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Pattern Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Pattern

Please enjoy these Pattern Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I stopped loving my father a long time ago.
What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
- Anais Nin

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident,
a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
- Judith Viorst

 

The Saviour reigned in all their hearts,
and they successfully copied the pattern of meekness and gentleness,
which he had left them.
- John Strachan

A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the
wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable
pattern may not be lost to the world.
- Helen Rowland

We sleep, but the loom of life never stops,
and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went
down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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In our early period we pretty much survived or perished
on our capacity to reach people,
and on getting into the pattern of having no money
and playing lots of shows.
- Peter Garrett

I'll get into a pattern where I start sleeping only between 12 and 3.30,
and go for weeks like that.
- Trisha Goddard

As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living,
new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.
- Henry Van Dyke

In our house we repeated the pattern of thousands of other homes.
There were a few books and a lot of music.
Our food and our furniture were no different from our neighbors'.
- Emanuel Celler

I remember growing up with television,
from the time it was just a test pattern,
with maybe a little bit of programming once in a while.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I was involved in music, acting, and some running,
but my firm wish was to become a doctor.
That was the formative age when I had decided on the pattern of my career.
- Roger Bannister

Each child is an adventure into a better life -
an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

While time lasts there will always be a future,
and that future will hold both good and evil,
since the world is made to that mingled pattern.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

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

We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself
but in the pattern of the shadows,
the light and darkness which that thing provides.
- Junichiro Tanizaki

I think the pattern of my essays is,
A funny thing happened to me on my way through Finnegans Wake.
- Leslie Fiedler

I tend to play a lot of blues things at home,
because most blues things are basically within a 12-bar pattern.
- Marc Bolan

The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern.
The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy,
of being subjective.
- Manuel Puig

The films that influenced me were so disparate that
there's almost no pattern.
- James Cameron

I thought I was going nowhere.
Now I can see there was a pattern.
- Kate DiCamillo

You have always had individual directors who begin
in the advertising or commercial world,
but they are probably exceptions rather than the traditional pattern.
- Ann Macbeth

If a fish is the movement of water embodied,
given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.
- Doris Lessing

The omnipresent process of sex, as it is woven into
the whole texture of our man's or woman's body,
is the pattern of all the process of our life.
- Henry Ellis

One gets to the heart of the matter by a series of
experiences in the same pattern,
but in different colors.
- Robert Graves

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience,
and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Yes, basically, like you said, I'll work out a chord
pattern and work out the lyrics over that.
- Roger McGuinn

A successful person isn't necessarily better than her
less successful peers at solving problems;
her pattern-recognition facilities have just learned
what problems are worth solving.
- Ray Kurzweil

But there is only one surefire method of proper pattern recognition,
and that is science.
- Michael Shermer

The pattern of the prodigal is: rebellion,
ruin, repentance, reconciliation, restoration.
- Edwin Louis Cole

I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern.
- Jodie Foster

There's been a boiling down of real emotion into a
set pattern instead of individualism.
- Skeet Ulrich

Have your new year's resolutions been a new beginning for you
or have they just been different words on the same old beginning?
Maybe now's the time to establish
a new pattern of viewing your life fresh.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows,
the light and dark which that thing provides.
- Junichiro Tanizaki

Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most.
- Al Capp

All that you may achieve or discover you will regard
as a fragment of a larger pattern of the truth which
from the separate approaches every true scholar is striving to descry.
- Abbott L. Lowell

The pattern of the narrative never of necessity wants to end,
it never has to.
- Robert Creeley

There's a pattern when tours start -
a pattern of infighting,
of making up, of breaking up, of addiction.
There's a pattern of going to jail.
There's a pattern of passion for music.
- Nikki Sixx

I play patterns.
I'll make up a pattern and just play it.
- Richard Manuel

The first and by far the most likely pattern is a return to agrarian existence.
- Harrison Brown

You learn that not all things fall into a certain kind
of pattern that can be predictable and that can be
understandable and that's going to be easy,
you know.
- Joe Mantegna

A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person,
because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is true that the politician, in his professional character,
does not always, or even very often,
conform to the most approved pattern of private conduct.
- Frederick Scott Oliver

The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical,
an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style,
that is the foundation of the art of literature.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

It's been quite a 'pattern interrupt',
a massive change of the old programming.
- Kenny Loggins

It is impossible, in principle, to explain any pattern
by invoking a single quantity.
- Gregory Bateson

I like rhyme because it is memorable,
I like form because having to work to a pattern gives me original ideas.
- Anne Stevenson

I see Christ as the incarnation of the piper who is calling us.
He dances that shape and pattern which is at the heart of our reality.
- Sydney Carter

Sometimes I will click on a random sequence of notes-
not to actually use it in a song,
but to see if I can find maybe a simple pattern that I can build off of.
- Ken Hill

A palindrome is a word or pattern that instead of developing
in different directions it folds in on itself so that
the beginning and end mirror each other,
that they are the same.
- Todd Solondz

Art is pattern informed by sensibility.
- Herbert Read

The test of one's behavior pattern is their relationship to society,
relationship to work and relationship to sex.
- Alfred Adler

Life repeats itself mindlessly -
unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,
the wheel of time.
It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,
death is followed by birth;
love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;
success is followed by failure,
failure is followed by success. Just see!
If you can watch just for a few days,
you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.
One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,
and another day you are so dull,
so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.
And just the other day you were so full of life,
so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,
that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,
and today there is great complaint
and you don't see the point why one should go on living...
And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.
Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
- Osho

By the visual pattern, but mostly I'm guided entirely by my ear,
what I hear.
- Leo Ornstein

A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society,
either by slavishly copying the pattern of man's advance in the professions,
or by refusing to compete with man at all.
- Betty Friedan

The individual organs follow the same pattern as the whole organism,
i.e.
they have their period of growth, of stationary,
maximum activity and then of aging decline.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

I think people could justify labeling me if they saw a pattern in what I do,
but right now that's impossible.
- Skeet Ulrich

The most interesting aspect for me, composing exclusively with patterns,
is that there is not one organizational procedure more
advantageous than another,
perhaps because no one pattern ever takes precedence over the others.
- Morton Feldman

When I had my first boy it all started and that male
energy seemed to keep me awake but since my daughter,
who's incredibly serene, I can't seem to stop sleeping
because she's asleep all the time.
It's a pattern.
- Sadie Frost

As an actor, it's fun to play guys who aren't just
locked into a male pattern,
but a lot of guys you're asked to play are fairly macho
and have a certain rigid standard they're living by.
- Fred Ward

Yes, our tree has an interesting shape.
The center branches reflect the shape of the zero curve.
When extreme parts of the tree are reached the branching
pattern changes to accommodate the mean reversion.
- John Hull

I pattern my actions and life after what I want.
No two people are alike.
You might admire attributes in others,
but use these only as a guide in improving yourself in your own unique way.
I don't go for carbon copies.
Individualism is sacred!
- Richard Chamberlain

Multinational corporations do control.
They control the politicians.
They control the media.
They control the pattern of consumption,
entertainment, thinking.
They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation
for violent outbursts and racial division.
- Jerry Brown

We should like to have some towering geniuses,
to reveal us to ourselves in colour and fire,
but of course they would have to fit into the pattern
of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types.
- J. B. Priestley

The delicate and intricate pattern of competition and
cooperation in the economic behavior of the hundreds
of thousands of citizens of Stockholm offers a challenge
to the economist that is perhaps as complex as the
challenges of the physicist and the chemist.
- George Stigler

Once you have the pattern of life of this person,
the choreography, so to speak, you have the canvas
that you present eight times a week,
not without feeling underneath it, but it's not as
churning as the discovery process was.
- Linda Lavin

Whether we look at capitalism, taxes,
business, or government, the data show a clear and consistent pattern:
70 percent of Americans support the free enterprise
system and are unsupportive of big government.
- Arthur C. Brooks

A novel's whole pattern is rarely apparent at the outset of writing,
or even at the end; that is when the writer finds out what a novel is about,
and the job becomes one of understanding and deepening
or sharpening what is already written.
That is finding the theme.
- Diane Johnson

The pattern of things was that each of the research
students would be doing some particular experiment on the accelerator,
often involving the building of counters or a system like that.
- John Henry Carver

Many women cut back what had to be done at home by
redefining what the house,
the marriage and, sometimes, what the child needs.
One woman described a fairly common pattern:
I do my half.
I do half of his half, and the rest doesn't get done.
- Arlie Hochschild


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