Quotations The Best Quotes About Novelty  

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A list of the best novelty quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous novelty quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic novelty quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational novelty quotes from that same writer.

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I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. John Cage

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The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle. Hannah Arendt

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The New is not a fashion, it is a value. Roland Barthes

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Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it cost them. John Updike

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Always something new, seldom something good.

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We do not quite say that the new is more valuable because it fits in; but its fitting in is a test of its value -- a test, it is true, which can only be slowly and cautiously applied, for we are none of us infallible judges of conformity. T. S. Eliot

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An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it. Robert Bresson

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To the old, the new is usually bad news. Eric Hoffer

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The birth of the new constitutes a crisis, and its mastery calls for a crude and simple cast of mind -- the mind of a fighter -- in which the virtues of tribal cohesion and fierceness and infantile credulity and malleability are paramount. Thus every new beginning recapitulates in some degree man's first beginning. Eric Hoffer

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The new always carries with it the sense of violation, of sacrilege. What is dead is sacred; what is new, that is different, is evil, dangerous, or subversive. Henry Miller