On Vacation

Sunday, June 26, 2011 – On Vacation

Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not. ~ William James

No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one. ~ Elbert Hubbard

A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work. ~ Morris Fishbein

Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so. After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do. ~ Margaret Laurence

No vacation goes unpunished. ~ Karl Hakkarainen

Vacations prove that a life of pleasure is overrated. ~ Mason Cooley

There is probably no more obnoxious class of citizen, taken end for end, than the returning vacationist. ~ Robert Benchley

Babies don’t need a vacation, but I still see them at the beach. It pisses me off! I’ll go over to a little baby and say “What are you doing here? You haven’t worked a day in your life!” ~ Steven Wright

Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders. ~ Ronald Reagan

Laughter is an instant vacation. ~ Milton Berle

With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation. ~ David Lloyd George

Using a camera appeases the anxiety which the work-driven feel about not working when they are on vacation and supposed to be having fun. They have something to do that is like a friendly imitation of work: they can take pictures. ~ Susan Sontag

I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach? ~ Philip Johnson, Esquire magazine, December 1980

Why do I want to sit on a beach? I am not out of gas. ~ Jack Welch

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

Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war. ~ Loren Eiseley

Loafing needs no explanation and is its own excuse. ~ Christopher Morley

A vacation should be just long enough for the boss to miss you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you. ~ Jacob Morton Braude

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. ~ Bertrand Russell

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward. ~George Jean Nathan

The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on. ~ Elbert Hubbard

The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, stretch out in the sun, and scratch himself. ~ H. L. Mencken

There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want. ~ Bill Watterson

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace. ~ Milan Kundera

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