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Top 100 Idle's Quotes

#1. The idle man is the devil's cushion. - Author: Joseph Hall
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#2. I think there's nothing that makes you happier than to be really involved in something. I can't imagine a totally idle life. - Author: Lee Radziwill
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#3. But there's not enough time in life to go sit at a party, have a drink, and make idle conversation. There's too many important things to do. Just being together with my husband, spending time alone, which I have very little of. - Author: Pia Zadora
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#4. Never do things for money. It's always the things you do for love that turn out to pay the best. - Author: Eric Idle
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#5. I'm uncontrollably in love with Vivian. In such a short amount of time she's infiltrated my thoughts, cast a spell over my body, and wormed her way into the deepest part of my heart. A day without her would feel like a lifetime without breath, an eternity without light. - Author: Jewel E. Ann
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#6. As long as this deliberate refusal to understand things from above, even where such understanding is possible, continues, it is idle to talk of any final victory over materialism. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#7. I have a scholar's love of silence and solitude. To sit and pass hour after hour in idle chatter with a roomful of strangers is to me the worst sort of torment. - Author: Susanna Clarke
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#8. It's funny - when I first started as an actor, obviously there were long periods of being idle and all you want to do is work. So if I ever get the compulsion to feel like I should complain or feel like I want to take a break, I just remember how I was before and be very grateful for it. - Author: Neil Jackson
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#9. Man's home is nature; his purposes and aims are dependent for execution upon natural conditions. Separated from such conditions they become empty dreams and idle indulgences of fancy. - Author: John Dewey
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#10. The body is poisoned through the mouth, even so is the heart through the ear ... And even if we do mean no harm, the Evil One means a great deal, and he will use those idle words as a sharp weapon against some neighbor's heart. - Author: Francis De Sales
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#11. Life doesn't make any sense, and we all pretend it does. Comedy's job is to point out that it doesn't make sense, and that it doesn't make much difference anyway. - Author: Eric Idle
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#12. A person content to be bland will never be anyone's first choice as a companion for an idle afternoon. - Author: Nancy Moser
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#13. I was never idle long enough to do much thinking, but I felt somehow that my instincts were right. - Author: Hunter S. Thompson
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#14. It is no idle phrase that man was made in God's image. There is something worth saving in the worst of us, and out of this something a new man may be fashioned. - Author: Philip Jose Farmer
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#15. There is a great number of noblemen among you that are themselves as idle as drones, that subsist on other men's labour, on the labour of their tenants, whom, to raise their revenues, they pare to the quick. - Author: Thomas More
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#16. I used to have a house in London, but couldn't face 20 more years of St John's Wood in the rain. - Author: Eric Idle
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#17. It was the slave's continuing desire for recognition that was the motor which propelled history forward, not the idle complacency and unchanging self-identity of the master - Author: Francis Fukuyama
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#18. A subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship ... [H]is master works for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail, seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition. - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#19. Learn to trust yourself. That's very vital ... Just stand with yourself. Remember, in his lifetime, Van Gogh sold only two paintings. I personally sold even fewer. - Author: Eric Idle
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#20. Talent is always more interesting - ambition is not interesting. If you have talent, you have to find ways of expressing it, but you may not be a success in the world's terms. - Author: Eric Idle
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#21. We're silent now, both waiting, till I remind myself that I'm the older one and should therefore initiate conversation. But I don't. I don't want to waste this girl with idle chitchat. She's beautiful. - Author: Markus Zusak
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#22. Idle time is the devil's play. - Author: Mark Dayton
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#23. Ahimsa is nothing if not a well-balanced, exquisite consideration for one's neighbour, and an idle man is wanting in that elementary consideration. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#24. I'm a call-sheet junkie. I love being on set. So, the hardest thing for me is dealing with all this idle time. That's when I get into trouble. - Author: Shia Labeouf
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#25. I suppose when I was writing 'V for Vendetta' I would in my secret heart of hearts have thought: 'Wouldn't it be great if these ideas actually made an impact?' So when you start to see that idle fantasy intrude on the regular world ... It's peculiar. - Author: Alan Moore
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#26. At least in America, you have freedom of speech, which is a good thing. It's just a question of whether you're allowed to use it on 'Fox News'. - Author: Eric Idle
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#27. I'm a novelist, and idle speculation is what novelists do. How odd to spend one's life trying to pretend that non-existent people are real: though no odder, I suppose, than what government bureaucrats do, which is trying to pretend that real people are non-existent. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#28. Whatever work you undertake to do in your lifetime, it is very important that first you have a passion for it - you know, get excited about it - and second, that you have fun with it. That's important. Otherwise, you see, your work becomes nothing but an idle chore. Then, you hate the life you live. - Author: Julius Sumner Miller
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#29. I have studied the art of the masters and the art of the moderns, avoiding any preconceived system and without prejudice. I have no more wanted to imitate the former than to copy the latter; nor have I thought of achieving the idle aim of art for art's sake. - Author: Gustave Courbet
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#30. Leave your bed upon the first desertion of sleep; it being ill for the eye's to read lying, and worse for the mind to be idle; since the head during that laziness is commonly a cage for unclean thoughts. - Author: Frances Osborne
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#31. I tend to be most interested in the kinds of people that don't sweeten or dilute themselves for the sake of people's tastes.Who never soften the blow for who they are.I prefer the people that i connect with to be full strength and searing hot. And able to rouse my weary,idle heart. - Author: Beau Taplin
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#32. We can become so insensitive to the Spirit's prodding that we become too idle, too self absorbed and too busy with too many things that in the eyes of God, are worthless. - Author: William Branks
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#33. It's always the idle habits you acquire which you will regret. Father said that. That Christ was not crucified: he was worn away by a minute clicking of little wheels. That had no sister. - Author: William Faulkner
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#34. Game, noun: Any unserious occupation designed for the relaxation of busy people and the distraction of idle ones. It's used to take people to whom we have nothing to say off our hands, and sometimes even ourselves. - Author: Etienne Bonnot De Condillac
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#35. There's nothinng like an outsider's idle glance to make you conscious of your own environment. - Author: Sue Grafton
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#36. Idle minds are the devil's research-and-development department. - Author: Robert Stacy McCain
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#37. I thought this director gig was just one of those side roads we take at times on the journey to our true purpose. Now I see that in God's economy, nothing is wasted - Author: Gay Idle
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#38. What's brown and sounds like a bell? DUNG! - Author: Eric Idle
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#39. It just seems to me that there's no particular reason comedy albums should be dead. There's a lot to laugh at. We have very funny people, still. - Author: Eric Idle
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#40. I'm not very happy idle. There's always this voice in my head that says, 'I should be writing.' - Author: Harlan Coben
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#41. When on the breath of Autumn's breeze, From pastures dry and brown, Goes floating, like an idle thought, The fair, white thistle-down; O, then what joy to walk at will, Upon the golden harvest-hill! - Author: Mary Howitt
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#42. Lucian's father had warned him to fear idle men. Without the pride gained from a good day's work, they were left to their vices and the doubts that crowded their head. Their hatred. Their envy. - Author: Melina Marchetta
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#43. It was a precept of Pythagoras, that when we enter into the temple to worship God , we must not so much as speak or think of any worldly business, lest we make God's service an idle ,perfunctory, and lazy recreation. The same I may say of closet prayer. - Author: Thomas Brooks
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#44. I am home for good like a tiny shoot. The tiny shoots in my mother's garden. I have a passion for idle chatter about books, language and literature. Preparing a meal together, that can be romantic. - Author: Abigail George
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#45. Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments. Books are for the scholar's idle times. When he can read God directly, the hour is too precious to be wasted in other men's transcripts of their readings. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#46. Therefore with idle hands and head I sit
In late December before the fire's daze
Punished by crimes of which I would be quit. - Author: Allen Tate
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#47. An idle mind is a devil's workshop and I am prone to renting out my mind to the first bidder. - Author: Anurag Shourie
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#48. I'm homosexual ... How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green. - Author: Jean Genet
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#49. An idle man's brain is the devil's workshop. - Author: John Bunyan
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#50. I think you often learn from failure. Success just teaches you how great you were, but in fact it's knowing what will fail that will help you to make the right choices. - Author: Eric Idle
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#51. The idle man stands outside of God's plan, outside of the ordained scheme of things; and the truest self-respect, the noblest independence, and the most genuine dignity, are not to be found there. - Author: J.G. Holland
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#52. You initially become funny as a kid because you're looking for attention and love. Psychologists think that's all to do with mother abandonment. I think John Cleese has his depressions, and Terry Gilliam's the same. All of us together make one completely insane person. - Author: Eric Idle
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#53. Why are you idle? If you don't grasp it first, it flees.' And even if you do grasp it, it will still flee. So you must match time's swiftness with your speed in using it, and you must drink quickly as though from a rapid stream that will not always flow. In - Author: Seneca.
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#54. Pattycake, pattycake, baker's man; good morning, madam, I'm a psychiatrist - Author: Eric Idle
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#55. What's worse: to be idle while someone dies, or to be exiled and empty-handed? - Author: Veronica Roth
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#56. Many years ago I also bought a house in Provence for about 70,000 francs. It had no electricity or running water, and no road leading to the house, but gradually we made improvements. It's my escape and I love it. - Author: Eric Idle
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#57. To me, the musical is best when it's a musical comedy. So if you have a very, very funny show, and very good, funny songs, that's what the musical does best. - Author: Eric Idle
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#58. History's political and economic power structures have always abhorred 'idle people' as potential troublemakers. Yet nature never abhors seemingly idle trees, grass, snails, coral reefs, and clouds in the sky. - Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
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#59. Tea's proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence.
(Essay on Tea, 1757.) - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#60. Nobody does nothing. Everybody does something, sometimes nothing is something in the idle man's world. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
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#61. War is not a polite recreation, but the vilest thing in life, and we ought to realize this and not make a game of it ... as it stands now it's the favorite pastime of the idle and frivolous. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#62. idle hands and mind led to loss of self-respect and eventually to - Author: S.K. Epperson
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#63. I think the special thing about Python is that it's a writers' commune. The writers are in charge. The writers decide what the material is. - Author: Eric Idle
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#64. When Rick Perry says I can do for America what I've done for Texas, pay attention. That's no idle threat. - Author: Jim Hightower
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#65. Whenever I produce my best work, it's always because I've spent time being idle. Something always emerges after nothing. - Author: Will Self
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#66. It was mortifying to find how strong the habit of idle speech may become in one's self. One need not always be saying something in this noisy world. - Author: Sarah Orne Jewett
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#67. Obama was elected on a slogan of hope and change because both were in short supply: the military exhausted by two wars, the banks failing their public trust, the U.S. Congress a comedy of dysfunction, and a federal government that seemed designed to idle on the sidelines. - Author: Nancy Gibbs
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#68. Spring comes with flowers, autumn with the moon, summer with the breeze, winter with snow. When idle concerns don't fill your thoughts, that's your best season. - Author: Wumen Huikai
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#69. Idle war of head versus heart
It's always this way
My head is weak it always speaks
Before I know what it will say - Author: Death Cab For Cutie
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#70. When I was 23 I started writing for I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again and was paid three guineas for every minute's airtime. - Author: Eric Idle
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#71. I am not the only one that condemns the idle; for once when I was going to give our minister a pretty long list of the sins of one of our people that he was asking after, I began with, "He's dreadfully lazy." "That's enough," said the old gentleman; " all sorts of sins are in that one. - Author: Charles Spurgeon
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#72. It is the artist's function not to copy but to synthesise: to eliminate from that gross confusion of actuality which is his raw material whatever is accidental, idle, irrelevant, and select for perpetuation that only which is appropriate and immortal. - Author: William Ernest Henley
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#73. Every key belongs to a lock, and every lock contains a secret. My mind churns for the truth that you hold. Why are you here? I never desired this for you, yet I am curious to know. Is this idle gaud the answer I seek, or is it merely the old memory of a dream I thought I once lived? - Author: H.S. Crow
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#74. He who saddens at thought of idleness cannot be idle, / And he's awake who thinks himself asleep. - Author: John Keats
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#75. I also heard that Lord Maxwell keeps a goat in his bedchamber, but you don't see me sending someone to milk it. One mustn't let idle gossip govern one's actions. - Author: Sabrina Jeffries
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#76. Other people's tragedies should not be the subject of idle conversation. - Author: Kate DiCamillo
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#77. An idle mind is not a devil's workshop but a wanderlust - Author: Subhasis Das
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#78. I think maybe it is true that the idle mind is the Devil's workshop. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#79. The idle man is the Devil's cushion, on which he taketh his free ease: who, as he is uncapable of any good, so he is fitly disposed for all evil motions. - Author: Joseph Hall
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#80. An idle person is the devil's tennis ball, which he bandies up and down with temptation until at last the ball goes out of play. - Author: Thomas Watson
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#81. Hope is not an idle term. Hope is the reality that can and does reveal itself to us at God's choice hour. To hope is to know the secret of achievement. - Author: Sri Chinmoy
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#82. Nobody with an IQ higher than emergency-room temperature could ever believe that 'death panels' would be appointed to nudge the elderly toward euthanasia. Yet for idle entertainment, it's hard to beat Sarah Palin's ignorant nattering on the subject. - Author: Carl Hiaasen
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#83. As someone who makes his living as an actor, my routine varies almost every day. There are weeks I'm working and weeks I'm not. People think it must be great to have all that time off, but you'd be surprised how quickly that grass would become greener. The idle brain is the devil's playground. - Author: Eric Lange
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#84. Although it has been said that idle hands are the devil's workshop, when it comes to teenagers, both idle and active hands are the devil's workshop. - Author: Amy Sedaris
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#85. We never have that thought! The whole object is to bite off more than you can chew. John [Du Prez] always says, Eric thinks of something completely insane and insists we go in that direction. It's the correct way to look at things and the correct place to start, I think. - Author: Eric Idle
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#86. My arms have mutinied against me - brutes!
My fingers fidget like ten idle brats,
My back's been stiff for hours, damned hours.
Death never gives his squad a Stand-at-ease. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#87. When I hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete, I see that the System Idle Process is hogging all the resources and chewing up 95 percent of the processor's cycles. Doing what? Doing nothing? - Author: John C. Dvorak
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#88. The idle wife ranked with the ornamentally wrought weapon and with the splendid offering to the gods as a measure of the man's power to waste, and therefore his superiority over other men ... As is the case with any other object of art, her uselessness is her use. - Author: Emily James Smith Putnam
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#89. I like the idea of being out there regularly with an audience and with a funny gang of people. That's what I grew up with - doing television, doing shows every week. - Author: Eric Idle
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#90. Plough not the seas, sow not the sands,Leave off your idle pain;Seek other mistress for your minds,Love's service is in vain. - Author: Robert Southwell
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#91. In 1927, if you were stuck with idle time, reading is what you did. It's no accident that the 'Book-of-the-Month Club' and 'The Literary Guild' were founded in that period as well as a lot of magazines, like 'Reader's Digest,' 'Time,' and 'The New Yorker.' - Author: Bill Bryson
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#92. The meaning doesn't matter if it's only idle chatter of a transcendental kind. - Author: W.S. Gilbert
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#93. Ah," said Arthur, "er ... " He had an odd feeling of being like a man in the act of adultery who is surprised when the woman's husband wanders into the room, changes his trousers, passes a few idle remarks about the weather and leaves again. - Author: Douglas Adams
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#94. The 1920s was a great time for reading altogether - very possibly the peak decade for reading in American life. Soon it would be overtaken by the passive distractions of radio, but for the moment reading remained most people's principal method for filling idle time. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#95. I love being an older comic now. It's like being an old soccer or an old baseball player. You're in the Hall of Fame and it's nice, but you're no longer that person in the limelight on the spot doing that thing. - Author: Eric Idle
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#96. I never think in terms of target audience. I try to write what makes me laugh, so I'm the target audience. I guess I just hope there's another person in America like me. - Author: Eric Idle
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#97. Goddesses never die. They slip in and out of the world's cities, in and out of our dreams, century after century, answering to different names, dressed differently, perhaps even disguised, perhaps idle and unemployed, their official altars abandoned, their temples feared or simply forgotten. - Author: Phyllis Chesler
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#98. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's. - Author: George Carlin
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#99. Idle hands are the devil's playthings. - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#100. For two years I have refused to answer idle questions on the order of "Is your novel an open work or not?" How should I know? That is your business, not mine. Or "With which of your characters do you identify?" For God's sake, with whom does an author identify? With the adverbs, obviously. - Author: Umberto Eco
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