Quotes About The Future

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Elisabeth Elliot
“Does it make sense to pray for guidance about the future if we are not obeying in the thing that lies before us today? How many momentous events in Scripture depended on one person's seemingly small act of obedience! Rest assured: Do what God tells you to do now, and, depend upon it, you will be shown what to do next.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Quest for Love: True Stories of Passion and Purity

Shannon L. Alder
“Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you. However, if it taught you to hold onto grudges, seek revenge, not forgive or show compassion, to categorize people as good or bad, to distrust and be guarded with your feelings then you didn’t learn a thing. God doesn’t bring you lessons to close your heart. He brings you lessons to open it, by developing compassion, learning to listen, seeking to understand instead of speculating, practicing empathy and developing conflict resolution through communication. If he brought you perfect people, how would you ever learn to spiritually evolve?”
Shannon L. Alder

“What's past is prologue, and the world awaits.”
Lisa Mantchev, Eyes Like Stars

Carl Sagan
“Since, in the long run, every planetary civilization will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring--not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive... If our long-term survival is at stake, we have a basic responsibility to our species to venture to other worlds.”
Carl Sagan

The job facing American voters… in the days and years to come is to determine
“The job facing American voters… in the days and years to come is to determine which hearts, minds and souls command those qualities best suited to unify a country rather than further divide it, to heal the wounds of a nation as opposed to aggravate its injuries, and to secure for the next generation a legacy of choices based on informed awareness rather than one of reactions based on unknowing fear.”
Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

Jennifer Egan
“I picture it like Judgement Day,' he says finally, his eyes on the water. 'We'll rise up out of our bodies and find each other again in spirit form. We'll meet in that new place, all of us together, and first it'll seem strange, and pretty soon it'll seem strange that you could ever lose someone, or get lost.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Wallace Stevens
“After the final no there comes a yes / And on that yes the future world depends.”
Wallace Stevens

George MacDonald
“The best preparation for the future, is the present well seen to, and the last duty done.”
George MacDonald

“The uncertainties in life are so uncertain for us to determine the kind woe we shall be entangled in in the next future. When you stay dormant, your life is at risk; when you dare to take a step, you take a step to take a risk. We have a choice. Yes! a choice to choose to dare to get to our real reasons on earth or to choose to live in mediocrity and conformity, but, we ought to note that, it is riskier to risk nothing when the life we live is always at risk.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

P.D. James
“Without the hope of posterity, for our race if not for ourselves, without the assurance that we being dead yet live, all pleasures of the mind and senses sometimes seem to me no more than pathetic and crumbling defences shored up against our ruin.”
P.D. James, The Children of Men

Michelle Cruz-Rosado
“Time that is spent dwelling on the past will surely continue in your present moment - and the future.”
Michelle Cruz-Rosado

Jim Robbins
“Planting trees, I myself thought for a long time, was a feel-good thing, a nice but feeble response to our litany of modern-day environmental problems. In the last few years, though, as I have read many dozens of articles and books and interviewed scientists here and abroad, my thinking on the issue has changed. Planting trees may be the single most important ecotechnology that we have to put the broken pieces of our planet back together.”
Jim Robbins, The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet

Marion Zimmer Bradley
“By and large, the kind of science fiction which makes tomorrow's headlines as near as this morning's coffee has enlarged popular awareness of the modern, miraculous world of science we live in. It has helped generations of young people feel at age with a changing world.

But fashions change, old loves return, and now that Sputniks clutter up the sky with new and unfamiliar moons, the readers of science fiction are willing to wait to read tomorrow's headlines. Once again, I think, there is a place, a wish, a need for the wonder and color of the world way out. The world beyond the stars. The world we won't live to see. That is why I wrote The Door Through Space.”
Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Door Through Space

Hope Mirrlees
“Stop a minute, Ambrose!" interrupted Master Nathaniel. "I've got a sudden silly whim that we should take an oath I must have read when I was a youngster in some old book... the words have suddenly come back to me. They go like this: We (and then we say our own names), Nathaniel Chanticleer and Ambrose Honeysuckle, swear by the Living and the Dead, by the Past and the Future, by Memories and Hopes, that if a Vision comes begging at our door we will take it in and warm it at our hearth, and that we will not be wiser than the foolish nor more cunning than the simple, and that we will remember that he who rides the Wind needs must go where his Steed carries him.
Hope Mirrlees, Lud-in-the-Mist

Bảo Ninh
“Thì ra cuộc đời tôi kỳ thực có khác nào con thuyền bơi ngược dòng sông không ngừng bị đẩy lui về dĩ vãng. Đối với tôi tương lai đã nằm lại phía sau xa kia rồi. Và không phải là cuộc sống mới, thời đại mới, không phải là những hy vọng về tương lai tốt đẹp đã cứu giúp tôi mà trái lại những tấn thảm kịch của quá khứ đã nâng đỡ tâm hồn tôi, tạo sức mạnh tinh thần cho tôi thoát khỏi những tấn trò đời hôm nay. Chút lòng tin và lòng ham sống còn lại trong tôi không phải do những ảo tưởng mà nhờ sức mạnh của những hồi tưởng. Tuy nhiên, mặc dù rất đỗi mù quáng tôi vẫn không thể không biết rằng không thể trông đợi điều gì vào những điều nhớ lại, rằng từ lâu đã không còn điều gì nữa cả, tất cả đã tắt hẳn và mất hút một cách không thương tiếc.”
Bảo Ninh, The Sorrow Of War

Michael Marshall Smith
“Everything you've done, everything you've seen, everything you've become, remains. You never can go back, only forward, and if you don't bring the whole of yourself with you, you'll never see the sun again,”
Michael Marshall Smith, Only Forward

Gregory Benford
“...the movies are most people's exposure to ideas about the future.”
Gregory Benford, The Martian Race

László Krasznahorkai
“We have reached the end of one era, and now we don't know what is all around us. Because we're already in a new era, and it is very different from the old one. Science and the world of technology are both changing everything so quickly, even our bodies. So the original ancient culture was present here, but to no avail, at this point in history it has come to stop. It still has some effect, some kind of continuity, but it cannot analyse and reformulate things, it cannot impact things with absolute strength. The age to follow will be full of dangers. It will be full of difficulties. In all likelihood, it will not be a good future for mankind. It is even possible this new era will mean the end of mankind.”
László Krasznahorkai, Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens: Reportage

Sherry Thomas
“Worrying about outcomes over which I have no control is punishing myself before the universe has decided whether I ought to be punished.”
Sherry Thomas, A Study in Scarlet Women

Debasish Mridha
“The future only gets brighter if we don’t forget to enlighten the present moment.”
Debasish Mridha

Debasish Mridha
“We are always fascinated with the past, but the future is always brighter.”
Debasish Mridha

Dexter Palmer
“If everyone could get on the same page and realize that we live in the future, we wouldn't have to deal with this bullshit.”
Dexter Palmer, Version Control

Dexter Palmer
“We're in a time machine, Terence, you and I, right now. It's stuck in one gear and it's slow as hell, but it works. It's bringing us into the future. And I think that future might actually be good. I think it might be okay.”
Dexter Palmer, Version Control

Doris Lessing
“Listen Anna, if we don’t believe the things we put on our agendas will come true for us, then there’s no hope for us. We’re going to be saved by what we seriously put on our agendas.”
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

Debasish Mridha
“Have high hopes for the future; take action and it will be a reality.”
Debasish Mridha

Eyvind Johnson
“Det förflutna, som är mitt och Johannes Lupigis och andras, börjar lagra upp sig framför mig såsom en framtid, vilken jag skall genomtränga. Det förflutna lagrar på det sättet upp sig framför oss alla. Vi står och trampar i detta och måste genomtränga det för att få kunskap. Vi har genomlevt - eller uppslukat - en del av det och nu måste vi genomtränga och svälja det igen för att bli fria genom kunskapen om hur det var. Så är antagligen kunskapslagen, vägen till erfarenhetens förvärv, har diakonen Anselmus sagt.”
Eyvind Johnson, The Days of His Grace: A Novel

Autumn Doughton
“So let me get this straight," he says. "Death is the only destination and nothing else is real because it's not perfect or final?"
I roll my eyes. "Okay, Nietzsche. That's not exactly what I said."
"I just think people are always doing that."
"Doing what?"
"They're always asking themselves, 'Where am I going?' but they're never looking around and asking, 'Where am I?' Everything's about what's going to be next instead of noticing what's happening right now. But the now is the only thing that's actually real.”
Autumn Doughton, Chasing Polaris

Adrian Tchaikovsky
“I don't really believe that people can predict the future,' he admitted.

'People predict the future every day, Stenwold Maker,' she replied, studying the rainbow carefully as the glass panels shifted slightly on the creaking wooded framework. 'If you drop a stone, you may predict that it shall fall. If you know a man to be dishonest, you may predict that he will cheat you. If you know one army is better trained and led, you may predict that it will win the battle.'

He could not help smiling at that. 'But that is different. That is using knowledge already gained about the world to guess at the most likely outcome.'

'And that is also predicting the future, Stenwold Maker,' she said. 'The only difference is your source of knowledge. Everything that happens has a cause, which same cause has itself a cause. It is a chain stretching into the most distant past, and forged by necessity, inclination, bitter memories, the urge of duty. Nothing happens without a reason. Predicting the future does not require predestination, Stenwold Maker. It only requires a world where one thing will most likely lead to another.”
Adrian Tchaikovsky, Salute the Dark

Richard L.  Ratliff
“I'm the cover of a book,
Whose pages are still being written”
Richard L. Ratliff

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