The idea that the future is unpredictable is undermined every day by the ease with which the past is explained.
- Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow
Life takes us to unexpected places sometimes. The future is never set in stone, remember that.
- Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.
Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.
- Elbert Hubbard
It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past while we wait for our futures.
- Ally Condie, Matched
Do not dwell on what once was, but rather look forward and ponder how you can make the future brighter.
- Christopher Paolini, Eragon
The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.
- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
I've learned the hard way that to have any kind of a future you’ve got to give up hope of ever changing your past.
- M. L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans
Dwelling and planning is bullshit. You dwell on the past, you can’t move forward. Spend too much time planning for the future and you just push yourself backwards, or you stay stagnant in the same place all your life. Live in the moment, where everything is just right, take your time and limit your bad memories and you’ll get wherever it is you’re going a lot faster and with less bumps in the road along the way.
- J.A. Redmerski, The Edge of Never
The most common way to deal with the future is to try to predict it. To be in the right place at the right time with the right skills ot investments. A far more successful and reliable approach is to invent the future. Not all of it, just a little part. But enough to make a difference.