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Quotations by Subject: Change
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They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
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Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987), The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
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Carol Burnett (1936 - )
Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.
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Christina Baldwin
The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change-and we all instinctively avoid it.
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E. B. White (1899 - 1985)
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
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Harold Wilson (1916 - 1995), Speech to the Consultive Assembly of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France, January 23, 1967
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
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Harrison Ford (1942 - ), quoted by Garry Jenkins in 'Harrison Ford: Imperfect Hero'
Things do not change; we change.
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Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Walden (1970)
Nothing endures but change.
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Heraclitus (540 BC - 480 BC), from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
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James Gordon, M.D.
Just as I had to go through a transition period, I guess [my friends and family] did, too.
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Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012
Most people see themselves a certain way their entire lives. When they go through a massive change, such as losing weight, they have to learn to see themselves in a new way. It is one of the biggest struggles her members deal with on their journey.
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Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012
People get comfortable with the way you are—they have formed their opinion of you based on everything they see and know about you as a person. When you change that up by losing weight, they no longer understand you.
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Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012
The only way you can sustain a permanent change is to create a new way of thinking, acting, and being.
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Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012
When other people reject positive changes you make for yourself, there is always some nerve to get to the root of in those other people.
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Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012
Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
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King Whitney Jr.
We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.
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Lynn Hall, Where Have All the Tigers Gone?, 1989
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD - 180 AD), Meditations
Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.
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Martha Beck, O Magazine, Growing Wings, January 2004
This is your time and it feels normal to you, but really, there is no normal. There's only change and resistance to it and then more change.
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Meryl Streep (1949 - ), Barnard Commencement Speech, 2010
The more things change, the more they remain... insane.
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Michael Fry and T. Lewis, Over the Hedge, 05-09-04
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
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Nelson Mandela (1918 - ), 'A Long Walk to Freedom'
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
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Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)
Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change.
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Ramsay Clark
This isn't good or bad. It's just the way of things. Nothing stays the same.
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Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, January 03, 2004
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
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Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968), Day of Affirmation address delivered at the University of Capetown, South Africa, June 6, 1966
Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator and change has its enemies.
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Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968)
If you want change, you have to make it. If we want progress we have to drive it.
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Susan Rice, Stanford University Commencement, 2010
Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy.
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W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), The Razor's Edge, 1943
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