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->"I thought up the perfect strategy. It's...um...[[SleepyHead Zzz...]]"

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->"I ->''"I thought up the perfect strategy. It's...um...[[SleepyHead Zzz...]]"]]"''

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->"I thought up the perfect strategy. It's...um...[[SleepyHead Zzz...]]"
-->-- '''Sages with the "Idle" personality''', ''VideoGame/Disgaea5AllianceOfVengeance''


'''Peter:''' ''(flattered look)''

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'''Peter:''' ''(flattered look)''look)''\\


->'''Dr. Octavius:''' Parker... Now I remember you. You're Dr. Connors' student. He tells me you're brilliant.\\
'''Peter:''' Thank you, sir!\\
'''Dr. Octavius:''' [[TropeNamers He also tells me you're lazy]].

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->'''Dr. Octavius:''' Parker... Now I remember you. You're Dr. Connors' student. He tells Tells me you're brilliant.\\
'''Peter:''' Thank you, sir!\\
''(flattered look)''
'''Dr. Octavius:''' [[TropeNamers [[BrutalHonesty He also tells me you're lazy]].


->''"Literature/NeroWolfe is investigating the murder of Mrs. Fromm with his accustomed skill, vigor and laziness. He will not rest until he gets the bastard or until bedtime, whichever comes first."''

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->''"Literature/NeroWolfe is investigating the murder of Mrs. Fromm with his accustomed vigor, skill, vigor and laziness. He will not rest until he gets the bastard or until bedtime, whichever comes first."''


->''"Literature/NeroWolfe is investigating the murder of Mrs. Fromm with his accustomed skill, vigor and laziness. He will not rest until he gets the bastard or until bedtime, whichever comes first."

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->''"Literature/NeroWolfe is investigating the murder of Mrs. Fromm with his accustomed skill, vigor and laziness. He will not rest until he gets the bastard or until bedtime, whichever comes first.""''

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->''"Literature/NeroWolfe is investigating the murder of Mrs. Fromm with his accustomed skill, vigor and laziness. He will not rest until he gets the bastard or until bedtime, whichever comes first."
-->-- '''Archie Goodwin''', ''The Golden Spiders''


-->--''[[Literature/TheMeaningOfLiff The Deeper Meaning of Liff]]''

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-->--''[[Literature/TheMeaningOfLiff -->-- ''[[Literature/TheMeaningOfLiff The Deeper Meaning of Liff]]''



-->'''Tony Heaton''', British sculptor and wheelchair user, whose sculptures were major decorations at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London

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-->'''Tony -->-- '''Tony Heaton''', British sculptor and wheelchair user, whose sculptures were major decorations at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London





--> Tony Heaton, British sculptor and wheelchair user, whose sculptures were major decorations at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London

-> ''"I can't help but ponder the frightful headway we'd make if he put that sort of energy into his job."''

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--> Tony Heaton, -->'''Tony Heaton''', British sculptor and wheelchair user, whose sculptures were major decorations at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London

-> ''"I ->''"I can't help but ponder the frightful headway we'd make if he put that sort of energy into his job."''



->'''Rick:''' Well, let me check my list of powers and weaknesses. Ability to do anything But only whenever I want Yeah, that sounds like a job for me.

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->'''Rick:''' Well, let me check my list of powers and weaknesses. Ability to do anything But anything, but only whenever I want want. Yeah, that sounds like a job for me.

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->''"It’s amazing that in 1969 we as a society managed to put a man on the moon and yet we still can’t get a wheelchair user from one railway station to another nearly 50 years later… You have to come to the conclusion that it is a lack of will to create a more accessible world, '''not''' lack of technology or design skills."''
--> Tony Heaton, British sculptor and wheelchair user, whose sculptures were major decorations at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London


-->-- ''Frieza'', ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''

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-->-- ''Frieza'', '''Frieza''', ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''



-->-- ''ComicStrip/ {{Dilbert}}''

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-->-- ''ComicStrip/ {{Dilbert}}''
''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''


-->-- ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender

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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender
Worldender"


->''I have never trained a single day in my life.''
-->--''Frieza'', ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''

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->''I ->''"I have never trained a single day in my life.''
-->--''Frieza'',
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-->-- ''Frieza'',
''Anime/DragonBallSuper''



-->--''Webcomic/ShotgunShuffle''

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-->--''Webcomic/ShotgunShuffle''
-->-- ''Webcomic/ShotgunShuffle''



->''“I think that there is far too much work done in the world, that immense harm is caused by the belief that work is virtuous, and that what needs to be preached in modern industrial countries is quite different from what always has been preached.”''
-->--'''Bertrand Russell'''

->''"Never stand when you can sit, and never sit when you can lie down.”''
-->--'''Winston Churchill''' extolling the virtues of conservation of energy

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->''“I ->''"I think that there is far too much work done in the world, that immense harm is caused by the belief that work is virtuous, and that what needs to be preached in modern industrial countries is quite different from what always has been preached.”''
-->--'''Bertrand
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-->- '''Bertrand
Russell'''

->''"Never stand when you can sit, and never sit when you can lie down.”''
-->--'''Winston
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-->-- '''Winston
Churchill''' extolling the virtues of conservation of energy



-->--'''Creator/GoreVidal''', ''Palimpsest''

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-->--'''Creator/GoreVidal''', -->-- '''Creator/GoreVidal''', ''Palimpsest''



-->--''{{ComicStrip/Dilbert}}''

-> ''He’d felt under tremendous pressure since birth. He was as close to being an übermensch as the law allowed since the Genomic War’s end. There should have been no opportunity denied him, his life a limitless vista of potential. He’d been told this so many times growing up—and had so many times and in so many ways inevitably failed to fulfill his mother’s colossal hubristic expectations for him—that he now lived his life in an indeterminate state between self-reverence and self-loathing (the two faces of self-absorption being close kin). He believed himself a loser who should have been a king. Not that he’d ever really seriously wanted a throne, but he felt guilty for not wanting it. So now he just scribbled some poems and art, partied as damn hard as he could, and said fuck-all to his supposed unfulfilled potential. He was ashamed of all this, even though he figured it was exactly what Fensty liked about him.''

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-->--''{{ComicStrip/Dilbert}}''

-> ''He’d
-->-- ''ComicStrip/ {{Dilbert}}''

->''He’d
felt under tremendous pressure since birth. He was as close to being an übermensch as the law allowed since the Genomic War’s end. There should have been no opportunity denied him, his life a limitless vista of potential. He’d been told this so many times growing up—and had so many times and in so many ways inevitably failed to fulfill his mother’s colossal hubristic expectations for him—that he now lived his life in an indeterminate state between self-reverence and self-loathing (the two faces of self-absorption being close kin). He believed himself a loser who should have been a king. Not that he’d ever really seriously wanted a throne, but he felt guilty for not wanting it. So now he just scribbled some poems and art, partied as damn hard as he could, and said fuck-all to his supposed unfulfilled potential. He was ashamed of all this, even though he figured it was exactly what Fensty liked about him.''



-> "If the art of the detective began and ended in reasoning from an arm-chair, [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter my brother]] would be the greatest criminal agent that ever lived. But he has no ambition and no energy. He will not even go out of his way to verify his own solution, and would rather be considered wrong than take the trouble to prove himself right."

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-> "If ->"If the art of the detective began and ended in reasoning from an arm-chair, [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter my brother]] would be the greatest criminal agent that ever lived. But he has no ambition and no energy. He will not even go out of his way to verify his own solution, and would rather be considered wrong than take the trouble to prove himself right."



-> ''"And it's true that I AM a genius, but... that doesn't mean I wanna work... I just want to live in a care-free and lazy manner, man. To begin with... Why am I the only one who's gotta work? There are more willing guys out there, no?"''

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-> ''"And ->''"And it's true that I AM a genius, but... that doesn't mean I wanna work... I just want to live in a care-free and lazy manner, man. To begin with... Why am I the only one who's gotta work? There are more willing guys out there, no?"''



-> "A lot of work went into my education, a tiny bit of it even mine."

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-> "A ->"A lot of work went into my education, a tiny bit of it even mine."



-->'''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_von_Hammerstein-Equord General Kurt vonHammerstein-Equord]]''', German general and ardent opponent of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, on assigning officers.

-> "I can never get used to the fact that most of the time it looks like you're doing nothing."

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-->'''[[https://en.-->-- '''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_von_Hammerstein-Equord General Kurt vonHammerstein-Equord]]''', German general and ardent opponent of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, on assigning officers.

-> "I ->''"I can never get used to the fact that most of the time it looks like you're doing nothing.""''


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->'''Supernova:''' If I can continue, Rick. I anticipate sophisticated security measures. I trust you can be of service there.
->'''Rick:''' Well, let me check my list of powers and weaknesses. Ability to do anything But only whenever I want Yeah, that sounds like a job for me.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender

->''"And you know how smart he is. He built his first solar surfer when he was eight! And yet he's failing in school..."''
-->-- '''Sarah''' about Jim, ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''

->''"It would be easiest if I went after Shishio myself, but I'd rather not deal with the hassle."''
-->-- '''Seijuro''', ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''

->'''Pike:''' You know that instinct to leap without looking, that was his nature too. And in my opinion it's something Starfleet's lost.
->'''Kirk:''' ''(laughing)'' Why are you talkin' to me, man?
->'''Pike:''' 'Cause I looked up your file while you were drooling on the floor. Your aptitude tests are off the charts, so what is it? You like being the only genius level repeat offender in the Midwest?
->'''Kirk:''' Maybe I love it.
-->-- ''Film/StarTrek''

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-> "I can never get used to the fact that most of the time it looks like you're doing nothing."
-->-- '''Roger''' to Don, ''Series/MadMen''


-->--''Frieza'', ''Anime/{{DragonBallSuper}}''

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-->--''Frieza'', ''Anime/{{DragonBallSuper}}''
''Anime/DragonBallSuper''

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