I believe in maniacs.

I believe in maniacs. I believe in type As. I believe that you’ve got to love your work so much that it is all you want to do. I believe you must betray your mistress for your work, you betray your wife for your work; I believe that she must betray you for her work. I believe that work is the one thing in the world that never betrays you, that lasts. If I were going to be a politician, if I were going to be a scientist, I would do it every day. I wouldn’t wait for Monday. I don’t believe in weekends. If you’re headed for a life that’s only involved with making money and that you hope for satisfaction somewhere else, you’re headed for a lot of trouble. And whatever replaces vodka when you’re 45 is what you’re going to be doing.

Richard Avedon – 1988

Avedon just about sums up what ‘passion for your work’ really means. Of course he was lucky and actually got to do what he loved, but I hope that everyone has some kind of passion or obsession that they pursue, so the everyday doesn’t degenerate into the mundane.

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~ by robinlam on October 30, 2009.

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