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Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.


Anton Chekhov


#does #happiness #idleness #life #only

Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.


Hannah More


#certain #children #evil #idleness #ill

The day, like the previous days, dragged sluggishly by in a kind of insipid idleness, devoid even of that dreamy expectancy which can make idleness so enchanting.


Vladimir Nabokov


#dreams #expectancy #hope #idleness #life

His idleness was his refuge, and in this he was like many others in [occupied] France in that period; laziness became political.


Iain Pears


#laziness #occupation #occupied-france #politics #war

If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle.


Samuel Johnson


#life #solitude #life

Boredom was at the root of Lazare's unhappiness, an oppressive, unremitting boredom, exuding from everything like the muddy water of a poisoned spring. He was bored with leisure, with work, with himself even more than with others. Meanwhile he blamed his own idleness for it, he ended by being ashamed of it.


Émile Zola


#idleness #zola #life

If you think of something, do it. Plenty of people often think, “I’d like to do this, or that.


Lydia Davis


#depression #idleness #self-sabotage #terror #writer-s-block

Idleness does drive me crazy, but I'd rather read or write than do anything just to work. A kind of respect has been instilled in me for acting: I love it too much to ever have a bad relationship with it.


Karen Allen


#anything #bad #been #crazy #does

The art of living is the art of bringing dreams and reality together.


Tom Hodgkinson


#idleness #art

It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.


George Borrow


#been #dreary #escape #idleness #itself






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