48+ Best Living In The Present Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Living in the present moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift. Profoundly inspirational living in the present quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Living In The Present Quotes

I don’t compare shows. It’s very simple. I don’t live in the past. If there’s any secret to my longevity, it’s living in the future. And a little bit in the present. — Harold Prince

The simple truth of our finiteness is that we could, by whatever means, go on interminably only at the price of either losing the past and, therewith, our identity, or living only in the past and therefore without a real present. We cannot seriously wish either and thus not a physical enduring at that price. — Hans Jonas

Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins. — Carlos Santana

Make treating yourself a priority and always remember your life is happening now. Don’t put off all your dreams and pleasures to another day. In any balanced personal definition of success there has to be a powerful element of living life in the present. — Mireille Guiliano

I guess I’m living in the present more than the past. — Clint Eastwood

Living, breathing, and being present is the practice that can lead us to having a full and authentic in-the-body experience. If we can shift our perspective from being separate to being part of it all, psychological hang-ups, insecurities, fears, and disorders dissolve. — Tara Stiles

I spent most of the ’60s, when I was starting to try to write novels, living and working in Greece and Turkey. These are countries where the ancient past is interfused with the daily present, and I remember being struck with wonder at the constant sense of continuity and connection, the reminders that lie in wait for you at every turn. — Barry Unsworth

What is the biggest thing that stops people from living their lives in the present moment? Fear – and we must learn how to overcome fear. — Brian Weiss

I’m living in the present, thinking about the past, hoping for the future. — Paul Auster

There’s something to be said about living in the present moment. In cooking, you’re allowing your mind to just focus on the task at hand, and you’re able to escape and put your mind at rest. That’s why it becomes meditative. — Beth Behrs

To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future – it is not necessarily having to focus on the present. — Bo Bennett

When you come across someone colorful and vibrant maybe in the present it isn’t so interesting, but, in the past, it sheds a wonderful light onto living life. — Garrett Hedlund

I started out in comedy gigging and scraping a living together, and eventually worked up to doing shows at the Comedy Store in London in 1979. That led on to me presenting a show in the early days of Channel 4 called ‘Whatever You Want,’ which had live music and sketches. — Keith Allen

Americans are future-minded to the point of obsession. We are impatient at living in the present. Tomorrow is bound to be better… next year, next century, always what might be rather than what is. This trait in us makes for ‘progress;’ it also makes for a continuing dissatisfaction. — Gore Vidal

While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed. — Mattie Stepanek

Well, I started conducting kind of by accident. I wanted to give myself a special birthday present for my fortieth birthday, and I was living in San Francisco at the time and I started attending some of the concerts and then simply dropping hints. — Bobby McFerrin

Conservation destroys the present. If we are only busy preserving the past, we are not living in the present and unable to look forward. I am against conservation. We should let young people move forward, whether we agree with them or not. We should let new things happen. — Peter Eisenman

The present moment is nice but it does not last. Living in it is like waiting in a junction town for the morning limited; the junction may be interesting but some day you will have to leave it and you do not know where the limited will take you. — Bruce Catton

It’s exciting being in the present. You’re always reading emails, talking about the future, looking at pictures on Facebook of the past. But living in the present? It’s almost a dead medium. I almost want to do a sketch about being in the present. — Jonathan Krisel

Tribal man is not an individual in the western sense. Psychologically and emotionally, he is the present living personification of a number of forces, among the most important of which are the ancestral dead. — Peter Abrahams

In order for President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden to be moderates, they just have to present themselves between the extremes of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s isolationism and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s hawkishness – the difference between living in a cave or conducting ourselves so that we’re in need of one. — Donna Brazile

People have reflected on the quality of time ever since they’ve been writing. I suppose I have thought about and written about the question of living in the present – but it only lasts for an instant, and then everything becomes the past. The future, you know nothing about, except for some anticipations you have. — James Salter

The haunting of history is ever present in Barcelona. I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me, Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And it’s a woman who’s extremely vain. — Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I’ve never chased a dream. I believe in living in the present, so I see myself happy and cooking. That’s all. — Ranveer Brar

Whatever my trouble had been at first, it developed into separation of the retina in both eyes. From the day on which I first consulted the oculist up to the present time, about twenty-four years, I have only been three times in ‘The World’ building. Most people think I’m dead or living in Europe in complete retirement. — Joseph Pulitzer

I started classes and it wasn’t because I was like, ‘I want to be an actor!’ – I was really interested in the theory of what acting can be and what it’s about. It’s all about living in the moment and kind of being present, which is something that at that time in my life I really wanted to explore. — Caity Lotz

Just do me a favor. Don’t call me ‘former teen heartthrob,’ okay? It’s as if they were constantly discussing your second year of college. I’m not back there anymore. I’m living in the present. — David Cassidy

The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I’m living in the present. I have no ambition. It’s true. But I want to live. — Gerard Depardieu

The best gift we can have is living in the present moment and really enjoying it for what it is; and, not being in our heads and getting sidetracked. — Amy Smart

Most simply, ‘present shock’ is the human response to living in a world that’s always on real time and simultaneous. You know, in some ways it’s the impact of living in a digital environment, and in other ways it’s just really what happens when you stop leaning so forward to the millennium and you finally arrive there. — Douglas Rushkoff

I don’t think you go out of style when you’re living in the present most of the time. And I think that is what I do. — Shirley MacLaine

I’m living my future as long as you’re living in the present and realize how beautiful life is. — Dhani Jones

The truth is, I’ve been going pretty much nuts all year. I constantly have to fight being scattered. I feel like I’m on automatic pilot from fatigue. The hardest thing is trying to be present, living for the moment, for everybody in the family. — Patricia Richardson

People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I’ve got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There’s no future in it. — Sparky Anderson

Winners live in the present tense. People who come up short are consumed with future or past. I want to be living in the now. — Alex Rodriguez

We think we’re living in the present, but we’re really living in the past. — John Banville

I am interested in people living in the margins of society, and I do have a mission to tell the stories of women of colour in particular. I feel we’ve been present throughout history, but our voices have been neglected. — Lynn Nottage

Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present. — Cyril Connolly

Sometimes, just the act of venting is helpful. Counseling provides a safe haven for precisely that kind of free-ranging release: You can say things in the therapist’s office, with the therapist present, that would be incendiary or hurtful in your living room. — Laura Wasser

We are living in a computer-programmed reality, and the only clue we have to it is when some variable is changed, and some alteration in reality occurs. We have the overwhelming impression that we were reliving the present – deja vu. — Philip K. Dick

I never live in the present. I’d do interviews and people will say, ‘Isn’t this great?’ or ‘Can you believe?’ And I would react, like, ‘No, I can’t believe it because I’m not living in this moment.’ — Katy Perry

Those in the west who dismiss the repressiveness of laws against women in countries like Iran, no matter how benign their intentions, present a condescending view not just of the religion but also of women living in Muslim majority countries, as if the desire for choice and happiness is the monopoly of women in the west. — Azar Nafisi

Think about it: No matter who you are, the past plays a large part in your life. I am all about living in the present as best as I can. Try as I might, there is only so much I am able to achieve on this front. — Henry Rollins

I do think it’s important to live in the present because in that way you won’t be living in a state of regret. — Francesca Annis

Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

As both a student of history and a man devoted to living in the present, I admit that I do not spend a lot of time imagining how things might otherwise have been. But I do like to think there is a difference between being resigned to a situation and reconciled to it. — Amor Towles

They’re trying to tell us that we’re not right, so we have to buy their products. The number one cause of mental illness is not knowing who you are and you can’t know who you are if you don’t spend time honoring yourself, and living in the present. — Naomi Judd

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