Surely life, if it be not long, is tedious, since we are forced to call in the assistance of so many trifles to rid us of our time, of that time which never can return.
We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations - we're doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.
Once a year, go someplace you've never been before
In love there are no vacations. No such thing. Love has to be lived fully with its boredom and all that.
No one needs a vacation more than the person who just had one.
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.
My goal is to create a life I don't need a vacation from.
If some people didn't tell you, you'd never know they'd been away on a vacation.
Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.
The rainy days a man saves for usually seem to arrive during his vacation.
I'm in love with cities I've never been to.
I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
The true secret in being a hero lies in knowing the order of things.
The swineherd cannot already be wed to the princess when he embarks on his adventures, nor can the boy knock on the witch's door when she is already away on vacation. The wicked uncle cannot be found out and foiled before he does something wicked. Things must happen when it is time for them to happen. Quests may not simply be abandoned; prophecies may not be left to rot like unpicked fruit; unicorns may go unrescued for a very long time, but not forever. The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.
Year by year we are learning that in this restless, strenuous American life of ours vacations are essential.
Laughter is an instant vacation.
I never know what South Carolina thinks of a measure.
I never consult her. I act to the best of my judgment, and according to my conscience. If she approves, well and good. If she does not, or wishes any one to take my place, I am ready to vacate. We are even.
A vacation should be just long enough that you're boss misses you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you.
With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.
I envy people who can just look at a sunset.
I wonder how you can shoot it. There is nothing more grotesque to me than a vacation.
Where is Hollywood located? Chiefly between the ears.
In that part of the American brain lately vacated by God.
For one mother, joy is the quiet pleasure found in gently rubbing shampoo into her young child's hair. For another woman it's taking a long walk alone, while for yet another it's reviling in a much -- anticipated vacation.
For a while we pondered whether to take a vacation or get a divorce.
We decided that a trip to Bermuda is over in two weeks, but a divorce is something you always have.
Holidays are in no sense an alternative to the congestion and bustle of cities and work. Quite the contrary. People look to escape into an intensification of the conditions of ordinary life, into a deliberate aggravation of those conditions: further from nature, nearer to artifice, to abstraction, to total pollution, to well above average levels of stress, pressure, concentration and monotony -- this is the ideal of popular entertainment. No one is interested in overcoming alienation; the point is to plunge into it to the point of ecstasy. That is what holidays are for.
To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.