Żyjemy przeszłością.

The revolutionary atmosphere of Barcelona had
attracted me deeply, but I had made no attempt to understand it.

George Orwell „Homage to Catalonia



i to (mi) z kolei przypomina Blaise Cendrarsa (1887-1961), jedno zdanie z „Od portu do portu” („Bourlinguer”); ale to prawie nieważne, całkiem.
mr m.

i jeszcze to: ot, bez powodu.

But in Spain, especially in Catalonia, it was an attitude that no one could or did keep up indefinitely. Everyone, however unwillingly, took sides sooner or later.

(tamże i też bez powodu: przeszłość.)