Quotations About / On: CHANGE

  • 51.
    News reports don't change the world. Only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist, and trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act I (1956).)
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  • 52.
    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 (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. In Collected Works, vol. 17, ed. William McGuire (1954). On the Development of Personality (1934).)
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  • 53.
    No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.
    (Frank Zappa (1940-1994), U.S. rock musician, and Peter Occhiogrosso. The Real Frank Zappa Book, ch. 9 (1989). Written with Peter Occhiogrosso.)
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  • 54.
    Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.
    (James Baldwin (1924-1987), U.S. author. repr. In The Price of the Ticket (1985). "Every Good-Bye Ain't Gone," published in New York (Dec. 19, 1977).)
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  • 55.
    Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.
    (John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. The Ground We Stand On: Some Examples From the History of a Political Creed, sec. III, "On the White Porch of the Republic," ch. 5, "Citizen Barlow of the Republic of the World," Harcourt, Brace and Company (1941).)
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  • 56.
    For some natures, changing their opinions is just as much a requirement of cleanliness as changing their clothes: for others, however, it is merely a requirement of vanity.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 701, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Wanderer and His Shadow, aphorism 346, "A Requirement of Cleanliness," (1880).)
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  • 57.
    I guess it was easier for her to change her name than for her whole family to change theirs.
    (Vina Delmar, U.S. novelist, playwright. Lucy (Irene Dunne), The Awful Truth, after witnessing the specialty act of nightclub performer Dixie Bell Lee—ne Toots Binswanger (Joyce Compton) (1937).)
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  • 58.
    The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.
    (Max Lerner (b. 1902), U.S. author, columnist. repr. in The Unfinished Country, pt. 1 (1959). "Fifty," New York Post (December 18, 1952).)
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  • 59.
    Always get rid of theory private object in this way: assume that it constantly changes, but that you do not notice the change because your memory constantly deceives you.
    (Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian philosopher, worked m.. Philosophical Investigations, Part II, p. 209e, Macmillan (1953).)
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  • 60.
    ... religion can only change when the emotions which fill it are changed; and the religion of personal fear remains nearly at the level of the savage.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 61 (1871-1872).)
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