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The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears.
Of all the nasty outcomes predicted for women's liberation... none was more alarming, from a feminist point of view, than the suggestion that women would eventually become just like men.
Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, 'Just watch!'
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.
Those market researchers... are playing games with you and me and with this entire country. Their so-called samples of opinion are no more accurate or reliable than my grandmother's big toe was when it came to predicting the weather.
Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge.
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Franklin P. Jones
We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process with no drive to complexity, not the expected results of evolutionary principles that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding the mode of its own necessary construction.
Stephen Jay Gould
Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
George S. Patton
I never predict anything, and I never will.
Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
Laurence J. Peter
The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost. If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures.
Edward de Bono
It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
I've always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure.
T. Boone Pickens
I won't predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.
Let's leave behind the predictable and stale debate between liberals and conservatives. Let's take the resources that we have, and prioritize, and manage, and focus our energy on just doing things that count - on real results.
Cutting up fowl to predict the future is, if done honestly and with as little interpretation as possible, a kind of randomization. But chicken guts are hard to read and invite flights of fancy or corruption.
The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios... The idea that you can actually predict what's going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market.
It is a test of true theories not only to account for but to predict phenomena.
I figure lots of predictions is best. People will forget the ones I get wrong and marvel over the rest.
Prediction by analogy -creativity - is so pervasive we normally don't notice it.
A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem to be at the heart of the best art.
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