"Doing nothing is a very difficult art," he croaked as I slipped by him, "because you're never really sure when you are done."
Eames: “And so we decide to make a device that will do nothing. But the answer is not as simple as that. What kind of a nothing? You can do nothing in a baroque way. You can do it in a Gothic way. If you are not careful, you will wind up with a kind of hodge-podge nothing, a big splatter of schmaltz. I have no objection to schmaltz per se, so long as it is not derivative schmaltz.”