"I think I'll be a clown when I get grown," said Dill. "Yes, sir, a clown.... There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off.""You got it backwards, Dill," said Jem. "Clowns are sad, it's folks that laugh at them.""Well, I'm gonna be a new kind of clown. I'm gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks."
In football, if you are standing still, you're going backwards fast.jack gibson
I have no intention of retaliating or looking backwards. We are going to forget the past and look forward to the future.jomo kenyatta
It is quite true what philosophy says; that life must be understood backwards. But then one forgets the other principle: that it must be lived forwards. Which principle, the more one thinks it through, ends exactly with the thought that temporal life can never properly be understood precisely because I can at no instant find complete rest in which to adopt a position: backwards.
I have no regrets. If you regret things, you're sort of stepping backwards. I'm a believer in going forwards.kate winslet
A historian is often onlya journalist facing backwards.Karl Kraus
The world is a funny paper read backwards. And that way it isn't so funny.
If we stand still, we're going backwards. We've got to keep moving forward and appear to be moving forward.phil brown
Everything is backwards now, like out there is the the real world and this is the dream.james cameron
while the shadows like long fingersover the haystacks that sweep pastkeep shocking himbecause he is riding backwards.anne carson
Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.ginger rogers
Sure he (Fred Astaire) was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, backwards... and in high heels.
I know and all the world knows, that revolutions never go backwards.william h. seward
He who does not advance goes backwards.
When I go forwards, you go backwards And somewhere we will meetthom yorke
It seems to him that he extends backwards (or is it forwards?) without beginning (or is it end?) and he can't just now remember whether the great tales and plots which he supposes he knows and forever broods on lie in the to-come or lie dead in the has-been. But then suppose that's how secrets are kept, and age-long tales remembered, and unbreakable curses made too.john crowley
The mediaeval university looked backwards: it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge... The modern university looks forward: it is a factory of new knowledge.thomas henry huxley
"What for you lie?" the Chief of Rostrums repeated in a glowering voice. "You say your name is Black. No es Black." He shoved him backwards toward the door. "You say you are a wrider." He shoved him again. "You no are a wrider." He pushed the Consul more violently, but the Consul stood his ground. "You are no a de wrider, you are de espider, and we shoota de espiders in Méjico."malcolm lowry
For sight is woman-like and shuns the old. (Ah! he can see enough, when years are told, Who backwards looks.)victor hugo
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.steve jobs
A country without a patent office and good patent laws is just a crab and can't travel any way but sideways and backwards.mark twain
He has blinding hand speed and great dexterity. He can punch going forwards and backwards which is the mark of a true Champion . There's no one like him in the world today.
A lot of people think that scuttling around stencilling images onto buildings in the middle of the night is the action of a sad, frustrated individual who can't get attention or recognition any other way. They might be right, but I've done gallery shows and, if you've been hitting on people with all sorts of images in all sorts of places, they're a real step backwards, painting the streets means becoming an actual part of the city. It's not a spectator sport.
Don't worry, they usually don't swim backwards. I'm dying.
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