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William Faulkner on ‘the past’

Posted in future, quotes by thenextwavefutures on 6 June, 2007

Good futurists need to be good historians, as Wendy Schultz reminded me the other day. On which note I found a fine quote from the American novelist Wiliiam Faulkner:

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past”

(Requiem for a Nun, 1951)

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  1. […] finally, the quote. Regular readers will see in it some of my interest in notions of the past (William Faulkner here and Alvar Aalto here): The future is the present projected. Our notions of the future have […]


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