Quotations on Career

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I looked for the same pitch my whole career, a breaking ball. All of the time. I never worried about the fastball. They couldn't throw it past me, none of them.
- Hank Aaron
(Keywords: Time, Career, Past)

The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.
- Marcel Achard
(Keywords: Money, Virtue, Career, First, Pleasure, Woman, Writer)

If I had not passed through trial - through passion, one could say - through these years so painful and so rich, I don't believe I could take on my life and my career as I do today.
- Isabelle Adjani
(Keywords: Life, Career, Passion, Today, Years)

I think one of the greatest joys I have now in my career and in my profession is to be playing at an age where I can appreciate it more than I used to... It's a whole different lens you look through the older you get.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Age, Career, Now, Profession)

The long, cold Minnesota winters instilled in me a fascination for exotic far off places; I aspired toward a career in tropical diseases and world health problems.
- Peter Agre
(Keywords: Health, Career, Problems, World)

Right now I'm pretty single... My career is my boyfriend.
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: Boyfriend, Career, Now, Pretty, Right)

If my career detour from special education to singing has done one thing, it has afforded me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Education, Opportunity, Career, Difference, Singing)

In 1969, at the age of 19, I was lucky enough to work with George C. Scott in the definitive portrayal of his career over a period of many months and several countries on the definitive film version of Patton's WWII career.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Age, Work, Career, Countries, Film, Months)

When I was straight, I had the courage and energy to become an actress. I owe my career to my will to stop using.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Courage, Career, Energy, Will)

I guess when you have that one monster season, it's good because you're recognized. If it weren't for that season, not as many people would know about my career. But it also kind of diminishes what I did in other years.
- Brady Anderson
(Keywords: People, Career, Years)

I love singing, and I came to absolutely adore it in the later part of my career.
- Julie Andrews
(Keywords: Love, Career, Singing)

So don't think in reality I am a singer, I think I am a human being that has sung always all her life, and has learned a little to sing, and has found herself in the middle of a career.
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Keywords: Life, Being, Career, Reality)

I like what it is to sing, or to be with the others singing, to make music, but the fuss and all the things that are the exterior part of a career, has never interested me.
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Keywords: Music, Career, Singing)

There's always been a lot of pressure and tension on the line. If 'Pi' didn't work out, I have no idea what my career would be. I don't think I would have gotten another shot at it. If 'Requiem for a Dream' didn't work out, they would have called me a 'one-hit wonder with a sophomore slump'.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: Work, Idea, Dream, Career, Pressure, Tension, Wonder)

After doing this, going away, trying other things and working on other shows, this character, and working within Days of Our Lives, has been one of the most enjoyable experiences in my career.
- Matthew Ashford
(Keywords: Character, Career, Trying)

I never could have planned this, and now I'm in my ideal situation career-wise and just sort of where I am in my life, and I'm super happy with how everything's going.
- Shawn Ashmore
(Keywords: Life, Career, Now)

The impact of the magazine was very strong. As I said, it portrayed dinosaurs as part of the geological history, part of the story of life on earth. It struck that paleontology was the career for me.
- Robert T. Bakker
(Keywords: Life, History, Career, Earth)

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

I'm very focused on the world and my career and my Porsche turbo and making money and Stevie B. Inc. I'm just living according to the standards of the world.
- Stephen Baldwin
(Keywords: Money, Career, Living, World)

I've never worried about what audiences would accept or had a game plan regarding the career. I never had an idea of how I should look to my fans or anybody else.
- Antonio Banderas
(Keywords: Idea, Audiences, Career, Fans)

I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.
- Ernie Banks
(Keywords: Business, Work, Career, Loyalty)

I was backstage in Paris and saw Cindy Crawford doing House Of Style. I thought, I would love to to be in control of my career.
- Tyra Banks
(Keywords: Love, Thought, Control, Career, Paris, Style)

People always ask me if I'm going to stop modeling because I have started an acting career. I hope to continue to model for years to come.
- Tyra Banks
(Keywords: People, Hope, Acting, Career, Years)

You can't model for the rest of your life, so it is important to diversify your career.
- Tyra Banks
(Keywords: Life, Career, Rest)

When I was about to break a world record and become well known, my mother used to say that for her the important thing was for me to become a doctor - a career which had not been possible in her generation and in her society. Sport was something to be set aside.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Society, Mother, Career, World)

I was involved in music, acting, and some running, but my firm wish was to become a doctor. That was the formative age when I had decided on the pattern of my career.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Age, Music, Acting, Career, Running)

Few men have led a more active life - bodily or mentally - from a constitutional anxiety for regularity, precision, and order, during fifty years' business career, from which I had retired.
- William Banting
(Keywords: Business, Life, Men, Anxiety, Career, Order, Years)

I'm a lobbyist and had a career lobbying. The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected president of the United States will immediately be lobbying. They would be advocating to the Congress, they'll be lobbying our allies and our adversaries overseas. They'll be asking the business community and labor unions.
- Haley Barbour
(Keywords: Business, Career, Community, Congress, Lady, Labor, President, states, United, Will)

To get a job where the only thing you have to do in your career is to make people laugh-well, it's the best job in the world.
- Ronnie Barker
(Keywords: People, Career, Job, World)

It would make me a lot happier if I could meet up again next year with as many friends as possible from all over the world who I've met during my career. That's where the great opportunity lies, for me personally, in our role as World Cup host.
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Keywords: Opportunity, Career, Friends, Lies, World)

I wanted to be Anthony Hopkins and ended up being neither a film star nor having a career on the stage.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Being, Career, Film)

I haven't strength of mind not to need a career.
- Ruth Benedict
(Keywords: Strength, Career, Mind)

I've been so fortunate because I never really had ups and downs as far as my career. Ninety-nine percent of the time, I've been sold out all over the world.
- Tony Bennett
(Keywords: Time, Career, World)

As my career has progressed, I've had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn't change my desire to entertain folks. That's really who I am.
- George Benson
(Keywords: Change, Career, Cats, Desire, Jazz, Pleasure)

My whole career from the early 70s on has been mind-blowing. I didn't imagine in my life that I would ever be considered a guitar player first of all because I started off as a singer.
- George Benson
(Keywords: Life, Career, First, Guitar, Mind)

I decided that my means were sufficient to enable me to devote myself to botany, a determination which I never, during the long period of my subsequent career, had on any occasion any reason to repent of.
- George Bentham
(Keywords: Determination, Career, Reason)

I have never forgotten my days as an Eagle Scout. I didn't know it at the time, but what really came out of my Scouting was learning how to lead and serve the community. It has come in handy in my career in government.
- Lloyd Bentsen
(Keywords: Government, Time, Career, Community, Learning, Scouting)

By that time I was hooked on a career in academic research instead of one in the pharmaceutical industry that I had originally considered in deciding to get a PhD.
- Paul Berg
(Keywords: Time, Career, Research)

I am strongly pro-life, and have fought to protect the rights of the unborn my entire career. I will continue to fight for this cause because I value the sanctity of all human life.
- Rob Bishop
(Keywords: Life, Career, Cause, Fight, Rights, Value, Will)

I had pretty much raised my kids and my first wife and I were divorced, so I began, in earnest, to start my musical career again. Going for the big record deal and all of that.
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Keywords: Wife, Career, First, Kids, Pretty)

And the sad truth is that nobody wants me to write comedy. The Exorcist not only ended that career, it expunged all memory of its existence.
- William Peter Blatty
(Keywords: Truth, Career, Comedy, Existence, Memory)

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)

My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: Life, Career, Childhood, Knight, Play)

I'm still at the beginning of my career. It's all a little new, and I'm still learning as I go.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: Beginning, Career, Learning)

Like any parents, mine wanted me to have a secure job with a regular wage and career prospects. And the one job my father knew of, that he'd had experience of himself, was the army, so he could help me in that direction.
- James Blunt
(Keywords: Experience, Father, Army, Career, Direction, Help, Job, Parents, Wage)

Someone told me there was a publisher that could find a good home for my songs, but I didn't want to give up my pursuit of a career in the business as an artist.
- Michael Bolton
(Keywords: Business, Home, Artist, Career, Pursuit, Songs, Want)

My career is an open book, but my life is not.
- Barry Bonds
(Keywords: Life, Career, Open)

I have a desire to create more film, more beauty, more art, more love, but I don't feel desperate. It's not about creating or building a career.
- Lisa Bonet
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Love, Building, Career, Desire, Film)

I am very fortunate to have a career. I always have to act. I don't know if I'll have a career to support it for the rest of my life, but I know I'll always act.
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Keywords: Life, Act, Career, Rest, Support)

That taught me one lesson which is that you're naive to believe that bands can change the world. Bands are very naive to think that just if their audience thinks that they can change the world, that they can. That was quite a lesson for my career, really.
- Billy Bragg
(Keywords: Change, Career, World)



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