«I am always on the edge of what I am doing. I do everything badly, sloppily, to get it over with so that I can get on to the next thing that I will do badly and sloppily so that I can then do nothing - which I do anxiously, distractedly, wondering all the time if there isn't something else I should be getting on with.»

Geoff Dyer

«At home I am a man, at work I am a machine.»

Amit Kalantri

«Do what you want that works.»

Toba Beta

«Intentions alone amount to nought. It's in action, not inaction that we can become all we can be»

Constance Chuks Friday

«Don’t be lazy. Hard work brings happiness. There is no other time to avoid being a lazy. Take that decision now. Kick laziness out.»

Israelmore Ayivor

«Once again, mules and their attendants would give him company. Often he thought he and the mules had no difference. Both carried other's loads.»

Mahesh Poudyal

«Don’t worry, I’m not quitting. I’ve decided I’m going to stay and»

Devon Rhodes

«Work is tough for everyone but for Kyle Shannon, it's just murder.»

Linda Mickey

«Ambition is a funny thing: it creeps in when you least expect it and keeps you moving, even when you think you want to stay put»

Lena Dunham

«If the least thing goes wrong with a saddle, or clothes, or a boot, you cannot find a soul to make repairs, and the other day a cobbler answered us, 'Yes, that's right, I'm a shoemaker, and sometimes I work, but I'm not in the mood right now.»


«Where people know their work and do it, life has few blank spaces for boredom and they are seldom to be pitied. Where people have not yet found their work, they may be more pitied than those that beg their bread. When a man knows his work and will not do it, pity him more than one who is to be hanged tomorrow.»

George MacDonald

«We know how to work hard. We know how to go for the goal. We know how to achieve, achieve, achieve but we don’t know how to enjoy the journey.»

Suzette Hinton

«The Christian shoemaker does his duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes, because God is interested in good craftsmanship.»

Martin Luther

«Go and get your things,' he said. 'Dreams mean work.»

Paulo Coelho

«This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.»

Alan W. Watts

«Work to become whole enough to love and to be loved.»

Bryant McGill

«It is time someone put in a good word for the petite bourgeoise. Unlike the working class and capitalists, who have never lack for spokespersons, the petite bourgeoise rarely, if ever, speaks for itself.»

James C. Scott

«Like so many others of my tenure and temperament—stubborn ancients, I suppose—web reporting is anathema to everything I love about newspapering: getting a tip, developing leads, fleshing-out the details, then telling the story. Now it stops with the tip. Just verify (hopefully!) and post it. I didn’t write stories anymore; I 'produced content.»

Chris Rose

«Without labor nothing prospers.»


«The Bibbidi Bobbidi Beautiful boutique, the name filled me with dread.»

Jessica Fortunato

«Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.»

Marian Wright Edelman

«By God’s grace and mighty power, we can do great deeds.»

Lailah Gifty Akita

«It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.»

Isaac Asimov

«Life is defined by the lives you touch, and not by the mistakes you've made.»

Chris Burkmenn

«However powerful our technology and complex our corporations, the most remarkable feature of the modern working world may in the end be internal, consisting in an aspect of our mentalities: in the widely held belief that our work should make us happy. All societies have had work at their centre; ours is the first to suggest that it could be something more than a punishment or a penance. Ours is the first to imply that we should seek to work even in the absence of a financial imperative.»

Alain de Botton

«The thing that bound us together at Apple was the ability to make things that were going to change the world. That was very important.»

Steve Jobs

«you are trained for job but you are born to work.Exert then your energy in the right proportion on the most vital matters»

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

«Only by concealing our identities can we shed the masks we have to wear at school, at work, even at home - everywhere there is surveillance, policing, punishment - masks that are increasingly indistinguishable from ourselves.»


«Choose to believe the promise of God over the obstacles of man.»

Chris Burkmenn

«I’m just going to keep plugging away until I find success—or an electrical socket that works. This is the secret to gaining worldly power.»

Jarod Kintz