repetition

Because everything that goes around comes around. Maybe it’s luck or maybe it’s fate, but either way, it comes back around.

Stephen King, Doctor Sleep

Life was a wheel, its only job was to turn, and it always came back to where it started.

Stephen King, Doctor Sleep

It feels like a moment I’ve lived a thousand times before, as if everything is familiar, right up to the moment of my death, that it will happen again an infinite number of times, that we will meet, marry, have our children, succeed in the ways we have, fail in the ways we have, all exactly the same, always unable to change a thing. I am again at the bottom of an unstoppable wheel, and when I feel my eyes close for death, as they have and will a thousand times, I awake.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

There are only some many times you can utter “It does not hurt” before it begins to hurt even more than the hurt.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

When she is older she will see in these resemblances a regrettable uniformity among individuals (they all stop at the same spots to kiss, have the same tastes in clothing, flatter a woman with the same metaphor) and a tedious monotony among events (they are all just an endless repetition of the same one); but in her adolescence she welcomes these coincidences as miraculous and she is avid to decipher their meanings.

Milan Kundera, Ignorance

There’s an idea that hell is other people. My idea is that it might be repetition.

Stephen King

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