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Quotations About / On: CHANGE

  • 31.
    Politics is repetition. It is not change. Change is something beyond what we call politics. Change is the essence politics is supposed to be the means to bring into being.
    (Kate Millett (b. 1934), U.S. feminist theorist, literary critic, essayist, autobiographer, sculptor. Flying, pt. 5, Alfred A. Knopf (1974).)
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  • 32.
    The correct rate of speed in innovating changes in long-standing social customs has not yet been determined by even the most expert of the experts. Personally I am beginning to think there is more danger in lagging than in speeding up cultural change to keep pace with mechanical change.
    (Mary Barnett Gilson (1877-?), U.S. factory personnel manager, economist, and educator. What's Past is Prologue, ch. 17 (1940).)
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  • 33.
    If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
    (Eldridge Cleaver (b. 1935), U.S. African American leader, writer. "The White Race and Its Heroes," Soul on Ice (1968).)
  • 34.
    What, then, is the true Gospel of consistency? Change. Who is the really consistent man? The man who changes. Since change is the law of his being, he cannot be consistent if he stick in a rut.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. paper, read in Hartford, Connecticut, 1884; repr. In Complete Essays, ed. Charles Neider (1963). "Consistency," (1923).)
  • 35.
    The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
    (Doris Lessing (b. 1919), British novelist. Sunday Times: Books (London, May 10, 1992).)
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  • 36.
    Change is one thing, progress is another. "Change" is scientific, "progress" is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy.
    (Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British philosopher, mathematician. repr. In Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell. "Philosophy and Politics," ch. 50.)
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  • 37.
    Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again. The world is not yet exhausted; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Nekayah, in The History of Rasselas, ch. 47 (1759).)
  • 38.
    Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 110 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 39.
    I have wanted everything as a writer and a woman, but most of all a world changed utterly by my revelations.
    (Dorothy Allison (b. 1949), U.S. author and lesbian feminist. Skin, ch. 18 (1994). Allison—a lesbian feminist essayist, fiction writer, and poet—described her poor, violence-ridden Southern childhood in her well-received autobiographical novel, Bastard Out of Carolina (1992).)
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  • 40.
    ... disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.
    (Kathleen Norris (b. 1947), U.S. poet and farmer. Dakota, ch. 9 (1993).)
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