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Looking Back Quotes

May you find comfort and joy 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 back, I have this to regret,
that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
- David Grayson

 

 

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

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 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

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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

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

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

I don't like looking back.
- Tommy Shaw

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I would bend over backward to be back on Grey's. Any day, I'll choose lying in bed with Katherine Heigl looking over me over getting thrown against walls by supernatural persons at 5 in the morning.
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan

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

The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.
- Norman Rockwell

I can remember being in my pram: children stayed in their prams much longer then than they do now. A big bouncy pram with black covers and a hood with metal clips that could trap your fingers. I was looking up at my sister who was sitting on the pram seat, with her back to me.
- Helen Dunmore

Looking back, I think we were all quite mature, surprisingly responsible. In earlier wars, boys of our age had just gone off to raise hell or enlist or both, but we stayed dutifully at our desks doing tomorrow's homework.
- John Knowles

Looking back, video game design seems a natural fit, although there was no such thing when I was growing up. I built a Tic-Tac-Toe playing machine in my teens which went up in smoke on the night it was scheduled to go to a science fair.
- David Crane

In the 19th Century people were looking for the Northwest Passage. Ships were lost and brave people were killed, but that doesn't mean we never went back to that part of the world again, and I consider it the same in space exploration.
- John L. Phillips

The Princess's so-called 'time and space speech' at the end of '93 about a year after the formal separation, looking back on it it's called her retirement from public life but we've seen in fact it's nothing of the kind.
- Anthony Holden


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