Quotations About / On: TOMORROW

  • 11.
    I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. letter, Jan. 1, 1797, to James Madison, congressman and later president.)
  • 12.
    The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday—but never jam today.
    (Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician. The White Queen, in Through the Looking-Glass, "Wool and Water," (1872).)
  • 13.
    Europe and the U.K. are yesterday's world. Tomorrow is in the United States.
    (R.W. "Tiny" Rowland (b. 1917), British businessman. quoted in Observer (London, Jan. 16, 1983).)
  • 14.
    I will soon be going out to shape all the singing tomorrows.
    (Gabriel Péri, French Communist leader. Letter, July 1942, written shortly before his execution by the Germans. Quoted in New York Times (April 11, 1943).)
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  • 15.
    Today is, after all, today, but yesterday is of the same substance as tomorrow.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Primislaus, in Libussa, act 3 (1872).)
  • 16.
    The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.
    (Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959), U.S. architect. "Night is but a Shadow Cast by the Sun," pt. 5, The Living City (1958). Closing words.)
  • 17.
    If I shall exist eternally, how shall I exist tomorrow?
    (Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Third Notebook, January 18, 1918. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)
    More quotations from: Franz Kafka, tomorrow
  • 18.
    Tomorrow is an old deceiver, and his cheat never grows stale.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Letter, May 24, 1773, to Hester Thrale. The Letters of Samuel Johnson, vol. 1, no. 311, ed. R.W. Chapman (1952).)
    More quotations from: Samuel Johnson, tomorrow
  • 19.
    There lives a man who arranges the things of today as pleasantly as possible but creeps blindly towards tomorrow.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 685.)
    More quotations from: Sophocles, tomorrow, today
  • 20.
    I have to live for the day, and not worry about or try to know what tomorrow brings.... if I've learned one thing from all that's happened to me, it's that if you would know what tomorrow brings, you may not want to live it.
    (Monica Seles (b. 1973), Yugoslavian tennis player; relocated to America. As quoted in Tennis magazine, p. 44 (March 1994). The former top-ranked woman singles tennis player in the world, she was reflecting on the experience of being stabbed a year earlier by Gunther Parche, a deranged fan of rival player Steffi Graf.)
    More quotations from: Monica Seles, tomorrow
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