Activity Quotes

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C.S. Lewis
“In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. ‘How are we to live in an atomic age?’ I am tempted to reply: Why, as you would have lived in the sixteenth century when the plague visited London almost every year, or as you would have lived in a Viking age when raiders from Scandinavia might land and cut your throat any night; or indeed, as you are already living in an age of cancer, an age of syphilis, an age of paralysis, an age of air raids, an age of railway accidents, an age of motor accidents.’

In other words, do not let us begin by exaggerating the novelty of our situation. Believe me, dear sir or madam, you and all whom you love were already sentenced to death before the atomic bomb was invented: and quite a high percentage of us were going to die in unpleasant ways.

We had, indeed, one very great advantage over our ancestors—anesthetics; but we have that still. It is perfectly ridiculous to go about whimpering and drawing long faces because the scientists have added one more chance of painful and premature death to a world which already bristled with such chances… and in which death itself was not a chance at all, but a certainty.

This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.”
C.S. Lewis

“Whatever gets you moving and out of your head is good for you.”
Marty Rubin

Steven Magee
“Falling asleep at a party is a very risky activity.”
Steven Magee

Ernest Cadorin
“When we are active, we become stronger and more energetic. This, in turn, makes us more positive and self-confident. It’s a powerful cycle.”
Ernest Cadorin, The Arrows of Zen

Seneca
“For a delight in bustling about is not industry - it is only the restless energy of a hunted mind. And the state of mind that looks on all activity as tiresome is not true repose, but a spineless inertia.”
Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“The spring blossoms get you out of your head and out working in the garden.”
Marty Rubin

Steven Magee
“Attending doctors offices during the COVID-19 pandemic is a very risky activity.”
Steven Magee

Amit Kalantri
“Without immediate action, an inspiration is useless emotion.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Art is my source of Ambition.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

“Successful, self-starting individuals seek responsibility. They take calculated risks; they don't make excuses to cover up their inactivity.”
Nido R. Qubein

Amit Kalantri
“Act and fail, but don’t fail to act.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Melissa Steginus
“Keep things simple and practical so that an activity that fuels you doesn’t become this massive, daunting obligation. Your self-care activity doesn’t need to be yet another thing that lingers on your to-do list.”
Melissa Steginus, Self Care at Work: How to Reduce Stress, Boost Productivity, and Do More of What Matters

“Don't be passive. Act. Have interests, if you want to be happy. Don't just let life happen to you.”
Marty Rubin

Richie Norton
“It’s the small everyday activities added up that total the sum of our existence.⁣”
Richie Norton

“What gets you moving and out of your head is good for you.”
Marty Rubin

Steven Magee
“Frequent visits to doctors is a potentially hazardous activity to engage in.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“President Trump is proof that a billionaire as President does not work.”
Steven Magee

“The only true progress in any activity is to love it more and more.”
Marty Rubin

“Writing is something to do and that's value enough.. Why make anything more of it?”
Marty Rubin

Luis Alberto Urrea
“Being American was like getting a good shellacking--whatever that meant. He'd heard it, and it sounded right for how he was feeling. These people did things all day long. They were frantic. They ate lunch in their cars and never had a siesta. They even went to church in their cars. Or on their TVs.”
Luis Alberto Urrea, The House of Broken Angels

“You receive the greatest amount of pleasure during the activity, not the outcome. The outcome is just an ending.”
Harry D Howard

“We don't need something to believe in to be happy, we need activity, something to do..”
Marty Rubin

Steven Magee
“You do not seriously think that irradiating over 7 billion people on planet Earth is a safe activity, do you?”
Steven Magee

“What is the point of writing? What is the point of anything? You do it, that's all.”
Marty Rubin

“I believe only in what is active, tangible, personal, immediate.”
Marty Rubin

Steven Magee
“I am the James Bond of electromagnetic radiation.”
Steven Magee

“Activities of daily living utilize energy and are in themselves, exercise. These activities may constitute an optimum amount of exercise for some patients or an excessive amount of exercise for others while for some patients, adding a suitable exercise program (exercise therapy) can improve function and quality of life.”
Fred Friedberg

“Is life so complicated? Find out what you like doing and do it.”
Marty Rubin

Steven Magee
“In the era of American deregulation, I regard buying ‘Made In USA’ as a potentially hazardous activity.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I always assume a police officer is going to engage in illegal activity with me until proven otherwise.”
Steven Magee