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Daemon
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I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

George Eliot (1819-1880)
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Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.

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Yesterday's history, tomorrow's a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.

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Mehrdad77
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The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

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Milica Boghunovich
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I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

George Eliot (1819-1880)

This is an incongruous wish. The future cannot be isolated in the vacuum. The future is the continuation of the past...
Milica Boghunovich
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I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

George Eliot (1819-1880)

This is an incongruous wish. The future cannot be isolated in the vacuum. The future is the continuation of the past...
Bully_rus
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In practical terms, some ties of the past must be broken in order to move on… Where's my divorce papers, darling?
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Back to the Future:

"When this baby hits 88mph your going to see some serious shit"

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Hatsune Mika
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yep
pedro
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I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


She might just be praying not to suffer from dementia in later years.

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
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The quote in context:

From the book "The Mill on the Floss"
Book VI—The Great Temptation X.
The Spell Seems Broken


“Yes,” she said, “I often look at them, and wish I could see the low sunlight on the stems again. But I have never been that way but once,—to the churchyard with my mother.” 27
“I have been there, I go there, continually,” said Philip. “I have nothing but the past to live upon.” 28
A keen remembrance and keen pity impelled Maggie to put her hand in Philip’s. They had so often walked hand in hand! 29
“I remember all the spots,” she said,—“just where you told me of particular things, beautiful stories that I had never heard of before.” 30
“You will go there again soon, won’t you, Maggie?” said Philip, getting timid. “The Mill will soon be your brother’s home again.” 31
“Yes; but I shall not be there,” said Maggie. “I shall only hear of that happiness. I am going away again; Lucy has not told you, perhaps?” 32
“Then the future will never join on to the past again, Maggie? That book is quite closed?” 33
The gray eyes that had so often looked up at her with entreating worship, looked up at her now, with a last struggling ray of hope in them, and Maggie met them with her large sincere gaze. 34
“That book never will be closed, Philip,” she said, with grave sadness; “I desire no future that will break the ties of the past. But the tie to my brother is one of the strongest. I can do nothing willingly that will divide me always from him.”

Read the book on line:
http://www.bartleby.com/309/610.html
d_marx
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Learn from the past but live in the present. If you have to burn a few bridges to remain emotionally healthy it's worth it.

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8BooksOfSengathe
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Daemon wrote:
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


GOOD TO BREAK WITH THE PEOPLE/THINGS THAT RUIN
AND HANG ON TO THOSE PEOPLE/THINGS THAT DO NOT.
AND IT CAN TAKE HARD EFFORT TO DO EITHER.

Enjoy" BIBLE PAGES by Peridot Path " , via the blog button. :)
Wanderer
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I didn't want to be in the places we had shared. So, I went somewhere new, but to no avail. They were just places he had never been.
NeuroticHellFem
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Daemon wrote:
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


I do. It all depends on the shit that's happened in our lives.

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
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learn from your past
Fredric-frank Myers
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Excellent point, but why is not true HISTORY encouraged more within our/all educational systems? Could it be ignorance or just the lack of sophistication on the part of "school boards"? There was once a quote regarding history repeating itself, so wouldn't it be rather easy to understand the past so as not to make the same mistakes, again and again; dah!!! Here in Arizona, there was a local school board membered elected because she was an advocate of the 6000 year existing of the earth; wouldn't you just love to have that brain-dead Christian dictating your children's educational format?? Or maybe we should begin to hire only Texas public school students because the state school board has opted to rewrite text books with derogatory and misleading information? I don't know about many of you-all out there that are in other countries, but here is the US of A (I believe the A stands for assholes) our educational system really sucks; again, thanks to the brain-dead political Christian right....
ellana
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Well FF Myers, that was quite the put down on the US system of education and I understand that this is State specific, but indeed on your own country. Nothing is perfect. I think that some of us have a conscience and a positive critical outlook on our society and its systems no matter where we live. We can sometimes plant a seed of change.
Milica Boghunovich
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8BooksOfSengathe wrote:
Daemon wrote:
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


GOOD TO BREAK WITH THE PEOPLE/THINGS THAT RUIN
AND HANG ON TO THOSE PEOPLE/THINGS THAT DO NOT.
AND IT CAN TAKE HARD EFFORT TO DO EITHER.


"THE PEOPLE/THINGS THAT RUIN" - yes the people like addicts, evil military, people who perpetuate social evils for their own sick "power", perverse indulgent "comfort/luxury"....
beefsteak101
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The most interesting comment I've seen is from Wanderer, below. I feel completely different than most here. Suffice to say, I believe one's future is (in our meager means of control) a result of our current actions, which when made fruitful, will be our past. Excuse me, while I chase my tail! Anxious
Dr WWWW
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beefsteak101 wrote:
The most interesting comment I've seen is from Wanderer, below. I feel completely different than most here. Suffice to say, I believe one's future is (in our meager means of control) a result of our current actions, which when made fruitful, will be our past. Excuse me, while I chase my tail! Anxious


I agree. It seems to me that a clean break with the past is often appealing, but we can actually be jumping off a cliff, leaving behind the supports that were keeping us from catastrophe. The current actions Beefsteak talks of should be small steps, carefully considered, i.e., at least some ties with the past must be held onto.

"To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting." -- Edmund Burke
Barnacle Barney Bill
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Daemon wrote:
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


carpe diem Etymology[edit]
A calque of Latin carpe diem.
Verb[edit]
seize the day
(idiomatic) To enjoy the present and not worry about the future; to live for the moment.
(idiomatic) To make the most of today by achieving fulfillment in a philosophical or spiritual sense.
(idiomatic) To attack the day's efforts with vigor and purpose.
Tomorrow may not be in your future.
Runi
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What's that Star Trek-quote again?

"Time travel. Ever since my first day in the job as a Starfleet Captain I swore I'd never let myself get caught in one of these god-forsaken paradoxes. The future is the past, the past is the future. It all gives me a headache."
-Janeway (Future's End Pt. I)

Interesting stuff...

Respice, adspice, prospice
clavicalbone
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I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

George Eliot (1819-1880)

I also wish to have a brand new future that no ties with the past but I know this is impossible.
NeuroticHellFem
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Fredric-frank Myers wrote:
Excellent point, but why is not true HISTORY encouraged more within our/all educational systems? Could it be ignorance or just the lack of sophistication on the part of "school boards"? There was once a quote regarding history repeating itself, so wouldn't it be rather easy to understand the past so as not to make the same mistakes, again and again; dah!!! Here in Arizona, there was a local school board membered elected because she was an advocate of the 6000 year existing of the earth; wouldn't you just love to have that brain-dead Christian dictating your children's educational format?? Or maybe we should begin to hire only Texas public school students because the state school board has opted to rewrite text books with derogatory and misleading information? I don't know about many of you-all out there that are in other countries, but here is the US of A (I believe the A stands for assholes) our educational system really sucks; again, thanks to the brain-dead political Christian right....

When it comes to the splenetic rantings of FfM, I'm sure a lot of us scroll past his posts, but as someone from another country, I've got to agree that a lot of us think that's what the A stands for too. We include you, Frank.

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
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Eh? Eh? Eh?

Good One
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Daemon wrote:
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


The past is something we must accept, even as we question it in light of the present, with a view to guide us into the future.
Καroιiηε Frαzão
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"If I were to erase all the mistakes of my past, would also clear all the wisdom of my present, then I must learn from them and move on, though I am in pieces ..."
Applause Applause Awesome quote'
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The quality of some comments, wow. George Eliot would be thrilled to break free from this "future" and stay safe in the past.
Beam
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"If a man dwells on the past, then he robs the present; but if a man ignores the past, he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past." -- Master Po, in Kung Fu
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great
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Daemon wrote:
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


The only way to keep the past tied to the future is by allowing the present to bridge them, by the highway of common sense.

Saber.A
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Trust no future however pleasant
Let the dead past bury it's dead
Act act in the living present
Heart within and God over head

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