Looking At The Past Quotes by Aldous Huxley, LaToya Jackson, Ruth Cracknell, John F. Kennedy, Selima Hill, Diana Ross and many others.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
I’ll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.
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.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
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?
Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.
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.
My business is retrospective = I’m looking at the past, they all passed away – and it’s a big pleasure, that’s the point of collecting. It’s certainly a [better] quality of life you have living with [these] works, but [I] also [value] the relationship we have with the artists.
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.