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    transformation Quotes

    I've been watching a lot of Joni Mitchell YouTube clips and I can't believe her transformation from this folk singer in Canada.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    We possess our body by chance and we are already pleased with it. If our physical bodies went through ten thousand transformations without end, how incomparable would this joy be! Therefore the sage roams freely in the realm in which nothing can escape, but all endures.
    — Zhuangzi
    Beneath multiple specific and individual distinctions, beneath innumerable and incessant transformations, at the bottom of the circular evolution without beginning or end, there hides a law, a unique nature participated in by all beings, in which this common participation produces a ground of common harmony.
    — Zhuangzi
    I could write a treatise on the sudden transformation of life into archaeology
    — Zbigniew Herbert
    Persisting social crisis, the emergence of a charismatic personality, and the exploitation of mass media to obtain public confidence would be the steppingstones in the piecemeal transformation of the United States into a highly controlled society.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    The dynamic character of China's nonstatist economic transformation, including its social openness to the rest of the world, is not mutually compatible in the long run with a relatively closed and bureaucratically rigid Communist dictatorship.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    We are witnessing an enormous shift of collective consciousness throughout the world. We are at the precipice of great transformation within our culture and government.
    — Zachary Quinto
    No to spectacle no to virtuosity no to transformations and magic and make believe no to glamour and transcendency of the star image no to the heroic no to the anti-heroic no to trash imagery no to involvement of performer or spectator no to style no to camp no to seduction of spectator by the wiles of the performer no to eccentricity no to moving or being moved.
    — Yvonne Rainer
    We need to realize that our path to transformation is through our mistakes. We're meant to make mistakes, recognize them, and move on to become unlimited.
    — Yehuda Berg
    Transformation always and necessarily calls for a transformation of oneself and one's environment. But I don't see that happening. People are stuck with their own positions that never change.
    — Yasuhiko Kimura
    Know that transformation sometimes begins with a fall. So never curse the fall.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    When I say war, I'm not talking about mental war; I'm talking about totally eliminating the obstacles to transformation of our children.
    — Wole Soyinka
    Isn't a person who can live on nothing much stronger? I try to nurture that transformation in myself.
    — Wojciech Kurtyka
    The Lockean assumption that if we put our labor to it then it becomes our own is totally fallacious. We have to figure out how to leave things alone, and build an economic system that's not built on a linear model, but instead on a cyclical model, because that's the natural world - it's cyclical and not linear. That is going to take a lot of transformation.
    — Winona LaDuke
    Like any other spiritual transformation or renewal, conversion must begin with an honest and a sincere admission that we need God's trans-formative power in our lives to achieve any real change, no matter the perspective from which we might begin.
    — Wilton Daniel Gregory
    The real secret to freedom seems to lie in the ability to deal with ambiguity, the capacity to tolerate noise and yet hear within its wild randomizing abandon the possibilities of innovation and transformations.
    — William Thompson
    Techniques such as genetic engineering, psychoactive drugs and electronic control of the brain make possible a transformation of the species into docile, fully-obedient, 'safe' organisms.
    — William Sims
    Transformation without work and pain, without suffering, without a sense of loss is just an illusion of true change.
    — William P. Young
    One aspect of modern life which has gone far to stifle men is the rapid growth of tremendous corporations. Enormous spiritual sacrifices are made in the transformation of shopkeepers into employees... The disappearance of free enterprise has led to a submergence of the individual in the impersonal corporation in much the same manner as he has been submerged in the state in other lands.
    — William O. Douglas
    For the first time in human evolution, the individual life is long enough, and the cultural transformation swift enough, that the individual mind is now a constituent player in the global transformation of human culture.
    — William Irwin Thompson
    At spare moments in the day, make it a point to contemplate the loss of whatever you value in life. Engaging in such contemplation can produce a dramatic transformation in your outlook on life. It can make you realize, if only for a time, how lucky you are - how much you have to be thankful for, almost regardless of your circumstances.
    — William Braxton Irvine
    Nothing in this world is so marvelous as the transformation that a soul undergoes when the light of faith descends upon the light of reason.
    — William Bernard Ullathorne
    When we move beyond information toward transformation, we savor the truth of seeking to do life "under the Word" as the ancients have taught.
    — William Anthony Donohue
    There is no way to overstate the magnitude of the collective spiritual transformation that will occur when we shift from food of violent oppression to food of gentleness and compassion.
    — Will Tuttle
    Education is the transformation of civilisation
    — Will Durant
    Nature does not know extinction; all it knows is transformation. ... Everything science has taught me-and continues to teach me-strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death. Nothing disappears without a trace.
    — Wernher von Braun
    A consistent pursuit of classical physics forces a transformation in the very heart of that physics.
    — Werner Heisenberg
    Modern physics has changed nothing in the great classical disciplines of, for instance, mechanics, optics, and heat. Only the conception of hitherto unexplored regions, formed prematurely from a knowledge of only certain parts of the world, has undergone a decisive transformation. This conception, however, is always decisive for the future course of research.
    — Werner Heisenberg
    Our Children no longer learn how to read the great book of Nature from their own direct experience, or how to interact creatively with the seasonal transformations of the planet. They seldom learn where their water come from or where it goes. We no longer coordinate our human celebration with the great liturgy of the heavens.
    — Wendell Berry
    Nothing's better than coming away from a film when people don't even recognize you, because you've undergone a total transformation.
    — Warwick Davis
    A pair of skis are the ultimate transformation to freedom
    — Warren Miller
    ...Jesus did not advocate non-violence merely as a technique for outwitting the enemy, but as a just means of opposing the enemy in such a way as to hold open the possibility of the enemy's becoming just as well. Both sides must win. We are summoned to pray for our enemies' transformation, and to respond to ill-treatment with a love that not only is godly but also, I am convinced, can only be found in God.
    — Walter Wink
    We now know that human transformation does not happen through didacticism or through excessive certitude, but through the playful entertainment of another scripting of reality that may subvert the old given text and its interpretation and lead to the embrace of an alternative text and its redescription of reality.
    — Walter Brueggemann
    Long-term commitment to new learning and new philosophy is required of any management that seeks transformation. The timid and the fainthearted, and the people that expect quick results, are doomed to disappointment.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    Nothing happens without personal transformation.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    To successfully respond to the myriad of changes that shake the world, transformation into a new style of management is required. The route to take is what I call profound knowledge, knowledge for leadership of transformation.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    The transformation will come from leadership.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    The prevailing style of management must undergo transformation. A system can not understand itself. The transformation requires a view from outside.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    Transformation is not automatic. It must be learned; it must be led.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    I want to burn with the spirit of the times. I want all servants of the stage to recognize their lofty destiny. I am disturbed at my comrades' failure to rise above narrow caste interests which are alien to the interests of society at large. Yes, the theatre can play an enormous part in the transformation of the whole of existence.
    — Vsevolod Meyerhold
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