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Backwards Quotes

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

Related topics: Wisdom Psychology Philosophy Life

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

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

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

If you stand still there is only one way to go,
and that's backwards.
- Peter Shilton

We know that, when it comes to technology and the economy,
if you're not constantly moving forward,
then - without a doubt - you're moving backwards.
- Bill Owens

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Often people attempt to live their lives backwards;
they try to have more things,
or more money, in order to do more of what they want,
so they will be happier.
- Margaret Young

I like the fact that New York looks a bit backwards,
toward the Old World, rather than resolutely forwards.
- Carter Burwell

I'll find places to grab as I walk and talk,
sometimes even walking backwards because I have more control that way.
People have no idea that I'm doing this.
- Montel Williams

Intimacies between women often go backwards,
beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil,
no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads.
This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world.
The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Oil-painting is a developed technique.
Why go backwards?
- Edvard Munch

That was real baseball.
We weren't playing for money.
They gave us Mickey Mouse watches that ran backwards.
- Bill Lee

The medieval university looked backwards;
it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge.
The modern university looks forward,
and is a factory of new knowledge.
- Thomas Huxley

To come up with the ending to a story and then work
backwards is like tying your shoe with one hand only.
- Donald McKay

So we can't go backwards, we can only go where the
evolutionary trajectory is taking us and attune our
ideas about ourselves and our existence to that course.
- Thom Mayne

One curious thing about growing up is that you don't
only move forward in time;
you move backwards as well,
as pieces of your parents' and grandparents' lives come to you.
- Philip Pullman

If it came to saving the life of one priest or sacrificing
the life of an entire congregation,
the church would save the life of the priest.
Which is backwards, of course.
- Rob Walton

Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs.
- Rudyard Kipling

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates.
There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward,
backwards, or sideways.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We pride ourselves as being top, really,
on the African ladder...
We feel that we have actually been advancing rather than going backwards.
- Robert Mugabe

I was feeling real good and real manly.
Until a real cowboy walked by and told me I had my hat on backwards.
So much for my career as a cowboy.
- Michael Biehn

I never look backwards.
I have always been an athlete.
I boxed before I acted.
- Mickey Rourke

A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Bishop moves diagonally forwards or backwards,
to the extent of the Board.
- Howard Staunton

To the contrary, I think we bent over backwards to
press for elections and for democratic reform.
- John Negroponte

IF is a very long word in Formula One;
in fact,
IF is F1 spelled backwards.
- Murray Walker

I wanted to learn how to skate backwards and they wouldn't
help me and they went off and left me on my own.
- Dorothy Hamill

We can't afford to see Afghanistan roll backwards into
a failed state that could become a base from which
terrorist campaigns can be launched anywhere in the world.
- Liam Fox

You know, I've got a confession to make myself.
I'm not really a priest, I've just got my shirt on backwards.
- Ryan Stiles

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as
any man born free to be contented penned up.
- Chief Joseph

In fact, the U.S.
military has bent over backwards to respect the religious
beliefs of some very dangerous fanatics who want to kill us.
- Linda Chavez

I thought it was magic to be able to catch something
identically on tape and then be able to play around with it,
run it backwards; I thought that was great for years.
- Brian Eno

No matter how thoroughly a person may have learned the Greek alphabet,
he will never be in a condition to repeat it backwards
without further training.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

Reactionary: a man walking backwards with his face to the future.
- Aneurin Bevan

New York State is upside down and backwards;
high taxes and low performance.
The New York State government was at one time a national model.
Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace.
Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.
- Andrew Cuomo

Other projects later this year, but I think it's going
to be a very very busy year this year with Star Wars and the re-release,
so I'm sort of running about going backwards and forwards to America,
Japan, Mexico.
So there will be a lot of things to do.
- Jeremy Bulloch

Even though this is late in an election year,
there is no way we can go forward except together and
no way anybody can win except by serving the people's urgent needs.
We cannot stand still or slip backwards.
We must go forward now together.
- Gerald R. Ford

American officials have bent over backwards to show
how sensitive they are to Muslim culture.
It didn't seem very effective.
They seem to be worried about winning the respect of other people.
- Tucker Carlson

Far less wealthy industrialized countries have committed to end child poverty,
while the United States is sliding backwards.
We can do better.
We must demand that our leaders do better.
- Marian Wright Edelman

Plan backwards as well as forward.
Set objectives and trace back to see how to achieve them.
You may find that no path can get you there.
Plan forward to see where your steps will take you,
which may not be clear or intuitive.
- Donald Rumsfeld

In terms of writing about horses, I fell backwards into that.
I was intent on getting a Ph.D., becoming a professor,
and writing on history but I got sick 14 years ago when I was 19.
Getting sick derailed that plan completely.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I'm sad to report that in the past few years,
ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion,
leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the
familiar territory of command and control.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

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

I can't tell you how many people have asked me to show
them Stray Cat Strut and that little diminished run
on the C. I guess my brain is wired backwards.
I don't know what possessed me to do that,
but I did.
- Brian Setzer

It caused more problems as a young kid,
because the simple process of perceiving words on a
piece of paper was hard for me.
Many people think dyslexic people see things backwards.
They don't see things backwards.
- Bruce Jenner

A maverick feels like he has no choice however difficult
his choice of expression.
In my case, it was going backwards into tonality.
It seemed so wrong.
The idea that progress is going into the past in a new way is very strange,
even though there are precedents.
- David Del Tredici

When the time comes for your brain to process the information,
the second word comes up faster than the first one.
So when it's in your head, all of a sudden,
it comes out backwards and you think of the word backwards.
- Bruce Jenner

People always joke that "dog" spells "god" backwards.
They should consider that it might be the higher power
coming down to see just how well they do,
what kind of people they are.
The animals are right here, right in front of us.
And how we treat these companions is a test.
- Linda Blair

I took a little break - I was coming back to work and
the last thing I was going to do was take a step backwards,
so I knew that if I was going to take a feature it
was going to have to be taking a step forward.
- Nia Long

The book begins and ends with the visits to give the
impression of a tunnel into their ancestors and family history.
I believe in going backwards into the past -
I felt I was digging a tunnel back to the past.
- Anita Desai

Dancing on 'Dancing With The Stars' really broadened my fan base.
I jumped off the stage backwards one week,
and so many women come up to me now and say,
'You're so brave.
I can't believe you put yourself out there like that'.
If that inspires some girl out there,
then great, because boys aren't the only ones who get to have fun.
We get to have fun too.
- Monique Coleman

My first course came and I put down my book,
and I just happened to put up my hand to scratch my
head and discovered that my toupee had been blown by
the wind and was folded over backwards on the top of my head!
- Derek Jacobi

The first movie I saw - and I don't know if it influenced me -
was Ben Hur.
We watched it outside in a corn field,
and it ran backwards, so the first movie I ever saw was Ben Hur backwards.
- Roberto Benigni

Well, I think he's right to notice that there is a
difference in attitudes and even in the broadest sense
of world view between Eastern Europe and Western Europe.
Which is old and which is new is an interesting question,
and I almost think that maybe he's got it backwards.
- Robert Kagan

It is intellectually dishonest to look backwards with
all the facts and judge the decisions that were made
with almost none of the facts,
or the facts that existed hidden in the normal cloud
of endless speculation of what might happen.
- Norm Coleman

It is Basic Management 101 that if you reward failure
you are going to get more failure,
and if you want success you should reward success.
But if you look at the way this administration has
approached national security,
they have kind of got that principle backwards.
- Chris Van Hollen

The truth is everybody does it from time to time.
People dial telephone numbers and they get a wrong
number only to find that they've read the last two digits backwards.
Everybody does it, but dyslexics have this tendency to a higher degree.
- Bruce Jenner

I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22.
And then in the past few years I began to say to myself,
OK, look, I'm not messing around.
This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking,
I'll just see what happens with it.
- Christian Bale

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

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

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

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

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

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


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