Careers quotes

  • Your career, interests and relationships are important, but they are only important insofar as they lead you toward a deeper understanding of yourself. Otherwise, they are irrelevant.
    -- A. H. Almaas

    #Careers #Understanding #Important

  • I’d recommend learning to accept rejection. Become friends with rejection. Be nice to rejection, because it’s a huge part of being a writer, no matter where you are in your career.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Nice #Careers #Rejection

  • She didn't know then that life has a way of backing you into a corner. You make your choices when you're far too young to understand their implications, and with each choice you make the field of possibility narrows. You choose a career and other careers are lost to you. You choose a mate and commit to loving no other.
    -- A.S.A. Harrison

    #Careers #Choices #Way

  • When I was new, I didn't know where my career will go. Initially, my films were not even successful, but then I learned a lot from my mistakes.
    -- Aamir Khan

    #Mistake #Successful #Careers

  • And unlike the rest of you, he hasn’t yet time to ruin his career or his mind." "Then he won’t do. Send him home. Get us another lunatic." "Excuse me!" [hopping up to stand in his seat] "Elassar Targon, master of the universe, reporting for duty!" "I withdraw my objection.
    -- Aaron Allston

    #Home #Careers #Mind

  • My career is my girlfriend.
    -- Aaron Carter

    #Girlfriend #Careers #My Girlfriend

  • Well, I've thought many times when my career was in the toilet, that I was going to have to seriously consider getting another job, I don't know what I'd do.
    -- Aaron Eckhart

    #Jobs #Careers #Toilets

  • The first part of my career, how I was paying the bills was commercials. I was just doing tons of commercials.
    -- Aaron Paul

    #Careers #Bills #Firsts

  • When I was right out of college, I felt competitive with some of the guys in my class over career stuff.
    -- Aaron Staton

    #College #Class #Careers

  • Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Climbing #Careers #New Job

  • It's all about how can you take care of yourself when furthering your life's goals and ambitions, and purpose and whatever you choose - family, career - to maintain a really balanced, whole, healthy outlook.
    -- Abigail Spencer

    #Ambition #Careers #Goal

  • At no period of [Michael Faraday's] unmatched career was he interested in utility. He was absorbed in disentangling the riddles of the universe, at first chemical riddles, in later periods, physical riddles. As far as he cared, the question of utility was never raised. Any suspicion of utility would have restricted his restless curiosity. In the end, utility resulted, but it was never a criterion to which his ceaseless experimentation could be subjected.
    -- Abraham Flexner

    #Careers #Curiosity #Firsts

  • Stay focused. You gotta believe in yourself. I think that's the biggest thing I've been able to do throughout my whole career, even before I actually had a big career in this industry.
    -- Ace Hood

    #Believe #Thinking #Careers

  • The only people who have control over their careers are the ones you see on the covers of magazines. Everyone else is just plodding along making a living. The key is not to live over your means and overdo it.
    -- Adam Baldwin

    #Mean #Careers #Keys

  • It's very important to me to love what I do. It was important to me to find a career that I truly enjoy. You can find something that sort of excites you, that's half the battle of life.
    -- Adam Brody

    #Careers #Important #Battle

  • Truth is, you make albums, and some of those songs are hits, and some of the greatest hits albums have songs that weren't hits. You have a career, the reason why we're still around 10 years is that we do have successful songs.
    -- Adam Duritz

    #Song #Successful #Careers

  • I wanted to make sure that I did one movie in my career that mothers hug me for.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Mother #Careers #Hug

  • When the opportunity to choreograph came up, it was nothing more in my head but an opportunity. Then it suddenly became a career very quickly.
    -- Adam Shankman

    #Opportunity #Careers

  • I'd lose weight if I was an actress and had to play a role where you're supposed to be 40 lbs lighter, but weight has nothing to do with my career. Even when I was signing a contract, most of the industry knew if anyone ever dared say lose weight to me, they wouldn't be working with me.
    -- Adele

    #Self Esteem #Play #Careers

  • It is true to say that the first kill can influence the whole future career of a fighter pilot. Many to whom the first victory over the opponent has been long denied either by unfortunate circumstances or by bad luck can suffer from frustration or develop complexes they may never rid themselves of again.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #Frustration #Careers #Long

  • First, therefore, [the Jew] goes about making up to the people for his previous sins against them. He begins his career as the 'benefactor' of mankind. Since his new benevolence has a practical foundation, that the left hand should not know what the right hand giveth; no, whether he likes it or not, he must reconcile himself to letting as many people as possible know how deeply he feels the sufferings of the masses and all the sacrifices that he himself is making to combat them.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Sacrifice #Hands #Careers

  • A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Strong #Writing #Careers

  • I first heard Laura Branigan sing live in my brother Nesuhi's apartment, where we had gone because he had a very good piano. I immediately realized that she had a great pop voice, in the classical sense. Laura had an instinctive feel for music and melody, and her delivery was sensational. Everybody at Atlantic knew that we had a winner in this young lady, and she came through with great hits that will be remembered for many years to come. I consider Laura to be one of my best signings, and I am proud to have had such a great singer in my career in the record business. We miss her dearly.
    -- Ahmet Ertegun

    #Brother #Years #Careers

  • I have been in control of what Ive been doing, of the career Ive put together.
    -- Aidan Gillen

    #Careers #Together

  • I'm not particularly a career-oriented guy. I'm lucky. I can make really interesting films much of the time with interesting people yet be anonymous, have a private life. But, I'd like to have the choice of the better roles.
    -- Aidan Quinn

    #Careers #People #Interesting

  • Im dating a very high-maintenance career.
    -- Aimee Garcia

    #Careers #Dating #Maintenance

  • A belief in feminism is a belief in personal freedom - the freedom to live a life free of fear of violence, to select a fulfilling career and be compensated fairly, to choose when to start a family, to marry whom you love. I want everyone, regardless of gender, to live a life free of restriction or fear, able to pursue their own personal brand of happiness and fulfillment.
    -- Aisha Tyler

    #Careers #Feminism #Want

  • My biggest concern is always the students who are working toward a certain career - when they limit themselves to just that one option. They need to know that the world is huge - it's an ocean, and there are so many options. It's not the end of the world if they don't get to pursue an apparent childhood dream.
    -- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    #Dream #Ocean #Careers

  • I was studying to be an architect, I wasn't plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously.
    -- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    #Jobs #Careers #Acting

  • To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.
    -- Akhenaton

    #Wisdom #New Year #Careers

  • Comedy to the Senate? Well, there certainly hasn't been a satirist or a political satirist who's done that. So, that really was uncharted territory during the campaign. But I think it's a good thing. Some people thought that it was an odd career arc, but to me it made absolute sense.
    -- Al Franken

    #Thinking #Careers #People

  • During Vietnam, I was in college, enjoying my student deferment. The government wisely felt that, in my case, military service was less important than completing my studies to prepare me for my chosen career: comedian.
    -- Al Franken

    #Military #College #Careers

  • Harvard's Kennedy School of Government asked me to serve as a fellow at its Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy. After my varied and celebrated career in television, movies, publishing, and the lucrative world of corporate speaking, being a fellow at Harvard seemed, frankly, like a step down.
    -- Al Franken

    #School #Careers #Government

  • My parents didn't make a lot of money. My dad was not a high school graduate - he didn't have a career as such; he was a printing salesman essentially for most of his working life.
    -- Al Franken

    #Dad #School #Careers

  • Al and Tommy and I sharing the biggest laugh because it was predicted by everything we did in the first three or four records in my career. It was predicted in the grooves that we would be here sometime later on down the road.
    -- Al Jarreau

    #Careers #Laughing #Als

  • I really do see it as the start of the second half of my career.
    -- Al Jarreau

    #Second Chance #Careers #Half

  • This rock thing got in the way of my teaching career.
    -- Al Jourgensen

    #Teaching #Rocks #Careers

  • Any time a running back reaches the age of 31 or 32, he has to lose a step. No one is a freak of nature. No one is going to be able to take the pounding a running back has to take over a 10- or 12-year career and not lose a step.
    -- Al Michaels

    #Running #Years #Careers

  • Forget the career, do the work. If you feel what you are doing is on line and you're going someplace and you have a vision and you stay with it, eventually things will happen.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Careers #Vision #Acting

  • At this point in my career, I don't have to deal with audition rejections. So I get my rejection from other things. My children can make me feel rejected. They can humble you pretty quick.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Children #Humble #Careers

  • I've always been in the theater. I've always gone to it. That's been my way to cope. Early on in my career, I remember running - fleeing - to the theater as a way of coping with all the meshugaas that was going on for me.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Running #Careers #Fleeing

  • Was Ty Cobb psychotic throughout his playing career? The answer is yes.
    -- Al Stump

    #Baseball #Careers #Answers

  • I have very mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I’m concerned that the rampant downloading of my copyright-protected material over the Internet is severely eating into my album sales and having a decidedly adverse effect on my career. On the other hand, I can get all the Metallica songs I want for FREE! WOW!
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Song #Hands #Careers

  • Most of us still caged within careers chosen for us by our not entirely worldly 18-22 year old selves.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Self #Years #Careers

  • It's perhaps easier now than ever before to make a good living; it's perhaps harder than ever before to stay calm, to be free of career anxiety.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Careers

  • Writing isn’t a career choice. It’s self-medication that over time precipitates the madness it was meant to ward off.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Writing #Self #Careers

  • Choosing a spouse and a choosing career: the two great decisions for which society refuses to set up institutional guidance.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Careers #Two #Decision

  • So in fact the only thing you can judge in this sport its the longterm. You can judge a career or a season, but not one race.
    -- Alain Prost

    #Sports #Race #Careers

  • I'm used to American actors who have a movie career thinking television acting is beneath them.
    -- Alan Ball

    #Thinking #Careers #Acting

  • During a long career in TV broadcasting, I spent a lot of time contributing to other people's creations.
    -- Alan Bradley

    #Careers #Long #People

  • The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Happiness #Careers #Leaving

  • People dont realize that we cannot forecast the future. What we can do is have probabilities of what causes what, but thats as far as we go. And Ive had a very successful career as a forecaster, starting in 1948 forward. The number of mistakes I have made are just awesome. There is no number large enough to account for that.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Mistake #Successful #Careers

  • I've hardly had an avant-garde career ... If you're going to make a film, you have to try to make sure it comes out of a childlike passion, as if you're doing it for the first time.
    -- Alan J. Pakula

    #Passion #Careers #Trying

  • Way back in the day, when I first started and had delusions of adequacy as a cartoonist, I would listen to music. When I switched to a career as a writer, I would try to listen to music, but if the songs had lyrics they would get in the way of the words I was trying to write. So I switched to listening to purely instrumental pieces.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Song #Writing #Careers

  • From my experience, I think that every actor has to make sure that they're in charge of their own career somehow or other.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Thinking #Careers #Actors

  • Those of you who are not aware of my brilliant career as a stand up comic, I'm not aware of it either so we might well wonder what we're doing here.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Careers #Might #Brilliant

  • A single discovery within a lifetime is a very remarkable thing. Two over the course of a career-why, you'd be very lucky indeed.
    -- Alar Toomre

    #Discovery #Careers #Two

  • When I went to acting school, the kids that got the best grades were the kids that could cry on cue. But it didn't really translate into careers for any of them, because the external is the easy part.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #School #Kids #Careers

  • When one has extensively pondered about men, as a career or as a vocation, one sometimes feels nostalgic for primates. At least they do not have ulterior motives.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Men #Careers #Sometimes

  • To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Careers #Common #Creeds

  • If we carry on filling up the calendar, we keep on pushing the athlete, we shorten the athletes longevity. The risk is to shorten a career that could have lasted 10 years because the athlete is burnt out.
    -- Alberto Juantorena

    #Athlete #Years #Careers

  • Early in my career I was accused of being overconfident and even cocky, but I really was confident that I had done the training and didn't see any other reason to say otherwise.
    -- Alberto Salazar

    #Cocky #Careers #Training

  • My life, in some ways, has been a half-measure. I didn't commit myself all the way to my marriage and family, because I would have given up more. And I didn't go all the way with just being completely selfish. I always wonder where my career would be if I was more selfish.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Selfish #Careers #Would Be

  • Denzel Washington's career is an enormous luxury. Compare him to Wesley Snipes.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Careers #Luxury #Enormous

  • Let's face facts, this is visual medium, there's a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don't make a career out of that anymore as an actor.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Careers #People #Actors

  • If you want to be a creative person, then you’re gonna have to be creative in how you put your career together. There isn’t a path. Part of the creativity is making your path.
    -- Alec Soth

    #Creativity #Careers #Creative

  • Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Men #Careers #Interesting

  • Nothing is more boring than a man with a career.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Men #Careers #Boring

  • Ive been a fashion model for 15 years and designing is just an extension of my career. I still plan on modeling lingerie, but at the same time this is a business transition that I plan to have around for a long time.
    -- Alessandra Ambrosio

    #Fashion #Years #Careers

  • Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood, doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures.
    -- Alex Cox

    #Careers #Hollywood #Negative

  • The culmination of three trophies was the pinnacle of my career and it has been rewarded with a knighthood.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Careers #Three #Knighthood

  • We've managed to have a long career that is still quite vibrant, yet we've never had to kow-tow to record companies who said we weren't commercial enough.
    -- Alex Lifeson

    #Careers #Long #Records

  • There is a difference between image and reputation. Image is nice. Reputation is developed over an entire career. Reputation is what I'm searching for.
    -- Alex Rodriguez

    #Nice #Careers #Differences

  • Well, Milwaukee is a special place to me. It's where I started my career playing in Appleton. Getting cheered on the road is something I haven't been use to.
    -- Alex Rodriguez

    #Careers #Special #Use

  • I spent the first half of my career learning what to put into my work, and the second half learning what to leave out.
    -- Alex Toth

    #Careers #Half #Firsts

  • Photograph because you love doing it, because you absolutely have to do it, because the chief reward is going to be the process of doing it. Other rewards - recognition, financial remuneration - come to so few and are so fleeting...Take photography on as a passion, not a career.
    -- Alex Webb

    #Photography #Passion #Careers

  • It's hard for a hit to be bad for your career.
    -- Alex Winter


  • I love taking on roles that I haven't yet done in my career.
    -- Alexa Vega

    #Careers #Roles #Done

  • Respectable people do not write music or make love as a career.
    -- Alexander Borodin

    #Funny Love #Writing #Careers

  • Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Men #Careers #Tyrants

  • Im a career actor. And I question this constant reliance on TV fame and celebrity.
    -- Alexander Hanson

    #Careers #Actors #Tvs

  • My reasons for becoming a chef are somewhat of a cliche. I always loved to eat but it was watching my parents cook that really served as the impetus for my career choice.
    -- Alexandra Guarnaschelli

    #Careers #Parent #Choices

  • My dad sacrificed many things in life for me. He abandoned a very promising and lucrative career of an army officer just so that he could continue helping me with my chess and accompanying me to tournaments.
    -- Alexandra Kosteniuk

    #Dad #Army #Careers

  • No matter what happens to me and my career in the future, Berlin is always going to be my hometown.
    -- Alexandra Lara

    #Careers #Matter #Berlin

  • "Maybe I just don't want another rejection," he shrugs. "I've had enough of that in my so-called acting career." Oh, so this is what it's all about. "But you're not auditioning for a role," I try to persuade him. "Aren't I?" he raises his eyebrows.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Eyebrows #Careers #Rejection

  • It seems easier to make a career out of comedy now than it was in the 1980s.
    -- Alexei Sayle

    #Careers #Comedy #Easier

  • Even if some days I feel like I'm ready to fall apart, I am ultimately happier than I've ever been. My family gives me more joy than I thought possible, and my career fulfills me tremendously. All in all, I feel like am in the exact place I am supposed to be in, doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing.
    -- Ali Landry

    #Fall #Careers #Giving

  • I feel really lucky that, in my career, I've gotten a chance to explore a lot of different genres and kinds of films.
    -- Ali Larter

    #Careers #Different #Lucky

  • When one stops working at the height of one's career, it's just stupid not to say, 'I want to make sure I have a house.'
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Stupid #Careers #House

  • I'm a New Yorker, and working in New York was divine for me. I loved working there and going to work there, which I've been able to do three or four times in my career, and I just love it. It's my favorite.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #New York #Careers #Three

  • I was really involved with other people's opinions of me, and it got heightened during my film career. I don't have any opinion, good or bad about it, it just was. It's not the way I feel now, and I think yoga has a lot to do with that.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Yoga #Thinking #Careers

  • My dad, in particular, was adamant that I should finish my education. He encouraged me to go to Oxford, for instance, and I rather doubt I'd have gone if he hadn't. I would have gone straight back to L.A. and tried to start my career.
    -- Alice Eve

    #Dad #Oxford #Careers

  • There is no doubt about it that it is more difficult for a woman to follow a career than for a man. Through the centuries his time has been considered more valuable, and he has consequently been excused from wrestling with many of 'life's minor damnabilities.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Wrestling #Men #Careers

  • Something I've learned from people like U2, the Stones and Lenny Kravitz is that the grind of live shows is so necessary [to build your career].
    -- Alicia Keys

    #Careers #People #Stones

  • I know that people will remember me as Miss Universe because it was my first great achievement, but I still have my whole career ahead of me.
    -- Alicia Machado

    #Careers #People #Achievement

  • I am recording my first CD in Spanish and preparing myself for the next stage of my career.
    -- Alicia Machado

    #Cds #Careers #Next

  • I've never enjoyed a course or training as much as this. I feel inspired, energised and more focussed about my teaching and career future.
    -- Alison Moore

    #Teaching #Careers #Training

  • Sally Field looks amazing in general, never mind her age! She's a phenomenally talented actress and has had a career spanning so many decades.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Careers #Mind #Age

  • I've spent my career trying to help people without connections understand what's going on so that they have a chance of getting a fair shake from the connected and the powerful.
    -- Allan Sloan

    #Powerful #Careers #People

  • God chose Memphis as the place that I will continue my career.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Careers #Memphis