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Quotes of the Day for 25 May 2003 – Vacations

I noticed the other day that I had quite a few unsubscribe orders from .edu addresses, reminding me that school is about over for the year. I understand not wanting to come back in the fall to a hundred unread issues of QOTD, but I'd hate to lose any subscribers permanently. That's why I created the Vacation Hold option. Just go to the Manage Your Subscription link below and enter your e-mail address and the date you want your subscription to start up again in the fall. And since I'm on the subject, I'll use Vacations as my theme for today.

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The quotes:

Reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays.
     - Aldous Leonard Huxley, Brave New World

When properly administered, vacations do not diminish productivity: for every week you're away and get nothing done, there's another when your boss is away and you get twice as much done.
     - Daniel B. Luten

If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two week's vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.
     - Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1879 - 1958

A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking.
     - Earl Wilson

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.
     - John Boynton Priestly


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