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Positive Quotes about Repetition

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We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

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As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over
the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
- Henry David Thoreau

During his training, a baseball player strives
to make each swing better than the last.
The repetition of a faulty swing would be worse than useless.
It would ingrain bad habits.
The same is true of emotional responses.
If we allow ourselves to continue to have the same angry responses,
we just entrench our anger habit.
But if we strive - through consciousness, visualization, and coaching -
to moderate our anger response,
over time, we can train ourselves to respond
to events as we choose - without anger.
You can't magically be free from anger tomorrow,
but you can put yourself on your own training program
that will reduce the frequency and intensity
of your anger response day by day, year by year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief.
And once that belief becomes a deep conviction,
things begin to happen.
- Muhammad Ali

In all the music that deals with experimental repetition,
drum and bass, dub, various kinds of house music,
there's always been a quality of atmosphere and ambience.
- Bill Laswell

 

I believe that these devices like repetition and rhyme are not artificial,
that they're not imposed, somehow, on the language.
- Paul Muldoon

If you re-read your work, you can find on re-reading
a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing.
- William Safire

I'm very hard on myself because I know how good my body can look.
Dorie has taught me to use less weight and more repetition
so I don't become too muscular.
- Donna Dixon

A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument.
It is repetition, and more repetition,
then a little more after that.
- Reggie Jackson

Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind
through repetition of thought.
- Napoleon Hill

Filming is repetition and many takes.
- Max von Sydow

Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.
- Elizabeth Arden

Some people say that practice makes perfect but I just
feel that the repetition works against me and I start
thinking too far ahead during a show.
- Rick Allen

Any real record person knows that the number one most
powerful marketing tool when it comes to music is repetition.
- Nile Rodgers

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish
with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
- Earl Nightingale

Repetition on things like that becomes quite painful.
If you do a stunt sometimes it can look like a stunt.
- Marton Csokas

The inconvenience, the glaring lights,
the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every
scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than
a real mastery of love technique.
- Ivor Novello

The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition...
always new books, new programs, new films,
news items, but always the same meaning.
- Roland Barthes

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

We stuck the record head so it kept on recording over
and over on top of itself and played keyboard notes
into it to create this ghost repetition melody.
- Colin Greenwood

The oblique paradox of propaganda is that the lie in the throat becomes,
by repetition, the truth in the heart.
- John Grierson

My greatest fear: repetition.
- Max Frisch

You don't have to worry about being a number one,
number two, or number three.
Numbers don't have anything to do with placement.
Numbers only have something to do with repetition.
- Ornette Coleman

History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living.
- Lawrence Durrell

We cannot always control our thoughts,
but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious,
and we are then master of the situation.
- Jane Fonda

Much can often be learned by the repetition under different conditions,
even if the desired result is not obtained.
- Archer J. P. Martin

Essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition
into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it,
without anything just repeated patterns,
musical patterns.
- Terry Riley

Repetition is based on body rhythms,
so we identify with the heartbeat,
or with walking, or with breathing.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

The history of man is the history of crimes,
and history can repeat.
So information is a defence.
Through this we can build, we must build,
a defence against repetition.
- Simon Wiesenthal

This is the lesson that history teaches:
repetition.
- Gertrude Stein

When I did that first movie, it was the introduction
to all the set-up time and the waiting time that's
endemic in motion pictures,
and the repetition.
- Harry Shearer

The Past: Our cradle, not our prison;
there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour.
The past is for inspiration, not imitation,
for continuation, not repetition.
- Israel Zangwill

Christianity, democracy, science, education,
wealth, and the cumulative inheritance of a thousand years,
have not preserved us from the vain repetition of history.
- Ralph A. Cram

Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which,
repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Politics is repetition.
It is not change.
Change is something beyond what we call politics.
Change is the essence politics is supposed to be the
means to bring into being.
- Kate Millett

The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is
shocked by the unexpected;
the eye,
on the other hand, tends to be impatient,
craves the novel and is bored by repetition.
- W. H. Auden

You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
- W. Clement Stone

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great
catastrophes or fatal errors,
but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
- Ernest Dimnet

Because it's dance music, you can't really have a lot of changing in there.
It's really not for me because there's too much repetition.
I like more diversity.
- Ikue Mori

Theater is dangerously open to repetition.
It's exciting when you hit on a new way.
- Fiona Shaw

But better die than live mechanically a life that is
a repetition of repetitions.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I always try to be alert to the potential for repetition,
for a decaying orbit with regard to my use of technique,
etc.
- Jeff Vandermeer

Happiness is the longing for repetition.
- Milan Kundera

The heart and soul of network programming is series programming,
the weekly repetition of characters you like having in your house.
- Dick Wolf

The power of ads rests more in the repetition of obvious
exhortations than in the subtle transmission of values.
- Michael Schudson

We are a country of excess.
So it's not the violence, per se, but the exacerbation and constant repetition.
- Norman Lear

Constant repetition carries conviction.
- Robert Collier

But the development of human society does not go straight forward;
and the epic process will therefore be a recurring process,
the series a recurring series - though not in exact repetition.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

In a repressive society, a writer can be deeply influential,
but in a society that's filled with glut and repetition and endless consumption,
the act of terror may be the only meaningful act.
- Don DeLillo

I like to employ a form of repetition,
in which the same elements recur but in different and unexpected ways.
rather than being discarded as soon as they are understood or passed over.
- Graham Nelson

There are all sorts of reasons why I don't do much work in the theatre,
the main one being that after two performances I feel I've given all I can.
I hate repetition, I really do.
It's like asking a painter to paint he same picture every day of his life.
- Peter Cushing

One needs but to say that, in the case of an unfamiliar sequence of syllables,
only about seven can be grasped in one act,
but that with frequent repetition and gradually increasing
familiarity with the series this capacity of consciousness may be increased.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom;
it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect.
Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment,
but of boredom.
- Quentin Crisp

Out of doing all that experimentation with sound I
decided I wanted to do it with live musicians.
To take repetition, take music fragments and make it live.
Musicians would be able to play it and create this
kind of abstract fabric of sound.
- Terry Riley

To those who don't want the truth about Kennedy's assassination to become known,
the very repetition of a charge lends it a certain credibility,
since people have a tendency to believe that where there's smoke,
there's fire.
- Jim Garrison

We never did a lot of weights, but a lot of repetitions.
The most I would use doing squats was 300 pounds.
- Eric Heiden

Normally, however, I try to avoid repetitions of any shot.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

The purpose of education is to keep a culture from
being drowned in senseless repetitions,
each of which claims to offer a new insight.
- Harold Rosenberg

I've lived nearby since 1981 and probably have averaged one run a week there.
That's more than 1000 repetitions, and I have yet to tire of this course.
- Joe Henderson

The relation of repetitions for learning and for repeating
English stanzas needs no amplification.
These were learned by heart on the first day with less
than half of the repetitions necessary for the shortest of the syllable series.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

On the basis of the familiar experience that that which
is learned with difficulty is better retained,
it would have been safe to prophesy such an effect
from the greater number of repetitions.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

Mind is repetitive, mind always moves in circles.
Mind is a mechanism: you feed it with knowledge,
it repeats the same knowledge,
it goes on chewing the same knowledge again and again.
No-mind is clarity, purity, innocence.
No-mind is the real way to live,
the real way to know, the real way to be.
- Osho

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
- Denis Waitley

I hope I am not too repetitive.
However, coming to terms with death is part of the general human situation.
- Margaret Mahy

Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern,
like bad wallpaper.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Only one thing registers on the subconscious mind:
repetitive application -
practice.
What you practice is what you manifest.
- Fay Weldon

The British system had requirements,
including Latin.
I'm not positive you ever had to know Greek,
but there are certainly kinds of curricula where you had to know Greek too.
I think in Britain there was the most mindless,
repetitive sort of learning.
- William Scott

It's a story of little girls who are pressed into working in sweat shops in games,
who spend all day doing repetitive grinding tasks like making shirts,
which are then converted into gold and sold on eBay.
- Cory Doctorow

In the studio, I don't do a lot of work that requires repetitive activity.
I spend a lot of time looking and thinking and then
try to find the most efficient way to get what I want,
whether it's making a drawing or a sculpture,
or casting plaster or whatever.
- Bruce Nauman


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