quote by Alexander Lowen

Sexuality is not a leisure or part-time activity. It is a way of being.

— Alexander Lowen

Unconventional Leisure Activities quotations

The real dividing line between things we call work and the things we call leisure is that in leisure, however active we may be, we make our own choices and our own decisions. We feel for the time being that our life is our own.


Leisure activities quote So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone
So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

The trouble with the Internet is that it's replacing masturbation as a leisure activity.

Leisure activities quote The activity you're most avoiding contains your biggest opportunity.
The activity you're most avoiding contains your biggest opportunity.
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Low income is related to poorer housing, poorer diet, fewer social amenities, worse working conditions. (...) After adjustment for age, sex, race, smoking, alcohol consumption, sleep habits, leisure-time physical activity, chest pain, diabetes, or cancer, there was still an increase risk of 1.6 for those with inadequate incomes.

I think that it is important to be gregarious, and that friendships are not just a leisure pursuit, that they are an integral part of what it is to be human, and one does better work if one has a circle of friends that is active.

When you master role-playing [gaming], you become immersed in an activity that is peerless among leisure-time pursuits.


Leisure activities quote The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positi
The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.

Anytime you exhaust yourself trying to relax, that's active leisure.

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation, because occupation means pre-occupation; and the pre-occupied person is neither happy nor unhappy, but simply alive and active. That is why it is necessary to happiness that one should be tired.

Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.

Leisure activities quote Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

My hobbies and leisure activities include cars and golf.

People would have more leisure time if it weren't for all the leisure-time activities that use it up.


Leisure may be defined as free activity, labor as compulsory activity.

Leisure does what it likes, labor does what it must, the compulsion being that of Nature, which in these latitudes leaves men no choice between labor and starvation.

Leisure activities quote Everyday has 1440 minutes. Be active for 30!
Everyday has 1440 minutes. Be active for 30!
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I spend a lot of time talking to people who disagree with me - I would go so far as to say that it's my favourite leisure activity.

The most remarkable aspect of the transition we are living through is not so much the passage from want to affluence as the passage from labor to leisure. Leisure contains the future, it is the new horizon. The prospect then is one of unremitting labor to bequeath to future generations a chance of founding a society of leisure that will overcome the demands and compulsions of productive labor so that time may be devoted to creative activities or simply to pleasure and happiness.

One study found that volunteering actually makes people feel they have more time, not less. A good weekend usually involves more than just passive leisure, like spectator sports or binge-watching The Crown. What's more edifying are activities that generate meaning or purpose.

Leisure activities quote Don't mistake activity with achievement.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.

In New York, the principal leisure activity is internal bleeding.


The White House is defending President Obama's sports activities over the past week, saying that everyone needs leisure time. Thanks to these economic policies, 9.5 percent of Americans have all the leisure time they need.

I found the best ideas usually came, not when one was actively striving for them, but when one was in a more relaxed state… I used to take long solitary walks on Sundays, during which I tended to review the current situation in a leisurely way. Such occasions often proved fruitful, even though (or perhaps, because) the primary purpose of the walk was relaxation and not research.

Leisure activities quote Visioning is an ongoing journey, not a one-time activity.
Visioning is an ongoing journey, not a one-time activity.

Economics works great for planning your life when you don't have a work passion, since we tend to assume that your job delivers only money and you trade off job hours with leisure hours. If you think your job will just be a job, pick one that pays well per hour and leaves you some time off, even if the activity of the job is boring.

There are branches of learning and education which we must study merely with a view to leisure spent in intellectual activity, and these are to be valued for their own sake; whereas those kinds of knowledge which are useful in business are to be deemed necessary, and exist for the sake of other things.

I wish you could arrange your life so as to have a little more leisure.

I do not want you to be lazy, but the passive conditions of the mind are quite as valuable as the active conditions.


Leisure activities quote Think that's what attracted me to painting so much. I could create any kind of w
Think that's what attracted me to painting so much. I could create any kind of world that I wanted. Nothing hurts here, no pain, nobody's unhappy, it's a pleasant place. Everything's nice here.

Love can't flourish in a "society" based on money and meaningless work, but rather requires complete economic, as well as personal, freedom, leisure time and the opportunity to engage in intensely absorbing, emotionally satisfying activities which, when shared with those you respect, lead to deep friendship, but which our "society" provides practically no opportunity to engage in.

When leisure is a selfish luxury, its very activity, when it stirs, is apt to be only a kind of indolence taking exercise, that it may the better digest its selfishness.

The purpose of learning to employ every minute properly is to unclutter our hours, deliver us of feverish activity and earn us true leisure.

Leisure activities quote Do Epic Shit!
Do Epic Shit!

And this activity alone would seem to be loved for its own sake;

for nothing arises from it apart from the contemplating, while from practical activities we gain more or less apart from the action. And happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace.

The thoughtful excitement of lonely rambles, of gardening, and of other like occupations, where the mind has leisure to must during the healthful activity of the body, with the fresh and wakeful breezes blowing round it.


Play for young children is not recreation activity, It is not leisure-time activity nor escape activity. Play is thinking time for young children. It is language time. Problem-solving time. It is memory time, planning time, investigating time. It is organization-of-ideas time, when the young child uses his mind and body and his social skills and all his powers in response to the stimuli he has met.

Leisure activities quote I want to be around people that do things. I don't want to be around people anym
I want to be around people that do things. I don't want to be around people anymore that judge o talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.

Amazingly, only 15 percent of U.S. adults engage in regular vigorous physical activity, and 60 percent report getting effectively no exercise at all from regular or sustained leisure time activity.

Many Christians take their time and have leisure enough in their social life (no hurry here). They are leisurely, too, in their professionally activities, at table and recreation (no hurry here either). But isn't it strange how those same Christians find themselves in such a rush and want to hurry the priest, in their anxiety to shorten the time devoted to the most holy sacrifice of the altar?

Leisure consists in all those virtuous activities by which a man grows morally, intellectually, and spiritually. It is that which makes a life worth living.

Leisure activities quote As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism
As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.

Something about her suggested that her leisure activities included wrestling large woodland animals and banging bricks together.


Experience has taught me that those who give their time to the absorbing claims of what is called society, not having leisure to keep up a large acquaintance with the organs of opinion, remain much more ignorant of the general state either of the public mind, or of the active and instructed part of it, than a recluse who reads the newspapers need be.

Companies have long gathered data to break down their customer base into specific segments. Now political parties have become adept at micro-targeting, too, using data on shopping habits, leisure activities, voting histories, charity donations, and so on, in order to pinpoint likely supporters and the type of appeal most likely to win them over.

Frequent worshippers are also significantly more active citizens.

They are more likely to belong to community organizations, especially those concerned with young people, health, arts and leisure, neighborhood and civic groups and professional associations.