Quotation Explorer - 'Pastime'

PASTIME, n. A device for promoting dejection. Gentle exercise for intellectual debility. - Ambrose Bierce
Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know,Are a substantial world, both pure and good:Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood,Our pastime and our happiness will grow. - William Wordsworth
And if our book consumption remains as low as it has been, at least let us admit that it is because reading is a less exciting pastime than going to the dogs, the pictures or the pub, and not because books, whether bought or borrowed, are too expensive. - George Orwell
Smiling is a glorious pastime and should be encouraged - try it! - CL Bennett
I just there for two days and that thought of what last words I could say to the firing squad. As good a pastime as any. - Ayn Rand
Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people. - Robert Benchley
I write because I must. It's not a choice or a pastime, it's an unyeilding calling and my passion. - Elizabeth Reyes
…is postmodernity the pastime of an old man who scrounges in the garbage-heap of finality looking for leftovers, who brandishes unconsciousnesses, lapses, limits, confines, goulags, parataxes, non-senses, or paradoxes, and who turns this into the glory of his novelty, into his promise of change? - Jean-François Lyotard
For my whole life, my favorite activity was reading. It's not the most social pastime. - Audrey Hepburn
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