Andrei Tarkovsky on Work

“The great thing is to be free in your work. Of course it’s important to print or exhibit, but if that’s not possible you are still left with the most important thing of all—being able to work without asking anybody’s permission.”

~ Andrei Tarkovsky

Stephen Hawking on Work

“Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.”

~ Stephen Hawking

Philip Larkin on Work

“Why should I let the toad work squat on my life?”

~ Philip Larkin

Augusten Burroughs on Writing

“Writing is like drinking in that it’s a comfort and escape but unlike drinking it leaves behind residue which you (c)an later sell.”

~ Augusten Burroughs

Steven Pressfield on Creativity

“We must do our work for its own sake, not for fortune or attention or applause.”

~ Steven Pressfield