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Paradigm Shift Quotes


"It's not about 'what can I accomplish?' but 'what do I want to accomplish?' Paradigm shift." - Brene Brown

"If there can be some paradigm shift thing that you can be part of, that's cool." - Stephen Malkmus

"We must stop being polite and behaved, and find new inventive tactics to shift the paradigm. We are the majority." - Eve Ensler

"You have to choose love ... in the most difficult of time to shift the paradigm to that which is love." - Oprah Winfrey


"There's a paradox in every paradigm." - Ani Difranco

"Shift your awareness." - Rhonda Byrne

"Research under a paradigm must be a particularly effective way of inducing paradigm change." - Thomas Kuhn

"First, we must liberate people from religion, as religion is understood and practiced today. Second, we must effect a paradigm shift from religiosity to shared spirituality." - Agnivesh

"There has been a fundamental paradigm shift. Today's customer expectations are: If i can imagine it, it simply has to be there; if not, I'll invent it myself'" - Kim Williams

"The system is not working. That is how a paradigm shift begins: the established way of seeing the world no longer functions." - Matthew Fox

"Christianity is not about the divine becoming human so much as it is about the human becoming divine. That is a paradigm shift of the first order." - John Shelby Spong

"We need to shift the paradigm from reactive technologies to more integrative solutions that deal with the variety and complexity of the threats that are out there today." - John W Thompson

"To many, Heathrow in August is a paradigm of Hell." - Paul Johnson

"Miracles are a shift in perception." - Kenneth Wapnick

"Happiness is equilibrium. Shift your weight." - Tom Stoppard

"I used to work the graveyard shift." - Bradley Cooper

"Shift often from openness to closure." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"But a big paradigm shift is staring us in the face. If I left things to someone else despite having my own thoughts on it, I wouldn't be true to myself." - Masayoshi Son

"Everybody is talking about the behavior. Behaviors float downstream to us. We need to paddle upstream. The problems that are causing the behaviors, that's what's waiting for us. It's a crucial paradigm shift." - Ross W. Greene

"I love hearing stories about, you know, people who are overcoming challenges in their life. And when you experience hardships, you can either fold or rally, and just by a paradigm shift in your belief system." - Brooke Burns

"Stores don't order merchandise unless they think they can sell it right away. Manufacturers and builders don't produce unless they have buyers lined up. My business contacts describe this as a paradigm shift and they believe it's permanent." - Janet Yellen

"There's like a shift in the paradigm about every 15 years in movies because one would slip through the cracks. I think if they were more inexpensive you would see many more eclectic comedies being made." - Dax Shepard

"We're living through a paradigm shift. People are going to look back at us and say, 'They used to cut people's legs off.' Then they'll just give an injection and the blood flow will be restored and the limb saved." - Robert Lanza

"I think what`s happening is that you`re seeing change from existing and kind of a left right political paradigm to one that is being made into something different. Maybe an up down paradigm, or something along those lines. It`s a dramatic change. It`s a shift I think of all different in language." - Donald Trump

"Most women work one shift at the office or factory and a 'second shift' at home." - Arlie Russell Hochschild

"There's a right-wing shift in Israeli society, very hard right shift." - Vijay Prashad

"miracle is a shift in thinking, a shift from fear to love." - Marianne Williamson

"Translation presents not merely a paradigm but the utmost case of engaged literary interpretation" - John Felstiner

"To reject one paradigm without simultaneously substituting another is to reject science itself." - Thomas Kuhn

"The social network is the paradigm of the modern service application." - Larry Ellison

"What people who are doing shift work or managing shift workers or deciding to put people on shift schedules to begin with should realize that we're not robots." - Jessa Gamble

"Things which don't shift and grow are dead things." - Leslie Marmon Silko

"What is healing, but a shift in perspectives?" - Mark Doty

"When you bring consciousness to anything, things begin to shift." - Eve Ensler

"Shift your perspective ... customize a mirror quote to inspire!" - Bobbie Thomas

"I'm an insomniac, my mind works the night shift." - Pete Wentz

"Damn wind shift sudden as a woman mind." - Derek Walcott

"When you shift your focus, you change your life." - Steve Rizzo

"Honestly, my goals shift and change, as I move along." - Tracy Spiridakos

"The shift from fear to love is a miracle." - Marianne Williamson

"a miracle is just a shift in perception." - Marianne Williamson

"They shift the moving toyshop of their heart." - Alexander Pope

"There was tremendous emotion. Every shift was so emotional." - Marcel Dionne

"'Accepting the Christ' is merely a shift in self-perception." - Marianne Williamson

"When we shift our perception, our experience changes." - Lindsay Wagner

"Video will drive the share-shift in advertising." - Ross Levinsohn

"I wanted to write about how people's beliefs shift." - Alexei Sayle

"Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering." - Tom Stoppard

"The Shift is coming. The Shift has to be coming. Because if you keep living like this you'll die." - Ned Vizzini

"I get to shift multiple markets. I get to shift economies. It's extremely liberating. I breathe differently." - Shai Agassi

"As in political revolutions, so in paradigm choice-there is no standard higher than the assent of the relevant community... this issue of paradigm choice can never be unequivocally settled by logic and experiment alone." - Thomas Kuhn

"The old paradigm taught that if you had the right teaching, you will experience God. The new paradigm says that if you experience God, you will have the right teaching." - Dan Kimball

"As a citizen, as a public scientist, I can tell you that Einstein essentially overturned a so strongly established paradigm of science, whereas Darwin didn't really overturn a science paradigm." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"The strategic marketing paradigm of Open Source is a massively-parallel drunkard's walk filtered by a Darwinistic process." - Bruce Perens

"Citizens across the United States are now uniting in a great cause to establish a Department of Peace, seeking nothing less than the transformation of our society, to make non-violence an organizing principle, to make war archaic through creating a paradigm shift in our culture for human development, for economic and political justice and for violence control." - Dennis Kucinich

"Western science is approaching a paradigm shift of unprecedented proportions, one that will change our concepts of reality and of human nature, bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern science, and reconcile the differences between Eastern spirituality and Western pragmatism." - Stanislav Grof

"Big data will never give you big ideas... Big data doesn't facilitate big leaps of the imagination. It will never conjure up a PC revolution or any kind of paradigm shift. And while it might tell you what to aim for, it can't tell you how to get there" - Margaret Heffernan

"We need to have a paradigm shift in our consciousness. If we don't get our act together and come in commonality and understanding with the organisms that sustain us today, not only will we destroy those organisms, but we will destroy ourselves." - Paul Stamets

"I think there is going to be a large paradigm shift in a few years, and it could either be to a new age of enlightenment and unity and we'll be raised to a new level of consciousness, or it could be a return to a dark age of kings and mass, open oppression followed by a die-off of human culture." - Dan Deacon

"You're not just trying to do something marginally, incrementally better. You're doing something that is a fundamental paradigm shift, that will have exponential impact. That means it's harder to do, but ultimately, if it's successful, the impact it has is far greater." - Steve Case

"There's only one band that could ever even pretend to assume the mantle of what the Beatles did, who have been so pre-eminent and world-dominating that they could effect a paradigm shift in the culture, who have been willing to leverage their success into musical change, and that is U2 - regardless of what the result of that is." - Todd Rundgren

"For a period in the '90s, I felt that the Cure was massively undervalued. But there has been a paradigm shift. There's a bunch of newer bands coming up who've grown up listening to the Cure and don't understand that you're not supposed to like us." - Robert Smith

"I keep waiting for a paradigm shift to happen that will let network and studio execs see that sci-fi is the same as any other genre in terms of how you approach it - logically, character-based, with challenging ideas and forward thinking - but I worry that it might never happen in my lifetime." - J Michael Straczynski

"A paradigm shift, where, in addition to physical inputs for farming, a focused emphasis placed on knowledge inputs can be a promising way forward. This knowledge-based approach will bring immense returns, particularly in rain fed and dry land farming areas." - Pratibha Patil

"The shift in the world begins with a shift in our thinking. Shifting our thinking does not change the world, but it creates a condition where the shift in the world becomes possible." - Peter Block

"What we really need is a mindset shift that will make us relevant to todays consumers, a mindset shift from telling to selling to building relationships." - Jim Stengel

"This shift from the Judeo-Christian basis for law and the shift away from the restraints of the Constitution automatically militates against religious liberty." - Francis Schaeffer

"When you cause something to happen it causes a shift in your awareness. Shifts in your awareness ultimately will result in a pattern shift in your life." - Frederick Lenz

"Things can change if the military can do a paradigm shift and gets out of the shame and coverup cycle and be a leader in our culture. In the 50s, 60s and 70s there were huge race problems in the military even more severe than the culture at large. The military saw it was detrimental and it changed and became a model to society at large." - Amy Ziering

"Oscar Pistorius is on the cusp of a paradigm shift in which disability becomes ability, disadvantage becomes advantage. Yet we mustn't lose sight of what makes an athlete great. It's too easy to credit Pistorius' success to technology. Through birth or circumstance, some are given certain gifts, but it's what one does with those gifts, the hours devoted to training, the desire to be the best, that is at the true heart of a champion." - Oscar Pistorius

"Totally captivating. Starhawk has created a magic land to which we can return at will for the kind of exotic romance and adventure we all crave. Her celebration of the richness of cultural diversity heralds the possibility of a mutually enhancing multicultural community. Here, too, is a vision of the paradigm shift that is essential for our very survival as a species on this planet." - Elinor Gadon

"We urgently need a paradigm shift in our concept of the purposes and practices of education. We need to leave behind the concept of education as a passport to more money and higher status in the future and replace it with a concept of education as an ongoing process that enlists the tremendous energies and creativity of schoolchildren in rebuilding and respiriting our communities and our cities now, in the present." - Grace Lee Boggs

"There's usually a sense of humor about all of it. It is what it is. I had two characters that were equally detestable, in very different ways, that hit the airwaves, at the same time. It was a very interesting year in my career, in that way. But I have no fear, on that note. I have a new project for HBO, where I'm going to play the good guy. That's going to be fun and exciting, and shift the paradigm a bit." - Pablo Schreiber

"Once scientists and scholars invest parts of their career in support of a paradigm, it becomes a sort of a self-betrayal to abandon it." - Subhash Kak

"Veganism must be the baseline if we are to have any hope of shifting the paradigm away from animals as things and toward animals as nonhuman persons." - Gary L Francione

"And it should be the law: If you use the word "paradigm" without knowing what the dictionary says it means, you go to jail. No exceptions." - David Jones

"The paradigm of Western culture is that the essence of persons is dangerous; thus, they must be taught, guided, and controlled by those with superior authority." - Carl Rogers

"When the time comes to change a paradigm-to renounce one bedrock truth and adopt another-the artist and physicist are most likely to be in the forefront." - Leonard Shlain

"In my judgment, this new paradigm [the war on terrorism] renders obsolete Geneva's strict limitations on questioning of enemy prisoners and renders quaint some of its provisions." - Alberto Gonzales

"In reality, the primary paradigm of the Nice Guy Syndrome is nothing more than a big covert contract with life. Breaking" - Robert A. Glover

"What happens is consciousness operates in mysterious ways. One of those ways is that the old paradigm suddenly starts to die." - Deepak Chopra

"We're still living with the old paradigm of age as an arch. That's the old metaphor: You're born, you peak at midlife and decline into decrepitude." - Jane Fonda

"I am suspicious of the idea of a new paradigm, to use that word, an entirely new structure of the economy." - Paul A Volcker

"Life is short, and time is swift; Roses fade, and shadows shift." - Ebenezer Elliott

"In prayer we shift the center of living from self-consciousness to self-surrender" - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"When your sense of worth exceeds your conditions, conditions will shift to match your vision." - Alan Cohen

"The strength of any plan depends on the time. Circumstances and things eternally shift and change." - Michel De Montaigne

"Less-creative people can't shift gears. Very creative people move between these two states intuitively." - Guy Claxton

"Truth will do well enough if left to shift for herself." - Thomas Jefferson

"Take time everyday to shift from immersion in human-centric thinking to ecoexperience." - Selena Fox

"If you shift from compulsiveness to consciousness, being joyful will not be an effort." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Social Media is' a fad, it's a fundamental shift in the way we communicate." - Erik Qualman

"We shift and bedeck and bedrape us, thou art noble and nude and antique." - Algernon Charles Swinburne

"Life is short, and time is swift; Roses fade, and shadows shift." - Ebenezer Elliott

"Their whole life will begin to shift, from their first physical contact with you." - Frederick Lenz

"Social Media isn't a fad, it's a fundamental shift in the way we communicate." - Erik Qualman

"Sustained change only happens when we shift at an emotional rather than logical level." - Robin S

"Shift your energy from protecting yourself from failure to squeezing the life out of life." - Danielle LaPorte

"Aid should shift to investment. This will help countries stand on their own." - Jacob Zuma

"Someone who plays hard every shift, it's pretty admirable for a young guy." - Marty Turco

"The pendulum of economic power might well begin to shift from capital back to labor." - Stephen S. Roach

"You have the capability to change your life all with a simple shift in perspective" - Demi Lovato

"Ultimately, contentment is more a shift in attitude than a change in circumstances." - Linda Dillow

"System debugging has always been a graveyard-shift occupation, like astronomy." - Fred Brooks

"Trust me: Studios, investors, filmmakers, they will shift because they just follow the money trail." - Zoe Saldana

"Fortunately, when we have all our marbles, we can shift our memories very quickly." - Michelle Stuart

"Twenty years of schoolin' And they put you on the day shift" - Bob Dylan

"The pool of people you care about is going to shift over time." - Emmett Shear

"The whole red state/blue state thing is very interesting. Watching that shift over the years." - Anne Waldman

"For me, it was more a dramatic shift to go from the stage to the screen." - Michael C Hall

"A cultural shift is needed to incorporate exercise into our children's daily lives." - Darell Hammond

"(24/7) once you sign on to be a mother, that's the only shift they offer." - Jodi Picoult

"It is not OK for anyone to be obese. There needs to be a cultural shift." - Mick Cornett

"I think few wives would have encouraged this kind of drastic and reckless career shift!" - Nigel Dennis

"Graphics has lately made a great shift towards machine learning, which itself is about understanding data." - Jefferson Han

"When an idea reaches critical mass there is no stopping the shift its presence will induce." - Marianne Williamson

"The areas of consensus shift unbelievably fast; the bubbles of certainty are constantly exploding." - Rem Koolhaas

"So, there is enormous instability in the global economy with a shift of winners and losers." - David Korten

"The single most important top-level trend is the shift to mobile." - Max Levchin

"We must begin to shift the emphasis of teen-age pregnancy to teen-age boys." - Gloria Steinem

"I think The Big Picture was such a huge shift from my second record." - Michael W Smith

"I'm able to shift gears from mom to performer to mom pretty quickly." - Faith Hill

"I would like to shift more into writing for and producing people." - Geddy Lee

"See me safe up: for in my coming down, I can shift for myself." - Thomas More

"I always say I want to eventually shift my career to directing and writing." - Jonah Hill

"If all this happened to you what paradigm might you develop? How might that paradigm affect you in terms of your life from that point on? What does this tell you about Abe? There are no failures, only lessons to be learned." - Oprah Winfrey

"Sustainability is especially ripe for political controversy and opposition because fundamentally it is a new paradigm that represents significant challenges to the status quo. The paradigm of sustainability, with its notions of limitations and carrying capacities confronts dominant paradigms of progress which do not recognize limits to unchecked growth" - Hazel Henderson

"3D is very exciting. I love it. I'm a complete convert. Everything for me, from now on, is 3D. I'm completely convinced it's the future of home entertainment, as well as cinema entertainment. I think it's a paradigm shift, in terms of cinema, and those things don't happen very often. The introduction of sound, the introduction of color photography and now 3D have been the big shifts. They happen once every 40 or 50 years, so it's very exciting to be a filmmaker, working while one of them is happening." - Paul W. S. Anderson

"Earlier the world was bi polar. Foreign policy would be centered around two super powers. India was a little late in realizing that this bi polar situation was for namesake. Now the entire world, in changed circumstances, especially in 21st century, it is more interdependent and inter connected, earlier, the foreign policy was possible between governments, but today it is not possible just between governments. Government relations are important but increasing people to people contact is equally important. There's been a shift in paradigm." - Narendra Modi

"I have always maintained that paradigm shift away from signing Rock and Metal acts is part of the decline in sales the major labels have talked about for years. I mean, to me, that should be so obvious. For decades, literally, as long as Rock N' Roll has existed, a large swath of major label income came from Rock, and later, Metal bands. So if you essentially stop signing the thing that brought in a significant portion of your income, how are you confused when you don't sell as much? It's like cutting off your nose to spite your face. I still don't get it." - David Ellefson

"Historians will look back on this era and how the Internet changed what we value, what we consider art, the way we think, the way we define what it means to be human. In Sincerity and Authenticity, Lionel Trilling describes the changes that occurred between about 1850 and 1920, due to the Industrial Revolution and the resulting migration of people from small communities to relative anonymity in cities. Because of that paradigm shift, ideas about what it means to be an individual underwent a transformation that leeched into all areas. Art, psychology, history, marriage, gender." - Debra Monroe

"The United States is the lone superpower of the world. We have a stake in Rwanda's success because we have a stake in the world's stability.And we have got to understand the need for a paradigm shift. This is not about "might makes right." This is about a democratic movement that pulls out the voices of all of the people so that they come up with a fair and healthy and stable and sustainable society. And if we can learn those lessons in a place like Rwanda, then we can apply them around the world." - Swanee Hunt

"As conscious adult women, if we really do care about the state of girls and women worldwide, we need to train this next generation of girls because they are going to be the ones taking over and they are going to be the ones that shift this paradigm. Unfortunately for our generation, we've been raised in a society where greed trumps all. In other words, where the bottom line is money...where money affects how we perceive each other, and how we perceive ourselves and our value. We need to break that now with this younger generation." - Kamala Lopez

"As you shift and change your own experience, the experience of the whole human race begins to shift and change as well. So this is important work you are doing, this business of changing your life." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Happiness is equilibrium. Shift your weight. Equilibrium is pragmatic. You have to get everything into proportion. You compensate, rebalance yourself so that you maintain your angle to your world. When the world shifts, you shift." - Tom Stoppard

"Well, well, the world must turn upon its axis, And all mankind turn with it, heads or tails, And live and die, make love and pay our taxes, And as the veering winds shift, shift our sails." - Lord Byron

"The way to healthy living is to shift from quantitative economic growth to quality of life, food, water and air - to shift from craving to contentment and from greed to gratitude" - Satish Kumar

"A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love-from a belief in what is not real, to faith in that which is. That shift in perception changes everything." - Marianne Williamson

"In the major state capitalists economies, Europe and the US, it's low growth and stagnation and a very sharp income differentiation a shift - a striking shift - from production to financialization." - Noam Chomsky

"To shift America (and the world) to a cleaner energy economy, millions of people will have to go to work in new industries. This necessary shift opens up tremendous new opportunities for work and wealth creation." - Van Jones

"Just as there is a wage gap between men and women in the workplace, there is a 'leisure gap' between them at home. Most women work one shift in the office or factory and a 'second shift' at home." - Arlie Russell Hochschild

"Administrators need to shift from being controllers to enablers, so as to liberate the energies and talents of the teachers." - Steve Denning

"What a surprise to find you could shift the contents of your head like rearranging furniture in a room." - Lisa Alther

"Three or four plays cause the momentum to shift. We turned it over and gave Baylor a cheap score." - Bill Vaughan

"I started in TV movies and then had success in my move to features with Night Shift and Splash." - Brian Grazer

"What would aliens say when told earthlings shift clocks twice a year to fool themselves into thinking there's more sunlight?" - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"As soon as you become aware that something is not working, immediately shift your focus to the desired result." - Alan Cohen

"The gift economy represents a shift from consumption to contribution, transaction to trust, scarcity to abundance and isolation to community." - Charles Eisenstein

"Frequently, as so many poets and psalmists and songwriters have said, the invisible shift happens through the broken places." - Anne Lamott



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