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    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.

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    I love travelling and going on wildlife safaris. I have an interest in astronomy. I like reading on current affairs, business and science. I love doing nothing if I can help it.

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    I love working. I feel guilty about doing nothing; I get bored.

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

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    I'm perfectly happy doing nothing. I'll hang around the house and take the dog to the park.

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    I'm very much looking forward to doing nothing fixed, just riding for fun.

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    I'm sick of all the reasonable people: they see all the reasons for doing nothing

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    It is awfully hard work doing nothing.

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

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    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.

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    It may look like we're doing nothing when we sit zazen. But actually we are exposing ourselves to ourselves.

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    It will take hard work, but doing nothing on Social Security, for example, simply makes sure the system will go broke. It's time to make some reforms.

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    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!

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    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.

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

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

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    Much of the stress you experience may be created by recognizing a problem and doing nothing about it.

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

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    O, this life Is nobler than attending for a check, Richer than doing nothing for a robe, Prouder than rustling in unpaid-for silk: Such pain the cap of him that makes him fine Yet keeps his book uncrossed.

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    Real serious waiting is done in waiting rooms, and what they all have in common is their purpose, or purposelessness, if you will; they are places for doing nothing and they have no life of their own. ... their one constant is what might be called a decorative rigor mortis.

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    Somebody has to tell the E.P.A. that we don't need you monkeying around and fiddling around and getting in our business with every kind of regulation you can dream up. You're doing nothing more than killing jobs. It's a cemetery for jobs at the E.P.A.

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    She knew it was the right decision, even though she was still scared. Doing nothing would achieve nothing.

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    Sixty-five countries doing nothing is not a coalition. We need a strategy. That's the first and foremost thing that we need.

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    So for every day that you're on this earth, for every minute that you have, the whole idea is doing nothing less than exactly what you feel you're supposed to do and squeezing every last drop out of life every day, regardless of the difficulties or trials that you face.

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

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    Sometimes, the hardest habit to break is the habit of doing nothing beyond the necessary.

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    Sometimes,doing nothing is the best reaction.

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    Sometimes, the hardest thing was doing nothing.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The individual who is mistake-free is also probably sitting around doing nothing. And that is a very big mistake.

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

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    The hardest work of all - doing nothing.

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    The ideal is to create a completely fragmented atomized society where everybody is totally alone, doing nothing but trying to pursue created wants, and the wants are created.

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    The reason the Greeks don't pay taxes is they don't trust where their taxes are going, because they know these other Greeks are taking money from the state for doing nothing. So it's - it's an essentially corrupt society.

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    There is but one way I know of conversing safely with all men; that is, not by concealing what we say or do, but by saying or doing nothing that deserves to be concealed.

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    The sage acts by doing nothing.

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    The trouble with doing nothing is that you can never take any time off.

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    The ultimate happiness is doing nothing.

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    ... the will always wills to do something and thus implicitly holds in contempt sheer thinking, whose whole activity depends on "doing nothing.

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

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    Thinking is generally thought of as doing nothing in a production - oriented society and doing nothing is hard to do. It's best done by disguising it as doing something and the something closest to doing nothing is walking.

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    To do anything, it is first necessary to be doing nothing.

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

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    The insupportable labor of doing nothing.

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    "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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    The master accomplishes more and more by doing less and less until finally he accomplishes everything by doing nothing.

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