Jobs quotes

  • Growing up in Georgia, I used to think people up north or out west were so different. They're really not. They're just regular people who live in small towns. They grow up and try to raise families and have a job and go to church and play softball. It's that way everywhere.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Softball #Jobs #Growing Up

  • I have had the rich satisfaction of knowing and working with many openly gay and lesbian Americans, and I have come to realize that "gay" is an artificial category when it comes to measuring a man or woman's on-the-job performance or commitment to shared goals. It says little about the person. Our differences and prejudices pale next to our historic challenge.
    -- Alan K. Simpson

    #Jobs #Commitment #Gay

  • Most creativity is a transition from one context into another where things are more surprising. There’s an element of surprise, and especially in science, there is often laughter that goes along with the “Aha.” Art also has this element. Our job is to remind us that there are more contexts than the one that we’re in — the one that we think is reality.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Art #Jobs #Laughter

  • Coaches will do what they can but it doesn't necessarily bother me. You are an international referee for a reason. If things like that are going to ruffle your feathers, don't bother doing the job.
    -- Alan Lewis

    #Jobs #Ruffles #Reason

  • My job is to persuade people to toe the line and play within the laws of the game.
    -- Alan Lewis

    #Jobs #Law #Games

  • It is not the job of artists to give the audience what the audience want. If the audience knew what they needed, then they wouldn’t be the audience. They would be the artist. It is the job of artists to give the audience what they need
    -- Alan Moore

    #Inspirational #Jobs #Artist

  • Film-making is a physically hard job.
    -- Alan Parker

    #Jobs #Film

  • I got my first job the old-fashioned way: I took an elevator to the top floor of many buildings and walked down floor by floor on the stairs going into every firm and asking the receptionist if she knew of any jobs available.
    -- Alan Patricof

    #Jobs #Asking #Way

  • We are fit for the work of God only when we have wept over it, prayed about it, and then we are enabled by Him to tackle the job that needs to be done.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Jobs #Prayer #Needs

  • One thing I will say - my job gets harder and harder. The more you understand about what you are capable of, the less the instrument can do it physically. It's an inverse equation, if that's the right phrase. I just slammed those two words together. It sounded right.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Jobs #Two #Together

  • I have a photograph at home of Fred Astaire from the knees down with his feet crossed. It's kind of inspiring because it reminds me his feet were bleeding at the end of rehearsals. Yet when you watch him, all you see is freedom. It's a reminder of what the job is about in general, not just being in musicals.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Jobs #Home #Feet

  • The managers are getting paid very well by their respective clubs to do a job for their clubs not the country they are working in.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Country #Jobs #Clubs

  • And I'm a stodgy old scientist who believes, naively, that there exists an external world, that there exist objective truths about that world, and that my job is to discover some of them.
    -- Alan Sokal

    #Jobs #Believe #Objective Truth

  • I'm not a plastic surgeon, and I cannot change the DNA of a person, but when I see a woman try on my clothes and she feels beautiful, I know I am doing my job.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Beautiful #Jobs #Dna

  • There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life.
    -- Albert Bandura

    #Jobs #Quality #Negative

  • I've always been in the middle of making my own movies, so taking acting jobs that take me away from that has been impossible.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Jobs #Acting #Impossible

  • It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Wisdom #Peace #Jobs

  • We are part of the whole which we call the universe, but it is an optical delusion of our mind that we think we are separate. This separateness is like a prison for us. Our job is to widen the circle of our compassion so we feel connected with all people and situations.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Jobs #Thinking #Compassion

  • The Navy is much more than a job; much more than service to country. It is a way of life. It gets in your blood.
    -- Albert F. Pratt

    #Country #Jobs #Blood

  • The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live. It is about the realities of what makes for an attractive, civilized, meaningful environment, not about fashion or what's in or what's out. This is not an easy job.
    -- Albert Hadley

    #Meaningful #Fashion #Jobs

  • A decorator, no matter how talented, can't always get the desired results because sometimes there is resistance or maybe a lack of understanding on the part of the client. I think it is the decorator's job to work as a guide, to bring out the best qualities and the best attitudes.
    -- Albert Hadley

    #Jobs #Attitude #Thinking

  • A good decorator not only plans and schemes, but he also knows how the job is done.
    -- Albert Hadley

    #Jobs #Done #Schemes

  • I have always believed that the more educated the clients are, the easier they are to work with. Clients with a knowledge of decorating, and an ability to articulate what they want from the finished project, make the designer's job easier.
    -- Albert Hadley

    #Jobs #Design #Want

  • Preparation is very important. The pitcher is going to do his job and prepare for you so you as a hitter must do the same. I always watch videotape of pitchers before the game and even sometimes during.
    -- Albert Pujols

    #Jobs #Games #Preparation

  • All living organisms are but leaves on the same tree of life. The various functions of plants and animals and their specialized organs are manifestations of the same living matter. This adapts itself to different jobs and circumstances, but operates on the same basic principles. Muscle contraction is only one of these adaptations. In principle it would not matter whether we studied nerve, kidney or muscle to understand the basic principles of life. In practice, however, it matters a great deal.
    -- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

    #Life #Jobs #Animal

  • In this job, you're going to make decisions. You'll say things that some people are going to love them, some people are going to hate them. It's just part of the job.
    -- Alberto Gonzales

    #Jobs #Hate #People

  • Anderson Cooper has a job to do. And that job is to try to reinforce his credibility in the gay community after the fact that you couldn’t get him out of the closet for 10 years with a canister of tear gas. Now he’s the sheriff; now he’s running around writing everybody a ticket!
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Running #Jobs #Writing

  • The public don't know what they want; it's my job to tell them.
    -- Alec Issigonis

    #Jobs #Design #Want

  • If one is a professional soldier, it is part of one's job to die sooner or later.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Jobs #Soldier #Sooner Or Later

  • A man who knew his job as he spent a long time commanding a regiment and who earned great respect from everybody.
    -- Aleksandr Vasilevsky

    #Jobs #Men #Long

  • Obviously music is my first job.
    -- Alesha Dixon

    #Jobs #Firsts #Music Is

  • Wickedly Dangerous translates a terrifying figure from folklore , the Baba Yaga, into the smart, resourceful, motorcycle-riding Barbara Yager, who travels with her dragon-disguised-as-a-dog best friend, righting wrongs and helping those in need. But when she stumbles into a town whose children are vanishing, and meets the haunted young sheriff trying to save them, what was a job becomes very personal. This is urban fantasy at its best, with all the magic and mayhem tied together with very human emotions, even when the characters aren't quite human.
    -- Alex Bledsoe

    #Dog #Jobs #Children

  • I'm just worried about winning baseball. I'm only worried about what I can do to help the team win. It's about improving in every facet of the game. I think that's everyone's goals. Whatever we can do to help the team win is what we'll do. I think Andy has done a great job of coming in and helping our offense. AD is getting those pitchers ready. Coach Mainieri is going to coach up some wins this year. We are very excited and working on every facet of the game.
    -- Alex Bregman

    #Baseball #Jobs #Team

  • Football management is such a pressurized thing - horse racing is a release. I'm also learning to play the piano - I'm quite determined - it's another release from the pressure of my job.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Football #Horse #Jobs

  • Every dream that anyone ever has is theirs alone and they never manage to share it. And they never manage to remember it either. Not truly or accurately. Not as it was. Our memories and our vocabularies aren't up to the job.
    -- Alex Garland

    #Dream #Jobs #Memories

  • What a bunch of garbage, liberal, Democratic, conservative, Republican, it's all there to control you, two sides of the same coin! Two management teams, bidding for control of the CEO job of Slavery Incorporated!
    -- Alex Jones

    #Jobs #Team #Two Sides

  • It's a different kind of economic recovery. The kind where bankers steal trillions and you don't have a job.
    -- Alex Jones

    #Jobs #Recovery #Bankers

  • I can be a horrible actor, but I make a move that makes a money I'm secured a job.
    -- Alex Meraz

    #Jobs #Moving #Actors

  • I love The Miz. His approach to his job is second to none; it's extremely important to him that he prepares on a daily basis. I travel with him and from the moment he gets up to the moment he goes to bed it's all WWE, all sports entertainment. He keeps his body in shape and he is a true champion in the ring and out. He's a great representative of the company and I'm learning a lot from him, not only on TV but outside as well.
    -- Alex Riley

    #Sports #Jobs #Wwe

  • I truly believe my job starts the minute I leave the baseball field. Going out and catching ground balls and hitting, that's a job, and that's what I've wanted to do ever since I was a kid. But when you think about leaving that field, that's when the job and the demands really start. In New York, Seattle, every city. The community, the media, business stuff. You have to stay on a narrow path.
    -- Alex Rodriguez

    #Sports #Baseball #Jobs

  • Copenhagen has done a remarkable job creating streets that are focused on bicycles and pedestrians.
    -- Alex Steffen

    #Jobs #Creating #Done

  • College has been oversold. It has been oversold to students who end up dropping out or graduating with degrees that don't help them very much in the job market. It also has been oversold to the taxpayers, who foot the bill for subsidies that do nothing to encourage innovation and economic growth.
    -- Alex Tabarrok

    #Jobs #College #Feet

  • I look at Van Halen as social workers. What we're really doing is creating jobs for rock critics.
    -- Alex Van Halen

    #Jobs #Rocks #Creating

  • Don't need a degree in rocket science to do this job.
    -- Alexander Gordon Smith

    #Jobs #Degrees #Needs

  • Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit. This is the fine point on which all legal professions of history have based their job security.
    -- Alexander Herzen

    #Jobs #Law #Liberty

  • If you look at any designer you admire, whose work inspires you, and whose approach somehow resonates with you, I promise you'll find a person who does not think of what they do as just their job
    -- Alexander Isley

    #Jobs #Thinking #Design

  • All candidate moves should be identified at once and listed in one's head. This job cannot be done piecemeal, by first examining one move and then look at another.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Jobs #Moving #Looks

  • Nobody ever tells me to give them a pass or anything. My job is to score goals, and if I don't shoot the puck, I can't score goals.
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Jobs #Giving #Goal

  • I never wanted money worries to slow me down or make me take a job I didn't want.
    -- Alexander Payne

    #Jobs #Worry #Want

  • The pure and noble, the graceful and dignified, simplicity of language is nowhere in such perfection as in the Scriptures and Homer. The whole book of Job, with regard both to sublimity of thought and morality, exceeds, beyond all comparison, the most noble parts of Homer.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Bible #Jobs #Book

  • I think we should, as the public sector or politicians, stop creating an illusion that it is the public sector that drives growth and jobs. It is not. It is the private sector that does it. There is no growth without entrepreneurship.
    -- Alexander Stubb

    #Jobs #Thinking #Creating

  • The industry's changed so much that you can't just design something, put on a great show, and say, 'Okay, my job is done.'
    -- Alexander Wang

    #Jobs #Design #Done

  • Life isn’t fair." I said. "It’s taken me a while to get that. It’s always going to disappoint you in some way or another. You’ll make plans, and it’ll push you in another direction. You will love people, and they’ll be taken away no matter how hard you fight to keep them. You’ll try for something and won’t get it. You don’t have to find meaning in it; you don’t have to try to change things. You just have to accept the things that are out of your hands and try to take care of yourself. That’s your job.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Jobs #Taken #Fighting

  • Owain crossed his arms over his chest. "I've gone straight. Only good, clean jobs for me now." "So, in other words," North said, "you're living in poverty?
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Jobs #Poverty #Gone

  • He doesn't bring many girls round unless they're part of a job - but also 'cause his smell can sometimes kill kittens.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Girl #Jobs #Smell

  • Sometimes people come out of school right now and they immediately want a job doing something. And there's nothing wrong with just listening and learning and watching.
    -- Alexandra Kotur

    #Jobs #School #People

  • That's why I'm so passionate about making music for movies because you dive in and find the best ideas to bring tolife a collective piece of art. ... [Composing] is not a job for me. And that explains why I never stop. Even though it's tough on your body and your brain and the sacrifices you have to make, what can I do? I'm passionate about it so I never stop.
    -- Alexandre Desplat

    #Music #Art #Jobs

  • It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Motivational #Jobs #Class

  • We need to focus on green jobs: solar, wind, geothermal, biomass.There's so many opportunities. But other countries like China are getting ahead of the curve.
    -- Alexi Giannoulias

    #Country #Jobs #Opportunity

  • When I talk to people, their concern is, how are you going to create jobs? How are you going to help turn this economy around? How are we going to make sure that when my kids get out of high school or college there will be some job there? Those are the concerns that are on their minds.
    -- Alexi Giannoulias

    #Jobs #Kids #School

  • But if, if you take a look at what would have happened, I mean, do we need to see soup lines down the street to figure out what would have happened? We avoided - and all economists will tell you that millions of jobs were saved because of the Recovery Act, and we avoided a second Great Depression. That, that is a reality.
    -- Alexi Giannoulias

    #Jobs #Recovery #Mean

  • I can tell you that when I travel the state, when I talk to people, they are really struggling, in a very real way. They're losing their jobs, they're losing their homes, they're dealing with financial challenges.
    -- Alexi Giannoulias

    #Jobs #Real #Struggle

  • I'm still a shy person. I've learned to put that aside on certain occasions. I have to. It's part of my job.
    -- Alexis Bledel

    #Jobs #Shy

  • The theatre and traveling through my modeling jobs, all of those experiences have helped a lot actually.
    -- Alexis Bledel

    #Jobs #Theatre #Modeling

  • The fact of the matter is, this is a very dynamic economy we have, and in this dynamic economy, you have a lot of job gains, but you also have job loss.
    -- Alexis Herman

    #Jobs #Loss #Gains

  • The public sector certainly includes the Department of Labor. Those are jobs that are available. They are open and they are good paying jobs. The government as a whole has been actually retrenching under President Clinton's leadership.
    -- Alexis Herman

    #Jobs #Government #President

  • Everybody has a part of her body that she doesn't like, but I've stopped complaining about mine because I don't want to critique nature's handiwork ... My job is simply to allow the light to shine out of the masterpiece.
    -- Alfre Woodard

    #Jobs #Light #Shining

  • Every job is different. I don't think that I've ever had that wonderful feeling when you've finished a job or where you feel like you've mastered it or sort of nailed it... You can never be satisfied. If you're satisfied, it's time to retire.
    -- Alfred Molina

    #Jobs #Thinking #Feelings

  • My father was a waiter basically, and when I got my first professional job as an actor, I left a job that he found me for half the amount of money. So anyone would think that they're stupid, that that would be a stupid move.
    -- Alfred Molina

    #Jobs #Stupid #Father

  • When I look back on my career - if that's what it is - it looks a bit like a crazy quilt, and I think it's just really because, when one job has finished, I've never really been in a position where I had three or four options.
    -- Alfred Molina

    #Jobs #Quilts #Crazy

  • I've always been terrified about being bored. I always think being bored is the worst thing. The only strategic decision I ever made as an actor was to try and make each job as different as possible.
    -- Alfred Molina

    #Jobs #Thinking #Bored

  • I never made conscious choices. There were times in my life that I chose the first job that came along because I was broke. I think that there were maybe a handful of times that I had a choice. In recent years, Ive had more of a choice, and its been very nice to have that choice, but most of the time, you just hope that theres another job after this one.
    -- Alfred Molina

    #Jobs #Nice #Thinking

  • I'm not qualified to do anything else. So there better be another job. I'm kind of stuck now. I'm enjoying my life and I'm enjoying my work, and I'm enjoying the fact that the work I'm doing is garnering some interest and that's great. I just hope that it continues.
    -- Alfred Molina

    #Jobs #Facts #Kind

  • The vigour of civilised societies is preserved by the widespread sense that high aims are worth while. Vigorous societies harbour a certain extravagance of objectives, so that men wander beyond the safe provision of personal gratifications. All strong interests easily become impersonal, the love of a good job well done. There is a sense of harmony about such an accomplishment, the Peace brought by something worth while. Such personal gratification arises from aim beyond personality.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Strong #Jobs #Men

  • The greatest real thrill that life offers is to create, to construct, to develop something useful. Too often we fail to recognize and pay tribute to the creative spirit. It is that spirit that creates our jobs
    -- Alfred P. Sloan

    #Jobs #Real #Creative

  • The late Alfred P. Sloan, Ir., long-time executive of General Motors Corporation, had a fivepoint "secret of success." It was: 1. Get the facts. 2. Recognize the equities of all concerned. 3. Realize the necessity of doing a better job every day. 4. Keep an open mind. 5. Work hard.
    -- Alfred P. Sloan

    #Jobs #Hard Work #Long

  • We know that pumping oil out of the ground does not create many jobs. It does not foster an entrepreneurial spirit, nor does it sharpen critical faculties.
    -- Ali al-Naimi

    #Jobs #Business #Oil

  • I'm always wondering what is the job that gives the writer the most amount of time to write. I still don't know what the answer is as someone who has taught and is now working at a grocery store.
    -- Ali Liebegott

    #Jobs #Writing #Giving

  • I had a job, I got ill, I left the job to get better, and while I was getting better, I wrote some stories. I sent them to some publishers and the fifth one who replied said they'd take them. Then they went bankrupt. Then that bankrupt publisher got bought by a bigger firm. Story: in the end is the beginning, and in the beginning is the end.
    -- Ali Smith

    #Jobs #Get Better #Stories

  • I am lonesome so regular it's like a job I gotta report to every day.
    -- Alice Childress

    #Jobs #Loneliness #Lonesome

  • A gift - be it a present, a kind word or a job done with care and love - explains itself!... and if receivin' it embarrasses you, it's because your 'thanks box' is warped.
    -- Alice Childress

    #Jobs #And Love #Done

  • I loved taking off. In my own house, I seemed to be often looking for a place to hide - sometimes from the children but more often from the jobs to be done and the phone ringing and the sociability of the neighborhood. I wanted to hide so that I could get busy at my real work, which was a sort of wooing of distant parts of myself.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Jobs #Children #Real

  • The job of the Central Bank is to worry.
    -- Alice Rivlin

    #Jobs #Worry #Finance

  • There are very few real teachers. Teaching is not a job; it is a vocation. To be a great one many qualities must be combined: love of truth, knowledge, reverence, loving concern for one's students, clarity and patience.
    -- Alice von Hildebrand

    #Faith #Teacher #Jobs

  • In a way, no matter who's in charge of the corporation that the United States is, the direction in which it is taken seems to be inexorable. So, you just get the job of being the front man for four or eight years. Now, most people realize that's what you are.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Jobs #Taken #Men

  • The protection of evil must be the most self-destructive job.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Jobs #Self #Evil

  • Stay at home mom is still a job.
    -- Alison Brie

    #Mom #Jobs #Home

  • When I'm in the U.S. Senate, I will fiercely oppose the president's attack on Kentucky's coal industry, because protecting our jobs will be my No. 1 priority.
    -- Alison Lundergan Grimes

    #Jobs #Kentucky #Priorities

  • I have never done any other job. I have sung in bands since I was 15. I left school completely unqualified. I have no other training.
    -- Alison Moyet

    #Jobs #School #Training

  • I've actually suffered from allergies my entire life. My mom had allergies, so I was aware of what an issue they can be. Many people allow their allergies to affect their lives. As a mom with two kids and two jobs, I just can't let allergies slow me down. It's a day to day thing that can really be remedied by finding the right medication.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Mom #Jobs #Kids

  • Fitness is not an option. It's part of my job.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Jobs

  • Ladies, [motherhood] is a full-time job. Do not kid yourself that you can be a dental receptionist and a mother; that you can be a typist and a mom; that you can be a Vice President and a mom. One of the two things will win. Now look at your Bible and ask what you have to do.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Mom #Mother #Jobs

  • It's an acting job - acting natural.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Jobs #Acting #Natural

  • The humanities are like the great old Paris Flea Market where, amidst masses of junk, people with a good eye found cast away treasures...They are like a refugee camp where all the geniuses driven out of their jobs and countries by unfriendly regimes are idling.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Country #Jobs #Eye

  • Our cities with their swollen populations and cliff dwelling high-rise buildings are breeding places for loneliness. Neighborhoods crumble under the housing development bulldozers and families scatter in pursuit of jobs and professions everywhere. In a world of wheels, old and comfortable groupings of people have disappeared.
    -- Allan Fromme

    #Jobs #Loneliness #Cities

  • When I started writing a business column 15 years ago, I knew I'd found the perfect job for myself. As a columnist I could pick my own topic, do my own analysis, say what I wanted to say and attribute it to myself. Best of all, I could write in my own voice.
    -- Allan Sloan

    #Jobs #Writing #Years

  • As an active member of the Air Force, Army and Mine Warfare Caucuses, I meet with enlisted personnel and officers on a regular basis to learn more about their needs, both on the job and with their families.
    -- Allen Boyd

    #Jobs #Army #Air

  • It is a very difficult job, being the servant of two masters.
    -- Allison Janney

    #Jobs #Two #Masters

  • As an actor, it's my job to make everything interesting and exciting and new. If I'm not doing my job well, then I'm stealing.
    -- Allison Mack

    #Jobs #Interesting #Actors

  • So worried was I that people would see through the painting into my soul - and guess at secret Alison stuff - that I scraped the paint off the canvas. It was too risky to expose what everyone hides...And yet isn't that the job of the artist? Next step is to take the risk - to work more deeply. To expose that which cannot be expressed any other way. That is art. Scary and exciting.
    -- Allison Mackie

    #Art #Jobs #Expression