Quotations on Work

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God continues to work miracles in my life.
- Willie Aames
(Keywords: Life, Work, God, Miracles)

The money can be decent, but I really don't recommend the work-for-hire route as an entry into publishing. Too many things can go wrong.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Money, Work, Publishing, Wrong)

The epic poet collaborates with the spirit of his time in the composition of his work. That is, if he is successful; the time may refuse to work with him, but he may not refuse to work with his time.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Time, Work, Successful, May, Spirit)

Poetry is the work of poets, not of peoples or communities; artistic creation can never be anything but the production of an individual mind.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Poetry, Work, Creation, Mind, Poets, Production)

Hard work makes easy reading or, at least, easier reading.
- M. H. Abrams
(Keywords: Work, Hard work, Reading)

How I work is I work from of very character-driven place. And I trust the writers.
- Amy Adams
(Keywords: Trust, Work, Character, Writers)

Individual ambition is undoubtedly a strong motive in student work, but there is such a thing among students everywhere as ambition for others, call it class spirit, esprit de corps, good fellowship, or good will to men.
- Herbert Baxter Adams
(Keywords: Men, Work, Ambition, Class, Motive, Spirit, Students, Will)

Life has brought me work to do on myself these past two years.
- Isabelle Adjani
(Keywords: Life, Work, Past, Years)

Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Art, Work, Crime)

The important thing for the survival of the Thai society is that the majority of those who work, both in the government and the private sector, still strive to work in the same direction; this is why the Thai nation still stands.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Keywords: Government, Society, Work, Survival, Direction, Majority, Nation)

Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Time, Work, Day, Hard work, Nothing, Training)

At the age of nineteen and a half, I went to the Land of Israel to till its soil and live by the labour of my hands. As I did not find work, I sought my livelihood elsewhere.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Keywords: Age, Work, Israel, Land)

It's definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it's also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don't know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are.
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: Work, Dream, Friends, Hard work, Will)

I think if you want to become a great football player, professional, you must give all the time one hundred percent, you must work hard - to be lucky is a good thing - but if you work hard and you give everything you will have great success.
- Greg Akcelrod
(Keywords: Success, Time, Work, Football, Want, Will)

The Gorillaz cartoons seem more real to me than the actual people on TV. Because at least you know that there's some intelligence behind the cartoons, and there's a lot of work that's gone into it, so it can't all be just a lie.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Intelligence, Work, Lie, People, Cartoons)

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)

Find people who think like you and stick with them. Make only music you are passionate about. Work only with people you like and trust. Don't sign anything.
- Steve Albini
(Keywords: Music, Work, Trust, People)

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Age, Life, Success, Time, Work, Day, Old, Play, Will, Worth, Youth)

Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Men, Work, Father, God, Babies)

People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for money. It's a dreadfully unjust world.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Men, Women, Work, Money, People, Style, World)

You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.
- Alan Alda
(Keywords: Work, Hard work, Risk, Will)

My family pleaded with me to forget literature and do something sensible, such as find some sort of useful work.
- Lloyd Alexander
(Keywords: Family, Work, Forget, Literature)

Stage work, that's all I have in my background. Wasteland was my first TV experience. Dawson's was my first long-term, I mean the entire season of 22 episodes.
- Sasha Alexander
(Keywords: Experience, Work, First)

Idleness does drive me crazy, but I'd rather read or write than do anything just to work. A kind of respect has been instilled in me for acting: I love it too much to ever have a bad relationship with it.
- Karen Allen
(Keywords: Love, Work, Idleness, Respect)

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)

Personally, one of the down sides of founding a company is that there is always too much work to do, and sadly I find I don't have much time to code any more.
- Eric Allman
(Keywords: Time, Work, Company, Founding)

The way the business things work in Russia is you have to meet people, you have to go through a certain amount of etiquette and business things are done just simply by a shake of the hand and whether they like you or not.
- Marc Almond
(Keywords: Business, Work, People, Etiquette, Russia)

That's the way I work and one day I won't have the energy to do it, so I think it's always good to make the most of your life and living as much as possible.
- Marc Almond
(Keywords: Life, Work, Day, Energy, Living)

It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable surroundings could yield rewards, even if only in infinitesimally small increments.
- Sidney Altman
(Keywords: Work, Hard work, Yield)

I never thought about being on a series before. It seemed like such a big commitment. But I love going to work every day. This is not about ego, it's about work, and that's refreshing in this town.
- Lauren Ambrose
(Keywords: Love, Work, Thought, Being, Commitment, Day, Ego)

Writing is not the easiest way to make a living. Your work long hours, usually all by yourself. It is not a way to make money.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Money, Work, Living, Writing)

In my professional work with the Agency, by the late '70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency's impact on American policy.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Intelligence, Work, Policy, American, Question, Value)

They killed my character off and as God would have it, just when they told me I would never work again, I got cast in a little program called Roots, and as they would say, the rest is history.
- John Amos
(Keywords: History, Work, God, Character, Rest)

The situation in America is when it starts moving there, all the bands from England move over to America and work from there, so that they're available all the time for everyone that wants them in person.
- Benny Anderson
(Keywords: Time, Work, America, England)

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Time, Work, Friend, Being, Empowerment, Feeling, Nothing, Service)

All of my work is based on nature. I grew up in a rural environment and living in the Bay Area allows for immediate access to wonderful natural environs. Basically nature is my Genus Loci, or the place where my spirit resides.
- Judith Anderson
(Keywords: Nature, Work, Environment, Living, Spirit)

I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Home, Science, Time, Work, Day, Fiction, Night, Reading, Research)

My work is more about trying to ask good questions and not trying to come up with big shows. Every fashion company is doing that, every car company is doing that.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Car, Work, Company, Fashion, Questions, Trying)

A lot of the work in United States is highly critical of technology. I'm using 15,000 watts of power and 18 different pieces of electronic equipment to say that.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Power, Work, Technology, states, United)

Every time you work, you have to do it all over again, to rid yourself of this dross. I suppose for a person who is not an artist or not attempting art, it is not dross, because it is the common exchange of everyday life.
- Carl Andre
(Keywords: Life, Time, Art, Work, Artist)

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Love, Work, Courage, Hope)

I maintain the rather old-fashioned view that this is my work and it's in the public arena, but that doesn't entitle everyone to know what happened at home before coming here.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Home, Work, Old, Public)

Music video directors, who conceive, write and direct these works, enjoy no creative rights, receive no ongoing financial benefit from the sale of our work, and many times are not even credited.
- Michael Apted
(Keywords: Music, Work, Financial, Rights)

Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
- Louis Aragon
(Keywords: Imagination, Men, Work, Fear, Ideas, Control, Error, Reason, Senses)

Oh yeah, our first tour in Europe they wouldn't give me the time off from work.
- Tom Araya
(Keywords: Time, Work, Europe, First)

Then I realized my early work did have something special that audiences adored apart from what I humbly thought about them. They occupy a distinguished niche in Italian film history and probably always will.
- Dario Argento
(Keywords: History, Work, Thought, Audiences, Film, Will)

The psychiatrists examine you and ask you about your life and work, and then they decide whether your film can be shown or not. It's a horrible experience.
- Dario Argento
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Work, Film)

I will work to bring peace to everyone - whatever economic level - as long as you are Haitian.
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Keywords: Peace, Work, Will)

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Friendship, Work, Quick, Wishing)

I want to continue doing as big a variety of things as I can do, and if that means I have the honor of getting to do more feature work, I would love that. I know that if I make any other long-term TV commitments, it's not going to be on a drama.
- Adam Arkin
(Keywords: Love, Work, Drama, Honor, Variety, Want)



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