I think great writing speaks to our inner desire to simultaneously forget and return to the past. These are some of my favorite quotes on pushing through the memories and the benefits of looking not at yesterday but at tomorrow and what the future holds.
The Orgastic Future as told by F.Scott Fitzgerald, Margaret Mitchell and the Bard
“It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . .
Tomorrow is another day.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time. And all our yesterdays have lighted fools”