• If you look at the literature of the 19th century, you get things like Kafka and Dostoevsky, who basically write about feeling bored and alienated. That's because we lost contact with the important things in life like work that you enjoy, or the garden, nature, your family and friends.

    "How To Be Idle: An Interview with Tom Hodgkinson". Interview with Katie Renz, June 8, 2005.