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1. "The MRI has a repertoire of noises that resemble, in no particular order: a game-show buzzer for a wrong answer, urgent knocking, a modem from 1992, a grizzly-bear growl, and a man with a raspy voice shouting what sounds like "mother cooler!"
Author: A.J. Jacobs
2. "Acquiring a repertoire in these days, when the vocal literature is so immense, so overwhelming, that the student with sense will devote all his energies to work and not imagine himself a martyr to art."
Author: Alma Gluck
3. "Severe punishment unquestionably has an immediate effect in reducing a tendency to act in a given way. This result is no doubt responsible for its widespread use. We 'instinctively' attack anyone whose behavior displeases us - perhaps not in physical assault, but with criticism, disapproval, blame, or ridicule. Whether or not there is an inherited tendency to do this, the immediate effect of the practice is reinforcing enough to explain its currency. In the long run, however, punishment does not actually eliminate behavior from a repertoire, and its temporary achievement is obtained at tremendous cost in reducing the over-all efficiency and happiness of the group. (p. 190)"
Author: B.F. Skinner
4. "In my view, the operas of Carlisle Floyd will find a place in the permanent repertoire."
Author: Bruce Beresford
5. "I've seen many strange things in my work, my friend, but a wealthy lawyer who leaves everything to go write sonnets is not part of the repertoire.-Ricardo Salvador"
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
6. "I feel like any experience you can have which adds to your repertoire of things you've done and can add to your character - I'm willing to try."
Author: Christa B. Allen
7. "The more I think about myself, the more I'm persuaded that, as a person, I really don't exist. That is one of the reasons why I can't believe in any orthodox religion: I cannot believe in my own soul. No, I am a chemical compound, conditioned by environment and education. My "character" is simply a repertoire of acquired tricks, my conversation a repertoire of adaptations and echoes, my "feelings" are dictated by purely physical, external stimuli."
Author: Christopher Isherwood
8. "It is possible to build a virtual-reality generator whose repertoire includes every possible environment."
Author: David Deutsch
9. "It's a grave mistake in publishing, whether you're talking about Internet or print publication, to try to play to a limited repertoire of established reader interests."
Author: Denis Dutton
10. "I conclude that the Wagnerian operas which are already in the repertoire, and other masterworks as well, stand in no further need of my services."
Author: Franz Liszt
11. "Her repertoire ran mainly from the late Romantics, Schumann and Mendelssohn, to Poulenc, Ravel, Bartók, and Prokofiev."
Author: Haruki Murakami
12. "I have a repertoire of songs that I'm proud of, that I've written for my own band. When I do a cover, something that somebody else has written, I think about it very carefully before I sing that song. I have to really get behind it and understand it and like it. And that's how I pick roles. I don't want to play just anything."
Author: Hugh Dillon
13. "With its passive and unobtrusive despotism, the camera governed the smallest spaces of our lives. Even in the privacy of our own homes we had all been recruited to play our parts in what were little more than real-life commercials. As we cooked in our kitchens we were careful to follow the manufacturer's instructions, as we made love in our bedrooms we embraced within a familiar repertoire of gestures and affections. The medium of film had turned us all into minor actors in an endlessly running daytime serial. In the future, airliners would crash and presidents would be assassinated within agreed conventions as formalised as the coronation of a tsar."
Author: J.G. Ballard
14. "We have been careless with our pie repertoire. The demise of apple-pear pie with figs and saffron and orengeado pies are tragic losses."
Author: Janet Clarkson
15. "Hats, giant shades and 60-plus sunblock are part of my summer repertoire. I don't want wrinkles, but it's skin cancer I truly fear."
Author: Janine Di Giovanni
16. "It would be good if teachers could genuinely understand that black English is not mistakes, it's just different English, and that what you want to do is add an additional dialect to black students' repertoire rather than teaching them out of what's thought of as a bad habit, like sloppy posture or chewing with your mouth open."
Author: John McWhorter
17. "The word 'no' is a very good word in a singer's repertoire."
Author: Kiri Te Kanawa
18. "I guess really what my goal is is just to enlarge the violin repertoire."
Author: Leila Josefowicz
19. "If I can add, say, 10 great new violin concertos to the repertoire before I'm done, that will be truly exciting."
Author: Leila Josefowicz
20. "There's not an orchestra in the world that doesn't have weaknesses. None of us can play everything well. The repertoire is just too big."
Author: Leonard Slatkin
21. "He doesn't prefer your kind. There are men with certain appetites that can be fulfilled only by very skilled women, and you...' She paused and viewed Madeline critically. 'Something tells me that your repertoire is extremely limited.''I don't even have a repertoire,' Madeline said gloomily."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
22. "Set aside your repertoire of objections and own 100 percent of your focus."
Author: Lorii Myers
23. "You get a kick out of shocking the pants off me, don't you?" I shook my head with a smirk.He just shrugged with a playful smile, his eyes momentarily flitting toward my pants before returning to meet my gaze."It's an expression," I rolled my eyes. "Don't tell me you aren't familiar with it, Mr. Smarty Pants.""You have quite a repertoire of ‘pants' references, don't you?"
Author: M.A. George
24. "He seemed to resonate with a kind of confidence that life was still nothing but a joke - an endless succession of soccer goals, trickery, and a constant repertoire of meaningless chatter."
Author: Markus Zusak
25. "One of the many advantages of having a boyfriend who is half French is that his culinary repertoire extends beyond mac and cheese. Plus, there's the kissing."
Author: Meg Cabot
26. "I think size is the most unused quotient in the sculptor's repertoire because it requires lots of commitment and time. To me it's the best tool. With size you get space and atmosphere: atmosphere becomes volume. You stand in the shape, in the zone."
Author: Michael Heizer
27. "But a large symphony orchestra basically is a repertory company and it has a very enormous repertoire and it is important for the performers to be able to know how to shift focus so that they instantly become part of the sound world that a particular repertoire demands."
Author: Michael Tilson Thomas
28. "That, as far as she could tell, was the purpose of the religion she had been brought up in: it made people feel better when really horrible things happened, and it offered a repertoire of ceremonies that were used to add a touch of class to such goings-on as shacking up with someone and throwing dirt on a corpse. None of which especially bothered Zula or made her doubt its worthwhileness. Making sad people feel better was a fine thing to do."
Author: Neal Stephenson
29. "Bruce is still my friend. We don't talk much. We don't have to. He is great and in his own league. I'm not him and he is not me. But we are on similar paths, writing and singing out own kind of songs around the world, along with Bob and a few other singer/songwriters. It is a a silent fraternity of sorts, occupying this space in people's souls with our music. Last year, I lost my right-hand man, the pedal steel guitarist Ben Keith. This year Bruce lost his right-hand man, the saxophonist Clarence Clemons. It's time for another talk; friends can help each other just by being there. Now both of us will look to our right and see a giant hole, a memory, the past and the future. I won't play with another steel player trying to recreate Ben's parts, and I know Bruce won't play with another sax man trying to play Clarence's. Those parts are not going to happen again. They already did. That takes a lot out of our repertoires."
Author: Neil Young
30. "If we perform the romantic repertoire we need more musicians."
Author: Neville Marriner
31. "Before, we may have taken part in it without even thinking it was American Jewish, but in this case, I think, you have now perhaps pointed us in a direction of a new interest in this repertoire."
Author: Neville Marriner
32. "Music is a continuum and the modern and avant-garde composers of today will be part of the standard repertoire 30 years from now."
Author: Neville Marriner
33. "My function at Verve was that of a genuine producer in artists and repertoire."
Author: Norman Granz
34. "...when the brain is released from the constraints of reality, it can generate any sound, image, or smell in its repertoire, sometimes in complex and "impossible" combinations"."
Author: Oliver Sacks
35. "The brain is more than an assemblage of autonomous modules, each crucial for a specific mental function. Every one of these functionally specialized areas must interact with dozens or hundreds of others, their total integration creating something like a vastly complicated orchestra with thousands of instruments, an orchestra that conducts itself, with an ever-changing score and repertoire."
Author: Oliver Sacks
36. "I do all the cooking in our family. I'm a utilitarian cook, rather than an adventurous one - I only have about 15 recipes in my repertoire that I rotate - but I love being able to go down to the river and catch a 30 lb. salmon, then grill it on the barbecue."
Author: Patrick Duffy
37. "Pop managers are fixed in the dramatic stock character repertoire too, ever since the first British pop film musical, Wolf Mankowitz's 'Expresso Bongo' of 1959, with Cliff Richard as Bongo Herbert and Laurence Harvey as his manager. The key components were cast as X parts gay, X parts Jewish and triple X opportunistic."
Author: Peter York
38. "Our repertoire consisted of rhythm and blues, sort of country rhythm and blues, Sonny Terry things."
Author: Ray Davies
39. "When the truth is that there would be no great Western music, and certainly no decent choral repertoire, without the Catholic faith."
Author: Richard Morris
40. "If you are playing repertoire material, you're stuck. There's not huge amounts you can do."
Author: Robert Fripp
41. "But I never looked like that!' - How do you know? What is the ‘you' you might or might not look like? Where do you find it - by which morphological or expressive calibration? Where is your authentic body? You are the only one who can never see yourself except as an image; you never see your eyes unless they are dulled by the gaze they rest upon the mirror or the lens (I am interested in seeing my eyes only when they look at you): even and especially for your own body, you are condemned to the repertoire of its images."
Author: Roland Barthes
42. "Romance isn't in my repertoire, Eva. But a thousand ways to make you come are. Let me show you."
Author: Sylvia Day
43. "Dreams are cruel tortuous jokes that your mind plays on you each night of your life; a freak sideshow written by the days but directed by the years as your psyche unrelentingly taunts you with with false realities like a sadistic matador. Each night is different. Each bout of dreaming has its own unique nightmarish quality about it never to be recycled. And why should it? It's repertoire for agony is ever-generating."
Author: T.a.
44. "Every human occupation has it repertoire of stock phrases, within which every man twists and turn until his death. His vocabulary, which seems so lavish, reduces itself to a hundred routine formulas at most, which he repeats over and over."
Author: Villiers De L'Isle Adam
45. "Ordinarily if an actor gets chosen for the lead in a film, he or she has already built up a repertoire, and everyone knows what he or she is capable of."
Author: Zhang Ziyi

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