Trying To Change Quotes by Gloria Steinem, Rhonda Byrne, George Bernard Shaw, Beth Grant, Darius Rucker, Paul Beatty and many others.
I think we’re all enmeshed in this political system that is devoted to controlling reproduction. You didn’t invent it; I didn’t invent it. Thirty percent of us are trying to preserve it, and 70 percent are trying to change it. We’re not active enough or voting enough or mad enough.
I was trying to change things on the outside and you can’t. You’ve got to feel it on the inside and everything else will change.
Those who canвЂ™t change their minds canвЂ™t change anything.
Everything I’ve done hasn’t worked out – you know, some things aren’t as great as others – but I’m having so much fun, who cares? Isn’t that what an artist is supposed to do? We’re trying to change the world. Otherwise, why be an artist? You want to shake people up and make ’em think.
I think people who go out and tell you how much they’re gonna change things are the people who end up being just another whatever. I’m never trying to change anything. That’s not for me.
I had a student once come up to me and we were talking about this incident, and, of course, I never had the right thing to say. But later on, I realized I should have said: Don’t write about trying to change the world, just write about a changed world or a world that’s not changing. Let that do the work.
We are trying to change the tones in the state capitals, and turn them toward bitter nastiness and partisanship.
Trying to change social, national, or global realities without working on human consciousness means there is no serious intention.
People are like, “Oh, I want to make your eyes almond.” I don’t have almond eyes! Why are you trying to change my eye shape?
If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Are you appalled at existing conditions? Don’t waste your energy trying to change conditions from without! Change the Human Heart from within.
When we really understand the fact of separate realities, we will stop spending so much time and energy trying to change the reality of others
If you hear what people had to say about Abraham Lincoln or what they had to say about FDR, or what they had to say about Ronald Reagan when he first came in and was trying to change our approach to government, that elicited huge responses.
I’m not trying to change the face of hip-hop music. I’m trying to make my records and always take the next step for me.
The first order of things to be changed is me, the leader. After I consider how hard it is to change myself, then I will understand the challenge of trying to change others. This is the ultimate test of leadership.
I’m not out there trying to change the world. I’m just out there trying to sing country music the best way I can.