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.

Oscar Wilde


All things are subject to change, and we change with them.

– Anonymous


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


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