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Quotes of the day: The Future

Published Wednesday, October 21, 2015 @ 6:56 PM EDT
Oct 21 2015


The future ain't what it used to be.
-Yogi Berra

The future always looks good in the golden land because no one remembers the past.
-Joan Didion

The future arrives too soon and in the wrong order.
-Alvin Toffler

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

The future depends on assumptions and assumptions are just stuff you make up. No sense in knocking yourself out.
-Scott Adams

The future destiny of the child is always the work of his mother. Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic towards common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of new ideas and bold projects.
-Robert F. Kennedy

The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
-George F. Will

The future has an ancient heart.
-Carlo Levi

The future holds little hope for any government where the present holds no hope for the people.
-Lyndon B. Johnson

The future is already here. It's just not very evenly distributed.
-William Gibson

The future is better than the past. Despite the crepehangers, romanticists, and anti-intellectuals, the world steadily grows better because the human mind, applying itself to environment, makes it better. With hands...with tools...with horse sense and science and engineering.
-Robert A. Heinlein

The future is dark, the present burdensome. Only the past, dead and buried, bears contemplation.
-Geoffrey Elton

The future is inevitable and precise, but it may not occur. God lurks in the gaps.
-Jorge Luis Borges

The future is no more uncertain than the present.
-Walt Whitman

The future is not google-able.
-William Gibson

The future is not in the hands of fate but in ours.
-Jules Jusserand

The future is not laid out on a track. It is something that we can decide, and to the extent that we do not violate any known laws of the universe, we can probably make it work the way that we want to.
-Alan Kay

The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make.
-James Cameron

The future is unwritten. Cyberspace is the funhouse mirror of our own society, reflects our values and our faults, sometimes in terrifying exaggerations. It doesn't matter who you are today, if you don't show up in that mirror you are just not going to matter very much. Our kids have to show up in the mirror.
-Bruce Sterling

The future is usually just like the past- right up to the moment when it isn't.
-George F. Will

The future will be better tomorrow.
-Dan Quayle

The future will belong to those who have passion and are willing to work hard to make our country better.
-Paul Wellstone

The future will not belong to those who sit on the sidelines. The future will not belong to the cynics. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
-Paul Wellstone

The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive.
-John Sladek

The future, wave or no wave, seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done.
-E.B. White


(October 22 is also the birthday of Timothy Leary and Doris Lessing.)

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