Retrospective Quotes

Retrospective analysis is not a useful guide to current problems.

I thought it would be my one and only exhibition so I decided to call it My Major Retrospective

Normally you should be dead if you have a retrospective.

As an historical novelist - there are few jobs more retrospective. I dumped science at an early age.

Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.

Having a memoir and a retrospective of your work running almost simultaneously when you're still alive does feel a bit posthumous.

It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.

The failure of the United Nations - My failure is maybe in retrospective that I was not enough aggressive with the members of the Security Council.

But after this natural burst of indignation no man of sense courage or prudence will waste his time or his strength in retrospective reproaches or repinings.

Lovers often invest their first meetings with retrospective significance as if to try to conjure the elements of the numinous out of the stubborn witness of the everyday.

At a certain time an artist needs a big retrospective. At other times they need a more focused exhibition. It's a different story each time; it's about establishing a dialogue.

The problem is when you are writing something in retrospective it needs a lot of courage not to change or you will forget a certain reality and you will just take in consideration your view today.

Black Swan has three attributes: unpredictability consequences retrospective explainability.

As an historical novelist "? there are few jobs more retrospective.

Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies histories and criticism.

A person could spend most of a lifetime in retrospective terror thinking of all the things one nearly didn't do.

The university must be retrospective. The gale that gives direction to the vanes on all its towers blows out of antiquity.

I have often had a retrospective vision where everything in my past life seems to fall with significance into logical sequence.

Understanding is always in some sense retrospective which is what Hegel meant by remarking that the owl of Minerva flies only at night.

In politics as in womanizing failure is decisive. It sheds its retrospective gloom on earlier endeavor which at the time seemed full of promise.

In this world artists are joyous. Unpredictability is the life of their paintings their music their novels. They delight in events not forecasted happenings without explanation retrospective.

In my head my business is architecture and furniture; it's 70 percent Prouvé and Corbusier Royer Jeanneret - they all passed away. So it's retrospective I'm looking back.

I learned that night that love is never as ferocious as when you think it is going to leave you. We are not always allowed this knowledge and so our love sometimes becomes retrospective.