Quote help: "No one looks back on their life and remembers..."
June 5, 2014 11:28 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a variation of this quote related to working too hard, or missing family events. I know there's the version that says "No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got good sleep..." but I thought there was one that was like "and remembers the nights they stayed late at the office" or "the times they stayed at work instead of being home in time for dinner." From a movie maybe?

Anything about late-life regret about having chased the workingman's dream. This jog any memories?
posted by jtajta to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This one?
posted by jangie at 11:32 AM on June 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

The above quote is the one I've heard repeatedly, almost to the point of cliche, except I remember it usually being "spent more time on their work" rather than "at the office."
posted by drjimmy11 at 11:44 AM on June 5, 2014

Funnily enough, at almost exactly the time you were posting this question I was reading this Calvin and Hobbes strip in which it also appears.
posted by pitrified at 11:56 AM on June 5, 2014

You might be interested in Top five regrets of the dying if you haven't seen it before.

It's the same thought as you're after from the other angle. i.e. A lot of people do regret spending so much time at work, and not enough with family.
posted by philipy at 12:05 PM on June 5, 2014

This is great. And @jangie yes, that's the one. Now I'm hunting for video of it... But thanks.
posted by jtajta at 12:08 PM on June 5, 2014

Gene Weingarten: "I fully intend my final deathbed words to be: 'I should have spent more time at the office.'"
posted by Mr.Know-it-some at 12:44 PM on June 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

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