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Because people don’t like change. But make the change happen fast enough and you go from one type of normal to another.

— Terry Pratchett, Making Money  <link>

Change breaks the brittle.

— Jan Houtema (source)  <link>

If there is a God, and He loves me—if that’s not just a nice thought, if there is truth in that, it will change everything.

— Matt Fradd, interview on The Journey Home  <link>

Changing the Church

If anyone wants to have the Church changed, he must make himself the starting-point of renewal. For the critic himself is part of what the Church is suffering from. For usually his own life is not much of a recommendation for Christianity.

— Karl Rahner, SJ, Theology for Renewal:  Bishops, Priests, Laity  <link>

Hell begins with a grumbling mood, always complaining, always blaming others…but you are still distinct from it. You may even criticize it in yourself and wish you could stop it. But there may come a day when you can no longer. Then there will be no you left to criticize the mood or even to enjoy it, but just the grumble itself, going on forever like a machine. It is not a question of God ‘sending us’ to hell. In each of us there is something growing, which will BE Hell unless it is nipped in the bud.

— C.S. Lewis (via)  <link>

A Little Motivation

Pain doesn’t tell you when you ought to stop. Pain is the little voice in your head that tries to hold you back because it knows if you continue, you will change. Don’t let it stop you from being who you can be. Exhaustion tells you when you ought to stop. You only reach your limit when you can go no further.

— Daryl Furuyama (via)  <link>

Inside yourself or outside, you never have to change what you see, only the way you see it.

— Thaddeus Golas  <link>

The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.

— G.K. Chesterton  <link>

There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.

— Euripides  <link>

We navigate our whole lives using words. Change and improve the words and I believe we can change and improve life.

— Martin Firrell [via]  <link>

What Bends?

Boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead…only try to realize the truth.

Neo: What truth?

Boy: There is no spoon.

Neo: There is no spoon?

Boy: Then you’ll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.

from the movie, Matrix  <link>

A river remains what it is by changing what it contains.

— Author unknown (inspired by Heraclitus)  <link>