Quotations About / On:
Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing.
(Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. humor writer. Quoted in The Algonquin Wits, ed. Robert E. Drennan (1968).
Benchley's own method is also quoted in the book: "I do most of my work sitting down. That's where I shine.")
The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists.
(Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Art and Letters," Afterthoughts (1931).)
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
(Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), U.S. author. One Thousand and One Epigrams (1911).)
The country needs the political work of women to-day as much as it has ever needed woman in any other work at any other time.
(J. Ellen Foster (1840-1910), U.S. attorney, temperance activist, and suffragist. What America Owes to Women, ch. 33 (1893).)
Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work ... a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.
(Barbra Streisand (b. 1942), U.S. entertainer and moviemaker. As quoted in People magazine, pp. 67-68 (May 31, 1993).)
And this is the final meaning of work: the extension of human consciousness. The lesser meaning of work is the achieving of self-preservation.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. "Study of Thomas Hardy," Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence, p. 430, Viking Press (1936).)
Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work.
(Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 6 (1983).)
Where the whole man is involved there is no work. Work begins with the division of labor.
(Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), Canadian communications theorist. Understanding Media, ch. 14 (1964).)
The things women find rewarding about work are, by and large ,the same things that men find rewarding and include both the inherent nature of the work and the social relationships.
(Grace Baruch (20th century), U.S. developmental psychologist, Rosalind Barnett (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist, and Caryl Rivers (20th century), U.S. journalist. Life Prints, ch. 6 (1983).)
For dawn takes away a third part of your work, and advances a man on his journey, and advances him in his work.
(Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 578.)