quotations about vacations
A vacation is like love: anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia.
EVAN ESAR, 20,000 Quips and Quotes
Vacations are seen as an antidote to work. They are medicine, a remedy for counteracting the effects of labor.... Vacations allow us to be away from the job, to change the patterns of our day, to alter our routine, to reconfigure our actions and habits, to rediscover ourselves.
AL GINI, The Importance of Being Lazy
Vacations are necessities, not luxuries.
LINDA BLOOM, 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married
A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking.
EARL WILSON, attributed, America's Vacation Deficit Disorder
A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it.
ROBERT ORBEN, attributed, Reader's Digest, 1993
A man doesn't have vacation problems: his boss tells him when to take them, and his wife tells him where.
EVAN ESAR, 20,000 Quips and Quotes
No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
ELBERT HUBBARD, Philistine: A Periodical of Protest, 1905
Few vacations are as gratifying as those devoted to personal growth.
PAT KOCH THALER, New York Magazine, April 24, 1978
A vacation should be just long enough for the boss to miss you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you.
JACOB MORTON BRAUDE, Complete Speaker's and Toastmaster's Library
Vacations are your best chance in the year to get in some real living, to get out of the job-as-life box, off automatic pilot, and rediscover your passions, enthusiasms, friends, family, and the vitality of partaking in the world outside career brainlock. Social scientists have found that leisure experiences increase positive mood, act as a buffer against life's setbacks, and open the door to the best times of our lives.
JOHN DE GRAAF, Take Back Your Time
Vacations interfere with momentum.
DANIEL KIRSCHENBAUM, The 9 Truths About Weight Loss
Laughter is an instant vacation.
MILTON BERLE, attributed, The Educator's Book of Quotes
Using a camera appeases the anxiety which the work-driven feel about not working when they are on vacation and supposed to be having fun. They have something to do that is like a friendly imitation of work: they can take pictures.
SUSAN SONTAG, On Photography
The best thing about a vacation is planning it.
ANDREW A. ROONEY, Years of Minutes
A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work.
MORRIS FISHBEIN, attributed, The Little Blue Book of Travel Wisdom
We all dream of far away.
I have never believed that vacations are luxuries. They are our necessities--just like shelter, clothes, and food, they make us feel like humans and not like animals that care only for survival.
ALEXANDER BABINETS, Gym Bag Books: Prevail Over Yourself Achieving a Balanced and Healthy Life
Blessed be the man who invented vacations! Deeply as I am interested in education, much as I am attached to the young men whom Providence places under my instruction, and much as I find of interest in the sciences which it falls to my lot to teach, yet the annual return of the Summer vacation is always expected with pleasure and hailed with welcome.
LAWRENCE LARRABEE, The Ladies' Repository, December 1851
Vacations are fine, for a while. But they aren't real living. To be put into a facility where you have no purpose for being is completely unnatural and deadly to the spirit and body.
ANTHONY GIFFORD, letter to the editor, The Kingston Whig-Standard, April 20, 2017
I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
PHILIP JOHNSON, Esquire, December 1980