Quotations About / On: WORK
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.
(Robert Wilson (b. 1941), U.S. theater director, designer. Quoted in International Herald Tribune (Paris, May 22, 1990).)
Self-reform is the only kind that works.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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).)
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).)
The pleasantest part of work is having done it.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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 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).)
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).)
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.)
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).)