“The man who loves his job is always on vacation” is an infrequently used saying. American country musician Larry Gatlin has used the saying in 2010 and 2013. “She who loves her work is always on vacation” was cited in print in 2009.
A very similar (and more popular) saying is “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
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Blessed with good health, she was once told, “She who loves her work is always on vacation.” She believes that she has been “on vacation” most of her life and she finds it incredulous that so many years have passed.
HEY GANG. GOIN HOME TO AUSTIN. I’m tired…the man who loves his job is always on vacation. Need a “break from my vacation. BYE BYE.
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But it was one quote that she treasured that captured my heart: ” She who loves work is always on vacation.”
Larry Gatlin Talks Tradition, Defends New Country: ‘Let’s Open Our Hearts and Ears’
By Chuck Dauphin, Nashville | August 26, 2013 12:45 PM EDT
If you have ever been fortunate to catch a performance from the legendary Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, you might notice that the artists have as much fun as the audience. The country icon says that’s not exactly a coincidence.
“I believe if you’re having fun doing the music, you’re halfway there,” he told Billboard at a recent concert appearance in Jonesboro, AR. “The audience is bound to have fun if you do. There’s an old saying that the man who loves his job his always on vacation. So, if you consider it that way, then I’ve never worked a day in my life,” he states, though he does admit some days might be just a little easier than others.