Seven Great Quotes About Renewal

5 April 2016 | Think­ing in New Ways

Boris Paster­nak, Author, Doc­tor Zhiva­go [link]

Reshap­ing life! Peo­ple who can say that have nev­er under­stood a thing about life — they have nev­er felt its breath, its heart­beat — how­ev­er much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw mate­r­i­al that needs to be processed by them, to be enno­bled by their touch. But life is nev­er a mate­r­i­al, a sub­stance to be mold­ed. If you want to know, life is the prin­ci­ple of self-renew­al, it is con­stant­ly renew­ing and remak­ing and chang­ing and trans­fig­ur­ing itself, it is infi­nite­ly beyond your or my obtuse the­o­ries about it

Bill Wat­ter­son, Com­ic Strip Artist, Calvin & Hobbes [link]

Shut­ting off the thought process is not reju­ve­nat­ing; the mind is like a car bat­tery — it recharges by running.

Maria Robin­son, Author, The Brave Cater­pil­lar [link]

Nobody can go back and start a new begin­ning, but any­one can start today and make a new ending.

7 Great Quotes

Eugène Ionesco, Play­wright [link]

I believe that in the his­to­ry of art and of thought there has always been at every liv­ing moment of cul­ture a will to renew­al. This is not the pre­rog­a­tive of the last decade only. All his­to­ry is noth­ing but a suc­ces­sion of crises — of rup­ture, repu­di­a­tion and resis­tance. When there is no cri­sis, there is stag­na­tion, pet­ri­fac­tion and death. All thought, all art is aggressive.

Ingrid Weir, Writer, Com­ic, Activist [link]

Today is the first day of the rest of your life, and if you screw that up, you can start again tomorrow.

Her­mann Hesse, Poet, Nov­el­ist, Painter [link]

Whether you and I and a few oth­ers will renew the world some day remains to be seen. But with­in our­selves we must renew it each day.

John Hen­ry New­man, Reli­gious Leader, in The Idea of a Uni­ver­si­ty [link]

The intel­lect, which has been dis­ci­plined to the per­fec­tion of its pow­ers, which knows, and thinks while it knows, which has learned to leav­en the dense mass of facts and events with the elas­tic force of rea­son, such an intel­lect can­not be par­tial, can­not be exclu­sive, can­not be impetu­ous, can­not be at a loss, can­not but be patient, col­lect­ed, and majes­ti­cal­ly calm, because it dis­cerns the end in every begin­ning, the ori­gin in every end, the law in every inter­rup­tion, the lim­it in each delay; because it ever knows where it stands, and how its path lies from one point to another.

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