Tuesday, 12 March 2013


I've been listening to quite a few successful and influential people this week. They've been speaking about the future and how technology is hurtling  us toward a brighter future.

It's all well and good. But sometimes I like to look backwards. Here then, are some quotes I've found - oddly enough, from an app called Quotes Folder - that I think are appropriate to the SXSW crowd. Feel free to disagree, share, etc.

"Only the flexibly creative person can really manage the future. Only the one who can face novelty with confidence and without fear." ~ Abraham Maslow

"Ideas are the beginning of all achievement." ~ Bruce Lee

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." ~ Frederick Douglass

"The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend." ~ Henri Bergson

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." ~ James Allen 

"If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play." ~ John Cleese

"If everything's under control, you're going too slow." ~ Mario Andretti

"A leader is someone who steps back from the entire system and tries to build a more collaborative, more innovative system that will work over the long term." ~ Robert Reich

"The price of being the best is having to be the best." ~ Terry Pratchett

"The future is here. It's just not widely distributed." ~ William Gibson

"Only a weak mind seeks ultimate answers." ~ Elayne Boosler

Sometimes when they say you're ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing." ~ George McGovern

"A man of courage flees forward in the midst of new things." ~ Jacques Maritain

"Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes." ~ James A Froude

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." ~ John Wooden

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