In science, as in common life, we frequently see that a novelty in system, or in practice, cannot be duly appreciated till time has sobered the enthusiasm of its advocates.
Woman wants monogamy; Man delights in novelty. Love is woman’s moon and sun; Man has other forms of fun; With this the gist and sum of it, What earthly good can come of it?
It is not only old and early impressions that deceive us; the charms of novelty have the same power.
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
Novelty is the great parent of pleasure.
Novelty has charms that our minds can hardly withstand.
There is an incessant influx of novelty into the world, and yet we tolerate incredible dullness.
Happiness ain’t a thing in itself – it’s only a contrast with something that ain’t pleasant… And so, as soon as the novelty is over and the force of the contrast dulled, it ain’t happiness any longer, and you have to get something fresh.
Unformed people delight in the gaudy and in novelty. Cooked people delight in the ordinary.
Some degree of novelty must be one of the materials in almost every instrument which works upon the mind; and curiosity blends itself, more or less, with all our pleasures.