„Each day used to be individually felt by me in its reference to the foreign post days; in its distance from, or propinquity to, the next Sunday. I had my Wednesday feelings, my Saturday nights’ sensations.“
— Charles Lamb, Last Essays of Elia
Last Essays of Elia (1833), “The superannuated man”
„The most dangerous way to lose time is not to spend it having fun, but to spend it doing fake work. When you spend time having fun, you know you're being self-indulgent. Alarms start to go off fairly quickly. If I woke up one morning and sat down on the sofa and watched TV all day, I'd feel like something was terribly wrong. … But the same alarms don't go off on the days when I get nothing done, because I'm doing stuff that seems, superficially, like real work.“
— Paul Graham English programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist 1964
"How To Lose Time And Money"], July 2010
„The things that happen here do not seem to mean anything; they mean something somewhere else. Somewhere else retribution will come on the real offender. Here it often seems to fall on the wrong person.“
— G. K. Chesterton, The Innocence of Father Brown
The Father Brown Mystery Series (1910 - 1927), The Innocence of Father Brown (1911) The Sins of Prince Saradine
— Karl Lagerfeld German fashion designer 1933 - 2019
„If you go, I'll let the law know,
And they'll head you off when you touch the ground.
Ooh, please, don't go through with this.
I don't like the sound of it.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, The Dreaming (1982)
„People and places are the twin pillars on which most nonfiction is built. Every human event happens somewhere, and the reader wants to know what that somewhere was like.“
— William Zinsser writer, editor, journalist, literary critic, professor 1922 - 2015
On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 11, Writing About Places: The Travel Article, p. 80.