Leisure time is only leisure
Leisure time is only leisure time when it is earned; otherwise, leisure time devolves into soul-killing lassitude. There’s a reason so many new retirees, freed from the treadmill of work, promptly keel over on the golf course: Work fulfills us. It keeps us going.
– Ben Shapiro
- I have an inability to relax. I try to make every day a work day. I get pleasure from work… I try to think of sketch ideas, stand-up pieces. I am incapable of leisure and leisure time. – Fred Armisen
- We should abolish ‘work.’ By that I mean abolishing the distinction between work and leisure, one of the greatest mistakes of the last century, one that enables employers to keep workers in lousy jobs by granting them some leisure time. – Theodore Zeldin
- Leisure is not synonymous with time. Nor is it a noun. Leisure is a verb. I leisure. You leisure. – Mortimer Adler
- Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never. – Benjamin Franklin
- I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don’t carry anything around with me – no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it’s too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective – your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else. – Sean Bean
- I’d rather spend my leisure time doing what some people call my work and I call my fun. – Jared Diamond
- We seldom enjoy leisure we haven’t earned. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
- Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport. – Pope Francis
- My hobbies and leisure activities include cars and golf. – Michael Strahan
- He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate. – Henry David Thoreau