vacation

A Quote by Robert Persig on vacation, motorcycle, car, car window, passive observer, and frame

You see things vacationing on a motorcycle in a way that is completely different from any other.  In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV.  You're a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame.

Robert Persig

Source: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, 1974

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A Quote by unknown on vacation

Vacation is what you take when you can't take what you've been taking any longer.

unknown

Source: The Lion

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on luxury, necessity, vacation, and world

Vacation used to be a luxury, however, in today's world, it has become a necessity.

unknown

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on acceptance, achievement, argument, biography, company, concern, effort, government, home, individuality, leadership, liberals, life, nations, responsibility, support, thought, vacation, and writers

DEAR Tom: A thought that has occurred and reoccurred to me during my vacation is that some capable writer should do a biography of your life. This thought came to me because of my constant concern, publicly and privately, in the combating of the trend toward excessive paternalism in Government. As you know, I constantly preach individual initiative and acceptance of individual responsibility if we are in the long run to avert Statism. It seems to me that an account of your life would be a story of practicable achievement in the free enterprise system that would be far more effective in support of my argument than almost anything else could be. You have been known as one of the liberal leaders of industry; your own personal record as well as that of your company under your leadership should bring home many lessons to the participants in the industrial strife that now plagues the nation. There are undoubtedly many writers and scholars who would like to write a biography of you. It might even be done best as a "collaboration" effort by two or more writers. In any event, it is my thought that maybe you will be sufficiently interested to talk it over with me when I am in New York. Cordially, IKE

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

Source: letter from Dwight David Eisenhower to Thomas J. Watson, August 22, 1949, Denver, Colorado

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on conscience, nations, and vacation

Why should not conscience have vacation As well as other courts o' th' nation?

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 317.

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A Quote by Ellen Goodman on grace, home, justice, life, luxury, planning, rest, thinking, time, and vacation

What do I want to take home from my summer vacation? Time. The wonderful luxury of being at rest. The days when you shut down the mental machinery that keeps life on track and let life simply wander. The days when you stop planning, analyzing, thinking and just are. Summer is my period of grace.

Ellen Goodman

Source: Washington Post

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A Quote by Dorothy Canfield Fisher on justice, life, questions, reflection, and vacation

If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life, that we give to the question of what to do with two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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