We all know one of the most famous work quotes, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." A proverb, it dates to the mid 1600s. Some writers have added to the quote, such as novelist Maria Edgeworth who added a second line, "All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy." We're not sure who Jack is, but a lot of people want to judge him and his work ethic, that's for sure. Work quotes can inspire us to show up to work each day, to quit the job we hate with a passion, to start our own business or to simply leave the working life all together, preferring to be a gypsy or a vagabond, which in truth, can be a lot more work.
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Designer Coco Chanel was a bit of a woman of mystery, creating her own lore based as much out of fiction as fact. What is known is that at the age of 18 she went to work for a local tailor. She gained her name Coco during a stint as a cafe singer in World War I. During the 20s she became the first designer to create loose women's clothing from jersey, up until that time used for men's under garments, not exterior wear. In 1922, she launched her famed Chanel No. 5, then the cardigan jacket three years later and in 1926, the little black dress, which is still a staple of every woman's …
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