Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Backwards


  1. With the back in advance or foremost; as, to ride backward.
  2. Toward the back; toward the rear; as, to throw the arms backward.
  3. On the back, or with the back downward.
  4. Toward, or in, past time or events; ago.
  5. By way of reflection; reflexively.
  6. From a better to a worse state, as from honor to shame, from religion to sin.
  7. In a contrary or reverse manner, way, or direction; contrarily; as, to read backwards.

Backwards Quotations

You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
Steve Jobs

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Soren Kierkegaard
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Soren Kierkegaard

Not to sound corny, but intelligence is big. Everything fades, and everything can be modified. But intelligence is something you can't fake. I'm not even talking about whether you can read a thesaurus backwards. But there is a beauty in common sense.

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
Soren Kierkegaard
More "Backwards" Quotations

Backwards Translations

backwards in Afrikaans is agter
backwards in Dutch is achterwaarts, rugwaarts, achteruit
backwards in Norwegian is bakvendt, baklengs

Share with your Friends

Everyone likes a good quote - don't forget to share.