It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.
When you stir your rice pudding, Septimus, the spoonful of jam spreads itself round making red trails like the picture of a meteor in my astronomical atlas. But if you stir backwards, the jam will not come together again. Indeed, the pudding does not notice and continues to turn pink just as before. Do you think this is odd?
Right now, though, I wanted not to think forward or backward, but only to lose myself in the words.
Going back to a simpler life is not a step backwards.
I'm not the type of person who likes to look backwards. I've always felt compelled to move forward and I've never been one to dwell in the past. All the people I've met, all the places I've been, and all the things that I've done have simply been part of who I am.
I'm all about freedom in art. I'm from Texas, so when someone tells you which way to ride your horse, you think 'I'll just go to a different ranch. You guys are riding it backwards anyway.
They’d say, ‘If you play the record backwards, you can hear evil things like 'grrrr!'’ and I would think, ‘Geez, I didn’t know the devil sounded like that. I thought he was coherent like the rest of us.’
Brian Francis Johnson
The dog barks backwards without getting up; I can remember when he was a pup.
Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long.
Walk out backwards if you must go, but please don't wave good-bye.
You go ahead, stand still, or go backwards in life. Your objective should be to go ahead.
I know and all the world knows, that revolutions never go backwards.
William H. Seward