When One Door Closes Another Opens

“If you can show people how to build castles, make sure you do not neglect building and nurturing your own.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

 

“My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four

 

“I now have anti-bodies to assholes after working for so many.”
― Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading
“(Georgie) Two hundred years later and it’s exactly the same thing. You want to spend every single moment with your children and still have a fulfilling life at work.”
― Nancy Woodruff, My Wife’s Affair
“I was very lucky to be offered a lovely piece of property to build a career on. I started building a house on it, but it wasn’t necessarily a house I would want to live in. So I ripped down that house, and I worked with these great lumberjacks to build a really cool cabin—a place I want to drink whiskey in and hang out until the sun rises.”
― Vanessa Carlton
“God help me, he thought. God help all us poor wretches who could create and find we must lose our hearts for it because we cannot afford to spend our time at it. (“Mad House”)”
― Richard Matheson, Collected Stories, Vol. 1
“Yet for quixotic reasons–namely, that I enjoyed writing obits–I had decided to scale back on articles about city life in order to write exclusively about the city’s dead. For even less money. It was a strange and inexplicable career move.”
― Avi Steinberg, Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian
“It’s not that I want to work for Williams-Sonoma, per se, it’s just that you guys have the money and I don’t.”
― FAXBoy
“Once lay down the rule that the job comes first and you throw that job open to every individual, man or woman, fat or thin, tall or short, ugly or beautiful, who is able to do that job better than the rest of the world.”
― Dorothy L. Sayers, Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society
“When one door closes another opens but all too often there is a long hallway in between. ”
― Rick Jarow, The Ultimate Anti-Career Guide: The Inner Path to Finding Your Work in the World

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