Quit, don’t quit. Noodles, don’t noodles. You are too concerned with what was and what will be. There’s a saying: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
You, my friends, are following in some very famous footsteps. A histroy made famous by George Everest, George Mallory, Tenzing Norgay, Edmund Hillary…
You can wipe out a generation of people, you can burn their homes to the ground, and somehow they’ll still come back. But if you destroy their achievements and their history, then it’s like they never existed. Just ash floating. That’s what Hitler wants. And it’s the one thing we simply can’t allow.
If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it’s that you can kill anyone.
Yeah, well, history is going to change.[Mr. Strickland: No McFly ever amounted to anything in the history of Hill Valley.]
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it, always.
Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.