Future Quotes

I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.
– Ralph Abernathy
The future is like heaven, everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.
– James A. Baldwin
I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul.
– J. G. Ballard
A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.
– Bernard Baruch
To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light.
– Jean Baudrillard
A dream collage is pictures of your goals. It is like your future photo album.
– Bo Bennett
To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future - it is not necessarily having to focus on the present.
– Bo Bennett
The future ain't what it used to be.
– Yogi Berra
It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
– Jim Bishop
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
– Eric Blair
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.
– Niels Bohr
In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost. If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures.
– Edward de Bono
We need to give the Iraqis a chance to build their own future. It should be in their hands. It must be in their hands. That is what democracy is all about. We can teach it, we can explain it, but they must want it enough to make it work for them.
– Barbara Boxer
I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.
– Ray Bradbury
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
– Jean de la Bruyere
What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it.
– Leo Buscaglia
What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.
– Sai Baba
Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.
– Lester Bangs
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
– Albert Camus