quotations about today
All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seed of today.
CROFT M. PENTZ, The Complete Book of Zingers
Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY, For Whom the Bell Tolls
Today is ours; what do we fear?
Today is ours: we have it here.
Let's treat it kindly, that it may
Wish at least with us to stay.
ANACREON, "Ode XIV", Odes
Yesterday is a canceled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is the only cash you have. So spend it wisely.
KAY LYONS, attributed, Woman's Day, August 2011
Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own;
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow, do thy worst, for I have lived today.
JOHN DRYDEN, "Imitation of Horace"
Regret is ... an unavoidable result of any loss, for in loss we lose the tomorrow that we needed to make right our yesterday or today.
GERALD LAWSON SITTSER, A Grace Disguised
To-day belongs to me,
To-morrow who can tell.
ANACREON, "Ode VIII", Odes
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
CHARLES DEDERICH, attributed, The Washington Post, December 10, 1978
The struggle for today is not altogether for today -- it is for a vast future also.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861
You're cheating yourself out of today. Today is calling to you, trying to get your attention, but you're stuck on tomorrow, and today trickles away like water down a drain. You wake up the next morning and that today you wasted is gone forever. It's now yesterday. Some of those moments may have had wonderful things in store for you, but now you'll never know.
JERRY SPINELLI, Love, Stargirl
Today is the greatest
Day I've ever known
Can't live for tomorrow,
Tomorrow's much too long
I'll burn my eyes out
Before I get out
SMASHING PUMPKINS, "Today"
Ten thousand yesterdays are not worth one today.
S. WOODWORTH, attributed, Day's Collacon
Today is yours to shape. Create a masterpiece!
STEVE MARABOLI, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
Today is a gift from God -- that is why it is called the present.
SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR, Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000
Today while the blossoms still cling to the vine,
I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine.
A million tomorrow shall all pass away, 'ere I forget all the joy that is mine, today.
I'll be a dandy and I'll be a rover, you'll know who I am by the songs that I sing.
I'll feast at your table, I'll sleep in your clover, who cares what tomorrow shall bring?
JOHN DENVER, "Today"
When Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow meet, only Today gets to shake hands twice. That makes Today twice as important as the other two. But it also means that Today must be careful, because who knows whether Yesterday or Tomorrow washed their hands after going to the bathroom.
JAROD KINTZ, American Association for the Advancement of Aardvarks Presents: Dear Natalie
Today is a new day. Don't let your history interfere with your destiny!
STEVE MARABOLI, attributed, Broken Chains: How I Broke the Cycle of Abuse and Neglect and Went from Victim to Survivor
Rise! for the day is passing,
And you lie dreaming on;
The others have buckled their armour,
And forth to the fight have gone:
A place in the ranks awaits you,
Each man has some part to play;
The Past and the Future are nothing,
In the face of the stern To-day.
ADELAIDE PROCTER, "Now", Legends and Lyrics
If you do what you have to do today, all the tomorrows have a way of working things out by themselves.
ALBERT BORRIS, Crash Into Me
(Today we goin')
Love somebody (We goin')
Forgive somebody (Today we goin')
Let go of somebody
Today (We goin' live our lives)
Today (We're not looking back no more)
(let, let, let, let's go)
KIRK FRANKLIN, "Today"