"We look to futures in order to change the odds in our favor."
"It wasn't the accuracy of a forecast that led people to act on information from the futures work, it was the implications that the futures work had on a current issue that they could act on."
"The future is hiding in plain sight! We just have to work to see and action it.
“The purpose of looking at the future is to disturb the present”.
"Futures has everything to do with the present."
"Education is not filling a vessel, but lighting a flame."
“Practice not-doing and everything will fall into place.”
"The form the future takes in the present is anticipation."
"Foresight is a matter of studying the present, learning from the past and understanding the needs of the future."
Mahathir Bin Mohamad
"One of our tasks as futurists is to help failing systems die with dignity if we want change to happen."