Quotations About / On: TODAY
talk of destiny
talk of time
today is past
today is present
today is future
Today's literature: prescriptions written by patients.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
Wisdom is yesterday's mistakes today's problems are tomorrow's strength.
When young we create our today's
into yesterdays memories
reserved for our old tomorrows.
We ought to know the cause of today's bitterness less we be in darkness of tomorrow's sweetness!
Today I know more than yesterday; tomorrow I will know more than today.
Today's city is the most vulnerable social structure ever conceived by man.
(Martin Oppenheimer (b. 1930), German-born U.S. sociologist. Urban Guerrilla, ch. 7 (1969).)
In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's.
(Jean Rostand (1894-1977), French biologist, writer. repr. In The Substance of Man, "A Biologist's Thoughts," ch. 10 (1962). Pensées d'un Biologiste (1939).)
Never burn bridges. Today's junior prick, tomorrow's senior partner.
(Kevin Wade, U.S. screenwriter, and Mike Nichols. Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver), in Working Girl (film) (1988).)
Today's Communism can survive only if it abandons the myth of an infallible party, if it continues to think, and if it becomes democratic.
(Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Czechoslovakia 1968 (1968).)