Quotations About / On: CHANGE
... all big changes in human history have been arrived at slowly and through many compromises.
(Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. First Lady, author, and speaker. As quoted in Eleanor and Franklin, ch. 27, by Joseph P. Lash (1971).
Stated in 1925.)
The cues that arouse desire are changed by Fashion, but feel like the proddings of Nature.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
Change alone is unchanging.
(Heraclitus (c. 535-c. 475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Herakleitos and Diogenes, pt. 1, fragment 23, trans. by Guy Davenport (1976).)
Our young Senator will make a good orator when his voice stops changing.
(Sidney Buchman (1902-1975), U.S. screenwriter. President of the Senate (Harry Carey), Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939).)
Everything changes as it is written down.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
Politicians love change, but of details only.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)