Futuristic Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old futuristic quotes, futuristic sayings, and futuristic proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Telling a story in a futuristic world gives you this freedom to explore things that bother you in contemporary times. Suzanne Collins
Futurism: This was a movement of intellectuals who wanted to replace tradition with the modern world of machinery, speed, violence, and public relations. It proves that we should be careful what intellectuals wish for, because we might get it. Brad Holland
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. Alvin Toffler
What is funny is when you do a futuristic movie, you immediately get to be fashionable because you're creating something that doesn't exist. Olivier Theyskens
The future will look futuristic only because we will be trying to make it look futuristic. Anonymous
If we define Futurism as an exploration beyond accepted limits, then the nature of limiting systems becomes the first object of exploration. Frank Herbert
For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. John F Kennedy
The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots. Erich Fromm
Your dreams of today will create your future. Lailah Gifty Akita
To be a futurist, in pursuit of improving reality, is not to have your face continually turned upstream, waiting for the future to come. To improve reality is to clearly see where you are, and then wonder how to make that better. Warren Ellis
The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create. Leonard Sweet
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
The most futuristic aspect of the House of the Future was that it was made almost entirely of plastic. P. J. O'Rourke
The only shoes that look futuristic are Crocs, but they would be terrible to use in a futuristic movie. Olivier Theyskens
Those who speak of progression but are afraid of change are self-repressed and therefore unable to reach any further than their eyes can already see. Criss Jami
We disagree with the assertion that great teachers can be replaced by online alternatives. The futuristic claim that technology will triumph over teachers ignores all the social and relational dimensions of teaching and learning. Andy Hargreaves
A lot of the futuristic space stuff seemed to me to be a very cool form of science-fiction, so that was my first real baptism in the genre. J. Michael Straczynski
The two designs are completely different. The first is totally futuristic, the second is more classical. You can of course get very excited about doing something completely out of the ordinary, just like the Olympic stadium in its time. But each to his or her own taste. Franz Beckenbauer
The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future. Frank Herbert
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims. R. Buckminster Fuller
Futurism is almost like a vaccination. You inject a little bit of a denatured pathogen to prepare your body in case you encounter it for real. Jamais Cascio
If you are victimized by a negative character, which is characterized by laziness, irresponsibility, low self-esteem, irresolution and wavering, you will lose control of your future. Dr T.P.Chia
You may not get everything you want in the future, but you may get a lot if you are determined and well-prepared. Dr T.P.Chia
In a future time when most human thought has been accelerated by artificial intelligence and external memory can be shared on a universal matrix. Masaki Yamada
We have no future because our present is too volatile. We have only risk management. The spinning of the given moment's scenarios. Pattern recognition. William Gibson
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance. Ban Ki-moon
The human brain had a vast memory storage. It made us curious and very creative.Those were the characteristics that gave us an advantage, curiosity, creativity and memory. And that brain did something very special. It invented an idea called the future. David Suzuki
There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Victor Hugo
In visual futurism, the line between total fantasy and futuristic is a thread of reality. Syd Mead
If you waste your time, you waste yourself and your future, and you are likely to have an unhappy future. Dr T.P.Chia
Everything is temporary and will Be End Again. I die daily as I peel away the many layers of Me—the deadness of who I was only moments ago— as I am doing now. We are futuristic after all; the present is just momentum. Carol K. Ras
Love in the sixteenth century is still love in the 21st century. Gerry Goldsmith
The human race had long ago overcome its childhood terror of the merely alien in appearance. That was a fear which could no longer survive after the first contact with friendly extraterrestrial races. Arthur C. Clarke
I was ambassador to a planet full of things that would tell me with a straight face that two and two are orange. Terry Carr
Life got awfully boring with only humans to talk to. Larry Niven
Why is any object we don't understand always called a 'thing?' Harold Livingston
We all want different things from Mars. Kim Stanley Robinson
There is a special sadness in achievement, in the knowledge that a long-desired goal has been attained at last, and that life must now be shaped toward new ends. Arthur C. Clarke
In science fiction, it's the world within that's really existing, and the world without is only a projection of it. At least, when the within isn't interesting, the without isn't either. Northrop Frye
Science fiction may conceivably be a primitive beginning of a new form of heroic epic; Beckett and similar types of literary nihilism the primitive beginnings of a new antithetical pessimism. Northrop Frye
Science fiction frequently tries to imagine what life would be like on a plane as far above us as we are above savagery; its setting is often of a kind that appears to us as technologically miraculous. It is thus a mode of romance with a strong inherent tendency to myth. Northrop Frye
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not. Isaac Asimov
Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century. J.G. Ballard
Science fiction is never about the future, in the same way, history is rarely about the past: they're both parable formats of examining or commenting on the present. A.A. Gill
It's not technology that limits us. We're the limitation. Our technology is an expression of our intelligence and creativity, so the limitations of our technology are a reflection of our own limitations. We can't fundamentally advance technology until we fundamentally advance ourselves. Christian Cantrell
Looking back at that time it would be easy to understand how this could happen. The robots had no desire to conquer or control the world. The human-like robots were no more than a benevolent force trying to help humans be comfortable and happy during their short lives. Rick Bohm
What man is really anti-progressive? For he is only anti-certain-people's-visions-for-the-future. Criss Jami
The only limitations on the future of humankind are those we impose upon ourselves. Jacque Fresco
An element of human invention transforms the natural into the cultural, rendering a higher life form an invention, an effect of the operation of biopower. Neil Gerlach
While many futurists and business leaders believe that robots and automation are taking jobs from humans, I believe that it's humans who are taking the jobs away from robots. Jacob Morgan
The future is less about management and the ability to recall information or taught skills, and more about the ability to use critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and adaptability. Sean A. Culey
Today's science is tomorrow's technology. Edward Teller
In a future time when most human thought has been accelerated by artificial intelligence and external memory can be shared on a universal matrix... GITS 2. Masaki Yamada
Science fiction is not quirky anymore; we live in a futuristic world now. Bonnie Hammer
A lot of the futuristic space stuff seemed to me to be a very cool form of science-fiction, so that was my first real baptism in the genre. J. Michael Straczynski