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Mr Coolidge’s genius for inactivity is developed to a very high point.  It is far from being an indolent activity.  It is a grim, determined, alert inactivity which keeps Mr Coolidge occupied constantly.  Nobody has ever worked harder at inactivity, with such force of character, with such unremitting attention to detail, with such conscientious devotion to the task.  Walter Lippmann, Men of Destiny, 1927

 

 

Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.  Kingsley Amis

 

 

Technically he isnt disabled.  Just lazy.  Derek  The Special, Kev’s mum of Kevs dad, Channel 4 2014

 

 

There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.  Franz Kafka

 

 

If you trust in yourself ... and believe in your dreams ... and follow your star ... you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.  Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men

 

Contentment is after all simply refined indolence.  Thomas C Haliburton

 

 

His was not the daily regime of a workaholic: Hitler was indolent.  The Nazis: A Warning from History: Chaos and Consent, BBC 1997

 

 

Get the red sauce, you lazy sod.  He’s bone bloody idol.  I don’t know where he gets it from.  The Royle Family s2e1: Pregnancy, Jim, BBC 1999

 

 

I don’t know [Denise] where she inherits this bloody lazy streak from.  The Royal Family s2e4: Nana Comes To Stay, Jim

 

 

Laziness turns out to be an underestimated force in human history.  Andrew Marr’s History of the World I, BBC 2012

 

 

I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.  William Shakespeare, II Henry IV I ii 219-221, Sir John to Lord Chief Justice

 

 

How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’.  Martin Luther King

 

 

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.  Jules Renard

 

 

You can’t imagine what a pleasure this complete laziness is to me; not a thought in my brain – you might send a ball rolling through it.  Leo Tolstoy

 

 

Whenever there is a hard job to be done I assign it to a lazy man – he is sure to find an easy way of doing it.  Author Unknown, attributions & variations inc Walter Crysler, possibly Frank B Gilbreth

 

 

Let us be lazy in everything.  Except in loving and drinking.  Except in being lazy.  Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

 

 

Laziness is the mother of efficiency.  Marian Propp

 

 

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.  David Dunham

 

 

The present generation, wearied by its chimerical efforts, relapses into complete indolence.  Its condition is that of a man who has only fallen asleep towards morning: first of all come great dreams, then a feeling of laziness, and finally a witty or clever excuse for remaining in bed.  Søren Kierkegaard

 

 

Yeah, I am lazy.  There's no doubt about that.  Usain Bolt

 

 

My ambition is handicapped by my laziness.  Charles Bukowski, Factotum, 1975

 

 

Don’t yield to that alluring witch, laziness, or else be prepared to surrender all that you have won in your better moments.  Horace, Satires  

 

 

Human nature is above all things lazy.  Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

 

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.  Milan Kundera

 

 

The doctor told him he was suffering from chronic inertia.  The Gorbals Story 1950 starring Willie Mutrie & Peggy Anderson & Johnnie Martin & Jean Mutrie & Nora Reilly & Peter Reilly et al, director David MacKane, wife