Change is not merely necessary to life - it is life.
If you don't have a strategy, you're part of someone else's strategy.
One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
The Law of Raspberry Jam: the wider any culture is spread, the thinner it gets.
Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
The illiterate of the future are not those who can't read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and re-learn.
Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution.
Profits, like sausages... are esteemed most by those who know least about what goes into them.
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.
Man has a limited biological capacity for change.
When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
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Change is the process by which the future invades our lives, and it is important to look at it closely, not merely from the grand perspectives of history, but also from the vantage point of the living, breathing individuals who experience it.
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.
Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
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.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
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.
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.