Do What You Love Quotes

Here’s a few of my favourite do what you love quotes. ‘They’ say if you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life. ‘Work’ to many is slavery when it’s not something you’re passionate about..

Work without love is slavery. ― Mother Teresa

Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. — Malcolm Gladwell

What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. — Bob Dylan

I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. – George Burns

If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. – Katherine Hepburn

I learned many, many lessons from my father, but not least of which is that you can fail at something you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance doing what you love. – Jim Carrey

You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid, monotonous work, chances are you’ll end up boring, stupid, and monotonous.– Bob Black

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More Do What You Love Quotes

Do what you love quotes often mention achievement as a running theme.

You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. 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. — Steve Jobs

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. — Steve Jobs

When you’re following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves. – Shakti Gawain

The people who make it to the top — whether they’re musicians, or great chefs, or corporate honchos — are addicted to their calling … [they] are the ones who’d be doing whatever it is they love, even if they weren’t being paid. — Quincy Jones

Whatever you make, base it upon that which is most important to you. Only then will it have depth and meaning, and only then will it resonate with others. ― Christopher Paolini

Passion For Doing What You Love

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Do what you love quotes have a common theme about passion too.

There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. — Nelson Mandela

Rest in reason; move in passion — Khalil Gibran

You can’t fake passion. — Barbara Corcoran

Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate. — Jon Bon Jovi

“Yes, I’ve made a great deal of dough from my fiction, but I never set a single word down on paper with the thought of being paid for it … I’ve written because it fulfilled me … I did it for the buzz. I did it for the pure joy of the thing. And if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever”. — Stephen King

Hide not your talents, they for use were made, what’s a sundial in the shade? ― Benjamin Franklin

That’s when I first learned that it wasn’t enough to just do your job, you had to have an interest in it, even a passion for it. ― Charles Bukowski

Paul and I, we never thought that we would make much money out of the thing. We just loved writing software. — Bill Gates

The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else…The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career! — Earl Nightingale

Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night. — Marian Wright Edelman

Enjoyment In Your Job

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Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined. — Johnny Carson

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

This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. ― Alan W. Watts

But to believe that getting stuff is the purpose and aim of life is madness. ― Hubert Selby Jr.

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. — John Ruskin

Nobody can be successful unless he loves his work. — David Sarnoff

Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction. ― Anne Frank

The law of work seems unfair, but nothing can change it; the more enjoyment you get out of your work, the more money you will make. — Mark Twain

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life. — Dr. Wayne Dyer

If you don’t love something, then don’t do it. — Ray Bradbury

What is it that you like doing? If you don’t like it, get out of it, because you’ll be lousy at it. You don’t have to stay with a job for the rest of your life, because if you don’t like it you’ll never be successful in it. — Lee Iacocca

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me… Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.  — Steve Jobs

And Finally..

Finding your passion seems to appear frequently in many “do what you love quotes”.

Do what you love. When you love your work, you become the best worker in the world. — Uri Geller (spoon bender!)

 

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