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Looking Back Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Looking Back.

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

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Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

Looking back, I have this to regret,
that too often when I loved,
I did not say so.
- David Grayson

 

I am not overlooking any mail.
I'm looking at all of it.
I even wrote back to the Viagra people.
- Randy Newman

I don't like looking back.
- Tommy Shaw

I'm grateful that the team allowed me back.
I'm looking forward to making it up to them.
- William Green

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Looking back, I understand that I was teaching myself to write.
- Mary Wesley

You can't look back; you have to keep looking forward.
- Lucy Liu

I have no regrets.
I don't believe in looking back.
What I am proudest of? Working really hard...
and achieving as much as I could.
- Elena Kagan

It is always the case that when the Christian looks back,
he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.
- Karl Barth

When I came back, I wasn't looking past this year.
This is a bonus for me.
I just wish it would have turned out a little better,
but we all don't get what we want all the time.
- Vinny Testaverde

Looking back Little Lulu was an early feminist,
but at the time I just thought she was a really feisty
developed comic strip character.
- Bill Griffith

Looking back, I imagine I was always writing.
Twaddle it was too.
But better far write twaddle or anything,
anything, than nothing at all.
- Katherine Mansfield

I don't much like looking back.
- Walter Hill

You know, I try not to look back, because looking forward
is so much better than looking backward.
- Jim Bakker

It's funny looking at yourself.
You know how it is when you look back at old pictures?
It's just funny looking back at yourself walking and talking at age 14.
- Jennifer Connelly

In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist.
Looking back, I realize I was only half right.
- Jack Nicholson

Looking back, my life seems like one long obstacle race,
with me as the chief obstacle.
- Jack Paar

The way I am, I like to look forward instead of looking back.
- Jamie Redknapp

It was a great experience for a kid,
because it was a bunch of kids playing on pirate ships and water slides,
so looking back on it, it was the fondest experience of my childhood.
- Corey Feldman

It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that
our writers are forever looking back with love and
nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave.
- Anatole Broyard

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter,
but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
- Cat Stevens

Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is
as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while
you write a letter to your girl.
- Ernest Hemingway

Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive
down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.
- Peter Drucker

I'm not a great one for looking back.
- Ian Botham

Living the past is a dull and lonely business;
looking back strains the neck muscles,
causing you to bump into people not going your way.
- Edna Ferber

When you have a very hot single there is no reason
why it can't drive album sales.
People fall off and come back on.
I'm looking forward to coming back on with a vengeance.
- Justin Guarini

Looking back on those days and little leaguer,
the Hall of Fame is not even a blinking star,
but through baseball travels and moving up the ladder,
that star begins to flicker.
- Wade Boggs

But there's no point in looking back and saying I was unlucky.
- Jamie Redknapp

We all know that looking back only gets you into an
accident because you're going to run into something without seeing it.
- Paul M. Glaser

I know people who go back and check themselves,
but it drives me crazy.
Everybody wants to look in the mirror and see Cary
Grant looking back at them,
but that's just not the case.
- Dennis Farina

Reason can be used only when looking critically back.
- Peter D. Mitchell

Very quickly, without really looking back or trying,
I was just suddenly lifted into another sphere.
- Diane Cilento

You know looking back on it now I used the fight and
after the fight as motivation,
to make sure I was going to be the best middleweight
in the world for a long time.
- Marvin Hagler

I'm grateful this ordeal is over, and I'm so looking
forward to getting back to the job I love.
- Paula Abdul

A photograph can be an instant of life captured for
eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
- Brigitte Bardot

I'm just back in line with every other actor looking
for a job right now and keeping my fingers crossed.
- Joe Lando

Looking back, I wince at the careless way I tossed out my opinions.
- Luke Ford

Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible,
mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don't take chances
then you'll never have a winning hand,
and I've no regrets.
- Bernard Cornwell

I was scared to do anything in the studio because it felt so claustrophobic.
I wanted to be somewhere where things could happen
and the subject wasn't just looking back at you.
- Annie Leibovitz

A racial community provides not only a sense of identity,
that luxury of looking into another's face and seeing yourself reflected back,
but a sense of security and support.
- Wentworth Miller

Looking back at all the people I have insulted,
I am mildly surprised that I am still allowed to exist.
- Auberon Waugh

When I was a child, I had posters of James Dean in my room.
I was a big admirer of his work and was fascinated
by him living on the edge.
Looking back, my life was kind of the same.
- Boris Becker

Looking back on those games, I probably hustled out
of position as much as I hustled into position since
I really never had any real training.
I was working on instincts alone.
- Jim Evans

I started going back and forth, New York,
London, New York, London.
I wasn't looking back at all.
I was doing tons of jobs.
Working, working, working, working.
- Kate Moss

I literally was saved by a role, from becoming a cab driver.
I never did have to wait tables, though,
so looking back I guess I had it pretty soft.
- Sam Waterston

When I look back, it was a strange period in my life,
looking at my childhood and then my teenage years and
forming Slayer when I was still 17,
not out of high school.
- Dave Lombardo

I was probably 35 when I wrote the first story.
The voice is kind of a mix in that it has a young voice,
but it's also someone who's looking back.
I like that kind of double vision.
- Denis Johnson

And then, looking back at my first Olympics,
and when the pressure was on, in '94 and '98,
and looking back and going, wow.
I sensed and felt what Brian had gone through.
- Elvis Stojko

Looking back you realize that a very special person
passed briefly through your life-
and it was you.
It is not too late to find that person again.
- Robert Brault

When I stopped touring in the early '80s for a few years,
it was a mistake looking back.
I lost touch with my audience in a way and I think
that was a bad career move.
- Bryan Ferry

Even if a minefield or the abyss should lie before me,
I will march straight ahead without looking back.
- Zhu Rongji

I think the future stopped looking American when you
think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer,
when it started to look more Japanese.
- Iain Banks

When I came back to Washington to be The Times' chief
congressional correspondent in 1991,
I was looking for a book subject, and Ted Kennedy stood out for two reasons.
- Adam Clymer

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every
man the reflection of his own face.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

I met Sable when she was 15 and I was 18.
I sent her home to New York while we carried on the tour.
When we got back the police were looking for her at
the airport and everywhere!
- Johnny Thunders

In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct.
- John C. Calhoun

Looking back on my life, I wish I'd stepped forward
and made a fool of myself more often when I was younger -
because when you do,
you find out you can do it.
- William Sessions

I've never looked through a keyhole without finding
someone was looking back.
- Judy Garland

I'm looking forward to coming back, back to Earth,
the landing, the views.
- Duane G. Carey

Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and
the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most
important contributions education can make.
- Paul Berg

It had been almost 30 years since the LPGA has played in Mexico.
We are definitely looking forward to playing there
next year and also coming back to play in Mexico in a month or so.
- Natalie Gulbis

That made me think I could contribute more to society
by looking at people on the autopsy table and feeding
back the findings so that lots of people could benefit,
rather than just treating patients one at a time.
- Michael Baden

You're looking for players whose name on the front
of the sweater is more important than the one on the back.
I look for these players to play hard,
to play smart and to represent their country.
- Herb Brooks

I've always been very impatient.
At age 10 I frankly found life boring,
and I can remember age 9 having the awful thought,
as it seems now looking back on it, A war!
That should liven things up a bit!
- Roger Bannister

Can you imagine that Cuba and Europe's youth,
who had forgotten about traditional music,
who only thought of rock music, are now looking back
towards their grandparents? That is a phenomenon.
- Compay Segundo

As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking
back upon that former self as upon another person,
the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace
in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.
- Simon Newcomb

Sure I should have been at the Fifa workshop for example,
but I had personal reasons for not being there and
looking back saying that it was a mistake for me not
being there I would take the same decision because
the personal situation has higher priority than a workshop.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

It's really about living in your head...
just looking out at the world, then going back into
your head and tossing around a lot of ideas and coming
out with something interesting to say.
- Lucinda Williams

The loneliness is when you pick up and move,
even if you are not originally from that place,
and you have some memories that you want to embrace.
Having a life in transit, I feel like you are always
looking out the back window.
- Ajay Naidu


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