Past Tense Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 72 Quotes About Past Tense

#1. I escape disaster by writing a poem with a joke in it:
The past, present, and future walk into a bar - it was tense. - Author: Kelli Russell Agodon
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#2. Winners live in the present tense. People who come up short are consumed with future or past. I want to be living in the now. - Author: Alex Rodriguez
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#3. The wicked lie, that the past is always tense and the future, perfect. - Author: Zadie Smith
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#4. A man's conscience shouts so much more loudly in the past tense than it ever manages to achieve in the present. - Author: Jasper Kent
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#5. From August 25 to 28, I'm sharing the Amazon proceeds of all versions of Love Is Never Past Tense with Orphan World Relief - Author: Janna Yeshanova
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#6. My past lives alone. That's why my loneliness wants to live in the past - Author: Munia Khan
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#7. That kind of love comes and goes and is hard to remember afterwards, like pain. You would look at the man one day and you would think, I loved you, and the tense would be past, and you would be filled with a sense of wonder, because it was such an amazing and precarious and dumb thing to have done; - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#8. No matter how much I may love - scratch that, loved, past tense - Josh, I was no dummy. Everyone knows the Y chromosome carries with it the instinctive urge to lie under pressure.
Which, incidentally, was what Josh was going to be under when I found him. Serious pressure.
On his larynx. - Author: Gemma Halliday
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#9. Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense. - Author: George Ade
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#10. (by the way ... I realize I switch from present to past tense, and if you don't like it ... ram a nipple up your scrotum. -printer: leave this in.) - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#11. I would not admire hitting against Ryne Duren, because if he ever hit you in the head you might be in the past tense. - Author: Casey Stengel
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#12. The past is always tense, the future perfect. - Author: Zadie Smith
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#13. Witness also that when we talk about literature, we do so in the present tense. When we speak of the dead, we are not so kind. - Author: John Green
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#14. Being a writer can be a very lonely profession, but having a network of people who can sympathize with everything you're going through - from contract issues to the terror of changing your novel from past- to present-tense - is an invaluable asset. - Author: Lisa Graff
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#15. I don't view myself from the past present or future tense i like to think of the world from my own personal point of view at whatever time i feel that is relayed to me in conjunction with my well being to progressively grow successfully finacially as well as mentally. - Author: Riff Raff
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#16. The past is something for you to learn from and the future is something that you hope is going to happen, but I'm always speaking to my actual fans in present tense. - Author: Katt Williams
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#17. The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was tense. - Author: Lex Martin
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#18. But why would it matter? We aren't ... or ... uh ... weren't ... "
Which is it, Jess? "Aren't" or "weren't"? Present or past tense? Now or then?
"We haven't been talking to each other."
Past imperfect tense. How appropriate. - Author: Megan McCafferty
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#19. Amber was past tense. We were covering her inanimate face in the white sheet of was. - Author: Lorrie Moore
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#20. Remember? Ohh, I wouldn't do that! Remembering's dangerous. I find the past such a worrying, anxious place.
"The past tense", I supposed you'd call it. Ha ha ha. - Author: Alan Moore
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#21. Because love is never in the past tense. - Author: Scott D. Brillon
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#22. "Never speak of me in the past tense". My presence here will be many times greater without the burden of my tortured body. - Author: Rajneesh
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#23. For he is in a past-tense, future-perfect kind of mood. - Author: Zadie Smith
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#24. I can't change it. It's part of who I was. Past tense. All I know is that I want you, all the fucking time, every day, endlessly. I don't know how to deal with that. I don't know how to make sense of it without overwhelming you, and I don't want to tell you anything that's going to jeopardize it. - Author: Helena Hunting
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#25. It must be asked here: why does the patient go on being worried by this that belongs to the past? The answer must be that the original experience of primitive agony cannot get into the past tense unless the ego can first gather it into its own present time experience ... . - Author: Mark Epstein
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#26. The last thing I have to say is that ice is the past tense of water. I've always wanted to write that sentence and now I have. - Author: Rita Mae Brown
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#27. They never experience the past tense. It's just another thread to them. They don't remember stuff, they relive it. - Author: Peter Watts
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#28. One's my favorite number. The word won being the past tense of win, and we can all say at the end of the day that we won once again, can't we? Some days making it to the end of the day is quite a victory. - Author: Jennifer Brown
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#29. As soon as you have a language that has a past tense and a future tense you're going to say, 'Where did we come from, what happens next?' The ability to remember the past helps us plan the future. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#30. Love has no past tense. - Author: Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
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#31. Through the eyes of the brave, the future makes past tense perfect sense. - Author: Auliq Ice
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#32. It was the English word she used. It was in English that the past was unilateral; in Bengali, the word for yesterday, kal, was also the word for tomorrow. In Bengali one needed an adjective, or relied on the tense of a verb, to distinguish what had already happened from what would be. - Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
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#33. I really such a terrible mother?' she asked Bertie. 'Why the past tense?' Bertie said. Sow - Author: Kate Atkinson
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#34. There's no past tense when you lose someone, Jed. You just keep on loving them. - Author: Garrett Leigh
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#35. That's the past tense, Tom,' returned Mr. James Harthouse, striking the ash from his cigar with his little finger. 'We are in the present tense, now.' 'Verb - Author: Charles Dickens
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#36. Oh, God, Alaska, I love you. I love you,' and the Colonel whispered, 'I'm so sorry, Pudge. I know you did,' and I said, 'No. Not past tense. - Author: John Green
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#37. He lived at a little distance from his body, regarding his own acts with doubtful side-glances. He had an odd autobiographical habit which led him to compose in his mind from time to time a short sentence about himself containing a subject in the third person and a verb in the past tense. - Author: James Joyce
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#38. She was one of those women who are usually referred to in the past tense, of whom one says: 'She had a certain freshness and bloom about her,' and whose freshness and bloom passed unnoticed even when she still had them. - Author: Gabriel Chevallier
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#39. I cannot stand the words Get over it. All of us are under such pressure to put our problems in the past tense. Slow down. Don't allow others to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime - and that's OK. - Author: Beau Taplin
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#40. The way those old memories kept bubbling to the surface in the present tense was disturbing. It was as if the past had never died; as if on some level of time's great tower, everything was still happening. - Author: Stephen King
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#41. Is life like this? Is it a past that goes by, then crumbles away, and a present that runs in the wake of the past, and a future that can only be grasped if one talks of it in the present or past tense? - Author: Kahlil Gibran
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#42. There are tenses that define us now: past tense, back then; future tense, not yet. We live in the small window between them, the space we've only recently come to think as still, and really it's no smaller than anyone else's window. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#43. Learning to live in the present tense-one that's free from the failures of the past and the anxieties of the future-is a wonderful gift, and one you always should be striving for. - Author: Rick Pitino
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#44. The shortest verse in the Bible is 'Jesus wept.' The only thing wrong with it is the past tense. - Author: R. K. Milholland
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#45. Prayer is asking God to do something, future tense; praise is believing that God has already done it, past tense. - Author: Mark Batterson
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#46. I begin with songs. They provide a sort of skeleton grammar for me to flesh out. Songs of longing for future tense, songs of regret for past tense, and songs of love for present tense. - Author: Mary Doria Russell
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#47. If I speak of Vienna it must be in the past tense, as a man speaks of a woman he has loved and who is dead. - Author: Erich Von Stroheim
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#48. Childhood is a tissue of lies that endure in the past tense - Author: Elena Ferrante
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#49. Everything is beautiful. We have all this beauty in the world and all we have to do is reach out and touch it, it is all there and all ours for the taking.
Cecilia to Henry Chinaski, liberty taken changing past tense to present tense (173) - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#50. Jah know, sometimes I don't learn till too late, and to know something too late? Well is better you never know as my mother used to say. Worse, you all present tense and have to deal with sudden past tense all around you. It's like realizing somebody rob you a year late. So - Author: Marlon James
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#51. Wisely the Hebrews admit no Present tense in their language;
While we are speaking the word, it is is already the Past. - Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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#52. Chevy Stevens is in top form. ALWAYS WATCHING is a tense and twisty exploration of dark memories, hidden pasts, and a place that seems like heaven but might be hell. This is a deep and exciting novel, as unsettling as it is gripping. - Author: Lisa Unger
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#53. Worse, you all present tense and have to deal with sudden past tense all around you. It's like realizing somebody rob you a year late. - Author: Marlon James
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#54. Loved. You can't use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all. - Author: Ken Kesey
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#55. It's so difficult to write in motion and get rid of the past tense, and also to create a sense of impermanence. - Author: Gerald Vizenor
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#56. Having sex with a dead grammar teacher is a violation of past tense usage. - Author: Dana Gould
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#57. Where you come from now is much less important than where you're going. More and more of us are rooted in the future or the present tense as much as in the past. And home, we know, is not just the place where you happen to be born. It's the place where you become yourself. - Author: Pico Iyer
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#58. I mean being a knight," she said."Was it worth it?"
The drama, the heartache, the stress? The friendships, the conspiracies, the pranks, the bonding ... Was it worth it?Oh, yeah.But then her words sunk in. Was. Past tense. For I was no longer an active knight of Rose & Grave.I was a patriarch. - Author: Diana Peterfreund
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#59. We must set up a strong present tense against all rumors of wrath, past and to come. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#60. When I'm writing, I can always play around with tense. I can always make past present. I can always kind of manipulate, and I can always be delusional in a way that's completely self-serving. With film, it's like, the camera can't really lie. It can manipulate to a certain extent. - Author: Jose Antonio Vargas
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#61. Sluka shook her head. We're talking about them in the past tense, and we never even discussed them in the present. It's like their only reason for existing was so they could die. - Author: Alastair Reynolds
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#62. You said you loved me, is that now in the past tense?" "No, it's not." "Good. - Author: E.L. James
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#63. The only pleasure of endurance is its past tense. - Author: Wes Fesler
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#64. It surprised me that I was already using the past tense. People I knew. As if I didn't know them anymore. - Author: Ashley Newell
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#65. Brit had wanted it to say LOVED. Those were the directions she gave me for the granite carver. But at the last minute I changed it. I was never going to stop, so why make it past tense? I - Author: Jodi Picoult
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#66. In the past, people have looked at photos as a record of memory. The focus has been on the past tense. With Instagram, the focus is on the present tense. - Author: Kevin Systrom
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#67. And it occurs to me that there's no real difference between us, the living and the dead; it's just a matter of tense: past-dead and future-dead - Author: Rick Yancey
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#68. Only in the present tense is the subject married to its verb. The action - all action, past and future - comes at the end. At the very end, when there is nothing left to do but act. - Author: Jill Alexander Essbaum
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#69. Was. What does was actually mean? The verb to be. Past tense of is. Does it mean that someone is no longer being? - Author: Melina Marchetta
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#70. Shoulda, coulda, woulda. It's so easy in the past tense. - Author: Sarah Dessen
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#71. Live in the present tense, facing the duty at hand without regret for the past or worry over the future. - Author: William DeWitt Hyde
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#72. I loved him so much. Love him so much. I don't know why I use the past tense. It's not as if love dies with the beloved. - Author: Kate Atkinson
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