Good things quickly become habitual and we often stop valuing them.
Habitualization devours objects, clothes, furniture, one’s wife, and the fear of war. If all the complex lives of many people go on unconsciously, then such lives are as if they had never been. Art exists to help us recover the sensation of life; it exists to make us feel things, to make the stone stony....
I never comment on referees and I’m not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat
Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule.
I put my hand on my chest, a habit I never quite shook after losing my heart.
You have to get used to winning. Winning is a habit. Losing is a habit.
How can you make efficiency a habit, and an enjoyable one at that?
The classification of facts, the recognition of their sequence and relative significance is the function of science, and the habit of forming a judgment upon these facts unbiased by personal feeling is characteristic of what may be termed the scientific frame of mind.
I think this is one bad side of a mirror; it helps us to see the reflection of the effects of our own actions on ourselves. We smile and it smiles back to us, we frown and it frowns to us. How I wish it shows us the reflections of the effects of our actions...
We got in that habit of being too protective and not wanting to give something up. When you think like that, you get yourself into that, as they say in football terminology, ‘prevent defense.’ You can play defense as long as you’re aggressive. I thought we did a good job of that in the first...
Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why
In life, one’s habits determines one’s habitation in the long run
Don’t be stuck in a life that’s not yours just because of a bad habit
We stay the same as we’ve always been, keeping to the path we’ve walked our whole lives. Paths that carry so much importance and perceived stability that we are utterly convinced it is the only one to walk – that anyone not walking it with us is being misled.
Criticism can never instruct or benefit you. Its chief effect is that of a telegram with dubious news. Praise leaves no glow behind, for it is a writer’s habit to remember nothing good of himself. I have usually forgotten those who have admired my work, and seldom anyone who disliked it. Obviously, this is because...
The nature of things is in the habit of concealing itself
India has this habit of dragging Pakistan into things it is not at all involved in,
As his mind becomes purer and his emotions come under control, his thoughts become clearer and his instincts truer. As he learns to live more and more in harmony with his higher Self, his body’s natural intuition becomes active of itself. The result is that false desires and unnatural instincts which have been imposed upon...
Comparisons are always welcomed when drawn in favor.
Unattached and aimless, these old men are always infatuated with little certainties and regularities such as those that ordered the life of Mr. Krupper as seen from outside. Habit is living. Anything unexpected reminds them of death.(“Hard Candy”)
Astride of a grave and a difficult birth.Down in the hole, lingeringly, the grave digger puts on the forceps.We have time to grow old.The air is full of our cries.But habit is a great deadener.At me too someone is looking, of me too someone is saying, He is sleeping, he knows nothing.Let him sleep on.
The mind is like tofu. It tastes like whatever you marinate it in.
When I was a young man and very well thought of,I couldn’t ask aught that the ladies denied.I nibbled their hearts like a handful of raisins,And I never spoke love but I knew that I lied. But I said to myself, ‘Ah, they none of them know The secret I shelter and savor and save...