People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
We may regard certain days as free days. Free days are however fee days. We will pay later
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? (Just to give you an idea, Proust's reply was 'To be separated from Mama.') I think that the lowest depth of misery ought to be distinguished from the highest pitch of anguish. In the lower depths come enforced idleness, sexual boredom, and/or impotence. At the highest pitch, the death of a friend or even the fear of the death of a child.
I suppose the secret of his success is in his tremendous idleness which almost approaches the supernatural.
There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.
It’s how I fill the time when nothing’s happening. Thinking too much, flirting with melancholy.
He knew now that it was his own will to happiness which must make the next move. But if he was to do so, he realized that he must come to terms with time, that to have time was at once the most magnificent and the most dangerous of experiments. Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.
A good sign of maturity is when idleness doesn't jeopardize your integrity.
Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.
I'm not a fan of idleness, except in small doses.
Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
Gluttony and idleness are two of life's great joys, but they are not honourable.
Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions.
Idleness is the parent of psychology.
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.