When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime for her more than she is to me?
— Michel de Montaigne

Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television.
Bob Greene pastime quote

Reality is a prison, where one vegetates and always will. All the rest --thought, action --is just a pastime, mental or physical. What counts then, is to come to grips with reality. The rest can go.
— Cesare Pavese

Is suffering so very serious? I have come to doubt it. It may be quite childish, a sort of undignified pastime -- I'm referring to the kind of suffering a man inflicts on a woman or a woman on a man. It's extremely painful. I agree that it's hardly bearable. But I very much fear that this sort of pain deserves no consideration at all. It's no more worthy of respect than old age or illness.
— Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I don't think anybody yet has invented a pastime that's as much fun, or keeps you as young, as a good job.
— pastime quotation by Frederick Hudson Ecker