Top Career Quotes

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1. "It is hope--with regard to our careers, our love lives, our children, our politicians, and our planet--that is primarily to blame for angering and embittering us. The incompatibility between the grandeur of our aspirations and the mean reality of our condition generates the violent disappointments which rack our days and etch themselves in lines of acrimony across our faces."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "I figure if I have one false start every ten or 12 years that I've been running, I probably won't false start again during my career."
Author: Allen Johnson
3. "As he drove away, I began to think that what kept us together was perhaps not even our romance with an imaginary France. That was just a veneer, an illusion. Rather, it was our desperate inability to lead ordinary lives with ordinary people anywhere--ordinary loves, ordinary homes, ordinary careers, watching ordinary television, eating ordinary meals, with ordinary friends--even ordinary friends we didn't have, or couldn't keep."
Author: André Aciman
4. "I love that my career has been documented and I can look back one day and share it with my kids."
Author: Aubrey O'Day
5. "I write about the emotional crises that we face in our lives. Readers tell me that they identify with my characters. They know them. They are them. I'm an everyday woman writing about everyday people facing not- so-everyday challenges. And believe me, I love readers like you to bits. I've built my career one reader at a time. I owe a dept of gratitude to you all!"
Author: Barbara Delinsky
6. "Somewhere in my wildest childhood I must have done something right. Being able to make a boyhood dream come true is one thing, but to have a kid come along and thrill his dad like Brett Hull has thrilled me over his career is too much for one guy to handle."
Author: Bobby Hull
7. "Dad worked his entire career as an aviation technician. Mom was a legal secretary who became a teacher. We lived a simple American life."
Author: Brian Sandoval
8. "Right now I'm pretty single... My career is my boyfriend."
Author: Christina Aguilera
9. "'Limbo' has been one of the greatest hits of my career. A great response all over the world, not just Latinos but people in Europe and America."
Author: Daddy Yankee
10. "Growing up in a group home, and with an undiagnosed learning disability to boot, the odds of success were not on my side. But when I joined the high school football team, I learned the value of discipline, focus, persistence, and teamwork - all skills that have proven vital to my career as a C.E.O. and social entrepreneur."
Author: Darell Hammond
11. "I try not to look back on my career."
Author: Dave Madden
12. "I can cite numerous sponsors at different places in my career that made a huge difference for me just in terms of pulling me aside and giving me a tip or some coaching, or just watching what I was doing and not being afraid to tell me the truth about it."
Author: Denise Morrison
13. "I like to think there are a lot of balls in the air, and the kids are not one that I choose to drop. They have been a priority and I have a career that allows for a little more flexibility at times and hours that are quite mom-friendly."
Author: Elisabeth Hasselbeck
14. "I really wasn't even sure if I should continue acting. I would like try and figure out if I could be good enough to do it. It was like 10 or 12 years into my career before I felt like maybe I can do it. It was such a different time than now."
Author: Forest Whitaker
15. "In college, the guys aren't worrying about whether they'll be able to pursue their career dreams and still have kids."
Author: Gail Collins
16. "I want a long career in music, so you've gotta keep trying things out; it's gotta get progressively better."
Author: Gin Wigmore
17. "Unless she married soon, Bond thought for the hundredth time, or had a lover, her cool air of authority might easily become spinsterish and she would join the army of women who had married a career."
Author: Ian Fleming
18. "T.I.'s my mentor; he's a really close friend of mine. I call him my brother like we talk on the phone all the time. He's helped me with my career."
Author: Iggy Azalea
19. "Choose a life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers... Choose DSY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit crushing game shows, stucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away in the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourself, choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that?"
Author: Irvine Welsh
20. "My sense is, I think it's okay for directors to do movies that speak to other work in their career."
Author: Ivan Reitman
21. "I know that. But here's the thing about baseball, Kitten. There's an expiration date for every single one of us who plays and we all know it. Eventually my baseball career will come to an end, and I can live with that. But I can't live without you."
Author: J. Sterling
22. "One consistent thing in an otherwise inconsistent career is that I've always been passionate about parliament."
Author: John Bercow
23. "Surprising people is the key to career longevity for someone like me."
Author: John C. Reilly
24. "All of the sudden the audiences started getting younger and the spread of the attendance was really wide. I think it's as a result of the records selling more that they started following our careers."
Author: John Cale
25. "I think, for sure, 'Saturday Night Fever' and 'Pulp Fiction' were kind of bookends for - or the pillars of - my career."
Author: John Travolta
26. "I wanted to create clothes for women in their 40s and 50s and 60s who have careers and are sexy and don't want to look like grandmothers."
Author: Joseph Altuzarra
27. "And that may be [Helen Gurley] Brown's most enlightened lesson: that sexual autonomy and fulfillment are inseparable from the autonomy and fulfillment that a woman gets from her career."
Author: Judith Thurman
28. "It is all too easy as an artist to allow the shape of our career to be dictated to us by others. We can so easily wait to be chosen. Such passivity invites despair. To remain healthy and vital, artists must stay proactive in their own behalf."
Author: Julia Cameron
29. "Balance is key: I need to be successful in my career to feel fulfilled, be surrounded by people I care about to share it with, and have my health to be able to do the things I love to do!"
Author: Kiana Tom
30. "Comparing in the past years, Tamyra Gray and everyone else that didn't win but their careers are doing well."
Author: LaToya London
31. "I had no support, no opportunity, no sponsors backing me for most of my career."
Author: Mary Kom
32. "I always had the desire to perform. If it wasn't my career now, I'd still be doing amateur dramatics. It's just something you love, and when you get paid to do it, you pinch yourself every day."
Author: Mathew Baynton
33. "Forty years ago, we were on the tail of the Front Page era. There was a different point of view. Reporters and editors were more forgiving of public people. They didn't think they had to stick someone in jail to make a career."
Author: Mike Royko
34. "Live performance really terrifies me. I haven't done it, really, in years. I think that's why I retired from my brief career in stand-up."
Author: Mindy Kaling
35. "...rather than assuming that education is primarily about preparing for jobs and careers, what would it mean to think of education as a process of guiding kids' participation in public life more generally, a public life that includes social, recreational, and civic engagement."
Author: Mizuko Ito
36. "I'm realizing for the first time, your life goes on while you're trying to pursue this career. I saw my career as everything. But you have this life, too. Living your life fully, you come to know yourself better. You'll find the place for it."
Author: Nicholas D'Agosto
37. "I know, somewhere in me, that it's not her that's being stupid. I understand, on one level, that she doesn't know, that everything's up in the air. But that's no use to me. You know the worst thing about being rejected? The lack of control. If you could only control the when and how of being dumped by somebody, then it wouldn't seem as bad. But then, of course, it wouldn't be rejection, would it? It would be by mutual consent. It would be musical differences. I would be leaving to pursue a solo career. I know how unbelievably and pathetically childish it is to push and push like this for some degree of probability, but it's the only thing I can do to grab any sort of control back from her."
Author: Nick Hornby
38. "The Four Seasons was making me popular in Britain, but EMI America had no interest in making that happen in the States, so I just had a classical career there."
Author: Nigel Kennedy
39. "Maybe I wanted children, maybe I didn't, but I wanted the decision to be a choice, not a mandate. Last time I checked, childlessness was only supposed to be a condition of career advancement for nuns."
Author: Peggy Orenstein
40. "To get an Oscar would be an incredible moment in my career, there is no doubt about that. But the 'Lord of the Rings' films are not made for Oscars, they are made for the audience."
Author: Peter Jackson
41. "Life is a mission and not a career."
Author: Robert L. Millet
42. "I've worked with people at different stages of their careers and different success levels, and one thing I've noticed about the guys at the top is they're so relaxed and calm - it's about not having anything to prove except doing good work."
Author: Shawn Roberts
43. "You then will lean way in to your career. You will find something you love doing and you will do it with gusto. Find the right career for you and go all the way to the top. Start out by Aiming high. Try- and try hard. I hope you find true meaning, contentment, and passion in your life. I hope you navigate the difficult times and come out with greater strength and resolve. I hope you find whatever balance you seek with your eyes wide open."
Author: Sheryl Sandberg
44. "I never feel so utterly fraudulent as when I review a movie whose charms impress all in the world and I simply do not get it. The other variant is that I love something the world disdains. This has had severe career consequences: I am still famous - or notorious - in certain quarters where I am recalled as the man who liked 'Hudson Hawk.'"
Author: Stephen Hunter
45. "Many of life's decisions are hard. What kind of career should you pursue? Does your ailing mother need to be put in a nursing home? You and your spouse already have two kids; should you have a third?such decisions are hard for a number of reasons. For one the stakes are high. There's also a great deal of uncertainty involved. Above all, decisions like these are rare, which means you don't get much practice making them. You've probably gotten good at buying groceries, since you do it so often, but buying your first house is another thing entirely."
Author: Steven D. Levitt
46. "I spent all of my childhood at a performance art camp. Putting on plays, it was more like commedia dell'arte. It wasn't career-oriented in any way. It was more fun and therapeutic, so I never really thought of it as something I would end up doing. I was more convinced I was going to be a painter."
Author: Troy Garity
47. "Joe Sewell is the toughest strikeout in baseball history. In 14 seasons he struck out only 114 times—he never struck out three times in a game, and he struck out twice in a game on only two occasions. So how is it possible that a 30-year-old pitcher who won eight games and recorded 54 strikeouts—in his career—fanned Sewell twice in one game? I don't know, but he did, in 1923."
Author: Tucker Elliot
48. "For most of my career, I've played roles that were written for other actresses."
Author: Victoria Abril
49. "When some incident has shattered the career you've mapped out for yourself, a folly, a crime or a misfortune, you mustn't think you're down and out. It may be a stroke of luck, and when you look back years later you may say to yourself that you wouldn't for anything in the world exchange the new life disaster has forced upon you for the dull, humdrum existence you would have led if circumstances hadn't intervened."
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
50. "It is up to the people and boxing fans to give me the respect I deserve once I have finished my career. I personally do not think about my legacy."
Author: Wladimir Klitschko

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