Sunday, September 12, 2010

Quote du jour/T. S. Eliot



Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.
Thomas Stearns Eliot
(1888-1965)

12 comments:

  1. I just loved those words, Hannah! We too often feel guilty or think we should be doing something else.

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  2. Absolutely! And what is wasted time anyway? Time is time. We all have the same amount. :-)

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  3. Kay, this was in my Old Farmer's Almanac engagement calendar, and I thought it was just wonderful. We all worry about how we spend our time, and I thought this was a great antidote to that worry.

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  4. So true, so true. Though perhaps I've been taking this too much to heart lately. ;)

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  5. I will remember this the next time I think I've wasted my day!!!

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  6. I love this quote Nan! I expect mmost of us of a certain age had at least one Puritanical parent or grandparent who made us feel guilty when we were "not accomplishing smething." And we have to keep telling ourselves what T S Eliot says so succinctly.

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  7. Thanks to each of you for taking the time to leave a note. I see we all agree with Mr. Eliot!

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  8. Thank you for that marvelous quotation from TS Eliot! It's quite consoling to me today--I've been up for well over three hours and yet have accomplished nothing! I think that calls for a nap.

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  9. SLR, if we can't do as we please at our stage of life, when can we?! :<)

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