„When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can't make them change if they don't want to, just like when they do want to, you can't stop them.“
„In my experience women are like cats. When you don't want them you can't get rid of them and when you do want them it's like trying to pick up lint with a magnet. (p. 267)“
— Dave Sim Canadian cartoonist, creator of Cerebus 1956
„You don't want to write a big comment that tells others how to make a change they might want to make, because you don't know what change they're going to want to make. Better to have the attitude that you can't help future programmers make their changes. All you can do is make it easy for them to understand what you were trying to do. And it will be easiest for them to understand what you were trying to do if you were very careful to not try to do too much.“
— Ward Cunningham American computer programmer who developed the first wiki 1949
„What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.“
— Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
„Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose,
And sometimes the blues just get a hold of you.
Just when you thought you had made it,
All around the block people will talk.
But I want to give it all that I've got.
I just don't want, I don't want to waste it.“
— Carole King Nasa 1942
Sweet Seasons, co-written with Toni Stern
„Dear Long-wayaway-one,' very antisocial I am when I don't booze. And no fun when you're not around... Do you love me? Do you want to be a lazy Jane and never work again? Once I stopped boozing I have enjoyed not working. But we can't do it though.“
— Richard Burton Welsh actor 1925 - 1984
In "Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor: The Love Letters. How drinking cocooned them from pressure of fame. Without it, they couldn't even make love."
„Do you want to make a point or do you want to make a change? do you want to get something off your chest, or do you want to get something done?“
— Richard Nixon 37th President of the United States of America 1913 - 1994
Campaign speech in Michigan (1968) https://books.google.com/?id=uXRx5hGm8zYC&dq="Do+you+want+to+make+a+point+or+do+you+want+to+make+a+change"&pg=PA17