The future is called "perhaps," which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the only important thing is not to allow that to scare you.
~Tennessee Williams, Orpheus Descending, 1957
Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.
I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.
~Arthur Wing Pinero, The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, 1893
We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.
~Charles F. Kettering
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
The past can't see you, but the future is listening.
And in today already walks tomorrow.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The future is always beginning now.
~Mark Strand, Reasons for Moving
A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.
The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive.
The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
Tomorrow is fresh, with no mistakes in it.
You can never plan the future by the past.
~Edmund Burke, "Letter to a Member of the National Assembly"
I have seen the future and it is very much like the present - only longer.
I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.
The course of life is unpredictable... no one can write his autobiography in advance.
~Abraham Joshua Heschel
The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face.