Monotony Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old monotony quotes, monotony sayings, and monotony proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Breaking up monotony is key to life and it doesn't matter whether I'm stacking shelves or writing songs, if I was doing the same thing every day I just couldn't take it.     

Doc Brown

Monotony reveals our limitations.     

Dale Carnegie

Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.     

Edith Wharton

In the monotony of everyday existence grief comes as a holiday, and a fire is an entertainment. A scratch embellishes an empty face.     

Maxim Gorky

It is equality of monotony which makes the strength of the British Isles.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Monotony is the only reward of the cautious.     

A. Somebody

The monotony of provincial life attracts the attention of people to the kitchen. You do not dine as luxuriously in the provinces as in Paris, but you dine better, because the dishes serve you are the result of mediation and study.     

Honoré de Balzac

If you're constantly moving, you can get in a monotony that's just as equally boring as sitting still for a long period of time.     

Amy Seimetz

When all is said and done, monotony may after all be the best condition for creation.     

Margaret Sackville

Monotony is not to be worshipped as a virtue; nor the marriage bed treated as a coffin for security rather than a couch from which to rise refreshed.     

Freya Stark

The cramped monotony of my existence grinds me away by the grain.      

Charles Dickens

The cramped monotony of my existence grinds me away by the grain.     

Charles Dickens

But monotony doesn't make for painlessness.     

John Green

When all is said and done, monotony may after all be the best condition for creation.     

Margaret Sackville

Repetition not for monotony but the ecstasy it induces.     

Martha Graham

Monotony kills the heart. Ironically, monotony is what keeps the heart working.     

Soumeet Lanka

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 monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.     

Albert Einstein

The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.      

V. S. Pritchett

Monotony collapses time. Novelty unfolds it.     

Joshua Foer

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

Bela Lugosi

I am not greedy of money myself, but the monotony of always screwing and paring is more tiresome than the monotony of riches.     

Annie French Hector

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

The monotony of a long heroic poem may often be pleasantly relieved by judicious interruptions in the perfect successions of rhymes, just as the metre may sometimes be adorned with occasional triplets and Alexandrines.     

H. P. Lovecraft

Monotony has nothing to do with a place; monotony, either in its sensation or its infliction, is simply the quality of a person. There are no dreary sights; there are only dreary sight seers.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Certainly, nothing can be more simple than monotony.     

Joshua Reynolds