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Progress, far from consisting of change, depends on retentiveness... Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. (Quote by - George Santayana)

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. (Quote by - Ivor Novello)

History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living. (Quote by - Lawrence Durrell)

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

Constant repetition carries conviction. (Quote by - Robert Collier)

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. (Quote by - Ikue Mori)

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. (Quote by - Quentin Crisp )

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

Like warmed-up cabbage served at each repast, The repetition kills the wretch at last. (Quote by - Juvenal)

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

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

So, 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. (Quote by - Terry Riley)

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. (Quote by - Peter Cushing)

Happiness is the longing for repetition. (Quote by - Milan Kundera)

The reason lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time. (Quote by - Willie Tyler)

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

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. (Quote by - W. H. Auden)

This is the lesson that history teaches: repetition. (Quote by - Gertrude Stein)

Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths. (Quote by - Baroness Edith Summerskill)

Filming is repetition and many takes. (Quote by - Max von Sydow)

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

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. (Quote by - William Safire)

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. (Quote by - Rick Allen)

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. (Quote by - Israel Zangwill)

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. (Quote by - Jim Garrison)


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