Quotes of routine

  1. As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge. – Henry Van Dyke
  2. Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine to rush into impulsive rejection, let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss. – Abba Eban
  3. Nothing had changed in my routine except that when I went down the chippy and got me special fried rice, it would be wrapped in a newspaper that had my picture all over it. – Robbie Fowler
  4. Novelists do not write as birds sing, by the push of nature. It is part of the job that there should be much routine and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry. – William Golding
  5. I grew up a Catholic and I don't want to talk badly about the Catholic Church but there's a lot of routine stuff going on. You say the same prayers, you sit, you kneel, whatever. – Bernhard Langer
  6. Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy. – Henri de Lubac
  7. The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine – John Stuart Mill
  8. Most of life is routine dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street. – Ben Nicholas
  9. Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine – David Ogilvy
  10. Too many would -be executives are slaves of routine – James Cash Penney
  11. We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed. – Lawrence Clark Powell
  12. So, to come In with a set routine it's something I've never believed in. It should depend on how you feel, because you play what you feel. – Buddy Rich
  13. In 12 or 15 years, there will be routine affordable space tourism not just in the U. S. but in a lot of countries. – Burt Rutan
  14. Only one of us would usually sing lead. Which most of the time was, Mickey or Dave. They thought it was perfectly a natural routine because Mickey and Dave saw themselves as TV actors. – Peter Tork

Usage examples for routine

  1. You came up to me yesterday and went through this routine – The Tunnel Under The World by Frederik Pohl
  2. He knows more about the petty routine of the job than the president himself. – The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Henney
  3. But I'd never heard of any such routine as that. – Fifty Per Cent Prophet by Gordon Randall Garrett
  4. The laird fell at once into the old routine – Foes by Mary Johnston
  5. Evan saw his way from beginning to end of the routine and wondered that anything so simple as bank work could ever worry a man. – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  6. In the hurry and routine of your office you would not listen to me, so I come to- night and make this appeal. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  7. As a matter of routine it was always kept fully ready. – Generals Help Themselves by M. C. Pease
  8. When he has made his decision they are to carry it out; and they must keep the department running by doing the routine work. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  9. He did this all day, and was always, whether coming or going, under a heavy fire; but he enjoyed that fact, and he seemed to regard the battle only as a delightful change in the quiet routine of his life, as one of our own country boys at home would regard the coming of the spring circus or the burning of a neighbor's barn. – Notes of a War Correspondent by Richard Harding Davis
  10. Even that miserable night my head was no sooner on the pillow than I was asleep; and next morning there was all the routine as usual, and the dread of being a minute late on duty. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  11. At this moment I can see, in imagination, the whole routine and I can tell at any time what the school is doing. – An Ocean Tramp by William McFee
  12. And don't be put off by my 'ugly American' routine at the door. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  13. I hated the minute routine of putting a paper together, with one letter of type at a time. – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  14. But as the days went on, and she settled herself once more into the home routine Claire found that not the least among the things she chose to consider interesting was the mysterious neighbor across the way. – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  15. This is my daily routine – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  16. Nevertheless, as a matter of routine I'll check on him. – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  17. But the routine of the ship went on as before. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  18. Now, if you wanted some routine investigation made, I could turn it over to my staff, maybe put two or three men to work on it. – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  19. Routine is less general. – The Passing of the Frontier A Chronicle of the Old West, Volume 26 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Emerson Hough
  20. The meal over, they began on their ordinary routine work of daily trench life. – Between the Lines by Boyd Cable