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"Study the Bible like a soldier on a mission, not a scholar on a sabbatical." - Mark Driscoll

"Just because suddenly you have a sabbatical doesn't mean that the writing occasion comes to you." - Shirley Geok-lin Lim

"An important impression was my father's one Sabbatical year, spent in England and Europe in 1937." - Philip Warren Anderson

"My juices needed restoring. I needed a sabbatical from the record business." - Norman Granz

"We already have a sabbatical system. It's called opposition, and I've had enough of it." - Nigel Lawson

"During my sabbatical, I spent two years not listening to my songs at all." - Ricky Martin

"I don't like to think of it as being fired. Instead, I prefer to think of it as being on indefinite leave with a sabbatical flair." - J Cole

"If in your mind it was possible to take a year's sabbatical from work to reassess your life, what would you do and where would you go?" - David Whyte

"I am on sabbatical as of right now, been too busy to think of about my OWN needs as of late." - Jim Diamond

"I have a vast 'bone pile' of stillborn or abandoned poems along with jottings and wisps from the great beyond that I tend to scan. Sometimes that leads somewhere, and sometimes the Muse is just on sabbatical." - Maxine Kumin

"I have always heard that you need to give yourself a long time to unplug when you do a sabbatical. I unplugged so fast I was a little concerned that I was losing brain capacity." - John Ortberg

"I feel like everybody needs to take a sabbatical and go to Russia and Africa and work in orphanages and really witness true suffering. And then you'll just feel ridiculous for ever complaining about anything. Everybody needs that kind of reality check." - Madonna Ciccone

"In 2004, I took a one year sabbatical to finish my second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns. At the end of that year, I was not done with my book, and had to in effect resign from work. I did. I never went back." - Khaled Hosseini

"I am not a religious person myself, but I did look for nature. I had spent my first sabbatical in New York City. Looked for something different for the second one. Europe and the U.S. didn't really feel enticing because I knew them too well. So Asia it was. The most beautiful landscapes I had seen in Asia were Sri Lanka and Bali." - Stefan Sagmeister

"The build-up of personal and collective debt in America and Europe should have sent warning signals to anyone familiar with the biblical institutions of the Sabbatical and Jubilee years, created specifically because of the danger of people being trapped by debt." - Jonathan Sacks

"Well, I took a sabbatical. I walked away from shooting movies because I couldn't handle the travel. I'm a single parent. I had young kids, and I found that keeping in touch with them from hotel rooms and airports wasn't working for me. So I stopped." - Rick Moranis

"I decided to lock myself in. A forced segregation. Sabbatical. A retreat into myself. My selves. Play hide and go seek in the looking-glass. The mirror angled at the foot of my bed. Twisted reflections bouncing off into infinity. Obsessed with my image, the myriad of distored figurines who danced in front of me in rapid succession, every feature exaggerated, every slight imperfection a new delicacy." - Lydia Lunch

"My wife and I took a sabbatical and we went from Europe to India, where we lived in an ashram for six months and did meditation and yoga vigorously, like from 5:00 in the morning until 10:00 in the night in very austere circumstances. I think then my practice became less superficial, more like the traditional definition of what meditation was: to truly find oneness." - Karan Bajaj



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