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1. "Only some things are worth doing well. Most things that are worth doing are only worth doing sloppily. Many things aren't worth doing at all. Anything not worth doing at all is certainly not worth doing well."
Author: Carol Deppe
2. "Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
3. "Ned knew what it was like to feel useless. He had been the expendable grandchild, the non-heir. He'd been the fool, the idiot, the one who could be counted on to muck up anything worth doing. His grandfather had expected nothing of Ned, and Ned, young idiot that he had been, had delivered spectacularly."
Author: Courtney Milan
4. "Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well. Think about it."
Author: Elias Schwartz
5. "Only so far as a man believes strongly, mightily, can he act cheerfully, or do anything that is worth doing."
Author: Frederick William Robertson
6. "Take the word for it of a man who has made his way inch by inch, and does not believe that we'll wake up to find our work done because we've lain all night a-dreaming of it; anything worth doing is devilish hard to do!"
Author: Henry James
7. "But anything worth doing is worth doing badly. Like being there by that summer ocean on the other side of the island while love was fading out of her, the stars burning so extravagantly those nights that anyone could tell you they would never last."
Author: Jack Gilbert
8. "And observe, you are put to stern choice in this matter. You must either make a tool of the creature, or a man of him. You cannot make both. Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools, to be precise and perfect in all their actions. If you will have that precision out of them, and make their fingers measure degrees like cogwheels, and their arms strike curves like compasses, you must unhumanize them. All the energy of their spirits must be given to make cogs and compasses of themselves....On the other hand, if you will make a man of the working creature, you cannot make a tool. Let him but begin to imagine, to think, to try to do anything worth doing; and the engine-turned precision is lost at once. Out come all his roughness; all his dullness, all his incapability; shame upon shame, failure upon failure, pause after pause: but out comes the whole majesty of him also, and we know the height of it only, when we see the clouds settling upon him."
Author: John Ruskin
9. "Of course not," said Sturmhond. "Anything worth doing always starts as a bad idea."
Author: Leigh Bardugo
10. "If anything is worth doing, it is worth doing it badly."
Author: Martha N. Beck
11. "Anything well written with good language and clarity and honesty is worth doing. It comes out of the same tradition as Shakespeare."
Author: Michael Moriarty
12. "To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can."
Author: Og Mandino
13. "Anything new, anything worth doing, can't be recognized."
Author: Pablo Picasso
14. "I've always followed the rule that anything worth doing is worth doing excessively."
Author: Robert M. Parker Jr.
15. "There ain't anything worth doing a man can do and keep his dignity. Can you figure out a single thing you really please-God like to do you can do and keep your dignity? The human frame just ain't built that way."
Author: Robert Penn Warren
16. "Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well."
Author: Steve Brown
17. "An idiot will do anything, no matter how stupid, because he is afraid of what everybody will think of him if he does nothing. A genius, on the other hand, is content to do nothing, no matter what people think, if he can't find anything worth doing."
Author: Tom Upton

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