Samuel Dixneuf

Later !

In Picotis on 6 octobre 2010 at 08:28

Quotes of the day, taken from an article of the New Yorker in which procrastination appears to be  « a complex mixture of weakness, ambition, and inner conflict. »

“The prospects of future good, which future years may hold on us, seem at such a moment dull and dubious, and are apt to be slighted, for objects on which the daylight is falling strongly, and showing us in all their freshness just within our grasp.”

Scottish economist John Rae

“Faust complained about having two souls in his breast, but I harbor a whole crowd of them and they quarrel. It is like being in a republic.”

Otto von Bismarck

Anecdote: Victor Hugo would write naked and tell his valet to hide his clothes so that he’d be unable to go outside when he was supposed to be writing.

And the bottom line:

There are « two kinds of procrastination: the kind that is genuinely akratic and the kind that’s telling you that what you’re supposed to be doing has, deep down, no real point. »

Read more: http://nyr.kr/cEzmLv

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