Quotations on Business

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Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Change, Business, Being, Day, Environment)

In this business, life is one long fund-raising effort.
- Alvin Ailey
(Keywords: Life, Business, Effort)

Senator Helms might very well do that. I would point out to him that we in the art world are not necessarily in the business of making controversial art.
- Jane Alexander
(Keywords: Art, Business, World)

I once loved this game. But after being traded four times, I realized that it's nothing but a business. I treat my horses better than the owners treat us. It's a shame they've destroyed my love for the game.
- Richie Allen
(Keywords: Love, Business, Being, Horses, Nothing, Shame)

Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Society, Business, Community, Labor)

Dear, never forget one little point. It's my business. You just work here.
- Elizabeth Arden
(Keywords: Work, Business, Forget)

Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Friendship, Business, Money, May)

The great thing about show business is that there's no mandatory retirement age.
- Scott Bakula
(Keywords: Age, Business, Retirement)

I will never do another TV series. It couldn't top I Love Lucy, and I'd be foolish to try. In this business, you have to know when to get off.
- Lucille Ball
(Keywords: Love, Business, Will)

Another friend hired me to open doors for him in the moving and relocation business. I did that for 10 years, am still doing it. And I do some work for the Cubs, in community relations.
- Ernie Banks
(Keywords: Work, Business, Friend, Community, Open, Years)

I'm trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show.
- Tyra Banks
(Keywords: Women, Business, Stars, Talk, Trying, Want)

I go out there to win. People don't care if you die in this business. The only way I get back is with success.
- Michael Bay
(Keywords: Success, Business, People, Care)

Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Politics, Business, Power, Science, Control, Law, Media, Military)

Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.
- William Bennett
(Keywords: Happiness, Business, Attention, Will)

There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward.
- Jeff Bezos
(Keywords: Work, Business, Example, Learning)

You've got to love this business. You have to be able to take rejection.
- Jessica Biel
(Keywords: Love, Business, Rejection)

I got to work with one of my heroes, Johnny Depp, and to see how he goes about business, which was really inspiring for me at this stage in my career.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: Work, Business, Career, Heroes, Inspiring)

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
- Ray Bradbury
(Keywords: Love, Time, Business, Friendship, Intellect, Nonsense)

Whether we look at capitalism, taxes, business, or government, the data show a clear and consistent pattern: 70 percent of Americans support the free enterprise system and are unsupportive of big government.
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Keywords: Government, Business, Americans, Capitalism, Support, Taxes)

The music is fun and all that, but first and foremost it is a business, it's about money.
- Steve Brown
(Keywords: Money, Music, Business, First, Fun)

Yeah, man I am going to be writing a book soon. The reality of being in a rock band in the music business'.
- Steve Brown
(Keywords: Music, Business, Being, Man, Reality, Writing)

Also, right at that particular time in the music business, because of people like the Beatles, people began owning their own publishing. I'll just say this really quickly - they used to divide the money for the music that was written in two, just equal halves.
- Jackson Browne
(Keywords: Money, Music, Time, Business, People, Publishing, Right)

In other words, I'd say the whole story of Bob Dylan is one man's search for God. The turns and the steps he takes to find God are his business. I think he went to a study group at the Vineyard, and it created a lot of excitement.
- T-Bone Burnett
(Keywords: God, Business, Excitement, Man, Study, Words)

Politics is a people business. I like people.
- Laura Bush
(Keywords: Politics, Business, People)

And to do that not only for the war fighter, but also to help prepare the people in the acquisition, personnel and policy worlds who need to make adjustments in the department's business, which itself may take 10 or 15 years to accomplish.
- Stephen Cambone
(Keywords: War, Business, People, Policy, Help, May, Years)

It's business, selling comics, you work out what sells and you don't want to muck about with it too much.
- Eddie Campbell
(Keywords: Work, Business, Selling, Want)

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
- Dale Carnegie
(Keywords: Age, Business, Home, Men, Success, Adventure, Content, Mediocrity)

Creative people don't behave very well generally. If you're looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you're gonna be depressed real fast. I don't have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She's my first priority.
- Jim Carrey
(Keywords: Time, Work, Business, Daughter, People, First, Now, Relationships, Right)

I've spent about that amount of time trying to tell the public that there was purpose in... my business, my career and the roller coaster ride... how the people I associated with worked together.
- Diahann Carroll
(Keywords: Time, Business, People, Purpose, Career, Public, Trying)

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.
- Charlie Chaplin
(Keywords: Art, Business, Money, Truth, People, Help)

I've been here 21 years, and I literally did walk up and down Music Row trying to break into the business. I felt very free to go into any publishing company.
- Steven Curtis Chapman
(Keywords: Music, Business, Company, Publishing, Trying, Years)

I guess that my life has been a series of flukes in the record business. The first thing I ever did was the biggest record that I'll ever have.
- Alex Chilton
(Keywords: Life, Business, First)

I'm not in the advertising business, but I think it would be very nice if people went to see the film Hamlet, because it was made with love and integrity.
- Julie Christie
(Keywords: Love, Business, People, Advertising, Film, Integrity)

Where are the jobs going to come from?Small business, manufacturing and clean energy. Where's the money to finance them? The banks and the corporations in America today have lots of money that they can invest right now.
- William J. Clinton
(Keywords: Finance, Money, Business, America, Banks, Corporations, Energy, Jobs, Manufacturing, Now, Right, Today)

In many ways, that affection is the real reward for 56 years in the business. Although the money ain't exactly bad either.
- Perry Como
(Keywords: Money, Business, Affection, Reward, Years)

When I came into the business, things changed a lot, and my life was in a real state of flux.
- Rachael Leigh Cook
(Keywords: Life, Business, State)

Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature.
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Keywords: Nature, Business, Human nature)

Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic.
- Sofia Coppola
(Keywords: Family, Business, Film)

My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffeehouses, you know, singing folk music and then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it.
- David Crosby
(Keywords: Music, Business, Father, Thought, People, Actor, Being, Folk, Singing, Songs)

Death is a billion-dollar business. They can't even pass a law where it takes seven days to get a gun. Why don't you have to go through the same kind of screening you do to get a driver's license? It's totally insane.
- John Cusack
(Keywords: Death, Business, Law)

I think that being a producer is business and being an actor is art.
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Keywords: Art, Business, Actor, Being)

I've always just adored music. It's my first love, really. I admire and respect people in the music business. You really have to work hard and diligently. Sometimes actors can be lazy and get away with it, but you can't do that if you're a musician.
- Blythe Danner
(Keywords: Music, Work, Business, Love, People, Actors, First, First love, Respect)

I love the challenge of show business. It keeps me on my toes.
- Henry Darrow
(Keywords: Love, Business, Challenge)

What has been happening more lately - of course, I also put in my bio, I say I do the voice of Goliath, but some people go - you know, I say something, and it's a funny thing when you work in this business, people will talk out loud in front of you like you're not there.
- Keith David
(Keywords: Funny, Work, Business, People, Talk, Voice, Will)

Unfortunately, overall, movies are a conglomerate. People buy and sell people in this business, which can get really ugly.
- Laura Dern
(Keywords: Movies, Business, People, Ugly)

I'm someone who loves to enjoy life and tries to focus on real things and real friendships. That's why I live very simply. I'm a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl. I don't spend much time fixing myself up or trying to look cool. I live like a normal person and even though I'm in a very high-profile business, I really don't let it affect the way I live.
- Cameron Diaz
(Keywords: Life, Time, Business, Focus, Trying)

My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.
- Phyllis Diller
(Keywords: Anger, Business, Kitchen, Sound)

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.
- Isak Dinesen
(Keywords: Age, Life, Business, Love, People, Individuality, Wine)

It's a very, very difficult space to operate in, the restaurant business-it requires a lot of human beings to intersect at just the right place to make it all work out.
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Keywords: Work, Business, Right, Space)

Some days the competition would beat me and I'd go home thinking awful thoughts, want to hide under the bed, depressed. But of course, in the news business, when you're working a daily news broadcast, you get your victories and defeats every day.
- Sam Donaldson
(Keywords: Home, Business, Thoughts, Bed, Competition, Day, News, Thinking, Want)



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