There is neither past nor future. Both are a creation of the mind. Memory is creator of the past and desire is the creator of the future. As desire, a thing of the known is the shadow of the memory, so future is the shadow of the past. Truth is ever unknown and therefore always new and fresh present at present only.
'The future overlaps with the past. Out of binary laws comes the idea that past standards are always in some way conserved, while future succeeds in realizing merely some species of development. We can only return to the past, but we can only realize the future.'
“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (...) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how youll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” Looking for Alaska