Backward Related Quotes



It is in many circumstances a troubling thing to belong to the advanced class of a backward nation. One surrenders coherence and begins a difficult process of choice which ends, often, in an eclectic idiosyncrasy.

George W. S. Trow


If God had intended that man should go backward, he would have given him eyes in the back of his head.

Victor Hugo


I start with the joke line and write backward.

Nipsey Russell


There is no illusion so permanent as that which enables us to look backward with complacency; there is no mental process so deceptive as the comparing of recollections with realities.

Agnes Repplier


If the world were really right, humans would live life backward and do the first part last. They'd be all knowing in the beginning and innocent in the end...

Angela Johnson


England was a cold, backward, rebellious little kingdom. It's king: Henry the Eighth, remembered principally for his six wives and the chicken legs clutched in his fat fists.

Kage Baker


“Too many investors tend to be backward looking. You can't just say they declared the quarterly dividend for the last 10 years, I guess they're going to keep paying it. Think about what the business conditions are.”

Don Cassidy


I still can't believe that some pseudocritics continue to accuse me of having murdered tango. They have it backward. They should look at me as the saviour of tango. I performed plastic surgery on it.

Astor Piazzolla


While I occasionally enjoy a bout of nostalgia, I would generally rather dream forward than backward.

Robert Breault


The historian is a prophet looking backward.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel