„Power of Now: Don't regret over the past because it's over. Don’t worry about the future because it is not here yet. Smile at the present movement, because this is real. Your excellent future depends on your present right actions.“
— Thich Nhat Tu Vietnamese philosopher 1969
Inner Freedom: A Spiritual Journey for Prison Inmates (2008)
„I don't want to get so lost in thinking about me and talking about me all the time in interviews. It's so nice to unwind and just look at other things and get out of yourself. It's hard to detach myself from myself without neglecting myself. You know what I mean? I don't want to get in to the habit of thinking about my career because when it comes down to it, it's not really that important. I could die tomorrow and the world would go on.“
— River Phoenix American actor, musician, and activist 1970 - 1993
Sky Magazine (1988)
„I think they find it — they find me quite confusing, because — they know the music, but they don't know anything about me … because I keep a very private lifestyle so they end up … making up stories as such. But I don't really concern myself too much about them.“
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
KSCA interview (1996), On the music press
„I am not worried about the future at all. I don't like to run it down. I don't like to think of it being too dark because I expect to spend all the rest of my life there and I don't want to have a nasty end to it.“
— Charles Kettering American inventor, engineer, businessman, and the holder of 140 patents 1876 - 1958
Context: You know, you read about the future. You can't help that. I don't look upon the future. I am not a politician. I am not worried about the future at all. I don't like to run it down. I don't like to think of it being too dark because I expect to spend all the rest of my life there and I don't want to have a nasty end to it. "Mr. Kettering's Talk", News and Views, General Motors Acceptance Corporation, General Exchange Insurance Corporation, Motors Insurance Corporation, 1936, p. 46 https://books.google.com/books?id=G2hEAAAAIAAJ&dq=%22the+rest+of+my+life+there%22 Variants: I object to people running down the future. I am going to live all the rest of my life there, and I would like it to be a nice place, polished, bright, glistening, and glorious. Quoted in Professional Amateur: The Biography of Charles Franklin Kettering, by T. A. Boyd 1957, pp. 3–4 ( Internet Archive https://archive.org/stream/professionalamat013190mbp/professionalamat013190mbp_djvu.txt, Google Books https://books.google.com/books?id=42Ohg0wKaWsC&pg=PA4&dq=%22I+object+to+people+running+down+the+future%22) My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there. Common, since 1947. Examples: Instruments and Control Systems, Volume 20, 1947, p. 374 https://books.google.com/books?id=gBonAAAAMAAJ&q=%22my+interest+is+in+the+future+because+i+am+going+to+spend+the+rest+of+my+life+there%22+kettering; " Biography: Charles Kettering http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/streamliners-kettering/", American Experience, PBS; The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives, by Eric Schmidt, , 2014, p. 337 https://books.google.com/books?id=SSWODQAAQBAJ&pg=PA337&q=kettering#v=onepage
„I'm not good at future planning. I don't plan at all. I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow. I don't have a day planner and I don't have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.“
— Heath Ledger Australian actor 1979 - 2008
Celebetty: Heath Ledger: The Patriot Interview http://www.beatboxbetty.com/celebetty/heathledger/heathledger.htm, about his role in The Patriot, published at BeatBoxBetty.com (2000).
„During these travels he's starting to train me in a most interesting way. We'd be sitting somewhere and I'd say,
"Did I ever tell you about the time that Tim and I …"
And he'd say, "Don't think about the past. Just be here now."
And I'd say, "How long do you think we're going to be on this trip?"
And he'd say, "Don't think about the future. Just be here now."
I'd say, "You know, I really feel crumby, my hips are hurting …"“
— Ram Dass, книга Be Here Now
Be Here Now (1971), "Emotions are like waves. Watch them disappear in the distance on the vast calm ocean."
„I don't need a "reason" to be happy. I don't have to consult the future to know how happy I feel now.“
— Hugh Prather, Notes to Myself: My Struggle to Become a Person
„I don't know any more about the future than you do. I hope that it will be full of work, because I have come to know by experience that work is the nearest thing to happiness that I can find… I want a busy life, a just mind and a timely death.“
— Zora Neale Hurston, книга Dust Tracks on a Road
— Bette Davis film and television actress from the United States 1908 - 1989
— Ronald David Laing Scottish psychiatrist and author 1927 - 1989
Knots (1970), §3, p. 55
„Sometimes I love [acting] but then sometimes I think it's too much for me. And I don't know if it is something that I could do for the rest of my life.“
— Kristin Kreuk Canadian actress 1982
Biography at IMDB http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0471036/bio