Quotations on Repetition

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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
(Keywords: Society, Development, Repetition, Will)

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
(Keywords: People, Practice, Repetition, Thinking)

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
(Keywords: Being, Numbers, Repetition, Worry)

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
(Keywords: History, Education, Science, Wealth, Christianity, Democracy, Inheritance, Repetition, Years)

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
(Keywords: Boredom, Effect, Facts, Freedom, Repetition, Result, Tolerance)

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
(Keywords: Life, Work, Being, Day, Hate, Repetition, Theatre)

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
(Keywords: Society, Act, May, Repetition, Terror, Writer)

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
(Keywords: Body, Repetition, Weight)

History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living.
- Lawrence Durrell
(Keywords: History, Living, Repetition, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Control, Thoughts, Repetition, Words)

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
(Keywords: Truth, People, Assassination, Credibility, Fire, Repetition, Want)

We are a country of excess. So it's not the violence, per se, but the exacerbation and constant repetition.
- Norman Lear
(Keywords: Country, Excess, Repetition, Violence)

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
- Earl Nightingale
(Keywords: Day, Emotion, Mind, Reality, Repetition, Will)

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
(Keywords: Love, Defeat, Repetition, Waiting)

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
(Keywords: Music, Musicians, Play, Repetition, Sound)

Theater is dangerously open to repetition. It's exciting when you hit on a new way.
- Fiona Shaw
(Keywords: Open, Repetition, Theater)

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
(Keywords: Time, First, Repetition, Waiting)

Repetition is based on body rhythms, so we identify with the heartbeat, or with walking, or with breathing.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen
(Keywords: Body, Repetition, Walking)









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