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

Alvin Toffler on change

If you don't have a strategy, you're part of someone else's strategy.

Alvin Toffler on wisdom

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.

Soon we'll need a new definition.

Alvin Toffler on society

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

Alvin Toffler on culture

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.

Alvin Toffler on parenting

The illiterate of the future are not those who can't read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and re-learn.

Alvin Toffler on learning

Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.

Alvin Toffler on knowledge

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

Alvin Toffler on risk

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

Alvin Toffler on esteemed

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 on things

Man has a limited biological capacity for change.

When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.

Alvin Toffler on change

In describing today

Alvin Toffler on change

About Alvin Toffler

Name Alvin Toffler
Quotes 19 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Author
Birthday October 16
About is an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communications revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity. A former associate editor of Fortune magazine, his early work focused on technology and its impact (through effects like information overload.
Top topics future, change, read, illiterate, write

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.

Alvin Toffler on change

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 on education

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

Alvin Toffler on correction

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 on change

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 on futuristic

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 on business

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 on science