On Jonathan D. Bick’s first day as a salesman for I.B.M. 17 years ago, he wore what he remembers as a gray suit, a button-down white shirt, a ‘sincere tie’ and Gucci loafers.
His boss looked him over and thanked him for wearing a suit but pointedly said: 'Why did you wear your bedroom slippers to work?’ The boss, he remembers, told him to take the rest of the day off and shop for a pair of wingtips.
I’m here to tell my students that even though all the work no longer exists, all the time, and the effort, and what they learned making the works still exists, and nothing, not even a fire, can take that away.
Dennis Masback, Pratt painting instructor, quoted by Joseph Berger in The New York Times