It was time to let go of the mad desire to remember. It was time to start living whatever life would come. In the present, not the past.
—Adi Alsaid in Let's Get Lost
The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.
—Harriet Beecher Stowe
Study the past, if you would divine the future.
Life is happening whether you embrace it or not. You need to let go of the past, the pain, whatever holds you back from having a bright life.
—S.L. Scott in Scorned
Just because you keep something a secret doesn't mean it never happened, no matter how much you want that to be true.
—Jodi Picoult in Vanishing Acts
Expressions like "the good ole days" implied that life used to be of a higher quality than it is now, but I think everything looks better in retrospect.
—Penelope Douglas in Rival
I'm not trying to hide my past. I've learned a lot from it. It's made me who I am today, and I'm proud of who I've become.
—Amber Lynn Natusch in Undertow
In that moment I understood what they say about nostalgia, that no matter if you're thinking of something good or bad, it always leaves you a little emptier afterward.
—John Corey Whaley in Noggin
For a moment we're both silent, staring. I wonder if either of us really sees the other clearly anymore or if we're stuck looking at the frozen images of who we used to be.
—Emily Henry in The Love That Split the World