Quotes with job
My job is to save the fucking wilderness. I don't know anything else worth saving.
The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975)
If philosophers are really to deal with the problem of human existence -- and no other professional group in society is likely to take over the job for them -- they might very well begin by asking: How does philosophy itself exist at the present time? Or, more concretely: How do philosophers exist in the modern world?
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
Recipe for success: Be polite, prepare yourself for whatever you are asked to do, keep yourself tidy, be cheerful, don’t be envious, be honest with yourself so you will be honest with others, be helpful, interest yourself in your job, don’t pity yourself, be quick to praise, be loyal to your friends, avoid prejudices, be independent, interest yourself in politics, and read the newspapers.
The best way to keep young is to keep going in whatever it is that keeps you going. With me that's work, and a lot of it. And when a job is finished, relax and have fun.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Conductors are paid to think, and that’s what the job should be about: sitting at home thinking, what is this piece? How can I set it up to sound its best and live on, because there’s nothing to replace it with just yet? This is what absorbs the mind. Especially in old age.
Undated interview with New York Times cited in his obituary published by New York Times on 4/14/2013.
People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me.
What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.
I have discovered a goodness and decency in people as exhibited in all the letters, e-mails, flowers, gifts and prayers that have been directed my way. I am overwhelmed and humbled. I offer you my most sincere thanks and my deep and abiding gratitude. If I ever write my memoirs, I have some spellbinding material. How does the Joni Mitchell song go? "Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone"? One thing I've discovered is that I love my job more than I thought I did, and I love my wife even more!
"Roger writes to readers" Chicago Sun Times (October 11, 2006)
There are two ways of making yourself stand out from the crowd. One is by having a job so big you can go home before the bell rings if you want to. The other is by finding so much to do that you must stay after the others have gone. The one who enjoys the former once took advantage of the latter.
Every dream that anyone ever has is theirs alone and they never manage to share it. And they never manage to remember it either. Not truly or accurately. Not as it was. Our memories and our vocabularies aren't up to the job.
I don’t want any yesmen around me. I want everyone to tell me the truth-even though it costs him his job.
I wish I would have a real tragic love affair and get so bummed out that I'd just quit my job and become a bum for a few years, because I was thinking about doing that anyway.
I always say, as you know, that if my fellow citizens want to go to Hell I will help them. It's my job.
Letter to Harold Laski on March 4, 1920
It’s a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars and get your money’s worth.
You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we're playing a game. It's a business, it's our job, but I don't think you can do well unless you're having fun.
The man who works for the gold in the job rather than for the money in the pay envelope, is the fellow who gets on.
Business Clearly Explained
It was very clear the judge was displeased that the commissioners have failed to do their job and get this case settled.
So long as I'm Commander-in-Chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. When you take off the uniform, we will serve you as well as you've served us - because no one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job, or a roof over their head, or the care that they need when they come home.
I had an Italian mother. She didn't view what I was doing as really a profession. She viewed it as recreation. I said, ‘Gee Mom, I'm going to be the head coach of the New York Giants.’ And she said to me, ‘When are you going to get a real job like your brother the banker?’
The man with the best job in the country is the Vice President. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, "How's the President?"
Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.
Speech in Columbus, Ohio (October 3, 1952)
The only thing God didn't do to Job was give him a computer.
I love argument. I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me - that's not their job.
No woman in my time will be prime minister or foreign secretary - not the top jobs. Anyway, I wouldn't want to be prime minister. You have to give yourself 100% to the job.
I'm into being a dad, that's where my focus is most of the time. I'm an actor that's my job, but it's not my life. I have a lot of other interests too.
I'm there to do a job, not to make friends, but I'm not there to make enemies.
Interview with Rolling Stone, 6/18/2013
I liked you better fifteen seconds ago when you were afraid for your job.
House, It's A Wonderful Lie. By Dr. Gregory House.