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I don't always do a lot of predicting,
but, when I get a really strong feeling about something,
I will tell people.
- Michael Johnson

I never got good at predicting what millions of people
will suddenly decide is rational.
- Larry Niven

It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting
anything with perfect determinism because it deals
with probabilities from the outset.
- Arthur Eddington

I'm not predicting; I just love playing with superconductors.
- Larry Niven

 

That's kind of like how jazz is sometimes.
You're out there predicting the future,
and no one believes you.
- Branford Marsalis

Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction.
I've had some failures.
On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the
Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam...
and I'm not happy to be right in all of those cases.
- David Brin

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.
- Dan Rather

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I come back to the same thing: We've got the greatest
pipeline in the company's history in the next 12 months,
and we've had the most amazing financial results possible
over the last five years,
and we're predicting being back at double-digit revenue
growth in fiscal year '06.
- Steve Ballmer

Insofar as international law is observed,
it provides us with stability and order and with a
means of predicting the behavior of those with whom
we have reciprocal legal obligations.
- J. William Fulbright

Nevertheless, there is another threat on the horizon.
I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology,
if not a religion.
Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting
the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming.
- Vaclav Klaus

Those who have knowledge, don't predict.
Those who predict, don't have knowledge.
- Lao Tzu

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter F. Drucker

While most managers spend their time attempting
to predict the future accurately -
and while that's valuable -
the best managers are able to generate a future
which was not going to happen otherwise -
that is, a future which was not predictable.
- Werner Erhard

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
- Eric Hoffer

I won't predict anything historic.
But nothing is impossible.
- Michael Phelps

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
- Alan Kay

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

You can keep rummaging around until you find a song you like,
but you can't predict whether it'll hit or not.
- Tennessee Ernie Ford

If I know you're very good in music,
I can predict with just about zero accuracy whether
you're going to be good or bad in other things.
- Howard Gardner

I predict future happiness for Americans
if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people
under the pretense of taking care of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

One of my few shortcomings is that I can't predict the future.
- Lars Ulrich

It is a test of true theories not only to account for
but to predict phenomena.
- William Whewell

We certainly will prepare consciously and professionally,
but still you cannot predict the future.
- Laurent Jalabert

I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true.
But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic
then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
- David Eddings

You can't predict what someone else is going to do
and when someone else is going to leave.
- Jennifer Connelly

I can never predict what's going to happen.
- Bryan Ferry

I like a book better if I can't predict what's going to happen.
- Rudy Rucker

The current understanding was that it was impossible
to predict how something would evolve because it was
a very turbulent environment full of things interacting with each other.
- Kevin Kelly

I predict that many teams will go out of business and
the size of the leagues will be greatly reduced.
- Will McDonough

You can't predict a show, that is the damndest thing,
you can't predict if a show is going to work or not until it's on the air.
- Aaron Spelling

Publishing is a very mysterious business.
It is hard to predict what kind of sale or reception a book will have,
and advertising seems to do very little good.
- Thomas Wolfe

But I'd rather not predict.
I'd rather affect.
- James Carville

History can predict nothing except that great changes
in human relationships will never come about in the
form in which they have been anticipated.
- Johan Huizinga

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.
- Peter Drucker

I predict one of these two teams will win the Super Bowl.
- Gilbert Gottfried

There are technologies you couldn't predict at all when I started.
- John Ratzenberger

This story, I predict, will grow to be worse than Watergate.
The American people need to have the answers.
- Curt Weldon

You can't possibly predict what will last or not.
But once you attempt to write for the ages,
you're doomed.
- Carlisle Floyd

I've never been able to predict the future of anything.
- Bob Edwards

I never predict anything, and I never will.
- Paul Gascoigne

You can only predict things after they have happened.
- Eugene Ionesco

I'm not going to take this defeatist attitude and listen
to all this crap any more from all these people who
have nothing except doomsday to predict.
- Carroll Shelby

Science has not yet mastered prophecy.
We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.
- Neil Armstrong

But while we can never predict where events will take
us or the unavoidable bills we will have to pay as a consequence,
we must confront the ghastly truth of Labour's legacy.
- Liam Fox

If we knew exactly the laws of nature and the situation
of the universe at the initial moment,
we could predict exactly the situation of the same
universe at a succeeding moment.
- Henri Poincare

The Olympics are always a special competition,
it is very difficult to predict what will happen.
- Sergei Bubka

It's always hard to predict what's coming up next.
My main guess is that content creators will increasingly
start using BitTorrent to distribute their own work directly.
- Bram Cohen

I really believe you can predict when someone has a great attitude,
a real well of talent.
- Taylor Hackford

I don't really try to predict what can and will happen with things.
Sometimes you think something's gonna be a huge success,
and it isn't.
And sometimes you pay no attention to something whatsoever,
and God just makes it into everything.
- Donna Summer

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.
- George Soros

If that enabled us to predict the succeeding situation
with the same approximation,
that is all we require, and we should say that the
phenomenon had been predicted,
that it is governed by the laws.
- Henri Poincare

It is almost possible to predict one or two days in advance,
within a rather broad range of probability,
what the weather is going to be; it is even thought
that it will not be impossible to publish daily forecasts,
which would be very useful to soci.
- Antoine Lavoisier

Just, you never know what the next day is going to bring.
That goes for football, goes for off the field,
and I gave up a long time ago trying to predict the
future and trying to deal with things I couldn't deal with.
- Brett Favre

If God has made the world a perfect mechanism,
He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect
that in order to predict little parts of it,
we need not solve innumerable differential equations,
but can use dice with fair success.
- Max Born

However, the models also predict unambiguously that
the atmosphere is warming faster than the surface of the earth;
but all the available observational data unambiguously shows the opposite!
- David Douglass

It's very hard for me to know what to say about fusion right now,
inasmuch as it is not yet scientifically feasible.
I just can't understand how so many people are able
to predict so much about something that still isn't scientifically possible.
- David R. Brower

Through the continued accumulation of detailed and
reliable knowledge about elementary reactions,
we will be in a better position to understand,
predict and control many time-dependent macroscopic
chemical processes which are important in nature or to human society.
- Yuan T. Lee

When my job was attempting to predict future economic
developments for the Shell oil company,
I was frequently reminded of an Arabic saying:
'Those who claim to foresee the future are lying,
even if by chance they are later proved right.'
- Vince Cable

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.
- Ian Hacking

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

If we know what that set point is, we can predict fairly
accurately when you will be in flow,
and it will be when your challenges are higher than
average and skills are higher than average.
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Second point is no one here could predict or know that
Israel was involved or started producing the hydrogen bomb -
the most advanced and powerful atomic bomb that can kill millions of people.
- Mordechai Vanunu

The main points were: one, the amount of Israel's nuclear weapons,
how many Israel had, that no one could predict or know,
including the CIA.
They were thinking about a number like 10 or 15.
But I came out with a number between 150 to 200.
- Mordechai Vanunu

I think it is quite dangerous for an organisation to
think they can predict where they are going to need leadership.
It needs to be something that people are willing to
assume if it feels relevant,
given the context of any situation.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Basins of attraction, of self organization,
show up as well in our complex social environment,
in human organizations.
Here again, while we cannot predict the result of any given input,
we can say that it will likely fall within one of several areas.
- Kevin Kelly

Well, first of all, we did lots of studies where we
show practical intelligence doesn't correlate with
G. We have probably two dozen studies that practical
intelligence better predicts job success than IQ.
- Robert Sternberg

The success of a project is best predicted
by the enthusiasm of its participants.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why
the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter

Our lives sometimes depends on computers performing as predicted.
- Philip Emeagwali

We didn't lose as many lives as had been predicted
although we're still in the process of finding those we lost.
- Kathleen Blanco

The latest scientific assessment has almost doubled
the predicted rate of warming if no changes are made.
- Donella Meadows


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