Quotation Explorer - 'Backwards'

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Søren Kierkegaard
The moment you think you know something inside out, is the moment you stop listening. That's when you go backwards faster than you progressed - Hadi Farnoud
She scarcely spoke at all and might have been one of those huge dolls which, when inclined backwards, say "Ma-ma" or "Pa-pa": though impossible to imagine in any position so undignified as that required for the mechanism to produce these syllables. - Anthony Powell
Motivation will keep you going forwards, Hesitation will only drag you backwards. - Mouloud Benzadi
Ginger Rodgers did everything Fred Astair did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. - Steve Jobs
A sail boat that sails backwards can never see the sun rise. - Bill Cosby
It is hard to focus on going forwards when you are looking backwards. - Gillian Duce
Oh, how terribly backwards, and yet sadly common, it is to sit scowling at family all the day long and then quickly put on a smile for strangers who drop by. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. - Bob Thaves
It is as hard to see one's self as to look backwards without turning around. - Henry David Thoreau
Delusions are hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding insane people living in a backwards world. - Shannon L. Alder
What I allow into my head finds its way to my heart, which is a porthole to my soul. Therefore, I might be wise to consider the state of my soul, and then walk this process backwards. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Separate yourself from those who hinder your vision. Make a choice to walk away from the trap set to ensnare you. Realize when someone is pulling you backwards every time you take a step forward. Separate from them and the result of your action will be a life of success. - Amaka Imani Nkosazana
I believe that we have reached a stage in life in the economic development of Africa where moving forward is perilous, moving backwards is cowardice and standing still is suicidal but we must persevere because winners do not quit and quitter never win. - Patrick L.O. Lumumba
Do not allow another person to set you back. Continue moving forward not backwards. When someone pulls you back, be like the arrow to a bow and spring forth greater than ever. And, what they thought would be your disadvantage, you turn it into your advantage. - Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Only a fool walks backwards into the future.
History is an angel being blown backwards into the future - Laurie Anderson
Do you know what happens when you play a country song backwards? You get your wife back, your dog back and your job back. - Richard Belzer
Love, when spelled backwards and read phonetically, reads evil - Eminem
Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney Company
It would seem no matter how progressive we get there are always those few who are backwards in their ways. - Solange nicole
L I V E or E V I L -- to Live life is to spell forward. To not live life is to spell backwards. - Shannon L. Alder
Level, is spelled the same forward and backwards. Those on the upper level can always hit the bottom, and those on the bottom can always rank to the top. Envision your footprints up there already trailing, and your feet will soon follow suit. - Anthony Liccione
The only reason that people 'Choose' to go backwards is because they let their mind take control. Their mind points them in that direction because it's convenient. If we learn to quiet the mind the soul has a way of painting the bigger picture for taking the right action into growth. - Matthew Donnelly
Look forward with confidence and backwards with attitude. - Unarine Ramaru
After you've seen behind the facade of a stage set you can't take the play seriously any more. You can't go backwards and regain your ignorance; you have to move forward. - Zeena Schreck
In history, truth should be held sacred, at whatever cost . . . especially against the narrow and futile patriotism, which, instead of pressing forward in pursuit of truth, takes pride in walking backwards to cover the slightest nakedness of our forefathers. - Col. Thomas Aspinwall
Fears drive us backwards. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I have my welcome mat turned around backwards so when people leave they think they’re going to a better place. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. - Aldous Huxley
Your thought is so important because it has the ability to make or mar you. Your thought will either move you forward or set you backwards. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels. - Ann Richards
A reactionary revolution is nothing but a high-speed evolution backwards! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Evolving is not arrogance. It is confidence that won't be pulled backwards, by those that feel left behind. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes I fear that even as a People when we take one step forward, we reel backwards ten times fold. I don't even think on the Precipice of Change will we truly move forward... It will most definitely take a Miracle. - Solange nicole
It is always possible that society you live in might go backwards, towards the land of ignorance and darkness! While this tragedy and stupidity happening, you must move forward! You must walk forward, towards the light and wisdom, to the land of reason! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I wear the universe backwards. I imagine putting stars in my coffee, and sugar in the sky. I imagine going fishing in clouds, and watching the sun hide behind lakes. I'm too busy dancing with my imagination to even tip toe with reality for a second. They say I'm going mad. They're right. - D. Antoinette Foy
To state a theorem and then to show examples is literally to teach backwards.
Sure he was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything [Fred Astaire] did, .. backwards and in high heels."From: Frank and Ernest by , art by . - Bob Thaves
Revenge is not redress. Revenge is a wheel, and it turns backwards. - Terry Pratchett
Sometimes wisdom dictates that you take a few steps backwards to be able to go much further - TemitOpe Ibrahim
You cannot move forward if you are always thinking backwards - Bathsheba Dailey
If I am darkness, then I have learned it backwards. Darkness must be in the right, and you my dear, along with nearly all others, have been blindly wandering within the light of the wrong. - Arashi
'Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.' Under the influence of this pestilent morality, I am forever letting tomorrow's work slop backwards into today's, and doing painfully and nervously today what I could do quickly and easily tomorrow. - J. A. Spender
The foundation of reverence is this perception, that the present holds within itself the complete sum of existence, backwards and forwards, that whole amplitude of time, which is eternity. - Alfred North Whitehead
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.
When men have come to the edge of a precipice, it is the lover of life who has the spirit to leap backwards, and only the pessimist who continues to believe in progress. - G.K. Chesterton
For him, she bends over backwards. It is origami of the heart. (Pour lui, elle se plie en quatre. - C'est l'origami du cœur) - Charles de Leusse
Notwithstanding how uncanny moments of life might be, you never walk backwards. Once you take a step, you move forward by a step with a step. That is life! Even a child would never crawl backward and so would streams hardly flow backward. Just keep moving when it is a must to move! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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