Adapting Quotes

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Steve Maraboli
“Look around you. Everything changes. Everything on this earth is in a continuous state of evolving, refining, improving, adapting, enhancing…changing. You were not put on this earth to remain stagnant.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Jodi Picoult
“The first time someone I loved left me behind...I didn't know how my family would balance. We had been such a sturdy little end table, four solid legs. I was sure we would now be off-kilter, always unstable. Until one day I looked more closely, and realized that we had simply become a stool.”
Jodi Picoult, Lone Wolf

“Planning is helpful. If you don’t know what you want, you’ll seldom get it. But, no matter how well you plan, you will fare better if you expect the unexpected. The unexpected, by nature, comes unseen, unthought, unenvisioned. All you can do is plan to go unplanned, prepare to be unprepared, make going with the flow part of your agenda, for the most successful among us envision, plan, and prepare, but cast all aside as needed, while those who are unable to go with the flow often suffer, if they survive.”
David W. Jones, Moses and Mickey Mouse: How to Find Holy Ground in the Magic Kingdom and Other Unusual Places

Dallin H. Oaks
“Plan specifically so you can implement flexibly.”
Dallin H. Oaks

David Lynch
“I look at the world and I see absurdity all around me. People do strange things constantly, to the point that, for the most part, we manage not to see it.”
David Lynch

Clarissa Pinkola Estés
“Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate, and their pack. They are experienced in adapting to constantly changing circumstances; they are fiercely stalwart and very brave.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

“I still feel haunted,' she said. 'I thought it would go away. I thought if I faced it, it would all go away.'

'It doesn't go away. Ever. But you get better at it.'

'At what?'

'At being haunted,' Avasarala said.”
James S.A. Corey, Caliban's War

Bill Maher
“I'm always amazed at the human capacity to not make fundamental changes, but instead merely adapt. I see these pictures of people in Beijing and New Delhi, walking around with masks on, because you can't walk outside your house and breathe? If you can't breathe?…If that's not the cue to make a fundamental change, I don't know what is!”
Bill Maher

“Adapt to your surrounding but remain flexible for growing.”
Ashley Porter

“In fantasy the world is always adapting to you, in reality you are always adapting to the world. That is the only difference.”
Girl234, Three Rules

“Nothing that remains static is truly ever alive. Nature does not abide idleness. All energy sources of the natural world and the cosmos are in a constant motion, they are in a perpetual state of fluctuation. All forms of living must make allowances for the seasons of change. The Earth itself is twirling through space, spinning on its axis analogous to a child’s top. The unpredictable forces of instability brought about by a combination of motion, change, and flux propels the miraculous dynamism of existence.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Carlos Wallace
“Take in every detail of your environment and adapt.”
Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

Matshona Dhliwayo
“The storm drowns the ship,
but it does not drown the fish.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Angela Louise McGurk
“Rob chuckles, “I’m not some sparkly-skinned, jealous, child whose sensibilities are still stuck at the turn of the twentieth century. Eve, I can adapt. If we survived the sixties I promise you we can survive learning to share the most important person in either of our long lives.”
Angela Louise McGurk

“The work of art always requires us to adapt to it—and in this manner can be distinguished from escapism or shallow entertainment, which instead aims to adapt to the audience, to give the public exactly what it wants. We can tell that we are encountering a real work of art by the degree to which it resists subjectivity.”
Ted Gioia, How to Listen to Jazz

Debasish Mridha
“The mind is the playing field of consciousness. The philosophy of the mind includes the ideas, rules, and essence it creates and follows in the process of living, learning, adapting, evaluating and assimilating.”
Debasish Mridha

Fiona Apple
“But l’m good at being uncomfortable
So I can’t stop changing all the time.”
Fiona Apple

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