“ Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen. ”
Lady Chatterly’s Lover
D. H. Lawrence
“ Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose. ”
Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States of America
Televised Thanksgiving Message, 28 November 1963
A week after inauguration and John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
“ The best way to predict the future is to invent it. ”
In meeting with Xerox and Palo Alto Research Center in 1971.