We must set up a strong present tense against all rumors of wrath, past and to come.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

To talk to someone who does not listen is enough to tense the devil.
Pearl Bailey tense quote

Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.
— George Ade

Past tense means you used to be nervous.
— Unknown

Of the mental hazards, being scared is the worst. When you get scared, you get tense.
— tense quotation by Sam Snead