Things Can Change Who We Are

Everyone has been through something 
that has changed them in a way that 
they could never go back to the person they once were.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Barack Obama

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. 
Anatole France