86 Best Quotes about Change

Change Quote of the Day

The most important thing about myself is that my life has been full of changes. Therefore, when I observe the world, I don't expect to see it just like I was seeing the fellow who lives in the next room. - Chinua Achebe, Writer

The media has changed. We now give broadcast licenses to philosophies instead of people. People get confused and think there is no difference between news and entertainment. People who project themselves as journalists on television don't know the first thing about journalism. They are just there stirring up a hockey game. - Gary Ackerman, Politician

Vision Quotes

One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority. - Napoleon Bonaparte, Leader

Tact Quotes

What has changed is that when I photographed, most people that I photographed didn't have the right of refusal on their work. It would take a Marilyn Monroe at her height to be able to dictate that. - Eve Arnold , Photographer

Work Quotes


You are still lucky - you have a certain type of people who keep buying your music - but then you can get typecast and have to keep making that same music, and you can change only slightly. It's risky to bounce around and change your type of music. - Randy Bachman, Musician

Risk Quotes, Luck Quotes, Music Quotes

You grow up and change your look. I feel different from how I did in my Playboy days. Now I think I'm in charge of toning down my look or not. - Pamela Anderson, Actress

When somebody follows you 20 blocks to the pharmacy, where they watch you buy toilet paper, you know your life has changed. - Jennifer Aniston , Actress

Life Quotes

There is no question that climate change is happening; the only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it. - David Attenborough, Journalist

For me, for the type of addict I am, when I start getting those swirly thoughts and stuff, and they talk about slippery places, slippery people and slippery things, you know, I need to - I needed to take my cell phone and eliminate all the phone numbers, change the phone numbers so no one I knew before could call me or reach me. - Daniel Baldwin, Actor

Thought Quotes

Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous. - Coco Chanel, Designer

Important Quotes, Time Quotes, Women Quotes

The Obama administration rarely demonstrated the ability to shift gears and change policy in its first year. Even in the face of historic events such as the continuing demonstrations against Iran's regime, it stuck devotedly to prior plans. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

Ability Quotes

If you're sad about what you see in the mirror when you wake up every morning, you must change it. - Azzedine Alaia , Tunisian Designer

The Christian's Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes. - Mark Twain

Practice Quotes

When someone follows you all the way to the shop and watches you buy toilet roll, you know your life has changed. - Jennifer Aniston , Actress

Life Quotes

Writers generally get into writing because they want to write, not because they want to be independent publishers, and you can't really fault someone for saying, 'What I'm doing right now works, so there's no reason to change it.' - Jennifer Armintrout , Author

Work Quotes, Writers Quotes

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact. - William S. Burroughs, Writer

Mind Quotes

When you drive a car, either you manage it and feel it with the grip of the car, or, like me, you fix it on visual speed. If you do it through the grip, you lose it very quickly - because when the track changes, you can have scares. I do it visually, so if I am going too fast I fight to get the car back, but I do not do it by feeling the grip. - Jean Alesi , Driver

Feeling Quotes

Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Most people already know what they're doing wrong. When I get them to church I want to tell them that you can change. - Joel Osteen

Very few species have survived unchanged. There's one called lingula, which is a little shellfish, a little brachiopod about the size of my fingernail, that has survived for 500 million years, but it's survived by being unobtrusive and doing nothing, and you can't accuse human beings of that. - David Attenborough, Journalist

So you can have your program, but you also have to be ready to change it immediately because there are certain kinds of people who like certain kinds of songs and they like - some people want to dance when you come out, some people just want to be intimate with you. So you kind of feel your way through a show. - Nickolas Ashford, Musician

Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction. - Dante Alighieri , Poet

Fame Quotes

One thing I know from personal experience, judges hate it when parties talk publicly about their cases. There are a lot of things about our criminal legal system that need to be changed, and this is just one of them. Prosecutors know how to play the press. Most defendants don't. - Michael Arrington , Businessman

Experience Quotes

Changes... can only be effected by alterations in the original. The only thing not prerecorded in a prerecorded universe are the prerecordings themselves. The copies can only repeat themselves word for word. A virus is a copy. You can pretty it up, cut it up, scramble it - it will reassemble in the same form. - William S. Burroughs, Writer

I believe that Silicon Valley is truly a place of excellence and the impact of this tiny community on the world is completely disproportionate to its size. We are the undisputed leaders of technological change. But with our abundance of talent and resources, we also have the opportunity to be the pioneers of social change and, ultimately, this may be our greatest contribution - Jeff Skoll

Business Ethics Quotes, Great Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Excellence Quotes, Talent Quotes, Community Quotes, Logic Quotes

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

Positive Thinking Quotes

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. - William S. Burroughs, Writer

Hope Quotes, Material Quotes

You can love more than one person in your life, but things will be different. There'll be a different dynamic. Needs and desires change. - Francesca Annis , Actress

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Desire Quotes

We really need to kick the carbon habit and stop making our energy from burning things. Climate change is also really important. You can wreck one rainforest then move, drain one area of resources and move onto another, but climate change is global. - David Attenborough, Journalist

Important Quotes, Energy Quotes, Habit Quotes

One day I caught four Dolphins, how much I have gazed at these beautiful creatures... as they changed their hue in twenty varieties of richest arrangement of tints. - John James Audubon, Scientist

Rich Quotes

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. - Jimmy Dean

When I first got out of drama school, my original manager tried to get me to change my name because people were having trouble spelling it and saying it. - Joe Manganiello

Trouble Quotes, Spelling Quotes

I think if the average person that uses AOL can't physically see the changes in the company, we've failed. - Tim Armstrong , Businessman

Company Quotes

People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives. - Albert Bandura, Psychologist

Success Quotes, Health Quotes, Ability Quotes, Control Quotes, Exercise Quotes, Faith Quotes, Power Quotes

Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict. - Saul Alinsky , Activist

Conflict Quotes

Western concepts of ownership and privatization came in and clashed with that. So land began to be exchanged. - Neil Abercrombie, Politician

Success in Silicon Valley, most would agree, is more merit-driven than almost any other place in the world. It doesn't matter how old you are, what sex you are, what politics you support or what color you are. If your idea rocks and you can execute, you can change the world and/or get really, stinking rich. - Michael Arrington , Businessman

Success Quotes, Rich Quotes, Politics Quotes

It's something that I love about this business and that scares me about this business, but in a good way. You just never know what's going to happen. And things change constantly. But there's always opportunities for new work, so you just have to enjoy the job that you're on while you're on it because it doesn't last forever. - Candice Accola, Actress

Love Quotes, Business Quotes, Work Quotes

It's marvelous the change that comes about when a man gets together all his forces and centers them upon the doing of one thing at a time. - George Matthew Adams, Editor

Time Quotes

Change is a continuous process. You cannot assess it with the static yardstick of a limited time frame. When a seed is sown into the ground, you cannot immediately see the plant. You have to be patient. With time, it grows into a large tree. And then the flowers bloom, and only then can the fruits be plucked. - Mamata Banerjee, Politician

Time Quotes, Luck Quotes

Things do not change; we change. - Henry David Thoreau

For behaviorist films, that's been much more useful - the change of technology - but for my kind of films, doing them on film is much better, because it's more beautiful. - Michael Apted , Director

Technology Quotes

When you try to cool down hot emotions, what tends to happen is that you end up either repressing them or losing them altogether. Neither is desirable. Without emotion, much social interaction loses its meaning or changes for the worse. - Julian Baggini, Author

Action Quotes, Emotion Quotes

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. - Wayne Dyer , Psychologist

When I race in Australia or Korea or Japan I know it will be a big change for me because Ferrari fans are worldwide. - Fernando Alonso, Driver

Government has really been growing, a lot of largesse, but the people in the real world aren't. And that's what has to change. Government has no conformity at all with the real world. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

I just love shows that don't hand everything to you, that ask you to be smarter. I think that's something really important that HBO has done to change the landscape of TV. - Patrick J. Adams, Actor

Love Quotes, Important Quotes

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. - Michael Jordan

Expectations Quotes

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Values Quotes, Circumstances Quotes, Conscience Quotes

I wouldn't say I'm a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don't tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to. - Alejandro Amenabar, Director

Control Quotes, Courage Quotes

Each film I make changes me in some way. When I start the picture I'm one person and by the time I finish I'm another. - Dario Argento , Director

Time Quotes

5 Top quotes about Change by Zig Ziglar

I'm a constant learner. You need to be a constant student because things change and you have to change and grow. And I emphasize the word 'grow.' - Zig Ziglar, Author

The right quote can inspire people to change their ways. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Life Quotes, Imagination Quotes, Men Quotes, Mind Quotes

You are who you are and what you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change who you are and what you are by changing what goes into your mind. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Mind Quotes

I seldom read anything that is not of a factual nature because I want to invest my time wisely in the things that will improve my life. Don't misunderstand; there is nothing wrong with reading purely for the joy of it. Novels have their place, but biographies of famous men and women contain information that can change lives. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Life Quotes, Time Quotes, Women Quotes, Men Quotes, Nature Quotes

4 Famous quotes about Change by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

The Rio Earth Summit in 1992 changed my life completely, turning me into an activist. From the air, you see things you can't see from the ground - you really understand the impact of man, even in a place you know well. My work is meant to convince people we can no longer live like this. - Yann Arthus-Bertrand , Photographer

Life Quotes, Work Quotes

One fifth of human kind depend on fish to live. Today now 70 percent of the fish stock are over-exploited. According to FAO if we don't change our system of fishing the main sea resources will be gone in 2050. We don't want to believe what we know. - Yann Arthus-Bertrand , Photographer

Stock Quotes

I'm not an expert when it comes to technology, but what changed things for me was autofocus. I used to have to throw away half my pictures because it was so difficult to get the focus right. - Yann Arthus-Bertrand , Photographer

Technology Quotes

The fact is that seven per cent of the global population emits 50 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, and the proportions are the same for the use of energy and raw materials, meat, wood, etc. Simply put, an infinitesimal minority consumes the most and imposes damage on the overwhelming majority, while asking it to change. - Yann Arthus-Bertrand , Photographer

Energy Quotes, Material Quotes

4 Popular quotes about Change by Tony Robbins

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

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish. - Tony Robbins, Author

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, Author

Truth Quotes, Pain Quotes, Emotion Quotes, Mind Quotes

Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant. - Tony Robbins, Author

Life Quotes, Decision Quotes, Power Quotes

4 Amazing quotes about Change by Stephen Covey

There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

Life Quotes, Choice Quotes

If you want small changes in your life, work on your attitude. But if you want big and primary changes, work on your paradigm. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

Attitude Quotes, Life Quotes, Work Quotes

The world has entered an era of the most profound and challenging change in human history. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

History Quotes

Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

Freedom Quotes, Awareness Quotes, Conscience Quotes, Imagination Quotes, Power Quotes

11 Awesome quotes about Change by Shari Arison

Once you realize that everything happens for a reason, attitudes towards matters such as illnesses, or lawsuits, for example, change. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Attitude Quotes

The Ahmadinejads of the world, the bin Ladens of the world, will not change their ways, regardless of how hard we try to explain to them that peace begins with them. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

I can't point to a single person or incident that changed my life, but the recognition that there is a certain world order, has been consequential. It has empowered me to do things my way. I found an inner truth by which I abide. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Life Quotes, Truth Quotes, Recognition Quotes, Power Quotes

Many of us are experiencing a phase of change, shedding outdated patterns and liberating ourselves from the old by moving on to the new. The year 2012 is an important one for mankind, a pivotal year. The potential for this exists in the mere fact that the majority of us are yearning for change. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Important Quotes, Potential Quotes

I have always wanted to be a catalyst for bringing about positive change, inspiring others to choose goodness. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Inspirational Quotes

Change is not in the hands of government, not in the hands of a leader or guru, and not in the hands of the powerful or wealthy. It is in our hands: the hands of each and every one of us. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Wealth Quotes, Power Quotes

It's important to think good, speak good, and do good. If we want to see positive change in the world, then we need to connect to goodness. I try in everything I do, both in business and philanthropy, to make a positive change and do that by doing good. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Business Quotes, Important Quotes

Hopefully I'm a role model for positive change for everyone - not just women. It's very important to find balance between men and women. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Important Quotes, Balance Quotes, Hope Quotes, Women Quotes, Men Quotes

Over and over, since I was very young, I see things that are about to happen. You can call it heightened intuition; you can call it visions... I see it as a gift. It's my role to give people a heightened awareness, to show that basically we can change the world. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Awareness Quotes, Intuition Quotes, Vision Quotes

The good inside of all of us is wrapped in a layer of apathy, and we forget how much potential we have within us, in each and every one of us, to change the world for the better for ourselves and our children, and thus to bring about oneness. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Children Quotes, Potential Quotes, Apathy Quotes

In 'Birth,' I explore the nature of the new world we are approaching with my business-spiritual model, a new model for a new world. This view will enable individuals, companies and even nations to move from collapse to positive change, and bring together the spiritual and the material, giving birth to a new future. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Business Quotes, Spiritual Quotes, Birth Quotes, Future Quotes, Giving Quotes, Material Quotes, Nature Quotes

8 Best quotes about Change by Richard Dawkins

You can't imagine how gratifying it is to have a reader come up to you and say, 'You changed my life.' - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Life Quotes

Genome sequencing has changed taxonomy. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Tax Quotes

An Internet meme is a hijacking of the original idea. Instead of mutating by random change and spreading by a form of Darwinian selection, Internet memes are altered deliberately by human creativity. There is no attempt at accuracy of copying, as with genes - and as with memes in their original version. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Creativity Quotes

I think a fundamentalist is somebody who believes something unshakably and isn't going to change their mind. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Mind Quotes

I think the written word is probably the best medium of communication because you have time to reflect, you have time to choose your words, to get your sentences exactly right. Whereas when you're being interviewed, say, you have to talk on the fly, you have to improvise, you can change sentences around, and they're not exactly right. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Time Quotes, Communication Quotes

Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Belief Quotes, Thought Quotes, Religion Quotes

I'm fond of science fiction. But not all science fiction. I like science fiction where there's a scientific lesson, for example - when the science fiction book changes one thing but leaves the rest of science intact and explores the consequences of that. That's actually very valuable. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Science Quotes

If something is true, no amount of wishful thinking will change it. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Thinking Quotes