campbell
3 quotes about past
Canadian Politician
Born Friday 1 December 1933
Azar Nafisi
4 quotes about past
Iranian Writer
Born 1955
Andrzej Wajda
2 quotes about past
Polish Director
Saturday 6 March 1926 - Sunday 9 October 2016
Lion Feuchtwanger
3 quotes about past
German Novelist, Playwright
Monday 7 July 1884 - Sunday 21 December 1958
Doug Coupland
4 quotes about past
Canadian Author
Born Saturday 30 December 1961

More fundamentally, it is a dream that does not die with the onset of manhood: the dream is to play endlessly, past the time when you are called home for dinner, past the time of doing chores, past the time when your body betrays you past time itself.

John Thorn

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Remember the refrain: We always build on the past; the past always tries to stop us. Freedom is about stopping the past, but we have lost that ideal.

Lawrence Lessig

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Nations without a past are contradictions in terms. What makes a nation is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the past, and historians are the people who produce it.

Eric Hobsbawm

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Language also encodes our past. We want to know who we are. To know who we are, we have to know who we used to be. Consequently, our literature, written in the past, anchors us in that past.

Andrzej Wajda

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So this anchoring in some way, in some important way in the past without repeating the past, but on the basis of the past building something new: that is what is important.

Gunther Schuller

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Faithfulness to the past can be a kind of death above ground. Writing of the past is a resurrection; the past then lives in your words and you are free.

Jessamyn West

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The 1984 European Championships were held in France and that was something important. I felt on form then, even though I was practically always injured at all the World Cups. It's a great memory. But in any case, the past is past.

Michel Platini

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I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free. Know what I'm saying? Move past the fear.

LL Cool J

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I like today and perhaps a little future still, but the past is really something I'm not interested in. So, as far as I'm concerned, I like only the past of things and people I don't know. When I know, I don't care because I knew how it was.

Karl Lagerfeld

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Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly begun to question the direction and meaning of our society as it has developed over the past several centuries.

Alex Campbell

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The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.

Stephen Ambrose

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J has told me about his past. I know what happened and why. But he is the one person who made me believe in my talent and whatever happened in the past, he's been a wonderful manager to me.

LaToya Jackson

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What was past was past. I suppose that was the general attitude.

V. S. Naipaul

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What happened in the past is just that, the past. Champion or not.

Steve Nash

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I love being able to escape my past, even though my past was great.

Perry Farrell

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He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not only to the image of the past, but to the past itself.

Theodor Adorno

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You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.

Denis Waitley

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I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.

Virginia Woolf

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Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.

Joe Adcock

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Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.

Denis Waitley

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