The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
-A. Whitney Brown
The past after all is only another name for someone else's present.
The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it
-Finley Peter Dunne
The past beats inside me like a second heart.
The past can only be known, not changed. The future can only be changed,
The past has a terror and fascination and a beauty beyond almost
The past has meaning as it lights up the present, and the future as it
makes the present richer and more profound.
The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there.
The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope.
Love of the past implies faith in the future.
The past is a work of art, free of irrelevancies and loose ends.
The past is always a rebuke to the present.
-Robert Penn Warren
The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking
sound, and the future is anybody's guess.
The past is gone; the present is confusing; and the future scares the
hell out of me.
-David L. Stein
The past is just something that's over.
The past is never dead. It's not even past.
The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the
The past is so reliable, so delightful and the best place to live.
The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.
The past is what makes now like now makes tomorrow.
-Stanley R. Delaney
The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself
you remember, or pretend you remember.
The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting,
animating and stirring to action.