Work Quote

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by mikeonthegreen, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. mikeonthegreen

    Thread Starter Member

    Jan 7, 2007
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    Someone had a quote after there name in a post. In talked about work not being work if you enjoyed it, or something to that effect. If you know it, please share. It was great.
    Thanks!
     
  2. mrmeval

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    Jun 30, 2006
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    All this big deal about white collar crime -- what's WRONG with white collar
    crime? Who enjoys his job today? You? Me? Anybody? The only satisfying
    part of any job is coffee break, lunch hour and quitting time. Years ago
    there was at least the hope of improvement -- eventual promotion -- more
    important jobs to come. Once you can be sold the myth that you may make
    president of the company you'll hardly ever steal stamps. But nobody
    believes he's going to be president anymore. The more people change jobs
    the more they realize that there is a direct connection between working for
    a living and total stupefying boredom. So why NOT take revenge? You're not
    going to find ME knocking a guy because he pads an expense account and his
    home stationery carries the company emblem. Take away crime from the white
    collar worker and you will rob him of his last vestige of job interest.
    -- J. Feiffer

    It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of
    work to do.
    -- Jerome Klapka Jerome
    "I went to a job interview the other day, the guy asked me if I had any
    questions , I said yes, just one, if you're in a car traveling at the
    speed of light and you turn your headlights on, does anything happen?

    He said he couldn't answer that, I told him sorry, but I couldn't work
    for him then.
    -- Steven Wright
     
  3. thingmaker3

    Retired Moderator

    May 16, 2005
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    What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn't have done it. Who was it who said, "Blessed is the man who has found his work"? Whoever it was he had the right idea in his mind. Mark you, he says his work--not somebody else's work. The work that is really a man's own work is play and not work at all. Cursed is the man who has found some other man's work and cannot lose it. When we talk about the great workers of the world we really mean the great players of the world. The fellows who groan and sweat under the weary load of toil that they bear never can hope to do anything great. How can they when their souls are in a ferment of revolt against the employment of their hands and brains? The product of slavery, intellectual or physical, can never be great.
    -Mark Twain

    When you enjoy what you do, its not work
    attributed to Pablo Picasso
     
  4. beenthere

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    Apr 20, 2004
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    "All work is exploitation."

    possibly Marx, but dunno if Karl or Zeppo.
     
  5. beenthere

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    One my wife is considering - "Take this job & shove it!"

    Johnny Paycheck
     
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