Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Quotes: Work. World.

Some work is the murder of bright hours of the day.
Work 161 “I do think that it is the doom laid upon me, of murdering so many of the brightest hours of the day at that unblest Custom House....” Mellow, Hawthorne in His Times.

The belief that work must be joyful to be an element in success.
Work 60 The habit of joyful hard work, one ingredient of the cult of success, had always beguiled The Saturday Evening Post, which built its circulation…upon continual publication of updated Alger stories. Blum, V Was for Victory.

People who work from sunrise to sunset are the living dead, without feelings or dreams.
Work 29 Where people toil from sunrise to sunset for a bare living, they nurse no grievance and dream no dreams. Hoffer, The True Believer

When things are so bad that there seems to be no way out, I work.
Work 127 “Uncle Bob, when things get so bad that there isn’t any way out, what do you do then?”… “Mr. Fitzgerald,” he said, “when things get thataway I wuks.” F. Scott Fitzgerald on Writing.

All effort, including Scrabble, is work.
Work 113 Arthur Koestler: not wasting time because it’s an effort [and] everything which is an effort is virtuous, is work, and is worth doing. Plimpton, ed. The Writer’s Chapbook

Working in big corporations is working under the tyranny of fear.
Work 32 …that nearly all men, working in a large American concern, did their daily work under the tyranny of fear. Sevareid, Not So Wild a Dream.

World 306 The open-ended, unpredictable. Eiseley, The Star Thrower.

The age of nationalism is over; the world of interdependence is here.
World affairs 810 JFK: “The age of self-sufficient nationalism is over; the age of interdependence is here….” Schlesinger, A Thousand Days.

We are striving to achieve a world that is safe for diversity.
World goal 606 JFK: “…a world made safe for diversity.” Sorenson, Kennedy.

Each nation should strive to achieve its future without interfering in the future of others.
World goal 844 JFK: “…let each nation choose its own future, so long as that choice does not interfere with the choices of others.” Sorenson, Kennedy.

We all inhabit this planet and we are all mortal and therefore we need to get along together.
World peace 844 JFK: “For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is the fact that we all inhabit this planet…all breathe the same air…all cherish our children’s future…we are all mortal. Sorenson, Kennedy.

With the loss of the Titanic came a change in the attitude of the world.
World Titanic 270 You’ve got to go back, Si, because...the sinking of the Titanic seems to have been an event that changed the course of the world...even more than the loss of the people who went down with her was an attitude lost with it...a kind of big bang that changed everything. Finney, From Time to Time.

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