I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
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.
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.
Evil spelled backward is live.
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Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.
And nothing to look backward to with pride, and nothing to look forward to with hope.
People will not look forward to posterity who will not look backward to their ancestors.
You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
When I think of the future, I never see myself moving forward in time.
I actually see time moving backward towards me.
Historians are prophets with their face turned backward.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
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.
Life moves forward, not backward, and it would be wise to listen to what change has to say.
No one ever won a chess game by betting on each move.
Sometimes you have to move backward to get a step forward.
When you've seen a nude infant doing a backward somersault you know why clothing exists.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.
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.
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.
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.
A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza;
read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
It is fatally easy for Western folk, who have discarded chastity as a value for themselves, to suppose that it can have no value for anyone else. At the same time as Californians try to re-invent celibacy, by which they seem to mean perverse restraint, the rest of us call societies which place a high value on chastity backward.
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.
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.
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.
Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.
Philosophy is perfectly right in saying that life must be understood backward.
But then one forgets the other clause - that it must be lived forward. The more one thinks through this clause, the more one concludes that life in temporality never becomes properly understandable, simply because never at any time does one get perfect repose to take the stance - backward.
There is a rhythm to the ending of a marriage just like the rhythm of a courtship --only backward. You try to start again but get into blaming over and over. Finally you are both worn out, exhausted, hopeless. Then lawyers are called in to pick clean the corpses. The death has occurred much earlier.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
If you forget you have to struggle for improvement you go backward.
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.
Revolutions never go backward.
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.
So different are the colors of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past; and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side.
It is not possible for civilization to flow backward while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance its allotted length.
I had drunk our great cultural Kool-Aid about regret, which is that lamenting things that occurred in the past is an absolute waste of time, that we should always look forward and not backward, and that one of the noblest and best things we can do is strive to live a life free of regrets.
Avoid war, because that always pushes human beings backward.
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.
Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look - historical ignorance remains a national characteristic.
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.
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.
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.
You know, I've got a confession to make myself.
I'm not really a priest, I've just got my shirt on backwards.
When I was fourteen and first started going out, I always wanted to be the opposite of everyone else. So I would go to the club in a polo T-shirt and pants and sneakers and a hat on backward, just so I would not be dressed like other girls.
If there's one thing I discovered since I came back from hiatus, it's that you can't go backwards.
I always try to start out with some type of goal.
Then I work backward and think of what I need to do to get there, and give myself smaller goals that are more immediate.
The surprise with which a detective novel concludes should set up tragic vibrations which run backward through the entire structure.
A paparazzo once jumped out of a car and started running backward with me.
I slowed down out of courtesy because she started drifting into the street. I reached out my hand and moved her back so she didn't get hit by a bus.
During 'Saturday Night Fever' at the end of the first act dance number I tried to perform a split-jump, only I can't do them so I ended up on my ass followed by the most unsightly backward roll out of it, followed by the cast falling over in laughter and a good portion of the audience too.
I've watched 'Clueless' as many times as humanly possible.
Like, I would run home from school to watch it. Like, I can quote it backwards.