I was always pretending that I was a poor-working-girl, always forgetting that I was really poor M also a working girl.
(Margaret Anderson (1886-1973), U.S. literary editor and autobiographer. My Thirty Years' War, ch. 1 (1930).
On her first full year in Chicago, as a working woman independent of her parents. Raised in affluence, she was now on her own, living hand-to-mouth as a book reviewer and literary editor.)
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.")