Quotations on Job

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My father is an actor, so he brought me into his agency when I was young. It wasn't something I wanted to do until high school, when I started taking theater and really liked it. Then an agent found me and wanted me to come out to Los Angeles and give it a shot. I gave myself six months, but it only took me like a week to get a job.
- Jensen Ackles
(Keywords: Father, Actor, Job, Months, School, Theater)

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
(Keywords: Music, Successful, Job, Play)

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
(Keywords: People, Fact, Job, President, Want)

I don't have any focus groups on talent and programming. If I need five people in a mall to be paid $40 to tell me how to do my job, I shouldn't do my job.
- Roger Ailes
(Keywords: Talent, People, Focus, Job, Programming)

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
(Keywords: College, Comedy, Job, Recreation)

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
(Keywords: Change, Idea, Being, Care, Celebrity, Fame, Job, Living)

When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct from the government and for that stipend we had an obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Government, Job, Obligation, Teaching, Years)

The greatest part of the job was... that was for nine years it was a pleasure to go to work.
- Jason Alexander
(Keywords: Work, Job, Pleasure, Years)

I've always done things the hard way. I was born like a piece of tangled yarn. The job is trying to untangle it, and I'll probably go on doing it for the rest of my life.
- Karen Allen
(Keywords: Life, Job, Rest, Trying)

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.
- Tim Allen
(Keywords: Men, Women, Work, Children, Choice, Choices, Job, Now, Prison)

I just try to do as good job with the material as I can and play some jazz as well, some improvised music, and do that every night. Just see where it goes.
- Mose Allison
(Keywords: Music, Jazz, Job, Night, Play)

For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now - I thought for a long- time I would become a go-kart mechanic, or a job like this, not an F1 driver.
- Fernando Alonso
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Destiny, Job, Now)

I look at myself as someone who has been very lucky - my job is also what I enjoy most in the world, and I can make my life doing it.
- Fernando Alonso
(Keywords: Life, Job, World)

I am no longer sure that when I go out there and do my job it'll even see the light of air, if the experience of my network colleagues is anything to go by.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Experience, Job, Light, Network)

Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as a whole were willing to raise, train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Government, Job, Party, Vietnam)

If they respect the craft and what we're doing and they bring something to the table and they work hard, I don't care what you do as your side job or as your day job.
- Anthony Anderson
(Keywords: Work, Care, Day, Job, Respect)

I can't think of any more important issue. If we get this right, we'll not only preserve our landscape for future generations we'll be able to generate I think more investment and more job opportunities in the inland and we sure as hell need those jobs.
- John Anderson
(Keywords: Future, Generations, Hell, Investment, Job, Jobs, Right)

I've been working with them for a couple years and a couple of projects. Essentially Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is the chief litigator for this corporation, this Alliance, and their job is to prosecute corporate polluters of the great bodies of water in North America.
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Keywords: Alliance, America, Corporate, Job, Projects, Water, Years)

You know, I am mainstream America, and it really doesn't matter what party you're in. When you call your children and you say 'How are you?' - and what you are really asking is, 'Do you still have your job? And are you able to make the mortgage payment?', That resonates across the state, not across party lines.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: America, Children, Job, Party, State)

You can make more money on unemployment than you can going down and getting one of those jobs that is an honest job, but it doesn't pay as much. And so, that's what's happened to us is that we have put in so much entitlement into our government, that we really have spoiled our citizenry and said you don't want the jobs that are available.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: Money, Government, Job, Jobs, Unemployment, Want)

They keep extending these unemployment benefits to the point where people are afraid to go out and get a job, because the job doesn't pay as much as the unemployment benefit does.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: People, Benefits, Job, Unemployment)

I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act.
- Jennifer Aniston
(Keywords: Business, People, Family, Act, Advice, Job, Rejection, Want)

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
(Keywords: People, Books, Day, Job, Kids, Now)

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Work, Job, Perfection, Pleasure)

My second job has been to try to use my power to create institutions of a modern state that could enter the European Union, and there was very little time. The door was closing, and I wanted to get Bosnia through before it shut.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: Power, Time, Job, State)

It's not my job to be popular. I'm goal-driven; my job is to get results.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: Goal, Job, Popular, Results)

If the audience walks out of a concert thinking, What a wonderful experience, then we have done our job.
- Emanuel Ax
(Keywords: Experience, Job, Thinking)

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
(Keywords: Work, Class, Cooperation, Creation, Democrats, Economy, Future, Job, Middle class, Republicans, Want)

The fact is if we do our job right, if we keep worrying not about polls but about the jobs of the American people, about their health care, about their ability to educate their kids, stay in their homes and own their homes, send their kids to college, the basic pillars of a middle-class life, if we keep worrying about the future and building a stronger future for this country, these things will take care of themselves.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Health, Life, People, Ability, American, Building, Care, College, Country, Fact, Future, Job, Jobs, Kids, Right, Will)

We cannot neglect the unemployed, underemployed and dislocated workers of America who need ample and widespread funding for federal job training services.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: America, Job, Neglect, Training, Workers)

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Artist, Job, Mystery)

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
(Keywords: Life, Children, Influence, Job, Occupation, Succeed, Talking, Want, Will)

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
(Keywords: Opportunity, Successful, Gifts, Job, Want)

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Love, Emotion, Job, Poor)

Providing for the common good, making people feel secure in their communities and homes - this is the central job of government. it's why all of us are here serving our state and our people.
- John Baldacci
(Keywords: Government, People, Job, State)

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
(Keywords: Life, Actor, Job, World)

The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.
- Toni Cade Bambara
(Keywords: Revolution, Job, Writer)

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
(Keywords: Family, Life, Quality, Negative, Job, Satisfaction)

There is no law that says a man who earned a hundred million dollars in his first half-dozen years on the job has to be a decent human being, but Mike Eisner is that and more.
- Joseph Barbera
(Keywords: Being, First, Job, Law, Man, Years)

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
(Keywords: Americans, Congress, Creation, Economy, Tax, Hurt, Job, Jobs, Majority, 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's the first time I've ever done anything like that. It took longer than I expected. I've gotten a lot of E-mail since I got back, saying they thought I did a good job and presented the case well.
- Jim Barksdale
(Keywords: Time, Thought, First, Job, Saying)

I figure if my kids are alive at the end of the day, I've done my job.
- Roseanne Barr
(Keywords: Day, End, Job, Kids)

As a housewife, I feel that if the kids are still alive when my husband gets home from work, then hey, I've done my job.
- Roseanne Barr
(Keywords: Home, Work, Husband, Housewife, Job, Kids)

I'm not after fame and success and fortune and power. It's mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends; that's the good stuff in life.
- Drew Barrymore
(Keywords: Life, Success, Power, Fame, Fortune, Friends, Job, Want)

I've always just worked and tried to do as good a job as possible so that the people who are watching me took notice. That's what's helped me be successful today.
- Maria Bartiromo
(Keywords: People, Successful, Job, Today)

The more a woman likes her job, the better her self-image and the more she enjoys her life.
- Grace Baruch
(Keywords: Life, Job, Self, Woman)

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 Foster Bass
(Keywords: America, Dignity, Enemies, Job, Military, Respect)

But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Family, Home, Time, Difference, Job, Living, School, Want)

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
(Keywords: Business, Congress, Job, Months)



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