(Quentin Tarantino (b. 1963), U.S. filmmaker. Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney), in Reservoir Dogs (film) (1992).
The words also appeared as the advertising slogan on original posters of the film on release.)
Work, as we usually think of it, is energy expended for a further end in view; play is energy expended for its own sake, as with children's play, or as manifestation of the end or goal of work, as in "playing" chess or the piano. Play in this sense, then, is the fulfillment of work, the exhibition of what the work has been done for.
(Northrop Frye (1912-1991), Canadian critic. The Great Code: The Bible in Literature, ch. 5, Harcourt Brace (1983).)