Repeated Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Repeated Quotes from Simon Sebag Montefiore, Ben Domenech, Moss Hart, Joseph Stiglitz, Michael Leunig. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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One of the strange things about doing publicity is that a mistake in a newspaper profile long ago is repeated and amplified over time.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
A repeated problem with the Obama administration has been the lack of understanding that contracts only matter if they are enforceable – and if there is a party willing to do the enforcement.
Ben Domenech
So far as I know, anything worth hearing is not usually uttered at seven o’clock in the morning; and if it is, it will generally be repeated at a more reasonable hour for a larger and more wakeful audience.
Moss Hart
I, like many members of my generation, was concerned with segregation and the repeated violation of civil rights.
Joseph Stiglitz
At last, after completing year 12, I failed the great final examination, repeated the following year and failed again even more dismally than before. This was not an easy thing to do. My mates did the simple thing in the first place and mainly passed with honours and went on to have remarkably successful lives.
Michael Leunig
Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.
Orison Swett Marden
I’ve been very sensitive for a long time to the repeated pattern, during economic hard times or after a war, of the United States’ essentially unilaterally disarming.
Robert M. Gates
The truth is that the history of the last couple of thousand years has been broadly repeated attempts by various people or institutions – in a Freudian way – to rediscover the lost childhood of Europe, this golden age of peace and prosperity under the Romans, by trying to unify it.
Boris Johnson
We will be returning to historical levels of inequality. We’ll view post-war America as a kind of strange interlude not to be repeated. It won’t be the dreams that we all had that virtually all incomes go up in lockstep at three percent a year. It hurts to give that up.
Tyler Cowen
I am certain more emergency supplemental bills will be needed before this process is concluded. In fact, there is a point I have repeated several times recently which keeps the enormity of this situation in perspective.
Jo Bonner
Waiver of farm loans is not an ideal solution. To ensure that the situation is not repeated, the government should focus on creating a robust system to extend the necessary ingredients of farming such as water harvesting systems, seed and fertiliser supplements.
M. S. Swaminathan
If I had rolled along with the strip’s popularity and repeated myself for another five, 10 or 20 years, the people now ‘grieving’ for ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ would be wishing me dead.
Bill Watterson
About 90 percent of what’s out there in cyberspace is hearsay – or lies – and opinion, often misinformed opinion, and it’s all repeated over and over again.
David Tang
Every time I went to the doctor when I was in my twenties, he repeated the same thing to me: don’t wait too long to have children.
Janine di Giovanni
Having spent 10 years studying emerging markets, I know that you have patterns repeated over and over again. A bubble is like a fire which needs oxygen to continue… when you see there is no oxygen, things change.
Nouriel Roubini
I’m a storyteller; that is what I do. And I’m particularly interested in history; and in history of a certain era. But what is interesting for me is how many, how many things you see repeated.
Jacqueline Winspear
In the cases that come before the Department of Justice involving a wide range of unlawful activities, we see repeated evidence of family and community failures.
Robert Kennedy
‘America has no culture!’ is a phrase that we’ve all heard many times in our lives. As is often the case, a lie repeated often enough becomes an assumed truth (kind of like the tall tale of Janeane Garofalo being a comedian).
Steven Crowder
I have heard repeated stories of meth users leaving their children unattended for days as they cook, use and then sleep off the intense effects of methamphetamine.
Rick Larsen
Circuit training is doing repeated exercises on machines without rest. It tones the sagging skin when one starts to lose weight fast.
Atul Kulkarni
Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider’s web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
Tryon Edwards
I have asked people repeated follow-ups for a while and asked people uncomfortable questions for a while. I just try to hold people accountable.
Jake Tapper
My overly ambitious dream is to be a Lena Dunham – I get immense pleasure seeing her name repeated over and over in the end credits of her brilliant creation ‘Girls.’
Perdita Weeks
Under the new government of the Constitution, beginning in 1789, all of the peacetime measures were repeated: chaplains, prayers, memorials of Thanksgiving, the Northwest Ordinance, funding for the Christian education of Indians.
M. Stanton Evans
The intense media coverage of today’s campus shootings presents a double edged sword. On the one hand, it gives us a chance to think about and reflect on the causes; on the other hand, in a very small minority of unstable minds, the repeated telling of the stories can be interpreted as glamorous.
Matthew Pearl
The repeated action of working and playing acts like a trowel that uncovers a hidden structure under the earth. It is an action that deepens and develops.
Simon McBurney
In Scripture, when something is repeated, especially a name, it shows an emotional connection, a deeper sense of meaning.
Every frame of a Coen brothers movie is filled with history and meaning, and the deeper you go, the deeper you get. That’s why their movies stand up particularly well to repeated viewing and investigation.
Oscar Isaac
Not only is self-regulation largely a fantasy, but repeated scandals across multiple industries have proved that companies are fundamentally incapable of self-regulating for the greater good.
Maelle Gavet
Record labels collude with some of the radio stations, and the radio stations have their play lists, dependent upon what they call the, quote, ‘hits.’ What’s commercially viable gets recycled, endlessly repeated, and as a result of that, the progressive music can’t break in.
Michael Eric Dyson
By 14, I had decided on three modest goals and repeated them often to everyone. I wanted to be a world-class filmmaker, CEO of a multi-billion-dollar entertainment company, and president of the United States. I’ve had to settle for journeyman actor.
Sean Astin
After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.
H. G. Wells
Aside from ‘Hatchet II’ and ‘Hatchet III,’ I’ve never repeated myself. I try to keep doing things that are totally different.
Adam Green
I hope that the mistakes made and suffering imposed upon Japanese Americans nearly 60 years ago will not be repeated against Arab Americans whose loyalties are now being called into question.
Daniel Inouye
Inhumane treatment of the undocumented cannot be rewarded with repeated budget increases. It goes against our country’s most fundamental values and cannot continue. We must cut I.C.E.s budgets until these concerns are addressed.
Mike Quigley
It’s interesting, even in popular culture, in our vernacular now, the whole idea of ‘fake news.’ You hear it repeated on scripted television shows, on reality shows, you just see it everywhere, even in other countries.
Dagen McDowell
Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions. It follows that each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated.
Wassily Kandinsky
The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established; once an allegation has been repeated a few times, it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact, even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it.
Dag Hammarskjold
A poem is learned by heart and then not again repeated. We will suppose that after a half year it has been forgotten: no effort of recollection is able to call it back again into consciousness.
Hermann Ebbinghaus
When I joined Labour in 1982, I didn’t feel I belonged to a party born to power. My repeated experience was of bitter and repeated defeats.
Douglas Alexander
That’s the problem with precedents. Even the extreme ones tend to get repeated.
Ari Melber
For many years, we have repeated that the direct-to-consumer channel is growing and capturing a larger share of our customers’ wallet.
Richard Hayne
Without truth, trust is lost. The ACA could not have been passed were it not for the repeated assertions, which proved to be false, that Americans who liked their health plans and their doctors could keep them.
Linda McMahon
Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
C. S. Lewis
It’s just that if you’re not disruptive everything seems to be repeated endlessly – not so much the good things but the bland things – the ordinary things – the weaker things get repeated- the stronger things get suppressed and held down and hidden.
Robert Adamson
This is a truth that should be repeated like a mantra: to have any chance of a ful – filling life, we require not only clean air and a steady climate, but also an abundance of meadows and woodlands, rivers and oceans, teeming with life and the mass existence of other living creatures.
John Burnside
I’ve always known that sporting people frequently suffer from joint problems because of the repeated strain they put on their bodies to get to the top. But somehow I never thought it would happen to me.
Carl Lewis
All the dialogue on tape, and we’d play the tape in performance. Then I thought it’d be interesting if the actor’s repeated what they heard on the tape, but at a slower speed, so we’d get a web of language.
Richard Foreman
In life, I take my decisions and stand by them. Some decisions may have proven to be not the best, but I have learnt from them, and I’ve never repeated a mistake again. If someone tells me to turn left, I will go right! I could not have been taught a lesson in any other way rather than by going through it.
I discovered that the horse is life itself, a metaphor but also an example of life’s mystery and unpredictability, of life’s generosity and beauty, a worthy object of repeated and ever changing contemplation.
Jane Smiley
If politics and business fail us, of course the military will be called in. In the developing world, the massive and repeated ecological disasters are quite commonly met by the military.
Bruce Sterling
I really didn’t have a plan, I just went in and started playing. one of my specialties was to be able to play for a really long time without stopping and I would play these repeated patterns for hours and hours and I wouldn’t seem to get tired.
Terry Riley
The South Coast is not teeming with fish any more; there are no fleets of trawlers left. Small local boats land their fish daily and often sell it at the back of the beach, a scenario repeated all the way from West Bay to Whitstable.
Rick Stein
Remember: You are the common denominator in all your relationship problems. Wherever you go, your pesky repeated issues go – until you shed a blazing light of insight upon them.
Karen Salmansohn
You cannot get PTSD from reading a book or from hearing a story, even repeated stories over and over.
Dale Archer
After making repeated attempts to change my career trajectory and having those efforts turned down, my passion for playing the role of a WWE Superstar went away.
Wade Barrett
In 1979, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird entered the league. I remember that. Soon after this, the story began to be repeated ad nauseam: the NBA, a tottering mess in the seventies, was saved in the eighties by these two.
Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Pre-teens, teens and college students have unlimited access to the Internet – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because of the repeated exposure they have to illegal Internet gambling sites, they fall victim by the thousands.
Spencer Bachus
You speak into it and everything is recorded, voice, tone, intonation, everything. You turn a little wheel, and forth it comes, and can be repeated ten thousand times. Only fancy what this suggests.
Henry Irving
Death consists, indeed, in a repeated process of unrobing, or unsheathing. The immortal part of man shakes off from itself, one after the other, its outer casings, and – as the snake from its skin, the butterfly from its chrysalis – emerges from one after another, passing into a higher state of consciousness.
Annie Besant
While we do not ask for accolades, we must defend ourselves from repeated public attacks.
Andrew Thomas
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
Oh yeah – I watched Knife in the Water, saw the shot, and repeated it. But even if I hadn’t seen that film, inevitably the camera would’ve ended up on top of that mast, I mean if you think of it there are only so many dynamic shots on a boat.
Phillip Noyce
The Avalanches was a great dance track, I thought, but I always feel a little bit let down when there are just two lines repeated constantly. Over and over. Forever.
Rolf Harris
In both word and deed, one of the greatest idlers of all time was John Lennon. In his songs we see repeated defences of simply lying around doing nothing.
Tom Hodgkinson
Food production is just one part of the repeated emphasis that you store a provision of food which will last for at least a year wherever it is legally permissible to do so.
Ezra Taft Benson
I always feel in improv that nothing is ever as good once it’s repeated.
Paul Feig
People are reasonably good at estimating how things add up, but for compounding, which involved repeated multiplication, we fail to appreciate how quickly things grow.
Paul Romer
I try to do things in comics that cannot be repeated by television, by movies, by interactive entertainment.
Alan Moore
There is nothing like a Bach fugue to remove me from a discordant moment… only Bach hold up fresh and strong after repeated playing. I can always return to Bach when the other records weary me.
Edward Weston
According to Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism chief, Bush was so obsessed with Iraq that he failed to take action against Osama Bin Laden despite repeated warnings from his intelligence experts.
Ferdinand Mount
As an immigrant, I appreciate, far more than the average American, the liberties we have in this country. Silence is a big enemy of morality. I don’t want our blunders in history to get repeated.
Gloria Estefan
I don’t think as a society, as a nation we would ever wear swastikas openly again, but aligning ourselves with the kind of rhetoric or the the the kind of language that’s being used and ascribed to certain groups of people or certain religions can be repeated.
Tamlyn Tomita
When fake news is repeated, it becomes difficult for the public to discern what’s real.
Jimmy Gomez
There’s something called toxic stress, which is repeated exposure to trauma. I was fascinated by how it affects the brain and the development of a person.
Lynne Ramsay
I soon realised that what had happened on a small scale cannot necessarily be repeated on a larger scale. The stones were so big that the amount of heat required was prohibitively expensive and wasteful.
Andy Goldsworthy
Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.
Robert Collier
The memories stayed with him for so long, and stayed vivid. And it didn’t matter to me that he’d already repeated that before. I could hear it forever.
Patti Davis
Despite repeated calls for reform from nations like the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, the court has become an ineffective, unaccountable and politically motivated bureaucracy. There are serious concerns about corruption and misconduct at the highest levels of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor.
Robert C. O’Brien
One of the interesting things about quoting in an artwork is that there is a repeated confusion about who is speaking – one essentially becomes the author of a quote one uses.
Glenn Ligon
Virtual simulations allow post-traumatic stress disorder sufferers to re-experience the events that traumatized them, and then slowly desensitize themselves to their impact through repeated recreations involving not just sight and sound but even smell.
Douglas Rushkoff
Guy Pearce played Mike in ‘Neighbors’. I would fake illness to stay off school and watch the one P.M. show, and I would also watch it again when it was repeated at 5:25 P.M. Obsessed.
Kate Winslet
The word of the oldest of the old of our peoples didn’t stop. It spoke the truth, saying that our feet couldn’t walk alone, that our history of pain and shame was repeated and multiplied in the flesh and blood of the brothers and sisters of other lands and skies.
Subcomandante Marcos
My sky diving experience was spectacular, to say the least. The number of safety measures and repeated cross checks make it safer. The team did not let us jump alone, as individuals are not expected to have the expertise to do so safely on their own.
Erica Fernandes
Moreover, all our knowledge of organic remains teaches us, that species have a definite existence, and a centralization in geological time as well as in geographical space, and that no species is repeated in time.
Edward Forbes
I always kind of aim with the action stuff to make it feel like, as an audience member, you’re experiencing what the people are experiencing. As soon as you go into slow-mo or repeated edits, shooting it like it’s a stunt, it takes it out of that reality. The more real you make that stuff, the more tense it will be.
Joel Edgerton
Losing your capital is like losing your trousers. It is a real humiliation, and one not to be soon repeated.
James Buchan
In corporations, the penalty for repeated failure on known tasks is being reassigned to other tasks or asked to leave the company.
Steve Blank
Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Jim Rohn
When I was born, my parents – my mother especially – couldn’t come to terms with that fact that they had another baby girl. I know these stories in detail because every time a guest visited, or there was a gathering, they repeated this story in front of me that how I was the unwanted child.
Kangana Ran
History is the science of things which are not repeated.
Paul Valery
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Jim Rohn
The aim of the tests carried on with these syllable series was, by means of repeated audible perusal of the separate series, to so impress them that immediately afterward they could voluntarily be reproduced.
Hermann Ebbinghaus
As you step into your limitless self, you might be confronted with old habits and patterns that are not necessarily based in truth. These old ways of being show up because you have repeated many of them thousands of times.
Debbie Ford
The repeated announcements that the Russian resistance was definitely broken have been proved to be untrue.
Hjalmar Schacht