95 Monotonous Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of monotonous quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about monotonous life.

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The Most Famous Monotonous Quotes (Best in 2024)

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To do the same thing over and over again is not only boredom: it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do. — Heraclitus

The truth is that nothing is less sensational than pestilence, and by reason of their very duration great misfortunes are monotonous. — Albert Camus

Even pleasure cloys without variety. — Ovid

Happiness is the longing for repetition. — Milan Kundera

No society ever seems to have succumbed to boredom. Man has developed an obvious capacity for surviving the pompous reiteration of the commonplace. — John Kenneth Galbraith

When the life is monotonous , even grief is a welcome event. — Maxim Gorky

Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face. — Jean Baudrillard

Like warmed-up cabbage served at each repast, The repetition kills the wretch at last. — Juvenal

Symmetry is tedious, and tedium is the very basis of mourning. Despair yawns. — Victor Hugo

Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything. — Don Marquis

Short Monotonous Quotes

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  • I always find cardio the most monotonous. Running on a treadmill shows me why hamsters are so crazy. — Luke Evans
  • Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life. — B. C. Forbes
  • If you come across as boring or monotone, you're going to lose your audience. — Lewis Howes
  • Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony. — Guillaume Apollinaire
  • Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins. — Edith Wharton
  • In a world of monotonous horror there could be no salvation in wild dreaming. — Richard Matheson
  • One of the truest tests of spiritual maturity is seeing the miraculous in the monotonous. — Mark Batterson
  • The way not to lead a monotonous life is to live for others. — Fulton J. Sheen
  • The routines of tourism are even more monotonous than those of daily life. — Mason Cooley
  • The Chains of conformity click in tiresomely monotonous unison. — Leonard Sweet
Monotonous quote Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Monotony Of Life Quotes

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The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. — Albert Einstein

Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupation is exhilarating and life giving. — Mahatma Gandhi

The deadly monotony of Christian country life where there are no beggars to feed, no drunkards to credit, which are among the moral duties of Christians in cities, leads as naturally to the outvent of what Methodists call "revivals" as did the backslidings of the people in those days. — Corra May Harris

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. — Benjamin Britten

If monotony tries me, and I cannot stand drudgery; if stupid people fret me and little ruffles set me on edge; if I make much of the trifles of life, then I know nothing of Calvary love. — Amy Carmichael

There is no such thing as happiness. Life bends joy and pain, beauty and ugliness, in such a way that no one may isolate them. No one should want to. Perfect joy, or perfect pain, with no contrasting element to define them, would mean a monotony of consciousness, would mean death — Jean Toomer

And it is true that life lacks the monotony of museums. There come days which seem worthy of being framed, but they are so full of conflicting sounds, of line and color and living, burning light that they never become tedious. — Italo Svevo

What was a slap for ten pages of escapism, ten pages far from everything that made him unhappy, ten pages of real life instead of the monotony that other people called the real world? — Cornelia Funke

But she’d managed to find her way into our reality, perhaps because she had an important mission here, perhaps because she was here to save us from what people call the monotony of life. — Jostein Gaarder

Monotony and repetition are characteristic of many parts of life, but these do not become sources of conscious discomfort until novelty and entertainment are built up as positive experiences. — Mary Catherine Bateson

Monotonous Life Quotes

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...there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. — Christopher McCandless

The truth of Zen, just a little bit of it, is what turns one's humdrum life, a life of monotonous, uninspiring commonplaceness, into one of art, full of genuine inner creativity. — D.T. Suzuki

I love the smell of Waffle House; it's the smell of freedom, being on the open road and knowing that ninety percent of the people eating around you are also on that road. Truck driver's, road-trippers, hangovers--those who don't live that monotonous life of society slavery. — J.A. Redmerski

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation. — Christopher McCandless

But in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. — Christopher McCandless

The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My life is very monotonous," the fox said. "I hunt chickens; men hunt me. All the chickens are just alike, and all the men are just alike. And, in consequence, I am a little bored. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Where life is colorful and varied, religion can be austere or unimportant. Where life is appallingly monotonous, religion must be emotional, dramatic and intense. Without the curry, boiled rice can be very dull. — C. Northcote Parkinson

Topographically the country is magnificent -- and terrifying. Why terrifying? Because nowhere else in the world is the divorce between man and nature so complete. Nowhere have I encountered such a dull, monotonous fabric of life as here in America. Here boredom reaches its peak. — Henry Miller

I sit watching the brown oceanic waves of dry country rising into the foothills and I weep monotonously, seasickly. Life is not like the dim ironic stories I like to read, it is like a daytime serial on television. The banality will make you weep as much as anything else. — Alice Munro

Monotony Quotes

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Say the Holy Rosary. Blessed be that monotony of Hail Mary's which purifies the monotony of your sins! — Josemaria Escriva

People, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties... they live like ants. — Bela Lugosi

There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time! — Coco Chanel

It is stimulating to live in a society that is not standardized or mechanized, and is free from monotony. — R.K. Narayan

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony. — Benjamin Britten

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. — Benjamin Britten

On graduating from school, a studious young man who would withstand the tedium and monotony of his duties has no choice but to lose himself in some branch of science or literature completely irrelevant to his assignment. — Charles-Augustin de Coulomb

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. — James Laughlin

The secret to happiness is to find a congenial monotony. — Sean O'Casey

Hear this or not, as you will. Learn it now, or later -- the world has time. Routine, repetition, tedium, monotony, ephemeracy, inconsequence, abstraction, disorder, boredom, angst, ennui -- these are the true hero's enemies, and make no mistake, they are fearsome indeed. For they are real. — David Foster Wallace

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More Monotonous Quotes

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When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. — Arthur Conan Doyle

Planning stuff out sucks. If you plan stuff out, you wind up talking in a very monotonous, unnatural way. — CM Punk

The quiet rhythmic monotone of the wall of logs fills one with the rustic peace of a secluded nook in the woods. — Gustav Stickley

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil. — C. S. Lewis

You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid, monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid, and monotonous. — Bob Black

I think trance music is the only music you can listen to without taking drugs. You can really feel the emotions in it. You can get on another level without the drugs. If you listen to techno, it's so monotone that you really need drugs to enjoy it. — Tiesto

Nothing happens while you live. The scenery changes, people come in and go out, that's all. There are no beginnings. Days are tacked on to days without rhyme or reason, an interminable, monotonous addition. — Jean-Paul Sartre

Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating. — Simone Weil

You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid and monotonous. Work is a much better explanation for the creeping cretinization all around us than even such significant moronizing mechanisms as television and education. — Bob Black

For those who use their intelligence and their study as a weapon, the Rosary is most effective. Because that apparently monotonous way of beseeching Our Lady as children do their Mother, can destroy every seed of vainglory and pride. — Josemaria Escriva

Training can be monotonous, and it is hard work, but you never lose sight of why you are doing it. Every single effort of every single session counts in the months and years leading up to a big event. — Chris Hoy

My approach tends to be from experiments. I need the challenge. If I know how to do something well, there's no need to do it all the time because it becomes a little monotonous. So I like to find a challenge. — Robert Ryman

Santa Barbara is a paradise; Disneyland is a paradise; the U.S. is a paradise. Paradise is just paradise. Mournful, monotonous, and superficial though it may be, it is paradise. There is no other. — Jean Baudrillard

I've never been a suicidal person. I've never been someone to want to see the world come to an end. But I would like to see something different than what I'm seeing. Because it is becoming a monotonous - as if you're watching re-runs of things you've already seen. — Marilyn Manson

The ideal hole is surely one that affords the greatest pleasure to the greatest number, gives the fullest advantage for accurate play, stimulates players to improve their game, and never becomes monotonous. — Alister MacKenzie

The writing in mathematics text is not only laconic to a fault; it is cold, monotonous, dry, dull, and even ungrammatical... The books are not only printed by machines; they are written by machines. — Morris Kline

If your man is a sports enthusiast, you may have to resign yourself to his spouting off in a monotone on a prize fight, football game or pennant race. — Marilyn Monroe

Pity the planet, all joy gone from this sweet volcanic cone; peace to our children when they fall in small war on the heel of small war--until the end of time to police the earth, a ghost orbiting forever lost in our monotonous sublime — Robert Lowell

There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates. — James Russell Lowell

When anything is easy, it becomes very monotonous for me. But, if I can find something that is really going to take all of my body and all of my mind to really even come close to pulling off, that sounds like fun. — Dane DeHaan

Born to an age where horror has become commonplace, where tragedy has, by its monotonous repetition, become a parody of sorrow, we need to fence off a few parks where humans try to be fair, where skill has some hope of reward, where absurdity has a harder time than usual getting a ticket. — Thomas Boswell

Mathematics does not grow through a monotonous increase of the number of indubitably established theorems but through the incessant improvement of guesses by speculation and criticism, by the logic of proofs and refutations. — Imre Lakatos

No enlightened person would deny its premise, but as an ongoing program it is monotonous, limited, locked in a perception of victimization. — Robert Brustein

If our ballets be feeble, monotonous and dull, if they be devoid of ideas, meaning, expression and character, it is less the fault of the art than that of the artist. — Jean-Georges Noverre

Most men and women lead lives at the worst so painful, at the best so monotonous, poor and limited that the urge to escape, the longing to transcend themselves if only for a few moments, is and has always been one of the principal appetites of the soul. — Aldous Huxley

I like very dry humor. I dont like things that are over the top. I like subtlety. I like things that are nonchalant. I like characters that are sort of monotone and based in dark comedy. — Emily Rios

Altough we all realize that monotony is boring, almost every form of industrial work- banking, accounting, mass-producing, service- is monotonous, and most people are paid for simply putting up with monotony — Alan Watts

Numbing the senses by monotonously repeating an assertion is a key element in utilizing mind control techniques. — Joost Meerloo

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