For most of us, making sense of change isn’t always easy, nor is it readily apparent, to us at least, the change that needs to be made. I have gathered this list of quotes slowly over a period of time, and will keep adding more as they come. I’ve tried to choose quotes that are neither sappy nor preachy, but which can be applied to any one of us as we live out our lives.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
– Alan Watts
You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live.
– Joan Baez
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
– Victor Frankl
A part of us has to die to transform; and a part of us dies if we don’t. Which part will prevail?
– Jett Psaris
The great thing to learn about life is, first, not to do what you don’t want to do, and second, to do what you want to do.
– Margaret Anderson
Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.
– Janis Joplin
To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying, “Amen,” to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
New things cannot come where there is no room
– Marlo Morgan
It is never too late—in fiction or in life—to revise.
– Nancy Thayer