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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Noted author and feminist Anais Nin is known primarily for her masterpiece, "Nin's Diary", which brought her lasting fame and critical acceptance. Though many of her peers tried to convince her that her 200 manuscript diary volumes were destroying any chance she had of becoming a published novelist, her diaries actually became the basis of her fiction. Nin began her life as a writer publishing her own books with a press she had borrowed. This led to critic Edmund Wilson to eventually discover her work and help her find a publisher. Nin was heavily involved in the Lost Generation of the…
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