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Backward Quotes

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The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you can see.
- Winston Churchill

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I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln

Chanting OM is sort of like MOOing backward.
- Anonymous

 

Trust your heart if the seas catch fire,
live by love though the stars walk backward.
- e. e. cummings

It seems that we have it backward in our society.
We tend to look up to people
who are under a great deal of stress,
who can handle loads of stress,
and those who are under a great deal of pressure.
- Richard Carlson

Never go backward.
Attempt, and do it with all your might.
Determination is power.
- Charles Simmons

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Silence moves faster when it's going backward.
- Jean Cocteau

Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable
of using the Internet is regarded as backward.
- Al-Waleed bin Talal

In spite of this fact, the Western powers have never
given sufficient importance to the Muslim world.
They have always been inclined to treat it as a big
backward and lethargic child.
- Aly Khan

It is what you do from now on that will either move
our civilization forward a few tiny steps,
or else...
begin to march us steadily backward.
- Patrick Stewart

Diaper backward spells repaid.
Think about it.
- Marshall McLuhan

Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind.
- Wolcott Gibbs

Don't think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment
without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania.
Appropriate rituals channel your emotions
and life energy toward the light.
Without the discipline to practice them,
you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.
- Lao Tzu

I don't necessarily start with the beginning of the book.
I just start with the part of the story that's most
vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there.
- Beverly Cleary

If I see an ending, I can work backward.
- Arthur Miller

I try to avoid looking forward or backward,
and try to keep looking upward.
- Charlotte Bronte

The historian is a prophet looking backward.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

You can't look forward and backward at the same time.
- Coleman Young

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
- James Thurber

If you see me at a restaurant, blow me a kiss,
wave, blow me another kiss, then walk five steps backward.
- Todd Barry

I hate looking backward, but every once in a while it sneaks up on you.
- Burt Lancaster

I'm always making Butcher Holler sound like the most
backward part of the United States-and I think maybe it is.
- Loretta Lynn

There is progress whether ye are going forward or backward!
The thing is to move!
- Edgar Cayce

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

A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a
selfish temper and confined views.
People will not look forward to posterity,
who never look backward to their ancestors.
- Edmund Burke

Revolutions go not backward.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I start with the joke line and write backward.
- Nipsey Russell

The greater the step forward in knowledge,
the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.
- Stephen Gardiner

Nobody gets to live life backward.
Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
- Ann Landers

I think part of the appeal of mathematical logic is
that the formulas look mysterious -
You write backward Es!
- Hilary Putnam

I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward,
and yet not go forward fast enough
to wreck the country's cause.
- Abraham Lincoln

A second characteristic of our time is the prevalence of nationalism.
This is still spreading, affecting new communities,
more peripheral regions and so-called backward peoples.
- Emily Greene Balch

When you've seen a nude infant doing a backward somersault
you know why clothing exists.
- Stephen Fry

Today's interpretations of religion are often backward
and contradict the needs of civilization.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I like to think that my finest hour is still ahead of me,
so I can look forward rather than look backward.
- Jim Coleman

Serve the dinner backward, do anything -
but for goodness sake,
do something weird.
- Elsa Maxwell

Of course the orders all converge backward in time,
to different degrees.
- George G. Simpson

Paradoxical as it may seem, to believe in youth is to look backward;
to look forward we must believe in age.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

No More Avengers!
There's nothing new to get out of it -
I want to go forward,
not backward.
- Honor Blackman

Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling
backward in search of the Atlantic Ocean,
and missing? That's the way the mind of man operates.
- H. L. Mencken

I'm treading the backward path.
Mostly, I just waste my time.
- Syd Barrett

Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system.
- Stokely Carmichael

To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye,
to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its
prime function of looking forward.
- Margaret Fairless Barber

Traditionally art is to create and not to revive.
To revive: leave that to the historians,
who are looking backward.
- Josef Albers

People will not look forward to posterity,
who never look backward to their ancestors.
- Edmund Burke

Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look -
historical ignorance remains a national characteristic.
- Larry McMurtry

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward,
not backward.
What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.
- Nancy Friday

At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope
and not backward by fear and division.
- Jesse Jackson

What we need in America is a renaissance.
We need to go forward by going backward.
- Stanley Crouch

Forward ever, backward never.
- Maurice Bishop

We modern Marxists regard socialism as a historically
brief transitional stage between feudalism and capitalism,
necessary only in backward countries.
- John McCarthy

I have always believed that astrophysics 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.
- Hannes Alfven

During the days of segregation, there was not a place
of higher learning for African Americans.
They were simply not welcome in many of the traditional schools.
And from this backward policy grew the network of historical
black colleges and universities.
- Michael N. Castle

Nevertheless most of the evergreen forests of the north
must always remain the home of wild animals and trappers,
a backward region in which it is easy for a great fur
company to maintain a practical monopoly.
- Ellsworth Huntington

When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time;
one must always go forward -
or go back.
He who now talks about the "freedom of the press" goes backward,
and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.
- Vladimir Lenin

There may be some backward countries where the mass
of the people are on a subsistence level and where,
as an aftermath of wars or partial crop failures,
the standard of living has to be drastically reduced,
but this certainly is not the case in our prosperous nations.
- Charles E. Wilson

A strange thing is memory, and hope;
one looks backward,
and the other forward; one is of today,
the other of tomorrow.
Memory is history recorded in our brain,
memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
- Grandma Moses

Well, I think, I certainly used backward music in Sea of Monsters.
I can't remember in the Sea of Time.
I would tend to do that all the time,
you know? I tended to do all sorts of weird things.
Just to get effects.
- George Martin

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

In group lesson number six I think we learned how to
turn backwards and then just kind of wiggle.
That wasn't really skating backward,
but I guess I was going in the right direction.
- Dorothy Hamill

There are two ways to extend a business.
Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills.
Or determine what your customers need and work backward,
even if it requires learning new skills.
Kindle is an example of working backward.
- Jeff Bezos

You walk through a series of arches,
so to speak,
and then, presently, at the end of a corridor,
a door opens and you see backward through time,
and you feel the flow of time, and realize you are
only part of a great nameless procession.
- John Huston

Things can fall apart, or threaten to,
for many reasons, and then there's got to be a leap of faith.
Ultimately, when you're at the edge,
you have to go forward or backward; if you go forward,
you have to jump together.
- Yo-Yo Ma

Commissions suit me.
They set limits.
Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would
not speak in the first act,
would weep for joy in the second and in the last would
fall backward down a flight of stairs.
- Jean Cocteau

Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because
there is something unnatural in it,
for nature demands personal progress,
evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy.
- August Strindberg

Life can only be understood backwards;
but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Technological progress has merely provided us with
more efficient means for going backwards.
- Aldous Huxley

Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?
- Al Boliska

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll

It is not possible for civilization to
flow backwards while there is youth in the world.
Youth may be headstrong,
but it will advance its allotted length.
- Helen Keller


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