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Need a little inspiration for your vacation this Labor Day? Here are my favorite “take some time off and relax” paintings paired with a few of my favorite quotes

Happy Labor Day everyone!

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug if for a few minutes… Including you.” Anne Lamott

Noon: Rest from Work (after Millet) by Vincent Van Gogh at the Musee d’Orsay

“Each person deserves a day in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” Maya Angelou

London National Gallery Top 20 17 Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Boating On the Seine
The Skiff by Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the National Gallery in London

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Plato

At the Moulin Rouge, the Dance by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men. Roald Dahl

Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch at the Prado in Madrid

“I loafe and invite my soul.” Walt Whitman

Boy Resting by Paul Cezanne at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One is not reading them.” Ray Bradbury

Girl in a Hammock by Winslow Homer
Girl in a Hammock by Winslow Homer