I work hard in social work, public relations, and raising the Grimaldi heirs.
(Princess Grace (1929-1982), Monacan princess; born in America. As quoted in People magazine, p. 97 (July 26, 1993).
The former Grace Kelly was explaining that, though in 1956 she had abandoned her American movie career in order to marry Prince Rainier of Monaco, she was still a worker. The couple had three children.)
Work is a sovereign remedy for all ills, and a man who loves to work will never be unhappy.
(Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842-1911), U.S. chemist and educator. As quoted in The Life of Ellen H. Richards, ch. 3, by Caroline L. Hunt (1912).
Written in an April 10, 1869, letter to her parents when she was a student at Vassar College.)
I was always pretending that I was a poor-working-girl, always forgetting that I was really poor M also a working girl.
(Margaret Anderson (1886-1973), U.S. literary editor and autobiographer. My Thirty Years' War, ch. 1 (1930).
On her first full year in Chicago, as a working woman independent of her parents. Raised in affluence, she was now on her own, living hand-to-mouth as a book reviewer and literary editor.)
Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing.
(Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. humor writer. Quoted in The Algonquin Wits, ed. Robert E. Drennan (1968).
Benchley's own method is also quoted in the book: "I do most of my work sitting down. That's where I shine.")