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  • Prophets are so dangerous because they cry in season and out of season, politely and impolitely, loud and long.

  • It will be years — and not in my time — before a woman will lead the party or become Prime Minister.

  • ... being Cassandra is a principled choice when there is cause for alarm.

  • ... prophecies do not alter fate, only confirm it.

  • As the scientist reveals the cosmos, as the artist reveals the imagination, as the psychologist reveals the workings of the hidden mind, so the prophet reveals the nature of justice in her time.

  • [On President Kennedy's assassination Nov. 22, 1963:] Something dreadful is going to happen to the president today.

    • Jeane Dixon,
    • in Laura Ward, ed., Famous Last Words ()
  • [On Lawrence of Arabia:] An interesting boy, he will make a traveller.

    • Gertrude Bell,
    • 1911, in Georgina Howell, Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations ()