Great works, complete works, recent works, selected works, forgotten works rediscovered. Homework, required work, a test on Tuesday. Work keeps us involved and engaged. Work it, work the program, work it into something worthwhile. If it doesn’t work, send it back. Work’s not hard to find; it’s getting it all done that’s the hard part. Work is a job: building a dam, writing a song, teaching the children, hanging on the side of a building to clean the windows. Work is for all of us working class heroes. Work that you love is a dream, isn’t work at all.
Work with your heart, work with your head down, work with determination. Get back to work, but first get a better job. Workstations, work stoppage, work in progress, a work ethic in the workforce, creating a work of art. Work off the debt, then keep on working. Workload, work order, give it a workover, work through problems, we can work it out. Our work, your work, best work—let’s do it again. Your work precedes you. Harmony in the workplace, got it working again, works like a charm. It was working, so we left it alone.
The most important and mysterious thing in an artist’s life, as well as the hardest and the easiest, is the work. Although the most time in an artist’s life is given to the work, the most rewarding thing in that artist’s life is his time-consuming work. The only enduring things in an artist’s life are love and the work. So work before you eat, work before you put on your clothes, work when you should be sleeping. Work as if you’ll never stop. Work before anyone knows your work. It all works out.