Quotations About / On: WORK

  • 71.
    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).)
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  • 72.
    Self-reform is the only kind that works.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 73.
    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).)
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  • 74.
    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).)
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  • 75.
    The pleasantest part of work is having done it.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 76.
    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).)
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  • 77.
    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).)
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  • 78.
    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).)
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  • 79.
    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.)
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  • 80.
    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).)
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