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Quotes of the Day for 25 July 2004 – Loafing

I intend to do very little today. Sloth and indolence is my goal. We're going to the Loganberry Festival at the Greenbank Farm, maybe visit artist Rob Schouten's open studio, but mostly wander around with a Nikon or two and shoot anything that catches my eye. And I'm not going to feel guilty about it one bit, partially because I carefully chose these quotes to help justify my decision.

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The quotes:

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
     - Agatha Christie, 1890 - 1976

If I had my life to live over, I would try to make more mistakes. I would relax. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would pick more daisies. I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones.
     - Don Herold, 1889 - 1966

If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
     - Herodotus, 484 - 424 BC

In producers, loafing is productive; and no creator, of whatever magnitude, has ever been able to skip that stage, any more than a mother can skip gestation.
     - Jacques Martin Barzun

To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.
     - Samuel Butler, 1612 - 1680

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
     - Sydney J. Harris, 1917 - 1986


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