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There is no state of final fulfillment. Each change opens new doors and ushers in new possibilities. (Margo Adair)

My old life - no amount of getting used to it would have made it right. (Scott Adams)

What is lovely never dies, / But passes into other loveliness / Star-dust, or sea-foam, flower or winged air. (Thomas Bailey Aldrich)

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. (Maya Angelou)

Everything is temporary. Everything is bound to end. (Keren Ann)

A wish changes nothing. A decision changes everything. (Anonymous)

I could be anywhere in ten years. My mind is very open to change. (Dion Archibald)

The world is what YOU think of it, so think of it DIFFERENTLY and your life will change. (Paul Arden)

When a system is considered in two different states, the difference in volume or in any other property, between the two states, depends solely upon those states themselves and not upon the manner in which the system may pass from one state to the other. (Rudolf Arnheim)

A person needs new experiences. It jars something deep inside, allowing them to grow. Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken. (Duke Leto Atreides)

We would rather be ruined than changed, / We would rather die in our dread / Than climb the cross of the moment / And let our illusions die. (W. H. Auden)

Nature which governs the whole will soon change all things which you see, and out of their substance will make other things and again other things... in order that the world may be ever new. (Marcus Aurelius)

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. (Richard Bach)

- One to One...
Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix. (Christina Baldwin)

When you are stuck in a spiral, to change the aspects of the spin you only need to change one thing. (Christina Baldwin)

- b.1924 d.1987...
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. (James Baldwin)

When you are through changing, you are through. (Bruce Barton)

The idea of changing or improving the world is alien to me and seems ludicrous. Society functions, and always has, without the artist. No artist has ever changed anything for better or worse. (Georg Baselitz)

With every gust of wind, the butterfly changes its place on the willow. (Matsuo Basho)

We have to broaden our understanding of change, look for the new metaphors. (Mary Catherine Bateson)

This life is a hospital where every patient is possessed with the desire to change beds... (Charles Baudelaire)

I've got my faults, but changing my tune isn't one of them. (Samuel Beckett)

To have been always what I am - and so changed from what I was. (Samuel Beckett)

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. (Arnold Bennett)

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. (Arthur Christopher Benson)

You can't change your mind up on a scaffold without the risk of everything going awry. You must solve your problems before you get up there. (Thomas Hart Benton)

Positive change always encounters resistance, conflict, and obstacles. We must embrace difficult and heated situations in life, for that is the method of igniting our reactions in order to transform them. (Yehuda Berg)

Change is inevitable. Things absolutely cannot stay the same. The type of change we invoke is up to each and every one of us. (Yehuda Berg)

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. (Henri Bergson)

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools. (Henry Beston)

One must not only transform the creation of paintings or sculptures, but the entire social form. It's a gigantic program. (Joseph Beuys)

Even to think about changing something that seems so basic gives you a pain in the stomach! (Nell Blaine)

Everyone knows that not all change is good or even necessary. But in a world that is constantly changing, it is to our advantage to learn how to adapt and enjoy something better. (Kenneth Blanchard)

It almost seems that if you can describe it, you can change it. (Ross Bleckner)

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. (Charles du Bois)

If you never change your mind, why have one? (Edward de Bono)

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. (Hal Borland)

Every time I've made a radical change it's helped me feel buoyant as an artist. (David Bowie)

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have of trying to change others. (Jacob Braude)

People want change, but they don't realize it means they have to change themselves. (Peter Bray)

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. (Bertolt Brecht)

I used to want to change the world. Now I'm open to letting it change me. (Po Bronson)

I had no idea that things would change so rapidly, so drastically. (Bern Will Brown)

One should paint small, and then very big. Miniatures and murals. Humans do their best with variety. Most people are bored, and even artists are bored. The answer is change. (Peter William Brown)

How can we stop a Transformation without knowing one has begun? (Michael J. Budnicki)

Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks. (Warren Buffett)

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature. (Edmund Burke)

Change is the end result of all true learning. (Leo Buscaglia)

From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed. (Eileen Caddy)

What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see. Perception, belief, action, and change are codependent. (John Paul Caponigro)

When new turns of behavior cease to appear in the life of the individual, its behavior ceases to be intelligent. (Thomas Carlyle)

Cedars are terribly sensitive to change of time and light – sometimes they are bluish cold-green, then they turn yellow warm-green – sometimes their boughs flop heavy and sometimes float, then they are fairy as ferns and then they droop, heavy as heartaches. (Emily Carr)

All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But... if you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change. (G. K. Chesterton)

With my early work I got eviscerated by my male professors, and so you learned to disguise your impulses, as many women have done. And that's definitely changed. (Judy Chicago)

Don't be complacent with your work. Push yourself every day. Don't just find what works and never change. (Steve Childs)

That nothing is static or fixed, that all is fleeting and impermanent, is the first mark of existence. Everything is in process. (Pema Chodron)

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction. (Winston Churchill)

You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change. (John Cleese)

You do not notice changes in what is always before you. (Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)

Becoming is not a contradiction of being but the epiphany of being. (Ananda Coomaraswamy)

You wait for fate to bring about the changes in life which you should be bringing about by yourself. (Doug Coupland)

Change is such hard work. (Billy Crystal)

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. (Anthony J. D'Angelo)

Winter always turns into Spring. Never, from ancient times on, has anyone heard or seen of winter turning back to autumn. (Nichiren Daishonin)

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. (Charles Darwin)

Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it. (Ram Dass)

We can change the brain by changing the mind. (Richard J. Davidson)

Am I going to change the world, or am I going to change me? Or maybe change the world a little bit, just by changing me? (Sadie Delany)

There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint. (Denis Diderot)

When feelings become the means of thinking, or if we cannot think greater than how we feel, we can never change. To change is to think greater than how we feel. To change is to act greater than the familiar feelings of the memorized self. (Joe Dispenza)

Change is inevitable. Change is constant. (Benjamin Disraeli)

When you think that someone or something other than yourself needs to change, you're mentally out of touch with who you are, for the change starts with you. (Gins V.O. Doolittle)

- Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned'...
I can never be who I was. I can simply watch her with sympathy, understanding, and some measure of awe. (Lena Dunham)

Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice. (Will Durant)

The times they are a-changing. (Bob Dylan)

Nothing changes until something moves. (Albert Einstein)

Change shakes us up, and we can thank our Muse for it... we are driven by change to create, to excel, and to become better humans, perhaps even more sensitive humans! (Max Elliott)

If you are having a dry spell, take a trip, meet some new people, take a class, mix up some different mediums, work outside the envelope, try something different. (John Ferrie)

Different is better when it is more effective or more fun. (Timothy Ferriss)

In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it. (Ernst Fischer)

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another. (Anatole France)

Affirmations are like prescriptions for certain aspects of yourself you want to change. (Jerry Frankhauser)

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. (Viktor Frankl)

When you're finished changing, you're finished. (Benjamin Franklin)

Most of the change we think we see in life / Is due to truths being in and out of favor. (Robert Frost)

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. (Buckminster Fuller)

It is not for me to change you. The question is, how can I be of service to you without diminishing your degrees of freedom? (Buckminster Fuller)

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. (Buckminster Fuller)

Sometimes you have to plow under one thing in order for something else to grow. (Ernest J. Gaines)

We must become the change we want to see in the world. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Change requires intent and effort. It really is that simple. (Roxane Gay)

If what you're doing now isn't working, try something else. (Robert Genn)

As self-governing entities, artists have a profound interest in change. Embracing change, we embrace growth and we embrace our future. (Robert Genn)

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy. (John Paul Getty)

Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying. (Nikki Giovanni)

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. (Ellen Glasgow)

You must be constantly on your guard against congealing. (Gail Godwin)

People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will totally change everything. There is no single magic bullet. (Temple Grandin)

Any resolution or decision you make... if you continue the process of making it each morning and keeping it each day, you will finally wake up some morning a different man in a different world, and you will wonder what has happened to you and the world you used to live in. (Albert Gray)

I am morphing. I tried something new. It is great fun and good for the soul. My painting arm is now laughing again. (Nora Gross)

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change. (Thomas Hardy)

Every work of art which really moves us is in some degree a revelation – it changes us. (Lawren Harris)

Mind alone remains stable, and watches the chaos of phenomena, and knows that there is a plastic unity of existence – a changeless harmony – behind the everchanging. (Lawren Harris)

Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better. (Sydney J. Harris)

Change is so essential to creativity: a change of tools, size of canvas, location... all feed the creative soul. (Cathie Harrison)

One must never forbid oneself anything. One must also be able to go back, one must always be able to change... (Hans Hartung)

All is connected... no one thing can change by itself. (Paul Hawken)

- The Blithedale Romance...
No summer ever came back, and no two summers ever were alike. Times change, and people change; and if our hearts do not change as readily, so much the worse for us. (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

Nothing is permanent but change. (Heraclitus)

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. (Heraclitus)

Life is ever changing - and so are my paintings. (Peter Heuscher)

Everything changes; everything is connected; pay attention. (Jane Hirschfield)

If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed. (David Hockney)

I was feeling a strong need to change, grow, and break with particular things that were going on... and the material was the perfect answer for that. (Jim Hodges)

In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. (Eric Hoffer)

Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem. (Eric Hoffer)

One new perception, one fresh thought, one act of surrender, one change of heart, one leap of faith, can change your life forever. (Robert Holden)

Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better. (Richard Hooker)

Not to hope for things to last forever, is what the year teaches and even the hour which snatches a nice day away. (Horace)

With each change of definition in art, something considered non-art or bad art by a previous generation is suddenly acceptable. (Thomas Hoving)

- b.1918 d.1992...
Change is never a loss, it is change only. (Vernon Howard)

I don't know just what, but there will have to be some drastic changes made besides cutting down on boating to get my mind more on painting. (E. J. Hughes)

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead. (Aldous Huxley)

There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place. (Washington Irving)

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. (Susan Jenkins)

- The Art of Uncertainty...
Why do we resist the mystery that change brings? (Dennis Merritt Jones)

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. (Carl Gustav Jung)

One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer. (Franz Kafka)

It is through color changes that we go forward... all decisions come about as the picture is made and in response to painterly demands. The descriptive and anecdotal come second. (Wolf Kahn)

We're not aware of changing our minds even when we do change our minds. And most people, after they change their minds, reconstruct their past opinion - they believe they always thought that. (Daniel Kahneman)

Our creative motif must be revoltion; all art that does not discuss or contribute to revolutionary change, is invalid. That is why the 'blues' are invalid; they teach resignation... (Ron Karenga)

The more things change, the more they remain the same. (Alphonse Karr)

Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. (John F. Kennedy)

The status quo is the only solution that cannot be vetoed. (Clark Kerr)

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. (Charles F. Kettering)

Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are. (Soren Kierkegaard)

Somewhere in your career, your work changes. It becomes less anal, less careful and more spontaneous, more to do with the information that your soul carries. (Ben Kingsley)

The changes we dread most may contain our salvation. (Barbara Kingsolver)

Becoming is superior to being. (Paul Klee)

People change over the years, and that changes situations for good and for bad. (Bob Knight)

All my work keeps going like a pendulum; it seems to swing back to something I was involved with earlier, or it moves between horizontality and verticality, circularlity, or a composite of them. For me, I suppose, that change is the only constant. (Lee Krasner)

If we want to change existing conditions, we must first transform ourselves, which means that we must become aware of our own actions, thoughts and feelings in everyday life. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

Things change and work changes. Right now I like the idea of enveloping a space and getting messages across that connect to the world in ways that seem familiar but are different. (Barbara Kruger)

Every change of scene requires new expositions, descriptions, explanations. (Milan Kundera)

-misattributed, from Life's Little Instruction Book by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. ...
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values. (Dalai Lama)

We are all revolutionaries now, addicts of change. (Christopher Lasch)

If you don't like what you're doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove. (Timothy Leary)

Creativity doesn't just happen - you make it happen. Changing daily routines is one way to access creativity. (Nita Leland)

Nothing will change until you step out in faith and take uncomfortable challenging action. (John Di Lemme)

You'd better change your mind instead. (John Lennon)

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

Yeah, you know, you like it to come on like gangbusters, but you get into passages that are very interesting and subtle, and sometimes your original intent changes quite a bit. (Roy Lichtenstein)

All things must change to something new, to something strange. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions. (James Russell Lowell)

There is no one so bound to his own face that he does not cherish the hope of presenting another to the world. (Antonio Machado)

One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others. (Niccolo Machiavelli)

A man who is used to acting in one way never changes; he must come to ruin when the times, in changing, no longer are in harmony with his ways. (Niccolo Machiavelli)

Our lives change in two ways: through the people we meet and the books we read. (Harvey Mackay)

I realized that if what we call human nature can be changed, then absolutely anything is possible. And, from that moment, my life changed. (Shirley MacLaine)

Painting is an exciting, challenging, and sometimes maddening process of discovery and exploration. All we can do is accept the challenge with commitment, enthusiasm and energy. (Arthur Maderson)

I find that the world is changing much, much faster than I can even bitch about it. (Bill Maher)

It is the job of each artist to believe in the possibility of meaningful, substantial, and sustainable change. (Eric Maisel)

Times will change for the better when you change. (Maxwell Maltz)

Our self-image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other. (Maxwell Maltz)

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. (Nelson Mandela)

It is no good telling yourself that one day you will wish you had never made that change; it is no good anticipating regrets. Every tomorrow ought not to resemble every yesterday. (Beryl Markham)

It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names. (Yann Martel)

What is necessary for change is to change awareness of self. (Abraham Maslow)

It's not very creative if you keep tilling the same field over and over. That makes you an art farmer, not a creative artist. (Gordon Matheson)

Did not the artists of the great age of Japanese art change names many times during their careers? I like that; they wanted to safeguard their freedom. (Henri Matisse)

We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are. (John C. Maxwell)

Art's primary social function is to define the communal self, which includes redefining it when the community is changing. (Thomas McEvilley)

A painting has its own existence and reality, and I make changes freely to meet the painting's needs. This sometimes takes me in another direction. (Mary Beth McKenzie)

It's the most unhappy people who most fear change. (Mignon McLaughlin)

It is the framework which changes with each new technology and not just the picture within the frame. (Marshall McLuhan)

If you change the belief first, changing the action is easier. (Peter McWilliams)

Why mourn the cocoon when the butterfly has flown. (Taoist meditation)

By the time you understand some new change, the only thing you can be sure of is - you're wrong. (C. W. Metcalf)

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. (Michael Michalko)

If you change one element - your language - your thoughts and feelings will be changed as well. The cumulative impact will be new patterns of output and behavior. (Michael Michalko)

At last he rose, and twitched his mantle blue: / To-morrow to fresh woods, and pastures new. (John Milton)

In my music, I'm trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it's difficult is because I'm changing all the time. (Charles Mingus)

For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at any moment. (Claude Monet)

There are periods in history when change is necessary, and other periods when it is better to keep everything for the time as it is. The art of life is to be in the rhythm of your age. (Oswald Mosley)

No longer shall I paint interiors, and people reading, and women knitting. I shall paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love. (Edvard Munch)

-from The Book of Mirdad...
Let things alone and labour not to change them. For they seem what they seem only because you seem what you seem. (Mikhail Naimy)

Everything is in a process of change. Nothing endures; we do not seek permanence. (Masatoshi Naito)

It is always easier - and usually far more effective - to focus on changing your behavior than on changing the behavior of others. (Bob Nelson)

In a higher world it is otherwise, but here below to live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. (Cardinal Newman)

-from right handedness to left after a stroke...
Before this I tended to paint figures and put them in an environment. Now I paint an environment to put figures in. It's a subtle difference, but it is a difference. It's something I did naturally... (John Newman)

The secret to all drama, film, TV, or books - the thing that people respond to most, and the thing I find myself as a viewer feeling most interested in, is the idea of change. (Jonathan Nolan)

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. (Barack Obama)

Through the process of hammering and scraping the surface, shifting images and ideas, working and reworking, my success and failure have become an integral part of the painting. (Shanti Panchal)

Every moment some form grows perfect in hand or face; some tone on the hills or the sea is choicer than the rest; some mood of passion or insight or intellectual excitement is irresistibly real and attractive for us - for that moment only. (Walter Pater)

Change yourself and your work will seem different. (Norman Vincent Peale)

Changing from the ghosts of faith to the spectres of reason is just changing cells. (Fernando Pessoa)

What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see. (Jean Piaget)

A picture is not thought out and settled beforehand. While it is being done it changes as one's thoughts change. (Pablo Picasso)

I don't want to always be doing the same old thing. (Joseph Plaskett)

What we achieve inwardly will change our outward reality. (Plutarch)

Your ability to navigate and tolerate change and its painful uncomfortableness directly correlates to your happiness and general well-being. See what I just did there? I saved you thousands of dollars on self-help books. If you can surf your life rather than plant your feet, you will be happier. (Amy Poehler)

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. (William Pollard)

I have no fears about making changes, destroying the image... because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. (Jackson Pollock)

The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres. (Alexander Pope)

Judgmentalism assumes that you have the right to change someone else. Well, you don't. You only have the right to choose how you will change and behave. Trust others to make their own choices. Put the accountability for another's actions where it belongs, on the other person's shoulders. (Vince Poscente)

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. (Max de Pree)

A change is as good as a rest. (English proverb)

One swallow doesn't make spring. (Latin proverb)

Change brings opportunity. (Nido Qubein)

I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me. (Anna Quindlen)

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. (Bernice Johnson Reagon)

No change cometh but from a still quiet center. (Gail Wiseman Reed)

Every change is a form of liberation. My mother used to say a change is always good even if it's for the worse. (Paula Rego)

As long as you can change paint, you don't change. For you to change - for paint to do something to you - paint must stay constant. (Milton Resnick)

Am I willing to give up what I have in order to be what I am not yet? Am I able to follow the spirit of love into the desert? (M. C. Richards)

For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent. (Tony Robbins)

The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors. (Tony Robbins)

Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. (Tony Robbins)

To some will come a time when change itself is beauty, if not heaven. (Edwin Arlington Robinson)

Life, at its best, is a flowing, changing process in which nothing is fixed. (Carl Rogers)

I used to say, 'I sure hope things will change.' Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change. (Jim Rohn)

If you don't like where you are, change it! You're not a tree. (Jim Rohn)

We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation. (Jim Rohn)

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. (Jim Rohn)

If a man spends enough time in a library, he may actually change his mind. I have seen it happen. (Roger Rosenblatt)

- Insurgent...
The truth has a way of changing people's plans. (Veronica Roth)

Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time. (Don Miguel Ruiz)

- art critic for New York Magazine...
Art is changing. Again. Here. Now. Opportunities to witness this are rare, so attend and observe. (Jerry Saltz)

We live in a world that's constantly changing. Nothing is a constant, so the questions change over time, too. (Indira Samarasekera)

Interest in the changing seasons is a much happier state of mind than being hopelessly in love with spring. (George Santayana)

Change really becomes a necessity when we try not to do it. (Anne Wilson Schaef)

There are times when I have started a work with an end in mind, but then, for one reason or another, as my picture unfolded, it emphatically suggested another direction... I always accept the risk and go for it. I'm convinced that at such times my painting is wiser than I am. (Richard Schmid)

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

People don't resist change. They resist being changed. (Peter Senge)

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. (George Bernard Shaw)

With the only certainty in our daily existence being change, and a rate of change growing always faster in a kind of technological leapfrog game, speed helps people think they are catching up. (Gail Sheehy)

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another. (Gail Sheehy)

Nothing ever happens in the world that does not happen first inside human hearts. (Fulton J. Sheen)

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. The sun might shine, or the clouds might lour: but nothing could appear to me as it had done the day before. (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)

Corners wear off, said the big O, and shapes change. (Shel Silverstein)

We change our opinions of ourselves so often. What the outside world thinks is only a small part of our image. (Carly Simon)

What kept me sane was knowing that things would change, and it was a question of keeping myself together until they did. (Nina Simone)

Change happens in small, achievable ways. (Peter Sims)

If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past. (Baruch Spinoza)

The most ominous of fallacies: the belief that things can be kept static by inaction. (Freya Stark)

Change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass. (John Steinbeck)

A change of style is a change of meaning. (Wallace Stevens)

They said, 'You have a blue guitar, you do not play things as they are.' The man replied, 'Things as they are are changed upon the blue guitar. (Wallace Stevens)

My new motto is: When you're through changing, you're through. (Martha Stewart)

Nothing is always absolutely so. (Theodore Sturgeon)

Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. Unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer. (Shunryu Suzuki)

We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. (Charles Swindoll)

- on the opening of his museum in 1990...
My illusion is to have something to transmit. If I can't change the world, at least I want to change the way people look at it. (Antoni Tapies)

Let the great world spin forever down the ringing grooves of change. (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

More often than not, I've found, a rut is the consequence of sticking to tried and tested methods that don't take into account how you or the world has changed. (Twyla Tharp)

Commonplace objects are constantly changing... The pies, for example, we now see, are not going to be around forever. We are merely used to the idea that things do not change. (Wayne Thiebaud)

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book. (Henry David Thoreau)

True life is lived when tiny changes occur. (Leo Tolstoy)

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience, not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life. (Leo Tolstoy)

If you did not care at all what anyone else thought about you, what would you do differently or change in your life? (Brian Tracy)

We are chameleons, and our partialities and prejudices change place with an easy and blessed facility, and we are soon wonted to the change and happy in it. (Mark Twain)

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. (Lao Tzu)

If it's working for you, don't change it! (Luann Udell)

What we are never changes, but who we are is always changing. (Author unknown)

Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art. (John Updike)

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable. (Denis Waitley)

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler. (Denis Waitley)

Change is as good as a rest. It keeps me fresh. (Eric Walters)

Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk. (William Arthur Ward)

They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. (Andy Warhol)

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. (Alan Watts)

Two key experiences led to and supported fundamental change for me... the allurement of inspiration with its ongoing magic... the catalyst of change that comes from boring, useless suffering, which is often the result of living outside of one's true place of freedom in the world. (Jerry Wennstrom)

I've wanted to see beyond the Western, mechanical view of the world and see what else might appear when the lens was changed. (Margaret J. Wheatley)

The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it. (E. B. White)

Everyone reaches a point in their life where they must either change or cease. (Brett Whiteley)

If you don't change, reality in the end forces that change upon you. (Stuart Wilde)

Turn the paper. A piece looks better if every mark is not made while the surface is in the same orientation. (Jean Wilson)

I switched to painting with my left hand to be in better company. (Helen van Wyk)

The labor of the alchemists, who were called artist in their day, is a befitting comparison for a deliberate change of style. (William Butler Yeats)

Thinkers do not accept the inevitable; they turn their efforts toward changing it. (Paramahansa Yogananda)

We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. (Howard Zinn)

Changing the world begins with the very personal process of changing yourself. The only place you can begin is where you are, and the only time you can begin is always now. (Gary Zukav)