Present Quotes by Bill Gurley, Rowan Williams, Rudy Giuliani, David Hume, Ruth Reichl, Samuel Butler and many others.
to be optimists. Their vision is beyond
The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today
The present moment
, if you think about it, is the only time there is. No matter
what time it is, it is always
the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come
… The past, I think, has helped
the present – and I don’t want to spoil
any of it by fretting
about the future.
I don’t think about the future. I don’t think about the past. I just think of what comes into my head at the time. So that might
be about the past, that might be about the future. Or, the present.
I do not know which makes a man more conservative
– to know nothing
but the present, or nothing but the past.
are all to do with the past and nothing to do with the present.
When you’re artistic director
of a program, you present the music you want to present.
I just wait for something to present itself, and then
God isn’t present in the past or future. The great ‘I Am’ is in the present moment. When I claim
that presence, I can get through anything today.
Usually, I’m only sad
when something sad happens
. I am not a melancholic person. I like to live very much in the present. If I was an animal
, I’d be a little cat
. They like to live life
I live in the present and in the future. Not in the past.
I’m having this conversation
with you now. I’m talking
, but I’m thinking
, smelling, and moving. Yet I’m concentrating
on what you’re saying. So that means there’s more things going on in the body than just the present thing that the person’s got you doing
There is always a present and extant life, be it better or worse
, which all combine
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
When your higher
self is present, it always promotes peace.
The future is made
of the same stuff
as the present.
If you want the present to be different
from the past, study the past.
The future will be the child of the past and the present, even if a rebellious
If you support the war
on drugs in its present form, then you’re only paying
lip-service to the defense
, and you don’t really grasp
of the sovereign individual human being.
Theatre is the art form
of the present: it exists only in the present, and then it’s gone.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain
In each action
we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom
, and see
the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious
If a man is not to take advantage
of the opportunities that present themselves to him, what is he to do, or what is he good for?
Man is an artifact designed
for space travel
. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.
I’ve wanted to be a parent for a really long
time, and I’m going to make sure I’m doing everything I can to be present in her life, to be her mother
. I don’t want to be absent from her life.
Existence really is an imperfect
tense that never becomes a present.
We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful
to the present and the future.
I think it’s bad to talk about one’s present work, for it spoils
something at the root
of the creative act. It discharges the tension
If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered
to go on, and the world has wasted
a great deal
Even in high school
I was very interested in history – why
people do the things they do. As a kid
a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present.
, previews are the first draft
of a show. I strongly
believe that. The only way we can truly tell whether that draft works
is by having an audience
When you are present, the world is truly alive.
The BBC has a strict policy
of having Clare Balding present everything.
We must not only cease
our present desire for the growth of the state, but we must desire its decrease
, its weakening
the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
Look at every Zion
society from ancient
times to present, and you find at its center
love for others.
Everybody is just at the start of this huge process
of trying to unravel
what’s going on with the 4,400, where they’ve been and why they’re back and what they’re trying to do with us in the present. And we’re trying to work out
Dreams get you into the future and add excitement
to the present.
If we are to better the future we must disturb
Politics is for the present, but an equation
is for eternity.
Personally, I am stuck
with one foot
in the past and one foot in the present.
If we can’t face our losses
, we can’t be present either fully to everything that is. When people have cut
off or not made peace with some part of themselves, they miss out on other aspects of life
The whole soul
is in the whole body, in the bones
and in the veins
and in the heart; it is no more present in one part than in another, and it is no less present in one part than in the whole, nor in the whole less than in one part.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons
of reason which today arm
you against the present.
Insofar as Pancasila is concerned
, I am only its formulator: a formulator of those feelings
which have been present silently in the heart of the Indonesian people.
Rice at present prices
provides more food
for the money
than most of the other cereals.
Your present circumstances don’t determine
where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
We are always acting
on what has just finished
happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we’re in the present, but we aren’t. The present we know is only a movie of the past.
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide
for the safety of the future.
My function is, as objectively and accurately
as I can, to present reality to people out there, and doing that as quickly
as we do is quite difficult enough
To become mindfully aware
of our surroundings
is to bring our thinking back to our present moment reality and to the possibility of some semblance
in the face of circumstances outside our ability to control
I live in the present with an eye
on the future.
The best version of surfing
is not competing
, I think. It’s just… it’s perfect. You’re perfectly present. You’re perfectly in the moment. You’re perfectly not thinking about anything else
in the world. You’re just surfing. You’re surfing away with your friends or your family
, and that’s it. You’re just there.
I try to present something that is full of time. Not timeless, but full of time. I never like a work where we try to update
it, but it’s still not interesting to see a work that is dated
. If one is successful, then a work can be full of time. And time is very complex
people have no history: persecuted
by the present, they cannot think of preserving the memory of the past.
A ‘real pastor
‘ is not preaching
of their own; they are speaking what God put in their heart by the Holy Spirit
. The Holy Spirit is using them at that very moment to speak to the congregations situations -past, present, and future.
Make a good use of the present.
What could I wish for the present but to take the greatest
pleasure in being what I am?
At the end of the day, it’s not where you get drafted
. It’s not going to set
you in stone with how good you’re going to be in your NFL career. Obviously
, it’s being surrounded by the right people
, the right coaches
, how you present yourself, how you work hard.
I’ve been present at birth
, and death is just as present and in equal balance
. And I’ve been present at death, and birth is just as present, again in equal balance.
is often the art of overhearing
yourself say things you didn’t know you knew
. It is a learned skill
yourself to articulate
your life, your present world or your possibilities for the future.
Technology is similarly
just a catalyst
at times for fundamental forces already present.
is is much reviled in the present day.
We must develop the capacity to see men not as they are at present but as they may become.
, I have learned to forget
the past, think about the present, and the future will come as it may – thinking about it would be a mistake
My thoughts will be taken
up with the future or the past, with what is to come or what has been. Of the present there is necessarily no image
I’m from the future, I’m from the past, but I’m also from the present, because I’m a gift.
I think that I’m busy in the present, and I don’t want to go back. Well, there’s been an unauthorized biography, and you can’t stop
them. It didn’t worry
I think what we’re attracted
to on the page
is something that is very difficult to do in life, which is to examine
in what seems like a moment. To examine what we can’t do in life very well, which is to be as present and accountable
to what an experience is. That’s why life is short
and art is
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way
as not to injure future ones.
I don’t really think about anything too much. I live in the present. I move on
. I don’t think about what happened yesterday.
The way that you present yourself visually totally dictates
your audience and everything that anyone
thinks about you.
I do think it’s important to live in the present because in that way you won’t be living in a state of regret.
I have no love
for those who consider themselves ‘good people
‘ but stand
idly by as the world crumbles around them. It’s not enough to personally
not do damage. If you’re present as someone else destroys what’s around you and you do nothing, you helped them.
My future is in my past
and my past is my present. I must now make the present my future
should be Bible students
. They should thoroughly furnish
themselves with the evidences of our faith and hope, and then, with full control of the voice and their feelings, present these evidences in such a manner
that the people can calmly weigh them, and decide
upon the evidences presented
I think the same way about theatre, you go out there and you are creating a world for a moment that can actually have a real impact
on people, present some kind
of story that gives
you something to think about when you walk away, feeling enriched
– if it works out well.
It’s too hard to present an opinion on something that’s not true to who you are. It’s much easier to base opinions
off of fact and your true heart
on things. To me that just comes quite naturally
, and it’s also about being open to what the debate
is about and hearing
the other side.
I don’t know how to ground
myself without the other actor present.
The important part of the present development is the anti-capitalist sentiment
that is permeating our people
America’s present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy
; not revolution but restoration
I wrote ‘My Name is Red’ just to remember painting
, where the hand
does it before the intellect. When I’m captive
to it, I’m a happier
person. Kierkegaard tells
us that a happy person
is someone who lives in the present; the unhappy
person, someone who lives either in the past or the future.
The present will not long endure
The other aspect
is the one which gives us our notion of the absolute
Self. To it the first is only preparatory. This second aspect is the one which from Kant
the present time, has formed the deeper
problem of thought.
The absent are never without fault
, nor the present without excuse
The present moment is nice
but it does not last
. Living in it is like waiting
in a junction town
for the morning limited; the junction may be interesting but some day you will have to leave it and you do not know where the limited will take you.
Our specious present as such is very short. We do, however, experience passing
events; part of the process of the passage
of events is directly
there in our experience, including some of the past and some of the future.
Life is divided
into three terms
– that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.
God is not external to anyone, but is present with all things
, though they are ignorant that he is so.
I try to live my life every day in the present, and try not to turn a blind
eye to injustice
The unbearableness of the future is easier to face than that of the present if only because human foresight
is much more destructive than anything that the future can bring about.
I just like being present.
I live for the present always. I accept
. I don’t deny
the past, but it’s a page to turn.
My mission is a cosmic
mission. My concern is for all of humanity, and not only this present world, but the world hereafter
. My mission penetrates the past, present, and future, and encompasses all humanity.
As a male writer, women are
always what men pursue
, and their world is always a mystery
. So I always tried
to present as many views
as possible on women’s worlds.
I’m not so much in the future as always in the present. The future always takes care of itself. What I do now with my video camera
, it can only record what is happening now. I am celebrating
reality and the essence of the moment. And that’s the greatest challenge that I have.
What I am interested in is the present time.
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
We view ourselves on the eve of battle
. We are nerved for the conquest
and must conquer
. It is vain
to look for present aid
: None is at hand. We must now act or abandon all hope!
If you’re not changing, you’re not growing; you’re not being present. Change is essential.
Everything that ever happened is still happening. Past, present and future keep happening in the eternity which is Here and Now.
Physiology is concerned with all those phenomena of life that present them selves to us in sense perception
as bodily processes
, and accordingly
form part of that total
environment which we name the external world.
are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life
, which is never not now.
Just as future eclipses of the Sun and Moon are indicated in the present relations of those bodies, so are future earthly
lives indicated in what now lives within
Happiness in the present is only shattered
by comparison with the past.
I like to be able to present myself in two or three different ways because I’ve never really wanted to rest on my laurels
and be something that people expected
In ‘The Plato Papers
‘ I wanted to get another perspective
on the present moment by extrapolating into the distant
future. So in that sense, there’s a definite similarity
of purpose between a book
set in the future and a book set in the past.
The answer is, who you are cannot be defined
through thinking or mental labels
, because it’s beyond that. It is the very sense of being, or presence, that is there when you become conscious of the present moment. In essence, you and what we call the present moment are, at the deepest
You need not aspire
for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.
People sacrifice the present for the future. But life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step
can bring us to the here and the now.
thing about Africa
is how past, present and future come together in a kind of rough jazz
, if you like.
is such a simple act
. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don’t have to do anything else. We don’t have to advise
, or coach
, or sound
wise. We just have to be willing to sit
there and listen
I think that you have to present an image that is… true to you, and… the way you would like to be perceived
, so I think that through the years
really hard at trying to create an image that is true to me.
But I dare
not think too far into the future on the risk that I’ll miss the present.
There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent
Modern science says
: ‘The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future.’ From an incandescent mass
we have originated, and into a frozen
mass we shall turn. Merciless
is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn
to our doom
There exists only the present instant… a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand
years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence
To the perfect, if it be perfect, there is nothing that can be added
; therefore, the will is not capable of any other desire, when that which is of the perfect is present with it, highest and best.
Regardless of its causes
, thoughtlessly blaming
the present is a weakness
which, even if it is never outlawed, ought to be resisted. Though commonly
flaunted as a sign of sophistication
, it can be an opportunity for one-upmanship and an excuse for misanthropy
, especially against the young.
Humans are the only creatures with the ability to dive deep in the sea
high in the sky
instant messages around the globe
on the past, assess
the present and imagine the future.
Technology is rooted
in the past. It dominates the present and tends
into the future. It is a real historical movement – one of the great movements which shape
and represent their epoch
Americans are future-minded to the point of obsession
. We are impatient
at living in the present. Tomorrow is bound to be better… next year, next century
, always what might be rather than what is. This trait
in us makes for ‘progress;’ it also makes for a continuing dissatisfaction
To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future – it is not necessarily having to focus on the present.
We’re all products
of what we want to project
to the world. Even people who don’t spend any time, or think they don’t, on preparing
themselves for the world out there – I think that ultimately
they have for their whole lives groomed themselves to be a certain way
, to present a face to the world.
Is fear preventing
you from taking action
? Acknowledge the fear, watch it, take your attention
into it, be fully present with it. Doing so cuts
between the fear and your thinking. Don’t let the fear rise
up into your mind. Use the power of the Now. Fear cannot prevail
We know about every massacre
that has taken place close
to the present, but the ones in the distant past are like trees falling
in the forest
with no one to hear them.
There is no pain
so great as the memory of joy in present grief
One of the primary reasons
why the human brain
to look so far into the future is so that we can take actions in the present that will bring us to a better future rather than a worse one.
it an easy
matter to vanquish
past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it.
of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity
of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.
The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment
as perfect as we can by the realization
that we are the instruments
and expression of God Himself.
The present contains
nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
of money flows
from it being a link between the present and the future.
Heaven gives us hope and makes our present burdens
easier to bear
till ye find, and, whatever ye find for the present, let your last act be to lay and leave yourselves on the righteousness
of His Son, expecting life through His name, according
to the promise of the Father.
Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures
. The daily
media add to this by cutting
off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present.
You never know what’s going on in someone’s life. You never know what’s really going on behind what they present.
Improv as an actor makes you present in the moment. You listen, you’re attentive
. You’re not acting so much as reacting
, which is what you’re doing in life all the time.
, we must learn to switch
off the mini-movies. Objectivity requires us to be mindful, present in the moment, and experiencing
what is happening without judgment.
We are quite open, however, to looking at acquisitions
and there are opportunities that we periodically consider. and I think that may be something we do in the future, but I must say that there is no commitment
to that at the present time in any form or size
If there’s not love present, it’s much, much harder
to function. When there’s love present, it’s easier to deal with life.
is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future
. The outline
of your future path
already exists, for you created its pattern
by your past.
land is a slave of heathenism, men’s god
is their belly
, and they live only for the present. The richer
a man, the holier.
I think that show will go down in history… people will scratch
their heads and say ‘How did this ever get on the air?’ I mean, they finally have a planet
that’s populated with a black race
and then they present them as savage warriors
, and the men want the white girl
We must see our present fight right through to the very end.
I’m a King. Regardless of what I’ve been through and what I’ve done
, I present myself as a King. And I get that respect from people, from everybody
I deal with. I worked my whole life to establish
that respect and make sure I get that respect.
The best present I’ve ever given someone is myself. I’ve given it to everyone.
I want to bring passengers
on my airplanes to present to them my product.
One cannot and must not try to erase
the past merely because it does not fit
If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely
ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective
Without perestroika, the cold war
simply would not have ended
. But the world could not continue developing as it had, with the stark menace
war ever present.
If we learn the art of yielding what must be yielded to the changing present, we can save the best of the past.
I have always believed
should be the extrapolation of laboratory
physics, that we must begin from the present universe and work our way backward
to progressively more remote and uncertain epochs.
Happiness is not something you postpone
for the future; it is something you design
for the present.
You have got to decide, look, this is who I am; this is my best way
to present myself, and I’m going to ride
to the finish line
. Not everybody will like it, but that’s OK.
We are, perhaps, uniquely
among the earth’s creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent
with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying
, unable to sit still.
Winners live in the present tense. People who come up
short are consumed
with future or past. I want to be living in the now.
Just trying to keep going
. Just try to stay
in the present the best I can. Not get too big-headed or too down on myself.
Leaders receive and give assignments
. This is an important part of the necessary principle
of delegating. No one appreciates a willing volunteer
more than I, but the total work cannot be done as the Lord
wants it done merely by those doing the work who may be present at meetings
The reason we want to go on and on is because we live in an impoverished present.
I have always wanted to live in the present and never the past.
A great hallmark
of mental wellness is the ability to be in the present moment, fully and with no thoughts of being elsewhere
While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life
every day, knowing that we are becoming
history with every work, every action, every deed.
I’ve always been the sort of person who likes
to look forward and live in the present.
I’m always most excited about the job I’m doing at the present, and that’s especially true about ‘Price’ because of my respect for the show and it’s production team
I don’t carry the burden of the past or the madness
of the future. I live in the present.
We have to keep an eye on the future with a sense of the past in every passing moment of the present.
The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
Time is an illusion. Time only exists when we think about the past and the future. Time doesn’t exist in the present here and now
I think it’s also the case that I’m not as widely travelled
, or as well-educated
in history, as most of the other novelists
I meet: so I have to write about my own country, at the present time, because it’s more or less all I know about!
over what’s gone won’t find the present.
I try to swim
against the current as much as possible when it comes to the tribalism
the way people do politics on social media
, and I try to present myself as an individual and humanistic
voice. I’m interested in people, not just factions
you have, be sure that it is going to be happen, and then forget about it. Then you have to come back to the present and be there 100 percent.
As in geology
, so in social institutions
, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society.
live in the past or carry envy
to the present.
Usually, people have a tendency to be caught
in the worries concerning
the future or in the regret concerning the past. There is some kind of energy that is pushing
them to run
, and they are not able to establish themselves in the present moment.
You can always cope with the present moment, but you cannot cope with something that is only a mind projection
– you cannot cope with the future.
Our present moment is a mystery that we are part of. Here and now is where all the wonder
of life lies hidden
. And make no mistake
about it, to strive
to live completely in the present is to strive for what already is the case.
The dogmas of the quiet
past are inadequate to the stormy
present. The occasion
is piled high with difficulty
, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew
and act anew.
that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.
If the present is really all we have, then the present lasts
I don’t compare shows. It’s very simple. I don’t live in the past. If there’s any secret to my longevity
, it’s living in the future. And a little bit in the present.
The greatest task
before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters
America is false
to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself
to be false to the future.
How do you keep the black female
body present, and how do you own value for something that society won’t give value to? It’s a question
I try to answer through my own life
can be indicated in various ways. I raised that particular example because at that time I was in charge
. Today, I’m not in a position to present other possibilities.
He who never sacrificed
a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors
For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John Avildsen was a hero
and father figure
who was really present in my life even though we didn’t have day-to-day
Government serves Christ’s kingdom rule
; this is its purpose. And Christians’ purpose in politics should be to advance
the kingdom of God – to make it more real, more tangible, more present.
My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday
present on April
14, 1973. I just sat and stared at him.
When I paint, I definitely live in the present, like someone in a shower whistling
The present assault upon capital is but the beginning. It will be but a stepping-stone to others, larger and more sweeping
, till our political contests
will become a war of the poor
against the rich.
One thing my mom
used to tell me was to look to the other side, and know that my present is not going to be everything. So if I’m having a bad day
, she goes, ‘Just imagine tomorrow. This is going to be over. This is going to be done with.’
shows that present friendship
where you’re always there for each other and really strong
because I don’t know anyone like that. I mean, I’ve got great friends, but I can go months
them because I think, ‘I just can’t deal with having to give you anything.’
In rising financial markets
, the world is forever new. The bull
or optimist has no eyes for past or present, but only for the future, where streams of revenue play in his imagination.
You are an extremely
, significant person even though your present circumstances may have you feeling otherwise.
is not only something that will concern and threaten
us in the future, but something that is taking place in the present and to which we must first open our eyes.
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom
happens to us.
Obviously, a skirt
does present certain problems that I had to be aware of. But when it came to the shoot
and we were rolling
, I didn’t really pay
it any attention. It wasn’t too bad.
Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages
to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus
to discover America. Imagination led Franklin
to discover electricity
I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed
of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it.
What can be more stupid
than to be in pain about future things and absent ones which at present are not felt?
We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious
about the future; men of discernment
deal only with the present moment.
The term stigma
and its synonyms conceal
a double perspective: does the stigmatized individual assume
his differentness is known
about already or is evident on the spot
, or does he assume it is neither known about by those present nor immediately perceivable by them?
The present U.N. must be annihilated by our power. That is the stage for Communists
. We must make a new U.N.
There is an irresistible
demand to strengthen
the leadership of the constructive forces of the world at the present momentous
time. This is true because of stupendous, almost unbelievable
changes which have taken place in recent years on every continent.
must be a psychologist
, but a secret one: he should know and feel the roots
of phenomena but present only the phenomena themselves in full bloom
or as they fade
At the beginning of the nineteenth century
we abandoned tradition, it’s at that point that I intend to renew
it because the present is built on the past just as the past was built on the times that went before it.