Becoming Quotes

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Margery Williams Bianco
“Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'

'Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit.

'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. 'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.'

'Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,' he asked, 'or bit by bit?'

'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.”
Margery Williams Bianco, The Velveteen Rabbit

Michelle Obama
“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

Nikki Rowe
“No one knows what you have been through or what your pretty little eyes have seen, but I can reassure you ~ whatever you have conquered, it shines through your mind.”
Nikki Rowe

Hermann Hesse
“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Charlotte Eriksson
“I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: in search for The Great Perhaps

Holly Black
“We all wind up drawn to what we're afraid of, drawn to try to find a way to make ourselves safe from a thing by crawling inside of it, by loving it, by becoming it.”
Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Nikki Rowe
“She was like the sun,
She knew her place in the world -
She would shine again regardless
of all the storms and changeable weather
She wouldn't adjust her purpose
for things that pass.”
Nikki Rowe

Joseph Campbell
“The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.”
Joseph Campbell


I was born the day
I thought:
What is?
What was?
What if?

I was transformed the day
My ego shattered,
And all the superficial, material
Things that mattered
To me before,
Suddenly ceased
To matter.

I really came into being
The day I no longer cared about
What the world thought of me,
Only on my thoughts for
Changing the world.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Michelle Obama
“At fifty-four, I am still in progress, and I hope that I always will be.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

Shauna Niequist
“There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don't lose yourself at happy hour, but don't lose yourself on the corporate ladder, either.”
Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

Truman G. Madsen
“To be or not to be?' That is not the question. What is the question? The question is not one of being, but of becoming. 'To become more or not to become more' This is the question faced by each intelligence in our universe.”
Truman G. Madsen, Eternal Man

“The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”
Charles Du Bos

Kathleen Winter
“…People are rivers, always ready to move from one state of being into another. It is not fair, to treat people as if they are finished beings. Everyone is always becoming and unbecoming.”
Kathleen Winter, Annabel

George MacDonald
“I want to help you to grow as beautiful as God meant you to be when He thought of you first.”
George MacDonald

Michelle Obama
“[Y]ou may live in the world as it is, but you can still work to create the world as it should be.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

Nikki Rowe
“Healing your wounds will hurt, so cry.
Cry your pretty little heart out until you have nothing left to shed, that's how beauty is grown;
through the darkest of our days we become the light.”
Nikki Rowe

Diane Wolkstein
“With good reason, love's messengers, Eros and Kama, are armed with bows and long-distance arrows. No being, god or mortal, can choose love. Love comes despite ourselves; and then, if we have not already done so, we have the task of becoming our selves so we may welcome love.”
Diane Wolkstein, First Love Stories: From Isis and Osiris to Tristan and Iseult

Jeff Dixon
“You can't do everything but you can do something!”
Jeff Dixon

“I was transformed the day
My ego shattered,
And all the superficial, material
Things that mattered
To me before,
Suddenly ceased
To matter.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“It is easy to do good, but it takes a lifetime to become human!”
AainaA-Ridtz A R

Gordon W. Allport
“Philosophically speaking, values are the termini of our intentions. We never fully achieve them.”
Gordon W. Allport, Becoming: Basic Considerations for a Psychology of Personality

Jazz Feylynn
“Believing equals trust and trust is becoming.”
Jazz Feylynn

“The order of Becoming, it must be understood, does not replace the order of Being. Rather, it is a spin-off of that order, a projection of it, an emanation. It coexists with it. It "explodes from it." Its sacred task is then to return to its Source. Scientifically, it does this by reducing its mental entropy to zero. Religiously, it does this by converting the Devil into God. Metaphysically, it does this by converting Becoming (temporality) into Being (eternity) by bringing the two orders into perfect alignment at zero entropy.”
Harry Knox, God Is a Hive Mind: The Cellular Divinity

Wiss Auguste
“They say you can usually tell how long the journey was by looking at the shoes of the traveler-- So when you look into my eyes, do you see the miles I have traveled to become the man I am?”
Wiss Auguste

“Too much of my drive was about accomplishment and doing at the
cost of becoming. I did very well with the “you can do anything”
mantra because I believed it. But it was never enough—I never hit the
target, I never arrived at home and I never really found the peace my
heart was seeking.”
Karl Forehand, Being: A Journey Toward Presence and Authenticity

“By focusing all our energies on ourselves and working on becoming better human beings, the world will be a better place to live for all of us.”
Heidi M. Morrison (Heidi Morrison Teachings)

“The world keeps changing, creating new possibilities. Therefore I can keep changing and become even more than I thought possible.”
The Thoughtful Beast

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