quote by J. Paul Getty

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.

— J. Paul Getty

Interesting Rapid Change quotations

Rapid change quote You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
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The concern is over what will happen as strong encryption becomes commonplace with all digital communications and stored data. Right now the use of encryption isn't all that widespread, but that state of affairs is expected to change rapidly.

The concern is over what will happen as strong encryption becomes commonplace with all digital communications and stored data. Right now the use of encryption isn't all that widespread, but that state of affairs is expected to change rapidly.

Rapid change quote You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do
You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.

We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts.

We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.

The climate-change deniers are rapidly ending up with as much intellectual credibility as creationists and Flat Earthers. They are nudging close to having the moral credibility of Holocaust deniers.


Standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards in a rapidly changing world.

Rapid change quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

A society, in the process of moving forward, often appears to be tearing itself apart. Certainly, an age of rapid change, such as ours, produces many paradoxes. But perhaps the most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.

Climate change is for real. We have just a small window of opportunity and it is closing rather rapidly. There is not a moment to lose.

This understanding, underlying constitutional interpretation since the New Deal, reflects the Constitution's demands for structural flexibility sufficient to adapt substantive laws and institutions to rapidly changing social, economic, and technological conditions.

Rapid change quote The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

The technology at the leading edge changes so rapidly that you have to keep current after you get out of school. I think probably the most important thing is having good fundamentals.


The aging and decreasing population is a serious problem in many developed countries today. In Japan's case, these demographic changes are taking place at a more rapid pace than any other country has ever experienced.

If you're not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment, if you can't think creatively, you lose big in this society because there are very few jobs for you left.

Rapid change quote Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.

Crowding, rapid change and the breakdown of communities have been widely recognized as sources of social problems. But we do not believe they are enough to account for the extent of the problems that are seen today.

The enterprise that does not innovate ages and declines.

And in a period of rapid change such as the present, the decline will be fast.

The conviction that the best way to prepare children for a harsh, rapidly changing world is to introduce formal instruction at anearly age is wrong. There is simply no evidence to support it, and considerable evidence against it. Starting children early academically has not worked in the past and is not working now.

Rapid change quote When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past,
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.

Humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than in any comparable period of time in human history, largely to meet rapidly growing demands for food, fresh water, timber, fiber and fuel. This has resulted in a substantial and largely irreversible loss in the diversity of life on Earth.

We are at a critical point where rapid change is forcing us to look not just to new ways of solving problems but to new problems to solve.

We live in a world changing so rapidly that what we mean frequently by common sense is doing the thing that would have been right last year.

Rapid change quote There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the w
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
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In a time of rapid change, standing still is the most dangerous course of action.

The world today is experiencing a profound and rapid socio-cultural transformation. But the changes do not occur at a uniform pace, and the discrepancies in the change process have differentiated the various countries and regions of our planet.


The locus of corporate innovations has been product development.

But in times of rapid and unpredictable change, the creation of individual products becomes less important than the creation of a general organizational aptitude for innovation.

Rapid change quote Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds, c
Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.

A margin of safety is achieved when securities are purchased at prices sufficiently below underlying value to allow for human error, bad luck, or extreme volatility in a complex, unpredictable and rapidly changing world.

In a world that is changing as rapidly as this one, we need to think differently about leadership. Leading is not done by those few in high places, but by parents and teachers and managers and those governing -- all working together to create the world that we want.

Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.

Rapid change quote Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making chang
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.

The character of a woman rapidly develops after marriage, and sometimes seems to change, when in fact it is only complete.


Look round and round upon this bare bleak plain, and see even here, upon a winter's day, how beautiful the shadows are! Alas! It is the nature of their kind to be so. The loveliest things in life... are but shadows; and they come and go, and change and fade away, as rapidly as these.

In periods of rapid personal change, we pass through life as though we are spellcast. We speak in sentences that end before finishing. We sleep heavily because we need to ask so many questions as we dream alone. We bump into others and feel bashful at recognizing souls so similar to ourselves.

Rapid change quote Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.

A total nuclear freeze is counterproductive - especially now, when technology is rapidly changing and the Soviets have some important strategic advantages.

The quest for stability or homeostasis is silly.

We should accept that we live on an incredibly dynamic planet in a rapidly changing environment, and do our best to have the most amazing experiences we can.

In times of turbulence and rapid change, you must constantly be re-evaluating yourself relative to the new realities.

Rapid change quote Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.

It would be a mistake to assume that the present day educational system is unchanging. On the contrary, it is undergoing rapid change. But much of this change is no more than an attempt to refine the existent machinery, making it ever more efficient in pursuit of obsolete goals.

Adolescence is a period of rapid changes.

Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.

The debt limits have to come down. The whole world of debt has to be changed as far as this country is concerned. We have to create jobs and we have to create them rapidly because if we don't things are just going to head in a direction that's going to be almost impossible to recover from.

The typical journalist's typical lead for the typical Canadian story nowadays is along this line: that Canadians are hard at work trying to gain a reputation as a nation of rapid social change.

One way for investors to protect themselves from a rapid change in the price of a stock is to use a limit order rather than a market order.

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