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Alvin Toffler Quotes and Sayings
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The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

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Our technological powers increase, but the side effects
and potential hazards also escalate.
- Alvin Toffler

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read.
It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
- Alvin Toffler

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

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To think that the new economy is over is like somebody
in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution
is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.
- Alvin Toffler

Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
- Alvin Toffler

The next major explosion is going to be when genetics
and computers come together.
I'm talking about an organic computer -
about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
- Alvin Toffler


 

Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise -
bureaucrats.
- Alvin Toffler

Change is not merely necessary to life -
it is life.
- Alvin Toffler

Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction
to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
- Alvin Toffler

Man has a limited biological capacity for change.
When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
- Alvin Toffler

Technology feeds on itself.
Technology makes more technology possible.
- Alvin Toffler

You can use all the quantitative data you can get,
but you still have to distrust it and use your own
intelligence and judgment.
- Alvin Toffler

The great growling engine of change -
technology.
- Alvin Toffler

Profits, like sausages...
are esteemed most by those who know least about what goes into them.
- Alvin Toffler

It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution.
- Alvin Toffler

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
- Alvin Toffler

The Law of Raspberry Jam: the wider any culture is spread,
the thinner it gets.
- Alvin Toffler

You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things,
so that all the small things go in the right direction.
- Alvin Toffler

Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation
that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to
too much change in too short a time.
- Alvin Toffler

No, I consider myself computer illiterate.
- Casper Van Dien

The problem and privilege we all have is being alive
in this century and able to read this language.
It makes any list meaningless except the list of an illiterate.
- John Sladek

In effect, I feel like a blind, deaf,
and illiterate person working through the sensibilities and multiple,
real talents of other people.
Everything I do is collaborative.
- Godfrey Reggio

You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate
Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament:
with faith.
- William Faulkner

I didn't write because in the corps I took mining engineering of all things and,
you know, they, they graduate a mining engineer as a sort of an illiterate.
- Rube Goldberg

If you're totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day,
the benefits of globalization never come to you.
- Jimmy Carter

The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate
person confronted with a Greek manuscript.
- Aleister Crowley

Sixty per cent of people entering prison today are illiterate.
- Jeffrey Archer

I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot.
- J. D. Salinger

I've heard that, but since I'm computer illiterate
I don't know how it all works.
But since I'm on Prodigy tonight, I'm learning a lot through my typist,
Peter.
- Bobby Sherman

To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy.
A lot of comic books are very literate -
unlike most films.
- Alan Moore

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness
about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the
power of the noblest expressive genius.
- Walt Whitman

Violence is the repartee of the illiterate.
- Alan Brien

I'm pretty illiterate when it comes to comics history.
- Alison Bechdel

No amount of charters, direct primaries,
or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people.
- Walter Lippmann

The majority of people in Angola were not provided
with any kind of schooling and were completely illiterate,
very badly paid, and treated almost as slaves.
- Louis Leakey

All science requires mathematics.
The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us.
This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious
in that no one's brain rejects it;
for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
- Roger Bacon

I really don't know why Scarlett has such appeal.
When I began writing the sequel, I had a lot of trouble
because Scarlett is not my kind of person.
She's virtually illiterate, has no taste,
never learns from her mistakes.
- Alexandra Ripley

If the press really thinks Obama is Lincoln,
they ought to treat him like they treated Bush,
'cause that's how they treated Lincoln.
His critics compared Lincoln to an ape;
they called him an illiterate baboon.
- Ann Coulter

Privacy under what circumstance? Privacy at home under
what circumstances? You have more privacy if everyone's illiterate,
but you wouldn't really call that privacy.
That's ignorance.
- Bruce Sterling

The Romans had been able to post their laws on boards in public places,
confidant that enough literate people existed to read them;
far into the Middle Ages,
even kings remained illiterate.
- J. M. Roberts

Educational legislation nowadays is largely in the
hands of illiterate people,
and the illiterate will take good care that their illiteracy
is not made a reproach on them.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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