A Quote That Might Possibly Describe A Law-Firm Associate But Is Actually About John Stuart Mill

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He was such a demon for work that, growing overheated through feverish memo-writing, he would gradually strip off his clothes and work gravely at his stool without waistcoat or pants, as his colleagues watched in prim Victorian wonder.

Link: Adam Gopnik, "Right Again," The New Yorker, Oct. 6, 2008, at 86.