Change Quotes

It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.
– Gloria Steinem
It is in the mind and the heart where we meet. It's not the body-the body will change.
– Amber Valletta
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
– Isaac Asimov
It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.
– Karl Marx
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
It becomes more necessary to see the truth as it is if you realize that the only vehicle for change are these people who have lost their personality.
– Steven Biko
Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?
– Andy Warhol
Is there any wonder why we are in such big trouble? Any question why the people don't trust their government anymore, and demand a change?
– Chris Christie
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
– Stephen Hawking
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
– Doug Larson
Instead of focusing on that circumstances that you cannot change - focus strongly and powerfully on the circumstances that you can.
– Joy Page
Injuries obviously change the way you approach the game.
– Brett Favre
In science the important thing is to modify and change one's ideas as science advances.
– Herbert Spencer
In politics there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers, and then there are those like John McCain who use their careers to promote change.
– Sarah Palin
In order to effect great change, we need to look at how we can help those in our own communities as well as globally.
– Christina Aguilera
In one century, we've added 28 years to our average life span - a change so rapid that our brains couldn't possibly have evolved to accommodate it.
– Martha Beck
In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?
– Carl Rogers
In Britain, like most of the developed world, stem-cell research is regarded as a great opportunity. America will be left behind if it doesn't change policy.
– Stephen Hawking
In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We've got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms.
– Chuck Norris
Imagine if the pension funds and endowments that own much of the equity in our financial services companies demanded that those companies revisit the way mortgages were marketed to those without adequate skills to understand the products they were being sold. Management would have to change the way things were done.
– Eliot Spitzer
Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
– Herodotus
If your life changes, we can change the world, too.
– Yoko Ono
If you're unhappy, you should change what you're doing.
– Marc Andreessen
If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change.
– John A. Simone, Sr.
If you want to change the way your banking system is regulated, if you want to learn the mistakes of what's gone wrong, then you have to change your government.
– George Osborne
If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization.
– Mary Douglas
If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.
– William Glasser
If you want to be certain, you should never get married. You should never change jobs. In fact, you might as well just stay home. Because I don't know anybody who is certain. That need to be certain is just procrastination.
– Mark Burnett
If you walk down the street and smile at someone, that will get passed on to the next person. That has the power to change someone's day.
– Julianna Margulies
If you take different mythologies from different cultures, the names may change and the story lines may vary but there is always something in common.
– Maynard James Keenan
If you never change your mind, why have one?
– Edward de Bono
If you feel like it's difficult to change, you will probably have a harder time succeeding.
– Andrea Jung
If you don't change, then what's the point of anything happening to you?
– Doug Coupland
If you continually write and read yourself as a fiction, you can change what's crushing you.
– Jeanette Winterson
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
– Wayne Dyer
If you change partners every time it gets tough or you get a little dissatisfied, then I don't think you get the richness that's available in a long-term relationship.
– Jeff Bridges
If you can change three lives in 10, three lives in a hundred, that's got to be good, hasn't it?
– Ian Botham
If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.
– William James
If you asked an 18-year-old what they want to do with their life, and the options are 'Transformers' or Lars von Trier, he's probably shipping out for 'Transformers.' If you ask a 26-year-old what he wants to do, 'Transformers' or Lars von Trier, he'd probably pick Lars von Trier. So, my sensibilities are changing as I change.
– Shia LaBeouf
If you actually want to change your world, there is a better way of doing it than blowing yourself up.
– Salman Rushdie
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
– Michael Jordan
If we're going to change the laws, let's change them in ways which makes it easier to catch criminals, and yet at the same time protect the Second Amendment rights of our law-abiding citizens.
– John Dingell
If we don't like what the Republicans do, we need to get in there and change it.
– Medgar Evers
If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.
– Kathryn Bigelow
If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
– Carl Jung
If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?
– Gloria Steinem
If people don't like me for whatever I do, for being me, then that's too bad. I don't want to change to be something that I'm not for other people to like me.
– Vanessa Hudgens
If left unchecked, global change will create violent conflict, torrential storms, shrinking coastlines, and irreversible catastrophe.
– Valerie Jarrett
If I was a woman, I would be dressed in the same thing for a month and just change my hat and gloves. Maybe my shoes too yes, I see what you mean but, really, it's jewels that change an outfit.
– Manolo Blahnik
If I have to change my lifestyle, I don't want to live.
– Robert Mapplethorpe
If I can change than anyone can change. I promise you that.
– Brett Favre
If a person with a bullet in Dallas can change the world, imagine a person with an idea could do.
– J. Michael Straczynski
If a person doesn't change, there's something really wrong with him.
– Clint Eastwood
I've seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. It reveals who you are.
– Michelle Obama
I've had some movies that have been ridiculed, but that's OK with me. I don't feel that really defines me. Should I change who I am to be popular?
– Kevin Costner
I've always looked the same. Since I was a child, I hated having to deal with my hair. I hated having to change my clothes. As a kid, I had a sailor shirt and the same old corduroy pants, and that's what I wanted to wear everyday.
– Patti Smith
I've always been ambitious since I was nine years old and that was never going to change.
– Katy Perry
I'm very comfortable with how I look. I always have been. I think I look pretty good. There's nothing I want to change. I'm pretty happy with what I've got.
– Avril Lavigne
I'm trying to change the culture in New York City that's hard enough!
– Michael Bloomberg
I'm one of those people who thinks that changing one's hair is the only part of the body that you can change at will.
– Hillary Clinton
I'm doing it because I choose it. And if it's not working, I can make a change.
– Alanis Morissette
I'm definitely open to change, but at the same time I am quite stubborn.
– Andy Murray
I'm all about change, and I know things are going to move forward in life, and that's just how it goes.
– Kid Rock
I'm a role model now. I didn't know I was gonna have 13-year-old fans, so I've tried to change a few things here and there. But I also know that the girls don't want me to be Miley Cyrus, either.
– Nicki Minaj
I'd say that after my father passed my writing changed, it went deeper. Most would say 'matured' but I don't think I'd use that word in relation to my progress. I think 'change' is a little more accurate.
– Rick Springfield
I'd be happy to be taken as a woman - and that's what I was initially trying to do when I started throwing on dresses and stuff. But that wasn't going to happen because everyone kept calling me sir. So I thought I'd change the method and just start wearing what I wanted to wear.
– Eddie Izzard
I wrote seven Myron Bolitar novels in a row, and I never want to write a Myron book where he just solves a crime. Every one of them I want to be personal, and I want him to grow and change. The problem with that is, it makes the series limited, you can't write a series where a guy is always going through some kind of crisis.
– Harlan Coben
I wouldn't change one thing about my professional life, and I make it a point not to dwell on my mistakes.
– Ethel Merman
I wouldn't change anything. I've made mistakes, but thanks to those mistakes, I've learned.
– Enrique Iglesias
I wouldn't change a thing - except my bank balance.
– Johnny Thunders
I wouldn't change a single thing, because one change alters every moment that follows it.
– Sidney Poitier
I would not change my blest estate for all the world calls good or great.
– Isaac Watts
I went through life like an idiot for a great deal of the time, saying there's nothing I would change. That was a very arrogant thing to say. There's a lot I would change. There are people I would have steered clear of.
– Hugh Leonard
I was willing to accept what I couldn't change.
– Abdul Kalam
I was married to someone who wanted me to change. Become more adult, more responsible. I began not to like myself, not like what I do. I lost my identity. Everything began collapsing around me.
– Marilyn Manson
I was born left-handed, but I was made to use my other hand. When I was writing 'Famished Road,' which was very long, I got repetitive stress syndrome. My right wrist collapsed, so I started using my left hand. The prose I wrote with my left hand came out denser, so later on I had to change it.
– Ben Okri
I was away from the front lines for a while this spring, living with other troops, and considerable fighting took place while I was gone. When I got ready to return to my old friends at the front I wondered if I would sense any change in them.
– Ernie Pyle
I was advised by an American agent when I was about 19 to change my surname.
– Rachel Weisz
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
– Aldous Huxley
I want to change things for the better, just like everybody else.
– Henry Rollins
I used to be a Catholic. I left because I object to conversion by concussion. If you don't agree with what they teach, you get clobbered over the head until you do. All that does is change the shape of the head.
– Alan Alda
I try to contrast life today is full of contrast... We have to change.
– Gianni Versace
I told you I'm not going to criticize my successor. I'll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don't believe that persuasion isn't going to work. Therapy isn't going to cause terrorists to change their mind.
– George W. Bush
I thought, well, you might see curves there, but that's just a bone - so even if I lose weight that's not going to change anything. That's how I look. That's my shape. Do the math.
– Christina Hendricks
I think your alcohol intake has to change. You know, usually a big person feels they can drink anything they want to and as much as they want to and I've cut that way back.
– Mike Ditka
I think the tiniest little thing can change the course of your day, which can change the course of your year, which can change who you are.
– Taylor Swift
I think sometimes when children grow up, their parents grow up. Mine grew up with me. We coexist. I don't try to change them anymore, and I don't think they try to change me. We agree to disagree.
– Katy Perry
I think most artists would be happy to have bigger audiences rather than smaller ones. It doesn't mean that they are going to change their work in order necessarily to get it, but they're happy if they do get it.
– Brian Eno
I think it's naive to pray for world peace if we're not going to change the form in which we live.
– Godfrey Reggio
I think it's harder for people than it should be. But as more and more of us become carbon neutral and change the patterns in our lives to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem, we are now beginning to see the changes in policy that are needed.
– Al Gore
I think it true that, you know, sometimes things start to change even before a government changes and, actually, I think you can begin to see even the Labour machine beginning to understand that it has become over-reliant on targets and processes, that local governments have been over-bossed and bullied.
– David Cameron
I think if there's something one needs to change with oneself, it doesn't have to happen in the New Year. You can do that any time you please - not that it's not a good inspirational tactic for the people that it works for.
– Brittany Murphy
I think if there's any difference between me and a traditional CEO, it's that I've been unwilling to change myself or shape my personality around what's expected.
– Andrew Mason
I think I can change the game.
– Venus Williams
I think having a child can really change you if you're open to it.
– Tori Amos
I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.
– Jamie Lee Curtis
I think clothes should make you feel safe. I like clothes you want to go to sleep in. I sometimes stand in front of a mirror and change a million times because I know I really want to wear my nightgown.
– Gilda Radner
I think change is possible, but only for individuals who were never truly gay in the first place and who have a strong personal motivation to recover their heterosexuality.
– Marilyn vos Savant
I take sounds and change them into words.
– Brian Eno
I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.
– Tom Stoppard