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    What has been cut apart cannot be glued back together. Abandon all hope of totality, future as well as past, you who enter the world of fluid modernity.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: future  past  world  hope 
    The task is to keep the lost opportunities of the past alive.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: past  lost  opportunities 
    There's a desire for me in the work, even when I'm looking at the past, to be looking from the present. It's to be here now. It's looking in the present tense.
    — Zoe Leonard
    tags: desires  work  past  present 
    I've basically been working really hard for the past couple years. And the nature of the film business is that movies come out when they come out, and these all just happen to be coming out at the same time.
    — Zoe Kravitz
    tags: time  nature  past  movie  film  business  year 
    Zidane is the master. Over the past 10 years, there's been no-one like him, he has been the best player in the world.
    — Zinedine Zidane
    tags: past  world  master  year 
    Zidane is probably the best player there has been in the past 20 years ... France have recovered the best Zidane and they have progressively grown throughout this tournament.
    — Zinedine Zidane
    tags: past  year 
    Sometimes I don't know what takes me over during a game. Sometimes I just feel I have moved to a different place and I can make the pass, score the goal or go past my marker at will.
    — Zinedine Zidane
    tags: past  goal  games 
    No matter the bad things that happened in past time, let's try to live the best we can now.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: time  live  past  bad 
    The present is what slips by us while we're pondering the past and worrying about the future.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: future  past  present 
    Never erase your past. It shapes who you are today and will help you to be the person you'll be tomorrow.
    — Ziad K. Abdelnour
    tags: people  past  help  tomorrow 
    The true man of the past waited upon Heaven when dealing with people and did not wait upon people when dealing with Heaven.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: men  people  past  true  heaven 
    Although things seem to be sometimes going up and sometimes descending, sometimes slipping away, nevertheless there is a reality, the same today as in the past. It does not change, for nothing can affect it. Could we not say it is one great harmony? So why shouldn't we ask about it.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: reality  past 
    I'm not living in the past, I don't want to go back - I don't want to "Make America Great Again." No, no, no.
    — Zendaya
    tags: living  past  america 
    I'm very inspired by a lot of things from the past, from Cher to Diana Ross.
    — Zendaya
    tags: past 
    Sometimes I do it more literally, sometimes I do a little softer [interpretation], but I'm just inspired by the past.
    — Zendaya
    tags: past 
    We never had it so good: Every person alive today derives great benefit from comforts and pleasures that were not available in the past. All of the latest technological advances serve us to a remarkable degree. For all this we should be full of appreciation and gratitude.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    Emptying the ashtrays was very expressive of myself. i just lump everything in a great heap which i have labeled "the past,' and having thus emptied this deep reservoir that was once myself, i am ready to continue.
    — Zelda Fitzgerald
    tags: past 
    Being in love, she concluded, is simply a presentation of our pasts to another individual, mostly packages so unwieldy that we can no longer manage the loosened strings alone.
    — Zelda Fitzgerald
    tags: past  alone 
    Let me realize that my past failures at follow-through are no indication of my future performance. They're just healthy little fires that are gonna warm up my ass
    — Ze Frank
    tags: failure  future  past  fire  healthy 
    I thank You Lord for creating the world beautiful and various and if this is Your seduction I am seduced for good and past all forgiveness
    — Zbigniew Herbert
    The political awakening that is happening worldwide is a major challenge for America, because it means that the world is much more restless. It's stirring. It has aspirations which are not easily satisfied. And if America is to lead, it has to relate itself somehow to these new, lively, intense political aspirations, which make our age so different from even the recent past.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    I'm a massive fan of Drake, and we walked right past him. He's too cool to be clapping One Direction though.
    — Zayn Malik
    tags: past  right 
    Everyone believes that the prospect for a civil war has diminished significantly over the past several days. All the mainstream leaders of Iraq believe that civil war must be avoided. It's very positive that they are all saying it.
    — Zalmay Khalilzad
    tags: past  believe  saying  leader  war  positive 
    Being a leader for me is about having the courage to speak the truth, and live the truth, despite attempts to silence our thoughts, feelings, and past experiences.
    — Zainab Salbi
    As scientists, we keep an open mind, but we have to base our ideas about the past on archaeological evidence.
    — Zahi Hawass
    tags: past  mind  ideas  scientist 
    With Dawn I was afraid people would just think it's a B-movie and I didn't know what I was doing. That's really what I was afraid of. Like the subtlety of the movie they would miss. If the movie succeeds, it's that people understand the subtlety. That they're able to see past the conventions of what they think a movie is and go a teeny bit deeper and let it be both.
    — Zack Snyder
    tags: people  past  movie  afraid 
    I felt like, in the recent past, people have been apologizing for Superman, a little bit, for his costume, for his origins, and for the way he fits into society.
    — Zack Snyder
    tags: people  society  past 
    Who controls the past now controls the future. Who controls the present now controls the past. Who controls the past now controls the future. Who controls the present now?
    — Zack de la Rocha
    tags: future  past  present  control 
    One day, when all the continents have been buried in ocean, we'll slowly float past each other in our little boats, hearing our own hearts in each other's chest, and watch each other like stars we don't know are dead.
    — Zachary Schomburg
    tags: heart  past  star  ocean 
    I'm a big believer in the notion that our greatest potential lies in our darkest parts. To a certain extent it's only in facing those parts of ourselves that we can truly grow, and I think that's true of all of the characters I've played, certainly in the past few years.
    — Zachary Quinto
    Television is a pretty great job, to begin with, and I wouldn't have anything, if it weren't for the jobs that I've had in the past that have built up to that
    — Zachary Levi
    tags: past  job 
    There's a lot of stuff that I've been through in my life in the past couple of months that I don't really want to share with people who are close to me, but I have no option if it's my art.
    — Zachary Cole Smith
    tags: people  past  shares 
    I can't really do anything about the past and all I can do is just embrace the future and try to make the most of the present. So I'm really trying to do that and doing my best every day.
    — Zach Sudfeld
    tags: future  past  present 
    I used to be really cute. I could send you earlier photos where I'm stunning. But I've gained about twenty pounds over the past two years, and the more weight I've put on, the more success I've had. If you drew a diagram of weight gain and me getting more work, a mathematician would draw some conclusions from that.
    — Zach Galifianakis
    tags: work  past  cute  success  photo  pounds  year 
    I mean the reason that I started writing close to home, "Santa Fe," et cetera, was a kind of looking back on past events. I don't know, it's just some of the dark spaces I've been. And it feels like with a music career and whatnot, I've been able to crawl out of those places. So it's interesting to look back on them and try to hold on to the feeling of what you went through.
    — Zach Condon
    tags: past  dark  space  career  music  writing 
    I became very aware of what I was used to relying on, almost tricks. It's funny because I could feel myself creating a formula and sticking with it and I just told myself, 'That's not me, that's not really how I am, god forbid I have developed a formula - it's music; songwriting.' It's heretic, honestly, in the church of music, so I had to unwind a few tricks in order to get past it.
    — Zach Condon
    tags: funny  past  music  god  church 
    Now that 'Scrubs' is over, people seem to feel more comfortable telling me that I was a total douche to them for the past 8 years. And the whole time I'm thinking, 'Who ARE you?'
    — Zach Braff
    tags: time  people  past  thinking  year 
    I haven't collected memorabilia. I am not a person who lives in the past.
    — Yvonne Craig
    tags: people  live  past 
    The young readers I have interacted with carry old concerns repackaged in the skin of a new generation: puzzlement over continuous national moral failings, contradictions with the elders, nostalgia for a nonexistent Kenyan past.
    — Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
    tags: past  young  nostalgia  morals 
    You ask me about the past, you ask me about the future, the only way to be happy is to be living right now.
    — Yvon Chouinard
    tags: living  future  past  right 
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