What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance.

Letter (1796-09-18) [Letters of Jane Austen — Brabourne Edition]

My favourite pastime is to let time go by, to have time, to take my time, to waste time, to live out of time / Mon passe-temps favori, c’est laisser passer le temps, avoir du temps, prendre son temps, perdre son temps, vivre à contretemps.  – Françoise Sagan