An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
No man ever listened himself out of a job.
Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories - those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.
Well, while I'm here I'll do the work and what's the work? To ease the pain of living. Everything else, drunken dumb show.
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
—William Jennings Bryan
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
God is not dead but alive and well and working on a much less ambitious project.
My work is a game, a very serious game.
—M. C. Escher
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.
Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair.
All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. . . . Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself, and never mind the rest.
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.