126 Transformation Quotes and Sayings

Throughout the years of your life, you simply undergo transformation. The process may either be gentle or difficult, but you have to be transformed eventually. So be courageous and patient on your way to improvement with these 126 transformation quotes.

Transformation Quotes

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

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

3. Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward – get real with yourself. – Bryant H. McGill

4. 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

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

6. 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

7. 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

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

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

10. 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

11. The wings of transformation are born of patience and struggle. – Janet S. Dickens

12. The only way you survive is you continuously transform into something else. It’s this idea of continuous transformation that makes you an innovation company. – Ginni Rometty

13. Life is a moving, breathing thing. We have to be willing to constantly evolve. Perfection is constant transformation. – Nia Peeples

14. We need to realize that our path to transformation is through our mistakes. We’re meant to make mistakes, recognize them, and move on to become unlimited. – Yehuda Berg

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

Transformation Quotes

16. 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

17. Transformation isn’t sweet and bright. It’s a dark and murky, painful pushing. An unraveling of the untruths you’ve carried in your body. A practice in facing your own created demons. A complete uprooting, before becoming. – Victoria Erickson

18. Change is inevitable, but transformation is by conscious choice. – Heather Ash Amara

19. Although circumstances may change in the blink of an eye, people change at a slower pace. Even motivated people who welcome change often encounter stumbling blocks that make transformation more complicated than they’d originally anticipated. – Amy Morin

20. Transformation is an acquired taste—not for the faint of heart. – Bob Anderson

21. You can’t have a physical transformation until you have a spiritual transformation. – Cory Booker

22. 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

23. If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

24. Transformation in the world happens when people are healed and start investing in other people. – Michael W. Smith

25. The great solution to all human problems is individual inner transformation. – Vernon Howard

26. The universe is transformation: life is opinion. – Marcus Aurelius

27. When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. – Joseph Campbell

28. 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

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

30. Your mind can grasp intellectual ideas, but it is in the FEELING where the transformation takes place. – Stephen Richards

31. The wilderness journey is about transformation. For you, it could be a personal, spiritual, or professional drought. A desert season of confusion, frustration, and unproductivity. It’s an in between stage. Something significant has ended or begun. Yet it provides opportunity for expansion, wisdom, and joy. – Dana Arcuri

32. When we suffer for good, we become good from inside and then our sufferings come to an end because we start deriving pleasure in suffering for a good cause. Such transformation brings permanent joy in our life because we not only enjoy the pleasures, which are available to all human beings due to our basic instincts, but we can also enjoy the pain that is detested by people. – Awdhesh Singh

33. The greatest transformations happen silently. – Nitya Prakash

34. Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair. – Rick Warren

Transformation Quotes

35. Ideas come to us as the successors to griefs, and griefs, at the moment when they change into ideas, lose some part of their power to injure the heart; the transformation itself, even, for an instant, releases suddenly a little joy. – Marcel Proust

36. There comes a point where it all becomes too much and you cannot take the pain anymore, that’s where the growth takes place, that’s where you transform. – Sai Pradeep

37. Our times and our thoughts shape us. The world is in a constant and ceaseless state of motion and transformation. The only constant is that the universe we occupy today will undergo change based in part because of our personal actions and omissions and partially because the random volitions of the world’s flux are impervious to our meager intentions. We are more reactors than we are enactors of our daily shape testing experiences. Necessity demands that we interpret our physical environment and assign meaning to the mandala of experiences that resonate with our emotional cordage. – Kilroy J. Oldster

38. When you heal the root of lack in your life it allows for transformation to occur so that you can move from a place of holding on to people, situations, and relationships that are out of alignment with your highest vision of your life, to a place of letting go and growth. – Victoria L. White

39. I plunged into sleep full force once this arrangement had been made. It was an exciting time in my life. I felt hopeful. I felt I was on my way to a great transformation. – Ottessa Moshfegh

40. …the transformation would be accomplished not in the dimension of time but in that of meaning. – César Aira

41. Our world will never be changed until individuals have changed, and individuals will never change until religion as inner transformation has penetrated to the hearts of their beings and made them into new persons. Change happens one human being at a time. It is your transformation, my transformation, that will make a difference in this wondrous but troubled world of ours, as we become who we truly are. – Theodore J. Nottingham

42. Observing the transformation of your fellow caterpillar into a butterfly does not mean you can also be a butterfly. You may just be eaten along the way if not fortunate. – Augustine S. Samorlu

43. Only those who stick around long enough to see the caterpillar turn into the butterfly actually get to witness the transformation. – Kristin Michelle Elizabeth

44. Transformation is not a kind place, it’s chaotic and a source of inner conflict because it is not a ‘safe’ place, but it is a place of growth; a place of rebirth where you can restart and realign with who you are. We can learn so much from the caterpillar that grows its butterfly wings in the ache and darkness of its own cocoon; and is reborn, beautiful and free, with wings to fly. This is the true meaning and profoundness of transformation; it is where the truest parts of you can emerge and you transition into the most intuitive and vibrant canvas of yourself. – Christine Evangelou

45. Don’t ever stop believing in your own transformation. It is still happening even on days you may not realize it or feel like it. – Lalah Delia

Transformation Quotes

46. In compassion meditation, instead of focusing on negativity, focus on positive transformation – transformation of the inner world and the outer world. – Amit Ray

47. Transformation is the process of death in which the warrior actively engages once he or she embarks upon the warrior’s path. It starts with transmutation and ends in transfiguration. – Théun Mares

48. There is no pain like the pain of transformation. – Leigh Bardugo

49. Our God is in the soul-shaping business. But transformation will only come through a heart that is surrendered to the Father’s love and the Potter’s touch. – Gary Rohrmayer

50. Be transparent. Let’s build a community that allows hard questions and honest conversations so we can stir up transformation in one another. – Germany Kent

51. This is the true alchemy – the transformation of fear into love. It’s available to all of us. It can save the world. – Sparrow

52. He was attracted to this edge of unknowing, of hope and fear, he instinctively knew that surfing it was precondition for growth and transformation. And for feeling alive. Waking up and going out into the world not knowing what each day would hold, taking life as it comes, relinquishing any illusion of control. That’s fresh, that’s a good morning! – Matt Padwick

53. Transformation of the self are related to where you are, and identity Is dependent on others. – Siri Hustvedt

54. Your transformation will begin the moment you stop waiting for someone else to rescue you. – John Mark Green

55. Now I know, you can’t change what’s happened to you or hide it, or spin it, or get over it. All you can do is hold it confidently knowing that the mistakes are yours but so too is the wisdom earned along the punishing passage. Suffering is the catalyst for transformation. The wounds don’t define us; how we went about surviving does. Oddity, in this sickened society of medicated despair, is a blessed state. – L.M. Browning

56. Emotions cannot evolve through intellectual comprehension; there must be direct access to them, access that allows them to go through a transformation from the plane in which they actually exist. – Shai Tubali

57. 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

58. You have to maintain a culture of transformation and stay true to your values. – Jeff Weiner

59. Like many confused and evolving humans, I live in constant danger of transformation. – Amy Gerstler

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

61. When someone chooses to value herself over the things she can buy, true transformation begins. – Suze Orman

62. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung

Transformation Quotes

63. 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

64. 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

65. The greatest need in the world is the transformation of human nature. We need a new heart that will not have lust and greed and hate in it. We need a heart filled with love and peace and joy, and that is why Jesus came into the world. – Billy Graham

66. Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives. – Lao Tzu

67. Changing is not just changing the things outside of us. First of all we need the right view that transcends all notions including of being and non-being, creator and creature, mind and spirit. That kind of insight is crucial for transformation and healing. – Thich Nhat Hanh

68. In community, we discover who we really are and how much transformation we still require. This is why I am irrevocably committed to small groups. Through them, we can accomplish our God-entrusted work to transform human beings. – John Ortberg

69. The message of transformation and how we all can live from our heart, not just from our head, was a very important message for me to learn in my own life. – Judith Light

70. We live in a pretty bleak time. I feel that in the air. Everything is uncertain. Everything feels like its on the precipice of some major transformation, whether we like it or not. – Sean Lennon

71. Change leads to disappointment if it is not sustained. Transformation is sustained change, and it is achieved through practice. – B.K.S. Iyengar

72. Transformation is often more about unlearning than learning. – Richard Rohr

73. Transformation means to me, reassessing and then taking action on redefining and remolding me to the best of my ability. – Linda Hinds Alexander

74. Knowledge without transformation is not wisdom. – Paulo Coelho

75. Transformation is my favorite game and in my experience, anger and frustrations 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

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

77. Transformation is a journey without a final destination. – Marilyn Geruson

78. One must always be prepared for riotous and endless waves of transformation. – Elizabeth Gilbert

79. Transformation is much more than using skills, resources and technology. It’s all about habits of mind. – Malcom Gladwell

80. Allow the fires of transformation to burn away all that doesn’t serve you. – Healther Ash Amara

Transformation Quotes

81. Vehicles are one of the best modes of transportation. Relationships are one of the best vehicles of transformation. – Kate McGahan

82. A radical shift in attitude happens in small steps. It’s a transformation. A butterfly does a lot of walking and eating and growing before it finally forms a chrysalis and emerges with wings. It’s not an instant transformation. – Rohvannyn Shaw

83. When we give and receive empathy, transformation occurs. – Arthur P. Ciaramicoli

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

85. When you know that illusion and transformation are no different from birth and death, then you may learn magic. – Liezi

86. In reality, when you feel depressed, lonely, betrayed, or any unwanted feelings, this is an important moment on the spiritual path. This is when real transformation can take place. – Pema Chödrön

87. When we say “transformation,” it means that nothing of the old has remained. Something totally new has flowered within you. Now you look at a rose plant that is full of thorns. Springtime came and rose flowers burst out — it is a transformation. The thorns are still there — there are more thorns than flowers — but we do not call it a thorn plant. We call it a rose plant because of that single rose. Everyone’s attention goes more towards that single rose than a hundred thorns that are on the plant, isn’t it? So all the thorns in you, maybe you cannot remove them right now, but if one rose flower blossoms, everyone is willing to overlook those things. – Jaggi Vasudev

88. Like the weather or bonds between lovers, transformations can never be predicted. All energy transmutes one day or another, in one way or another. Either in its form or composition, or in its position or disposition. – Suzy Kassem

89. If we could see the beauty and miracle of transformation that happens to us every second, we would never complain again. – Debasish Mridha

90. Success is a journey of transformations. – Vishwas Chavan

91. Transformation is something that obsesses me. What is the soul? Is there a difference between something like a soul and something like a self? Is our identity something we construct, or is it organic and natural? There are all kinds of theories. – Christopher Barzak

92. 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

93. I have had to really grapple with the fact that, while I wish things could be different at times, I ultimately needed to experience the transformation that comes with pain and loss and sorrow. – Karyn Kusama

94. You see the transformation that the arts have on young people. It changes their lives for the better. That’s where my engagement is. – Kerry Washington

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

96. The reason I started my transformation with the mind first is because you have to see it first and believe it before you start your journey. You have set your mind at a place called W.I.T. It’s ‘Whatever it Takes.’ – CeCe Peniston

97. Transcendence is transformation. – Peter Watts

98. The road less traveled continues to beckon me onward, towards a journey of transformation and engagement. – Marquita Burke-DeJesus

99. Your transformation will be the miracle. – Holly Lynn Payne

100. I think that any time of great pain is a time of transformation, a fertile time to plant new seeds. – Debbie Ford

Transformation Quotes

101. Transformation occurs when you open your mind to experience freedom. During the process, you transform your thoughts which enable you to leave behind old habits and negative thinking. You are then able to conquer your fears and remove self doubt. This irrevocable transformation allows you to be seen in a new light. It reveals your unique characteristics and truthfulness. – Amaka Imani Nkosazana

102. If the majority cannot be punished then they can only be transformed; and the transformation requires change of heart. – Meenakshi Sundaram V.R.

103. Never underrate your confession. Destiny transformation begins when you begin to make positive confession about yourself. – Benjamin Suulola

104. If a change in our lives require individually or socially painful sacrifices, it will be difficult to put into effect no matter how necessary that change might be. However, if we start down the road of transformation with simple, enjoyable, and tangible changes, we will soon be prepared to tackle larger issues. – Ilchi Lee

105. The desire to remake that shrinking expanse of life they were still allotted, to make use of it, to fill it up with possibility. Oh please: one more transformation. – Dan Chaon

106. Jesus wastes none of our stories, even our tales of woe. He transforms them into epic adventures where we dare to face our past for the sake of our present. – Mary E. DeMuth

107. Change and Mistakes are positive and negative terminals of cell called “Transformation”.  – Sukant Ratnakar

108. You seek too much information and not enough transformation. – Shirdi Sai Baba

109. You and I possess within ourselves – at every moment of our lives, under all circumstances, the power to transform the quality of our lives. Knowing that you can choose, that you have the power to transform the quality of your life – at every moment, and in all circumstances – is what the work is all about. And the transformation happens in an instant. – Werner Erhard

110. Faith plus action equals transformation. – Charles F. Glassman

111. Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation. – Bernie S. Siegel

112. A master lives in the world of transformation, not the world of loss and gain. – Dr. John Demartini

113. 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

114. Cease striving. Then there will be transformation. – Chuang Tse

115. If isolation is the furnace of transformation, I could be ashes by now. – Stephen Christian

116. The fire of my tribulations had not simply been pain to be endured. It had been an agent of transformation. After all that I’d been through, I’d changed. Not for the worse, I was pretty sure–at least not yet. But only a moron or a freaking lunatic could have faced the things I had and remained unfazed by them. – Jim Butcher

117. Lasting change cannot occur without transformation of the heart. – Nathan W. Morris

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

119. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. – Joseph Campbell

120. …and the day came
when the risk to remain tight
in a bud,
became more painful
than the risk it took to blossom.
– Elizabeth Appell

121. Nothing happens until the pain of remaining the same outweighs the pain of change. – Arthur Burt

122. Transformation isn’t about improving. It’s about re-thinking. – Malcolm Gladwell

123. By thinking big, we can transform our world. – Ben Crason

124. Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. – Eckhart Tolle

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

126. Our whole spiritual transformation brings us to the point where we realize that in our own being, we are enough. – Ram Dass

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