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It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
A quarter of America is a dramatic, tense, violent country, exploding with contradictions, full of brutal, physiological vitality, and that is the America that I have really loved and love. But a good half of it is a country of boredom, emptiness, monotony, brainless production, and brainless consumption, and this is the American inferno.
Successful technologies often begin as hobbies. Jacques Cousteau invented scuba diving because he enjoyed exploring caves. The Wright brothers invented flying as a relief from the monotony of their normal business of selling and repairing bicycles.
The objectification of females is not a good thing! Not every rapper does this, but when the lyrics focus solely on the strip club, 'poppin' bottles' and how many girls they can 'tap,' it distorts what kids are learning. I think if there was more of a female presence in hip hop we could break up the monotony. It's all about balance.
There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.
I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony.
Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.
A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself. It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening; it gives a change from the surroundings of home, however pleasant.
Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.
People, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties... they live like ants.
Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony.
Monotony collapses time; novelty unfolds it. You can exercise daily and eat healthily and live a long life, while experiencing a short one. If you spend your life sitting in a cubicle and passing papers, one day is bound to blend unmemorably into the next - and disappear.
When I was running across the country, I was doing 40 or 50 miles a day in sleeting snow with zero visibility for five or six days in a row. Ten to 12 hours of running in that is monotony beyond belief.
The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.
V. S. Pritchett
If you're constantly moving, you can get in a monotony that's just as equally boring as sitting still for a long period of time.
When all is said and done, monotony may after all be the best condition for creation.
To combat the monotony of gym workouts, I started playing soccer. I looked at workouts as training sessions. My soccer training includes squats, pushups, resistance-band work, and sprints. Ninety minutes of running became part of my love of the game rather than a chore.
Today I divide my day between being actor, producer and distributor, and the monotony is broken.
I love watching movies. It breaks up the monotony of the road and momentarily takes you somewhere else.
Interstate highways dull the reality of place and distance almost as effectively as jetliners do: I loathe their scary monotony.
I try to write in plain brown blocks of American speech but occasionally set in an ancient word or a strange word just to startle the reader a little bit and to break up the monotony of the plain American cadence.
Rock and roll might be summed up as monotony tinged with hysteria.
I started writing diaries, and mine were horrible. Oh, the monotony. Oh, the angst. I said, 'I don't want anyone to find these!' I destroyed them.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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