Best 120 of Doing nothing quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Eagleton

If we were not called upon to work in order to survive, we might simply lie around all day doing nothing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ignatius

Let us work as if success depended upon ourselves alone, but with heartfelt conviction that we are doing nothing, and God everything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alan Keyes

The Assault Weapons Ban deals with a fictional distinction. You have guns that are exactly the same guns as are banned, in function, that were banned because of the way they look. And you know, that's the whole truth of this policy: it's to make politicians look as if they are doing something, when in point of fact, they are doing nothing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Baker

Sometimes an active policy is best advanced by doing nothing until the right time - or never.

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Bob Hope

Bing Crosby and I weren't the types to go around kissing each other. We always had a light jab for each other. One of our stock lines used to be "There's nothing I wouldn't do for Bing, and there's nothing he wouldn't do for me." And that's the way we go through life - doing nothing for each other!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alan Bennett

If I am doing nothing, I like to be doing nothing to some purpose. That is what leisure means.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mary Higgins Clark

I am a natural optimist but there were times when (it seemed like) I was doing nothing but adding up on the back of envelope what I had to pay this month.

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Reavis

Sometimes you move publicly, sometimes privately. Sometimes quietly, sometimes at the top of your voice. And sometimes an active policy is best advanced by doing nothing until the right timeor never.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Is there anything so wretched as to look at a man of fine abilities doing nothing?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarah Addison Allen

But that would leave Paxton to fend for herself, and the last thing any woman wanted in this kind of situation was to look around and see all the people who could help her doing nothing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

When I work I relax; doing nothing or entertaining visitors makes me tired.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hugo Grotius

I have spent my life laboriously doing nothing.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Marcel Proust

There is, following an ample meal, a sort of pause in time, filled with a gentle slackening of thought and energy, when to sit doing nothing gives us a sense of life's richness and a feeling that the least effort would be intolerable. The melancholy we took with us to table has disappeared and, if we think of it at all it is only to smile, as at some black mood now past, its cause having gone. And with the melancholy, all scruple, all remorse departs from us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andy Andrews

Poor is the man whose future depends on the opinions and permission of others. Remember this, if you are afraid of criticism, you will die doing nothing!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ian Mcewan

I’ll wait for you. Come back. The words were not meaningless, but they didn’t touch him now. It was clear enough - one person waiting for another was like an arithmetical sum, and just as empty of emotion. Waiting. Simply one person doing nothing, over time, while another approached. Waiting was a heavy word.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Branson

Never go into business purely to make money. If that's the motive you're better off doing nothing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Damian Mcginty

Every performer can get better. It's not about staying with what God gave you and doing nothing with it for the rest of your life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Aquinas

"The Jews should not be allowed to keep what they have obtained from others by usury; it were best that they were compelled to worked so that they could earn their living instead of doing nothing but becoming avaricious.

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Zhuangzi

The ultimate happiness is doing nothing.

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Jean Genet

They spent their time doing nothing... they let intimacy fuse them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grant Cardone

That is what lower performers do; they make others wrong for doing what is necessary in order to make themselves feel okay about doing nothing! The highest performers-the winners-respond by studying successful people and duplicating success.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonakshi Sinha

I like to unwind by doing nothing. If I do get a day, I just like to vegetate and laze around.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Marty Rubin

In matters of the heart struggle is less effective than doing nothing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barbra Streisand

I've always liked working really hard and then doing nothing in particular. So, consequently, I didn't overexpose myself; I guess I maintained a kind of mystery. I wasn't ambitious.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Artie Lange

Jason Alexander is a committed actor, he went from working on a show about nothing to actually doing nothing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shirley Williams

There are hazards in everything one does, but there are greater hazards in doing nothing.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

If I were to do nothing, I'd be guilty of complicity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Attenborough

Very few species have survived unchanged. There's one called lingula, which is a little shellfish, a little brachiopod about the size of my fingernail, that has survived for 500 million years, but it's survived by being unobtrusive and doing nothing, and you can't accuse human beings of that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Norton Juster

You see. . . it's really quite strenuous doing nothing all day, so once a week we take a holiday and go nowhere, which was just where we were going when you came along. Would you care to join us?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Fielding

When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dallas Willard

The command is "Do no work." Just make space. Attend to what is around you. Learn that you don't have to DO to BE. accept the grace of doing nothing. Stay with it until you stop jerking and squirming.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Max Irons

If you try to bring 'teen drama,' you end up doing nothing but pouting.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

You will be civilized on the day you can spend a long period doing nothing, learning nothing, and improving nothing, without feeling the slightest amount of guilt.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Steele

The insupportable labor of doing nothing.

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Malcolm Forbes

The hardest work of all - doing nothing.

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Emile M. Cioran

Alone, even doing nothing, you do not waste your time. You do, almost always, in company. No encounter with yourself can be altogether sterile: Something necessarily emerges, even if only the hope of some day meeting yourself again.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oscar Wilde

It is awfully hard work doing nothing. However, I don't mind hard work when there is no definite object of any kind. To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hannah Arendt

Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.

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George Kotsiopoulos

I like to spend Christmas with family and friends, pigging out, exchanging gifts and basically doing nothing.

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Burt Rutan

NASA is doing nothing but development. They're not doing research in manned spaceflight at all and I see no reason for them to do that because we already know that it will work and we already know exactly how it will work.

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Seth Godin

The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing.

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Denis Waitley

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Floyd Dell

Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pat Paulsen

Why should old people get [Social Security]? They just sit around all day doing nothing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bill Crawford

The problem with lethargy is that doing nothing validates the fear that nothing can be done.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stewart Udall

In a region with a growing population, if you're doing nothing, you're losing ground.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Laozi

The sage acts by doing nothing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aristotle

Try is a noisy way of doing nothing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nas

I don't go out unless I'm working. My quality time is when I'm doing nothing.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lauren Willig

I don't believe anything's really inevitable until it happens. We just call it inevitable to make ourselves feel better about it, to excuse ourselves for not having done anything.