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Dolce far niente. Eng: Sweet doing nothing.
– Sophia Loren
I had a very happy childhood, but I still used my imagination as a leisure resort.
– Geraldine McCaughrean
The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
– George Bernard Shaw
Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal.
– Guy Debord
We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.
– Gerald Brenan
No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure.
– James K. Polk
Basically, particularly in Britain, it’s a hegemonic thing that people who write tend to come from the leisure classes. They can afford the time and the books.
– Irvine Welsh
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.
– John Lubbock
Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil.
– Branch Rickey
The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.
– Blaise Pascal
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
– Benjamin Franklin
The only place where people in Manhattan walk for leisure is in the park.
The real tragedy of the Library at Alexandria was not that the incendiaries burned immensely, but that they had neither the leisure nor the taste to discriminate.
– Arthur Quiller-Couch
The end of labor is to gain leisure.
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
Adults spend $500 billion on games and leisure activity each year, and some adults lament that kids get $15 billion for toys.
– Brian Sutton-Smith
People are often quite surprised by the sport and leisure activities practised by the blind. For example, tandem cycling is very popular.
– Andrea Bocelli
How to use your leisure time is the biggest problem of a ballplayer.
He hath no leisure who useth it not.
– George Herbert
Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
– Mortimer Adler
Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.
– Prince Philip
My hobbies and leisure activities include cars and golf.
– Michael Strahan
Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class.
– Clive Bell
What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.
– George Eastman
There’s so much competition for leisure time, more than ever.
– Eric Fellner
I used to go to the gym regularly and swim an awful lot, but that was when I was unemployed and knew leisure intimately.
– Mark Gatiss
How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue.
– Natalie Clifford Barney
Work is toil: what one does only to earn a living. If it gives pleasure, it is leisure.
Watching TV is the most popular leisure activity in Britain. I find that very depressing.
– Jeremy Paxman