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Routines Quotes

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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

Some of the routines come back very easily.
We do it off the top of our heads.
- Jerry Stiller

My routines come out of total unhappiness.
My audiences are my group therapy.
- Joan Rivers

Soldiers and peasants lived together on friendly terms;
they knew each other and their everyday routines,
and trusted each other; they shook their heads together over the war.
- Ernst Toller

 

We talk about theatre museums filled with old costumes and things.
What we also need is a theatre museum of the old routines on videotape.
We are only the custodians of those techniques,
and they should be preserved.
- Jim Dale

Receiving far less attention are the working class heroes,
who go about their solitary work routines with quiet dignity,
come home from another grueling day,
yet still find time to interact with their children.
- Armstrong Williams

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
- Henri de Lubac

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From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Later on when it became a routine it was not as exciting I'll admit that.
The first three years were wonderful,
the rest were just money making and having fun.
- Larry Hagman

Leaks and whispers are a daily routine of news-gathering in Washington.
- William Greider

One travels to run away from routine,
that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and
all our capacity for enthusiasm.
- Ella Maillart

Men of routine or men who can do what they are told are not hard to find;
but men who can think and plan and tell the routine
men what to do are very rare.
- William Graham Sumner

I began to realize how simple life could be if one
had a regular routine to follow with fixed hours,
a fixed salary, and very little original thinking to do.
- Roald Dahl

In gymnastics, the longest routine you do is a minute and a half,
and that's pretty tough to get through.
- Shannon Miller

Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order.
- Arthur Helps

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

I grew up a Catholic and I don't want to talk badly
about the Catholic Church but there's a lot of routine stuff going on.
You say the same prayers, you sit, you kneel,
whatever.
- Bernhard Langer

Some very famous directors have started in the mail room,
which is just getting inside the studio,
getting to know people, getting to know the routine.
- Kenneth Anger

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.
- Mike Murdock

Novelists do not write as birds sing,
by the push of nature.
It is part of the job that there should be much routine
and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry.
- William Golding

Routine physical punishment such as spanking teaches
a toddler that might makes right and that it is fine
to hit when one is stronger and can get away with it.
- Alicia F. Lieberman

Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine
to rush into impulsive rejection,
let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.
- Abba Eban

To have no heroes is to have no aspiration,
to live on the momentum of the past,
to be thrown back upon routine,
sensuality, and the narrow self.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even,
the greatest business triumph would be dull,
routine, and eminently unsatisfying.
- J. Paul Getty

The only routine with me is no routine at all.
- Jackie Kennedy

The FBI, to its credit in a self-serving sort of way,
rejects the routine use of the polygraph on its own people.
- Aldrich Ames

Working in an underdeveloped land for two or three years,
the volunteer will often find that his work is routine and full of frustration.
- Sargent Shriver

Well, probably having to be away from home.
When I come back I kind of feel like there's a routine
going on that I'm not a part of,
so that can be difficult.
- Lee Ann Womack

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.
- Caskie Stinnett

I've worked for four presidents and watched two others up close,
and I know that there's no such thing as a routine day in the Oval Office.
- Dick Cheney

I think we were all frustrated with our daily routine.
- Neville Marriner

The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they
usually die from is routine.
- John Stuart Mill

I wasn't losing my focus but I was getting tired of focusing.
What I was focusing on was becoming too routine,
too ritual, not something that was interesting,
new and exciting.
- Picabo Street

Running through things because you are familiar with them,
breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.
- James Galway

In 12 or 15 years, there will be routine,
affordable space tourism not just in the U.S.
but in a lot of countries.
- Burt Rutan

To the extent that the judicial profession becomes
the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure
precedents and the narrowest grounds available,
the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Nothing had changed in my routine, except that when
I went down the chippy and got me special fried rice,
it would be wrapped in a newspaper that had my picture all over it.
- Robbie Fowler

You need a routine, to be able to spend some time with a person,
and my lifestyle is constantly on the move.
- Patricia Velasquez

Hire people who are better than you are,
then leave them to get on with it.
Look for people who will aim for the remarkable,
who will not settle for the routine.
- David Ogilvy

When the war was over and the guys were back to shaving every day,
the editor thought the Beetle Bailey strips were hurting
their disciplinary efforts to get the guys back to routine.
- Mort Walker

Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine.
- Jacques Barzun

We were doing the dance routine and I dislocated my knee.
I've been doing stunts for a long time and it's kind
of weird that I'd dislocate my knee just dancing.
- Verne Troyer

So, to come In with a set routine it's something I've never believed in.
It should depend on how you feel, because you play what you feel.
- Buddy Rich

I have been desperate to escape for so many years now,
it is routine for me to try to escape.
- Jack Henry Abbott

We are the children of a technological age.
We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work.
Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books.
Reading them, however, has not changed.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

I saw my mother in a different light.
We all need to do that.
You have to be displaced from what's comfortable and routine,
and then you get to see things with fresh eyes,
with new eyes.
- Amy Tan

The less routine the more life.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Only one of us would usually sing lead.
Which most of the time was, Mickey or Dave.
They thought it was perfectly a natural routine,
because Mickey and Dave saw themselves as TV actors.
- Peter Tork

I have a strong dance background.
I danced from age five till 18, and that helps a lot.
Doing a fight routine is like doing a dance routine.
- Yvonne Strahovski

Too many would-be executives are slaves of routine.
- James Cash Penney

Alcohol is like love.
The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate,
the third is routine.
After that you take the girl's clothes off.
- Raymond Chandler

War makes strange giant creatures out of us little
routine men who inhabit the earth.
- Ernie Pyle

The essence of a government health care system -
for people who have never lived under it and don't know -
is waiting,
waiting, waiting.
You wait for everything.
You wait for years for operations that are routine in America.
- Mark Steyn

It was more that his career was going down again and
he was tired of the songs.
He was tired of the routine.
And there was a point where he just kind of gave up.
He couldn't face being 40.
And he resorted to stimulants.
There's a dark side there, a really dark side.
- Priscilla Presley

For pragmatic reasons, I love the routine.
I love the structure of it.
I love knowing that my days are free.
I know where I'm going at night.
I know my life is kind of orderly.
I just like that better.
- Andrea Martin

Special-interest magazines are dangerous places for
writers to start out in because the writing quickly
falls into a routine and people are likely to find
themselves artistically exhausted when they want to
work on something of their own.
- Irwin Shaw

I was always a clown.
In the eighth grade I won a city speech contest by
doing an Eddie Murphy routine.
I'm no good at public speaking, but if I can assume
a role and speak as that person,
then I'm fine.
When I had to give a book report, I always did it in character.
- Jason Wiles

It's not all that different with the orchestra.
There are orchestras that seem to be encased in dough,
so that first you have to break through the normal routine,
and clear out the openings.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

There's a lot of exaggerated talk about CAFTA,
but it's actually a fairly routine trade agreement.
Although it involves fairly small nations,
they're still more important trade partners than places
like Australia or many other larger nations.
- Ernest Istook

My mind rebels at stagnation.
Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram,
or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere.
But I abhor the dull routine of existence.
I crave for mental exaltation.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

I did study the art of being a barber because I wanted
to figure out what my routine would be.
Do you start in the front or back? Top or bottom? Swivel
the chair or walk around? What I did discover is there's
no such thing as the perfect haircut!
- Sean Patrick Thomas

As experimentation becomes more complex,
the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements
from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory
tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ
in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers.
- John Desmond Bernal

Governmental aid is a drawback rather than an assistance,
as, although it may facilitate in the routine of artistic production,
it is an impediment to the development of true artistic genius.
- John Philip Sousa

In sharp contrast to the idea that this stage of life is enviable,
we hear high levels of anxiety about getting old,
anxieties about health, mobility, access to facilities,
simple routine care and attention.
- Rowan D. Williams

Some men like a dull life - they like the routine of eating breakfast,
going to work, coming home, petting the dog,
watching TV, kissing the kids, and going to bed.
Stay clear of it - it's often catching.
- Hedy Lamarr

Most of life is routine - dull and grubby,
but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going.
If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the
corner after the parade is a mile down the street.
- Ben Nicholas

The U.S.
routinely ranks lower than other countries in health
outcomes such as infant mortality.
- Tammy Baldwin

Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels
like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious,
rude, belligerent, and brutal.
- Benjamin Spock

Hurricane season routinely strikes the Caribbean harder than the U.S.
- Charles Rangel

Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set.
- Gene Tierney

Our assessment of socio-economic worth is largely a sham.
We scientists should not lend ourselves to it -
though we routinely do.
We should, instead, insist on applying the criterion of quality.
- John Charles Polanyi


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