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Funny Quotations about the Present

quotations about the present

In the ceaseless march of time, the present moment stands as an all-powerful fulcrum, balancing the weight of our past and the potential of our future. This fleeting sliver of time, often overlooked in our preoccupation with what has been and what will be, holds the key to our fullest existence. Living in the present means embracing life as it unfolds, anchoring ourselves in the experience of now. It is a mindful dance between accepting what is and shaping what can be, all the while relishing the nuanced symphony of life.

This collection of quotations serves as a humorous yet thoughtful exploration of the present moment and the concept of living in it. Drawn from a diverse pool of thinkers, from ancient philosophers to modern-day celebrities, these quips offer a unique blend of wisdom and wit about our relationship with the present. They remind us that amidst the trials and triumphs, the past and the future, there lies a moment, the present moment, full of potential and ripe for the taking.

As you dive into these quotations, let them inspire a chuckle, provoke a thought, and perhaps illuminate a new perspective on the exquisite art of living in the now.

"Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday." Dale Carnegie (American writer, 1888-1955)

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the 'present'." Master Oogway (from "Kung Fu Panda")

"Be present – it's the only moment that matters." Dan Millman (American author, 1946-)

The rule is jam tomorrow and jam yesterday – but never jam *today.*on toast.*with peanut butter.* Lewis Carroll (English writer and logician, 1832-98)

"The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope." Frank Lloyd Wright (American architect, 1867-1959)

"The present time has one advantage over every other...it is our own." Charles Caleb Colton (English clergyman and writer, 1780-1832)

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." The Buddha (5th century BC)

The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was *tense.*not funny.*painful.* Anon

If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what *is.*happened.*your parents told you.* Anon

"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans." Allen Saunders (American writer, 1899-1986)

"The best present is living in the present. Unless it's a really cool gadget. Then the gadget wins." Tom Bodett (American author, 1955-)

"Don't let *yesterday*your worries*work* use up too much of today." Will Rogers (American actor and humorist, 1879-1935)

"Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present." Albert Camus (French novelist, dramatist, and essayist, 1913-60)

"The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it." Thich Nhat Hanh (Buddhist monk, author, and poet, 1926-2022)

"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment." Henry David Thoreau (American writer, 1817-62)

"With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now." Ralph Waldo Emerson (American philosopher and poet, 1803-82)

"Living in the moment, without attaching yourself to regrets about yesterday or worries about tomorrow, goes a long way toward cutting through the chaos of everyday life." Eve Adamson (author, DOB unknown)

"Living in the 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." Oprah Winfrey (American talk-show host, 1954-)

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been *times like these.*idiots.*challenges in life.* Paul Harvey (American radio broadcaster, 1918-2009)

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