Quotations About / On: WORK
As information technology restructures the work situation, it abstracts thought from action.
(Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951), U.S. social scientist. In the Age of the Smart Machine, ch. 2 (1988).)
Let us work without theorizing, 'tis the only way to make life endurable.
(Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French philosopher, author. Martin, in Candide, ch. 30 (1759).)
Our work ... is to present things that are as they are.
(Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250), Italian (Sicilian) Holy Roman Emperor. De Arte Venandi cum Avibus (1244-1250).
Prologue to Frederick's work on falconry.)
No longer diverted by other emotions, I work the way a cow grazes.
(Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), German artist. Diaries and Letters, April 1910 entry, ed. Hans Kollwitz (1955).)
The blessing of life as a whole ... can never be found in work.
(Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), U.S. philosopher. The Human Condition, ch. 14 (1958).)
Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity.
(John Lennon (1940-1980), British rock musician. Twenty-Four Hours, BBC-TV (Dec. 15, 1969).)
The pleasantest part of work is having done it.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
One way or another we all work for our vice.
(Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Doc Erwin Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe), The Asphalt Jungle (1950).)
A work of art is an echo chamber which repeats what people say about it.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
Self-reform is the only kind that works.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)