What is actual; is actual only for one time, and only for one place.
– T. S. Eliot
Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.
– Richard Hooker
The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party, but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Always! That is the dreadful word … it is a meaningless word, too.
All things are subject to change, and we change with them.
Everything passes; all things wears out; eventually everything breaks.
– French proverb
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is apart of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another.
– Anatole France
If you want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.
– Giuseppe di Lampedusa
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
– Johann von Goethe
Wherever we are, it is but a stage on the way to somewhere else, and whatever we do, however well we do it, it is only a preparation to do something else that shall be different.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
I’ve learned only that you never say never.
– Marina von Neumann Whitman
For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity.
– Joyce Cary
The most ominous of fallacies: the belief that things can be kept static by inaction.
– Freya Stark
A permanent state of transition is man’s most noble condition.
– Juan Ramon Jimenez
Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties. The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself.
– Berenice Abbott