Transformation Quotes

When it comes to life, the only constant is change, and navigating through this ever-evolving journey requires agility, resilience, and a positive mindset. Powerful transformation quotes will provide the inspiration and motivation you need to embrace change and transform it into an opportunity for growth and self-discovery.

Best Transformation Quotes

All girls know that they can be anything now. That transformation is to me one of the most satisfying things. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place. Rumi

For me, the key to longevity and immortality, in a sense has to do with transformation. Marilyn Manson

I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me. Anais Nin

In the kind of world, we have today, transformation of humanity might well be our only real hope for survival. Stanislav Grof

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. Franz Kafka

If you start thinking of stress as not a bad thing but inevitable, resulting in change that itself leads to transformation that leads to sharp and radical changes it can be a very useful way of thinking. Marilyn Ferguson

What transforms this world is knowledge. Do you see what I mean? Nothing else can change anything in this world. Knowledge alone is capable of transforming the world, while at the same time leaving it exactly as it is. When you look at the world with knowledge, you realize that things are unchangeable and at the same time are constantly being transformed. Yukio Mishima

The art of transformation is a very important thing to me, and I always believe I can say something more truthful through characters that are further away from me. Andy Serkis

When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings. Dean Jackson

My transformation represents more than what is just skin deep; it represents my motivation, drive, and willingness to constantly improve. Jinder Mahal

Whenever I am in a difficult situation where there seems to be no way out, I think about all the times I have been in such situations and say to myself, I did it before, so I can do it again. Idowu Koyenikan

Transformation is an ongoing process that tends to appear ordinary, when, in fact, something extraordinary is taking place. Suzy Ross

It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack. Germany Kent

Nothing gets transformed in your life until your mind is transformed. Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Success comes from the inside out. In order to change what is on the outside, you must first change what is on the inside. Idowu Koyenikan

The key to our transformation is simply this the better we know ourselves the better equipped we will be to make our choices wisely. Gregg Braden

There is no perfection, only beautiful versions of brokenness. Shannon L. Alder

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Transformation does not start with someone else changing you; transformation is an inner self reworking of what you are now to what you will be. Byron Pulsifer

When you work on something that only has the capacity to make you 5 dollars, it does not matter how much harder you work the most you will make is 5 dollars. idowu koyenikan

To transform yourself, you don’t need to do big things. Just do small things in big way. Transformation will follow you. Rahul Sinha

It is our own thoughts that hold the key to miraculous transformation. Marianne Williamson

Let your creative and imaginative mind run freely; it will take you places you never dreamed of and provide breakthroughs that others once thought were impossible. Idowu Koyenikan

Transformation does not happen by learning new information. It happens when you change how you view and react to other people, events and things around you. Med Jones

An awake heart is like a sky that pours light. Hafiz

As the caterpillar undergoes transformation within the cocoon before emerging as a butterfly; likewise, life experiences shape character. Lorna Jackie

Only you can take inner freedom away from yourself, or give it to yourself. Nobody else can. Michael A. Singer

I know this transformation is painful, but you’re not falling apart; you’re just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful. William C. Hannan

I don’t just wish you rain, Beloved I wish you the beauty of storms. John Geddes

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again. Abraham Maslow

Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation. Ann Voskamp

The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change. Bill Clinton

When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do. RuPaul

Growth and self transformation cannot be delegated. Lewis Mumford

Man cries, his tears dry up and run out. So he becomes a devil, reduced to a monster. Kouta Hirano

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The way must be in you; the destination also must be in you and not somewhere else in space or time. If that kind of self transformation is being realized in you, you will arrive. Nhat Hanh

Mercy is most empowering, liberating, and transformative when it is directed at the undeserving. The people who haven’t earned it, who haven’t even sought it, are the most meaningful recipients of our compassion. Bryan Stevenson

Self transformation is not just about changing yourself. It means shifting yourself to a completely new dimension of experience and perception. Jaggi Vasudev

Analysis does not transform consciousness. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Transformation is not five minutes from now; it’s a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it’s these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self image and self esteem. Jillian Michaels

Meditation is the process of transformation and beautification of soul from a leaf eating caterpillar to a nectar sipping butterfly. It grows with the wings of love and compassion. Amit Ray

Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent. Nolan Ryan

We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis. LeeAnn Taylor

There are things I can’t force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint. Denis Diderot

If the point of life is the same as the point of a story, the point of life is character transformation. If I got any comfort as I set out on my first story, it was that in nearly every story, the protagonist is transformed. He’s a jerk at the beginning and nice at the end, or a coward at the beginning and brave at the end. If the character doesn’t change, the story hasn’t happened yet. And if story is derived from real life, if story is just condensed version of life then life itself may be designed to change us so that we evolve from one kind of person to another. Donald Miller

Self improvement begins by recognizing personal faults. Kilroy J. Oldster

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Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation. Alan Cohen

Growth and transformation occur not by changing who we are, but as we summon the courage to be who we are. Katrina Kenison

Like a butterfly stuck in a chrysalis, waiting for the perfect moment, I was waiting for the day I could burst forth and fly away and find my home. Emme Rollins

Transformation literally means going beyond your form. Wayne Dyer

In her novel Regeneration, Pat Barker writes of a doctor who knew only too well how often the early stages of change or cure may mimic deterioration. Cut a chrysalis open, and you will find a rotting caterpillar. What you will never find is that mythical creature, half caterpillar, half butterfly, a fit emblem of the human soul, for those whose cast of mind leads them to seek such emblems. No, the process of transformation consists almost entirely of decay. Rebecca Solnit

Even a thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us. Friedrich Nietzsche

Becoming hurts. Kat Howard

Only love and compassion can bring true and lasting transformation. Rasheed Ogunlaru

This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves, to act in such a way that some part of us lives on. This is our purpose to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves, to act in such a way that some part of us lives on. Oswald Spengler

Yes, I am white now, said Gandalf. Indeed I am Saruman, one might almost say, Saruman as he should have been. J.R.R. Tolkien

Know that transformation sometimes begins with a fall. So never curse the fall. Yasmin Mogahed

And each stroke of his tongue ripped off skin after successive skin, all the skins of a life in the world, and left behind a nascent patina of shining hairs. My earrings turned back to water and trickled down my shoulders; I shrugged the drops off my beautiful fur. Angela Carter

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. Buckminster Fuller

The Augusteum warns me not to get attached to any obsolete ideas about who I am, what I represent, whom I belong to, or what function I may once have intended to serve. Elizabeth Gilbert

Transformation is not automatic. It must be learned; it must be led. W. Edwards Deming

To experience what isn’t, love what is. Eric Micha’el Leventhal

Love is an expression of power. We can use it to transform our world. Ericka Huggins

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Meditation is an essential travel partner on your journey of personal transformation. Meditation connects you with your soul,and this connection gives you access to your intuition, your heartfelt desires, your integrity, and the inspiration to create a life you love. Sarah McLean

Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation. Alan Cohen

To bring about the new takes not just a development of the old, but a radical leap forward revolutionary and transforming and that requires extra factors that were not present before. Belsebuub

If you seek change, take responsibility. Daniel Mangena

You pass as a guy; I, as pregnant. Our waiter cheerfully tells us about his family, expresses delight in ours. On the surface, it may have seemed as though your body was becoming more and more male, mine, more and more female. But that’s not how it felt on the inside. On the inside, we were two human animals undergoing transformations beside each other, bearing each other loose witness. In other words, we were aging. Maggie Nelson

Will I ever be done, transformed in the past tense, or will I always be transforming, better and better until I die? Carmen Maria Machado

When you fight yourself to discover the real you, there is only one winner. Stephen Richards

Sooner or later on this journey, every traveller faces the same question: Are you a human intending to be a god, or a god pretending to be human? Eric Micha’el Leventhal

Writing is one of the ways I participate in transformation. Toni Cade Bambara

You only struggle because you’re ready to grow but aren’t willing to let go. Drew Gerald

Your body, which is bonding millions of molecules every second, depends on transformation. Breathing and digestion harness transformation. Food and air aren’t just shuffled about but, rather, undergo the exact chemical bonding needed to keep you alive. The sugar extracted from an orange travels to the brain and fuels a thought. The emergent property in this case is the newness of the thought; no molecules in the history of the universe ever combined to produce that exact thought. Deepak Chopra

The universe is transformation life is opinion. Marcus Aurelius

He had turned into a dragon while he was asleep. Sleeping on a dragon’s hoard with greedy, dragonish thoughts in his heart, he had become a dragon himself. C.S. Lewis

Change means resistance, and resistance means transformation and igniting energies. Yasmine Hamdan

Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I love my enemies for two reasons they inspire me to recognise my weakness. They also inspire me to perfect my imperfect nature. Sri Chinmoy

Fairy tales are stories of triumph and transformation and true love, all things I fervently believe in. Kate Forsyth

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To say nothing is saying something. You must denounce things you are against or one might believe that you support things you really do not. Germany Kent

A changed soul, a forgiven heart, a journey of transformation. Chimnese Davids

The most racking pangs succeeded a grinding in the bones, deadly nausea, and a horror of the spirit that cannot be exceeded at the hour of birth or death. Then these agonies began swiftly to subside, and I came to myself as if out of a great sickness. There was something strange in my sensations, something indescribably sweet. I felt younger, lighter, happier in body; within I was conscious of a heady recklessness, a current of disordered sensual images running like a millrace in my fancy, a solution of the bonds of obligation, an unknown but innocent freedom of the soul. I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be more wicked, tenfold more wicked, sold a slave to my original evil and the thought, in that moment, braced and delighted me like wine. Robert Louis Stevenson

Asking the proper questions is the central action of transformation. Questions are the key that causes the secret doors of the psyche to swing open. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one. Marianne Williamson

There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind. C. S. Lewis

How often do we stand convinced of the truth of our early memories, forgetting that they are assessments made by a child? We can replace the narratives that hold us back by inventing wiser stories, free from childish fears, and, in doing so, disperse long held psychological stumbling blocks. Benjamin Zander

If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down. Roy T. Bennett

We can see the Divine in each speck of dust, but that doesn’t stop us from wiping it away with a wet sponge. The Divine doesn’t disappear; it’s transformed into the clean surface. Paulo Coelho

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Marilyn Monroe

It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform. Roy T. Bennett

To live meant feeding my former self to my current self. Cameron Conaway

Transformation is my favorite game and in my experience, anger and frustration are the result of you not being authentic somewhere in your life or with someone in your life. Being fake about anything creates a block inside of you. Life can’t work for you if you don’t show up as you. Jason Mraz

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Might we begin then to transform our passing illuminations into abiding light? Huston Smith

You have sole custody of your life. Who you are today is not who you have to be tomorrow. Embrace the possibility of transformation. Leeza Gibbons

Though I think and speak of greater becoming, I, too, am an infinite work in progress. T.F. Hodge

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. Marie Curie

Similar to a butterfly, I’ve gone through a metamorphosis, been released from my dark cocoon, embraced my wings, and soared! Dana Arcuri

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. William Feather

We often forget our human connectedness. Throughout my life, I have felt the greatest beauty lies in this connection. It has been in the deepest connections with others that I have experienced the greatest degree of learning, healing and transformation. This connection is a powerful thing, with the ability to transform lives, and ultimately transform human experience. Kristi Bowman

Don’t go through life, grow through life. Eric Butterworth

When, at last, I ceased to be myself, I came to be. Kamand Kojouri

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. E. M. Forster

I am thankful that there are those among us who have sacrificed dearly on behalf of us. And I ardently pray to God that I might be less like myself and more like them. Craig D. Lounsbrough

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. Edmund Burke

God can take the ordinary and create the extraordinary. Our incredible God has the power to transform your simple life and give you the life of your dreams. Remarkable things happen in your life when you believe. Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Action on behalf of life transforms. Because the relationship between self and the world is reciprocal, it is not a question of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us. Robin Wall Kimmerer

Isn’t that the way God works? She’d thought. He takes the things in our lives that are ugly, disgusting, and downright wicked, and transforms them into something magnificent. J.E.B. Spredemann

If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. Bruce Lee

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It’s a new challenge to see how people can change your look. I like words like transformation, reinvention, and chameleon. Because one word I don’t like is predictable. Naomi Campbell

The love of Christ is always there and unchanging, no matter what we do, but it is when we are obedient that we actually begin to feel it. Criss Jami

This is the key to life the ability to reflect, the ability to know yourself, the ability to pause for a second before reacting automatically. If you can truly know yourself, you will begin the journey of transformation. Deepak Chopra

You only struggle because you’re ready to grow but aren’t willing to let go. Drew Gerald

When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. Haruki Murakami

Choose love and joy as much as you can in each moment and watch your life transform. Amy Leigh Mercree

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Maya Angelou

What if we measure the radicalism of speech by how radically it transforms open minded people, by how the speech liberates the antiracist power within? What if we measure the conservatism of speech by how intensely it keeps people the same, keeps people enslaved by their racist ideas and fears, conserving their inequitable society? Ibram X. Kendi

I don’t want to use the word reorganization. Reorganization to me is shuffling boxes, moving boxes around. Transformation means that you’re really fundamentally changing the way the organization thinks, the way it responds, the way it leads. Lou Gerstner

Will it be possible to solve these problems? It is certain that nobody has thus far observed the transformation of dead into living matter, and for this reason we cannot form a definite plan for the solution of this problem of transformation. But we see that plants and animals during their growth continually transform dead into living matter, and that the chemical processes in living matter do not differ in principle from those in dead matter. There is, therefore, no reason to predict that abiogenesis is impossible, and I believe that it can only help science if the younger investigators realize that experimental abiogenesis is the goal of biology. Jacques Loeb

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Laozi

So it is said, for him who understands Heavenly joy, life is the working of Heaven; death is the transformation of things. In stillness, he and the yin share a single Virtue; in motion, he and the yang share a single flow. Zhuangzi

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. Ben Okri

As we enter the path of transformation, the most valuable thing we have working in our favor is our yearning. Cynthia Bourgeault

Nothing happens without personal transformation. W. Edwards Deming

I had seen these transformations, people who had lost their will to live, coming back from their zombie states and radiating a new life force from their eyes. Anthony Kiedis

Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late. Seth Godin

To transform a grimace into a sound sounds impossible, yet it is possible to transform a vision into music, to go outside an enslaved personality, to become impersonal by transforming into sand, into water, into light. Dejan Stojanovic

Before a person can achieve the kind of life he wants, he must think, act, walk, talk and conduct himself in all of his affairs as would the person he wishes to become. Zig Ziglar

She wished he could make her somehow indelibly his; that they were still children so they could cut their fingers and mingle their blood and know this meant something. She longed for some transformation more lasting than that wrought by the law and his name, some visceral change he might effect in her so that anyone on the street with one glance would know she was his. Meredith Duran

When we genuinely believe that inner transformation is God’s work and not ours, we can put to rest our passion to set others straight. Richard J. Foster

Man, as a form, bears within him the eternal principle of being, and by economic movement along his endless path his form is also transformed, just as everything that lives in nature was transformed in him. Kazimir Severinovich Malevich

Yes, your transformation will be hard. Yes, you will feel frightened, messed up and knocked down. Yes, you’ll want to stop. Yes, it’s the best work you’ll ever do. Robin Sharma

The political writer, then is the ultimate optimist, believing people are capable of change and using words as one way to try and penetrate the privatism of our lives. Cherríe L. Moraga Gloria Anzaldua

Transformation without work and pain, without suffering, without a sense of loss is just an illusion of true change. Paul Young

Transformation doesn’t take place with a vacuum; instead, it occurs when we are indirectly and directly connected to all those around us. Byron Pulsifer

Stop Being Incremental! If your system no longer delivers the results you want, don’t go for incremental changes, instead go for complete transformation. Abhishek Ratna

Like an actor who transforms into the character that they’re playing, you can transform into yourself. Leeza Gibbons

There is no future but the one we create. Elly Molina

Transformed people transform people. Richard Rohr

Some people won’t understand your wins until you show them your wounds. Curtis Tyrone Jones

Transformation doesn’t have to be deep, dark and mysterious. If you screw up, fine laugh at yourself, learn and move on. Iyanla Vanzant

Hiring based solely on qualifications may fill a position, but hiring based on passion and potential can transform a company. Dax Bamania

During a transformation, it’s understandable to be hesitant about moving too fast, especially at the outset. Irene Rosenfeld

For two centuries, Christians would be a persecuted minority. There was no worldly reward for being Christian. Being a follower of Christ took courage. The twelve apostles, and their first century co workers, suffered tribulation and sometimes death as they fulfilled the Great Commission Jesus had given them. They turned an iron empire upside down and changed our world forever. James Allen Moseley

Transformation is often more about unlearning then learning. Richard Rohr

Dear God, give me what I don’t have to do what I can’t do. Craig D. Lounsbrough

Transformation can come in the mysterious guise of shape shifting, or through a simple change of mind. C.R. Strahan