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#idleness

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Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.


Benjamin Jowett


#achieved #any #excuse #idleness #mere

Ivanov: I am a bad, pathetic and worthless individual. One needs to be pathetic, too, worn out and drained by drink, like Pasha, to be still fond of me and to respect me. My God, how I despise myself! I so deeply loathe my voice, my walk, my hands, these clothes, my thoughts. Well, isn't that funny, isn't that shocking? Less than a year ago I was healthy and strong, I was cheerful, tireless, passionate, I worked with these very hands, I could speak to move even Philistines to tears, I could cry when I saw grief, I became indignant when I encountered evil. I knew inspiration, I knew the charm and poetry of quiet nights when from dusk to dawn you sit at your desk or indulge you mind with dreams. I believed, I looked into the future as into the eyes of my own mother... And now, my God, I am exhausted, I do not believe, I spend my days and nights in idleness.


Anton Chekhov


#idleness #pathetic #dreams

Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.


Benjamin Franklin


#grievous #idleness #needless #springs #toil

It's heartbreaking to see so many people trapped in a web of enforced idleness, deep debt, and gnawing self-doubt.


William J. Clinton


#deep #enforced #gnawing #heartbreaking #idleness

But most of all, as summer slanted to an end, he was learning to love idleness, idleness no longer as stretches of freedom reclaimed by stealth here and there from involuntary labour, surreptitious thefts to be enjoyed sitting on his heels before a flowerbed with the fork dangling from his fingers, but as a yielding up of himself to time, to a time flowing slowly like oil from horizon to horizon over the face of the world, washing over his body, circulating in his armpits and his groin, stirring his eyelids. He was neither pleased nor displeased when there was work to do; it was all the same. He could lie all afternoon with his eyes open, staring at the corrugations in the roof-iron and the tracings of rust; his mind would not wander, he would see nothing but the iron, the lines would not transform themselves into pattern or fantasy; he was himself, lying in his own house, the rust was merely rust, all that was moving was time, bearing him onward in its flow.


J.M. Coetzee


#time #freedom

It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.


Bishop Robert South


#cannot #care #creates #done #idleness

The dandy turns idleness into an art form. The couch potato, into a snack form. But the supreme idler is the couch dandy: his art is superficial flavoring.


Bauvard


#dandyism #idleness #snacking #art

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.


A.A. Milne


#idleness #inspirational #humor

A conclusion I’ve come to at the Idler is that it starts with retreating from work but it’s really about making work into something that isn’t drudgery and slavery, and then work and life can become one thing.


Tom Hodgkinson


#living #life

Idleness for me is not a giving up on life but a spirited grabbing hold of it.


Tom Hodgkinson


#living #life






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