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  • The final result of too much routine is death in life.

  • Consistency is the horror of the world.

  • The dense and godly wear consistency as a flower, the imaginative fling it joyfully behind them.

  • Consistency is a human word, but it certainly expresses nothing human.

  • Regularity was an air they could not breathe.

  • ... Alice embraced her routine, the spar that would float her out of trouble and into a healthy old age. At home, she worried, at work, she hummed.

  • But settled things were enemies to me and soon lost their newness and color. The unknown called.

  • ... time is very dangerous without a rigid routine. If you do the same thing every day at the same time for the same length of time, you'll save yourself from many a sink. Routine is a condition of survival.

  • If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work.

  • Everything was leveled, there were no extremes of joy or sorrow any more but only habit, routine, ancient family names and rites and customs, slow careful old people moving cautiously around furniture that had sat in the same positions for fifty years.

  • Every job in the world has some built-in boredom. No man can stay excited about something every minute he is doing it. Routine is as necessary to life as water is to beer; it is the base that holds the flavors and spices together.