In case you are wondering, "D" is my husband -- Dave Liu! As you've probably noticed, I don't update this blog often but I may post more as I've linked this to my Google+ account.

Friday, August 06, 2004


I peered over D's shoulder as he was reading Forbes magazine and the last page caught my eye. It contained a page of quotes all relating to "laziness":

  • "Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy." -- Edgar Bergen
  • "Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything". -- Floyd Dell
  • "No ethic is as ethical as the work ethic." -- John Kenneth Galbraith"
  • "Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind." -- Leonardo Da Vinci
  • "I have all my life long been lying in bed till noon; yet I tell all young men, and tell them with great sincerity, that nobody who does not rise early will ever do any good." -- Samuel Johnson
  • "Laziness is a good deal like money; the more a man has of it the more he seems to want." -- Josh Billings
  • "Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement." -- Henry Miller
  • "When the idle poor become the idle rich You'll never know just who is who or who is which." -- E.Y. (Yip) Harburg
  • "A lazy man is never lucky." -- Persian Proverb
  • "What use is a good head if the legs won't carry it?" -- Yiddish Proverb
  • "A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends." -- Cyril Connolly
  • "I suspect guys who say, 'I just sent out for a sandwich for lunch' as lazy men trying to impress me." -- Jimmy Cannon
  • "The lazy are always wanting to do something." -- Vauvenargues

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