"The past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past, or more accurately, pastness, is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past."
"Three o’clock. Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do."
Jean-Paul Sartre (La Nausée, 1938)