Uncertain Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Uncertain Quotes from Julia Gillard, Karan Mahajan, Thomas Edward Brown, Al Franken, William J. Clinton. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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The global economic outlook remains fragile and uncertain. Global economic imbalances persist and we must address them or risk future instability.
Julia Gillard
I had a thick accent, and people didn’t understand me, and I was ashamed, and I fumbled. I radiated an uncertain energy; sometimes baristas sensed this and wouldn’t try to talk to me, and then an insecure voice in my head would cry, ‘He’s racist!’
Karan Mahajan
The best scheme of Phonetics is a stiff uncertain thing.
Thomas Edward Brown
I’m part of the mushball middle. I consider ‘confused’ the majority position because, thankfully, most people would rather be uncertain some of the time than 100% positive all the time – even when they’re wrong.
Al Franken
When times are tough and people are frustrated and angry and hurting and uncertain, the politics of constant conflict may be good, but what is good politics does not necessarily work in the real world. What works in the real world is cooperation.
William J. Clinton
If we hand over a planet with an uncertain future, history will not forgive us.
Miroslav Lajcak
There are so many people who are trying their luck in films and only a few of those actors get to do films and choose to be an actor. The stakes are always high here. It’s hard in the sense that it’s very uncertain.
Rhea Chakraborty
Positive, healthy, loving relationships in your twenties… I don’t know if anyone would disagree with it: I think they’re the exception, not the norm. People are either playing house really aggressively because they’re scared of what an uncertain time it is, or they’re avoiding commitment altogether.
Lena Dunham
Our need for certainty in an endeavor as uncertain as raising children makes explicit ‘how-to-parent’ strategies both seductive and dangerous.
Brene Brown
There is nothing so uncertain as a sure thing.
Scotty Bowman
Any American who has spent time in Iraq or Afghanistan will tell you: the closer you get, the less certain you are of anything. If you are in Iraq, if you are in Afghanistan, everything is ambiguous. Everything is murky and gray and uncertain and possibly lethal.
Dexter Filkins
Sometimes momentous government action leaves everyone uncertain about the next move.
Neal Katyal
To set a 100-day plan was to will myself into the future, no matter how uncertain it seemed.
Suleika Jaouad
Deciding whether to trust or credit a person is always an uncertain task.
Aldrich Ames
Life is a mystery. Life is uncertain. It makes one feel a bit wobbly to realize that.
Rebecca Pidgeon
Laws fixed, certain, and uniform, are said to be the distinguishing traits of civilized from savage communities. In these last, seldom are any laws, unless it be the arbitrary and uncertain will of the strongest.
Levi Woodbury
Though we are more prosperous a nation and more connected a global community than ever before, many of us still feel lonely, disoriented and uncertain of the future.
S.E. Cupp
I’m the only member of the house, who at age 16, and pregnant, was told in no uncertain terms, I’d never amount to anything.
Angela Rayner
We always live in an uncertain world. What is certain is that the United States will go forward over time.
Warren Buffett
Latin Americans hold on tight even to pain and suffering, preferring a certain present to an uncertain future. Some of this is only natural, entirely human. But for us, the fear is paralyzing; it generates not only anxiety but also paralysis.
Óscar Arias
The outlook for the economy, as always, is highly uncertain.
Janet Yellen
My world view is that it can all go to hell in an instant, and you have to be ready for it. That’s pretty much the central theme running through my work. It’s about people’s awareness of how uncertain life can be and their trying to guard against that.
David Morrell
Some scientists believe climate change is the cause of unprecedented melting of the North Pole, and that effects these very uncertain weather patterns. I think we should listen to those scientists and experts.
Dalai Lama
It doesn’t feel good when you’re put down, and especially for no uncertain reason.
Steven Tyler
Books for teens are amazing and compelling, I think, because they’re generally set in a time in people’s lives when they are uncertain about who they are and who they love and what the right thing is to do.
Sarah Rees Brennan
Teenagers blithely skip off to uncertain futures, while their parents sit weeping curbside in the Volvo, because the adolescent brain isn’t yet formed enough to recognize and evaluate risk.
Michael J. Fox
The more ambivalent you are and the more uncertain you are, then you can get something that you cannot anticipate.
Elia Kazan
Live life for the moment because everything else is uncertain!
Louis Tomlinson
Writers don’t always know what they mean – that’s why they write. Their work stands in for them. On the page, the reader meets the authoritative, perfected self; in life, the writer is lumbered with the uncertain, imperfect one.
John Lahr
I was deeply uncertain of who I was and who I wanted to be. I really thought I wanted to be a much cooler guy than what I was.
Daniel Ek
The poets whom I knew then were all men and all seemed dauntingly sure of themselves – although I am sure that really they were as uncertain as I was.
Helen Dunmore
A woman of faith is fearless. There is no ambiguity, no uncertain trump in her life. She can live a principled life because she studies the doctrine and teachings of a perfect teacher, the Master. She is a noble example to all who know her.
Margaret D. Nadauld
I have recommended in my writings the study of civic virtues, without which there is no redemption. I have written likewise (and repeat my words) that reforms, to be beneficial, must come from above, that those which come from below are irregularly gained and uncertain.
Jose Rizal
You know, people talk about this being an uncertain time. You know, all time is uncertain. I mean, it was uncertain back in – in 2007, we just didn’t know it was uncertain. It was – uncertain on September 10th, 2001. It was uncertain on October 18th, 1987, you just didn’t know it.
Warren Buffett
John F. Kennedy went to bed at 3:30 in the morning on November 9, 1960, uncertain whether he had defeated Richard Nixon for the presidency. He thought he had won, but six states hung in the balance, and after months of exhaustive campaigning, he was too tired to stay awake any longer.
Robert Dallek
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
James Russell Lowell
I’m sure it’s not great fun for them, or for any parent, when their child says they want to be an actor, ‘cos it’s quite an uncertain business and it can be terribly hard for most actors.
Ewan McGregor
I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain about what the end result would be. On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world; being heard everywhere, and our small island was already producing one of the popular musical genres of the 20th century.
Alejo Carpentier
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character.
Emma Goldman
The world I want to live in is a world where everybody is a bit more uncertain about their arguments and is a bit more open to other people’s arguments. I think that we can engage ideas without ad hominem attacks.
Adam Davidson
The special sphere of finance within economics is the study of allocation and deployment of economic resources, both spatially and across time, in an uncertain environment. To capture the influence and interaction of time and uncertainty effectively requires sophisticated mathematical and computational tools.
Robert C. Merton
The Reform Bill has destroyed the ancient conduits and strainers, and brings Public Opinion to act upon the government with the rapid, turbulent, and uncertain violence of a flood!
Robert Peel
Because a truly skeptical position would be a very uncertain one.
Rupert Sheldrake
Not a single man on earth knows from his own experience the how and where of his birth, only from tradition, which is often very uncertain.
E. T. A. Hoffmann
In an increasingly volatile and uncertain world, the men and women of the Iowa National Guard play a vital role in overseas contingency operations, domestic response missions and aggressive training exercises to remain a ready and reliable force.
Kim Reynolds
The most intense curiosity and excitement prevailed, and though the weather was uncertain, enormous masses of densely packed people lined the road, shouting and waving hats and handkerchiefs as we flew by them.
Fanny Kemble
People love Twinkies, and everyone knows about them, yet Hostess went bankrupt. Attention and commercial success have an uncertain relationship in business.
Andrew Yang
My experience is, the writer I was when I began was only a fraction of what I feel capable of doing now. Don’t stand on that threshold saying, ‘I’m uncertain about my talent.’ You can grow that part of yourself.
Anthony McCarten
I’m uncertain, with horror fans, when is disturbing just disturbing, and when is it fun disturbing?
Jeremy Sisto
Sustainability is a seemingly laudable goal – it tells us we need to live within our means, whether economic, ecological, or political – but it’s insufficient for uncertain times. How can we live within our means when those very means can change, swiftly and unexpectedly, beneath us?
Jamais Cascio
Really, each era has its own false nostalgia. We all put a picket fence up around something. For my generation it was the ’50s, and for other generations it will be something else. Change is scary for everyone, as is complexity, contradiction, and an uncertain future.
Gary Ross
Going into my 20s, I was uncertain, trying to figure out what my relationship to acting is.
Gaby Hoffmann
I am saying that all predictions concerning climate are highly uncertain.
Freeman Dyson
Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.
Benjamin Franklin
One of the uncertain pleasures of adulthood, for me, has really been about confronting how little I know about the world and how much completely baffles me about the world and human behavior.
Karyn Kusama
To follow imperfect, uncertain, or corrupted traditions, in order to avoid erring in our own judgment, is but to exchange one danger for another.
Richard Whately
As we prepare to enter the cryptoconomy, undoubtedly it looks fuzzy, foggy, risky, buggy, uncertain and unproven, but so did the Internet in 1995.
William Mougayar
My unanticipated success as a sportscaster is a perfect example of the importance of saying yes to yourself, even when you are uncertain.
Phyllis George
In my experience, many Americans think of religion as important and want to do whatever they can to support it. But if you ask them what they themselves believe, you’ll find they’re very uncertain about their religious beliefs. They don’t actually accept the theology of their official church.
Steven Weinberg
I like to take things one step at a time, because the entertainment industry is very uncertain.
Rebel Wilson
Bailouts may have been more tolerable in the early 1990s when they were rare and their use for a failing bank was uncertain. That is no longer the case.
Jerome Powell
It took me a long time to even dare to envision myself as a writer. I was very uncertain and hesitant and afraid to pursue a creative life.
Jhumpa Lahiri
It is such an uncertain universe out there that you have to create what I call ‘real’ options and develop capabilities that will enable you to deal with an environment that will change anyway.
Anand Mahindra
The smuggling and distribution of misbranded drugs and medical devices of uncertain foreign origin has the potential for serious harm to patients.
Dana Boente
At a certain age you’re always uncertain how other people will take you.
Al Purdy
No graduation speaker will ever tell you that the future is anything but uncertain. It never is. But graduations need not only be obsessed with looking ahead; a graduation can be a day on which we turn back and trace our steps to see how we ended up where we are.
Taylor Mali
I have always believed that astrophysics should be the extrapolation of laboratory physics, that we must begin from the present universe and work our way backward to progressively more remote and uncertain epochs.
Hannes Alfven
We live in a very uncertain world, and I think that uncertainty of itself generates an environment which we should not make a decision that deprives future generations of the deterrent effect that the nuclear weapons have provided for us and for almost all of my life.
Des Browne
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Niccolo Machiavelli
I find it very interesting to keep people uncertain about what is what and figure it out as they go.
Yorgos Lanthimos
I do think that a general liberal arts education is very important, particularly in an uncertain changing world.
Steve Case
Man’s role is uncertain, undefined, and perhaps unnecessary.
Margaret Mead
I was taking my first uncertain steps towards writing for children when my own were young. Reading aloud to them taught me a great deal when I had a great deal to learn. It taught me elementary things about rhythm and pace, the necessary musicality of text.
Mal Peet
Sometimes movies that I’m in that I have a leading role don’t necessarily get the biggest release, so it’s a difficult thing between balancing indies that have uncertain futures and maybe larger films that have guaranteed releases that you have a smaller part in.
Gillian Jacobs
I fear for the lives of my daughters. I am uncertain about what kind of future they will face.
Fantastic Negrito
I struggled with each of these studies and I was uncertain about what they meant, and often confused, and then I tried to put together what I was seeing.
Robert Jay Lifton
Every economy is uncertain. Referring to this or any economy as ‘uncertain’ is an unnecessary and pessimistic redundancy.
Bo Bennett
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
Jane Addams
People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you’ve figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence. Don’t be shy or feel intimidated by the experience. You may face some unexpected criticism, but be prepared for it with confidence.
Jack Canfield
Aggression at a time when the economy was growing at substantial rates and the retail lending as an industry was growing at a substantial rate was an appropriate aggression. Caution at a time when the economic environment is so uncertain is an appropriate caution.
Chanda Kochhar
Just because a company’s future is highly uncertain doesn’t mean an investment in it is risky. In fact, some of the best potential investments are highly uncertain but have little risk of permanent capital loss.
Whitney Tilson
For as long as one has no further point of reference, apart from the position of the maximum, the wavelength thus remains uncertain by an integral factor.
Max von Laue
Events of human origin are uncertain, but all is regulated and governed by the incalculable power of God, inspiring us not through drunken fury nor by frantic movement, but through the influences of the stars.
We can get more energy out of the north slope of Alaska; we have available the ability to make ourselves less dependent on those uncertain sources of supply from the Middle East. And it’s important we do that.
John W. Snow
I think everybody, especially every woman that you speak to, has gone through periods of their life where they feel uncertain or insecure. But I’ve been fortunate in my own life never to have gone through extended periods of crippling insecurity.
Rachel Brosnahan
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
Anatole France
The world has always been uncertain. This is the nature of the world.
Pierre Nanterme