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Looking Back Quotes

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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

 

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

All you have to do is look straight and see the road,
and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.
- Ayn Rand

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

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Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

Drive into your future looking at the open road ahead
rather than into the rear-view mirror of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
- Helen Keller

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
- Don Miguel Ruiz

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life
as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
- Joseph Campbell

Love does not consist in gazing at each other,
but in looking outward together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Without stirring abroad,
One can know the whole world;
Without looking out of the window,
One can see the way of heaven.
The further one goes, The less one knows.
- Lao Tzu

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

Joy in looking and comprehending
is nature's most beautiful gift.
- Albert Einstein

THE fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
- Carl Sandburg

'Handsome' means many things to many people.
If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered -
and have my parents to thank for it.
Realistically, it doesn't hurt to be good-looking,
especially in this business.
- Richard Chamberlain

It takes more than just a good looking body.
You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
- Epictetus

We waste time looking for the perfect lover,
instead of creating the perfect love.
- Tom Robbins

Loving is not just looking at each other,
it's looking in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck.
If you live through it, you start looking very carefully
to the right and to the left.
- Jean Kerr

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things,
blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings,
and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.
- Sara Teasdale

I confessed recently to an old friend,
"I realized I was looking at you,
in your visit, through old glasses.
Speaking old words.
Telling old stories.
I realize that in my life I've made so many
physical changes and I need to give my spirit time to catch up."
Time for my spirit to look at my friend
through the new glasses of current life experiences.
Old friends are precious.
They become even more treasured when they are wrapped
in the currentness of life experiences
and not relegated to the past in which they once lived.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings.
That's art to me.
- Maya Lin

Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely
ones in virtually every social situation,
from dating to trial by jury.
- Martha Beck

I'm looking more like my dogs every day -
it must be the shaggy fringe and the ears.
- Christine McVie

I get bored very easily, ...
I have a voracious appetite and I do not feel alive
if I'm repeating something I'm good at.
So I'm always looking for new challenges.
- Jewel

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

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.
- LaToya Jackson

I never trusted good-looking boys.
- Frances McDormand

Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

You will never be happy if you continue to search for
what happiness consists of.
You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
- Albert Camus

You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from.
- Werner Erhard

If one is desperate for love, I suggest looking at
one's friends and family and see if love is all around.
If not, get a new set of friends, a new family.
- Jasmine Guy

Feeling good about government is like looking on the
bright side of any catastrophe.
When you quit looking on the bright side,
the catastrophe is still there.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness!
There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.
- Fanny Burney

Patriotism is easy to understand in America.
It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
- Calvin Coolidge

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living,
it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.
Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
- Dr. Seuss

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

Whenever the World Frowns, I Smile Back.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

We must build dikes of courage
to hold back the flood of fear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
- Irish Blessing

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have zest and enthusiasm y
ou attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.
- Norman Vincent Peale

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself -
your own thinking coming back at you.
- Byron Katie

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back


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