Top 33 Prediction Quotes

In this post, you will find great Prediction Quotes from famous people, such as Bill Vaughan, Julien Benda, Hannah Fry, David Korten, Jack Dangermond. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers

The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears.
Bill Vaughan
I shall go further and say that even if an examination of the past could lead to any valid prediction concerning man‘s future, that prediction would be the contrary of reassuring.
Julien Benda
The weather doesn’t respect political or geographic boundaries: we’re all living under the same sky. And so weather prediction has been a marvel not only of technology but also of international cooeperation.
If I would need to make a prediction I still believe Kaplan’s scenario is very plausible.
GIS, in its digital manifestation of geography, goes beyond just the science. It provides us a framework and a process for applying geography. It brings together observational science and measurement and integrates it with modeling and prediction, analysis, and interpretation so that we can understand things.
One very important aspect of string theory is definitely testable. That was the prediction of supersymmetry, which emerged from string theory in the early ’70s.
I think science fiction is very bad at prediction.
Let me state what the official IPCC prediction is: Sea levels could go up as much as three-quarters of a meter in this century, but there is a reasonable probability it could be much higher than that.
Steven Chu
We did some research that showed that the very first word of your message that you send a girl – when we looked at men sending messages to women – the very first word can have a tremendous… can have a very accurate prediction of whether you’re going to get a reply.
The paradigm of physics – with its interplay of data, theory and prediction – is the most powerful in science.
String theory’s biggest prediction is that gravity exists. That’s good. That’s a lot more than preceding theories could do.
Whenever you try to pick market tops and bottoms, you are making a prediction. Guessing what stock is going to outperform the market is forecasting, as is selling a stock for no apparent reason. Indeed, nearly all capital decisions made by most people are unconscious predictions.
My prediction for the 2016 race was based on a variety of observational and anecdotal evidence. I listened to Democrats, Republicans and independents across the U.S. I talked to people who consider themselves apolitical.
Global warming isn’t a prediction. It is happening.
I’ve actually made a prediction that within 30 years a majority of new cars made in the United States will be electric. And I don’t mean hybrid, I mean fully electric.
But I don’t think I have any particular talent for prediction, because when you have three or four elements in hand, you don’t have to be a genius to reach certain conclusions.
When I was wrong about the 2002 elections, I dumped a garbage can on my head. When my John Kerry prediction didn’t pan out in 2004, I smashed an egg on my face.
I think there’s always been, to some degree, a misunderstanding about what science fiction is all about, in that it has been judged by the general public as being literature of prediction, and it isn’t.
In order to sharpen its prediction skills, our brains constantly build models, or ‘templates,’ of the world. The better the template, the better the performance. And now we know playing action video game actually fosters better templates.
Daphne Bavelier
Prediction by analogy -creativity – is so pervasive we normally don’t notice it.
Jeff Hawkins
I looked at the race, and I said, ‘Look. Hillary Clinton is going to be hard to beat.’ Another bad prediction on my part, because she‘s turned out a lot weaker than I thought.
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 ownaccuracy.’
Paul Watzlawick
Prediction is certainly a valuable goal in science, but not the only one. Explanation is also important, and there are plenty of sciences that do a lot of explaining and not much predicting.
Prediction is a mug‘s game, but taking the side of water polluters has not been a winning political strategy for 50 years. Presidents Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II all undertook to weaken water regulations in the name of economic growth. They left office; the regulations remained.
As for the depiction of the Catholic church, it’s not meant to be a prediction.
Dan Simmons
I make a prediction here and now, and, my friends, I want you to watch the proceedings of Congress in these coming weeks of this extra session, or of the next regular session, to see whether I am right or not.
Richard Parks Bland
A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem to be at the heart of the best art.
Wendy Carlos
Although almost every theoretical physicist agrees with my prediction that a black hole should glow like a hot body, it would be very difficult to verify experimentally because the temperature of a macroscopic black hole is so low.
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.
Niels Bohr
The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience.
On one of my last days at school, the headmaster said I would either end up in prison or become a millionaire. That was quite a startling prediction, but in some respects, he was right on both counts!
Whenever people are confronted by a prediction for the

Whenever people are confronted by a prediction for the future that they simply cannot or will not believe, they always say, ‘It will never happen in my lifetime.’ If the prediction is something they deplore and fear, they say it with calculated bravado, often adding a smug, snorty hhrrummph.
There is no example of someone reading their scripture and saying, ‘I have a prediction about the world that no one knows yet, because this gave me insight. Let’s go test that prediction,’ and have the prediction be correct.