Oh Back to the Future, we will never get tired of your time travel hijinks. Marty McFly travels back in time to the s, and in doing so, stops his parents from meeting for the first time. Instead of falling in love with George McFly when her father hits him with her car, Lorraine Baines starts falling for her time traveling son. Hilarity ensues as Marty must play cupid and get his parents to the Enchantment Under the Sea dance before he and his siblings disappear forever. Spoiler, he succeeds, and his parents fall madly in love. As George tells Lorraine, "I'm your density. I mean, your destiny.
A man named Kenneth posts an ad seeking: "Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. I have only done this once before. Safety not guaranteed. After winning his trust, the two begin to bond.
What follows is a beautiful story about two people learning to accept and trust each other's weirdness. They build a time machine, train, and do everything they can to prepare themselves for the future. Spoiler: The ending is subjective and we never learn for certain if Kenneth can successfully time travel. This short story explores the sweetness of a first kiss, and the sacrifices made for loved ones.
Mason invents a time machine so he can revisit the most important moment in his life, but not everything goes according to plan. When he returns, every memory after that moment is gone. He is a teenager trapped in a 40 year old body, with no recollection of his beloved wife.
They touchingly console each other as they navigate this strange situation. She tells him, "Don't worry You won't be alone. I'll be here. Gil Pender doesn't have the best of luck with his time traveling romances, unless you count his love affair with the city of Paris. In Midnight in Paris, he is on vacation with his fiancee when he discovers that every night at midnight, he travels back in time.
He finds himself in the s and he encounters all of his favorite writers and artists from that time period. With his present-day romance going poorly, he falls in love with Picasso's mistress Adriana. They begin a relationship, but the present is always there, calling Gil back. This nostalgic movie is romantic, funny, and full of fantasy.
When Henry James died, he left an unfinished time travel romance novel behind. It was published in and spawned a play and two movies. In the novel, Ralph Pendrel discovers that by going into his ancestor's London home, he is also transported to their time. In this time period, he is engaged to a woman named Molly Midmore, although he finds himself more attracted to her sister, Nan.
The notes Henry James left outlining the rest of the novel make it clear that Nan reciprocate his love, and eventually realizes that he is a time traveler. If the novel had been finished, Ralph would have had to choose between returning to his own time and another woman or staying with Nan in the past. The universe is about to end, but that doesn't stop Jherek Carnelian from having love on the brain.
From the moment he sees Amelia Underwood, a Victorian time traveler, he knows that they will fall in love. As the series goes on we see that their relationship is more important than even they could have imagined. Sam Beckett's wife left him at the altar, but it didn't happen in every timeline. In Star Crossed Sam leaps back to Donna's college days long before their marriage is set to begin.
He theorized that she couldn't commit to him due to issues with her father, and he sets out to fix them before it's too late. Al repeatedly warns him against this plan, but Sam loves her and will do anything to give their relationship a second chance. McCoy saves Edith Keeler's life, and Kirk falls in love with her. Edith is an impressive pacifist who would have gone on to delay WWII and indirectly lead to an Axis victory.
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. Hal Borland. If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. The whole duty of man is embraced in the two principles of abstinence and patience: temperance in prosperity, and patient courage in adversity. A leaf that is destined to grow large is full of grooves and wrinkles at the start.
Now if one has no patience and wants it smooth offhand like a willow leaf, there is trouble ahead. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Patience, a willingness to completely surrender to the process, and the importance of listening. Patience is the master key to every situation. One must have sympathy for everything, surrender to everything, but at the same time remain patient and forbearing. Franz Kafka. Patience is not a virtue.
It is an achievement. Vera Nazarian Click to tweet. In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience. Prescott Click to tweet. Mastery requires both impatience and patience. The impatience to have a bias toward action, to not waste time, and to work with a sense of urgency each day. The patience to delay gratification, to wait for your actions to accumulate, and to trust the process. James Clear. It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself, than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all connected with you.
Patience and wisdom walk hand in hand, like two one-armed lovers. Jarod Kintz. Patience is power. It waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way. Fulton J. The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter. Paulo Coelho.
Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind. David G. All things come to him who waits — provided he knows what he is waiting for. Woodrow Wilson. No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted.
It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. Orson F. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable. What was hard to suffer is sweet to remember. Seneca Click to tweet. Keep silence for the most part , and speak only when you must, and then briefly. Haste is productive of injury, and so is too much hesitation. He is the wisest man who does everything at the proper time.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune. Plutarch Click to tweet. Our levels of desire, patience, persistence, and confidence end up playing a much larger role in success than sheer reasoning powers. There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.
Lemony Snicket. Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. John Quincy Adams. A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us. Henri J. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it. Eknath Easwaran. Endurance is the crowning quality, and patience all the passion of great hearts.
James Russell Lowell. Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation. Gustave Flaubert. How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success? Elbert Hubbard. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane. Criss Jami Click to tweet. I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks.
Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me. Louise Hay. No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time.
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Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing. You cannot have everything in the present. The road to mastery requires patience and sacrifice. See also: focus quotes , humility quotes. The highest result of education is tolerance. Helen Keller Click to tweet. Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong.
Sometime in life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. There is something hugely civilised about allowing long pauses in a conversation.
Very few people can stand that kind of silence. James Robertson. Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. We make ourselves impatient, through our expectations and demands, fixated attachments and stuckness. Lama Surya Das. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself.
For myself, alone. Hermann Hesse. Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself. Robert Green Ingersoll. Tolerance is the oil which takes the friction out of life. Wilbert E. Scheer Click to tweet. Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle. To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions. A boxer derives the greatest advantage from his sparring partner — and my accuser is my sparring partner.
He trains me in patience, civility and even temper. Learn to see — accustoming the eye to calm, to patience, to letting-things-come-to-it; learning to defer judgment, to encircle and encompass the question on all sides. Friedrich Nietzsche. In the end we are always rewarded for our good will, our patience, fair-mindedness, and gentleness with what is strange. The funny thing about the heart is a soft heart is a strong heart, and a hard heart is a weak heart.
Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill. Rowling Click to tweet. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Carl Jung. Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. Victor Hugo. Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things — with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope. Corazon Aquino. Someday, everything will make perfect sense.
So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience. Patience allows the unfolding of destiny to proceed at its won unhurried pace.
Brian L. Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
When you encounter various trials, big or small, be full of joy. Scott Curran. Take a rest: a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop. Be worthy love, and love will come. Louisa May Alcott Click to tweet. Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait. Martin Luther King Jr. Patience is the mark of true love. If you truly love someone, you will be more patient with that person. Thich Nhat Hanh. Jenny Nimmo. They take time, patience, and two people who truly want to be together. Waiting is painful.
Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering. Patience is supported and nurtured by a quality of forgiveness. Allan Lokos. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Corinthians The most inefficient and self-harming thing a person can do is go out looking for love. Only then will you find it in its truest form. God will bring the right person into your life at the right time. Always believe that! Shannon L. To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect. Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love. John Wesley Click to tweet. All human power is a compound of time and patience.
Honore de Balzac Click to tweet. If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health. Michel de Montaigne.
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Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. Every man must patiently bide his time. He must wait — not in listless idleness but in constant, steady, cheerful endeavors, always willing and fulfilling and accomplishing his task, that when the occasion comes he may be equal to the occasion. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.
The best teachers have showed me that things have to be done bit by bit. Nothing that means anything happens quickly — we only think it does. Joseph Bruchac. The motion of drawing back a bow and sending an arrow straight into a target takes only a split second, but it is a skill many years in the making.
I may list things that might be described as my accomplishments in these few pages, but they are only shadows of the larger truth, fragments separated from the whole cycle of becoming. Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less. Mother Teresa. Some people can never understand that you have to wait, even for the best of things, until the right time comes.
Franklin D. Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting. Roy T. The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach-waiting for a gift from the sea. Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
The first lesson to learn is to resign oneself to the little difficulties in life, not to hit out at everything one comes up against. Hazrat Inayat Khan. Patience is a key that unlocks the door to a more fulfilling life. It is through a cultivation of patience that we become better parents, powerful teachers, great businessmen, good friends, and a live a happier life. Steve Maraboli. Learning patience can be a difficult experience, but once conquered you will find life is easier. Catherine Pulsifer. Be patient with yourself. Stephen Covey Click to tweet. Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.
Billy Graham. It shows a brave and resolute spirit not to be agitated in exciting circumstances. Marcus Tullius Cicero. Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. Proverbs Learn to stand back when the time is not yet ripe and to strike fiercely when it has reached fruition. A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Henry David Thoreau. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the change that we seek. Patience is a virtue, but there comes a moment when you must stop being patient and take the day by the throat and shake it. If it fights back; fine.
Laurell K. Alas, impatience is but another form of unhappiness. It is true, it is true. I have never met a happy impatient person. Richelle E. Haruki Murakami. You can tell the greatness of someone by what makes them angry. Abraham Lincoln Click to tweet. The time will never be just right.
Napoleon Hill Click to tweet. Christopher Reeve Click to tweet. The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.
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Ralph Marston. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. Tom Hiddleston.