„I never dwell on past mistakes… There is too much to plan for the future to waste time complaining.“
— Cary Grant British-American film and stage actor 1904 - 1986
Context: I never dwell on past mistakes… There is too much to plan for the future to waste time complaining. Elsie Mendl was a great friend of mine for many, many years. And I remember the creed by which she lived: Never complain, never explain. Just think of the people you know who are always explaining their mistakes. It merely rubs the whole thing in. You’re reminded again of the mistake. And no one believes the explanation anyway.
„You know the story of 'Alice in Wonderland'. The red queen has to run faster and faster to keep still where she is. That is exactly what you are all doing. running faster and faster. But you are not moving anywhere.“
— U.G. Krishnamurti Indian philosopher 1918 - 2007
Part III: Nice Meeting You, and Goodbye
The Courage to Stand Alone (2001)
„When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.“
— Dian Fossey American zoologist, gorilla researcher 1932 - 1985
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
— Roger Waters English songwriter, bassist, and lyricist of Pink Floyd 1943
"Hello (I Love You)"
— Sara Shepard Author 1973
— Gautama Buddha philosopher, reformer and the founder of Buddhism -563 - -483 BC
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
Un homme heureux est trop content du présent pour trop se soucier de l'avenir.
From "Mes Projets d'Avenir", a French essay written at age 17 for a school exam (18 September 1896). The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein Vol. 1 (1987) Doc. 22.
Variant: A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.
— Alvin Toffler American writer 1928 - 2016
— Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852
A Canadian Boat-Song.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
— Emil Zátopek Czech Olympic long-distance runner 1922 - 2000
From original in Czech: Nemůžeš? Přidej! or ... když nemůžeš, tak přidej!
Source: Mostly Harmless
„Run faster, jump higher, reach farther, and you'll always win!
live life expecting the worst, hoping for the best, and living for the future!
Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.“
— Jerry Garcia American musician and member of the Grateful Dead 1942 - 1995
— Philippe Kahn Entrepreneur, camera phone creator 1952
Comments made in a speech at the computer museum regarding the energy spent in Silicon Valley at managing perception as opposed to creating new technology.
„The present! it sinketh with sorrow and care,
That but for the future, it never could bear;
We dwell in its shadow, we see by its light,
And to-day trusts to-morrow, it then will be bright.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Vow of the Peacock (1835)
Variant: Life moves very fast. It rushes us from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.
Source: Eleven Minutes (2003), p. 9.
Context: When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left! How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly? Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.