10 Great Quotations from Writers about Work

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Work, work, work: we all have to do it at some point. Oh well. Here are ten fantastic quotes about work, that dreaded but rewarding beast, courtesy of some of the greatest writers who have ever lived. We hope you enjoy these quotes.

‘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


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

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Is writing work?

– This is definitely something to read if you are interested in writing. It touched me, and it made me think. Rather than saving it for an opportune moment in the attention cycle, I decided to reblog it right this minute, because I don’t want to lose it.


What is work? Is writing work? If so, when, or at what point do you earn the right to call yourself a writer?

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