10 Great Literature Quotes about Change

Whether you are going through a major change in life or you are looking to change yourself, here are 10 Great Literature Quotes about Change to inspire and provoke thought.


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“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
― Lao Tzu


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“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” 
― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein


leo_tolstoy

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
― Leo Tolstoy


Paulo-Coelho

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym


Nietzsche

“The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche


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“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi


TerryPratchett

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky


john-green-ftr

“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


Raymond Chandler

“To say goodbye is to die a little.” 
― Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye


STEPHEN CHBOSKY

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


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