change Quotes

If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.

I wrote seven Myron Bolitar novels in a row, and I never want to write a Myron book where he just solves a crime. Every one of them I want to be personal, and I want him to grow and change. The problem with that is, it makes the series limited, you can’t write a series where a guy is always going through some kind of crisis.

A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit.

The Howard Hughes I knew began to change after his plane crash in 1941.

I’d be happy to be taken as a woman – and that’s what I was initially trying to do when I started throwing on dresses and stuff. But that wasn’t going to happen because everyone kept calling me sir. So I thought I’d change the method and just start wearing what I wanted to wear.

Governments cannot make marriages or turn feckless individuals into responsible citizens. That needs another kind of change agent.

I want art to make me think. In order to do that, it may piss me off, or make me uncomfortable. That promotes awareness and change, or at least some discussion.

Much can and must be done by governments, but they cannot of themselves change lives.

Europe is dying. That is one of the unsayable truths of our time. We are undergoing the moral equivalent of climate change and no one is talking about it.

My kid could get a bad X-ray and I could get a call from the doctor saying I have something growing in my bum and that would change my perspective on everything instantaneously, on what is and what is not important.