"Dear Percival and James,
On an entirely different matter — concerning yours of the 10th, in reference to material sent to you by Mr. Wilkes. I do very much appreciate your eagerness to proceed with this project, proceed perhaps more rapidly than Mr. Wilkes, according to your lights, is allowing. That sort of chomping is a good sign, but it can go too far, you know. A certain amount of eagerness, even impatience, is a good thing; but too much —. You know what I mean?
Academics tend to be quite impatient. Perhaps it comes — you'll excuse me — from having so few demands on your time. I know you are all doing research and the like, but how many hours a week do you actually work, maybe 5? I think it's all that vacant time, that sense of hours stretching out before you with nothing to fill them, that gets on your nerves so. It's understandable, but it's not always the best thing."
– A History of the African American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond