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Looking Back

Total Quotes : 180
Mirror

Authenticity is everything! You have to wake up every day and look in the mirror, and you want to be proud of the person who's looking back at you. And you can only do that if you're being honest with yourself and being a person of high character. You have an opportunity every single day to write that story of your life.

- Aaron Rodgers

Medical Role

Certainly when I got to medical school, I had role models of the kind of physicians I wanted to be. I had an uncle who, looking back, was probably not the most-educated physician around, but he carried it off so well.

- Abraham Verghese

Happy Moved

When we moved to Europe when I was a teenager, I really did not want to go. I was happy in my school, with my friends, but looking back on it, it was the best experience I've ever had. We traveled every weekend. I experienced incredible new cultures, museums, cities, and it really opened up my eyes.

- Aerin Lauder

My Life Give

For me, I find that even though I've accomplished a few things in my life, looking back on accomplishments doesn't give me a sense of satisfaction.

- Alan Alda

Legacy Been

I feel privileged and honored to have flown. It's been a tremendous ride, looking back on the legacy and accomplishments, like the Hubble telescope and the launching of the International Space Station in 1998.

- Alan G. Poindexter

I Remember

It's funny because looking back at my first contest, I was 15 and surfing the Haleiwa contest wearing this tiny bikini. I remember not even thinking twice about wearing it - I just thought it was normal.

- Alana Blanchard

Memory Became

Well, one of the things I discovered in the course of looking back and writing about what I saw in my memory is that I was a closely observant person long before I became a reporter.

- Alma Guillermoprieto

Back Wanting

I don't spend much time looking back at what happened. I do remember it, but I don't see any purpose of wanting to look back.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Father Why

For my senior prom, my father finally said I could go - as long as I was home by 9 P.M.! That was around the time that most people were heading out. When I was little I was so mad at them all the time. 'Why can't I do this?' 'Why are there so many rules?' But looking back now, my parents gave me the foundation to have so many choices in life.

- Amy Chua

Waiting Been

I had the pleasure of working for Hart Hanson as the writers' assistant on the Fox show 'Bones.' He was always willing to take five minutes in the kitchen and answer questions I had about writing and the business. Looking back now, I realize he might have just been politely waiting for the coffee to brew.

- Anders Holm

My Life Very

My main objective with every album is to capture a moment in time, which usually makes the whole process very relaxing. I only discover in retrospect when looking back at the songs how my life is going!

- Alanis Morissette

Back Been

Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance.

- Albert Claude

Bed Best Way

When I was a teenager, I did a lot of pull-ups and push-ups. Every night before bed, I'd do 150 - in sets of 30 or so. Looking back on it now, I'm not totally sure that's the best way to improve as a climber. But it did make me a lot better at doing pull-ups and push-ups.

- Alex Honnold

Away Pile

When the world changed, people were different. Towns closed, cities were boarded up, communities abandoned, their governments collapsed. They seemed to have no qualms that were obvious to you or me about walking away from what they called a useless pile of rubbish, and never looking back.

- Alexis Wright

Very Tender

Looking back, I realise I had to grow up and be responsible at a very tender age.

- Andie MacDowell

Back Accuse

People accuse me of glamorizing mental illness. Looking back sometimes, that's true. But I don't feel guilty.

- Andy Behrman

Very Extent

Looking back, when I was Gollum, I suppose I did break the mold to a certain extent. I'm proud, and very thrilled, to be a part of that.

- Andy Serkis

My Life Still

Looking back, I can see that my life with David was molded by forces beyond my control and even my understanding. Still, I don't regret trying.

- Angela Bowie

Friendly Been

Ireland is a series of stories that have been told to us, starting with the Irish Celtic national revival. I never believed in 'Old Ireland.' It has been made all of kitsch by the diaspora, looking back and deciding what Ireland is. Yes, it is green. Yes, it is friendly. I can't think of anything else for definite.

- Anne Enright

My Life Read

Looking back at it now, any objective account of my life is bound to read like a cross between 'The Wife of Bath's Tale' and a travel brochure.

- Anne Stevenson

Happen Studio

I was scared to do anything in the studio because it felt so claustrophobic. I wanted to be somewhere where things could happen and the subject wasn't just looking back at you.

- Annie Leibovitz

Year Fact

The Princess's so-called 'time and space speech' at the end of '93 about a year after the formal separation, looking back on it it's called her retirement from public life but we've seen in fact it's nothing of the kind.

- Anthony Holden

I Think South

The past is a stronger influence in the South. But I think everywhere you have this sense that the world changes faster than you can accommodate yourself to. Looking back and seeing how you got where you are is a useful way to combat disorientation.

- Charles Frazier

Against About

The most he would do was to promise that the gates of hell should not prevail against it. It is about all that, looking back on the history of the Church, one can feel that they have not done.

- Charles Williams

Back Am

I don't know what else I would be if I wasn't me. I am not looking from the outside, looking back. I am who I am.

- Cher

New Incurable

I'm an incurable optimist, and I'm a great believer in never looking back. Life is too short, and new challenges are exciting.

- Cherie Blair

I Think Other

I think, when I was a young lawyer starting out, I was so determined to prove that I was as good as the men and that I could be given the same opportunities as the men, and it wouldn't make any difference at all that I was a woman. But actually, looking back on it now, I did do things that I wouldn't recommend to other women at all.

- Cherie Blair

Back Idea

I was a goth girl in high school. Perhaps the powdered white face and the black lipstick were not the most attractive. I felt fabulous at the time but looking back, uh, probably not the best idea.

- Christina Hendricks

Big Perfectly

I'm perfectly proud of the work I did, looking back at it. I know I've had a bit of a revision since my 'Big Finish' stories came out.

- Colin Baker

Thought About

I never thought about 'being' in comedy when I grew up, because I didn't know it was a real job. But looking back, it's the only thing I ever really cared about.

- Colin Jost

Thought About

Can you imagine that Cuba and Europe's youth, who had forgotten about traditional music, who only thought of rock music, are now looking back towards their grandparents? That is a phenomenon.

- Compay Segundo

Next Slides

Looking back across the years, so many pictures flash on the screen of my memory that just as I begin to see one clearly, another slides in, blotting out the first, itself to be pushed aside by the next and the next and the next.

- Conrad Veidt

My Life Very

'Rust' really started with the passing of my dad, and me really looking back inward to my self about where I stand with all things on a faith/religious/spiritual level. And it's really put me on this interesting road and very educational, I might add, road back to understanding the role of faith in God and Christ in my life.

- Corbin Bernsen

Pirate Slides

It was a great experience for a kid, because it was a bunch of kids playing on pirate ships and water slides, so looking back on it, it was the fondest experience of my childhood.

- Corey Feldman

Gift Some

Looking back, some of the happiest moments of my childhood were spent with my arm in packets of breakfast cereal, rootling around for a free gift.

- Craig Brown

I Remember

Looking back, I remember my family laughing a lot. We were never the kind of people that dwelled on hard times. My family laughs when things are tough. Growing up like that, I got used to making jokes about things that were difficult. So when I started doing stand-up, that's what I went towards.

- Cristela Alonzo

Mirror Away

The longer we keep looking back in the rearview mirror, it takes away from everything that's moving forward.

- Dan Quinn

DJ Country

Part of the great thing of looking back on how I went from the cattle ranch to the White House was, I was a country music DJ. I saw Garth Brooks perform for free in 1992 at the Colorado State Fair where I met this person who knew about this graduate school program.

- Dana Perino

Some About

I guess I always had made some assumptions about what it would be like to work in a tech company, and some were right, and some were wrong. I had a lot of, looking back on it, now naive ideas about how companies build their brands, and a lot of those notions I ended up realizing were kind of wrong.

- Daniel Lyons

Influenced

There are a lot of people who influenced me, nurtured me, helped me along the way. But I can just recall looking back, the first time I got my baseball glove. Put it on the wrong hand, all those kind of things.

- Dave Winfield

Need Imposing

I feel confident imposing change on myself. It's a lot more fun progressing than looking back. That's why I need to throw curve balls.

- David Bowie

Game Back

Looking back, video game design seems a natural fit, although there was no such thing when I was growing up. I built a Tic-Tac-Toe playing machine in my teens which went up in smoke on the night it was scheduled to go to a science fair.

- David Crane

Comedy Period

In comedy, looking back is more important than looking around at your contemporaries because they are too much influenced by the same time period as you are.

- David Steinberg

I Remember

I remember the first time I walked on that stage. Maxine and I were just a duet at the time, and we walked on that stage and did 'Looking Back to See.' Ernest Tubb introduced us at the time. I remember my knees were shaking.

- Jim Ed Brown

Back Hustled

Looking back on those games, I probably hustled out of position as much as I hustled into position since I really never had any real training. I was working on instincts alone.

- Jim Evans

Memory Tell

I have to tell everyone that when I finish a film and it goes out and is released, I never look at my films again. I don't like looking back. I don't even like talking about 'em! So I'm really digging back in my memory because I don't like to sit and look at my films again.

- Jim Jarmusch

Always Some

So I've always been kind of an apocalyptic kind of kid, and looking back at the movies I've done, there's some kind of apocalypse in them. So that must be what scares me... besides Republicans.

- Joe Dante

Think I Think

I think, ultimately, looking back now, acting wasn't satisfying me 100%.

- Joey Lauren Adams

See Correct

In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct.

- John C. Calhoun

Doing I Think

Looking back, I think we were all quite mature, surprisingly responsible. In earlier wars, boys of our age had just gone off to raise hell or enlist or both, but we stayed dutifully at our desks doing tomorrow's homework.

- John Knowles

My Life Been

The things that have always been important: to be a good man, to try to live my life the way God would have me, to turn it over to Him that His will might be worked in my life, to do my work without looking back, to give it all I've got, and to take pride in my work as an honest performer.

- Johnny Cash

Other Engaged

History tells us that America does best when the private sector is energetic and entrepreneurial and the government is attentive and engaged. Who among us, really, would, looking back, wish to edit out either sphere at the entire expense of the other?

- Jon Meacham

Own Some

It's not surprising to see in my own work, looking back, and in the work of some of my peers, an attention to family. It's nice to write a book that does tend toward significance and meaning, and where else are you sure of finding it?

- Jonathan Franzen

Injuries Feel

I feel like, looking back, if I didn't have so many injuries, who knows where my numbers could be right now. But only God can judge me.

- Jose Reyes

Doing Amount

Looking back at it now, it's almost overwhelming, the amount of work that went into writing 'Shine', and to come up with the ideas that we're doing now.

- Joshua Ostrander

I Remember

Can I remember exactly when I 'lost' my husband? Was it the moment when I had to start tying his shoelaces for him? Or when we stopped being able to laugh with each other? Looking back, that turning point is impossible to pinpoint. But then, that's the nature of dementia.

- Judy Parfitt

Like Singers

Looking back at those great singers like Gordon MacRae and Howard Keel - they have such a specific kind of style that it seems like we don't really appreciate anymore.

- Julian Ovenden

Thought Back

I was never looking back in regret. I never thought, Oh, why didn't I become an actress? or Why did I just go paddling along after John? I've always walked along right by his side, and he's always supported everything I do.

- June Carter Cash

Over Waste

No excuses and no sob stories. Life is full of excuses if you're looking. I have no time to gripe over misfortune. I don't waste time looking back.

- Junior Seau

Been Reasons

Sure I should have been at the Fifa workshop for example, but I had personal reasons for not being there and looking back saying that it was a mistake for me not being there I would take the same decision because the personal situation has higher priority than a workshop.

- Jurgen Klinsmann

Still Allowed

Looking back at all the people I have insulted, I am mildly surprised that I am still allowed to exist.

- Auberon Waugh

Patriotism

During 65 years, I have walked the path of duty and discipline... And today, looking back at that long path of service, my soldier's heart stirs and murmurs from deep within: Thank you. Thank you, my homeland.

- Augusto Pinochet

My Life Play

I used to play football all the time. In the U.S., people don't play football, so I had to learn basketball. Looking back, that's what I like about my life - doing new things, having a new perspective.

- Barkhad Abdi

Idiotic

Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don't take chances then you'll never have a winning hand, and I've no regrets.

- Bernard Cornwell

Father Always

I don't feel the depression the people who are always looking back to the '50s, to 'Father Knows Best' feel. I can see the coming of another glorious era.

- Bharati Mukherjee

Bad Back

Did you ever spell a word so bad that your spell check has absolutely no clue what you're trying to spell? What do you end up getting, you end up getting, like, a question mark. You got a million dollars of technology just looking back at you like, 'You got me, buddy. Which is pretty amazing because I have all the words.'

- Bill Burr

Back Feisty

Looking back Little Lulu was an early feminist, but at the time I just thought she was a really feisty developed comic strip character.

- Bill Griffith

Think I Think

I think if you look at exactly where you are, you can't really focus without looking back and forward at the same time.

- Bill Laswell

Strong Leader

Looking back, I clearly understand that seeing a 'chain of command' approach in my house was a positive thing for me. My father provided a strong point of view on life and was a leader. Boys, especially, need that.

- Bill O'Reilly

Back Guess

Looking back, I guess I've lived an unusual life.

- Bob Weir

Done Back

It's sad to know I'm done. But looking back, I've got a lot of great memories.

- Bonnie Blair

Mistake Back

If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren't focused enough on the road in front of you.

- Brad Paisley

Happiest Call

My happiest moment is the day they call wrap and I'm free. I'm not looking back.

- Brad Pitt

College Back

Looking back, we had the hard time, but the privilege, of actually coming up playing biker bars and little bitty college bars.

- Brantley Gilbert

Career Here

There are a lot of people who dream of overnight success, of being Brad Pitt getting discovered for 'Thelma and Louise,' but that doesn't always happen. I represent that stick-to-it-ness that it takes to build a career over time, guest spot by guest spot. Looking back from here, I wouldn't have wanted the journey to go any other way.

- Brenda Strong

Stupid Direct

When I was younger, me and my brother got a video camera, and he used to direct and I used to act. We used to make these silly, stupid short films, which, looking back now, were probably horrible.

- Iain De Caestecker

Jazz Back

A way to make new music is to imagine looking back at the past from a future and imagine music that could have existed but didn't. Like East African free jazz, which as far as I know does not exist.

- Brian Eno

Looking Back

I'm not a great one for looking back.

- Ian Botham

Believe Back

When you're a child, it's easy to see school as the worst thing in the world. It's only later in life you realise what a wonderful time it was. Looking back, I can't believe I even wanted to leave.

- Ian Beattie

Love About

Looking back, there is nothing wrong with that peace, love and equality that the hippies espoused. In many ways, we have regressed because they were into organic food, back to nature, make love not war, be good to all men, share and share alike - which is what many are talking about now.

- Imelda Staunton

Grateful

Looking back on my 50-year eclectic journey in research, I am grateful that it has gone as well as it has, although still not clever enough to open the black box of enzyme structure.

- Irwin Rose

Mistake Think

When I stopped touring in the early '80s for a few years, it was a mistake looking back. I lost touch with my audience in a way and I think that was a bad career move.

- Bryan Ferry

My Life Race

Looking back, my life seems like one long obstacle race, with me as the chief obstacle.

- Jack Paar

Back Why

One of my early childhood memories was my grandmother always having a bowl of Nestle chocolate bars at her house. My sister and I would argue over who could eat the chocolate bars. Looking back, I don't know why we just didn't share. We could have split them.

- Carla Hall

Think Been

I think, looking back, there was a lot of fear of success in me. When you are successful, you have to keep it up... it requires you to be responsible, and I had been pretty irresponsible.

- Carlene Carter

City Streets

My earliest recollections are of the teeming East Side where I was born. This Hester Street and its surrounding streets were the most densely populated of any city on Earth; and looking back at it, I realize what I owe to its unique and crowded humanity.

- Jacob Epstein

Olympic

After the Olympics and being on such a high and then losing in the World Championships, I was distraught. But now, looking back on it, I think it was the biggest blessing. I was going into every fight thinking I have to win because I am Olympic champion and putting too much pressure on myself. I lost my hunger and stopped enjoying my taekwondo.

- Jade Jones

Bad Young

For me, growing up felt like a roller coaster ride at times, but looking back, I don't think that it was such a bad thing. It was all part of the excitement of being young.

- Jameela Jamil

Tears Always

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.

- Cat Stevens

Here Been

Looking back on humanity's battle with pollution, history has been made by thousands of ordinary people who one day say, 'No. I'm not satisfied. I don't want to wait, and I don't want to pass the buck. I want to stand up and do something. I want to do it here, and I want do to it now.'

- Chai Jing

Dress Been

I had been playing beach volleyball all day, painted my nails red, and threw on a green dress. I thought I looked great at the time, but looking back, I realize that my debut into Monaco society should have been better executed!

- Charlene, Princess of Monaco

Voice Young

I was probably 35 when I wrote the first story. The voice is kind of a mix in that it has a young voice, but it's also someone who's looking back. I like that kind of double vision.

- Denis Johnson

Everybody

Everybody wants to look in the mirror and see Cary Grant looking back at them, but that's just not the case.

- Dennis Farina

Everybody

I know people who go back and check themselves, but it drives me crazy. Everybody wants to look in the mirror and see Cary Grant looking back at them, but that's just not the case.

- Dennis Farina

Through Very

I've been going through photos of my mother, looking back on her life and trying to put it into context. Very few people age gracefully enough to be photographed through their aging.

- Jamie Lee Curtis

I Am Like

The way I am, I like to look forward instead of looking back.

- Jamie Redknapp

Back Unlucky

But there's no point in looking back and saying I was unlucky.

- Jamie Redknapp

Never Rather

I've never particularly liked the idea of looking back; I'd rather look forward.

- Jane Asher

Hampshire

For the pageants, it was my mother who got me involved in Miss America. It really gave me the opportunity to sing all around New Hampshire. And it was great when I was young, but looking back, it was also unbelievably stressful.

- Jane Badler

Quickly Very

Very quickly, without really looking back or trying, I was just suddenly lifted into another sphere.

- Diane Cilento