Boss quotes

  • When I want to talk to someone from Golden Boy, I make sure Richard calls me. Bosses talk to bosses.
    -- Adrien Broner

    #Motivation #Boys #Boss

  • I'm my own boss and my boss is a total ass.
    -- Aisha Tyler

    #Boss #Ass

  • I let ballplayers yell back at me because I wasn't trying to prove I'm boss. I know I'm boss.
    -- Al McGuire

    #Basketball #Boss #Trying

  • When big-time blunders occur in any workplace, the boss or bosses usually are at fault, not clerks or secretaries or salespeople. Not reporters, the buck stops with the boss.
    -- Al Neuharth

    #Mistake #Boss #Clerks

  • Both Neil and I had done solo projects where we were the boss and I just thought that if he was willing to get into it, it would really be a good experience for him.
    -- Alex Lifeson

    #Boss #Done #Projects

  • Never boss people around. It's more important to click with people than to click the shutter.
    -- Alfred Eisenstaedt

    #People #Boss #Important

  • Anyone who wants to be a leader must be the servant, not the boss, of those he wants to serve.
    -- Aminu Kano

    #Leader #Boss #Want

  • If we accept the rule of those who think they are the bosses and lords of Mexico, nothing will change for the people on the bottom.
    -- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

    #Thinking #People #Boss

  • New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.
    -- Andrew Cuomo

    #New York #Government #Boss

  • We need people who can actually do things. We have too many bosses and too few workers.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #People #Boss #Needs

  • When I think about what sort of person I would most like to have on a retainer, I think it would be a boss. A boss who could tell me what to do, because that makes everything easy when you're working.
    -- Andy Warhol

    #Happiness #Thinking #Boss

  • My best experience as a writer was working with Michael Ondaatje. He let me dismantle his novel, reimagine it, and still had dinner with me and gave me good notes. But the best thing about writing has been the writer's life, the sense of being expressed, the ownership of the day, the entirely specious sense of freedom we have, however slave we are to some boss or other. I wouldn't trade it for any other life.
    -- Anthony

    #Writing #Boss #Dinner

  • The best thing about writing has been the writer's life, the sense of being expressed, the ownership of the day, the entirely specious sense of freedom we have, however slave we are to some boss or other. I wouldn't trade it for any other life.
    -- Anthony Minghella

    #Writing #Boss #Slave

  • A decent human being is ashamed at being somebody's boss!
    -- Arno Hintjens

    #Boss #Ashamed #Decent

  • Those public employee union bosses think they already control the legislators, they already control everyone up there in Sacramento, and now, because they have the money, they want to control all of you, .. They want to raise your taxes. It's all going in that direction -- raising your taxes. But I'm here as your warrior, remember that. I want to protect you.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Warrior #Thinking #Boss

  • It is funny because the guy who is my boss now, Howard Stern, has a similarity there. He got big being a regular guy. He wasn't the greatest looking guy in the world
    -- Artie Lange

    #Guy #Boss #World

  • When I was with the Labor Party, I'd get into trouble because the party bosses determined that some of what I wrote, or proposed to write about, wasn't conducive to their policies or to electoral success.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Party #Writing #Boss

  • I was well motivated. What I wanted to do was work for myself. I had twenty two jobs before I started my business at the age of twenty three and I didn't want one more boss telling me what to do. So I was motivated simply because I didn't want a boss.
    -- Barbara Corcoran

    #Jobs #Two #Boss

  • I was a hot-dog stand lady, I was an orphan housemother, I was a waitress 3 or 4 times. All of those jobs did not have good bosses. They basically told you what to do, when to do and when to hop. And I just didn't like that very much.
    -- Barbara Corcoran

    #Dog #Jobs #Boss

  • All highly competent people continually search for ways to keep learning, growing, and improving. They do that by asking WHY. After all, the person who knows HOW will always have a job, but the person who knows WHY will always be the boss.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Jobs #People #Boss

  • Chess is my profession. I am my own boss; I am free. I like literature and music, classical especially. I am in fact quite normal; I have a Bohemian profession without being myself a Bohemian. I am neither a conformist nor a great revolutionary.
    -- Bent Larsen

    #Boss #Chess #Facts

  • We were a fast-growing company, and I was a demanding boss.
    -- Bernard Ebbers

    #Boss #Growing #Owners

  • Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality.
    -- Beverly Sills

    #Reality #Boss #Anxiety

  • Control what I hold and of course be the boss of myself, no-one else will bring my wealth.
    -- Big Daddy Kane

    #Boss #Wealth

  • The one important thing you do as boss is you set the standard. The minute you go in and say 'we'll let it go this time,' you set a new standard, which is lower. So you cannot do that.
    -- Bill Kurtis

    #Boss #Important #Let It Go

  • Now the wintertime is coming The windows are filled with frost I went to tell everybody But I could not get across Well, I wanna be your lover, baby I don't wanna be your boss Don't say I never warned you When your train gets lost.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Baby #Boss #Frost

  • Obviously, if the commander makes certain decisions that the reporter thinks is inhibiting his right to report a legitimate story, he has to appeal to the commander's boss to get that changed.
    -- Bob Schieffer

    #Thinking #Decision #Boss

  • As this VP discovered, being a boss is much like being a high-status primate in any group: the creatures beneath you in the pecking order watch every move you make – and so they know a lot more about you than you know about them.
    -- Bob Sutton

    #Moving #Order #Boss

  • As my own boss, I have the opportunity to get to work with great brands, like Old Navy, and I get to style some looks together that people can actually buy and afford.
    -- Brad Goreski

    #Opportunity #People #Boss

  • I build myself up with confidence with aggression, and confidence to control the game. If you're the bowler and you've got the ball in your hand you're controlling the game, so you've got to make sure the batsmen knows who's boss.
    -- Brett Lee

    #Hands #Games #Boss

  • Be loyal to your boss, your company, your co-workers. Someone is always listening.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Boss #Listening #Loyal

  • Why do I want somebody to tell me what to do, tell me what I'm doing wrong? I want to be the boss.
    -- Bubba Watson

    #Boss #Want

  • The last 16 years of my daddys life, he got to work for me, and that made him his own boss and he like that.
    -- Buck Owens

    #Years #Boss #Lasts

  • You can't arrest me. I'm the Cake Boss,
    -- Buddy Valastro

    #Cake #Boss

  • One of the great things about being a writer/journalist is that my boss loves me to go out and do features on being someone else. I did a feature on Kate Middleton, where I went to an incredible fancy state home in the countryside, put on a wedding dress and posed for engagement pictures with a fake Prince William.
    -- Caitlin Moran

    #Home #Fake #Boss

  • As an individual, not as the boss of a company, I am very interested in motor racing.
    -- Carlos Ghosn

    #Boss #Racing #Individual

  • Well, what I tried to do is to just listen to my voice, because my voice is my boss. She decides.
    -- Cecilia Bartoli

    #Voice #Boss #Owners

  • Bosses are no more inevitable in state and local governments than dictators are in national governments. They will arise and prosper, nevertheless, if true believers of democracy - citizens devoted to the democratic ideals - do not constantly oppose them.
    -- Charles Edison

    #Government #Boss #Democracy

  • A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.
    -- Charles Erwin Wilson

    #Men #Thinking #Boss

  • When I was research head of General Motors and wanted a problem solved, I'd place a table outside the meeting room with a sign: "Leave slide rules here." If I didn't do that, I'd find someone reaching for his slide rule. Then he'd be on his feet saying, "Boss, you can't do it."
    -- Charles Kettering

    #Feet #Achievement #Boss

  • I waited tables in New York, and when you're in that line of work, you often have a horrible boss.
    -- Charlie Day

    #New York #Boss #Tables

  • although the typist has disappeared, her work has not: now you do it yourself. ... Since most companies have reduced the managerial ranks, there are fewer and fewer bosses, so you become a manger, his boss, and his secretary all rolled into one.
    -- Corinne Maier

    #Business #Work #Boss

  • We were having a trial game against Leeds, and Jack Charlton was the boss of Middlesbrough at the time.
    -- Craig Johnston

    #Games #Boss #Trials

  • No man bosses me around, and no man ever will.
    -- Cybill Shepherd

    #Men #Boss

  • When you have another actor as your boss, they understand how to communicate easier sometimes than just a writer.
    -- Danny Masterson

    #Boss #Actors #Sometimes

  • I understand the formula that producers hire directors and directors are hired to direct and actors are hired to act. I don't have any conflict with any directors because I know they're the boss.
    -- Danny Trejo

    #Boss #Directors #Actors

  • When people say to me: would you rather be thought of as a funny man or a great boss? My answer's always the same, to me, they're not mutually exclusive.
    -- David

    #Men #People #Boss

  • But I'd say my best boss was Tom Barr, who was a partner at Cravath, Swain & Moore in the 1960s. It's because I learned so much from him.
    -- David Boies

    #Boss #Partners #1960s

  • The unfortunate thing about working for yourself is that you have the worst boss in the world. I work every day of the year except at Christmas, when I work a half day.
    -- David Eddings

    #Christmas #Years #Boss

  • My boss at Christmas was a lot of fun: "I want you to look in your pay envelopes and you'll know that I keep the Christmas spirit around here. Because in each and every envelope you'll find ... snow."
    -- David Ketchum

    #Funny #Snow #Boss

  • My dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss. When I do something that is exciting and he likes it, it feels three times as good as you can imagine.
    -- David Lauren

    #Dad #Father #Boss

  • To be a good boss, you must be transparent. Theres a correlation between worker happiness and workplace transparency. Leaders and managers who offer transparency will earn the respect and devotion of their team.
    -- David Niu

    #Team #Leader #Boss

  • Set exorbitant standards, and give your people hell when they don't live up to them. There is nothing so demoralizing as a boss who tolerates second rate work.
    -- David Ogilvy

    #People #Giving #Boss

  • People found it unusual to leave a job where you're the boss.
    -- David Plotz

    #Jobs #People #Boss

  • The boss isn't always right, but he is the boss.
    -- David Robertson


  • One of my bosses happened to be one of the early architects of some of the ways Internet providers work. He taught me how the cables connect, how the telecom providers work... I learned how to make my own Ethernet cables, all the way up to running a small business.
    -- David Ulevitch

    #Running #Boss #Way

  • Employers should not be able to impose their religious beliefs on female employees, ignoring their individual health decisions and denying their right to reproductive care. Bosses belong in the boardroom, not in the bedroom.
    -- Dina Titus

    #Religious #Decision #Boss

  • I loved it, but social reality impeded. Now I wander in here at 9 in the morning or so, and come back for a while in the afternoon. I am a very lenient boss.
    -- Donald E. Westlake

    #Morning #Reality #Boss

  • All anarchists believe in worker's control, in the sense of individuals deciding what work whey do, how they work, and who they work with. This follows logically from the anarchist belief that nobody should be subject to a boss.
    -- Donald Rooum

    #Believe #Boss #Belief

  • The first thing the secretary types is the boss.
    -- Donald Trump

    #Boss #Firsts #Type

  • The best bosses understand the people working for them. That's the first component: what makes my people tick? What are they in it for?
    -- Donny Deutsch

    #Inspirational #People #Boss

  • Most teams aren't teams at all but merely collections of individual relationships with the boss. Each individual vying with the others for power, prestige and position.
    -- Douglas McGregor

    #Teamwork #Boss #Prestige

  • I'm just as famous as my mentor... but that's still the boss don't get sent for
    -- Drake

    #Bad Ass #Boss #Mentor

  • Boss up on your emotions before you become a slave to them.
    -- dream hampton

    #Boss #Emotion #Slave

  • As the Batman TV series was returning to ABC for its second season in 1967, the TV bosses decided to take Catwoman into another direction......lucky for me.
    -- Eartha Kitt

    #Boss #Lucky #Tvs

  • On 'Honeybabysweetiedoll' I used a Whammy, a Boss OC-3 octave box, a Sustainer and a Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler. That's only on the intro, where all those weird noises are happening.
    -- Eddie Van Halen

    #Boss #Delay #Lines

  • When I began painting, all my paintings were of words which were gutteral utterances like Smash, Boss, Eat. Those words were like flowers in a vase.
    -- Edward Ruscha

    #Flower #Boss #Utterance

  • You are on your own in a big world, in which you are one of many nations, some small, some medium sized, some large. You are nobody's boss and nobody is your boss.
    -- Eric Williams

    #Independent #Boss #World

  • There are two kinds of airplanes - those you fly and those that fly you . . . You must have a distinct understanding at the very start as to who is the boss.
    -- Ernest K. Gann

    #Airplane #Two #Boss

  • The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster.
    -- Ernst Fischer

    #Media #Boss #Mind

  • Anarchists are opposed to violence; everyone knows that. The main plank of anarchism is the removal of violence from human relations. It is life based on freedom of the individual, without the intervention of the gendarme. For this reason we are the enemies of capitalism which depends on the protection of the gendarme to oblige workers to allow themselves to be exploited--or even to remain idle and go hungry when it is not in the interest of the bosses to exploit them. We are therefore enemies of the State which is the coercive violent organization of society.
    -- Errico Malatesta

    #Organization #Boss #Enemy

  • It is hard, though, 'cos record labels love to boss you around. I won't let them do that anymore.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Boss #Labels #Records

  • A wedding is the formality a man has to go through before going to work for a new boss.
    -- Evan Esar

    #Men #Boss #Going To Work

  • You'll never get rich by working for your boss.
    -- Felix Dennis

    #Boss #Rich #Get Rich

  • Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream, it takes over as the number one hormone; it bosses the enzymes; directs the pineal gland; plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to film is more film.
    -- Frank Capra

    #Play #Numbers #Boss

  • We started out as boss and player, and Wellington was almost like my father.
    -- Frank Gifford

    #Father #Player #Boss

  • Managers don't have as much leverage as they used to have. We can't really be the boss.
    -- Frank Robinson

    #Boss #Used

  • He was a tool of the boss, without brains or backbone.
    -- Franz Kafka

    #Boss #Brain #Tools

  • The boss must first distinguish between action information and status information. He must discipline himself not to act on problems his managers can solve, and never to act on problems when he is explicitly reviewing status.
    -- Fred Brooks

    #Discipline #Boss #Information

  • More power than all the success slogans ever penned by human hand is the realization for every man that he has but one boss. That boss is the man - he - himself.
    -- Gabriel Heatter

    #Men #Hands #Boss

  • Footballers are more likely to work better if they get a pat on their back from the boss. A knife in the back is never the answer.
    -- Gary Lineker

    #Knives #Boss #Answers

  • I don't see myself as the boss. I sing and write the songs, and it would feel strange if somebody else wrote the lyrics I sang.
    -- Gavin Rossdale

    #Song #Writing #Boss

  • In your dread of dictators you established a state of society in which every ward boss is a dictator, every private employer a dictator, every financier a dictator, all with the livelihood of the workers at his mercy, and no public responsibility.
    -- George Bernard Shaw

    #Responsibility #Boss #Revolution

  • It is reassuring for people to feel they have a boss, someone who knows the answers and has charted the course.
    -- George Cukor

    #People #Boss #Answers

  • Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse. Murphy's First Corollary If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will have a flat tire.
    -- George Edward Woodberry

    #Morning #Boss #Next

  • The people are angry. It's running out of control. And unfortunately, there are a group of police that have become nothing more than enforcers for the political and financial crime bosses.
    -- Gerald Celente

    #Running #People #Boss

  • He [Donald Trump] is a tough boss. I've known him for decades. He hasn't changed very much. He's a driven person, highly intelligent, and he's very motivated, very charismatic, and he is tough as nails in the sense there's no slack there. You can't put anything over on Donald. Donald can see right through someone trying to dissemble or spin stuff.
    -- Geraldo Rivera

    #Intelligent #Boss #Trying

  • The boss depends on authority; the leader on goodwill.
    -- Harry Gordon Selfridge

    #Leader #Boss #Authority

  • The boss says 'Go'; the leader says 'Let's go!'
    -- Harry Gordon Selfridge

    #Leader #Boss

  • The boss says 'I'; the leader, 'we'.
    -- Harry Gordon Selfridge

    #Leader #Boss

  • I've got an odd, negative bond with C. Montgomery Burns. He reminds a lot of people of bosses they've worked for. He certainly reminds me of someone I'm working for
    -- Harry Shearer

    #People #Boss #Negative

  • I am an animator. I feel like I'm the manager of a animation cinema factory. I am not an executive. I'm rather like a foreman, like the boss of a team of craftsmen. That is the spirit of how I work.
    -- Hayao Miyazaki

    #Team #Boss #Cinema

  • Debate is almost non-existent and no one is apparently accountable to anybody apart from their political party bosses. It is bad news for democracy in this country.
    -- Helen Suzman

    #Country #Party #Boss

  • I think after overcoming breast cancer, you sort of become fearless and somehow going up to your boss to talk about a possible promotion doesn't seem like such a daunting task anymore.
    -- Hoda Kotb

    #Cancer #Thinking #Boss

  • If it weren't for my breast cancer, I wouldn't be a 'Today' host. After I got better, I talked to my boss about working on the show. Six months before, I'd have been terrified to go in there and ask for what I wanted. But after what I'd been through, how could I be scared of being told no?
    -- Hoda Kotb

    #Cancer #Boss #Today

  • The President has only 190 million bosses. The Vice President has 190 million and one.
    -- Hubert H. Humphrey

    #Boss #President #Vices

  • Bosses will tell you they are looking for something different but they're not, actually.
    -- Ian McShane

    #Boss #Different

  • Why in the world do the insurance companies get to be the boss of birth? That's what I want to know.
    -- Ina May Gaskin

    #Boss #World #Want

  • If I hadn't had mentors, I wouldn't be here today. I'm a product of great mentoring, great coaching... Coaches or mentors are very important. They could be anyone-your husband, other family members, or your boss.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Husband #Boss #Coaching

  • The boss is never your friend, even if you're sleeping with him.
    -- Jacob M. Appel

    #Sleep #Boss