Pattern Sayings and Quotes

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


Art is pattern informed by sensibility.     

Herbert Read

Finding patterns is the essence of wisdom.     

Dennis Prager

When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.     

Tuli Kupferberg

One should never mistake pattern for meaning.     

Iain Banks

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

Bruce Lee

Each human is uniquely different. Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice.     

Alice Childress

Strategy is a pattern in a stream of decisions.     

Henry Mintzberg

Creativeness is finding patterns where none exist.     

Thomas M. Disch

Time is an encoded pattern of fabric woven with information & energy.     

Vishwanath S J

Self-destructive patterns cause as much suffering as outer catastrophes.     

Anais Nin

The patterns we perceive are determined by the stories we want to believe.     

John Verndon

The pattern of the narrative never of necessity wants to end, it never has to.     

Robert Creeley

A pattern is either right or wrong...it is no stronger than its weakest point.     

William Morris

The habit patterns of the human mind are very strong and make it seem that the hard way is easy and the easy way is hard.     

Eckhart Tolle

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

James Geary

When information overload occurs, pattern recognition is how to determine truth.     

Marshall McLuhan

One of the deepest habitual patterns that we have is to feel that now is not enough.     

Pema Chodron

All is pattern, all life, but we can't always see the pattern when we're part of it.     

Belva Plain

Patterns exist in our seemingly patternless lives, and the most common pattern is the circle.     

Dean Koontz

Human beings are pattern-seeking animals who will prefer even a bad theory or a conspiracy theory to no theory at all.     

Christopher Hitchens

What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can't decipher.     

Chuck Palahniuk

The suppression of inner patterns in favor of patterns created by society is dangerous to us.     

Anais Nin

Every human life had its pattern that had to be worked out slowly to its ultimate conclusion.     

Irving Stone

When we can't see a pattern, we fit pieces together until one takes shape, because we have to.     

Tana French

Mathematics is the science of patterns, and nature exploits just about every pattern that there is.     

Ian Stewart

Successful people follow successful patterns.     

Sterling W Sill

Clouds float in the same pattern only once.     

Wayne Shorter

Be a pattern to others and then all will go well.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

No pattern should be without some sort of meaning.     

William Morris

Our biggest failure is our failure to see patterns.     

Marilyn Ferguson