If You’re Not In The Mood, You Can’t Do That Stuff Right

“There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.”
― Andrew Jackson

“Let my body dwell in poverty, and my hands be as the hands of the toiler; but let my soul be as a temple of remembrance where the treasures of knowledge enter and the inner sanctuary is hope.”
― George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

“In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced.”
― Robert Sexton

“When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit.”
― Robert Rodríguez, Rebel Without a Crew, or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker With $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player

“Don’t worry, I’m not quitting. I’ve decided I’m going to stay and
make his life a living hell while I run his business into the ground.
–Kim to Abe”
― Devon Rhodes, Silver and Gold

“If I’m working this hard in the morning, I’d prefer it be because my man has woken me up with an eight-inch nudge.”
― Erin McCarthy, Hard and Fast

“Read deeply. Stay open. Continue to wonder.”
― Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

“We spent our lives making livings.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

“If you’re not in
the mood, you can’t do that stuff right.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

“[All the ancient wisdom] tells us that work is necessary to us, as much a part of our condition as mortality; that good work is our salvation and our joy; that shoddy or dishonest or self-serving work is our curse and our doom. We have tried to escape the sweat and sorrow promised in Genesis – only to find that, in order to do so, we must forswear love and excellence, health and joy.”
― Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays