Multitasking: a quote

A quote for the day:


There is time enough for everything in the course of the day, if you do but one thing at once, but there is not time enough in the year, if you will do two things at a time.

— Lord Chesterfield, in a letter to his son, c. 1740

3 Responses to Multitasking: a quote

  1. I knew it! Multitasking is not a modern disease! Here’s another good one:

    “Try as you will, you get behind in the race, in spite of yourself. It’s an incessant strain to keep pace… And still you lose ground. Science empties its discoveries on you so fast that you stagger beneath them in hopeless bewilderment… Everything is high pressure. Human nature can’t endure much more.”

    A quotation from last week’s newspaper? No. This ran in the Atlantic Journal on June 16, 1833.

  2. Great quotes – I’m currently reading “Mary” by Janis Cooke Newman which is a novel describing Mary Lincoln’s battle with insanity after Pres. Lincoln’s death. The “pace of life” is mentioned several times as a stress on society – added stress for women because we “have smaller nervous systems so they overload more easily” – wonder how we got suckered into “Multi-Tasking” (probably ‘cos its a good name :-)) Enjoyed the conference – have lots to go through today. Joy Perkins

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