Top 122 Leisure Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Leisure Quotes from famous people such as Jens Martin Skibsted, Stanley Ho, Rutger Bregman, Jack Nicholson, Christo, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Leisure activities such as contemplation, going for a s

Leisure activities such as contemplation, going for a stroll or a bike ride boost our overall health, wellbeing, and creativity.
Jens Martin Skibsted
Macau is limited in size and land is expensive, so gaming and leisure development must be more efficient. We follow a very conservative financial strategy.
Stanley Ho
Around the year 2000, countries such as France, the Netherlands and the US were already five times as wealthy as in 1930. Yet nowadays our biggest challenges are not leisure and boredom, but stress and uncertainty.
Rutger Bregman
I don’t think many people have a very good understanding of leisure and the importance it plays in our lives.
Jack Nicholson
The only place where people in Manhattan walk for leisure is in the park.
For a privileged minority, Western democracy provides the leisure, the facilities, and the training to seek the truth lying hidden behind the veil of distortion and misrepresentation, ideology and class interest, through which the events of current history are presented to us.
Noam Chomsky
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
Henry David Thoreau
The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.
Laurence J. Peter
Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.
Lord Byron
There’s so much competition for leisure time, more than ever.
Eric Fellner
Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realize the Truth, here and now!
Swami Sivananda
I take pride in taking care of all the housework so that my wife, who works as a designer for Martha Stewart, won’t need to sacrifice any of her leisure time when she gets home.
Said Sayrafiezadeh
Leisure is not synonymous with time. Nor is it a noun. Leisure is a verb. I leisure. You leisure.
Mortimer Adler
In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men’s eyes.
Thorstein Veblen
How to use your leisure time is the biggest problem of a ballplayer.
Branch Rickey
The soul is dyed with the color of its leisure thoughts.
William Inge
I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don’t carry anything around with me – no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it’s too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective – your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else.
Sean Bean
I don’t think a lot of people consider golf a sport. It’s kind of a leisure event. I would like to play. And I’d like to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow.
Jabari Parker
Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes.
James Madison
What with making their way and enjoying what they have won, heroes have no time to think. But the sons of heroes – ah, they have all the necessary leisure.
Aldous Huxley
Leisure time is that five or six hours when you sleep at night.
George Allen, Sr.
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
Dag Hammarskjold
Leisure time is when I’m not at the Booth Theater.
Alice Ripley
Every year I spend one month just sailing, but I still work when I’m on the boat. You never separate work from leisure. A boat is like a magic world, like a little island.
Renzo Piano
Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Adams
I always have this imagination, something I want to use. I don’t understand the idea of leisure time.
Cher Wang
The real tragedy of the Library at Alexandria was not that the incendiaries burned immensely, but that they had neither the leisure nor the taste to discriminate.
Arthur Quiller-Couch
Think of how much time is spent looking and applying for jobs. Some of those who have read my book on the precariat have told me they have applied for thousands of jobs. This is scarcely leisure; it is work.
Guy Standing
August is the month of the high-sailing hawks. The hen hawk is the most noticeable. He likes the haze and calm of these long, warm days. He is a bird of leisure and seems always at his ease. How beautiful and majestic are his movements!
John Burroughs
Artificial creatures date back to the ancient Chinese and Greeks. Renaissance automata were designed primarily to entertain, reflecting the value placed on leisure.
Ken Goldberg
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are alwa

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
Just as there is a wage gap between men and women in the workplace, there is a ‘leisure gap’ between them at home. Most women work one shift in the office or factory and a ‘second shift’ at home.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Most people fill their schedules with work, and leisure only happens when there’s time left over. But it’s impossible to live a rich and full life without doing things that give you joy. Forget about productivity once in a while and give yourself permission to goof off.
Amy Morin
Instead of reading a paper, we now read the news online. Instead of buying books at a store, we buy them on-line. What’s so revolutionary? The Internet has mainly affected our leisure life.
Ha-Joon Chang
Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.
Thomas Hobbes
I travel quite a bit for both bobsled and leisure.
Lauren Gibbs
Live theatre provides a rush you can’t get in film or television. But it is the TV and film work that offers the leisure to go off and do a play.
Raymond Cruz
I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and… I believe in miracles.
Audrey Hepburn
Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
Mortimer Adler
Next to the laborer in the fields, the walker holds the closest relation to the soil; and he holds a closer and more vital relation to nature because he is freer and his mind more at leisure.
John Burroughs
Genealogy is among the fastest-growing leisure pursuits in the U.K. Indeed, the urge to uncover the truth about our ancestors has proved so compelling that, when the 1901 census first went online, the website crashed after a million people logged on within hours of its launch.
Rory Bremner
My hobbies and leisure activities include cars and golf.
Michael Strahan
You can give men food and leisure and amusements and good conditions of work, and still they will remain unsatisfied. You can deny them all these things, and they will not complain so long as they feel that they have something to die for.
Christopher Dawson
My followers consistently engage with my content and rely on my recommendations for making decisions about where they travel or how they spend their leisure time. There’s no space for trolls.
Shenaz Treasury
People want more and more leisure time, which means the freedom to do what they want to do, not what they have to do, and as we get richer and richer, more and more people will be able to afford that.
Robert Fogel
Vacation reading is not a new concept. Ever since the 19th century, when novels were considered relatively sinful indulgences, leisure and fiction-reading have been closely associated.
Michelle Dean
He hath no leisure who useth it not.
George Herbert
I think I need a little break. I’ve got a two-year old. I’ll be part of The Leisure Class for a while.
Lauren Ambrose
I’m never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone.
Scipio Africanus
Watching TV is the most popular leisure activity in Britain. I find that very depressing.
Jeremy Paxman
What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.
George Eastman
Night buses serve not only the leisure economy- pubs, bars, clubs, theatres and concerts- but also hundreds of thousands of night workers.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one’s mind a pleasant place in which to spend one’s leisure.
Sydney J. Harris
Summer is meant to be for travel, for exploration, for leisure, but sometimes budgets and schedules dictate otherwise.
Rumaan Alam
I am in musical theatre, but it isn’t necessarily what I listen to in my leisure time, do you know what I mean?
Patti LuPone
Convent – a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
Ambrose Bierce
‘Success’ is a seductive word. Thousands of books have been written on the subject. They promise money, freedom, leisure, and luxury.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
Benjamin Franklin
We see the sea as this place of leisure and this place, you know, a blue patch on the map to fly over because we all go by plane these days, mostly. And we don’t really see it as a place of industry anymore.
Rose George
Goa is always leisure for me; it’s become my home away from home.
Amyra Dastur
All this time I lived with my parents, and wrought on the plantation; and having had schooling pretty well for a planter, I used to improve myself in winter evenings, and other leisure times.
John Woolman
Our focus going forward is on sectors where the life of

Our focus going forward is on sectors where the life of China’s middle class can be upgraded: health, travel, leisure, education, and the Internet. We call it marrying China’s growth with global resources.
Guo Guangchang
I’m extremely blessed because I travel extensively for my work, but I always try to incorporate a bit of leisure with business.
Linda Gray
I’m somebody from a little tiny town, who had boxed in leisure centres, and my last fight was in Madison Square Garden against one of the greats. What a great way to finish off.
Joe Calzaghe