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Random quote of the day:

“True heroism is minutes, hours, weeks, year upon year of the quiet, precise, judicious exercise of probity and care—with no one there to see or cheer. This is the world. Just you and the job, at your desk.”

—David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

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Random quote of the day:

“Much of the message that I try to put across to students is that they have to figure out what they really like to do and find a way to do that as an adult for their jobs. A lot of people have jobs they don’t like, and it makes for very unhappy people. So I tell them if you like to write, or run around, or dig in the dirt, then find a job that will allow you to do that, and you’ll be happy.”

—Kadir Nelson, TeachingBooks.net, September 7, 2010

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Random quote of the day:

“If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star, you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.”

—Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men

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Random quote of the day:

“Many men would take the death-sentence without a whimper, to escape the life-sentence which fate carries in her other hand.”

—T. E. Lawrence, The Mint

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Random quote of the day:

“I am trying to show the world we are all human beings, that color is not important, that what is important is the quality of our work, of a culture in which the young are not afraid to take chances and can hold onto their values and self-esteem, especially in the arts and in dance. That’s what it’s all about to me.”

—Alvin Ailey, AlvinAiley.org

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Random quote of the day:

“I actually appreciate folks who are looking for ways to address racism in their industries by deleting episodes, renaming things, changing vocabulary, etc. But friends, if you’re looking for racism in your industry look at how employees are hired and treated. That’s where it is.”

—Akilah Green, Twitter, June 28, 2020

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Random quote of the day:

“Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.”

—Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

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Random quote of the day:

“Work is the only practical consolation for having been born.”

—Miguel de Unamuno, The Tragic Sense of Life in Men and Nations (tr. Anthony Kerrigan)

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Random quote of the day:

“There have been plenty of self-destructive rebel-angel novelists over the years, but writing is about getting your work done and getting your work done every day. If you want to write novels, they take a long time, and they’re big, and they have a lot of words in them.”

—Michael Chabon, interview, Rolling Stone, September 27, 2001

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Random quote of the day:

“Work is a bleak redeemer, but it does redeem; it tires the flesh so that can’t tease the spirit.”

—Emily Dickinson, letter to Mary (Mrs. Samuel) Bowles, January 1878

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