70 Best Pattern Quotes And Sayings

Patterns are not necessarily bad, they can help us make sense of the world around us. But when we start to see them everywhere, it can be easy to lose our perspective. Here are some of the most important patterns in life that are worth thinking about, even if they are sometimes hard to accept.

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To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient for human beings; we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning, understanding, and explanation; we need to see over-all patterns in our lives. We need hope, the sense of a future. And we need freedom (or, at least, the illusion of freedom) to get beyond ourselves, whether with telescopes and microscopes and our ever-burgeoning technology, or in states of mind that allow us to travel to other worlds, to rise above our immediate surroundings. We may seek, too, a relaxing of inhibitions that makes it easier to bond with each other, or transports that make our consciousness of time and mortality easier to bear. We seek a holiday from our inner and outer restrictions, a more intense sense of the here and now, the beauty and value of the world we live in. Oliver Sacks
Set patterns, incapable of adaptability, of pliability, only offer a...
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Set patterns, incapable of adaptability, of pliability, only offer a better cage. Truth is outside of all patterns. Bruce Lee
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America's intellectual community has never been very bright. Or honest. They're all sheep, following whatever the intellectual fashion of the decade happens to be. Demanding that everyone follow their dicta in lockstep. Everyone has to be open-minded and tolerant of the things they believe, but God forbid they should ever concede, even for a moment, that someone who disagrees with them might have some fingerhold of truth. Orson Scott Card
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ConnubialBecause with alarming accuracy she’d been identifying patterns I was unaware of–this tic, that tendency, like the way I've mastered the language of intimacy in order to conceal how I felt– I knew I was in danger of being terribly understood. Stephen Dunn
Pay attention to the intricate patterns of your existence that...
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Pay attention to the intricate patterns of your existence that you take for granted. Doug Dillon
Never write a book and let it sit on a...
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Never write a book and let it sit on a shelf Marvela Dawnay
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[The] tremendous and still accelerating development of science and technology has not been accompanied by an equal development in social, economic, and political patterns.. We are now..only beginning to explore the potentialities which it offers for developments in our culture outside technology, particularly in the social, political and economic fields. It is safe to predict that..such social inventions as modern-type Capitalism, Fascism, and Communism will be regarded as primitive experiments directed toward the adjustment of modern society to modern methods . Ralph Linton
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I am constantly mystified by what John ends up remembering… I just don’t understand why he’s able to hang on to information like that, while so many other more important memories evaporate. Then again, I suppose so much of what stays with us is often insignificant. The memories we take to the ends of our lives have no real rhyme or reason, especially when you think of the endless things that you do over the course of a day, a week, a month, a year, a lifetime. All the cups of coffee, hand-washings, changes of clothes, lunches, goings to the bathroom, headaches, naps, walks to school, trips to the grocery store, conversations about the weather–all the things so unimportant they should be immediately forgotten. Yet they aren’t. I often think of the Chinese red bathrobe I had when I was twenty-seven years old; the sound of our first cat Charlie’s feet on the linoleum of our old house; the hot rarefied air around aluminum pot the moment before the kernels of popcorn burst open. I think of these things as often as I think about getting married or giving birth or the end of the Second World War. What is truly amazing is that before you know it, sixty years go by and you can remember maybe eight or nine important events, along with a thousand meaningless ones. How can that be? You want to think there’s a pattern to it all because it makes you feel better, gives you some sense of a reason why we’re here, but there really isn’t any. People look for God in these patterns, these reasons, but only because they don’t know where else to look. Things happen to us: some of it important, most of it not, and a little of it stays with us till the end. What stays after that? I’ll be damned if I know.(pp.174-175) . Michael Zadoorian
We are not the stuff that abides, but patternsthat perpetuate...
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We are not the stuff that abides, but patternsthat perpetuate themselves. Norbert Wiener
Human being living at the level of biomass will comply...
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Human being living at the level of biomass will comply with all standards and patterns that are required by the surroundings and society Sunday Adelaja
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What discoveries I made in the course of writing stories all begin with the particular, never the general. They are mostly hindsight: arrows that I now find I myself have left behind me, which have shown me some right, or wrong, way I have come. What one story may have pointed out to me is of no avail in the writing of another. But 'avail' is not what I want; freedom ahead is what each story promises - beginning anew. And all the while, as further hindsight has told me, certain patterns in my work repeat themselves without my realizing. There would be no way of knowing this, for during the writing of any single story, there is no other existing. Each writer must find out for himself, I imagine, on what basis he lives with his own stories. . Eudora Welty
No marriage stays in the same pattern forever. It is...
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No marriage stays in the same pattern forever. It is both the best feature of marriage and the worst, that it inevitably changes. Lisa Kleypas
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Great leader knows that under the turmoil of chaos and change, there is a beauty of patterns and designs. Amit Ray
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Modern man has lost the sense of wonderabout the unknown and he treats it asan enemy. Unknown
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A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than their, it is because they are made with ideas. G.H. Hardy
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Patterns cannot be weighed or measured. Patterns must be mapped. Fritjof Capra
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We form a mental map, and then that shape, shapes us Lois Farfel Stark
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A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of poems. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas. G.H. Hardy
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There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns. If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself. What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can't decipher. what we can't understand we call nonsense. What we can't read we call gibberish. There is no free will. There are no variables. . Chuck Palahniuk
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Patterns repeat themselves in history Rick Riordan