Leisure Quotes - Page 3

If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.

– Logan Pearsall Smith

The difference between film and TV is the pace. You don’t have the leisure of time in television.

– Alan Ball

It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.

– Agnes Repplier

He hath no leisure who useth it not.

– George Herbert

Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes.

– James Madison

The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.

– Blaise Pascal

Remember, what does ‘retirement’ mean? It doesn’t mean that you’re a couch potato. Leisure is not the same thing as rest. If you’re bicycling five miles a day, that’s leisure, but it certainly takes a lot of effort.

– Robert Fogel

It takes application, a fine sense of value, and a powerful community-spirit for a people to have serious leisure, and this has not been the genius of the Americans.

– Paul Goodman

It’s weird to have leisure – to have time off. I’m not used to it.

– Sutton Foster

Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal.

– Guy Debord

Macau is limited in size and land is expensive, so gaming and leisure development must be more efficient. We follow a very conservative financial strategy.

– Stanley Ho

Many fans don’t have the leisure time to track my every word. They’re too busy brainstorming solutions to the economic crisis and winning Pulitzers.

– Michael Showalter

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

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

In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men’s eyes.

– Thorstein Veblen

The secret to the city is integration. Every area of the city should combine work, leisure and culture. Separate these functions and parts of the city die.

– Jaime Lerner

The soul is dyed with the color of its leisure thoughts.

– Dean Inge

How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue.

– Natalie Clifford Barney

Every year I spend one month just sailing, but I still work when I’m on the boat. You never separate work from leisure. A boat is like a magic world, like a little island.

– Renzo Piano

You can give men food and leisure and amusements and good conditions of work, and still they will remain unsatisfied. You can deny them all these things, and they will not complain so long as they feel that they have something to die for.

– Christopher Dawson