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Facing Future Quotes


"We are analog beings living in a digital world, facing a quantum future." - Neil Turok

"Construction is a matter of optimism; its a matter of facing the future with confidence." - Cesar Pelli

"Live in the present tense, facing the duty at hand without regret for the past or worry over the future." - William DeWitt Hyde

"The act of facing overwhelming odds produces greatness and beauty." - Malcolm Gladwell

"When an elder turns to face the dead, that means he turns away from facing the future and his own retirement in Phoenix, let's say. He turns and finds himself facing the children." - Robert Bly

"I do not want to go back to the past; I want to go back to the past way of facing the future." - Ronald Reagan

"[The report 'World Energy Outlook 2006'] reveals that the energy future we are facing today, based on projections of current trends, is dirty, insecure and expensive." - Claude Mandil

"We must turn the greatest collective challenge facing humankind today, climate change, into the greatest opportunity for common progress towards a sustainable future" - Ban Ki-moon

"The American people aren't focused on the debates of the past. They're focused on their future. They're focused on the challenges that we're facing at home and abroad." - Mike Pence

"Stepping on that line for me, it will be about facing my fears." - Lolo Jones

"I feel many problems that we are facing, are man-made problems, we have too much emphasis on this secondary thing, forgetting our foundation. At foundation, we are the same human being and we are sharing the same planet. Six billion human beings' future is my future and my future is never separate from the future of six billion human beings." - Dalai Lama

"Believe it, future generations." - Horace

"No future without forgiveness." - Desmond Tutu

"The future is... black." - James Baldwin

"This [2016] election better be about the future, not the past. It better be about the issues our nation and the world is facing today, not simply the issues we once faced." - Marco Rubio

"If the politics of inaction and delay that have triumphed in this country continues for another decade, then Planetary Purgatory in the likely future facing our country before midcentury - probably in your own lifetime." - Joseph J. Romm

"I believe that the future for a more effective, more efficient way of approaching the challenges Europe is facing is going to be more properly and more effectively handled and seen through the member states." - Viktor Orban

"Our whole economy and society is already being changed by the fact that we have increasing unemployment, mass unemployment and that's what we're facing in the future because of increasing automation." - Gemma Chan

"In this society, we don't like to face the future and the dying process and all of it. Most of us really don't want to think about it, but it's facing me in the mirror every day." - Joan Baez

"Religion as a vital issue is dead except on paper, and whatever beauty-baiting the future may witness will be the work of greed and trade, and not of honest cosmos-facing." - H P Lovecraft

"In retrospect, the Millennium marked only a moment in time. It was the events of September 11 that marked a turning point in history, where we confront the dangers of the future and assess the choices facing humankind." - Tony Blair

"My responsibility as president is to take care to solve the problems we are facing now and to provide a vision and direction for how our nation should advance in the future." - Gloria Macapagalarroyo

"For one thing, one of the wonderful things that we now have is instead of the huge budget surpluses that President Clinton left us with, we now have these huge deficits that we're going to be facing into the future." - Geraldine Ferraro

"Democrats believe, plausibly, that middle-class entitlements are instantly addictive and, because there is no known detoxification, that class, when facing future choices between trimming entitlements or increasing taxes, will choose the latter." - George Will

"The struggles I'm facing The chances I'm taking Sometimes might knock me down But no, I'm not breaking." - Miley Cyrus

"If you are slain in battle, you should be resolved to have your corpse facing the enemy." - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

"Facing facts is always empowering." - Eckhart Tolle

"We are facing extreme volatility." - Carlos Ghosn

"The future you see is the future you get." - Robert G Allen

"Create your future from your future, not your past." - Werner Erhard

"You cannot predict the future." - Stephen Hawking

"Only lie about the future." - Johnny Carson

"Past failures unlock future successes" - Richard Branson

"The future did not arrive." - John C Wright

"Sometimes the future isn't funny." - Kerry Jackson

"We are mortgaging our future." - Joan Blades

"I can't predict the future." - Andrew Mason

"I can't predict the future." - Paul Wolfowitz

"If we use resources productively and take to heart the lessons learned from coping with the energy crisis, we face a future confronted only, as Pogo, once said, by insurmountable opportunities. The many crises facing us should be seen, then, not as threats, but as chances to remake the future so it serves all beings." - Hunter Lovins

"Facing future I see hope, hope that we will survive, hope that we will prosper, hope that once again we will reap the blessings of this magical land, for without hope I cannot live, remember the past but do not dwell there, face the future where all our hopes stand." - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

"Considering that future generations will be far better off than current generations even after accounting for climate change, it would be more equitable for today's industrialized world to help solve the real problems facing today's poorer developing world than to mitigate climate change now to help reduce the burden on future populations that would not only be wealthier but also technologically superior." - Indur M. Goklany

"While our responses to the problems facing us immediately are also important, we cannot forget to carve out the future of Japan ten or one hundred years into the future. In doing so, we must not resort to superficial measures. Instead, it is imperative to engage in true reforms that ascertain the state of society we seek to achieve." - Shinzo Abe

"You tell me: Can you live crushed under the weight of the present? Without a memory of the past and without the desire to look ahead to the future by building something, a future, a family? Can you go on like this? This, to me, is the most urgent problem that the Church is facing." - Pope Francis

"One thing we're going to focus on is the middle class and the crushing prices and stagnant wages they're facing. What motivates me is looking at my 3-year-old son and thinking about what we're passing on to him and his future wife and their future kids." - Bobby Schilling

"Our reliance in this country is on the inquiring, individual human mind. Our strength is founded there; our resilience, our ability to face an ever-changing future and to master it. We are not frozen into the backward-facing impotence of those societies, fixed in the rigidness of an official dogma, to which the future is the mirror of the past. We are free to make the future for ourselves." - Archibald Macleish

"While vast sums of money are being siphoned off into hidden [military] coffers, Americas schools, hospitals and public services are facing cutbacks and closures." - Henry Waxman

"Once the 'what' is decided, the 'how' always follows. We must not make the 'how' an excuse for not facing and accepting the 'what.'" - Pearl S Buck

"I was three-quarters down the list of guys I would be facing in my first game when I realized I was looking at our own roster." - Glenn Healy

"I don't like drawing characters facing right." - Stephan Pastis

"I am quite confident that in the foreseeable future armed conflict will not take the form of huge land armies facing each other across extended battle lines, as they did in World War I and World War II or, for that matter, as they would have if NATO had faced the Warsaw Pact on the field of battle." - Norman Schwarzkopf

"Public infrastructure around the world is facing unprecedented stress, with hurricanes, cyclones, floods and forest fires all increasing in frequency and intensity. It's easy to imagine a future in which growing numbers of cities have their frail and long-neglected infrastructures knocked out by disasters and then are left to rot, their core services never repaired or rehabilitated." - Naomi Klein

"Regrets are as personal as fingerprints. Discarding what is vain or false, facing the facts that should truly disturb your conscience, is worth whatever time it takes or pain it may cause. It can pay to the future what you owe to the past." - Margaret Culkin Banning

"Meaning lies in the confrontation of contradiction - the coincidencia apositorum. That's what we really feel, not these rational schemes that are constantly beating us over the head with the "thou shalts" and "thou should", but rather a recovery of the real ambiguity of being and an ability to see ourselves as at once powerful and weak, noble and ignoble, future-oriented, past-facing." - Terence Mckenna

"Meaning lies in the confrontation of contradiction - the coincidencia apositorum. That's what we really feel, not these rational schemes that are constantly beating us over the head with the "thou shalts" and "thou should", but rather a recovery of the real ambiguity of being and an ability to see ourselves as at once powerful and weak, noble and ignoble, future-oriented, past-facing." - Terence Mckenna

"Meaning lies in the confrontation of contradiction - the coincidencia apositorum. That's what we really feel, not these rational schemes that are constantly beating us over the head with the "thou shalts" and "thou should", but rather a recovery of the real ambiguity of being and an ability to see ourselves as at once powerful and weak, noble and ignoble, future-oriented, past-facing." - Terence Mckenna

"... It was the idea of facing a future skimming the surface of life, winging my way in and out of other people's crises, confusions, and passages, engaging them enough to get the story, but never enough to be indelibly touched by what I had seen or heard." - Anna Quindlen

"Global warming is not only the number one environmental challenge we face today, but one of the most important issues facing all of humanity... We all have to do our part to raise awareness about global warming and the problems we as a people face in promoting a sustainable environmental future for our planet." - Leonardo Dicaprio

"Documentary film is the one place that our people can speak for themselves. I feel that the documentaries that I've been working on have been very valuable for the people, for our people to look at ourselves, at the situations, really facing it, and through that being able to make changes that really count for the future of our children to come." - Alanis Obomsawin

"If we don't start acknowledging our correct position as nothing more than a part of the planet as opposed to this perception that we're superior, then we won't have it much longer. We're facing a very turbulent, war-torn, drought-ridden existence for future generations unless we act now." - Nikki Reed

"Certainly businesses the world over are facing greater competitive pressure than ever before, and this leads to executive stress which, in turn, tends to bring out authoritarian tendencies in many bosses. To balance this, we now know a lot more about how we can successfully cope with a situation that is not likely to improve in the near future." - Srikumar Rao

"These are tough times, and the New Yorkers I have met are facing economic adversity with grace and dignity. They worry about their future, care about their neighbors and hope this storm will pass so they can focus on better days ahead." - Harold Ford Jr

"A lot of people tell me a lot of things about my conduct, my game, my future... but I try to stay away from their words of wisdom. I don't let it distract me. On the field, you will be facing the ball alone. If you fail, you will the only one to blame. So, you should be the one deciding for yourself." - Virat Kohli

"Believe me. Your hardship, tears and sorrows you are facing now are the training of your spirit. The strength you learn from there brings you more love and smiles in your future. Wherever you are, love all the people around you like your family. then you are not alone anymore." - Hiroko Sakai

"For me, 'Moby-Dick' is more than the greatest American novel ever written; it is a metaphysical survival manual - the best guidebook there is for a literate man or woman facing an impenetrable unknown: the future of civilization in this storm-tossed 21st century." - Nathaniel Philbrick

"My vision for the future always centers around our children - it always centers around our children. So anytime anybody asks me what are the three most important issues facing the Congress, I always say the same thing: 'Our children, our children, our children.'" - Nancy Pelosi

"My long struggles as a soldier of the Chinese Revolution have forced me to realize the necessity of facing hard facts. There will be neither peace, nor hope, nor future for any of us unless we honestly aim at political, social and economic justice for all peoples of the world, great and small." - Chiang Kaishek

"To know the future absolutely it to be trapped into that future absolutely. It collapses time. Present becomes future." - Frank Herbert

"Prediction is difficult, especially the future." - Niels Bohr

"Intolerance of your present creates your future." - Mike Murdock

"Don't let fear decide your future." - Shalane Flanagan

"My future depends mostly upon myself." - Paul Robeson

"The future is not google-able." - William Gibson

"Science is the future of mankind." - Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

"Ideas are the currency of the future," - Kevin Roberts

"You look good wearing my future." - Eric Stoltz

"The past does not equal the future." - Anthony Robbins

".....Freedom brings opportunity. Opportunity makes your future." - Curtis Armstrong

"The future has no shelf life" - Warren G. Bennis

"The land belongs to the future." - Willa Cather

"To hope is to contradict the future." - Emile M Cioran

"Happiness is not a future event." - Joe Fortenberry

"Best of luck in your future endeavors!" - CM Punk

"Leaders use story to author the future." - Robert Mckee

"Education is our passport to the future." - Malcolm X

"Time keeps on slipping into the future." - Steve Miller

"Hope is a flavour on future luck." - Alex Mero

"Our future is still ahead of us." - Jimmy Quillen

"Your divine design dictates your future direction." - Aubrey Malphurs

"The past, the future: - two eternities!" - Thomas Moore

"Attitude ... is the prophet of your future." - John C Maxwell

"Only you can control your future." - Dr. Seuss

"The future of advertising is the Internet." - Bill Gates

"Same-sex marriage is not the future." - Maggie Gallagher

"I'm really excited about the future." - Alice Temperley

"People are optimistic about the future." - Helen Clark

"I touch the future. I teach." - Christa Mcauliffe

"Anonymity is the fame of the future." - John Boyle O'Reilly

"Only positive consequences encourage good future performances." - George W. Crane

"There's no future in being poor." - Robert Shaw

"The future is always beginning now." - Mark Strand

"One faces the future with one's past." - Pearl S Buck

"I'm always collecting emotions for future reference." - Harlan Howard

"Facing it - always facing it - that's the way to get through." - Joseph Conrad

"Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it." - Joseph Conrad

"If America has a future, Jazz has a future. The two are inseparable." - George Russell

"Life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future." - John Green

"The future is not really the future. It's just a present that looks good." - Steven Heller

"He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past." - George Orwell

"You don't just stumble into the future. You create your own future." - Roger Smith

"Future shock is the dizzying disorientation brought on by the premature arrival of the future." - Alvin Toffler

"Bryan Robson, well, he does what he does and his future is in the future" - Ron Greenwood

"He who controls the past commands the future, He who commands the future, conquers the past." - Kane

"I have seen the future, and it is still in the future." - James Gleick

"What about the future?" "We'll talk about the future when it gets here." - Arturo Perez-Reverte

"Hemp will be the future of all mankind, or there won't be a future." - Jack Herer

"The future you have, tomorrow, won't be the same future you had, yesterday." - Chuck Palahniuk

"I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future." - Ralph Abernathy

"Your future takes precedence over your past. Focus on your future, rather than on the past." - Gary Ryan Blair

"The future, and the future alone, is the home of explanation." - Henry Dwight Sedgwick

"For decades we have been living lives of abundance, with little regard for our natural resources or global health. But we are now facing hard choices in our energy policy. Future generations - my children and grandchildren, along with yours - will have to live with the decisions we make today. And so it is time for us to make some tough and - hopefully - smart choices regarding our energy use and production before it is too late." - John Mccain

"Let's say you're someone's phone, and you notice that your owner is drinking coffee at certain times of the day, just very subtly indicating where the local coffee shop is which happens to have paid, you know, whoever makes your phone at the right moment. I think we're in a future where frankly we are possibly facing little tiny bits of manipulation in all of our waking hours, if we don't have that already." - Tim Wu

"I think that the present is worth attention, one shouldn't sacrifice it to future conceptions of, of this future or that future." - Tom Stoppard

"Our present era, to my mind, is characterized by a profound forgetting of the past. "The future, the future, the future." The 21st century, all the technology obsession." - How to Dress Well

"The first question to be answered by any individual or any social group, facing a hazardous situation, is whether the crisis is to be met as a challenge to strength or as an occasion for despair." - Harry Emerson Fosdick

"I love the game. It's fun to play, period. I love running around and getting sweaty. I love trying to lead my team. I love facing the challenge of another team that's better." - Jamila Wideman

"Faith is facing reality without being discouraged by it." - Rick Warren

"Not facing a fire doesn't put it out." - Tennessee Williams

"Facing difficulties is inevitable. Learning from them is optional." - John C Maxwell

"Feet on ground, Heart in hand, Facing forward, Be yourself." - Jann Arden

"When facing a dilemma, choose the more morally demanding alternative." - Harold S. Kushner

"Before facing you enemy, you must first face yourself." - Tite Kubo

"It only takes two facing mirrors to build a labyrinth." - Jorge Luis Borges

"True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid..." - L Frank Baum

"I am the one, Not Running, Not Staying, But FACING" - Rick Yancey

"Liquor is such a nice substitute for facing adult life." - Dorothy B. Hughes

"A historian is often only a journalist facing backwards." - Karl Kraus

"Facing your fears robs them of their power." - Mark Burnett

"You will move in the direction you are facing." - Og Mandino

"Facing the kitsch aesthetic is the unfathomable world of myths." - Saul Friedlander

"The most serious problem facing humankind is climate change." - Bill Nye

"Now terrorism is not the greatest threat facing our societies." - Edward Snowden

"A sketch of a man facing to the right." - Adam Smith

"I started my political career facing lynch mobs." - Bob Filner

"Facing a difficulty requires a willingness of heart." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"The principal problem facing our economy today is jobs." - Jim Sensenbrenner

"The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality" - Margaret Halsey

"We all fight on two fronts, the one facing the enemy, the one facing what we do to the enemy." - Joseph Boyden

"The spread of nuclear weapons is the greatest threat facing the country-and I would argue facing humanity." - Joe Biden

"The tragedy of education is played in two scenes - incompetent pupils facing competent teachers and incompetent teachers facing competent pupils." - Martin H Fischer

"For me, poetry is a situation - a state of being, a way of facing life and facing history." - Tahar Ben Jelloun



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