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Quotes About Repetition

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Simone de Beauvoir
“Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day.”
Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex

Pittacus Lore
“He who doesn't understand history is doomed to repeat it.”
Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four

Mahatma Gandhi
“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does the truth become error because nobody will see it.

(Young India 1924-1926)”
Mahatma Gandhi

Sarah Kane
“What have they done to me? What have they done to me? What have they done to me? What have they done to me? What have they done to me? What have they done to me? What have they done to me? What have they done to me? What have they done to me? What have they done to me? What have they done to me? What have they done to me? What have they done to me? What have they done to me? What have they done to me? What have they done to me? What have they done to me?”
Sarah Kane, Crave

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Stupid religion makes stupid beliefs, stupid leaders make stupid rules, stupid environment makes stupid health, stupid companions makes stupid behaviour, stupid movies makes stupid acts, stupid food makes stupid skin, stupid bed makes stupid sleep, stupid ideas makes stupid decisions, stupid clothes makes stupid appearance. Lets get rid of stupidity from our stupid short lives.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Michael Bassey Johnson
“When you are gunning to be like other people, you are foolishly repeating their mistakes, and the worst of it all is that you can't even correct yours.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“Doing something wrong repeatedly does not make it right.”
Tim Fargo

Dawn Powell
“The human comedy is always tragic, but since its ingredients are always the same—dupe, fox, straight, like burlesque skits—the repetition through the ages is comedy.”
Dawn Powell

Stanisław Lem
“So one must be resigned to being a clock that measures the passage of time, now out of order, now repaired, and whose mechanism generates despair and love as soon as its maker sets it going? Are we to grow used to the idea that every man relives ancient torments, which are all the more profound because they grow comic with repetition? That human existence should repeat itself, well and good, but that it should repeat itself like a hackneyed tune, or a record a drunkard keeps playing as he feeds coins into the jukebox...”
Stanisław Lem, Solaris

Toba Beta
“Prehistory of mankind is way too horrible to be remembered.
But if we choose to ignore it, then we'll be doomed to repeat it.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Villiers de L'Isle-Adam
“Every human occupation has it repertoire of stock phrases, within which every man twists and turn until his death. His vocabulary, which seems so lavish, reduces itself to a hundred routine formulas at most, which he repeats over and over.”
Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, Tomorrow's Eve

Jennifer Egan
“A frenzy of activity that had mostly led him in circles: wasn't that a fairly accurate description of lust?”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Robert Hughes
“In one sense, (Duchamp's) “The Large Glass” is a glimpse into Hell; a peculiarly modernist Hell of repetition and loneliness.”
Robert Hughes, The Shock of the New

Jarod Kintz
“Economist should be spelled echonomist, because they all repeat each other. 
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Yukio Mishima
“Again and again, the cicada’s untiring cry pierced the sultry summer air like a needle at work on thick cotton cloth.”
Yukio Mishima, Runaway Horses

James Jones
“There is, in the Army, a little known but very important activity appropriately called Fatigue. Fatigue, in the Army, is the very necessary cleaning and repairing of the aftermath of living. Any man who has ever owned a gun has known Fatigue, when, after fifteen minutes in the woods and perhaps three shots at an elusive squirrel, he has gone home to spend three-quarters of an hour cleaning up his piece so that it will be ready next time he goes to the woods. Any woman who has ever cooked a luscious meal and ladled it out in plates upon the table has known Fatigue, when, after the glorious meal is eaten, she repairs to the kitchen to wash the congealed gravy from the plates and the slick grease from the cooking pots so they will be ready to be used this evening, dirtied, and so washed again. It is the knowledge of the unendingness and of the repetitious uselessness, the do it up so it can be done again, that makes Fatigue fatigue.”
James Jones, From Here to Eternity

Toba Beta
“Being able to be repeated controllably
is one key element in risk management.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“Repetition opens doors, you know?”
Tim Lucas, The Book of Renfield: A Gospel of Dracula

Michael Bassey Johnson
“If you keep on saying a single thing to yourself, you are likely to attract it to yourself, dreaming it always, then in a twinkle of an eye, it comes to you.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“Don't say what you don't want repeated.”
Isabella Poretsis

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you have discovered a truth, tell it first to a parrot! Every new truth needs an insistent repetition!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Thomas Pynchon
“You never want to see kids repeat your own mistakes.”
Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge

Jarod Kintz
“I get up at 12:12, because if I have to do it every day, the number may as well be repetitive.
”
Jarod Kintz, The Merits of Marthaism, and How Being Named Susan Can Benefit You

Patrick Dennis
“Within the last two years it had been called Tony's, Belle's Bar Sinister, The Ole Plantation, Tony's, Alt Wien, Paris Soir--or Sewer--Victor's Vesuvius, Chez Cocotte, York House, Gay Madrid, and Tony's.”
Patrick Dennis, Auntie Mame

Peter Sloterdijk
“It is not only the weary Homo faber, who objectifies the world in the 'doing' mode, who must vacate his place on the logical stage; the time has also come for Homo religiosus, who turns to the world above in surreal rites, to bid a deserved farewell. Together, workers and believers come into a new category. It is time to reveal humans as the beings who result from repetition. Just as the nineteenth century stood cognitively under the sign of production and the twentieth under that of reflexivity, the future should present itself under the sign of the exercise.”
Peter Sloterdijk, Du mußt dein Leben ändern

“It is precisely, if paradoxically, because reversal is in the service of repetition (so as to ensure, alongside its companion strategies, a dizzying proliferation of citations) that it gains a subversive power rather than remain a mere dependent (and thus conservative) form of social discourse. Reversal plays a double role in this novel (MONSIEUR VENUS), for it is not only a formal strategy bearing on citation, but itself a citation as well; one more cliché mobilized from the fin-de-siecle reserve.”
Janet Beizer

Ziad K. Abdelnour
“We're taught by repetition but great innovators need to be great at doing the different.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

“If you can orbit the planet, why can't you see
what makes the human heart happy?
Is it art or is it sex?
Or is it, as I suspect, just keeping going

from next thing to next thing
to next thing to next thing
to next to next to next to next
pulsating stupidly to outlast time?”
Dan Chiasson, Where's the Moon, There's the Moon: Poems

Peter Ackroyd
“Truly Time is a vast Denful of Horrour, round about which a Serpent winds and in the winding bites itself by the Tail. Now, now is the Hour, every Hour, every part of an Hour, every Moment, which in its end does begin again and never ceases to end: a beginning continuing, always ending.”
Peter Ackroyd, Hawksmoor

Israelmore Ayivor
“When I prepare, then I become pregnant... and then I produce. When I produce, then I praise the Lord... and then I become prosperous and then the cycle repeats!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

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