— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
„And at the same time, tied us for good, to the things that we invent so that tomorrow will be better than today.“
— James Burke (science historian) British broadcaster, science historian, author, and television producer 1936
Context: The Egyptians built an empire and ran it with a handful of technology... the wheel, irrigation canals, the loom, the calendar, pen & ink, some cutting tools, some simple metallurgy, and the plough, the invention that triggered it all off. And yet look how complex and sophisticated their civilisation was. And how soon it happened, after that first man-made harvest. The Egyptian plough and those of the few other civilisations sprang up around the world at the same time... Gave us control over nature... And at the same time, tied us for good, to the things that we invent so that tomorrow will be better than today. The Egyptians knew that. That's why they had gods. To make sure that their systems didn't fail.
— Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997
„You are today where your thoughts have brought you;
you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.“
— James Allen British philosophical writer 1864 - 1912
„To worry about tomorrow is to detract from your work today. Time you spend thinking about tomorrow is time you're not spending thinking about what to do today.“
— Ward Cunningham American computer programmer who developed the first wiki 1949
Context: To worry about tomorrow is to detract from your work today. Time you spend thinking about tomorrow is time you're not spending thinking about what to do today. The place you leave in the code because you think you'll need it tomorrow, is actually a waste of time today — and a liability tomorrow. It does more harm than good.
„Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.“
— Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960
"somewhat less sinister ducks" Blog entry (23 April 2004) http://www.neilgaiman.com/journal/2004/04/somewhat-less-sinister-ducks.asp
„Today's happy face, today's sad face.
Yesterday, a weak self, tomorrow, a strong self.
If it's you, who are you showing it to?
If it's I, whom should I show it to?“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1886 - 1968
„Today we love what tomorrow we hate,
today we seek what tomorrow we shun,
today we desire what tomorrow we fear,
nay, even tremble at the apprehensions of.“
— Daniel Defoe English trader, writer and journalist 1660 - 1731
„The key is this: Meet today's problems with today's strength. Don't start tackling tomorrow's problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow's strength yet. You simply have enough for today.“
— Max Lucado, Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear