Quotations About / On: CHANGE

  • 71.
    Politicians love change, but of details only.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 72.
    I change my opinions often, but not my way of thinking.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 73.
    A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.
    (Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist. "The Guermantes Way," pt. 2, ch. 2, Remembrance of Things Past, vol. 6 (1921), cit. By Ronald and Colette Cortie (1988).)
  • 74.
    Everything in the world can be changed, my dear Florestan, but the human being.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi, pt. I (1952).)
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  • 75.
    Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.
    (Richard Hooker (1554-1600), British theologian. Quoted in Samuel Johnson, Dictionary of the English Language, preface (1755).)
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  • 76.
    ... wariness about change is a kind of prairie wisdom.
    (Kathleen Norris (b. 1947), U.S. poet and farmer. Dakota, ch. 9 (1993).)
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  • 77.
    I resist change even as I call for it.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 78.
    Wallace Stevens: the Platonist celebrates endless change, but with regret.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 79.
    Had Cleopatra's nose been shorter, the whole face of the world would have changed.
    (Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. Pensées, no. 413, ed. Krailsheimer; no. 162, ed. Brunschvicg (1670, trans. 1688), rev. A.J. Krailsheimer (1966).)
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  • 80.
    Sophistication knows the score, but is powerless to change it.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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