Work without love is slavery.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on>
I'd rather be a failure at something I love than successful at something I hate.
My mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll end up as the pope.' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
Passion will move men beyond themselves, beyond their shortcomings, beyond their failures.
Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.
Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else.
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.