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Turning Point Quotes (28 Inspirational Sayings)

This collection of quotes is all about those momentous moments in life – turning points!

What is a turning point in life?

A turning point is a point in time when something big happens to you. It might be a physical event, a situation you find yourself in, or a mental realization that causes a shift or change in direction for you.

Sometimes it’s crystal clear that we’re at a turning point in our lives, and sometimes we don’t notice until we’ve gone through it and are looking back – but the change is significant to the trajectory of our lives.

Sometimes we get fed up by a situation in our lives, which causes change and sometimes you hear others say “In hindsight, losing my job was a great turning point in my life.” The following quotes discuss different aspects of turning points that can occur, and how they can lead to the greatest outcomes.

Quotes About Turning Points In Life


“There comes a turning point in the life of every person when he reflects on his journey and work and ponders on the next road to take. Is this the pinnacle, the ultimate? What next?” Mohanlal


“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


“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


“You go through life experiences. Each record captures a different turning point in my life.” Keith Urban


“One of the most important things that I have learned in my 57 years is that life is all about choices. On every journey you take, you face choices. At every fork in the road, you make a choice. And it is those decisions that shape our lives.” Mike DeWine


“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


“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


“He was reluctant to open it, for once such a thing is opened, it cannot be shut again.” Alan Paton


“Everyone has a breaking point, turning point, stress point, the game is permeated with it. The fans don’t see it because we make it look so efficient. But internally, for a guy to be successful, you have to be like a clock spring, wound but not loose at the same time.” Dave Winfield


“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


“The turning point really is just knowing you’re an imbecile.” Warren Cuccurullo


Turning Point of Life Quotes


“Make your breaking point your turning point.” Dennis Kimbro


“I’m always fascinated by people when they reach that fork in the road, where they can make a moral choice.” Nicholas Hammond


“I vividly remember a conversation I had many years ago in 1974, which marked a turning point in my leadership journey. I was sitting at a Holiday Inn with my friend, Kurt Campmeyer, when he asked me if I had a personal growth plan. I didn’t. In fact, I didn’t even know you were supposed to have one.” John C. Maxwell


“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Yogi Berra


“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


“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


“In real life turning points are sneaky. They pass by unlabelled 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


“Every good business story has a conflict and triumph at the core and a turning point where a transformation takes place.” Dinesh Paliwal


“You’re not making a decision if you come to a fork in the road. There is no ‘it’ to take. It’s one or the other.” Paul Samuelson


“The turning point is that moment of naked acceptance of the truth.” Ellyn Stern


“Meditation was a turning point for me. It helped me deal with a lot of stress and has given me a lot of relaxation.” Mike Love


“Life is always at some turning point.” Irwin Edman


“We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children’s children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word.” Charles Spurgeon


“I started life washing cars in Canada before moving on to selling life insurance and vacuum cleaners. Later, I went through a programme by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, which literally changed my life. It was the turning point.” Shiv Khera


“If I were to try to identify a turning point, I’d say that, was it – getting clean.” James Taylor


“As with any turning point or instance when a new road is chosen and an old one forsaken, there are consequences.” Michael J. Fox


“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


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