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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One of the most enduring sex symbols of our time, Marilyn Monroe's career didn't take off until she had made dozen's of B-movies, playing the stereotypical dumb blond. It wasn't until her role in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes followed soon after by How to Marry a Millionaire that Marilyn gained notoriety. Managing her own career, she was never able to break out of comedic roles, though she longed to do drama. Her personal life was as dramatic as her on screen roles, as she courted and married baseball great Joe DiMaggio and then playwright Arthur Miller. Tragically, her career came to an en…
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