69+ Best Looking Back Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Looking back is to think about something that happened in the past. Profoundly inspirational looking back quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Looking Back Quotes

You live life looking forward, you understand life looking backward. Soren Kierke

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

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

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

Wisdom is looking back at your Life and realising that every single event, person, place and idea was part of the perfected experience you needed to build your dream. Not one was a mistake. John Federick Demartini

What has happened has happened. What is done cannot be undone. There is no point in looking back and ruminating over the past. I am a forward looking man. I want to look ahead I want to put my past behind me. I want to make my country proud. Mohammad Azharuddin

Looking back we see with great clarity, and what once appeared as difficulties now reveal themselves as blessings. Dan Millman

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

The years go by. The time flies. Every single second is a moment in time that passes. And it seems like nothing but when you’re looking back well, it amounts to everything. Ray Bradbury

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

Looking back at my life’s voyage, I can only say that it has been a golden trip. Ginger Rogers

It’s said to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories. Bonnie Blair

Everything happens kind of the way it’s supposed to happen, and we just watch it unfold. And you can’t control it. Looking back, you can’t say, I should’ve. You didn’t, and had you, the outcome would have been different. Rick Rubin

You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. Steve Jobs

My life is like driving down a road. I occasionally glance in the rearview mirror, but I’m not focused on the past or looking back anymore. Scott Hall

When the most important times are occurring, we don’t even recognize them or notice. We are just busy living our lives. Only looking back do we know what was a great moment in our lives. Federico Fellini

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

Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way. Edna Ferber

Looking back is a way to sharpen the focus on the things you want to change in your life. I think there’s something about nostalgia that really puts a fine point on the here and now, and that can be incredibly fascinating and interesting and engaging for the mind. Sarah Paulson

Too much looking backwards is bad for progress. Henry Ward Beecher

One in 200 stars has habitable Earth like planets surrounding it in the galaxy, half a billion stars have Earth like planets going around them that’s huge, half a billion. So when we look at the night sky, it makes sense that someone is looking back at us. Michio Kaku

Looking back you realize that a very special person passed briefly through your Life and it was you. It is not too late to find that person again. Robert Breault

Looking back, I’m really happy with the choices I’ve made in my career. I know for a fact I could be wealthier. Who knows, maybe I could be more successful, maybe not. I don’t know. But just about every single thing I’ve ever done I’ve gone into with the right intentions, and that goes a long way. Paul Rudd

You can’t look back, you have to keep looking forward. Lucy Liu

Looking back, I’m really happy with the choices I’ve made in my career. I know for a fact I could be wealthier. Who knows, maybe I could be more successful, maybe not. I don’t know. But just about every single thing I’ve ever done I’ve gone into with the right intentions, and that goes a long way. Paul Rudd

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

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

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

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

I don’t like looking back. I’m always constantly looking forward to it. I’m not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. Gordon Ramsay

Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way. Edna Ferber

Looking back, we were the luckiest people in the world. There was no choice but to be pioneers, no time to be beginners. Margaret Hamilton

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

Looking back isn’t going to help you. Moving forward is the thing you have to do. McKayla Maroney

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

It is not possible to go forward while looking back. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

That’s the funny thing about time. It is only in looking back that it’s easy to connect the dots. To see exactly why everything needed to happen the way that it did. Rebecca Serle

Looking back, I wince at the careless way I tossed out my opinions. Luke Ford

Ignoring fame was my rebellion, in a funny way. I was insistent on being normal and doing normal things. It probably wasn’t advisable to go to college in America and room with a complete stranger. And it probably wasn’t wise to share a bathroom with eight other people in a coed dorm. Looking back, that was crazy. Emma Watson

My Life is like driving down a road. I occasionally glance in the rearview mirror, but I’m not focused on the past or looking back anymore. Scott Hall

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

Looking back, the biggest mistake I made was feeling ashamed of it. Acne is a part of Life. You don’t need to be embarrassed of it. Cameron Dallas

I love the ideas of looking back to historical heroes to give us inspiration on how we can be today’s heroes to move forward in the future. So guys like. William Bradford and William Wallace, the Bravehearts, the Patriots, the Pilgrims. There are so many of those people throughout history whose stories have just never been told. Kirk Cameron

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

One night, I was really beat; we worked really late and went to get food at some takeout place. And I leaned over against this gumball machine, just exhausted, and there was a SpongeBob looking back at me. And it’s just, like, Oh, brother. Stephen Hillenburg

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

Looking back at my school reports, I start off as quite a swotty kid, and then when I get to 12 or 13, my teachers start saying Lee has started to joke around a lot in class. After that, it’s a steady graph of decline, with the jokes increasing and increasing. Lee Mack

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

Looking back on it now, I felt that I was blessed much like the masters, I guess the guys who wrote the concertos. Roy Orbison

Ever since I made tomorrow my favorite day, I’ve been uncomfortable looking back. Paul Harvey

Coach Noll insists upon his players having a positive attitude toward the game and, looking back, I really believe that his philosophy in this area helped mold the Steelers into being the team of the 1970s. Mike Webster

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

I like the thought that what we are to do on this earth is embellish it for its greater beauty, so that oncoming generations can look back to the shapes we leave here and get the same thrill that I get in looking back at theirs at the Parthenon, at Chartres Cathedral. Philip Johnson

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

I think In The Heat Of The Night was one of the most influential films on me. Looking back now, I can see how influential it was on my screenwriting because here you have what looks to be a crime procedural, and it’s actually a study in race and loneliness, and a perception of an era. Taylor Sheridan

That’s the funny thing about time. It is only in looking back that it’s easy to connect the dots. To see exactly why everything needed to happen the way that it did. Rebecca Serle

For me, looking back is akin to being on a tightrope and looking down. It doesn’t help you in the present moment to deal with what you have to deal with in order to move forward. The Edge

A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you. Brigitte Bardot

Looking back, it amuses me that people imagined that I was a very brash, fearless, redheaded young revolutionary when I was in fact a very insecure, mousy haired, middle aged man with a deep fear of authority. Paul Kaye

I never looked through a keyhole without finding someone who was looking back. Judy Garland

As a chess player I learn to adapt to new situations and always try to make the best move without looking back or asking why and how I ended up in a situation I ended up in. Anish Giri

But there’s no point in looking back and saying I was unlucky. Jamie Redknapp

I love the ideas of looking back to historical heroes to give us inspiration on how we can be today’s heroes to move forward in the future. So guys like. William Bradford and William Wallace, the Bravehearts, the Patriots, the Pilgrims. There are so many of those people throughout history whose stories have just never been told. Kirk Cameron

We don’t want to get distracted by looking back, we need to move forward. Valerie Jarrett

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

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

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