„It's kind of like borrowing the same ten bucks from somebody over and over again.“
Interviewed on Fresh Air, 2002-05-21 http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&prgDate=5-21-2002.
Contexto: I collaborate with my wife on the songs, and every aspect of it, really— composing, and arranging, and recording, all that business. We have a rhythm and a way of working it. It's kind of like borrowing the same ten bucks from somebody over and over again. But when you live together, it makes it a lot easier, the pay back.
— Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India 1950
Contexto: It was my endeavour that we restore peace at the earliest possible. If you look at the data you will see that in 72 hours we had put down the riots and brought the situation under control. But these TV channels kept on playing up the same incidents over and over again. At the time, Rajdeep [Sardesai] and Barkha [Dutt] were in the same channel NDTV. During those inflamed days, Barkha acted in the most irresponsible manner. Surat had not witnessed any communal killings, barring a few small incidents of clashes. However the bazaars were closed [as a precautionary measure]. Barkha stood amidst closed shops screaming "This is Surat’s diamond market, but there is not a single police man here."
— Homér, The Odyssey (Cowper)
XII. 453–454 (tr. Samuel Butler).
Odyssey (c. 725 BC)
Original: (el) Ἐχθρὸν δέ μοί ἐστιν
αὖτις ἀριζήλως εἰρημένα μυθολογεύειν.
— Rita Mae Brown Novelist, poet, screenwriter, activist 1944
Brown did include this quote in her book Sudden Death (Bantam Books, New York, 1983), p. 68, but it appears she was just paraphrasing a quote that had already been written elsewhere. The earliest known appearance of a similar quote is the "approval version" of the Narcotics Anonymous "Basic Text" released in November 1981, which included the quote "Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results." A PDF scan of the 1981 approval version can be found here http://www.nauca.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/1981-11-Basic-Text-Approval-Form-White.pdf, with the quote appearing on p. 11 (p. 25 of the PDF), at the end of the fourth paragraph (which begins "We have a disease; progressive, incurable and fatal"). More in this article https://quoteinvestigator.com/2017/03/23/same/ on Quote Investigator website.
— Keith Joseph British barrister and politician 1918 - 1994
Stockton Lecture ("Monetarism Is Not Enough") 1976
„You know… you keep doing the same things and you keep getting the same result over and over again.“
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
„And then I had a thought, clear as day. I would never be somebody's favorite again. I would never be a kid again, not in the same way. That was all over now. She was really gone.“
— Jenny Han American writer 1980
Fonte: It's Not Summer Without You
„See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.“
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
May 24, 2005 http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2005/05/20050524-3.html
„The key issue is jobs. You can't get away from it: jobs. Having a buck or two in your pocket and feeling like somebody.“
— Studs Terkel American author, historian and broadcaster 1912 - 2008
http://books.google.com/books?id=FucDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PT25&lpg=PT25&dq=The+key+issue+is+jobs.+You+can't+get+away+from+it:+jobs.+Having+a+buck+or+two+in+your+pocket+and+feeling+like+somebody&source=bl&ots=TYKi7WaW5v&sig=-4ggLp9hfdxXUvrZIF8U1OpGMSU&hl=en&ei=0CPkS4LSJ4P68Aakk7SpBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAcQ6AEwAA Mother Jones Magazine - Sep 1995
The Guardian interview (2002)
„Political questions, if you go back thousands of years, are ephemeral, not important. History is the same thing over and over again.“
— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
Interview in Der Spiegel, 2005-06-20 (as quoted by the New York Post) http://www.imdb.com/news/wenn/2005-06-29/
Contexto: As a filmmaker, I'm not interested in 9/11 [... ] it's too small, history overwhelms it. The history of the world is like: He kills me, I kill him, only with different cosmetics and different castings. So in 2001, some fanatics killed some Americans, and now some Americans are killing some Iraqis. And in my childhood, some Nazis killed Jews. And now, some Jewish people and some Palestinians are killing each other. Political questions, if you go back thousands of years, are ephemeral, not important. History is the same thing over and over again.
„Well, all those people, they think they've got it made,
But I wouldn't buy, sell, borrow or trade
Anything I have to be like one of them.
I'd rather start all over again.“
— Neil Young Canadian singer-songwriter 1945
Song lyrics, On the Beach (1974)
„I know what it is to go over the same songs over and over again, and to try to make them perfect. It’s interesting and it’s hard and it’s difficult at the same time…You have to stay on top of things.“
— Roberta Flack American singer 1937
On staying in top form despite suffering a stroke in 2016 in “Roberta Flack Ready to Sing Again at Jazz Foundation of America Honors” https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8479635/roberta-flack-ready-to-sing-again-jazz-foundation-of-america-honors in Billboard (2018 Oct 12)
„She bent over me again. Blood began to move around in me, like a prospective tenant looking over a house.“
— Raymond Chandler, livro The Big Sleep
Fonte: The Big Sleep (1939), Chapter 28, Phillip Marlowe watching Mona "Silver-Wig" Mars
„Maybe we were all destined to just keep doing the same stupid things, over and over again, never really learning a single thing.“
— Sarah Dessen, livro Along for the Ride
Fonte: Along for the Ride
„Unfortunately, Susan didn't remember what Jane Fulton once said, 'Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.“
— Rita Mae Brown Novelist, poet, screenwriter, activist 1944
Fonte: Sudden Death
„Well, let it pass, he thought; April is over, April is over. There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice.
--The Sensible Thing“
— F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940
Fonte: The Short Stories
„Yeah, I was a Democrat for about four or five years— active Democrat— and I thought I could reform the party; maybe I wasn't going about it right, maybe somebody can and somebody will, y'know? But I don't see it. It's just a top-down structure, it's a soft-money conduit, and, y'know, and like Nancy Pelosi, she's gonna lose the election again, and it's just like, what's the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing—wrong, wrong thing—over and over again. Republicans, they have a real big demographic problem, because they're the party of old white people, and they're not reaching out to folks.“
— Krist Novoselic Croatian-American rock musician 1965