Quotes of retrospect

  1. In retrospect I realize that the threat was about ego rather than the validity of the music. – David Baker
  2. That's the past. I don't agree with retrospect – Steve Carlton
  3. I have never heard anyone say This is it. I know right now is the high point of my life. It will never get any better. Only in retrospect do we recognize the best times and of course then it is too late. – Jonathan Carroll
  4. Obviously, I try to make the films work for an audience. That's the main point of making a film, and in retrospect one can see that certain films, let's say Leaving Las Vegas, demonstrated its own success. – Mike Figgis
  5. Asked at the hearing why she hadn't pressed the FBI more closely about what it knew, or didn't know, about domestic terrorist threats, Rice acted as though the question was an odd one: it wasn't her job. Well, in retrospect it was and now certainly is. – Howard Fineman
  6. The Eagles ended on a rather abrupt note, although in retrospect I realize now that it had been ending for quite some time. – Don Henley
  7. When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things- not the great occasions- that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness. – Bob Hope
  8. Of course, we wrote the songs accordingly and performed and recorded them that way. At that time, we really thought it was right, but you know, seen in retrospect it made the album sound forced, and not really great. – Mark McGrath
  9. Well, she managed to- Barbara was capable of doing practically anything if she set her mind to it. In retrospect I'm not surprised that Barbara managed to get collect calls through. – Ted Olson
  10. I felt that, in retrospect there was a time in the late Seventies, after I had a string of hits and successes, as a performer and a recording artist, that I wasn't saying anything. – Boz Scaggs
  11. Righteousness is easy in retrospect – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
  12. Are the things that now, in retrospect with what I've seen happen to my company, would I have done some things differently? I think- I think we all would do- we would do a number of things differently. – Jeffrey Skilling
  13. The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect – Robert Louis Stevenson

Usage examples for retrospect

  1. How often, oh, how often she saw them speed before her in retrospect – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  2. Power looked more attractive in front than in the retrospect – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1563-64 by John Lothrop Motley
  3. And so, as they walked on that beautiful summer evening over the green fields, Julian, happy in the quiet sympathising attention of one who was not only a master, but a true, earnest, and affectionate friend, told him some of the facts to which we shall allude in the retrospect of the next chapter. – Julian Home by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  4. But immediately after this duty was done she wrote another letter; to Miss Asenath this one, and it was overflowing with spirits and exuberant retrospect of all that had happened to her since she left the Farm. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  5. Oh, I know how trivial it is in the retrospect and how what is called a disappointment is something to be humbly grateful for in most cases; but for a while it certainly makes you doubtful whether you were ever really intended to share the common lot. – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  6. Because the retrospect let him see that his life was barren of the deepest faith and the purest love. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  7. How pleased her mother would have been, and, in retrospect how skeptical must she have felt of Jenny's ability to keep that promise always to look after May. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  8. I would not mention this were it not that afterwards, in retrospect the moment seemed to me an omen. – The Dark Forest by Hugh Walpole
  9. I enjoyed to the full only in long retrospect the look he gave me. – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
  10. He leaned back, half closed his eyes, put his finger- tips together, and almost smiled as if something in retrospect pleased and moved him. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  11. Yet we need not abruptly stop our retrospect at any epoch, however remote. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  12. It is even worse in retrospect – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  13. But for all that I cannot quite explain the golden content that seems in retrospect to have overspread the whole house. – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  14. It is difficult in retrospect to conceive of this, except as growing up with him from infancy. – Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 by Robert Ornsby
  15. Finally a chapter on the Marine of the Harbour was decided on, the boats and vessels of the place, their owners and commanders, entering, as is natural, so largely into the retrospect of the inhabitants of a Port. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  16. That her mind had never mooted the point was a detail, which retrospect corrected. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. She had an effect of being both shy and indifferent, in this retrospect and when St. John put up the window, and led the way out to the women in the garden, and presented Hewson, she had still this effect. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  18. She had, in a finer sense, no manners, and to be concerned with her in any retrospect was- since their discourse was of losses- to feel the dignity of history incur the very gravest. – The Finer Grain by Henry James
  19. Such retrospect will make me humble. – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  20. He saw again the lovers as he had seen them this afternoon walking side by side slowly towards Stella Ballantyne's cottage; and the picture even in the retrospect was intolerable. – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason

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