„Perhaps that’s why I find myself looking backward. The past has a clarity I can no longer see in the present.“

—  Kristin Hannah, buch The Nightingale

Quelle: The Nightingale

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Kristin Hannah
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin 1960

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„I just don't see why the past has to matter.“

—  Cassandra Clare, buch City of Fallen Angels

Quelle: City of Fallen Angels

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„I have no intention of retaliating or looking backwards. We are going to forget the past and look forward to the future.“

—  Jomo Kenyatta First prime minister and first president of Kenya 1893 - 1978

(1964) Post-election statement. Virginia Morell, Ancestral Passions: The leakey Family and the Quest for Humankind's Beginnings, Copyright 1995, Chapter 19, beginning.

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„I always live in the present. The future I can't know. The past I no longer have.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, buch Das Buch der Unruhe des Hilfsbuchhalters Bernardo Soares

Ibid., p. 118
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Original: Vivo sempre no presente. O futuro, não o conheço. O passado, já o não tenho.

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„If I see an ending, I can work backward.“

—  Arthur Miller playwright from the United States 1915 - 2005

The New York Times (9 Feb 1986)

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„The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

In Churchill by Himself (2008), Appendix I: Red Herrings, ed. Langworth, PublicAffairs, p. 577 ISBN 1586486381; “Commonly ascribed to WSC, even by The Queen (Christmas Message, 1999). What Churchill actually said was ‘The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward’”.
The attribution of the mistaken form of the quote to Churchill dates from at least 1959 https://books.google.com/books?id=QN3hAAAAMAAJ&dq=The+farther+backward+you+look%2C+the+further+forward+you+can+see&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22backward+you+can+look%22.

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„Life is the past, the present and the perhaps.“

—  Bette Davis film and television actress from the United States 1908 - 1989

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„Perhaps if I make myself write I shall find out what is wrong with me.“

—  Dodie Smith, buch I Capture the Castle

Quelle: I Capture the Castle

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„The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.“

—  Kiran Desai, buch The Inheritance of Loss

Quelle: The Inheritance of Loss

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„I look forward and see myself look back.“

—  Erica Jong Novelist, poet, memoirist, critic 1942

Becoming Light: Poems New and Selected (1991)

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„Determinism looks backwards to the causes of the present state, not forward to the consequences.“

—  Matt Ridley, buch Genome

Quelle: Genome (1999), Chapter 22 “Free Will” (p. 307)

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