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  • Seeing the whole and its parts gives me more than mere pleasure in its aesthetic surface and its narrative detail: the whole painting expresses to me a feeling of a joy of life and dolci far niente, which is just as worthy an emotion for art, I'm sure you'll grant, as the darker emotions.

    Boulter’s Lock

  • There was small danger of meeting any one, -- it was not the time for loads of hay and grain, and little else passed that way: the labourers in the fields were seen and heard only at a distance Mr. Linden himself was in as gay and gladsome a mood as the day, -- more lively indeed, and active -- taking the "dolce far" without the "niente;" witnessing what "the year of exile" had been, by his joy in being at home, with June and Mignonette.

    Say and Seal, Volume II

  • Carissima, purtroppo, a me non piacciono per niente i colori.

    ...in which she fails (but also succeeds)

  • (Non mi aspettavo per niente tanto grigio, marrone ...)

    ...in which she fails (but also succeeds)

  • This has nothing, NOTHING, nil, rien, nada, gar nicht, niente, to do with claiming the government ought to be running businesses.

    The Internet and Productivity, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Yet when summer beckons, it is not to the rocky coves of the Amalfi coast or to the endless sandy shores of the Adriatic that they retreat to far niente .

    In Search of a Billionaire's Paradise

  • The opportunity cost for "dolce far niente" or "the joy of doing nothing," runs high.

    Tijana Milosevic: A European Take On The Anomaly Of American Workaholism

  • "La met della vita non la fine della vita", dice la Stone, 51 anni, per niente "scioccata" di posare senza veli alla sua et, anzi si sente "molto meglio oggi che vent'anni fa".

    Sharon Stone in topless su Paris Match

  • "La met della vita non la excellent della vita", dice la Stone, 51 anni, per niente "scioccata" di posare senza veli alla sua et, anzi si sente "molto meglio oggi che vent'anni fa".

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • (Not practical, but after listening to a bunch of Italians in a barbershop explain why we Americans are so stressed out and the Italian concept of 'bel far niente', the beauty of doing nothing, you can't help but entertain the idea.)

    Jenna Busch: Eat Pray Love Review

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