Workaholism Quotes

Quotes tagged as "workaholism" (showing 1-9 of 9)
Charles Bukowski
“We’ve each given the hours of our lives in dull rote jobs for other men’s profit, and have been asked to be grateful for doing that.”
Charles Bukowski, Absence of the Hero

Julia Cameron
“There is a treadmill quality to workaholism.”
Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way

Maureen  Brady
“Many of us learned that keeping busy…kept us at a distance from our feelings...Some of us took the ways we busied ourselves—becoming overachievers & workaholics—as self esteem…But whenever our inner feeling did not match our outer surface, we were doing ourselves a disservice…If stopping to rest meant being barraged with this discrepancy, no wonder we were reluctant to cease our obsessive activity.”
Maureen Brady, Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse

“James Buchanan's niece: "He often worked just for work's sake.”
Bruce Chadwick, 1858: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and the War They Failed to See

Antonella Gambotto-Burke
“For years, I had used these fractured men to justify my cynicism and workaholism, and the grief, insomnia and casual anorexia were no longer of any interest to me.”
Antonella Gambotto-Burke, Mama: Dispatches from the Frontline of Love

Maureen  Brady
“In the grief that comes with recognizing what happened to us, we often feel there is nowhere to turn for solace…We do things to keep it away, such as becoming overly busy or using drugs or alcohol to numb our feelings. When we are caught up in resistance, we do not feel hope, but when we surrender to our sadness fully, hope trickles in.”
Maureen Brady, Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse

Antonella Gambotto-Burke
“For years, I worked seven-day weeks, through birthdays and most public holidays, Christmases and New Year’s Eves included. I worked mornings and afternoons, resuming work after dinner. I remember feeling as if life were a protracted exercise in pulling myself out of a well by a rope, and that rope was work.”
Antonella Gambotto-Burke, Mama: Dispatches from the Frontline of Love

Tim Challies
“Remember your created limits. So much of workaholism is a defiance of the physical limitations that God our creator has imposed upon us.”
Tim Challies

“Everyone has a need to feel a sense of self-worth and self-actualization – that he or she believes his or her existence is meaningful. Unfortunately, the Industrial Revolution wrongfully instilled a social norm that self-worth should primarily come from work ethic – if you work hard, you will be rewarded. But because of AI, jobs based on repetitive tasks will soon be gone forever.

We need to redefine the idea of work ethic for the new workforce paradigm. The importance of a job should not be solely dependent on its economic value but should also be measured by what it adds to society. We should also reassess our notion that longer work hours are the best way to achieve success and should remove the stigma associated with service professions.”
Kai-Fu Lee

All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote