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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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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

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

 

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

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

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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

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Violence is the repartee of the illiterate.
- Alan Brien

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

I didn't want to marry anybody else in town.
I want my baby to look like you.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew,
and they didn't want anything to do with anything.
- Isabelle Huppert

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why
the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to.
She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time,
so we got whipped.
- Loretta Lynn

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

Choose love. Choose to release all resentments.
Forgive everyone. Choose to release all regrets.
Forgive yourself for all decisions that you have ever made
that didn't work out as you hoped.
Forgive yourself for any financial decisions
that didn't meet your expectations.
Release your regrets if you choose
the "wrong" spouse or the "wrong" career.
Today, choose love.
Choose to love yourself.
Choose to love your life.
Choose to love all the friends, family, co-workers,
acquaintances, and others who share your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
- Satchel Paige

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

Dad taught me everything I know.
Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
- Al Unser

The earth is like a spaceship
that didn't come with an operating manual.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.
- Yoko Ono


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