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Quotations About / On: CHANGE

  • 71.
    A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
    (Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), British philosopher. Principles of Biology, pt. 1, ch. 4 (1865).)
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  • 72.
    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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  • 73.
    Each child is an adventure into a better life—an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
    (Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, July 27, 1965, Detroit, Michigan.)
  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    Everything can change, but not the language that we carry inside us, like a world more exclusive and final than one's mother's womb.
    (Italo Calvino (1923-1985), Italian novelist, critic. repr. In The Literature Machine (1987). Grand Bazaar (Milan, September-October 1980).)
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  • 76.
    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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  • 77.
    One never can know the whys and the wherefores of one's passional changes.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. First published by T. Seltzer (1928). "The Captain's Doll," The Tales of D. H. Lawrence, M. Secker (1934).)
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  • 78.
    Tax avoidance means that you hire a $250,000-fee lawyer, and he changes the word 'evasion' into the word 'avoidance.'
    (Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Politics of Upheaval, p. 333, Houghton Mifflin Co. (1960).)
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  • 79.
    A baby changes your dinner party conversation from politics to poops.
    (Maurice Johnstone (20th century), U.S. father. quoted in What Is a Baby?, By Richard and Helen Exley.)
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  • 80.
    ... if art speaks clearly about something relevant to people's lives it can change the way they perceive reality.
    (Judy Chicago (b. 1939), U.S. artist. As quoted in The Political Palate, ch. 3, by Betsey Beaven, et al. (1980).)
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