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1. “I've learned one thing, and that's to quit worrying about stupid things. You have four years to be irresponsible here, relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember the time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So stay out late. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday when you have a paper due on Wednesday. Spend money you don't have. Drink 'til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does...”

Tags : College Leisure Stupidity Work Youth
Author : Tom Petty

2. “Time is a game played beautifully by children.”

Tags : Fragment 52 Games Heraclitus Leisure Philosophy Play Time Wisdom
Author : Heraclitus
Source : Fragments

3. “Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.”

Tags : Leisure Solitude

4. “My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don't deny it. I'd rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh -- anything but work.”

Tags : Enterprise Leisure

5. “Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.”

Tags : Leisure Meditation Solitude

6. “Reading is my favourite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read.”

Tags : Books Hobby Leisure Reading
Author : Anne Brontë
Source : Agnes Grey

7. “In the old days, before I was married, or knew a lot of women, I would just pull down all the shades and go to bed for three or four days. I'd get up to shit. I'd eat a can of beans, go back to bed, just stay there for three or four days. Then I'd put on my clothes and I'd walk outside, and the sunlight was brilliant, and the sounds were great. I felt powerful, like a recharged battery. But you know the first bring-down? The first human face I saw on the sidewalk, I lost half my charge right there.”

Tags : Leisure Sleep
Source : Sunlight Here I Am: Interviews and Encounters, 1963-1993

8. “I do not particularly like the word 'work.' Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done.”

Tags : Animals Farming Food Leisure Living Living Well Napping Priorities Revolution Simple Living Simplicity Time Work
Source : The One-Straw Revolution

9. “Work is a blessing. God has so arranged the world that work is necessary, and He gives us hands and strength to do it. The enjoyment of leisure would be nothing if we had only leisure. It is the joy of work well done that enables us to enjoy rest, just as it is the experiences of hunger and thirst that make food and drink such pleasures.”

Tags : Blessing Christian Fun God Inspirational Jesus Leisure Rest Work
Source : Discipline: The Glad Surrender

10. “My wish simply is to live my life as fully as I can. In both our work and our leisure, I think, we should be so employed. And in our time this means that we must save ourselves from the products that we are asked to buy in order, ultimately, to replace ourselves.”

Tags : Calling Identity Leisure Technology Work
Author : Wendell Berry
Source : The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

11. “A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”

Tags : Leisure Play Work

12. “My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.”

Tags : Leisure Minimalism Productivity
Author : Francine Jay
Source : Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify

13. “A plongeur is a slave, and a wasted slave, doing stupid and largely unnecessary work. He is kept at work, ultimately, because of a vague feeling that he would be dangerous if he had leisure. And educated people, who should be on his side, acquiesce in the process, because they know nothing about him and consequently are afraid of him.”

Tags : Class Down And Out In Paris And London Education Fear George Orwell Hierarchy Labor Leisure Mob Poverty Slavery
Author : George Orwell
Source : Down and Out in Paris and London

14. “What do dogs do on their day off?; Can't lie around – that's their job!”

Tags : Dogs Leisure Work
Author : George Carlin

15. “What is a hobby anyway? Where is the line of demarcation between hobbies and ordinary normal pursuits? I have been unable to answer this question to my own satisfaction. At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant. Certainly many of our most satisfying avocations today consist of making something by hand which machines can usually make more quickly and cheaply, and sometimes better. Nevertheless I must in fairness admit that in a different age the mere fashioning of a machine might have been an excellent hobby... Today the invention of a new machine, however noteworthy to industry, would, as a hobby, be trite stuff. Perhaps we have here the real inwardness of our own question: A hobby is a defiance of the contemporary. It is an assertion of those permanent values which the momentary eddies of social evolution have contravened or overlooked. If this is true, then we may also say that every hobbyist is inherently a radical, and that his tribe is inherently a minority. This, however, is serious: Becoming serious is a grievous fault in hobbyists. It is an axiom that no hobby should either seek or need rational justification. To wish to do it is reason enough. To find reasons why it is useful or beneficial converts it at once from an avocation into an industry–lowers it at once to the ignominious category of an 'exercise' undertaken for health, power, or profit. Lifting dumbbells is not a hobby. It is a confession of subservience, not an assertion of liberty.”

Tags : Anachronism Hobbies Leisure Mass Production
Author : Aldo Leopold
Source : A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There

16. “Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an ever smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose”

Tags : Golf Leisure Recreation Sport

17. “If their work is satisfying people don't need leisure in the old-fashioned sense. No one ever asks what Newton or Darwin did to relax, or how Bach spent his weekends. At Eden-Olympia work is the ultimate play, and play the ultimate work.”

Tags : Leisure Work
Author : J.G. Ballard
Source : Super-Cannes

18. “Leisure is only possible when we are at one with ourselves. We tend to overwork as a means of self-escape, as a way of trying to justify our existence.”

Tags : Leisure Overwork Work
Author : Josef Pieper
Source : Leisure: The Basis Of Culture

19. “A day unemployed is like a bagel- even when it's bad, it's still pretty good...”

Tags : Happiness Inspirational Leisure Life Unemployment Wisdom
Author : CrimethInc.
Source : Evasion

20. “The dull people decided years and years ago, as everyone knows, that novel-writing was the lowest species of literary exertion, and that novel reading was a dangerous luxury and an utter waste of time.”

Tags : Fiction Humor Leisure Novels Reading
Source : My Miscellanies

21. “What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.No time to stand beneath the boughsAnd stare as long as sheep or cows...”

Tags : Leisure Poetry Time
Author : W.H. Davies
Source : The Collected Poems of William H. Davies

22. “What is this life so full of care,We don't have time to stand and stare.”

Tags : Leisure Life Poetry Time W H Davies
Author : W.H. Davies
Source : The Collected Poems of William H. Davies; With a Portrait

23. “I found my mind wandering at games; loved boxing and was good at it; and in summer, having chosen rowing instead of cricket, lay peacefully by the Stour, well upstream of the rhythmic creaking and the exhortation, reading Lily Christine and Gibbon and gossiping with kindred lotus-eaters under the willow-branches.”

Tags : Free Time Leisure School Summer
Source : A Time of Gifts

24. “The quasi-peaceable gentleman of leisure, then, not only consumes of the staff of life beyond the minimum required for subsistence and physical efficiency, but his consumption also undergoes a specialisation as regards the quality of the goods consumed. He consumes freely and of the best, in food, drink, narcotics, shelter, services, ornaments, apparel, weapons and accoutrements, amusements, amulets, and idols or divinities.”

Tags : Economics Leisure Luxury Vice

25. “The art of music is good, for the reason, among others, that it produces pleasure; but what proof is it possible to give that pleasure is good? If, then, it is asserted that there is a comprehensive formula, including all things which are in themselves good, and that whatever else is good, is not so as an end, but as a mean, the formula may be accepted or rejected, but is not a subject of what is commonly understood by proof.”

Tags : Arts Leisure Music Philosophy Pleasure
Source : Utilitarianism

26. “To stand up straight and tread the turning mill,To lie flat and know nothing and be still,Are the two trades of man; and which is worseI know not, but I know that both are ill.”

Tags : Leisure Mill Work
Author : A.E. Housman
Source : More Poems

27. “Above a certain level of income, the relative value of material consumption vis-a-vis leisure time is diminished, so earning a higher income at the cost of working longer hours may reduce the quality of your life. More importantly, the fact that the citizens of a country work longer than others in comparable countries does not necessarily mean that they like working longer hours. They may be compelled to work long hours, even if they actually want to take longer holidays.”

Tags : Income Leisure Quality Of Life Time Work
Author : Ha-Joon Chang
Source : 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

28. “Beauty, my first girlfriend said to me, is that inner quality often associated with great amounts of leisure time.”

Tags : Beauty Leisure
Source : Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

29. “The more interesting life becomes, in other words, the more boredom we are doomed to experience.”

Tags : Boredeom Leisure Media
Source : The Winter of Our Disconnect

30. “For moderns - for us - there is something illicit, it seems, about wasted time, the empty hours of contemplation when a thought unfurls, figures of speech budding and blossoming, articulation drifting like spent petals onto the dark table we all once gathered around to talk and talk, letting time get the better of us. _Just taking our time_, as we say. That is, letting time take us."Can you say," I once inquired of a sixty-year old cloistered nun who had lived (vibrantly, it seemed) from teh age of nineteen in her monastery cell, "what the core of contemplative life is?""Leisure," she said, without hesitation, her china blue eyes cheerfully steady on me. I suppose I expected her to say, "Prayer." Or maybe "The search for God." Or "Inner peace." Inner peace would have been good. One of the big-ticket items of spirituality.She saw I didn't see."It takes time to do this," she said finally.Her "this" being the kind of work that requires abdication from time's industrial purpose (doing things, getting things). By choosing leisure she had bid farewell to the fevered enterprise of getting-and-spending whereby, as the poet said, we lay waste our powers.”

Tags : Leisure Meditation Religious Life Spirituality
Source : Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime

31. “Some of the most memorable, and least regrettable, nights of my own youth were spent in coon hunting with farmers. There is no denying that these activities contributed to the economy of farm households, but a further fact is that they were pleasures; they were wilderness pleasures, not greatly different from the pleasures pursued by conservationists and wilderness lovers. As I was always aware, my friends the coon hunters were not motivated just by the wish to tree coons and listen to hounds and listen to each other, all of which were sufficiently attractive; they were coon hunters also because they wanted to be afoot in the woods at night. Most of the farmers I have known, and certainly the most interesting ones, have had the capacity to ramble about outdoors for the mere happiness of it, alert to the doings of the creatures, amused by the sight of a fox catching grasshoppers, or by the puzzle of wild tracks in the snow.”

Tags : Farmers Happiness Hunting Leisure Wilderness
Author : Wendell Berry
Source : Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food

32. “But the more time has been released from production, the more imperative it has become to absorb that time in consumption and consumerism, given that, as was earlier argued, capitalist 'economic rationality has no room for authentically free time which neither produces nor consumes commercial wealth'. The ever-present danger is that freely associating and self-creating individuals, liberated from the chores of production and blessed with a whole range of labour-saving and time-saving technologies to aid their consumption, might start to build an alternative non-capitalistic world. They might become inclined to reject the dominant capitalist economic rationality, for example, and start evading its overwhelming but often cruel rules of time discipline. To avoid such eventualities, capital must not only find ways to absorb more and more goods and services through realisation but also somehow occupy the free time that the new technologies release.”

Tags : Capitalism Labour Leisure
Author : David Harvey
Source : Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism

33. “Few endeavors, if any at all, I find to be inherently mature or inherently immature. Maturity is neither defined by one's particular preferences nor by one's particular activities; rather, it is defined by the strength of one's character.”

Tags : Activity Adult Character Child Childish Childlike Development Endeavor Fun Immaturity Leisure Maturity Playing Psychology Responsibility Toys Traits Venture Video Games
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

34. “A well-chosen tie could make me almost merry; a good book, an excursion in a motor car or an hour with a woman left me fully satisfied. It particularly pleased me to ensure that this way of life, like a faultlessly correct suit of English tailoring, did not make me conspicuous in any way. I believe I was considered pleasant company, I was popular and welcome in society, and most who knew me called me a happy man.”

Tags : Fantastic Night Happy Man Leisure Pleasures
Author : Stefan Zweig
Source : The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig

35. “Your previous accomplishments should be your stepping stones; you need them to jump up. They should not become beds that should keep you comfortably sleeping.”

Tags : Accomplish Accomplishments Beds Comfort Complacency Complacent Do More Food For Thought Israelmore Ayivor Jump Jump Up Leisure Rest Sleep Sleeping Steping Up Stepping Stone Stone You Can Do Better
Source : Mine Your Gold: How to Dig Up and Optimize Your Hidden Greatness

36. “Villagers saw me as a person when I played with them, as opposed to when I talked with them.”

Tags : Culture Evangelism Leisure Sense Of Humor
Source : My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student

37. “Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.”

Tags : Leisure Meditation Solitude
Source : Wilfrid Cumbermede

38. “Becoming serious is a grievous fault in hobbyists. It is an axiom that no hobby should either seek or need rational justification. To wish to do it is reason enough. To find reasons why it is useful or beneficial converts it at once from an avocation into an industry - lowers it at once to the ignominious category of an 'exercise' undertaken for health, power, or profit. Lifting dumbbells is not a hobby. It is a confession of subservience, not an assertion of liberty.”

Tags : Hobbies Leisure
Author : Aldo Leopold
Source : A Sand County Almanac with Essays on Conservation from Round River

39. “Be so free that nothing more than your future can distract your attention.”

Tags : Disturbance Diversion Entertainment Freedom Future Hindrance Interference Leisure Mental Distress Michael Bassey Johnson Perturbation Prospect Prospects Pursuit Recreation Time Time Ahead Time Management Time To Come

40. “A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between her work and her play; her labor and her leisure; her mind and her body; her education and her recreation. She hardly knows which is which. She simply pursues her vision of excellence through whatever she is doing, and leaves others to determine if she is working or playing. To herself, she always appears to be doing both.”

Tags : Art Excellence Joy Leisure Life Master Play Recreation Success Successful Living

41. “Naar jeg kommer i Mænds Selskab, presenteres mig enten et Glas Viin eller en Pibe Tabac, som aldeeles ikke er min Ragout. Udi Fruentimmer-Selskab derimod faaer jeg Thee, Café og jævn Pølse-Snak.”

Tags : Food For Thought Leisure Light Entertainment Men Recreation Rest Society Talk Women

42. “The ceremonial differentiation of the dietary is best seen in the use of intoxicating beverages and narcotics. If these articles of consumption are costly, they are felt to be noble and honorific. Therefore the base classes, primarily the women, practice an enforced continence with respect to these stimulants, except in countries where they are obtainable at a very low cost. From archaic times down through all the length of the patriarchal regime it has been the office of the women to prepare and administer these luxuries, and it has been the perquisite of the men of gentle birth and breeding to consume them. Drunkenness and the other pathological consequences of the free use of stimulants therefore tend in their turn to become honorific, as being a mark, at the second remove, of the superior status of those who are able to afford the indulgence. Infirmities induced by over-indulgence are among some peoples freely recognised as manly attributes. It has even happened that the name for certain diseased conditions of the body arising from such an origin has passed into everyday speech as a synonym for "noble" or "gentle". It is only at a relatively early stage of culture that the symptoms of expensive vice are conventionally accepted as marks of a superior status, and so tend to become virtues and command the deference of the community; but the reputability that attaches to certain expensive vices long retains so much of its force as to appreciably lesson the disapprobation visited upon the men of the wealthy or noble class for any excessive indulgence. The same invidious distinction adds force to the current disapproval of any indulgence of this kind on the part of women, minors, and inferiors. This invidious traditional distinction has not lost its force even among the more advanced peoples of today. Where the example set by the leisure class retains its imperative force in the regulation of the conventionalities, it is observable that the women still in great measure practise the same traditional continence with regard to stimulants.”

Tags : Alcohol Drugs Economics Leisure Luxury Vice
Source : The Theory of the Leisure Class

43. “We can say without exaggeration that the present national ambition of the United States is unemployment. People live for quitting time, for weekends, for vacations, and for retirement; moreover, this ambition seems to be classless, as true in the executive suites as on the assembly lines. One works not because the work is necessary, valuable, useful to a desirable end, or because one loves to do it, but only to be able to quit - a condition that a saner time would regard as infernal, a condemnation.”

Tags : Leisure Work
Author : Wendell Berry
Source : Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food

44. “Most of us have no sympathy with the rich idler who spends his life in pleasure without ever doing any work. But even he fulfills a function in the life of the social organism. He sets an example of luxury that awakens in the multitude a consciousness of new needs and gives industry the incentive to fulfill them.”

Tags : Capitalism Economics Leisure Luxury Wealth
Source : Liberalism

45. “Repose, leisure, peace, belong among the elements of happiness. If we have not escaped from harried rush, from mad pursuit, from unrest, from the necessity of care, we are not happy. And what of contemplation? Its very premise is freedom from the fetters of workaday busyness. Moreover, it itself actualizes this freedom by virtue of being intuition.”

Tags : Busyness Contemplation Freedom Happiness Leisure
Author : Josef Pieper
Source : Happiness and Contemplation

46. “[Gemütlichkeit] verspottet euren gesunden Verstand.”

Tags : Leisure
Author : Kahlil Gibran

47. “A life of leisure never satisfies anyone who possesses a lively mind.”

Tags : Curiosity Leisure Personal Development Personal Growth Pleasure Seeking Self Development Self Discipline
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

48. “How to share leisure time is a phantom issue between husbands and wives. It is more important than making a choice about children’s school...”

Tags : Husbands And Wives Leisure
Author : Girdhar Joshi
Source : Some Mistakes Have No Pardon

49. “Habitual excuses for inactivity indicates little or no interest in what one ought to have done.”

Tags : Alibi Apology Cover Coverup Curiosity Depression Done Enthusiasm Excuses Habit Interest Laziness Leisure Lethargy Lifeless Lifelessness Moment Pessimism Pursuit Rationalization Reason Story
Author : Itohan Eghide
Source : Master of Maxims

50. “Enjoy good moments while they last, then make sure they're not the last”

Tags : Action Actions Enjoy Experience Experiences Fun Last Leisure Life Moment Moments Sure

51. “Even their downtime was epic.”

Tags : Adventure Boldness Goal Setting Leisure
Author : Robert Kurson
Source : Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

52. “I liked to be off by myself, away from the eyes of adults who always had some task or errand to demand of an unoccupied child.”

Tags : Childhood Leisure
Source : The Secret Chord

53. “My between-books strategy was reading voraciously and on a whim.”

Tags : Curiosity Leisure Writing
Author : Erik Larson
Source : Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

54. “Moment of pleasures helps to renew strength and reposition man to creative point”

Tags : Happiness Quotes Leisure Pleasure Pleasures Of Life

55. “Measurement aside, there are two reasons aggregate growth might matter. The first is to create jobs to assimilate the unemployed and anticipate increases in population. The second is to improve living standards. Economic logic does not require overall expansion to achieve either of these objectives. An expanding labour force can be accommodated if hours of work fall. And it's productivity growth, rather than the overall size of the economy, that drives improvements in living standards. Getting bigger doesn't necessarily yield wealth; improving productivity does.”

Tags : Economic Growth Leisure Wealth
Author : Juliet Schor
Source : Plenitude: the new economics of true wealth

56. “Everything that we enjoy is a result of someone's hard work. Some work is visible and other work goes unseen, but both are equally important. Some people stop working as soon as they find a job. Regardless of the unemployment statistics, it is hard to find good people to work. Many people don't understand the difference between idle time and leisure time. Idle time amounts to wasting or stealing time; leisure time is earned. Procrastinating amounts to not working. Excellence is not luck; it is the result of a lot of hard work and practice. Hard work and practice make a person better at whatever he is doing.”

Tags : Accomplishments Achievements Employment Excellence Hard Work Leisure Luck Result
Author : Shiv Khera
Source : You Can Win: A Step by Step Tool for Top Achievers

57. “The relatively new trouble with mass society is perhaps even more serious, but not because of the masses themselves, but because this society is essentially a consumers’ society where leisure time is used no longer for self-perfection or acquisition of more social status, but for more and more consumption and more and more entertainment…To believe that such a society will become more “cultured” as time goes on and education has done its work, is, I think, a fatal mistake. The point is that a consumers’ society cannot possibly know how to take care of a world and the things which belong exclusively to the space of worldly appearances, because its central attitude toward all objects, the attitude of consumption, spells ruin to everything it touches.”

Tags : Consumerism Leisure
Author : Hannah Arendt
Source : Between Past and Future

58. “Since chess was such a painful test of intellect, it affected his emotions too much to be sport.”

Tags : Idolatry Leisure Obsession
Author : Paul C. Nagel
Source : John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life

59. “An easy life, but not a sedentary one.”

Tags : Activity Ease Leisure Relaxation
Author : Marty Rubin

60. “Rest time is the waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength.”

Tags : Leisure Sleep
Source : Lectures to My Students

61. “Reading might be the root of ideas and inventions, even in the case of leisure reading.”

Tags : Ideas Ideas Quotes Inventions Inventions Quotes Leisure Reading Reading Books Reading Quotes Root

62. “Sam Rayburn on LBJ's recuperation from his heart attack: "It would kill him if he relaxed.”

Tags : Idolatry Job Leisure Relaxation Vocation
Source : Master of the Senate

63. “It’s the Olympics. If you can’t get up to swim early in the morning, don’t go.”

Tags : Inspirational Leisure Sports

64. “I’m saving my free time for when I am dead; I figured I will need a lot of time in the next life to reflect on what the fuck is wrong with this life.”

Tags : Afterlife Leisure Life Reflection
Author : Mawuena Addo
Source : Roses in the Rainbow

65. “If man is to be liberated to enjoy more leisure, he must also be prepared to enjoy this leisure fully and creatively.”

Tags : Creative Enjoyment Human Nature Leisure Liberate
Source : This is My Story

66. “Sunday, the day for the language of leisure.”

Tags : Language Leisure Sunday
Source : The Piano Teacher

67. “I don't envy "busy." Busy means having a schedule, not living life. What I really covet is leisure and peace of mind. Those who have both, have it all.”

Tags : Busy Covet Envy Leisure Peace Of Mind Schedules

68. “To resist the social pressure now put even on one's leisure time, requires a tougher upbringing and a more obstinate willfulness about going one's own way, than ever before.”

Tags : Independence Leisure Society Solitude Upbringing Willfulness
Author : Robert Graves

69. “Like every other good thing in thisworld, leisure and culture have to be paid for. Fortunately, however,it is not the leisured and the cultured who have to pay. Let us beduly thankful for that, my dear Denis--duly thankful.”

Tags : Humorous Leisure Power Wealth
Author : Aldous Huxley
Source : Crome Yellow

70. “The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.”

Tags : Accomplishments Busyness Leisure Paradox
Source : The Spirit of the Age

71. “The laboring man has not leisure for a true integrity day by day; he cannot afford to sustain the manliest relations to men; his labor would be depreciated in the market. He has no time to be anything but a machine.”

Tags : Labor Leisure
Source : Walden

72. “If you are losing your leisure, look out! -- It may be you are losing your soul.”

Tags : Hobbies Leisure Me Time Virginia Woolf

73. “Western man had relearned-what the rest of the world had never forgotten-that there was nothing sinful in leisure as long as it did not degenerate into mere sloth.”

Tags : Leisure Pleasure Relax
Source : Childhood's End

74. “If [a man] spent his money, say, in giving parties for his friends, they (we may hope) would get pleasure, and so would all those upon whom he spent money, such as the butcher, the baker, and the bootlegger. But if he spends it (let us say) upon laying down rails for surface cars in some place where surface cars turn out not to be wanted, he has diverted a mass of labor into channels where it gives pleasure to no one. Nevertheless, when he becomes poor through failure of his investment he will be regarded as a victim of undeserved misfortune, whereas the gay spendthrift, who has spent his money philanthropically, will be despised as a fool and a frivolous person.”

Tags : Friendship Idleness Leisure Money Pleasure Values
Source : In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays

75. “Among this people there is no leisure class. We often forget that in the United States over half the youth and adults are not in the world earning incomes, but are making homes, learning of the world, or resting after the heat of the strife. But here ninety-six per cent are toiling; no one with leisure to turn the bare and cheerless cabin into a home, no old folks to sit beside the fire and hand down traditions of the past; little of careless happy childhood and dreaming youth.”

Tags : Leisure Poverty
Source : The Souls of Black Folk

76. “She probably had all the time in the world, Therese thought, probably did nothing all day but what she felt like doing.”

Tags : Freedom Idle Leisure Patricia Highsmith The Price Of Salt
Source : The Price of Salt

77. “I am happiest when I am idle. I could live for months without performing any kind of labor, and at the expiration of that time I should feel fresh and vigorous enough to go right on in the same way for numerous more months.”

Tags : Idle Idleness Leisure
Author : Artemus Ward

78. “Idleness so called, which does not consist in doing nothing, but in doing a great deal not recognized in the dogmatic formularies of the ruling class, has as good a right to state its position as industry itself.”

Tags : Class Dogma Idleness Leisure
Source : An Apology for Idlers

79. “Pages entertain me more than pictures do.”

Tags : Book Book Reading Books Entertain Entertaining Entertainment Hobby Of Reading Human Humans Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Leisure Motivational Motivational Quotes Movie Movies Page Page 3 Pages Philosophy Photo Photos Pictures Reading Wisdom Wisdom Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri

80. “COMEDIAN: [...] What is it you do for a living?HECKLER: I mind my own business.COMEDIAN: Self-employed, eh? No really, what do you do?HECKLER: I try not to "do.”

Tags : Comedians Comedy Doing Employment Hecklers Heckling Jobs Laziness Leisure Work
Author : J. Ross Clara
Source : Citations: A Brief Anthology

81. “Stress is equivalent to weapons of mass destruction armed for wrong reasons. The difference is that, it is less costly as compared to the atomic bombs! However, it destroys faster!”

Tags : Atomic Atomic Bombs Avoid Stress Deadly Destroy Destruction Equivalence Equivalent Fast Killer Food For Thought Israelmore Ayivor Killer Leisure Rest Sleep Sleeping Stress Stressful Take A Rest Weapons
Source : Daily Drive 365

82. “Business is leisure when you find pleasure in it.”

Tags : Business Leisure Marketing
Author : Peter Adejimi

83. “They said 'ski', but they heard 'vodka'!”

Tags : Drinking Fun Leisure
Author : Ismail Kadare

84. “Just as our view of work affects our real experience of it, so too does our view of leisure. If our mindset conceives of free time, hobby time, or family time as non-productive, then we will, in fact, make it a waste of time.”

Tags : Leisure Mindset Work
Author : Shawn Achor

85. “The river was very real; it held him comfortably and gave him the time at last, the leisure, to consider this month, this year, and a lifetime of years.”

Tags : Comfort Leisure River
Author : Ray Bradbury

86. “Stop over-loading yourself with numberless tasks. Give time to yourself for rest and positive deliberations. You can’t think better and plan better when you are under stress!”

Tags : Better Deliberate Deliberation Food For Thought Israelmore Ayivor Leisure Multiple Priorities Over Load Over Loading Overload Plan Positive Positive Deliberations Rest Sleep Sleeping Stop Stress Stress Management Take A Rest Tasks Think
Source : Daily Drive 365

87. “One of the most frequent sins of omission is the failure to get adequate rest.”

Tags : Hobbies Leisure Peace Of Mind Sleep
Source : Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling: Changing Lives with God's Changeless Truth

88. “Any idea that takes away sweet sleeps from you will eventually bring to you sweet life. Be diligent and willing to stay awake until your good is better and your better becomes excellent!”

Tags : Awake Diligence Diligent Endure Enjoy Life Excel Excellent Food For Thought Good Idea Israelmore Ayivor Leisure Life Measure Pleasure Sleep Sweet Sweet Life Treasure Willingness
Source : Daily Drive 365

89. “Envy, as distasteful as it is, has seeped into my mind on rare occasions, and those I've envied, although few in number, have only been those that live a life of leisure with peace of mind and time to do such wonderful things as read.”

Tags : Envy Leisure Read Reading

90. “Even when he played, he made a business of it.”

Tags : Fun Habits Leisure Training
Author : H.W. Brands
Source : The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

91. “Too many vacations that last too long, too many movies, too much TV, too much video game playing—too much undisciplined leisure time in which a person continually takes the course of least resistance gradually wastes a life. It ensures that a person’s capacities stay dormant, that talents remain undeveloped, that the mind and spirit become lethargic and that the heart is unfulfilled. Where is the security, the guidance, the wisdom, and the power? At the low end of the continuum, in the pleasure of a fleeting moment.”

Tags : Leisure Television

92. “In my opinion, if 100% of the people were farming it would be ideal. If each person were given one quarter-acre, that is 1 1/4 acres to a family of five, that would be more than enough land to support the family for the whole year. If natural farming were practiced, a farmer would also have plenty of time for leisure and social activities within the village community. I think this is the most direct path toward making this country a happy, pleasant land.”

Tags : Community Equality Equity Fairness Farming Happiness Leisure Revolution Time
Source : The One-Straw Revolution

93. “I have no profession. It is another example of my decadence. My attitude - quite an indefensible one - is that so long as I am no trouble to any one I have a right to do as I like. I know I ought to be getting money out of people, or devoting myself to things I don’t care a straw about, but somehow, I’ve not been able to begin.”“You are quite fortunate, it is quite a wonderful opportunity, the possession of leisure.”

Tags : Leisure Money Motivation Occupations
Author : E.M. Forster
Source : A Room with a View

94. “Ingenious philosophers tell you, perhaps, that the great work of the steam-engine is to create leisure for mankind. Do not believe them: it only creates a vacuum for eager thought to rush in. Even idleness is eager now—eager for amusement; prone to excursion-trains, art museums, periodical literature, and exciting novels; prone even to scientific theorizing and cursory peeps through microscopes. Old Leisure was quite a different personage. He only read one newspaper, innocent of leaders, and was free from that periodicity of sensations which we call post-time. He was a contemplative, rather stout gentleman, of excellent digestion; of quiet perceptions, undiseased by hypothesis; happy in his inability to know the causes of things, preferring the things themselves. He lived chiefly in the country, among pleasant seats and homesteads, and was fond of sauntering by the fruit-tree wall and scenting the apricots when they were warmed by the morning sunshine, or of sheltering himself under the orchard boughs at noon, when the summer pears were falling. He knew nothing of weekday services, and thought none the worse of the Sunday sermon if it allowed him to sleep from the text to the blessing; liking the afternoon service best, because the prayers were the shortest, and not ashamed to say so; for he had an easy, jolly conscience, broad-backed like himself, and able to carry a great deal of beer or port-wine, not being made squeamish by doubts and qualms and lofty aspirations.”

Tags : Contemplation Leisure Technology
Author : George Eliot
Source : Adam Bede

95. “The vacancy left by absence of worship is filled by mere killing of time and by boredom, which is directly related to inability to enjoy leisure; for one can only be bored if the spiritual power to be leisurely has been lost. There is an entry in Baudelaire... "One must work, if not from taste then at least from despair. For, to reduce everything to a single truth: work is less boring than pleasure.”

Tags : Boredom Despair Leisure Work Worship
Author : Josef Pieper
Source : Leisure: The Basis Of Culture

96. “Life lived amidst tension and busyness needs leisure. Leisure that recreates and renews. Leisure should be a time to think new thoughts, not ponder old ills.”

Tags : Busyness Leisure Life Recreate Renew Tension

97. “For a life oriented to leisure is in the end a life oriented to death – the greatest leisure of all.”

Tags : Bird By Bird Death Leisure Work
Author : Anne Lamott

98. “I gather," he added, "that you've never had much time to study the classics?""That is so.""Pity. Pity. You've missed a lot. Everyone should be made to study the classics, if I had my way."Poirot shrugged his shoulders."Eh bien, I have got on very well without them.""Got on! Got on? It's not a question of getting on. That's the wrong view all together. The classics aren't a ladder leading to quick success, like a modern correspondence course! It's not a man's working hours that are important--it's his leisure hours. That's the mistake we all make. Take yourself now, you're getting on, you'll be wanting to get out of things, to take things easy--what are you going to do then with your leisure hours?”

Tags : Classics Leisure Literature
Source : The Labours of Hercules

99. “Sometimes, the inessential is essential.”

Tags : Fun Leisure Play Recreation
Author : T.L. Rese

100. “Work is so foundational to our makeup that it is one of the few things we can take in significant doses without harm. Indeed, the Bible does not say we should work one day and rest six or that work and rest should be balanced evenly but directs us to the opposite ratio. Leisure and pleasure are great goods, but we can take only so much of them.”

Tags : Leisure Pleasure Work
Source : Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Plan for the World

101. “Play is the creation of value that is not necessary.”

Tags : Imagination Leisure

102. “At fifteen, I have taken up the burdens of a woman, and have come to feel I am one. Furthermore, I am glad of it. For I now no longer have the time to fall into such sins as I committed as a girl, when hours that were my own to spend spread before me like a gift.”

Tags : Growing Up Leisure
Source : Caleb's Crossing

103. “...in Aristotle...leisure is a far more noble, spiritual goal than work...leisure is pursued solely for its own sake...: the pleasures of music and poetry, ... conversation with friends, and ...gratuitous, playful speculation. In Latin, the ultimate good is otium — the opposite is negotium, or gainful work.We have sought too much counsel in the proto-Calvinist work ethic preached by St Paul...during the cessation of work we nurture family, educate, nourish friendships....in loafing, most of our innovations come...the routine of daily work has too often served as...sleep...a refuge from two crucial states — awakedness to the needs of others, and to the transcendent, which only comes...loitering, dallying, tarrying, goofing off.”

Tags : Leisure Work

104. “The job of feets is walking, but their hobby is dancing.”

Tags : Adage Alliterations B Boying Blogging Book Writing Catchphrases Characters Dance Studio Floor Hobby Motivational Moving Partner Philosophy Rhetoric Salsa Dance Shoes Slogans Speechwriting Witty
Author : Amit Kalantri
Source : Wealth of Words