Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
—Henry David Thoreau
Quality is pride of workmanship.
—W. Edwards Deming
I got my first full-time job, but it's weird. I could swear I was making more money in college, working for my parents as their daughter.
I'm a secretary. On a good day I type ninety-five words per minute; on a bad day I show up drunk in my pajamas.
—Mary Beth Cowan
Personally I have nothing against work, particularly when performed, quietly and unobtrusively, by someone else. I just don't happen to think it's an appropriate subject for an "ethic.
A society that gives to one class all the opportunities for leisure and to another all the burdens of work condemns both classes to spiritual sterility.
I start a picture and I finish it.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
You can't rest on your laurels. Your own body of work is yet to come.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.
You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy.
At least one study of blocked writers has found that they were more productive and more creative when they were essentially forced to write instead of scribbling only when the mood struck them.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.