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Change Quotes

49 of the best book quotes about change
  1. #1
    “If you wish to be happy, Eragon, think not of what is to come nor of that which you have no control over but rather of the now and that which you are able to change.”
  2. #2
    There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world.
  3. #3
    “It’s all a great mystery...Look up at the sky and you’ll see how everything changes.”
  4. #4
    “Perhaps--I want the old days back again and they’ll never come back, and I am haunted by the memory of them and of the world falling about my ears.”
  5. #5
    “This house sheltered us, we spoke, we loved within those walls. That was yesterday. To-day we pass on, we see it no more, and we are different, changed in some infinitesimal way. We can never be quite the same again.”
  6. #6
    Look up at the sky. Ask yourself, “Has the sheep eaten the flower or not?” And you’ll see how everything changes. . . . And no grown-up will ever understand how such a thing could be so important!
  7. #7
    “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
  8. #8
    Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart.
  9. #9
    “I changed what I could, and what I couldn’t, I endured.”
  10. #10
    “‘Things are always different than what they might be,’ said the old man. ‘If you wait for them to change, you will never do anything.‘”
  11. #11
    “Things do not change; we change.”
  12. #12
    “We changed again, and yet again, and it was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on. And the mists had all solemnly risen now, and the world lay spread before me.”
Books about changeView All ››
Nobody Hugs A Cactus book
6.0
picture book
Nobody Hugs A Cactus
Grandma book
5.8
picture book
Grandma
Little Home Bird book
5.8
picture book
Little Home Bird
Growing Season book
5.6
picture book
Growing Season
Three Pennies book
5.5
chapter book
Three Pennies
Caspian Finds a Friend book
5.3
picture book
Caspian Finds a Friend
  1. #13
    “Resist change at your own peril, Vivian. When something ends, let it end.”
  2. #14
    “You must learn in life to take things more lightly, my dear. The world is always changing. Learn how to allow for it.”
  3. #15
    “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.”
  4. #16
    “Change itself is neither good nor bad, but knowledge is always useful.”
  5. #17
    “We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.”
  6. #18
    At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done—then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
  7. #19
    “There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.”
  8. #20
    “What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.”
  9. #21
    “I’m not a bit changed--not really. I’m only just pruned down and branched out. The real ME--back here--is just the same.”
  10. #22
    “I hope something happens. I’m restless as the devil and have a horror of getting fat or falling in love and growing domestic.”
  11. #23
    “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different...”
  12. #24
    “Turmoil accompanies every great change.”
  1. #25
    “Change isn’t always for the best”
  2. #26
    “Do not dwell on that which you cannot change.”
  3. #27
    “I grasped two things: I wasn’t as happy as I could be, and my life wasnt going to change unless I made it change.”
  4. #28
    “Gender as it functions today is a grave injustice. I am angry. We should all be angry. Anger has a long history of bringing about positive change. But I am also hopeful, because I believe deeply in the ability of human beings to remake themselves for the better.”
  5. #29
    “We cannot grow when we are in shame, and we can’t use shame to change ourselves or others.”
  6. #30
    “I never change, except in my affections.”
  7. #31
    “Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.”
  8. #32
    Did any voice whisper to him that he was at a turning-point in his life, that henceforth there could be no middle way for him, that he must become either the best of men or the worst, rise even higher than the bishop himself or sink lower than the felon, reach supreme heights of goodness or become a monster of depravity?
  9. #33
    “Each of the stories we tell and hear is like a small flicker of light--when we have enough of them, we will set the world on fire. But I don’t think we can do it without story. It doesn’t matter what community is in question or what the conflict appears to be on the surface, resolution and change will require people to own, share, and rumble with stories.”
  10. #34
    “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”
  11. #35
    What one means one day, you know, one may not mean the next. Circumstances change, opinions alter.
  12. #36
    “Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead,” said Scrooge. “But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me!”
  1. #37
    “Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.”
  2. #38
    ″[B]y seeing all and discounting nothing, you may adapt without hesitation to any change. The warrior who can adapt the easiest to the unexpected is the warrior who will live the longest.”
  3. #39
    “Gender matters everywhere in the world. And I would like today to ask that we should begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how we start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently.”
  4. #40
    “What in me is dark illumine.”
  5. #41
    “A book is just like life and anything can change.”
  6. #42
    ″‘We can’t think of changing our skin,’ he said. ‘Change the world—that’s how we gotta think.‘”
  7. #43
    “That’s the beautiful thing about being human,” he told me. “Things change.”
  8. #44
    Sudden shifts and changes are no bad preparation for political life.
  9. #45
    ″‘I am old, Gandalf. I don’t look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed!’ he snorted. ‘Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can’t be right. I need a change, or something.‘”
  10. #46
    “By my soul I swear, there is no power in the tongue of man to alter me.”
  11. #47
    “I step to the side so I stand in front of the mirror. I see muscles that I couldn’t see before in my arms, legs, and stomach. I pinch my side, where a layer of fat used to hint at curves to come. Nothing. Dauntless initiation has stolen whatever softness my body had. Is that good, or bad?”
  12. #48
    “What God wills, will happen; thou canst not hurry it, thou canst not alter it; therefore wait, and be patient”
  13. #49
    “Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear.”
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