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

I believe that the beauty of repetition is something that is not explored enough yet. (Keren Ann)

There is always more to be found by exploring the same subject again and again. (Dion Archibald)

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)

The eye loves repetition, but does not want to be bored. It likes familiarity, but needs surprises. (Edith Bergstrom)

These repetitive words and phrases are merely methods of convincing the subconscious mind. (Claude M. Bristol)

Tell the audience what you're going to say. Say it. Then tell them what you've said. (Dale Carnegie)

Just as a classical dancer repeats the same movements again and again, in order to achieve a greater perfection of line and balance, so Degas repeats the same motifs - it was one of the things that gave him so much sympathy with dancers. (Sir Kenneth Clark)

Constant repetition carries conviction. (Robert Collier)

There is no substitute for attentive repetition. (Daniel Coyle)

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)

I hate repetition, I really do. It's like asking a painter to paint the same picture every day of his life. (Peter Cushing)

Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Of course, like anybody I repeat myself endlessly, but I don't know that I'm doing it, usually. (Brian Eno)

Any man who makes a speech more than six times a year is bound to repeat himself, not because he has little to say, but because he wants applause and the old stuff gets it. (William Feather)

As much as I remind my students to be random, be repetitious with variation and avoid lining up things like soldiers, I somehow find myself doing the same thing if I don't pay attention to what I am doing. (Nina Allen Freeman)

My greatest fear: repetition. (Max Frisch)

The mantra becomes one's staff of life and carries one through every ordeal. Each repetition has a new meaning... (Mahatma Gandhi)

With repetition, the alternate approaches become clear, options open. (Robert Genn)

letter to patron Don Antonio Ruffo, November 13, 1649...
They [clients] come to a woman with this kind of talent, that is, to vary the subjects in my painting; never has anyone found in my pictures any repetition of invention, not even of one hand. (Artemesia Gentileschi)

Beware of direct inspiration. It leads too quickly to repetitions of what inspired you. (Ernst Haas)

-Think and Grow Rich, 1938...
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought. (Napoleon Hill)

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

Repetition is the reality and the seriousness of life. (Soren Kierkegaard)

But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions. (D. H. Lawrence)

Satisfaction lies in mindful repetition, the discovery of endless richness in subtle variations on familiar themes. (George B. Leonard)

-Life of Pi, page 25...
Repetition is important in the training not only of animals but also of humans. (Yann Martel)

If you've heard this story before, don't stop me, because I'd like to hear it again. (Groucho Marx)

Every time I started painting it was like a new experience, but they all came out the same. (LeRoy Neiman)

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)

They're basically gutting it out to the stone and starting over. (John James Osborne)

Now the way of life that I preach is a habit to be acquired gradually by long and steady repetition. It is the practice of living for the day only, and for the day's work. (Sir William Osler)

Fear of repeating oneself, of repeating oneself may be the greatest bugaboo of late capitalist society. The fear has been marketed so effectively that a will to sustain attention on any one thing can be cancelled out easily in favour of the latest distraction. (Jan Peacock)

A master painting has multiple repeating threads running through it. These hold the painting together and unify it in much the same way a great symphony is tied together by a repeated main theme. Variety in these repeated elements, as in music, adds interest to the painting. Repetition, variety, unity, harmony are characteristics of all great symphonies and of all great paintings. (Barry John Raybould)

Repetition is the mother of all skill. (Tony Robbins)

Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

The key to mastery is through repetition. (Sandy Sandy)

Let not the enjoyment of pleasures now within your grasp, be carried to such excess as to incapacitate you from future repetition. (Seneca)

Most people, after accomplishing something, use it over and over again like a gramophone record till it cracks, forgetting that the past is just the stuff with which to make more future. (Freya Stark)

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

We are not alone, and everything needs expounding all the time because, as people live and die, each one perceiving life and death for himself, and mostly by and in himself, there develops a curiosity about the perceptions of others. This is what makes it possible to go on saying new things about old things. (Wallace Stevens)

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

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

By law of periodical repetition, everything which has happened once must happen again and again - and not capriciously, but at regular periods, and each thing in its own period, not another's and each obeying its own law. (Mark Twain)

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)

-The Path to New Music...
From this simple phenomenon, this idea of saying something twice, more often, as often as possible, in order to make oneself understood - the most artful things developed... the principle of repetition! (Anton Webern)

When subject matter is forced to fit into preconceived patterns, there can be no freshness of vision. Following rules of composition can only lead to a tedious repetition of pictorial cliches. (Edward Weston)

Repetition and variety create unity. (Virginia Wieringa)


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