My goal is always to get by and get by

Yu Hua: I was deliberately late for two hours on my first day at work at the Cultural Center, and I found myself the first to come to work, and I thought to myself that this was the right place to come.

Wooden Heart: My principles of cultivating my body: one, no work; two, no one cares; three, one person.

Jushenghao: On Monday the soul is like a white mist; on Tuesday it wakes up and turns around, finds that it is still in a cage, and then becomes miserable again.

Russell : One of the symptoms of a near mental breakdown is the belief that one’s work is very important.

Alain de Botton : To work is to be exhausted with dignity.

Ishida Yoshiro : The pleasure of work can at best fill your pockets, but the bitterness of work is something that takes a truck to fill.

Maugham: What do you want to do? I want to loaf around.

Matt Haig: I finally understand why work is so important on earth, it can make you forget loneliness. But for me, loneliness is still inescapable, it’s waiting for me in the office.

Bukowski: That’s how work hooks you: it only gives you enough money to live on, but never enough so that you can escape. How can a person enjoy this kind of bird’s life when you go to work to make a lot of money for someone else, but in the end you have to thank them for giving you a chance to work?

Wilde: I don’t want to make a living, I want to live.

Chekhov: I don’t have any money, but I’m too lazy to earn it. Please send me some money!

Raymond Carver: I’ve never enjoyed working; my goal is always to get by.

“Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should leave some work for tomorrow.”