What is this life if, full of care, / We have no time to stand and stare - W. H. Davies, http://oxford.ly/ZnT6SN
Slowness as a movement is about the idea that to be fast, you first have to be slow and get things right.
The seeming acceleration of just about every facet of modern life seems to be such that if you blink you miss something.
A growing number of people are deciding to opt out, downshift or otherwise "go with the slow" in order to take back their time. There is even a growing slow food movement and a renewed interest in handcraft movements.
Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast - William Shakespeare
We must slow down to a human tempo and we'll begin to have time to listen. As soon as we listen to what's going on, things will begin to take shape by themselves. But for this we have to experience time in a new way - Thomas Merton (d.1968) http://www.gratefulness.org/readings/dsr_merton_recol.htm
We have not heard from our ambassador in Spain for two years. If we do not hear from him this year, let us write him a letter - Thomas Jefferson
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed - Mahatma Gandhi
The way of progress is neither swift nor easy - Marie Curie
The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry - John Jensen
The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon! - John F. Kennedy