Jerome K. Jerome quote about fun from Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow - There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do.
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There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do.
 Jerome K. Jerome, Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886). copy citation

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Author Jerome K. Jerome
Source Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
Topic fun work idleness
Date 1886
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/849/849-h/849-h.htm

Context

“He is not a man who slouches about with his hands in his pockets. On the contrary, his most startling characteristic is that he is always intensely busy.
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
Many years ago, when I was a young man, I was taken very ill—I never could see myself that much was the matter with me, except that I had a beastly cold.” source

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