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Quotations about Weekends
Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. ~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes (comic strip), 1995 [Calvin]
Why wait for the weekend to have fun ~Loesje, loesje.org
Live for everyday, not just the weekends. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, 1995, collegiate-empowerment.org
The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend. ~Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters, 1999
Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them. ~John Shirley, unverified
There aren't enough days in the weekend. ~Author unknown, as quoted in The Little Book of After Dinner Speeches, Jamie Stokes, ed., Parragon, 2001
Weekends don't pay as well as weekdays but at least there's football. ~S. A. Sachs
* I blinked
Yes, faith, will I, Fridays and Saturdays, and all. ~William Shakespeare, As You Like It, c.1599 [IV, 1, Rosalind]
On weekends my coffee is recreational, as opposed to weekdays when it's medicinal. ~Author unknown
Weekend forecast: mostly drunk with a chance of regret ~Internet meme
Weekend — the frosting on the cupcake of the week. ~Terri Guillemets
Weekend goals: not leaving my bedroom, not leaving my house, not going to a party. My childhood punishments have become my adult goals. ~Internet meme #infj
...Let's make a scientific analysis,
Let's diagnose this Monday paralysis.
Well, you've suffered an overdose of sunburn;
You must blister and peel before you un-burn.
For junk your muscles could all be sold for,
From engaging in games you are now too old for.
You're bloated from a diet of buns and hamburgers,
Chickenburgers, cheeseburgers, nutburgers, clamburgers.
Your hair may be brushed, but your mind's untidy,
You've had about seven hours' sleep since Friday,
No wonder you feel that lost sensation;
You're sunk from a riot of relaxation.
What you do on week ends, you claim to adore it.
But Monday's the day that you suffer for it...
~Ogden Nash, "We'll All Feel Better by Wednesday," Versus, 1949
There is little chance that meteorologists can solve the mysteries of weather until they gain an understanding of the mutual attraction of rain and weekends. ~Arnot Sheppard, unverified
When people ask me what I did over the weekend I always squint and say, "Why, what did you hear?" ~Author unknown
My weekend plans — to move just enough so no one thinks I'm dead. ~Internet meme
Better days are coming. They are called Saturday and Sunday. ~Author unknown
As long as the week-end was a disease of only the rich I restrained myself from saying anything about it. But now that practically everybody in America commences to degenerate every Thursday noon, not to recover until about the following Wednesday evening, I think it is time I took the matter up... Thursday morning is about the only part of the working week that is left... Need I call attention to the Roman Empire, which went to the dogs because it regarded life as a week-end?
Have I convinced everybody that what everybody ought to do is to start out clear-headed and get down to work at eight o'clock every Monday morning and stick to it conscientiously until six o'clock Saturday evening?
Neither will I. ~Don Herold, "The Spread of the Week-End," So Human, 1924
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you can get rid of him on weekends. ~Joan Shawback, c. 1991
WEEKEND. — Light at the end of the tunnel. Extra sleep. Extra fun. Sanity break! ~Terri Guillemets
Men need to get away now and then for longer than just their usual Saturday-to-Monday. ~J. M. Barrie, "Every Man His Own Doctor" [paraphrased —tg]
published 2007 Sep 28
revised Apr 2017, Sep 2021
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