104+ Best Pattern Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Pattern Quotes

If you see a whole thing – it seems that it’s always beautiful. Planets, lives… But up close a world’s all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life’s a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. — Ursula K. Le Guin

Is the modern social pattern of unending change and movement the cause of two modern diseases, insecurity and dissatisfaction? How lucky Thomas Hood was to be able to write, ‘I remember, I remember the house where I was born.’ I don’t even know what mine looked like! — Spike Milligan

The pattern of a newspaperman’s life is like the plot of ‘Black Beauty.’ Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall and an occasional bran mash in the form of a Christmas bonus, sometimes he falls into the hands of a mean owner who drives him in spite of spavins and expects him to live on potato peelings. — A. J. Liebling

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

Thanh Hoa itself is a rich agricultural province. Rice fields, a pattern of many shades of green, stretch far into the distance along the road, which also winds through foothills and the fringes of heavy jungle where tigers are said to roam. The vegetation, wild or cultivated, is lush. — Noam Chomsky

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

Spiritual life can certainly follow the pattern one sees in the fake martial arts, with most teachers making nebulous and magical claims that never get tested, while their students derange themselves with weird ideas, empty rituals, and other affectations. — Sam Harris

So much of venture capital is pattern recognition. — Emily Weiss

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

The fact that doctors tend to treat people as individuals, guided by the need to ensure patient confidentiality, can reinforce this pattern of seeing the changes and challenges aging brings on through our heads and our bodies, rather than as a shared experience. — Chuck Norris

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

If you look at how humans tend to want to sleep, it seems to be either, you know, sort of a monophasic way or at least a biphasic way, where there’s, perhaps, a long bout during the night and then maybe a siesta-like pattern during the day. — Matthew Walker

There’s something very addictive about people pleasing. It’s a thought pattern and a habit that feels really, really good until it becomes desperate. — Anne Hathaway

The job market of the future will consist of those jobs that robots cannot perform. Our blue-collar work is pattern recognition, making sense of what you see. Gardeners will still have jobs because every garden is different. The same goes for construction workers. The losers are white-collar workers, low-level accountants, brokers, and agents. — Michio Kaku

Creativity and insight almost always involve an experience of acute pattern recognition: the eureka moment in which we perceive the interconnection between disparate concepts or ideas to reveal something new. — Jason Silva

The sad pattern of lack of trust in God has persisted since the Creation. — Henry B. Eyring

‘Arbitrary’ and ‘odd’ are the words which best describe the pattern of my career. I’m perpetually baffled by the whole thing. — Moby

We are to learn our duty from the Lord, and then we are to act in all diligence, never being lazy or slothful. The pattern is simple but not easy to follow. We are so easily distracted. — Henry B. Eyring

The pleasure lies not in the cookies, but in the pattern the crumbs make when the cookies crumble. — Michael Korda

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

One of the signs of a bad coworker is a pattern of persistent undermining – intentionally hindering a colleague’s success, reputation, or relationships. — Adam Grant

I’m really into color. I love polka dots, rainbows, any pattern. — Ravyn Lenae

We choose our sex, our color, our country, and then we look around for the particular set of parents who will mirror the pattern we are bringing in to work on in this lifetime. — Louise L. Hay

There’s no one on the road that I tried to pattern myself after. There’s no one in history that I tried to pattern myself after. Because one thing I was told that in standup you want to develop your own voice. — Charlie Murphy

I hate the whole ‘record your album, do your promo campaign, have a year off to write another album’ pattern. As an artist, you should keep creating as much as you possibly can. — Marina and the Diamonds

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

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

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

One is struck in the study of saints, angels and gods by a pattern that seems quaint and harmless. Yet, it is so common that I know there must be a deeper meaning. There always seem to be guardians and spirits of doors, bridges, exits and entranceways. — Richard Rohr

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 the consistency of the information that matters for a good story, not its completeness. Indeed, you will often find that knowing little makes it easier to fit everything you know into a coherent pattern. — Daniel Kahneman

No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing. — William Shakespeare

When I am in situations where I break out of the pattern, it’s hard on me. Once you get used to regular scripture study, you miss it if you don’t have it. It’s like food – you have to have it. I know that I need the scriptures like I need food. I don’t miss a regular meal, and I don’t miss regular scripture study. — Henry B. Eyring

Muhammadan law in its relation to women, is a pattern to European law. Look back to the history of Islam, and you will find that women have often taken leading places – on the throne, in the battle-field, in politics, in literature, poetry, etc. — Annie Besant

We are still behaving as if a worker really doesn’t have a family because the work pattern really was meant for men who really were the financial support but weren’t looking after their families. We need to change this, and we can easily do that. — Gloria Steinem

A pattern is a guide or a model. Patterns are used in sewing and knitting, in wood and metalworking, and in a wide variety of other productive pursuits, activities, and jobs. Patterns help to avoid waste and unwanted deviations and facilitate uniformity that is appropriate and beneficial. — David A. Bednar

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. — Havelock Ellis

Heavenly Father has given a simple pattern for us to receive the Holy Ghost not once but continually in the tumult of our daily lives. The pattern is repeated in the sacramental prayer: We promise that we will always remember the Savior. We promise to take His name upon us. We promise to keep His commandments. — Henry B. Eyring

I believe that the real expression of your religious beliefs is shown in the daily pattern of your life, in what you contribute to your surroundings and what you take away without infringing on the rights of other people. — Judy Garland

What we’re looking at is God’s design, nature’s template, and using that as a pattern to cut around and lay it down on a domestic model to duplicate that pattern that we see in nature. — Joel Salatin

The ancient superficial idea of the uniform and progressive growth of the human personality has remained unaltered, and the erroneous belief has persisted that it is the duty of the adult to fashion the child according to the pattern required by society. — Maria Montessori

CO2 is the exhaling breath of our civilization, literally… Changing that pattern requires a scope, a scale, a speed of change that is beyond what we have done in the past. — Al Gore

As long as you think of your real self as the person you are, then of course you’re going to be fearful of death. But what is a person? A person is a pattern of behavior, of a larger awareness. You know, the two-year-old dies before the three-year-old shows up, the three-year-old dies before the teenager shows up. — Deepak Chopra

Freedom conceives that the mind and spirit of man can be free only if he be free to pattern his own life, to develop his own talents, free to earn, to spend, to save, to acquire property as the security of his old age and his family. — Herbert Hoover

I put out records to this day that are not necessarily in a sequence of anything. Some could be written a while back, some not. There is no set pattern. — Van Morrison

Never, never, never should the pocket square be of the same pattern as your ties. You are not ‘Reverend Ike.’ — Roger Stone

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

I regard it in fact as the great advantage of the mathematical technique that it allows us to describe, by means of algebraic equations, the general character of a pattern even where we are ignorant of the numerical values which will determine its particular manifestation. — Friedrich August von Hayek

Being a student of hip-hop in general, you take technical aspects from places. You may take a rhyme pattern or flow from Big Daddy Kane or Kool G Rap. — Eminem

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

Time begins the healing process of wounds cut deeply by oppression. We soothe ourselves with the salve of attempted indifference, accepting the false pattern set up by the horrible restriction of Jim Crow laws. — Rosa Parks

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

His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred. — Ernest Hemingway

But human beings fall easily into despair, and from the very beginning we invented stories that enabled us to place our lives in a larger setting, that revealed an underlying pattern, and gave us a sense that, against all the depressing and chaotic evidence to the contrary, life had meaning and value. — Karen Armstrong

What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past. — Sai Baba

India needs to come out of its socialist pattern of doing things on a rationing basis. — Ratan Tata

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

A song in a musical works best when a character has to sing – when words won’t do the trick anymore. The same idea applies to a long speech in a play or a movie or on television. You want to force the character out of a conversational pattern. — Aaron Sorkin

The office building is a building for work, organization, lucidity and economy. Light, spacious working rooms, clearly arranged, undivided, only organized according to the pattern of the firm. — Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

I find 12 P.M. as the best time to work out. During training, I do two body parts a day: chest-back, back-triceps or chest-biceps so that my body doesn’t get used to a pattern. — Arjun Rampal

I now have Grit Scale scores from thousands of American adults. My data provide a snapshot of grit across adulthood. And I’ve discovered a strikingly consistent pattern: grit and age go hand in hand. Sixty-somethings tend to be grittier, on average, than fifty-somethings, who are in turn grittier than forty-somethings, and so on. — Angela Duckworth

If ‘The New York Times’ didn’t exist, CNN and MSNBC would be a test pattern. ‘The Huffington Post’ and everything else is predicated on ‘The New York Times’. It’s a closed circle of information from which Hillary Clinton got all her information – and her confidence. — Steve Bannon

When I was a very little boy, I lived underneath the air pattern of LaGuardia airport in New York and I watched the planes fly to their destinations. I was in love with the design of these airplanes. — John Travolta

I have to say, I grew up with fashion because my mother was a seamstress, and she had an atelier. She would cut the first pattern, and then she had people working for her. So I grew up in an atelier, watching people all around me sewing. I was fascinated. — Donatella Versace

It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear. — Douglas MacArthur

Geometric shapes hold an energy pattern, and scientists did some experiments which say certain geometric shapes can affect matter around them. It’s simply because when a human looks at a shape, they instantly receive energy from their brain. — Tom DeLonge

I auditioned for a one-act version of ‘The Princess and the Pea’ called ‘The Ugly Duckling,’ and I was cast as the King, starting a pattern of being cast in roles originally intended for men. I went to the first rehearsal, and I didn’t get any laughs, and I choked and I quit. I walked away from it and joined the tennis team. — Jane Lynch

In Cardiff, I’ve heard a number of accent mixes that weren’t previously heard before such as Cardiff-Arabic and Cardiff-Hindi. This pattern is repeating itself in many urban communities across the U.K.; people are especially keen to develop a strong sense of local identity. — David Crystal

The firing of Kevin Williamson from ‘The Atlantic’ on the day he was set to give an opening Q&A in their offices was sadly unsurprising given the pattern of these types of hires. — Ben Domenech

It’s important to understand your ownership pattern because it is an expression of the values that guide your life. The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life. — Marie Kondo

I don’t sing melodically. Rhyme pattern is how I sing. I also write like a lyricist or an MC because that’s what I was before I was a singer. I just took those elements and put them into music. — Erykah Badu

My days all follow much the same pattern. They are structured and typical. — Shigeru Miyamoto

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

Calling Michelle ‘Obama Barack’s baby mama?’ Tell me, is that acceptable? But the Obamas aren’t the only targets. Fox’s pattern of race-baiting and fear-mongering regularly focuses on black leaders, black institutions and ordinary black people. — Nas

The Panic of 1819 exerted a profound effect on American economic thought. As the first great financial depression, similar to a modern expansion-depression pattern, the panic heightened interest in economic problems, and particularly those problems related to the causes and cures of depressed conditions. — Murray Rothbard

I am increasingly attracted to restricting possibility in the poem by inflicting a form upon yourself. Once you impose some formal pattern on yourself, then the poem is pushing back. I think good poems are often the result of that kind of wrestling with the form. — Billy Collins

In short, no pattern is an isolated entity. Each pattern can exist in the world only to the extent that is supported by other patterns: the larger patterns in which it is embedded, the patterns of the same size that surround it, and the smaller patterns which are embedded in it. — Christopher Alexander

Being a tech company has to be about a pattern of repetitive innovation. — Chamath Palihapitiya

Comparing Oceanic art generally with Negro art, it has a livelier, thin flicker, but much of it is more two-dimensional and concerned with pattern making. Yet the carvings of New Ireland have, besides their vicious kind of vitality, a unique spatial sense, a bird-in-a-cage form. — Henry Moore

It’s been a pattern in my life – when I get in trouble, I try to get out of it, since I was little. — Nicole Richie

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

The shirt thing just started one day when I bought one with a really interesting pattern, and people laughed at it, so I thought, ‘I’ll keep buying daft shirts with flowers on.’ — James May

Why does your mind conform? Have you ever asked? Are you aware that you are conforming to a pattern? It doesn’t matter what that pattern is, whether you have established a pattern for yourself or it has been established for you. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

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

To solve the Cube, you need special skills and understanding. For example, pattern recognition is very important to solve the Cube. — Erno Rubik

Writing a screenplay, for me, is like juggling. It’s like, how many balls can you get in the air at once? All those ideas have to float out there to a certain point, and then they’ll crystallize into a pattern. — James Cameron

Managers used to say, ‘I have a gut feeling.’ Do you know what a gut feeling is for a professional manager? It’s a pattern that they recognize. But if your system can recognize that pattern, if it’s not just a couple of managers who know that pattern, then the system’s gut feeling can tell you which way to go. That’s really liberating. — Safra A. Catz

The idea is if you use those two shapes and try to colour the plane with them so the colours match, then the only way that you can do this is to produce a pattern which never repeats itself. — Roger Penrose

Civil rights happened because youth got involved. The youth stood up and helped to break the pattern that their parents had got accustomed to living. The next generation has to take that stand for whatever it is, socially, that they are involved in. — Octavia Spencer

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

In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way. — Iris Murdoch

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

It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes, skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to suppress their specifically female characteristics and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there are no differences between the sexes. — Arianna Huffington

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

If one tries to think about history, it seems to me – it’s like looking at a range of mountains. And the first time you see them, they look one way. But then time changes, the pattern of light shifts. Maybe you’ve moved slightly, your perspective has changed. The mountains are the same, but they look very different. — Robert Harris

I’m a visual thinker, really bad at algebra. There’s others that are a pattern thinker. These are the music and math minds. They think in patterns instead of pictures. Then there’s another type that’s not a visual thinker at all, and they’re the ones that memorize all of the sports statistics, all of the weather statistics. — Temple Grandin

The DS was launched back in 2004, and sales of that machine hit a record in 2009 in the United States. That is totally different from the conventional sales pattern, in which game gear sales peak in the third year and take a downturn thereafter. — Satoru Iwata

Anyone who watched George W. and Karl Rove while the former was governor of Texas will recognize a familiar pattern. Like much of Bush’s social policy – from faith-based social services to railing against gay marriage – women’s issues are one of the bones they’ve decided they can throw to the Christian right. — Molly Ivins

I believe when it comes to love, there’s something intangible about who we are attracted to, and I don’t think I have a pattern. — Taylor Swift

When you fly to New York, sometimes they put you on hold and you just go round and around in a holding pattern. Sometimes in a concert, I feel other spirits in a holding pattern that they want to land through my heart and through my fingers. — Carlos Santana

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

A person is a pattern of behavior, of a larger awareness. — Deepak Chopra

I do admit that I’ve never been one to fit in easily to any given pattern. It’s not my choice. It’s just the way I am. So if the characters I wind up playing are all a bit different, it must be because that’s the way I like it. Anna Kendrick is different, and she’s going to stay that way. — Anna Kendrick

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