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In a small town being neighborly is essential and every local job is vital.
- Sign

El que tiene tienda que la atienda, o si no que la venda. (Who has a store tends to it. If not, they sell it.)
- Mexican proverb

Try this career choice standard on for size. Will this choice allow me to spend the greatest amount of time
Absorbed in activities and relationships that fill me up
While surrounding myself with people I cannot get enough of, and
Earning enough to live comfortably in the world?
- Jonathan Fields, Firefly Manifesto Remixed

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
- Buddha

I don't like work, but I like what is in work -- the chance to find yourself.
- Joseph Conrad

When an apprentice gets hurt, or complains of being tired, the workmen have this fine expression: 'It is the trade entering his body.'
- Simone Weil, Waiting for God

The harder I work, the luckier I get.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Give the hardest job to the laziest person and they'll find the easiest way to do it.
- Popular expression

Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas.
- Paula Poundstone

The main mistake made by pro-tourist planners is that they see tourism only in traditional economic terms as a new kind of industry.
- Dean MacCannell

Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

No quieran ensuciar sus manos.
- Conversation

She does not know how to work in real time.
- Conversation

Costa Ricans are lazy. We Salvadorans cut down our forests years ago.
- El Salvadoran housekeeper in Costa Rica (1990)

Today's management requires the skill of motivating over-worked and under-paid staff.
- Jon Clark (2005)

Resumes should include the jobs not taken.
- Conversation

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.
- Roger von Oech

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

But the emperor has nothing on at all!
- Hans Christian Andersen

I'm not sure if I have a bike in my office or if I work in my garage.
- Conversation

Work backwards. Start with your goal and figure out how you get there.
- Conversation

Wealth still failed to impress him; the purpose of money was to purchase one's freedom to pursue that which was useful and interesting.
- Benjamin Franklin

We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit playing.
- Benjamin Franklin

The noblest art is that of making others happy.
- P.T. Barnum

How beautiful it is to do nothing and then rest afterwards.
- Spanish Proverb

We didn't all get into music for a job! We got into music to avoid a job ... and get lots of girls.
- Paul McCartney

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius.
- Michelangelo

How can there be so much unemployment in a world where so much work needs to be done?
- Matthew Fox, Original Blessing

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
- Pablo Picasso

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
- Pablo Picasso

You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus.
- Mark Twain

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
- Winston Churchill

Let the beauty you love be what you do
- Rumi

The guides who have been trained couldn't find work in tourism so they left. One is working in the United States. Another guide works at the water plant.
- Tourism official, Mexico

It has been the larger organizations (international, bilateral, and large non-profits) who have hired me as an ecotourism consultant, not the communities themselves. I can imagine that there are many of us on the consulting side who would love to have the external funding to work with a community over a longer period of time to inform, learn and maybe even join the community and participate in its future. But there are few sources of funding. The scale of operations and the profit margins at the community level are pretty small, so I don't expect that to change any time soon. One obstacle to consulting at the community level is identifying the entity that will hire, supervise, and pay the consultant. Many community efforts are really collections of several separate small-scale entrepreneurs. There may not be a community chamber of commerce or tourism association with a budget for hiring consultants at the startup phase.
- John Shores (2005, Re-Imagining Ecotourism in the Americas Conference)

I was dreamin' when I wrote this. Forgive me if it goes astray.
- Prince

Many people would see the 70s as a critical decade in changing cricket almost from a civilised pastime, a leisuretime occupation, to when it really became professional. People stopped playing cricket on Saturdays away from their work, and they started to go to work at cricket. Do you think commercialisation of the sport has changed some of the civilities within it?
- Mick O'Regan, Sports Factor



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