Quotations on Change

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The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Change, Ending, Potential, Want)

Jay Leno is not a guy who likes change. He eats the same food every day.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: Food, Change, Day)

Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about.
- Tori Amos
(Keywords: Time, Change, Realism)

Being a father, well, I don't know if this is a change, but it makes me want to get out of here faster. Get off the clock. Just 'cause the baby is my reason for living, my reason for coming to work.
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Keywords: Work, Change, Father, Baby, Being, Living, Reason, Want)

The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Architecture, Change, Will, Wonder)

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Society, Change, Decision, Today, Will, World)

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Life, Change, Thoughts, Universe)

Probably people always feel that they are living in a time of transition, but we can hardly be mistaken perhaps in thinking that this is an era of particularly momentous change, rapid and proceeding at an ever quickening rate.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Time, Change, People, Living, Thinking)

Another cause of change, one less noticeable but fundamental, is the modern growth of population closely connected with scientific and medical discoveries. It is interesting that the United Nations has set up a special Commission to study this question.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Medical, Change, Growth, Cause, Nations, Population, Question, Study, United)

You have actors who begin at a certain young age and there's very little change in their technique and the depth of their performances; they're the same 30 years later.
- Alec Baldwin
(Keywords: Age, Change, Actors, Years)

It is, I claim, nonsense to say that it does not matter which individual man acted as the nucleus for the change. It is precisely this that makes history unpredictable into the future.
- Gregory Bateson
(Keywords: History, Change, Future, Man, Nonsense)

For example, UNICEF works with governments to change legislation such as in India where a law was passed raising the age of compulsory school completion to keep children in school and away from the workplace for longer.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Age, Change, Children, Completion, Example, Law, Legislation, School)

History is, in its essentials, the science of change. It knows and it teaches that it is impossible to find two events that are ever exactly alike, because the conditions from which they spring are never identical.
- Marc Bloch
(Keywords: History, Science, Change, Events, Spring)

Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.
- Debby Boone
(Keywords: Dreams, Change, Nothing)

It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least.
- F. H. Bradley
(Keywords: Nature, Change, Sympathy, Economy, Help, May)

Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.
- David Brin
(Keywords: Age, Change, Science, People, Fiction, Literature)

I spend my life essentially alone at a computer. That doesn't change. I have the same challenges every day.
- Dan Brown
(Keywords: Life, Change, Computer, Day)

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Nature, Change, Law)

It's the No.1 issue with people I talk to, whether Republican, Democrat or independent. They want to see the way business is done in Washington change.
- Francine Busby
(Keywords: Business, Change, People, Republican, Talk, Want, Washington)

This change to a higher phase of alert is a signal to governments, to ministries of health and other ministries, to the pharmaceutical industry and the business community that certain actions now should be undertaken with increased urgency and at an accelerated pace.
- Margaret Chan
(Keywords: Business, Change, Health, Actions, Community, Now)

I would prefer to have a more appealing job. If I could still change careers, I would prefer it. This unfortunate art is made for long beards and ugly faces rather than for a relatively well-endowed woman.
- Camille Claudel
(Keywords: Art, Change, Careers, Faces, Job, Ugly, Woman)

Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting - it's kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: Change, Challenge, Climate, Climate change, Trying, Weight)

The most meaningful engine of change, powerful enough to confront corporate power, may be not so much environmental quality, as the economic development and growth associated with the effort to improve it.
- Barry Commoner
(Keywords: Environmental, Change, Power, Quality, Development, Growth, Corporate, Effort, May)

If we don't change, millions of American families are just one medical emergency, or one layoff, away from financial disaster and bankruptcy.
- Jim Cooper
(Keywords: Medical, Change, Financial, American, Disaster)

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
- E. Joseph Cossman
(Keywords: Age, Change, Middle age, Mind)

The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
- Aleister Crowley
(Keywords: Life, Change, Experience, Mistake, Growth, Enjoyment, Exercise, Mankind)

I believe global warming and climate change are real threats to our planet.
- Andrew Cuomo
(Keywords: Change, Climate, Climate change, Global warming)

I try to be careful because technology changes so much over the years. But some things don't change. Kids and parents have disagreements, kids try to manipulate, parents try to sit down with rules and regs. That part never changes.
- Paula Danziger
(Keywords: Technology, Change, Disagreements, Kids, Parents, Rules, Years)

Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change - it can not only move us, it makes us move.
- Ossie Davis
(Keywords: Art, Change, Power)

Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger that is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change. I think, in fact, that one could give that as a definition of revolution.
- Barbara Deming
(Keywords: Anger, Change, Determination, Affliction, Fact, Revolution)

We cannot escape that Hollywood is in the middle of a wave of technological change. The current angst over all the implications of new entertainment technology is nothing new.
- Michael Eisner
(Keywords: Technology, Change, Entertainment, Hollywood, Nothing)

Inner city education must change. Our responsibility is not merely to provide access to knowledge; we must produce educated people.
- James L. Farmer, Jr.
(Keywords: Education, Change, People, Knowledge, Responsibility)

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.
- William Feather
(Keywords: Age, Change, Being, Middle age)

In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.
- Ernst Fischer
(Keywords: Art, Change, Faith, Society, Help, World)

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher
(Keywords: Age, Change, Being, Middle age)

The trick of this thing and the beauty of this thing is that it's a cowboy movie first and then stuff happens. Even after stuff happens it doesn't change - it hasn't suddenly changed into another kind of movie. It's still a cowboy movie. And that's what's incredible about it because nobody has done that before, that's new territory.
- Harrison Ford
(Keywords: Beauty, Change, First)

There will always be men struggling to change, and there will always be those who are controlled by the past.
- Ernest Gaines
(Keywords: Men, Change, Past, Will)

And given that there's been probably a ten-fold amount of information about terrorism through the media than there has about climate change; I think that's quite an interesting statistic.
- Peter Garrett
(Keywords: Change, Climate, Climate change, Information, Media, Terrorism)

Once you start to look into the guts of climate change you find that just about every scientific institution in the world is conducting research on the issue.
- Peter Garrett
(Keywords: Change, Climate, Climate change, Research, World)

Climate change is also clearly a matter of huge interest and concern for the scientific community.
- Peter Garrett
(Keywords: Change, Climate, Climate change, Community, Concern, Interest)

It's absolutely not acceptable for people to argue that, if we are going to do anything about climate change at all, well, the responsibility lies solely with the individual.
- Peter Garrett
(Keywords: Change, People, Climate, Climate change, Lies, Responsibility)

The forces that are in play on climate change essentially revolve around the generation of power, the transportation of goods and services and people, and the sorts of materials that we use to fuel the whole of our civilisation.
- Peter Garrett
(Keywords: Change, Power, People, Climate, Climate change, Play)

Look, very clearly there are things that need to be done urgently in relation to climate change, and of those the most obvious is to have an enforceable and equitable arrangement delivering deep cuts in emissions into the middle of the century.
- Peter Garrett
(Keywords: Change, Climate, Climate change, Deep, Obvious)

This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.
- Bill Gates
(Keywords: Business, Change, Time, World, Years)

What I worry about is climate change, because that would have untold effects that we can't even measure yet.
- Susan George
(Keywords: Change, Climate, Climate change, Measure, Worry)

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
- J. Paul Getty
(Keywords: Experience, Change, Enemy)

I think I'm actually quite a materialistic person, I value what it takes to make a car or build a nice house. Money does change things, but how it changes people depends on how they react to it.
- Roland Gift
(Keywords: Car, Change, Money, People, Value)

What happened to Haiti is a threat that could happen anywhere in the Caribbean to these island nations, you know, because of global warming, because of climate change and all this.
- Danny Glover
(Keywords: Change, Climate, Climate change, Global warming, Nations)

Time is change; we measure its passing by how much things alter.
- Nadine Gordimer
(Keywords: Time, Change, Measure)

I have not made any suggestions about climate change. This is more about blending or shifting the conversation about the environment versus the economy. It's just such an old, outdated conversation.
- Jennifer Granholm
(Keywords: Change, Climate, Climate change, Conversation, Economy, Environment, Old)



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