Top 160 In The Past Quotes

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“I mean, I’ve been stupid in the past, and I’ve learned from that.”

― Aidan Quinn

“The advent of interactive communications has created an inflection point where it’s economical to provide education differently than in the past.”

― Alan Patricof

“Liquids may have existed on the surface of Pluto in the past.”

― Alan Stern

“In the past, I had workaholic issues.”

― Alanis Morissette

“In ‘Ozark,’ the truism that we are not as likely to do as well as our parents did in the past is front and center.”

― Alissa Quart

“We’ve seen in the past, Justin Trudeau professing his admiration for the basic dictatorship of China.”

― Andrew Scheer

“This inclination to hoard is deeply ingrained in me because in the past, in times of scarcity, you took what you could get.”

― Angela Merkel

“Personally, I am stuck with one foot in the past and one foot in the present.”

― Anthony Kiedis

“Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven’t been taxed before.”

― Art Buchwald

“In the past, on Earth, it has largely been to exploit foreign resources and to expand the domestic territory.”

― Barney Oliver

“It is correct that I overlooked the contamination of the party, not just now but also in the past.”

― Bela Kun

“In the past, Federal Reserve chairmen have not generally gone directly to the public.”

― Ben Bernanke

“Whatever I have come to offer, I have come to offer and it may or may not be connected to anything that has happened in the past.”

― Bill Bruford

“In the past, I tried to be more of a typical session guitarist. I wasn’t so concerned with impressing anybody.”

― Brad Paisley

“I’ve owned mopeds in the past.”

― Brett Dalton

“Children have in the past and continue to influence policy makers.”

― Carol Bellamy

“In the past, NASDAQ has defended flash orders.”

― Charles Duhigg

“In the past, I have assumed the word ‘vulnerability’ equates with the word ‘weakness’ and ‘This Is Us’ shows us that it is in fact the opposite.”

― Chris Sullivan

“Every decade, we get a stunning collection of dynamic, heartbreaking short stories. In the past, those collections came from Barry Hannah, Mark Richard, and Thom Jones.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“In the past I’ve worked with directors who saw very much their scene in their head and knew exactly how they were going to cut it.”

― Colm Meaney

“The places I’ve worked in the past, I always stayed three years and moved on.”

― Craig Kilborn

“The past is past and I guess if you live in the past, you cease to live.”

― Craig McCaw

“I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.”

― Dan Quayle

“I’ve been approached in the past to option my stories for television, but prior to Evergreen, there were no assurances the production would be filmed in Alaska.”

― Dana Stabenow

“I don’t really drink very much, although I have abused alcohol in the past.”

― Daniel Baldwin

“I feel less often compelled to do the work than I was in the past.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“I can’t re-examine work I did in the past with pride.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“I am not responsible for all the journalists in the past that have told lies.”

― David Bailey

“In the past, I’ll admit, I’ve enjoyed being compared to the protagonists in my screenplays.”

― Diablo Cody

“In the past there has been debate as to whether or not traditional rights such as that to trial by jury might be protected or if a Bill of Rights should extend into areas of social and economic policy.”

― Dominic Grieve

“It was very clear I wasn’t giving my all in the past – not even close.”

― Drew McIntyre

“In the past 10 years, I’ve looked at life as this Pollock stuff. And now I’m almost in the post Pollock phase.”

― Ed Harris

“I grew up thinking that it was immoral to idealize the past because, in the past, there was slavery and no penicillin.”

― Elif Batuman

“I have anxiety and have had depression in the past.”

― Ella Purnell

“I found with this record I had to really be strong-willed, because in the past I’ve tended to tinker and add a thing or take a thing away, and nearly always been wrong.”

― Elvis Costello

“I’m not the type of person that lives in the past, quite honestly.”

― Eric Bischoff

“Music, in the past few years… anything singable or understandable is square.”

― Ethel Merman

“We should not fear what is new, but we should not throw out that which is in the past but is still valuable.”

― Fantastic Negrito

“Nearly every president in the past 100 years has declared national monuments, from Teddy Roosevelt creating the Grand Canyon National Monument to George W. Bush preserving 10 islands and 140,000 square miles of ocean waters in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.”

― Frances Beinecke

“Ninety percent of the comic books I’ve written in the past had little or nothing to do with Islam.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“My evangelical phase about Burning Man is well and truly in the past.”

― Geoff Dyer

“I’ve been asked to do action-oriented movies in the past and they just haven’t been right for me.”

― Guy Pearce

“Exit polls have gone notoriously wrong in the past.”

― H. D. Kumaraswamy

“New Mexico has been, in the past, a swing state.”

― Heather Wilson

“I’m growing old, I delight in the past.”

― Henri Matisse

“Creation is not taking place now, so far as can be observed. Therefore, it was accomplished sometime in the past, if at all, and thus is inaccessible to the scientific method.”

― Henry M. Morris

“Advertising in the past has been predicated on a mass market and a captive audience.”

― Howard Rheingold

“I grew as an actress, and I feel I gained a lot, whenever I have worked with any great director in the past.”

― Huma Qureshi

“Peace, so elusive in the past many decades, now finally prevails all over the country.”

― Hun Sen

“We have got loyalty at Arsenal, and players have shown that in the past.”

― Jack Wilshere

“We have loyalty at Arsenal, and players have shown that in the past.”

― Jack Wilshere

“In the past I’ve had a bad injury, and then struggled when I’ve got back because I’ve been unfit.”

― Jamie Redknapp

“We saw hundreds of programs to redevelop the central city, the neighborhoods, in the past.”

― Jane Byrne

“In the past, I was working out too heavy.”

― Jean-Claude Van Damme

“The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one couldn’t write them again, and wouldn’t want to.”

― Jean Rostand

“At times in the past, the U.S. did not restrict the number of immigrants.”

― Jeff Hawkins

“In the past, like for the last Rilo Kiley record, ‘Under the Blacklight,’ I wore exclusively hot pants because the themes in that record were the underbelly of Los Angeles.”

― Jenny Lewis

“I’m bound to fail when I write in Italian, but unlike my sense of failure in the past, this doesn’t torment or grieve me.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri

“I have in the past acquired a reputation for concocting non-existent writers and unwritten volumes.”

― Jim Crace

“I’ve been a working actor for many years, but it’s not always been successful for me. I certainly struggled in the past.”

― Jim Parsons

“Speaks cheerful English and in the past has written this language with a paintbrush that talks.”

― Jimmy Breslin

“Why can’t I beat AJ Styles? I beat AJ Styles in the past before.”

― Jinder Mahal

“I don’t live in the past.”

― Joe Montana

“In the past, poetry came in the form of spells and chants used to effect change.”

― John Barton

“I bet you that we all learn from our mistakes. I’ve learned from my mistakes in the past, too.”

― John Dorsey

“In the past, I’ve played where I only just rely on my serve.”

― John Isner

“In the past, I had these really high-tech boardshorts.”

― John John Florence

“I have had many opportunities to visit universities all over the world in the past 50 years.”

― John Pople

“I look forward to working with President Trump. I’ve worked with him many times in the past, but we disagree.”

― Jon Tester

“The fact that a crime might have been committed with impunity in the past may make it seem more familiar and less gruesome, but surely does not give it any greater legitimacy.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“With the overhand right in the past, I always got caught. My chin was up, and my shoulder wasn’t where it was supposed to be, covering my chin.”

― Joseph Parker

“In the past, I’ve been a selfish player. I’ll definitely admit that.”

― Josh Gordon

“I can’t live off of yesterday – that’s in the past.”

― Juice Newton

“We don’t get offered roles because of who we are but because of what we delivered in the past.”

― Karan Patel

“I wish I had the billions of dollars that George Soros has that he has used to fund Democratic causes in the past.”

― Karl Rove

“I used to watch a lot of Malayalam films in the past.”

― Karthi

“Because usually in the past when I was in a big band, that was all I did.”

― Kathy Valentine

“I’ve said in the past that if I were Prime Minister, I would ban obesity.”

― Katie Hopkins

“A lot of the films I’ve done have links to other movies that I’ve directed in the past.”

― Kenneth Branagh

“In the past I’ve thrown my wicket away on certain occasions.”

― Kevin Pietersen

“Hollywood screwed up in the past. They made Asians the other – a separate group that could only hang out with each other.”

― Lana Condor

“In the past, I’ve been a workaholic. I’m trying not to be anymore.”

― Lauren Shuler Donner

“In the past, I have been an immigration reformer, not a restrictionist.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“Islam and the West have clashed in the past and have not clashed. There is nothing inevitable about it.”

― Lawrence Wright

“To be sure, political unions between European countries have often failed in the past, but usually only after relatively brief periods. Denmark and Iceland separated after 130 years; the unions between Spain and Portugal and between Sweden and Norway each lasted less than a century.”

― Linda Colley

“Often in the past, there have been authors that were deeply disappointed in their adaptation, but that’s because they haven’t accepted the fact that a movie is a different thing, and it can’t possibly be the same as the book.”

― Lois Lowry

“It seems to me in the past it’s been a good thing, as a writer, to have experiences I hadn’t expected.”

― Louise Gluck

“I think in the past I think I probably was a little too diverse, probably went from one spectrum to the complete opposite and confusing people.”

― Marc Almond

“In the past, my voice was my enemy.”

― Marcello Giordani

“I know in the past Republicans have agreed to minimum-wage increases that there’s built-in protections for small and midsize businesses.”

― Marco Rubio

“I can no longer play at a level I was accustomed to in the past.”

― Mario Lemieux

“I understand that Italy could have been associated with the idea of an undisciplined country in the past.”

― Mario Monti

“Good-faith re-examination of a position you’ve held in the past should be seen as a virtue, not a vice.”

― Mark Udall

“Present-day Spain translates as many books into Spanish, annually, as the Arab world has translated into Arabic in the past 1,100 years.”

― Martin Amis

“I like Batista very much, and we have been friends in the past.”

― Matt Hardy

“I’m a lot easier to work with now than I have been in the past, for sure.”

― Maynard James Keenan

“When everybody fought Anderson Silva in the past, they were terrified of him. Absolutely terrified. That’s part of the reason why he was so successful.”

― Michael Bisping

“I’ve sold scripts in the past, and also a TV pilot that didn’t get made, to Fox. But yeah, I’ve been writing for a while.”

― Michael Jai White

“In the past, my aspirations were as arty as they could get, and I’m really embarrassed by it.”

― Michael Lehmann

“There have been albums I’ve recorded in the past that have had success, and then there have been ones I’ve had extreme faith in, and they ended up as commercial failures.”

― Michael McDonald

“I am 26 and, and I don’t recover as fast as I have in the past.”

― Michael Phelps

“Yes, romance has found it’s way into my heart in the past.”

― Michelle Trachtenberg

“I’ve painted in the past, but I only average about one painting a year, and the last painting I did, I actually really liked.”

― Mike Mignola

“In the past, I was always drawn to really quirky, idiosyncratic characters.”

― Miranda Otto

“A lot of time, the characters I’ve played in the past kind of come out in me in situations when it’s very useful.”

― Miriam Shor

“That’s history. I say history because it happened in the past.”

― Murray Walker

“In the past, some natives used to collude with Britishers. In the same way, YSRCP is now colluding with Centre.”

― N. Chandrababu Naidu

“I have been responsible for so many fronts in the past: The National Front, the United Front; the UNPA, too, was created by me.”

― N. Chandrababu Naidu

“We prefer to be isolated in Odisha. That is a policy of equidistance, and going it alone has served us well in the past.”

― Naveen Patnaik

“In the past, due to faulty economic policies like freight equalisation, resource-rich states like Odisha have suffered from the discriminatory policies of the Centre.”

― Naveen Patnaik

“My issue in the past with nudity was that these scenes had been written solely for box office draw.”

― Neve Campbell

“I’m not living in the past.”

― Nick Foles

“Voting Labour in the past hasn’t protected Scotland against Tory governments.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“Too often in the past, Scotland has been sidelined and ignored in the Westminster corridors of power, but that doesn’t have to be the case anymore.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“The coolest thing I’ve gotten to do in the past few years is guest star on Sesame Street.”

― Norah Jones

“The nervous system and the automatic machine are fundamentally alike in that they are devices, which make decisions on the basis of decisions they made in the past.”

― Norbert Wiener

“In the past Berlin was much more radical and extreme and now it’s becoming much more of a conventional European city.”

― Olafur Eliasson

“All the things that are in the past are in the past.”

― Pablo Sandoval

“I don’t connect much with the present. I have more of an affinity for what came in the past.”

― Paloma Faith

“I’ve been on record many times in the past about the challenge of being competitive with NBA teams in smaller markets.”

― Paul Allen

“In the past, the U.S. has shown its capacity to reinvent its gifts for leadership. During the 1970s, in the aftermath of the Nixon abdication and the Ford and Carter presidencies, the whole nation peered into the abyss, was horrified by what it saw and elected Ronald Reagan as president, which began a national resurgence.”

― Paul Johnson

“We can’t look for greatness in the past.”

― Pete Buttigieg

“I don’t believe necessarily the past is in the past. It’s eternal, it’s all around us.”

― Peter Ackroyd

“When ISIS and al Qaeda have attacked or plotted attacks in the West in the past decade or so, they have invariably used hydrogen peroxide-based bombs because acquiring military-grade explosives or dynamite is nearly impossible for would-be terrorists in Western countries.”

― Peter Bergen

“In the past the publishers I’ve worked with have been extremely generous. And in almost every case, have been people who believed in the work rather than the sales and marketing.”

― Peter Sotos

“Most of my books have caused distribution and printing problems in the past.”

― Peter Sotos

“We knew from theoretical models that mergers of massive, gas-rich galaxies were more frequent in the past. Now we’ve found that these mergers are responsible for producing both the nearby obscured quasar population and their distant cousins.”

― Priyamvada Natarajan

“There have been a lot of changes in recruit training in the past twenty years.”

― R. Lee Ermey

“In the past, being young, I might have been standoffish to working with other songwriters.”

― Raheem DeVaughn

“We have extradited terrorists to the United States in the past. And we expect the same thing to be done by the United States.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“The appeal of Wii to nongamers has taken away some of the seasonality of sales we’ve come to expect in the past.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“So much Western storytelling comes from Scandinavia. I’ve read that in the past, storytellers would travel to Iceland and exchange stories. It’s kind of the birthplace of great storytelling.”

― Richard Dormer

“In the past, there has always been so much pressure about carrying a show and promoting a record.”

― Richard Marx

“What hadn’t been realized in the literature until now is that merely to describe how severely something has been tested in the past itself embodies inductive assumptions, even as a statement about the past.”

― Robert Nozick

“In the past, so many of my records, really, have been sketches for records that never really got made.”

― Robert Wyatt

“You can’t live in the past.”

― Roger Taylor

“Supermarket companies are big logistics companies, and one of the ways we’ve increased profitability in the past is by re-evaluating how they do logistics.”

― Ronald Burkle

“There’s no point sulking for what has happened in the past.”

― Sandeep Singh

“In the past, there was hardware, software, and platforms on top of which there were applications. Now they’re getting conflated. That is all going to get disrupted by the move to the cloud.”

― Satya Nadella

“Historical fiction is simply fiction set in the past, and should be judged as such.”

― Simon Sebag Montefiore

“I’ve tried to learn something from other players and how they are really focused on the Grand Slams. I couldn’t do that in the past.”

― Simona Halep

“I’m not going to be singing songs that I made in the past. I closed the door on that incarnation of Sinead O’Connor.”

― Sinead O’Connor

“In the past, those who had ideas they wished to communicate to the public had the unquestioned right to disseminate those ideas in an open marketplace, called a mall, we should not abridge that right.”

― Sol Wachtler

“Bangladesh, despite producing big upsets in the past, doesn’t have the art of beating big teams consistently.”

― Sourav Ganguly

“A lot of animated movies in the past have sort of relied on these archaic tropes on what the female characters in those movies can be and who they are.”

― Stephanie Beatriz

“What happened in the past is just that, the past. Champion or not.”

― Steve Nash

“I’m pleased the administration is endorsing the need for legislation dealing with the chemical sector. In the past, the administration’s position has been ambiguous.”

― Susan Collins

“What is buried in the past of one generation falls to the next to claim.”

― Susan Griffin

“You can’t live in the past.”

― Terry Bradshaw

“In the past, I played in bands, worked at coffee shops, babysat, and worked as a production assistant.”

― Tig Notaro

“I dwell in the past.”

― Troy Aikman

“Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.”

― Tryon Edwards

“All of the fillers I had in the past have now dissolved – apart from my lip fillers. I left them in, and they are something I have to maintain.”

― Tulisa

“I’ve said a lot of stuff in the past, but not with any intentions to hurt anybody. It’s all a bit tongue-in-cheek.”

― Tyson Fury

“I made records in the past that are as traditional as any other country records that have been made, but at the same time the records have a contemporary slant on it too.”

― Vince Gill

“I don’t live in the past.”

― Vinnie Paul

“There’s no sustenance in the past.”

― Violette Leduc

“As I have said in the past, revealing specific targets or successes of U.S. intelligence activities is not in the public interest.”

― William Binney

“I exist only in the past.”

― Wojciech Jaruzelski

“I haven’t collected memorabilia. I am not a person who lives in the past.”

― Yvonne Craig
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