Quotes to live by

Sometimes you read a line in a book or pick out some words in a song and they stick in your mind; speak to you about the things you believe in, aspire to or need. Here are some of mine on the themes of Change and Finding Meaning.

What are the memorable or meaningful quotes that you treasure?


The thinking that got us to where we are is not the thinking that will get us to where we want to be.   

Albert Einstein

Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.

Tony Robbins

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage…

Anais Nin

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

Viktor Frankl

Finding meaning

I’m not searching for the meaning of life, but I’m looking for a meaning within my life.

David Lowery

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief…

You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it

The Talmud

Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.

Roy T. Bennett

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.

Anaïs Nin