Seven Great Quotes About Renewal
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.
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.