39 Total Quotes

Alvin Toffler Quotes

The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer - about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author #Computers

You simply *must* stop taking advice from other people.
Alvin Toffler
#Advice

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author

Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author #Knowledge

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
Alvin Toffler
#Future

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author #Ability

The future arrives too soon and in the wrong order
Alvin Toffler
#Future

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author #Economy

You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author #Distrust

Profits, like sausages... are esteemed most by those who know least about what goes into them.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author

The Law of Raspberry Jam: the wider any culture is spread, the thinner it gets.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author #Culture

Like adequate education, freedom of expression is no longer a political nicety, but a precondition for economic competitiveness
Alvin Toffler
#Education

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author

You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author

Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author

It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author #Caution

Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author #Correction

Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author #Potential

Technology feeds on itself. Technology makes more technology possible.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author #Technology

The illiterate of the future are not those that cannot read or write. They are those that can not learn, unlearn, relearn.
Alvin Toffler
#American Author