Reinvention Quotes

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“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.”
Taylor Swift

Melissa Stein
“I don't know when the boys
began to walk away with parts of myself
in their sticky hands; when loving
became a process of subtraction. Or why,
having given up what seems so much,
I'm willing to lose even more — erasing
all this body's known, relearning it with you.”
Melissa Stein

John le Carré
“I am still making order out of chaos by reinvention”
John le Carre, Conversations With John le Carré

John le Carré
“[A]n old writer’s memory is the whore of his imagination. We all reinvent our pasts, I said, but writers are in a class of their own.”
John le Carré, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

Bruce Frankel
“(The subjects of What Should I Do With The Rest Of My Life) "have convinced me that past failing can as easily prove preparatory as predictive. Age does not of itself limit on enable us. The choice is ours.”
Bruce Frankel

Susan C. Young
“When people around you do not support your personal growth and reinvention, it doesn’t mean you are on the wrong path or that you have to listen to them. Just because someone continues to judge you from where you were doesn’t mean you have to stay there.”
Susan C. Young

Ken  Goldstein
“The question is, do you understand what it means to start over?”
Ken Goldstein, From Nothing

“In cocoon mode you are tapping into deep Mariana Trench energy and the Universe is helping make your destiny a reality. Whenever you make a conscious and positive effort to improve yourself and feed into achieving what you deserve from life you will emerge from the cocoon and become the butterfly.”
Dan Born, Finally Understanding Carnal Knowledge

Isbelle Razors
“Life must be reinvented! A mass elevation of the senses is of need...This was God's intention.”
Isbelle Razors, Reflective Dogma

Ken  Goldstein
“Stay inquisitive. Question the potential interpretation of every collected data point. Remember that every successful idea has a life cycle, and a bad idea yesterday might be reformed under changing market forces as a good idea tomorrow.”
Ken Goldstein

Robert Walser
“I must find myself a life, a new life, even if all of life consists only of an endless search for life. What is respect compared to this other thing: being happy and having satisfied the heart’s pride. Even being unhappy is better than being respected. I am unhappy despite the respect I enjoy; and so in my own eyes I don’t deserve this respect; for I consider only happiness worthy of respect. Therefore I must try whether it is possible to be happy without insisting on respect.”
Robert Walser, The Tanners

Will Willingham
“Will asked the same questions as many times as he’d read the verse. What did Keats want to do, why would it take so many years, and what the hell ever got done just because a guy decided to overwhelm himself in poetry called by an old fashioned word?”
Will Willingham, Adjustments

Brit Bennett
“Why can’t you just be yourself?” Stella asked once.
“Maybe I don’t know who that is,” her daughter shot back. And Stella understood, she did. That was the thrill of youth, the idea that you could be anyone. That was what had captured her in the charm shop, all those years ago. Then adulthood came, your choices solidifying, and you realize that everything you are had been set in motion years before. The rest was aftermath. So she understood why her daughter was searching for a self, and she even blamed herself for it.”
Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half

J.C. Patrick
“After a few more minutes of daydreaming about how fabulous I could become, I look down at the heading on my paper: Janey's Reinvention Plan. It appears lonely at the top of the page. I should probably add some bullets beneath, but I've never been much of a list maker.”
J.C. Patrick, The Reinvention of Janey

J.C. Patrick
“I'm overweight, despise change, and rarely, if ever, initiate anything. Unlike my friends, I’ve had no drama in my life which might qualify as box office material. If a little more drama came my way, however, I would probably need to purchase some courage in order to withstand it. Oh well, if a bit of change equals a bit of drama, I’m willing to risk it.”
J.C. Patrick, The Reinvention of Janey

J.C. Patrick
“Professional is an apt definition for me, professional slouch, that is. I can be very professional at seeming to do work, but the real work is trying to do as little as possible, without getting caught by Trip or any nosey busybodies.”
J.C. Patrick, The Reinvention of Janey

J.C. Patrick
“I notice being noticed immediately – I’m a freeway goddess! In the past five minutes of gridlock, I have been checked out by a bald man in convertible Mustang, a cowboy in an F-150, and a body-builder in a Lincoln Navigator. Watch out road warriors! I don’t want to be responsible for any accidents. If only I had a car decal that advertised: Available – if you meet my eligibility criteria!”
J.C. Patrick, The Reinvention of Janey

Erica Alex
“Reinvention is no rushed religion.”
Erica Alex

“Adversity is neither friend nor foe. It is a common acquaintance that is desired less and rewarded most when embraced.”
Carolyn Wells

Caspar Vega
“The reinvention, the self-improvement, this kind of planning never really ends. It's not like you cross off six out of seven things from a recent list and voila, no more lists to worry about. It sounds more exhausting than it is. The life project.”
Caspar Vega, Southern Dust

Ken  Goldstein
“Creativity tempered by sound judgment is the currency of the new economy. It remains largely an open playing field for anyone who wants to relearn on a daily basis everything they thought they knew.”
Ken Goldstein

“You will carry throughout your life a suitcase filled with regrets, what ifs, and what could have beens. I don't know about yours but my suitcase is stuffed to the brim. I can barely latch it closed. It's dusty and heavy and a pain in the ass to haul around.”
Dan Born, Finally Understanding Carnal Knowledge

András Cserna-Szabó
“Mert ameddig nem tudjuk konyhánkat újragondolni, ameddig nem tudunk egy patinás, a hagyományokon, a régi magyar gasztrozófián alapuló, mégis korszerű és izgalmas gasztronómiát varázsolni, addig olyan nép leszünk, amilyen most vagyunk: egyszerre álmos és álmosító, alacsony növésű, de fennhéjázó, irigy és dühös, maradi és sznob, szűklátókörű és középszerű nemzet.”
András Cserna-Szabó, Mérgezett hajtűk

Susan Orlean
“Overnight, the city managed to procure thousands of cardboard boxes, fifteen hundred hard hats, a few thousand rolls of packing tape, and the services of Eric Lundquist, a mechanical engineer and former popcorn distributor who had reinvented himself as a expert in drying out wet things. The notion of putting the books in with groceries didn't faze Lundquist, since he'd freeze-dried his first salvaged books alongside a summer's worth of peas and carrots from his garden.”
Susan Orlean, The Library Book

S.R.  Hughes
“New names cost. They’d sacrificed things in their transfigurations. Tyrell Meeks. Imani Greene. Razz. Deirdre. They’d carved open their histories and offered up their guts.”
S.R. Hughes, The War Beneath

George Lamming
“If you ain't native to a place, you have a better chance of becoming a gentleman in it.”
George Lamming, In the Castle of My Skin

“Every time we add a lens, it modifies how we experience the world. The difference between that contraption and a world view is that each time a new lens is added to our world view, the lenses remain in place. We must be vigilant about the lenses we admit, because they colour our view of the world, sometimes to our disadvantage. They can limit us, encourage us to seek to confirm evidence and make us hold on to mental models, business models and convictions even when they no longer serve us.”
Aidan McCullen, Undisruptable: A Mindset of Permanent Reinvention for Individuals, Organisations and Life

Karl Kristian Flores
“I am off to a life where I can exist in a room and not have to pretend I want to be there. I am off to hear people who have something to say. I don’t even have to agree with it— I just want to know what it’s like to listen to a real sentence. I long for a time where I don’t wish the day would be over. This means leaving the company. I can wonder, or I can wander—and it’s time for me to get lost. Reinvention is hard. To let it go? To admit you don’t love something anymore? That’s the stuff that kills you. But I must run before another workday asks for me again. Things are hard so that we can start. I feel like fate is blindfolding me. My arms reach out not knowing if I’ll impale myself or secure my foothold—but all great things come from motion. Nothing begets nothing. And I’m scared, but I have the movies with me. The things we love require us. I wonder what would happen if everyone in the world did what they loved. Would things fall into place and leave no empty spaces? Would there be harmony in the work field? Sustainable marriages? Children with parents? Dirty water? Would there be resignation letters?”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Keisha Blair
“A sudden, unanticipated death has a way of jolting us to our senses. Life as you know it will never be the same. It can be reinvented, reshaped into something different- but its never the same.”
Keisha Blair, Holistic Wealth: 32 Life Lessons to Help You Find Purpose, Prosperity, and Happiness

Colson Whitehead
“Three months, I thought. In idle moments, I retreated into that early-summer dream of reinvention, when you set your eyes on September and that refurbished self you were going to tool around in, honking the horn so people would take notice...”
Colson Whitehead, Sag Harbor

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