Lawrence Pearsall Jacks on Work

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.
— Lawrence Pearsall Jacks

Yes! Yes! Yes!


4 Comments leave a comment below

  1. I absolutely adore this quote and the type of life it refers to. It has spawned a wonderful conversation between me and a friend about the difference between working 9-5 and doing something you love.

  2. I totally agree. Thanks for the quote. It is the Nirvana we all strive for.

  3. I love this quote, but thought it was by James A Michener?