Quotation Explorer - 'Occupation'

Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him. - John Burroughs
It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give happiness. - Thomas Jefferson
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen. - Jerome K. Jerome
Book collecting is a full-time occupation, and one wouldn't get far if one took time off for frivolities like reading. - A.N.L. Munby
... if one hasn't been through, as our people mercifully did not go through, the horrors of an occupation by a foreign power, you have no right to pronounce upon what a country does, which has been through all that. - Anthony Eden
Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends. - Truman Capote
Writing is not a profession, occupation or job; it is not a way of life: it is a comprehensive response to life. - Gregory McDonald
When all the kids answered "fireman", "dentist", "mother", "want to marry a rich guy" and "astronaut", mine was "rockstar" when we grow up. Half of that was met. I knew I wouldn't be happy with any other occupation that was not in the entertainment business. - Nona Sebastian
That conversation with the taxi driver suddenly made clear to me the essence of the writer's occupation. We write books because our children aren't interested in us. We address ourselves to an anonymous world because our wives plug their ears when we speak to them. - Milan Kundera
Winter is not a season, it's an occupation. - Sinclair Lewis
Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil. - Hippocrates
Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never! - Edna Ferber
It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life. - Queen Christina
She sewed as she read. For the Vicar considered that sewing was an occupation and that reading was not. He was silent as long as his daughter sewed and when she read he talked. - May Sinclair
To me, comedy is a great occupation because I don't really worry that much about what other people think of me. - Joe Rogan
Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none - Jules Renard
In order to be really good as a librarian, everything counts towards your work, every play you go see, every concert you hear, every trip you take, everything you read, everything you know. I don’t know of another occupation like that. The more you know, the better you’re going to be. - Allen Smith
The way the early Protestants taught on the other hand is that everybody is a full time minister in their various places of work. They went to the extent of saying, your job, profession, occupation is your calling - Sunday Adelaja
The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind. - H. L. Mencken
Writing is such a solitary occupation that it takes a long time to build up a group of professional peers with whom you genuinely identify. - Sara Sheridan
You are not here to verify,instruct yourself, or inform curiosityor carry report. You are here to kneelwhere prayer has been valid. And prayer is more than an order of words, the conscious occupation of the praying mind, or the sound of the voice praying. - T. S. Eliot
No occupation in this world is more trying to soul and body than the care of young children. What patience and wisdom, skill and unlimited love it calls for. God gave the work to mothers and furnished them for it, and they cannot shirk it and be guiltless. - Isabella MacDonald Alden
A human being must have occupation if he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world. - Dorothy L. Sayers
To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture. - Oscar Wilde
Writing is a solitary occupation. - Bernard Cornwell
Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money. - William Lyon Phelps
TRUTH, n. An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance. Discovery of truth is the sole purpose of philosophy, which is the most ancient occupation of the human mind and has a fair prospect of existing with increasing activity to the end of time. - Ambrose Bierce
What am I doing? Tearing myself. My usual occupation at most times. - Charles Dickens
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