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Laziness Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Laziness

Please enjoy these Laziness Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Laziness may appear attractive,
but work gives satisfaction.
- Anne Frank

Related topics: Motivational Values

I like the word 'indolence'.
It makes my laziness seem classy.
- Bern Williams

I never work just to work.
It's some combination of laziness and self-respect.
- Harold Ramis

Hard work - I mean, does anybody use that term anymore? Laziness doesn't fly.
It's all in the practice.
It does take work and it ain't easy -
but man,
the rewards!
- Susan Powter

 

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things.
There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
- Benjamin Franklin

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man -
the airplane,
the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence,
but speaks volumes about his laziness.
- Mark Kennedy

Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure.
But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
- Robert Half

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I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given.
I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
- Denzel Washington

Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others.
Mind you, it's only mental sloth I object to.
Physical sloth can be heavenly.
- Elizabeth Hurley

My block was due to two overlapping factors:
laziness and lack of discipline.
- Mary Garden

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

Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness;
there is also the success of others.
- Jules Renard

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

Laziness.
Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.
- Ambrose Bierce

Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.
- James Cash Penney

The three chief virtues of a programmer are:
Laziness,
Impatience and Hubris.
- Larry Wall

When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we
tie ourselves into knots of boredom.
- Walter Annenberg

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
- Sam Keen

Periods of wholesome laziness, after days of energetic effort,
will wonderfully tone up the mind and body.
- Grenville Kleiser

Know the true value of time; snatch,
seize,
and enjoy every moment of it.
No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination:
never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.
- Lord Chesterfield

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention.
Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness,
possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
- Agatha Christie

There's much to be said for feeling numb.
Time passes more quickly.
You eat less, and because numbness encourages laziness,
you do fewer things, good or bad, and the world's probably a better place for it.
- Doug Coupland

Much literary criticism comes from people for whom
extreme specialization is a cover for either grave
cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness,
the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

In reality, everyone is good in bed.
Close eyes.
Shutdown brain.
Pause as necessary.
Restart brain.
Open eyes.
What's there to not be good at? Bed is the one place
where laziness is rewarded.
- John Dobbin

The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis,
the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion -
these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work.
But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and
is associated somehow with laziness.
- Jerome Bruner

For example, I was discussing the use of email and
how impersonal it can be,
how people will now email someone across the room rather
than go and talk to them.
But I don't think this is laziness, I think it is a
conscious decision people are making to save time.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable.
However, they who aim at it, and persevere,
will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness
and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
- Lord Chesterfield

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising,
and I smoke.
But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog.
That's all.
- Eva Green

Rules are mostly made to be broken
and are too often for the lazy to hide behind.
- Douglas MacArthur

I'm barely prolific and incredibly lazy.
- Tom Petty

If I have an idea, I write it down, although I usually
carry a little dictation machine with me because I'm too lazy to write.
- Tommy Shaw

I know.
I'm lazy.
But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would
write myself something really special.
Which means I have 'til December, right?
- Catherine O'Hara

It should cause no surprise that anyone so lazy as
myself should be economical to the point of miserliness
with everything he writes.
- Leslie Charteris

The paintings may communicate even better because people
are lazy and they can look at a painting with less
effort than they can read a poem.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Like most people I can be lazy, so it's nice to have
a goal or deadline or reason to work out.
I feel better when I get to exercise,
or when I'm outdoors.
I like to hike, swim and run, and I love to play soccer.
- Viggo Mortensen

You get used to being lazy doing films,
but classical theatre's going to finish me off.
- Michael Gambon

I was born too late for steam trains and a lazy eye
meant I'd never be an astronaut.
- Mark Haddon

It's easier to pick off a fast runner than to pick off a lazy runner.
- Vin Scully

We're both very very lazy, and having someone else
do half the work is very convenient.
- Larry Wachowski

I get quite lazy about cooking because when I come
back from work it is the last thing I want to do,
really is spend loads of time cooking.
- Prince William

Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because
they're lazy and I think editors ought to insist on
more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.
- Ben Bradlee

When you drop your guard in films, the acting process compensates.
You get lazy and you start acting.
- Ben Kingsley

Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.
- Jimmy Lyons

Dr. Johnson was a lazy learned man who liked to think
and talk better than to read or write;
who,
however, wrote much and well, but too often by rote.
- William Hazlitt

I was too lazy to start a whole new story,
so I just stuck a princess into the story I was working on...
and The Princess Diaries was born!
- Meg Cabot

It's okay to be a fat man.
It's prestige and power and all of that.
But fat women are seen as just lazy and stupid and having no self-control.
- Camryn Manheim

I'm lazy but generally task oriented so having a hoop
to jump through means eventually I'll make the effort.
- Thomas Lynch

To be honest with you, a lot of directors can be very lazy.
- Samantha Morton

I think that we give the impression,
to carry on your metaphor,
that we go a little faster than we actually do.
I'm fairly lazy so I'm always interested in slowing down.
- Ashley Judd

I'm a very lazy, stay-at-home kind of girl.
- Jerry Hall

Programmers can be lazy.
- Larry Wall

Everyone's really lazy in L.A.
- Skeet Ulrich

Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great,
but failed potential is the worst.
- Campbell Scott

I don't like Bush.
I don't trust him.
I don't like his record.
He's stupid.
He's lazy.
- Cher

Oh, if I could put some of my reckless spirit into
these discreet cautious lazy men!
- Mary Chesnut

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

Men stop trying after a while and get lazy.
- Leah Remini

We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us,
and of whom we expect some service.
- Bernard de Mandeville

I don't think I could be a foot soldier.
I don't know if I could take orders too good.
I'm a little lazy.
- Benicio Del Toro

God, I'm such a lazy writer - I can't even think up new names.
- Dennis Potter

I'm lazy.
But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and
the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things.
- Lech Walesa

Lazy people tend not to take chances,
but express themselves by tearing down other's work.
- Ann Rule

Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

I haven't really got much get up and go.
I can't believe I'm on the telly.
I'm so lazy.
- Allan Carr

An industrious sinner I much prefer to a lazy saint.
- Sophie Kerr

When we're unemployed, we're called lazy;
when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.
- Jesse Jackson

Because you can be lazy if you don't know the truth.
- Meg White


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