Who says you can’t start thinking about your weekend just a little bit early? Here are some quotes from some great characters and authors that will help you make the final push Thursday/Friday push.
1. “So I know I am right not to settle, but it doesn’t make me feel better as my friends pair off and I stay home on Friday night with a bottle of wine and make myself an extravagant meal and tell myself, This is perfect, as if I’m the one dating me.
–– from Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2. “ In a lifetime of hearing people celebrate weekends, she finally saw what all the fuss was about. By no means did her workload cease on Saturday, but it did shift gears. If her kids wanted to pull everything out of the laundry basket to make a bird’s nest and sit in it, fine. Dellarobia could even sit in there with them and incubate, if she so desired. Household chores no longer called her name exclusively. She had an income. She’d never before understood how much her life in this little house had felt to her like confinement in a sinking vehicle after driving off a bridge. … To open a hatch and swim away felt miraculous. Working outside the home took her about fifty yards from her kitchen, which was far enough. She couldn’t see the dishes in the sink.”
—from Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
3. “Let’s just try to have a marvelous time this weekend. I mean not try to analyze everything to death for once, if possible. Especially me.”
— from Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
4. “Oh, I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions, and a book that will stop time, lift me out of my quotidian existence and alter my thinking forever.”