Turning Point Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old turning point quotes, turning point sayings, and turning point proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The turning point is that moment of naked acceptance of the truth.     

Ellyn Stern

Make your breaking point your turning point.     

Dennis Kimbro

Every war has turning points and every person too.     

Meg Rosoff

Unless you made your life a turning point, there was no reason for existing.     

Saul Bellow

Grace is that turning point from feeling hopeless to becoming empowered.     

Deborah Brodie

Commitment is that turning point in your life when you seize the moment to alter your destiny.     

Denis Waitley

The turning point in the life of those who succeed usually comes at the moment of some crisis.     

Napoleon Hill

Think of the Earth as a turning point in eternity. Think of the Earth as a meeting point in infinity.     

Yoko Ono

We stand now at the turning point between two eras. Behind us is a past to which we can never return.     

Arthur C. Clarke

The turning point in history will be the moment man becomes aware that the only god of man is man himself.     

Henri de Lubac

So often there are crossroads in your life, when things can go right or horribly wrong. We never know when something we say or do will turn a person's life around.     

Lesley Crewe

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

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?     


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

Every turning point in a person's life isn't reached by luck, they choose to be successful, they know what it takes to be there, they can do what is expected of them to do, they do not show trepidation about the requirements needed to be on top.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

There is a major turning point in life when you have to decide: shall I grow old gracefully or shall I try everything to stem the tide? For me, that point came in 2001, when I stopped dyeing my hair.     

Nik Kershaw

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

Michael J. Fox

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

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

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

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

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

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

Turning points in human consciousness occur when new energy regimes converge with new communications revolutions, creating new economic eras.     

Jeremy Rifkin

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

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 Lappe

There are turning points in everyone's life when we have to fight, even if we have to do it by ourselves and in public.     

Junius Williams

Crisis can go on to a critical point or turning point where deciding factors plays their games. It is a point to surrender or survive, stay alive or die. You can rise above the storm.     

Ikechukwu Joseph

Let sannyas be the turning point. That's what sannyas is all about: a return journey. One starts moving inwards rather than moving outwards.     


We have now reached a turning point in the struggle between freedom and terror.     

George W. Bush