Genius Quest: Famous Men Daily Schedule

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By Alexander Mashkov Alexander Mashkov
Alexander Mashkov
Alexander Mashkov 30.05.2020 2 min
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Genius Quest: Famous Men Daily Schedule

Franz Kafka, one of 161 inspiring heroes from Mason Curry’s "Daily Rituals: How Artists Work", wrote in 1912:

“Time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible, then one must try to wriggle through by subtle manoeuvres.”

There are only 24 hours a day. Seems not for our heroes

They managed to do much more for their lives than ordinary people for some reason. Either they had one more hour in their sleeve, or they knew how to manage the twenty-four allotted.

The infographic tells how famous people managed their time.

Without further ado - let's get the Quest for the perfect timetable started!

Gustave Flaubert

The daily schedule at the time of the writing of the Madame Bovary novel in 1851-1856.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Composer. Daily routine in 1822-1827.


Composer. Daily schedule in 1781, Vienna.

"I HAVE already so much to do that I don't know how I am to manage when winter comes"

he wrote to his father once. Not exaggerating as it seems.

Thomas Mann

Writer, Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature for 1929. Daily routine in 1943.

Sigmund Freud

Freud smoked a lot during psychoanalysis. To his seventeen-year-old nephew, who refused a cigarette, Freud instructively said:

"My boy! Smoking is one of the greatest and cheapest enjoyments in life, and if you decide in advance not to smoke, I can only feel sorry for you.”

Immanuel Kant

Philosopher. Daily routine in 1764-1804.

Maya Angelou

Writer and poet. Daily routine in 1983.

Honore de Balzac


Victor Hugo


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Composer. Daily routine in 1885-1893.

Benjamin Franklin

American politician, one of the founders of American statehood. Schedule for 1771.

Every morning, Franklin asked himself,"What good shall I do this day?". At the end of the night, he asked himself, "What good have I done today?"

You. This moment

People tend to simplify complex and ambiguous novels and turn them into short and understandable stories.

After reviewing the schedule of a few famous people, you could see that some preferred to spend 12 hours a day with friends and family, while others happily spent 12 hours working. Some tend to work at night, while others worked at dawn. Despite the completely different daily routines and habits, each of these people undoubtedly managed to do a lot in their life and achieved impressive results.

Create your own productive schedules and habits, and WEEEK is sure to help you with that.

Source: Info We Trust

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