Looking At The Past Quotes by Zoe Leonard, Selima Hill, Ruth Cracknell, Paulo Freire, John F. Kennedy, Martha Graham and many others.
There’s a desire for me in the work, even when I’m looking at the past, to be looking from the present. It’s to be here now. It’s looking in the present tense.
What am I writing for anyway? Is it like dreaming? Is it a benevolent process? Something that moves the past forward? And what about those people who say all you get from looking at the past is a stiff neck?
But now, the final feeling… is one of gratitude that the journey was undertaken. Looking at the past has meant, for the first time, being able to let it go.
Looking at the past must only be a means of understanding more clearly what and who they are so that they can more wisely build the future.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
Looking at the past is like lolling in a rocking chair. It is so relaxing and you can rock back and forth on the porch, and never go forward.
Sometimes it takes looking at the past to really be able to move forward and learn from it.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.