Top 54 Patterns Quotes of 2020

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“We may say most aptly that the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves.”

― Ada Lovelace

“Nobody knows the future with certainty. We can, however, identify ongoing patterns of change.”

― Alvin Toffler

“My head is full of shifting patterns and polyrhythmic stuff; but I want to use all acoustic instruments and create this kind of tapestry of interlocking lulling parts.”

― Andrew Bird

“Anyone who says there is not a change in weather patterns is denying reality.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“Once we were in the studio, we realized we were getting certain effects through the shooting of the dramatic scenes on video, shooting off a screen and then getting wave patterns and stuff like that.”

― Atom Egoyan

“In genomics, there’s a massive amount of information in which you can look for patterns and develop insights.”

― Bill Maris

“What makes a Beethoven symphony spectacular, what makes a Brahms rhapsody spectacular is that the patterns are wondrous.”

― Brian Greene

“As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes, certain patterns of enquiry emerge.”

― Bridget Riley

“Depression is so smart – it uses all your references and patterns.”

― Brooke Shields

“All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.”

― Bruce Lee

“Legislation on Lyme disease, weather patterns, helping farmers, helping veterans – these are not partisan issues.”

― Chris Gibson

“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

“Theories are patterns without value. What counts is action.”

― Constantin Brancusi

“I like creating these rhythmic patterns. These interlocking rhythmic things are really fun.”

― Danny Elfman

“Well, I’m going to try to make a real difference in Washington’s spending patterns.”

― Darrell Issa

“Christmas is a time for slipping into familiar patterns.”

― David Hepworth

“One of the basic steps in saving a threatened species is to learn more about it: its diet, its mating and reproductive processes, its range patterns, its social behavior.”

― Dian Fossey

“I wouldn’t say there is one guy that I would say patterns himself after me.”

― Dominique Wilkins

“The ability of humans to read meaning into patterns is the most defining characteristic we have.”

― Eleanor Catton

“While history never repeats itself, political patterns do.”

― Eric Alterman

“With rising incomes, the share of expenditures for food products declines. The resulting shift in expenditures affects demand patterns and employment structures.”

― Ernst Engel

“Ultimately, all human beings fulfill their patterns. We’re set in a certain archetype, and we fulfill that destiny.”

― Forest Whitaker

“I’m interested in complexity, in the mathematical sense, as well as the idiomatic sense. The idea of emergence – that it’s possible for complex patterns to arise out of many simple interactions – is fascinating.”

― Hari Kunzru

“To understand is to perceive patterns.”

― Isaiah Berlin

“Metaphor is not just the detection of patterns; it is the creation of patterns.”

― James Geary

“When I grew up, there were common patterns to people’s lives. Now everybody is just making it up as they go along.”

― Jane Pauley

“Men are definitely getting more avant-garde, experimenting with colours, patterns and fabrics.”

― Jasmine Guinness

“Once we start deliberately messing with the climate systems, we could inadvertently shift rainfall patterns (climate models have shown that rainfall in the Amazon might be particularly vulnerable), causing collapse of ecosystems, drought, famine, and more.”

― Jeff Goodell

“Epidemics follow patterns because diseases follow patterns. Viruses spread; they reproduce; they die.”

― Jill Lepore

“Epidemiologists study patterns in order to combat infection. Stories about epidemics follow patterns, too. Stories aren’t often deadly, but they can be virulent: spreading fast, weakening resistance, wreaking havoc.”

― Jill Lepore

“A benevolent mind, and the face assumes the patterns of benevolence. An evil mind, then an evil face.”

― Jimmy Sangster

“When I was younger, my grandma taught me how to cut patterns and sew.”

― Kylie Minogue

“Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns.”

― Lawrence Welk

“The way is long if one follows precepts, but short… if one follows patterns.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns.”

― Marshall McLuhan

“Elevated locations imply elevated purposes, even in American cities departing as radically as Los Angeles does from the traditional planning patterns of the Eastern Seaboard.”

― Martin Filler

“A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmental damaging consumption patterns.”

― Maurice Strong

“Traditional methods for falling asleep work. Non-taxing, repetitive mental tasks have a lulling effect, and I built those patterns into ‘Sleep’.”

― Max Richter

“Layering in different patterns will keep things from appearing too studied.”

― Nate Berkus

“If Trump keeps learning, he could become a big asset. He will shatter the traditional patterns.”

― Newt Gingrich

“Anytime I see an unusual combination of colors or patterns or texture, I buy it.”

― Peter Marino

“I play patterns. I’ll make up a pattern and just play it.”

― Richard Manuel

“The markets represent the aggregate interaction of many investors. Their attitudes, philosophies, and behavioral patterns on many levels are predictable… and repetitive.”

― Rick Santelli

“It seems that not being religious is a form of risk-taking, consistent with other patterns of short-sighted behaviour in men.”

― Rodney Stark

“A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence.”

― Rollo May

“While fractal geometry is often used in high-tech science, its patterns are surprisingly common in traditional African designs.”

― Ron Eglash

“Math is sometimes called the science of patterns.”

― Ronald Graham

“Satellite imagery is the only way we can map the looting patterns effectively.”

― Sarah Parcak

“I deal with more complex rhythmical patterns than a regular tap dancer. I even think in rhythms.”

― Savion Glover

“India’s national elections are really an aggregate of thirty different state elections, each influenced by its own local considerations, regional political currents, and different patterns of political incumbency.”

― Shashi Tharoor

“Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.”

― Stephen Covey

“Technically, I suppose I was following all the right behavior patterns of a trustafarian.”

― Winston Marshall

“If what the heart approves conforms to proper patterns, then even if one’s desires are many, what harm would they be to good order?”

― Xun Kuang

“Painting bodies with the patterns of Kusama’s hallucinations obliterated their individual selves and returned them to the infinite universe.”

― Yayoi Kusama
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