By Adam Savage
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
The gods too are fond of a joke.
The secret to humor is surprise.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
The point about zero is that we do not need to use it in the operation of daily life. No one goes out to buy zero fish.
Night is a more quiet time to work. It aids thought.
It’s a blessing to have work that feels fulfilling.
Air travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.
The amount of money that is in your bank at the time of your death is the extra work you did which wasn’t necessary.
Even the mundane task may have something to teach you – especially if it’s a task you haven’t performed before.
I’ve always been on the business side – running P&L and working with clients.
I was always first in, last out, but not inefficiently.
If you’re not making use of even the most routine assignment to learn something, realize that many of your colleagues and coworkers are.
It’s important to experience as many parts of an organization as you can – because someday, you may have the chance to lead that organization.
Work is the best remedy, both moral and aesthetic.
My parents warned me about the drugs in the streets but never the ones with big brown eyes and a heartbeat.
A man without moustache is like a woman with moustache.