“ I'm not sure what the future holds but I do know that I'm going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said 'Nic, it is what it is, it's not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is.' ”

- Nicole Kidman

“ We never had books at home, but my dad, seeing how keen I was to read, took me to Islington Library when I was about eight and we pulled out two - a Biggles and a science fiction novel. I never got the ace fighter pilot but fell in love with all things to do with the future and space. Isaac Asimov soon became my guiding star. ”

- Gary Kemp

“ I am a geek dad, believe me. I've got my iPad with me I've got my iPhone 4 I've got my Xbox. I love technology and I want to feel like I'm living in the future, and these devices help me feel that way. ”

- Dee Bradley Baker

“ The fine print in the President's Social Security proposal is that all present and future workers under age 55 will have their promised retirement benefits cut. ”

- Mark Dayton

“ The beauty of dystopia is that it lets us vicariously experience future worlds - but we still have the power to change our own. ”

- Ally Condie

“ This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one. ”

- Arthur C. Clarke

“ I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. ”

- Whitney Houston

“ As I look into the future, I see radical changes in both how people 'attain beauty,' and how the world perceives beauty. In general, I believe traditional beauty will be less valuable - and more uniqueness will be heralded. ”

- Tyra Banks

“ We all know the future is mobile, right? And the iPhone and iPad are Perfect Expressions of Beauty, Ideal Combinations of Form and Function. Except they're Not. ”

- John Battelle

“ So as I look at transitioning to the communication platforms of the future, I see that the beauty of Internet protocols is you get the separation of the layers between service and technology. ”

- Michael K. Powell

“ Is there any possibility of giving international air travel, which we all need and use and hate, a touch of glamour, or even of reliable, soulless efficiency? I suspect future historians will puzzle over our failure. But by then, of course, we shall be in the age of mass space travel, with its fresh and unimaginable crop of horrors. ”

- Paul Johnson

“ Grandchildren have taught me how important the future is. I try to look through their eyes and envision what's in their imagination. What's the world going to look like when they're my age? That really does take a huge imagination. ”

- Richard Lugar

“ Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“ The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. ”

- Dean Acheson

“ Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all to the relationship you're in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love you have. I think one of the most important things in a relationship is caring for your significant other through good times and bad. ”

- Nick Cannon

“ I believe that if it were possible to scrap the whole of existing literature, all writers would find themselves inevitably producing something very close to SF ... No other form of fiction has the vocabulary of ideas and images to deal with the present, let alone the future. ”

- J. G. Ballard

“ The flesh endures the storms of the present alone the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind. ”

- Thomas Hobbes

“ I have never been able to grasp the meaning of time. I don't believe it exists. I've felt this again and again, when alone and out in nature. On such occasions, time does not exist. Nor does the future exist. ”

- Thor Heyerdahl

“ Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future. ”

- Dale Turner

“ In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn. ”

- John Naisbitt