10 Great Quotations from Writers about Work

At first, I thought these great (and interesting) quotes from writers would be about writing. But they are generally about work, that is, work as something different from writing. Robert Frost’s quote captures my experience very well 🙂 What about you? What quote resonates the most for you?

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‘Hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing whatever to do.’ – Oscar Wilde

‘I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.’ – Charles Lamb

‘Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.’ – Samuel Beckett

‘Work is more fun than fun.’ – Noel Coward

‘The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up and does not stop until you get into the office.’ – Robert Frost

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‘I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.’ – Jerome K. Jerome

‘Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.’ – Robert Benchley

‘I don’t do anything. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don’t even do that any more.’

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4 Responses to 10 Great Quotations from Writers about Work

  1. ‘I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.’ Douglas Adams
    ‘If you can’t annoy somebody, there’s little point in writing.’ Kingsley Amis
    ‘As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out’ Mark Twain

    Hope you like these quotes on writing, 1WW 🙂

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  2. These are all great! Thanks for sharing, Marie!

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