Lazy Quotes

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Diana Wynne Jones
“Really, these wizards! You'd think no one had ever had a cold before! Well, what is it?" she asked, hobbling through the bedroom door onto the filthy carpet.
"I'm dying of boredom," Howl said pathetically. "Or maybe just dying.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

Nicholas Sparks
“You gotta know when to be lazy. Done correctly, it's an art form that benefits everyone.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Choice
tags: art, lazy

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Stay away from lazy parasites, who perch on you just to satisfy their needs, they do not come to alleviate your burdens, hence, their mission is to distract, detract and extract, and make you live in abject poverty.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Michel Faber
“A single day spent doing things which fail to nourish the soul is a day stolen, mutilated, and discarded in the gutter of destiny.”
Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White

Anthony Robbins
“People are not lazy, they simply have impotent goals..that is..goals that do not inspire them.”
Anthony Robbins

Helena Rubinstein
“There are no ugly women, only lazy ones”
Helena Rubinstein

George Saunders
“I have a sense that God is unfair and preferentially punishes his weak, his dumb, his fat, his lazy. I believe he takes more pleasure in his perfect creatures, and cheers them on like a brainless dad as they run roughshod over the rest of us. He gives us a need for love, and no way to get any. He gives us a desire to be liked, and personal attributes that make us utterly unlikable. Having placed his flawed and needy children in a world of exacting specifications, he deducts the difference between what we have and what we need from our hearts and our self-esteem and our mental health.”
George Saunders, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline

Julia Cameron
“Procrastination is not Laziness", I tell him. "It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself.”
Julia Cameron, The Prosperous Heart

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“I'm lazy! I hate work! Hate hard work in all its forms! Clever shortcuts, that's all I'm about!”
Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Ziad K. Abdelnour
“I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because he will find an easy way to do it.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

Anthony Liccione
“Foolishness sleeps soundly, while knowledge turns with each thinking hour, longing for the dawn of answers.”
Anthony Liccione

David Sedaris
“but I have no mind for business and considered staying awake to be enough of an accomplishment.”
David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day

Criss Jami
“It's easy to make a mess when you're not the one who has to clean it up.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Pyotr Kropotkin
“Somebody has said that dust is matter in the wrong place. The same definition applies to nine-tenths of those called lazy. They are people gone astray in a direction that does not answer to their temperament nor to their capacities. In reading the biography of great men, we are struck with the number of "idlers" among them. They were lazy so long as they had not found the right path; afterwards they became laborious to excess. Darwin, Stephenson, and many others belonged to this category of idlers.”
Pyotr Kropotkin, The Conquest of Bread

Charles Baudelaire
“Abolishers of the soul (materialists) are necessarily abolishers of hell, they, certainly, are interested. At all events, they are people who fear to live again--lazy people.”
Charles Baudelaire, Intimate Journals

Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Humankind above all is lazy.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Israelmore Ayivor
“When you are fired because of laziness, dare to fire back with the spirit of enthusiasm. Rise up at the same time and at the same place that you have fallen. You can’t give up!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Jodi Picoult
“God, don't they teach you how to spell these days?"

"No," I answer. "They teach us to use spell-check.”
Jodi Picoult

Ice-T
“Diet food is for lazy people.”
Ice-T

Lisa C. Temple
“Exercise - ugh - never one of my favorite things. It wasn't that I was endearingly clumsy like the girl in one of my favorite romance novels, nor was I particularly athletic, either. I suppose, if the truth be told, I was just plain lazy. I had never been attracted to the idea of purposely sweating.

Grace”
Lisa C. Temple, Illuminating Gracie

Richie Norton
“Making something take longer than necessary is probably the worst example of work ethic and is patently lazy, but looks busy...not cool.”
Richie Norton

Erich von Manstein
“There are only four types of officers.

First, there are the lazy, stupid ones. Leave them alone, they do no harm.

Second, there are the hard-working intelligent ones. They make excellent staff officers, ensuring that every detail is properly considered.

Third, there are the hard-working, stupid ones. These people are a menace, and must be fired at once. They create irrelevant work for everybody.

Finally, there are the intelligent lazy ones. They are suited for the highest office.”
Erich von Manstein

“I’m not particularly intelligent, nor do I have any kind of secret magic or skill. As much as I want to, I can’t compete against those who are far more knowledgeable. I’m not the most beautiful, I’m not good at martial arts, nor am I good at riding. As such, how do I escape from here? Noin, I’m also not a merciful person—my heart is no longer innocent. I’m but a selfish, lazy, and also a cute person who just wants to live a comfortable life free of problems. Therefore, I won’t be a fun plaything for you.”
Sakurase Ayaka (桜瀬彩香), The Kingdom of Everlasting Night and the Last Ball

Fábio Moon
“Only you don’t change, Omar. You’re still a wreck. Look at your clothes, your hair…the hour you arrive at home. Now you have no father, you should look for a job and stop with this idle lunacy. Your father couldn’t bear looking at you like this. He couldn’t bear watching your life thrown away.”
Fábio Moon, Two Brothers

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Most people aren’t lazy; they just need a little push to get going.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Before You Doubt Yourself: Pep Talks and other Crucial Discussions

“Are you guilty of making excuses? It is time to look at excuses in a new way. Are you not good enough to do what is best for you? Is there really any good reason why you shouldn't live your best life? Excuses are fear driven and or the unwillingness to make yourself a priority. Stop, pull over, and hop off the excuse bus now which is driving you nowhere fast.”
Christine E. Szymanski

Georgette Heyer
“Good morning,” Robert Mackenzie said, coming in. Mackenzie was a polite, serious, and deeply efficient young man, but Leo didn’t hold that against him.

“There’s quite a lot to be sorted,” Mackenzie said. “I am going to pack the desk and have the contents taken upstairs. I hope it won’t bother you if I work in here.”

Leo was quite used to watching other people work as he sat and did nothing. He nodded graciously. Mackenzie set about going through Albert’s desk, sifting through printed stationery, pots of ink, pens, notes. It was lulling to watch.”
Georgette Heyer, Faro's Daughter
tags: lazy

Enid Blyton
“I've got such a lovely feeling," said Lucy-Ann, looking the picture of happiness. "You know - that feeling you get at the very beginning of a lovely holiday - when all the days spread out before you, sunny & lazy & sort of enchanted."
"You'll end up by being a poet if you don't look out," said Philip, from the wheel.
"Well, if a poet feels like I feel just exactly at this moment, I wouldn't mind being one for the rest of my life, even if it meant having to write poetry," said Lucy-Ann.”
Enid Blyton, The Sea of Adventure

Enid Blyton
“I just want a sunny, lazy, windy time with the people I like best.”
Enid Blyton, The Sea of Adventure

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