• Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work. Therefore, whenever I see a fly settling, in the decisive moment, on the nose of such a person of affairs; or if he is spattered with mud from a carriage which drives past him in still greater haste; or the drawbridge opens up before him; or a tile falls down and knocks him dead, then I laugh heartily.

    "Either/Or". Book by Søren Kierkegaard, transl. in "Bulletin: Comparative literature series", Nr. 3, Texas University (1912), p. 45, 1843.