Quotations About / On: FUTURE

  • 31.
    Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 32.
    I have been over into the future, and it works.
    (Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936), U.S. writer, editor. Quoted in Steffens, Autobiography, ch. 18 (1931). Remark to financier Bernard Baruch, on his return from the Soviet Union in 1919; he made the same remark in a letter, April 3, 1919.)
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  • 33.
    There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
    (Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. The Power and the Glory, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1940).)
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  • 34.
    There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
    (Graham Greene (1901-1994), British author. The Power and the Glory, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1940).)
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  • 35.
    The future is the worst thing about the present.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 1, Conard (1915).)
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  • 36.
    Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Beyond Nihilism," pt. 5, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).)
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  • 37.
    A fixed image of the future is in the worst sense ahistorical.
    (Juliet Mitchell (b. 1940), New Zealand author. "Women—The Longest Revolution," New Left Review (London, Nov./Dec. 1966).)
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  • 38.
    Each of us enters the world because hope for the future preceded us.
    (Marge Kennedy (20th century), U.S. author. 100 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Family Together..., Introduction to part 1 (1994).)
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  • 39.
    Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. Nineteen Eighty-Four, pt. 1, ch. 3 (1949). Ingsoc party slogan.)
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  • 40.
    The future is made of the same stuff as the present.
    (Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. On Science, Necessity, and the Love of God, ed. Richard Rees (1968). "Some Thoughts on the Love of God," (Oct. 1940-May 1942).)
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