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  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    A person with half volition goes backwards and forwards, but makes no progress on even the smoothest of roads.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    American statesman 1882-1945
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    A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards.
  • And that's why any of my picture books exist: They all seem to be built backwards from a simple, emotionally optimistic story beat.
  • Gerald R. Ford
    Gerald R. Ford
    American politician and 38th President of the United States 1913-2006
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    Even though this is late in an election year, there is no way we can go forward except together and no way anybody can win except by serving the people's urgent needs. We cannot stand still or slip backwards. We must go forward now together.
  • Al Boliska
    Al Boliska
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    Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    Elizabeth Bowen
    Anglo-Irish Novelist 1899-1973
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    Intimacies between women go backwards, beginning with revelations and ending up in small talk without loss of esteem.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backwards.
  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    English writer 1865-1936
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    Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs.
  • Margaret Young
    Margaret Young
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    Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.
  • Aneurin Bevan
    Aneurin Bevan
    British Labor politician 1897-1960
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    Reactionary: A man walking backwards with his face to the future.
  • Bob Thaves
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    Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.
    Source: Frank and Ernest (1982)
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
  • Bruno Mars
    Bruno Mars
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    Someone told me something that stuck with me: 'You have to envision your life, and then go backwards.' I've been living by that motto for a while, so I see where I need to be. Now I'm just backtracking and trying to get back up there.
  • Bob Thaves
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    Sure he [Fred Astaire] was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did,... backwards and in high heels.
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