I feel a lot more comfortable being me these days. I'm constantly told that my work is good. A lot of fans and a lot of other artists say my songs and albums mean a lot to them. Isn't that what's important?
You can't really praise somebody's work and then criticize the process.
You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid, monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid, and monotonous.
A [typical] worker is a part-time slave.
I've just been working hard, trying to get some good stuff to come out.
The best antidote to worry, I have always believed, is work and more work.
Liberals state that many teenagers would rather sell crack for $100 an hour than to flip hamburgers for a minimum wage. Using the same liberal logic, you might think it would make more sense for the average middle-class worker to rob banks rather than work a forty-hour week? The reason why most people, rich and poor, do not commit crimes because they know it is wrong to do so.
Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.
I'm far from being god, but I work god damn hard.
The first and the best victory is to conquer self.
We must infer that all things are produced more plentifully and easily and of a better quality when one man does one thing which is natural to him and does it at the right time, and leaves other things.
Much sleep is not required by nature, either for our souls or bodies, or for the action in which they are concerned.
Jobs are a part of life. Maybe you've heard of the concept. It's called work? See, what happens is that you suffer through doing annoying and humiliating things until you get paid not enough money. Like those Japanese game shows, only without all the glory.
Nothing is harder to resist than a bit of flattery.
Who am I to tamper with a masterpiece?
It is always with the best intentions that the worst work is done.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
To toil for a hard master is bitter, but to have no master to toil for is more bitter still.
He rides in the row at ten o clock in the morning, goes to the Opera three times a week, changes his clothes at least five times a day, and dines out every night of the season. You don't call that leading an idle life, do you?
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
When both a speaker and an audience are confused, the speech is profound.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
I have always been of the opinion that hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing whatever to do.
Punctuality is the thief of time
One must have some sort of occupation nowadays. If I hadn't my debts I shouldn't have anything to think about.
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
There is something tragic about the enormous number of young men there are in England at the present moment who start life with perfect profiles, and end by adopting some useful profession.
I love the market, it is my work, my play and my life.
We are free when our actions emanate from our total personality, when they express it, when they resemble it in the indefinable way a work of art sometimes does the artist.
Being a philosopher, I have a problem for every solution.