Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Oscar Wilde, "The Relation of Dress to Art" in Pall Mall Gazette (2/28/1885); reprinted in Aristotle at Afternoon Tea:The Rare Oscar Wilde (1991).
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent.
Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want from a philosopher is insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not.
Consistency is the enemy of enterprise, just as symmetry is the enemy of art.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
If a person never contradicts himself, it must be that he says nothing.
Of course I'm inconsistent! Only logicians and cretins are consistent!
A silly ass ... wrote a paper to prove me inconsistent. ... Inconsistency is the bugbear of fools! I wouldn't give a damn for a fellow who couldn't change his mind with a change of conditions.
I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own tastes.
The problem with being consistent is that there are lots of ways to be consistent, and they're all inconsistent with each other.
Moving on is easy. It's staying moved on that's trickier.Katerina Stoykova-Klemer
Adventure in life is good; consistency in coffee even better.Justina Chen
A leader has to appear consistent. That doesn't mean he has to be consistent.james callaghan