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We’ve collected the best Scenario Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Kevin Kelly, Tom Hayden, Stephen Malkmus, Lewis Thomas, Leo Varadkar. Use them as an inspiration.

This is actually a very important principle that science is learning about large systems like evolution and that futurists are learning about anticipating human society: just because a future scenario is plausible doesn’t mean we can get there from here.
The politicians of New York have everything that is necessary to make proper decisions and they will have to live with what happens afterwards. The worst scenario is the politicians covering their eyes and turning it over to the FBI.
Tom Hayden
I’m more into describing a scenario and I move around in that scenario.
We are told that the trouble with modern man is that he has been trying to detach himself from nature… In this scenario, Man comes on as a stupendous lethal force, and the Earth is pictured as something delicate, like rising bubbles at the surface of a country pond, or flights of fragile birds.
People need to trust what gardai say on the stand, and I can understand that perhaps in a scenario whereby lots of things are happening quickly and people are caught up in the heat of the moment, they may have a recollection that isn’t exactly as things happened.
It is truly an amazing feeling to play in the final of the Champions League with the BVB at Wembley. Ahead of my transfer to Dortmund, I definitely hadn’t thought about this being a possible scenario.
Botswana has an incredible future if it can wrestle the HIV scenario to the ground.
Look, I think the worst case scenario is obvious. I think first of all it doesn’t work for very long. It’s an unstable government that raises taxes and destroys the image we’re building for Canada as a strong place to invest.
For me, I have to say that I like to work a lot too, but I like not working better. The perfect scenario is when you just worked and you know something’s coming up, then you have four, five, six months off. But you know you’re going to have a job later.
I love a good worst-case scenario. My brain just kind of works that way. I like that idea of how much a person can get away with, and why.
In a typical whistleblower scenario where the inspector general determines a complaint to be credible and urgent, there would be no colorable legal basis for the complaint to not reach Congress.
Being in a scenario where you’re thinking, ‘I can’t do what I want to do due to the financial burden that comes with some of it,’ makes you think, ‘Well, I could go and do an after-dinner speech every night.’ I’d probably earn more than I could in track-and-field. But that’s a dangerous scenario to get yourself into.
Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age.
If you don’t start targeting what’s feeding crime then we are going to throw good money into a bad scenario.
In most films – especially in regards to the protagonistreally from the get-go they set up some scenario that endears that character to the audience. Or imbues him with some nobility or heroism or something.
A good scenario doesn’t make a good science fiction story – but it’s a setting within which a good science fiction story might be told.
In the ideal scenario, consultants work for a board, and they’re helping the board check on certain aspects of management. Their work is made public and transparent.
When we talk about a city, we need to talk about what the future is. Whats the ideal scenario in the future?
I guess I’ve kind of recognized what my worth is and what my specific brand of humor is. And that’s not necessarily being the guy who‘s super witty and saying a joke every second. I’m the guy who you throw in a bizarre scenario, and I’ll play it as real as possible.
My experience is that if the military didn’t want to use force and was confronted with a president that did, the military would come back with what I would call the ‘bomb Moscow‘ scenario. They would say it had to be done with conditions that were so extreme, you obviously wouldn’t do it.
Surgery was the most challenging scenario I ever had to face. Being bed-ridden for four weeks and not being able to walk for eight, I definitely had the lowest point in my life.
If I wanted to develop a scenario to destroy America, I would do what the Republicans are doing. Take the brightest and best young black men off the streets, put them in jail, make them meaner than hell for 8 or 10 years and then turn them lose in a society where there are plenty of guns for them to play with.
You’re always going to write and draw inspiration from things that you’re feeling, things that you’ve felt. It’s kind of impossible not to unless you’re writing a song and there’s an exact scenario that you’re trying to write a song for.
Whatever the scenario, the dynamism of developing nations, their demographics and competitive power are great sources for superiority.
Ali Babacan
If I would need to make a prediction I still believe Kaplan’s scenario is very plausible.
To fix India‘s healthcare scenario, what is most needed is ‘systems thinking.’ For far too long, India has followed a vertical approach in its health sector, which translated into disease-specific national programmes being set up.
Someone once said that history has more imagination than all the scenario writers in the Pentagon, and we have a lot of scenario writers here. No one ever wrote a scenario for commercial airliners crashing into the World Trade Center.
I always felt gratified as a player when Jim Courier was captain, and I knew he had been in any possible scenario I might face on the court. It’s amazing to sit with someone like him, and to draw confidence from what he says, or even just nothing.
If that doomsday scenario happens, will it help if you have heaps of paper money? I don’t think so.
My crime novels are highly structured. I never start out with a dead body. I start with an impossible scenario. Opening questions should be mysterious, weird, intriguing, and contain the seeds of the solution. The structure has to be meticulous – I’m a structure freak.
It’s like, what if you get a set of tires that aren’t balanced right or a driveshaft that’s vibrating. That could create a problem. You try to think of every possible scenario of what can make you uncomfortable and try to come up with a solution for it.
Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries famously lasted 72 days, and was reported in the tabloids as being all about the big bucks paid by magazines for the bridal photos: it is a spectacle of a bride-to-be as entrepreneur, not as romantic heroine; the groom, in this scenario, is nothing but a prop.
We have an audience, the ability to fund our own projects, own our own projects, the ability to display our projects unencumbered by any middlemen. That’s the perfect scenario.
Some leaders think time will solve the problem. Their hope is that Assad’s regime will ultimately fall from the heavy toll of the horrors it has spawned. From past experience with such regimes, this scenario is unlikely to happen.
Every actor prepares a scene in their own way. For me, it’s about understanding the scenario, the room I’m going to be working in, the obstacles in and around the frame, etc.
A perfect scenario would be to feel like you’ve just started on every event.
Every time I thought I’ve seen every possible scenario, something else comes up. You just have to be prepared at every level.
For covid-19, we can think of risk through three key variables: proximity, activity and time. The highest-risk scenario is if you are in close proximity with someone who is infected, in an indoor space, for an extended period of time.
It would be normal for anybody running a high-profile, politically controversial operation in China to anticipate worst-case scenario, and to do everything possible to guard against them.
The far more likely Trump scenario is this: Chinese leaders realize they no longer have a weak leader in the White House; China ceases its unfair trade practices. America’s massive trade deficit with China comes peacefully and prosperously back into balance, and both the U.S. and Chinese economies benefit from trade.
When it’s wet, you’re much more tense on the steering wheel, you have to dance with the throttle and the brakes more. Each lap is a different scenario, so you’re really on the edge of your nerves. One mistake could cost you the entire race.
I can’t speak for everyone, but I know that I definitely don’t want to be a consistent plastic surgery, cosmetic kind of scenario. I don’t like going to the hospital. I don’t want to put myself through pain. So I’m very limited; I know what I need, and then I call it a day.
Every military scenario that the Russians basically engage in their annual exercises, either on their western or eastern flank, always involved some kind of local revolt pulling in outside forces.
‘My Name is Khan’ saw the post 9/11 scenario from a Muslim perspective. In fact all films dealing with the post 9/11 conflictwhether ‘New York,’ ‘Kurbaan’ or ‘Khuda Kay Liye’ only showed how Muslims were victimized.
I do tend to be an anxious fellow, and I do tend to see the world as a little darker than perhaps it genuinely is, but I also do appreciate much more than a rosy scenario, I appreciate straight news.
Sikh is a 500 year old community and they have been living in U.S. for the past 114 years. Yet the Sikhs were mistaken to be Arabs in the post 9/11 scenario and beaten up. Doesn’t this sound bizarre? I mean Sikhs and Arabs are as different as chalk and cheese.
You spend a lot of time as a coach going through every possible scenario. That’s the kind of level of depth and versatility you have to go through. When I did that, things started to really fall into place.
One lesson learned is you’ve got to finish the scenario with excellence. You just cannot stop. You have to complete this, and I think that’s where Apple has taught us all what experience excellence means in the creation of categories.
There’s no scenario in which I wouldn’t want my entire family at a wedding.
I always embrace the worst-case scenario.
When you have a nightmare, you think, ‘What caused this?’ And then you can sometimes get the same scenario two or three nights, back to back. Or something really bad happens, and you feel absolutely sad and do not want it to be real. You don’t want to fall asleep and get sucked back into that same dream.
I built the ideal house down in the Caribbean. All Englishmen dream of leaving the rain of England and getting a place in the sun – out in the grounds with separate guest houses; that is the ideal scenario.
I’d rather be the guy you can turn to in a high-pressure scenario than a dead rubber.
There’s an arrogance of assuming that we can interpret the past – that we’ve left the right footnotes, that we’re doing the right reclamation projects, that we’re not overcorrecting. Actually, we have no idea where we’re going. It’s this Tower of Babel type scenario.
I think about everything first. I think about the scenario: the story and the characters, what I’m trying to say and I’ll think about that for a couple of days until it’s all locked in and then when I get to an instrument it’ll just fall out. But the song’s kind of all ready there in my head.
Graham Russell
I think, if I’m doing my job correctly, I’m presenting a scenario for you as the reader to engage with on your own. I mean, that’s what the best art is supposed to do. It’s not supposed to be political. I think if you read all my books, you know where I stand, pretty much.
In some cases, if you are not happy with a certain scenario, you have to give it a makeover, you know?
If I wasn’t acting, I would own a farm. Not like growing crops but maybe have a few animals like cows, and maybe an alpaca or a llama. I would chop wood all day. I would make a living doing that; it’s, like, an idealistic scenario for me. It’s very contrary to my upbringing, but maybe that’s the appeal to it.
Matthew Daddario
The South Coast is not teeming with fish any more; there are no fleets of trawlers left. Small local boats land their fish daily and often sell it at the back of the beach, a scenario repeated all the way from West Bay to Whitstable.
I do tend to be an anxious fellow, and I do tend to see the world as a little darker than perhaps it genuinely is, but I also do appreciate much more than a rosy scenario, I appreciate straight news. I appreciate honesty.
An auditory scenario for the players to act out with their instruments.
So if I could just go back now to something which I am sure we should cover here regarding our original scenario: we have, in fact, four ways – four major potential lines of research.
Martin Fleischmann
A couple days before the stunts, if I’m doing something particularly dangerous, I will go over every worst-case scenario in my head, like this could happen, this could happen, this could happen, this could happen. I try to think about that to where it’s ingrained in me.
When you can look at failure and say, ‘What is the worst case scenario,’ it’s not as bad as it seems.
The bond company comes in if you exceed your costs; they’re the insurers of the film. In the worst-case scenario, they take over the production.
Sometimes, we set ourselves up for this perfect ideal scenario and when it doesn’t go that way, it’s hard to deal with.
As of September 2012, 168 out of the 602 released Guantanamo Bay detainees are suspected of returning to terrorism. So, is this a winning scenario for the United States? Of course not.
I read widely – for news, the arts, science, for entertainment, and the value of being informed – and, as a fiction writer, I can’t help transposing what I learn into the scenario for a novel or story.
When I get to do whatever I want, I’m perfectly happy. I’ve found that the best scenario is that I just do what I do, and if somebody wants to be part of it, they should work as a conduit for what vision I have. They should help me complete the universe.
You can draw inspiration from anything. If you’re a good storyteller, you can take a dirty look somebody gives you, or if a guy you used to have flirtations with starts dating a new girl, or somebody you’re casually talking to says something that makes you so mad – you can create an entire scenario around that.
With ‘Black Sea,’ I long had an idea that I wanted to do a film about people stuck on the bottom of the ocean. I thought that was a terrifying scenario.
District 9′ was a singular anti-Apartheid metaphor, and ‘Elysium’ is a more general metaphor about immigration and how the First World and Third World meet. But the thing that I like the most about the metaphor is that it can be scaled to suit almost any scenario.
Each scenario in ‘Battleborn’ is kind of like a TV episode, you can play them in any order, and each one has a beginning, middle, and end. And they are super replayable.
I’ve been doing all my progression in the gym, in a very controlled scenario. It’s been a confidence booster.
And in Iraq we tried to implement the same policy that was so successful in Saudi Arabia, but Saddam Hussein didn’t buy. When the economic hit men fail in this scenario, the next step is what we call the jackals.
John Perkins
Get into the habit of imagining an alternate scenario. By posing such ‘imagine if’ questions… we can distance ourselves from the frames, cues, anchors and rhetoric that might be affecting us.
The reason that we don’t have happy hours up here is because you never know when something might actually go sideways, and so we always have to be prepared in a worst, worst case scenario to jump on our spacecraft and go home. So, we have to keep it pretty straight and narrow while we’re up here.
Cummings’ career as a writer – and a painter – was as wobbly as his love life. He tried his hand at playwriting, satirical essays, and even a dance scenario for Lincoln Kirsten.
Ultimately, China may use force to push for unification with Taiwan, a scenario we all must work to prevent.
Legion‘ was a lot of fun to shoot. It was a real unique apocalypse scenario that takes place in a diner out in the desert. Very much like a drive-in B-movie, but in a good way.
With more sponsors coming in, media engagements happening, and matches being televised, youngsters can get carried away. In such a scenario, a mentor can step in and help in channelising the cricketers’ energies into the sport.
I suppose the worst case scenario is that people will get to the point where they can’t actually afford to make what they want to make creatively. The industry is collapsing.
Mexico cannot put up with this scenario of death and kidnapping.
Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achievedcommitment to a scenario.
I have no delusions about my likability in every scenario. I know that in order to get things done the way you want them, oftentimes your position will be unpopular.
My goal was to have a company off the ground by the time I graduated. But the worst-case scenario was I would have an MBA and a lot of opportunities ahead of me.
My friends call me Miss Worst Case Scenario.
If I get too type-cast, that’s the worst possible scenario.
Larry Drake
We really haven‘t had very much experience with people funding their retirement out of the stock market, and we don’t know, frankly, how it would work under every scenario.
That first loss in the UFC was a tough one. I hadn’t fought in a year, and you start again, different organisation, different scenario, and it all plays into it.
For me, music always leads. Lyrics are only about how they sing. It is wonderful if they read well, too. In the very best scenario, sometimes a lyric will pop out with a melody, simultaneously. That’s a lovely thing, but you can’t rely on that.
Should that worse scenario materialize, then most probably our propensity to increase interest rates will be weaker.
Marek Belka
I am not going to do a film based on a bad scenario just to make a big Hollywood film or work with Hollywood stars.
There is so much talent in the country, and not all of that necessarily is confined to Bollywood. There are some great musicians from the independent music scenario in India making some great music.
It’s a very complex scenario, and certainly Dave was, and is, not the only person in Pearl Jam with personality flaws. Everybody in this band exhibits some form of neurotic behavior. And we couldn’t find a balance, a mutual respect for each other.
There is a scenario where AI may keep U.S. soldiers off the battlefield entirely, by using AI as a strategic advantage to prevent conflict or using it to find the critical piece of information within surveillance footage.
As you watch the world crumble, try taking your Armageddon with this sprinkling of irony: Over the last three decades, business has got virtually everything it wanted, and its doomsday scenario from the 1970s has come true because of it.
As a parent I provide all I can, but I think in the best possible scenario you need to have a man.
Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and others have stated that they think AI is an existential risk. I disagree. I don’t see a risk to humanity of a ‘Terminator’ scenario or anything of the sort.
A forecasting game is a kind of simulation, a kind of scenario, a kind of teleconference, a kind of artifact from the future – and more – that enlists the participants as ‘first-person forecasters.’
Whenever you have a failure or setback, you need to take a step back and find out what you can learn from the scenario. What did you do to contribute to that failure? This way, you can make sure you don’t repeat that pattern.
I think the really cool and compelling thing about math and physics is that it opens up entry to all these hypotheticals – or at least, it gives you the language to talk about them. But at the same time, if a scenario is completely disconnected from reality, it’s not all that interesting.
The best-case scenario is that the glass shatters in my face! How do you think that makes me feel?
If I want to tell a story to 10 people, I don’t need a star. If I want to tell it to 10,000 people, the best case scenario is you get an actor and a star.
Try to have as diverse group of friends as possible and don’t get into the the clique scenario.
I was told that my best-case scenario would likely consist of writing my memoir and then disappearing.
The planning fallacy is that you make a plan, which is usually a best-case scenario. Then you assume that the outcome will follow your plan, even when you should know better.
While a lot of management development books try to teach you a lesson or give you a scenario of what corporate culture and work practices are about, they’re theoretical and written in a sermonizing way. Most people don’t get past the first chapter, and they just look nice on the bookshelf.
This plastic doesn’t go away by itself, and to just let hundreds of thousands of tons of plastic be out there to be fragmented into these small and dangerous microplastics to me seems like an unacceptable scenario.
I always dream about that type of moment. In my head, I always kind of create that scenario, just about, like, some type of winning shot or block that’s going to, like, really get the crowd into it.
Having buildings, growth models, having great progress, flyovers, and no human being is feeling for human being is a nightmare scenario.
I always wanted to find something that I could wake up and not hate doing. Hating your job was probably my nightmare scenario.
I think that’s what a lot of writers do, create a totally fantastical scenario that is a reflection of something else going on in their life.
There is clearly a move among some tea-party people, not all of them, to always elect or nominate the most conservative person, and under that scenario, I don’t think Scott Brown would probably be their first choice.
There are characters in movies who I call ‘film characters.’ They don’t exist in real life. They exist to play out a scenario. They can be in fantastic films, but they are not real characters; what happens to them is not lifelike.
My dream scenario would be to partner with a huge media conglomerate, an NBC Universal or a Fox, and help give me a platform on television and help get me a TV show.
The way I see queerness now is that, best case scenario, another queer person reflects it back at you. Worst case scenario, which is what happened to me, is having people say, Well, you like Michelle Branch, so you must be gay.’
Worst case scenario, nothing I do has any value or purpose, but if I can make someone laugh, I’m at least as useful as a piece of quiche would be.
If Iran and North Korea, by some horrible, devilish, nightmarish scenario, got together and went to war at the same time, one against Saudi Arabia and one against South Korea, I don’t know what we would do about that. I don’t know that we could stop them short of using nuclear weapons.
It just seemed too weird to me. I don’t know, maybe they were smoking a joint in the car downstairs from their parents’ apartment. I had to go that far to put together a scenario of how they could have possibly recognized me.
Look at films like ‘Raazi,’ ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ and ‘Padmaavat’… women in our film industry have changed the whole scenario. They are no less than our male actors.
If there are 100 people, I don’t anticipate all 100 liking my scenario – but I write it so at least one or two of them will love and get really into that particular story.
One day, after a big music meeting, my manager took me to Sephora and said I could get whatever I wanted, which is the dream scenario.
What the Snowden scenario proved is that the weakest link is not the technology, the weakest link is the individual; we shouldn’t kid ourselves.
When you’re allowed to tell stories with ambiguity and darkness and things that are still unresolved, that’s the dream scenario as opposed to having to fit into a more procedural mode or something a little more conventional. That’s not what’s working on TV right now.
An asteroid impact in the worst case scenario is a terrifying thing. It seems very uncontrollable: in popular culture, it’s often a metaphor for human powerlessness over the world.
I’m having a great career, though I think I’m not as good as your little scenario makes me out to be.
For us, as hoopers and as basketball players, doesn’t matter the scenario, the scene. True hoopers and true basketball players are going to get out and perform.