"Robert Maynard Hutchins used to quip that he got his exercise being pallbearer for his athletic friends.
"Mortimer Adler, the philosopher laureate of Aspen, had the same mindset. During an interview I did with him in the late 1980s, Adler described his process for writing a book: He wrote a chapter a day until it was done. Adler said he worked from 5 to 11 a.m. and then rested.
"When I asked how he rested, suggesting that he might go for a stroll in the West End, where he was living, he raised his eyebrows and humphed: 'I wouldn’t walk across the street if I didn’t have to.' ..."
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