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Postmodernism represents a moment of suspension before the batteries are recharged for the new millennium, an acknowledgment that preceding the future is a strange and hybrid interregnum that might be called the last gasp of the past.

Lyman Abbott

I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.

Ralph Abernathy

Perhaps the best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

Dean Acheson

There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon the former.

Joseph Addison

The future you shall know when it has come; before then, forget it.


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

Marcus Aurelius

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

Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.

Albert Camus

Those for whom peace is no more than a dream are asleep to the future.

Jack DuVall

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

Albert Einstein

Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one.

Andre Gide

Only mothers can think of the future-because they give birth to it in their children.

Maxim Gorky

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

Lyndon B. Johnson

The architecture of our future is not only unfinished; the scaffolding has hardly gone up.

George Lamming

Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass?

Maurice Maeterlinck

I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

William Shakespeare

The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.

Oscar Wilde