May 27, 2020

Curmudgeon Corner . . .

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cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown]
1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man.
2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

This month’s subject: FUTURE

“There is no present or future, only the past, happening over and over again, now.” Eugene O’Neill

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” George Orwell

“The past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions.” Eckhart Tolle

“I desire no future that will break the ties of the past.” George Eliot

“Thank God we can’t tell the future. We’d never get out of bed.”
Tracy Letts

“Change is the process by which the future invades our lives.” Alvin Toffler

“The future ain’t what it used to be.” Yogi Berra
“If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.”
John Galsworthy

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Nobody knows what the future will bring, but it’s a good bet that there will be a delivery charge.” Tom Wilson

“Well the future for me is already a thing of the past.” Bob Dylan

“The future is not always a whole new ball game. There tends to be unfinished business. One trails all sorts of things around with one, things that simply won’t be got rid of.” Anita Brookner

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