Simone de Beauvoir Quote
Work almost always has a double aspect: it is a bondage, a wearisome drudgery; but it is also a source of interest, a steadying element, a factor that helps to integrate the worker with society. Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
Pt I, Ch. 4: Old age in present-day society, p. 263 - The Coming of Age (1970)