65 Turning Point Quotes On Success In Life

These turning point quotes will inspire you. The turning point is a point at which a significant change occurs or a time at which a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging turning point quotes, turning point sayings, and turning point proverbs.

Best Turning Point Quotes

  1. “It is strange, but true, that the most important turning-points of life often come at the most unexpected times and in the most unexpected ways.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  2. “The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.” ~ Max Lerner
  3. “In every life there is a turning point. A moment so tremendous, so sharp and clear that one feels as if one’s been hit in the chest, all the breath knocked out, and one knows, absolutely knows without the merest hint of a shadow of a doubt that one’s life will never be the same.” ~ Julia Quinn
  4. “I think for anyone who’s gone through a crisis, there comes a turning point, an epiphany, that marks the beginning of the end.” ~ Deborah Norville

  5. “Every war has turning points and every person too.” ~ Meg Rosoff
  6. “How often it is a small, almost unconscious event that makes a turning point.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom
  7. “The turning points of lives are not the great moments. The real crises are often concealed in occurrences so trivial in appearance that they pass unobserved.” ~ George Washington
  8. “Look back at history – those who guided the revolution in the time of its culmination never kept their leading positions long after the turning point.” ~ Leon Trotsky

  9. “Don’t let your present problems defeat you. The Chinese have a saying that if you live with a disaster for three years it will turn into a blessing. Look back in your own life at what appeared to be a devastating situation five or ten years ago. Many of those situations were the turning point that caused a number of great things to happen in your future. Regardless of what happens today, realize it is the beginning of something good.” ~ Bob Proctor , Turning point quotes in life
  10. “There are surprising turning points; there is the straw that breaks the camel’s back, and you never know if your action could be the straw.” ~ Frances Moore Lappé
  11. “As with any turning point or instance when a new road is chosen and an old one forsaken, there are consequences.” ~ Michael J. Fox
  12. “In real life turning points are sneaky. They pass by unlabeled and unheeded. Opportunities are missed, catastrophes unwittingly celebrated. Turning points are only uncovered later, by historians who seek to bring order to a lifetime of tangled moments.” ~ Kate Morton

  13. “Many Christians have the mistaken notion that eternal life begins when they die. But that is not biblically accurate. Eternal life begins when we are born again into the Kingdom of God.” ~ David Jeremiah
  14. “At times history and fate meet at a single time in a single place to shape a turning point in man’s unending search for freedom.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  15. “The realization that he is white in a black country, and respected for it, is the turning point in the expatriate’s career. He can either forget it, or capitalize on it. Most choose the latter.” ~ Paul Theroux
  16. “The turning point in the life of those who succeed usually comes at the moment of some crisis.” ~ Napoleon Hill

  17. “…The two great turning-points of my life were when my father sent to Oxford, and when society sent me to prison.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  18. “They say when you reach a crossroad or a turning point in life, it really doesn’t matter how we got there, but it’s what we do next after we got there. Usually you arrive there by adversity, and then it is then and only then that we find out who we truly are and what we’re truly made of. It’s a process, a gift and a journey, and if we can travel it alone, although the road may be rough at the beginning, you find an ability to walk it. A way to start fresh again. It’s neither a downfall nor a failure, but a new beginning.” ~ Paris Hilton
  19. “A crucial turning point in that earlier history occurred when men and women of good will turned aside from the task of shoring up the Roman imperium and ceased to identify the continuation of civility and moral community with the maintenance of that imperium. What they set themselves out to achieve instead – often not recognizing fully what they were doing – was the construction of new forms of community within which the moral life could be sustained so that both morality and civility might survive the coming age of barbarism and darkness.” ~ Alasdair MacIntyre
  20. “The Holy Spirit wants to convert the words of Scripture into transformed personalities.” ~ David Jeremiah

  21. “There comes a turning point in intense physical struggle where one abandons oneself to a profligate usage of strength and bodily resource, ignoring the costs until the struggle is over. Women find this point in childbirth; men in battle.” ~ Diana Gabaldon
  22. “The turning point in history will be the moment man becomes aware that the only god of man is man himself.” ~ Henri de Lubac
  23. “If I were to try to identify a turning point I’d say that was it – getting clean.” ~ James Taylor
  24. “But we have reached a turning point. We must make a decision: shall we remain a child-like people, giving little thought to our Future, till someday we find that we have none?” ~ Arthur Moeller van den Bruck

  25. “People are aware that they cannot continue in the same old way but are immobilized because they cannot imagine an alternative. We need a vision that recognizes that we are at one of the great turning points in human history when the survival of our planet and the restoration of our humanity require a great sea change in our ecological, economic, political, and spiritual values.” ~ Grace Lee Boggs
  26. “Wars make history seem deceptively simple. They provide clear turning points, easy distinctions.: before and after, winner and loser, right and wrong. True history, the past, is not like that. It isn’t flat or linear. It has no outline. It is slippery, like liquid; infinite and unknowable, like space. And it is changeable: just when you think you see a pattern, perspective shifts, an alternate version is proffered, a long-forgotten memory resurfaces.” ~ Kate Morton
  27. “Head knowledge without heart knowledge is worse than useless; but when head and heart join forces, it changes our lives forever.” ~ David Jeremiah
  28. “The turning point really is just knowing you’re an imbecile.” ~ Warren Cuccurullo

  29. “Turning points in human consciousness occur when new energy regimes converge with new communications revolutions, creating new economic eras.” ~ Jeremy Rifkin
  30. “When your self and your life belong to your being, your self opens, your life opens, your being comes in, and it will have everything. It is the single greatest turning point in your life.” ~ John de Ruiter
  31. “A great turning point is in the offing. The world is changing. It’s changed before, but not for a long time in our lives, not since before our lives. But now it’s changing, and there are many many possibilities.” ~ Terence McKenna
  32. “Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means.” ~ Arthur Koestler

  33. “I think 26 is the turning point. I’ve got to make up for 10 years of living like a degenerate. I’ve suddenly become conscious of being unhealthy. You’ve spent every bit of free time since [the age of ] 15 in a pub. And suddenly you’re like, ‘Oh God, I don’t want to be this grey ghost sitting there with a potbelly. I’ve got to get it together.” ~ Robert Pattinson
  34. “The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday. I thought, if really want to write, it’s time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book.” ~ James Rollins
  35. “Moving to Turkey was the turning point in my life.” ~ Tarkan
  36. “I was shy, but it came out in a big personality. My turning point was when I let my hair go naturally and I got contact lenses. I am really blind, by the way. I have these big eyes that don’t work!” ~ Tracee Ellis Ross

  37. “His head was swimming, and he was far from certain even of the direction they had been going in when he had his fall. He guessed as well as he could, and crawled along for a good way, till suddenly his hand met what felt like a tiny ring of cold metal lying on the floor of the tunnel. It was a turning point in his career, but he did not know it. He put the ring in his pocket almost without thinking; certainly it did not seem of any particular use at the moment.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
  38. “Something is happening to Britain and the British. Or has happened. We are said to be passing through a transition, or a turning point, or a transformation; nobody is quite sure which.” ~ Ferdinand Mount
  39. “I did a terrible television pilot that was so badly written and dumb that it became a turning point for me and I decided that I would never accept a job just because I needed the money.” ~ Fran Drescher
  40. “My turning point was my pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. It was then that I, who had dedicated most of my life to penetrate the ‘secrets’ of the universe, realized that there are no secrets. Life is and will always be a mystery.” ~ Paulo Coelho

  41. “The indictment, in a lot of ways, that was the turning point.” ~ Jeffrey Skilling
  42. “The British Red Cross asked me to help them spearhead a fundraising campaign for the victims of the war in Nicaragua. It was a turning point in my life. It began my commitment to justice and human rights issues.” ~ Bianca Jagger
  43. “Not often, but every once in a while, God brings us to a major turning point — a great crossroads in our life.” ~ Oswald Chambers
  44. “With Midway as the turning point, the fortunes of war appeared definitely to shift from our own to the Allied side. The defeat taught us many lessons and impelled our Navy, for the first time since the outbreak of war, to indulge in critical self-examination.” ~ Mitsuo Fuchida

  45. “Commitment is that turning point in your life when you seize the moment to alter your destiny.” ~ Denis Waitley
  46. “When the history of African development is written, it will be clear that a turning point involved the empowerment of women.” ~ Sheryl WuDunn
  47. “In Italy, the country where fascism was born, we have a particular relation with the Holocaust, but as a turning point in history, it belongs to everybody in the world. It is a part of humanity.” ~ Roberto Benigni
  48. “I was with the U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on the day that Srebrenica fell, which happened to be a huge historical turning point in the Bosnian war.” ~ Michael Ignatieff

  49. “I predict that in the years ahead Enron, not Sept. 11, will come to be seen as the greater turning point in U.S. society.” ~ Paul Krugman
  50. “It was too difficult. People weren’t prepared to put in the hours on the donkey work – you know, dates and facts and so on. I think in retrospect my generation will be seen as a turning point. From now on there’ll be a net loss of knowledge in Europe. The difference between a peasant community in fourteenth-century Iran and modern London, though, is that if with their meager resources the villagers occasionally slipped backward, it was not for lack of trying. But with us, here in England, it was a positive choice. We chose to know less.” ~ Sebastian Faulks
  51. “It is God’s omnipotence, His consuming holiness, and His right to judge that make Him worthy to be feared.” ~ David Jeremiah
  52. “Lee Strasberg told me I had talent. Real talent. It was the first time that anyone, except my father–who had to say so–told me I was good. At anything. It was a turning point in my life. I went to bed thinking about acting. I woke up thinking about acting. It was like the roof had come off my life!” ~ Jane Fonda

  53. “I have had a few turning points, the first day I entered a gymnastics school at age 6.” ~ Nadia Comaneci
  54. “The distinguishing of the strata, or layers, in the embryonic membrane was a turning-point in the study of the history of evolution and placed later researches in their proper light. A division of the (disc-shaped) embryo into an animal and a plastic part first takes place. In the lower part (the plastic or vegetative layer) are a serous and a vascular layer, each of peculiar organization. In the upper part also (the animal or serous germ layer) two layers are clearly distinguishable, a flesh layer and a skin layer. (1828)” ~ Karl Ernst von Baer
  55. “The distinguishing of the strata, or layers, in the embryonic membrane was a turning-point in the study of the history of evolution and placed later researches in their proper light. A division of the (disc-shaped) embryo into an animal and a plastic part first takes place. In the lower part (the plastic or vegetative layer) are a serous and a vascular layer, each of peculiar organization. In the upper part also (the animal or serous germ layer) two layers are clearly distinguishable, a flesh layer and a skin layer. (1828)” ~ Karl Ernst von Baer
  56. “We stand now at the turning point between two eras. Behind us is a past to which we can never return…” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

  57. “It’s no accident, I think, that tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love, the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature. Even the structure of tennis, the way the pieces fit inside one another like Russian nesting dolls, mimics the structure of our days. Points become games become sets become tournaments, and it’s all so tightly connected that any point can become the turning point. It reminds me of the way seconds become minutes become hours, and any hour can be our finest. Or darkest. It’s our choice.” ~ Andre Agassi
  58. “Throughout the 20th century, we created wealth through vertically integrated corporations. Now, we create wealth through networks. We are at a turning point in human history, where the industrial age has finally run out of gas.” ~ Don Tapscott
  59. “She had reached a turning point. She no longer believed that a situation could be made better by writing a poem about it.” ~ David Nicholls
  60. “But then, I suppose, when with the benefit of hindsight one begins to search one’s past for such ‘turning points’, one is apt to start seeing them everywhere.” ~ Kazuo Ishiguro

  61. “To come to know that nothing is good, nothing is bad, is a turning point; it is a conversion. You start looking in; the outside reality loses meaning. The social reality is a fiction, a beautiful drama; you can participate in it, but then you don’t take it seriously. It is just a role to be played; play it as beautifully, as efficiently, as possible. But don’t take it seriously, it has nothing of the ultimate in it.” ~ Rajneesh
  62. “The loved object is simply one that has shared an experience at the same moment of time, narcissistically; and the desire to be near the beloved object is at first not due to the idea of possessing it, but simply to let the two experiences compare themselves, like reflections in different mirrors. All this may precede the first look, kiss, or touch; precede ambition, pride, or envy; precede the first declarations which mark the turning point—for from here love degenerates into habit, possession, and back to loneliness.” ~ Lawrence Durrell , Turning point quotes in love
  63. “Life is always at some turning point.” ~ Irwin Edman

  64. “It was as simple as that – they met. As simple as only beautiful things can be beautiful, as only life-changing things, turning-point things, can be simple. (“For The Rest Of Her Life”)” ~ Cornell Woolrich
  65. “There are two kinds of existentialist; first, those who are Christian…and on the other hand the atheistic existentialists, among whom…I class myself. What they have in common is that they think that existence precedes essence, or, if you prefer, that subjectivity must be the turning point.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

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