Top 8041 Job Quotes of 2020

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“It’s sort of my job to feel good.”

― A. J. Jacobs

“Sometimes I feel like if I’m not getting people to boo me, then I’m not doing my job right.”

― A.J. Styles

“My job was to build, and that’s still my job – and I like that better than interviews.”

― A. James Clark

“It is the woman – nearly always – in spite of all the advances of modern feminism, who still takes responsibility for the bulk of the chores, as well as doing her paid job. This is true even in households where men try to be unselfish and to do their share.”

― A. N. Wilson

“The youth need to be enabled to become job generators from job seekers.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“A musician is a professional, whether he or she is successful or not. The profession itself must be regarded as a stable job.”

― A. R. Rahman

“For me, acting is not a job. It is something I love. I don’t do these things for awards or rewards. I do them because I love challenges.”

― Aamir Khan

“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

“You’re always still trying to win a job. That’s everyone’s mindset: come in here and fight for your job, win a job.”

― Aaron Judge

“Fighting for a job – that’s been my mindset every Spring Training.”

― Aaron Judge

“You have to earn your job every day.”

― Aaron Judge

“Once it gets to two strikes, it’s time to battle, put something in play, and try to get the job done.”

― Aaron Judge

“It doesn’t really matter the score or the situation: I got a job to do.”

― Aaron Judge

“I got a job to do on the field.”

― Aaron Judge

“I’ve just got to go in there and get some quality at-bats and do my job and help the team win any way I can.”

― Aaron Judge

“My favourite job hands down – and I think I can speak for everyone involved – was ‘Breaking Bad.’”

― Aaron Paul

“I’m trying to have some longevity in this business. If that means not working for a while and just picking the right job, so be it.”

― Aaron Paul

“Quite frankly, I think if a man or a woman likes their American job, wherever they were born, they should be able to keep that job. We need a clear path to citizenship for workers who are already here and a fair and efficient on-ramp for those who want to come here.”

― Aaron Schock

“I’m not from a political family and didn’t grow up dreaming of being George Washington. I started working in 8th grade and have held every odd job possible – working in a gravel pit, weighing big wheelers, ticket sales, data base management – but I knew if I worked hard and got experience, I could apply that experience to my next endeavor.”

― Aaron Schock

“Writing an encyclopedia is hard. To do anywhere near a decent job, you have to know a great deal of information about an incredibly wide variety of subjects. Writing so much text is difficult, but doing all the background research seems impossible.”

― Aaron Swartz

“When I go to a library and I see the librarian at her desk reading, I’m afraid to interrupt her, even though she sits there specifically so that she may be interrupted, even though being interrupted for reasons like this by people like me is her very job.”

― Aaron Swartz

“I have to be fully committed to do a project nowadays, because if I say yes to something, it means the whole family are going to have to move for the job. It’s a lot of upheaval. So, it has to be really worth it. Otherwise, I’d just as well not bother.”

― Aaron Taylor-Johnson

“’Rent’ was my first professional job, ever.”

― Aaron Tveit

“An artist’s job is simply to take the mirror in front of your face and hold it there. It’s not to give you any answers. It is simply to take that mirror and point it at you.”

― Aasif Mandvi

“They wanted to audition people for the Middle East correspondent on ‘The Daily Show.’ They wanted to hire somebody ethnic for that slot. Helms had left, Cordry had left, and they felt that they needed an ethnic face. So, I went in and auditioned, and I got the job.”

― Aasif Mandvi

“I was already in a band, and the teachers called my mum in and said: ‘Abbey’s so clever, it’s a total waste if she follows her dream’. But I never wanted to do a job I didn’t love, and I’d always wanted to be a model or an actress or a singer.”

― Abbey Clancy

“My mum had four kids on her own, so if I had one kid with one nanny and not a full-time job, it would be a joke. And I think the impossible happens when you leave your kids. I’ve seen so many nannies in the park on their phones, and the kids are running off.”

― Abbey Clancy

“I had this job where I had to cold call people, and that was terrifying to me, and that was on a far different level than invading their space.”

― Abbi Jacobson

“The abortion industry and their workers are under unique pressure and constantly in the spotlight because abortion is so controversial, and people on both sides are considerably passionate. This isn’t a typical nine-to-five job. It’s on a whole other level of intensity.”

― Abby Johnson

“Do your job. Do it the best you can. Do it right, because somebody, sometimes your best friend, is waiting for you to screw up so she can take your place.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I don’t want flowers or candy or anything like that. I just want somebody to say, ‘Wow, you’ve done a great job.’”

― Abby Lee Miller

“One of the biggest challenges for the MENA region is unemployment coupled with high population growth rates. The World Bank is committed to supporting infrastructure projects that will help with job creation across the region.”

― Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

“I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence.”

― Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

“Judging is a lonely job in which a man is, as near as may be, an island entire.”

― Abe Fortas

“If I give five flops, I won’t get a job. You have to perform at the box office when you are at the top. No one is running a charity here. People are putting huge amounts of money to make movies, and they want the films to be successful. They have invested money in you, so it is your duty to make sure the film does well.”

― Abhishek Bachchan

“Critics have a job to do. They do not criticise you without reason.”

― Abhishek Bachchan

“I hope my pieces have an authenticity to them, but my job is to filter the world and tell a story, not to define and recreate exactly what’s going on.”

― Abi Morgan

“I think that, as a writer, while it’s your job to construct stories, you have to navigate your way through them with your heart.”

― Abi Morgan

“No matter how senior you get in an organization, no matter how well you’re perceived to be doing, your job is never done. Every day, you get up and the world is changing; your customers are expecting more from you. Your competitors are putting pressure on you by doing more and trying to beat you here and beat you there.”

― Abigail Johnson

“I write by stealing time. The hours in the day have never felt as if they belonged to me. The greatest number has belonged to my day job as a physician and professor of medicine – eight to 12 hours, and even more in the early days.”

― Abraham Verghese

“Lest it sound as if I resent my day job, I have to say that my day job is the reason I write, and it has been the best thing for me as a writer.”

― Abraham Verghese

“The job at Brooklyn is interesting because Brooklyn reflects what happened to university art departments everywhere. It might be the worst department now, and yet at one point it was the best in the country.”

― Ad Reinhardt

“I don’t want to have a real job. No one wants to have a job.”

― Ad-Rock

“An excellent job with a dubious undertaking, which is like saying it would be great if it wasn’t awful.”

― Ada Louise Huxtable

“What I try to do is to appreciate every job I have while I’m working on it.”

― Adam Baldwin

“The main thing that I learned from my horrible job experiences was how horrible they were.”

― Adam Carolla

“It is not hard to see why the FBI wants wiretapping backdoors. It would certainly make its job easier. But rejiggering the Internet so government can conveniently monitor everything we say and do online is too high a price to pay for making law enforcement more efficient.”

― Adam Cohen

“Wrestling is not only my job, it’s my life, so when I wasn’t able to wrestle, I didn’t know what to do with myself.”

― Adam Cole

“Throughout the western world, new systems have risen up whose job is to constantly record and monitor the present – and then compare that to the recorded past. The aim is to discover patterns, coincidences and correlations, and from that, find ways of stopping change. Keeping things the same.”

― Adam Curtis

“Journalists, whose job is to pull back and tell dramatic stories that bring power into focus, find it impossible because things like economic theory are both incomprehensible and, above all, boring. The same is true of ‘management science.’”

― Adam Curtis

“When you look at Google, its job is to find you the perfect web page. There are a lot of cases when you want to know something and a list of websites isn’t ideal.”

― Adam D’Angelo

“If you imagine your friend is recommending you content on a topic they’re an expert on, they can do a really good job of that. They know what you’re interested in, they know your personality, they know if you have a scientific type of mind-set or not.”

― Adam D’Angelo

“When you cover the economy as a reporter, there’s one part of the job that is always easy: finding economists who disagree.”

― Adam Davidson

“If your business is really easy to do, don’t gloat. You might be out of a job soon.”

― Adam Davidson

“I don’t want any competition; I’ve finally made it! I don’t want any young bucks knocking me off and taking my job, so stay in school! Stay in school and get a nice job working in an office!”

― Adam DeVine

“I always wanted to be a comedic actor – that’s what I wanted from the job – to do comedy and to create my own comedy. But I still love doing stand-up and will probably be doing it forever. I’d love to be an old guy who can’t really walk, can’t really stand-up, and I have to sit on the stool and tell jokes.”

― Adam DeVine

“I loved being in the Marine Corps, I loved my job in the Marine Corps, and I loved the people I served with. It’s one of the best things I’ve had a chance to do.”

― Adam Driver

“The first job I got was this TV job in this show called ‘The Unusuals.’ Then I did a play called ‘Slipping,’ and at the same time I was rehearsing another play at Playwrights Horizons, and that kind of snowballed into a bunch of plays.”

― Adam Driver

“Working on ‘Girls’ opened up a lot of opportunity for me. It’s like a dream job. It’s a dream.”

― Adam Driver

“I was an infantry Marine, and there are only so many things you can do when you get out of the military that you can apply your job to. Either a janitor or a cop. I tried to do both of those things because what else are you going to do?”

― Adam Driver

“By the time I got into Juilliard, I was working at a Target distribution warehouse. It didn’t make anything, it just shipped things, and my job was just to stand there and look at the security codes on the back of trucks and see if they would lock, and check them in.”

― Adam Driver

“’Afterlife With Archie’ – they’re doing a great job.”

― Adam F. Goldberg

“I’m working harder now than ever before. I couldn’t turn down the BBC job because I’ve never been offered the opportunity of killing three or four people on screen before!”

― Adam Faith

“I got into cars through my father. He used to work on cars. My job was to hold the light, which pretty much was the limit of my mechanical abilities.”

― Adam Ferrara

“Dancing is something I do. Not something I just want to do. It’s something I just do, depending on how I’m feeling. I don’t see myself taking that as just a job.”

― Adam G. Sevani

“At 15 I auditioned for 42nd Street in Australia. Dein Perry was in that show. I actually got the job but I couldn’t do it because I was only 15. Legally I needed to have another 15-year-old to cover consecutive nights.”

― Adam Garcia

“People want development. Not everyone knows what it means. Same as jobs. Not everyone knows what a job is, but people want jobs.”

― Adam Giles

“I’m still awaiting the idea of drawing comics for a living being a reality. I feel like I’ve been dodging work for 20 years, and at some point, I’ll have to get a real job.”

― Adam Hughes

“A great comic-book cover occurs when it gets a potential reader to pick the book up and start thumbing through it. That’s a comic cover’s job: Attract someone’s attention, and persuade them to try the issue out.”

― Adam Hughes

“That’s a comic cover’s job: Attract someone’s attention and persuade them to try the issue out.”

― Adam Hughes

“In America, the stories we tell ourselves and we tell each other in fiction have to do with individualism. Every person here is the center of his or her own story. And our job as people and as characters is to find our own motivations and desires, to overcome conflicts and obstacles toward defining ourselves so that we grow and change.”

― Adam Johnson

“Apple does a very good job of not letting its competitors know what it is working on, and Apple does a very good job of not confusing customers by causing them to anticipate what the next new thing is going to be and then causing those customers not to buy the products that are on the shelves now.”

― Adam Lashinsky

“My job means I work late.”

― Adam Levine

“’The Voice’ was the first real job I’ve ever had that wasn’t just messing around with music.”

― Adam Levine

“My approach is to treat writing very much as a job.”

― Adam Mansbach

“Writing novels is largely about endurance and patience. I take a lot of breaks, hit walls, and go do something else while I think things through. But I do it every day, and I try to treat it as a job, something that is not dictated by whimsy or muses.”

― Adam Mansbach

“I had some great high points and thought: ‘This is fantastic. I’m going to be a huge star.’ Then something happens, and you can’t get a job to save your life.”

― Adam Rayner

“I don’t devour huge amounts of television. I’m more naturally inclined to watch movies, but given my job, I need to have an understanding of what’s on TV.”

― Adam Rayner

“The duty of responsibility placed on any MP is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed and I for one don’t believe the Conservative Party would abuse that trust by selecting someone who did not have the goods to do the job, just for the sake of media coverage.”

― Adam Rickitt

“I’m a lifelong movie addict, and one of my favorite projects is making replica props and costumes. Nearly every one of these – from R2D2 to Hellboy’s revolver – ends with the paint job. And it’s not just cosmetic. The paint literally tells a story: what this thing is made of, where it’s been, what it’s been used for, and for how long.”

― Adam Savage

“I had a job transcribing a biotechnology-litigation seminar. You put headphones on and fast-forward and stop with your feet. There were a lot of ‘um’s.’”

― Adam Schlesinger

“I like having a duty. I’m a terrible cook, but when people come over, if I’m falling between the cracks socially, I can always run away to my job.”

― Adam Scott

“There is nothing more unpleasant than watching someone on a TV or movie set act like they are entitled to a particular kind of treatment just because they have been doing it for longer. We are all in the same boat – one job at a time.”

― Adam Scott

“I think it’s an actor’s job, if you can, to keep working and to keep using that muscle. First of all, you’ve got to pay the bills, but it also helps you develop.”

― Adam West

“Being on TV is kind of the best job in the world.”

― Adelaide Kane

“Starting a new job can be nerve-racking , but it’s also exciting. You’re embarking on a new future, positioning yourself to write a fresh story on a clean slate.”

― Adena Friedman

“I just think of myself as a hard-working person who loves my job.”

― Adena Friedman

“I would come to L.A. for a job, but I love New York.”

― Adepero Oduye

“I’m here to play certain characters and give them a voice that they might not have had. That’s my job, and like it or not, that’s what I’m here to do.”

― Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

“Over the years I’ve grown to love the industry, my job, and the profession itself. It’s been a journey full of ups and downs. For the first few years, it was a journey of self discovery where I grew to love acting while acting.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“As an actor, technically, when you are off a film, you are out of a job. An actor goes from job to job. By virtue, acting is an unsure profession.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.”

― Adlai Stevenson I

“I am a singer; my job is to create music and harmony. Wherever I see harmony, I would go towards there.”

― Adnan Sami

“I was so nervous that this was ‘True Detective’ and that I needed to do a good job that I would just dig into every scene.”

― Adria Arjona

“What was a very private childhood hobby turned into a very a public, professional job, and I think that there’s a lot of inhibition that can grow from that.”

― Adrian Tomine

“The ramifications that you set for yourself can inspire you to do things that you would have never thought of because, once you’re trapped, your job is to persevere.”

― Adrian Younge

“I used to be very shy. When I first started, I had to go to a casting, and I had to go in a bikini. I thought I was too skinny. But I went in and got the job! And that’s how I started.”

― Adriana Lima

“Modeling is a tough job, your co-workers are your rivals, it really puts a damper on your perspective of other girls.”

― Adriana Lima

“I love my job and I love my children. It’s really about figuring out your schedules and getting everything down that you need to do and sticking to your plan.”

― Adriana Lima

“Mostly I sit alone in a room and cry and do my job – so when they let me out of my cave to go on tour, I really listen to my readers.”

― Adriana Trigiani

“And when you clear away the cobwebs of the description of every job in the world, at the bottom of that job is service. It’s service. And I took that ethic and applied it to my writing craft.”

― Adriana Trigiani

“Without social media, I wouldn’t have young girls messaging me from Australia or Mexico City or the Midlands, but I do wonder if I’d be on it if it wasn’t part of my job.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“Whatever is dirty, it is women’s job to clean up, or drive some man to clean up, and that goes for everything from cellar to senate.”

― Agnes Macphail

“I didn’t want to go to college or work in an office or have a nine-to-five job. I knew that quite clearly before I left school.”

― Aidan Gillen

“I don’t speculate too much about the future. That’s the thing about this job – it’s so fickle. You take the jobs, you read the scripts and, if something interests you and you like the people who are working on it, you go for it.”

― Aidan Turner

“I love my job and always have.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“I have my dream job.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“I may have a very visible job that allows more than a million viewers to invite me and my fellow anchors into their homes every morning, but that doesn’t make me famous, nor does my job entitle me to any kind of special privileges.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“I think art comes out of meaningful experiences, and it’s hard to make art when your meaningful experience is getting into your electric car and driving from your fancy house in the Hills to your fancy job in the Valley.”

― Aisha Tyler

“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

“It’s very different working with Vetrimaaran. If he’s happy with your shot, all he will tell you is, ‘Good job. Go do what you have to next.’”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“My job is to make people laugh.”

― Aisling Bea

“You change things by focusing your energy on doing your job well.”

― Aisling Bea

“People who succeed in my job are people who are not afraid to look silly.”

― Aisling Bea

“I’m not interested in being famous. I’m interested in doing my job and doing it well, and that’s wrestling, and that’s what I love.”

― AJ Lee

“I don’t think it’s my job, single-handedly, to fix anything. I think it’s my job to have a vision and have a plan that is reasonable and workable and get as many people to the table to effect change as possible.”

― Aja Brown

“My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young. I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part.”

― Ajay Naidu

“The scourge of unlawful robocalls is technically complex to address, and no single action will get the job done.”

― Ajit Pai

“One of the great joys of my job is having the privilege of meeting people from all across the country and hearing their stories.”

― Ajit Pai

“The FCC’s job is not to put a finger in the wind and decide which way the winds are blowing; it’s to look at the facts and make a sober judgment based on what the law is.”

― Ajit Pai

“When I look at it, I don’t really like people, and socializing is really awful. Outside of my family, friends, and those connected to my job, I don’t think I actively want to meet anyone. I’ve always lived in the country, after all.”

― Akira Toriyama

“It was very easy to convince me to take on the job of character designer for ‘Dragon Quest.’”

― Akira Toriyama

“Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done.”

― Al Bernstein

“Minnesotans lost their jobs because the credit rating agencies didn’t do the only job they’re supposed to have, the only job they had, which is to give accurate, objective ratings to financial products.”

― Al Franken

“I once asked the most fabulous couple I know, Madonna and Guy Ritchie, how they kept things fresh despite having been married for almost seven months. ‘It’s a job, Al,’ Guy told me. ‘We work at it every day.’”

― Al Franken

“Minnesotans know the difference between the job of satirist and the job of senator. And so do I.”

― Al Franken

“Even though marriage is doomed, if you turned it into a job you like and really work at it – it can be salvaged.”

― Al Goldstein

“I’m pretty satisfied with how ‘Postcard’ turned out. I think everybody did a great job.”

― Al Jardine

“Truth be told, I didn’t want to be on T.V. I was going to be a writer or producer or a director, and at the end of my sophomore year, my department chairman put me up for a job doing weekend weather in Syracuse, New York.”

― Al Roker

“You don’t need to be defined by your job.”

― Al Yankovic

“I learnt to stop fantasising about the perfect job or the perfect relationship because that can actually be an excuse for not living.”

― Alain de Botton

“I was told by my father nine times a day that you were going to get a job the minute you finish your studies.”

― Alain de Botton

“I do very well three things: my job, stupidities and children.”

― Alain Delon

“The most classic French dessert around the holidays is the Christmas log, with butter cream. Two flavors. Chocolate and coconut. My first job in the kitchen when I was a boy was to make these Christmas logs.”

― Alain Ducasse

“I want to feel like I’m doing something creative and trying different things, putting different hats on and playing. I don’t know what’s the point otherwise; otherwise, it’s just a job. You punch a time clock.”

― Alan Arkin

“There have been times when I’ve been broke, and a job came along, and I’ve said, ‘Yeah! Let’s do it!’ But I will never do something without having a feeling of knowing how to play it. I’ve been in projects that I felt terrible about afterwards, but I’ve always had something that sparked me while I was doing it.”

― Alan Arkin

“As a writer, it’s fun to create. And once you get into a long-running show with very established characters and a very established tone and format, after a while it’s a really great job, but that’s what it is – a job.”

― Alan Ball

“I love to direct! I get really jazzed by directing, but directing is not the same kind of personal expression, the same kind of personal intimate expression that writing is. Because when you’re directing, you’re basically managing, basically getting out of people doing their job, except when you see them going astray.”

― Alan Ball

“The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting.”

― Alan Brien

“The defendant wants to hide the truth because he’s generally guilty. The defense attorney’s job is to make sure the jury does not arrive at that truth.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“My job during the EVAs, the spacewalks, is to act as the inside coordinator. I remain on the aft flight deck of the shuttle, and I act in a manner to help the gentlemen outside, my fellow crewmates, who are performing the EVA tasks.”

― Alan G. Poindexter

“There’s no other job in public life that is like chairman of the Fed.”

― Alan Greenspan

“I had no plans once I finished my football career, which was a problem, so I had to go looking for work. Television was the one area that it was easier to get a job than anywhere else.”

― Alan Hansen

“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

“Computer science inverts the normal. In normal science, you’re given a world, and your job is to find out the rules. In computer science, you give the computer the rules, and it creates the world.”

― Alan Kay

“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

“My job is to persuade people to toe the line and play within the laws of the game.”

― Alan Lewis

“The job, when you write film underscore, is to be ignored. That comes with the gig, no question about it.”

― Alan Menken

“It’s not my job to tell people what to think. If I can actually in some way help the readers’ own creative thinking, then that’s got to be to everybody’s benefit.”

― Alan Moore

“When I started writing comics, ‘comics writer’ was the most obscure job in the world! If I wanted to be a celebrity, I would have become a moody English screen actor.”

― Alan Moore

“Think about just exceeding expectations of every job you’re being asked to do. Continually ask for feedback on how it’s going. Ask everybody involved what you can do to do an even better job, and the world will beat down your door trying to ask you to do more and more.”

― Alan Mulally

“I’m more convinced than when I accepted this job that we can create a viable Ford Motor Co. that makes cars and trucks that people really do prefer. And we can make them using minimum resources and minimum time and be competitive with our competition.”

― Alan Mulally

“Film-making is a physically hard job.”

― Alan Parker

“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

“I got my first job at a firm called Naess & Thomas.”

― Alan Patricof

“When I was a student, I was working at the technology call center, where students call in if they can’t get their email to work or something. A minimum-wage kind of job.”

― Alan Schaaf

“It’s not always about ‘Can you do the job?’ It’s about ‘Can you fit in with the team?’”

― Alan Schaaf

“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

“I have had interviews and got close to taking a managerial job. I would consider going back into football.”

― Alan Shearer

“Youngsters have got to stop thinking about becoming the next Zuckerberg. It’s a trillion-to-one chance. What they need is mater and pater to say, ‘Get a job, son.’”

― Alan Sugar

“My main regret about my years in football was keeping my mouth shut like a little mouse, not daring to speak out because I was told you left the managers to get on with the job and that the chairman must never interfere with the manager’s decisions or the performance of his team.”

― Alan Sugar

“It was a different job in that, because it’s a ‘Star Wars’ movie and I’m a droid in a ‘Star Wars’ movie, people have a reverence for those characters that have come before me.”

― Alan Tudyk

“I have such a stressful job that the only way I can get it out of my mind is by running hard.”

― Alan Turing

“I write. This is what I do. My job is to sit down with my vocabulary, select words, and decide what order they should be placed in an attempt to keep someone’s attention and perhaps provide them with a laugh or two along the way.”

― Alan Zweibel

“If I went to a regular job, if I was a secretary or something, I’d want to look good. I’d dress up for that part.”

― Alana Blanchard

“The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.”

― Alanis Morissette

“I didn’t have a huge amount of security when I was a scientist from one contract to another. You’re always thinking, ‘Am I going to have a job this time next year?’”

― Alastair Reynolds

“I see my job as being to facilitate the life of clinical researchers so that they can be more productive, and trying to keep the bureaucracy from getting in their way.”

― Alastair Wood

“I thought, ‘It doesn’t matter what that woman is wearing,’ but then I realised actually it’s our job as designers to make women smile; to bring them the chocolate without the calories.”

― Alber Elbaz

“My job is to do. My job is to make women beautiful. What do I have to say?”

― Alber Elbaz

“Mine is a job that never ends, a function where it is almost impossible to set aside time to rest or take a breather.”

― Alber Elbaz

“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

“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

“Besides the devastating impact that the Ryan budget has directly on individuals, it does nothing to support job creation or our global competitiveness. Investments in both are drastically affected through cuts in funding for transportation and infrastructure projects, as well as funding for research and development.”

― Albio Sires

“Something that is appealing to me about old Hollywood is job security.”

― Alden Ehrenreich

“My approach is always the same. I try to be as honest as possible. Find the real honesty and humanity in the character because even a fictional character is supposed to feel real. And my job is to find that reality and bring it to the screen.”

― Aldis Hodge

“Every job you do, somebody’s looking at it. You’re leaving an impression on somebody. What is going to be your footprint?”

― Aldis Hodge

“Recreational development is a job not of building roads into the lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind.”

― Aldo Leopold

“The public don’t know what they want; it’s my job to tell them.”

― Alec Issigonis

“All the exhausting aspects of my job are made worthwhile because I get to experience so many different cultures. It makes you really appreciate the memories.”

― Alek Wek

“Slavisa is a great manager. He has helped me so much. Throughout his career, he has done a really good job.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“My job is to score goals.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“Of course defenders will try to provoke me – that is their job.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“I’m not doing a 9 to 5 job, so every week is different; one week I might be at home for three or four days, and another week it’ll be busier. That’s the beauty of my job.”

― Alesha Dixon

“I have definitely had times in my career where I have wondered whether I have had to work a bit harder, prove myself more, but I would never want to be in a position where I am saying, ‘Oh, I did not get that job because of my race.’”

― Alesha Dixon

“Growing up, I used to think I’d never get on a plane – I was terrified. But when I joined Mis-Teeq, being on a plane was my job. I used to scream on flights. Full-on screams.”

― Alesha Dixon

“Obviously, I pay for the fact I was an actress once. But it was a job like any other, because I never did anything scandalous.”

― Alessandra Mussolini

“Higher productivity enables companies to increase sales without adding workers. Even if job markets tighten and wages rise, corporate profits can continue to climb as long as worker productivity is growing faster than overall wages.”

― Alex Berenson

“It has been said that the Fed’s job is to take the punch bowl away just as the party gets going, raising interest rates when the economy is growing too fast and inflation threatens.”

― Alex Berenson

“I think the Chinese government is doing a great job right now.”

― Alex Chiu

“Football management is such a pressurised thing – horseracing 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

“I know some directors get very involved in trailers and posters. Some even cut their own. I stay completely away from it. I just see my job as making a film.”

― Alex Garland

“It’s difficult for one filmmaker to criticize another. That’s a job best left to critics.”

― Alex Gibney

“The job of a journalist is to find out stuff. The job of the government – sometimes – is to keep stuff secret. There’s a natural tension there.”

― Alex Gibney

“I can be a horrible actor, but I make a move that makes a money I’m secured a job.”

― Alex Meraz

“At a massive club like Liverpool, people will come and go. It is our job to keep the wheels moving and momentum going.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“The song ‘Take This Job and Shove It’ spent 18 weeks on the country charts in 1977. 1970s country music fans had a clearer understanding of the ennui of wage-slavery than modern elites.”

― Alex Pareene

“Niall Ferguson is an intellectual fraud whose job, for years, has been to impress dumb, rich Americans with his accent and flatter them with his writings.”

― Alex Pareene

“I remember when I first got into the England side, going to meet ups where you were just doing a job, you were almost looking to go back to your clubs as soon as you arrived. That changed. The Lionesses got the feel of a club; it was a place you wanted to be, a set-up you couldn’t wait to join.”

― Alex Scott

“When I graduated from Utah, I was headed into the biggest job interview of my life, the NFL Draft.”

― Alex Smith

“As a quarterback, I always feel like it’s my job to be that steady, calm presence in there.”

― Alex Smith

“To a lot of people, I might just be the guy who went No. 1 in the draft. Or the guy who lost his job to Colin Kaepernick. Or the guy who helped turn a 2-14 Chiefs team into a back-to-back division champ… but then couldn’t put them over the top.”

― Alex Smith

“You have to prove yourself year in and year out, and if you can’t get the job done, every team is going to go and try and find somebody else that can.”

― Alex Smith

“I think the quarterback position, moreso than in all of sports, no other position compares – you rely on so many people to do your job.”

― Alex Smith

“Being a CISO is a tough job. I have the end responsibility for the personal information of over a billion people.”

― Alex Stamos

“The nice thing about my job being CSO at Facebook is that it is well understood here that there is not a trade-off between the trust people have in us and our growth.”

― Alex Stamos

“A lot of the people who are hacking on behalf of governments are doing so on a contract basis. And they also do other things. They will hack on behalf of spammers, and will just be hired for a specific job.”

― Alex Stamos

“Copenhagen has done a remarkable job creating streets that are focused on bicycles and pedestrians.”

― Alex Steffen

“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

“Take your job seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.”

― Alex Trebek

“My job is to provide the atmosphere and assistance to the contestants to get them to perform at their very best. And if I’m successful doing that, I will be perceived as a nice guy, and the audience will think of me as being a bit of a star.”

― Alex Trebek

“’Music Hop’ in 1963 was my first hosting job of a variety program.”

― Alex Trebek

“Originally, I think, I wanted to be an actor. But I got into broadcasting by accident, if you will, because I needed money to pay for my college education. I applied for a summer announcing job at a couple of radio stations.”

― Alex Trebek

“I struggle with my weight like it’s my job.”

― Alex Weisman

“I’ve fully accepted the fact that if I’m going to do a career like this, I have to be willing to take criticism, because it’s a part of the job, you know? Any Instagram thing I post, someone’s going to say something. I know that. Anything on Twitter, someone’s going to judge whatever I do, whatever I say, whatever I look like. I understand that.”

― Alexa Bliss

“I left my job as an editorial assistant with Katie Couric at CBS to start our company. I think Katie has said being at CBS was the worst time in her career. They were cutting back their news and interactive budget. I just had this very distinct feeling that I wasn’t in the spring of something: I was in the late fall.”

― Alexa Hirschfeld

“Losing your job is terrifying, but being prepared makes it so much easier.”

― Alexa Von Tobel

“I had the kind of family where I was told it was my job to study. They would work out the finances.”

― Alexander Acosta

“I never wanted money worries to slow me down or make me take a job I didn’t want.”

― Alexander Payne

“It’s all about trying to find those projects where you get to enjoy yourself, because I think that’s when you create as well: when you’re genuinely excited about something. Then you’re not just doing it because it’s your job.”

― Alexander Skarsgard

“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

“I’m a working writer; this is my job. So it matters to me that it’s good. I sweat over every word. I don’t just vomit this stuff up. It’s agony. The only thing that comes close is childbirth, except it’s like being in labor for eighteen months.”

― Alexandra Fuller

“When I started binge-watching TV, when that became a thing due to Netflix a few years ago, the first thing I watched was ‘Lost.’ It was summer break from grad school, and I watched it all in a row, like as many hours a day as I could, as though I were clocking in at a job.”

― Alexandra Kleeman

“Both my parents are professors, and I never really saw people do any other jobs, so I didn’t really know how to want a different kind of job.”

― Alexandra Kleeman

“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

“The worst thing that happens to you at college if you fail to get out of bed in time is that you will miss two hours of someone reading scintillating anecdotes about Medieval Ireland. The worst thing that happens to you in life if you fail to get out of bed in time is that you might lose your job as a first responder.”

― Alexandra Petri

“At Harvard, where students tend to respond to real-world celebrities with the vague sense that they could do a better job themselves, the recipe for celebrity is complex.”

― Alexandra Petri

“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

“I’m a professional, and I have to always do my job.”

― Alexandre Pato

“The U.S. has done a great job improving productivity. We’re making a lot more steel in Dearborn with fewer people. The unions have accepted much better work rules.”

― Alexei Mordashov

“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

“I’ve been trying to find out what my wheelhouse is as an actor. ‘Gilmore’ was my first job, so only from there did I have a chance to really experiment and see how far I could stretch; I went maybe a little too far in certain directions.”

― Alexis Bledel

“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

“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

“The writer who can’t do his job looks to his editor to do it for him, though he won’t dream of sharing his royalties with that editor.”

― Alfred A. Knopf

“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

“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

“I want to make sure that I fulfill the aspirations of the Gabonese people: to have access to a better life, job opportunities, and importantly, for the Gabonese people themselves to take into their own hands the development of their own country.”

― Ali Bongo Ondimba

“As an actor, your job is half done when your co-star becomes your friend, especially when it’s Judi Dench.”

― Ali Fazal

“When someone’s good, my job becomes easier.”

― Ali Fazal

“I have to remember I am a defender first and do my job there first and foremost.”

― Ali Krieger

“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

“I think feminism is the worst thing that ever happened to women. Our job used to be no job. We had it so good!”

― Ali Wong

“I’m more verbal and not as private as I was as a kid. I still do a form of sense memory. It honestly depends on the job. It depends on the other people you’re working with, how the other actor works.”

― Alia Shawkat

“When I wrap a job, I disconnect with it, and I’m done, even if they said we’d shoot more next year, at this time, which is not the case at all because nobody knows what’s happening.”

― Alia Shawkat

“If you’re not having fun with your job, it will show.”

― Alice Dellal

“I’m attracted to directors in general because I appreciate the work and the job they have to do. I watched the post-production, I watched the pre-production… post-production is something that I’m very interested in and I did spend a lot of time in editing rooms when I was young pretending to be sick.”

― Alice Englert

“You can try to take sorrow and make it into something enduring, meaningful and beautiful. I always feel guilty that this is my job, that I get to do this.”

― Alice Hoffman

“I learned really early on that I had to treat it as if it were a real job. This might be my middle class background – the Irish work ethic, which isn’t quite the same as the Protestant work ethic – but still, it’s, ‘Get a job and show up every day. Be there. And don’t complain. Who do you think you are: you’re nobody special; go to work.’”

― Alice McDermott

“I was a housewife, so I learned to write in times off, and I don’t think I ever gave it up, though there were times when I was very discouraged because I began to see that the stories I was writing were not very good, that I had a lot to learn, and that it was a much, much harder job than I had expected.”

― Alice Munro

“I never meant to be a full-time poet: I started out as a gardener, an ideal job for a poet because your head is left free.”

― Alice Oswald

“All day I wait for my job, which I do at night, and once I get there, I walk a tightrope, jump through hoops, and take breathtaking dives.”

― Alice Ripley

“Sometimes a job comes to you, and you didn’t ask for it. Your work in the past hires you, and that’s nice.”

― Alice Ripley

“The job of the Central Bank is to worry.”

― Alice Rivlin

“It’s a technical, fairly difficult job that has no particular political connotations, so I doubt there are any big campaign contributors dying to be on the Fed. And remember, it doesn’t pay very well, certainly by Republican standards.”

― Alice Rivlin

“Nothing is so threatening to conventional values as a man who does not want to work or does not want to work at a challenging job, and most people are disturbed if a man in a well- paying job indicates ambivalence or dislike toward it.”

― Alice S. Rossi

“You know, I always say this – As an actor, we’re lucky to get a job. Then we’re lucky that anybody gives a damn to watch the thing that we’re in.”

― Alicia Coppola

“I always say this – As an actor, we’re lucky to get a job. Then we’re lucky that anybody gives a damn to watch the thing that we’re in.”

― Alicia Coppola

“Coming out of the 2016 election, there was a few things that became really clear. One, that black people deserve to have vehicles that represent the breadth of our interests. Two, that we really need to do a better job of being able to communicate what conditions and experiences our communities are facing.”

― Alicia Garza

“My first TV job was on an episode of ‘Hannah Montana’… Since then, I’ve been fortunate to end up on shows that are just such a high quality, where the writing and material is incredible.”

― Alison Brie

“It’s so hard to pick a ‘single.’ I always want it to be whatever my favorite tune is, but often the record company and the person whose job it is to take it to radio have different ideas.”

― Alison Goldfrapp

“I have never had another job and I don’t have a mortgage.”

― Alison Moyet

“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

“I grew up a happy kid in Toronto. I’ve never suffered. I’ve never even had a real job! But I understand sadness and striving, and those two things tie into all the roles that I’ve played.”

― Alison Pill

“Fitness is not an option. It’s part of my job.”

― Alison Sweeney

“Actors and writers and adjuncts are always looking for their next job: they find common cause with the female Uber drivers on contracts who have also been unprotected victims of sexual harassment.”

― Alissa Quart

“Although federal law prohibits companies with 15 or more employees from discriminating against pregnant job seekers, it can be quite hard for an ordinary woman to land a job if she lets prospective bosses know she is pregnant.”

― Alissa Quart

“In an economy where women now make up half the work force, we’re going to have to address the treatment of pregnant employees more systemically. The passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would better protect against the discrimination pregnant job seekers face.”

― Alissa Quart

“It’s an acting job – acting natural.”

― Alistair Cooke

“I wanted to join the Army, but my eyesight wasn’t good, so I quit school and my job to just focus on fighting. I didn’t want to just get deployed. I wanted to get in on the action.”

― Alistair Overeem

“The UFC are doing a tremendous job of promoting the sport worldwide. The views about the sport haven’t always been so positive here in the Holland, but it’s nice to see change and to see the UFC come to Holland, and everyone been really enthusiastic about it.”

― Alistair Overeem

“For me, the world is a stage, and we are all playing the character we have chosen to play on that stage. It is the job of the photographer to capture the drama of the performance.”

― Alix Smith

“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

“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

“You gotta do what you gotta do. And I had to figure that out, and I used to – I couldn’t stand the media, but I realized they have a job. They gotta do what they have to do.”

― Allen Iverson

“I’d be just as happy being a midwife. That’s my ideal job.”

― Allison Anders

“It is a very difficult job, being the servant of two masters.”

― Allison Janney

“The first job where I actually made money was on ‘Guiding Light,’ the soap opera. And I played a maid. My name was Ginger, and I had a Brooklyn accent – a really bad one, if I remember correctly.”

― Allison Janney

“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

“I’ve always had a day job and never been just acting.”

― Allison Tolman

“It’s scary to not know when your next job is coming, and that is a daily fear when you are trying to act full-time.”

― Allison Tolman

“I was only allowed only to watch public television until I was 12 years old. I would come home from friends’s houses with a list of demands. ‘OK, We have all the wrong cereals. You guys are asleep on the job.’”

― Allison Williams

“I told my parents I wanted to be an actress years before I wrapped my head around what my dad did for a living. It’s not easy to explain the job of the television journalist, especially when a lot of my friends’ dads had jobs that were a lot easier to explain, like a lawyer, a banker or a doctor.”

― Allison Williams

“I think that acting involves doing your job so well that you are able to help the viewer identify with the character.”

― Ally Sheedy

“This is the hardest job I’ve ever had, being a mom, but it’s the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.”

― Ally Walker

“The United States must also continue to push the United Nations Security Council for strong action to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions. In the meantime, it is our job to take meaningful steps to eliminate the threats posed by Iran.”

― Allyson Schwartz

“The most that somebody in Mexico City will get paid for a job in construction is 100 pesos a day.”

― Alma Guillermoprieto

“After leaving law school, I intentionally said that I never wanted to hold a job more than six years.”

― Alphonso Jackson

“So I quit my job and went to the New England Culinary Institute for the full two years and worked in the restaurant industry after that until finally I thought I had a grasp on what I needed to do what I do.”

― Alton Brown

“I kept thinking, ‘Somebody has to make a food show that is actually educational and entertaining at the same time… a show that got down to the ‘why things happen.’ Plus, I hated my job – I didn’t think it was very worthwhile.”

― Alton Brown

“I’m a filmmaker who decided to go to culinary school. All I picked up was the fact if I didn’t understand what was going on with every single ingredient, I could be qualifying for, like, the lunch food job at my daughter’s school.”

― Alton Brown

“You have to be competitive in the job I am in.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“You do not have time in international rugby to stop and think, ‘This is tough.’ It’s more a case of, ‘Let’s crack on.’ Where’s your next job? Fill a hole for someone who has just made a tackle?”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“Ultimately I’m the captain, but if someone can’t get themselves in the right state to play, it’s not my job. If they don’t want to come into work determined to be the best they can be, they’re in the wrong job.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“I am competitive because it is fun, a mentality thing, and it is something you have to be in this job.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“I’m always reading a novel. If it’s good, I remember why I love my job.”

― Alvaro Enrigue

“I’m a striker; my job is to score goals.”

― Alvaro Morata

“It’s hard as a striker. It’s cut and dried. Your job is to put the ball in the back of the net.”

― Alvaro Morata

“I’m a striker. it’s our job, and it’s true that we need to score, and I am happy when I do.”

― Alvaro Morata

“I want to score more than 20. It’s my job. But it is not an obsession for me ahead of winning titles for the team.”

― Alvaro Morata

“’The Walking Dead’ do such a great job with that world. It is real, but it’s also otherworldly; it’s strangely theatrical, and I suddenly did become quite invested in the whole zombie phenomenon.”

― Alycia Debnam-Carey

“My mom was a photographer and whenever they needed a baby for a modelling job, she’d stick me in front of the camera. That’s how it started.”

― Alyson Hannigan

“I was about 15 years old, and I needed a job, and somebody I know – I don’t even know who it was – said that there was a television show that needed a presenter and that I should go and audition for it, so I did. That was a show called ‘The Word,’ and I got that job.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“I got sick of being famous. It is not a desirable ‘job.’”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“I will not sell anything ever again that I do not believe in. I’m not willing to do a job for pure financial gain. I’ve done that, and it wasn’t worth it.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“I always tell other actors that work begets work. You never know where your next job is going to lead you, down the road.”

― Amanda Schull

“I don’t know who these people are who think they can just move to L.A. and get a job the next day – that does not happen.”

― Amanda Schull

“I used to work at Sirius. And when I got my job at Sirius, I was only 21. It was my first job out of college. And when I think back to what 21 was, though, you’re an idiot.”

― Amanda Seales

“It’s really easy to avoid the tabloids. You just live your life and don’t hang out with famous people who are in the tabloids. Don’t do anything controversial and be a normal person. Have friends. And get a job and keep working.”

― Amanda Seyfried

“I sacrificed six years in L.A. I did my job out here. I made contacts and did the work I had to do.”

― Amanda Seyfried

“The N.B.A. is not an easy job. As you get older, you play this game for 82 games a year, and you play 11 or 12 years, your body tends to break down.”

― Amar’e Stoudemire

“I have not had any serious non-academic job.”

― Amartya Sen

“It’s my job in Hollywood to find roles where I get to be a character not a bathing suit.”

― Amber Heard

“My job as Home Secretary is to keep families and communities across our country safe.”

― Amber Rudd

“Even if you’re working a day-to-day job in the meantime to support your creative endeavors, you shouldn’t give up, and make sure you don’t lose focus.”

― Amber Stevens

“The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.”

― Amelia Earhart

“My job as a physician is to make sure I have provided my patients with the best options to make the decisions that affect their lives.”

― Ami Bera

“In the India I was growing up in, history wasn’t really a wise career option. People would joke and say, ‘History’s okay, but what’s your actual job?’ I didn’t come from a privileged background and couldn’t afford to be irresponsible, so I did the pragmatic thing and did a MBA.”

― Amish Tripathi

“Since I don’t come from a privileged background, I couldn’t afford to be irresponsible with career decisions. I wrote two books alongside my job and resigned only when I realised I can make a living.”

― Amish Tripathi

“Frankly I’ve never really subscribed to these adjectives tagging me as an ‘icon’, ‘superstar’, etc. I’ve always thought of myself as an actor doing his job to the best of his ability.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“I get up in the morning, have a job to do, go there, come home, be with the family, that’s it.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“I’ve accepted that I was a failure in politics. I was not qualified for the job.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“Although unions may be good for a worker, singular, they are not always good for workers, plural. Especially when it comes to finding a job.”

― Amity Shlaes

“FDR’s job results were, to put it politely, disturbing.”

― Amity Shlaes

“To investors, job creation is a second-order effect. Market participants care first about interest rates, exchange rates, bond prices and the one great factor that affects all three: the long-term solvency of a bond company called the U.S. government.”

― Amity Shlaes

“My personal challenge as an artist has been having a day job which is intellectually satisfying and fun – and thus can easily supplant the desire to make art.”

― Amor Towles

“Strangely enough, my favorite airport is Logan Airport in Boston – but largely for sentimental reasons. My first real summer job was working as a journeyman for the airport’s resident maintenance crew – a small army of union electricians, plumbers, and carpenters.”

― Amor Towles

“With Marathi cinema, content is king. It has always been driven by content. I am lucky that I don’t have to leave home to seek a job elsewhere. The industry is here at home.”

― Amruta Khanvilkar

“The average juror is not Mr. Spock. If he were, then a trial-court judge’s job would be much easier. He could instruct the jury in broad strokes – instructing only as to the bare elements of the crime, perhaps – and be confident that the jury would deduce all of the finer-grained implications that must logically follow.”

― Amul Thapar

“My job as an actress is to make things work and come up with reasons of my own and not just fill in the blanks for anybody else, you know what I mean?”

― Amy Adams

“I graduated high school and I didn’t have a skill set and I didn’t want to go to college. I needed a job.”

― Amy Adams

“I didn’t think being a writer was a fancy thing. It was a job like any other job, except apparently you could do it at home.”

― Amy Bloom

“I was crashing with a boyfriend on his couch in Fort Green. At first, I was temping – insurance agencies, nonprofits – and then, in between temping, I was going on job interviews, and I could name 12 publications, some of which no longer exist, that didn’t even call me back or interviewed me and had no interest.”

― Amy Chozick

“Part of a campaign reporter’s job is allowing yourself to be used.”

― Amy Chozick

“The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It’s not our job to cozy up to power. We’re supposed to be the check and balance on government.”

― Amy Goodman

“Every job I took, I was deeply uncomfortable in terms of feeling unqualified. Every step, every risk I took, built confidence.”

― Amy Hood

“As an actor, I know it is my job to shape myself for a role – any role.”

― Amy Jackson

“It is my job to step into different characters.”

― Amy Jackson

“In any job, you can come under attack or have a door slammed in your face. You do want to listen to critics; you don’t want to be in a cocoon and never change. Get a second opinion from coworkers and friends. Know that criticism can be valid, but don’t take it personally.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“I was one of the first women partners at my law firm, the first woman in my Minnesota prosecutor job, and the first woman elected from my state to the Senate. So advice from women who had done similar things was important for me.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“In my job you can’t just put your head in the sand and throw partisan bombshells. You have to get results.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“We have to do a better job of putting some rules on the insurance companies.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“Finally, a good prosecutor knows that her job is to enforce the law without fear or favor. Likewise, a Supreme Court Justice must interpret the laws without fear or favor.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“If the past is an indication, when women are given a job to do in Congress, they get it done.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“I’ve never, ever had a job that lasted for more than a few months.”

― Amy Landecker

“I made a sort-of living in the beginning of my acting career as a reporter. I think my very first job was ‘Early Edition’ as reporter no. 1, and for ‘Light It Up,’ I was reporter no. 2.”

― Amy Landecker

“As a therapist, I’ve worked with many high-achieving people who don’t feel worthy of their success. Whether it was a recent college graduate who had landed a high-paying job or a mature adult who had just received another promotion, all of these people suffer from impostor syndrome.”

― Amy Morin

“Thinking things like, ‘I will never get hired for this job,’ or ‘Nobody ever listens to me,’ can alter your behavior in a way that makes those predictions come true.”

― Amy Morin

“When I had a job catering, I catered a wedding for the Smashing Pumpkins bassist in Indiana. And I served Billy Corgan shrimp off a tray.”

― Amy Poehler

“I’m so fortunate in that I’ve never had another job to pay a bill but acting, since the day I got out of high school.”

― Amy Ryan

“One of the great perks of being an actor is you’re only as smart as the job you’re in, you know, and you’re only as informed as the job you’re in, and you do become an expert, and you read all the books, but then there’s a part of, like, you move on.”

― Amy Ryan

“When you write for a show that’s not yours, your job is to hear the voices of the characters and write as best you can for those voices.”

― Amy Sherman-Palladino

“My biggest accomplishment was playing ‘Lark’ on the daytime drama Port Charles because it was the most regular acting job I have had, and I had to step in and fill someone else’s shoes.”

― Amy Weber

“I feel like I prefer movies, but, at the same time, theater is so exciting when you’re doing it. It’s a harder job doing theater.”

― Ana de la Reguera

“One of the downsides of the job is that I am travelling so much, and I don’t have so much time to go out and socialise as people who have a more traditional job might do, so it’s hard.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“I’ve never relied on one job and usually have a few different gigs going.”

― Ana Kasparian

“I have a very, very difficult job.”

― Ana Patricia Botin

“To have come of age during and after the global financial crisis of 2008 is to belong to a generation often unable to do what an American could once expect, and to do what was once expected: Get a job, pay off student loans, and find a place of your own.”

― Anand Giridharadas

“The job of automobile manufacturers is to passionately build something that others love to own.”

― Anand Mahindra

“A lot of people who can afford a vehicle are deciding against owning one. They just need access to transport. So, our job is to offer wider choices to consumers with more innovative models.”

― Anand Mahindra

“I have heard some people say I have a low profile. Why should somebody be high profile, anyway? I am just doing my job.”

― Ananda Krishnan

“People have no idea what a hard job it is for two writers to be friends. Sooner or later you have to talk about each other’s work.”

― Anatole Broyard

“My goal was to do anything that would lead to a job. I know that writing would not lead to a job. It’s too fancy for me. My biggest goal was to be an office receptionist, answer phones. I didn’t expect to go beyond that.”

― Anchee Min

“I don’t really worry what outside groups who score votes think. My job is to represent the people.”

― Ander Crenshaw

“Europe should stick to an open economy, to competition and we should refuse protectionism. It will not save one single job in the long run to protect non-competitive industries.”

― Anders Fogh Rasmussen

“Although the odds are you’re not gonna get the acting job you go out for, it’s easier to successfully audition than it is to sit down for a few months and write a movie that’s going to actually sell.”

― Anders Holm

“I suppose if you’ve never bitten your nails, there isn’t any way to explain the habit. It’s not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction – pride in a job well done.”

― Anderson Cooper

“Not everything is going to be handed to you just because you’re talented with a big smile. Sometimes you just gotta get out and shoot jumpers for hours and hours and hours. That’s something I didn’t really get a grasp on until way later, waking up early and treating it like a job if you’re serious about it. Get the freak up and, you know, work.”

― Anderson Paak

“I love my job. I go to fight because this is me.”

― Anderson Silva

“McGregor is a great fighter, and he is doing his job very well. He is very intelligent; he knows exactly what he is doing.”

― Anderson Silva

“I’m the kind of person that just goes in and does my job.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I started singing by default, I think. Because there was a guy in the group that thought the group wasn’t going to ever be anything. And I was getting ready to record, and I’d never recorded my voice. It was always other people that I featured because I thought they did a much better job.”

― Andrae Crouch

“I think the deeper you go into questions, the deeper or more interesting the questions get. And I think that’s the job of art.”

― Andre Dubus III

“If you’re going to be a model, what’s going to get you the job on a go-see and makes you stand out, it might not be your lipstick or your portfolio or what you’re wearing, it might come from your core being.”

― Andre Leon Talley

“I was 18 when I got my first TV job.”

― Andrea Arnold

“I feel like I’m part of history being made. I leave Apple board meetings thinking, ‘I’ve got to do a better job.’”

― Andrea Jung

“We must give young people and others who cannot find a job a direct and clear incentive to create one for themselves by starting a business.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“Someday perhaps I’ll have to get a grownup job… but for now I’m having too much fun being a reporter.”

― Andrea Mitchell

“Finally, I told them I’d drop out of the management program if they’d give me an entry-level job in the newsroom for union wages, about fifty dollars a week.”

― Andrea Mitchell

“I was scouted working at the register at McDonald’s in Melbourne, Australia. I worked there as my first job, and a guy walked in and gave me his card. I was 16. I was skeptical, but I looked it up when I got home, and it was legitimate.”

― Andreja Pejic

“Without economic growth and job creation in Mexico, we won’t be able to confront the migratory phenomenon.”

― Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

“My job is just to go out and play hard every day.”

― Andrew Benintendi

“This is my job and I respect it enough to concentrate on it.”

― Andrew Bogut

“Job was the greatest of all the children of the east, and his afflictions were well-nigh more than he could bear; but even if we imagined them wearing him to death, that would not make his story tragic.”

― Andrew Coyle Bradley

“The essential job of government is to facilitate, not frustrate, job development.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“If I weren’t doing the politics, I wouldn’t be doing my job.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“Fear is a powerful weapon. It can excite and motivate, and it can get people to yell and to scream. But fear has never created a job.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“I would love it if anyone gave me the job of adapting ‘The Great Gatsby,’ but nobody ever does.”

― Andrew Davies

“Crime is a job and it’s boring. It’s also unpleasant.”

― Andrew Dominik

“They’re strange, the Aussies. Because if they like you, they say, ‘Oh, he’s an Aussie.’ And I keep saying, ‘I’m not, I’m from Preston.’ There’s nothing Australian about me. Don’t start claiming me just because I’ve got a job over here.”

― Andrew Flintoff

“I thought my dream job was to play cricket.”

― Andrew Flintoff

“Statistically after six months, if an Indigenous or non-Indigenous person has come off welfare, even long-term welfare, and has stuck in that’s job for six months, then they’ve really broken in their own psychology the welfare reliance mentality. They’re up on their own two feet.”

― Andrew Forrest

“DeSantis can do the bidding of big business and big lobbyists and Donald Trump and his divisive rhetoric. I’m going to be here to do the business of the people of the state of Florida. That’s the job of the governor of this state.”

― Andrew Gillum

“The job of the governor of the state of Florida is to do what is in the best interest of the people of the state of Florida.”

― Andrew Gillum

“My first professional job was a Pete Bowker series for ITV called ‘Monroe.’ I played a Junior Cardiac Surgeon called Mullery.”

― Andrew Gower

“I have absolutely no preference on TV or stage. Every job I take or that I audition for all comes down to the quality of the script.”

― Andrew Gower

“I didn’t need tempting back to the theatre. It’s always been something I’d wanted to do again and again and again, but with every job, you can only take what’s in front of you or what’s offered.”

― Andrew Gower

“During the financial crisis, I worked with hundreds of executives who struggled as a result of their thoughts about job security. When their beliefs changed, so did their emotional experience – and they were then able to focus on the task at hand more effectively.”

― Andrew J. Bernstein

“I want to make it clear that the lobbying sector does an important job. It is very useful to the government to hear the views of a broad range of groups to make sure we get the best.”

― Andrew Lansley

“My parents saw their job of parenting as their most important role in life, and I aim to aspire to that.”

― Andrew Lincoln

“When you are an actor every day kind of morphs into one as there is no set structure to my job.”

― Andrew Lincoln

“I just do my day job and go home and plant trees.”

― Andrew Lincoln

“In the end, does it really matter if newspapers physically disappear? Probably not: the world is always changing. But does it matter if organisations independent enough and rich enough to employ journalists to do their job disappear? Yes, that matters hugely; it affects the whole of life and society.”

― Andrew Marr

“I don’t even read ‘the Sun’ and it’s my job to read everything that’s politically important. I think that’s a symbol of the declining power of the mainstream media.”

― Andrew Neil

“The biggest ethical challenge AI is facing is jobs. You have to reskill your workforce not just to create a wealthier society but a fairer one. A lot of call centre jobs will go away, and a radiologist’s job will be transformed.”

― Andrew Ng

“Our educational system globally has not been historically great in reskilling for newer job roles. We need a new social contract to do that. For India, lack of an incumbent structure might be an advantage, where it can use digital education to leapfrog.”

― Andrew Ng

“Job displacement is so huge, I’m tempted to not talk about anything other than that.”

― Andrew Ng

“I think that solving the job impact of AI will require significant private and public efforts. And I think that many people actually underestimate the impact of AI on jobs. Having said that, I think that if we work on it and provide the skill training needed, then there will be many new jobs created.”

― Andrew Ng

“People would have a health care insurance policy they can call their own. They could choose one that exactly fits their families’ needs and their budgets, be able to take that coverage with them from job to job and be able to fire their insurance company if it doesn’t treat them well.”

― Andrew P. Harris

“The rating agencies historically actually did a pretty good job rating regular bonds.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“A leader’s job is to find common ground.”

― Andrew Scheer

“My job is to make sure our caucus and our movement is united. That means not bringing up divisive issues that would divide even our own party.”

― Andrew Scheer

“Really I just want to get on with my job, which is to pretend to be lots of different people. Simple as that.”

― Andrew Scott

“I think in my job, it’s quite difficult to find work on television… you don’t necessarily want to get a profile for something that you don’t fully believe in.”

― Andrew Scott

“Definitely for writing, what inspires me is poetry, which I have next to me all the time because I think they’re doing what I’m doing, but much harder, more condensed. It’s the same job, but they’re more talented. All of them. So I just steal openly from them.”

― Andrew Sean Greer

“I probably looked pretty conventionally successful as a 24-year-old getting paid $125,000 a year, plus bonus, wearing suits, and living in a Manhattan apartment. But I hated my job, I didn’t admire the people I was working with, and I felt that I was becoming a smaller, less imaginative, less risk-taking, less likable version of myself.”

― Andrew Yang

“If your son graduates from Harvard, people will regard him as smart and highly qualified for the rest his life and give him access to opportunities. He’ll be able to get any job he wants.”

― Andrew Yang

“The technologists and entrepreneurs I know are generally good people. If they were given a choice, ‘Do your job and eliminate normal jobs’ or ‘Do your job and create abundant opportunities,’ they would choose the latter. Most of them would happily even take a small hit to do so. But this isn’t a choice they’re given.”

― Andrew Yang

“I would not outlaw or eliminate private health insurance. But if we do a good enough job, with a robust public option, there really should not be as much of a need for private insurance in the market.”

― Andrew Yang

“The summer after college, I got a job as a chef at Conscience Point Inn in Southampton. I spent the summer on the water and cemented my expertise with seafood. I’ve always gravitated toward places that do seafood.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I get asked to speak to a lot of different groups, one of the best parts of my job hosting a show on the Travel Channel, ‘Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.’ I take viewers to the far corners of the globe and introduce them to other cultures by exploring the foods they eat – at times, pretty strange stuff.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“My job as the host of a rock awards show is not to be as divisive as possible, but certainly you want to be able to interject your jokes and how you feel about stuff.”

― Andy Biersack

“The one guiding principle over my 23-year career in TV has been as long as I’m having fun, I really don’t care what the job title is.”

― Andy Cohen

“I started working at Bravo in 2005, when I was offered a job by Lauren Zalaznick, the network’s chairman. She encouraged me to start a blog. I wrote behind-the-scenes gossip about ‘Battle of the Network Reality Stars,’ the first show I took on as head of current programming.”

― Andy Cohen

“Ultimately, it’s not my job to judge the ‘Housewives’ – we don’t editorialize on the show; we really leave it to the audience. We have a certain wink, which is the Bravo wink. We may linger on a shot or we may let something play out longer, but we leave it to you.”

― Andy Cohen

“You don’t think, when you start a company as the founding CEO, that if your venture actually works, you end up with three jobs: founder, CEO, and chair of the board. The first eight years at Bonobos, I have learned a lot about the tension between the first two. It didn’t even occur to me that I had the third job until much later.”

― Andy Dunn

“A founder is the emotional energy aorta of a company. The energy that emanates from a founder attracts people and capital to the endeavor. When that energy goes away, it can feel impossible to do the job.”

― Andy Dunn

“If the world operates as one big market, every employee will compete with every person anywhere in the world who is capable of doing the same job. There are lots of them and many of them are hungry.”

― Andy Grove

“Part of Steve’s job was to drum into us how important what we were doing actually would be to the world.”

― Andy Hertzfeld

“I often find that pundits are quite negative… not just in tennis, but in sport in general. I just don’t like that. Obviously, the job of a pundit is to create interest and a bit of controversy. I get that. Listeners like that. But I do think there’s a duty there to promote the sport and talk about how good these people are at what they do.”

― Andy Murray

“I’m convinced being a tennis analyst is the easiest job in the world.”

― Andy Roddick

“Tennis is a full-time job and not just the two hours that people see when we’re on the court.”

― Andy Roddick

“A writer’s job is to tell the truth.”

― Andy Rooney

“My very first job was selling pop off the back of a wagon. Then I went to work in a timber yard to save up for my bass amp and joined The Smiths.”

― Andy Rourke

“Nowadays, there’s no such thing as a stable job.”

― Andy Serkis

“My first job when I got my equity card was acting in 14 plays back-to-back. Playing that many roles, you look for ways of differentiating the characters physically, which goes hand in hand with understanding them psychologically.”

― Andy Serkis

“When I left SEIU, we had started this quality public service agenda to say to our members what I think the United Auto Workers learned: that quality is our only job security in the long run.”

― Andy Stern

“The union movement has been the best middle class job creating program that America has ever had, and it doesn’t cost the government a dime.”

― Andy Stern

“Voyeurism is a director’s job description. It’s an artist’s, too.”

― Andy Warhol

“I do my own stunts; that’s something I’m very passionate about. I spent a lot of time on boats as a kid, so it’s just nice to be able to put that into use in the job that I do.”

― Aneurin Barnard

“It’s so much nicer to be able to do your job with someone who’s helping you, and you’re helping them. Then, it becomes a tennis match where you’re hitting the ball back and forth, and you’re a team.”

― Aneurin Barnard

“I try to be respectful and talk to any fan and sign anything that anyone wants. Without the fans, you’re not much. You need fans to do this job. I’ve got a nice little following, and it seems to be growing as each thing comes out.”

― Aneurin Barnard

“I didn’t become a caddie because I wanted to be a caddie. I was a caddie because that was how I could make money and feed myself. It was work. It was a dignified job.”

― Angel Cabrera

“It is one of the most important parts of my job, showing that you can’t do it all.”

― Angela Ahrendts

“Whether it’s countries or companies, it’s about putting the best person in the job who can unite people and create value.”

― Angela Ahrendts

“I’m not shy, but I have a job to do. I don’t need the notoriety.”

― Angela Ahrendts

“I always say that my job is not to think about today. My job is to look around the corner and feel and see what’s coming, and then warn everybody else.”

― Angela Ahrendts

“Just put the best person into the job.”

― Angela Ahrendts

“I thought I wanted to be a pediatrician because, as a second job, my mother would clean up a pediatrician’s office. So I was like, ‘Oh, OK, baby doctor.’ Until I got to college, and all the courses of science with the blood, guts and cadavers? I was like, ‘Mm, no.’”

― Angela Bassett

“Most teachers, when surveyed, say that it is part of their job to help students develop things like grit. This is especially true at the elementary and middle school levels. They feel it’s part of their vocation to teach other things that are not formally academic content.”

― Angela Duckworth

“When I was 27 years old, I left a very demanding job in management consulting for a job that was even more demanding: teaching. I went to teach seventh graders math in the New York City public schools.”

― Angela Duckworth

“I got the wake-up call that no one is policing our oceans. I wondered, how can I do anything? What really can I do to make things better? There are some perks to being a celebrity. My job is to be funny once in a while, but it’s my responsibility to make good use of it.”

― Angela Kinsey

“I think we’ve all worked with that person at the office who takes themselves and their job so seriously.”

― Angela Kinsey

“Sharpton and Jackson are ‘race brokers.’ Their job is to define black identity and then keep blacks in line to vote to the highest Democratic bidder that serves their purposes. ‘Black enough’ is just another tool in the bamboozler’s toolbox.”

― Angela McGlowan

“In 2014, I left my job and launched TransTech Social Enterprises, a for-profit and nonprofit hybrid model focusing on the well-being of the trans community, not on external profits for shareholders.”

― Angelica Ross

“I want to support other women because of the opportunities I’ve had – and I’ve had a lot of opportunities. What I try as a female director is to do the best job I can and, in the meantime, bring attention to as many other female directors and writers as I can.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I’m in a rare position where I don’t have to do job after job. I can take time when my family needs it.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I went to night school and summer school, I made that whole year up and I actually graduated on time. Also, I got a part-time job at the radio station.”

― Angie Martinez

“YA does a fantastic job of being socially aware and, at the same time, entertaining.”

― Angie Thomas

“I don’t want to play the girlfriend who’s there because she’s the girlfriend. And. That’s. Her. Job. I want to play women and girls who are active and strong and who have a character arc and make decisions and have a rich background.”

― Angourie Rice

“For me, it’s my work – I have a job, and that job happens to be with insanely talented actors. At this stage, it’s normal to me. But when I meet new people, I realise, ‘Oh, yeah, it’s actually really strange. I have a very unique hobby.’”

― Angourie Rice

“We are trying to say that low income and low job opportunities, after a long period of time, tears at the social fabric.”

― Angus Deaton

“Even though it’s my job to be an actor, I have given my life to God.”

― Angus T. Jones

“Having more exposure is kind of a bittersweet thing for me, honestly, because it’s nice to have a little more job security in life now.”

― Ani DiFranco

“I think I understand something about space. I think the job of a sculptor is spatial as much as it is to do with form.”

― Anish Kapoor

“I think playing a comic role is the toughest job for an actor; to put glycerin and cry is easy, but to make people laugh is difficult.”

― Anita Hassanandani Reddy

“My job involves a lot of sitting on aeroplanes and a lot of walking in high heels! I find yoga helps with both.”

― Anja Rubik

“When you don’t have a nine-to-five job, and you’re with somebody who gets a tremendous amount of attention, it’s not that you resent it – it’s that you have all that extra time to think about it.”

― Anjelica Huston

“Somebody said, ‘Get your agent to call the new Bob Cummings show. They’re looking for a funny lady.’ Within three hours, I had the job. That was January 1955. I had such fun with that show.”

― Ann B. Davis

“To push behind the dog sled and run in front of the dog sled. That was always an interesting job.”

― Ann Bancroft

“First step: Build the wall. Second step: Let ICE do its job. Third step: Stop importing jihadists and welfare recipients. Fourth step: enforce e-verify to protect American jobs. Fifth step: prosecute social security card/ID theft/voting fraud.”

― Ann Coulter

“I have called the co-host job at the ‘Today Show’ my dream job, and I would be lying if I said it was easy to leave that job.”

― Ann Curry

“I think women are used to stepping up and getting the job done when you need to.”

― Ann Dowd

“Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.”

― Ann Landers

“Ask people who have the job you want how they got it.”

― Ann-Marie Campbell

“Honestly, being a store manager was the best job I ever had.”

― Ann-Marie Campbell

“I’ve never had a terrible job. I’ve been a cook, waitress, bookseller, teacher, freelance writer. I know what the bad jobs are, and I haven’t done them.”

― Ann Patchett

“I am the granddaughter of a Welsh coal miner who was determined that his kids get out of the mines. My dad got his first job when he was six years old, in a little village in Wales called Nantyffyllon, cleaning bottles at the Colliers Arms.”

― Ann Romney

“When we get government off the backs of our job creators, small businesses have a better chance of thriving. And when small businesses thrive, so does our economy.”

― Ann Wagner

“I went to School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, and we had a bunch of singing classes. My first job in New York was an Off-Broadway musical.”

― Anna Camp

“I started doing regional theater. My first job was ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at Dallas Theater Center.”

― Anna Camp

“I went for endless auditions for tiny parts in obscure plays, and never got one job until I was in ‘Four Weddings’.”

― Anna Chancellor

“If I had married someone wealthy when I was young, I would have sunk like a stone. Being skint makes life quite clear. You’ve got to take that job.”

― Anna Chancellor

“I had no idea of the size of my bank account as a teen, and I didn’t care to know. That was my mom’s job, I figured that I would just find out when I turned 18. If you can’t trust your mom, then who can you trust?”

― Anna Chlumsky

“But here’s the thing: I had this great job, and I would still feel terribly depressed. I would just be like, ‘This isn’t the sweet spot. I thought this would be it, and I don’t feel happy.’”

― Anna Chlumsky

“What I’ve understood is that to be funny is not my job. To see funny is my job.”

― Anna D. Shapiro

“I don’t talk a lot when I interview. My job is to get out of the way.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“If you think about what acting is supposed to be, my job is to disappear.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“The hardest thing in my industry is longevity, getting your next job. It’s hard to get the first job, but it’s so much harder to get the sixth or seventh as a woman.”

― Anna Faris

“As an actor, my job is not to always play characters who make everybody happy. That’s not interesting.”

― Anna Gunn

“I started auditioning when I was about 10 and I didn’t get my first job until I was 12, and two years at that age is really hard.”

― Anna Kendrick

“I don’t have a boyfriend right now. I’m looking for anyone with a job that I don’t have to support.”

― Anna Nicole Smith

“I was never overexposed and work never became a chore. I was a very good girl wanting to do a good job.”

― Anna Paquin

“I don’t know when acting came to be more about awards than about the work. Judging who’s better than the other person shouldn’t be part of why we’re doing this job. It should be about entertaining people.”

― Anna Paquin

“I have a really, really, really normal family. And by normal I mean we’re all nuts on some level. I think you’ve gotta be a little nuts to pursue any kind of creative job. I was also a really good kid. I know that sounds really dull, but I didn’t rebel in the traditional sense.”

― Anna Paquin

“I’m not a gamer. I’ve never played any games. I was more a books and games outdoors kind of a person, so I was extremely daunted when I got this job knowing the size of the fan base and the commitment of the fans to ‘Halo.’”

― Anna Popplewell

“I really like being on set when you’ve all moved on a job because it makes you bond very quickly. You’re all out of your time and comfort zone, so you kind of only have each other.”

― Anna Popplewell

“I got married at 18 after dating my boyfriend for about a year. It was quick, I know. My husband joined the Army, and I thought I’d go to college. But we moved to Fort Hood for his job with no money, not even a car.”

― Anna Todd

“The worst job I ever had was working in the call center of an electric company. I sat in a tiny cubicle getting yelled at every day so I could earn minimum wage.”

― Anna Todd

“My first job in the States was as a junior fashion editor at ‘Harper’s Bazaar,’ which I enjoyed, but not for all that long because I was fired by the editor in chief, who told me that I was too ‘European.’”

― Anna Wintour

“To be in the South in my first big job was very nostalgic. There is an energy to the way we do things in the South.”

― Anna Wood

“I think it’s somebody else’s job to decide what my image is.”

― Annabella Sciorra

“I remember telling people I booked this job; they were like, ‘What is it called?’ I was like, ‘Peaky Blinders,’ and they were like, ‘What?’ It sounds ridiculous, but I like it because there’s an instant intrigue about the name.”

― Annabelle Wallis

“I think part of becoming a wonderful actor and part of defining your craft is defining yourself and being confident in yourself, so when the hard knocks come, and you don’t get a job for five years, and your ego is being kicked around, you can pull yourself out of it.”

― Annaleigh Ashford

“In a way, I don’t want to know what’s being said in casting offices, because it can get pretty brutal, and I don’t want to have to think about the reasons why I don’t get one job or do get one job. I can say, ‘Oh, my height,’ and that’ll make me feel better, but I don’t know for sure.”

― Anne Dudek

“In a way, I don’t want to know what’s being said in casting offices, because it can get pretty brutal, and I don’t want to have to think about the reasons why I don’t get one job or do get one job.”

― Anne Dudek

“You write a book and you finish the book. That’s your job done, right? You win the Booker and you have a whole new job. You have to be the thing, right? So instead of writing the story, you somehow are the story. And that I found that sort of terrible.”

― Anne Enright

“It’s my job, to create a fantasy.”

― Anne Heche

“I quit my last real job, as a writer at a magazine, when I was twenty-one. That was the moment when I lost my place of prestige on the fast track, and slowly, millimeter by millimeter, I started to get found, to discover who I had been born to be, instead of the impossibly small package, all tied up tightly in myself, that I had agreed to be.”

― Anne Lamott

“We’re often ashamed of asking for so much help because it seems selfish or petty or narcissistic, but I think, if there’s a God – and I believe there is – that God is there to help. That’s what God’s job is.”

― Anne Lamott

“Turnaround or growth, it’s getting your people focused on the goal that is still the job of leadership.”

― Anne M. Mulcahy

“I learned how to be a learner. When you get in a job, the tendency is to say, ‘I’ve got to know it. I’ve got to give direction to others. I’m in this job because I’m better and smarter.’ I always took a different view, that the key was to identify the people who really knew and learn from them.”

― Anne M. Mulcahy

“When you get in a job, the tendency is to say, ‘I’ve got to know it. I’ve got to give direction to others. I’m in this job because I’m better and smarter.’ I always took a different view, that the key was to identify the people who really knew and learn from them.”

― Anne M. Mulcahy

“That’s the thing – you do a job like ‘Shameless,’ and suddenly that’s why you can get a job like ‘The Virgin Queen’, not because of all the classical theatre you’ve done. But we can be very snippy about television. It’s absolutely the most potent and powerful form of storytelling we have.”

― Anne-Marie Duff

“My father fought in the war, and then he was posted all ’round the world with his job. So I didn’t know him very well when I was young.”

― Anne Reid

“We need to stop fighting Christian against Christian. I have no time for anything but trying to love other people. That is a full-time job.”

― Anne Rice

“I think that there are some teachers that do a very good job of incorporating culture and history. And there are some teachers who could use a little more help in that area.”

― Anne Sullivan

“Somebody said something really smart: It’s like you end up being the defense attorney for your role. Your job is to defend their point of view. You’re fighting for what they want. You learn that in acting school – it’s Acting 1A: ‘What do you want? What’s in the way?’”

― Annette Bening

“Every time you’re given a job, you’re given a gift, and if you’re flexible, you never know what’s going to happen.”

― Annie Golden

“I’m from a working-class background, and I’ve experienced that worry of not having a job next week because the unions are going on strike.”

― Annie Lennox

“I’m from a working-class background, and I’ve experienced that worry of not having a job next week because the unions are going on strike. I know that because I don’t come from a wealthy background.”

― Annie Lennox

“As an actor, I know roles go away. You get another job.”

― Annie Wersching

“From an early age, I understood the concept that, if you’re not the star, then your job is to not pull attention away from the star.”

― Ansel Elgort

“What’s interesting to me is the fact that creatively, I can do anything now and people will pay attention, and if I suck, hopefully they will stop paying attention very quickly, but if I’m good, then I have my foot in the door, and people have paid attention, and I did a good job, and people are like, ‘Oh, wow!’”

― Ansel Elgort

“When you’re challenged to the extreme, you learn so much about yourself. And when you’re willing to give that ultimate sacrifice, when you’re willing to tackle a job or a task or a mission head-on and give 100%, you can achieve amazing things because you’re almost fearless.”

― Ant Middleton

“I trained my whole career to fight. I loved my job – I prioritised by job over my family, over my children.”

― Ant Middleton

“You really should not do this job unless you’re willing to put in that enormous amount of effort. You should not do the job unless you’re willing to take risks. And you shouldn’t do the job unless you’re willing to lose the job, too.”

― Anthony A. Williams

“After art college, I got a job as a medical illustrator, and I was pretty good. I had to imagine what was going on in the operations because the photographs just showed a mess.”

― Anthony Browne

“One of my main decisions when accepting the job of Children’s Laureate was that I must continue working on picture books. If I don’t write and illustrate for some time, then I begin to question who I am.”

― Anthony Browne

“It is important that you appreciate that the workplace must be a place of empowerment, but the empowerment must not only be connected to the job that you do.”

― Anthony Carmona

“Even when I was in my 20s, very few of my friends even knew that I had alopecia. I kept it under wraps. I didn’t want to let anyone know, and I didn’t want it to affect my career or the possibility of me getting hired for a job.”

― Anthony Carrigan

“I found my first novel difficult. I don’t want to make it sound like it’s any more difficult than driving a cab or going to any other job, but there are so many opportunities for self-doubt, that you just kind of need to soldier on.”

― Anthony Doerr

“I kind of do all of this writing as a way of thinking and learning. I’m sure it’s similar to being a journalist: You get to learn, and that’s the greatest kind of job.”

― Anthony Doerr

“I worked at the Steel Company Of Wales when I was 17. My job was to supply tools to the guys working the blast furnaces.”

― Anthony Hopkins

“I got a job as soon as I graduated from school. I always wanted to bartend because I love listening to people and how awful their lives are.”

― Anthony Mackie

“That, we encourage, and I think we’re doing a pretty good job with the website and also the DVD, like the first season came out and the second season’s being prepared now.”

― Anthony Michael Hall

“You obviously want the results but you must do your job in every at-bat and deal with what every situation dictates.”

― Anthony Rizzo

“We basically got a call from our agent that said we were on the list of directors that Marvel was interested in talking to about ‘Captain America 2.’ First of all, that was thrilling, having not lobbied for the job.”

― Anthony Russo

“It’s not their job from the establishment-through-calcification to sit there and try to withhold the president, to rein him in or slow down his agenda.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“I had come from a middle-class family in Port Washington, Long Island, and I was really clueless about Wall Street. My first job there I basically got fired from.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“I see a trend here where the President seems to think his job is to count votes and then try to make a deal That’s what we in legislatures do. Mr. Obama’s job is to travel the country, fight for the values that he cares about.”

― Anthony Weiner

“My upbringing has always been quite equal in terms of cultural influences. But it’s unlikely that anything could prepare you for a job that involves belting out Proclaimers songs on camera, in Edinburgh and in public.”

― Antonia Thomas

“Having done ‘Misfits’ for three years solid, you become known for doing one thing, so I’ve wanted to change things up as much as possible with each job.”

― Antonia Thomas

“The NFL is the only sport where you can be on a team five years, and your contract’s not guaranteed. You can go through the whole process of training camp, and then as soon as it’s the season, it’s a week-to-week job, and they can cut you at any moment, or you can get hurt at any moment. It’s not like that in other sports.”

― Antonio Brown

“The NFL does a great job of taking care of the players.”

― Antonio Brown

“My job is to catch the ball no matter how they throw it – hard, soft, medium. You’ve got to be able to catch it.”

― Antonio Brown

“Matt Ryan does a great job of throwing the ball. No quarterback within the 20 to 25 yard range is throwing the ball any better than Matt Ryan.”

― Antonio Brown

“The most important thing for me is the work, my job, and then to go to my house to be satisfied with my work.”

― Antonio Conte

“You have to respect the job of the other coach and then stop. He’s an opponent: I stop. Finish. I have respect for his job. He must have respect for my job.”

― Antonio Conte

“In the early days, a Georgia college kid named Chris Putnam created a virus that made your Facebook profile resemble MySpace, then the social-media incumbent. It went rampant and started deleting user data as well. Instead of siccing the F.B.I. dogs on Putnam, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz invited him for an interview and offered him a job.”

― Antonio Garcia Martinez

“Literature for me isn’t a workaday job, but something which involves desires, dreams and fantasy.”

― Antonio Tabucchi

“It’s the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.”

― Antonio Tabucchi

“My job is to look at what politics is doing, not be a politician myself.”

― Antonio Tabucchi

“No, I’m happy to go on living the life I’ve chosen. I’m a university teacher and I like my job.”

― Antonio Tabucchi

“Over the years, I’ve learned, focus on the job at hand, and opportunities will open after.”

― Antonio Villaraigosa

“It was only after five years in the army, when I was having to do a very boring job in a very boring place, that I thought: ‘Why not try writing a novel?’ partly out of youthful arrogance and partly because there had been a long line of writers in my mother’s family.”

― Antony Beevor

“It is extraordinarily difficult, even in academia, to find a job that will let you do whatever you want with your time. If you are determined to spend your time following your own interests, you pretty much have to do it on your own.”

― Antony Garrett Lisi

“Art has to change things, and if it was immediately acceptable it would not be doing the job.”

― Antony Gormley

“You can judge a leader by the size of the problem he tackles. Other people can cope with the waves, it’s his job to watch the tide.”

― Antony Jay

“I had a job when I was 15 working at a supermarket, and I knocked over a stack of plastic coffee cups. In my anger, I threw one at a concrete wall, and it rebounded back into my head and cut my head open. Stupidest way to get a scar, but it’s one that I have.”

― Antony Starr

“I’m looking to do an honest job, and I don’t have any Indian talk show as a reference point. I’m not looking down on them, but I want to do what Oprah did.”

― Anupam Kher

“I have nothing to hide. So when I spoke about my lip job, a lot of people called me brave for coming out.”

― Anushka Sharma

“When you get a good script, and the director gives you proper lines, half your job is done.”

― Anushka Shetty

“Olympic athletes have to find a job right after they’re done competing.”

― Apolo Ohno

“Entrepreneurship is one of the most important drivers for job creation. Moreover, social entrepreneurship offers not only a path for young people to transform their own lives, but also a way to empower others.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Sustainable production and consumption matter immensely to the people I meet every day as head of the International Trade Centre, which works with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them boost growth and job creation by improving their competitiveness and connecting to international markets.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Governments around the world are looking for economic growth and job creation. African economies are no exception, with increasing recognition that growth has to be built on a more diversified economic structure in order to make a lasting contribution to development.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“In my job, as head of the International Trade Centre, I have the privilege to meet entrepreneurs from across the world almost on a daily basis.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Gender-based job restrictions tend to be associated with wider wage gaps and lower employment rates for women. And where girls’ future earning potential is limited, families may choose to send their brothers to school instead.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“I didn’t know what it was going to look like or how anything was going to turn out, but the production on ‘Teen Wolf’ is so amazing. The way that they shoot it, edit it, and put it out there, it’s really so exciting. I trust the team so much. They do such a good job.”

― Arden Cho

“It really is an honor if I can be inspirational to a younger singer or person. It means I’ve done my job.”

― Aretha Franklin

“Yeah, I want a job in Barack’s Cabinet. How about a job, Mr. Obama? Please? Please?”

― Aretha Franklin

“I left my cushy job as an engineer in New Delhi in 2008 to pursue acting in Mumbai. I figured roles will start pouring in as soon as I landed in the city, but my bubble burst quickly.”

― Arfi Lamba

“As an actor, your life is constant ups and downs. My friends and I joke that when a job ends and nothing is lined up, you have nothing to do for the rest of your life. You just ride that wave.”

― Ari Graynor

“Honestly, anchoring the news on a nightly basis is the hardest job I’ve ever taken on.”

― Ari Melber

“My job is to be accurate and clear.”

― Ari Melber

“I’m a writer, not an activist. My job is to analyse things, to think them through and examine them.”

― Ariel Levy

“I’m not just going to go back to my bedroom, get a job and ‘get real with myself’ – come on. I’m already too old, and I’m lucky to have a job at all.”

― Ariel Pink

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

― Aristotle

“As an actor, it’s my job to prepare myself for a role. If the character is realistic, one can’t go wrong.”

― Arjun Rampal

“But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society. They have a risky job and they are entitled to security.”

― Arlen Specter

“A job provides so much more than a paycheck. It provides a sense of dignity and belonging. It gives you the opportunity to learn, grow, and be part of a team – or, in my case, part of a band.”

― Arnel Pineda

“I’ve known what it’s like to survive without a steady job. Growing up in the Philippines, I watched my parents juggle part-time jobs at the corner shop and as tailors, barely able to make ends meet for my three brothers and me.”

― Arnel Pineda

“I have never hated my job; I only hate its negative results every time I attempt to do something amazing.”

― Arnel Pineda

“Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it.”

― Arnold Bennett

“Of course, we also have the responsibility to win games and the difficulty in the job is to combine both.”

― Arsene Wenger

“Radio is not a job; it’s a way of life. You can’t really ever leave it.”

― Art Bell

“The depths of the Depression. You didn’t ask what the job was, what the pay was, you didn’t ask about stock options, or – you said yes.”

― Art Linkletter

“Acting’s a job. I act to fill the fridge.”

― Art Malik

“Once I had a steel job for half of a day. I never went back to collect my pay.”

― Art Rooney

“My job, when it comes to free agency, trades, is not to pick players, but support the personnel department and the coaching staff. We have to have the financial resources to make things happen and that’s my job.”

― Arthur Blank

“FDR created today’s 30 percent coalition. Obama wants to finish the job by turning it into a permanent ruling majority. There’s nothing new about the Obama Narrative. It is the FDR Narrative on steroids. It is intended to lead to greater statism and political gain.”

― Arthur C. Brooks

“Accept business only at a price permitting thoroughness. Then do a thorough job, regardless of cost to us.”

― Arthur C. Nielsen

“For if the Germans do not help defend the West, American and Canadian troops must cross the seas to do the job, and I venture to believe that the troops – if not the statesmen – regard this as an interference at least in their own domestic affairs.”

― Arthur Hays Sulzberger

“DNA, like a tape recording, carries a message in which there are specific instructions for a job to be done.”

― Arthur Kornberg

“The job is to ask questions-it always was-and to ask them as inexorably as I can. And to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility.”

― Arthur Miller

“It’s hard to be good at anything. If you’re passionate, the chances are that you will find a job that will make you happy.”

― Arthur Rankin, Jr.

“When they meet a stand-up comic, people sometimes remark: ‘That must be the hardest job in the world.’ Among comedians, only Freddie Starr is not embarrassed and slightly appalled by this remark.”

― Arthur Smith

“Acting is the most demanding, painful job in the world.”

― Arthur Smith

“When I got on Stern I realized that this was the one job where you could be really honest and open, almost like Richard Pryor or something. You can be honest about your life and get laughs.”

― Artie Lange

“Parliament’s job is to conduct discussions. But many a time, Parliament is used to ignore issues, and in such situations, obstruction of Parliament is in the favour of democracy. Therefore, parliamentary obstruction is not undemocratic.”

― Arun Jaitley

“If you chase a girl, the girl won’t like you. Do your job simply, the girl will chase you.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“Your ability will get you the job, but you also need to have age on your side. So if you started your career at 21, you have an advantage over others in your batch who started at, say, 24.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“It was my first day at work – and beginning my training on the job, I was given the job of writing cheques and entering their details. The branch was surrounded by hordes of people… soon, they had to close the gates to manage the crowds, and they started pushing in.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“To call someone like me a writer-activist suggests that it’s not the job of a writer to write about the society in which they live. But it used to be our job.”

― Arundhati Roy

“Try to do 100 percent, do my job, and that’s all.”

― Asdrubal Cabrera

“If loving your job qualifies you as a workaholic, then yes, I am one for sure!”

― Ashish Sharma

“Growing up I felt like my nose was big. I was always like, ‘I’m going to get a nose job one day’. I’m glad I didn’t.”

― Ashlee Simpson

“My dad had such a cool job. When you’re a voiceover actor, it’s a whole different skill – you’re bringing these huge, larger-than-life monsters and characters to life. And, also, you have to learn accents.”

― Ashley Bell

“I’m not a goalscorer. It’s not my job. Everyone always tells me I’ve never scored. I don’t think I’ve had a shot.”

― Ashley Cole

“I’m lucky because my dad taught me to be frugal and save. And that’s important because I want to know that I don’t have to take an acting job for two or three years if I don’t want to and that I’ll still be able to make my house and car payments and buy food for my dogs.”

― Ashley Greene

“I take my hat off to mums who have lots of kids. Anyone that says being a mum isn’t a full-time job has obviously never had any.”

― Ashley Jensen

“I started my blog as an online diary. I moved to New York for a job, and I kind of wanted to keep my pictures all in one place. Also, I just love style blogs and wanted to join in on the fun!”

― Ashley Madekwe

“My first job was a film called ‘Storm Damage’ for the BBC. I was 16 and working with really respected British actors. I didn’t have an agent at the time, and it kind of threw me into real acting.”

― Ashley Madekwe

“I don’t care what word you use: my job is to design clothing that is not out there for us.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“I’m always looking to do different roles and play around a little bit. That’s always the fun part of my job.”

― Ashley Rickards

“I don’t really have an average week, and because I travel so much with my job, it means I don’t always have a typical weekend, either.”

― Ashley Roberts

“My dad’s a worker, an electrician, a bog standard job. Nothing glamorous like a footballer, but yet he still provided me with what I needed.”

― Ashley Thomas

“I definitely think cheerleaders have no fear. When I took the ‘Hellcats’ job, I was like, ‘Whoa, this is a sport.’”

― Ashley Tisdale

“I can play in six different positions where managers can trust me. It must give them food for thought knowing I can do a job in different positions.”

― Ashley Young

“I am one of those players who has many scars up and down my legs from being kicked, but I know I have a job to do, and beating my opponent is my goal.”

― Ashley Young

“I have to show up and do my job every day; that’s my focus.”

― Ashlyn Harris

“I wouldn’t be doing my job, or holding myself to that standard that I see fit, if I just shut my mouth and played the game.”

― Ashlyn Harris

“There have been women who have pioneered and paved the way for me to be able to sit here and to have a platform. And it’s my job and my duty to continue to push the boundary for equality on all spectrums.”

― Ashlyn Harris

“Acting can be so much fun that it’s easy to forget that what you’re doing is a job. But if I’ve got my tie on, I’m going to work.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. And every job I had was a steppingstone to my next job, and I never quit my job until I had my next job.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“When I was 13, I had my first job with my dad carrying shingles up to the roof. And then I got a job washing dishes at a restaurant. And then I got a job in a grocery store deli. And then I got a job in a factory sweeping Cheerio dust off the ground.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“It’s awesome that my job is to make people have reactions.”

― Ashton Sanders

“It’s my job as an artist and as an actor to use this platform to make people learn and grow, to change their perspectives on how things are in whatever way I can.”

― Ashton Sanders

“I think that’s the most important part of doing this job, is learning different personality types. I mean, it’s kind of like sociology or psychology in a sense. With that, and with every project I do, I think I’m able to pull something away that further makes me understand humanity in a way I didn’t before.”

― Ashton Sanders

“Unlike a typical professional, I can’t quit my job to become a full-time author; I don’t have that luxury. For me, writing is therapy; if I choose to write full-time, it might start feeling like work.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“While growing up, I always had to depend on foreign authors for page-turners. I think of myself as a commercial writer, and my job is simple to entertain you.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“I never know going in if I’ve even got a movie to make. Once you start making a film, you hope there’s going to be enough material! My job as a director is always to push for more.”

― Asif Kapadia

“I studied graphic design originally. I used to like drawing, and I was quite into technical drawing. I was always interested in the visual medium, but I thought I was going to be an architect or something like that, but it’s quite a lonely job.”

― Asif Kapadia

“I breathe music… The acting is a job, but music is life. You need a job to live.”

― Astro

“I know I’m going to be the next big hip-hop artist. I just want to save hip-hop… that’s my job.”

― Astro

“I’d never thought about acting as a job. I was an engineer; I was in science and technology. I loved movies and television growing up, but I’d never thought about it as, ‘Oh, that guy Denzel Washington is employed as an actor.’”

― Ato Essandoh

“I’m pretty good at weaseling my way into a job, even if I have no business being there.”

― Aubrey Plaza

“With stand-up, it doesn’t matter who you are. If the audience claps because they love your movies, that clapping stops after five seconds, and then it’s your job to make them laugh.”

― Aubrey Plaza

“I think that when a film does its job, it poses questions rather than gives answers. It should act as a frustrating counselor who, at your bidding for advice, says, ‘What do you think?’ I think that’s some of what the culture critic Greg Tate meant by art leaving a ‘metaphysical stain.’”

― Aunjanue Ellis

“Whenever I interview someone for a job, I always ask them whether they want to sit in Bernanke’s chair. The only wrong answer is, ‘Who’s Bernanke?’.”

― Austan Goolsbee

“You have to be looking for a job to get unemployment benefits. If you stop looking for work, you are no longer eligible to receive benefits.”

― Austan Goolsbee

“I always felt my role was like the pit crew in a NASCAR race, and President Obama was Dale Jr.- he’s driving, and my job is to change the tires and get him back on the road.”

― Austan Goolsbee

“I’m Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He’s Tony Gonzalez. He’s the best tight end to ever play the game. So that’s a real strong comparison. I’m just going to do my job and leave the comparisons up to the coaches and the media.”

― Austin Seferian-Jenkins

“You’re not going to get every part, so you can’t base your sense of self-worth around whether or not you actually land the job.”

― Autumn Reeser

“I didn’t start out thinking that I could ever make films. I started out being a film lover, loving films, and wanting to have a job that put me close to them and close to filmmakers and close to film sets.”

― Ava DuVernay

“When I’m marketing a film, whether its mine or someone else’s, I work with a great deal of strategy and elbow grease until the job is done.”

― Ava DuVernay

“Filmmakers need to realize that their job isn’t done when they lock picture. We must see our films through.”

― Ava DuVernay

“Listen, my day job is also Chief Creative Officer for Marvel, and it’s a very painful job because we publish a lot of books, and there are things I see where I can punch people out. Therefore, we have some new people now, and the kids are going to read our books.”

― Avi Arad

“You can’t complain about the pressures, the paparazzi, the madness. Because that is the job. I’ve always understood that’s the deal.”

― Avril Lavigne

“I was working a corporate job, but I really wanted to do music.”

― Awkwafina

“I don’t feel that as an artist my job is to offer PR propaganda, whether for the good or for the bad.”

― Ayad Akhtar

“For years, I was ‘just’ a stay at home mum and wife – which, by the way, is harder than any other job I’ve ever had.”

― Ayda Field

“You know, I feel like my job is to write a book. Then filmmakers come and they make a movie. And they’re two really different art forms.”

― Ayelet Waldman

“In 2010, I was working in a bank in Lagos. It was a crazy job with long working hours. I had to leave for the office by 5:30 A.M., and sometimes I wouldn’t be back until midnight.”

― Ayobami Adebayo

“When I had a full-time job, I would write dialogue and sketch characters on my commute and during meetings. Now, I forsake showers and regular meals and stay at my desk for hours, taking breaks to drink tea and eat something sweet, usually cake.”

― Ayobami Adebayo

“I have realised that at the end of the day, I have to detach from my films, just do my job, and move on.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“I think a film is made with each and every cast member. If the casting is strong, half our job is done. Then, even the mundane line is delivered in a great fashion.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“Well, that was in 1995 when I resigned from my last academic job.”

― Azar Nafisi

“Life is the same. It would be the same thing if I were still working at Starbucks, having to deal with a manager, and a shift manager. This is a job.”

― Azealia Banks

“The job of nation building, the job of nation leadership in a difficult, complex coalition has worked.”

― Azim Premji

“Every single person, pretty much, is taught what they’re supposed to do: go to school, get a job, find someone to love, get married, have kids, raise the kids, and then die. Nobody questions that. What if you want to do something different?”

― Aziz Ansari

“I work for women. I only think for them. If I didn’t like women, I wouldn’t do this job.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“Do I love the road? Honestly? No – but it’s how I earn my living. I also don’t have the blues, like it’s some kind of fever. The blues is my job. It’s what I do.”

― B. B. King

“It is not my role to go out and do the power hitting. My job is to play my natural game.”

― Babar Azam

“If I came in with the mindset of just being happy that I got drafted and just to settle for a backup job, that wouldn’t be myself.”

― Baker Mayfield

“That’s the biggest difference from college to NFL. Everybody’s so talented at this level, the difference is knowing the game – knowing where to go with the ball in my position, knowing how to execute your job to the highest level. In college, you could just get by playing ball.”

― Baker Mayfield

“Football is hard to have success. It is tough to do your job.”

― Baker Mayfield

“All I’ve done is my job, and I intend to continue doing it. And I’m not especially worried about the criticism that comes from the bench.”

― Baltasar Garzon

“My everyday job is about superficial beauty, but when I’m not working I prefer to work on my inner beauty – I read a lot, I try to learn.”

― Bar Refaeli

“Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They’ve got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law.”

― Barack Obama

“If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.”

― Barack Obama

“My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington.”

― Barack Obama

“That’s what the Affordable Care Act is all about. It’s about filling the gaps in employer-based care so that when we lose a job, or go back to school, or start that new business, we’ll still have coverage.”

― Barack Obama

“In fact, the best thing we could do on taxes for all Americans is to simplify the individual tax code. This will be a tough job, but members of both parties have expressed an interest in doing this, and I am prepared to join them.”

― Barack Obama

“I have to tell you that June Cleaver had a job in ‘The New Leave It to Beaver.’ She did. Sure, she was a council woman. She went to work. She wasn’t a sit-at-home grandma. She went out, got a job.”

― Barbara Billingsley

“One thing I can say about George… he may not be able to keep a job, but he’s not boring.”

― Barbara Bush

“I did everything in my power to give my brokers brand identity and clout in the market. I saw my job as parent to build them up and if I took care of them, then they would take care of their customer.”

― Barbara Corcoran

“I got along with people very well at every job I had, people liked me and I liked them and I loved being on my feet.”

― Barbara Corcoran

“The psychological trauma of losing a job can be as great as the trauma of a divorce.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“In 1993, 89 of the ‘Fortune’ top 100 companies were administering the Myers-Briggs test to their employees. The philosophy behind personality tests is that they don’t want you to be in the wrong kind of job. The tests have been completely exposed as nonsense.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“I was trained in classical piano, but it kind of dawned on me that classical pianists compete for six job openings a year, and the rest of us get to play ‘Blue Moon’ in a hotel lobby.”

― Barbara Kingsolver

“I didn’t finish college; my parents didn’t graduate college – we didn’t have a pot to piss in. I’m from Newark, New Jersey. I had to work. I didn’t think it would be possible for me to be an artist without having a job.”

― Barbara Kruger

“I thought in this country, the best social program was a job. Yet minimum wage jobs aren’t paying enough to keep families out of poverty.”

― Barbara Mikulski

“For 20 years I’ve gotten to laugh my way through my work. For me, that’s a dream job.”

― Barbara Park

“Career is too pompous a word. It was a job, and I have always felt privileged to be paid for what I love doing.”

― Barbara Stanwyck

“If you were out of a job and your kid needed diapers and your husband just left you, you would be so confused.”

― Barbara Steele

“I was very lucky: I started acting in this highly subsidized German theater world, so there was not so much job insecurity. We had great working conditions, long rehearsal times, well paid.”

― Barbara Sukowa

“To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling.”

― Barbara Walters

“I only began to sing because I couldn’t get a job as an actress.”

― Barbra Streisand

“I don’t see myself only as a Somali character. I think of myself as an actor, and if the job fits me and I like the story, I will go for it.”

― Barkhad Abdi

“While I was pleasantly surprised by the relatively high number of jobs created in April, the fact is that job creation during this recovery period has significantly lagged both historical experience in recovery, and the projections of the Bush Administration.”

― Barney Frank

“When you become a professional, there is all this other stuff you have to do. That part is the job, capital J-O-B. They’re very different things, but they’re all part of the same career. Once you get onstage and you get to perform, that’s your reward for doing your job.”

― Barrett Wilbert Weed

“It seems kind of nutty to send up something new when there’s something already there that can do the job.”

― Barry Barish

“Baseball is just my job.”

― Barry Bonds

“I’m an expert in baseball and I don’t even have a job. I’m an expert, more so than a lot of people out there. It should be my career until I’m dead. I should be one of the instructors. I think I’ve earned it.”

― Barry Bonds

“Henry Fonda one time said that every time he had a job, he thought it was gonna’ be the last one. And, if you got any sense, you gotta’ think that because, you know when somebody’s gonna do a dip, some of ’em go pretty far down.”

― Barry Corbin

“The job of the screenplay is to identify and extract the essence of the story from the novel and reconfigure it for the screen, maintaining its essence in a different vehicle.”

― Barry Eisler

“A writer’s job is to destroy and then to build the thing back up again by a chosen means.”

― Barry Hannah

“My first job was cutting grass. In Miami, this grass grows everywhere. You just get the lawn mower out, walk down the neighborhood, cut grass.”

― Barry Jenkins

“Where I’m from, you focus on finishing school. Even finishing college is seen as a stretch – you just get a job after school, and that’s it.”

― Barry Keoghan

“You, your employer and your plan’s investment managers fail to follow even the most basic rules of investing. You overtrade, chase performance, do not think long term. All of you – All Of You – have done a horrible job managing your retirement plans.”

― Barry Ritholtz

“I hadn’t trained to be a coach. That takes great training. Being an assistant under a Coach Lombardi or a Tom Landry or whoever, that prepares you to do a better job when you become a coach. I hadn’t received that training. It showed.”

― Bart Starr

“We, all of us, could do a much better job of evoking what someone has called the universal principle of human altruism: the urge in us all to help others who are in danger.”

― Bart Starr

“I am not the kind of person who makes his bread and butter on how hyped I am. I am an actor, and I do my job.”

― Barun Sobti

“The transition from TV to films wasn’t overwhelming, since an actor’s ultimate job is to act.”

― Barun Sobti

“If a writer is good at what he does, it’s not easy to do a good job every day… To invent something new is almost an impossible task.”

― Barun Sobti

“Directing is a very, very difficult job.”

― Barun Sobti

“With respect to keeping your sanity, the more you are dedicated to your job, the more you think about it. And there is so much to think about for the director.”

― Barun Sobti

“I wouldn’t take a directing job if I didn’t think it was enriching life.”

― Baz Luhrmann

“The hardest thing about my job isn’t the snake bites or the crocodiles, it’s being away from my children. I have a really religious satellite phone call every day back to the boys, wherever we are, whatever time zone, to say goodnight.”

― Bear Grylls

“It’s unresolved conflict in my life that I have a lovely family and a risky job.”

― Bear Grylls

“My mom is many times responsible for getting us all together, but we trade off at each other’s houses. My brother and I are actors and are traveling a lot of our job.”

― Beau Bridges

“There were many years when I was hand-to-mouth and didn’t know how I was gonna make rent. I’ve done every job under the sun, from busing tables, temping, and working in factories to SAT prep and detailing cars. So to be able to make a living where all I do is write is absolutely liberating.”

― Beau Willimon

“My first job entailed spending a summer working in a cornfield in Nebraska.”

― Becca Fitzpatrick

“I was 19, and I thought I should settle down and get a real job, and what was I doing living this dream world?”

― Becky Lynch

“The old injunction ‘Don’t talk with your mouth full’ is based on the presumption that, however multifunctional a mouth may be, it should only perform one job at a time. Humans have found a way around this limitation in the form of food writing.”

― Bee Wilson

“When I was 13, I had a weekend job at the Photographers Gallery Bookshop in London.”

― Beeban Kidron

“When you pump up your exercise, it makes you feel better and makes you look better, so you do a better job. It’s mental, too.”

― Behati Prinsloo

“When I have a shoot or a big job coming up, I try my best to work out four or five times a week.”

― Behati Prinsloo

“I used to do a Saturday drama group called Young Blood Theatre Company with school-friends in west London – nothing to do with my mum and dad. A casting director came to pick people out for a new BBC children’s series called ‘MI High.’ She picked me, I auditioned, and I got the job.”

― Bel Powley

“The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.”

― Bella Abzug

“If I don’t book a job, I like to see it not as a rejection but as a redirection to something different.”

― Bella Hadid

“I’ve always been really hard on myself. If I didn’t book a job, I would cry.”

― Bella Hadid

“It’s like, hey, I’ve done what I could do, I’ve accomplished a lot, and now this – especially with wrestling – if this next generation wants to pass me up, great job. Good for them.”

― Ben Askren

“I think every film actor secretly wants to be a rock star as well; just that part of the job which requires the extrovert in you. Even if you’ve become an actor because it’s your way of hiding in plain sight, there’s still part of you which has that craving.”

― Ben Barnes

“I often talk with other actors about that time when you’ve just finished a job, because I think you do take on the characteristics of some of the characters you play. Sometimes it can be a great thing and sometimes it’s a bit haunting because you’re not quite sure how to leave it on set. My dad talks about it as being ‘de-personalised.’”

― Ben Barnes

“The Federal Reserve’s job is to do the right thing, to take the long-run interest of the economy to heart, and that sometimes means being unpopular. But we have to do the right thing.”

― Ben Bernanke

“Indeed, in general, healthy investment returns cannot be sustained in a weak economy, and of course it is difficult to save for retirement or other goals without the income from a job.”

― Ben Bernanke

“The biggest downside of my current job is that I have to wear a suit to work. Wearing uncomfortable clothes on purpose is an example of what former Princeton hockey player and Nobel Prize winner Michael Spence taught economists to call ‘signaling.’”

― Ben Bernanke

“There is no job more important than parenting. This I believe.”

― Ben Carson

“Well, I say that the most important job you can possibly have is raising a child, and it needs to be treated that way. You have to show them, rather than just talk to them.”

― Ben Carson

“When I finished my term, I thought about running for governor then but decided not to because, frankly, I didn’t think I was ready. I wasn’t comfortable that I was prepared to do the job.”

― Ben Chandler

“You get thought of in terms of your last job. So if my last job is that of a meat cleaver-wielding character, I will hardly be cast as some benign, older gentleman.”

― Ben Cross

“Trump’s rise was contingent on wide swaths of the country completely tuning out so-called mainstream media sources, while all too many outlets did a poor job covering 2016.”

― Ben Domenech

“My best parenting advice would be not to take the job too seriously. Teach your kids to be nice, and everything else falls into place.”

― Ben Falcone

“My first job ever was at Baskin-Robbins when I was 14, which is probably the closest I’ll ever come to having a corporate job like the one I play on TV – although I do work for Universal, so I suppose that’s corporate.”

― Ben Feldman

“My job is to be some sort of music/lyric psychic, to figure out that that’s the right song to not fight the lyric.”

― Ben Folds

“My job is all about defending the people that I play.”

― Ben Foster

“I was literally just going and applying for jobs, and I couldn’t get a job, and I was getting more and more broke, and you find yourself groveling for jobs you don’t even want.”

― Ben Gibbard

“It’s crazy. I couldn’t believe it going from ‘EastEnders’ to ‘X-Men.’ I was just looking to leave and get any job, so when I actually got the job, I was in dreamland.”

― Ben Hardy

“The thing that’s confusing for investors is that founders don’t know how to be CEO. I didn’t know how to do the job when I was a CEO. Founder CEOs don’t know how to be CEOs, but it doesn’t mean they can’t learn. The question is… can the founder learn that job and can they tolerate all mistakes they will make doing it?”

― Ben Horowitz

“Most of my job and most of what I do is to mentor people. There are a lot of people I work with that I don’t have investments in.”

― Ben Horowitz

“Nobody knows how to be a CEO. It’s something you have to learn. It’s a very lonely job.”

― Ben Horowitz

“When I was a CEO, the books on management that I read weren’t very much help after the first few months on the job. They were all designed to give you directions on how not to screw up your company.”

― Ben Horowitz

“It is very helpful to me, in my job, for people to know me better. A lot of that is, it’s a communication job.”

― Ben Horowitz

“This is UCLA. The expectations are higher here than anywhere. The amount of success both in terms of championships and wins as well as success off the floor has been second to none in college basketball. I knew that when I took this job. I know the expectation level, and no one has higher expectations than I do.”

― Ben Howland

“You’re not going to see Bill Walton or Kareem coming in every three years. Those days are over. That’s what makes the job so difficult. But it’s the dream job for anyone who has spent a career in coaching and has a sense of what UCLA means.”

― Ben Howland

“It’s hard to get a job. There are more lawyers within a five-mile radius of wherever you’re sitting than there are Division I jobs.”

― Ben Howland

“The number one thing in recruiting in terms of making it a great job is players in your own area.”

― Ben Howland

“Archie Miller does a fantastic job at Dayton.”

― Ben Howland

“The time to realize that you need to transition out of your job is when you know that you’ve grown out of the role that you were doing before.”

― Ben Huh

“I have a rather naive approach, I think, to my job.”

― Ben Kingsley

“I got the first job and kept going. Once I got a job, I very much wanted to keep getting jobs, basically. I did try to learn what I could in those first couple of decades.”

― Ben Mendelsohn

“My general feeling about approach to work is that anyone that’s there, they’re all there to do the best job they can.”

― Ben Mendelsohn

“My worst job ever, this was when I was a kid, was picking potatoes on the back of a trailer in March. It was freezing, absolutely freezing. We had to sort the good ones from the bad ones. Once you do that for a day in March in the north of England, it makes you think there must be better jobs than this!”

― Ben Miles

“’Death In Paradise’ is my dream job – a fascinating character, great scripts, superb cast, and shooting in the Caribbean with French catering.”

― Ben Miller

“The first-ever job I had was in a play, ‘Trench Kiss,’ with Caroline Quentin and Arthur Smith.”

― Ben Miller

“Comedy is my proper job. It’s what I should be doing, and when I do other bits like my science series, I miss it.”

― Ben Miller

“I’ve really enjoyed B.R.P.D. since its first days when Guy Davis was an artist on the title, and if anyone is looking for an end of the world Cthulhu apocalypse title, Mignola and Arcudi and the artists who work the title do a fantastic job.”

― Ben Peek

“If I audition for a job that I don’t get, to be honest with you, I’d rather my friend get it. I think there also has to be an acknowledgement of the fact that, as an actor, being in employment is not the norm.”

― Ben Schnetzer

“I always wanted to be a photographer. While I was at school, I got a lab-monkey holiday job in the darkrooms at the ‘Independent.’ What they taught me there was: you need to get the whole story in one frame.”

― Ben Schott

“So, I was offered this job to come down there but first it was suggested that I take a trip around the country in the areas in which we worked to see what it’s all about, and I tell you that was a revelation to me.”

― Ben Shahn

“Now, when I came on to Washington to begin my job, I was so interested in photography at that time that I really would have preferred to work with Stryker than with my department, which was more artistic if you wish.”

― Ben Shahn

“In ’38, this time I did a job for Mr. Stryker. I went on his payroll at about half the salary I was getting before, to cover what he called Harvest in Ohio.”

― Ben Shahn

“What sort of job can you hold in America in which it is safe to hold the personal conviction that same-sex marriage is wrong? The answer: there is no such job. Except Democratic presidential candidate in 2008. Then you’re fine.”

― Ben Shapiro

“There are times that everyone hates his or her job. Were they freed from the economic consequences of having these jobs, they’d drop out of the workforce. There are only two problems with this strategy: First, someone has to pay for it; second, it is not the recipe for human fulfillment.”

― Ben Shapiro

“I hope Pinterest is my last job.”

― Ben Silbermann

“So March 2010, we launched Pinterest, and we were at 3,000 accounts. And that wouldn’t be so bad if we hadn’t started building Pinterest actually in November 2009. And that alone wouldn’t have been so bad if I hadn’t left my job to start a company in May 2008.”

― Ben Silbermann

“Like anybody else that goes and does their job, there’s a way to do your job with excellence.”

― Ben Zobrist

“You want to represent Christ well with doing you job, first and foremost, because that’s what you’re there to do.”

― Ben Zobrist

“We don’t even think about it out there. We just focus on doing our job. The ball is the same baseball, the game is the same game. We’re going to just keep trying to do our jobs.”

― Ben Zobrist

“My father was the Prime Minister of Pakistan. My grandfather had been in politics, too; however, my own inclination was for a job other than politics. I wanted to be a diplomat, perhaps do some journalism – certainly not politics.”

― Benazir Bhutto

“Every job is incredibly different, and I love it because you’re picking up skill sets and experiences. It’s the university of life.”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“My first, big, silly role at school was as Arthur Crocker-Harris in Rattigan’s ‘The Browning Version,’ where my job was to make school-masters’ wives weep with recognition.”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“I’m not concentrated or concerned with any other factors rather than just being able to do the best job that I can.”

― Benigno Aquino III

“Your job as an actor is to stay employed.”

― Benjamin Bratt

“You never can take for granted that you have a job.”

― Benjamin Walker

“Every job is an opportunity to be a better person.”

― Benjamin Walker

“Part of your job as an artist is to push yourself and make sure your creative juices are flowing.”

― Benjamin Walker

“If it doesn’t feel like a job and I’m learning something and getting that rush that I get, I don’t care if it’s behind a camera, on a TV set, or on the moon.”

― Benjamin Walker

“The police officer’s job is to respect the citizens that they are in control of.”

― Benjamin Watson

“Make sure you know your identity is in Christ, so that when you get laid off from your job, or when you get a raise from your job, or when things don’t go right, you’re not up and down, up and down.”

― Benjamin Watson

“The nature of the job of attorney general has changed – irrevocably. And we should never again have an attorney general, of either party, capable of expressing surprise at the role that national security issues now play in the life of the Justice Department or in the role of its chief.”

― Benjamin Wittes

“If I did not believe God healed, I’d quit tomorrow and go get a job.”

― Benny Hinn

“If somebody comes along and says, ‘OK, Benny Hinn, I’m gonna help you financially so you can pay your own bills,’ or if I can do it on my own and get a job and do something on the side like I’m doing now, it would be a pleasure.”

― Benny Hinn

“Money is just a consequence. I always say to my team, ‘Don’t worry too much about profitability. If you do your job well, the profitability will come.’”

― Bernard Arnault

“When I was working in my first job engineering construction, what I liked the most was working with architects and making buildings that had this creative side coming from the architect and that were making them a big success.”

― Bernard Arnault

“Agents will read unpublished work because they might make money, and that’s their job. It isn’t mine.”

― Bernard Cornwell

“The coach’s job is to get the best players and get them to play together.”

― Bernard Ebbers

“I have the impression that cycling is no longer a game but rather an employment… a job.”

― Bernard Hinault

“If I can create an atmosphere to make my job easier and your confidence less, why not?”

― Bernard Hopkins

“If you’re a lead singer, then you can’t afford to be sensitive. On stage, everyone looks at the lead singer, even if you don’t want them to – in America, they have those massive follow spots on you all the time; it does your head in. So, if you are a lead singer and you don’t toughen up, you’re in the wrong job, and you have to get out.”

― Bernard Sumner

“When Joy Division started, I was scared to death of having to get a normal day job.”

― Bernard Sumner

“The first job I had with the Smithsonian was as a field researcher among African American communities in Southwest Louisiana and Arkansas for the festival.”

― Bernice Johnson Reagon

“After acknowledging that most law enforcement personnel are fair-minded and do a difficult job, it only takes one exception to create a terrible tragedy.”

― Bernice King

“I’m not a star, and I don’t want to be a star. Stars fall. I’m an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job.”

― Bernie Mac

“I’m an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job.”

― Bernie Mac

“Unemployment insurance, abolishing child labor, the 40-hour work week, collective bargaining, strong banking regulations, deposit insurance, and job programs that put millions of people to work were all described, in one way or another, as ‘socialist.’ Yet, these programs have become the fabric of our nation and the foundation of the middle class.”

― Bernie Sanders

“Our job is to do two things – to defeat Donald Trump and to elect Hillary Clinton. It is easy to boo, but it is harder to look your kids in the face if we are living under a Trump presidency.”

― Bernie Sanders

“In terms of job creation, every billion dollars invested in the physical infrastructure creates 47,000 new jobs.”

― Bernie Sanders

“Hillary Clinton understands that a president’s job is to worry about future generations, not the short-term profits of the fossil fuel industry.”

― Bernie Sanders

“I cannot imagine a worse job than being president of these Untied States in these most trying of times. President Barack Obama has been under siege from every side for the entirety of his time in office.”

― Beth Broderick

“’Get a Job’ is about all the rich kids we knew when we were younger, kids who never had jobs but always had money for partying or getting their hair done.”

― Beth Ditto

“My first big gig was as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show.’ My job was to parody TV reporters and political pundits. As a result, I was often invited onto cable news shows as comic relief.”

― Beth Littleford

“Part of the job for me and others from El Paso who live along the border is to dispel the myths about how supposedly dangerous the border is.”

― Beto O’Rourke

“I got my Equity card playing Helena in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ and I think that’s the first job I got that was an offer.”

― Betsy Brandt

“It would be fine with me to have myself worked out of a job, but I’m not sure that – I’m not sure that there will be a champion movement in Congress to do that.”

― Betsy DeVos

“My job isn’t to win popularity contests.”

― Betsy DeVos

“I had just gotten a job on ‘Preacher’ on AMC and was in New Orleans starting work on that. My agent called and said ‘Are you sitting down?’ and I said ‘No’ and he said ‘Scott Rudin wants you to do ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and all I could say was ‘Oh my God, I’ll have to call you back.’”

― Betty Buckley

“I did an OK job in ‘Carrie’ but wanted to do better.”

― Betty Buckley

“Growing up, I was a self-loathing Igor who carried the queen’s books. My job was to be the sarcastic sherpa, quietly providing the farce and adoration, then becoming part of the wall when cued.”

― Betty Gilpin

“I think the best teachers had a real interest in the subject they were teaching and a love for children. Some of the teachers were just doing their job, but others had that little extra. They really cared about children and they wore pretty dresses.”

― Beverly Cleary

“I love my job, but it’s more than that: I need it.”

― Beyonce Knowles

“There may be some people in the country who forget to perform their duty. You should set an example by doing your job with honesty and faithfulness.”

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“As a new ball bowler, it’s my job to stick to the basics.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“The very first job I did, a Barbie commercial when I was eight or nine, that was like ‘Oh my God.’ Because when you’re watching things on TV, you think it’s like a fantasy. But then to actually do it and then see yourself, it’s like ‘Oh my God.’”

― Bianca Lawson

“I would like to become the prime minister, do the job for two years, and then leave and devote myself to public work.”

― Bidzina Ivanishvili

“I’ll be that guy who’s 80 years old and still has a job. There is no ‘retire’ for me.”

― Big Show

“I don’t listen to anybody. You need my help: Come to me, shut up, forget who you are. I will take care of you. And I do my job.”

― Bikram Choudhury

“My job as a coach is to make good decisions. It’s not to go out there and block or tackle.”

― Bill Belichick

“It is part of the photographer’s job to see more intensely than most people do. He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time or of the traveler who enters a strange country.”

― Bill Brandt

“That’s kind of my job in the writer’s room. I’m always the guy going, like, ‘People wouldn’t say that there. They wouldn’t say that.’ Like, I hate when I watch sitcoms and something crazy happens, and people just kind of go, ‘Huh?’ and then they just go on.”

― Bill Burr

“No, ‘F/X 2’ was a job. I enjoyed doing it but that was definitely a job. I wrote that, I didn’t direct it but ‘Candyman’ and the earlier horror movies I made, I was completely into horror and suspense and always have been. It’s informed everything I’ve done, even the way scenes are shot in ‘Kinsey and ‘Gods and Monsters.’”

― Bill Condon

“Clearly, Mayor Bloomberg did some things right. I think he did a very good job on public health. He did a very good job on environment. I think he was right to achieve mayoral control of education. I don’t think he then applied it the right way.”

― Bill de Blasio

“About 100 firefighters a year die in the line of duty in the U.S. Heart attacks on the job and vehicle accidents on the way to the fires account for about half. The other half are traumatic deaths while fighting fires.”

― Bill Dedman

“This is a chance for me to listen and learn. There’s no more important and rewarding part of my job.”

― Bill Delahunt

“A catcher must want to catch. He must make up his mind that it isn’t the terrible job it is painted, and that he isn’t going to say every day, ‘Why, oh why with so many other positions in baseball did I take up this one.’”

― Bill Dickey

“As someone who started a small business from scratch, I know how important it is for families and for communities to have strong job creation.”

― Bill Foster

“Google’s done a super good job on search; Apple’s done a great job on the IPod.”

― Bill Gates

“In almost every job now, people use software and work with information to enable their organisation to operate more effectively.”

― Bill Gates

“Measles will always show you if someone isn’t doing a good job on vaccinations. Kids will start dying of measles.”

― Bill Gates

“Employers have decided that having the breadth of knowledge that’s associated with a four-year degree is often something they want to see in the people they give that job to.”

― Bill Gates

“If whatever we do changes one person’s opinion, gets one person’s readiness better than it was before, or at the end of the day entertains people, than we’ve done our job.”

― Bill Goldberg

“My first real job, I sold Christmas trees when I was twelve for extra money. I did that until I was fifteen. Then I bagged groceries, and I worked at the first Borders ever in Tulsa, Oklahoma.”

― Bill Hader

“My job as governor is different from the legislators. They represent their districts. I have to represent all 6.6 million Tennesseans and come to the best decisions I can.”

― Bill Haslam

“Although Senate Bill 1556 has received attention for its perceived focus, my job is to look at the actual substance of the legislation.”

― Bill Haslam

“My job is to get the very best people we can.”

― Bill Haslam

“Children are smarter than any of us. Know how I know that? I don’t know one child with a full time job and children.”

― Bill Hicks

“Our first priority has to be getting our fiscal house in order – and creating an atmosphere for the private sector in job creation.”

― Bill Huizenga

“There comes a moment during a job interview when you’re still talking, but you might as well take off your shoes.”

― Bill James

“Your job is to umpire for the ball and not the player.”

― Bill Klem

“In L.A., everyone is competing for the next job, and in New York, it’s pretty much the same thing: competing for a better job.”

― Bill Kurtis

“CEOs who can hire properly, that’s the most important part of the job. The CEO’s job is really to hire the right team and execute the vision second.”

― Bill Maris

“Not many venture firms have people whose job is to read academic research – on startups, ventures, and entrepreneurs – and gather knowledge from that.”

― Bill Maris

“I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: ‘try being rich first’. See if that doesn’t cover most of it. There’s not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job.”

― Bill Murray

“The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself.”

― Bill Murray

“There aren’t many downsides to being rich, other than paying taxes and having relatives asking for money. But being famous, that’s a 24 hour job right there.”

― Bill Murray

“When the phone started ringing too many times, I had to take it back to what I can handle. I take my chances on a job or a person as opposed to a situation. I don’t like to have a situation placed over my head.”

― Bill Murray

“You would have thought that after 9/11 the president would have finished the job in Afghanistan, and kept the focus on capturing Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda deputies, but he and his team gave top priority to their original plan to invade Iraq.”

― Bill Nelson

“The gap between rich and poor under President Obama is getting bigger because fewer well-paying jobs are available. Corporations are being taxed to the hilt and are loathe to add more workers. Thus, salaries fall because there are more than enough applicants to fill any job vacancy.”

― Bill O’Reilly

“It is shameful that millions of Americans are suffering the economic injustice of working a full-time job and earning a wage that leaves them below the poverty line.”

― Bill Pascrell

“My son’s going to have a job, and if he wants to get a car when he gets his license, he’s going to pay for it on his own like I did.”

― Bill Rancic

“I had a very good job in corporate America, but I quickly knew that was not how I was wired.”

― Bill Rancic

“Well, I think that those of us in public life that are trying to do a good job, and that are faced with this popular new game that the media has of being critical of everything that anybody in public office does probably are thin-skinned.”

― Bill Scott

“There’s no question that any of us who are doing an honest job in government could do a lot better in private industry. During the years I was practicing law as an individual, my salary was a great deal more than it is now.”

― Bill Scott

“My job is to interpret the law based on how the legislature and the court has done it and then, of course, to use our system of justice to develop some new legal tools and new concepts.”

― Bill Scott

“Labor should not be about creating monuments on hills or statues in parks. Labor’s monuments and statues are when a young person can find a job, when a person with disability can get access to the ordinary life that others take for granted.”

― Bill Shorten

“Central and western Pennsylvania has one of the best workforces in the country and this will provide job training, new skills and additional resources for those trying to find a job.”

― Bill Shuster

“There’s always some extent of luck going into getting a job. I try not to think too much about my own looks or how I work. There’s a danger in becoming too self-aware.”

― Bill Skarsgard

“A real job is a job you hate.”

― Bill Watterson

“Being spokesman for a generation is the worst job I ever had.”

― Billy Bragg

“It’s just my job to prove I belong in there. I’ve been in the league a long time.”

― Billy Butler

“There’s always times when, the organization, we’re losing 90 games at a time, and it always feels like we’re developing players. But you just continue to grind and continue to do your job.”

― Billy Butler

“I make sure I make a painting – that’s my job. And I cook the Sunday dinner.”

― Billy Childish

“Don’t tell me how to do my job. I don’t come to your workplace and tell you how to sweep up.”

― Billy Connolly

“It is great seeing the fruits of your labor. The joy I have in watching my daughters with their kids is great, because they’re doing a wonderful job, and the kids are fantastic.”

― Billy Crystal

“It’s been a very strange trajectory because I struggled for so many years. I mean, I was doing these videos, I was doing these live shows, I had a lot of fans in New York, the press would write about me, but I couldn’t get a paying job, and so my father and I were really like a team.”

― Billy Eichner

“We’re a diverse society, and I think the TV is doing a great job in showing that we’re all human beings, that we can all get along, that we can all be together, and I think that’s a marvelous thing.”

― Billy Graham

“Our personal networks, although often small at the beginning, can still be the best place to start when we want to get a job that makes a difference or take our ideas to the next level.”

― Billy Parish

“You do only live once, and I feel like if I’m able to make a difference on this planet and leave it just a little better than I found it, then I’ve done my job.”

― Bindi Irwin

“I know that Daddy had an important job. He was working to change the world so everyone would love wildlife like he did. He built a hospital to help animals, and he bought lots of land to give animals a safe place to live.”

― Bindi Irwin

“In a job where you’re on a computer all day, and we cater lunch and we put snacks in the kitchen, well, we all started gaining weight, even though we try to pick healthy stuff, but inevitably you find the cashews.”

― Biz Stone

“I don’t have to come up with the best idea. It is my job to make sure that it is always the best idea that wins.”

― Bjarke Ingels

“I think that it should just be a rule of thumb that if your job asks you to cut your hair… that means that it’s time to quit that job.”

― Blake Anderson

“I think that we’re so generous in some of our social problems that people are unwilling to get a job outside in the heat. Rather than get 15 dollars to go get roofing, they’d rather get 9 or 10 dollars in benefits.”

― Blake Farenthold

“It’s Congress’ job to keep an eye on the other agencies and the workings of the entire government. It is our constitutional duty.”

― Blake Farenthold

“I am running on the fact that I am doing a good job listening to people.”

― Blake Farenthold

“I’m doing a good job in Washington.”

― Blake Farenthold

“Everybody wants to help folks out. But we’ve got a system where you can stay on unemployment for an awfully long time. And I think we need to create a system of decreasing benefits over time to encourage you to get a job.”

― Blake Farenthold

“I’m not really trying to be a stand-up comedian. I have a huge amount of respect for the guys who do it. That’s their livelihood. That’s their job. It’s just something that I enjoy.”

― Blake Griffin

“I’m just trying to do my job and my part to make this a team that people respect.”

― Blake Griffin

“It is hard that people don’t just let you do your job for them and entertain, and then carry on your own life.”

― Blake Lively

“I have a strong sense of myself. That gives me a sense of security, you know? If I define myself by things that are always changing, like the public’s opinion, or what I’m wearing, or what job I’m doing, there’s no stability in that.”

― Blake Lively

“I got a job working at a publishing company, Balmur Music, which was a company that Anne Murray was a co-owner in, as a tape copy guy. Eventually, I got fired from that job.”

― Blake Shelton

“It’s not my job to dream your dreams. It’s my job to make your dreams become a reality.”

― Blanche Lincoln

“A good career is a long-lasting career. When you’re there in every competition doing a good job you’re a part of an elite, and that’s the most important thing.”

― Blanka Vlasic

“I’ve been very lucky. I wanted to be an actress, but I didn’t really have the drive to sell myself. Fortunately I had a terrific agent in New York who kept me going from job to job.”

― Blythe Danner

“If you exclude your talent base from the benefits of hiring and deploying and making women successful, you’re going to do less well than businesses that do a better job on that front.”

― Blythe Masters

“We can create the ultimate job security by becoming less dependent on the organization for which we work and more dependent on our own resources.”

― Bo Bennett

“The best way to lose a job is just not to care. When you do not care, it shows in everything you do.”

― Bo Bennett

“I think America did a great job. I think Carrie Underwood fits the bill of American Idol. She’s a wonderful girl, and she’s gonna have a great career.”

― Bo Bice

“I think I started lip-synching about halfway through the first day, and it’s not as easy as you think it would be. But it’s definitely better than a day job.”

― Bo Bice

“I don’t think I’ve had a job since I worked for my father’s construction company.”

― Bo Burnham

“Our job is just to keep making great-sounding music and great performances.”

― BoA

“I am extremely honoured to be the Defence Secretary, and I would not do the job if I did not think that I could make a useful contribution in the role.”

― Bob Ainsworth

“President Obama has tried to spin the paltry new job creation numbers as ‘a step in the right direction.’ But, clearly, the small growth in jobs isn’t even keeping up with population growth, much less returning the workforce to a healthy level.”

― Bob Beauprez

“Job growth well in excess of population increase would be a very good thing if it were only that easy.”

― Bob Beauprez

“Barack Obama likes to point to General Motors as the poster child for the job creation success of his economic policies. However, whatever your sentiments about the government’s bailout of General Motors, for every job Barack Obama ‘saved-or-created’ in the U.S. there were two jobs off shore.”

― Bob Beauprez

“Two new workers are being added to the population for every one job that is created.”

― Bob Beauprez

“Currently, many job seekers must check a box on their applications indicating whether they have a criminal history. These boxes are often used as proxies for job fitness, and job-seekers with criminal histories frequently find themselves screened out of contention. As a matter of basic fairness and also economic sense, it’s time to ban the box.”

― Bob Casey, Jr.

“I realize I don’t do a very good job in keeping up to date, but I try to.”

― Bob Dylan

“The American people should be informed about what kind of capability terrorists have inside the United States. They should be informed of why we are not using information to do a more effective job of dealing with terrorists.”

― Bob Graham

“I continue to enjoy looking for stories, and trying to do the best job I can reporting and writing them.”

― Bob Greene

“I’ve always said the hardest aspect of the job of being a writer is writing.”

― Bob Mayer

“People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition.”

― Bob Nelson

“All comedians are, in a way, anarchists. Our job is to make fun of the existing world.”

― Bob Newhart

“My godfather was a Chicago policeman, and I’ve always looked at law enforcement as a challenging and interesting job. There are so many decisions that law enforcement officers have to make, and the incident or situation changes so much from moment to moment and day to day. I have a lot of respect for officers and what they go through.”

― Bob Odenkirk

“I was the guy who makes you scrub the latrine, the guy who makes you make your bed, the guy who screams at you for being late to work. The job requires you to be a mean, tough person. And I was fed up with it. I promised myself that if I ever got away from it, it wasn’t going to be that way any more.”

― Bob Ross

“It was a JOB; the video show was a JOB; you don’t tell the Aristocrats joke at 8 o’clock at night on network tv, it would be funny though. But those guys know I like dirty stuff, I like clean stuff too.”

― Bob Saget

“My job is to give everyone a chance to catch their breath and step back from all this and get back to work.”

― Bob Schieffer

“I can’t think of any other job in journalism where the newsmakers come to you.”

― Bob Schieffer

“We now assume that when people turn on the evening news, they basically already know what the news is. They’ve heard it on the radio. They’ve seen it on the Internet. They’ve seen it on one of the cable companies. So that makes our job a bit different.”

― Bob Schieffer

“For sure, the American people have access to more information now than any other people who have ever lived on earth. And I think we do a pretty good job of sorting out what’s important.”

― Bob Schieffer

“Trying to get the sentences right and the structure of the narration right is about as big a job as I can handle. But I also know that if you handle that job properly, everything else just clicks into place.”

― Bob Shacochis

“Everything depends on a good job – strong families, strong communities, the pursuit of the American dream, and a tax base to support schools for our kids and services for our seniors.”

― Bob Taft

“Whether you are a stay-at-home mum, or on the red carpet, or in Afghanistan, the better you feel, the better you do your job.”

― Bobbi Brown

“I knew I’d never make it back to the major leagues as a player. Lee MacPhail came to me and asked if I wanted to manage the Yankees’ Fort Lauderdale club. I thought about it for a day or two and decided to take the job. That was the turning point. I knew it was what I wanted to do.”

― Bobby Cox

“I have seen both versions of ‘The Italian Job’ and loved both of them.”

― Bobby Deol

“Even after I played ten years of ball, I still felt like I had to play well or somebody might take my place. They had plenty of players in the minor leagues who were good enough to come up and take your job, and I think that kept us going all of the time. I hustled and put that extra effort in all of the time.”

― Bobby Doerr

“I’d love to be popular in Barcelona. That sounds like a fun job.”

― Bobby Heenan

“WCW wasn’t what I thought it should be. I thought it could be better. I would make suggestions, but nobody would want to hear them. They think you want their job. Please. It would be easier doing their job because they’re used to doing nothing.”

― Bobby Heenan

“My job is to suggest and ratify and use any expertise that I might have gained over the 23 years in professional hockey to make our game a better game.”

― Bobby Hull

“I hope I can do a better job than Mr. Bettman.”

― Bobby Hull

“We need an equal opportunity society, one in which government does not see its job as picking winners and losers. Where do you go if you want special favors? Government. Where do you go if you want a tax break? Government. Where do you go if you want a handout? Government. This must stop.”

― Bobby Jindal

“If we want the best pitcher, let’s get Bobby Feller. If want the best football player, let’s get Jimmy Brown; the best basketball player, let’s get Bill Russell. If we want the guy who can do the best job for the United States – let’s get Donald Trump.”

― Bobby Knight

“I was a history and government major at Ohio State University, and I’ve spent a lot of time just fiddling around with who the next president’s going to be, over the years, or who would I like to see in that job, or whatever. And I’ve come to believe, without any reservation, in this era, the best-prepared person for this job by far is Donald Trump.”

― Bobby Knight

“I think running Apple is a great job, but it suits Steve Jobs so well. I wouldn’t want to be the person that ran Apple after Steve, but he has a great job.”

― Bobby Kotick

“My family comes from Panama, and I grew up in a single parent household with my mother, who barely spoke English. She couldn’t get a good job, yet there were four of us for her to raise.”

― Bobby Lashley

“Studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, prison work skills development, drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs, all reduce recidivism, significantly.”

― Bobby Scott

“I like stand-up. I’ve done it since I was a teenager, so it’s kind of my first job and first kind of creative way to express myself.”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“In my head, I am always saying that I should play every minute of every game because it is my job and it is what I love to do.”

― Bojan Krkic

“My job is to teach someone something they never knew, but it should not be like you’re in a prisoner-of-war camp. I’m supposed to be teaching you but also entertaining you. You’re giving me an hour of your time. It should be lively. We’re on a hunt, it’s a mystery, and it’s amazing.”

― Bonnie Bassler

“My very first real job in the industry was as a production assistant on a show called ‘Infinity Factory’ in 1976.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“I thought of Second City as just the greatest therapeutic job anybody could ever dream of having.”

― Bonnie Hunt

“I only have one job, and that’s being a storyteller.”

― Bonnie Hunt

“I have been doing some writing on the side a little bit with artists that I’m really excited about. Kind of more up and coming people. But, I’m focusing more on my own project. It’s a full time job being an artist!”

― Bonnie McKee

“I think we have responsibilities to be active in the things we believe in, regardless of what our job is. At least in my lifetime, there has been a tremendous combining of activism and music, that came up in the era of Pete Seeger and the Weavers and Joan Baez and Bob Dylan and Peter Paul & Mary.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“I think it’s our job to write about what we’re going through at the moment, and being 41, I’m not going to write about the same things I wrote about at 20. I don’t think artists should be farmed out to pasture just because they’re in rock n’ roll.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“Since I was 20 years old, I’ve been a kind of corporation. I’d wake up in the morning and my job was to be ‘Bonnie Raitt’ in capital letters.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“The job of art is to chase ugliness away.”

― Bono

“Playing defense, it was a tough job, but it was pretty simple: When the ball came off, get in the backfield and create havoc and find the ball carrier.”

― Booger McFarland

“When you start thinking it is a party instead of putting your suit and tie on and getting your job done and handling your business, you are thinking about the wrong thing.”

― Booker T

“If you’re not prepared to go out and steal the show every night, your job is going to be much more on the line on a regular basis. If you can master that, that’s something that you never really have to worry about.”

― Booker T

“This can be the best job in the world, being a WWE superstar, but it can be the hardest job in the world at the same time.”

― Booker T

“There are a lot of leaders that talk about ending things like oppression – whether it’s discrimination or getting a job – but the reason for all of this stuff is somebody’s making a profit off our backs. That’s the reason why black people were brought here in the first place. It was a profit motive.”

― Boots Riley

“The suit-and-tie job is very nice but it’s not really who I am in my heart.”

― Boris Becker

“The job of mayor of London is unbelievably taxing, particularly in the run-up to the Olympics.”

― Boris Johnson

“Our job and commitment is to rebuild Ericsson to be successful long-term.”

― Borje Ekholm

“I’m not ever going to be dependent on someone else for a job.”

― Boyd Holbrook

“For an actor, to go to work every day is a really rare occurrence. You may work on a film for three months max, and then you’re off, so you have to find another job and then work another three months.”

― Boyd Holbrook

“Even now, when people ask me, ‘Why did you take the job at Uber?’ I say because my gut told me to.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“My job is about emotion. My job is about feeling. This might be controversial to say, but I feel like sometimes data gets in the way of that.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“It’s our job as marketers and brand professionals to nurture the brand and calm it down when it’s angry and to encourage when it’s trying to grow.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“I’ve never run from a job; I’ve always run to another one.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“Governments spend all their time trying to get big companies to relocate their headquarters, and they end up subsidizing the move with tax breaks. And companies that relocate their headquarters are often not meaningful job creators.”

― Brad Feld

“I’m a venture capitalist. I like to say my job is to help and support entrepreneurs. I can play a leadership role, but my organization can’t be the leader.”

― Brad Feld

“I did a really good job of sticking to the tennis court.”

― Brad Gilbert

“I have a very small platform, and if I can use that to reach some kid who’s teased for being effeminate or likes clothes, then I’ve done my job.”

― Brad Goreski

“When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it on a period Craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright-wannabe lamp. With my second paycheck, I bought a stereo.”

― Brad Pitt

“The transition to clean energy should not be viewed as a burden to be overcome but, rather, an extraordinary job creation opportunity for the United States.”

― Brad Schneider

“The one thing that Airbnb had was, Brian and Joe were designers, and they did a great job. They also had Nate Blecharczyk, who was the CTO, who I describe his history as a high schooler and at Harvard as really a creator of tools for spammers.”

― Brad Stone

“It’s just about being an entertainer; it’s about having all those tools over the years to do all sorts: films, musicals, playing a bit of piano, running a quiz show – it just becomes part of the job.”

― Bradley Walsh

“If I’m doing a job, I’ll give it 100%, and that job gets my absolute focus, and everything else goes to the side. Then, that job is finished, I’ll concentrate on the next job.”

― Bradley Walsh

“There’s no point doing a job where you’re uncomfortable or doing something you dislike.”

― Bradley Walsh

“Cal Ripken is steady, he focuses on his job, and he’s a good guy.”

― Bradley Whitford

“Fame is one of the potential hazards of this job, but I really just want to make movies. I want to be respected, sure. Who doesn’t? But famous-famous? I just don’t care about it. And if you genuinely don’t give a damn about that stuff, you really are free.”

― Brady Corbet

“I don’t care if I was a ditch-digger at a dollar a day, I’d want to do my job better than the fellow next to me. I’d want to be the best at whatever I do.”

― Branch Rickey

“You can’t save the world with music. But I can try. I have the same job as Bruce Springsteen. I have to go as far as I can with it.”

― Brandon Flowers

“I could finally quit my job as a bartender and stop dreaming that I might be Superman and know that I was. Then I started thinking about how cool it was.”

― Brandon Routh

“Christopher Reeve did such an amazing job that to give him some kind of accent or more bravado would have been wrong. Audiences wouldn’t have responded to that either.”

― Brandon Routh

“My job is not to save ‘The Wheel of Time’, to fix ‘The Wheel of Time’, or anything like that. My job is not to screw it up.”

― Brandon Sanderson

“I’m always doing comedy and will never hit up a 9-to-5 desk job.”

― Brandon T. Jackson

“As artists, our job is to communicate thoughts and tell stories.”

― Brandon Victor Dixon

“It’s every teacher’s job to be rigorous about constantly being open to new ideas and innovation.”

― Brandon Webb

“The people with whom I’ve worked in the Special Operations community are more concerned with an individual’s contribution to the team, and their ability to do their job exceptionally well, than their race or sexual preferences.”

― Brandon Webb

“I already have my dream job. Acting was the only thing that ever really kept my attention, and I’m very fortunate that I can have a career doing something I love.”

― Brant Daugherty

“When I started doing music full time, I figured out my job wasn’t something I needed to be completely sober for.”

― Brantley Gilbert

“I don’t sit down to write a number one hit. I’m not that good at my job – I don’t know how to do that.”

― Brantley Gilbert

“It doesn’t matter who you love or who you want to cheer for; at the end of the match, you are on your feet, you are going crazy, you have lost your voice, and we did our job.”

― Braun Strowman

“Being a secretary was considered a very good job in those days.”

― Brenda Blethyn

“I took a gamble in becoming an actor and my dream job has been realised.”

― Brendan Coyle

“I don’t want people poking around in my private stuff. They’ve no business in it. My work is what I give to people, that’s my job, and that’s where it stops.”

― Brendan Gleeson

“I’m not arrogant enough to think that I will be in a job through anything. Any manager will tell you that you have to win games, and you have to get results. You have to perform.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“When you manage Liverpool, you know the Manchester United job is gone.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“When I went in to Liverpool, my job in the first season was to cut the budget. You only need to look at the players who left. Maxi Rodriguez, Alberto Aquilani, Pepe Reina.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“It was important for me, when I left a club like Liverpool, to one, have a breather, but then my next job, I needed pressure. And there’s a pressure at Celtic. It’s a huge club; there’s an expectancy to win every game.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“Before I had a steady job, I was broke, and I didn’t have any money to buy anything, so I would illegally download stuff.”

― Brendon Urie

“My brother’s an aerospace engineer who works for Boeing, and I started thinking, ‘Well, my brother works nine hours a day at his job… What if I worked nine hours a day at being an actor?’”

― Brent Sexton

“My first job on the screen was ‘Sea Patrol,’ and that was quite intense, but I guess my first big break was ‘SLiDE.’”

― Brenton Thwaites

“I feel like I have the best job in the world.”

― Bret Harrison

“Please spare us the self-pity about how tough it is to look for a job while living with your parents.”

― Bret Stephens

“I think Black Lives Matter has some really thuggish elements in it. Look – at the risk of being incredibly politically incorrect, but I guess that’s my job – I think that all lives matter. Not least black lives.”

― Bret Stephens

“If I helped you through something or if I helped you find love or if I helped you find a way through heartbreak or whatever it is, then my job is done, and that’s what I want to leave behind in this world.”

― Brett Eldredge

“You have to play with the mentality that you are about to lose your job, and that they’re going to talk about ‘The Other Guy’ first. You have to think, ‘I want my name mentioned first.’”

― Brett Favre

“My job is to throw passes and be a leader.”

― Brett Favre

“Having seen first-hand how complex and difficult the job is, I believe it vital that the president be able to focus on his never-ending tasks with as few distractions as possible.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“A president who is concerned about an ongoing criminal investigation is almost inevitably going to do a worse job as president.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“Producing is making films without having to work sometimes. It’s still making films, but it’s a different job.”

― Brett Ratner

“I have direction, but I was very particular about the things that I wanted to do, and I refused to get just like, a regular job.”

― Bria Vinaite

“I’m sometimes critical about other artists who come out with something different until maybe I hear the music. If the music is there, then they did their job, and I’ll enjoy the CD.”

― Brian Austin Green

“I find it is increasingly difficult to spend the time I need with my family and at the same time do the job that needs to be done.”

― Brian Baird

“For me, it was a lot of hard work doing theater eight nights a week around the country, going from job to job.”

― Brian Baumgartner

“I was never, ever physically afraid. My terms of reference were basic and simple: put the ball in the net. That was my job, that’s the way I saw it, and I allowed nothing and nobody to distract me from that purpose.”

― Brian Clough

“They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I wasn’t on that particular job.”

― Brian Clough

“Actors in general have become very spoiled in the roles they choose these days. When I first started in this profession – about a hundred years ago in the last century – it was all about taking risks, it was about doing the job and honing the craft.”

― Brian Cox

“Everybody thinks that when new technologies come along that they’re transparent and you can just do your job well on it. But technologies always import a whole new set of values with them.”

― Brian Eno

“Although designers continue to dream of ‘transparency’ – technologies that just do their job without making their presence felt – both creators and audiences actually like technologies with ‘personality.’”

― Brian Eno

“It’s amazing to me: when people start their career, you write about maybe a couple of topics, and you find that as you grow older, a lot of those topics never resolve, because I think your job as a writer is to pose questions as you see them. I don’t know if we’re supposed to give answers to people, because I don’t know if we have any.”

― Brian Fallon

“I don’t mean it egotistically, but I’ve been given the chance to be in front of people and sing, and I feel that it’s part of my job and my duty – especially where I’m from – to speak the language of the people I’m around and speak for them.”

― Brian Fallon

“Einstein’s theory of relativity does a fantastic job for explaining big things. Quantum mechanics is fantastic for the other end of the spectrum – for small things.”

― Brian Greene

“My view is that you don’t tell the universe what to do. The universe is how it is, and it’s our job to figure it out.”

― Brian Greene

“The last reunion was a bit of a rushed job, we had to do a gig and documentary.”

― Brian Harvey

“There are plenty of writers who are going to become a director after their next job, but no one will believe you’re a director unless you believe it.”

― Brian Helgeland

“I came out of my professional athlete career with a 450 credit score, no money in the bank to show for it, but I had an Ivy League degree. So I put that Dartmouth degree to good use and got a job on Wall Street. I hated it but used the time to make connections and become financially literate.”

― Brian J. White

“I have my own dance and production companies, and acting is my creative outlet. It’s what I’m passionate about. I’ve actually created a lifestyle where I could act for free. I could get a job to pay the bills and act on the weekends to make me smile.”

― Brian J. White

“I was only ever part of ‘Lost’ – a very small part of an extremely talented writers’ room, where as a writer, it’s sort of your job to sublimate your ego and work in the service of the show and the show’s voice.”

― Brian K. Vaughan

“Georgians have made their decision, and now it’s my job to keep our state moving forward.”

― Brian Kemp

“Security is job number one for Intel and our industry.”

― Brian Krzanich

“I’ve been invited to appear on Letterman, but they wanted me to talk about a funny videotape of Congress. ‘Bring us your outtakes!’ That’s not our job.”

― Brian Lamb

“ZipRecruiter’s data-driven approach to matching the right employer with the most qualified job-seeker helps reduce the time, resources and frustrations expended during the hiring process, and the company is well positioned to extend its offerings to serve both employers and job seekers.”

― Brian Lee

“Every little kid that steps on the court or the field has aspirations to go pro. I think being a pro basketball player is the best job. The thing I had to realize was that I can’t do every dream that I have.”

― Brian McKnight

“Whenever I fill out the job description I put ‘songwriter’, never ‘singer’ or ‘artist.’ Singers come and go.”

― Brian McKnight

“I wanted to be a vet before I got into comedy, but then once I found out how much gore goes into that job, I wanted nothing to do with it.”

― Brian Posehn

“I always liked the stress, the real high-stakes, get-the-orders-out line-cook job, as well as the ordering of the produce and everything – it’s really similar to making music for a show like ‘Hannibal.’ It’s like cooking; it’s just like owning a restaurant.”

― Brian Reitzell

“As governor, part of my job is to tell people things they don’t like to hear.”

― Brian Sandoval

“My first job was cleaning sheep pens.”

― Brian Sandoval

“Millions of Americans have bad credit because of mistakes from credit agencies, and it can ruin lives, stopping people from getting a job or owning a home or car.”

― Brian Schatz

“I am an astronomer, and my job is to look to the heavens to better understand the universe and our place in it.”

― Brian Schmidt

“A friend suggested that I get a job at a children’s book store so I could meet kids and read books, and that turned out to be the single best bit of advice I’ve ever gotten.”

― Brian Selznick

“My job as an entertainer is to give a great show.”

― Brian Stokes Mitchell

“Stay as connected as you can. Sometimes that means you’re going to do a job that may not pay you much but may give you a great connection. If the work is not going the way you need it to go, create your own!”

― Brian Stokes Mitchell

“You can’t share your magic with everyone. Your job is to live within your magic. And if other magical people find you, then let’s go and make a brew.”

― Brian Tyree Henry

“It’s very easy to get excited about a job, but it’s a big commitment because you do it and then you have to live with it when it’s finished. It’s forever in your section in the video store. It’s you. It’s almost like deciding who you have a child with.”

― Bridget Fonda

“I did this one scene in an episode of ‘General Hospital’, and that was my first job down in L.A. It was, like, my second audition, and I was like, ‘Woo! This is easy! This is fun!’ That was a really cool moment for me.”

― Bridgit Mendler

“When you audition for something, and you book it, you think, ‘Okay, well, I got the job, and now I actually have to show up on set and do it.’ So, you show up on set, and you don’t know, ‘Am I going to get swallowed up by these people?’”

― Brie Larson

“When you makes movies, you usually make good money. But it is also a very tough job.”

― Brigitte Nielsen

“My whole deal when I do accents or dialects is I gotta fool the locals. If I fool the locals then I’ve done my job.”

― Brion James

“We need more foreign reach; no question about that. And we’re working on getting that. We need more people abroad; we need some more bureaus. That is really an important job.”

― Brit Hume

“We put limitations on the way that we think about things, on ourselves, think about all the boxes we live in, male or female, you’re this age, that age, this is your job, this is not your job, everything is about getting boxed in.”

― Brit Marling

“I moved to San Francisco to work at Apple’s Cupertino office in the summer of 2006, then stayed on remotely in a part-time job back in Austin. It was an internship with iTunes. I helped them launch new features as well as new marketing programs. I also helped program the iTunes Store every week, working on which artists and albums got featured.”

― Brit Morin

“There is a lack of female venture capitalists, and so there are fewer female-oriented businesses getting funded. Intel has done a good job of creating a message across Intel, and they are putting their money where their mouth is.”

― Brit Morin

“I take work very seriously and telling the truth in my job and professionalism.”

― Brittany Murphy

“I’m an actor. It’s my job.”

― Brittany Murphy

“You need to have laser focus on doing your job.”

― Brock Osweiler

“My biggest deal is I just want to do my job.”

― Brock Osweiler

“I’m going to show up and do my job to the best of my abilities every day, every week.”

― Brock Osweiler

“My job is to protect the football and score points and lead this offense on drives to score points.”

― Brock Osweiler

“I never felt that I should have taken a ‘regular job;’ I was always lucky enough to be in regular employment as an actress.”

― Bronagh Gallagher

“I had a job; I was, during the war, a nurse, a ‘Gray Lady.’ We wore a veil and a gray dress.”

― Brooke Astor

“It’s not always easy, but I love my job.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“My job is to be OK without a precise plan.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“I know we journalists have a reputation for being cynics. We do. It’s our job to question – everything.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“I graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with degrees in journalism and Spanish in 2001 and landed my first on-air job in Charlottesville, Va.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“The WWE have told me that if I ever want to become a wrestler, all I need to do is walk through the door, and they’ll give me a job straight away.”

― Brooke Hogan

“Simple formula for the actor: prove you’re creative enough to get the job, sane enough to keep the job, and hungry enough to give up everything else to keep them happy.”

― Brooke Langton

“I started working a Saturday job at this French cafe from when I was about 14. I lived two minutes away from the cafe and went there every morning. One day, the manager asked if I wanted to work there. I’d never worked before, so thought I’d give it a go.”

― Brooklyn Beckham

“With acting, if you audition terribly, at least you know, ‘I messed that up. I was horrible. That’s why I didn’t get the job.’ With modeling, it’s like, ‘I’m not cool this year; therefore, I’m unemployed for a while.’ With modeling, it’s just, either you’re liked, or you’re not.”

― Brooklyn Decker

“When you’re out here grinding away, firing at some flags, firing at the middle of the green, you just got to be very patient, and I always do a pretty good job of that in the majors.”

― Brooks Koepka

“Golf’s my job; it’s not my life. It’s something I’ve enjoyed, but I also like to get away from the golf course.”

― Brooks Koepka

“If your not practicing, somebody else is, somewhere, and he’ll be ready to take your job.”

― Brooks Robinson

“If your’re not practicing, somebody else is, somewhere, and he’ll be ready to take your job.”

― Brooks Robinson

“Look, this job has always been a crucible of conflict.”

― Bruce Babbitt

“I never intended to become a professional pilot. But, as I became more curious about aircraft, and, well, not being John Travolta, I realized that the only way I was ever going to fly a jet is if I got a job.”

― Bruce Dickinson

“When I got the offer to do ‘Weird Ernie’ in the pilot, I was living in New York, and somebody had made a mistake, and they made an offer that was supposed to be $2,500 for the job, but they offered $25,000. I couldn’t turn that down. I’d never heard of anything like that!”

― Bruce McGill

“A C.E.O.’s job is leadership, problem solving, and team building. I’ve done that my whole career.”

― Bruce Rauner

“Those who want low taxes and healthy job creation know that an unnecessary dollar going to these unions is a dollar that cannot reduce the tax burden on homeowners, small businesses, and job creators.”

― Bruce Rauner

“I certainly don’t need a job. Getting re-elected is not on my Top 10 list.”

― Bruce Rauner

“When I was writing ‘Withnail,’ I was so busted flat that I had one lightbulb that I would carry around the house with me. I mean, really. No furniture, no money, and I was hoping to be an actor, but I could never get a job.”

― Bruce Robinson

“My parents did an excellent job of bringing me up with values.”

― Bruce Smith

“Every good writer or filmmaker has something eating at them, right? That they can’t quite get off their back . And so your job is to make your audience care about your obsessions.”

― Bruce Springsteen

“People in the Pentagon had colleagues killed and maimed by bin Laden. They’re trying to find bin Laden and kill him and his cult. Naturally they consider that a legitimate thing to do, but they’re having mixed success at the job.”

― Bruce Sterling

“I’ve given up on trying to explain myself, or trying to set the record straight, or trying to get people to understand what I’m really like as a man, outside of my acting, outside of my job.”

― Bruce Willis

“I have zero interest in performing in films to try to convey any kind of message. My job is to be entertaining. There’s a very different point of view about messages in films in Europe than there is in the States. Audiences rebel because they feel that they are being preached to.”

― Bruce Willis

“I feel I have a political duty to reach out to the general public. I want to make films that the people want to see. So if the people want to see Johnny Depp or Tom Cruise, then it is really my job to incorporate them into my films.”

― Bruno Dumont

“Mum had a job fitting upholstery into cars, but, in the evenings, she worked as a seamstress.”

― Bruno Tonioli

“I always knew I’d be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn’t know if I’d be successful at it, but I knew I’d be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star.”

― Bryan Adams

“Music is just such… it’s not therapy, but it’s a release, it’s a joy, it’s a pleasure. And it’s a job – which is weird, because I don’t think of it as a job.”

― Bryan Adams

“Part of an actor’s job is to draw up a back story.”

― Bryan Cranston

“Could I have walked out then? If I had, Terry wouldn’t have accepted the job.”

― Bryan Robson

“We’ve done a very poor job at really reflecting on our legacy of racial inequality… You see it in the South, but it’s everywhere.”

― Bryan Stevenson

“My job is essentially that of an entertainer, no different to that of a musician, no different to that of an actor. I just happen to be an author.”

― Bryce Courtenay

“I was working at Papa John’s full-time. I had just quit my part-time job at UPS. I was there for two years.”

― Bryson Tiller

“I’d like just to be remembered as a guy that came along and did his music, did his best and showed up on time, clean and ready to do the job, wrote a few songs, and had a hell of a time.”

― Buck Owens

“So, practice, particularly after you’ve attained a job, any kind of job, like playing with a four piece band, that’s… an opportunity to develop.”

― Buddy Rich

“While a lab Director can get done the things that he regards as important, he has the more important job of bringing out the best ideas of the broader scientific community.”

― Burton Richter

“While a lab director can get done the things that he regards as important, he has the more important job of bringing out the best ideas of the broader scientific community. I learned this early in my career while I was leading the construction of the SPEAR facility.”

― Burton Richter

“I’ve gotta be the only father begging his son to leave a six-figure job to go play in a rock n’ roll band!”

― Butch Trucks

“Heavy lifting doesn’t need to be heavy spending if we do the job right.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“My experience with the Junior League, when I worked in Philadelphia for four years in reference to children’s things, is that whenever they were asked they responded. They always responded with sincerity, and they did a good job.”

― C. Everett Koop

“The only credit I can give them. They synchronize wonderful. That’s all. They synchronize very – you would have thought that they were actually acting, but they were synching all the time, and that’s a rough job.”

― Cab Calloway

“Your job as a baseball player is to come to the park ready to play every day, and the manager, it’s his job to make those decisions about who plays.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“I kept thinking, ‘this must be the coolest job – I’d like to be a professional baseball player.’ They were getting paid to play a game, and what a cool lifestyle that was.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss, and the only job of a true friend is to facilitate whatever method he chooses.”

― Caleb Carr

“Shows can come and go. They can be a hit and then in three years, gone. There’s some comfort in having the stability of a job and having children. It’s a double-edged sword.”

― Calista Flockhart

“’I Am Number Four’ definitely borrows from a whole bunch of genres and has a whole bunch of different themes throughout. And I think if it was just one stale two-dimensional thing then it would be kind of boring. And I think they did a fantastic job.”

― Callan McAuliffe

“I was so terrified for so long about what people think about my sexuality, and I didn’t wanna find myself in a position where I was losing my fans and couldn’t do my job.”

― Calum Scott

“No man ever listened himself out of a job.”

― Calvin Coolidge

“The trouble with making music as a job is that I have no outside interests. All I can do to wind down is go to sleep.”

― Calvin Harris

“I have unbelievable trust in my offensive line that they will get the job done. Not only them, but the running backs and as a quarterback, I have to do my job in getting the ball in the right people’s hands and doing what I do best.”

― Cam Newton

“It’s my job to make sure that the people I’m gonna team up with for my music see everything that I’m about: Put all my cards on the table and don’t make them guess.”

― Cam

“My job in ‘Motive’ is to be the rebellious teenager – what boy wouldn’t want to be that?”

― Cameron Bright

“When you have a job you know you’d do for free, it takes a lot of the pressure away to be successful at it. So if it’s doing theater in New York or teaching acting, I’m down for all of it.”

― Cameron Britton

“When I gave a talk at TEDx, I thought that if I did a good job, the video might go viral.”

― Cameron Russell

“Now and forevermore, I’m going to stick up for immigrants, and I’m going to stick up for Hispanic people and their rights. I feel like that’s just my job.”

― Camila Cabello

“In any job you do, you’re going to have off days.”

― Camila Mendes

“As a longtime fan of talk radio, I’m very worried about the low opinion that conservative hosts and callers have of the American artist. Art is portrayed as a scam, a rip-off and snow job pushed by snobbish elites.”

― Camille Paglia

“My advice to anyone with writerly ambitions and a demanding day job is to set aside a little piece of time, even an hour a week if that’s all you can manage, and make it yours. This is your writing hour. Even if you use it up by staring at a blank screen and daydreaming, so what?”

― Camille Perri

“There’s no reason why anyone’s job should become untouchable for the rest of their life.”

― Campbell Brown

“When Wolf Blitzer wears a not-so-great tie, how much e-mail do you think he gets? My point is, for women, unfortunately, appearance is part of the job.”

― Campbell Brown

“The consequences of substandard teaching go far beyond whether college or a good job is in reach. They affect earning potential, with implications throughout a person’s life.”

― Campbell Brown

“As you get older, I think everyone feels that, no matter what the job: to try a hand at running the business as opposed to simply being an employee.”

― Campbell Scott

“Seeing Jay Z’s just a great example of somebody who comes from a ghetto to rise to where he’s at. I think… he done a great job.”

― Cam’ron

“It’s a job. When I’m writing I’m going to do it five to six days a week and I’m going to work for four to six hours a day. There’s no magic writing fairy. It’s just hard work.”

― Candace Bushnell

“I keep a fairly strict diet. My job depends on it.”

― Candace Cameron Bure

“I didn’t have an acting job when I moved to L.A. I was just naive enough to think that moving to L.A. was the next step after college. My parents were really supportive.”

― Candice Patton

“I have always been very comfortable in little clothing; its part of my job.”

― Candice Swanepoel

“My job is to train hard, go fight, and do my best.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“I like working with my own body weight, and I just do the best job I can to be healthy and strong, both before and after a fight.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“What I do is I do my job.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“I’ve had a job since I was 11. I had a paper route, I worked at a video store, I was a toy doll at FAO Schwartz when I was in high school. And I think that it’s made me really disciplined when it came to pursuing acting, because I had no clue how to go about it.”

― Cara Buono

“My mom kicked me out a couple of weeks before my 18th birthday. I had a job for about six, seven months at a supermarket, and they fired me for being late.”

― Cardi B

“Music never felt like a job.”

― Cardi B

“The thinnest I’ve ever been was after I had my appendix out, during the London run of The Seagull. I went down to 112 pounds and realized my brain doesn’t work when I’m that thin, so I can’t do my job. That’s why, when I came out here, I never had that whole Hollywood pressure thing.”

― Carey Mulligan

“My character in ‘Shame’ is an outrageous person. Loud and uncompromising and I begged Steve McQueen to give me the job.”

― Carey Mulligan

“I’m still like a butterfly going from one job to another job. But it’s quite lovely – I hope to keep this freedom, to have fun.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“When you’re editor-in-chief of a big magazine, you cannot be a cover girl for MAC; you cannot be the face of Givenchy – of course you can’t; it’s doesn’t go with the job.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“The great thing about Watergate is, is that the system worked. The American system worked. The press did its job. We did what we were supposed to do.”

― Carl Bernstein

“Going to Freedom’s Watch was a job opportunity that presented itself, so I jumped at it.”

― Carl Forti

“Sure, I’ll have characters drop in and out of books but the main cast of characters always changes. Maybe I’m wrong but I think if had the same joe detective guy or gal, I wouldn’t write them as well; I wouldn’t do as good a job.”

― Carl Hiaasen

“And for a very special group of people, we’ve provided their only job. I’m speaking of course of the disabled. They have stated they don’t want a hand out just a hand. We are happy to give them one.”

― Carl Karcher

“I see a New York where there is no barrier to the God-given potential of every New Yorker. I see a New York where everyone who wants a good job can find one. I see a New York where the people can believe in a grounded government again.”

― Carl Paladino

“I see a New York where people who are down on their luck can get back on the road to responsibility, a job and dignity.”

― Carl Paladino

“People listen to me, and they hear about a government they want, a government… that will cut spending, cut taxes, that will focus on private-sector job creation.”

― Carl Paladino

“At the time, there were very few foreign names in the press and they were all factory workers. I thought I’d never get a job at a university with a foreign name.”

― Carl Rakosi

“I hoped that, you know, France wouldn’t mind about, you know, the wife of their president to having a job.”

― Carla Bruni

“My biggest fear has always been being 40 and hating my job. I love challenges. I’m not afraid to try anything.”

― Carla Hall

“My job will be to transmit – using my experience, my knowledge – with the intention of making the player more professional. I want to be a ‘life-coach’ who helps them to think, to make decisions, to manage their emotions with intelligence in difficult situations.”

― Carles Puyol

“I started this job in 1995, and I felt the same pressure in my first day, with my first team, Reggiana, in the Second Division, as I feel now. Nothing has changed, but what changes are the number of games, especially for top teams. For this reason, the work has pressure. But only this.”

― Carlo Ancelotti

“I started out with comedy in college, but had my major in Recreation Administration – which meant I wasn’t going to get a real job – so I started doing a little standup.”

― Carlos Alazraqui

“Career politicians like Marco Rubio worry more about keeping the job than doing the job and are constantly looking for their next political promotion.”

― Carlos Beruff

“People should not be paid to go to Washington and not do their job. When they don’t show up, why should we pay them?”

― Carlos Beruff

“Any job very well done that has been carried out by a person who is fully dedicated is always a source of inspiration.”

― Carlos Ghosn

“You go to a plant not only to pat the people on the back, but to tell them about the opportunities they have to do a better job. Quality is one of the opportunities they have to do a better job.”

― Carlos Ghosn

“Rick Scott’s my friend. And I think he’s done a great job. And it’s my experiences with him that are part of the reason I’m running for Senate.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“No government is ever going to get it perfect. The job of policymakers is to continue seeking perfection and making it better and constantly reassessing to ensure that the students and the parents are getting the most out of the education system.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“As a believer in the free market, the sooner you have people with a job – the better chance they have a job, the sooner they are employed – the sooner they become consumers. And the sooner they become consumers, the sooner they become deciders about their own health care decisions.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“Three things are very important to Hispanics: being able to have a job, making sure your child gets an education that prepares them to get a job, and living in a safe community.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“I never want to forget that my job is to make people laugh.”

― Carlos Mencia

“If you don’t like your job, then change it by getting some better skills. Until then, shut up and get my burger with a smile, like in the commercials.”

― Carlos Mencia

“I really think that as good of a job as you do as a writer, you’re absolutely indebted to the actors that have to deliver that material.”

― Carlton Cuse

“TV showrunners have become known entities to people who watch television in the way that movie directors have been known to filmgoers for a long time. When I started out as a writer and producer in television, I never had the slightest expectation that fame would be part of the job.”

― Carlton Cuse

“Being a showrunner meant writing and producing a television show, period, but with ‘Lost,’ suddenly it became part of the job to promote and be the face of the brand. In a weird way, the story was as much the star as any of the actors, so people wanted to hear from us.”

― Carlton Cuse

“I’ve been so lucky to be able to go into such different worlds from my own, and that’s what makes my job so fun. I just want to continue doing that.”

― Carly Chaikin

“It’s the federal government’s job to secure the border.”

― Carly Fiorina

“Many people have asked me how I feel about losing my job.”

― Carly Fiorina

“To build a great company, which is a CEO’s job, sometimes you have to stand up against conventional wisdom.”

― Carly Fiorina

“There is no job that is America’s God-given right anymore.”

― Carly Fiorina

“I lost my job in the most public way possible, and the press had a field day with it all over the world. And guess what? I’m still here.”

― Carly Fiorina

“Californians are worried about whether they will have a job along with ballooning federal spending and deficits.”

― Carly Fiorina

“Every job is important because each one represents an American’s livelihood and ability to raise a family. Yet spending our time building walls around America will do nothing to help us compete for the millions of new jobs being created.”

― Carly Fiorina

“You really can’t do a remake. I mean, ‘King Kong’ needed its turn to be remade. It needed an update. But the ‘Bad News Bears,’ or ‘The Shaggy D.A.,’ those are classic movies. I think they did a good job of remaking them, but it’s just not the same thing. Nobody can top Tatum O’Neal. It just isn’t the same.”

― Carly Schroeder

“If the fans are making a noise and reacting, then you’re doing a good job.”

― Carmella

“My job is to make life better for people, and you cannot make life better if you are in a helicopter. You can’t make life better for them if you can’t touch them.”

― Carmen Yulin Cruz

“When I was in school, I was too short to erase the blackboard. It was my job to put away the chairs.”

― Carmen Yulin Cruz

“Yes, there is racism. There is discrimination. Mr. Trump may have the most powerful job in the world, but that does not make him a respectful person.”

― Carmen Yulin Cruz

“Managing is a tough job. When you’re young, you just think it’s a natural progression – I’m good at this, so I’m going to be good at that – and it’s not that way at all.”

― Carol Bartz

“I became a sales manager at Digital Equipment, promoted from within the sales team. My peers were less than excited that I had gotten the job, especially one of my male peers who said he just wasn’t going to work for a woman.”

― Carol Bartz

“You have to really want it, and don’t take it personally if you don’t get a job. Because sometimes you’re not the type. And sometimes it’s somebody else’s turn.”

― Carol Burnett

“I never regretted turning down anything, I never regretted losing a job because I always felt something else was out there.”

― Carol Burnett

“When I’m photographing, I think – like any rescue worker who deals with tragedy – you have to have some protective barrier around your heart so you can do your job. You tend to have a delayed reaction to things. I feel things more deeply after I put the camera down.”

― Carol Guzy

“I took parts that either I was offered or felt I could do a good job with.”

― Carol Kane

“In my job, I worry a lot and try and stay calm and open. It sometimes works.”

― Carol Kane

“By late 1953, going to New York on vacation, I had lined up several Time Inc. interviews – and what they did was give me a lifelong appreciation of the importance of luck in getting a job.”

― Carol Loomis

“From the minute I got to ‘Fortune,’ I loved my job. I knew myself to be a virtual dunce about business, and I was wide-eyed about how much I was learning.”

― Carol Loomis

“There is a certain oddity to Larry Fink having problems in Washington. He is a strong Democrat who has close ties to President Obama and has often been rumored as set to take a big administration job, such as Secretary of the Treasury.”

― Carol Loomis

“’Hard-working’ is what gets the job done. You just see that year after year. The students who thrive are not necessarily the ones who come in with the perfect scores. It’s the ones who love what they’re doing and go at it vigorously.”

― Carol S. Dweck

“I’m attached to my land in Pantelleria as if I’d inherited it. Acting is my job, Pantelleria is my home.”

― Carole Bouquet

“I know that I am the kind of person that gets a little bit more nervous than other skaters, but that’s because I care for my skating very much. I take all my emotions with me. I can’t go out and say ‘Now, this is just my job.’ I really care.”

― Carolina Kostner

“A female professional athlete has to have the whole package, as opposed to a guy who can just be good at sport. You have to have a job or go to uni or do three sports instead of one, you have to be a standout.”

― Caroline Buchanan

“If I had to work a 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. job in the public service, I’d freak out.”

― Caroline Buchanan

“I think all people who’ve been on ‘Strictly’ like to talk to others who’ve been on the show and share their experience. And it’s always exactly the same. You go through the same emotions. It never quite leaves you. It’s always just here somewhere. It’s a real magical thing to have taken part in. It’s not so much a job – it’s more of an experience.”

― Caroline Flack

“There’s so much pressure to be at a certain level in your job and at a certain place in your life, but if everyone was doing things at the same time, then life would be so boring. Everyone reaches different stages at different times.”

― Caroline Flack

“You need to be really great at your job. You need a strong network of peers, and you need a strong network of mentors.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“Especially in the first 10-15 years, your regular resume is not an authentic representation of you – you don’t really have that many notches on your belt, so to speak. In a super-competitive job environment, you need to be able to tell a multi-dimensional story about who you are as a person.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“I would encourage everyone in their first job not to ask themselves, ‘Where do I want to be?’ but ‘What do I want to learn from this?’ Use that opportunity to be a sponge.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“My first college internship was at Sony Pictures Entertainment in Los Angeles. My second internship was at McKinsey & Company as a consultant – that turned into my first job after graduation.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“Being an entrepreneur is not a 9-to-5 job.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“I first began to realize that it was time to leave my job when the sight of my manager’s telephone number on my screen made my heart contract and burn.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“My parents paid me small amounts for cleaning my room or cleaning the dishes and stuff, but I never really had a real job before I started on my professional tennis career.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“Frankly, I think if I won the lottery and won a billion dollars, I’d still want to continue doing this job. I love expressing myself through it. I’ve gotten to really love acting. And I’ve gotten to know Big Bird from the inside out so thoroughly it’s like playing my kid. I can’t imagine deliberately stopping.”

― Caroll Spinney

“I see no reason to quit. I can’t imagine walking away from being Big Bird. I mean, that’s an awfully good job that there’s not too many of them. So I just want to keep doing it till I can’t do it anymore.”

― Caroll Spinney

“Most people don’t hold a job for 45 years. They pass on or want to retire. I don’t want to retire. My real goal is to do 50 years on ‘Sesame Street,’ and I only got 4-and-a-half years to go.”

― Caroll Spinney

“When I’m not writing, I do a lot of research reading on the shape of civilization. Fiction can be a lot of different things… but I feel like it’s my job to write about the way things are.”

― Carolyn Chute

“People say, ‘Well, why don’t they get another job, why don’t they pick themselves up by their bootstraps?’ Well, the people that say that probably have the kind of jobs where they don’t work that hard, so maybe they could have another job.”

― Carolyn Chute

“Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact: that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed.”

― Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

“Having a child keeps you very grounded. So when I decided to have a child, I made it clear to the people I work with that my job was no longer my priority.”

― Carolyn Murphy

“The pressure was if I didn’t get into that dress size someone else would – someone else would get the job.”

― Carre Otis

“It’s never a surprise to me that a job that I’m doing reflects what I’m going through or what I’m thinking about.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“Before that film, I was nobody. Each job I got, I was so excited. Each paycheck I got, I thought, ‘Wow, I’m getting paid to act.’ But ‘The Matrix’ gave me so many opportunities. Everything I’ve done since then has been because of that experience. It gave me so much.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“I was never afraid of taking the wrong job because maybe it would hurt me. I was more interested in the experience.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“When I do work, I choose to see every job as an opportunity to grow, as an actor and as a person. My favourite part of it is being part of a team, with everyone pulling in the same direction.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“My father was a corporate lawyer. He went to work in a suit and tie. He had a secretary. He left the house before seven A.M. His professional life felt generic, like a backdrop, a signifier more than a life: office job.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“I think hip-hop does a very good job of infusing comedy and humor and wit into music, a lot more than other genres.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“My comfort wasn’t the most important thing – my getting through to the other side of difficult feelings was. However long it might seem to take, and however unfair it might seem, it was my job to do it.”

― Carrie Fisher

“You cannot appreciate the sense of satisfaction that I get from my job.”

― Carrie Lam

“We should widen our economic base and encourage businesses to move up the value chain and increase job diversity.”

― Carrie Lam

“I think Dawn has done an amazing job showing that asteroids aren’t just hunks of rock. They’re worlds – they’re places an astronaut can explore. I think the Rosetta mission also did an amazing job of that.”

― Carrie Nugent

“Getting or not getting the job isn’t an indicator of your abilities. You’re going to get jobs when you think you sucked, and you’re not going to get jobs when you think you rocked.”

― Carrie Preston

“I love being on camera. And I love knowing what’s going on in the world. Diane Sawyer is my favorite. She never seems to lower herself to get the job done. She just always carries herself well. I really admire her.”

― Carrie Underwood

“I enjoyed in every way my 12 years of playing Archie, and I wasn’t personally sad about finishing a long job.”

― Carroll O’Connor

“The reason I moved to California the first time was to build the Cobra. I thought it was stupid to have a 1918 taxicab engine in what Europeans like to call a performance car when a little American V-8 could do the job better.”

― Carroll Shelby

“I love fashion, but it’s always been my job, whereas horseriding is my hobby.”

― Carson Kressley

“Do your job and demand your compensation – but in that order.”

― Cary Grant

“Hollywood is my day job.”

― Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

“I feel very strongly we need to do a better job with the rainy day fund.”

― Cary Kennedy

“Some people go to their job. That’s the job they have; they have to do it. They hate their boss and their coworkers, this and that. It’s hard to get along.”

― Casey Affleck

“I’ve chosen the parts that have interested me and parts that I thought I could do a job with but also were challenging and a little bit scary.”

― Casey Affleck

“It’s part of the actor’s job to show up with a head full of steam, to have their own take on this. So that way, you’re not relying on, ‘OK, tell me how to do it.’”

― Casey Affleck

“As a director, I have the greatest job in the world, but if I don’t push the boundaries, then what’s the point of having it?”

― Casey Neistat

“I moved to New York and couldn’t get a job as an actor. And waited tables for so long.”

― Casey Nicholaw

“Working for a federal agency was like trying to dislodge a prune skin from the roof of the mouth. More enterprise went into the job than could be justified by the results.”

― Caskie Stinnett

“I don’t think music is my job – I don’t think about it that way, because I don’t really get paid. There’s no paycheck at the end; it’s more of a ‘whatever is left over’ kind of situation.”

― Cass McCombs

“The U.S. is supposed to be a nation of second chances, but for the 70 million Americans with a criminal record, we’re not doing such a great job. Even among those whose crimes were nonviolent and committed long ago, too many still bear a scarlet letter.”

― Cass Sunstein

“If there’s a regulation that’s saving 10,000 lives and costing one job, it’s worth it.”

― Cass Sunstein

“I think that if you keep your eyes and your ears open and you are receptive to learning, there are skills you can get from any job at all.”

― Cat Deeley

“The athletes are still out competing the same as a Division I team, and I think we’ve done a good job of creating an atmosphere where they’re responsible for their actions and their play.”

― Cat Osterman

“Businesswomen are fine. But they shouldn’t be forced to pay for the raising of the family. It’s the husband’s job. That’s the way I see it.”

― Cat Stevens

“I just put all my energy into me and focusing on what I’m going to do, and I’ll go in there and do that right through the end of the fight until I get the job done.”

― Cat Zingano

“My job is to give 100 per cent so that I can walk away completely satisfied with the race I put together irrespective of placings.”

― Cate Campbell

“My job isn’t to create history; it’s to go out there and perform at my best.”

― Cate Campbell

“We need to do a better job of mentorships and role models to bring other young women along so that there’s more women in our boardrooms, there’s more women here in the United States Senate and in Congress. I think there’s an important role for women to play.”

― Catherine Cortez-Masto

“It’s just a job. I don’t like writing.”

― Catherine Gaskin

“I am a Russell Brand fan. I’m one of the few people who think he did a cracker-jack job in ‘Arthur.’”

― Catherine Hicks

“I will absolutely say that whatever job I was asked to do, whatever schedule I was asked to work, it is never going to be as hard as looking after a child.”

― Catherine Tate

“Ultimately, this is about having fun at work. You want to enjoy your job. You’re going to have higher-performing employees.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“In general, there will likely be an expanding market around mobility management services that could offer incremental job growth.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“Providing tax relief and reducing regulations leads to job creation and new economic opportunities for our small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“Everywhere I travel throughout Eastern Washington, I hear from people demanding we do a better job of controlling our borders and reducing illegal immigration.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“I used to be an editor and I was editing young adult series. I didn’t really like the books that I was reading, so I decided that I would write a book about something I’d want to read if I was 16. It turned into a Cinderella story… I developed a proposal and the characters of ‘Gossip Girl’ for my job.”

― Cecily von Ziegesar

“I believe that if a man does a job as well as a woman, he should be paid as much.”

― Celeste Holm

“My husband really treats my writing like it’s a job – and he reminds me of that when I have those low moments where I think I should just quit and become a waitress.”

― Celeste Ng

“My first job was in pantomime; I was a chorus girl in ‘Dick Whittington’ at 16. I got the part by ringing the director daily to see if anyone had dropped out, and it paid off eventually, when I was cast as a rat!”

― Celia Imrie

“I have become a housewife and there is no better job.”

― Celine Dion

“I think Rachel Maddow has done a brilliant job in becoming more and more independent. And I think she does a fantastic progressive show, and she did it by accruing power, by getting better and better ratings.”

― Cenk Uygur

“I don’t really trust politicians, and our job is to call them out. It’s old-school journalism.”

― Cenk Uygur

“I’m a defender, and my first job is to make the team secure at the back; that’s my primary responsibility.”

― Cesar Azpilicueta

“I served at the Pentagon and at Fort Leavenworth – my job was video cameraman, and that allowed me to travel to places like Korea, Japan, Alaska, Germany and the Netherlands.”

― Chad Coleman

“There are a handful of talented individuals that are always going to do a better job. If you look at the amount of TV shows or movies, there’s only a handful that rise to the top.”

― Chad Hurley

“As a fighter, that’s not something that ever factors in, whether you go first or last or you walk out first or you walk out second. It’s not something that ever factors in or you feel slighted about. I don’t think that anybody would care. The job is the same.”

― Chael Sonnen

“Your job as a smart investor is to separate the facts and the news from the fiction and the noise.”

― Chamath Palihapitiya

“My mom was a nurse, and my dad worked in the Health Ministry as a civil servant. When I was 6 years old, my dad got a job at the Sri Lankan High Commission in Canada, so we moved there.”

― Chamath Palihapitiya

“My first job was at a Burger King.”

― Chamath Palihapitiya

“I don’t necessarily think, as a person of influence, that it’s always my job to influence people regarding my opinion.”

― Chance The Rapper

“I think I always knew I wasn’t gonna have a regular job.”

― Chance The Rapper

“Clearly, for an organization to move on, it is the job of the leader to be that sponge that takes the stress from inside and the outside.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“To reap this demographic dividend, we need to enable the youth to acquire skills required to get the job or become self-employed.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“This is the weirdest industry. When you have a job, you can’t fall into the pitfalls of thinking you’re secure. If it’s not a firing, it’s a strike.”

― Chandra Wilson

“Let me say this: I think men are a full-time job, and I’m young and I already have one job. I’m just focused on my career.”

― Chanel Iman

“This is funny because I just had a job over the summer for VH1, a project I did called Strange Frequency where I got to play a Goth rock band singer.”

― Charisma Carpenter

“Manufactured scandals prohibit public servants from doing the job they were elected or appointed to do.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“I’ve been beat up pretty badly. Pretty badly. Yet at the end of the day, everyone says I’m doing a pretty good job.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“I’ve been around Congress long enough to know there are issues we may never see eye-to-eye from the opposite aisle, but we should all agree that our job is to move America forward and benefit the people.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“The Republicans always do a good job of dividing and conquering. They do a really good job of making black folks, poor white folks, and Hispanics not like each other.”

― Charles Barkley

“It’s my job, with the position of power that I’m in and being able to be on television, I’m supposed to stand up for the people who can’t stand up for themselves.”

― Charles Barkley

“I really like ESPN. They do a great job.”

― Charles Barkley

“The U.S. military has done a phenomenal job of creating these facilities almost over-night and dealing with these sworn enemies of America with more respect and dignity than they ever would have considered according our officers had they captured any.”

― Charles Bass

“Opening markets abroad through trade agreements is especially important for American small businesses and manufacturers to enhance growth and job creation.”

― Charles Boustany

“The TPP supports economic growth and job creation in America while expanding access for American goods and services in the Asia-Pacific region.”

― Charles Boustany

“If employed by employee stock ownership plan companies, working Americans can spend less time worrying about job security and retirement savings and enjoy a clearer path to prosperity.”

― Charles Boustany

“When I got out of Job Corps, I was an empty shell. I didn’t know what to do with myself.”

― Charles Bradley

“Rather than forcing local factories to clean up after themselves, Changzhou decided to outsource the job of managing its water supply to a French company named Veolia – one of a handful of corporate giants now scrambling to take over city water systems around the planet, especially in the often polluted and water-short developing world.”

― Charles C. Mann

“By the 1980s, businesses had realized that environmental issues had a price tag. Increasingly, they balked. Reflexively, the anticorporate Left pivoted; Earth Day, erstwhile snow job, became an opportunity to denounce capitalist greed.”

― Charles C. Mann

“Any man who takes a job with the idea that it is simply a springboard for something else is a chump. His attention will be more on the other things than on the job at hand and so he will fail.”

― Charles Edison

“I think you’ve got to like people. There are MPs who are either painfully shy or who don’t like public speaking or don’t socialise very well, and you just think this must be the worst job in the world for them.”

― Charles Kennedy

“To be seen to be human, provided you’re doing your job at the same time, is definitely not a negative, not at all.”

― Charles Kennedy

“Some ministers are fond of talking about a return to Victorian values. We must realise that those Victorian values are being expressed by some of the younger people in this society in shameful and disturbing disregard for other members of their generation who are not as fortunate as they are in having a job.”

― Charles Kennedy

“It’s our job as Liberal Democrats to be an effective opposition – and an increasingly tough one as well.”

― Charles Kennedy

“We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee to fail intelligently… to experiment over and over again and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.”

― Charles Kettering

“The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.”

― Charles Kettering

“Frankly, to be honest, I hadn’t worked for two years before ‘Murphy Brown.’ It’s a nice illusion now to think of all of us as terribly successful and talented people at the top of our profession, but that’s hindsight. I had to pray for a job like this.”

― Charles Kimbrough

“When a party is in opposition, it opposes. That’s its job. But when it comes to power, it must govern. Easy rhetoric is over, the press of reality becomes irresistible. By necessity, it adopts some of the policies it had once denounced. And a new national consensus is born.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“I don’t think one should ever come to my stage of life and have to look back and say, Gosh. I wish I hadn’t spent all those years doing that job I was never really interested in.”

― Charles Kuralt

“A man will succeed in anything about which he has real enthusiasm, in which he is genuinely interested, provided that he will take more thought about his job than the men working with him. The fellow who sits still and does what he is told will never be told to do big things.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“There is nothing a worker resents more than to see some man taking his job. A factory can be closed down, its chimneys smokeless, waiting for the worker to come back to his job, and all will be peaceful. But the moment workers are imported, and the striker sees his own place usurped, there is bound to be trouble.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“The captains of industry do not keep on working for the sake of making money, but for the love of completing a job successfully.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“My job is to follow the law, not to make up the law that has been promulgated by the people or the people’s representatives.”

― Charles T. Canady

“Job plunges into a series of demands on and accusations of God which may be and indeed are epigrams of high intelligence, but are not noticeably patient.”

― Charles Williams

“Singing as a full-time job was not something I had given a lot of thought to and I had no clear notion of the money to be made in it.”

― Charley Pride

“Sometimes you think about the job that we, as actors, do. I take it very seriously, and I care very much about it, but I’m paid to make believe. When you’re a kid, you go to your friend’s house, and it’s, ‘Let’s pretend we’re both cowboys!’ Without belittling it, that’s basically what I do – I tell stories.”

― Charlie Cox

“We made history when President Obama appointed Sonia Sotomayor, a proud Latina, the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. And as the President likes to say, ‘Every single one of them wasn’t just the best Latino for the job, but the best person for the job.’”

― Charlie Gonzalez

“When I was a kid, probably 16 or 17, I got spotted by a model scout that wanted to represent me, and they sent me one modeling job, for Wall’s ice cream. I did one job for them, and then a catwalk shoot for Kangol caps, and decided modeling was not for me.”

― Charlie Hunnam

“Bobby is really the one who did all the editing on that stuff. And he did all the mixing. I particularly like the record we did with Logic because Scott Harding did a great job mixing it. He’s really a killing engineer.”

― Charlie Hunter

“Paul Ryan hasn’t lacked for a job since he left college as the golden child of Wisconsin Republican politics, riding his family connections into a job with then-Senator Bob Kasten.”

― Charlie Pierce

“After the ‘Golden Compass,’ I wasn’t sure if I’d ever get another acting job.”

― Charlie Rowe

“What is a normal childhood? We weren’t rich, we were pretty middle-class. My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives, he couldn’t save any money.”

― Charlie Sheen

“The Busted thing happened when I was 16. I saw an opportunity, took it and it was better than being at school. It was a fun job but I’d never claim Busted was anything other than a pop band.”

― Charlie Simpson

“It was a fun job but I’d never claim Busted was anything other than a pop band.”

― Charlie Simpson

“I guess there are very few actors that I’ve worked with that I would like to work with again. You never think you’ll have that chance and, if we didn’t do Italian Job together, there wouldn’t be another one that could be right.”

― Charlize Theron

“If I knew that 3D was going to be such a big deal, I would have gotten that boob job 10 years ago.”

― Charlize Theron

“They used to but not any more. You kind of get used to it – you accept it is part of your job – if you’re famous and you want this life, you have got to accept this part of it as well.”

― Charlotte Church

“Valegro just loves his job. I don’t have to force him to do anything, I just sit there and steer, and off I go. There’s no sweating, no pushing, no pulling. He knows his job, and it’s just fantastic.”

― Charlotte Dujardin

“I never saw the female ‘Ghostbusters,’ but that’s mainly because of my job, not because I wouldn’t enjoy it.”

― Charlotte Flair

“Driving from town to town, living in hotels, sometimes not going home during the week because you have an appearance – you really have to be dedicated to do this job.”

― Charlotte Flair

“It’s more than a job. It’s very personal, so when you’re hurt, you’re really hurt inside.”

― Charlotte Gainsbourg

“The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to society – more briefly, to find your real job, and do it.”

― Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“Being an actor is not like any other job. It’s not easy.”

― Charlotte Rae

“For an actor, if you’re not doing a job, you can’t just practice acting. Your instrument is your whole person.”

― Charlotte Rampling

“The whole point of remaining on cable is to remain true to who I am. That’s a bad, bad girl that got a big job.”

― Chelsea Handler

“I don’t pretend to be a great interviewer; I don’t even pretend to be good at my job.”

― Chelsea Handler

“The next step for me is not ‘The Tonight Show.’ That’s a job for Jimmy Fallon. I’m way too divisive for a show like that.”

― Chelsea Handler

“I like the minute when I can get off the stage and go home, and I know I’ve done a good job.”

― Chelsea Handler

“When you’re writing about cops from the perspective of cops, that level of sarcasm about their job and how they treat people will color the writing to a certain extent.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“I’ve always been terrified about not having money. I’ve been a big saver and a big earner. When I’ve been out of work, I’ve always found another job. I never wanted to get into debt, because money was very tight when I was growing up. I never felt deprived, but I couldn’t have the things I wanted.”

― Cherie Lunghi

“I think there’s something about being absolutely at the height of intensity at almost every moment of one’s job that makes it a lot easier if you don’t have time to think much, just sort of barrel through the next crisis.”

― Cherry Jones

“The suburbs are the American dream, right? Living in a nice house, having a good job, a happy family.”

― Cheryl Hines

“It’s an important job to be the public face of something that gives people hope, and I take that seriously.”

― Chesley Sullenberger

“It’s not like I wake up every morning and just can’t wait to write. It is my job. It’s much easier to not write. I’d rather read. This is my income. This is what supports my family. Having a child is a pretty big incentive to keep working.”

― Chevy Stevens

“Teachers are out there with a very difficult job, which they pursue with tireless dedication.”

― Chi McBride

“Working at a fulfillment center is definitely not the most glamorous job. I know because, in the early days, that’s what I did, day in and day out. I had a tape gun in my hand, and I taped boxes.”

― Chieh Huang

“I do, however, feel reasonably strongly the sense that the job of a piece of argumentative scholarly non-fiction is not the same as the job of a piece of fiction.”

― China Mieville

“Charan is very mature, and I see myself in him. He also gives equal importance to family, and as an actor, too, he does his job well.”

― Chiranjeevi

“I was able to go on stage and work until it felt right or felt good. It meant that I very quickly realised that it was the job for me.”

― Chiwetel Ejiofor

“Teaching was an incredible experience, and I miss it a lot, but I also love the job I have now.”

― Chloe Benjamin

“I loved shoes. I had my little ballerina flats, and my mom never wore heels. But when I was about three or four, she got a job where she had to wear the tiniest heels. I was obsessed.”

― Chloe Gosselin

“My dad gave up his job; he stopped working – for me. Without that, I definitely wouldn’t be as successful.”

― Chloe Kim

“I definitely have had a couple of years where I’ve been working constantly, but it never goes away, that worry that you’ll never work again. It’s a funny job. It never gets easier. Rejection never gets easier.”

― Chloe Pirrie

“My first job was in sixth grade, sweeping the clay tennis courts at the yacht club near my house, which I was not a member of. Always had to pay my own rent. But I don’t really have any concept of how money works. I don’t know how much things cost. Like a BMW. Or a quart of milk. It’s embarrassing.”

― Chloe Sevigny

“The anxiety does crawl up. The other night I was having panic attacks: ‘Oh, my God, what’s going to happen to me? Am I ever going to have another job?’”

― Chloe Sevigny

“As an actor we’re just like workers in a factory, we provide our services to directors. But I must do my job perfectly, and I love what I do.”

― Chow Yun-Fat

“Punishment for doing your job well is an unparalleled professional pressure.”

― Chris Borland

“Being an assistant in a computer lab was the worst job I ever had. It was boring. That was when I was in college.”

― Chris Carmack

“The three top issues have to be restoring jobs and private sector job growth to our country, getting the entitlement mess under control, and restoring back to our country a sense of self-confidence that Americans can achieve whatever we want to achieve.”

― Chris Christie

“Every job I’ve taken, I like to bring in some new faces.”

― Chris Coleman

“My next job after Wales, whenever that is, will be somewhere abroad.”

― Chris Coleman

“I was glad to be sober, but after ninety days, people weren’t patting me on the back anymore, sayin’, ‘Good job on the sobriety! Go get ’em!’”

― Chris Farley

“As you move up a traditional, sort of bureaucratic structure, there’s a certain point at which you realize, ‘Well, I’m not really on the implementation or execution side – I’m not on the battlefield. I’m an operations person who’s overseeing multiple units that are out on the ground doing the job.’”

― Chris Fussell

“Salespeople are the most important people in any organization. Until a salesperson gets an order, nobody in the company has a job.”

― Chris Gardner

“In order for you to find a job, people need to know you’re looking.”

― Chris Gardner

“Veterans who are homeless may not have a home, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have diverse skills that could be put to use to meet the needs of an expanding job market.”

― Chris Gardner

“When you first start working, you take whatever job is offered, because you have to build your resume. But you don’t think about what you’re building.”

― Chris Hardwick

“I’ve been out of work so many times in my life that relying too much on just one job is terrifying.”

― Chris Hardwick

“As a kid, you run around the house pretending to be a superhero, and now to be doing it as a job, I feel very lucky.”

― Chris Hemsworth

“I get to stay active and that is my job at the moment, so I can’t complain.”

― Chris Hemsworth

“You can’t wrestle forever. It’s a very physically taxing job. There’s no doubt about it. Physically, and more importantly, mentally.”

― Chris Jericho

“What you learn at university is a good discipline but has little relevance to a real job.”

― Chris Liddell

“If I could, I’d be a recluse. I do want to be one. I’m trying really hard. But it’s a difficult thing to pull off in this job.”

― Chris Lowe

“Yeah, I think everybody has the crises of questioning themselves at some point or other in their lives. Is this where I should live? The job I should have? The girl I should be dating? Is this the friend I should have?”

― Chris Messina

“When I had a full-time job, I really wasn’t that busy, but now I’m really busy. I guess that’s a good thing.”

― Chris Moneymaker

“For a while, I loved everything about it, every single aspect of what was supposed to be a job. The training – I loved to train. I loved the traveling. I dug being in the locker room. I didn’t mind icing and heat. I dug it. It was like, ‘Cool. I’d rather do this than anything.’”

― Chris Mullin

“One of the smartest investments we can make in Connecticut is in job training programs.”

― Chris Murphy

“Too many families know what it’s like to have to choose between providing care for a family member and keeping their job.”

― Chris Murphy

“As lawmakers, our job is to listen to our constituents. If our phones are ringing off the hook with people demanding to know where we stand on an issue, we pay attention.”

― Chris Murphy

“People are working hard, they’re doing everything we ask of them, and they are still struggling. It’s not enough to just have a job. We need to make sure that these are good-paying jobs that pay the rent and put food on the table. Jobs that have benefits like health care and that allow people to save for retirement.”

― Chris Murphy

“As an actor you appreciate the security of a job. But I don’t ever want to get too comfortable.”

― Chris Noth

“Put it this way: singing is not my day job.”

― Chris O’Dowd

“I’ve been fortunate to be short my entire life. There’s only one position I’ve ever had to play, and that’s point guard. So I’ve always had to be that leader. And that was my job: you know, to talk.”

― Chris Paul

“I loved editing, and being a cookbook editor is a really a great job.”

― Chris Pavone

“Before I wrote my first novel, ‘The Expats,’ I spent nearly two decades at various arms of publishing houses such as Random House, Workman, and HarperCollins, mostly as an acquisitions editor. But a more accurate title for that job might be rejection editor: while I acquired maybe a dozen projects per year, I’d reject hundreds upon hundreds.”

― Chris Pavone

“When I was in my mid-twenties, I was a copy editor at Doubleday, and for a brief period, it was my job to help shepherd Pat Conroy’s ‘Beach Music’ into the world.”

― Chris Pavone

“I worked in the book publishing business for nearly two decades before I turned my attention to writing, first with a couple ghostwriting projects, plus a crappy novel that absolutely no one wanted to publish. Then I moved to Luxembourg for my wife’s job and found the inspiration for ‘The Expats.’”

― Chris Pavone

“After years of working on books, I eventually took a more business-oriented job, for the same sorts of reasons that most people take most new jobs: fancier title, higher pay, opportunities for advancement.”

― Chris Pavone

“I’d had 12 different job titles in publishing before I typed ‘The End’ at the bottom of a manuscript page. I thought the manuscript was in great shape; I was pretty proud of myself. Then I sent it to some publishing friends, and they tore it apart.”

― Chris Pavone

“Whether you’re scared of getting into a relationship; or taking the new job; or a confrontation – you have to size fear up.”

― Chris Pine

“Fear runs our lives. It doesn’t matter who you are. You have to understand your relationship with fear. Whether you’re scared of getting into a relationship; or taking the new job; or a confrontation – you have to size fear up.”

― Chris Pine

“I think the great thing about the Jack Ryan films is that the plot and the story always take center stage. If you’ve done your job as the actor portraying Jack Ryan, you are present enough to make an impact, but you let the story shine.”

― Chris Pine

“I had a job at this French restaurant, and I hated it. I don’t like serving; I don’t like getting people ketchup.”

― Chris Pine

“At the end of the day, you have a job to do, and if you don’t do your job, you’re going to get fired. You just have to kind of put your head down and do it.”

― Chris Pine

“I do have this big weakness: I over-cooperate with people. People say it’s because I’m Irish-Italian from Middlesbrough, and me dad was always like that, y’know – ‘Get the job done.’”

― Chris Rea

“I love being on tour. That’s the best job in the world, if only I had a different body.”

― Chris Rea

“Right now, my job is that I’m like an ambulance chaser. I’ve got to look for movies with white guys falling out of them.”

― Chris Rock

“There I was – 20 years old, living in Ireland, and I’d never heard the word ‘venture capitalist.’ But I’d said that I wanted a job that involved a lot of negotiation, a lot of yelling at people on the phone, and for it to be high-risk, high-reward.”

― Chris Sacca

“People get out ahead of themselves in debt with spending on all of their desires. But if you learn to live pretty simply and well, well under your means, you feel incredibly, incredibly rich, and that frees you up and gives you the option to start something new, to leave the job you’re not excited about, where there might be a glass ceiling on you.”

― Chris Sacca

“The other guys and myself have agreed that Billy Sherwood will do an excellent job of covering my parts, and the show as a whole will deliver the same Yes experience that our fans have come to expect over the years.”

― Chris Squire

“Persistence is a pretty important part of making it in this business, which, in retrospect, is the easy part. Maintaining a profile is the difficult part of the job. Somehow or another, I muddled through that system and somehow am around to still enjoy playing for people.”

― Chris Squire

“I went to college a little bit, and that didn’t work out, and I didn’t finish. So, I would play in bars until I ran out of money, and then I’d get a real job.”

― Chris Stapleton

“College didn’t stick, so I worked odd jobs, but I’ve always written songs and played music. I actually met a guy who was a songwriter, which I didn’t realize was a real job.”

― Chris Stapleton

“I joke that the beard does 40 percent of the job.”

― Chris Sullivan

“Eventually, it slowly built up, a small job to a slightly bigger job to a slightly bigger job to the third season of NBC’s ‘This is Us.’”

― Chris Sullivan

“Instead, we did take our eye off the ball. We decided, instead of finishing the job in Afghanistan, to go into Iraq. And today, unfortunately, if you look at the situation on the ground, it is a mess.”

― Chris Van Hollen

“I always live by the idea that my favorite job is my next one. It doesn’t really matter what the content is.”

― Chris Zylka

“You appreciate just being able to work because there are so many actors that aren’t. You have to appreciate every single job just the same.”

― Chris Zylka

“Being a plus-size actress, it is slim pickings, so anytime any role comes up for a plus-size actress, my agents are all over it, and they were like, ‘You have to book this job. It’s ‘American Horror Story.’ It’s a big deal.’ No pressure, right?”

― Chrissy Metz

“I would not like to try any high stress job. Honestly, I wouldn’t like something like a PR job. I can’t diffuse situations.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“My job in space will be to observe and write a journal. I am also going to be teaching a class for students on earth about life in space and on the space shuttle and conducting experiments.”

― Christa McAuliffe

“If I can get some student interested in science, if I can show members of the general public what’s going on up there in the space program, then my job’s been done.”

― Christa McAuliffe

“I’ve spent a lot of time being insecure about my body, but it’s done so much for me. It’s my tool, my vessel for my job.”

― Christen Press

“I’m so excited to be a Coppertone brand ambassador because as an athlete, taking care of my body is a huge part of my job, and sunscreen is a vital part of that.”

― Christen Press

“As a professional athlete, part of my job is to make sure I’m consuming high quality nutrients.”

― Christen Press

“I’ve always felt like my job is to protect my sister. Even growing up, on the playground, when my sister was too shy, I would speak for her… I even had dreams where I had to save her, growing up, all the time – like, she was falling, and I had to save her.”

― Christen Press

“You’re creating a different world and the actor’s job is to be able to convince the audience to enter into that world, whether it be actually something that you recognize from your own life or not.”

― Christian Bale

“I find what I do for a living really funny. I mean, acting is kind of a hilarious thing for a grown man to call a job.”

― Christian Bale

“I get up every day and work, regardless of if I have a job or not.”

― Christian Kane

“The first job I had was a Pampers commercial. And I used to go with my father whenever he would do a performance. I remember clinging to his legs, saying, ‘Please. Take me with you.’”

― Christian Slater

“It’s frustrating when you’re not getting the job done.”

― Christian Yelich

“Modelling opened up the world to me. All my friends were bohemian artists and were a little bit appalled when I sold out and did something so bourgeois. I’d say, ‘Come on, guys, with what I earn from this job, we can all go to Morocco.’”

― Christie Brinkley

“Your job as a parent is to listen. And to dole out as much love as you can. That includes tough love.”

― Christie Brinkley

“It’s so funny because all those years I was working, I basically always felt that whatever job I was doing would probably be the last one I would get. I really never thought that I stacked up with the other girls.”

― Christie Brinkley

“I don’t know if it’s a actor thing or just growing as an adult, but the best thing I’ve learned is that everyone wants to do a great job, and everyone wants you to do a great job, too!”

― Christie Laing

“Whatever I do, it’s my business. It’s not my job to parent America.”

― Christina Aguilera

“Getting to wear beautiful fashion is the most fun part of the job that has nothing to do with the job.”

― Christina Hendricks

“I didn’t want a desk job; I knew I’d get bored.”

― Christina Tosi

“Why would I lose sleep when I really need valuable sleep just to recuperate and come back and do my job?”

― Christine Baranski

“I would take up any small job on the sets, just so that I could hang around with the hope of getting noticed.”

― Christine Lahti

“Theatre is more exciting in the sense that you can actually see the audience in the eye. You know there are no takes and retakes. You have one chance to do your job… and you better do it well!”

― Christine Lahti

“I never had the high-paying job or the company car. It took me over a decade to pay off my student loans. I never had to worry about where to dock my yacht to reduce my taxes.”

― Christine O’Donnell

“I’ve done so many jobs because I’ve had to, not because I’ve wanted to. And it’s honourable to do a job because you need to feed your children, and maybe there is also something in it for your development as an actor. But only up to a point.”

― Christoph Waltz

“In the future, I kind of like the idea of doing music for film. I think that would be a nice job. I’ve always liked the sound aspect in movies. I guess once I have more instruments under my belt, it could be something I could do.”

― Christopher Abbott

“I’m lucky enough to say my day job is acting. I cut my teeth as a theater actor and playwright in New York.”

― Christopher Denham

“By strengthening the economy, providing job opportunity and meeting the needs of working families, we can ensure the continued prosperity of our nation.”

― Christopher Dodd

“Since I also act, sometimes I get over my resentment and commit to the pitch as an acting job.”

― Christopher Durang

“The person who gives you your first job is so important in any industry.”

― Christopher Eccleston

“My father worked in a scientific lab where he designed and built glass instruments. He was regarded as brilliant at his job and once constructed a human brain in glass just to show off his skills.”

― Christopher Fowler

“I left school on a wet Thursday afternoon, found a room in a shared house in North London, and started my first job on the following Monday as a courier for an advertising agency.”

― Christopher Fowler

“The job of the press is to encourage debate, not to supply the public with information.”

― Christopher Lasch

“Making films has never just been a job to me; it is my life. I have some interests outside of acting – I sing and I’ve written books, for instance – but acting is what keeps me going: it’s what I do; it gives life purpose.”

― Christopher Lee

“In the production, it’s my job to find every flaw and the ones that can’t be fixed, and that’s why my job kind of sucks. My first reaction to everything is: here’s the 20 things that are wrong with it. Unfortunately, that’s how I have to live.”

― Christopher McCulloch

“I am not interested in telling you what to think. My job is to show you what I think. Period.”

― Christopher McQuarrie

“The fact that ‘A Dirty Job’ has comedy and supernatural horror in it, that both are woven in and out of it with a whimsical tone, despite the fact that it’s about death, makes it hard to characterize with standard genre labels – but I have no problem with that. I’d call it a funny story about death, and leave it at that.”

― Christopher Moore

“Superheroes fill a gap in the pop culture psyche, similar to the role of Greek mythology. There isn’t really anything else that does the job in modern terms. For me, Batman is the one that can most clearly be taken seriously.”

― Christopher Nolan

“The only job that was ever of interest to me other than filmmaking is architecture.”

― Christopher Nolan

“But ‘Memento’ was so successful, such a huge cult hit, almost on the scale of a large film. If that had happened, with all the acclaim, before the next job, I’d have found it very difficult to figure out what to do next.”

― Christopher Nolan

“I enjoy playing other people. It’s a great job and it’s challenging. I couldn’t do a desk job.”

― Christopher Parker

“I’ve done a lot of pictures that are ensemble, and I’ve not always liked the people I was working with, but that doesn’t make any difference because you do the job, and often it turns out to be a great ensemble even if you didn’t particularly really like anybody.”

― Christopher Plummer

“I got a job as a series regular on a television show when I was in my 20s. It didn’t get picked up. It only went for 13 or 15 episodes, but it was huge. It was just absolutely huge, and it made me put money in the bank, and I didn’t have to worry about bills.”

― Christopher Stanley

“In a job negotiation, the implementation of that deal is your success that also causes the company to succeed.”

― Christopher Voss

“Every job that you take, the term that you should always include is, ‘How can I be involved in the strategic projects that are critical to the future of the company?’ You ask that question. It’s a great ‘how’ question.”

― Christopher Voss

“Also for me it was different because I play a lot of villains and in this one I play a dad and I play a good guy, basically. He’s the Secretary of the Treasury. I never had a job like that.”

― Christopher Walken

“My father was a lesson. He had his own bakery, and it was closed one day a week, but he would go anyway. He did it because he really loved his bakery. It wasn’t a job.”

― Christopher Walken

“Well, I was sort of a jack-of-all-trades in show business for a long time. I was a singer and a dancer and then I got a job as an actor.”

― Christopher Walken

“I was sort of a jack-of-all-trades in show business for a long time. I was a singer and a dancer, and then I got a job as an actor.”

― Christopher Walken

“My family knows they are loved. As a mother, it is my job to let them know that they are, and it’s a job I take quite seriously.”

― Christy Turlington

“The chief job of foreign policy today is helping to figure out the rules for the global economy and defending each nation’s interests within it.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“I used to work at Kroger’s. When the store opened, you were there. When I worked in an automobile plant, you punched in. So it showed if you were a minute late. If you have a paid job, you show up.”

― Chuck Berry

“My first job at Gleason’s Bar in Cleveland was $800 a week, when I was making $92 a week with overtime at the automobile plant.”

― Chuck Berry

“I’m a can-do conservative, and I just love the job, and I think I’m going to get re-elected.”

― Chuck Fleischmann

“We want real job creation and a fertile business environment for small business owners.”

― Chuck Fleischmann

“I’m still astonished that somebody would offer me a job and pay me to do what I wanted to do.”

― Chuck Jones

“It’s not my job to hold your hand. It’s my job to take motivated people and show them how to become better.”

― Chuck Noll

“Everyone’s job is important, but no one is indispensable.”

― Chuck Noll

“We can’t deal with the flood in the orchards until we cap the floodwaters coming into them. And that means giving our Border Patrol the total resources they need to get their job done, and even utilizing military personnel in particular hot crossing spots.”

― Chuck Norris

“At school I was lazy. But I started working when I was 15, washing dishes at a local truck stop restaurant. I was really, really bored with school, and I wanted to get a job as fast as I could. School was just so easy. There was just no challenge to it.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Masochism is a valuable job skill.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“When the ‘Fight Club’ movie was going into production, I quit my job so I could write full-time.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“I dread the promotion part of my job. It’s agony, especially compared to the private, at-home joy of writing. But being a grown-up means doing every part of the larger task.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“The bottom line is there are lots of problems that were not created by government. The biggest one is loss of middle class incomes, loss of good-paying jobs which was created by technology and globalization. Above all, when you can move a job to China or India, it reduces wages.”

― Chuck Schumer

“Dick Cheney and Al Gore have redefined the role of the vice president in the minds of the public. It should be a big job, beyond simply checking the health status of the president.”

― Chuck Todd

“You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.”

― Chuck Yeager

“The job of Seoul mayor is as important as that of president.”

― Chung Mong-joon

“I just want to be a nice girl from the Midwest – I don’t want to have to act like a heavy to be taken seriously, and I resent that I have to be so pushy and political sometimes just to do my job.”

― Cindy Crawford

“I’m fascinated with films that deal with strategy because there’s a right way and a wrong way to get the job done.”

― Cindy Morgan

“So much of my job is about finding another job, and that’s really boring.”

― Claire Danes

“Acting is a humiliating job, from start to finish.”

― Claire Danes

“Making pizza is a great job. All that kneading the dough – everything to do with cooking is wonderful, sensual.”

― Claire Denis

“There is no first-hand account of what the Queen was saying or thinking, so my job as an actor is to interpret her circumstances.”

― Claire Foy

“We shouldn’t deny the right of the minority to filibuster, but we need to do a much better job of making them own it. That way, the American people could figure out who is being obstructionist and who is willing to compromise.”

― Claire McCaskill

“My first obligation is my job. It’s very hard to really get into campaign mode when you’ve got to focus on doing the work.”

― Claire McCaskill

“My goal is to try to avoid a regular job.”

― Clara Hughes

“I love working with kids and I want to just be able to do it from my heart and not as a job.”

― Clara Hughes

“Looking back at my first job, even when I was asked to do something seemingly menial, unglamorous, or very difficult, I always went all-in. In my most trying moments with managers I liked the least, I did not give up, complain, or slack off.”

― Clara Shih

“I take my job as a rock and roll sax player very seriously. To do it the way that I must do it, I must be in good condition. The better shape you’re in, the harder you can rock.”

― Clarence Clemons

“I’ll never be rude to another news person. It’s a tough job, a thankless job. You really have to get out there and grovel to get your story.”

― Clarence Clemons

“Going through all of this physical stuff, it’s been a tough job. But I’ve loved every second of my life.”

― Clarence Clemons

“I am a winner – and I like to win – but I cannot think that, if I lose, I did not do a good job, because there are other external factors involved.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“My job is to write opinions. I decide cases and write opinions. It is not to respond to idiocy and critics who make statements that are unfounded. That doesn’t mean that people shouldn’t have constructive criticisms, but it should be constructive.”

― Clarence Thomas

“We’re journalists, and so it’s our job to be impartial and provide a fair and thorough assessment of what’s happening on the ground from the perspective of what we’re able to see.”

― Clarissa Ward

“Relative to most people I know, I am comfortable just about anywhere. I went to 20 schools before the 8th grade because my father couldn’t hold a job. We moved every six months. I had to adjust.”

― Clark Blaise

“A good script makes our job a lot easier.”

― Clark Duke

“We need a country that embraces all, and rewards innovators, entrepreneurs, job creators, and hard-working people of all sorts.”

― Clark Durant

“My first professional acting job was in ‘Hair’ during the Vietnam War. So I think I’ve always been drawn to projects with a social conscience.”

― Clarke Peters

“I love to hang out and talk to people on set, especially when I start a new job to get to know them. I like to learn things from the crew so I sit around and ask them technical questions, when I think of them.”

― Claudia Black

“The busier you are, the more interesting you are. The more you’re off doing your thing and loving your job and your life, that’s fascinating.”

― Claudia Christian

“Some people suggested that I should try something else. It was a lot of things, but nothing really stood out for me. Nothing felt right, and this job as an actor happened by coincidence.”

― Claudia Kim

“I don’t think I’d get employed if I did pastel eye and a side parting. People would say: ‘Get someone else for the job!’”

― Claudia Winkleman

“Most urgent is the good First Job Program, that Lula plans to implement, which hasn’t got off the ground.”

― Claudio Hummes

“With Chelsea, the job was this: move up to the top, get into Europe. And I did that – fourth place in the Premier League and then into the Champions League, the season before Abramovich and all the money arrived.”

― Claudio Ranieri

“I got rid of my glasses and they changed my hair. That’s really all they did. They went shopping for me, so the clothes are different too. It wasn’t like Extreme Makeover where I got a nose job or anything.”

― Clay Aiken

“I’d hate to have a job where I had to be rude to people.”

― Clay Aiken

“I’d never take a job where I had to do something that I didn’t want to do.”

― Clay Aiken

“As leaders, it’s our job to hold people accountable and to produce results for our partners, customers, and families.”

― Clay Clark

“I don’t just want to go out there and do my job – I want to excel at it. I hold myself to a high standard. I expect to make plays that alter the game, and if I don’t, I hold myself accountable.”

― Clay Matthews III

“I interned at the NFL Network while I was in college, but I have not had an internship or another job other than football in a very long time.”

― Clay Matthews III

“Algorithms don’t do a good job of detecting their own flaws.”

― Clay Shirky

“When a company identifies how to integrate the processes needed to give the consumer a sense of job completion, it can blow away the competition. A product is easy to copy, but experiences are very hard to replicate.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“As a general rule, if you have a product that doesn’t get the job done that a customer is needing to get done, then often you have to offer it for zero. Because if you ask for money for it – because if it doesn’t do the job well, they won’t pay for it.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“We all have jobs in our lives that we must get done. We reach out and bring products into our lives to get these jobs done. Marketing is all about asking, ‘What job is the customer trying to accomplish?’”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“If you understand cause and effect, it brings about a set of insights that leads you to a very different place. The knowledge will persuade you that the market isn’t organized by customer category or by product category. If you understand the job that consumers need to complete, you can articulate all of the experiences in that job.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“When you’re thinking about your next product or current product and wondering how to make it different so you don’t have competition, understand the job the customer needs to get done.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“When you improve your product so it does the customer’s job better, then you gain market share.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“There is no moment where you can rest and think: ‘Wonderful, I have that job now. I’m going to spend five years here.’ There’s a constant judgment on your work that’s very strongly related to what you are.”

― Clemence Poesy

“I knew fashion was going to be part of my job, so I thought I might as well have fun with it.”

― Clemence Poesy

“After a couple of years at Vertigo, I realized that if I was going to be a professional artist, I’d have to devote myself to it full time, so I ended up leaving my job there and went freelance.”

― Cliff Chiang

“One of my favorite comics is ‘Love and Rockets’ by the Hernandez Brothers. They do such a wonderful job of showing you how the character of Maggie ages and really doesn’t present that with any kind of judgment.”

― Cliff Chiang

“As an actor… at some point you’ve got to forget that the crew’s there in order to do your job.”

― Cliff Curtis

“Although AmeriCorps is making a difference among its participants and the people they serve, we must address homelessness and the need for job training among our veterans.”

― Cliff Stearns

“I would say to my colleague that the misery index, inflation and unemployment, when added together is the lowest it has been in the last series of Presidents, even going back to Jimmy Carter. So I think the Bush administration is doing a good job.”

― Cliff Stearns

“I just think it is important that you realize, that you’re the best in the world. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican or whether you’re libertarian or whatever, you are the best. And we should not ever forget that. And when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go.”

― Clint Eastwood

“Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s what everybody needs to know.”

― Clint Eastwood

“I don’t act because I love doing it, I act because it’s my job. At the end of the year, I gotta pay my taxes, bills, doctors, insurance, car insurance, the occasional vacation. It’s a wonderful job. The upside is that it is exciting and different… the downside is that it is an extremely insecure job.”

― Clint Howard

“It’s a job. I entertain my readers. I get up in the morning, and I start typing.”

― Clive Cussler

“My job is to entertain the readers in such a manner that, when they reach the end of the book, they feel like they’ve gotten their money’s worth.”

― Clive Cussler

“I had no idea what awaited me when I took a job with CBS Records, and it was a total surprise to find I had a gift and an ear for music.”

― Clive Davis

“Novelists in particular love to rhapsodize about the glory of the solitary mind; this is natural, because their job requires them to sit in a room by themselves for years on end. But for most of the rest of us, we think and remember socially.”

― Clive Thompson

“People are affected by what they see, hear. This is what matters to me the most because then our job as actors is justified.”

― Clotilde Hesme

“Jeff Kwatinetz and Ice Cube and Amy Trask – all those people are real visionaries, and the league that they started has been phenomenal. And my job as commissioner now is to kind of help continue to build, improve the fan and the player experience.”

― Clyde Drexler

“I’m never concerned about my beliefs hurting me in any way. I’d rather lose a job than have to lie.”

― CM Punk

“A stay-at-home mom is a working mom. Being a stay-at-home mom is a job.”

― Cobie Smulders

“My job is to act, whether in indie or mainstream films.”

― Coco Martin

“A lot of people might think the job of a model isn’t necessary anymore, but just like an actor, singer – how they make you feel a certain way – how watching a dancer gives you emotion, models can do the exact same thing to many different people.”

― Coco Rocha

“I’m having fun playing with clothes now. I didn’t used to appreciate the clothes as much when I was modeling. It was a job.”

― Cody Horn

“I grew up in Los Angeles. I still remember when I was a junior in high school studying for the SATs. I had my job – I was actually a production assistant on a film – but on weekends, I would finish my prep tests on the beach.”

― Cody Horn

“Being a musician is a job – it is just a really fun one!”

― Colbie Caillat

“When I feel confident and comfortable, I’m better at my job.”

― Colbie Caillat

“If one person feels the way I felt when I first fell in love with country music, then I’m doing my job.”

― Cole Swindell

“I take every job on its merits.”

― Colin Baker

“My SAG card, the first TV job that I ever had was ‘Pan Am’ as a reporter. But that may not be entirely true. I did some motion capture work, doing reshoots on a video game.”

― Colin Donnell

“I may have gotten my first job from ‘Backstage.’ I remember going to the Equity offices, and I signed up for an audition. I left. I was grabbing a coffee somewhere and looking at ‘Backstage’ and saw that there was an audition for another project going on at the same time. It was called ‘Almost Heaven: The Songs of John Denver.’”

― Colin Donnell

“We are actors who show up for work in our sloppy gear, and we’ve got this extraordinary tailor. It’s someone else who’s done the design; someone else who’s cut the suit; someone else who’s measured it. Basically, your job is to just wear it.”

― Colin Firth

“It’s a full on job just looking for human social responsibility.”

― Colin Greenwood

“I never thought about ‘being’ in comedy when I grew up, because I didn’t know it was a real job. But looking back, it’s the only thing I ever really cared about.”

― Colin Jost

“It’s not an easy job to think creatively and then also have to think logistically.”

― Colin Jost

“I don’t play for job security.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“Nobody cares if you’re black, white, straight, gay, Christian, Jewish, whatever it may be. When you step on that field, you’re a member, in my case, the 49ers. That’s your job, your occupation.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“Once you’re on the field, you’re playing. You’re not worried about anything other than doing your job to help your team.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“You have to be able to do everything as a quarterback, and that’s not necessarily taking care of your job but making sure you’re preparing everyone else to go out and play well. And make sure you have them in the right mindset when they step on the field.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“At the end of the day, you have to look at, ‘Are they knowledgeable? Are they doing their job?’ Not what their appearance is.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“People’s – most people’s job is talking about the future or like money not even in the present tense. It’s not even paper.”

― Colin Quinn

“If I had to give up everything else and keep just one aspect of the job, I’d have to keep writing because I love it. Yes, I enjoy performing, too. But I couldn’t give up writing material.”

― Colin Quinn

“That’s the beauty of being a comedian – it’s the one job you’re allowed to do that. We’re lucky. We’re really lucky.”

― Colin Quinn

“After Survivor, I was driving across country and moving to San Francisco, going to get a job interning at an ad agency. And then they asked me to read for this movie.”

― Colleen Haskell

“I don’t know if I’m going to do any more acting. It’s a great job, you know? Make a movie? Why not?”

― Colleen Haskell

“I don’t think I’ve found the perfect job for me, but I know what I like, so that’s halfway there, right?”

― Colleen Haskell

“I wish I knew what was next. I got this movie without planning to. I’m really excited to be continuing in film because it’s a great job but I have my portfolio and resume for any other opportunity.”

― Colleen Haskell

“This is a job and Survivor is a game show. So, this is something to take seriously and work really hard at.”

― Colleen Haskell

“I’m pragmatic. If this is going to make sense, get me a job, and in the end let me put my kids through school. I’ll play killers. But my kids always ask me, ‘Do you die in this one, too, Daddy?’”

― Colm Feore

“I remember, I was doing ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in London in the early ’70s, and friends of mine had come over from Dublin, and they’re knocking on the stage door after the show saying, ‘Colm, come on, let’s go for a drink.’ I knew that if I went with them, I wouldn’t be able to do my job the next day.”

― Colm Wilkinson

“Tom Hooper did an amazing job in capturing the feel of Victor Hugo’s book. I thought some of the performances were incredible. I thought the Bishop would be a nice part to play, and they all made such a fuss of me being there.”

― Colm Wilkinson

“My first professional job was with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. I started out in an educational touring play and eventually starred on their stages. That was the theatre that nurtured me to expand as an artist.”

― Colman Domingo

“I grew up reading the ‘Village Voice’ and wanting to be one of these multidisciplinary music writers, film writers, book writers. And I lucked out getting a job at the ‘Voice’ right after college.”

― Colson Whitehead

“The terror of figuring out a new genre, of telling a new story, is what makes the job exciting, keeps me from getting bored, and I assume it keeps whoever follows my work from getting bored as well.”

― Colson Whitehead

“For me, choosing between fiction and nonfiction is really only about picking the right tool for the job.”

― Colson Whitehead

“There are so many talented young actors in the industry. I’m just happy to have a job!”

― Colton Haynes

“The job of the writer is to look at where he is now and make some sort of emotional sense of it, not only for that moment but for years to come.”

― Colum McCann

“Creating content, creating art, material, being a job creator – it’s all very, very important. Very important.”

― Columbus Short

“One’s dream is constantly evolving, rising and falling, changing course. This happens in every job, but because I have worked in comedy for twenty-five years, I can probably speak best about my own profession.”

― Conan O’Brien

“I had a period without acting work, and I took a job as a cocktail server. In ‘Stick Fly,’ my character has to carry a tray, and I knew how to do it because of the job.”

― Condola Rashad

“What has always made our country special is that it doesn’t matter where you come from; it matters where you’re going. Our job is to make certain the pathways are open to both our boys and our girls.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“If it is not possible for me to go somewhere and to be willing to encounter people with different views, then I’m really not doing my job.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“We must also recognize that the American Dream includes being able to provide and care for your family without fear of losing your job in the process.”

― Conner Eldridge

“Dan Rather had to move over a few inches to make room for me. It was my dream job. And my dream came true.”

― Connie Chung

“For someone in an alternative job, an alternative lifestyle, it’s very hard to explain what I do. So I sometimes try and dumb it down as much as possible, so I’m changing what I do every time! So sometimes I’m in an Uber, and they ask, ‘So what do you do?’ and I say, ‘I’m a comedian,’ or, ‘I’m a graphic designer.’”

― Connor Franta

“I have the greatest job in the world. I get paid loads of cash for beating the crap out of people. And I’m very good at it.”

― Conor McGregor

“I remember having to quit school and quit my job. I just sort of moved all my stuff into other people’s places. Within, like, six months, I was able to earn enough money from touring to rent a place again.”

― Conor Oberst

“There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors… it’s an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.”

― Conrad Hall

“I just remember all those days in the unemployment line, stressed out over when my next job was coming.”

― Constance Marie

“If the expression of and advocating for your values makes you lose a job or a person, then that person/job sorta just… wasn’t your heart’s tribe.”

― Constance Wu

“Being on ‘House of Cards’ really has given me so much more than just a job; the interactions I have had with real White House correspondents, other journalists and bloggers relating to my character Janine – and their thanking me for representing them – has been extraordinary.”

― Constance Zimmer

“I think that… discrimination in the job market is a very important area where work needs to be done.”

― Coretta Scott King

“’American Idol’ has done a great job of defaming my name and throwing a lot of mud at me for the past two years, so that set up a lot of roadblocks for me.”

― Corey Clark

“I always thought acting was all lights, camera, action. It’s a job; you have to do your job correctly.”

― Corey Haim

“Heading out to L.A., doing this acting thing. You can’t rest on your laurels out there. You finish a film, you don’t know how it’s going to do. You’re talking about that next job, usually.”

― Corey Hawkins

“I prefer to do in-person interviews, but it’s all a part of the job, and I love talking about these movies so much.”

― Corey Hawkins

“If you don’t want to do your job as a U.S. Senator, then please resign your seat and stop taking taxpayer money for a job you’re not doing anymore.”

― Corey Lewandowski

“Candidates ignore New Hampshire at their own peril. You all remember President Giuliani? He’s done a great job in the White House.”

― Corey Lewandowski

“It’s my job to represent the concerns and address the concerns my constituents have, and those concerns change over time.”

― Corey Stewart

“My parents were always doubtful about my making a living as an artist. Even when I was up for the Turner Prize, my mum suggested I apply for a curator’s job.”

― Cornelia Parker

“What happens once you get a felony conviction? Now you are entering this American caste system where you can’t get a job, you can’t get a loan, you can’t get a Pell grant, you can’t get public housing.”

― Cory Booker

“I have got the job of my dreams.”

― Cory Booker

“While most men don’t have first-hand experience with gender-based discrimination, we can still be powerful allies for advancing women’s rights. We need to do a better job of listening to women and standing up for what’s right, even when it’s not popular or comfortable.”

― Cory Booker

“From what we understand about participation by women and minorities, we need to do a better job of exposing people early in their careers to STEM fields.”

― Cory Gardner

“I was dirt-poor. I could barely hold down a job. Eventually, though, I started getting small parts on shows like ‘Smallville,’ ‘Supernatural’… and lots of really bad sci-fi movies. I was running around the woods in wolf contacts, covered in fake blood made out of pancake syrup, roaring.”

― Cory Monteith

“What I’m about to say won’t be popular, but it’s true: If being a television showrunner is the job you want, and you are a woman, I would not suggest you have children. The reality is that you just cannot do both well.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“I first became a showrunner at 36 years old. I had no experience doing this job, which is as complicated and multi-faceted as anything I’d ever tried.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“If everyone knows the role they play, and they do their job – executing it well and with enthusiasm – it comes together successfully every time.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“You don’t keep your job if you don’t make a great show.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“Show-running is a very difficult job that includes so many responsibilities; I’m working with the actors, working with directors, writing, making decisions like, ‘What fabric is that sofa gonna be?’”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“Being a rock widow is not my job, so I would hire people to do it for me.”

― Courtney Love

“I have done things politically, and I’ve been running a business at the same time, but I sort of joke that to some extent I do more than most legislators have done in their whole careers, and I’ve been doing it as a part-time job.”

― Craig Benson

“I think when we build something we love and that others love, then we have done our job.”

― Craig Federighi

“I’ve got young kids, so it suits me to do a job which keeps me in town right now.”

― Craig Ferguson

“I don’t see my show as a stepping stone to something else like some people, who get a job then have a foot out the door looking for their next job.”

― Craig Ferguson

“As writers, our job is to try to create, in a fake space, something that feels true. That’s just straight-up fiction: Invent a character that doesn’t exist; make them seem like they do.”

― Craig Mazin

“One of the main things I do is focus on ideas and what stories we decide to tell, but probably the biggest part of my job I’d say is working on the storyboards.”

― Craig McCracken

“The storyboard artists job is to plan out shot for shot the whole show, write all the dialog, and decide the mood, action, jokes, pacing, etc of every scene.”

― Craig McCracken

“I think maybe the most important thing that we have to say is that people don’t often talk about network executives being brave. You don’t talk about them as having integrity and a higher purpose, because it’s a job… except for Bob Greenblatt. He is a theatre person. He loves and understands it.”

― Craig Zadan

“My first job was television. I got to where I wanted to go, but through a little bit of a detour. When I first started working in film and television, I hated myself – I didn’t like what I was doing at all. All I could think of was, ‘I’m overacting. Be smaller.’ I started to do that, but that was not fun. I felt confined doing film and TV.”

― Cress Williams

“I love my job. I love to fight, and I love to compete.”

― Cris Cyborg

“My job is fighting.”

― Cris Cyborg

“It’s weird because I once lost a job because I had a chemistry read with the lead actor, and I could tell we had negative chemistry. He was very lovely, but you could tell. We had the chemistry of two chairs.”

― Cristin Milioti

“I did grow up poor. My mom managed to get a job as a custodian at our church, and it was really just a favor for her, and my dad’s an electrician – just a blue-collar family, and the house was usually falling apart.”

― Crystal Bowersox

“The hardest part was when I was in high school not having a job and always being broke. I had to get to auditions without a car. I either took the bus or walked.”

― Cuba Gooding, Jr.

“It’s a director’s job to tell a story and he’s very well versed in telling stories with a bit of comedy in them and keeping the pace of the movie right and that’s exactly what he did. He was observant of a world he didn’t understand but he told a wonderful story.”

― Cuba Gooding, Jr.

“It’s the director’s job to piece together my performance, his interpretation of my takes, each take, and string them together and make a statement. I’m red paint on a canvas for a painter.”

― Cuba Gooding, Jr.

“I had a job right out of college writing for a small newspaper called ‘The Unterrified Democrat.’ Ghastly, ghastly job.”

― Cullen Bunn

“I had the perfect job for a gamer. From February to October, I’d get up at 7 in the morning with nothing to do but play games until I had to be at the park around 1 or 2 o’clock. When I got back after the game, I played until 3 or 4 in the morning.”

― Curt Schilling

“So every dollar of income that I have that is potentially taxed away is a dollar I can’t put in my company to create a job. My entire company is around job creation.”

― Curt Schilling

“In this I-me society, my job is to get people to buy into something bigger than themselves.”

― Curt Schilling

“I didn’t come out and roll from job to job – my first year was really tough. I had to work as a teaching assistant for an agency; I ran a pancake stall in Dulwich Market. I taught drama classes and ran my own workshops. I applied for every advert on Gumtree there possibly was.”

― Cush Jumbo

“I think there is a need to have more women running companies, but you can’t… appoint women just to appoint women, just to satisfy a particular condition. What you want more than anything is to develop women in the organisation who will, when they get to the top, be fully capable of delivering and doing the job effectively.”

― Cynthia Carroll

“A lot of guys spend their lives saying no because it’s an easier way to keep your job.”

― Cynthia Weil

“All our policies must be measured by the extent to which they contribute to job creation. Policies that do not create jobs – or that threaten jobs – must be reviewed and revised.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“DeNiro did a good job playing a catcher in ‘Bang the Drum Slowly,’ but he’s great in everything he does.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“I try to have a normal life since I have an abnormal job.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“After you do this for a while, you get used to things not working the way you want them to. There’s a job you want, and you don’t get it. There’s a movie you’d like to get made, and it doesn’t get made. You become inured to it.”

― D. B. Weiss

“I don’t know how people do this job collaboratively if they don’t really get along. You’re spending all day every day for months and years on end with somebody.”

― D. B. Weiss

“I’m reading scripts just like everybody else. Tin cup in hand, knocking on doors, trying to get a job. It’s tough. They don’t make as many films these days, and there’s a lot of guys that are fighting for jobs.”

― D. J. Cotrona

“My job is to recruit the best players I can recruit. When they get here, challenge them and grow them into their best version.”

― Dabo Swinney

“I think I would have been so much in awe of the movie set, the people and what everybody’s job was, that I don’t know if I would be able to concentrate on the character.”

― Daisy Fuentes

“I was actually sacked from my first job. It was at a workshop for a short film this poet had written, about when she used to work in a strip club. After the first week, I was told not to come back.”

― Daisy Ridley

“I think I really like psychology because my job is all about getting inside another person’s mind and thoughts.”

― Dakota Fanning

“Being in the Marine Corps and doing the job I did, there is a lot of risk involved. It made me comfortable with risk.”

― Dakota Meyer

“When I got out, there weren’t too many job opportunities for snipers.”

― Dakota Meyer

“It doesn’t matter how big of a company you have: I always tell people that you are one job away from being broke. And if you don’t live that way, you’ll be broke.”

― Dakota Meyer

“Anything that you can become obsessed with, and you do so much that you don’t do the things you need to do with family, friends, school, job – that can be an addiction. And texting absolutely can qualify.”

― Dale Archer

“Imagine choosing a job not on money or even on career advancement, but as part of a life worth living.”

― Dale Dauten

“Nothing will ever feel like winning a Daytona 500. I’m never going to do anything in broadcasting, probably anything in any other professional job that will feel like winning the Daytona 500.”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“Although labor income is by far the largest component of gross national product, a job is not just a commodity. For many, work is an important reason for living. Even for those who are less fortunate in their allocation of work, being unemployed is a miserable state.”

― Dale T. Mortensen

“As the future is never known with certainty, the evaluation of the prospective benefits requires the formation of expectations. An acceptable house, partner or job, then, is one that offers an expected stream of future benefit that has a value in excess of the option to continue to search for an even better alternative.”

― Dale T. Mortensen

“I think one of the things about being a good coach is to recognise when you have given all that you can. In fact there should be some sort of unspoken law that says that a coach cannot have anyone for three or four years – if you have not passed on most of the stuff you know in that time, then you are not doing a good job.”

― Daley Thompson

“When you get a job on ‘The Walking Dead’ you imagine you’re going to be running through the woods with a lot of weaponry shouting, ‘Look out!’”

― Dallas Roberts

“I still take way more jobs than I turn down, and the reason that I turn down a job is that I just can’t find anything in it that charges me or excites me or challenges me about moving to the next phase of where I’m headed.”

― Dallas Roberts

“Even if you didn’t lose your job, if you’re one of the two-thirds of Ontarians who don’t have a pension, you lost savings. Even if you’ve earned most of that back now, you are a changed person. You are less secure, less confident. And I understand that.”

― Dalton McGuinty

“There’s the job and then there’s my family. There’s very little time beyond that for friends.”

― Dalton McGuinty

“Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen. It is not enough to do your own job. There’s no particular virtue in that. Democracy isn’t a gift. It’s a responsibility.”

― Dalton Trumbo

“Some companies out there make a great burger; Beyond Beef does a great job. But making a burger at home that feels soul-satisfying and fatty and protein-based while still being plant-based was a challenge.”

― Damaris Phillips

“You can’t do something that is morally vacuous or dysfunctional and then write it off saying, ‘It wasn’t my film, I was just doing a job in it.’”

― Damian Lewis

“An interesting insight into the ruthlessness of studio executives: I was having a conversation with Alex Gansa, a creator of ‘Homeland,’ and I said, ‘So you guys must have seen ‘Life’ and liked me in it, right? That’s the most recent thing I’ve done over here.’ And he went, ‘No, Damian. You actually nearly didn’t get the job because of ‘Life.’”

― Damian Lewis

“I always thought being an artist was a lazy job. I was wrong.”

― Damian Loeb

“I was 12 years old when I had my first job, delivering packages.”

― Damon Wayans

“A job is just a job at the end of the day, and work sometimes comes from the most unlikely places.”

― Dan Bucatinsky

“It’s the cushiest job, but some lines are so funny that I crack up.”

― Dan Castellaneta

“When I found this opportunity to answer the ad, I got the job and I’ve been there ever since.”

― Dan DeCarlo

“I wanted nothing more than to vote for a tax plan that would put more money in the pockets of overburdened taxpayers and spur job creation.”

― Dan Donovan

“Danny Ferry did a very good job when he was here and put the franchise up to a certain level, as did Mike Brown, and his contract had ended after five years, and, ultimately, both sides decided they wanted to do other things. No hard feelings at all there.”

― Dan Gilbert

“I reached a point where I’d watched enough directors do the job that I felt I understood it. And it’s not that I’m a slow learner and it took me this long; I also was enjoying writing, and I still enjoy writing – I get tremendous satisfaction out of the writing end of it.”

― Dan Gilroy

“There’s the same percentage of genius happening in both genders, but there’s less women writing scripts and out there looking for the job.”

― Dan Harmon

“I have the utmost respect for red carpet interviewers; it is such a hard job.”

― Dan Levy

“After getting the job at MTV, the challenge was, ‘How do I start my career as a television host without people holding my dad’s career over my head?’ It’s a very easy thing for people to look to my dad and say, ‘Well, he got his job because of this.’”

― Dan Levy

“Someone told me just recently that poets are eulogists. It’s their job, to eulogize. I didn’t know that, but it makes sense. Because in almost every poem of mine there is a loss.”

― Dan Quisenberry

“I don’t mean to diminish the job, it’s a good job and a real pressure job. But I don’t think a relief pitcher should ever be the most valuable player of a league. We only play in maybe half of the games. Being a relief pitcher means part-time employment. We’re bench players, and bench players shouldn’t be M.V.P.”

― Dan Quisenberry

“Facebook is the social graph with the organizing principle around your friends and your social life. LinkedIn is the professional graph, organized around you, your job, your industry, your title and your function. At Chegg, we are building a student graph centered around you, as a student.”

― Dan Rosensweig

“My team and I tried cashing checks at check-cashing places and paying bills by money order. It’s incredibly inconvenient and time-consuming – it’s practically a part-time job just to manage and move your money.”

― Dan Schulman

“In addition to my job at American Express, I’m also chairman of the board of Symantec, one of the leading players in anti-virus and cyber-crime prevention software, so I know firsthand just how sophisticated many of these attacks can be.”

― Dan Schulman

“As CEO, I believe my most important job is to both define reality and inspire hope for the PayPal team. Defining reality includes being realistic about all the things that could go wrong so that we are prepared to navigate those challenges.”

― Dan Schulman

“Me as president would not be like anybody else as president. Everyone does the job differently.”

― Dan Shechtman

“I love David Lynch’s style. Someone once thought I was his son, so I must have been doing an alright job at emulating it.”

― Dan Smith

“We take so many of our freedoms for granted nowadays – I can travel where I like, I can have a baby when I like, I can do any job I want – but I do think chivalry has been lost a little bit.”

― Dan Stevens

“If we do our job right, then we have everything to stand on. If we don’t do our job, we have everything to lose on.”

― Dan Webster

“My job was to get a fair and open hearing to all ideas.”

― Dan Webster

“It’s different from Washington in that in the legislature, you have to go home and have a job and actually make a living on your own. That gives you a different perspective.”

― Dan Webster

“But I have to say I’m incredibly proud of the Panther Racing National Guard Team, and in my IndyCar career there’s not many races where I’ve honestly left the track feeling that we’ve executed everything perfectly. And I have to say, I thought they did an absolute phenomenal job. The pit stops were just first class.”

― Dan Wheldon

“For any book, it’s distilling all of the moments in the book that are either fan favorites or pivotal that you have to have in there, and how you tie that all up into a two hour movie is not the easiest job.”

― Dana Brunetti

“Everybody is always going to have haters. It comes with the job. You have to have a tough skin and not let it affect you.”

― Dana Brunetti

“Monty Python never directly said, ‘We’re liberals’ – they just did their sketches, and you had to figure it out. Generally, they were anti-establishment, of course, making fun of the people in power. I think, comedians, that’s their job – pointing out what other people might not notice and going, ‘Yoo-hoo, over here.’”

― Dana Carvey

“The tea party movement sprung from plain old disenchantment, disappointment, and outright anger at being fleeced by a government who mistook their primary job as being ‘spend cash mon-nay’ rather than execute the Constitution.”

― Dana Loesch

“I think Ted Cruz does a really good job; he’s a rabble-rouser and thinks outside of the box.”

― Dana Loesch

“It’s not the United States’s job to ‘protect’ Islam.”

― Dana Loesch

“The Left has done a remarkable job marketing themselves as being the party for minorities when every single policy they put forth, from education to employment, has done more to harm these communities than to help.”

― Dana Loesch

“There’s no job that will humble you like the White House press secretary job.”

― Dana Perino

“But also, the guest workers program, it’s quite often misused, meaning people could come in as part of a guest workers program and after two weeks in the fields, they’d run off to do every other kind of job that isn’t covered by a guest workers program.”

― Dana Rohrabacher

“I’m greedy, and I have a house to pay for and a wife. She has a job of her own, but I bleed her dry. She’s on her third shift right now.”

― Dana Snyder

“The Prohibition era is so vividly depicted in ‘Lawless.’ John Hillcoat does a remarkable job of rooting his film in such a tangible reality.”

― Dane DeHaan

“As writers, it is our job not only to imagine, but to witness.”

― Dani Shapiro

“If I would have won that Olympic gold medal, I would have gotten a job somewhere coaching at a university, and I would be totally content with my life.”

― Daniel Cormier

“It’s a fun job, but actors are like vagabonds and must go where the work is.”

― Daniel Dae Kim

“As actors, we’re all encouraged to feel that each job is the last job. They plant some little electrode in your head at an early stage and you think, ‘Be grateful, be grateful, be grateful.’”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“In a high-IQ job pool, soft skills like discipline, drive and empathy mark those who emerge as outstanding.”

― Daniel Goleman

“But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job.”

― Daniel Goleman

“I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse, for example.”

― Daniel Goleman

“A robot-arm in a factory doesn’t decide minute by minute whether to rivet or revolt – it just does the job is has literally been trained to do. It’s if and when we build a conscious robot that we may have to worry.”

― Daniel H. Wilson

“Usually I do a job, and, like, two weeks later, it disappears and is replaced with something else, but ‘Get Out’ kept growing and growing and growing, and it keeps taking me to rooms I could never get in before.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“I don’t think you become a name with just one job.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“As a cancer doctor, I’m looking forward to being out of a job.”

― Daniel Kraft

“To be sure, robotics are not the only job killers out there, with outsourcing stealing far more gigs than automation.”

― Daniel Lyons

“I was working at ‘Forbes,’ and I covered big enterprise companies – IBM, Sun, and EMC – and it was kind of boring. ‘Forbes’ only came out every other week, so it was not the most fast-paced job in the world. It was very nice, comfortable.”

― Daniel Lyons

“My job, originally, was to write blog posts for their ‘HubSpot’ blog. They have a business model built on content. Then I was writing e-books for them, and after I came back from L.A., they had this new plan to launch a podcast.”

― Daniel Lyons

“NBC Universal has created a role called ‘talent branding specialist’ – a marketer whose job is essentially to put the company on the radars of the most sought-after candidates.”

― Daniel Lyons

“Most startups flame out or just muddle along. Your chances of spotting a unicorn, pre-horn, are incalculably small. But if, knowing that, you still want to toss aside your cushy job, at least listen to corporate vets who have made the transition.”

― Daniel Lyons

“A startup job is an investment, after all: Venture capitalists may wager money, but you’re staking something more precious – your time. And unlike VCs, you can’t spread your risk by betting on a bunch of companies at once. Start with TAM. That’s ‘total addressable market,’ and if it’s not big enough, there’s no point in talking.”

― Daniel Lyons

“Amid all the job losses of the Great Recession, there is one category of worker that the economic disruption has been good for: nonhumans.”

― Daniel Lyons

“Is any job safe? I was hoping to say ‘journalist,’ but researchers are already developing algorithms that can gather facts and write a news story. Which means that a few years from now, a robot could be writing this column. And who will read it? Well, there might be a lot of us hanging around with lots of free time on our hands.”

― Daniel Lyons

“My education began in the public schools of Wilmington. During most of these years, from about age 10, I also worked at some job or other after school, on weekends, and in the summer months.”

― Daniel Nathans

“Now I worry. If people ended up liking me, did I do the job wrong? So I decided they didn’t end up liking me – they ended up being able to deal with me.”

― Daniel Okrent

“Every job I do, I like to think it makes me better or I learn things. It’s all about how much something’s going to stretch me or test me.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“The stories I’m interested in are challenging ones, and maybe that requires a little bit more of you. I love my job and I want to earn the right to do it every single day.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“Part of an actor’s job is to find correlations between your own life and the life of the person you are playing.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“Being an F1 driver is a crazy job but not what everyone expects. My year consists of 20% driving and 80% media, marketing, and travel.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“I think I might have exaggerated some abilities in the past. Practical abilities for acting jobs you sometimes have on your CV – I have definitely exaggerated in meetings to get a job and then not been up to scratch on the day.”

― Daniel Rigby

“Your first job can set the trajectory for the rest of your career.”

― Daniel Schwartz

“I like people who genuinely are looking for a project and not a job.”

― Daniel Schwartz

“My job is to go on the pitch and put my best foot forward.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“I’m a very humble and normal person, and I just go out there and do the job the best that I can do it.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“Football’s no different from any other workplace. If you’re not doing the job you think you’re capable of, it’s frustrating. And I’m aiming for the stars. I’m not content with being in the shadows.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“We need to build change in to our systems and let these systems evolve as circumstances change. Change is inevitable, but we need to do a better job of dealing with it, because when we start building huge gleaming monoliths, I think we start getting into trouble.”

― Daniel Suarez

“I was born in West Plains, and we lived here till I was one. Then my dad needed to get a job, so we moved to the St. Louis area. I lived in St. Charles, on the Missouri River, till I was 15.”

― Daniel Woodrell

“I went to Hong Kong in ’97 to witness the handover after graduating university, and then I was gonna backpack around Asia and then come back here and look for a job.”

― Daniel Wu

“I was one of the lucky people who found what I loved at a really young age. When I was 16, I got my first job in a Portuguese soap opera, and I realized how much I really loved it.”

― Daniela Ruah

“Because I’ve worked with Netflix from the beginning, and that’s my first job, I only want to work with creators, producers, and networks that are pushing the limit and putting people on the screen that haven’t had their stories told yet.”

― Danielle Brooks

“I was at the mercy of somebody else to just give me a job in the years after ‘Boy Meets World’ ended, whereas if I had gone to college and had when a Plan B, and it was something else that I loved, I could’ve walked away at any point.”

― Danielle Fishel

“If you make one person happy, there you go – you did your job.”

― Danielle Macdonald

“I actually got a visa through a job that fell through, and it allowed me to move out here and start from scratch. There’s more opportunity in America for girls like me, I guess.”

― Danielle Macdonald

“I did it at night because I loved it. I never did it to make money, as a job. I just did it because I had to.”

― Danielle Steel

“I come to spring training and just try to do my job, try to do the best I can. That’s all any player can do.”

― Danny Bautista

“As it has been told to me, my Dad had some kind of deal with Dick Clark. But when we got here, that fell through. So we were out here with no job, no furniture, no food.”

― Danny Bonaduce

“I often say television is not a job for grown men. You go to a set, they pick out your clothes for you, they tell you where to stand, what to say, and your chair has your name on it in case you can’t find a place to sit.”

― Danny Bonaduce

“There are people, radio talk show hosts, those kind of people, it’s their job to only have one opinion, they can’t tell you about their feelings. They have to go with what pays their bills.”

― Danny Bonaduce

“My dad was a labourer and my mum had exactly the same job as Noel Gallagher’s mum – she was a dinner lady at our local school. Everyone comes over from Ireland and they get the same jobs.”

― Danny Boyle

“Actors are steeped in a world of agents and where the next job is coming from and what are their expenses and what is the hotel like. You want to take them out of that world and dump them into another world, so that when you meet them on the screen they don’t seem like the guy who was in two others movies that year.”

― Danny Boyle

“When I came up with Burnley, I had my mind set that I’ve got a job to do in helping to keep Burnley up.”

― Danny Ings

“The best protection against recidivism is a job.”

― Danny K. Davis

“My job is summer camp. I come and talk and try to make a TV show funny.”

― Danny Masterson

“My first job was at an amusement park in Virginia. It was the worst. I loved the park but once I’d worked there all the magic was gone from it. It just turned into a place I hated and I’ve never been there since.”

― Danny McBride

“It’s the job of any business owner to be clear about the company’s nonnegotiable core values. They’re the riverbanks that help guide us as we refine and improve on performance and excellence. A lack of riverbanks creates estuaries and cloudy waters that are confusing to navigate. I want a crystal-clear, swiftly flowing stream.”

― Danny Meyer

“My staff’s job is to adjust to circumstances with technical precision and artful grace so that every patron has a wonderful experience.”

― Danny Meyer

“I find the older I get, the lower in weight I go. It’s harder to recover. Living in New York City, working a job that is unpredictable and at times stressful, you’re lifting way more than your max because you need to push some weight around. You put an extra plate on for the release, and then you’re sore the next week. Its stress release.”

― Danny Pino

“My job is to focus on bringing characters to life in an honest and personal way.”

― Danny Pudi

“That’s the most important thing – once you’re on the pitch, you need to do your job properly.”

― Danny Welbeck

“I really don’t understand the idea of a celebrity stylist. Is it a real job? I know there’s unemployment, but frankly the railways need to be fixed, too.”

― Daphne Guinness

“One of the early lessons that I learned in leadership is that it’s the leader’s job to always go against the flow.”

― Dara Khosrowshahi

“For me, being successful meant not having to do my laundry at a laundromat and not having a second job.”

― Darby Stanchfield

“One time, it was really funny, I was going on stage… and they were like, ‘Oh, we didn’t mic the puppet! Mic the puppet!’ So, that’s how I know that sometimes I do a very good job, because they think that the puppet is actually, like, real.”

― Darci Lynne Farmer

“Constant rejection. No security. Career paths being dictated by freelance reviewers. And of course, the terror of the writing desk, of the blank page. Why is it so hard for our non-writer friends to understand this – that it’s a job?”

― Darin Strauss

“I got a job writing for a financial technology newsletter in Manhattan. I didn’t even understand what I was writing about. The newsletter had, like, 2,000 subscribers, and it was $700 a year for a subscription.”

― Darin Strauss

“I think I could take a job as an NFL scout.”

― Darius Rucker

“The debate on how to shrink the federal government is at the core of our problem of government not doing its job.”

― Darrell Issa

“You know, it doesn’t take a genius in the private sector to know that you can save literally hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending if you can make it more responsive. That’s the main job.”

― Darrell Issa

“Classical scores go up and down; they’re kind of hysterical in a way. And movie scores are much more – they just drive and move forward, and they build and can’t go up and down at that same speed. It’s a big job to turn that into something that pushes the movie along.”

― Darren Aronofsky

“As an actor it’s your job to empathise with your character regardless of whether they have a different sexual orientation, spiritual beliefs, or anything.”

― Darren Criss

“If two men on a job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless.”

― Darryl F. Zanuck

“The next generation is going to have to understand that Social Security is just one leg of a stool. We need to actually bring back that savings incentive, and the only way you’re going to be able to do that is if you have a job.”

― Darryl Glenn

“Michael Bennet can’t possibly understand the impact of flooding our job market with workers that aren’t citizens of this country, and when we fight, they call us racist. When did wanting to feed your family become racist?”

― Darryl Glenn

“That’s where I want to be. Do your dream job and stay in Atlanta. Check and check!”

― Daryn Kagan

“I actually had a job while I was acting and was a nursing student, which I had to drop due to my 9-5 job at the time. I managed an instrument room at a hospital in the Bronx.”

― Dascha Polanco

“Being an author is fun. It’s a great job, because I can stay up as late as I want, and if I feel like taking the day off, I do it. Plus, I get to make up silly stories and draw pictures all day.”

― Dav Pilkey

“I liked watching myself on TV. My first job was hosting the ‘Roommate Game’.”

― Dave Annable

“Don’t you wish you had a job like mine? All you have to do is think up a certain number of words! Plus, you can repeat words! And they don’t even have to be true!”

― Dave Barry

“All too frequently, the knee jerk reaction to tragedies by the media and chattering class is to move to restrict our rights… Our founding documents make it clear that our inalienable rights come from God and that the job of the government is to ensure and protect those God-given rights.”

― Dave Brat

“Every black American is bilingual. All of them. We speak street vernacular and we speak ‘job interview.’”

― Dave Chappelle

“It’s the most incredible feeling in the world when you finally land a job.”

― Dave Franco

“My first job ever, I was 14 years old – I was working at this mom-and-pop video store, and they basically paid me by allowing me to take home as many movies as I wanted, and that’s how I started watching all the classics and really getting into it.”

― Dave Franco

“I always start drawing any job by planning out to some degree the locales and trying to nail the characters. If they’re existing characters, I’ll draw them several times on rough paper just to get a feeling for them. The ideal when you’re drawing a comic is to have everything in your head, not to have to refer to notes.”

― Dave Gibbons

“I love everything about my job, except being away from the kids.”

― Dave Grohl

“The voters reward good performance. So, I’m going to go out and focus, if I become the governor, to do the very best job I can as governor. The rest of it will take care of itself.”

― Dave Heineman

“Every job has its downside. For example, being in a band; the travel part of it – getting picked up from your house in a car, going to the airport, getting on a plane, going from the airplane to a van, then going from the van to a hotel.”

― Dave Lombardo

“Society as a whole is better off when information is available to the public. Whether you are talking about how to prevent disease, or about who does the best job of treating disease, it is useful to provide as much information to the public as possible.”

― Dave Obey

“I never wanted to lose out on an acting job and wonder if I hadn’t been trained enough.”

― David Alan Grier

“I had a huge advantage when I started 50 years ago – my job was secure. I didn’t have to promote myself. These days there’s far more pressure to make a mark, so the temptation is to make adventure television or personality shows. I hope the more didactic approach won’t be lost.”

― David Attenborough

“If I lose my job at a furniture factory where I’ve worked for decades, no amount of cheaper toys and raincoats at Wal-Mart is going to make me whole again.”

― David Autor

“I see my job simply as helping disseminate the message of Barack Obama, working with the communications team to make sure that we’re true to the ideals and the values and the programs that he wants to advance in this country. And that’s the extent of my involvement.”

― David Axelrod

“This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that’s what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats.”

― David Axelrod

“I don’t have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It’s something I love doing.”

― David Beckham

“I’ve felt a little tired, but I’m only 24. I love playing football. That’s my job and that’s what I love doing.”

― David Beckham

“For every Book of Job, there’s a Book of Leviticus, featuring some of the most boring prose ever written. But if you were stranded on a desert island, what book would better reward long study? And has there ever been a more beautiful distillation of existential philosophy than the Book of Ecclesiastes?”

― David Benioff

“That’s the novelist’s job: to peel back the layers and look underneath.”

― David Bergen

“If you have a sense of irony or humour, you’re usually cut down, as you’re usually distorted or misinterpreted. So it does lead to us being slightly more dour and staid and predictable than would otherwise be the case, which I personally find quite frustrating – because if you don’t laugh occasionally in my job, you cry most of the time.”

― David Blunkett

“My job as Labour Home Secretary is to ensure people are prepared to listen to us when we take on our opponents across the political spectrum.”

― David Blunkett

“Shooting a television show can be very difficult and at times can really wear on you. If you keep reminding yourself that it is a job and you show up together as a team and as a whole, you can prevail.”

― David Boreanaz

“Historically, central planners have generally done a poor job of managing economic resources – this we’ve known since the time of the Pharaohs.”

― David Brin

“Bill Clinton’s legacy on job creation should be assailed by none and admired by every presidential candidate who hopes to do the same.”

― David Brock

“I’m a simple small ‘c’ conservative who believes in public service, serving others, and doing a good job for my country.”

― David Cameron

“If you can work and if you’re offered a job and you don’t take it, you cannot continue to claim benefits. It will be extremely tough.”

― David Cameron

“The best route out of poverty, to avoid food bank usage, is to make sure more people get a job.”

― David Cameron

“Not to sound too pathetic, but there have been long stretches where I haven’t been able to get a job.”

― David Caruso

“Acting was absolutely my first focus. I graduated high school in L.A., and two weeks afterwards, I moved to New York City, and I got a job in a mail room, and I got an agent, doing what actors do, with head shots and all the rest of it.”

― David Cassidy

“Unfortunately, historians have become so absorbed in detailed research that they have tended to neglect the job of building larger-scale maps of the past.”

― David Christian

“Techstars has done a great job accelerating and providing venture capital to the most promising companies to make the biggest long-term economic impact.”

― David Cohen

“I had to quit a ‘real job’ to start my first company.”

― David Cohen

“A major league pitching coach is a really difficult job. It takes a big commitment in terms of time, travel and workload.”

― David Cone

“We played hard and we partied hard. I’m not ashamed of that. I was no angel – I did some things I shouldn’t have done, lived a lifestyle I shouldn’t have lived. I had a blast at times; other times, I probably compromised my job, my duty to do my job, to be ready as a professional.”

― David Cone

“There is a safe spot within every tornado. My job is to find it.”

― David Copperfield

“I was a little hesitant at taking the job at Atari. I had never programmed for a living and I worried it might get boring (building circuits seemed more fun). But I would probably still be in the video game business.”

― David Crane

“I’ve been really clear that my first job as leader of the Labour Party and co-leader of the labour movement is to engage with our base.”

― David Cunliffe

“If there’s a sustainable job that will create sustainable value, people will hire for it.”

― David Cunliffe

“Normally, I focus on my job and focus on trying to help my team and trying to improve every training session and try to be as a good as I can.”

― David de Gea

“It certainly helps that I’m quite a relaxed guy and I take things in my stride, and if you hear the odd murmur of criticism, you just stay focused on your job and doing what you’re working hard to do. I’ve always been confident in my own ability, and that’s just as important.”

― David de Gea

“I went downtown as a lawyer and then I worked in a liquor store at night, as I had done all through law school. And so when I got to the point where I could give up the night job, I joined the political club.”

― David Dinkins

“My first job in advertising was actually in the mailroom of Grey Advertising in Sydney.”

― David Droga

“I think I’ve done a good job in the industry from the standpoint of employee morale and customer satisfaction, and as an innovative thinker in tech.”

― David Duffield

“What’s been important with Flickr is the community that’s been there from the beginning and the serious photographers that are there creating and sharing great content. If we lose that at some point then I think we have potential issues, but so far we’ve been able to do a really good job of maintaining that.”

― David Filo

“I just needed a job. Before being hired as an usher at the CBS Theatre, I didn’t even know there was a show business!”

― David Geffen

“You cannot study other planets without referring to Earth and without applying the techniques and the insights of Earth science. And you cannot really do a good job understanding the Earth without the insights from planetary exploration.”

― David Grinspoon

“Our job as producers is to make the music sound as good as possible.”

― David Guetta

“I did this movie, ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ – I truly play a horrible, horrible individual in that – and I would occasionally go to the theater and watch what people’s responses were, and they would laugh. He makes jokes, and people would respond to him in a human way. Then I’ve really done my job if I’ve humanized a really horrible person.”

― David Harbour

“Surely our job while we’re here on Earth is to learn about the world, not to create parallel universes.”

― David Hare

“Before ‘Homeland,’ I had £80 in the bank and no idea what I was going to do. I seriously considered giving it all up and getting a job as a lorry driver.”

― David Harewood

“Most of the time, I don’t even watch what I do on TV. I go in, get the job done, and just know it’s nothing. It’s a job. Sometimes, I try something different, and I’ll watch out of curiosity. Generally, I don’t watch too much of what I do. Movies are basically the same, except it’s more money spent on sets.”

― David Hedison

“I think it’s important to realize that law enforcement does do a very good job oftentimes of trying to ensure the safety and security of their people. But oftentimes, where they fail is communities of color and in lower socioeconomic status communities where they discriminate against these people.”

― David Hogg

“I’m skeptical of the ‘go local’ approach to cartooning to preserve your job.”

― David Horsey

“As leaders, our job is to engage people so that they will want to participate in this grand experience in self governance.”

― David Ige

“Our job is to help people take ownership of the process of electing their government. As leaders, our job is to inspire others and not discourage them.”

― David Ige

“My life has been in reverse. It wasn’t fame, and it wasn’t money, but I always wanted to succeed. The only way I could do that was to try with every job to be better than I was in the last one, and to learn.”

― David Jason

“I’ve been lucky enough to do this fantastic job now for more than 50 years. To make people laugh, to entertain, create a wide range of emotions – it has always been a tremendous thrill for me, and it still is.”

― David Jason

“Sloan Gibson is doing a great job. We need to give him more power to terminate employees.”

― David Jolly

“Watching foreign affairs is sometimes like watching a magician; the eye is drawn to the hand performing the dramatic flourishes, leaving the other hand – the one doing the important job – unnoticed.”

― David K. Shipler

“I had been an independent entrepreneur from the beginning, and I felt I could do it myself. I didn’t want to get a job.”

― David L. Wolper

“Hugh Grant does a great job with his style. Somehow understated yet timeless and seems to get it. He does it on and off camera.”

― David Lauren

“My job is to help my father tell stories.”

― David Lauren

“Film is a dramatised reality and it is the director’s job to make it appear real… an audience should not be conscious of technique.”

― David Lean

“There’s a lot of directing within the stunt coordinator’s job.”

― David Leitch

“I started my career buying and owning single-family houses, and I know that’s a really tough job. Toilets break. Trees fall. There are so many things that can go wrong. Land, on the other hand, is cheap to manage. It’s painless, really. All you have to do is pay your taxes, and that’s it.”

― David Lichtenstein

“It is never good to concede a goal; it is part of our job not to concede, just as it is part of our job to score.”

― David Luiz

“People’s jobs are the biggest asset that they have. The net present value of your job is worth more than your house or your stock portfolio. As people decide whether they’re going to buy a car, they’re more concerned about whether they have a job and are likely to have a job next year.”

― David Malpass

“The assumption that Washington could and would resolve Lehman Brothers without a bankruptcy, as it had Bear Stearns, was the single biggest mistake in the series of mistakes in 2007 and 2008 that led to the financial panic and the ensuing epidemic of job losses.”

― David Malpass

“I love all insider memoirs. It doesn’t matter whether it’s truck-drivers or doctors. I think everybody likes to go backstage, find out what people think and what they talk about and what specialised job they have.”

― David Mamet

“Our job, as writers is to do our jobs.”

― David Mamet

“If you’re writing an opinion piece, it’s your job to write your opinion. If, on the other hand, you wrote a novel, as Virginia Woolf tells us, it would be inappropriate if you let your novel be influenced by your political opinions.”

― David Mamet

“I want to take Ryan Seacrest’s job. I want his job on ‘American Idol.’”

― David Mazouz

“My son died from cancer. My granddaughter died from cancer. I have a lot of reasons to think that reality is not a friendly neighborhood. And the stories that I tell distract me, and if I do the job right, they distract people from things that are happening to them that they wish had never happened.”

― David Morrell

“The reason I wanted to start directing is that as an actor I felt I came into a job late. There’s a whole team of people who have been working on it for months before you start. You have this really intense period of filming and then you leave it, knowing that the director will work on it for another few months.”

― David Morrissey

“All actors think every job will be their last.”

― David Morrissey

“I have no regrets about taking the United job. When you get offered a job like that, you take it.”

― David Moyes

“The manager needs to be given the opportunity to get on with his job and be given that time that he needs.”

― David Moyes

“I would have to consider the U.S.A. job if I was approached because it’s one of the big nations in world football, with massive growth potential.”

― David Moyes

“Bryan Gray at Preston gave me a chance, even though Joe Royle and Ian Rush were being linked with the job. He taught me an awful lot about structuring the job and encouraged me to invest in young players.”

― David Moyes

“Your reputation doesn’t stand for anything. You have to come and try to get up and show you’re capable of doing the job.”

― David Moyes

“I think I’m capable of doing the job at any club in the world, so I’m sure I can do it at West Ham.”

― David Moyes

“The job at Everton was so good. I worked for a great chairman, great people at the club.”

― David Moyes

“We had a really good club at Everton who gave me the opportunity to do the job the way I felt it needed to be done.”

― David Moyes

“Our job every single night is to call out hypocrisy on both sides to make sure we’re holding Republicans accountable and Democrats accountable, that we’re holding the president accountable for promises made.”

― David Muir

“A huge part of my life is my job, and that’s the highest compliment you can pay to any job.”

― David Muir

“I decided I was just going to sing the type of songs I gravitated toward and inspired me and moved me. I was going to let the people whose job it was to decide what places to put it, and let them do that. I’ll stick to the singing part.”

― David Nail

“I was frustrated because I couldn’t get going, as I was trying to figure out how to make films. I had various jobs, I taught a SAT class, I was a bartender, I had a day job at an office and was making short films.”

― David O. Russell

“I find that male directors are more interested in what the film looks like as opposed to what the film is about emotionally. My job is not to make the film look pretty, and I don’t feel drawn to making myself look pretty within the film.”

― David Oyelowo

“Well, I would never admit to copying Karl Rove’s play book, but there’s no doubt that what the Bush people did in 2004 was impressive. They had neighbors talking to neighbors. They did a remarkable job increasing Republican turnout in states like Ohio and Florida.”

― David Plouffe

“I’m a journalist – I’m not Robert Caro. I have a day job, and a pretty consuming one – a joyfully consuming one.”

― David Remnick

“I see these college kids taking these crazy shots, and it’s like, taking that shot is going to leave you without a job. You’re not Steph Curry.”

― David Robinson

“What’s great is what Coach Popovich and R.C. Buford and the whole family have done a great job in continuing to build the franchise and still be very, very competitive.”

― David Robinson

“You have to think of a restaurant as a series of impressions. But what makes my job so great is there’s no one answer that’s right for every restaurant.”

― David Rockwell

“I am proud of the fact that the U.K. is an open trading country. I welcome inward investment such as that of Nissan, and the takeover of struggling British companies by foreign companies who turn them around, as in the case of Jaguar Land Rover. I also accept that job losses sometimes have to occur to restore failing companies to health.”

― David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville

“Nobody can be successful if he doesn’t love his work, love his job.”

― David Sarnoff

“It’s a job – someone’s gotta kiss Jennifer Aniston. The reality is, Jennifer and I can do our job well because we truly are friends. But when the day’s over, she goes home to her boyfriend and I go home to a magazine.”

― David Schwimmer

“The reality is, Jennifer and I can do our job well because we truly are friends. But when the day’s over, she goes home to her boyfriend and I go home to a magazine.”

― David Schwimmer

“’Friends’, even though it was the longest single job I’ve had, still to me at the end of the day, when it was over it was a job.”

― David Schwimmer

“I have a teaching job that allows me to pay the rent and affords me to, frankly, write the books I want to write.”

― David Shields

“I’ve always approached my job first as a physician. I’m here to help and take care of patients. I’m an administrator second.”

― David Shulkin

“A job is a very healthy thing to do.”

― David Soul

“I starred in a Broadway play that was Sidney Poitier’s first directing job and the cast was Lou Gossett, Cicely Tyson, Diana Ladd and I played a Jewish kid who offered himself as a slave to two Columbia University students as reparations.”

― David Steinberg

“I’ve never found NBA owners to be deferential. I never considered them to be reliant. All that I do is knock myself out to represent their interests the best way I can and sometimes tell them, as part of my job, what they don’t like to hear.”

― David Stern

“I love my job. I come every day having a ball.”

― David Stern

“I have such fond memories of watching ‘Doctor Who’ when I was a kid and growing up, that if I’ve left anybody anywhere with memories as fond, then I feel like I’ve done my job.”

― David Tennant

“I keep myself content by doing lots of different stuff and make sure that my next role is completely different to the last. I just enjoy the versatility of it, the challenge of doing lots of different things. It keeps the job interesting.”

― David Thewlis

“When you do something well, this is the best job in the world.”

― David Thewlis

“It’s not my job to convince people that Koresh was the final messenger or had this final message.”

― David Thibodeau

“My hands are already full writing and directing, because that’s a full time job. Actually, that’s why I don’t produce as well, as there’s already enough producers.”

― David Twohy

“I grew up in Del Mar, Calif., north of San Diego. I got my first job the summer after eighth grade at a small Internet service provider.”

― David Ulevitch

“If Congress is unable to do its job and pass a federal budget, then I do not believe we should receive a salary.”

― David Valadao

“I don’t like to criticise referees, because I believe it is a very complicated job.”

― David Villa

“I don’t like to criticise referees because I believe it is a very complicated job, and what they do is very beneficial for football.”

― David Villa

“Just because you get a show and it gets on the air doesn’t mean jack. It certainly means that you’ll be considered for stuff, but you’ve got to fight and claw to get every job.”

― David Walton

“Things have a way of being richer in the end, a product better made, for the circuitous route we take to include all the elements that are necessary for a job well done.”

― David Whyte

“As an actor, I’ve always found that my job is not to judge the content in which I’ve agreed to perform in. What I try to do is just find the truth in every moment that they’ve written.”

― David Zayas

“Part of an actor’s job, in my opinion, is adjust to the characteristics of the director and try to understand to how he tries to work.”

― David Zayas

“I wanted to find something I was passionate about, something with the possibility of upward movement, and I wanted freedom. I need to be outside living life, not stuck in an office. I figured I could either be out selling condos in Miami, or I could move to L.A. and chase after that elusive actor’s job.”

― Dawn Olivieri

“I’ve had plenty of crappy jobs, but the only job I’ve ever really dedicated myself to has been acting. It’s my life.”

― Dax Shepard

“My parents always taught me that my day job would never make me rich; it’d be my homework.”

― Daymond John

“I put in the same hours to get good at this as a surgeon who went to college. It’s just a much less important job in the realm of society.”

― Dean Ambrose

“The writer’s job is to let the books speak for themselves eventually.”

― Dean Bakopoulos

“Clearly, there are many places where diesel is king or gas-turbine is king, or IC engines will win, but there are many places in the world where, as we’ve seen, they just won’t do the job. The modern version of the Stirling engine has some very, very attractive characteristics, and we’re trying to optimize it for some of those applications.”

― Dean Kamen

“I went to college, grad school. I got an M.B.A., had a really cush corporate job. But I was just bored stiff. I didn’t fit that mold.”

― Dean Karnazes

“I never had a month or so go by where I haven’t had a job, but you always worry that someone will turn off the tap.”

― Dean Norris

“I never had trouble getting an agent. I went out and got my first couple roles, and literally within six months I never had to have another job other than acting.”

― Dean Norris

“Our teachers at the public school level are the most underpaid for the importance of their job in America.”

― Dean Smith

“I have yet to do a job where I would really get to rock the great clothes. I’d love to do a job where I could wear Thom Browne.”

― Dean Winters

“To be a writer is to connect and to play and to attempt to see clearly and understand. It astounds me regularly that feeling things deeply and writing them down is basically my job description.”

― Deb Caletti

“If you’re going to be at a job environment, you should love it. You shouldn’t do it just for money. You should do it because you love it. And the money comes naturally.”

― Debbi Fields

“Time management is a big part of the director’s job.”

― Debbie Allen

“If you accept that your only job is to be the keeper of your life force, you will make powerful choices.”

― Debbie Ford

“I’m so proud to represent the people of South Florida. I was so honored when President Obama asked me to serve as chair of the Democratic Party. But there’s one job I’m even more proud of, and that’s being a mom to my three kids, Rebecca, Jake and Shelby.”

― Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“The reality is I have a job as a national party chair that, one, requires a thick skin. It requires me to be able to absorb the body blows so our candidates can stay above the fray.”

― Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“All of the awards, applause, Twitter followers, shoes, it will all go away eventually. But if I can leave the world slightly more hopeful, inspired, and more healed than when I arrived, I did my job.”

― Debby Ryan

“My job is not to frighten children, but sometimes addressing fears and concerns within the safe boundaries of a picture book can fill me with an awesome responsibility to be as truthful and transparent as possible.”

― Debi Gliori

“I have lots of interests, but it’s true that dancing is a very full-time job.”

― Deborah Bull

“My first job out of CalArts was performing monologues at the Women of Faith conferences across the country.”

― Deborah Joy Winans

“I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly.”

― Deborah Norville

“My job as a television anchor or television reporter is not to proselytize.”

― Deborah Norville

“My job is to analyze conversations and discover why communications fail.”

― Deborah Tannen

“My first camera job was filming workplace safety videos, which involved months of watching and videotaping people doing their jobs. I was hooked – from there, I wanted to know where they lived and the rest of their habits and desires.”

― Debra Granik

“Broaden your work experience – either within your company or through your job progression in other companies.”

― Debra L. Reed

“I really wait for the job to come. Whatever job comes up, I just want to keep working. The jobs don’t always come, so you take whatever is available and hope it’s a good one.”

― Debra Monk

“Being on ‘Corrie’ is the best job I’ve ever had; leaving is going to break my heart.”

― Debra Stephenson

“My job is to be a spokesman – the spokesman, I suppose – for the President, for the White House, to do the daily briefings, to manage the press corps in terms of travel, day-to-day needs, access, interviews, all those issues.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“When I became White House press secretary, there were other limitations that were thrust upon me. Bill Clinton was under pressure to appoint women to visible positions. I was 31, I’d never worked in Washington. Was I ready for this large and visible job? Still he wanted the credit. So he gave me the job but diminished the job.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“My first job was at Proctor and Gamble in Cincinnati, my second job was at a pharmaceutical company in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. My third job was at Palmolive. And I realized, three jobs in three years, maybe it wasn’t the job. It had to be me.”

― Dee Rees

“I’ve got a lot to do, and I hope that by the end of it all, people will say that Dee Snider was an entertainer, and he did his job well.”

― Dee Snider

“I have always been focused on my job. No profession allows you the luxury of being half-focused. If you’re not into it, you’re not there. And the film industry is all the more harsh in these cases, perhaps because it’s a business of the limelight.”

― Deepika Padukone

“Acting is very much an all-or-nothing job.”

― Deirdre O’Kane

“It is important we don’t become complacent, do our job and stay professional.”

― Dele Alli

“If you’re interested or like it, but could be just as happy living in a regular town, having a regular job, maybe doing little theatre, you’re better off and you’ll be a happier person. This is too gut-wrenching and heartbreaking.”

― Delta Burke

“I worked a full-time job at a place call Caraustar. We recycle paper, then through recycled paper, we take it and we make V board out of it. If you buy a TV, a new couch, you see these little V boards that make like a V.”

― Demetrious Johnson

“I take care of Demetrious Johnson, and the UFC takes care of themselves. That’s nothing against the UFC; they’re a well-oiled machine. They do an amazing job at advertising and making stars.”

― Demetrious Johnson

“Most of the women placed in the fire department here in New York never passed the physical test. And a fat guy or a short guy, or anybody not passing the test in a life-or-death job, leads to friction.”

― Denis Leary

“I studied acting in school and then, of course, couldn’t get an acting job.”

― Denis Leary

“I’m learning more and more to share creativity with the crew and actors. A film crew is more powerful if you listen to them, but it does make my job more tough because I have to listen.”

― Denis Villeneuve

“If you went for a job interview in a Glasgow law firm, they used to ask you what school you went to. And that was a way of finding out what religion you were.”

― Denise Mina

“I always wanted to work at ‘Take A Break’ magazine, you know, just to inject a little bit of politics into their stories. I applied for a job there after I’d done my law degree and didn’t even get an interview. I only wrote ‘Garnethill’ because I didn’t get that job!”

― Denise Mina

“Comics don’t work if the story is all in the text and the images are illustrative. It’s hard to have enough faith in the artists to allow them to do their job.”

― Denise Mina

“I had a bike as a kid, and when I worked in Manhattan – I had a 10-speed – I rode from downtown to 68th and Madison for my day job. I knew about fighting traffic, but nothing about racing.”

― Dennis Christopher

“You know when people leave a job, and they say they didn’t know what they came away with after two years? That’s how I felt when I first left Google.”

― Dennis Crowley

“We never do two shows the same way. The audience has a lot to do with that spontaneity, and it’s our job to satisfy them.”

― Dennis Edwards

“Work is fun to me. All those years of being an actor and a director and not being able to get a job – two weeks is too long to not know what my next job will be.”

― Dennis Hopper

“It’s strange: I always try to do the best acting job I can do under the imaginary circumstances of my working position at any given time. But it’s terrible when you know it’s going bad, and you know it immediately. But you just have to still try to do the best job you can.”

― Dennis Hopper

“Narrative becomes the way you make sense of chaos. That’s how you focus the world. It’s the only reason you should ever try this writing job.”

― Dennis Lehane

“Parenting is the most important job on the planet next to keeping Gary Busey off the nation’s highways.”

― Dennis Miller

“Second, when comparing private school and public school test scores, it’s like apples and oranges. Public schools have to take everyone, but private schools can be selective. It’s not accurate or fair to compare the job they do.”

― Dennis Moore

“When you think about our 13,000 small and medium businesses in America that are part of our supply chain, and that’s more than 1.5 million manufacturing jobs. So it’s a significant job generator.”

― Dennis Muilenburg

“I could never hold a job for more than three months, which works out well because that’s how long a movie shoots.”

― Dennis Quaid

“That’s what is great about what I do, going from one job to the other.”

― Dennis Quaid

“There’s no way that I could do a 9 to 5 job. There’s no way. I was not cut out for that. You come in and you work for three months on the one job. They say, ‘Great,’ you know, and you’re on to the next one – and you never even got fired. It’s wonderful.”

― Dennis Quaid

“Before I was an actor, I was never able to hold a job for more than 3 months for some reason. It just wouldn’t hold my interest, so there was some way that I wound up quitting or getting fired from it. But being an actor is perfect, because movies usually take about three months to shoot. Then it’s over and they say, ‘Hey, great job!’”

― Dennis Quaid

“I like acting and being a musician. It’s like comparing apples and oranges. But I really like my day job. I’ve always played music since I was 12, and I guess I always will.”

― Dennis Quaid

“I don’t know if I’d want to be a Secret Service agent. In the movies, it’s exciting and romantic and all that. Really, most of their job is standing in a hallway for 12 hours making sure somebody doesn’t come through a doorway off of a stairwell.”

― Dennis Quaid

“Going to the golf course every day for work? That’s a good job.”

― Dennis Quaid

“I always marked up a piece of paper before taking a job, looking at the pluses and minuses. If the latter outnumbered the former, I would pass.”

― Dennis Washington

“I had a lot of success from the start. I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated.”

― Denzel Washington

“I will be that guy to change this sport, especially in the heavyweight division. A lot of people have lost interest. I’m the right man for the job… I want to make it bigger and better than it ever have been before.”

― Deontay Wilder

“I think about all of my students who were math-phobic, who didn’t believe they could learn math, who didn’t understand, who didn’t think they were smart enough, and by the end, they understood that they already had the gifts, and my job was to help them access them, and I believe that.”

― DeRay Mckesson

“One of the perks of my job as a fashion journalist is the travel opportunity.”

― Derek Blasberg

“Apart from finding a first job, college graduates seem to adapt more easily than those with only a high school degree as the economy evolves and labor-market needs change.”

― Derek Bok

“I feel like the job of an artist is to confront their own darkness and their own demons and fears. And I want to make movies that feel human up on the screen. I don’t really relate to dudes wearing spandex and capes.”

― Derek Cianfrance

“Fatherhood will put a man through a lot, but it’s a tremendous job, the best in the world – even better than playing basketball.”

― Derek Fisher

“I never lose that terror of ‘this is my last job, I’ll never work again.’ You can never relax and rely on whatever reputation you’ve built.”

― Derek Jacobi

“I have the greatest job in the world. Only one person can have it. You have shortstops on other teams – I’m not knocking other teams – but there’s only one shortstop on the Yankees.”

― Derek Jeter

“A fisherman, say, working on a beach doing his job, may be photographed by a tourist because it’s photogenic to see him working, and the Caribbean is extremely photogenic, so poverty is photogenic, and a lot of people are photographed in their poverty, and sometimes it’s kind of exploited.”

― Derek Walcott

“There’s something a bit embarrassing about saying you’re a magician. It immediately suggests all these horrendous cliches, let alone that you’re a grown-up doing a child’s job.”

― Derren Brown

“Guilt’s too strong a word, but there is this niggling worry that I’m a grown-up doing a childish job and it would be nice to do something more useful and to reach a number of people with an idea you think is important.”

― Derren Brown

“When I’m on the field, I’m locked in, focused on my job. I try to have a positive play and try to get points on the board.”

― Deshaun Watson

“I’m just going to do what I can do, not worry about taking hits. I’m not going to shy away from that… I’m going to try to protect myself and make sure I do my job.”

― Deshaun Watson

“I never had a job. I never saw myself working for corporate business.”

― Desiigner

“My job was to entertain. I’ve always seen myself in the entertainment realm.”

― Desiigner

“My job is to make certain that I’ve done what I was asked and my department has done what we were asked to do by the president and the first lady and the State Department. I believe that we accomplished that.”

― Desiree Rogers

“Mitt Romney talks a lot about all the things he’s fixed. I can tell you that Massachusetts wasn’t one of them. He’s a fine fellow and a great salesman, but as governor he was more interested in having the job than doing it.”

― Deval Patrick

“I have never taken a job or done a job where I felt I needed to leave my conscience at the door. One of the the great things about not being in politics as a career is that I can do this job without thinking about my career. I can think about what we’re trying to do, what we’re trying to accomplish and what we’re trying to leave.”

― Deval Patrick

“People read inevitability as entitlement, and the American people want their candidates to sweat for the job. They want them to actually make a case for the job.”

― Deval Patrick

“I have never taken a job or done a job where I felt I needed to leave my conscience at the door. One of the great things about not being in politics as a career is that I can do this job without thinking about my career. I can think about what we’re trying to do, what we’re trying to accomplish and what we’re trying to leave.”

― Deval Patrick

“I have a job – it’s a great job, and I love doing it – but I can’t not work. That’s not psychological; that’s practical.”

― Devin Townsend

“If you’re making music strictly to make money, you might as well find another job.”

― Devin Townsend

“My strength, by default, is my size over corners and my hands, which I know is in the job description, but that really matters.”

― Devon Cajuste

“I’ve never liked the press part of it (no offense), but it comes with the job.”

― Devon Sawa

“As an actor, there’s always that fear. You don’t know where the next job’s coming from, so you say, ‘I’ll do that, I’ll do that, I’ll do that’. Your choices are not always clearly thought out, and you can end up taking mis-steps.”

― Dexter Fletcher

“I’ve been lucky enough to do theatre, film, and television for a career. Unless I get offered a job as an astronaut, I won’t stray too far from it.”

― Dexter Fletcher

“My job description is… being enthusiastic.”

― Dhani Harrison

“The primary job for women in Hollywood is still super-attractive actress. That is the most high-profile women’s job in Hollywood.”

― Diablo Cody

“I was writing ‘Outlander’ for practise and didn’t want anyone to know I was doing it. So I couldn’t very well announce to my husband that I was quitting my job and abandoning him with three small children to visit Scotland to do research for a novel that I hadn’t told him I was writing.”

― Diana Gabaldon

“Actors act… Their job is to become this character. And I have, in fact, seen Sam Heughan become Jamie and Caitriona Balfe become Claire right before my eyes. It was an astonishing transformation.”

― Diana Gabaldon

“My job as an actor is to be visible and to tell stories.”

― Diane Guerrero

“A novel’s whole pattern is rarely apparent at the outset of writing, or even at the end; that is when the writer finds out what a novel is about, and the job becomes one of understanding and deepening or sharpening what is already written. That is finding the theme.”

― Diane Johnson

“If I can help one person in this world, then it’s enough, and I’ve done my job.”

― Diane Ladd

“I lost many a role to actresses who couldn’t do the job one-hundredth as good as I could.”

― Diane Ladd

“Some days I want to get the boob job, some days I want to get the eye lift. Then other days, I’m like, ‘Absolutely not! Have some integrity!’… But it’s all about what makes you happy.”

― Diane Lane

“I remember ‘vulnerability’ being an unattractive word for most of my life, and I resented it as a direction coming from a director just because it implied weakness so I get the job. But it is that humbling place that creates compassion.”

― Diane Lane

“I never thought that I would treasure doing my job, and I have reached that point. I’ve gotten to a point where it’s like the priesthood: this is what I was called to do.”

― Diane S. Sykes

“Going from sharing a one-bedroom place to living in a loft to two people living in a house to me having my own place by myself has kind of mirrored my career… small steps to bigger, to bigger, to now having a steady job.”

― Dianna Agron

“It was well after college that I learned about depression. I got my first job for Jack Paar. I realized I was sleeping 14 hours a day and just living for the Paar show.”

― Dick Cavett

“In terms of asking questions, I plead guilty. I ask a hell of a lot of questions. That’s my job.”

― Dick Cheney

“First job I had, I was 17 years old. I was primarily the mail room boy at the radio station. An FM station. And in those days, nobody listened to FM.”

― Dick Clark

“In July of 2006, I visited the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It was important for me to see Guantanamo firsthand and to meet the military personnel who are doing such a great job for our country.”

― Dick Durbin

“I enjoy my job, and I will help my state all I can.”

― Dick Durbin

“Democracy is interactive… It’s a constant job of information, education, explanation, listening, and interactive communication.”

― Dick Gephardt

“In 1993, as House Democratic Leader, I led the fight to pass the Clinton-Gore economic plan – a plan designed to slash the deficit, invest in education, cut taxes for working families, and ask the wealthy among us to pay their fair share… Not one Republican voted for that plan. They said it was a job killer.”

― Dick Gephardt

“Being white is a job in America. You take that away, you better get the soldiers out.”

― Dick Gregory

“I’m not going to rule out running for a second term. But, I think you have to be psychologically prepared to walk away from the job after four years. It’s the only way that you cannot be influenced by those special interests.”

― Dick Murphy

“I think on balance, Don King has been bad for boxing. I think he’s done some very good things and I think he did a heck of a job of promoting Ali but I think I could have promoted Ali.”

― Dick Schaap

“If Congress does its job in this regard, the residents of Puerto Rico will be empowered to act in their own self-interest and express their future political status aspirations accordingly.”

― Dick Thornburgh

“So at 16 I got a job at the local radio station. And I was working after school and weekends. I did the news; I did everything. I did – played records.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“I sing and dance. That’s my job.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“When I auditioned for ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ on Broadway, Gower Champion said, ‘You’ve got the job!’ I said, ‘Mr. Champion, I can’t dance.’ He said, ‘We’ll teach you what you need to know.’”

― Dick Van Dyke

“I used to go from one job to another. I started at seven years old in theater and used to go from one job to another.”

― Dick Van Patten

“My teachers encouraged me to audition for some professional work during our summer vacation. I landed my first job. It was for the National Theatre Company’s Mimika Pantomime troupe. I ended up touring with them for the next two years.”

― Didi Conn

“Goals are what count for me. It’s not about a battle with defenders. Fighting hard, giving everything and working hard on the field you have to combine with the goals you score. It doesn’t matter if defenders want to battle with me or not; I will just be trying to do my job as well as I possibly can.”

― Diego Costa

“I can accept defeat, but I love to win and be competitive. It is my job, and I love it.”

― Diego Costa

“As soon as Jose Mourinho was given the job, I knew that he was the right man for Manchester United.”

― Diego Forlan

“The nice thing about my job is that it allows me to look deeper into issues and then tell stories with that information.”

― Diego Luna

“During my career as an airline pilot, I had the opportunity to be a check and training captain. Part of this job was to train and test experienced pilots to ensure that they had the necessary knowledge and skills to safely and efficiently operate those magnificent big jets.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“God put us here to prepare this place for the next generation. That’s our job. Raising children and helping the community, that’s preparing for the next generation.”

― Dikembe Mutombo

“I would like to say I can change millions of lives, but realistically, if my journey inspires 10 people to go to university or to achieve something, then I think I’ve done my job.”

― Dillian Whyte

“I am careful with what I eat because that’s my job. If I had to plump up for a role, I would do it.”

― Dilshad Vadsaria

“When it’s complicated at family level, that can stop you from being at ease in your job.”

― Dimitri Payet

“I think Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, and Ranveer Singh are doing a fabulous job.”

― Dimple Kapadia

“I actually love Little Mix, and I think they’re doing a great job.”

― Dinah Jane

“After all, a job isn’t worth doing unless you enjoy it.”

― Dinah Sheridan

“After all, I’m nobody to tell the U-19s how they should lead their lives. My job is to give them the belief, it’s better than just advice. We love guys who go through their journey themselves.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“A finisher doesn’t always mean you have to take the game deep and then bash to finish. It is all about understanding situations and then adjusting your game with the aim that you have to get the job done.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“Engineering has proven to be one of the most fruitful tracks of study in the job market, as the skills and training developed by an engineering program are far more versatile than many believed.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“When I first started producing, all I had was this little crappy sampler called a S20, which had, like, a minute sample time. I was making crappy beats since I was, like, 17 or 18, using Florida rappers, where I’m from. Then I started DJ’ing because I just wanted to have a new job. I was a schoolteacher for a while, and it was the worst job.”

― Diplo

“I was a schoolteacher for a while, and it was the worst job.”

― Diplo

“I was making crappy beats since I was, like, 17 or 18, using Florida rappers, where I’m from. Then I started DJ’ing because I just wanted to have a new job.”

― Diplo

“As a DJ, it’s my job to break new music. And instead of it just being the stuff that’s coming from the major labels or the big pop records, I’ve always gravitated to something that’s just different, you know?”

― Diplo

“My first production job after M.I.A. was actually the xx, but they didn’t like what I did, and at the end of the day, we used their demos.”

― Diplo

“In my public service, I treasure my friendship with law enforcement officers. I admire what they do and support them in every aspect of their job. I have always looked upon law enforcement officers as my friends.”

― Dirk Kempthorne

“I have chosen this job. If I didn’t like it, I would have chosen something else. I can’t go out and say that ‘I don’t like it.’”

― Disha Patani

“People assume that acting is an easy job. When you actually do it, you know how hard that is.”

― Disha Patani

“It doesn’t matter if I am the lead or a man is the lead actor in a film. What really matters to me is that I give my 100 per cent to my job.”

― Disha Patani

“I was born in Queens, New York. I’ve done every job you could think of in New York. Selling peanuts to Larry Fresh Fruit ices to dog walker to unloading trucks at the Jacob Javits Center.”

― Dito Montiel

“I’ve done every job in the world, and movies, the only thing close to a movie that I’ve ever done is it’s kind of like being in a band.”

― Dito Montiel

“The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero pollution plus zero risk on the job is equivalent to maximum growth of government plus zero economic growth plus runaway inflation.”

― Dixie Lee Ray

“Being a prime minister is a very demanding job. And as long as I have the strength, I will continue to do this and be of benefit to my country.”

― Dmitry Medvedev

“Considering I’m a young president, I wouldn’t like to make an evaluation of myself. It’s not my job to do that.”

― Dmitry Medvedev

“We will never forget and we will not relent until our job is done.”

― Doc Hastings

“The men and women on the front lines of the war on terror continue to risk their lives to save ours – and for that we owe them a debt that we can never truly repay. Thanks to their efforts we have made tremendous progress. Yet, the job is not done.”

― Doc Hastings

“My first job was singing on the Cas Walker radio show in Knoxville, Tennessee. I was about 10 years old, and I thought it was big time.”

― Dolly Parton

“The idea that you’ve been friends for your whole life and then suddenly the other person becomes your job – it would be so weird. It would be hard not to become massively resentful.”

― Dolly Wells

“It was when I was on stage that I realized that acting could be such a brilliant job.”

― Domhnall Gleeson

“Often times, I just do a job and tell my agents, ‘I’m in lockdown now.’ I won’t talk to anybody about anything else in the meantime, and I think that’s generally the way to go because I also like to have a gap in between jobs.”

― Domhnall Gleeson

“My job is to make people laugh. If I’ve upset them instead, then I haven’t done my job properly.”

― Dominic Holland

“My brother’s a teacher in Costa Rica and actually does a more important and significant job than I will ever do.”

― Dominic Monaghan

“As you follow the escapades or the journey of the hero through a story, it evokes some kind of emotion in the viewers. The director’s job is to make sure that the audience goes through the journey and has an emotional reaction.”

― Don Bluth

“I don’t believe there’s a baseball job that I couldn’t take care of.”

― Don Cooper

“I quit my job just to quit. I didn’t quit my job to write fiction. I just didn’t want to work anymore.”

― Don DeLillo

“When Phil and I started out, everyone hated rock n’ roll. The record companies didn’t like it at all – felt it was an unnecessary evil. And the press: interviewers were always older than us, and they let you know they didn’t like your music, they were just doing the interview because it was their job.”

― Don Everly

“It’s my job to really commit myself to the material and the project and be proud of what I’ve done, and I am in most cases.”

― Don Johnson

“I do feel that Paula Deen should not have lost her job, and I’ve said this on the air. The marketplace should have decided. The marketplace decided something different. Her books are No. 1.”

― Don Lemon

“I hope there will be some good news and some good profits, and people will realize we have a lot of outstanding executives, and a lot of companies that are doing a good job, and those are good companies to invest in.”

― Don Nickles

“I like to think I’m like the guy who goes to the office Christmas party Friday night, insults some people, but still has his job Monday morning.”

― Don Rickles

“He wants to be his own man and be recognized for what he’s done. He’s not asking for anything because of his name. That was a tough situation to go into at Alabama, but he probably wouldn’t have been given the job if the situation would have been different.”

― Don Shula

“Serving 27 million Texans spread across 254 counties and two time zones isn’t a job for those who require a lot of sleep.”

― Don Willett

“For a while, many years ago, my job was to get mugged. My job was to walk around Times Square trying to get a mugger to attack me so that someone else could come in and arrest the mugger.”

― Don Winslow

“Yes; my brother Bobby used to distribute records at King Records. I had a job there, too, packing records up and shipping them off. But I always wanted to play sessions at Stax, so I figured out a way to do it.”

― Donald Dunn

“I’m very confident in my point of view. ‘Cause I think that that’s all you can really have. I’m never really going to know what anybody else is going through, so it’s just kind of your job to be expressive with your point of view.”

― Donald Glover

“I think it’s a comedian’s job to make everything funny. Nothing is off-limits.”

― Donald Glover

“It is the job of the dog trainer to summon the dog’s genetics, not to impose man’s will over dog’s.”

― Donald McCaig

“I’ve been a writer for 42 years and, yes, it is a full time job for me. Not a hobby, but serious work.”

― Donald McKay

“I think, in the grand epic, Jesus is the hero of our stories. And our stories, as they were, are subplots in a grand epic and our job is not to be the hero of any story. Our job is to be a saint in a story that he is telling.”

― Donald Miller

“And to get real work experience, you need a job, and most jobs will require you to have had either real work experience or a graduate degree.”

― Donald Norman

“Amidst all the clutter, beyond all the obstacles, aside from all the static, are the goals set. Put your head down, do the best job possible, let the flak pass, and work towards those goals.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“But no, I love acting, it’s a wonderful job.”

― Donald Sutherland

“It’s an ear job, not an eye job.”

― Donald T. Regan

“When I spent time with my father, it wasn’t playing ball in the back yard. I came to his office and listened to him do business or sat in on meetings. I walked job sites. On Saturday, we’d see my grandfather in Queens for a couple hours, and then he’d say, ‘Let’s go collect rent!’”

― Donald Trump, Jr.

“It wasn’t a typical ‘Let’s go play catch in the backyard’ sort of father-son relationship. We always went to job sites with him.”

― Donald Trump, Jr.

“So Bush certainly wasn’t the greatest, and Obama has not done the job. And he’s created a lot of disincentive. He’s created a lot of great dissatisfaction. Regulations and regulatory is going through the roof. It’s almost impossible to get anything done in the country.”

― Donald Trump

“Everybody has their detractors. Some people say arrogance, or whatever they may say. I only have one thing in mind, and that’s doing a great job for the country.”

― Donald Trump

“I have a great, great company. I employ thousands of people. And I’m very proud of the job I did.”

― Donald Trump

“The grand jury’s job is not to weigh the evidence from both sides; it is only to decide whether there is enough evidence on one side to bring a person to trial.”

― Donella Meadows

“Why not add benefits for making healthy food choices, provide a transition bonus for getting off food stamps, or increase job training opportunities and income – raising minimum wage?”

― Donna Brazile

“We have done a poor job educating people about education. Only when we have clarified that can we talk about how best to achieve it.”

― Donna Brazile

“Voting shouldn’t be a challenge. It should be as easy and accessible as possible. We shouldn’t require forms of ID that folks don’t have. We shouldn’t restrict days or hours that allow working people a chance to both do their job and exercise their democratic right, and we damn well shouldn’t be throwing up new obstacles midstream.”

― Donna Brazile

“My daughter Gabby very kindly once said that she thinks I was a better mother because I was doing a job I loved. I now think guilt is a universal part of being a mother. I used to think it was Jewish-mother guilt but now I think it is working-mother guilt.”

― Donna Karan

“Whatever the reason, we are not doing a good enough job getting to women early enough in their careers, supporting them, and enabling them to pursue careers in directing.”

― Donna Langley

“I think that women are uniquely suited to the job of directing, and I’ve seen it firsthand.”

― Donna Langley

“Our job is to make films that are inherently global and can really stand up to the audience litmus test of, ‘Is it worth getting in my car, spending the money, and going to the theater?’”

― Donna Langley

“My first job ever was selling balloons with my brother at parades when I was about six years old. My father wanted us to learn about money, how to make it, save it, spend it, etc.”

― Donna Lynne Champlin

“About six months after I moved to New York City, I was literally down to my last twenty dollars when a friend of mine from college got me a job at an Upper East side gym. I ran the cafe, and I was the janitor. It was an unfortunate combination of duties, to say the least.”

― Donna Lynne Champlin

“When you are in the musical theater and you are someone who looks like me, you are constantly bending yourself, bending your voice to fit the job they’ve given you.”

― Donna Lynne Champlin

“Returning to South Carolina meant getting a normal job in a normal town with normal people and marrying a normal person. I wanted the glamour and opportunity of the world.”

― Donna Rice

“It was hard to turn down the money since I didn’t have a job, but I didn’t want to exploit my notoriety because I knew the way I’d been living was wrong.”

― Donna Rice

“The job of the novelist is to invent: to embroider, to color, to embellish, to make things up.”

― Donna Tartt

“I believe, in a funny way, the job of the novelist is to be out there on the fringes and speaking for an experience that has not really been spoken for.”

― Donna Tartt

“I act according to the requirements of the character, and if I try to play the role, then I play it truthfully. In my daily life, I’m a laid-back, peaceful guy. I’m just doing my job to act.”

― Donnie Yen

“The only thing I hated about the agency business was a lot of business travel. It was the only part of my job that I did not like. I found it very tedious and wearing.”

― Donny Deutsch

“I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I’m doing my job.”

― Donovan Bailey

“Before my acting took off, I drove a truck for an inventory company throughout the northeast, but my favorite non-acting job was working in the box office at the Public Theater.”

― Dorian Missick

“With me, it was just a job. I never had stars in my eyes about the theatre.”

― Doris Eaton Travis

“I think a writer’s job is to provoke questions. I like to think that if someone’s read a book of mine, they’ve had – I don’t know what – the literary equivalent of a shower. Something that would start them thinking in a slightly different way, perhaps. That’s what I think writers are for.”

― Doris Lessing

“I’m still very blunt: If you want to be a writer, get a day job. The fact that I have actually been able to make a living at it is astonishing.”

― Dorothy Allison

“Those who make some other person their job… are dangerous.”

― Dorothy L. Sayers

“I knew police officers have a very difficult job. They have to make split second decisions that will impact not only the communities they serve but their families, their own personal lives.”

― Doug Baldwin

“I give a lot of credit to Darrell Bevell and to Tom Cable for their work and their development of the players that they had that was available to them. They did an extraordinary job, and I do think, as Bevell was our offensive coordinator, we broke every record that the Seahawks had offensively. So there’s a lot to be said for that.”

― Doug Baldwin

“You don’t want to be down 2-0 in a series. It’s always important to try and get one on the opponent’s home court. It makes your job at home easier.”

― Doug Collins

“A closing team is so important in the NBA. The last seven minutes is what you are always coaching to get to. Now you have your team set, you have the match-ups you want, you have your time-outs, your chance to finish the game, and that’s my job, to get us to that position during the course of the game.”

― Doug Collins

“I think every time you coach a certain team, when you leave that franchise, I think you continue to grow. You take a look at the things that you did, the things you wish you had done better. You analyze your strengths and your weaknesses, and then when you move to your next job, you continue to do the same thing.”

― Doug Collins

“My priorities are my family and my job. I have little time for much else.”

― Doug Davidson

“My focus is 100 percent on my day job, on the state of Arizona.”

― Doug Ducey

“Running to do a job as important as the governor’s shouldn’t be easy; it should take a lot of work, and I’m out there giving my best every day.”

― Doug Ducey

“We should empower teachers to do their job by cutting wasteful spending and crippling bureaucracy, not classroom resources our educators and students need.”

― Doug Ducey

“My focus will be a strong and growing economy – so everyone who wants a job can find one.”

― Doug Ducey

“Umpires are necessary evils. That’s just the nature of the beast. For years, people have looked on umpiring as a job they could get any postman to do.”

― Doug Harvey

“There was something special about watching a manager and umpire both convinced they were totally right, but knowing that one had to be wrong. As an ump, those moments made my job fun, and getting ‘nose-to-nose’ was part of my job description.”

― Doug Harvey

“The part of the game that fans will soon miss: the argument between manager and umpire! There was something special about watching a manger and umpire both convinced they were totally right, but knowing that one had to be wrong. As an ump, those moments made my job fun, and getting ‘nose-to-nose’ was part of my job description.”

― Doug Harvey

“Robert Frost had a house in Bennington, Vermont, and I had a friend, the poet Mary Ruefle, who was the caretaker of it when it was owned by Norman Lear, the TV producer. She got a grant to go to Scotland, and she had to be gone six or nine months, so I moved in, and my job was just to make sure the ravage didn’t overtake the place.”

― Doug Stanton

“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

― Douglas Adams

“It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it… anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

― Douglas Adams

“I wanted to be a writer-performer like the Pythons. In fact, I wanted to be John Cleese, and it took me some time to realise that the job was, in fact, taken.”

― Douglas Adams

“Being prime minister is not a job to be performed with an eye for the exit.”

― Douglas Alexander

“One of the biggest things I used to struggle with was about things like going on holiday. Whereas all your friends can talk about something and plan something all year long, I know that I’m probably going to be away and I’m going to miss all of it. If a job comes up, you just can’t be there.”

― Douglas Booth

“The job for cable is to give the news and then also give the ‘so what.’”

― Douglas Brunt

“Trust gives you the permission to give people direction, get everyone aligned, and give them the energy to go get the job done. Trust enables you to execute with excellence and produce extraordinary results. As you execute with excellence and deliver on your commitments, trust becomes easier to inspire, creating a flywheel of performance.”

― Douglas Conant

“As a CEO, you get sucked into dealing with all the tasks of being a CEO. There’s a big meeting, a big discussion, and you get into all the big issues, which is your job. But what CEOs often lose sight of is that it’s all about the people who work for you. For every 1,000 decisions, 999 were being made when I was not in the room.”

― Douglas Conant

“My own experience with being interviewed is mixed. I suppose they’re a part of my job, and as I would like readers to connect with my books, I do them. I’ve also made many lifelong friends whom I first encountered as interviewers – as a writer, they’re a terrific way to meet and add smart new people to one’s life.”

― Douglas Coupland

“I was working on boats as a teenager, sweating like a pig during a summer job.”

― Douglas Leone

“Why is Caterpillar bad if we create a new job in India or China to receive U.S. exports? It makes no sense to me. We want to drive all the exports we can from the United States. We want to concentrate on all those consumers, outside contractors, customers outside the United States that we possibly can.”

― Douglas R. Oberhelman

“Google did a great job hacking the Web to create search – and then monetizing search with advertising. And Apple did a great job humanizing hardware and software so that formerly daunting computers and applications could become consumer-friendly devices – even a lifestyle brand.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“My first job on 2001 was to make all of the HAL readouts: the 16 screens that surround HAL’s eyes.”

― Douglas Trumbull

“It was not until I got my first job, at the University of Washington in Seattle, and began playing chess with Don Gordon, a brilliant young theorist, that I learned economic theory.”

― Douglass North

“I feel I’m such a big part of that insecurity that some girls might have because of my job, that girls think they have to be that picture. And even boys, they think that that picture exists, and it’s so frustrating because I don’t look like that picture – I wake up not looking like that picture.”

― Doutzen Kroes

“I maintain a healthy lifestyle all year round for my job, but I definitely try to eat extra clean the night before a shoot and make sure to fit in a workout so that I feel my best.”

― Doutzen Kroes

“Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I’m doing, I always tell myself, ‘You can do better than this.’”

― Dr. Seuss

“I think Coach Kerr and his staff have done a great job with what they bring to the table.”

― Draymond Green

“I love playing basketball. And to be able to continue to play as a job, that’s the best to me.”

― Draymond Green

“It’s my job to get us in good plays, or more importantly, out of bad plays. That’s what I did.”

― Drew Brees

“Even when people are rich and successful on TV shows, there’s always some trouble – you have to poke holes in them, throw them out of a job, put a pie in the face.”

― Drew Carey

“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called everybody, and they meet at the bar.”

― Drew Carey

“The Marines gave me a really strong sense of discipline and a work ethic that kicks in at my job.”

― Drew Carey

“But sports photography isn’t something you just pick up overnight. You can’t do it once a year for fun and expect to do a good job. And I take pride in what I do.”

― Drew Carey

“If I wasn’t a comic or TV star, I really wanted to be a photojournalist. That was my other dream job.”

― Drew Carey

“I understand why offices need to have office parties. I understand why offices need to have betting pools. No matter what the job, you need things to foster camaraderie and let off steam.”

― Drew Goddard

“When Carpenter was shooting ‘Vampires’ in New Mexico when I was living there, I desperately tried to get a job working on that film, and I couldn’t. So my first job as a PA was on a CBS movie of the week that was shooting next door, and whenever I could, I would sneak over so I could watch.”

― Drew Goddard

“I focus very much on the job and my goals and dreams.”

― Drew McIntyre

“I treat everyone how I would like to be treated, and I try to treat this industry and this job with the respect it deserves.”

― Drew McIntyre

“Six innings, you’re doing your job. That’s a good target to have, but I’m always looking to improve. There’s three more innings of improvement left.”

― Drew Pomeranz

“I have to do a better job of learning how to adjust.”

― Drew Pomeranz

“Because when we’re in space, my job is primarily getting us there and getting us back.”

― Duane G. Carey

“I don’t want to do acting as a chore or a job.”

― Dulquer Salmaan

“People from my father’s generation didn’t have the luxury to be unhappy in their job.”

― Dulquer Salmaan

“My job is really to… everyone is reading the script, and my job is to make sure we all interpret it in as much the same way as possible. And then I give them the freedom to sort of – to get their performance across and then make suggestions where things are not working and accentuate and push things where they really are working.”

― Duncan Jones

“I am only doing my job, and if I score against Mark Hughes’ team, it is nothing personal.”

― Dusan Tadic

“’McLeod’s Daughters’ was my first regular job out of drama school, and my first full-time role. That was great because I learned a lot, in terms of working in front of the camera.”

― Dustin Clare

“With my biology degree, I got this job at an environmental lab. We tested sewage runoff, we tested chemical warfare waste runoff. It’s a job I’ll never do again and I would never wish upon anybody.”

― Dustin Lynch

“But being on location and shooting, whether its in Puerto Rico or Atlanta, it always reminds me of how really cool my job can be. Interacting with the fans is one of the best parts of it.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“I’m a playmaker, and I’m going to score. At the end of the day, my job is to put the ball in the basket.”

― Dwyane Wade

“I am very athletic and like to play tennis, run, hike, and work out with my trainer. I also enjoy traveling, and given that it’s a part of my job, I get to do it a lot.”

― Dylan Lauren

“If I wasn’t doing candy, I’d want to create the best rescue animal-shelter organization. Otherwise, the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson were so much a part of my childhood, and Janet and I have become friends. So my second dream job would be backup singer for Janet Jackson!”

― Dylan Lauren

“The truth is that I’m constitutionally incapable of doing an ordinary job.”

― Dylan Moran

“I would never really analyse what I do. I leave that to other people – I’m not a critic. I just want to get on with whatever I have in hand, you know? Just try to make the best job of the available material.”

― Dylan Moran

“If you want to be an actor or actress out of high school or college, just know what you’re getting in for. It’s a job. If you look at it like a job, and you make it a career and a profession, then you’re bound to do well.”

― Dylan Sprouse

“If Cole and I are together, we’re noticeable. Fan encounters come with the job, and you can’t shy away from them.”

― Dylan Sprouse

“Pittsburgh was a great team. Coach Noll, Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, L.C. Greenwood and all those guys did a great job. That’s the team that kept us from winning two Super Bowls. It was a great rivalry.”

― Earl Campbell

“The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!”

― Earl Nightingale

“He used to have a tent show, a little tent show, and I thought I was going to get a job working one year on the tent show, but he closed it down and I never got to go out there, but anyway, he had a sax and played drums.”

― Earl Scruggs

“I worked with a guy, I can’t think of his name, him and his wife, and one of them had a saxophone and the other played drums. It wasn’t a regular job but I did a few gigs around home with them.”

― Earl Scruggs

“A manager’s job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December.”

― Earl Weaver

“The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won’t hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game.”

― Earl Weaver

“The guy who says, ‘I love the challenge of managing,’ is one step from being out of a job.”

― Earl Weaver

“To keep your job, you fire others or bench them or trade them. You have to do the thinking for 25 guys, and you can’t be too close to any of them.”

― Earl Weaver

“Never stand still. Only stand still enough to learn, and once you stop learning in that stance, move off. Always keep yourself engaged, in theater, in whatever job you can get. If you can’t get an acting job, then go backstage. Or take tickets. But be around actors because that is where you will primarily learn.”

― Ed Asner

“If you can’t get an acting job, then go backstage. Or take tickets.”

― Ed Asner

“My first job was with an auto plant, Kansas City – they treated you like slaves. From there I went back to Chicago, worked in steel mills, drove a cab, stuff like that.”

― Ed Asner

“Always keep yourself engaged, in theater, in whatever job you can get.”

― Ed Asner

“My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic, worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.”

― Ed Bradley

“I made the decision to come back to New York, quit my job and move to Paris.”

― Ed Bradley

“If I started worrying about how my constituents are going to react to every move I make, I wouldn’t be able to do my job here. I’ll do what I think is right and explain it later.”

― Ed Harris

“I am not one of these guys who works job after job after job.”

― Ed Harris

“Seeing what happens when you rip yourself open is what your job is all about.”

― Ed Harris

“If I’ve been an architect of my own career in any fashion, one thing that I’ve attempted to do is not get typecast, in order to be able to play all different kind of characters. I think I’ve done a pretty good job of that over the years.”

― Ed Harris

“This may come as a surprise, given the nature of my job, but I am very guarded and contemplative. I’m not a naturally boisterous person.”

― Ed Helms

“Twelve years ago, if someone attacked me, I wouldn’t let them get away with it. I’d take them on. I now perceive my job to include allowing people to vent their rage.”

― Ed Koch

“Critics are critics: their job is to find things wrong with people.”

― Ed Kowalczyk

“Most people are motivated by the economy. And if you’ve lost your job, lost your mortgage, lost your 401(k), you’re angry. And if your brother-in-law has lost one of those you’re angry still. And when you’re angry you take it out on people who are in office. Which is natural.”

― Ed Rendell

“If I were president, I am not sure that I would offer Ed Rendell the job of chief of staff.”

― Ed Rendell

“My job isn’t about pursuing fame and then becoming an actor. It’s about becoming an actor, and if fame follows suit, that’s fine.”

― Ed Speleers

“I am a member of the London Library, and on almost every single job I do, there is some benefit to be had in going there and pulling two or three books off the shelves.”

― Ed Stoppard

“I don’t come from a famous family and don’t have this detachment from everyday people and everyday life. I’m just doing my job and the attention that comes with it is part of the territory.”

― Ed Westwick

“I’m just happy to be doing a job that I love.”

― Ed Westwick

“Happiness is an inside job.”

― Edd Byrnes

“I was expelled from school at 14, and whilst everyone else was studying for their GCSEs, I got a membership for that gym, and I just started lifting weights. So while everyone else was in school, I was in the gym sort of bulking up, and when I got to 17, I got a full time job.”

― Eddie Hall

“My business is not to show anybody anything; my job is just to do it.”

― Eddie Marsan

“I’m used to being in front of camera and knowing what to think. But if you’re asking me to be me, I get very self-conscious. My job isn’t to be me. Being an actor, people think you can do a eulogy at a funeral, a speech at a wedding. I find all that very nerve-racking.”

― Eddie Marsan

“I know what I try to do. I try to be professional, turn up, not make too much fuss, do the job.”

― Eddie Marsan

“Art is the job of the privileged.”

― Eddie Marsan

“If you leave me waiting ’round for hours and then call on me to do something, I need to be able to do it straight away. That’s my job, like your job is to do what you do.”

― Eddie Marsan

“I had a good job as a printer in the East End. Before the unions destroyed it, that job was very lucrative.”

― Eddie Marsan

“In a movie like this, the relationship between the two guys is crucial. It sinks or swims on how these two guys are together. I think we did a good job.”

― Eddie Murphy

“I’m trying to buy a house and set some sense of roots because otherwise you’re constantly chasing one job after another, and you look back and you’ve had all these very extraordinary experiences with extraordinary people, but there’s not a line of continuity to it.”

― Eddie Redmayne

“When you start out acting, you dream of getting an agent and getting a job. For years, you audition and you get what you can. Choice isn’t something that you have much of.”

― Eddie Redmayne

“I always say my first job is my building trade. The rest comes and goes.”

― Eddie the Eagle

“My mother looked after me full-time when I was young, but as soon as I started school, she got a job in an office.”

― Eddie the Eagle

“We always think every other man’s job is easier than our own. The better he does it, the easier it looks.”

― Eden Phillpotts

“The public hasn’t learned that businesses don’t pay taxes: only people do. They’re confused, and this makes an adviser’s job all the harder.”

― Edgar Fiedler

“Everyone Instagrams all the people they are with. I get that it’s part of the job. But there’s a point where it’s like, ‘Can’t you just be a person and have a separate life to your job?’”

― Edie Campbell

“I know people will criticise when you play bad; that is part of this job, and I am fine with that. That is not a problem. The problem is the insults. That is what hurts the most.”

― Edin Dzeko

“Before you are interviewed for the job you want, try on the complete outfit you intend to wear.”

― Edith Head

“The famous convention of 1787 met in Philadelphia to define the additional powers needed to enable Congress to do its job effectively. Instead, the convention proposed a brand new national government.”

― Edmund Morgan

“In societies where one sees a higher prevalence of ‘modern values’ – individualism, vitalism and self-expression – there’s also higher reported job satisfaction.”

― Edmund Phelps

“The main cause of Europe’s deep fall – the losses of inclusion, job satisfaction and wage growth – is the devastating slowdown of productivity that began in the late 1990s and struck large swaths of the continent. It holds down the growth of wages rates, and it depresses employment.”

― Edmund Phelps

“I’m hoping that the administration and other thought leaders will succeed eventually in bringing the country back to the older idea that the American dream is having a career, getting a job, and getting involved in it, and doing well. That was the core of the good life.”

― Edmund Phelps

“I don’t think it’s the job of theatre at the moment to provide political propaganda; that would be simplistic. We have to explore our situation further before we will understand it.”

― Edward Bond

“The job of every president is to ride herd over Congress.”

― Edward Conard

“My focus is on the reader and that the poet’s job is not to inspire himself or herself. The poet’s job is to inspire some future reader.”

― Edward Hirsch

“To do this job, you really have to love what you’re doing.”

― Edward Kitsis

“When you grow up with a mother who has to wash dishes and clean hotel rooms, you know the importance of having a job, and you can’t be without a job for any length of time, or you will be without anything.”

― Edward P. Jones

“None of us has control over the economy, the job market, or anything else in the global sense. But we are 100% in charge of how we respond to challenges that come our way, be it the loss of a job, a career derailment, or some other disappointment.”

― Edward Whitacre, Jr.

“My very first job was working on a TV show that was a prestigious TV show and well done – was called ‘Family.’”

― Edward Zwick

“My job is to tell the truth about what’s happening as best I can.”

― Edward Zwick

“It is not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It is the manager’s job to make it safe to take them.”

― Edwin Catmull

“Every one of our films, when we start off, they suck… our job is to take it from something that sucks to something that doesn’t suck. That’s the hard part.”

― Edwin Catmull

“Democracy demands that judges confine themselves to a narrow sphere of influence – that is why the late Alexander Bickel called the judiciary the ‘Least Dangerous Branch.’ In a world governed by a proper conception of their role, judges don’t play at being legislators – they leave that job to our elected representatives.”

― Edwin Meese

“What do you prefer? A prime minister obsessed with being popular, or a prime minister who does the job?”

― Ehud Olmert

“The only job that ever really worked for me was teaching because you are your own master once you get into the room. You just have to show up on time and talk about what you care about.”

― Eileen Myles

“Knowing how to tactfully criticize someone’s work is a mentor’s job.”

― Eileen Pollack

“I love that I have a job that I love.”

― Ekaterina Gordeeva

“I love telling stories, I love entertaining, and I love my job.”

― Ekta Kapoor

“I don’t necessarily think the way people do, but that’s not my problem. My problem is not to reinforce or destroy any ideas anyone might have about me, how I do what I do, what my intentions are, the way that I do it. My only job, as far as I can see, is to do the music that I want to do.”

― El-P

“Every person – we want to make sure that every person who wants a job will indeed get one.”

― Elaine Chao

“Washington policymakers have to understand the adverse implications of their actions on job creation, and they must reorder some of their priorities.”

― Elaine Chao

“While there have been news reports of recent college graduates living with their parents because they have been unable to find a job paying a salary sufficient to move out, their near and long-term career prospects remain far brighter than for those without a college degree.”

― Elaine Chao

“The greatest job creation is driven by entrepreneurs and young businesses, so they merit special attention.”

― Elaine Chao

“For significant job creation to occur, prospective entrepreneurs and current business owners must not fear the future or be under assault from their own government in the present.”

― Elaine Chao

“We need long-term tax reform that promotes private sector job creation. And legislated mandates that kill jobs by raising the cost of payrolls need to be eliminated.”

― Elaine Chao

“To better deal with shortages of qualified applicants now and in the future, government policy makers need to acknowledge that government job training programs could stand improvement.”

― Elaine Chao

“America’s private sector job creators need elected leaders to lead and get out of the way.”

― Elaine Chao

“Washington’s parasitic approach to the private sector must change for there to be widespread, near-term and enduring prosperity and job creation.”

― Elaine Chao

“The borrow-spend-and-centralize agenda that has been so destructive to job creation elsewhere in America has been a gravy boat inside the Beltway.”

― Elaine Chao

“To foster entrepreneurship, expansion and job creation, more leaders at all levels of government have to demonstrate some understanding of what it takes to build and grow businesses in the private sector.”

― Elaine Chao

“As tough as it is for many college graduates to get their planned careers on track, it could be worse: They could be trying to find a job without a college degree.”

― Elaine Chao

“In 1981, Ms. Ebtekar was made editor-in-chief of the English-language newspaper ‘Kayhan International.’ The man who gave her the job was Mr. Khatami, who was then head of the Kayhan publishing house.”

― Elaine Sciolino

“In 1991, only two years into the Bush administration, Condoleezza Rice suddenly left her powerful job as the top Russia expert on the National Security Council and went back to California – to get a life.”

― Elaine Sciolino

“When I was growing up in comedy, there were maybe 10 comics in the whole country. Everyone had a day job. You worked free for years in little clubs, then you got your big break and became a star.”

― Elayne Boosler

“I wasn’t funny as a kid. I remember enjoying comedians, but I never understood it was a job choice or a profession.”

― Elayne Boosler

“As an actor, I’m always just so pumped when I get any job. To be a working actor takes a lot of luck.”

― Elden Henson

“Honestly, I know it sounds corny, but as an actor, I’m just so happy to have a job.”

― Elden Henson

“I’ve never been fired from an acting job.”

― Elden Henson

“’Hunger Games’ was an awesome job. I never had to learn any lines. I never had to do any ADR.”

― Elden Henson

“I am so lucky to do the job I do.”

― Eleanor Tomlinson

“I think I am incredibly generous with how much I give to my projects, but that’s my generosity with the job.”

― Elena Anaya

“And what my constitutional values are are wholly irrelevant to the job, and so neither you nor anyone else will know what they are.”

― Elena Kagan

“It’s not that there are no masters, but that there are many. And the job of the solicitor general is to balance those masters and to accommodate them all, each in their proper places, wisely and well and in so doing to represent the people of the United States.”

― Elena Kagan

“I think that if there are positions that you can’t argue… then the responsibility is probably to resign. If one’s own conscience is opposed to the requirements and responsibilities of the job, then it’s time to leave the job.”

― Elena Kagan

“When I am working, I have two shows on Saturday, and when I wake up, and it’s a lovely day, I just cry. I’m joking: I love my job.”

― Elena Roger

“If you have poor management that’s not doing the right job, you end up with unions filling the void and… page after page of work rules and thicker and thicker contracts.”

― Eli Broad

“As a director, you have to know what actors are doing. You’re the one telling them what to do. The actors’ job is to come prepared to the set, but sometimes, if they’re beginning actors or people who are non-actors, you have to teach them how to act.”

― Eli Roth

“I consider reading to be part of my job.”

― Elin Hilderbrand

“I was nearly fired from my second job, which was writing press releases for Boston’s public television station.”

― Elinor Lipman

“Being the chief minister of a regional government is just a pastime compared with the hellish job of being prime minister of two different communities brought together.”

― Elio Di Rupo

“Any reasonable economist will tell you that it’s nearly impossible to isolate the impact of right-to-work laws on a state’s job growth. A multitude of other factors intervene. However, one thing the numbers can show is that right-to-work laws have a negative effect on the wages of workers in that state.”

― Eliot Spitzer

“Better to just be real. Show up and do your job and be a nice person.”

― Elisabeth Rohm

“I had a soap opera, and my next job was working with Kyle McLachlan on The Invisible Man.”

― Elisabeth Rohm

“Our most important job in Congress is to provide for our national defense, and therefore, every year, Congress allocates funds and determines defense priorities in a bill known as the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA.”

― Elise Stefanik

“The Capitol Police have a very tough job.”

― Elise Stefanik

“I remember hitting Sarah Michelle Gellar with a right hook during my first week on the job. It was awful. They usually pair actors with stunt doubles to avoid things like that.”

― Eliza Dushku

“After I graduated high school and came out to do ‘Buffy,’ I was enrolled at my mom’s university, and I was going to go get a real job. I never thought of acting and never really wanted to be an actor.”

― Eliza Dushku

“I directed plays in college. It’s something that I have sort of always put in the back of my mind, and I’m a busy actress, and it’s very difficult to sort of find the time, honestly, to commit to directing. It’s a very – it’s a big, big job.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“Friendship is a difficult, dangerous job. It is also (though we rarely admit it) extremely exhausting.”

― Elizabeth Bibesco

“My job as the mother of daughters is to make sure my children see that every opportunity is available to them.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“My job is to stay alive until the medicine and research catch up.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“For me to do my job effectively, we need to continue to earn public confidence. That involves transparency and accountability.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“My job is to get things done.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“My job is to be a problem-solver.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“Lots of people want to have written; they don’t want to write. In other words, they want to see their name on the front cover of a book and their grinning picture on the back. But this is what comes at the end of a job, not at the beginning.”

― Elizabeth George

“It is the job of the novelist to touch the reader.”

― Elizabeth George

“It’s definitely part of my job description not to be too fat.”

― Elizabeth Hurley

“This was what you did in the ’50s: You get married, get a job, put your husband through graduate school, and have two kids – a girl and a boy.”

― Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“The first play I ever did was with Michael Langham, Brian Bedford, and Colm Feore, at Stratford Festival. That was my first professional job, and I got to work with Garland Wright and so many great artists.”

― Elizabeth Marvel

“OK, so I’m a working mom that also gets to kiss George Clooney. That’s a little bit of a perk of the job.”

― Elizabeth Marvel

“At my first library job, I worked with a woman named Sheila Brownstein, who was The Reader’s Advisor. She was a short, bosomy Englishwoman who accosted people at the shelves and asked if they wanted advice on what to read, and if the answer was yes, she asked what writers they already loved and then suggested somebody new.”

― Elizabeth McCracken

“So the English approach to show business and their work is more – and this is a big generalization, I hasten to say – but it’s more, they work on it as a craft job.”

― Elizabeth McGovern

“My job now is to work hard and learn all I can.”

― Elizabeth McGovern

“My first job was when I was about 12, cleaning houses in the afternoons for different elderly women in town. I hated it.”

― Elizabeth Strout

“Part of my job is to make sense of all that I hear, and to retell it in a forceful way so that the decision-makers at Treasury can hear it. At least that’s how I see it.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“I never sought nor gained personal benefit in school or job applications based on my heritage.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“In the 1960s, a minimum wage job would keep a family of three afloat.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“Going to college and finding a good job no longer guarantee economic safety.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“I graduated law school nine months pregnant and didn’t take a job.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“Most women file for bankruptcy in the aftermath of a serious medical problem, a job loss, or a family break up. It is hard to protect against those.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“My plan was always to leave school and live in a flat with some friends, have a 9 to 5 job, and try to get as many gigs as I could. I wanted to keep writing and then eventually, in my twenties, head to a record label and hope they’d sit down and listen to my book of songs, sign me as a songwriter and maybe an artist in development.”

― Ella Henderson

“What I love about this job is it’s literally a different day every single day, isn’t it? One day you’re a nurse, the next day you’re in a band – you can just make it up. I’m just a big kid, and that’s really what this job is – just playing dress-up every day.”

― Ella Purnell

“There would be nothing to get me to run for president. I don’t even understand how anyone would want that job at all. Although I would be able to play golf which I don’t seem to have time now.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“I think that having a job in journalism, despite all of the changes, is still a fantastic way to be – make a living observing your society and having a chance to use your voice.”

― Ellen Goodman

“I have trouble sometimes watching actors – even when they do a great job – with an accent.”

― Ellen Page

“Happiness is not that easy to achieve, but having a handsome husband, a beautiful baby, and a great job helps.”

― Ellen Pompeo

“Being a mother is the most fun job I’ve ever had.”

― Ellen Pompeo

“I just sing and write songs and wear what I want. It’s quite a good job really. If I wanted to I suppose I could become more of a fashion icon, but singing is my thing.”

― Ellie Goulding

“I don’t think there was ever a moment when I was like, ‘Yeah, I want to be a singer!’ I guess it just happened. I performed a lot when I was younger and stuff, but I remember getting to the point where I thought I might have to get a normal job.”

― Ellie Goulding

“I want to be a morning-talk-show host. I love Kelly Ripa’s job. She gets to live in New York and has this amazing job hosting a talk show.”

― Ellie Kemper

“It was like my part-time job as a kid to be an adventurer… in my head. I used to sword-fight in the garden and in the park – with my Nan, of all people, with my Nan who can barely walk! I used to make her run around, and I’d go around destroying these trees and cones and stuff.”

― Elliot Knight

“But tending machinery was one thing; defining what we were trying to do and why we were doing it, and developing ways to measure how well the job was done – this was something else again.”

― Elliot Richardson

“I thought I was going to be killed. The casualties were so heavy, it was just a given. I learned to take each day, each mission, as it came. That’s an attitude I’ve carried into my professional life. I take each case, each job, as it comes.”

― Elliot Richardson

“Being an Arab leader has its rewards: the suite at the Waldorf-Astoria during the United Nations General Assembly, travel in your own plane, plenty of cash, even job security – whether kings, sheiks or presidents, with or without elections, most serve for life.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship. It drives everything: Job creation, poverty alleviation, innovation.”

― Elliott Bisnow

“I had no idea who Elektra was. When the producers asked me before I booked the job, I had to tell them. It was a great surprise when I actually got the job.”

― Elodie Yung

“I think the best thing you can hope for, as you continue on, is to learn so much from every job.”

― Eloise Mumford

“It’s very important to like the people you work with. Otherwise, your job is going to be quite miserable.”

― Elon Musk

“Just knowing how the body works and being athletic means it’s easier to stay athletic while working a different job.”

― Elsa Hosk

“Smokey Robinson writes the heartfelt songs, whereas it was my job to write the songs about weakness and failure in love.”

― Elvis Costello

“I’d love to write a book and dabble in TV a little more – but only if it’s right. I’m not going to go out there and beg anyone for a job.”

― Elvis Duran

“Radio was always a fun, geeky thing to be a fan of – the history of radio, where it is, and where it’s going – but it was really also a pretty easy job.”

― Elvis Duran

“I grew up in the age of radio where we just went wherever the jobs were available. The job doing afternoons at Z100 was, funny enough, the only job I could find.”

― Elvis Duran

“I had a little radio, and I listened to music in my bedroom when I was supposed to be sleeping. I was probably 6 or 7 years old, and I loved the DJs who would come on and talk about the artists and the songs they were singing, and they gave away prizes. I was like, ‘This is a cool job!’”

― Elvis Duran

“I never interned. The first job I ever had was a very low-paying job, and the guy running the radio station was so poor, he couldn’t pay us sometimes – so it’s almost like an internship, right?”

― Elvis Duran

“Selling tickets at the Bing Theater at LACMA was my first job in L.A.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“My first paying job in Los Angeles was taking tickets at the Bing under Ron Haver.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“If the audience walks out of a concert thinking, What a wonderful experience, then we have done our job.”

― Emanuel Ax

“The childhood games ended for me when I was 14 and I finished school. I had to find a job, not an easy thing in those days.”

― Emil Zatopek

“I’ve always believed in trying to be as open as possible. I think it almost comes with the job – if you can bare your emotions, it makes for better acting.”

― Emilia Fox

“I always try and take something from each job.”

― Emilie de Ravin

“Writing is a lonely job unless you’re a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach.”

― Emilio Estevez

“I don’t make any plans. When I finish one job, I make the most of some time off, then get back on it again.”

― Emily Atack

“The ‘Celeb Juice’ job was never mine – people just guessed – but it was quite funny to watch the rumours.”

― Emily Atack

“I have learned that I am terrified of everything, but I can get the job done.”

― Emily Atack

“I was always warned about how hard it was to get work, so I didn’t at all expect to get a job before I’d even left LAMDA. I was very realistic about it.”

― Emily Beecham

“I think for me the job always has to be the right thing at the right time.”

― Emily Blunt

“In my first few years as an actor, I took one terrible TV job after another. But even as I laughed off my awful roles and made fun of myself to friends, my work made me cringe – I dreaded anyone’s seeing it. I was crushed that I wasn’t doing anything I was proud of.”

― Emily Mortimer

“Chuck Lorre and everyone else on ‘Mom’ did such a great job of balancing that line that rides tragedy and comedy. They make you cry, and then they make you crack up about it.”

― Emily Osment

“Much of what I do in my job is think about whether relationships we see in data are causal, as opposed to just reflecting correlations. It’s exactly these issues which come up in evaluating studies in public health.”

― Emily Oster

“I’ve always loved doing research. I remember doing a research project on the Babylonian numeral system in the eighth grade and thinking, ‘This is pretty awesome – is this really a job you can have?’ This led me toward a career as an academic, although it took me until college to realise that economics was the right field.”

― Emily Oster

“It’s not a bad idea to be single, so I can concentrate on my job.”

― Emily Procter

“Having a crying baby is inspiration to get the job done quickly.”

― Emily Procter

“It’s a whole different kind of anxiety. But the great thing about doing a theatre job is that once the ball starts rolling you just have to go with it, it’s inexorable.”

― Emily Watson

“Making movies is a dangerous job. Because you are always the one who stands at the center of the universe when making movies.”

― Emir Kusturica

“I don’t really care if people get upset. I think I’m doing my job if people get upset; I want them to think! We all want them to think, hopefully.”

― Emma Caulfield

“I’m very flattered because Margot Robbie is insanely beautiful, but it’s always annoying to have people focusing on your looks as opposed to what you’re actually doing on the job. But also, I’ll take it. There are worse people to be compared to.”

― Emma Mackey

“During an election, it’s like they’re doing my job: they’re going around banging the drum for their party and selling their movie. You know, it’s the same thing.”

― Emma Thompson

“To be honest, I’ve always had far too much freedom. I had a job when I was 10. I started living on my own when I was 17 or 18. I’ve earned my own money; I’ve traveled the world. What would I rebel against?”

― Emma Watson

“I had a job when I was 10. I started living on my own when I was 17 or 18. I’ve earned my own money; I’ve traveled the world. What would I rebel against?”

― Emma Watson

“I cannot do a better job than a journalist. I cannot do a better job than politicians – what I can do is play my football.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“We are implementing an in-depth reform on labor market, not to reduce rights for workers but to provide more visibility and more efficiency to investors and employers because it’s the key for job creation.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“I had my mouth done when I was 27. It was a botched job. Obviously, if I had liked my mouth I wouldn’t have had it re-done.”

― Emmanuelle Beart

“When I did ‘Frantic,’ I didn’t have a lot of experience. My English was so bad, and I did an OK job, I think, but I was not amazing.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“I’ve learned to take jobs as an actress that is meaningful to me because I’ve never taken a job for the money.”

― Emmy Rossum

“If I wanted to play it safe, I’d get a normal job with a secure paycheck.”

― Emory Cohen

“Van Gaal does a good job wherever he is.”

― Emre Can

“For me, it is all about people having jobs, and that is why I make no apology for having focused relentlessly on employment and job creation.”

― Enda Kenny

“My job is to rectify the public finances and hand the country back to the people so they can really have a future, and that is what I will do.”

― Enda Kenny

“I don’t take myself too seriously, but I take the job very seriously, and I expect people to do the job that they’re given because this is about all our people, young and old, and it’s an enormous responsibility.”

― Enda Kenny

“My job starts at a quarter to seven in the morning, and you go right through until whatever time is necessary to finish up.”

― Enda Kenny

“If I’m off the road, I get itchy feet. It’s my work, my job.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“My job is to entertain people and make them happy. I’m blessed to be able to do that.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I love what I do, and I’m glad that people still love what I do. I’m booked, I come there, I do my job, and I hope they like what I bring to them.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“The job of an artist is to entertain and not get involved with politics. We give the people in the countries we are visiting a good show – that’s the purpose of an entertainer.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“You’ve got to find a sweet spot where you skill meets your passion, meets your job.”

― Eniola Aluko

“I really appreciate an actor who has paid their dues and who has learned hard knocks and has been rewarded in the end. I don’t understand young actors who get off the turnip truck and land in Hollywood and get a great job. They do not realize how fortunate they are.”

― Enrico Colantoni

“I used to be a Geico Caveman for live events. I was a corporate mascot. It was the silliest job. It was actually awesome and fun, but it was retarded.”

― Eric Andre

“’Skyline’ is an alien invasion film that really takes an interesting look at the genre. The writers did an amazing job of creating a new take at how life from other planets come and plan to invade Earth.”

― Eric Balfour

“When I go on the plane to fly home, I’m literally capable of forgetting what I do for a job. That also comes about because I choose to take massive breaks between projects, and because I choose to do this ridiculous thing of keeping home, home.”

― Eric Bana

“You’ll read things and say, this is a really good project and it’s probably going to be a hit, but I can see 20 other people playing that part. You have to have some sense of ownership to do a good job and be married to it for ever.”

― Eric Bana

“To support my brothers and me, my mother got a job so menial that we never discussed it.”

― Eric Braeden

“I was 15 when I got my first job as a proofreader for an advertising agency in the City, earning £12 a week. But by then, I was already playing darts tournaments every weekend, regularly winning the £50 first prize. By the time I was 16 and winning two or three contests a weekend, I ditched the agency job and concentrated on darts.”

― Eric Bristow

“Our job is not to set things right but to see them right.”

― Eric Butterworth

“I am not for raising taxes in a recession, especially when it comes to job creators that we need so desperately to start creating jobs again.”

― Eric Cantor

“It’s like, now you’re actually complaining because you’re making $9 million and guys are making more? If it makes you that upset, quit. Leave the game. Go home then and try finding another job that’s going to pay you that.”

― Eric Davis

“Baseball is not what I love. It’s my job.”

― Eric Davis

“The last two times I went to spring training, I had to win a job, and if I didn’t get off to a blazing start, I’m on the bench. Now, I’ve proven myself, so it’s not essential that I get off to a real good start.”

― Eric Davis

“I kind of believe that, whenever possible, you should finish the job that you set out to do.”

― Eric Garcetti

“My main job and my overwhelming job starts with my family, my street, my neighborhood, and my city.”

― Eric Garcetti

“Any attorney general who is not an activist is not doing his or her job.”

― Eric Holder

“When you start a new job or a particular journey, you really don’t know what to expect. I mean, you hear about your name being on the bestsellers list, but it doesn’t really mean anything. Like, really, what does that translate to?”

― Eric Jerome Dickey

“Think about the way most companies currently hire. You post a job and then get blind resumes in response. This should be a social experience.”

― Eric Lefkofsky

“My most romantic job: I was a manager at Baskin-Robbins.”

― Eric McCormack

“My first job was at Baskin-Robbins. I made store manager at 16.”

― Eric McCormack

“I have a job to do, so I’m gonna do it.”

― Eric Reid

“When I’m on the field, I just do my job.”

― Eric Reid

“I pride myself on being able to get the guys lined up on the team, and being a great teammate and also doing my job.”

― Eric Reid

“The United States is locked in a new arms race for that most precious resource – the future entrepreneurs upon whom economic growth depends. Substantial research shows that immigrants play a key role in American job creation.”

― Eric Ries

“My job is to enforce the law, without fear or favor.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“As the state’s chief law enforcement officer, it’s my job to see that perpetrators of fraud are brought to justice.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“As Attorney General, my most important responsibility is keeping New Yorkers safe by enforcing the laws that protect our people from harm. But another fundamental part of my job is to seek to advance the basic American principle of equal justice under law.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“I know a lot of writers who would much rather be writing the Great American Novel, but they’ve got bills to pay and alimony, and so they take a job at a less-than-reputable paper. You know, you do what you gotta do.”

― Eric Stoltz

“My job was to give ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ production team lots of options when it came to Duke. So that’s what I always tried to do.”

― Eric Stonestreet

“With vocal and choral music, first and foremost, it’s the text. Not only do I need to serve the text, but the text – when I’m doing it right – acts as the perfect ‘blueprint’, and all the architecture is there. The poet has done the heavy lifting, so my job is to find the soul of the poem and then somehow translate that into music.”

― Eric Whitacre

“I loved all fantasy, and I always thought that the ideal job as a performer and an entertainer would be to take on a mythical character, you know? Make someone up. Give them a voice, a mannerism, whatever. I always thought that that was the coolest way to do.”

― Erica Cerra

“I love working in television, and I’ve been thrilled to be a part of so many wonderful shows. I worked with Lady Gaga on ‘Gossip Girl,’ and the brilliant Felicity Huffman on ‘Desperate Housewives,’ but I think my favorite TV job so far was the pilot I shot for the CW Network this year called ‘Joey Dakota.’”

― Erich Bergen

“The kind of job where you come in and work 9 to 5, and where someone tells you what to do all day is becoming scarcer and scarcer.”

― Erik Brynjolfsson

“The kind of job where you have to hustle and hustle and where you’re not sure whether you will have enough clients next month, where you have less job security, is becoming much more common.”

― Erik Brynjolfsson

“It was a hard job, but it was a lot of fun and I’ll always be grateful to Ponch. He was a part of me.”

― Erik Estrada

“Trying to find ideas is the hardest part of my job. You’d think it would be the most fun. Just sitting around reading whatever I want, going to cafes and libraries. But I always feel so unproductive. I think I was raised too well by my parents.”

― Erik Larson

“I’ve heard from the movie marketplace that James Cameron did such a killer job with ‘Titanic’ that it’s almost impossible to do anything better.”

― Erik Larson

“Love scenes feel very mechanical. But our whole job is to make it look real.”

― Erika Christensen

“I mean, I don’t necessarily want to leave because I have this job, but I would love to do a good play.”

― Erika Slezak

“Jean’s whole job is to protect Victoria. Jean is a very practical, very orderly, very disciplined person; she is the personality called the gatekeeper.”

― Erika Slezak

“I try to stay in shape just to handle things like the stress of a job or everyday life.”

― Erin Andrews

“I don’t cheer for anyone because my job is obviously more important, but the reason why I got into sports is because of my father. He’s a giant sports fan and we are from New England, so he cheered for the Celtics and the Red Sox.”

― Erin Andrews

“When I left Merrill Lynch, one of the things that upset me the most wasn’t losing my job. It was not being able to see those people the following day. It was almost like divorcing 40 people.”

― Erin Duffy

“If words are doing their job, then their novelty will not be the most noticeable thing about them.”

― Erin McKean

“Rejection is, of course, part of any successful model’s career, as ironic as that sounds. It’s how you pick yourself up and get on with the job.”

― Erin O’Connor

“As a model, part of my job is to be critiqued physically.”

― Erin O’Connor

“In my work, I’m called to a job at the drop of a hat, so I like a sense of order to my holidays, and holding a map makes me happy.”

― Erin O’Connor

“My job is to sell clothes to very rich women.”

― Erin O’Connor

“China is our largest trading partner in Asia. The normalization of our relations will create major opportunities for Norwegian businesses and for job creation. We also hope to resume negotiations on a free trade agreement with China.”

― Erna Solberg

“I got a job immediately after leaving high school; I was lucky – three dollars a week and all I could eat, working on a vegetable truck.”

― Ernest Borgnine

“Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand. They didn’t waste time waiting for inspiration.”

― Ernest Newman

“When you sign a contract with a club like Barca, that’s what you have to cope with. You have to show your face when you’ve lost games. I knew that when I came into the job.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“Also I’m a part of the people that I’ve worked with in baseball that have been so great to me, Mr. Earl Mann of Atlanta, who gave me my first baseball broadcasting job.”

― Ernie Harwell

“I’d like to be remembered as someone who showed up for the job. I consider myself a worker.”

― Ernie Harwell

“What happens with any announcer when he comes into an area, if he stays four or five years and does a fairly decent job, people accept him and he becomes part of the family.”

― Ernie Harwell

“It’s a hard call, but I’ve no desire to live my children’s lives. I think my job as a father is to protect them, to allow them a safe place to grow up and to teach them what I’ve learned.”

― Ernie Hudson

“Our job is not to change people; our job is to connect people to Jesus, and it’s Jesus’ job to change people.”

― Erwin McManus

“The reality is that every human being is placed on this planet, and one of the things that drives humans is their need for meaning, and if you can make every job meaningful, then you will guarantee that every job will be done to its highest level of excellence.”

― Erwin McManus

“Being honest is my job. That’s what music is for me.”

― Erykah Badu

“As the captain of the team, my job involves more than just playing. I have to talk to the players and motivate them.”

― Essam El Hadary

“I train hard, every day, not because it’s my job but because I love football.”

― Essam El Hadary

“I would love to get a job in France!”

― Essie Davis

“In the 21st century when few of us stay in the same job all our lives, I would like to think there was flexibility so teachers could become social workers, or foster carers become teachers.”

― Estelle Morris

“By creating useful job descriptions and making clear what qualifications should be expected, the Department aims to help improve schools’ ability to recruit the right people.”

― Estelle Morris

“My focus and that of all members of the Government responsible for delivering services to the public is to make sure that the public sector can use all the skills it needs to do the job the public wants it to do.”

― Estelle Morris

“Law became boring, but like every job I’ve done, it helped prepare me for a career in music.”

― Estelle

“Why should you stay in one place and one country if they’re not offering you a job? It doesn’t make sense!”

― Estelle

“People no longer have one job for life, so it is right that younger generations adapt.”

― Esther McVey

“Universal Credit claimants who refuse to accept a zero hours contract job offer, without good reason, can be subject to a sanction.”

― Esther McVey

“If that is your route, to go to university and get a job that way, that is fantastic.”

― Esther McVey

“If your route is that you are practically minded, and that is what presses your button, and you do an apprenticeship and you get a job that way, that is fantastic.”

― Esther McVey

“When I became minister for employment, that was my ideal job because it meant I was able to reflect on what I saw growing up and actually try to change it.”

― Esther McVey

“This is how I am. I’m happy with my friends, my family, my job.”

― Esther McVey

“People shouldn’t have to lose their accents to get a fair crack at the whip at a job or move up within a sector or industry.”

― Esther McVey

“I took a job at the pool in order to earn the five cents a day it cost to swim. I counted wet towels. As a bonus, I was allowed to swim during lunchtime.”

― Esther Williams

“It’s the writer’s job to disarm the reader of his logic, to just make the reader feel.”

― Ethan Canin

“I think it’s my job to risk looking foolish. One of the things I’ve learned from the actors I’ve worked with is you don’t get something for nothing. If you don’t risk looking foolish, you’ll never do anything special.”

― Ethan Hawke

“’Brooklyn’s Finest,’ this is the kind of movie that’s why I want to be an actor, to tell real-life stories. This is where I feel my job is, to interpret life.”

― Ethan Hawke

“The U.S. media have done a shameful job of reporting on the Arab world.”

― Ethan Zuckerman

“Even sleep is part of my job because I need a certain number of hours of sleep to be able to train at the intensity that I do. I’m constantly working to keep my body in the best possible shape.”

― Eugenie Bouchard

“If you’re always waiting for a producer to hire you… your chances are really, really small. I’ve been knocking on doors and asking for a job for many years, and my career really changed when I decided to create my own material.”

― Eugenio Derbez

“The best perk of my job is getting to take products home. I mean, my bathroom looks like Sephora; like a clean, smaller Sephora.”

― Eva Chen

“My job is more about helping people tell their stories in ever more interesting ways.”

― Eva Chen

“I was going to college for broadcast journalism because I knew whatever career path I would take, I knew I wanted to be talking to as many people as possible and inspiring as many people as possible, particularly girls. When I was in college, I was like, ‘I know I’m going to be on camera a lot when I’m older if I fall into my dream job.’”

― Eva Gutowski

“I was making almost minimum wage on ‘The Young and the Restless.’ But it was my first job, so I accepted my first quote. I had a great time on it, and it obviously led me to better things.”

― Eva Longoria

“If I could create one job in the private sector by helping to grow a business, that would be one more than Congress has created in the last six months.”

― Evan Bayh

“After ‘Divergent,’ I got a job rewriting a sci-fi script at Paramount. I think they really liked what I did, so I got a call saying, ‘We’re about to shoot ‘Ninja Turtles’ in three or four months; do you wanna come in and do a little work on the script?’ That was the beginning of a many-month ‘Ninja Turtle’ odyssey.”

― Evan Daugherty

“What comes with a job as a staff member of the BBC is a certain self-censoring that you get utterly used to. You don’t say everything you think. You hold back on some things.”

― Evan Davis

“It all started in Michigan. My dad got a job in Michigan, so we all moved up there from St. Louis. I kind of hung out in the summer and had nothing to do, so I sort of got into acting. And then I was going to Grand Blanc High, doing the acting thing and hoping it would pan out.”

― Evan Peters

“I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t acting. I have taken time off to figure out if it’s what I really want to do, and it is. The only other job I’d want is to be a psychologist, as I spend most of my time analyzing people and emotions.”

― Evan Rachel Wood

“Social media is about friending someone so they’ll invite you to a party or get you a job. If that’s the work, Snapchat is the playground.”

― Evan Spiegel

“We are not advertising ourselves as a secure platform. It’s a communication platform. It’s not our job to police the world or Snapchat of jerks.”

― Evan Spiegel

“When I got the job on ‘Lost,’ I was a broke university student living in the crappiest part of town, with a duct-taped back window on a broken-down car. I existed on peanut butter and tea.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“I consider acting a day job – it’s not my dream; it’s not my be-all, end-all.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“I used to watch actors and say, ‘You poor suckers, that job looks miserable.’”

― Evangeline Lilly

“It’s a surprisingly sacrificial job being an actor.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“I’m a bit delusional, but every time I do a job, I think I’m retired.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“There’s this funny thing with pilots that you have to sign the contract to do the whole job before you’re even offered the part. And they make about a million pilots a year, but hardly any of them get turned into series.”

― Eve Best

“When I was six years old, a children’s agent moved in next door to us, sent me out on a commercial audition, and I got the job.”

― Eve Plumb

“I associate going to an airport with work because I travel so much with my job. So when I have a few days free from work, I tend to stay at home.”

― Evelyn Glennie

“The director can’t do your job for you. He can’t get in front of the camera and perform your part.”

― Everett McGill

“Is there anything more self-defeating than using technology to free up your time – so that you can learn how to do an even better job at it?”

― Evgeny Morozov

“It’s not my job to try and alter the director’s style – he’s in charge, and I’ll always give him my trust.”

― Ewan McGregor

“I don’t do things lightly; I don’t take a job then just phone it in – I’ve never done that.”

― Ewan McGregor

“The NCAA has its rules. It’s our job to abide by them.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“If we go out there, and we play well and win football games, all the good stuff will come with it. It’s not my job to worry about something I can’t control.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“I think I’ve been doing a good job of just making sure that I’m taking care of my body.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“My job is to go out there and play football. My job is to go out there and win football games.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“I don’t think, as a player, I have a weakness on the field. I’ve done a great job of becoming good at everything, so I think that’s what separates me.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“My only advice is to try to get the job that’s most like the job you want, rather than the one that’s more prestigious. Always try to be the talent.”

― Ezra Klein

“Every newspaper in the country covers stories that other newspapers cover. Every industry is filled with people who are competing to do the best job providing a particular service.”

― Ezra Klein

“My first job was when I was eight. I did this opera, which was a Robert Wilson/Philip Glass opera, called ‘White Raven.’ That was a very confusing and trippy creation tale, and I was a kid who brought up the sun and rotated the earth. It was very empowering.”

― Ezra Miller

“No verse is libre for the man who wants to do a good job.”

― Ezra Pound

“If I were to do a movie about Apollo 13, I’d be at NASA studying what it took to go into space. It’s part of your job to go deep, to interview the right people.”

― F. Gary Gray

“There are real tricks to getting a job that I just don’t like or understand – it feels too close to pandering. I’ve tried it, but it doesn’t work.”

― F. Murray Abraham

“Guardiola, Zidane, who’s doing a great work, Tite, also doing a great job in the national team, Simeone. These are managers I would like to work with some day.”

― Fabinho

“For an entrepreneur with ‘improbable’ and ‘impossible’ dreams, the alleged stability that comes from getting ‘a real job’ is nothing but a sign of slavery.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“I love the first two X-Men movies because I thought that Bryan Singer did such a great job. He elevated that whole genre. He’s a very talented director.”

― Famke Janssen

“My friends all say I’m going to be Secretary of State. But I don’t see how that would be much different from the job I have now.”

― Fareed Zakaria

“When you go to a film set, of course you’re going to do your job, and you’re excited about being there, but you somehow feel fatigued that you are just doing this day in and day out.”

― Farhan Akhtar

“I was a complete vagabond till the age of 20, when I got my first job as an assistant director with Pankaj Parashar.”

― Farhan Akhtar

“I stumbled into acting because a friend persuaded me to leave my 9 to 5 job and get into acting.”

― Fawad Khan

“I just like doing my job.”

― Faye Marsay

“I really loved making ‘Love, Nina.’ I was in every scene, which was amazing. Bloody hell, what a job!”

― Faye Marsay

“Acting has always existed alongside my normal life. It’s been a case of learning on the job. I’ve worked in so many styles, with so many people, so I’ve picked bits up from everyone and everything.”

― Felicity Jones

“Without sounding too pretentious, I feel my job is almost like becoming a monk or a nun – it’s a calling.”

― Felicity Jones

“I want to find a nice decent job as a helicopter pilot.”

― Felix Baumgartner

“For a long time, it was believed that war was waged by armies which could not be identified with the nation itself. Professional soldiers took upon themselves the job of defending national interests, and it was understood that the war affected only them; the country itself went on living and working.”

― Ferdinand Buisson

“I had a holiday job in a kitchen, but I think we’ll draw a polite veil over that. There was nothing joyous or creative about it. And none of this helped my studies.”

― Fergus Henderson

“I was 18 when I first started working at a restaurant. I was a dishwasher. I only got the job because I wanted to go to Ibiza for vacation, and washing dishes was the only job I could find.”

― Ferran Adria

“I cook more theoretically than I do practically. My job is creative, and in the kitchen, the biggest part of my creativity is theoretical.”

― Ferran Adria

“Playing with Coutinho is easy. He’s a very quick player who dribbles well. He knows how to play out wide, and my job is not just to go past and help him: it’s also to give the greatest number of passes to him in space around the opposition right-back.”

― Filipe Luis

“I know what my job is: I write the songs, I sing them, I play them on the piano.”

― Fiona Apple

“It was this fascination with hidden lives, I suspect, that led me to journalism; seeking to uncover the truth about people became a job.”

― Fiona Barton

“Yes, there are bad apples, but I do feel journalists do a good job, often in very difficult circumstances.”

― Fiona Barton

“After having seen the job done on that first show of mine, I realized that I felt like I wanted to work again for a short while. Two, three years, then stop.”

― Flip Wilson

“I am learning on every job I do. There is something new every time.”

― Florence Pugh

“I’ve got my ideal job. I like to sing, I like to dance, I like to bang drums and dress up, and someone pays me – it’s incredible.”

― Florence Welch

“I think my grandmother saw my potential first. When I was young, I told her, ‘I think I should get a job.’ She said, ‘No, just keep boxing.’”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“I’ve never had a job. I’ve never needed to.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“This life and this job and this position that I’m put in, it forces you to grow up quick. I definitely got dropped in the deep end.”

― Flume

“I used to never feel pressure to be creative; it’s always just been a fun thing. And then suddenly, it’s my job, and people are asking, ‘Where’s the record?’”

― Flume

“I struggled with the pressure of having the successful record after the first record. Second album syndrome. I’m living proof; it’s very real. It was like a psychological battle to be creative. I used to never feel pressure to be creative; it’s always just been a fun thing. And then suddenly it’s my job, and people are asking, ‘Where’s the record?’”

― Flume

“Well, every time I get ready to do a job I want to lose weight.”

― Fran Drescher

“I did a terrible television pilot that was so badly written and dumb that it became a turning point for me and I decided that I would never accept a job just because I needed the money.”

― Fran Drescher

“Ultimately, we are doing the same job as the men, but I understand that we’re not filling out stadiums.”

― Fran Kirby

“It’s a rare thing when you read a role and have this immediate ownership over it, you have this take and this connection, and it’s not even that you feel that you’re gonna do a good job, it’s that you feel like you’ve found it. It fits, it’s natural; it’s like putting on a good shoe or something.”

― Fran Kranz

“I have friends who are movie stars, and I think it’s just as hard a job as being a working actor. But it’s a different job, and it’s not the one I want.”

― Frances McDormand

“KWMR is my radio station, and I intend to have a job there as I get older. That’s what I’m lobbying for. They don’t need me. They’ve got plenty of people. But let’s see if I can make myself indispensable.”

― Frances McDormand

“There is no difficult moment working together because when we start a new project, Dante starts to make all the sketches and I can see the vision of the movie and then I start my job.”

― Francesca Lo Schiavo

“I’m embarrassed to admit that I thought the world was ending my junior year of high school after a dye job reacted badly with my perm and left me with a sparse and burnt up hairline. Even though I went natural a few years later, my edges never seemed to recover.”

― Franchesca Ramsey

“My job is to allow the character to live and breathe – and become as real to the reader as he or she is to me.”

― Francine Rivers

“Like everyone else, there are days when I don’t want to go to work. However, writing is a job like anything else.”

― Francine Rivers

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”

― Francis Bacon

“The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.”

― Francis Bacon

“People who are in a position of finding out that they’re at risk for some illness, whether it’s breast cancer, or heart disease, are afraid to get that information – even though it might be useful to them – because of fears that they’ll lose their health insurance or their job.”

― Francis Collins

“They needed someone to write a script of The Great Gatsby very quickly for the movie they were making. I took this job so I’d be sure to have some dough to support my family.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“In kindergarten that used to be my job, to tell them fairytales. I liked Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm fairy tales, all the classic fairy tales.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn’t speak any Russian. He didn’t care whether I could understand what they were saying; he wanted me to make up dialogue.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“I had to get a job, and of course, the job was ‘The Godfather.’ That made me be something I didn’t know I was going to be. I became a big-shot director.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“It’s kind of the filmmaker’s job to use visual, cinematic language in a way possible to tell a story that reaches and touches as many people as possible.”

― Francis Lawrence

“I don’t say I create. I copy, of course. I’ve never been interested in the point of view of the tailor or creator. Fashion is a visual impression. This is why I often refuse the name of fashion designer. It’s a superficial, stupid job. The social-psychological aspect is more interesting.”

― Franco Moschino

“The reason I do this job is because I started to be a painter. Making money in art was difficult. The easiest way to make money was to use art for some other reason. One of the easiest and most interesting from an economic point of view was fashion. Fashion pays.”

― Franco Moschino

“Before you, I engage myself to serve my country with the devotion and the exemplary that this post demands. I understand responsibilities of the job and, as such, I give a republican salute to Nicolas Sarkozy who has led France for 5 years and who deserves all of our respect.”

― Francois Hollande

“You can look glamorous even if you’re a housewife, any job you have.”

― Francois Nars

“In this world, you do your job, a good job, and that’s what counts.”

― Francois Nars

“I’ve always had the impression that real militants are like cleaning women, doing a thankless, daily but necessary job.”

― Francois Truffaut

“But the truth is that critics are by definition critical. That’s their job.”

― Frank Black

“As soon as I got into music, I tried to be a working, real artist who gets paid for what he does, who doesn’t have a day job.”

― Frank Black

“Harry Potter was my first job.”

― Frank Dillane

“My job as a pollster is to understand what really matters.”

― Frank Luntz

“Comic-book pages are vertical, and movie screens are relentlessly horizontal. But it’s all the same form. We use different tools, but we get the job done. I’m completely in love with CGI. It’s great for conveying a cartoonist’s sense of reality.”

― Frank Miller

“Each generation’s job is to question what parents accept on faith, to explore possibilities, and adapt the last generation’s system of values for a new age.”

― Frank Pittman

“He’s an incredible person. Messi is not simply a uniquely talented footballer. He’s also strong mentally, very bright, and exceptionally dedicated to his job. Personally speaking, I enjoy watching him play, and I’m deeply proud of him and what he has achieved. Quite simply, he’s the best.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“If someone is quite tall, the people will sing songs about his height. We don’t have to overreact. You just have to do your job.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“I’ve never seen baseball advertise for a job, and I’ve never heard of whites applying for a job. I mean, there’s an old boy network, and it’s lily white.”

― Frank Robinson

“When you see people suffering and dying and hungry, this job gives you the ability to do something about it.”

― Frank Wolf

“What I really care about is writing… Some people feel about touring the way I feel about writing, which is, ‘Whoa, I can’t believe I get to do this as a job.’”

― Frankie Cosmos

“The only reason to do this job is because I love playing my music. And I love my bandmates.”

― Frankie Cosmos

“I’d seen so many people become stagnant in New Jersey – I had this fear I’d just stay there. They’d come out of high school, get a job, get married, have kids and die in Jersey. I wanted more.”

― Frankie Valli

“True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“A public office is not a job, it is an opportunity to do something for the public.”

― Franklin Knight Lane

“No man should have a political office because he wants a job.”

― Franklin Knight Lane

“Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.”

― Franklin P. Jones

“The computer can do a much better job than the human eye, as it is much more systematic in analysing tissues.”

― Frans van Houten

“Dancing is a sweat job.”

― Fred Astaire

“I don’t have any interest in cashing out or leaving the business or doing something else. I just love Subway, and I want to keep focusing on the company for the benefit of all our franchise owners. So I’m kind of like married to the job.”

― Fred DeLuca

“Higher unemployment generally bodes well for franchising. People are looking for a new opportunity, and people who have jobs are a little less confident they’ll always have a job.”

― Fred DeLuca

“From my point of view, my job is just to work hard for our franchisees, so they can maintain the position they’re in, and to grow market share.”

― Fred DeLuca

“That was it – I lost my job… I was very discouraged. I wanted to be in defense work… I’m an American, and I have nothin’ to do with Japan, and so it’s sort of an insult to me.”

― Fred Korematsu

“That’s the whole reason I got into acting: I don’t do this like some grown-ups have to do it, because they have families, and they have to make money. It’s not my job. My dad works to support our family. So I just do it for fun.”

― Fred Savage

“I appreciate everything. I built my career from very humble beginnings. Every job I’ve had, every next rung on the ladder, I appreciate because I know where it started – I started doing Pac-Man vitamin commercials.”

― Fred Savage

“The companies that do the best job on managing a user’s privacy will be the companies that ultimately are the most successful.”

― Fred Wilson

“Usually, I can get the job done with guys in scoring position.”

― Freddie Freeman

“Gary is a old factory town right outside Chicago. From my standpoint, my family migrated there in the ’50s and ’60s from Mississippi – Sardis, Mississippi – shout out to Sardis, Mississippi. My family migrated there just like a lot of black families in that area: they migrated there to get jobs, to get those factory jobs, that steel mill job.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“I played Little League. I was a ‘pitcher.’ But we had a pitching machine, so I was just basically an ‘in-infield’ shortstop because all I got to do was field bloopers six feet from the plate. I couldn’t hit, so that was pretty much my entire job.”

― Freddie Prinze, Jr.

“I know how to create and make people feel something. Honestly, if I didn’t do this, I would just have some minimum-wage job in New Mexico, and I would go out on the weekends and make just enough money to pay my insurance and pay for a couple beers, and that would be it.”

― Freddie Prinze, Jr.

“My first job was four words in ‘Family Matters.’ It was huge!”

― Freddie Prinze, Jr.

“The marketplace judges technologies by their practical effectiveness, by whether they succeed or fail to do the job they are designed to do.”

― Freeman Dyson

“I did not particularly enjoy modeling. I felt I was only utilizing 10 or 20 percent of my abilities. In India, it’s just another job.”

― Freida Pinto

“I’ve been so blessed to have the career I have had, so each and every shoot and job is a privilege for me to be at.”

― Freja Beha Erichsen

“Newspapers do a good job telling me what happened yesterday, but they’d be a lot more impressive if they could tell me what’s going to happen tomorrow.”

― Fuzzy Zoeller

“I had a job since I was old enough to work – since I was, like, 14.”

― G-Eazy

“The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.”

― G. M. Trevelyan

“In prose, you have a lot more room for digression, for very meaty kinds of dialogues. In graphic novels, you’re writing haiku-length dialogue. Your job is to be efficient, to get out of the way of the art.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“I’ve wanted to write comics ever since I figured out it was a job.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“About half the people at Valve have run their own companies, so they always have the option not just to take a job at another game company, but to go start their own company. The question you always have to answer is, ‘How are we making these people more valuable than they would be elsewhere?’”

― Gabe Newell

“I’m really, really interested in the job of acting. I can really care less about being famous. I’m more about the work, and ‘The Big C’ was amazing, so I wanted to be a part of it.”

― Gabourey Sidibe

“I could have easily never worked again after ‘Precious.’ I could be back at my receptionist job and no one would be surprised, but I’m having a very crazy little career that no one thought would happen. Although that was never the plan.”

― Gabourey Sidibe

“For a lot of pop performers, fame and celebrity is part of the job. But for singer-songwriters, no one really cares.”

― Gabrielle Aplin

“I never had only one job. I was either playing ball or writing or doing TV or modeling.”

― Gabrielle Reece

“I never set out to be an actor. Again, my mother presented this job by job to me at the time, and if it sounded fun, I would say yes and if it didn’t, I would say no. I always knew, since I was 7 or 8 years old, that it was a means to an end and that I wanted to go to college.”

― Gaby Hoffmann

“America is where standup comedy was born. It’s the standard. So you want to go and do your job where this is the mecca of what you do.”

― Gad Elmaleh

“It is an immeasurable tragedy to spend a sizeable portion of one’s waking hours doing a job that does not excite you nor infuse you with a sense of purpose.”

― Gad Saad

“I was little there were times I wanted my parents to be normal. I wanted them to have a religion. I wanted them to have a job, like the parents of every other kid I went to school with.”

― Gael Garcia Bernal

“In terms of work, obviously acting is such a job that is very in the flesh kind of thing. It’s your work, but it’s your life, in a way. You can get so mixed up.”

― Gael Garcia Bernal

“TV presenting isn’t the hardest job in the world, and I’ve done all right financially out of it.”

― Gail Porter

“It was my very good fortune to find a mentor, Clay Felker, who started my career at the ‘New York Magazine’ as a freelance writer when I had to quit my job at the ‘Herald Tribune’ to stay home with my young daughter.”

― Gail Sheehy

“In the first phase of shock over, say, your mortgage being called in or your job washed out, it’s essential to engage with others and share the fear, release the feelings, do fun things to take your mind off it.”

― Gail Sheehy

“You don’t have to feel confident to act confident. In fact, it’s the most important acting job you can learn.”

― Gail Sheehy

“I looked out into the audience, saw dozens of faces I knew well – LGBTQ folks, mostly – all avid comics readers and superhero fans and DC supporters, and it just hit me: Why was this so impossible? Why in the world can we not do a better job of representation of not just humanity, but also our own loyal audience?”

― Gail Simone

“When I first started editing a ‘Year’s Best’ volume in the ’70s, the job was pretty straightforward – there were three or four monthly magazines to read and a few original anthologies from trade publishers every year.”

― Gardner Dozois

“As a younger player, I never really thought about where I should be on the field. It was just about doing a job.”

― Gareth Barry

“In my head, I felt if I’d stayed at City and got a chance, I could have done a good job. It was made clear that wasn’t going to happen, though.”

― Gareth Barry

“Young adults living with a stutter is hard work. How do they handle job interviews? What do they do when the phone rings? How do they ‘chat someone up’? All these things the average person takes for granted prove to be a stammerer’s biggest challenge.”

― Gareth Gates

“I am extremely proud to be appointed England manager. However, I am also conscious getting the job is one thing; now I want to do the job successfully.”

― Gareth Southgate

“First and foremost, I love the job I’m in. I’m proud to be England manager.”

― Gareth Southgate

“My job is to allow people to dream. Make the impossible seem possible.”

― Gareth Southgate

“When I played cricket for the West Indies, I never worried. I never really watched anyone else. I had a job to do, and I tried to do it to the best of my ability.”

― Garfield Sobers

“Yeah, I like to have fun – I think that’s a good way to live. I think you’re better at your job if you like it.”

― Garret Dillahunt

“I’ve always liked stories. I’m always reading, ever since I was a kid. I’ve always been reading and wanting to be in some other world. This is the perfect job for me.”

― Garrett Dillahunt

“It’s a hard job. It means giving up some things, but on the other hand they keep saying you can have it all. You can’t really have it all so easy. You can do a little of this and little of that.”

― Garry Marshall

“I was a journalist. I was a drummer. I was everything. I didn’t know what the heck I was. But with Jack Paar, the job was very specific – no confusion. You came in each day. You wrote five pages of jokes. You handed the pages in… The pressure was to write five pages of jokes every day. I did it, and I thought, ‘This is what I like to do.’”

― Garry Marshall

“Satire is a form of social control, it’s what you do. It’s not personal. It’s a job.”

― Garry Trudeau

“Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I’m not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else’s job. I just can’t think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!”

― Garth Brooks

“The guys have told me not to quit my day job.”

― Garth Brooks

“Filmmaking is not a job but a social responsibility for me.”

― Garth Davis

“There’s no doubt that ‘Lion’ is an audience pleaser. I mean, I went to a lot of research screenings all over, in London and America and Australia, and the results were ridiculous, and the crowds were… they just loved the movie, so for me, my job is done.”

― Garth Davis

“I loved publishing; I loved working in the book industry, but I’ve been writing pretty much nonstop since I was 19. I realized very early on that I would need a day job, and I wanted one that was in books.”

― Garth Nix

“I’m trying to focus on my job as I see it, which is to write the next thing and to remain, to the degree that I ever was, a noticer.”

― Garth Risk Hallberg

“I was working my first adult job, a quasi journalistic job, writing content for a website. In the offices, we had banks of TVs, papers, a constant media stream, which was unusual for 2001.”

― Garth Risk Hallberg

“Republican values – strong families, faith, personal responsibility and freedom, among others – are not unique to specific subsets of the electorate. They are universal values, and it is Republicans’ job to remind Americans of that fact.”

― Gary Bauer

“We just want to see entertaining, exciting games, and we want the officials to do a good job.”

― Gary Bettman

“I was always a fan of the game, and I wouldn’t have taken this job if I wasn’t a fan of the game.”

― Gary Bettman

“Upon graduation, believe it or not, I had no job. I had no interviews. I had no prospects. I had no worries. What I did have, I had passion. I had enormous passion. I had passion for financial markets. I had fallen in love with financial markets.”

― Gary Cohn

“I still have the desire to do the job of acting. It’s just a matter of whether I’ll be allowed to do the job of acting that remains to be seen. There are only so many brick walls that I’m willing to beat my head on.”

― Gary Coleman

“My slogan is I’m the least qualified guy for the job, but I’d probably do the best job.”

― Gary Coleman

“That’s a large part of the job as governor: to create and maintain the optimal balance.”

― Gary Herbert

“My desire to be an artist really came out of being broke and unemployed and incapable of holding a job down. That’s what it was driven by for sure.”

― Gary Hume

“I lived on nothing for years – squatted where I lived and where I worked, stole electricity, made things from stuff I found in skips, used paper that had been discarded – you do everything you can do to keep going and not have to get a job.”

― Gary Hume

“I got a job as an assistant film editor, which lasted for a few years, but I found writing incredibly difficult, and I thought, ‘How am I going to make a film if I can’t write?’ I didn’t really comprehend that someone else would do that bit.”

― Gary Hume

“Getting elected Governor of New Mexico, I really did enjoy that job. I thought I made a really big difference, and I think the same running for president of the United States – that I could make a really big, positive difference.”

― Gary Johnson

“I’ve only got a Saturday job so my weekdays are generally pretty free.”

― Gary Lineker

“When Bob Wilson left the BBC for ITV, I got the ‘Football Focus’ job, and it went from there. It came completely out of the blue, but the fact I had a high profile certainly helped.”

― Gary Lineker

“We are living in difficult times. There are a lot of people out of work – am I going to stand there and whinge? No, because I am lucky to have such a wonderful job.”

― Gary Lineker

“Every year, some 65,000 high school students – many of them star students and leaders in their communities – are unable to go to college or get a good job because they have no legal status.”

― Gary Locke

“There are some agents who do a good job looking after players but there are others who stifle and mollycoddle them.”

― Gary Neville

“Before breaking into music, I had various jobs: forklift driver, driving a courier. But I was forced into working rather than doing it off my own bat because that was my dad’s way: you got a job and paid your way.”

― Gary Numan

“I wouldn’t say I’m vain – I’m just in a job where the way you look is important. Well, at least the facelift wasn’t vanity, but the hair was.”

― Gary Numan

“People want someone focused on getting the job done, not political talking points but rather solving problems.”

― Gary Peters

“I’ve never had to compromise myself for a job, ever.”

― Gary Sinise

“Unless you have a long-running series, most actors just go job to job if you’re lucky to keep working. You just do a movie or a play or a TV thing, and it’s over at some point.”

― Gary Sinise

“I’m a big fan of Mashable and TechCrunch and other outlets like that, but TechMeme obviously does an amazing job of aggregating.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“When it comes to making laws that protect the public from the financial services industry, Congress has done a progressively worse job since the Pecora Commission hearings of the early 1930s, which led to Congress taking bold steps to regulate banking and securities firms in 1933 and 1934.”

― Gary Weiss

“College is something I’ve always said I wanted to do, but you’re going there to get a piece of paper that says you can get a job, but if I’m already working steadily and doing good work, it makes you question your priorities. Right now, I’m in my own film college: filming a TV show.”

― Gaten Matarazzo

“Being an entrepreneur is my dream job, as it tests ones tenacity.”

― Gautam Adani

“My mood depends on how I treat my toothbrushes. Being a skipper is a strenuous job, and when you are going through a rough phase, obviously you start taking out your frustration. You can’t take it out on anyone: you can’t take it out on your teammates or your wife. The only person that is left is your toothbrush.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“I know that my job is to score runs, and I will continue to do that.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“My primary job is to score runs and make KKR win, and that’s what I am trying to do. Rest, I don’t think too much. That’s how I have always played my game.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“Ultimately, DDCA is there to promote Delhi cricket. They are not there to promote themselves or set agendas. The primary job of DDCA is to look after cricket, see where Delhi cricket is going at all levels.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“To be an actor, it’s really tough to find your own voice because you’re always tied to other characters and going to auditions and trying to get a job, hoping they’ll pick you. And I think it’s just so important for an actor to have something else that’s creative, something that’s creative and you’re in charge of.”

― Gavin Creel

“You know, you have to put bread on the table. So you thank God you got the job.”

― Gavin MacLeod

“After leaving ‘Vice Magazine’ a couple of years ago and working only part time on boring administration stuff, I made antagonizing the press almost my full time job.”

― Gavin McInnes

“Yes, I have watched ‘Dangal.’ Fatima has done a brilliant job.”

― Geeta Phogat

“I’m the first person in my family to go to college, and I’m an immigrant. My aspirations coming out of college weren’t particularly lofty. I wanted a good job with a good company.”

― Geisha Williams

“Over the years, I really focused on doing the best job I could, working hard, getting great results, and working with my teams.”

― Geisha Williams

“I went in the Marines when I was 16. I spent four and a half years in the Marines and then came right to New York to be an actor. And then seven years later, I got my first job.”

― Gene Hackman

“The worst job I ever had was working nights in the Chrysler Building. I was part of a team of about five guys, and we polished the leather furniture.”

― Gene Hackman

“My mother had gotten a job as a receptionist at a dancing school and had the idea that we should open our own dancing school; we did, and it prospered.”

― Gene Kelly

“I’d studied dance in Chicago every summer end taught it all winter, and I was well-rounded. I wasn’t worried about getting a job on Broadway. In fact, I got one the first week.”

― Gene Kelly

“I did everything by the numbers. I had checklists upon checklists. If I wasn’t ahead of everybody on my team, I didn’t feel I was doing my job.”

― Gene Kranz

“My first job was as a programmer. So I feel like I’m familiar with the information technology sector and the information technology culture.”

― Gene Luen Yang

“I never worked a job that required research. I’m not really good at it, to be honest.”

― Gene Luen Yang

“If you think about it, critics are an unnecessary life-form on the planet Earth, and here’s why: because it’s a job without credentials. You don’t have to go to school.”

― Gene Simmons

“People who are the salt of the earth get up and go to a job that they hate.”

― Gene Simmons

“The word actress has always seemed less a job description to me than a title.”

― Gene Tierney

“I approached everything, my job, my family, my romances, with intensity.”

― Gene Tierney

“Even if the world outside is destroying itself and fragmented and paranoid and fearful, the job of the artist is to embrace and hold people and say, ‘It’s OK, be safe here.’”

― Genesis P-Orridge

“I’ve lived in 11 states, but I’m not an Army brat. My father couldn’t hold a job, so every six months, we’d move.”

― Geneva Carr

“What’s that comment about every actor being a waiter who is out of a job? I did a lot of waitressing, and I loved it because I love getting to know people from different places.”

― Genevieve O’Reilly

“What I have found is that my fan base will follow me to whatever I’m doing. They gave me a big tune-in for Hallmark. They were just happy to see me working again, and my job is not to disappoint them, not to cheat them.”

― Genie Francis

“Outside the ring, I am Gennady, but when I get in, I am Triple G: I become a different guy. I don’t know how I switch, but I understand my job, I understand the situation, and I understand my business.”

― Gennady Golovkin

“I’ve had a face-lift. I’ve had my eyes done; liposuction; the nose job – well, that was a long time ago.”

― Gennifer Flowers

“Now, instead of loading up your jalopy and heading for California, you take a second, badly paid job; ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ has turned into ‘Nickel and Dimed.’”

― Geoff Dyer

“I think anyone about to leave one job not surprisingly would use their knowledge, their experience, their skills drawn from their previous positions to try and earn a living in the future. That’s what happens in all interviews.”

― Geoff Hoon

“The Chief Whip’s job is trying to make sure that the Government – and MPs elected as part of the governing party – deliver the promises that they were elected on. That’s a healthy part of the democratic process.”

― Geoff Hoon

“You might be the leader of the team, but without the rest of the team, you’re not doing anything. I think that’s the way I look at my job as the lead of a TV show.”

― Geoff Stults

“I graduated from Bowdoin College and went to the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Then I left and took a job teaching really poor inner-city white kids in Boston. It was interesting to me because I’d never been around poor whites before.”

― Geoffrey Canada

“If you ask people why they move to the city, they always give the same reasons. They’ve come to get a job or follow their friends or to be at the center of a scene. That’s why we pay the high rent. Cities are all about the people, not the infrastructure.”

― Geoffrey West

“The tougher the job, the greater the reward.”

― George Allen, Sr.

“Directors are the captains of the ship, and it’s your job as the lead actor to make sure that the rest of the cast understand that by doing whatever he says.”

― George Clooney

“When you first start out, you are just happy to get a job, any job. And as time goes on, either you move forward or screech to a halt.”

― George Clooney

“Whenever I didn’t have a job, I studied acting, I sent out tapes, went on auditions.”

― George Eads

“All I wanted to do was to perform my music, so I never really thought about photo shoots or music video shoots or interviews. You can’t anticipate those things – you just can’t plan this as a job.”

― George Ezra

“I was offered a job on Wall Street by my uncle. But I wanted to get out. Make-it-on-my-own kinda thing.”

― George H. W. Bush

“You know I vowed when I became President not to talk about the loneliest toughest job in the world and I didn’t.”

― George H. W. Bush

“I got a job with a law firm in Portland after a couple of years with Senator Muskie. But by then, my interest in politics had been sparked, through meeting Senator Muskie, through seeing what he did.”

― George J. Mitchell

“I don’t know anybody else who lives 1,000 miles away from their job and gets to commute back and forth. The owner said, ‘You can live in your beloved Swifton, but don’t you dare miss a game.’ I had a few close calls, but I didn’t miss any.”

― George Kell

“I believe that it is my job not only to write books but to have them published. A book is like a child. You have to defend the life of a child.”

― George Konrad

“Nobody should force you to do a bad piece of work in your whole life – no client, no creative director, nobody. The job isn’t to please the client; the job is to produce something for the client that makes them incredibly successful.”

― George Lois

“A film is sort of binary – it either works or it doesn’t work. It has nothing to do with how good a job you do. If you bring it up to an adequate level where the audience goes with the movie, then it works, that is all.”

― George Lucas

“It’s a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars and get your money’s worth.”

― George M. Humphrey

“The longer the title, the less important the job.”

― George McGovern

“I think any politician, regardless of their religious conviction, has to be a megalomaniac – they have to be! Anyone who works in that kind of job has to be so full of himself to do that kind of thing.”

― George Newbern

“Acting in Los Angeles can be very isolating because you either have a job or you don’t have a job – and if you don’t have a job, it’s all about getting out of your house. It sucks to sit around waiting. That’s death.”

― George Newbern

“I’ve done every imaginable job possible out there – movies, TV, animation, TV movies… and, at this point, almost reality, it seems. It’s been a real blessing. It’s been a great ride.”

― George Newbern

“Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever.”

― George Orwell

“Most successful politicians don’t let the job swamp their lives.”

― George Osborne

“In 2008, Barack Obama did a phenomenal job of reaching out to minority groups, to younger people, and a lot of newer voters, Hispanics being one component of that definition of newer voters.”

― George P. Bush

“I have my sympathies and also my critical views, and they aren’t much of a secret, but my first job is to see and hear and think about what I’ve seen and heard.”

― George Packer

“In a meritocracy, actors who act well get good roles. They don’t get to be journalists, too – a job that, in a meritocracy, should go to those who do journalism well.”

― George Packer

“The unemployed in Greece can get a voucher and choose a training program somewhere in Europe to be retrained during this crisis and when this crisis is over, we make sure that that person hasn’t fallen off the cliff and can come back into the labor market with new skills to find a job.”

― George Papandreou

“I knew that good people who wanted to be a part of the American dream have become trapped in dependency because the federal government and the state government had made it in their economic interest not to take a job because the benefits that they didn’t work were better. I changed that.”

― George Pataki

“The artist’s job, I think, is to be a conduit for mystery. To intuit it, and recognize that the story-germ has some inherent mystery in it, and sort of midwife that mystery into the story in such a way that it isn’t damaged in the process, and may even get heightened or refined.”

― George Saunders

“I haven’t always done a good job, and I haven’t always been successful – but I know that I have tried.”

― George Steinbrenner

“I really think a good host is just a connector. I’m more traffic cop than star. My job is to get people on and off the program, and hopefully keep the audience entertained.”

― George Stroumboulopoulos

“Look, when you’re the president, there’s all kinds of things said about us. I mean, it’s just the nature of the job.”

― George W. Bush

“Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States.”

― George W. Bush

“The legislature’s job is to write law. It’s the executive branch’s job to interpret law.”

― George W. Bush

“My father, who was from a wealthy family and highly educated, a lawyer, Yale and Columbia, walked out with the benefit of a healthy push from my mother, a seventh grade graduate, who took a typing course and got a secretarial job as fast as she could.”

― George Weinberg

“No man wants to feel that he’s there because of his woman’s biological clock or because he’s filling a job opening for husband or significant other.”

― George Weinberg

“If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle, be elevating or be gone.”

― George Will

“It doesn’t really mean a great deal of difference to a life. You live as you wish to do and if a job is oppressing, you leave it. I’ve done it on several occasions.”

― George Woodcock

“Mentors provide professional networks, outlets for frustration, college and career counseling, general life advice, and most importantly, an extra voice telling a student they are smart enough and capable enough to cross the stage at graduation and land their first paycheck from a career pathway job.”

― Gerald Chertavian

“You know it’s my job to visualize, what is literal or audible, so I designed all the characters, and I designed what they do and how they should do it and so on.”

― Gerald Scarfe

“Writing is writing to me. I’m incapable of saying no to any writing job, so I’ve done everything – historical fiction, myths, fairy tales, anything that anybody expresses any interest in me writing, I’ll write. It’s the same reason I used to read as a child: I like going somewhere else and being someone else.”

― Geraldine McCaughrean

“Never take a job where winter winds can blow up your pants.”

― Geraldo Rivera

“Second, we have to make the most of the strengths we have, the amenities that many of our competitors cannot replicate. But again, those advantages won’t mean much if we don’t do a great job with the basics of our business.”

― Gerard Arpey

“I think Jurgen Klopp is doing a great job at Liveprool. The style of play is the opposite of Guardiola.”

― Gerard Pique

“I have a profound respect for Juan Carlos Osorio. I think he did an amazing job with the Mexican national team.”

― Gerardo Martino

“Many science people feel groups like WHO are there to do a job and not to be dealt with in a political way.”

― Gerhard Herzberg

“If you are a manufacturer, an Internet company doesn’t suit you. An Internet company does not display your product; it can’t upsell. But we do a better job than any of the opposition.”

― Gerry Harvey

“You’ll be old and you never lived, and you kind of feel silly to lie down and die and to never have lived, to have been a job chaser and never have lived.”

― Gertrude Stein

“I think my job is hopefully to connect with people emotionally and to feel less alone or understand things in a certain way.”

― Gia Coppola

“In this job, you accept criticism and give answers on the field.”

― Gianluigi Buffon

“My Pirelli calendar is hanging on the wall of my friend’s frat house, and he doesn’t know anything about fashion. That balance is what leads to big campaigns outside of fashion. But I never want to choose one or the other. Both commercial and high fashion are what make my job so interesting.”

― Gigi Hadid

“I’m all for one month of going really hard and eating really healthy and boxing every day if you’re doing it for, like, one job.”

― Gigi Hadid

“Up to that point I never really knew what my character would be expected to do, and prior to accepting the job I had actually turned down the role three times before finally giving in.”

― Gil Gerard

“I was born in Chicago, but I was raised in a town called Jackson, Tennessee. And a lot of these changes that were necessary and talked about it as important have been made, like, people go to school where they want to go. They work for equal pay, they work for – they can go school and have an equal shot at a job.”

― Gil Scott-Heron

“You don’t want to be too uptight about anything. Especially your job.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“Our job as gay people was to come out, to be visible – to live in the truth, as I say – to get out of the lie.”

― Gilbert Baker

“Making your own clothes is great – but don’t make everything, or I’ll be out of a job!”

― Giles Deacon

“My first job had me miscast as a bubbly shopgirl; I was pathologically shy and, thus, tended to replace human speech with excessive head gestures. It was like being waited on by Harpo Marx.”

― Gillian Flynn

“I think, you know, when you’re an actor who’s had periods of unemployment, it makes you feel really good to have a job – to say that you’re expected somewhere, do you know what I mean?”

― Gillian Jacobs

“I keep reminding myself, through all the ups and downs of ‘Community,’ that I might never have another job that really means something to people the way ‘Community’ means something to people. That’s more powerful than ratings.”

― Gillian Jacobs

“What always drove me was my curiosity. That’s what made me join Booking and not be afraid to leave a very successful job and then go into a startup.”

― Gillian Tans

“We should learn to take genuine pride in a job well done and not expect praise for one simply carried out.”

― Gina Barreca

“I carried on acting during school holidays and was all set to go to drama school when I was offered my first professional job appearing in ‘King David’ with Richard Gere.”

― Gina Bellman

“Many American TV actors employ agents, managers, business managers, publicists and stylists, and are now adding digital media manager to the list. Their job is to reach out to the fans, managing websites, Twitter feeds, Facebook and Wikipedia.”

― Gina Bellman

“What we have to do is support business, but also support our workers with job training programs and with reasonable wages.”

― Gina Raimondo

“Ten days before I started my job at ABC News, I checked myself into a mental health hospital.”

― Ginger Zee

“Professional highlight of 2011 was definitely getting the job at ABC.”

― Ginger Zee

“One of the most important topics I think for us all to work on is job creation.”

― Ginni Rometty

“I have a great job at a great company.”

― Ginni Rometty

“The costumes are insane on ‘Once Upon a Time.’ It did influence my taking the job, the fact that not only would I be horseback riding and sword fighting and traipsing through the woods but I would be doing all those things in insane, medieval garb.”

― Ginnifer Goodwin

“I used to shy away from publicity so as not to let it get in the way of the work. But it’s part of the job. The tabloids are a whole other arena. If fame happens, it happens. I just want to maintain focus.”

― Giovanni Ribisi

“I’m a workaholic. I’ve been doing my job for a long time.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“I’ve been doing my job for a long time and I never really thought about being an actress or being anything like that. I was always a bit scared as well because of the thing about models becoming an actress and all that. I just never really took it seriously.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“The government’s goal is to provide income support for families most affected by socio-economic hardship. The support… will be conditional on vocational training and job reintegration.”

― Giuseppe Conte

“If populism means reducing the gap between the people and the elite, giving sovereignty – the fullness of sovereignty – back to the people, and making the job of representation really adhere to the protection of the interests represented, we embrace the title of populists.”

― Giuseppe Conte

“In Irish law, busking is considered vagrancy – you can be arrested for it. It’s risky asking people for money in public. So it’s not like it’s a high-art job. And people who do it as a high-art job make very little money.”

― Glen Hansard

“A lot of what I do as a showrunner is anxiety control. People get nervous when they don’t know what’s going on, so a big part of my job is making sure everyone has all of the information all of the time.”

― Glen Mazzara

“I went to NYU undergraduate, then for a Master’s in English, and got a summer job at St. Vincent’s. I was a ward clerk handling everything in an intensive care unit.”

― Glen Mazzara

“It’s hard because there’s a little bit of PTSD from when you’re a struggling actor, working at a restaurant or living in a garage. There’s a little bit of an inherent knee-jerk reaction to say, ‘Yes, yes, yes, please just give me a job.’”

― Glen Powell

“Small screen or big screen my job on set doesn’t really change. The only difference with TV is I get to be surprised with new information just like the audience every time I get a script.”

― Glen Powell

“My job is to see the world through the character’s eyes.”

― Glenda Jackson

“Our job is to unleash the play. It’s not just about your character or interaction with the other characters. There’s an energy in all good plays which you have to find. And that is part and parcel of ensuring that an audience gets what it’s about.”

― Glenda Jackson

“It is beyond dispute that President Obama and his aides have an extreme, even unprecedented obsession with concealing embarrassing information, controlling the flow of information, and punishing anyone who stands in the way. But, at least theoretically speaking, it is the job of journalists to impede that effort, not to serve and enable it.”

― Glenn Greenwald

“If people feel 4-4-2 is the way forward in international football, they’ll have to wait until I’m out of a job.”

― Glenn Hoddle

“I run an academy in Spain for young footballers who are released by their clubs and who, in my opinion, deserve a second chance. It is a rewarding job for me, but one that also reveals many of the faults in the English game.”

― Glenn Hoddle

“If you’ve had the No. 1 job, why would you go back and be reserve manager? Is Alex Ferguson going to be reserve manager for Manchester United? It’s like a boxer going into the ring with one arm behind his back. Why would you do it? You’re going to get knocked out.”

― Glenn Hoddle

“The Obama administration’s large and sustained increases in debt raise the specter of another financial crisis and large future tax increases, further chilling business investment and job creation.”

― Glenn Hubbard

“The really basic stuff that fuels 30-year job booms almost always comes from government research, stuff like biotech, the transistor, the Internet. The idea that private capital can handle the early spade work is a joke.”

― Glenn Kelman

“After a young adulthood trying to get him to see the world for how it really is, my brother Wes and I have come back to the way our dad is, realizing that it’s sometimes our job to see the world as it could be, as we want it to be.”

― Glenn Kelman

“I had a choice between working on Wall Street or doing consulting or working at a start-up, and I got a job at a start-up. I was one of the first employees there, and I did everything for them, and it was so much fun.”

― Glenn Kelman

“If somebody were more passionate about Redfin, how would she not be more qualified to have my job than I am? Like, that’s the thing I have to be the best at.”

― Glenn Kelman

“I like having a studio to go to. It’s like having a job.”

― Glenn Ligon

“It’s an artist’s job to always have their antennas up.”

― Glenn Ligon

“I applied for a job at ‘The New York Times’ many years ago, and felt correctly that my life depended on it.”

― Gloria Emerson

“My job as an entertainer is to take you some place else. I love exploring different genres of music to please my fans.”

― Gloria Estefan

“As an entertainer, my job is to help people have fun.”

― Gloria Estefan

“People tend to forget that celebrities are human beings. We live our lives. We try to do what we love, which is music. And to share it with everyone in our job usually is to entertain and to make people forget their troubles.”

― Gloria Estefan

“Everything is a part of what God’s up to in your life, so I think our job is to embrace it. Everything. Embrace it all and consider it God’s will for this moment.”

― Gloria Gaither

“A president must be on the job 24/7, ready for any contingency, any crisis, anywhere, anytime.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking a new pie.”

― Gloria Steinem

“A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.”

― Gloria Steinem

“It’s an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don’t try to make it posthumous.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Unless we include a job as part of every citizen’s right to autonomy and personal fulfillment, women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else’s idea of what need is.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Let’s see… Rihanna! Work, work, work, work, work, work; OK, what? How much work does it take to move your behind, honey? I don’t understand the job situation you’re going through.”

― GloZell

“To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.”

― Golda Meir

“You can have a bad opponent out there and still get the job done. You just have to work around certain things.”

― Goldust

“It’s no easy job being a World Heavyweight Champion; these guys like Cena, Sheamus, these guys are modeled around that and are champs for a reason.”

― Goldust

“Eventually, and thanks to my dad, I started working for Total Nonstop Action for $1,000 a show. He was the boss, right under Dixie Carter. TNA wasn’t doing too well at that point, but I had a job making okay money.”

― Goldust

“Acting job can create a fantasy or stereotype for others. That’s why we try not to show our personal lives so much.”

― Gong Yoo

“I’d like to be remembered for the way I went about doing my job.”

― Goose Gossage

“In my opinion, the best setup guys now have a tougher job than the closers. They pitch more innings, inherit more runners.”

― Goose Gossage

“Acting is my job.”

― Goran Visnjic

“I think that the churches do a better job in many respects than the government does in various kinds of things. Extending aid, the helpfulness, and so on, yes.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“I’ve got a job to do.”

― Gordon Brown

“There’s no point dwelling on the worst things people have said – there’s a job to do.”

― Gordon Brown

“My first job out of school was to do basic research at Johns Hopkins University’s applied physics lab.”

― Gordon Moore

“Mitt Romney has a proven job creation record as governor and in the private sector.”

― Gordon Smith

“I was such a mama’s boy that no one imagined that I could come into the film line. She wanted me to do a bank job.”

― Govinda

“It’s a tough job being a politician.”

― Govinda

“The more a woman likes her job, the better her self-image and the more she enjoys her life.”

― Grace Baruch

“I take the definition and title of my job – Representative – seriously. That’s what I will be above and beyond everything else.”

― Grace Meng

“Latinos are disproportionately more likely to be injured on the job than other ethnic groups.”

― Grace Napolitano

“Applause is interesting, but I’m a monster with or without it. Something is either well written or it isn’t. ‘White Rabbit’ is not well written, and no amount of applause or royalties can convince me it is. I could have done a better job with those lyrics. They didn’t say what I wanted.”

― Grace Slick

“I do less waiting by the phone than anyone I know in the business. I don’t wait for a job. I just go on to my own work.”

― Grace Zabriskie

“It’s not even my job to educate, but what I do is try to facilitate by creating a book that works on different levels. I do want to entertain and bring some joy to the reading experience. If it holds a little kernel of knowledge that readers choose to explore, well, that’s great.”

― Graeme Base

“I was a sound engineer. That was my day job when I started writing.”

― Graham Moore

“When I first starting writing, and no one was paying me, in order to feel like I had a real job, I would get out of bed, put on a jacket and tie every morning, and sit down at my desk.”

― Graham Moore

“My first real showbiz job was on a Nickelodeon show called ‘Hey, Dude.’ That was my first real paid scriptwriting job.”

― Graham Yost

“I never talk about a job before the contract is signed and I’ve shot the first three days.”

― Grant Bowler

“My ‘Glee’ experience taught me – to a certain degree – not to listen too much to fan backlash, at least to negative things. Once you have the job, you have the job, and you’ve got to do it.”

― Grant Gustin

“I’m lucky to have a job doing something I really love to do, and I’m happy to accept the pressures of relentless deadlines or reader expectations as necessary evils. It’s probably not as stressful as mining coal or leading men into battle.”

― Grant Morrison

“I’ve been acting professionally since I was 24, and it’s the only job I’ve ever done.”

― Grant Show

“I did a bunch of blue-collar jobs, because I knew I’d wind up with a white-collar job at some point, and I wanted to, I don’t know, I just wanted to taste life. I dug graves for a while, I worked as a stock boy in a big department store, I worked in a bank.”

― Graydon Carter

“Let’s face it, who among us wouldn’t take a pill or potion that would make us better at our job? Goodness knows, we abuse substances for just about everything in our personal lives; why not in our professional lives as well?”

― Graydon Carter

“Part of being a comedian is that it’s your job to look at life and regurgitate it in a funny way, to point out its absurdities.”

― Greg Behrendt

“TV’s job is to make you lean in, and a film’s job is to make you lean back.”

― Greg Berlanti

“My job isn’t to fix or rescue or to save. It’s to accompany, see people, listen to them.”

― Greg Boyle

“I often run teaching down in my standup, but I had some great years, and it’s a great job. It represented a place where I knew what I wanted to do but didn’t have the courage.”

― Greg Davies

“There is nothing bad about this job. Comedians have nothing to complain about. That doesn’t mean I’m not constantly moaning and worrying.”

― Greg Davies

“If you’re doing a job, and you secretly want to do a different job, you start to blame the job. I was blaming the teaching for that fact I wasn’t performing. I really felt I needed to follow a comedy career.”

― Greg Davies

“A lot of these kids have gone to Montana State University and become engineers, but they go to work for Boeing in Seattle. They would have stayed if there had been a job here.”

― Greg Gianforte

“It is a job requirement of U.S. envoys to El Salvador to be skilled in the art of the threat. And Aponte, named ambassador in 2010, is a pro. In particular, she’s been tasked with making sure the former insurgent FMLN, which first won the presidency in 2009 and was reelected in 2014, reconciles itself to neoliberal reality.”

― Greg Grandin

“’Sol Invictus’ works like your basic FNM record: the sequencing is an artful job, hustling you politely through all the gentle, harsh, weird surprises that follow – and then when it’s over, you get back on the ride and start over, just like Space Mountain.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“I don’t think Trevor Noah got his job by being a conservative.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“Same job, whether it’s comedy or drama. Regardless of the weight of the role, I feel like the job is always kind of the same. Who is this person? What’s this guy here, and how is he playing with this thing, and what’s he trying to say? And what’s the volley with all these other people around him?”

― Greg Kinnear

“There’s times when I’ll see a show, or something cooking on TV, and think, ‘That can really be fun when it’s working.’ But it’s a grind. I did that at NBC, it was five days a week. I was doing ‘Talk Soup’ and ‘Later’ at the same time. It’s a hard job, more difficult than people realize.”

― Greg Kinnear

“My first-ever job in the movie business, I was an art student at Carnegie Mellon, and they were shooting the movie ‘Gung Ho’ in Pittsburgh, and I worked as an extra for a few days. Michael Keaton bumped into me in one scene, and it’s in the movie. And I worshipped him.”

― Greg Mottola

“You win any which way you can. You do what you have to do to get by. That’s the way it works in any job.”

― Greg Rusedski

“We’ve all had someone break our hearts or have been fired from a job or have been cheated.”

― Greg Sestero

“I’ve played American characters so many times now, it’s so natural to me. But when I play American, I stay in the American accent from the minute I get the job till the minute I wrap.”

― Gregg Sulkin

“There are more things to worry about in the world than a messed-up audition. It’s out of your hands. So often, it’s not down to acting abilities but something an actor has no control over. So go in, be prepared, do your job, and go and enjoy the rest of your day.”

― Gregg Sulkin

“My first job was scooping ice cream at Friendly’s in Albany, New York. I hated the work, most of my colleagues, and the uniform, and I more or less lost my taste for ice cream permanently.”

― Gregory Maguire

“I don’t really decide what the core of the story is before I write. I write to figure out what the story is. And I think the characters end up talking to you and telling you what they want to be doing and what is important to them. So in some ways, your job is to listen as much as it is to write.”

― Greta Gerwig

“Greta Gerwig always seemed like a name that was mine. My mother did a good job.”

― Greta Gerwig

“I’m far too middle-class to morally object to a paying job.”

― Greta Gerwig

“My advice to people who’ve lost their job: go back to the things that made you from the start.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“I think about the work I’ve landed, and I think to myself, ‘If I never land a job again, I could still die happy.’”

― Grey Damon

“I only got to be able to act, because I gave myself a job as a producer.”

― Griffin Dunne

“I don’t think I know anyone who has a steady job in Montreal.”

― Grimes

“My dream job would be sitting in a room, cranking out hits for Rihanna.”

― Grimes

“The job of the government isn’t to go around and try and make people sacrifice, it’s to try and make people free. The reason why we have a national defense is to protect our freedoms.”

― Grover Norquist

“Our job is to make people free.”

― Grover Norquist

“Because of my job, my hair gets played with a lot on set, so I try to give it little bit of breathing space when I’m not working.”

― Gugu Mbatha-Raw

“If you’re always trying to do a good job, then something good is going to come from it.”

― Gunnar Peterson

“The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open.”

― Gunter Grass

“I use humour a lot because humour is a great equaliser. Everyone laughs at the same things if you set them up properly, and that makes everybody equal. At the end of the day, I see my job as being there to entertain as well as inform and provoke.”

― Gurinder Chadha

“Gay marriage is the last bastion of, to me… as a legal, ceremonial, sentimental and religious side, it’s one of the last steps. Retaining your job being one of the earlier steps, like, not getting kicked out of your job because you’re gay.”

― Gus Van Sant

“I’ve always been interested in how to present something that relates to our reality – which is not really… I don’t even know if documentary itself does as good a job. It has its own problems in trying to get at the reality of the situation.”

― Gus Van Sant

“The most powerful way to convince the interviewer that you can do the job is to show how much you already know about the industry, the company, and the products/services of the company. In other words, enchant the interviewer with how much you already know.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“If you’re an entrepreneur and you think that the president makes a difference to your business, you should stay at your current job.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“Most people who graduate from college think they have to make a perfect choice. Is it Goldman Sachs? Is it Google? Is it Apple? They think that their first job is going to determine their career, if not their life.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“Many Android users aren’t aware of some the things that Android can already do such as supporting the enforcement of companywide security policies, encrypting phone data and providing e-mail and calendar widgets that update in real-time. Our job is to help people and businesses discover and use these features.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“Originally the dream was about traveling and developing a job that would permit me to travel. And I decided to go into street performing because it was a traveling job; it would let me go around the world.”

― Guy Laliberte

“Business is difficult. But it could be approached two ways: Seriously, or with the same way you’re doing your job, with entertainment aspect, with pleasure, with fun. And we decided to try to make it as fun that we do our creativity.”

― Guy Laliberte

“Business is difficult. But it could be approached two ways: Seriously, or with the same way you’re doing your job, with entertainment aspect, with pleasure, with fun.”

― Guy Laliberte

“I work nights on a farm in the summer when harvest starts. I work on a civil engineering site down the Humber Docks where all the refineries are. So that’s my day job from seven to four. And then I build engines at night.”

― Guy Martin

“TV’s not really a job, is it?”

― Guy Martin

“If I’d done ‘Top Gear,’ I would have had to have left my job, and I’ve got the best job in the world. To do ‘Top Gear’ and do it properly would mean leaving work, and I can’t. I don’t want to leave work.”

― Guy Martin

“I’ve always had a proper job. I don’t know anything else.”

― Guy Martin

“In my normal life, I am a private person doing a proper job.”

― Guy Martin

“Building the machine for ‘Speed’ was fun, as was working on the ‘Spitfire’ programme. They are programmes I enjoyed being on, but they are not my job.”

― Guy Martin

“I’ve had my eyes opened to so many things. But still, all I really want to do is my truck job. It’s like an ingrained, default setting.”

― Guy Martin

“I have a night job driving tractors on biomass farms.”

― Guy Martin

“I just can’t talk about things before I do them, because just for me… I give energy away before I’ve put energy into the job.”

― Guy Pearce

“My principal job is to make interesting and entertaining films, and I’m not proud of which format or which particular technique I use. I just wanted the film to look good.”

― Guy Ritchie

“If schooling becomes little more than preparation for the job market and consumption, it cannot produce socially responsible and altruistic citizens.”

― Guy Standing

“We need a new model of social protection. Let us accept that jobs are not the magic solution – and that in a globalised market, job guarantees are a false promise. Let us accept flexible labour, too. But in return, let us have a society in which everybody has a right to basic security and a more equal access to other insurance-based schemes.”

― Guy Standing

“I got my first job by exceeding expectations.”

― Gwen Ifill

“My job as a reporter is not to know what I think.”

― Gwen Ifill

“Did I say that the President’s entire job is image management? Of course not.”

― Gwen Ifill

“Some years ago, I was fortunate enough to land a reporting job at ‘The Washington Post,’ which pretty much put me in a state of constant awe. Bob Woodward would dish up ice cream sundaes for anyone stuck working on the weekend.”

― Gwen Ifill

“I’m lucky to not have a real job, to be able to express myself, be creative and be relevant.”

― Gwen Stefani

“You can never… any job you do, you can never think about the bigger picture.”

― Gwilym Lee

“All we’re in control of is what we do day to day on set and how we prepare to do our job each day.”

― Gwilym Lee

“When I get a job, I buy one really nice thing to have something to show for it.”

― Gwilym Lee

“A song is composed of music and lyrics: 50 percent is the producer, 50 percent is the artist. So, I’m responsible for 50 percent. All I know is that I have to do my job, and I have to do it well. And he has to do the same.”

― Gza

“From Mangaluru to Karwar, we have a 300-km stretch of sea. Tourism fuels Goa’s economy and job creation. If they can do it, why can’t we do it here?”

― H. D. Kumaraswamy

“Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.”

― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“My foray into comedy was to avoid getting a job.”

― H. Jon Benjamin

“Judges have a hard job. It’s not just putting someone in jail or slapping someone on the wrist and giving them a punishment, but it’s protecting society as a whole.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“Coach Saban did his best job to make me a better player and a better person. I thank him for that.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“We have finished the job, what shall we do with the tools?”

― Haile Selassie

“My first modeling job was Gap, and my first time in front of the camera was for a Soda Pop Girls commercial – it’s one of those Bratz dolls, Barbie dolls… one of those.”

― Hailee Steinfeld

“My job in Congress is to identify projects with federal or some other public component and then to push developers to provide employment opportunities to neighborhood residents.”

― Hakeem Jeffries

“If I could sew comedy and philosophy together, then I’ve done a good job. The primary goal is always going to be laughs and the secondary goal is always going to be saying something without it being a lecture. I think it’s important to have substance for what you’re saying.”

― Hal Sparks

“All musicians need a day job in the beginning. Unless they still live with their parents, I guess. I’m just lucky that my day job is simply another form of art.”

― Hal Sparks

“If I could sew comedy and philosophy together, then I’ve done a good job. The primary goal is always going to be laughs and the secondary goal is always going to be saying something without it being a lecture.”

― Hal Sparks

“I think actors are meant to have crises of faith; I think it’s part of the job. I think it makes you a stronger person and a stronger actor.”

― Hale Appleman

“I’m floored that the House leadership would turn its back on job creation for Mississippians.”

― Haley Barbour

“Most Americans are more concerned about the economy and job creation. And they can’t understand why the Obama administration or the Democrat majority in Congress wants to pass a bill like the cap-and-trade tax that will cost us jobs, that will hurt our economy, that will drive up costs for families, as well as for small businesses.”

― Haley Barbour

“Bahrain lies at the epicenter of Gulf security and any violent upheaval in Bahrain would have enormous geopolitical consequences. Global economic stability depends on the uninterrupted export of crude oil from the Gulf to markets around the world – a job that historically has been assigned to the U.S. Fifth Fleet.”

― Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

“Along with our friends in the GCC, the first order of business is stability. Beyond the imperative of stability, the most important priority is job creation for all Bahrainis.”

― Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

“In establishing democracy, we have to be sensitive to the regional and national context. Democracy also means to guarantee the rights of the minorities. That’s my job as a king. We have for example a Jewish ambassador in the US and a Christian in the UK.”

― Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

“Bahrainis are better off than many other Arabs. We have a welfare state, everybody gets a salary whether they have a job or not. Electricity and food are subsidized; school and healthcare are free. And we don’t differentiate between Bahrainis and foreigners. We are very proud of that.”

― Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

“In my ideal world there would be 99% unemployment for actors, and I would be the 1% that’s employed. I hear about somebody getting a job at Starbucks and I get jealous.”

― Hamish Linklater

“When you’re making a pilot, what you’re mostly thinking is, ‘Please let this be a real job, please.’”

― Hamish Linklater

“I majored in Southern history in college, and much of my early work at my first job – as a staff writer at ‘Memphis’ magazine – focused on race relations.”

― Hampton Sides

“I never thought we’d ever have a black president. President Obama has done such a tremendous job… He just has been unable to get what he needs to be moved at the level it should be moved.”

― Hank Aaron

“Programs like food stamps, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, and job retraining help Americans get back on their feet when they are down and out and laid off through no fault of their own.”

― Hank Johnson

“I’ve lived a charmed life. I married the only girl I ever loved and did the only job I ever loved.”

― Hank Stram

“My dad left his psychology hat at the door and put his dad hat on when he came into the house. It’s amazing having my dad have that awesome job. My mother was a model back in the day. I’ve seen the pictures. My mother’s beautiful.”

― Hannah John-Kamen

“I always knew I wanted to be a writer. I just wasn’t sure what I wanted to do as a money-making job.”

― Hannah Kent

“I got a job as a human rights and refugees officer, working on youth-based projects. But I realized all the kids I was working with were far more into ‘The Daily Show’ than the policy briefings.”

― Hannah Simone

“Working opposite Max Greenfield is the best job in the world. He’s just incredible.”

― Hannah Simone

“The hardest part of my job, daily, is to not laugh while we shoot.”

― Hannah Simone

“After I graduated in Vancouver, I had been working on a book about war-affected children and land mines with the foreign minister – he was working at a place on campus and hired me. I then got a job as a Human Rights and Refugees Officer in London, and I loved working there.”

― Hannah Simone

“I love riding halfpipe. This is an amazing job to have.”

― Hannah Teter

“’SNL’ is the first real job I’ve held for more than a month and a half.”

― Hannibal Buress

“I like that Barack got that job.”

― Hannibal Buress

“I didn’t audition for ‘SNL.’ I sent in a tape to ‘SNL’ the year before I started writing there, but I got the job there through doing stand-up on Fallon.”

― Hannibal Buress

“I think that we have to do our job well, investigate thoroughly and then describe very honestly what we see to the Security Council. And some of the things might please people there and other things may not please the people.”

― Hans Blix

“My job is art curator, not artist. All I have ever wanted to do is immerse myself in art, to enjoy it, to learn about it, to write about it, to talk to others about it.”

― Hans-Ulrich Obrist

“If something happened where I couldn’t write music anymore, it would kill me. It’s not just a job. It’s not just a hobby. It’s why I get up in the morning.”

― Hans Zimmer

“I think fiction writers should work. If you have a job and are not living off advances or grants, you never have to make concessions in your writing, ever.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“Every cancer looks different. Every cancer has similarities to other cancers. And we’re trying to milk those differences and similarities to do a better job of predicting how things are going to work out and making new drugs.”

― Harold E. Varmus

“As America’s head coach, President Obama needs to make some big and smart adjustments to jump-start economic growth and business investment, stimulate job creation, and get wages up for ordinary Americans.”

― Harold Ford, Jr.

“Lawmakers misrepresent the facts when they call the manufacturing deduction known as Section 199 – passed by Congress in 2004 to spur domestic job growth – a ‘subsidy’ for oil and gas firms. The truth is that all U.S. manufacturers, from software producers to filmmakers and coffee roasters, are eligible for this deduction.”

― Harold Ford, Jr.

“My job is to come up with something that you like and you agree with that you would play wholeheartedly. If we disagree, I may not be doing my job correctly.”

― Harold Ramis

“If your desk isn’t cluttered, you probably aren’t doing your job.”

― Harold S. Geneen

“Parenting is an impossible job at any age.”

― Harrison Ford

“If I were a serious person, I’d probably have a real job.”

― Harrison Ford

“It’s part of the job of the actor to torture the director.”

― Harrison Ford

“I’m a working stiff. I just happened to be around at the right time, and nobody else wanted the job.”

― Harry Bridges

“You don’t have to buy from anyone. You don’t have to work at any particular job. You don’t have to participate in any given relationship. You can choose.”

― Harry Browne

“I’m very fortunate. I don’t think anyone should have a job that they don’t really enjoy.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“Money is a bonus of the job, but it doesn’t always make you happy.”

― Harry Kane

“’Harry Brown’ is good – and I love ‘The Italian Job.’”

― Harry Kane

“I just don’t think any job is worth sacrificing your private life for.”

― Harry Lloyd

“I love what I do; I want to continue doing it, I work hard at my job.”

― Harry Redknapp

“Southampton is my last job. I might have said it before, but this time, I really mean it.”

― Harry Redknapp

“I remember the terrible winter in 1963, clearing the snow off the forecourt at Upton Park with the rest of the players so we could train. Job done, we’d play on it for two hours in silly little plimsolls, sliding everywhere.”

― Harry Redknapp

“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.”

― Harry S Truman

“Any man who has had the job I’ve had and didn’t have a sense of humor wouldn’t still be here.”

― Harry S Truman

“My job is to take what I think is funny and to make other people think it’s funny, too.”

― Harry Shearer

“I love to see what real human behavior looks like. I’ve always envisioned my job as just observing and noting that and, for the purposes of my work, just cutting out the boring parts.”

― Harry Shearer

“This is a lifetime job. You don’t look at it, you know, now and then. It doesn’t really matter. When the market comes down, then I buy my land very cheaply, so I make my money on that.”

― Harry Triguboff

“I’m easy. Very easy. I’ll tell you why I am easy. If someone is no good, I get rid of them. It is no good being tough on somebody who can’t do the job. If he can do the job, then there is no point in being tough with him.”

― Harry Triguboff

“At the age of 16, I ran from my house, did odd jobs till l landed work on television and then in film industry. My first job was at an STD booth in Delhi. Then I came to Mumbai, where I distributed DVDs, and that is when I got my first TV show offer, ‘Left Right Left.’ I have never planned things in my career.”

― Harshvardhan Rane

“I always try that my next film is different than my last movie. I would like to surprise my audience; that, I think, is the job of an actor.”

― Harshvardhan Rane

“All actors do that. Should do that and do that. For the most part. I say all actors. I’m exaggerating, but you know who does and who doesn’t. Vince is a wonderful young actor who knows his work and did a beautiful job on this film.”

― Harvey Keitel

“I thought Jack’s directing job was the best thing about the film.”

― Harvey Keitel

“Employee loyalty begins with employer loyalty. Your employees should know that if they do the job they were hired to do with a reasonable amount of competence and efficiency, you will support them.”

― Harvey Mackay

“Just because an employee does things differently doesn’t mean he or she won’t do the job right or as well. If you establish expectations of the goal and the standards to follow, then methodology shouldn’t be an issue.”

― Harvey Mackay

“To me, job titles don’t matter. Everyone is in sales. It’s the only way we stay in business.”

― Harvey Mackay

“Like it or not, life is a series of competitions. You may be competing for a grade, a spot on a team, a job, or the largest account in town. The higher your self-esteem is, the better you get along with yourself, with others, and the more you’ll accomplish.”

― Harvey Mackay

“Pessimism doesn’t grow your business or even maintain the status quo. The pessimists on your staff make the job harder for everyone around them. They make difficulties out of opportunities.”

― Harvey Mackay

“All over the country, they’re reading about me, and the story doesn’t center on me being gay. It’s just about a gay person who is doing his job.”

― Harvey Milk

“You can find heroism everyday, like guys working terrible jobs because they’ve got to support their families. Or as far as humor, the things I see on the job, on the street, are far funnier than anything you’ll ever see on TV.”

― Harvey Pekar

“When a man is shooting a handgun, it’s just like he is shooting because that’s his job, and he has no other choice. It’s no good. When a girl is shooting a handgun, it’s really something.”

― Hayao Miyazaki

“When it comes to relationships, it’s nice to have something that is your own and not everyone else’s. That’s not part of my job. I never stood up on a podium and said, ‘Vote for me – I’m perfect. I’ll be this for you and never do anything wrong.’”

― Hayden Panettiere

“My first job was a Greek tragedy, and ever since, one job just seemed to roll onto the next. I’ve been terribly lucky.”

― Hayley Atwell

“It’s people’s worst fantasy to see their partner kissing someone else, even though it’s a job and it’s not real.”

― Hayley Atwell

“I sleep as much as I want. I’ll sleep, like, 11 hours, unless I’m working. Sometimes I do feel like, ‘This is weird; I should just get up so I can fit into the world.’ Then I’m like, ‘Why?’ I don’t have a nine-to-five job.”

― Heather Graham

“Anybody can say she’s an actress. It’s another thing to get a job.”

― Heather Locklear

“People have different passions, people have hobbies, people have lives outside their job, and nowadays it seems like the only thing we are allowed to do is train and play football.”

― Hector Bellerin

“My job is to focus on the pitch, what happens off it is something for my agent.”

― Hector Bellerin

“Pretty Woman was the easiest job I’ve ever done. I just wore the right toupee.”

― Hector Elizondo

“There is no way I could ever look somebody in the eye and say that I can make them feel good about the fact that they are losing their job.”

― Hector Ruiz

“My job is to listen and to ask questions and to be respectful and win the trust of my subjects so that I can work my way into their memories and their point of view.”

― Hector Tobar

“I know why most people never get rich. They put the money ahead of the job. If you just think of the job, the money will automatically follow. This never fails.”

― Hedy Lamarr

“Whatever I was going into, whether it was going to be chorus or history or astronomy or whatever, do it right. Be a professional. Don’t just do a half baked job. Do everything correctly. Get down. Learn the details of what you’re going to do.”

― Heidi Hammel

“When I came out of school I didn’t even think that modeling was a job.”

― Heidi Klum

“I put working out on my calendar as if it were a part of my job. It makes exercise as important a priority as brushing my teeth – something I need to do every day.”

― Heidi Roizen

“Danger is part of my job. It’s always there, but you can’t think about it too much otherwise you start to be too slow.”

― Heikki Kovalainen

“God will forgive me. It’s his job.”

― Heinrich Heine

“Of course God will forgive me; that’s His job.”

― Heinrich Heine

“If two very different people pool their DNA, they’ll create more genetic variety, and their young will come to the job of parenting with a wider array of skills.”

― Helen Fisher

“The only thing that I was equipped for with my very mediocre college Arts degree was to get a job in teaching.”

― Helen Garner

“We don’t go into journalism to be popular. It is our job to seek the truth and put constant pressure on our leaders until we get answers.”

― Helen Thomas

“As a reporter having covered him for eight years in the White House, I am sure the press could have done a better job if we had known the real Ronald Reagan.”

― Helen Thomas

“People have lots of misconceptions about me. My mum, who is half French and half Spanish, gets outraged when I’m called quintessentially English. I owe my looks to my mum-which was 90 percent of getting my first job. And, some people would argue, 90 percent of my entire career.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“Ethiopia’s government is doing a commendable job of working closely with donors and humanitarian organizations to educate parents about child marriage, and to support organizations like the Hamlin Fistula Hospital.”

― Helene D. Gayle

“For me, though, the fun is over when I get the job.”

― Helmut Jahn

“Sometimes I have to accept a job I don’t really want. Hardly anybody comes up to you with a commission; it’s all competitions these days.”

― Helmut Jahn

“My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.”

― Helmut Newton

“I think the day you underestimate the importance of the job at Celtic Football Club, that’s the day when you fail. I’ve seen a few coaches doing that.”

― Henrik Larsson

“People have this belief that actors are able to go out there and say, ‘Oh I choose this job,’ but most of the time we’re just taking the job we can get. We don’t just get offered thousands of jobs; we might earn one job a year and that’s the one we’ll take because we’ve got to pay the rent.”

― Henry Cavill

“Not every job is a good job.”

― Henry Cavill

“The hardest part of acting is not being guaranteed work. Every job could be your last.”

― Henry Cavill

“I’m doing my job; I’m fighting for the flyweight division.”

― Henry Cejudo

“Policy is no longer being written by politicians accountable to the American public. Instead, policies concerning the defense budget, deregulation, health care, public transportation, job training programs, and a host of other crucial areas are now largely written by lobbyists who represent mega corporations.”

― Henry Giroux

“My feeling about executive bonuses is that any candidate for a chief executive job who even raises the issue of bonuses should be dismissed out of hand.”

― Henry Mintzberg

“It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.”

― Henry Moore

“I do not believe the United States and the Americans are going to let Donald Trump become president… I think the challenge is Donald Trump, with his anti-China rhetoric and with his anti-trade rhetoric, is going to make the job for all of us more difficult going forward.”

― Henry Paulson

“I’ve been on ‘Jay Leno,’ and everyone likes Jay, but being on that show is a really boring afternoon. I sincerely like Jay, but I wouldn’t want his job, because I’d have to interview Kathy Ireland, and there’s nothing there I’d want to know.”

― Henry Rollins

“The owner’s job is to hire the general manager. The general manager’s job is to run the hockey team.”

― Henry Samueli

“Don’t make career choices on short-term financial gain. Job satisfaction and career enjoyment are far more important.”

― Henry Samueli

“As a director, I’m not the one animating every frame, every shot. I’m moving around like a surgeon on rounds, or a farmer checking in on all the plants being grown, pruning and adjusting. For me, it’s a very exciting job.”

― Henry Selick

“It is the parent’s job to see how their child learns and to make sure that the children’s self confidence is buoyed at all times, or they will plummet like a stone.”

― Henry Winkler

“I am a practical human being. I use everything I know on every job I do.”

― Henry Winkler

“I’ve been asked a number of times what was my proudest accomplishment when I was still very active in the day-to-day affairs of Southwest Airlines. I always said job security for our people.”

― Herb Kelleher

“Southwest isn’t a ‘This is my job, that’s your job’ kind of company. Being successful is our job, and we’re willing to do whatever it takes to achieve that.”

― Herb Kelleher

“Well, I liked it – that was the main thing. I liked it, but I didn’t think of it in terms of a career. I didn’t really know; I didn’t really think about it. One thing just led to another until finally I quit my job as a salesman and found myself working as a photographer.”

― Herb Ritts

“In 1996, after 29 years as an artist for Marvel Comics, I got fired – 56 years old, two children still in college, and no job.”

― Herb Trimpe

“This is not a showman’s job. I will not step out of character.”

― Herbert Hoover

“It’s time to get real, folks. Hope and change ain’t working. Hope and change is not a solution. Hope and change is not a job.”

― Herman Cain

“Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks. If you don’t have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself!”

― Herman Cain

“I’d love to be involved in the process of adapting a book to a script, but that’s simply not my job.”

― Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

“Increasingly, it becomes evident that managing a ball club is a psychiatrist’s job. In a short series, the mental attitude of the combatants is everything.”

― Heywood Broun

“The job of the data scientist is to ask the right questions.”

― Hilary Mason

“After graduate school, I joined Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island as an assistant professor, but I continued to program in addition to teaching and working on research. I built a program that crawled job boards to determine which skills employers value, which helped Johnson & Wales explore ways to improve its curriculum.”

― Hilary Mason

“My job is to analyze our data set to understand it and build products on it. I look at raw data, do the math to clean it up, and build systems to make it easy to understand.”

― Hilary Mason

“As a mom I know that raising children is the hardest job there is.”

― Hilary Rosen

“My job is about playing people. And I think once you lose touch with people, what do you play?”

― Hilary Swank

“One of the great things about my job is I get to do all of these things that I may not experience had I not been an actor.”

― Hilary Swank

“Young people need the hands-on training that comes with a summer job. They need to know how to dress for success and nail job interviews. But most of all, they need mentorship, guidance, and inspiration.”

― Hilda Solis

“You’re in a situation where you have limited education opportunities, you don’t have any money, you can’t get a job; what are you going to do? You’re going to go back to this criminal network that you actually made while you were in prison.”

― Hill Harper

“I’m not telling anyone, ‘Quit your job and be homeless to go for your dream.’”

― Hill Harper

“I learned some valuable lessons about the legislative process, the importance of bipartisan cooperation and the wisdom of taking small steps to get a big job done.”

― Hillary Clinton

“The First Lady role is really difficult. It has no job description… You have to create it for yourself.”

― Hillary Clinton

“Every president, if you watch what they look like when they come into office, you can see their hair turn white because it’s such a hard job.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I certainly don’t read coverage of me, I read what else is going on that I need to know about to do my job.”

― Hillary Clinton

“But I can tell you another engine for growth and job creation would be comprehensive immigration reform.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I live in a joint family with 17 members under one roof. My father is an MA, but he didn’t get a job, because all his certificates got destroyed when our house caught fire. So my father took up farming – fish farming and vegetable farming.”

― Hima Das

“Everyone needs to support AFI. Since they are doing an excellent job, we need to reach greater heights.”

― Hima Das

“Live audiences are quite demanding. They shower you with love and admiration, but only if you have done a very good job.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

“The best part about my job is that I’m pampered and always treated like a Barbie doll on the sets. But the worst part is that I have to work daily without many breaks.”

― Hina Khan

“When I was 27, I won an honorable mention in a scriptwriting contest and got a television job as an assistant director.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“You get the information, and it’s not your job to judge it or not judge it. You adapt, and you do it. That’s what we do as actors. We’re just as surprised as the viewers, sometimes.”

― Holland Roden

“There’s a lot of criticism in this job and what we do. It’s in front of everybody and for everybody to have their own opinion about what we do. Don’t be in this position if you can’t handle that criticism.”

― Holly Holm

“I always saw being in a band a full time job.”

― Holly Johnson

“Writing is a puzzle you’ll spend your lifetime unlocking. You will never know it all; you will never know enough. You can always be better, and figuring out how to be better is part of the thrill and joy of the job.”

― Holly Lisle

“My first job out of college was at PBS as an administrative assistant. I thought I would be on the production side of things.”

― Hong Chau

“My job as artistic director at the Brighton digital agency Lighthouse is all about trying to show that digital culture is about more than just tools and gadgets – it’s about perceiving the societal transformations being brought about by technology.”

― Honor Harger

“I was a promising graduate student. I landed a position as a professor before I even started to write my dissertation. While I prepared to start my new job, I decided that I would begin by studying the brine that bleeds sideways within the rocks that underlie the inner Aegean region of Turkey.”

― Hope Jahren

“I love to read stories. And I don’t to get to talk about my favorite novels very often in my job.”

― Hope Jahren

“In our tiny town, my father wasn’t a scientist – he was the scientist, and being a scientist wasn’t his job: it was his identity.”

― Hope Jahren

“I think my job is to leave some evidence for future generations that there was somebody who cared while we were destroying everything.”

― Hope Jahren

“I have a problem with players who don’t take the loss personally. At a professional level you should – it’s our job, it’s our livelihood, it’s who we are at this level. Every loss should be taken that personal.”

― Hope Solo

“If a person goes to his job with a firm determination to give of himself the best of which he is capable, that job no matter what it is takes on dignity and importance.”

― Hortense Odlum

“I am told that the majority of Iraqis wanted Saddam removed from power, but they were unwilling and were incapable of doing the job themselves because they feared Saddam and knew the pain and torture he was capable of inflicting upon them.”

― Howard Coble

“Asked at the hearing why she hadn’t pressed the FBI more closely about what it knew, or didn’t know, about domestic terrorist threats, Rice acted as though the question was an odd one: it wasn’t her job. Well, in retrospect, it was and now certainly is.”

― Howard Fineman

“You’ve got a global food problem. You’ve got a food problem in the United States. You’ve got a food problem in Africa… in Asia. And so the truth is, the U.S. is going to have to produce more, on not very many more acres, honestly. And so we’re going to have to do a better job.”

― Howard Graham Buffett

“When you’ve got some talent, your job is to use it.”

― Howard Hawks

“Show me a university which is a hotbed of thin-skinned offence-taking, where every unacceptable idea is policed and every person who happens to hold one is hounded out of a job, and I will show you a university that isn’t a university but an ideological prison camp and indoctrination centre.”

― Howard Jacobson

“It is a nonsense to me when people come along and tell me not to be pessimistic; or that culture has always been going to the bad. Well, yes, it has, and it is an author’s job to point it out.”

― Howard Jacobson

“Show me a novel that’s not comic, and I’ll show you a novel that’s not doing its job.”

― Howard Jacobson

“I worked during summers on the foreign exchange desk as a dollar/yen broker for Noonan, Astley & Pierce. I used to write the chairman notes about how he could improve his business. And I met Bernie Cantor through this job.”

― Howard Lutnick

“You have to give people more than one chance. We hire people in job A, and if it doesn’t work out, we try them on job B. We’ll generally give them three different tries. You have to be more committed to training, but you know they have the right stuff because someone you think highly of has recommended them.”

― Howard Lutnick

“The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me.”

― Howard Nemerov

“By the time you get a job, you know how to behave in a meeting or how to write a simple memo.”

― Howard Rheingold

“People move from place to place and job to job, but they no longer need to lose touch.”

― Howard Rheingold

“In the 1960s, if you were a blue collar worker or uneducated, and you had an injury on the job, the company basically dismissed you.”

― Howard Schultz

“The lifeblood of job creation in America is small business, but they can’t get access to credit.”

― Howard Schultz

“I was working probably at the age of 10, when I had my first paper route. I had every different kind of job you could possibly imagine as a young kid.”

― Howard Schultz

“Joe Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972 at age 30. Somewhere around 1992, he should have had to go out and get a real job.”

― Howie Carr

“To be honest, the biggest reason I write music and became a musician was to create the amount of joy that I felt about music to anyone else. To me, that’s a job well done.”

― Hozier

“I know I’m not the kind of music that’s going to have tons of screaming fans, and I’m not gonna be everyone’s cup of tea. I just want to do as good a job as I can.”

― Hozier

“You can still have chemistry on screen without getting on with the person. But it just makes your job a lot easier if you don’t have to gird your loins, if that’s not quite the right phrase, every time you’re going to do a scene with that person.”

― Hugh Dancy

“I’ve certainly had a bad attitude to my job on many occasions. Not since ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’. I’ve been rather a good boy and really given it everything when I’ve accepted a part since then, because I’ve been given much better parts in films.”

― Hugh Grant

“Americans are the most generous country on the planet. I’ve worked in Europe, I’ve worked in Australia. There is no where else where you get absolutely no attitude for being a foreigner. If you do your job well, they embrace you.”

― Hugh Jackman

“Directing is the best job going. I don’t understand why everybody doesn’t want to direct. It’s an absolutely fascinating combination of skills required and puzzles set on every level – emotional and practical and technical. It calls up on such a wide variety of skills. I find it completely absorbing. I just love the whole process.”

― Hugh Laurie

“I always concentrated on doing the very best that I could in the job and the duties that I was assigned.”

― Hugh Shelton

“The most important thing is to try to be focused on yourself, try to make yourself fit, and make sure your mind is ready, whatever will happen in your club or in your future club. That’s part of our job.”

― Hugo Lloris

“My first job was a commercial for Ball Park Fun Franks.”

― Hunter Parrish

“When I think of an activist, I think of a community organizer who is working every day and directly with community members and making it a job to take care of and speak up for a community in some way.”

― Hunter Schafer

“The only thing God didn’t do to Job was give him a computer.”

― I. F. Stone

“I think it’s really the job of the composer, the artist, the painter, the writer to present people with options. I’m just really reflecting the thoughts and actions around me.”

― Ian Anderson

“If I was in the gutter, and my kids lived on the kerb, I’d go and get a job in B&Q before I’d reform the Roses. I gave everything I had to the Stone Roses and ended up hitting a brick wall. I’m never going to give anyone a foothold on that wall again.”

― Ian Brown

“This job certainly doesn’t win you a huge amount of friends, I accept that, but it is very enjoyable, and deep down I think it’s probably quite a worthwhile job.”

― Ian Hislop

“If we deliver on those promises, we’ll have done our job, and we did it with PSOne, and we certainly did it with PS2, and we are about to do it very rapidly with PSP. This is a whole new business for us, in terms of the handheld market, and we’re going about it the right way.”

― Ian Jackson

“And also, it’s sort of my job to make you believe things about him that aren’t true about me.”

― Ian McDiarmid

“I used to comfort myself when I became an actor that it was a useful job, entertaining people. And it was important to do it as well as you possibly can.”

― Ian Mckellen

“Gandalf the Grey was always the guy I prefer. Gandalf the White was driven to do a particular job, whereas Gandalf the Grey is a bit more humane.”

― Ian Mckellen

“Very, very rare that you do a job knowing that the audience is desperate for you to do that job. Most films you make don’t get released, is the fact.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I had never come across the ‘X-Men’ comics till I was asked to play Magneto, so I just jumped into that job.”

― Ian Mckellen

“Most actors are not rich – they are very poor indeed. What keeps them going is that they just love the job.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I live for the text. It’s my job.”

― Ian Mckellen

“It’s my impression that I’ve done every job that I’ve been asked to do.”

― Ian Mckellen

“When we train a horse to do a certain job, we’re training the horse to be like a soldier, and yes, he still has a spirit, and he still has his ideas, but he is a disciplined soldier, and in the end, he will follow the rider’s instruction to do what needs to be done.”

― Ian Millar

“My father worked in a grocery store. When the grocery chain went into administration, he eventually got a job in the naval dockyard in an office preparing the charts for the boats and the submarines before they headed out.”

― Ian Rankin

“As an actor, you always think that whatever job you have is going to be your last. In some way, shape or form, you think you’re going to screw it up and you’re never going to work again.”

― Ian Somerhalder

“If I had been trying to take the job away from him in a sneaky, underhand manner, then I deserved all I got. But it was the other way around. I was trying to get him the job.”

― Ian St. John

“I’m a dad, and that’s a job you can’t fail at.”

― Ian Ziering

“At my pregnant wife’s behest, I took the job for the paycheck and the health insurance, and it turned into ‘Sharknado.’ I couldn’t have played this better if I’d wanted to. It’s really captured the imagination of sci-fi fans.”

― Ian Ziering

“I am an actor, but my most important job is provider of my family.”

― Ian Ziering

“When I read the scene where I’m actually chainsawing my way out of the belly of a shark, how could a guy turn that down when that’s in the job description?”

― Ian Ziering

“I just try to do the best job I can with what I’m given. My main focus is the work and not the glamour.”

― Ian Ziering

“I’m not really into the political game as far as paying politicians and stuff like that, I’m not into that. You do your job, and I’ll do mine.”

― Ice Cube

“I would like to get another job in London or tour there. I miss my friends.”

― Idina Menzel

“I never expected to make the videos a full-time job. I thought I would continue to work as a freelance Web designer and just do the videos for fun. But the audience built so quickly that it became full-time.”

― iJustine

“My ambition is to do a good job. I never plan anything.”

― Ilie Nastase

“Standup is a tough job and a gritty job.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“I got a job as a coat check girl at a nightclub – this was in my first few months of being in L.A.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“My job is to pay attention to the feel of the game and always add a positive energy to it on my team through the ups and downs of the game.”

― Iman Shumpert

“Usually, if I do a good job in the plus/minus category, I know I’ve had a good game.”

― Iman Shumpert

“I’m playing basketball. It’s my dream job. So I’m a pretty happy camper.”

― Iman Shumpert

“With Cleveland, I think they did a great job in knowing what their team needed, and when I came, I just did my job, and they fully embraced me.”

― Iman Shumpert

“I know exactly what it’s like to not have a penny. I know exactly what it’s like trying to get a job. I know exactly what it’s like having bloody one tin of Ambrosia left in the cupboard. But I know I can survive.”

― Imelda May

“Look at Judi Dench, who’s brilliant in whatever bloody job she does.”

― Imelda Staunton

“When People magazine called me, I did the job on Ansel. I’m older than Ansel and he has to mind me.”

― Imogen Cunningham

“As I began to take risks, leaving my very comfortable and secure job and taking this first leap into fashion, every subsequent risk became easier to take because I began to see the kind of opportunity and excitement that risk-taking offered.”

― Imran Amed

“The off spinner’s job is to contain; for me, leg spinners need to have a bigger heart than anyone else because it is easy to blame them.”

― Imran Tahir

“My job, if someone picks me, is to come and perform. That’s what we do for a living.”

― Imran Tahir

“I was interested in theatre and media and came to Mumbai to get a job. I imagined that the film industry would be a white building with producers sitting in different rooms, and you could walk in and meet them, and they would interview you and select you.”

― Imtiaz Ali

“My job is to tell a story, and the decisions about the casting have to be honest.”

― Imtiaz Ali

“My worst job would have to be waiting tables at a restaurant in N.Y. My boss was evil.”

― Inbar Lavi

“I was working maybe four different jobs just to make ends meet. I was really broke. I could barely pay rent. I didn’t have a car. I was riding my bike from one job to another and then to audition in between.”

― Inbar Lavi

“’The Last Witch Hunter’ follows an immortal witch hunter played by Vin Diesel, and his job is to stop a plague from spreading and destroying the human race.”

― Inbar Lavi

“I think basically I’m lazy, but I have a housewife’s mentality when I go about my job.”

― Indira Gandhi

“To be a CEO is a calling. You should not do it because it is a job. It is a calling, and you have got to be involved in it with your head, heart and hands. Your heart has got to be in the job; you got to love what you do; it consumes you. And if you are not willing to get into the CEO job that way, there is no point getting into it.”

― Indra Nooyi

“What I would not do is flaunt my Indianess by wearing a saree to work everyday, because it distracts from the job. So, I would not do that. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Social events are different. If I feel comfortable in a saree for a social event, I wear it.”

― Indra Nooyi

“I was a temp secretary for a long time, and I went at it with a passion, and I tried to do a nice job in all my jobs.”

― Ira Glass

“My first job on the radio was writing jokes for a Baltimore DJ called Johnny Walker, who was sort of a ’70s era shock jock who all the teenage boys listened to in my school.”

― Ira Glass

“I feel like, in general in my work life, my main goal has been to just be in a situation where I’m not bored with my job. That’s been the entire principle. Got my wish.”

― Ira Glass

“Fighting bitterness can be a full-time job.”

― Ira Sachs

“Do what in your heart you know is right. It is easy to get caught up in your ambitions, but no job is worth not being true to yourself.”

― Irene Rosenfeld

“By the time I got to Northwestern University in 1930, I was a football bum more interested in being an All-Star player and signing on with a pro team than going after a newspaper job.”

― Irv Kupcinet

“Middle-class people worry a lot about money. They worry a lot about job security, and they do a lot of nine-to-five stuff.”

― Irvine Welsh

“When I left school at 16, I became an apprentice television and radio technician, and was paid £17 a week, which was decent money in 1976. But the job turned sour when I gave myself an electric shock while repairing a television set.”

― Irvine Welsh

“The first job of a writer is to be honest.”

― Irvine Welsh

“Most of the producers don’t know what they do. The misconception of the producers’ function is really not a misconception. Most producers don’t do a very good job.”

― Irwin Winkler

“I want my kids to know that what I do is work. It’s fun, it’s a great job, but it’s work.”

― Isaac Hanson

“I was a political refugee living in Venezuela. I had a job that was twelve hours a day, no money. It was a hard time.”

― Isabel Allende

“The media could do a much better job, that’s for sure, especially the media that targets women… Human rights? They couldn’t care less!”

― Isabel Allende

“Writing is my job. I don’t think of it as art.”

― Isabel Allende

“I was very comfortable having a steady job on a hit show, and who knew if ‘The Jeffersons’ would catch on?”

― Isabel Sanford

“I like to watch ‘The Office’ over and over and over again. It’s great, one of the best shows in the history of television. But also, I like to read. I honestly don’t like to socialize, because my job is to socialize.”

― Isabela Moner

“To be an icon is a big job – it’s beyond acting. And sometimes it pays, and sometimes it doesn’t.”

― Isabella Rossellini

“If all I’m remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I’ve done a bad job with the rest of my life.”

― Isaiah Thomas

“I never attended any acting school, though I’ve done theatre workshops a couple of times, and it has been an extremely enriching experience. But beyond that, I don’t want to acquire the skills of acting and use them on camera. I’d rather learn on the job.”

― Ishaan Khatter

“I feel fame shouldn’t necessarily get me going, but I understand it is part of the job. Sometimes, it is inconvenient and unnecessarily imposing in your personal life.”

― Ishaan Khatter

“I finally had to go to the American Civil Liberties Union here in northern California to get my reply published to what I considered to be a hatchet job done by Stanley Crouch.”

― Ishmael Reed

“I never had the chutzpah to just come to L.A. and make it. I didn’t have that confidence. I’m always surprised when I get a job.”

― Isla Fisher

“You can be the hardest-working, most talented person in Hollywood and never book a job. Or you can not be able to act your way out of a box and be making $20 million a year.”

― Italia Ricci

“Many tennis coaches are enablers. They need the job more than the player needs the coach, and if the coach needs the job more than the player needs the coach, he can’t effect change.”

― Ivan Lendl

“I would never describe football as a job because it doesn’t feel like a job.”

― Ivan Rakitic

“I’ve always wanted people to know who they are from the inside. Then they can create the life they desire and deserve. I’ve always believed that my job was to facilitate the evolution of the human consciousness.”

― Iyanla Vanzant

“Publishers vet books, and they do a good job keeping out the low quality. But they also miss some good quality.”

― J. A. Konrath

“When we wrapped ‘Angel,’ I definitely had a moment where I thought, ‘Wow, that was the best job I’m ever gonna have.’”

― J. August Richards

“It’s not the way you want to get a job, to see someone you admire and look up to and learned so much from get fired.”

― J. B. Bickerstaff

“Let’s face it, first-time assistant coaches normally don’t walk into jobs with two perennial All-Stars on a team that just got bounced in the Western finals. Normally, they get a job in the middle of a year, playing for lottery balls.”

― J. B. Bickerstaff

“No matter what your job is, you know that you need to have a routine, that you need to be disciplined, you need to work.”

― J. B. Bickerstaff

“In my day job, I worry non-stop about making wise investments for long-term gains.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“To me, the special parts of the day – and also the ones that fit with a full-time job – are bedtime and wake-up time. So I try really hard to be there for my kids as many of those nights and mornings as I can.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“I don’t know how you make decisions in your life, but I weigh lots of things, and it’s not always the purest of things for why I take a job or do this. I always try to think of the many different factors in my life, and not one is pure greed. One is pure quality of life.”

― J. C. Chandor

“Recent economic data shows that our economy is robust, growing and headed in the right direction. The numbers don’t lie. Americans are currently enjoying falling gas prices, low unemployment, increased job creation, and a stock market that has reached an all-time high.”

― J. D. Hayworth

“Low unemployment numbers are clear indicators that Republican tax relief and economic policies are spurring growth and helping businesses hire new workers while providing American families with job security.”

― J. D. Hayworth

“Our growing, robust economy is able to provide the average American citizen access to the best social program there is – a steady job.”

― J. D. Hayworth

“The idea that working a blue-collar job and living in a working-class community provides barriers that are unique to your circumstances – that’s not a very controversial subject anymore. I think it’s something that people on both the Left and the Right probably accept.”

― J. D. Vance

“We spend to pretend that we’re upper class. And when the dust clears – when bankruptcy hits or a family member bails us out of our stupidity – there’s nothing left over. Nothing for the kids’ college tuition, no investment to grow our wealth, no rainy-day fund if someone loses her job.”

― J. D. Vance

“People in my hometown voted for President Reagan – for many, like my grandpa, he was their first Republican – because he promised that tax cuts would bring higher wages and new jobs. It seemed he was right, so we voted for the next Republican promising tax cuts and job creation, George W. Bush. He wasn’t right.”

― J. D. Vance

“I mean, my dad’s a television producer, and I knew I could get a job as an assistant or a reader with one of his friends, but it wasn’t exactly what I wanted to do.”

― J. J. Abrams

“I was impressionable at that age, and my high school coach did such an unbelievable job helping me, so I want to do that for other kids.”

― J. J. Watt

“It sounds weird when you complain about having to eat so much, but it’s like a job.”

― J. J. Watt

“’Harry Potter’ gave me back self respect. Harry gave me a job to do that I loved more than anything else.”

― J. K. Rowling

“There’s a kind of numbness, a sameness, a lack of motivation in ‘good job’ culture.”

― J. K. Simmons

“I was studying music in college. I was singing, I was doing operas and Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and then I was offered a job as the music director of the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, in Bigfork, Montana.”

― J. K. Simmons

“The retired L.A.P.D. motor cops who work set security now, all wear the same uniform, they’re great guys with great stories, and they’re great at their job, providing security on sets.”

― J. K. Simmons

“I started out as a singer and a musician, and I was taught that your job is just to get out of the way of Brahms or Arthur Miller or Shakespeare and convey the brilliance that they created.”

― J. K. Simmons

“I like writing. It’s partly control freak, and partly I really like what I do for a living. I have the luckiest job in the world. I can get up every day and do what I love for a living.”

― J. Michael Straczynski

“On a purely personal level, it’s very strange, because as a kid, Superman informed my personality. Now I’ve been given the job of forming Superman’s personality and, in some ways, drawing on my own background.”

― J. Michael Straczynski

“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”

― J. R. R. Tolkien

“The proper study of Man is anything but Man; and the most improper job of any man, even saints (who at any rate were at least unwilling to take it on), is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.”

― J. R. R. Tolkien

“To recruit staff, I traveled all over the country talking with people who had been working on one or another aspect of the atomic-energy enterprise and people in radar work, for example, and underwater sound, telling them about the job, the place that we are going to, and enlisting their enthusiasm.”

― J. Robert Oppenheimer

“Right now I’m on my God flow, you know what I mean? I got Job 1:21 tattooed on my chest.”

― Ja Rule

“Never feel like you have to tick all of the boxes on everything to be able to feel like you can do a job. I have heard it said many times before, and it is so true.”

― Jacinda Ardern

“I think that has to do with our perception of politics. There are nice politicians. There is something about this job that does take an extra bit of motivation to get out of bed in the morning.”

― Jacinda Ardern

“It is a woman’s decision about when they choose to have children, and it should not predetermine whether or not they are given a job or have job opportunities.”

― Jacinda Ardern

“It becomes tricky if you ever try to partition off what might be seen as sexist criticism. To be honest, I just don’t engage. The best way I can rebel against those notions is being competent, good at my job.”

― Jacinda Ardern

“Everyone knows that I have just accepted, with short notice, the worst job in politics.”

― Jacinda Ardern

“From a personal perspective, I am so looking forward to my new role as a parent. But I am equally focused on my job and responsibilities as prime minister.”

― Jacinda Ardern

“As soon as I came in as leader, we had seven weeks to an election, so we had to be entirely focused on the job we had in front of us.”

― Jacinda Ardern

“You can’t get a job without experience and you can’t get experience until you have a job. Once you solve that problem you are home free.”

― Jack Buck

“The Irish job was something that had to be sorted out.”

― Jack Charlton

“There is a pressure, but my job essentially is not to listen to that pressure, not to buckle underneath that pressure, but instead to continue making music in the way that I have been making it.”

― Jack Garratt

“If I were to have a dream job, it would probably be a poet. Then again, I don’t think I’m a very good poet!”

― Jack Gleeson

“You have responsibilities, and you are role models to kids. That comes with the job.”

― Jack Grealish

“Of course, every job I ever had I thought I was born for.”

― Jack Kemp

“A prime minister’s job is to make sure the government works for those who have elected him, and not for big corporations.”

― Jack Layton

“Congress should get the job done.”

― Jack Lew

“If you have a student who graduates from college and they don’t have a job, they are now able to stay on their family health plan.”

― Jack Lew

“Our focused customers are small business and young people. We did a great job in China. How can we help those young people in India, in Pakistan, in Africa. If they can use in the same ways.”

― Jack Ma

“My job is to help more people have jobs.”

― Jack Ma

“I tell the government, if people have no jobs, you are in trouble. Government will be in trouble. My job is to help more people have jobs.”

― Jack Ma

“The first job I ever had was at a pool-liner-manufacturing plant. Minimum wage was $4.25, and that’s what I was making. It was this huge, hot, un-air-conditioned factory staffed with all women and me. This is in Georgia, during the summertime, so it was pretty ridiculous.”

― Jack McBrayer

“Acting is everybody’s favorite second job.”

― Jack Nicholson

“I had a sense when I took the job that the 1976-77 Trail Blazers could be very good. We had made a lot of positive roster changes, but it wasn’t until I had the team in training camp that I realized that this team could be special. Midway through that season, I felt we had a chance to win it all.”

― Jack Ramsay

“If you make a wrong move with explosives, it could be deadly. If you’re there when they blow up the beach, you get blown up, too. So you need to get your job done correctly… then pull the fuse with enough lag time for you to clear the area completely and get picked up by the small boats.”

― Jack Ramsay

“Midfield, defence – I have even played out wide for Everton, so I will do a job anywhere and give 100 percent.”

― Jack Rodwell

“In fact, almost every job you get somebody watching you.”

― Jack Vance

“My all-time low is 62 at Bel-Air, but it was in match play, and I had two putts given to me from four feet. I’m playing only about once or twice a month. Full-time job. Full-time father. Full-time blonde.”

― Jack Wagner

“Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs provide the only true job security in today’s world. Weak managers are the problem. Weak managers destroy jobs.”

― Jack Welch

“My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too.”

― Jack Welch

“No 10 is the job I want: in the middle of things, moving the ball forward.”

― Jack Wilshere

“You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don’t matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it done.”

― Jack Youngblood

“The thing about being an actor is that every new job is a new challenge. Sometimes you’ll have a shot, and it doesn’t work. Sometimes it’ll work better than you expected.”

― Jacki Weaver

“A lot of people like to run in plays because it’s a nice, steady job.”

― Jackie Cooper

“A nice, steady job I don’t need that bad. I’m not that satisfied with it.”

― Jackie Cooper

“I always have been trying to work on the other side of Jackie, and that is, making sure that my appearance, that my image, is right; also, working in the job world, knowing how it is to wake up and go to a job.”

― Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“After two years at UCLA, I decided to leave. I was convinced that no amount of education would help a black man get a job.”

― Jackie Robinson

“I’m not going away. I’ll still be very much involved in the team but not with the same number of hours. I need to move over and allow the people who are really doing the job the space to do so.”

― Jackie Stewart

“During his runs for the GOP presidential nomination, Mitt Romney has done a good job of mimicking Reagan’s anti-government diatribes and ‘better days ahead’ rhetoric.”

― Jackson Katz

“My first acting job was a Breck commercial.”

― Jaclyn Smith

“I think my job is to keep the ball down. I always say I try to go out there and get early contact, and strikeouts just seem to happen.”

― Jacob deGrom

“I think the grandfather of the set is the director. He needs to have authority, to do what people want. A warm grandfather; he needs to know his job, to be open.”

― Jacqueline Bisset

“I was an accidental banker. To please my parents, I went for an interview with Chase Manhattan Bank in 1983. They promised to send me into their offices in more than 40 countries and essentially audit the practices. It was an extraordinary job.”

― Jacqueline Novogratz

“My first ever job after college was as a flight attendant. I wanted to travel and could not afford it, so I decided to get myself a job where I could travel. I did it for two years and had great fun.”

― Jacqueline Winspear

“I always say I write because I have questions, not because I have answers. It’s true that you begin the conversation – that’s the role of the artist. But it’s not my job to tell us what to do next. I wish I had those tools.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“Cool? Am I cool? I don’t know, but I hope my characters are cool, in the sense of iconic. That’s my job, at its very essence.”

― Jacques Audiard

“I had to think whether, after 50 years of hard slog, I was still lucid and fresh enough for the job.”

― Jacques Delors

“The unions still have a job to do, representing their members’ interests to governments and parliaments. And I think collective agreements still have a role, alongside markets and laws.”

― Jacques Delors

“I have an immigrant story. Most people come here for economic reasons, or religious reasons, or racial reasons, or gender reasons, or one of those things. I had a good job in Paris, but America was, and still is, the golden fleece. And I’ve done very well!”

― Jacques Pepin

“I am getting old, but it works in this job. I’m so slow now that I can’t get out of the way of the puck.”

― Jacques Plante

“The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters… and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult.”

― Jacques Yves Cousteau

“I don’t have to go around trying to save everybody anymore; that’s not my job.”

― Jada Pinkett Smith

“I’m not here to – as a parent, I believe we are specifically here to help our children mature in the way that they can take on their own lives. I’m not here to live their lives for them. That’s not my job.”

― Jada Pinkett Smith

“Every day is different in the world of Little Mix. Usually, I guess, we get us, and we rehearse, or we do some promo for a radio station. It changes every day, which is quite good, because I don’t like having a normal job.”

― Jade Thirlwall

“The process of wanting to clean India is not an overnight job. At the same time, if we can inspire all citizens, it would happen much more quickly.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“I kind of missed out on those years when a lot of my friends did big backpacking trips around Europe and that sort of thing. So to be able to travel and see parts of the world on the job is kind of a double whammy.”

― Jai Courtney

“I have to stay humble. I’m just a normal human with a job that is televised.”

― Jai Rodriguez

“The worst job I ever had was when I had to try to sell a service for medical waste treatment.”

― Jaime Camil

“My first job with a network was ‘General Hospital,’ and that was ABC. I feel like I have so much history with them, that they treat their shows well and they have good, discerning taste.”

― Jaime Ray Newman

“I was 18 when I got my first acting job.”

― Jaime Winstone

“The presidency is not an office job.”

― Jakaya Kikwete

“The presidency is not an office job. If I only sit in the office in Dar es Salaam, I’m not running the country. I visit the country to inspect development programmes, to inspect activities, to see how things are going, how the government agenda is being implemented, what are the teething issues.”

― Jakaya Kikwete

“I’m a grinding actor. That’s how I’ve always viewed myself. You go from one job to the next.”

― Jake Johnson

“My first pilot gig, in fact my first job in television, was ‘Freaks and Geeks,’ and the experience of directing that pilot was probably the single most formative of my directing life.”

― Jake Kasdan

“I certainly don’t think that it’s the job of any journalist to make the presidency work.”

― Jake Tapper

“My job is not to be liked. My job is to tell the truth.”

― Jake Tapper

“I choose to make it my job to not automatically believe what the U.S. government says.”

― Jake Tapper

“My job is to be skeptical: skeptical of people like Edward Snowden and skeptical of the U.S. government.”

― Jake Tapper

“My job is to not take for granted when somebody says, ‘Oh, this is all just a made-up, phony scandal,’ or, ‘What this person did put the U.S. government at risk.’”

― Jake Tapper

“It’s the exact opposite of my job to take what the government says at face value and say, ‘This is the truth because the government says it, and the government never lies.’”

― Jake Tapper

“My job, in general, is nonfiction, so writing fiction was liberating. If you can’t find the answer to something, you just make it up!”

― Jake Tapper

“I hate tenure. Tenure allows teachers to put their feet up on the desk and possibly have a job forever. That’s why I got turned on to charter schools. It’s a business model. Every employee and every teacher will be monitored by performance.”

― Jalen Rose

“It’s my job, it’s my role, it’s my mission, it’s my dream to have everyone who has Michigan ties – whether you went to college in Michigan, whether you grew up in Michigan, if you’ve ever heard of the state of Michigan – to do what you can to influence the students of the Detroit metropolitan area.”

― Jalen Rose

“But the best revenge for naysayers is living well. And living well is doing your job and taking care of your family.”

― Jalen Rose

“I have left my home, my family, and my job, and I am raising my voice. To do otherwise would betray those who languish in prison. I can speak when so many cannot.”

― Jamal Khashoggi

“In 2003 and again in 2010, I was fired from my job as editor-in-chief of a ‘progressive’ paper, Al-Watan. During the years in between, I served as media adviser to Prince Turki al-Faisal, the Saudi ambassador to Britain and then the United States.”

― Jamal Khashoggi

“One of the brilliant things I realised after I’d left school is that there are so many ways you can learn. I do this best on the job.”

― Jameela Jamil

“We’re in a situation where talented, motivated school leavers and graduates can send off a hundred CVs and not get a reply, and where a trip to the Job Centre is depressing rather than inspirational. And you know what, that just feels wrong.”

― Jameela Jamil

“Back in my younger years, I read an average of a book a day. That was when I was going to school full time and working a job after school 30 hours or more a week.”

― James A. Moore

“Don’t sweat it if you are stuck in the corporate job right now. But begin to plan ahead. I know from much personal experience that it takes 1-3 years to transition from total scratch to making a living from home in any career you want.”

― James Altucher

“I’ve just enjoyed playing for England – it’s an amazing job.”

― James Anderson

“But if you go over the line, you don’t want to get stuck in a Nevada State court room. Honestly, because Nevada has been doing a good job of putting California criminals in jail. I mean, we couldn’t put OJ in jail, but they did. We couldn’t put Paris Hilton in jail, but they did.”

― James Belushi

“I had just turned 28 and sold my first book, a travel guide for vegetarians, but I’d tell people about the day job that I didn’t care about instead – I placed banner advertisements on the web for a search engine company.”

― James Bernard Frost

“I’ve got the best job in the world.”

― James Blunt

“When somebody says, ‘Action,’ I act. When they say, ‘Cut,’ that’s my job. I’ve done it.”

― James Callis

“I mean, you have to be able – you have to have made the commitment within yourself to do whatever it takes to get the job done and to try to inspire other people to do it, because obviously the first rule is you can’t do it by yourself.”

― James Cameron

“My high school job was putting insulation in attics – in Louisiana in the summer. It must have been 95 degrees every day, and the insulation used to get all over me. It was not fun. But I didn’t know any different. It wasn’t like I was spending summers on Cape Cod.”

― James Carville

“My definition of an executive’s job is brief and to the point. It is simply this: Getting things done through other people.”

― James Cash Penney

“The greatest teacher I know is the job itself.”

― James Cash Penney

“Selling is our No. 1 job. Never get away from selling a lot of merchandise personally. The more you sell the more you learn.”

― James Cash Penney

“In this job, I’ve found the less I talk, the better.”

― James Clapper

“First job I went out on in new York I got, and when I came back, the first job I went out on, I got.”

― James Coburn

“I believe the job of the FBI Director is to be as transparent as possible with the American people because we work for them.”

― James Comey

“I don’t care about awards and all the attention being a ‘celebrity’ gets you. It’s just part of the job.”

― James Corden

“I still treat every job as if I might never get hired again as far as the way I save money and live really modestly.”

― James Denton

“I’m off at least three or four days a week, so it’s a perfect job, really.”

― James Denton

“My last real job was selling air time for CBS affiliates. I quit that when I was 28, and that was the last real job I had. I beat the system. I’ve been able to do this full-time for almost 15 years.”

― James Denton

“Governor Kempthorne of Idaho, our chairman of the National Governors Association, is doing a great job bringing all of the nation’s governors together to work as partners with the federal government.”

― James Douglas

“Cordless vacuums are designed for quick jobs, but you need enough power to do the job; you don’t want the power waning over time.”

― James Dyson

“As a young man, I lived through the Great Depression, when banks failed and so many lost their jobs and homes and went hungry. I was fortunate to have a job at a canning factory that paid 25 cents an hour.”

― James E. Faust

“Homemaking is whatever you make of it. Every day brings satisfaction along with some work which may be frustrating, routine, and unchallenging. But it is the same in the law office, the dispensary, the laboratory, or the store. There is, however, no more important job than homemaking.”

― James E. Faust

“No individual has a vested right to a job when that individual fails to perform adequately.”

― James E. Rogers

“I was preparing myself for the theater, and… I got a little job here and a job there, but it wasn’t going well, and I considered some time before the mid-60s that maybe I should consider something else.”

― James Earl Jones

“Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier, Robert Redford, Tom Cruise: those guys have well-planned careers. I’m just on a journey. Wherever I run across a job, I say, ‘Okay, I’ll do that.’”

― James Earl Jones

“There’s a mindset of flexibility and adaptability that comes with us. We don’t mind hardship. We don’t mind somebody saying, ‘Go in and do this nasty job.’ Whatever the job is, we can do it. That’s why the nation has a Marine Corps.”

― James F. Amos

“Whatever the job is, we can do it. That’s why the nation has a Marine Corps.”

― James F. Amos

“No real-world human being brings to the U.S. presidency the range of attributes necessary for full success in the job.”

― James Fallows

“My job is what I love. I don’t need an escape from it.”

― James Franco

“I don’t need a vacation in the traditional sense, like I would if I had a job I hated.”

― James Franco

“I’m an actor… I do a job and I go home. Why are you interested in me? You don’t ask a truck driver about his job.”

― James Gandolfini

“My goal has always been longevity. Not fame and fortune, just get a job and keep it.”

― James Garner

“When a man marries his mistress it creates a job opportunity.”

― James Goldsmith

“What I do have to get across is the truth of the moment within the given scene. It’s my job, as a director and screenwriter, to create the environment in which all those moments will come together eventually.”

― James Gray

“I don’t envy the job of people who have to watch five movies a day – that’s insane.”

― James Gray

“I don’t see a big difference between the job of directing a low-budget movie and the job of directing a big-budget movie.”

― James Gunn

“I’ve been making movies a long time. I’m a professional at it. I’m not a professional at making soundtracks – that’s not my job. My job is to put the right songs in the movie so the movie works the best it possibly can.”

― James Gunn

“Self-control, openness, the ability to engage with others, to plan and to persist – these are the attributes that get people in the door and on the job, and lead to productive lives.”

― James Heckman

“I love writing about my job because I loved it, and it was a particularly interesting one when I was a young man. It was like holidays with pay to me.”

― James Herriot

“The music’s job is to get the audience so involved that they forget how the movie turns out.”

― James Horner

“My first job in NYC was playing a gig in the early nineties at CBGBs.”

― James Iha

“I always think a successful television series is the best job because it gives you community, it doesn’t demand temporary insanity the way movies do, and you can be almost a normal person.”

― James L. Brooks

“That’s the great thing about a series: you’re driving to work, and you have an idea for a story for your characters, and you can go into work, and it’s gonna be a television show. I mean that’s what’s great about the job.”

― James L. Brooks

“A television job that’s working is the best job in the world.”

― James L. Brooks

“I could see no position to say, ‘I’m going to make a living as a writer.’ But I went to classes for it; I read every play in ‘Theater’ magazine. I saw the second acts of everything on Broadway – I had a job as a CBS usher in New York City, and on my way home every night, I’d see what shows I could get into.”

― James L. Brooks

“I am fortunate to have access to an array support and services, and I certainly could not do my job without them. But sadly, not everyone has access to the same resources.”

― James Langevin

“You never know with politicians what they are really saying. And I don’t say that in a negative way-they have an appalling job.”

― James Lovelock

“I didn’t want to go get a job or get a degree in business or marketing, or whatever all my friends were getting degrees in.”

― James Marsden

“As an actor, you always think your last job is your last job, and you’re always doubting yourself and worried that people will see you’re a fraud.”

― James Marsden

“For a film to be viable, it has to survive this process of scrutiny. I think most filmmakers have obsessive-compulsive tendencies and would be completely unemployable in any other job – so it’s great to be able to channel your psychological anomalies into something productive and creative.”

― James Marsh

“You can’t live for literature. You can’t live for the job.”

― James McBride

“As far as making a living, if plumbing earned more, I’d probably do it. At least you can leave the job at home once the tools are put away. A writer works in his mind 24/7.”

― James McBride

“I don’t think I was a hero. I was just doing my job.”

― James McCloughan

“My job was to teach the whole corpus of economic theory, but there were two subjects in which I was especially interested, namely, the economics of mass unemployment and international economics.”

― James Meade

“Have you ever heard of Irish, Poles, Germans, Italians and Jews being integrated? They go anywhere and just enjoy their rights. Why call it integration when black folks do the same thing? It’s a con job.”

― James Meredith

“It’s tough. That’s the side people don’t see. You have to balance it, get it right, and be a dad as well as a footballer. That is part of the job. Around this time of year, it’s so important.”

― James Milner

“Here’s the thing about me: I have a job to do and I do it.”

― James Murdoch

“If being in a band was my job, then I would quit. This is not a good job. A good job is in financial management.”

― James Murphy

“Jamie Dimon is doing a great job; J.P. Morgan is a great institution.”

― James P. Gorman

“And some of those people that voted Republican are now going to say, what a mistake I made because I didn’t know they were going to take my job away. I didn’t know they were going to take collective bargaining away.”

― James P. Hoffa

“It is my biggest regret that I let my marriage to Erica fail. It is what it is, and she is doing an incredible job with the kids, and we are in a great place.”

― James Packer

“The fact is that our kids aren’t reading books – or frankly, much of anything lately. Schools are under funded, some schools even closing their libraries. Parents have to realize that it’s their job, and not the school’s job, to get kids into the habit of reading for fun.”

― James Patterson

“It’s our job – as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles – to find books our kids are going to like.”

― James Patterson

“I didn’t care for most of the books I was being asked to read in school. I started reading like crazy right after high school when I got a job in a mental hospital. I was working my way through college, and I did a lot of night shifts, and there was nothing to do. So I read like crazy, serious stuff, all the classics.”

― James Patterson

“I just auditioned for ‘The Wire’ like I just auditioned for any other job.”

― James Ransone

“I came from Texas, I was studying theater at NYU, and I thought for sure that my lot in life would be to get the best bartending job I could find and do theater in New York. And that was a good life.”

― James Roday

“You take an educated gamble. If you don’t occasionally make a mistake, you’re not doing your job.”

― James Sinegal

“The script is the coloring book that you’re given, and your job is to figure out how to color it in. And also when and where to color outside the lines.”

― James Spader

“Being out of a job can erode people’s confidence and their sense of possibility; and employers, often unfairly, tend to take long-term unemployment as a signal that something is wrong.”

― James Surowiecki

“Of course, looking tough on inflation is part of any central banker’s job description: if investors believe that inflation is going to get out of control, you end up with higher interest rates and capital flight, and a vicious circle quickly ensues.”

― James Surowiecki

“Nowhere in the job description of an artist is the requirement that I must validate your taste.”

― James Turrell

“The key is to constantly keep the audience surprised. If they feel like something is going to happen, or they think from an educational standpoint that something is about to happen because of all the moving parts, it is your job to break that expectation and show the audience something different.”

― James Wan

“As a screenwriter, you always have frustrations. It’s just the nature of the job, and you have to live with it. Your vision is not going to be the same as the director’s vision. It doesn’t mean one is better or worse; it means they’re different.”

― James Watkins

“I often work 14-hour days, but the job is very fulfilling. I love being my own boss.”

― James William Middleton

“If you have Palestinians who have no hope, who don’t have a job, who’ve used up all their resources, the notion of getting rid of violence is a dream.”

― James Wolfensohn

“I’m absolutely gonna win it, because I’m ruthless. I sit at the poker table and my job is to destroy people.”

― James Woods

“No matter how much money I made from writing, I’d keep the bookstore job.”

― Jami Attenberg

“I’ve honestly been so lucky. I’ve never had a job where I didn’t look forward to being on set in the morning.”

― Jamie Bamber

“I like ‘The Fault in Our Stars.’ I thought those two guys did a really, really good job. The movie obviously did really, really well.”

― Jamie Blackley

“I think I’m nervous to sign on to any job.”

― Jamie Campbell Bower

“I was thinking of applying to the ‘Guardian’ for a job after university. Yeah, I wanted to be one of the people who writes stories in G2.”

― Jamie Cullum

“Americans should understand that 50%, or something like, of the kids in inner-city schools, often poor and often minority, don’t graduate. And the ones that do don’t necessarily have the skills to get a job. That is the biggest disgrace in this country.”

― Jamie Dimon

“I’d been auditioning for parts for years. I never got any better at it. I’m crap at auditions. I know there are people who can walk into those rooms and make those lines sing on the page and get the job immediately. I wasn’t one of them. I’m still not one of them.”

― Jamie Dornan

“I think my lesson is to back yourself once you’ve been given a job. Far too often, I’ve been given a job and then doubted why I’m there.”

― Jamie Dornan

“If you are not getting people who have never been to the theatre before to come, then you are not doing your job.”

― Jamie Parker

“When I got the job on ‘Cursed Child,’ I was doing another show in the West End, and I was playing a part that Marlon Brando had played.”

― Jamie Parker

“I’m a footballer, that’s my job and that’s all I want to be known for.”

― Jamie Redknapp

“Acting is rare. You can be rehearsing Ibsen with Sir Richard Eyre and suddenly he has to take a call on his mobile telling him his friend Arthur Miller has died. Or you can come back from a job on the Isle of Man to be told by your agent you’re going straight out to South Africa on another shoot. There’s not even any time to wash your pants.”

― Jamie Sives

“And you know, I said yesterday, you know, you know, if they’re not going to – if the feds aren’t going to do their job, well, then, I’m up to suing the feds to make them do their job! I mean, they sued Arizona, you know, we can sue them back! I mean, they’re not – they’re not enforcing the laws!”

― Jan Brewer

“Texas has done a very good job of securing their borders with the help of the federal government. California has done a good job.”

― Jan Brewer

“I have a responsibility as an elected governor to govern and when I say govern, that means to make sure that our citizens are safe and we need the federal government to step up and do their job. They need to secure our borders.”

― Jan Brewer

“I reject the idea that any job is too hard or too dirty for American workers to do. American workers just expect and demand to be paid a decent wage.”

― Jan C. Ting

“In Illinois, we’ve seen job losses from agreements like CAFTA and NAFTA. Those agreements didn’t help American workers – and they haven’t brought improvements to the lives of workers in other countries, either.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“Unequal pay exists across most job sectors of our economy, even in nursing.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“There was no such thing as a solo career in East Germany. You had to get the best orchestra job that you could.”

― Jan Vogler

“An actor’s job is about putting across the author’s intention; I don’t think of myself on the same level as a creator.”

― Jane Asher

“But as important as the job to be done by government in the neighborhoods, the people must also be involved.”

― Jane Byrne

“The most important job you’ll ever have is in the walls of your own home.”

― Jane Clayson

“There is more to life than a job. I didn’t ever want to look back and point to a bookshelf of videotapes and say, ‘That’s been my life.’ It’s so much easier to write a resume than it is to craft a spirit.”

― Jane Clayson

“I never really marketed myself, so each job I was given was a new marketing tool, and that would be the way I marketed myself.”

― Jane Curtin

“My dad used to cut out newspaper ads and post them to me in the hope I’d get a proper job.”

― Jane Fallon

“I left my job as a feature writer on a newspaper to write a book, then sent it off to a number of agents thinking they would all reject me. Within a week, most had come back to say they loved what they had read, which then led to a bidding war for my first two novels.”

― Jane Green

“When I was a student, I had a part time job as a barmaid at a dodgy pub in Kent.”

― Jane Green

“Being Stephen’s carer was such a struggle, and it’s a lonely job looking after a disabled person. Thinking back, I honestly wonder how I got through it.”

― Jane Hawking

“My job as a human being as well as a writer is to feel as thoroughly as possible the experience that I am part of, and then press it a little further.”

― Jane Hirshfield

“Student teaching is the hardest job there is.”

― Jane Kaczmarek

“If I could do theater during the hiatus and then do ’30 Rock’ in the winter, that would be my ideal job.”

― Jane Krakowski

“It takes a lot out of you to do a one-hour episodic lead of a show. I don’t think actors realize that when they take the job.”

― Jane Krakowski

“I’m a person who likes habit and knowing what my job is.”

― Jane Lynch

“The main reason why historians have skated over the relationship of Victorian PMs with the press is that they haven’t been looking for it. It takes a lecturer in media studies such as Paul Brighton to point out that media management was part of the job of a Victorian prime minister.”

― Jane Ridley

“Every artist seems to me to have the job of bearing witness to the world we live in. To some extent I think of all of us as artists, because we have voices and we are each of us unique.”

― Jane Rule

“I think, because I’m an artist, part of my job is to be a barometer, an antenna. It’s in the air and it resonates with a lot of people to lighten up.”

― Jane Siberry

“Redemption isn’t giving a bank robber a job as a teller.”

― Jane Velez-Mitchell

“I think I failed miserably on NewsRadio. I was very nervous because of the caliber of the cast – especially Dave Foley – so I think I did a terrible job.”

― Janeane Garofalo

“Touring is very grueling. It’s very taxing on the body and living out of your suitcase, going from city to city, night after night. It’s a tough job.”

― Janet Jackson

“The autobiographer works in a treacherous terrain. The journalist has a much safer job.”

― Janet Malcolm

“When you create a character, you create it for yourself – you do whatever you want. It’s your job to explore it in as many different avenues as you can in order to make it a fully wounded character.”

― Janet McTeer

“When I feel that burden of representation in public spaces, it helps to recognize that it’s a duty – a job, really. As with any job that you want to do well, you have to ensure that first and foremost you are energized and in the right head space to take on that task.”

― Janet Mock

“When you first start, you just want to get a job. It goes from that to really deciding what kind of work you want to do and what kind of actor you want to be – and it only gets harder.”

― Janet Montgomery

“You can’t imagine a world, quite frankly, without a safe and secure aviation system. And so our job is to really focus on that, and what we need to do to keep it safe and secure.”

― Janet Napolitano

“You are not going to put 100,000 police officers on the streets overnight and do the right job. To put them on the streets, to see that they’re properly trained; you have to do it in an orderly way over a period of time.”

― Janet Reno

“The first job I ever had in my life was in the Dade County Sheriff’s Office in the Identification Bureau in the summer that I graduated from high school and was getting ready to go to college.”

― Janet Reno

“The whole time that I was doing the voice of Korra, I would always joke around saying that nobody’s gonna give me a job as an action star or a hero. I just do silly comedy.”

― Janet Varney

“I was a dog groomer. I delivered radiators; I was a photography producer. I typed classified ads for many years. It was my longest term job – years of typing classified ads while I was in bands.”

― Janet Weiss

“If there is a job that you feel passionate about, do what you can to pursue that job; if there is a purpose about which you are passionate, dedicate yourself to that purpose.”

― Janet Yellen

“Sometimes you have to make decisions without knowing all that you would like to know That’s part of the job.”

― Janet Yellen

“By putting downward pressure on interest rates, the Fed is trying to make financial conditions more accommodative – supporting asset values and lower borrowing costs for households and businesses and thus encouraging the spending that spurs job creation and a stronger recovery.”

― Janet Yellen

“When you’re unemployed for six months or a year, it is hard to qualify for a lease, so even the option of relocating to find a job is often off the table.”

― Janet Yellen

“Individuals out of work for an extended period can become less employable as they lose the specific skills acquired in their previous jobs and also lose the habits needed to hold down any job.”

― Janet Yellen

“The financial sector is vital to the economy. A well-functioning financial sector promotes job creation, innovation, and inclusive economic growth.”

― Janet Yellen

“Expanded credit access has helped households maintain living standards when suffering job loss, illness, or other unexpected contingencies.”

― Janet Yellen

“Household spending growth has been particularly solid in 2015, with purchases of new motor vehicles especially strong. Job growth has bolstered household income, and lower energy prices have left consumers with more to spend on other goods and services.”

― Janet Yellen

“When I became a mother, there was no doubt in my mind that it would be the most vital and important job I would ever have because I knew firsthand what it was like not to have a mother.”

― Janette Rallison

“My first job was for a blue jean company as a sitting model. I posed for 15 minutes and made $50. It was 1976.”

― Janice Dickinson

“In America, people know there are always 10 people better than them who are after their job. In France, they know that too – but no one is going to get their job till they go to their grave.”

― Janine di Giovanni

“My job is to put as many ideas out there as possible every day. Some of them will get traction, some won’t – some of them shouldn’t.”

― Jared Cohen

“The competitor in me wants to play, but it’s not my job to make that decision. That’s what the coaches are paid for.”

― Jared Goff

“I’m just worried about what I’m doing. Case has played well, and Case is doing a great job. But at the same time, I’m not going to concern myself with him.”

― Jared Goff

“I think that to explore the uncomfortable and the politically incorrect is the job of the artist.”

― Jared Leto

“The foundation of a strong economy and job creation begins with providing every child in America with the best possible education, including students with disabilities.”

― Jared Polis

“My name is Jarrett Krosoczka, and I write and illustrate books for children for a living. So I use my imagination as my full-time job.”

― Jarrett J. Krosoczka

“I have always loved clothes, and the opportunity to design my own line could not be missed. It’s a dream job.”

― Jasmine Guinness

“Being mum is a number one job. That takes priority.”

― Jasmine Guinness

“Are you kidding? They had me at ‘Star Wars.’ The kid inside me would’ve clawed his way out and strangled me if I’d turned this job down.”

― Jason Aaron

“Thankfully, I have a job where it does not matter in the least what I look like.”

― Jason Aaron

“I think it’s our job as writers for Marvel Comics to continue to create those type of stories that can be mined instead of just trying to give readers exactly what they see on film.”

― Jason Aaron

“My mom was a single mom, and she had enough on her plate. I knew when I was doing something I wasn’t supposed to, and I tried to keep her from finding out about it. I did a pretty good job of that.”

― Jason Aldean

“The greatest part of the job was… that was for nine years it was a pleasure to go to work.”

― Jason Alexander

“Our job as actors is to just try to be as accurate and as mindful of what the audience is going through and receiving and processing.”

― Jason Bateman

“You do certain things in your twenties that are just not appropriate in your thirties and certainly not appropriate in your forties. Eventually you even the scales, and it’s time to move on and become an adult and start working hard again and going to sleep a little bit earlier. Fortunately, I got a job to facilitate that transition.”

― Jason Bateman

“I owe everything to ‘Arrested Development.’ It just shows that everybody is kind of a job away from having relevance again.”

― Jason Bateman

“I’m proud of ‘Sinister’ because Scott and Cargill did a great job on the movie, and I set up a framework for them to make what they wanted to make. They gave me the idea, and I figured out how to get it out into the world.”

― Jason Blum

“I couldn’t stand it. It was what I thought I always wanted. I was there every day in the trenches, and I hated everything about that job. But what I loved – and what I got from ‘The Tooth Fairy’ – was to see how studio movies were released.”

― Jason Blum

“If you’ve got a good job, you should bust your butt to make your company as successful and profitable as possible.”

― Jason Calacanis

“When you’re on a football scholarship, you get a stipend that’s supposed to cover your rent and a few incidentals. It was $360 a month. This was the late 1980s, and the NCAA has an interesting rule where you’re not allowed to supplement your income with a part-time job.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“With acting, you do want to get every job, and you’re trying to get every audition, but then you reach a certain stage where you start to kind of gravitate toward the stories and the people that have a similar heartbeat.”

― Jason Clarke

“I’m an actor doing a job, but I’m also living a life.”

― Jason Clarke

“My first job was an AFI short film, ‘Chasing Daylight,’ when I was 11, and I made a couple of commercials that never aired.”

― Jason Dolley

“Like many entrepreneurs, I started out in sales. I began at 14, when I got a job selling shoes and tennis rackets at a pro shop, and I’ve been selling one thing or another ever since.”

― Jason Fried

“I’m at the beginning of it. I’m Elektra’s last job before the story kicks off.”

― Jason Isaacs

“When I came back from filming ‘Abduction’, I told my agent: I’m staying in London now. If it takes doing children’s theater from the back of a van in Kilburn, that’s OK. I need to be with my family. My job is to keep the family together and provide for them.”

― Jason Isaacs

“Acting is a really simple job – it’s just hard to do. You just have to be that person with their background in that situation. That’s all it is. My kids do it all the time when they’re dressing up and playing games.”

― Jason Isaacs

“I try to make statements that aren’t broad because that doesn’t make for good writing. I don’t get commentary as my job, because I’m not very good at that. The way I do it is by writing songs, and I have to be small; I have to make the stories a bit personal.”

― Jason Isbell

“I just try to keep making good records, try to write songs the best way I can and take my job seriously. Like most people take their jobs.”

― Jason Isbell

“The option to recall elected officials is an important one. Our representatives should always be mindful that they answer to their constituents, and if they act in malfeasance, their job may be on the line. But using the recall as a way to reverse the results of an election, or to hold a snap election, is simply undemocratic.”

― Jason Kander

“Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been an adviser to Trump, although he still very publicly couldn’t land a job in the president’s Cabinet, despite providing that counsel. And Kobach has a long history of making up facts to help him pass unfair voter suppression laws and push extreme anti-immigrant proposals.”

― Jason Kander

“As the state’s chief elections officer, it is my job to make sure that only eligible voters vote, but also that every eligible voter has the opportunity to vote.”

― Jason Kander

“The military is a group of people that come together from different perspectives and backgrounds and places and get a job done because they have a mission.”

― Jason Kander

“If I had the opportunity to give President Trump any advice, and I had to boil it down to one thing, I suppose it would be that nobody ever got better at any job by blaming everybody else whenever anything goes wrong.”

― Jason Kander

“If you’ve been willing to put your life on the line to do something important for your country or your state, putting your job on the line is really not a very big deal.”

― Jason Kander

“My first job in television was on ‘My So-Called Life.’”

― Jason Katims

“When I was a little kid I used to play with guys twice my age, so, I was the last one picked, so if I picked I knew that I had to get the ball to the scorer if I wanted to stay on the court, so that was pretty much my job.”

― Jason Kidd

“I took a job at the Walt Disney Company and after 18 months decided to go to business school at Harvard. I was awestruck by the campus. My first reaction was ‘I don’t belong here.’ Then I said, ‘I’m here; let’s get on with it.’”

― Jason Kilar

“Celebrities say they date other celebrities because they have the same job. But I think they just like dating famous people. Celebrities attract each other, like cattle.”

― Jason Lee

“It’s not like a corporate job where the more you accumulate on your resume and the more hours you put in, the higher up you get; it’s simply not the case. That being said, if I had known that and known what kind of career I’d get into, I still would have pursued it.”

― Jason Marsden

“And then after a while he got me a job at the video store next door. I used to lock up the store and go next door and hang out all the time and watch movies and stuff.”

― Jason Mewes

“Music was always the distraction, so it was the obvious choice to pursue. My dad always said to find a job I love to do, that way it wouldn’t feel like a job. So I did that.”

― Jason Mraz

“Your job is never secure as a football player – or coach.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“I just do my job; I’m out there to make plays and play football.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“When you say ‘90210,’ everyone knows what you’re talking about. So why not make use of that? And they certainly have. I think the show looks beautiful, and all the actors are doing a great job. It’s a tangled web they’ve created thus far. It’s great.”

― Jason Priestley

“Really, it’s the director’s job to disappear and allow the movie to just feel.”

― Jason Reitman

“I thought ‘The Bank Job’ was a really quality movie.”

― Jason Statham

“As an actor, you know every job you have is going to end someday. That’s not so much different than the rest of the world; we just don’t have illusions about it.”

― Jason Winston George

“After leaving school, I got a job in a department store not dissimilar to Grace Bros in ‘Are You Being Served?’”

― Jasper Carrott

“I’m not sure my books would translate into movies very easily. So rather than have someone do a terrible job, I haven’t been willing to sell them.”

― Jasper Fforde

“Dot balls help build pressure, so even if you are not getting wickets, somebody from the other end is getting wickets, and the job is done.”

― Jasprit Bumrah

“I’m a great believer in stunt doubles. They do an amazing job.”

― Javier Bardem

“I enjoy my job as long as I can create a character, otherwise it’s boring.”

― Javier Bardem

“The personal thing is something I have never talked about. And I never will. That is prohibited. My job is public. But that’s it. When you’re not working, you don’t have an obligation to be public.”

― Javier Bardem

“You want to do your job well so that people in the future say, ‘OK, he’s not bad, let’s hire him.’”

― Javier Bardem

“I do a job and am lucky enough to do a job that I love, but it is a hard one. I’m not saying it is as hard as working in a coal mine, but it is still difficult in a different way. Sometimes you have to go through very strong emotional journeys and then come back to yourself. And that can be difficult to control.”

― Javier Bardem

“Looking back, I do think one of the reasons ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ has been so successful is not because it deals with serious issues but because I had a unique and interesting way to tell that story. I knew the issues were going to be dealt with in the book, but I felt my job was to write the story as entertainingly as possible.”

― Jay Asher

“If it were up to me, every job would be somewhere in Canada.”

― Jay Baruchel

“The White House doesn’t create jobs. The government together – White House, Congress – creates policies that allow for greater job creation.”

― Jay Carney

“We believe that – the President believes that the economy will continue to grow, that the economy will continue to create jobs, and that we need to do everything we can to enhance that growth and enhance that job creation.”

― Jay Carney

“I’m from Chicago. And I was an actor in high school and college, and I wanted to see if I could make a run of it in this job. So, I went downtown in Chicago, and I went up on a stand-up stage and did an open mic. It went well, so I’m like, ‘Alright, I’ll give it another try.’”

― Jay Chandrasekhar

“You eat as many vegetables as you can, and try to cut your carbs and your sugar. That’s going to make the job of being a diabetic so much easier.”

― Jay Cutler

“The first time I was homeless was when I went to Atlanta. I was in a homeless shelter, then when I got a job I used to miss the curfew for the shelter. So I ended up sleeping outside in the streets.”

― Jay Electronica

“The 1st Congressional District contains almost half of the biotech and biomedical companies in Washington, and my job often allows me to meet the people responsible for this exciting research.”

― Jay Inslee

“Then you have to be with somebody who understands your job. Understands there are gonna be dollybirds going, ‘Hi I’m Candy,’ and be prepared to ignore that. And also be prepared to be there when you get home. That’s a difficult job.”

― Jay Kay

“There are plenty of genre-crossover books, films, and games out there, but to do the job well, you have to do more than just smoosh a couple of ‘in’ concepts together, and hey presto, instant millions.”

― Jay Kristoff

“A guy gave me a job at an information booth – no questions asked.”

― Jay London

“All too often, new hires have a different expectation of their job and responsibilities than the organization does. Any miscommunication during the recruiting process needs to be cleared up ASAP. Whenever possible, give new employees a written plan of objectives and responsibilities.”

― Jay Samit

“For a startup to overcome obstacles and succeed, it must foster limitless thinking. By hiring students into their first career job, you get to set their framework for how a company functions and instill them with your values for your company’s culture.”

― Jay Samit

“Whether you stay private or go public, after all is said and done, a CEO’s job is to create lasting shareholder value.”

― Jay Samit

“Our job as a government is to start with the great underpinnings of our current economic growth – particularly defence and mining – and build on these.”

― Jay Weatherill

“Your job is to inspire people from your neighborhood to get out.”

― Jay-Z

“I was fortunate enough to make it to where I want to be. There could be other kids as talented or more talented than me in whatever they want to be but don’t have the resources to pursue their dream. Maybe they have to get a job instead to help their mom with the bills.”

― Jayson Tatum

“My first job out of college was with HBO. I worked in a small sales office in Chicago. So, I can say that even when I was just a little, low-on-the-totem-pole assistant for HBO, they were always amazing.”

― Jazmyn Simon

“It’s my job, but I think it is too much.”

― Jean Alesi

“Debt certainly isn’t always a bad thing. A mortgage can help you afford a home. Student loans can be a necessity in getting a good job. Both are investments worth making, and both come with fairly low interest rates.”

― Jean Chatzky

“Face your financial issues head on. Open your bills, pick up the phone, call your lender. If applicable, tell them you’re struggling and explain why. If you lost your job or took a pay cut, be ready to prove it.”

― Jean Chatzky

“There’s a laundry list of reasons why not to borrow from your 401(k). While the money is on loan, it’s not working for you – and if you leave your job, you’ll have to pay it back in 60 days or treat it as a taxable withdrawal.”

― Jean Chatzky

“The wealthy are confident in their abilities to overcome bad situations – on the job, in their personal lives, with their finances. Many have triumphed over dismal financial starts. And, unlike most of the population that hops from job to job, career to career, the wealthy are much more likely to stick with what they start.”

― Jean Chatzky

“If you haven’t gotten a raise in the past couple years for a job well done, it might be time to ask for one.”

― Jean Chatzky

“Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet’s job. The rest is literature.”

― Jean Cocteau

“A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.”

― Jean Kerr

“I’m a writer and director, and I like to do that, but for some reason, it’s become part of the industry and part of the job to go, ‘Alright, let’s talk about it!’”

― Jean-Marc Vallee

“Creating a flexible working culture is about trust. How much can your employees rely on each other to get the job done without the benefit of supervision?”

― Jean-Philippe Courtois

“Unless I have to, I can’t take a job for the money. Unless my children are going to be out on the street, I have to be a little bit picky.”

― Jean Smart

“This is going to sound terrible, but once I moved to New York, I never did a civilian job. I was extraordinarily lucky.”

― Jean Smart

“I didn’t become an actor for the money, so I can’t stay with a job for that reason. I did too many years of theater where you just get by from month to month, happily, to make that a priority.”

― Jean Smart

“A woman needs to be put together more than a man. If she isn’t, she looks like she’s not up for the job. There’s a different standard. Those are the rules, and I have to live by them.”

― Jeanine Pirro

“I still dream about ‘New York’ mag. It’s kind of weird. I dream I’m part-time, and they can’t find a full-time job for me. It’s usually that I can’t find a lead, and I call all my great sources and say, ‘Can you help me out?’”

― Jeannette Walls

“In Washington, particularly, the loyal opposition has a job to be the opposition. But you can’t stop there.”

― Jeb Bush

“A four percent growth strategy means you fix a convoluted tax code. You get in and you change every aspect of regulations that are job killers. You get rid of Obamacare and replace it with something that doesn’t suppress wages and kill jobs.”

― Jeb Bush

“I have a proven record, a record of accomplishment, a record of cutting taxes, of shrinking the government, of reforming education, of challenging the status quo, eliminating career civil service protections, shrinking the government workforce by 11 percent, but leading the nation in job growth.”

― Jeb Bush

“You talk to any of the job creators, and they’ll tell you one of the things that concerns them the most is the debt. And so high levels of indebtedness are going to lead to high levels of taxation, which lead to high level of unemployment.”

― Jeb Hensarling

“There are some writers who don’t write about people who do jobs. I’m not going to name them, but you watch one of their films, or you read one of their books, and you think, ‘What job do they do?’ They seem to have a nice house and a nice income. How have they got it?”

― Jed Mercurio

“It’s not at all uncommon for a writer to get a ton of publicity for one book and then not get as much for the next one. I don’t worry about that because I try to worry about the one single part of the job I can control: the writing of the book. If I do that well, I feel, good tidings generally will follow and readers will stick with me.”

― Jeff Abbott

“You just have to sit down and write the next book. I mean, it’s not all uncommon for a writer to get a ton of publicity for one book and then not get as much for the next one. I don’t worry about that because I try to worry about the one single part of the job I can control: the writing of the book.”

― Jeff Abbott

“My first job after graduating was working with Robert Zemeckis. I got a job a week after graduating and moving to L.A. So I got to work on ‘What Lies Beneath’ and ‘Castaway’ as a PA, which is basically like a gopher.”

― Jeff Baena

“I don’t care about the rules. In fact, if I don’t break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I’m not doing my job properly.”

― Jeff Beck

“Sometimes when you turn a hobby into a job, it becomes work.”

― Jeff Bennett

“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.”

― Jeff Bezos

“When it comes to space, I see it as my job, I’m building infrastructure the hard way. I’m using my resources to put in place heavy lifting infrastructure so the next generation of people can have a dynamic, entrepreneurial explosion into space.”

― Jeff Bezos

“The problem with the designated driver programme, it’s not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At then end of the night drop them off at the wrong house.”

― Jeff Bridges

“You know, it’s kind of a shame in a way but the more seasoned directors a lot of times have more difficult getting a job than first time guys. New kid on the block kind of thing.”

― Jeff Bridges

“I know there are people, if I go into a market or a city for the first time, there are people that are there that just want to see the famous person, or the guy from ‘Dumb and Dumber’ or whatever movie they liked. And that’s fine, it gets them in the door, but then it’s my job to give them something different.”

― Jeff Daniels

“I just never did buy this idea that you have to live in Los Angeles to be an actor. I didn’t see that as a requirement in my job description.”

― Jeff Daniels

“I think Congress can pass a bill when the American people start regaining trust in the administration to actually do their job and enforce the laws that are already on the books.”

― Jeff Duncan

“It’s important to ensure that the person who replaces Tim Scott be a reliable conservative, a proven fighter and a leader who will join our mission to cut wasteful Washington spending. I’m convinced the best person for the job is Larry Grooms.”

― Jeff Duncan

“You’re moving a franchise. You’re leaving one city and going to another, which is difficult from a fan standpoint, from a fan-base standpoint, but you have to take care of the detail things. As you go through that step-by-step process, from my standpoint, my job is to keep in mind the player needs.”

― Jeff Fisher

“The designated driver program, it’s not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, drop them off at the wrong house.”

― Jeff Foxworthy

“My employer was never at any time aware of anything in my past beyond the writing I did, because, frankly, it isn’t relevant to the job I was asked to do, which was to be a reporter.”

― Jeff Gannon

“I’d like to get back into journalism. I’m hoping someone will offer me a job as a commentator or one of those political analysts that you see on the news shows all the time.”

― Jeff Gannon

“Even if I don’t have a job, I work on plays and scenes.”

― Jeff Goldblum

“The end of coal in Appalachia doesn’t mean that America is running out of coal (there’s plenty left in Wyoming). But it should end the fantasy that coal can be an engine of job creation – the big open pit mines in Wyoming employ a tiny fraction of the number of people in an underground mine in Appalachia.”

― Jeff Goodell

“In the United States, we do a pretty good job of protecting iconic landscapes and postcard views, but the ocean gets no respect.”

― Jeff Goodell

“I’ve been a job creator. I’ve worked in the economy myself.”

― Jeff Greene

“By every measure, John Kennedy’s sex life was compulsive and reckless. At one level, it had clear public consequences. Knowledge of Kennedy’s behavior gave FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover absolute job security, as well as the potential power to derail Kennedy’s re-election had he survived assassination.”

― Jeff Greenfield

“Why – because as a oil and gas small business owner – I know if someone is not doing their job, they should not get paid. Again leadership by example.”

― Jeff Landry

“It’s my job to write the best book I can each month and hand my scripts in. Everything else is beyond my control.”

― Jeff Lemire

“I know a lot of law officers, and every single one of them faces a moment – usually after about three hours on the job – when they realise that there’s no connection between law and justice. The law, as an institution, avoids justice, subverts it, just as often as it sees it done.”

― Jeff Lindsay

“The first rejection that ‘Dexter’ got, I was like, ‘OK. This hasn’t worked. Let’s try something else. I’ll go get a teaching job or something.’”

― Jeff Lindsay

“I know a lot of law officers, and every single one of them faces a moment – usually after about three hours on the job – when they realise that there’s no connection between law and justice.”

― Jeff Lindsay

“Editorial pages all say, ‘Well, the other guy has a point, too. It remains to be seen how this will come out. We certainly hope it comes out fine; blah, blah.’ Cartoonists don’t go that way. Our job is to stick out our tongues, to show a big raspberry to whatever pompous jerk happens to be mouthing off.”

― Jeff MacNelly

“I grew up in Southern Oregon. My father was a sawmill worker and a logger, and his job put food on the table.”

― Jeff Merkley

“I won’t stop fighting to make life better for working Americans and give those who are just trying to find a decent job the opportunity to do so.”

― Jeff Merkley

“My first job in the film business was working as a production assistant, and then a production manager on a documentary about Townes Van Zandt.”

― Jeff Nichols

“As a director, you see something in someone; you know it’s there, you just got to go get it. You do that with any actor. That’s your job.”

― Jeff Nichols

“One of my favorite directors is Clint Eastwood, and I hear about the way he works, and I think I’m of a similar style. Very few takes – you get what you take, and you move on. It’s very much a job and work.”

― Jeff Nichols

“I think comics should test people, I think it’s our job to go too far. That way we know as a society what too far is. Where else are you going to hear it?”

― Jeff Ross

“The job of elected officials is to answer to the people who sent them to Washington – not to scorn them, not to demean them, not to mock them, and not to sell their jobs and dreams to the highest bidder.”

― Jeff Sessions

“I have supported civil rights activity in my state. I have done my job with integrity, equality, and fairness for all.”

― Jeff Sessions

“It’s not so much the attorney general’s job to decide what laws to enforce. We should do our jobs and enforce laws effectively as we’re able.”

― Jeff Sessions

“I don’t think our government really has much of a policy about air travel. I would compare the policies of United Arab Emirates, which has done a terrific job recognizing the value of transportation, of travel.”

― Jeff Smisek

“Everyone wants to focus on what Ben Simmons can’t do, which is shoot and try to rush him into being a range shooter. I think Simmons in Philadelphia has done a good job in focusing what he does great versus what he doesn’t do as well.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“Providence had a graduate assistant job opening. They asked me if I wanted to apply, and I applied. That break right there put me in position to learn from great coaches. It really jump-started every other good break I ever had in coaching.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“I had a great job with the Knicks.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“It’s staggering how many players, even with the sums of money they make, don’t do a great job of saving it.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“My mom was a biological illustrator for a time before computers replaced that job.”

― Jeff Vandermeer

“The job of media is the accountability of government.”

― Jeff Zucker

“Although I have to admit I have despised a couple of people simply because they have never had a job in their lives.”

― Jeffrey Bernard

“In my day, you could get a faculty job with zero post-doc papers, as in the case of yours truly; but now, the CV of a successful applicant looks like that of a newly minted full professor from olden times.”

― Jeffrey C. Hall

“The job of the Attorney General is very specific. My roll, as the legal adviser, is to defend the constitutionality of the laws as they’re passed.”

― Jeffrey Chiesa

“Feelings are universal, and if an actor’s doing his job, I think he’s making people sit there, and if it’s in a movie or a theatre, going ‘Hmm, yeah, I know that… I know that.’”

― Jeffrey Combs

“Shonda Rhimes, especially, saw something in me that no one had and then wrote to my strengths for ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ That’s the job I think really opened up a whole new world for me.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“I was almost ready to call it quits – sick of doing a job and then being back on the unemployment line and trying to make ends meet. But I loved acting and didn’t know what else to do.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“I don’t think an actor’s job is to be recognized. I think an actor’s job is to facilitate the writing in a way that changes the way people think. No other business does that.”

― Jeffrey Donovan

“I was directed because I knew I wanted to be a novelist, but I didn’t have a very good job or a way of getting published. I found those years to be among the most difficult of my life.”

― Jeffrey Eugenides

“It was a recession when I graduated, but I was so unequipped to have a job anyway, I don’t think it would have mattered if the economy was booming. I think I was expecting bad jobs. But as it went on through my 20s, I began to wonder how things were going to turn out.”

― Jeffrey Eugenides

“Management’s job is to convey leadership’s message in a compelling and inspiring way. Not just in meetings, but also by example.”

― Jeffrey Gitomer

“The idea of making pictures abroad is exciting when you’re in Hollywood and have never worked in foreign countries. You think you’ll get to see the sights and have all the fun that goes with traveling. Actually, you spend so much time on the job that you don’t do much else.”

― Jeffrey Hunter

“But it’s true, it’s nothing new that decisions about what movies are to be made, and how they’re to be made, and who’s to be hired to do what, and whether you hire somebody to do their job, or whether you hire somebody to fill a position and you tell them what to do.”

― Jeffrey Jones

“I got a phone call from Douglas Campbell and from Jerome Guthrie, who offered me a job out of the blue.”

― Jeffrey Jones

“If you’re an employer, you want to hire an employee who’ll do their job, not do your bidding.”

― Jeffrey Jones

“My job is to help the functioning of the story, not to draw attention to myself, but to make my characters function within the story, to work for the benefit of the story, to make the whole thing work.”

― Jeffrey Jones

“Scarily, football helmets, which do a fine job of protecting against scalp laceration and skull fracture, do little to prevent concussions and may even exacerbate them, since even as the brain is rattling around inside the skull, the head is rattling around inside the helmet.”

― Jeffrey Kluger

“There are a lot of ways to make people not like you, but one of the most powerful – if least fair – is to be really, really successful. Nobody resents the guy who just lost his job. But the guy whose Internet start-up made him a billionaire at 25? That’s a whole different kettle of envy.”

― Jeffrey Kluger

“My first job was with The O’Jays playing drums.”

― Jeffrey Osborne

“You can stay too long in a job, that’s for sure. But by the same token, in the 12 years I have been CEO of GE, there have been four CEOs of Toshiba. So there’s too short a time to do it, and there’s too long a time to do it.”

― Jeffrey R. Immelt

“Students follow rules. Students complete assignments. The job of students – in part, at least – is to please their teachers. Now, I realize I may be exaggerating a little here, but basically I think I’m right: students do what they’re told.”

― Jeffrey Toobin

“Courtney Vance and I are college classmates, weirdly enough. We’re both Harvard class of 1982. Courtney, as a work-study job, was a typesetter at the Harvard ‘Crimson,’ the newspaper where I worked.”

― Jeffrey Toobin

“My first-ever job was when I was 14 or 15 in Washington, D.C., a job that I got through Marion Barry’s summer-youth-employment program. It was working in the locker room of a public swimming pool, deep inside Anacostia in Southeast D.C., about five to 10 minutes from my house.”

― Jeffrey Wright

“How could somebody be comfortable with authorizing legally the use of lethal force? My view is if you become comfortable with it, then you should get out of the job.”

― Jeh Johnson

“It would be nice to be in one place for a while and have a social life again and get a job. But I’m not qualified to do anything. That’s the problem.”

― Jehane Noujaim

“My detractors would be mistaken to believe that the allegations against me that had no basis and were all lies would distract me. I continue to do my job.”

― Jejomar Binay

“I got my first real job, one that didn’t involve wearing a hairnet or bending over the hood of a wet car with a towel in my hand, in the early ’90s working for CBS Records. While there, I started my first of several rock bands and eventually wrote my first book, the semi-autobiographical novel, ‘Don’t Sleep With Your Drummer.’”

― Jen Sincero

“My first job is to entertain, but if, while you’re enjoying, you start to question something you never thought about before or empathize with, relate to, love someone you only thought of as ‘other’ once upon a time – how awesome is that.”

― Jenji Kohan

“Grub Street Writers is the reason I’ve stayed in Boston. I started teaching for Grub back in 1997, when founder Eve Bridburg, a Boston University M.A. alumna, as I am, kindly gave me my first job out of grad school.”

― Jenna Blum

“I was a hostess, a waitress, a cafe manager, and a prep chef. For one job, I had to wear a hat shaped like a head of garlic.”

― Jenna Blum

“I had this crazy job, though, when I first got to Los Angeles… I answered this ad in the back of the newspaper to be a telephone psychic, and I did that for two days.”

― Jenna Fischer

“Once, at Thanksgiving, a neighbor wandered in while my cousin Lisa worked on a turkey, shearing meat off its frame and sliding the steaming slices onto a big flowered plate. ‘Hey, that’s the man’s job,’ she yelped, in between slurps of her Big Gulp. No one even paused to acknowledge the comment; everyone just laughed and laughed.”

― Jenna Wortham

“You can’t blame someone for not knowing what his or her job should be if you don’t ask for it right off the bat.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“I was living in Florida working as a model and got my first acting job there in the movie ‘Wild Things.’ I thought it was sort of cool and decided to do some training.”

― Jennifer Bini Taylor

“Every job I do, I feel like it is an amazing opportunity. I try to throw myself into every role with everything I have.”

― Jennifer Connelly

“Werner Herzog, when I auditioned for ‘Bad Lieutenant,’ he had never seen any of my films. He thought I was this actress living in New Orleans and it was my first job.”

― Jennifer Coolidge

“I was like a waitress that got a job once in a while, and then Stifler’s mom happened, and everything changed.”

― Jennifer Coolidge

“It’s our job as fiction writers to provide a delight that nothing else can – to such a degree that people have no choice but to read our work. Now that’s a very tall order, if not impossible. But why not try?”

― Jennifer Egan

“My mom used to say that if someone woke her up in the middle of the night and asked how old she was, she’d answer 27. Hearing her, I’d think, ‘That’s ridiculous; your job as my mom is to be old.’”

― Jennifer Egan

“Waitressing – by far the worst job ever created.”

― Jennifer Esposito

“I think that it’s not as crazily different, my job, from anyone else’s, as people let themselves believe. I think people get wrapped up in their own idea of what it is, but it’s really not that.”

― Jennifer Garner

“I know I live a charmed, beautiful life and nobody wants to hear a celebrity whine. The last thing I want to do is complain; I love what I do and I know every job comes with a downside.”

― Jennifer Garner

“My mom has always said that the one thing she wishes she had done differently is have a job. She felt like the single-mindedness made her a little nuts sometimes, and she could have used an outlet for herself when we were little.”

― Jennifer Garner

“I’ll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognises because of a nose job.”

― Jennifer Grey

“I’d quit my job at a production company and was like, ‘I’m going to be a writer…’ I became a temp, and it was the mid-nineties, when there was the Internet boom, and the normal group of graduates ready to fill in didn’t exist.”

― Jennifer Konner

“You know what my job is? I’m Mrs. Garrett from ‘Facts of Life.’”

― Jennifer Konner

“I picked up an issue of Cosmopolitan the other day that had tips for job interviews, because I was like, ‘I need to get better at interviews.’ The article was basically about how to get someone not to hate you in 20 minutes. Every single thing they told you not to do, I was like, ‘I do that every day.’”

― Jennifer Lawrence

“You are the only person who can sell you, so you do spend a lot of time in your job by yourself everyday.”

― Jennifer Love Hewitt

“I really believe that if you’re going to bring a child into the world, it’s your job to parent that world. Especially if it’s just you; you don’t pawn her off on somebody.”

― Jennifer Lynch

“Over the years, I have been a house painter, farm worker, paste-up artist, Easter Bunny, pizza delivery person, homeless shelter staff member, and counselor for adults and kids with mental illness – I quit my last real job in 2000 to work on writing full-time.”

― Jennifer McMahon

“For me, in general, it’s always about the material. Obviously, it’s about the material and hoping that someone wants to hire me for a job, too, but I’ve certainly seen films like ‘Orphan’ and movies like that where I know that if I had had the opportunity to read that script or had an opportunity to do it, I would have wanted to do it.”

― Jennifer Morrison

“I’m on an Isabel Marant kick. She does an amazing job of making things that are everyday-wearable but also special and a little bit different. I definitely like that she has a ’70s western vibe. There’s something that’s very fun and vintage in what she’s doing.”

― Jennifer Morrison

“Right now, if you’re a talented developer or designer, government is what you go into if you can’t get a better job.”

― Jennifer Pahlka

“My job gives me the attention I’d otherwise crave.”

― Jennifer Saunders

“I did grieve a bit when I wasn’t having the chemo anymore. I was used to sitting in the little chair and then the nurse would come and do it. It was like that was your job for that long and it was reassuring.”

― Jennifer Saunders

“Having a day job again I found really kind of fueled my fiction, because it became almost this forbidden thing where I had to sneak off and do it in private.”

― Jennifer Weiner

“Being a novelist is hard for anyone – male or female. You don’t get to quit your day job.”

― Jennifer Weiner

“Every mother I’ve ever met, pretty much without exception, is doing the best job she can ever do.”

― Jennifer Weiner

“I think the tour is doing a better job of showing off the personalities of the players with their website, which is filled with tidbits of what the players are up to.”

― Jennifer Wyatt

“While my college had done an excellent job recruiting me, I had no road map for what I was supposed to do once I made it to campus.”

― Jennine Capó Crucet

“Writing is my therapy. In addition to my real therapy. God knows where I’d be without it. I’d probably still be at my last job, working in HR at a religious organization. I was horribly miscast.”

― Jenny Lawson

“Rock n’ roll is a pretty fun job.”

― Jenny Lewis

“My job is to make sure there’s something about each dress that ignites the bride’s imagination.”

― Jenny Packham

“Nobody is going to buy one of our dresses because it will do, or as something to hide away in their wardrobe and wear at some dimly undetermined point. They always have an event of some kind in mind. They want to walk in the room and for everybody to think how amazing they look. That’s the job, really.”

― Jenny Packham

“We don’t go to parties much. I am very serious about my work. But I also have two children, and I wanted to do that job well.”

― Jenny Packham

“That time when you’re waiting for a job can be the most impactful and important time because you develop your preferences as a person. Knowing what you like will make you more confident. And then you’ll stand out.”

― Jenny Slate

“I really like working. I can’t think of a job I didn’t like. I was in an Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, which is not my idea of folk art; but I really enjoyed making it, and everyone was really nice.”

― Jenny Slate

“I don’t think that artificial intelligence means doomsday, and I think many new jobs will be created, too. However, it is becoming increasingly unlikely that these new types of jobs will favor low-income demographics. We need to address the needs of those who will be left out of the new job market.”

― Jens Martin Skibsted

“I see all the red carpet paparazzi stuff and I’m like, ‘Really? Do I have to?!’ I like to work and I know that’s part of the job. But you kind of take it in stride.”

― Jensen Ackles

“I need to develop a car and engineer a car in a position that feels comfortable for me, and I don’t think anyone can do a better job than I can in that position. The problem for me is if I can’t get the car there I do struggle more than some.”

― Jenson Button

“Everybody aspires to an affordable home, a secure job, better living standards, reliable healthcare and a decent pension. My generation took those things for granted, and so should future generations.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“I am just an ordinary person trying to do an ordinary job.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“I like to be right. I try not to miss the big ideas, forget the little ones, and try to get them right. End of job description.”

― Jeremy Grantham

“As a professional, you can afford to pick some stocks and be wrong about a few of them. To keep your job, you cannot take the risk of being seen to be wrong about the ‘big picture’ for very long.”

― Jeremy Grantham

“France and Germany have to send a strong signal to the Commission that we need to negotiate a pragmatic and sensible outcome that protects jobs on both sides of the Channel because, for every job lost in the U.K., there will be jobs lost in Europe as well if Brexit goes wrong.”

― Jeremy Hunt

“I think the job of artists is to stir things up.”

― Jeremy Irons

“I think that among my friends I’m known as being a hard worker; I think if you want to be an actor, there can’t be any compromise. You have to work all day, every day. It’s not a 9-5 job. There’s always something to learn.”

― Jeremy Irvine

“The work my mum does, a lot of it is re-housing homeless people, that’s a real job. I play make-believe and dressing up for a living!”

― Jeremy Irvine

“I try to focus on what I’m supposed to do, and to do my job the best I can. I kind of let everything happen the way it’s supposed to happen, let everything fall into place the way it should.”

― Jeremy Lin

“A lot of people just look at acting as a quick fix – they don’t have a work ethic. This is a job; it’s not all margaritas on the beach.”

― Jeremy Luke

“I’m just a hired actor who was hired for a particular job, but I think one of the joys of reading the script was the way that the personal and the global are woven together.”

― Jeremy Northam

“It’s taken me longer still to realize what a short span there is between those life experiences and the rest of your life. That’s a job for the people who lived through it.”

― Jeremy Northam

“Surely the job of fiction is to actually tell the truth. It’s a paradox that’s at the heart of any kind of storytelling.”

― Jeremy Northam

“Years and years ago, when everyone knew that Pierce was going to be doing the job, they started selecting new people. I had this bizarre thing when I hadn’t done many movies, and of going on for an interview.”

― Jeremy Northam

“Unless an entire row of people got up in the middle of a performance and left the theater in disgust, I felt as though I hadn’t done my job.”

― Jeremy Piven

“It’s your job as an actor to fill out the blanks. I love doing that. To fill in the bones.”

― Jeremy Piven

“Not every actor gives their life to do this job. Some just do it as a job. Well, it’s my life.”

― Jeremy Renner

“The most experience I had in the criminology field is playing a thug as an actor. That was my first paid job. The police academy at the college was paying people to reenact the calls that potential cops would get. So I got to play thugs and people who were unruly.”

― Jeremy Renner

“I’m an introverted extrovert. My job sets me apart, but I’m not hammy and don’t need attention.”

― Jeremy Scott

“Well, I was coming off of being on ‘Law & Order,’ and I was a little worried that it might be the end of my career – I’ve never been one of those actors with a lot of confidence that the next good job will come along.”

― Jeremy Sisto

“In ‘Law & Order,’ your main job is to stay out of the way of the plot. On another show you’d receive your script and see stuff that seems challenging and feel excited that the writers thought highly enough of you to write it for you.”

― Jeremy Sisto

“It’s a different kind of acting, this ‘Law & Order’ thing. They want two partners who can play off each other well and are fun to watch, but depth of character is not necessary in this job. Too much character gets in the way of the story. This is a very specific gig.”

― Jeremy Sisto

“We haven’t done such a great job, so I don’t know why God couldn’t have started over somewhere else. I don’t necessarily believe in aliens coming to the States, and I don’t buy into the government cover-up.”

― Jeri Ryan

“My husband travels a lot with his job, so we have a lot of frequent flyer miles so we can hop on a plane with no notice. That’s a nice luxury and he is very supportive.”

― Jeri Ryan

“I am doing my job and trying to win a game for my team. I shouldn’t be getting racially abused; it’s silly.”

― Jermain Defoe

“I’m a comic; we get hecklers every night! It’s really just part of the job.”

― Jermaine Fowler

“I worked check-to-check, worked in dead-end jobs my whole life before I got into stand-up, and even during stand-up, I was working at a retail job and Starbucks, all those places.”

― Jermaine Fowler

“When I was a junior camp counselor and it was my job to tell the campers a bedtime story or devotional, I would tell them a rapture story.”

― Jerry B. Jenkins

“By 1961, when I got my first copywriting job, ‘my kind’ were suddenly in demand. The creative revolution had begun. Advertising had turned into a business dominated by young, funny, Jewish copywriters and tough, sometimes violent, Greek and Italian art directors.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“I believe we have a responsibility, even if our job is to lead a nonprofit organization, as private citizens to be good citizens and to make our voices heard.”

― Jerry Falwell, Jr.

“It’s not our job to choose the best Sunday school teacher, like Jimmy Carter was. It’s our job to choose who would defend and protect our nation, who would be the best president.”

― Jerry Falwell, Jr.

“Normally, if you go through a game without attracting attention, you are doing a hell of a job.”

― Jerry Kramer

“Big companies are often in the process of laying off workers. Small startup companies are the ones that are hiring. The statistics prove that’s where job growth is going to occur.”

― Jerry Moran

“My job is not babysitting people; my job is focusing on making the best band I possibly can.”

― Jerry Only

“All my life, since I was 16, I’ve been wondering where that next job was gonna come from.”

― Jerry Orbach

“I just put people together. I just identified jobs that have to be filled. And then I have to go out and find the right people and make sure they talk to each other. So I’m the beneficiary of good things that other people do. I get credit for that. If they don’t do a good job, I get the blame for it.”

― Jerry Reinsdorf

“I’m famous. That’s my job.”

― Jerry Rubin

“There’s different kinds of laughs. It’s like a baseball lineup: this guy’s your power hitter, this guy gets on base, this guy works out walks. If everybody does their job, we’re gonna win.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“Most people are looking for a challenging, interesting job. I wanted a boring, undemanding job so that I could forget about it at 5, so that I would have something left over at the end of the day to do my own stuff.”

― Jerry Spinelli

“I don’t know anything else but the Lakers. This has certainly been more than a job for me as a player. It has certainly meant more to me than just an occupation.”

― Jerry West

“I look after my skin quite a lot because in this job, it can get stressful. Pimples come out! I cleanse and moisturize, sometimes do face masks. I’ve also got a Clarisonic, which is good.”

― Jess Glynne

“I have a job that requires me to be in the public eye in the way that makes me extra careful about sharing information.”

― Jesse Eisenberg

“Acting is a weird, kind of alienating job because you’re in an isolated place. Even if you’re working with a lot of other people, you’re kind of alienated. Actors say that a lot, and I kind of find that to be true.”

― Jesse Eisenberg

“My job when I’m acting in a movie is very limited to playing a role. I’m not evaluating somebody. I’m only evaluating them insofar as they’re interacting with me, but I’m not evaluating their skill set and I don’t watch the movies, so I’m not aware of the way they’re putting things together.”

― Jesse Eisenberg

“I feel equal parts lucky and scared anytime I get a job.”

― Jesse Eisenberg

“I was a kiddie pool attendant, and I was a white rapper. That’s not going to get you a job on Wall Street.”

― Jesse Itzler

“Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.”

― Jesse Jackson

“My job involves a lot of different skills now – I’m as much entrepreneur and management consultant as anything else these days – but IA is still my favorite part of the work I do.”

― Jesse James Garrett

“There was a time, after I earned my graduate degree and before I sold my first novel, when it looked like I might have to get an office job.”

― Jesse Kellerman

“My biggest break wasn’t ‘Rent;’ it was the first job that ever paid me. I couldn’t believe that they were paying me all that money to go around the country and do Shakespeare. I would have done it for free.”

― Jesse L. Martin

“You’ve got to do the job on the pitch. First and foremost, I put in 100 percent, and I don’t think anyone can really complain after that.”

― Jesse Lingard

“In terms of people who we call heroes – and I don’t tend to like that term, and firefighters don’t consider themselves heroes – but if you look at their job description, they are. Their job is to straight up save people.”

― Jesse Spencer

“Disabled people need more invested in their education, housing, job training, transportation, assistive technology, and independent-living facilities. Governments earn back this investment – and more – by making people with disabilities economically productive citizens.”

― Jesse Ventura

“Let’s remember, the CIA’s job is to go out and create wars.”

― Jesse Ventura

“Okay, fluoride in the water to help our teeth. Well, shouldn’t that be the job of your mom and dad? To teach you how to brush your teeth and use mouth wash? What do we need the government to do it for? Clearly, what a scam. Fluoride in the water.”

― Jesse Ventura

“Let’s face it: WikiLeaks exists because the mainstream media haven’t done their job.”

― Jesse Ventura

“As governor, there isn’t a lot I can do beyond that to crack down on crime. Law enforcement is really a local issue. It’s the cops’ job to tighten down on criminals.”

― Jesse Ventura

“Is it government’s job to make up for someone’s mistakes?”

― Jesse Ventura

“My position is that it isn’t government’s job to mandate patriotism. To me, mandating a pledge of allegiance to a government is something Saddam Hussein would do.”

― Jesse Ventura

“My 20s were all about feeling desperate. Desperate to find a new boyfriend. Desperate to get the perfect job. Desperate to get rid of this terrible relationship with this bad new boyfriend.”

― Jessi Klein

“I thought it was my job to give all the boys their first kiss.”

― Jessica Alba

“Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don’t care about fame, I don’t care about being a celebrity. I know that’s part of the job, but I don’t feed into anyone’s idea of who I should be.”

― Jessica Alba

“If I didn’t get a job, between 16 and 18, that wasn’t significant, I was just going to go to college. I didn’t want to be a struggling actor at 36 with five kids, doing something I hated. You see the story so much. It’s such a vicious business to be in when you’re not meant to be in it.”

― Jessica Alba

“I learned long ago, back with ‘Lover Revealed,’ that my job is to sit at the computer, shut up and type. Otherwise? The pictures and the voices go away!”

― Jessica Bird

“I just really think every job I do, I get this gypsy attitude to money.”

― Jessica Brown Findlay

“On the surface, it’s really easy to dismiss certain characters, but sometimes you find that the most interesting parts are disappointingly shallow. It’s your job as an actress to pull that person apart, and work out why they act the way that they do.”

― Jessica Brown Findlay

“I don’t remember, at 19, someone giving me a golden key and saying, ‘Welcome to Hollywood; which job would you like?’”

― Jessica Capshaw

“Being a mom has been my most important job to date, and I take my job very seriously, and I have a lot of fun doing it.”

― Jessica Capshaw

“What’s wrong with trying hard and showing up and being good at your job? We really need to look at ourselves and say we need to reevaluate this. We need to reevaluate that women who ask for a pay raise or ask for a promotion – it’s actually an okay thing. It’s okay to be ambitious; it’s okay to be over-prepared.”

― Jessica Chastain

“If I were Elizabeth Sloane, I wouldn’t be wearing makeup. I’d just be focused on getting the job done.”

― Jessica Chastain

“I talked to congressmen who really hate having to go to the many fundraisers, but they see it as a necessary part of their job.”

― Jessica Chastain

“My grandmother took me to a play, and… there was a little girl on stage. And as soon as I saw her on stage, I thought, ‘This is my job’… I was probably, like, 7 or 8. I was very young… It was ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’.”

― Jessica Chastain

“If someone doesn’t want to hire me because they think I’m too vocal, fine. I will do a play. I will always find a job. Let them try to get me out of this industry. I am not going to be silenced!”

― Jessica Chastain

“Some people think I’ve had a nose job. I’ve never had anything like that done, but I have no judgement of anyone that does.”

― Jessica Chastain

“They’ll totally hire me if I say I got fired from my job on the Hill because of a sex scandal.”

― Jessica Cutler

“If you don’t like or care about your job, what’s the big deal? I am so over it.”

― Jessica Cutler

“If you don’t like or care about your job, what’s the big deal?”

― Jessica Cutler

“I learned more on ‘Spirit Warriors’ than I think I have on any other job.”

― Jessica Henwick

“Just getting paid for six months out of the year is unacceptable in any kind of job.”

― Jessica McDonald

“I did know that I could do scream very well. When I was in high school, I got a very strange job one Halloween filming screams for a radio station. I would just go into a soundstage and scream and scream and scream, and everybody would put on ear plugs, so I had an inkling.”

― Jessica Rothe

“When for so long you can’t get a job for reasons that seem specious, you you finally do have it, you are constantly afraid of losing it.”

― Jessica Savitch

“My most lucrative job in college was a stint as the regional Dodge Girl.”

― Jessica Savitch

“In interviews I gave early on in my career, I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all: a dynamic job, marriage, and children. In some respects, I was a social adolescent.”

― Jessica Savitch

“We all had jobs that were just fronts. I felt like I was in the mob. I had a job, but that wasn’t my real job. My real job was to be an actor. I always knew that and never forgot that.”

― Jessica St. Clair

“If you write for somebody that you know, then your job is so much easier.”

― Jessica St. Clair

“When I was 15, I got a job at the first Hollister that opened up.”

― Jessica Stroup

“I’m just a normal girl who really enjoys her job, and so you have to take the other things that come with being in the public eye.”

― Jessica Szohr

“I’m going to have fans and I’m going to have people who don’t like everything I do. All I can really do is go to work and do my job.”

― Jessica Szohr

“I think day care is terrific. Kids get to be around other kids, and they’re playing, and they’re teaching each other. When I was in college, my summer job was being a preschool teacher. I loved it, and after that experience, I said I can’t wait to put my kid in day care because I could see how much they loved it.”

― Jessica Valenti

“It’s impossible to be perfect, and you won’t do a good job if you’re too focused on proving yourself to others.”

― Jessica Williams

“Me and Cate Blanchett have the same job, technically.”

― Jessica Williams

“Getting a role in ‘Harry Potter’ was like winning the lottery. But no one deserves an acting job.”

― Jessie Cave

“I’m glad to say I’m experiencing more of a conversation in my artistic workforce world than I ever have before. But it’s a job, as an artist, to reflect the world we live in; that’s our job.”

― Jessie Mueller

“I think the job of art and drama is to hold a mirror up to those things and say, ‘What do you think about it?’”

― Jessie Mueller

“My job is never boring. It’s always new, exciting, and challenging, and I get a rush every time I go to work. I’m the luckiest person on the planet to be able to do what I love for a living.”

― Jewel Staite

“I had an amazing time on ‘Stargate: Atlantis’, and a really great run on that show, which was shot in my hometown. It was kind of a dream job.”

― Jewel Staite

“In fiction, plenty do the job of conveying information, rousing suspense, painting characters, enabling them to speak. But only certain sentences breathe and shift about, like live matter in soil.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri

“Have you ever asked yourselves what you are going to do when you grow up? In all likelihood you will get married, and before you know where you are, you will be mothers and fathers; and you will then be tied to a job, or to the kitchen, in which you will gradually wither away. Is that all that your life is going to be?”

― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“A classic man is a distinguished man. He cares about taste and his craft. He’s all about the simple model that I live by – eat, drink, be swanky, and have fun getting the job done. He makes sure that he’s excellent in all things and that he cares about his nei