The Wind in the Willows

Famous 1908 Passage from
The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame

...there is nothing – absolutely nothing
half so much worth doing
as simply messing about in boats.

Simply messing, messing about in boats
or WITH boats.

In or out of ‘em,
it doesn’t matter.

Nothing seems really to matter,
that’s the charm of it.

Whether you get away,
or whether you don’t

whether you arrive at your destination
or whether you reach somewhere else,
or whether you never get anywhere at all,
you’re always busy,
and you never do anything in particular

and when you’ve done it
there’s always something else to do,
and you can do it if you like,
but you’d much better not.