182 Best The Past Quotes And Sayings

The past is not a place you can go to relive it. It’s gone, and done. Instead, we can choose to move on and learn from it, no matter how bad we may feel we had it wrong. So whether we’re feeling nostalgic about the past or planning for the future, these past quotes are here to help you move on with your life.

How sad and bad and mad it was - but...
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How sad and bad and mad it was - but then, how it was sweet Robert Browning
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If you never tell anyone the truth about yourself, eventually you start to forget. The love, the heartbreak, the joy, the despair, the things I did that were good, the things I did that were shameful--if I kept them all inside, my memories of them would start to disappear. And then I would disappear. Cassandra Clare
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Accomplishments don’t erase shame, hatred, cruelty, silence, ignorance, discrimination, low self-esteem or immorality. It covers it up, with a creative version of pride and ego. Only restitution, forgiving yourself and others, compassion, repentance and living with dignity will ever erase the past. Shannon L. Alder
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The nostalgia of a moment's love can be an illusionary precipice from which we fall from truth; in heartbreak, what we escape to in the past is what tortures us in the present. Mike Norton
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In history, truth should be held sacred, at whatever cost .. . especially against the narrow and futile patriotism, which, instead of pressing forward in pursuit of truth, takes pride in walking backwards to cover the slightest nakedness of our forefathers. Col. Thomas Aspinwall
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My father taught me that you can you read a hundred books on wisdom and write a hundred books on wisdom, but unless you apply what you learned then its only words on a page. Life is not lived with intentions, but action. Shannon L. Alder
Why is it that happiness remembered feels like despair?
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Why is it that happiness remembered feels like despair? Heather Chaplin
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I was yours once till death if you cared to keep me, but I'm someone else's now-- I can't hang about whining for ever--and he's mine in a way that shocks you, but why don't you stop being shocked and attend to your own happiness? E.m. Forster
Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my...
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Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you. Ranata Suzuki
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…the sad part is, that I will probably end up loving you without you for much longer than I loved you when I knew you. Some people might find that strange. But the truth of it is that the amount of love you feel for someone and the impact they have on you as a person, is in no way relative to the amount of time you have known them. Ranata Suzuki
I had someone once who made every day mean something....
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I had someone once who made every day mean something. And now…. I am lost…. And nothing means anything anymore. Ranata Suzuki
If you cannot hold me in your arms, then hold...
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If you cannot hold me in your arms, then hold my memory in high regard. And if I cannot be in your life, then at least let me live in your heart. Ranata Suzuki
I miss that feeling of connection. Knowing he was out...
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I miss that feeling of connection. Knowing he was out there somewhere thinking about me at the same time I was thinking about him. Ranata Suzuki
The last time I felt alive — I was looking...
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The last time I felt alive — I was looking into your eyes. Breathing your air…. touching your skin…… Saying goodbye…. The last time I felt alive…. I was dying. Ranata Suzuki
He was both everything I could ever want… And nothing...
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He was both everything I could ever want… And nothing I could ever have… Ranata Suzuki
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Every quote, every book, every film seemed to suggest that ‘one day’ someone would come into my life and love me with an intensity and a passion I had never experienced before. And to their credit they were right; It all came and went so fast it really did feel as if it were just ‘one day’.... Ranata Suzuki
He looked at me like I was the stars when...
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He looked at me like I was the stars when all I’d ever felt like was the dark nothingness between them. Ranata Suzuki
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It’s the intricate details you miss the most. For me, it’s the soft lines around the eyes when he smiles… Or that look he gave me sometimes that I cannot begin to describe - but I would know it if I saw it again. It was the look that gave him away. I’d know that look anywhere… It used to be my everything. Ranata Suzuki
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I’d never dreamed anybody could love me the way he did. And even when he proved it to me time and again — I still could hardly believe it was true. Ranata Suzuki
I still remember that feeling of walking somewhere confidently, seeing...
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I still remember that feeling of walking somewhere confidently, seeing him mid stride and putting my foot down just fine… but feeling like I stumbled. Ranata Suzuki