Cheer up, buttercup!
Change isn’t always easy, but in retrospect, it can turn out to be the best thing that’s ever happened to you. It can inspire you to try new things or take exciting new risks.
To quote Bill Clinton, “The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.”
Change is inherently inspirational — it’s reminiscent of love in that regards.
It’s like when you fall in love and you experience a series of mixed emotions: There are exhilarating highs and disheartening lows. There are feelings of admiration and feelings of dislike.
Love can make you crazy in the best and worst possible ways. And then you break up, and you suddenly feel like the whole world is crashing down around you.
The feeling is, well, unexplainable … and yet authors, philosophers, and many others have somehow found a way to pinpoint our exact feelings about change through their words — quotes that people come back to for inspiration across the ages.
The great thinkers also have a lot of quotes about change, and their inspirational sayings offer tremendous insight into what it truly means to throw your life into upheaval in the hopes of finding something better.
When asked about change, author Paulo Coelho was once quoted as saying:
“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.”
A good change quote is one that speaks for you when you’re at a loss for words. They reveal every little feeling you are trying to express.
So if you’re having trouble finding the right words to express how you feel in the throes of a breakup, or after losing your best friend or your job, here are 10 inspirational quotes that will help you remember that change can be a beautiful thing, if you let it.
It’s time to pick up the pieces and move on.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebs, activists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.
Maybe there’s something you’re afraid to day, someone you’re afraid to love, or somewhere you’re afraid it’s gonna hurt. It’s gonna hurt because it matters. — John Green
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. — George Bernard Shaw
I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over all over again. — F. Scott Fitzgerald
You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be. — Marianne Williamson
It’s okay to walk out of someone’s life if you don’t feel like you belong in it anymore.
Actually, I just woke up one day and decided I didn’t want to feel like that anymore, or ever again. So I changed. Just like that.
It’s never too late to be what you might have been. — George Eliot
Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different… — C.S. Lewis
When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. — Haruki Murakami
We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.
I’m on the hunt for who I’ve not yet become.
In the waves of change we find our true direction.
Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. — John F. Kennedy
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. — Stephen Hawking
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. — Andy Warhol
I choose to be unstoppable. I am bigger than my concerns and worries. The strength of others inspire me daily. I focus on my goal. I trust my intuition and live a courageous life.
When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending. — Brené Brown
You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. — John C. Maxwell
If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. — Roald Dahl
If you’re gonna make a change, you’re gonna have to operate from a new belief that says life happens not to me but for me. — Tony Robbins
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. — Abraham Lincoln
It always seems impossible until it’s done. — Nelson Mandela
Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love. — Emma Watson
Only do what your heart tells you. — Princess Diana
The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. — Anne Frank
Better to fight for something than to live for nothing. — George Patton
If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit. — W.C. Fields
Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. — Buddha
When a man says I cannot, he has made a suggestion to himself. He has weakened his power of accomplishing that which otherwise would have been accomplished. — Muhammad Ali
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become. — Steve Jobs
And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new & trust the magic of beginnings. — Meister Eckhart
Well-behaved women rarely make history. — Marilyn Monroe
You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody. — Maya Angelou
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. — Albert Einstein
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. — Abraham Lincoln
You are not judged by the height you have risen, but from the depth you have climbed. — Frederick Douglass
You don’t worry ’bout fitting in when you custom made. — Drake
Where you movin’?’ I said, ‘Onto better things.’ — Drake
You have to stop crying, and you have to go kick some ass. — Lady Gaga
You will fail. It’s a matter of when. The true test is if you can continue and stand up and accept failure and move forward. — Lady Gaga
There are no regrets in life, just lessons. — Jennifer Aniston
If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours. — Dolly Parton
You’ve got to kick fear to the side, because the payoff is huge. — Mariska Hargitay
Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep. — Madonna
Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions. — Will Smith
Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there. — Robert Downey Jr.
You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to. — Robin Williams
I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. i am changing the things I cannot accept. — Angela Davis
Nevertheless, she persisted.