Future Quotes

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  1. I should only look back at moments that were disparaging, look down upon, negative for me – moments where I could learn something. And if I have been able to use that learning in future, then I am happy about it.
  2. Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
  3. To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
  4. Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.
  5. Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
  6. Nobody knows the future with certainty. We can, however, identify ongoing patterns of change.
  7. People of the future may suffer not from an absence of choice but from a paralysing surfeit of it. They may turn out to be victims of that peculiarly super-industrial dilemma: overchoice.
  8. The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
  9. I’ve accomplished so many things in basketball. I financially secured my kids’ life and their future. I’m just happy. I’m just blessed. So anything that I’m not awarded doesn’t matter because I’ve been rewarded enough in this lifetime.
  10. I think if you buy from people who are taking care of the land, you’re supporting the future of this country.
  11. A people do not throw their geniuses away. And if they are thrown away, it is our duty as artists and as witnesses for the future to collect them again for the sake of our children and, if necessary, bone by bone.
  12. I wanted in my lifetime to vote for a radical Native American woman, since my vision of any future that we might have is that it will be led by women and older women.
  13. It is natural to want to have a future.
  14. To me, the black black woman is our essential mother, the blacker she is the more us she is and to see the hatred that is turned on her is enough to make me despair, almost entirely, of our future as a people.
  15. It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.
  16. The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.
  17. Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.
  18. When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
  19. I feel like now my kids can run around and say, ‘My mom was the Rock’s daughter.’ I don’t have kids yet, but my future children – I just feel like it’s the coolest thing ever.
  20. But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
  21. A good financial plan is a road map that shows us exactly how the choices we make today will affect our future.
  22. The time to save for the future is now. Thanks to compounding interest, the earlier you start putting money away for the future, the more you will save.
  23. My heart seems to heal, so that speaks well for my future.
  24. My life is what it is, and I can’t change it. I can change the future, but I can’t do anything about the past.
  25. Winners live in the present tense. People who come up short are consumed with future or past. I want to be living in the now.
  26. Ideally, in the future, you’ll just pay your cable company for the stream, which you’ll be able to watch and manipulate through whatever means on whatever devices you like.
  27. In some future America, there could be a plausible Michael Bloomberg path to the Democratic nomination. I would love to read a column by a smart person actually attempting to persuade me of this, using evidence.
  28. Of course, the discounting of future earnings should hurt all stocks. But it should hurt technology stocks more than others, because so many of them are valued at extremely high levels relative to their current earnings.
  29. I’ve never been one to crave attention, which I know means that this is probably the worst career to pick. I get anxious even when people come up to me for pictures sometimes. That’s the one thing that makes me hesitant about my future. But I love music too much to not do it.
  30. I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.
  31. Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
  32. Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
  33. I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
  34. No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
  35. No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
  36. It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising.
  37. I’ve never watched any of the adaptations of my books. I’ve never wanted to, and there’s absolutely no chance of me doing so in the future.
  38. There’s a widespread cultural barrenness across art and political culture. But there are some pockets of resistance on the extreme margins, like the techno-savvy protest movements, small press, the creator-owned comics, that seem to be getting some signs of hope for the future.
  39. Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.
  40. The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
  41. Forecasting our futures is built into our psyches because we will soon have to manage that future. We have no choice. No matter how often we fail, we can never stop trying.
  42. People don’t realize that we cannot forecast the future. What we can do is have probabilities of what causes what, but that’s as far as we go. And I’ve had a very successful career as a forecaster, starting in 1948 forward. The number of mistakes I have made are just awesome. There is no number large enough to account for that.
  43. What I see in the corporate sector is very clearly an issue of a major shortfall in the issue of, what some people call confidence, but whatever you want to call it. Clearly people are looking out in the very distant future and they are saying that it is too complex.
  44. If scientists can’t communicate with the public, with policy makers, with one another, the future is going to be held back. We’re not going to have the future that we could have.
  45. I don’t want people buying my records for this summer’s hit. I want people buying them because they’re interested in what Ministry will have to say in the future.
  46. As I have said for many years throughout this land, we’re borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change.
  47. As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions.
  48. There is the natural tendency that all of us are vulnerable to, to deny unpleasant realities and to look for any excuse to push them away and resolve to think about them another day long in the future.
  49. There’s lots about politics I don’t feel comfortable with. To talk about the politics of future ideas is impossible in soundbite form.
  50. When people flirt with despair about the future, they are less likely to take the actions necessary to safeguard it, focusing instead on the short-term.