Quotations About / On: WORK

  • 31.
    Let's go to work.
    (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.)
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  • 32.
    Working cuts down on both folly and wisdom.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 33.
    I am invigorated by work, wasted by pleasure.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 34.
    Self-reform is the only kind that works.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 35.
    The end crowneth the work.
    (Elizabeth I (1533-1603), British monarch, Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 11, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923).)
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  • 36.
    Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Quoted in Life of Oscar Wilde, ch. 12, Hesketh Pearson (1946).)
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  • 37.
    So your work and you shall reinforce yourself.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 38.
    Evil gains work their punishment.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 326.)
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  • 39.
    An honest man's the noblest work of God.
    (Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. An Essay on Man (Fr. Epistle IV). SeCePo. Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.)
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  • 40.
    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).)
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