If you lose the spirit of repetition, your practice will become difficult.
—Shunryu Suzuki (Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, p. 55)
These waters must be troubled before they can exert their virtues.
—Edmund Burke (A Philosophical Enquiry into […]the Sublime and Beautiful)
Monotony is the most beautiful or the most atrocious thing. The most beautiful if it is a reflection of eternity—the most atrocious if it is the sign of an unvarying perpetuity. It is time surpassed or time sterilized.
—Simone Weil (Gravity and Grace)