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Prophecy Quotes

We’ve collected the best Prophecy Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Alistair Cooke, George Murray, Peter Morgan, Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Walter Lippmann. Use them as an inspiration.

Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men.
Alistair Cooke
I wanted to rock back and forth between myth and distant futures, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. It felt a bit like prophecy and a bit like storytelling.
George Murray
As historians write more and more histories, it’s a sort of self-fulfilling prophecy that other historians read their histories and then make synthesis, and certain things just get forgotten and left out and neglected.
We are not against religions. This country is the cradle of prophecy and the true message and we will not contradict this.
Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud
Ages when custom is unsettled are necessarily ages of prophecy. The moralist cannot teach what is revealed; he must reveal what can be taught. He has to seek insight rather than to preach.
If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
Anytime you‘re sitting there writing a book about yourself, it’s a pretty self-fulfilling prophecy, I guess.
The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future, but to make it. Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
Joel A. Barker
Indeed the three prophecies about the death of individual art are, in their different ways, those of Hegel, Marx, and Freud. I don’t see any way of getting beyond those prophecies.
My first job was as an assistant in the local library. Self-fulfilling prophecy?
Some of us must wait for the best human gifts until we come to heavenly places. Our natural desire for musical utterance is perhaps a prophecy that in a perfect world we shall all know how to sing.
That is still the case in this country for too many students, the soft bigotry of low expectations. If you don’t expect them to learn, if you don’t expect them to succeed – then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
In Greek mythology, Cassandra was given the gift of prophecy, exceptdue to her rejection of Apollo‘s affections – nobody would ever believe her warnings.
In the computer field, the moment of truth is a running program; all else is prophecy.
I don’t want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy or anything like an analysis of modern society… these are only feelings I have, and I am the least speculative man on earth.
Michelangelo Antonioni
Reverse-parking in a small space is one of those high-pressure situations where a critical, watching eye becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
In 1970, television ate my family. The Andy Warhol prophecy of 15 minutes of fame for any and everyone blew up on our doorstep.
Left Behind takes what to some people may be unbelievable predictions from the Bible and shows how they might play out. It makes the events of biblical prophecy understandable and thus believable.
Physics is the only profession in which prophecy is not only accurate but routine.
If you are an antichrist, you won‘t believe in the bible prophecy from the beginning. Which means, you won’t believe that physical immortality will become possible.
Alex Chiu
Indeed, the hereditary gift of prophecy will go to the grave with me.
A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstition‘s night, an inspiration and a prophecy.
Rock and roll kind of screwed up my voice poetically. I found myself having this ‘Beat‘ voice in my poems. It was like this self-fulfilled prophecy because everybody was calling me this rock poet, this Beat poet.
Jim Carroll
The Y2K bug is a genuine technical concern, consuming the energies of many specialists. But the prophecies of doom represent a broader worldview using the bug as a news hook. In this vision, the good society is a stable society, undisrupted by innovation, ambition or outside influences.
Persistent prophecy is a familiar way of assuring the event.
George Gissing
Every theory is a self-fulfilling prophecy that orders experience into the framework it provides.
Ruth Hubbard
There is no need to get caught up in any apocalyptic prophecies that have no basis in reality.
What are prophecies? Don’t we hear them every day of the week? And if one comes true there may be seven blind and come to nothing.
I’d love to see more novels and short stories where the characters have their own folklore that isn’t the PlotBearing Prophecy of Doom.
Marie Brennan
It’s almost like a self-fulfilling prophecy: the great comedy that comes from great pain.
Brian Dunkleman
The difference between hearsay and prophecy is often one of sequence. Hearsay often turns out to have been prophecy.
You have to say what comes into your head, and sometimes the wrong words come, in the wrong order or I’d make prophecies which immediately turned out to be wrong.
I don’t make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong.
My hope that the Church will emerge as a strong leader in society is just that a hope. What I described in The Catholic Moment is not a prophecy but the outline of a possibility. There are no guarantees that my hopes expressed in The Catholic Moment will ever be realised.
Richard John Neuhaus
Whether Trump knew it or not, his strong language tapped into evangelical beliefs about the ‘last days‘ and America‘s role in biblical prophecy.
When you say something or sing something enough times, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. It’s almost like casting spells. I don’t mean necessarily in the flighty, ‘I’m going to go buy a cloak with a hood now‘ way.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Prophecy is an intercept from the mind of an all-knowing and all-seeing and all-powerful God.
Joel C. Rosenberg
When my book ‘Rich Dad‘s Prophecy’ was released in 2002, most financial newspapers and magazines trashed it because I discussed a looming stock market crash.
Fans give me yellow things, and I think now what’s really fun is, when anyone sees yellow now, they’ll think of me. Now it’s kind of like this self-fulfilling prophecy: Yellow things come to me.
A self-fulfilling prophecy is an assumption or prediction that, purely as a result of having been made, cause the expected or predicted event to occur and thus confirms its own ‘accuracy.’
Paul Watzlawick
Prophecy, however honest, is generally a poor substitute for experience.
Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.
I do believe in prophecy.
After reading the book ‘The Secret,’ it really changed my life because they made it visual and you saw how when someone thinks negative they attract negativity. A self-fulfilling prophecy whether it was negative or positive is basically the whole concept. Whatever you think, your mind is going to reproduce.