Paperwork Quotes

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Darynda Jones
“Paperwork wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for all the paper. And the work.”
Darynda Jones, Fifth Grave Past the Light

Gabrielle Zevin
“I have so much paperwork. I'm afraid my paperwork has paperwork.”
Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

Connie Willis
“Management cares about only one thing. Paperwork. They will forgive almost anything else - cost overruns, gross incompetence, criminal indictments - as long as the paperwork's filled out properly. And in on time.”
Connie Willis, Bellwether

Terry Pratchett
“So much paperwork to read! So much paperwork to push away! So much paperwork to pretend he hadn't received and that might have been eaten by gargoyles.”
Terry Pratchett, Snuff

Joe Orton
“Reading isn't an occupation we encourage among police officers. We try to keep the paperwork down to a minimum.”
Joe Orton, Loot

Ashok  Kallarakkal
“No job is complete until the selfie is posted.”
Ashok Kallarakkal

Jody Cantrell Dyer
“Adoption is the most intentional process on Earth.”
Jody Cantrell Dyer, The Eye of Adoption: The True Story of My Turbulent Wait for a Baby

Emma Straub
“Why bother getting married, going through all the pomp and pageantry, if you didn't think it was going to last? It was far easier to live in sin and not have to deal with the paperwork.”
Emma Straub, Modern Lovers

Jody Cantrell Dyer
“Adoption is a beautiful, burdensome blessing.”
Jody Cantrell Dyer, The Eye of Adoption: The True Story of My Turbulent Wait for a Baby

Yann Martel
“It's a joke in the zoo business, a weary joke, that the paperwork involved in trading a shrew weighs more than an elephant, that the paperwork involved in trading an elephant weighs more than a whale, and that you must never try to trade a whale, never.”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Dating a wo/man with a child is adoption … without the paperwork.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Jody Cantrell Dyer
“No one 'just adopts'.”
Jody Cantrell Dyer, The Eye of Adoption: The True Story of My Turbulent Wait for a Baby

Arthur Slade
“He had hours of paperwork ahead of him. All this paper would one day be the downfall of the Empire.”
Arthur Slade, The Dark Deeps

Laurence J. Peter
“Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status”
Laurence J. Peter

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Life's a book filled on pages
Just awaiting to be written.
Some don't open it for ages,
Maybe afraid of being bitten.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, How to Make a Book

Sara Sheridan
“Vesta was so good with paperwork – you could hand her a file of drab, seemingly dull information and she’d construct a story from it worthy of a novel.
Sara Sheridan, British Bulldog

Sara Sheridan
“The sound of pencils taking notes provided a low scrape and hum, almost like radio interference.”
Sara Sheridan, British Bulldog

Mandy Ashcraft
“Standard procedure; the usual high volume of paperwork required to even sneeze on another planet.”
Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Sometimes he would rather battle a demon from Hell than grapple with the bureaucracy of man.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Vocation of a Gadfly

“Paperwork is the embalming fluid of bureaucracy, maintaining an appearance of life where none exists.”
Robert H. Meltzer

“Professors reduce their office hours—or skip them entirely—and send students to the much cheaper teaching assistants as the efficiency fairies work to preserve more time for faculty to spend doing all the paperwork required by a burgeoning administrator staff that has nothing better to do than to create new paperwork requirements.”
L. Randall Wray

K.L. Mitchell
“There might be no rest for the wicked, but they likely had less paperwork than the virtuous.”
K.L. Mitchell, The Road to Kalazad