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Thoughts crystallize into habit and habit solidifies into circumstances. (Bryan Adams)

-misattributed, quote by Will Durant...
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. (Aristotle)

Attending classes can become a habit creating a dependency for advice and support. (Elizabeth Azzolina)

The more you paint the more fluent you are with your brush. (Igor Babailov)

Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Habit is a great deadener. (Samuel Beckett)

Life is habit. Or rather life is a succession of habits. (Samuel Beckett)

Habit is the ballast that chains the dog to his vomit. (Samuel Beckett)

There are no good or bad habits. All habits are, by definition, bad. (Jose Bergamin)

- The Cynic's Word Book, 1906...
habit, n. A shackle for the free. (Ambrose Bierce)

predicament, n. The wage of consistency. (Ambrose Bierce)

Posing questions is the central act of reading the world; it must become a habit. (Eric Booth)

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. (Warren Buffett)

The man who has acquired the habit of study, though for only one hour every day in the year, and keeps to the one thing studied till it is mastered, will be startled to see the way he has made at the end of a twelvemonth. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

People are creatures of habit, it's often said, and being an artist is breaking free from all those habits to try and find your own response to things. (Gail Caduff-Nash)

Make today your day to start that uncomfortable new habit. (Jack Canfield)

As to virtue... it is an act of the will, a habit which increases the quantity, intensity and quality of life. It builds up, strengthens and vivifies personality. (Alexis Carrel)

We make our customs lightly; once made, like our sins, they grip us in bands of steel; we become the creatures of our creation. (Charles W. Chesnutt)

Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. (Agatha Christie)

Watch your habits, they determine your character. (Winston Churchill)

You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it. (Paulo Coelho)

Like gardeners we artists slowly develop some boundaries, a bit of design and the habit of regular weeding. (Jenny Collins)

Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that carry them far apart. (Confucius)

Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones. (Stephen R. Covey)

You can't hold back the dragons unless you know the dragon and what makes him tick. (CT Cummins)

- Daily Rituals; How Artists Work...
A large number of novelists and poets... wake up early in the morning and try to get some words on the page before other obligations kick in... Anthony Trollope, Charles Dickens, William Faulkner, John Updike and Vladimir Nabokov... Hemingway...William Styron... (Mason Currey)

- Daily Rituals; How Artists Work...
So let's take a few moments to celebrate the night owls, of whom there are certainly plenty of illustrious examples...Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec...Friedrich Schiller... Samuel Johnson, Gustave Flaubert, Marcel Proust... Any Rand, George Sand...Glenn Gould... Franz Kafka... Thomas Wolfe... Mozart... (Mason Currey)

My untidy habits drive me to follow the slash-and-burn (or Mad Hatter) principle. Work on a virgin table until the mess becomes unbearable, then move on to a clean table in a clean room - or, on a beautiful summer day like this, one of the five tables dotted around the garden. Trash that table and move on again. (Richard Dawkins)

I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence... (Charles Dickens)

Our habit is thinking about ourselves and our environment as a jail or a paradise. (Dr. Jay Dishman)

Habits are more holy than messiahs. ("The Dreamway")

We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. (John Dryden)

Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas. (John Dryden)

I've decided that art is a habit-forming drug. That's all it is, for the artist, for the collector, for anybody connected with it. (Marcel Duchamp)

- The Story of Philosophy, 1926...
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. (Will Durant)

You will stay young as long as you learn, form new habits and don't mind being contradicted. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steadily gains in strength. At first it may be but as the spider's web, easily broken though, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel. (Tryon Edwards)

-misattributed, quote by Rita Mae Brown, Sudden Death, 1983...
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. (Albert Einstein)

No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from. (George Eliot)

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters. (Nathaniel Emmons)

Habit, my friend, is practice long pursued, that at last becomes man himself. (Evenus)

Your hand falls only too easily into that groove that has been carved inside you by time and custom. It is the hardest thing, to break that rut, even a little bit. (Olinda Everett)

To have an uncommon lifestyle, you need to develop the uncommon habit of making decisions, both for yourself and for others. (Timothy Ferriss)

Live a balanced life - learn some and think some, and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. (Robert Fulghum)

Things we do regularly become buried with habits, and we lose the ability to extract their powers to inspire. (Sara Genn)

First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you. (Dr. Rob Gilbert)

Men form habits and habits form futures. If you do not deliberately form good habits, then unconsciously you will form bad ones. (Albert Gray)

Without habits, life is just chaos. (Brad Greek)

If you want to change your art, change your habits. (Clement Greenberg)

Habit is more powerful than will. If you get in the habit of painting every day, nothing will keep you from painting. (Irwin Greenberg)

Quit smoking. You'll save an extra hour a day of work in the studio. (Joel Haas)

You must do something creative every day. (Helen Harper)

Get into the habit of painting all of the painting, all of the time... work your paint brush through all the quadrants of the canvas... (Sandra Taylor Hedges)

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up. (Ernest Hemingway)

Habits can be bad things or good, but the reasons they become habits is because we do them so often, they become natural to us. Painting or not painting can become habit. It all depends on you... (Carolyn Henderson)

If a certain activity, such as painting, becomes the habitual mode of expression, it may follow that taking up the painting materials and beginning work with them will act suggestively and so presently evoke a flight into the higher state. (Robert Henri)

There would be no bohemia without smoking. (David Hockney)

Paint something every day. (David Hockney)

I never guess. It is a shocking habit- destructive to the logical faculty. (Sherlock Holmes)

Good habits are worth being fanatical about. (John Irving)

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. (William James)

When you work you learn something about what you are doing and you develop habits and procedures out of what you're doing. (Jasper Johns)

It's like magic. When you live by yourself, all your annoying habits are gone! (Alec Johnston)

The habits operating in your life, conscious or unconscious, good or bad, are serving you in projecting your current self-image onto the screen of your life. (Dennis Merritt Jones)

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong. (Charles F. Kettering)

Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality. (Arthur Koestler)

When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge. (Tuli Kupferberg)

I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command... Who am I? I am a habit! (John Di Lemme)

Fundamental lifestyle change is easier than you think. It just takes adopting a pattern of habitual, healthy behavior. (James A. Levine)

Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding. (Harvey Mackay)

To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior. (Maxwell Maltz)

Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world. (Orison Swett Marden)

It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way. (Rollo May)

To act without clear understanding, to form habits without investigation, to follow a path all one's life without knowing where it really leads - such is the behavior of the multitude. (Mencius)

Make it a habit to keep the written record of your creativity attempts in a notebook, on file cards or in your computer. A record not only guarantees that the thoughts and ideas will last, since they are committed to paper or computer files, but will inspire you into other thoughts and ideas. (Michael Michalko)

Bread without butter or coffee without milk is an awful calamity, as if everything before being put in our mouth must first be held under a cow. (John Muir)

If there is some art involved, I'd like it to be that it came through the cracks of daily work. (Martin Mull)

Enduring habits I hate... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Habits change into character. (Ovid)

It might even be said that our failure is to form habits: for, after all, habit is relative to a stereotyped world, and meantime it is only the roughness of the eye that makes two persons, things, situations, seem alike. (Walter Pater)

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

You can get used to anything. You can even get used to hanging if you hang long enough. (George Petrosky Sr.)

I paint the way someone bites his fingernails; for me, painting is a bad habit because I don't know nor can I do anything else. (Pablo Picasso)

Your habits lead you to your conscience. (African proverb)

Old habits die hard. (Latin proverb)

A habit does not a monk make. (Francois Rabelais)

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. (Tony Robbins)

You become what you do most of the time. (Tony Robbins)

Bad habits are like comfortable beds; easy to get into but hard to get out. (Gerry Roberts)

Habit is God's way of making good automatic in your life. (Robert Russell)

Be in the habit of experimenting with your clothing so that you don't get stuck for life with a self-image developed over the course of high school. (Marilyn vos Savant)

Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think. (Martin Seligman)

The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned. (Seneca)

Basically, morphic fields are fields of habit, and they've been set up through habits of thought, through habits of activity, and through habits of speech. Most of our culture is habitual... (Rupert Sheldrake)

As a boy I remember how terribly real the statues of the saints would seem at 7 o'clock Mass - before I'd had breakfast. From that I learned always to conduct hungry. (Leopold Stokowski)

If you do not pour water on your plant, what will happen? It will slowly wither and die. Our habits will also slowly wither and die away if we do not give them an opportunity to manifest. You need not fight to stop a habit. Just don't give it an opportunity to repeat itself. (Yoga Sutras)

Custom adapts itself to expediency. (Tacitus)

As you get more and more into the habit of painting, you develop your inside relation with the process. (Joseph Tany)

If creativity is a habit, then the best creativity is the result of good work habits. They are the nuts and bolts of dreaming. (Twyla Tharp)

Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable. (Thomas Troward)

Habit is formed out of memory... We often shape our present situation according to those habitual memories. Instead of starting fresh, we go back to what we've done in the past... easier for us than fighting our way through foreign territory. (Chogyam Trungpa)

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. (Mark Twain)

Quitting smoking is easy; I've done it hundreds of times. (Mark Twain)

Habit is habit and not to be flung out the window by any man but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time. (Mark Twain)

Habit is everything, even in love. (Marquis de Vauvenargues)

These various habits of thought, or habitual expressions of life, are all phases of the single life sequence of the individual; therefore a habit formed in response to a given stimulus will necessarily affect the character of the response made to other stimuli. A modification of human nature at any one point is a modification of human nature as a whole. (Thorstein Veblen)

I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs. (Andy Warhol)

The beautiful flip side of inertia is that it can also work in our favor. Once you've developed your habits properly, it starts taking more effort to stop the process than to keep going. (Clint Watson)

Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive. (Edith Wharton)

Ninety-five percent of each day is habitual; if you create you leave the familiar. (Doris White)

The skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame. (Virginia Woolf)

- Ecclesiastical Sonnets, 1822...
Habit rules the unreflecting herd. (William Wordsworth)

Habits of thought are mental magnets that draw to you certain things, people, and conditions. Weaken a bad habit by avoiding everything that occasioned it or stimulated it, without concentrating upon it in your zeal to avoid it. Then divert your mind to some good habit and steadily cultivate it until it becomes a dependable part of you. (Paramahansa Yogananda)