Quotations About / On:
Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again. The world is not yet exhausted; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before.
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Nekayah, in The History of Rasselas, ch. 47 (1759).)
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
(Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish artist. Trans. in Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Picasso: Fifty Years of His Art (1946). Conversation avec Picasso, vol. 10, no. 10, Cahiers d'Art (Paris, 1935).)
Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Felix Holt, the Radical, ch. 48 (1866).)
A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
A reasonable change of the world can not be instrumented by pure reason.
(Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Czechoslovakia 1968 (1968).)
The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.
(Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. Republican politician, president. Speech, October 22, 1928, New York City.)
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
(Jules Furthman (1888-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and Josef von Sternberg. Shanghai Lily (Marlene Dietrich), in Shanghai Express (film) (1932).)
Any solution to a problem changes the problem.
(R.W. (Richard William) Johnson (b. 1916), U.S. journalist, newspaper executive. Washingtonian (November 1979).)
Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
True self is the part of us that does not change when circumstances do.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)