„It's always the same thing, one war after another“

—  Karel Čapek, R.U.R.

R.U.R. (1920)

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Karel Čapek Foto
Karel Čapek4
tschechischer Schriftsteller 1890 - 1938

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Marcus Manilius Foto

„Experience is always sowing the seed of one thing after another.“
Semper enim ex aliis alias proseminat usus.

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book I, line 90.

George Carlin Foto

„"One thing leads to another"? Not always. Sometimes one thing leads to the same thing. Ask an addict.“

—  George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008

Books, Brain Droppings (1997)

Edna St. Vincent Millay Foto

„… one damn thing after another … one damn thing over and over.“

—  Edna St. Vincent Millay American poet 1892 - 1950

From an October 1930 letter to Arthur Davison Ficke, as variously described by her biographers, e.g.:
[L]ife was not so much "one damn thing after another" as "one damn thing over and over"
As paraphrased ("she had sent [...] a half-comic note, complaining that...") with quoted phrases in Jean Gould, The Poet and Her Book: A Biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay (1969), p. 198
[L]ife isn't one thing after another, it's the same thing over and over
As paraphrased ("she writes that...") and apparently Bowlderized in Miriam Gurko, Restless spirit: the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay (1962), p. 197
[I]t was not true that life is one damn thing after another — it was one damn thing over and over
As paraphrased ("Edna had written [...] that...") in Joan Dash, A Life of One's Own: Three Gifted Women and the Men they Married (1973), p. 189
The paraphrase by Dash appears to be the origin of later popularly attributed variants, e.g.:
It is not true that life is one damn thing after another. It's the same damn thing over and over.
As attributed without citation in Psychoanalysis Today: A Case Book (1991) by Elizabeth Thorne and Shirley Herscovitch Schaye, p. 93
It is not true that life is one damn thing after another. It's the same dang thing over and over again.
As attributed without citation in The Last Word: A Treasury of Women's Quotes (1992) by Carolyn Warner

Elbert Hubbard Foto

„Life is just one damn thing after another.“

—  Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915

Attributed in Items of Interest, Vol. 33 (1911), p. 8

Oscar Wilde Foto

„Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other.“

—  Oscar Wilde, buch The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Quelle: The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Arnold J. Toynbee Foto

„… the dogma that History is just "one damned thing after another…."“

—  Arnold J. Toynbee British historian, author of A Study of History 1889 - 1975

"Law and Freedom in History," <i>A Study of History</i>, Vol. 2 (1957). The embedded quotation is attributable to Elbert Hubbard.

Horace Foto

„The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another.“
Singula de nobis anni praedantur euntes.

—  Horace, buch Epistles

Book II, epistle ii, line 55
Epistles (c. 20 BC and 14 BC)

Simone de Beauvoir Foto

„After wars peace, after peace, another war. Every day men are born and others die.“

—  Simone de Beauvoir French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist 1908 - 1986

All Men are Mortal (1946)

Terry Pratchett Foto
Martin Firrell Foto

„War is always a failure. It means we’ve failed in diplomacy and we’ve failed in talking to one another.“

—  Martin Firrell British artist and activist 1963

quoting A C Grayling
"Complete Hero" (2009)

Miguel de Cervantes Foto

„Love and War are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.“

—  Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616

Quelle: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part II (1615), Book III, Ch. 21.

Mark Knopfler Foto
George Orwell Foto
Winston S. Churchill Foto

„This was one of the heaviest blows I can recall during the war.... It was a bitter moment. Defeat is one thing; disgrace is another.“

—  Winston S. Churchill, buch The Second World War

The Fall of Tobruk, 20 June 1942.
The Second World War, Volume IV : The Hinge of Fate (1951) Chapter XII. pp. 343-4.
The Second World War (1939–1945)

„When two do the same thing, it is not the same thing after all.“

—  Publilio Siro Latin writer

Maxim 338
Sentences, The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus, a Roman Slave

Seneca the Younger Foto

„What is wisdom? Always desiring the same things, and always refusing the same things.“
quid est sapienta? semper idem velle atque idem nolle.

—  Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 v.Chr

Here, Seneca uses the same observation that Sallust made regarding friendship (in his historical account of the Catilinarian conspiracy, Bellum Catilinae[XX.4]) to define wisdom.
Quelle: Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter XX: On practicing what you preach, Line 5

„When your life has been spent in one war after another for forty-five years, you have to be pretty handy to survive.“

—  David Gemmell, buch Legend

Quelle: Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Ch. 7

„Life is a process--just one thing after another. When you lose it, just start again.“

—  Richard Carlson Author, psychotherapist and motivational speaker 1961 - 2006

Quelle: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... and it's all small stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life

Peter Ustinov Foto

„One question always leads to another question. Some things are better to wonder about.“

—  Christopher Pike American author Kevin Christopher McFadden 1954

Quelle: Black Blood

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