Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Past Isn't Dead


Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
The future's not ours to see
Que Sera, Sera
From Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much, 1956



Don't tell me the past is dead 
and the future is not ours to see:
without the past 
the present cannot be understood
and has no meaning;
without the future 
the present has no purpose.
Rick Doble



"The past isn't dead.  It isn't even past."
William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun, 1951


Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
T.S. Eliot, Burnt Norton, 1943

Allegory of Time Governed by Prudence
Titian, c.1565, allegorical painting
(commons.wikimedia.org)

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