— Poppy Z. Brite Novelist, short story writer, food writer 1967
— Charles de Lint author 1951
The Ivory and the Horn (1996), “The Forever Trees”, p. 331
— Heraclitus pre-Socratic Greek philosopher -535 - -475 a.C.
πάντα χωρεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει As quoted by Plato in Cratylus, 402a Variants and variant translations: Everything flows and nothing stays. Everything flows and nothing abides. Everything gives way and nothing stays fixed. Everything flows; nothing remains. All is flux, nothing is stationary. All is flux, nothing stays still. All flows, nothing stays. Πάντα ῥεῖ Everything flows. This statement occurs in Simplicius' Commentary on Aristotle's Physics, 1313.11; while some sources attribute to Simplicius the coining of the specific phrase "πάντα ῥεῖ (panta rhei)", meaning "everything flows/is in a state of flux", to characterize the concept in the philosophy of Heraclitus, the essential phrasing "everything changes" and variations on it, in contexts where Heraclitus's thought is being alluded to, was current in both Plato and Aristotle's writings.
— James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987
Context: Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. … Most of us are about as eager to change as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock. "As Much Truth As One Can Bear" in The New York Times Book Review (14 January 1962); republished in The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings (2011), edited by Randall Kenan<!-- , also quoted in Wisdom for the Soul : Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) by Larry Chang, p. 114 -->
„This perpetual toggling between nothing being new, under the sun, and everything having very recently changed, absolutely, is perhaps the central driving tension of my work.“
— William Gibson American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist and founder of the cyberpunk subgenre 1948
At the Booksmith http://litseen.com/?p=7466, reading from Distrust That Particular Flavor. (19 January 2012).
— Elizabeth Hand, livro Generation Loss
Generation Loss (2007), Context: There's always a moment when everything changes. … If you don't see it coming, if you blink or you're drunk or just looking the other way — well everything changes anyway, it's not like things would have been different. But for the rest of your life you're fucked, because you blew it. Maybe no one else knows it, but you do. In my case, it was no secret. Everyone knew I'd blown it. Some people can make do in a situation like that. Me, I've never been good at making do. My life, who could pretend there wasn't a big fucking hole in it. Ch. 1
— Louis L'Amour Novelist, short story writer 1908 - 1988
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1886 - 1968
Voces (1943), Todo lo que cambia, donde cambia, deja detrás de sí un aibsmo.
— Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
„If things do not change, there will be nothing left to change. Either power must pass to the people or everything will perish.“
— Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Fourth President and ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan 1928 - 1979
Letter to his daughter (1978), p. 14.