"Du musst dein Leben ändern: you must change your life."

 

Torso of Apollo (original ca. 460)
Public DomainTorso of Apollo (original ca. 460) - Credit: Bibi Saint-Pol

 

 

This line comes from a poem, Archaischer Torso Apollos (Archaic Torso of Apollo) written by the Austrian poet, Rainer Maria Wilke.

It describes how the author feels humbled, as he gazes at a headless sculpture of Apollo, worshipped as a god in both Greek and Roman traditions.  

 

Two alternative translations of the poem are available here.