82 Best Quotes about Work

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I hate politics and what are considered their appropriate measures. I hate notoriety, public meetings, public speeches, caucuses and everything that I know of which is apparently the necessary incident of politics - except doing public work to the best of my ability. - John Abbott, Statesman

In order to become prosperous, a person must initially work very hard, so he or she has to sacrifice a lot of leisure time. - Dalai Lama, Leader

Time Quotes, Sacrifice Quotes

I agree with Balzac and 19th-century writers, black and white, who say, 'I write for money.' Yes, I think everybody should be paid handsomely; I insist on it, and I pay people who work for me, or with me, handsomely. - Maya Angelou, Poet

Money Quotes, Writers Quotes

The thing with the piano is, the piano is like percussion almost - well, it is. You have to... not beat on it, but there is more work involved than a Hammond. With a Hammond, you just lay your hands on the keys, man, and you're gone. - Gregg Allman, Musician


There are those special projects that don't ever feel like work but just a blessing to be a part of, and 'Revolution' is one of those projects. - Daniella Alonso, Actress

Revolution Quotes

I have nothing in my life besides my work. I am obsessed with it. I leave my house only when I'm forced to. - Asia Argento , Italian Actress

Life Quotes

What has changed is that when I photographed, most people that I photographed didn't have the right of refusal on their work. It would take a Marilyn Monroe at her height to be able to dictate that. - Eve Arnold , Photographer

Change Quotes

What I believe will make my acting career successful going forward is hard work. I like to challenge myself. Then it's the people I meet and choosing the projects I want to work on correctly. There's a lot of characters I can play. - Barkhad Abdi, Somali Actor

Success Quotes, Challenge Quotes, Hard Work Quotes, Character Quotes

China has many successful entrepreneurs and business people. I hope that more people of insight will put their talents to work to improve the lives of poor people in China and around the world, and seek solutions for them. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Success Quotes, Business Quotes, Hope Quotes, Talent Quotes

What I believe unites the people of this nation, regardless of race or region or party, young or old, rich or poor, is the simple, profound belief in opportunity for all - the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead. - Barack Obama, American President

Opportunity Quotes, Responsibility Quotes, Rich Quotes, Belief Quotes

We are very fortunate to be recognized here in such an extraordinary manner for work that we enjoy. - Sidney Altman, Scientist

If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life. - Marc Anthony , Musician

Love Quotes, Life Quotes

My parents always say I have really good legs. I've worked really hard for them. They always insist that I show my legs. - Samaire Armstrong , Actress

Parents Quotes

I don't think my competition is with the heroes. I don't think I'm competing with anyone. I don't mean to sound Zen, but genuinely, when I stopped competing with anything is when I started enjoying my work, and that brought out the best in me. I'm living in a universe of my own, and I'm enjoying that. I love to appreciate other people's work. - Vidya Balan, Actress

Love Quotes, Competition Quotes

You have to work with people you really love. - Antonio Banderas, Spanish Actor

Love Quotes

Throughout the lead-up to the war, CNN worked hard to air all sides of the story. We had a regular segment called Voices of Dissent in which we spent time covering antiwar protests and interviewing those who were opposed to the war with Iraq. - Jim Walton

Time Quotes, Dissent Quotes, War Quotes

When I was leaving Yemen to come to America, things were tough. My dad had just been laid off, and it was a challenge. When I lived in Yemen, I thought America was a perfect place. Everything was bigger and better. I dreamed big. The American dream, you know? You have to work hard for your dream to come true. - Barkhad Abdi, Somali Actor

American Quotes, Challenge Quotes, Thought Quotes

In my movies, there has been little to do in the way of animal rights. I have never worked in a movie with animals. No horse-riding, no trained dogs, lions, bears. A few actors, but what could I do? We had to have them. - Casey Affleck, Actor

It's a whole team of people working 24 hours around the clock to make me look like this. - Clay Aiken , Musician

I will work with anyone that wants to get America back on track and make sure that the government is the servant and no longer the master. - Todd Akin , Politician

A lot of musicians are good cooks, and a lot of cooks are musicians, but I think that may just be a result of the creative impulse finding several means of expression. Probably an equivalent number are visual artists, woodworkers or compulsive liars. - Steve Albini , Musician

Music Quotes

As someone who flew two space capsules and twice landed in the ocean, I can attest from personal experience how much logistics work is needed to get you home. - Buzz Aldrin , Astronaut

Experience Quotes

After I saved some money, I quit work and went to a local college. - Lloyd Alexander , Writer

Money Quotes

Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are. - Wayne Dyer , Psychologist

Motivational Quotes, Life Quotes

Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me. - Napoleon Bonaparte, Leader

Stress Quotes, Power Quotes

There's only one cook in the kitchen, only one chef. I let the soloists do their thing - you've gotta let a man do a solo the way he wants - but as far as picking the tunes and working on the arrangements, I take full responsibility for it. - Gregg Allman, Musician

Responsibility Quotes

I'm still an actor who wants to work all the time. - Stephen Amell, Actor

Time Quotes

In modeling, my height was a big challenge to overcome, because I was pretty much the shortest girl on the runway whenever I was doing the catwalk. The clothes didn't fit and the shoes didn't fit. It was an issue, but luckily, it didn't prevent me from working. - Devon Aoki , Model

Challenge Quotes, Luck Quotes

Writers generally get into writing because they want to write, not because they want to be independent publishers, and you can't really fault someone for saying, 'What I'm doing right now works, so there's no reason to change it.' - Jennifer Armintrout , Author

Change Quotes, Writers Quotes

Give yourself something to work toward - constantly. - Mary Kay Ash , Businesswoman

Writing that's not working for a living. - Robert Asprin, Author

Mathematics was hard, dull work. Geography pleased me more. For dancing I was quite enthusiastic. - John James Audubon, Scientist

Mathematics Quotes

Extension work is not exhortation. Nor is it exploitation of the people, or advertising of an institution, or publicity work for securing students. It is a plain, earnest, and continuous effort to meet the needs of the people on their own farms and in the localities. - Liberty Hyde Bailey, Scientist

Advertising Quotes, Effort Quotes

If you turn down work because you are frightened of getting typecast, you'll never do anything good. - Colin Baker, Actor

I began to work the stage and get the audience into it. I also learned how to have fun out there. It is something I will never forget. - Aaliyah, American Musician

Fun Quotes

When you work with a great director, you realise you are far from being a director. - Barkhad Abdi, Somali Actor

Great Quotes

After seven years of writing - and working many jobs to support my family - I finally got published. - Lloyd Alexander , Writer

I myself would like to become more disciplined within my work. - Marilyn Monroe

Discipline Quotes

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, Musician

Company Quotes

Every year of my working life, I have been fortunate enough to earn more money than I have spent. - Giles Andreae, Artist

Life Quotes, Money Quotes

You take all the things that frighten you, and when you can get them to work for you all of sudden people are calling you a success. - Randy Bachman, Musician

Success Quotes

I can trust in Jesus. And this Gospel that we preach does work. So those who are hurting and suffering today, hang in there. The sun will shine again. - Tammy Faye Bakker, Celebrity

Hang in There Quotes, Trust Quotes, Suffering Quotes

I am proud to be Italian because I was born in Italy, I grew up in Italy, I went to school in Italy and I have worked in Italy. I'm Italian. - Mario Balotelli

If I'm losing balance in a pose, I stretch higher and God reaches down to steady me. It works every time, and not just in Black History - T.Guillemets

Black History Quotes, God Quotes, Time Quotes, Balance Quotes

We have a tendency to put ourselves last, we concentrate on everything else; work, friends, family, home issues, but we ignore the deeper stuff until it becomes so compressed that it can explode. - Cecelia Ahern , Novelist

I'm happier about my friends than I am about my work. I still have a long way to go with work. My friends, that's the one thing I'm sure about. - Azzedine Alaia , Tunisian Designer

We are more than the work we perform. In fact, I'd say that our work is a mere representation of who we are underneath. - Shawn Amos, Musician

You create a work of art. You do not know whether it will get public sanction. Sometimes outstanding films do no business, and sometimes films which are not so good work. - Dev Anand, Actor

Business Quotes, Art Quotes

One of the things I learned from working on the Olympics was, the world does not need another big multimedia show. - Laurie Anderson, Musician

Italy to me is like the mean mother. Whatever I do, it's never good enough. People say I'm the queen of Cannes, but in Italy I get turned down for work. - Asia Argento , Italian Actress

A picture of me as this super affable sales guy gets painted, but in actuality, I'm pretty driven by hard work and love working with teams. What people discount is, I grew up in a very small blue-collar town in Massachusetts and have basically scrapped my way career wise. - Tim Armstrong , Businessman

Love Quotes, Hard Work Quotes, Pain Quotes

7 Top quotes about Work by Zig Ziglar

Many people who want to be great aren't willing to do the work to make it possible! - Zig Ziglar, Author

Great Quotes

Profitability comes from loyalty, productivity, and having a character base from which to work. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Profit Quotes, Ability Quotes, Character Quotes

A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job. - Zig Ziglar, Author

I took up an offer for me to lose 30 pounds in 30 days. It worked. I lost 30 days! - Zig Ziglar, Author

Research indicates that employees have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Company Quotes, Recognition Quotes

At 25, I was in the audience of my first professional speaker, Bob Bales. His presentation got my attention. I had never seen anyone having so much fun 'at work' and getting paid for it! - Zig Ziglar, Author

Fun Quotes, Attention Quotes

A productive employee who is kept busy working at his or her job is far more likely to be happy at that job and less likely to look for employment elsewhere. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Busy Quotes

4 Famous quotes about Work by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

The Rio Earth Summit in 1992 changed my life completely, turning me into an activist. From the air, you see things you can't see from the ground - you really understand the impact of man, even in a place you know well. My work is meant to convince people we can no longer live like this. - Yann Arthus-Bertrand , Photographer

Life Quotes, Change Quotes

I always take hundreds and hundreds of pictures. I used to work for 'National Geographic,' and they gave us a lot of film. - Yann Arthus-Bertrand , Photographer

For nearly two years, I was flying above the planet with my camera. I knew straight away that this was something important to do, just at this moment, a portrait of the planet for the millennium year. I worked in 80 countries, fighting for money all the time. - Yann Arthus-Bertrand , Photographer

Important Quotes, Time Quotes, Lying Quotes, Money Quotes

I learned to be a hot-air balloon pilot to take tourists over the Masai Mara Reserve in order to earn some money and finance the work I was doing with my wife, Anne. We were studying the life of a family of lions for more than two years. Taking pictures was a way to capture information we could not put in words. - Yann Arthus-Bertrand , Photographer

Life Quotes, Finance Quotes, Studying Quotes, Money Quotes

6 Popular quotes about Work by Will Rogers

The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living. - Will Rogers, Actor

Education Quotes

Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches. - Will Rogers, Actor

Practice Quotes

It's easy being a humorist when you've got the whole government working for you. - Will Rogers, Actor

Humor Quotes

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. - Will Rogers, Actor

Humor Quotes

Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth. - Will Rogers, Actor

American Quotes, Learning Quotes

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth. - Will Rogers, Actor

Learning Quotes, Giving Quotes, Money Quotes

4 Amazing quotes about Work by Will Arnett

Because I think a lot of people felt like, ultimately - and this isn't the first time I've said this, so I'll bore you again with it - but ultimately it was... I think it felt like homework a bit for people. - Will Arnett , Actor

Time Quotes

The show had run its course on the Fox network. - Will Arnett , Actor

Look, I get it; you come home, you work hard, and you turn on your TV... You kind of want to escape a little bit and be taken away by something. Our show required you to pay attention, and if that's not what you wanted to do, then it wasn't going to be for you, and that's OK. - Will Arnett , Actor

Attention Quotes

This pilot, by far, was the best I ever read - and I hope that insults every other pilot I worked on. - Will Arnett , Actor

Hope Quotes

5 Awesome quotes about Work by Wes Anderson

I love working with actors. That's what the set really is, for me. It's my time with the actors. - Wes Anderson, Writer

Love Quotes, Time Quotes

Every time you do a take on a movie, you're not sure if it's going to succeed. Even if you have a great cast, like we had, every scene you're kind of waiting for the release. 'Oh, yes; it happened. We got it!' There's always the possibility that it's just not going to work. - Wes Anderson, Writer

Great Quotes, Time Quotes

I have always wanted to work in the theater. I've always felt the glamour of being backstage and that excitement, but I've never actually done it - not since I was in 5th grade, really. But I've had many plays in my films. I feel like maybe theater is a part of my movie work. - Wes Anderson, Writer

One of the things I enjoyed the most is just working as an actor. - Wes Anderson, Writer

On Fantastic Mr. Fox, I got used to working with animated storyboards as a way of planning for the shoot. We did a lot of sequences that way with this movie. Partly as a result of that, I decided to build more sets in order to do certain shots. - Wes Anderson, Writer

Planning Quotes

6 Best quotes about Work by Waris Ahluwalia

I take my work seriously, but I don't necessarily take myself seriously. - Waris Ahluwalia , Designer

My first workshop was in Rome, and that was the start of House of Waris. In a little magical atelier, a goldsmith, his apprentice, his stone setter - and that was where it began. - Waris Ahluwalia , Designer

I work with gold that holds our past and diamonds that see the future and rubies that long for love. It's just a way of telling a story. - Waris Ahluwalia , Designer

Love Quotes, Future Quotes

I work with gold that holds history, diamonds that see the future, and rubies that long for love. - Waris Ahluwalia , Designer

Love Quotes, Future Quotes, History Quotes

I create with my heart, so life and work inevitably intersect all too often. - Waris Ahluwalia , Designer

Life Quotes, Heart Quotes

I'm driven by history and our past. That's why I work in gold. It's in your veins. We've been lusting after gold since the beginning of time. God, glory, and gold. - Waris Ahluwalia , Designer

God Quotes, Time Quotes, Beginning Quotes, History Quotes