Alvin Toffler Quotes (12 quotations)

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

2. Future shock [is] the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time. - Alvin Toffler

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

4. Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise - bureaucrats. - Alvin Toffler

5. One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition. - Alvin Toffler

6. Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur. - Alvin Toffler

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

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