Maya AngelouWhat you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.
Margaret MeadNever doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Khaled HosseiniIt may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime...
William FaulknerNever be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.
RumiYesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Barack ObamaChange will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Amy TanWe dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.
Albert EinsteinMen marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.
Mother TeresaI alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
Neil GaimanYou're always you, and that don't change, and you're always changing, and there's nothing you can do about it.
Philip RothEverybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.
Lady GagaWell, that's your opinion, isn't it? And I'm not about to waste my time trying to change it.
Barbra StreisandWhy does a woman work ten years to change a man, then complain he's not the man she married?
August WilsonI don't write particularly to effect social change. I believe writing can do that, but that's not why I write.
John LennonI'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.
Orhan PamukTo appropriate an invention, be it artistic or technical, you have to have at least a part of your spirit embracing it so radically that you somehow change.
Aung San Suu KyiThis was the way I was brought up to think of politics, that politics was to do with ethics, it was to do with responsibility, it was to do with service, so I think I was conditioned to think like that, and I'm too old to change now.
MadonnaNo matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.
David SedarisI haven't the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.
Aldous HuxleyI wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Audrey HepburnWhy change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.
David ByrneDo creative, social, and civic attitudes change depending on where we live? Yes, I think so.
Charles EamesChoose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world.
Tupac ShakurI'm not saying I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.
Karl MarxThe philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it. [These words are also inscribed upon his grave]
Aung San Suu KyiMore people, especially young people, are realising that if they want change, they've got to go about it themselves - they can't depend on a particular person, i.e. me, to do all the work. They are less easy to fool than they used to be, they now know what's going on all over the world.
PlutarchI don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
Marilyn MonroeI am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.
William ShakespeareDo not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.
Marilyn MonroeI believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when their right.
Malcolm XUsually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
Aung San Suu KyiA revolution simply means great change, significant change, and that's how I'm defining it - great change for the better, brought about through non-violent means.
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Harriet TubmanEvery great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Hal BorlandEach new season grows from the leftovers from the past. That is the essence of change, and change is the basic law.
Aung San Suu KyiWhat does Burma have to give the United States? We can give you the opportunity to engage with people who are ready and willing to change a society.
Brian TracyYou cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
BonoPop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it's not OK, but you can change it.
Isabel AllendeAccept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude, because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.
Marilyn MonroeI could never pretend something I didn't feel. I could never make love if I didn't love, and if I loved I could no more hide the fact than change the color of my eyes.
Robert F. KennedyFew will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
Amy TanEveryone must dream. We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that's like saying you can never change your fate. Isn't that true?
Roseanne BarrI do kabbalistic meditation. It's not unlike time travel; it can change the past and not just the future. You can look at what was lost and go beyond the grief of what was lost.
William S. BurroughsDesperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
Mark TwainIn the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
Steven SpielbergYou know, I don't really do that much looking inside me when I'm working on a project. Whatever I am becomes what that film is. But I change; you change.
Reinhold NiebuhrGod, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Bob DylanGonna change my way of thinking, make my self a different set of rules. Gonna put my good foot forward and stop being influenced by fools.
August WilsonI didn't always value the ways black people talked. I thought, in order to make art out of it, you had to change it.
Stephen KingGod grant me to SERENITY to accept what I cannot change the TENACITY to change what I may and the GOOD LUCK not to f*** up too often
Barbara KingsolverListen. To live is to be marked. To live is to change, to acquire the words of a story, and that is the only celebration we mortals really know. In perfect stillness, frankly, I've only found sorrow.
James PattersonAt that moment I had no mind to change, or not change, or throw against the nearest wall.
Orson Scott CardThere are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world.
Daisaku IkedaMany things happen in life. There are joyous days and times of suffering. Sometimes unpleasant things occur. But that's what makes life so interesting. The dramas we encounter are part and parcel of being human. If we experienced no change or drama in our lives, if nothing unexpected ever happened, we would merely be like automatons, our lives unbearably monotonous and dull. Therefore, please develop a strong self so that you can enact the drama of your life with confidence and poise in the face of whatever vicissitudes you may encounter.
Robert F. KennedyIf any man claims the Negro should be content... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
Richard DawkinsI think a fundamentalist is somebody who believes something unshakably and isn't going to change their mind.
Nelson MandelaOne of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
Haruki MurakamiI've always done whatever I felt like doing in life. People may try to stop me, and convince me I'm wrong, but I won't change.