Quotes and Sayings about Business



"They realize that spending millions to save billions is just good business."
- Jack Abramoff
(Related: Business)

"I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Money, Artist)

"Christmas is over and Business is Business."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: Business, Christmas)

"Advertising is the principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the earth."
- James Randolph Adams
(Related: Business, Advertising, Earth, Man, Reason)

"If you break 100, watch your golf. If you break 80, watch your business."
- Joey Adams
(Related: Business, Golf)

"We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Business, Events)

"There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Business, Nothing)

"I look at every business and ask, How long can this last? How can I identify the status quo and change it?"
- Sheldon Adelson
(Related: Business, Change)

"Whatever I do, it's my business. It's not my job to parent America."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Business, America, Job)

"I mean, that's kind of what this business is about in some ways. You're trying to make everybody like you. But you can't do that. You can't force everybody - anybody to like you if they're just not willing to do it."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Business, Force, Trying)

"In this business, life is one long fund-raising effort."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Life, Business, Effort)

"I used to be kind of bitter and jealous as well, but I get it. It's business."
- Carlos Alazraqui
(Related: Business)

"When you're doing a deal with someone in the southern Sahara, it's a very different way of doing business than in London. You can't sign them in the usual way because they'd end up getting ripped off, which would defeat the object of setting up a label like this."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Business, Defeat, End, London)

"A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Business, Government, Corruption)

"You wouldn't want to be called a sell-out by selling a product. Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major in it at business school."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Business, Selling, Now, School, Want)

"Senator Helms might very well do that. I would point out to him that we in the art world are not necessarily in the business of making controversial art."
- Jane Alexander
(Related: Art, Business, World)

"Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Business, Life, Nature, Attention, Being, Detail, Psychology)

"When approved, the SAFE Port Act will make progress toward protecting the physical infrastructure of our seaports as well as our national economy which is so clearly dependent on the commercial shipping business."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Business, Progress, Act, Economy, Will)

"In some ways, with the security challenges this country has faced, we have had to put in rules and regulations for business to be able to sustain their growth and create jobs."
- Wayne Allard
(Related: Business, Growth, Country, Jobs, Rules, Security)

"We are pushing ahead as fast as we can for all audiences, whether for the business user, the child, or the digital music enthusiast."
- Jim Allchin
(Related: Business, Music, Audiences)

"I once loved this game. But after being traded four times, I realized that it's nothing but a business. I treat my horses better than the owners treat us. It's a shame they've destroyed my love for the game."
- Richie Allen
(Related: Love, Business, Being, Horses, Nothing, Shame)

"We're probably doing better business than we thought we would do especially considering the disappointing way the record company has handled the album."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Business, Thought, Company)

"Ours is a government of checks and balances. The Mafia and crooked businessmen make out checks, and the politicians and other compromised officials improve their bank balances."
- Steve Allen
(Related: Government, Politicians)

"Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Family)

"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
(Related: Business, Work, People, Etiquette, Russia)

"I'm an old-timer in the business from the sense that when you do something that you feel good about there might be another person out there who feels the same way, or a hundred or a couple million."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Business, Old, Sense)

"You know, the record business is much different than being artist on stage."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Business, Artist, Being)

"In a family business, you grow up with close contact to the business, whatever it is, and the beer business is certainly a very social type of business."
- Carlos Alvarez
(Related: Business, Family, Beer)

"Yes, you are running businesses, and yes, we understand and accept that, but surely there must be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: News, Profit, Running)

"And I really believe good journalism is good business."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Business, Journalism)

"International business may conduct its operations with scraps of paper, but the ink it uses is human blood."
- Eric Ambler
(Related: Business, Blood, May)

"I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s. Most of them were scornful of, even hated, big business."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Business)

"You can say what you want to about a rapper in a movie, but look at what Ice Cube has done. Ice Cube has created more opportunities for other actors to get jobs in this business than some actors have."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Business, Actors, Jobs, Want)

"The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark."
- Jack Anderson
(Related: Business, Government)

"And I'm not an actress. I don't think I am an actress. I think I've created a brand and a business."
- Pamela Anderson
(Related: Business)

"I wouldn't be in a legitimate business for all the money in the world."
- Gennaro Angiulo
(Related: Business, Money, World)

"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
(Related: Business, People, Family, Act, Advice, Job, Rejection, Want)

"In show business, you get chewed up and spit out."
- John Aniston
(Related: Business)

"This is a business. Be smart. Choose wisely."
- John Aniston
(Related: Business)

"Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Society, Business, Community, Labor)

"I have never participated directly or indirectly in any business related to the United Nations."
- Kojo Annan
(Related: Business, Nations, United)

"Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman's idea of the real."
- David Antin
(Related: Idea, Disney, Fortune)

"I'm aware of my audience in a way, and I do try to engage with them while I'm trying to go about my business of thinking. I believe they help me by providing a focus."
- David Antin
(Related: Business, Focus, Help, Thinking, Trying)

"I think the show has sort of given me a name in this business and allowed a lot of people the opportunity to see what I can do, and it's just sort of like a sweet starting point."
- Shiri Appleby
(Related: Business, People, Opportunity, Name)

"Actors are trusting souls, and we must go by gut-level instinct, even after our agents and business managers weigh all the odds."
- Anne Archer
(Related: Business, Actors, Instinct, Managers)

"Dear, never forget one little point. It's my business. You just work here."
- Elizabeth Arden
(Related: Work, Business, Forget)

"It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition."
- Aristotle
(Related: Business, Men, Property)

"I know that if I can't move people, then I have no business being an actor."
- Alan Arkin
(Related: Business, People, Actor, Being)

"I want everybody in the news business to think of ABC before they go any place else. If it costs us an extra few thousand dollars to do that, what does it mean?"
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Business, News, Want)

"Television is a powerful medium that has to be used for something better than sitcoms and police shows. On the other hand, if you don't recognize the forces that play on what people watch and what they don't then you're a fool and you should be in a different business."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Business, People, Fool, Play, Police, Television)

"Failure is the most terrible thing in our business. When we fail, the whole world knows about it."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: Business, Failure, World)

"Touring is really a pretty lonely business."
- Eddy Arnold
(Related: Business, Lonely, Pretty)

"The nature of show business is people within the business feel that if someone else fails, they move up a notch."
- Tom Arnold
(Related: Business, Nature, People)

"Second, we have to make the most of the strengths we have, the amenities that many of our competitors cannot replicate. But again, those advantages won't mean much if we don't do a great job with the basics of our business."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business, Job)

"At American Airlines, we have built a business around the love of travel that has lasted three quarters of a century. And I'm pretty sure we're just getting started."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business, Love, Travel, American, Pretty)

"Despite the painful changes we have had to make, we continue to believe in the St. Louis market. And we are hoping to add flights, in a careful way, as the economics of our business improve and the demands of the traveling public in St. Louis become clear."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business, Economics, Public, Traveling)

"However, the economics of our business continued to deteriorate. We barely escaped bankruptcy a year ago, and in the aftermath of that escape we had to make some even tougher decisions."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business, Decisions, Economics)

"I think in just about any business the low cost competitor is always going to have an advantage."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business)

"Fortunately, we have a lot of really smart women in the business."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Business, Women)

"It's unfortunate that music has become such big business."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Business, Music)

"In Hollywood there are a lot of very insecure men running the business."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Business, Men, Hollywood, Running)

"After being in the business for such a long time, I've done everything but rodeo and porno."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Business, Time, Being)

"I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business."
- Chester A. Arthur
(Related: Business, Life, May, President, states, United)

"Having cakes as a business certainly changes things for me - I don't now sit at home doing a cake for the fun of it anymore. But it's an extremely happy and pleasureable business to run because people are generally buying cakes for celebrations."
- Jane Asher
(Related: Business, Home, People, Buying, Fun, Now)

"I have very much enjoyed being in the music business in different roles through five different decades."
- Peter Asher
(Related: Business, Music, Being)

"It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Business, Advertising)

"Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Business, Body, Company, Conversation, Crowds, Mind, Present, Will)

"You know, I never expected to enter the movie business."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Business)

"And so I've always been fascinated by the technical end of theater, and a lot of my closest friends are not actors, but in the other end of the business."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Business, Actors, End, Friends, Theater)

"The mercantile business did not suit me."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Business)

"There are many highly successful businesses in the United States. There are also many highly paid executives. The policy is not to intermingle the two."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Policy, Successful, states, United)

"A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Business, Artist)

"Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Business)

"Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Friendship, Business, Money, May)

"In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Business, Perception, Crime, Fact, Security, Sense)

"The music we made then was so amateurish, compared to the rest of mainstream pop or rock and roll. But what differentiated us from what everybody else was doing in the business was the fact that you could tell that these people came from different reference areas."
- Kevin Ayers
(Related: Business, Music, People, Fact, Rest)

"I'm celebrating my 40th year in show business this year."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Business)

"Just watching Jack Lemmon made me want to get into this business."
- Hank Azaria
(Related: Business, Want)

"Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Business, Leadership, Visions)

"To help U.S. workers, farmers and businesses, and America's long-term economic security, Congress should take decisive action to bring about fair trade with China, instead of squandering this opportunity on a weak Republican bill."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Opportunity, Action, America, Congress, Help, Republican, Security, Trade, Workers)

"The Postal Service's unmatched ability to reach every household and business in America six days a week is a vital part of the nation's infrastructure."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Business, Ability, America, Nation, Service)

"I don't want to do business with those who don't make a profit, because they can't give the best service."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Business, Profit, Service, Want)

"Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Business, People, Execution, Projects)

"The business that people do in LA on the social level is amazing. You go to a restaurant, bump into this guy or that guy. The next day you get a call, and they want you in their movie."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Business, People, Day, Want)

"I believe it is an important project, it makes the cost of doing business lower and they will make us more competitive at the same time, it will also provide some satisfaction to the people who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Business, Time, Quality, People, Project, Satisfaction, Want, Will)

"But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Business, Chance, Needs, Now, Trying)

"Music and the music business are two different things."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Business, Music)

"The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Business, Music, Money, Feelings, Energy)

"Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Business, Government, Computers, Man, Nothing, Want)

"So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism - despotism during the campaign - is indispensable."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Business, War, Nations)

"I have always been attracted to the cottage industry side of this business."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Business)

"Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined, but a certain balance should exist, and the latter should not predominate over the former."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Business, Balance, Pleasure)

"I was well aware of the fact that once you appeared in Doctor Who as something else, you were ruled out for the part of the Doctor: that was a kind of well known thing in the business."
- Colin Baker
(Related: Business, Fact)

"I have never had a great love of the music business, I never have."
- Ginger Baker
(Related: Love, Music, Business)

"I've been in show business for 50, no, 60 years. I was approached in school to join a variety act."
- Kenny Baker
(Related: Business, Act, School, Variety, Years)

"Oh, I was never a businessman. I was a visionary, a dreamer."
- Jim Bakker
"The great thing about show business is that there's no mandatory retirement age."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Age, Business, Retirement)

"The biggest challenge for everybody to realize out there is that we're in a very complicated business world and that were all under one umbrella and it's very challenging for everybody to figure out where the priorities lie and where the loyalties lie."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Business, Lie, Challenge, Priorities, World)

"On the whole, show business is a hard business in which to be married."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Business)

"I went into show business because I love to work with people, and what I enjoy most about acting is rehearsing and getting to know people and their talents, forming relationships. Working in this business, barriers drop and you get into people real quickly."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Business, Love, Work, People, Acting, Relationships)

"My dad was born in Chicago in 1908... his parents came from Russia. They settled in Chicago, where they lived in a little tiny grocery store with eight or nine children - in the backroom all together - and my grandmother got the idea to go into the movie business."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Business, Dad, Idea, Chicago, Children, Parents, Russia)

"My dad was the baby. When he was born they were already successful. They sent him to business school - he probably would have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something, and he was very creative."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Business, Dad, Successful, Baby, School, Writer)

"To be in this business and have tremendous integrity and only make distinguished choices is very tough."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Business, Choices, Integrity)

"I will never do another TV series. It couldn't top I Love Lucy, and I'd be foolish to try. In this business, you have to know when to get off."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Love, Business, Will)

"No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Business, Work, Man, Pride)

"The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Business, Life, Fortune, Friends, Man)

"Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Business, Houses, Ruin)

"A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Business, Artists, Force)

"Well, a lot of people within government and big business are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists, because they speak their minds. They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know. They reflect what's around them."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Business, Government, People, Artists, Talk)

"It's a dismally lonely business, writing."
- Toni Cade Bambara
(Related: Business, Lonely, Writing)

"You have got to have an agent. It's a business. But I think there is a way to be artful and commercial at the same time."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Time, Business)

"Mr. Wrigley believed in this: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket. They don't do that today. This is the old-fashioned way I'm talking about. He carried it on to his business. Do one thing and stay with it."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Business, Old, Talking, Today)

"I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Business, Work, Career, Loyalty)

"Another friend hired me to open doors for him in the moving and relocation business. I did that for 10 years, am still doing it. And I do some work for the Cubs, in community relations."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Work, Business, Friend, Community, Open, Years)

"We got extremely lucky. It's a tough business to work with."
- Lloyd Banks
(Related: Business, Work)

"Models now need to promote themselves, think like businesswomen and diversify their careers by doing other things. Chances are very slim that a mere model will become a household name today."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Careers, Name, Now, Today, Will)

"I'm trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Women, Business, Stars, Talk, Trying, Want)

"Few men have led a more active life - bodily or mentally - from a constitutional anxiety for regularity, precision, and order, during fifty years' business career, from which I had retired."
- William Banting
(Related: Business, Life, Men, Anxiety, Career, Order, Years)

"Friends don't necessarily made good business or creative partners."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Business, Friends)

"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
(Related: Americans, Congress, Creation, Economy, Tax, Hurt, Job, Jobs, Majority, Will)

"Big business has no party and never shall have."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Business, Party)

"I'm a lobbyist and had a career lobbying. The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected president of the United States will immediately be lobbying. They would be advocating to the Congress, they'll be lobbying our allies and our adversaries overseas. They'll be asking the business community and labor unions."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Business, Career, Community, Congress, Lady, Labor, President, states, United, Will)

"We live in the moment now where this whole movie business is crazy."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Business, Now)

"Kids are great. That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Business, People, Games, Kids, Names, Shame)

"That's the ultimate gratification in any business situation - do customers buy the product? And do they use it and do they come back and buy more of it?"
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business)

"We're no longer a small business; we're a large organization spread around the world. I can't imagine Netscape growing as fast as it has if it weren't for the way we use our products."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business, World)

"Well, the sales of our products clearly demonstrate their value to businesses and to individuals."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Sales, Value)

"After all, it's the future of business communication that we're looking toward."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business, Communication, Future)

"I want my testimony to stand on that point. But I would point out that Zona Research Inc. showed we have increased market share among business users, educational users, and government users over the past several months - and that's more recent than the IDC report."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business, Government, Months, Past, Research, Want)

"I've tended to work at fast-growing companies that improve the way business gets done."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business, Work)

"In my column series "The Main Thing," I often talk about how Internet technology can improve the way people communicate - both within a business and between a business and its customers and partners."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business, Technology, People, Internet, Talk)

"Most libertarians are worried about government but not worried about business. I think we need to be worrying about business in exactly the same way we are worrying about government."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Business, Government)

"Business and the state have a common interest; not an adversarial interest."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Business, Interest, State)

"I want business to prosper and make a profit caused by business expansion and prosperity."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Business, Profit, Prosperity, Want)

"But this is called show business, not show family."
- Alice Barrett
(Related: Family, Business)

"Spontaneity is such an entertaining facet of show business."
- Chuck Barris
(Related: Business, Spontaneity)

"I ran the wrong kind of business, but I did it with integrity."
- Sydney Biddle Barrows
(Related: Business, Integrity, Wrong)

"Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Business, Nature, Camping)

"Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Business, Taxes)

"Michael Eisner let it be known last week that he had no intention of leaving the entertainment business once he steps down as CEO of Disney in October."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Business, Disney, Entertainment, Intention, October)

"Selling cookies helped me to realize that you needed to have a certain way to communicate with people. You also needed business skills. You knew you needed to sell a certain amount of boxes, so that gave me some business sense."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Business, People, Selling, Sense)

"Business news is sexy."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Business, News)

"Jesus picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organisation that conquered the world."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Business, Men, World)

"Christ would be a national advertiser today, I am sure, as He was a great advertiser in His own day. He thought of His life as business."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Business, Life, Thought, Christ, Day, Today)

"Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Business)

"No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Business)

"In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Business)

"You say he's childish, but he's very professional about business transactions."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Business)

"I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names; and I actually had some little fancy business cards printed up to announce it, 'Count Basie. Beware, the Count is Here.'"
- Count Basie
(Related: Business, Cards, Fancy, Names)

"All I wanted was to be big, to be in show business and to travel... and that's what I've been doing all my life."
- Count Basie
(Related: Business, Life, Travel)

"You have to be a little unreal to be in this business."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Business)

"I'm not a real social person - I'm shy - and a lot of the business is just social."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Business)

"I'm a very determined businesswoman... I've got lots of things to do, and I don't have time to be classified as difficult, and I don't have time."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Time)

"I remember that Jack Lemmon, who is one of my favorite actors of all time, says that the day he stops being nervous is the day he should leave the business."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Business, Time, Actors, Being, Day, Favorite)

"I decided to retire from show business at the age of 17, because I didn't like it a bit."
- Shirley Bassey
(Related: Age, Business)

"I'm in a little bit of a different situation, because working in the business that I do and living in the city that I live in, I haven't had a problem with people who are gay. Since I was 10 I've been working alongside them, and some of my best friends are gay."
- Jason Bateman
(Related: Business, People, Friends, Gay, Living)

"I go out there to win. People don't care if you die in this business. The only way I get back is with success."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Success, Business, People, Care)

"What I look for in a script is something that challenges me, something that breaks new ground, something that allows me to flex my director muscle. You have got to think fast in this business, you've got to keep reinventing yourself to stay on top."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Business, Reinventing)

"I can be very reserved about things. My business side isn't shy. I can be like a general. But I've got a shy side. I'm also a lot deeper than people think, and a lot more sensitive. But I don't let people in too much.'"
- Michael Bay
(Related: Business, People)

"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
(Related: Business, Congress, Job, Months)

"My Eighth District, like others, counts on these family businesses and their teams working hard to support their families and aid their communities. As retailers, these teams often bring different or unique products to the marketplace."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Family, Support)

"As a member of the House Committee on Small Business and because of my own experience as a small business owner, I am appreciative of the impact these small businesses have on our local economies."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Experience, Committee)

"Small businesses are the economic drivers of our country, providing the stimulus our communities need."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Country)

"Even the best data security systems can't protect private taxpayer information from entrepreneurial foreign businesses than can make huge profits selling U.S. taxpayer information."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Selling, Information, Security)

"I am excited to rise today to support National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. This celebration honors the husband and wife business owner teams whose work helps drive the economy and fuel job growth."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Mom, Work, Wife, HusbGrowth, Day, Economy, Job, Support, Today)

"In fact, 80 percent of our domestic job growth comes from the small- and medium-sized business community."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Growth, Community, Fact, Job)

"Married couples who work together to build and maintain a business assume broad responsibilities. Not only is their work important to our local and national economies, but their success is central to the well-being of their families."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Success, Work)

"When I came to Congress, I came to bring what I thought was a real-world business perspective to government because, in the business world, I spent over 20 years in the high-tech industry, but it certainly was not unique."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Government, Thought, Congress, Perspective, World, Years)

"Oftentimes, small business owners are unable to obtain reasonably priced financing and instead turn to higher priced forms of capital, such as credit cards."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Cards, Credit)

"I've been in this business for a long time, and I no longer think that anything that I do by way of clarification is ever going to eradicate the mistakes."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Business, Time, Mistakes)

"Government is not show business."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Business, Government)

"For too long, our country's version of an energy policy has consisted of Americans waking up every day and wondering how much it will cost to drive to work, how much it will cost to keep their business running, how much it will cost to heat or cool their homes."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Business, Work, Policy, Americans, Country, Day, Energy, Running, Waking, Will)

"When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman - like my father, or like me?"
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Father, Successful)

"Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Politics, Business, Power, Science, Control, Law, Media, Military)

"No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Business, Dying, Nothing, Regret)

"I wake up every morning and I feel like I'm juggling glass balls. I live in Los Angeles, my business is run out of London, and most evenings I'm cuddled up in front of Skype, in my dressing gown, speaking with my studio in London. I travel a lot, my team travel a lot, but I wouldn't have it any other way."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Business, Travel, London)

"It's wonderful to have the most important thing in the world there first thing in the morning. And especially in this business, where the opportunity to think everything is about you is there every day, now I really know that it isn't all about me."
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: Business, Opportunity, Day, First, Now, World)

"Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Business, Morality, Successful, Man)

"Sir, I see a lot of documents in my day-to-day business, and I can't tell you every document that I've seen. It may have passed across my desk. It may not have passed across my desk. I truthfully cannot answer that question, other than to say I don't remember."
- Rand Beers
(Related: Business, Day, May, Question)

"Politics is show business for ugly people."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Business, Politics, People, Ugly)

"Boxing is show-business with blood."
- David Belasco
(Related: Blood, Boxing)

"The best part? Probably being able to portray such a respectable, ethical, intelligent, strong woman. That's still pretty rare in our business, unfortunately."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Business, Being, Pretty, Woman)

"I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

"I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

"It's been a rollercoaster ride. There have been some great moments and some low points... like when I was leaving Stax. That's when I actually thought of getting out of the business."
- William Bell
(Related: Business, Thought, Moments)

"I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Business, America, American, Culture)

"Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Business, Being, Film, Hollywood, Thinking, Today)

"Affiliate marketing has made businesses millions and ordinary people millionaires."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: People, Marketing)

"I know the history of the record business so well because I followed Billie Holiday into the record studios. It was so primitive compared to the sophisticated business today."
- Tony Bennett
(Related: Business, History, Holiday, Today)

"Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap."
- William Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Business, Attention, Will)

"The Business Profits Tax, which is imposed on in-state businesses, we need to impose the same thing on out-of-state businesses, because the way the Business Profits Tax is calculated, it is highly dependent on how much sales and profits are generated in-state."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Business, Tax, Sales)

"I have done things politically, and I've been running a business at the same time, but I sort of joke that to some extent I do more than most legislators have done in their whole careers, and I've been doing it as a part-time job."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Business, Time, Careers, Job, Legislators, Running)

"California has set up regional collection offices around the world, staffed by California employees, specifically for out of state California businesses to collect the money and bring it back to California."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Money, Employees, State, World)

"Even my agents say, We don't know what this business is anymore."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Business)

"These days, you can do a TV series for five years and all of a sudden be on top of the business. Features don't even run in theaters very long anymore before going right to television."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Business, Right, Television, Years)

"The key to competing and surviving against Wal-Mart is to focus your business into a niche or pocket where you can leverage your strengths in the local marketplace."
- Michael Bergdahl
(Related: Business, Focus, Key)

"There's no business like show business."
- Irving Berlin
(Related: Business)

"The greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind, or to miss a big story. So speed and quantity substitute for thoroughness and quality, for accuracy and context."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Business, Quality, Accuracy, News, Quantity, Today)

"One of the things that happens in the business is that success is a very strange thing in that if you are involved in something very successful the next person wants you to repeat it."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Business, Success, Successful)

"The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business."
- John Berryman
(Related: Business, Artist, Will)

"From the beginning of the presidential nominating conventions in the 1830's really through the 1950's, you had conventions that actually did real business."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Business, Beginning)

"Oftentimes during the period in which conventions really did business, you had situations where the delegates were divided and you would have ballot after ballot before there was a final nominee."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Business)

"I fear this little episode does not speak very favourably for my business capacity in those early days, for I certainly ought to have made much more than I did by this really important invention."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Business, Fear, Invention)

"The bronze powder business, however, no longer required my personal attention, and was well managed by those I had chosen as the guardians of a secret, which was long and honourably kept."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Business, Attention)

"I walked out of the show business in 1968 because I thought that would be good for the family. It took me some time to decide but I wanted to spend more time with my wife and two daughters who were always beside me. I wanted to do everything I could for them."
- Pete Best
(Related: Business, Time, Family, Wife, Thought, Daughters)

"When you are in this business and this career, it's hard for any one thing to engulf you."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Business, Career)

"This free will business is a bit terrifying anyway. It's almost pleasanter to obey, and make the most of it."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: Business, Free will)

"Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Business, Duty, Reading)

"There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Work, Business, Example, Learning)

"We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn't be in this business."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Business, Positive)

"Young people in the business have grown up and made the wrong decisions, or bad decisions, and haven't been good role models. To be someone that people look up to is important to me."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Business, People, Decisions, Wrong)

"I'm not going to give up doing interesting things. I'm going to do it as long as I possibly can and hopefully have longevity in this business."
- Jessica Biel
(Related: Business, Longevity)

"You've got to love this business. You have to be able to take rejection."
- Jessica Biel
(Related: Love, Business, Rejection)

"The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Business, Gambling)

"Our health care system is the finest in the world, but we still have too many uninsured Americans, too high prices for prescription drugs, and too many frivolous lawsuits driving our physicians out of state or out of business."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Business, Health, Americans, Care, Driving, Drugs, Physicians, State, World)

"That's a rule in the business. No tongue. You can't really get into it, otherwise, it's weird. I think that particular scene made his (Adam Brody) girlfriend jealous. There were issues."
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Business, Girlfriend, Tongue)

"The opera always loses money. That's as it should be. Opera has no business making money."
- Rudolf Bing
(Related: Business, Money, Opera)

"Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good shape mentally and physically."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Business, Acting)

"I have watched people who have nothing to do with the film business, but who have become part of the circle for a short period of time. They can be truly devastated when the film wraps and people leave."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Business, Time, People, Film, Nothing)

"This film business, perhaps more so in America than in Europe, has always been about young sexuality. It's not true of theatre, but in America, film audiences are young. It's not an intellectual cinema in America."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Business, America, Audiences, Cinema, Europe, Film, Sexuality, Theatre)

"Thanks to farm subsidies, the fine collaboration between agribusiness and Congress, soy, corn and cattle became king. And chicken soon joined them on the throne. It was during this period that the cycle of dietary and planetary destruction began, the thing we're only realizing just now."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Collaboration, Congress, Destruction, Now)

"The sad thing is, when it comes to diet, is that even when well-intentioned Feds try to do right by us, they fail. Either they're outvoted by puppets of agribusiness, or they are puppets of agribusiness."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Diet, Right)

"I can imagine that Rod Stewart likes giving autographs because he's pure showbusiness."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Giving)

"Job creation requires a business friendly environment with a tax structure that is not punitive and a state government designed for efficient use of fewer tax dollars."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: Business, Government, Creation, Environment, Tax, Job, State)

"A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Business, Strategy, Successful, Development, Economy, Focus, Needs, Today)

"I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create."
- William Blake
(Related: Business, Reason, Will)

"If you can run one business well, you can run any business well."
- Alan Bleasdale
(Related: Business)

"I got to work with one of my heroes, Johnny Depp, and to see how he goes about business, which was really inspiring for me at this stage in my career."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Work, Business, Career, Heroes, Inspiring)

"I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven't had any moral compass, who've just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they're losers."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Business, Government, Thought, People, End, Popular)

"When business executives are making the artistic decisions and don't understand animation, things can go awry."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business, Animation, Decisions)

"The only one that seems to be able to hold the business is Disney. They do it is because they have a fabulous philosophy about marketing- but even they wavered."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business, Disney, Marketing, Philosophy)

"We started getting the script to different people and we were in the business of trying to fund it so we could get it off and running, and all the characters and sets designed and everything."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business, People, Running, Trying)

"You just can't keep pouring money down an endless hole and never recoup any of it. It's got to be a business."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business, Money)

"It's whatever sells; it's the business of it."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business)

"Well, as a former small businessperson - I understand what's going on, I think in the business community. And businesspeople around the country are looking at all the spending and all the debt. They're looking at all the policies coming out of this Congress and this administration the last two years, and they - it's created all this uncertainty."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Community, Congress, Country, Debt, Uncertainty, Years)

"Listen, I think what's best for the economy and to create jobs is to extend all of the current tax rates - for all Americans. It - it begins to reduce the uncertainty. And for small businesspeople, they can look up and begin to plan."
- John Boehner
(Related: Americans, Economy, Tax, Jobs, Uncertainty)

"I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Dad, Soul, Heart, Values, Jobs, Name, Nation, Night, Office, School, Waiting, Washington)

"Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Faith, People, American, Congress, Ending, Listening, Symbol, Washington)

"If your business keeps you so busy that you have no time for anything else, there must be something wrong, either with you or with your business."
- William J. H. Boetcker
(Related: Business, Time, Wrong)

"The nation will benefit in the long term if it continues to be open to foreign expertise. This will help the country to establish its business culture and environment faster, based on international best practice."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Business, Country, Culture, Environment, Expertise, Help, Nation, Open, Practice, Will)

"Slater's a big star and he's been in the business a long time. He's always in a good mood and easygoing but he takes his character very seriously."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Business, Time, Character)

"Someone told me there was a publisher that could find a good home for my songs, but I didn't want to give up my pursuit of a career in the business as an artist."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Business, Home, Artist, Career, Pursuit, Songs, Want)

"Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Business, Society, Mother, Gifts, Years)

"War is the business of barbarians."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Business, War)

"It is time that we take control and find a way to curtail the explosive costs of health care. Small businesses deserve a chance to channel these funds toward other needs, such as expanding and creating more jobs for the economy."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Health, Time, Control, Care, Chance, Economy, Jobs, Needs)

"According to the Small Business Administration, more than 70 percent of all family businesses do not survive through the second generation, and 8 percent do not make it to a third."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Business, Family)

"We need to end permanently the tax that punishes American values of savings and investment and of building small businesses and family farms and ranches."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Family, Values, American, Building, End, Tax, Investment)

"The death tax is one of the leading causes of the dissolution of small businesses."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Death, Causes, Tax, Leading)

"My desire to participate in the business is not to make more crap."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Business, Desire)

"Governments should not be able to bulldoze a person's home or business to benefit other individuals."
- Henry Bonilla
(Related: Business, Home)

"Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Business, Ideas, Belief, Mind, School, Scientists, Will, Wrong)

"What is qualified? What have I been qualified for in my life? I haven't been qualified to be a mayor. I'm not qualified to be a songwriter. I'm not qualified to be a TV producer. I'm not qualified to be a successful businessman. And so, I don't know what qualified means."
- Sonny Bono
(Related: Life, Successful)

"There was a time when I was wondering about this business of going public, so I visited about a half-dozen companies in the Boston area, all of them formed by MIT faculty and all had gone public."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Business, Time, Boston, Public)

"At 13, I realized that I could fix anything electronic. It was amazing, I could just do it. I started a business repairing radios. It grew to be one of the largest in Philadelphia."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Business)

"Being a father to my family and a husband is to me much more important than what I did in the business."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: Business, Family, Father, HusbBeing)

"Our success in this matter is important to all Americans. Whether you are in the forest land business or just enjoy the shade of a majestic oak gracing your lawn, we all have an interest in this important issue."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Business, Success, Americans, Interest, Land, Oak)

"To be in the right is often an expensive business."
- Phyllis Bottome
(Related: Business, Right)

"There are many questions, but I cannot answer because I'm not a businessman, I am a climber."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Questions)

"I am not sure the others are as committed as Rob Hall and Scott Fischer. I think there is more business now, and I know it will be impossible to stop this Everest business."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Business, Now, Will)

"It's like night and day... to do business, in Europe, there is no bull, they are pretty straightforward."
- Caprice Bourret
(Related: Business, Day, Europe, Night, Pretty)

"A business of high principle attracts high-caliber people more easily, thereby gaining a basic competitive and profit edge."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Business, People, Profit)

"A business of high principle generates greater drive and effectiveness because people know that they can do the right thing decisively and with confidence."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Business, People, Confidence, Right)

"Business leaders shape public opinion."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Business, Leaders, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"The course of business shapes public opinion."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Business, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Love, Time, Business, Friendship, Intellect, Nonsense)

"I'd watch my father get up at 5 o'clock and go down to the Eastern Market in Detroit to do the shopping for his restaurant, and get that business going and then go out on his vending machine business."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Business, Father, Machine)

"I came into this whole business by going to see Rock Against Racism gigs with the Clash."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Business, Racism)

"Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Business, God, Being, Desire, World)

"Well, I think that there's a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you're likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Business, Success, Failure, Financial, Wrong)

"I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It's done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Business, Feeling)

"A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Business, Exercise, Fun)

"Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Business)

"I'm a businesswoman who's serious about her money. I want an empire."
- Toni Braxton
(Related: Money, Want)

"But, at the same time, I think that there is room for economic stimulus in terms of accelerated depreciation to encourage businesses to invest and to grow and ultimately to hire more people again."
- John Breaux
(Related: Time, People)

"Continuing economic growth requires both recruitment of new companies and expansion of existing businesses."
- Phil Bredesen
(Related: Growth)

"You generally hear that what a man doesn't know doesn't hurt him, but in business what a man doesn't know does hurt."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: Business, Hurt, Man)

"And the problem is once you get into this campaign business and begin to have a lot of money, then the person on the bench begins to think - what's going to happen if I decide the case this way or that way?"
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Business, Money)

"I suppose the White House thinks it's doing what Big Business wants, but it will lead to vastly increased taxes, because all these guest workers are to be allowed to bring their children."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Business, Children, Guest, Taxes, Will, Workers)

"I resent the fact that people in places like Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco believe that they should be able to tell us how to live our lives, operate our businesses, and what to do with the land that we love and cherish."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Love, People, Boston, Chicago, Fact, Land)

"Basically he never went to work and didn't have a job. Of course I thought he did. I thought he was on the phone doing business deals instead of borrowing money from people."
- Christie Brinkley
(Related: Business, Money, Work, Thought, People, Borrowing, Deals, Job)

"You have to work in this business on your own terms. Don't sell out for money, fame, or notoriety."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Business, Work, Money, Fame)

"At the time I was growing up in the business I was very well established within the industry as a child actor and as I grew up and turned into a teenager there was less and less work."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Business, Time, Work, Actor, Growing up)

"TV is a fickle business. I'm only good for the length of my contract."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: Business)

"Life... is not simply a series of exciting new ventures. The future is not always a whole new ball game. There tends to be unfinished business. One trails all sorts of things around with one, things that simply won't be got rid of."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Business, Life, Future)

"I'd still like to see 'Survivor' minus the planned show-biz parts. That would be the purest form of show business - I want to see someone so hungry that they eat somebody else's foot."
- Albert Brooks
(Related: Business, Want)

"Whether we look at capitalism, taxes, business, or government, the data show a clear and consistent pattern: 70 percent of Americans support the free enterprise system and are unsupportive of big government."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Government, Business, Americans, Capitalism, Support, Taxes)

"I got an offer in 1992 to buy a major-league team. I turned down the offer because I don't want my love of the game to involve business."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Business, Love, Want)

"I believe in the Wal-Mart school of business. The less people pay, the more they enjoy it."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Business, People, School)

"I don't believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Business, Being)

"Some people have a tendency to get knocked down in this business and sulk and whine, and they just create a rod for their back, really. You have to have broad shoulders and get through it."
- Pierce Brosnan
(Related: Business, People)

"We are in the business of gathering the news. We're not in the business of talking about the news."
- Aaron Brown
(Related: Business, News, Talking)

"In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait."
- Les Brown
(Related: Business, People, Audiences, Commerce, Day, Television)

"While we are being fascinated by the tales of famous serial killers and how they were brought to justice, the real serial killer goes about his business with hardly a thought to being caught."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Business, Thought, Being, Famous, Justice)

"The surest way to return to the people's business is to listen to the people themselves: We need to drop this whole scheme of federally controlled health care, start over, and work together on real reforms at the state level that will contain costs and won't leave America trillions of dollars deeper in debt."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Business, Health, Work, People, America, Care, Debt, State, Will)

"The music is fun and all that, but first and foremost it is a business, it's about money."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Money, Music, Business, First, Fun)

"I have known from the beginning one thing you need to know. That is, the music business is a business."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Business, Music, Beginning)

"Yeah, man I am going to be writing a book soon. The reality of being in a rock band in the music business'."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Music, Business, Being, Man, Reality, Writing)

"TV journalism is a much more collaborative, horizontal business than print reporting. It has to be, because of the logistics. Anchors are wholly dependent on producers to do all the hustling."
- Tina Brown
(Related: Business, Journalism)

"In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Business, Life)

"Also, right at that particular time in the music business, because of people like the Beatles, people began owning their own publishing. I'll just say this really quickly - they used to divide the money for the music that was written in two, just equal halves."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Money, Music, Time, Business, People, Publishing, Right)

"That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Business, Music, Time, Folk, Learning, Play, Song, Writing)

"White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so: life's business being just the terrible choice."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Business, Life, Being, Choice, Man)

"Yeah, computers are going to take over the programming business because they have become so fast recently that they can solve the Halting Problem in five seconds flat."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Business, Computers, Programming)

"There's always a great deal of business to be transacted in one's office. There are always visitors it seems to me, an unending stream of them, who come with letters of recommendation, or come actually on substantive business."
- David Bruce
(Related: Business, Letters, Office)

"When you're eight years old nothing is your business."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: Business, Nothing, Old, Years)

"I come from a family of business people, but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist."
- Dick Bruna
(Related: Business, Family, People, Idea, Artist)

"I think that focusing on the money, on the business, is not enough."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Business, Money)

"Today I have 35 people who work in the club and associated businesses."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Work, People, Today)

"If the Europeans want to intervene, that's their business. But if I were president, I would remove every United States soldier from the Balkan peninsula."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: Business, President, states, United, Want)

"The stores and the things like that, the business side of things came out at the point when, I'd say probably in the early '70s, it looked like the year of the singer-songwriter was over, 'cause music changed in our time and the spotlight was out."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Business, Music, Time)

"The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Business, Behavior, Reward, Schools)

"When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Business, Management, Economics, Reputation)

"Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Business)

"I am a huge bull on this country. We will not have a double-dip recession at all. I see our businesses coming back almost across the board."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Country, Will)

"If a business does well, the stock eventually follows."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Business)

"In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Business, World)

"I have also just finished three weeks on a soap opera in England. The soap opera is a rather famous one called Crossroads. It was first on television 25 years ago, and it has recently been brought back. I play the part of a businessman called David Wheeler."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: EnglFamous, First, Opera, Play, Television, Years)

"Banks properly established and conducted are highly useful to the business of the country, and will doubtless continue to exist in the States so long as they conform to their laws and are found to be safe and beneficial."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Business, Banks, Country, Laws, states, Will)

"It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this Court nearly two centuries to "discover" a constitutional mandate to have counsel at a preliminary hearing."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Business, Court, Hearing)

"In a system where the cost of care is hidden by taxes levied on your income, property, and business activities, it is no wonder why so many Americans rely on Medicaid to pay their long term care."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Business, Americans, Care, Income, Property, Taxes, Wonder)

"I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Business, Understanding)

"We had some problems - my children were kidnapped during that time, and it just changed my whole way of thinking, from being in show business and everything else."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Business, Time, Being, Children, Problems, Thinking)

"If you can't turn yourself into your customer, you probably shouldn't be in the ad writing business at all."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Business, Customer, Writing)

"What helps people, helps business."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Business, People)

"The sole purpose of business is service. The sole purpose of advertising is explaining the service which business renders."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Business, Purpose, Advertising, Service)

"Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun. Nobody is in business for fun, but that does not mean there cannot be fun in business."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Business, Ideas, Fun, Spirit)

"Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret... to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Business, Heart, Ability, Advertising, Sense)

"The record business is dangerous to the health of bands and individuals, which is something I'm just now learning. But it's not dangerous in any of the ways people think; it's not that they try to make you compromise your art. That's not the problem."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Business, Health, Art, People, Compromise, Learning, Now)

"In other words, I'd say the whole story of Bob Dylan is one man's search for God. The turns and the steps he takes to find God are his business. I think he went to a study group at the Vineyard, and it created a lot of excitement."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: God, Business, Excitement, Man, Study, Words)

"Everything around a writer, or musician in the record business, probably everything in all the United States or in all of western civilization, is about competition."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Business, Civilization, Competition, states, United, Writer)

"The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business."
- Aaron Burr
(Related: Business, Life, Pleasure)

"Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Business, Mind, Trouble, World)

"I do like to work with young directors because it's such a difficult business that I think after directors have been around a while sometimes, not always, but sometimes their passion gets siphoned off because they get hurt."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Business, Work, Hurt, Passion)

"In the business world and the volunteer world, each job has certain requirements that must be met in order for that job to be done properly and for that organization to survive and prosper."
- Ron D. Burton
(Related: Business, Job, Order, World)

"I like business and personal life to be distinct."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Business, Life)

"Like you, I'm fed up with business as usual in Washington. Send me to Congress, and I won't tweak our broken system. I'll shut it down."
- Francine Busby
(Related: Business, Congress, Washington)

"It's the No.1 issue with people I talk to, whether Republican, Democrat or independent. They want to see the way business is done in Washington change."
- Francine Busby
(Related: Business, Change, People, Republican, Talk, Want, Washington)

"And what's interesting, and I don't think a lot of Americans understand this fact, is that, one, most new jobs are created by small businesses; two, most small businesses pay tax at the individual income tax, or many small businesses pay tax there."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Americans, Fact, Tax, Income, Jobs)

"Politics is a people business. I like people."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Politics, Business, People)

"I emphasize... that the Harrimans showed great courage and loyalty and confidence in us, because three or four of us were really running the business, the day to day business."
- Prescott Bush
(Related: Business, Courage, Confidence, Day, Loyalty, Running)

"Of course, everybody makes mistakes, and we've all been young and stupid. But people need to have a sense of respect, particularly in this business, because hundreds of people are ready to take your place at any time. Maybe some people should think about that."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Business, Time, People, Mistakes, Respect, Sense)

"I think there are a lot of honest people doing honest business on online auctions. But the control on these Web sites is pretty minimal."
- Dan Butler
(Related: Business, People, Control, Pretty)

"No... a novel is a long business. I'm a slow writer, even when I'm doing very well I write slowly."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Business, Writer)

"One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Fighting, First, Man)

"All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Business, Life, Animals, Man)

"If I lose show business - I'll really be an orphan!"
- Red Buttons
(Related: Business)

"So many people comment that I'm much more mature than average. In this business, you can get taken advantage of if you're not aware and you're not tough."
- Amanda Bynes
(Related: Business, People)

"The State of Virginia is similar to a great business corporation... and should be conducted with the same efficiency and economy as any private business."
- Harry F. Byrd
(Related: Business, Economy, Efficiency, State)

"I like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass."
- David Byrne
(Related: Business, Body)

"I'm not a very gregarious person. I can't bear attention being called to me in a public place, which is ridiculous in a business that pays you to be noticed."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Business, Attention, Being, Public)

"If we are to succeed, we must recognize that the community redevelopment is not solely the rehabilitation of housing, or putting a mall in the business strips."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Business, Community, Succeed)

"The credit for much of this rightly belongs to the late Mayor Daley who forged a coalition of business and labor that kept Chicago always moving ahead."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Business, Chicago, Credit, Labor)

"Chicago kept industry, attracted new business, became the center for convention trade and transportation."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Business, Chicago, Trade)

"If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Business, Gentleman)

"Sometimes I wish I didn't have somebody in my family who's in the business."
- Scott Caan
(Related: Business, Family)

"Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences."
- Vince Cable
(Related: Business, Financial, Balance, Banks, Consequences, Gambling, Investment, Years)

"We are involved in a life that passes understanding and our highest business is our daily life."
- John Cage
(Related: Business, Life, Understanding)

"And to do that not only for the war fighter, but also to help prepare the people in the acquisition, personnel and policy worlds who need to make adjustments in the department's business, which itself may take 10 or 15 years to accomplish."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: War, Business, People, Policy, Help, May, Years)

"There's another way we are getting behind business - by sorting out the banks. Taxpayers bailed you out. Now it's time for you to repay the favour and start lending to Britain's small businesses."
- David Cameron
(Related: Business, Time, Banks, Now)

"You know, in the film making business no one ever gives you anything."
- James Cameron
(Related: Business, Film)

"The reason why I take my life is because I want to go to my wife and boy. My usefulness in this world is at an end. I can not be satisfied in any business and can not be without their companionship."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Business, Life, Wife, Companionship, End, Reason, Usefulness, Want, World)

"Quite a few people have commented during the campaign that more help is required for small businesses. SMEs need support and encouragement in their early stages, and in Cambridge the links to the University and the huge pool of expertise here helps that."
- Anne Campbell
(Related: People, Encouragement, Expertise, Help, Support, University)

"It's business, selling comics, you work out what sells and you don't want to muck about with it too much."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: Work, Business, Selling, Want)

"If you want to be in the automotive business, you go to Detroit, and you figure it out. If you want to be in entertainment, go to where it's at. Go to Hollywood, go to New York."
- Nick Cannon
(Related: Business, Entertainment, Hollywood, Want)

"Ronald has had bicycle safety and safety in the home. Yes, Ronald is McDonald's, second most recognised figure after Santa Claus, and there's an element of obviously benefiting your business."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Business, Home, Safety, Santa claus)

"When you raise prices, you've got to make sure you get it to the bottom line. You can fritter it away because of the way you're running the business, with maybe not a totally disciplined approach."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Business, Running)

"You have got to have discipline and focus - on the customer and how you run the business."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Business, Discipline, Customer, Focus)

"When you're doing that you lose your focus on the discipline of the business, and how you train people at Hamburger University, and everybody gets on a bigger, different vision, and they're not on the same page."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Business, People, Discipline, Vision, Focus, University)

"And ours is a business that requires discipline and focus."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Business, Discipline, Focus)

"But we had a pretty diversified portfolio of businesses around the world and things tended to offset each other. But one or two years ago, we had a lot of things happening at the same time."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Time, Pretty, World, Years)

"I am disappointed in the music business, I feel like a lot of people in the music business are phoney, there's a lot of people who will abuse and take my kindness."
- Blu Cantrell
(Related: Business, Music, People, Abuse, Kindness, Will)

"Everybody hangs out with everybody, which is very strange for a cast this large and this young. We're all cool and down to earth and not caught up in this maniacal business at all... . Everybody really, really likes everybody else."
- Lizzy Caplan
(Related: Business, Earth)

"County government can be simplified greatly by reorganizing and consolidating some of the offices, making others appointive, and reducing salaries in keeping with the salaries paid by private business for the performance of similar duties."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Business, Government, Performance)

"We spend more than a million dollars a year on our colleges and university, and it is money well spent; but we must have education that fits not the few but the many for the business of life."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Business, Education, Life, Money, University)

"Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Business, Lies)

"No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Business, Credit, Will)

"You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Business, People, Months, Trying, Years)

"Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Age, Business, Home, Men, Success, Adventure, Content, Mediocrity)

"It's a very good time for horror. This business certainly has changed, but there's still room for serious horror films. Look at 28 Days Later, that's not a tongue-in-cheek picture."
- John Carpenter
(Related: Business, Time, Horror, Tongue)

"Creative people don't behave very well generally. If you're looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you're gonna be depressed real fast. I don't have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She's my first priority."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Time, Work, Business, Daughter, People, First, Now, Relationships, Right)

"I think I could go away tomorrow. I've already accomplished something. It's such a selfish business that sometimes I get sick of myself."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Business, Tomorrow)

"I've spent about that amount of time trying to tell the public that there was purpose in... my business, my career and the roller coaster ride... how the people I associated with worked together."
- Diahann Carroll
(Related: Time, Business, People, Purpose, Career, Public, Trying)

"Perhaps the greatest utopia would be if we could all realize that no utopia is possible; no place to run, no place to hide, just take care of business here and now."
- Jack Carroll
(Related: Business, Care, Now, Utopia)

"My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Business, Success, Day)

"Most of my relationships were people in the business. Having said that, me and Tim don't really talk that much about work. He comes into my bit of the house every so often to vent but we don't really have very high, cultured conversations."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Business, Work, People, Relationships, Talk)

"I was a weirdo to want to be in show business. Most kids wanted to be teachers or nurses."
- Nell Carter
(Related: Business, Kids, Nurses, Teachers, Want)

"From a relatively early age I got interested in business."
- Steve Case
(Related: Age, Business)

"I enjoyed high school and college, and I think I learned a lot, but that was not really my focus. My focus was on trying to figure out what businesses to start."
- Steve Case
(Related: College, Focus, School, Trying)

"The basic principle which I believe has contributed more than any other to the building of our business as it is today, is the ownership of our company by the people employed in it."
- James E. Casey
(Related: Business, People, Building, Company, Ownership, Today)

"I know we didn't make an anti-Semitic film. This is what the Gospels are. And it's none of my business what other people think of me."
- Jim Caviezel
(Related: Business, People, Film)

"I don't think business news is just for old white men with money."
- Neil Cavuto
(Related: Business, Men, Money, News, Old)

"I want to democratize business news."
- Neil Cavuto
(Related: Business, News, Want)

"We will have a border that is open for business, open for tourism, open for legitimate travelers; but that is closed to terrorists and drug pushers and smugglers and others who seek to break the law."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Business, Law, Open, Will)

"First of all, in terms of investment in Internet-related developments, venture capitalists - once burned - are now very cautious and are investing in areas that actually make business sense."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Business, First, Internet, Investment, Now, Sense)

"'Handsome' means many things to many people. If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered - and have my parents to thank for it. Realistically, it doesn't hurt to be good-looking, especially in this business."
- Richard Chamberlain
(Related: Business, People, Hurt, Parents)

"For me the greatest source of income is still movies. Nothing - stocks, financial speculation, real estate speculation or businesses - makes more money for me than making movies."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Money, Movies, Financial, Income, Nothing)

"This change to a higher phase of alert is a signal to governments, to ministries of health and other ministries, to the pharmaceutical industry and the business community that certain actions now should be undertaken with increased urgency and at an accelerated pace."
- Margaret Chan
(Related: Business, Change, Health, Actions, Community, Now)

"The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Business, Attitude, Gentleman, Integrity, Talk)

"In business a reputation for keeping absolutely to the letter and spirit of an agreement, even when it is unfavorable, is the most precious of assets, although it is not entered in the balance sheet."
- Lord Chandos
(Related: Business, Agreement, Balance, Reputation, Spirit)

"I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Art, Business, Money, Truth, People, Help)

"Big Business can make laws as easily as it can break them - and with as little impunity."
- Ralph Chaplin
(Related: Business, Laws)

"I've been here 21 years, and I literally did walk up and down Music Row trying to break into the business. I felt very free to go into any publishing company."
- Steven Curtis Chapman
(Related: Music, Business, Company, Publishing, Trying, Years)

"I just went into this business for laughs. I guess I don't mind being an actor so much now."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Business, Actor, Being, Mind, Now)

"Before I got in this business I was in the chicken business."
- Chubby Checker
(Related: Business)

"We have to make America the best place in the world to do business."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Business, America, World)

"In this business it takes time to be really good - and by that time, you're obsolete."
- Cher
(Related: Business, Time)

"The formation of the News America Publishing Group will lead to greater editorial excitement, new business opportunities and greater efficiencies and coordination."
- Peter Chernin
(Related: Business, America, Excitement, News, Publishing, Will)

"Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Business, Quality, Man, Patience)

"A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Man, Occupation)

"There are a lot of people in this business that don't work consistently."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Business, Work, People)

"One is that that's the way we started and we thought there would be more value and less confusion if the business model was just based on delivering news that's of value to Web sites."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Business, Thought, Confusion, News, Value)

"We don't have titles on our business cards. No one really gets any special treatment. No one gets a corner office to put pictures of their family and their dog in."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Business, Family, Cards, Office, Titles, Treatment)

"I guess that my life has been a series of flukes in the record business. The first thing I ever did was the biggest record that I'll ever have."
- Alex Chilton
(Related: Life, Business, First)

"I want to invest and have my own record label and artists. I want to have a business where my kids, kids, kids will still have something going on long after I'm gone."
- Chingy
(Related: Business, Artists, Kids, Want, Will)

"So if I die, somebody else from the corporation will take over the business."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: Business, Will)

"The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Business, Balance, Fact, Fiction, Income, Reality)

"Madam Speaker, before being elected to Congress, I ran a manufacturing business that did a significant percentage of our sales outside the United States."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Business, Being, Congress, Manufacturing, Sales, states, United)

"I'm kind of like a samurai. They say if you want to be a samurai, you can't be afraid of dying, and as soon as you flinch, you get your head cut off. I'm not afraid of losing this business."
- Yvon Chouinard
(Related: Business, Dying, Losing, Want)

"I'm not in the advertising business, but I think it would be very nice if people went to see the film Hamlet, because it was made with love and integrity."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Love, Business, People, Advertising, Film, Integrity)

"For the whole of Western Europe, I know the business community quite good."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Business, Community, Europe)

"Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Business, Politics)

"In this business, my business, I get to meet all kinds of incredible people, fascinating people, glamorous people and sexy people and highly intellectual people. And you meet them and you go 'interesting, interesting, interesting'. They're interesting, but not very many people stop you in your tracks."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Business, People)

"The hurricane complicates things in that what would have been purely a business decision becomes a decision of the heart."
- Henry Cisneros
(Related: Business, Heart, Decision)

"We cannot afford to have any large section of the business world in doubt whether they have broken the laws or not, and we cannot let the laws become a dead letter through vagueness. In this view it is clear that an administrative commission can render invaluable service."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Business, Doubt, Laws, Service, World)

"The odds are not in your favor the older you get, especially if you're a woman in this business."
- Patricia Clarkson
(Related: Business, Woman)

"I think it would be hard to go the distance in this business without a sense of humor."
- Patricia Clarkson
(Related: Business, Humor, Sense)

"The whole business of getting famous was good fun, but it was a long time ago."
- Julian Clary
(Related: Business, Time, Famous, Fun)

"I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me."
- John Cleese
(Related: Being)

"If you go out to Hollywood you'll find a lot of fantastic plastic people there in the business and a lot of people in life generally. They find it so hard to be themselves that they have to be plastic."
- Jimmy Cliff
(Related: Business, Life, People, Hollywood)

"In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Business, Finance, Trust, People, Jobs, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Profession, Running, Space)

"Where are the jobs going to come from?Small business, manufacturing and clean energy. Where's the money to finance them? The banks and the corporations in America today have lots of money that they can invest right now."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Finance, Money, Business, America, Banks, Corporations, Energy, Jobs, Manufacturing, Now, Right, Today)

"I never got into this business thinking I'd be like a movie star."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Business, Thinking)

"I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one."
- Brian Clough
(Related: Business, Manager)

"I love the medium and I love individual comics, but the business is nothing I would be proud of."
- Daniel Clowes
(Related: Business, Love, Nothing)

"It's embarrassing to be involved in the same business as the mainstream comic thing. It's still very embarrassing to tell other adults that I draw comic books - their instant, preconceived notions of what that means."
- Daniel Clowes
(Related: Business, Books)

"If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers."
- Irvin S. Cobb
(Related: Sense, Writers)

"The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault."
- Ty Cobb
(Related: Business, Fault, Feet, First, Hurt, Right, Rules)

"Eliminating the Death Tax will continue to restore consumer confidence, spur capital investment, and create new jobs which are critical components of economic growth, particularly within the small business community."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Business, Death, Growth, Community, Confidence, Tax, Investment, Jobs, Will)

"I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand... Adventure is a state of mind - and spirit."
- Jacqueline Cochran
(Related: Business, Travel, Adventure, Flying, Mind, Spirit, State, World)

"In the business world an executive knows something about everything, a technician knows everything about something and the switchboard operator knows everything."
- Harold Coffin
(Related: Business, World)

"I've found that in business opportunities will constantly emerge or situations develop that make you revise your plans along the way."
- Benjamin Cohen
(Related: Business, Will)

"The truth is that most small businesses will not succeed and you need to be emotionally prepared for this."
- Benjamin Cohen
(Related: Truth, Succeed, Will)

"I know what's best for me, after all I have been in the Claudette Colbert business longer than anybody."
- Claudette Colbert
(Related: Business)

"I make no claim to being a business genius. You can make so much money in this business that it loses its value."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Business, Money, Genius, Being, Value)

"I'm in the music business for one purpose - to make money."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Business, Money, Music, Purpose)

"We have to get away from the class warfare and recognize that we are growing jobs by helping small business."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Business, Class, Jobs)

"Most of my relationships have been like that - with record companies. I've never had a legitimate business relationship with a company. I've always had a personal relationship with someone in the company."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Business, Company, Relationships)

"Actually, I have another record I made with them in 1976, but I've had such a bad experience with record companies, because I keep my head so much in music and not in business."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Business, Experience, Music)

"Catfish is not playing guitar no more, he's doing like a home-front thing. He had been in the business around ten years before I got in it, so I guess he's had enough of it."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Business, Home, Guitar, Years)

"Business is more exciting than any game."
- Kitty O'Neill Collins
(Related: Business)

"I spent 26 years in the business without ever knowing what I was doing a month from now."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Business, Now, Years)

"When you are new to the business, you think if you give a really bad performance, that's one they will print. You will be judged. You just have to be brave."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Business, Performance, Will)

"The business has changed greatly since my day."
- Perry Como
(Related: Business, Day)

"In many ways, that affection is the real reward for 56 years in the business. Although the money ain't exactly bad either."
- Perry Como
(Related: Money, Business, Affection, Reward, Years)

"In simple terms, we are aligning our business today with the way we believe future systems are going to be designed, acquired and maintained."
- Phil Condit
(Related: Business, Future, Today)

"First of all, just knowing people who grew up in the movie business at that time, no one had Mexican maids."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Business, Time, People, First)

"Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass."
- William Congreve
(Related: Business, Time, Wisdom, Father, Occupation, Pleasure, Wit)

"I'm quitting the business today. I'm going to open up an appliance store, I've always really been into toasters. I'm giving it all up."
- Dane Cook
(Related: Business, Giving, Open, Quitting, Today)

"When I came into the business, things changed a lot, and my life was in a real state of flux."
- Rachael Leigh Cook
(Related: Life, Business, State)

"Subsequent to the original Quicken, the whole idea that we, as a consumer products company, could actually make business products, that was a whole revolution in our thinking."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Business, Idea, Company, Revolution, Thinking)

"QuickBooks - the very fact that we could even dream to make something in the business arena, and that it would then succeed - was a total revolution to me."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Business, Dream, Fact, Revolution, Succeed)

"The business of America is business."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Business, America)

"Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Business, Accomplishments)

"After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Business, People, Selling, American, Buying, World)

"So I'm in that half-hour business where the most money is, so that eventually I feel like the people that put on the Dupont show, like maybe my artistic effort is going to be a little different."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Business, Money, People, Effort)

"Well, they just don't know anything else except that one form of their business, acting, and they don't really want to learn any other part of it, or they would. Directing and producing and putting a show together is very creative, for me."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Business, Acting, Want)

"The affairs of life embrace a multitude of interests, and he who reasons in any one of them, without consulting the rest, is a visionary unsuited to control the business of the world."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Business, Life, Control, Consulting, Rest, World)

"Under the AHP approach, the average small business might be able to offer their employees one or two insurance plans, and that employee of the small business would have no idea whether their doctor was going to be a apart of one of those plans."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Business, Idea, Employees)

"It's not just that families can't buy a home or start a business without some savings tucked away."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Business, Home)

"I have always recognized that the object of business is to make money in an honorable manner. I have endeavored to remember that the object of life is to do good."
- Peter Cooper
(Related: Business, Life, Money)

"Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Nature, Business, Human nature)

"Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic."
- Sofia Coppola
(Related: Family, Business, Film)

"Every artist undresses his subject, whether human or still life. It is his business to find essences in surfaces, and what more attractive and challenging surface than the skin around a soul?"
- Richard Corliss
(Related: Business, Life, Soul, Artist, Skin)

"Motion pictures are the art form of the 20th century, and one of the reasons is the fact that films are a slightly corrupted artform. They fit this century - they combine Art and business!"
- Roger Corman
(Related: Art, Fact)

"Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Business, Wisdom, Children, Mistakes)

"Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves."
- E. Joseph Cossman
(Related: Business, Life)

"This Department of Treasury, run by this administration, using the same tried and true accounting methods that every business in America uses, cast new light on the fiscal severity that our Nation is facing, what some would call a mess."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Business, America, Light, Nation)

"I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Business, Politics, People, End, Right, Want)

"Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone. The English do, and it's been their only major business advantage for the past two centuries."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Business, People, Idea, English, Past)

"The real killers in the business world aren't the ones who aim for the top, it's the ones who aim for two notches below the top."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Business, World)

"The film business is absurd. Stars don't last very long. It's much more interesting to be a proper actor."
- Tom Courtenay
(Related: Business, Actor, Film, Stars)

"Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Business, Government, Country, Today)

"I have seen that the American Dream is a reality - and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality. To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense and encourage family values, a proper sense of justice and make people believe they have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves. I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this, because I believe Britain Has Talent."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Business, Family, Love, Talent, People, Dream, Opportunity, Values, American, Career, Chance, Common sense, Justice, Reality)

"We've never performed the song live outside of recording it in the studio. That was a dream come true because Whitney, she's an icon and she's been one of my main mentors in this business."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Business, Dream, Mentors, Song)

"Business is a subset of the environment, not the other way around. You can't have a healthy economy, you can't have a healthy anything in a degraded environment."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Business, Economy, Environment)

"I was a little hesitant at taking the job at Atari. I had never programmed for a living and I worried it might get boring (building circuits seemed more fun). But I would probably still be in the video game business."
- David Crane
(Related: Business, Job, Living)

"Our co-founder and company president, Jim Levy, came from a record industry background and understood the marketing and promotion of artists as well as products. So the video game business went from absolutely zero designer credit to something approaching rock star promotion."
- David Crane
(Related: Business, Artists, Company, Credit, Marketing, President, Promotion)

"I learned to take the first job that you have in the business that you want to get into. It doesn't matter what that job is, you get your foot in the door."
- Wes Craven
(Related: Business, First, Job, Want)

"I've made upwards of a million bucks in the cops-and-robbers business."
- Broderick Crawford
(Related: Business)

"Teaching, real teaching, is - or ought to be - a messy business."
- Harry Crews
(Related: Business, Teaching)

"The whole business of marshaling one's energies becomes more and more important as one grows older."
- Hume Cronyn
(Related: Business)

"My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffeehouses, you know, singing folk music and then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it."
- David Crosby
(Related: Music, Business, Father, Thought, People, Actor, Being, Folk, Singing, Songs)

"A lot of show business, as you know, is about all the contacts you make and who you know."
- Denise Crosby
(Related: Business)

"Big business, for all its lobbying, is often put in line by investigative reporting, public scandals and multi-million-dollar judgments in court against those who put products on the market that are dangerous to their buyers."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Business, Court, Public)

"I hate how I've had the mantle set on my shoulders as being against the record label. We've had some issues, but that is the nature of business."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Business, Nature, Being, Hate)

"The most important lesson I've learned in this business is how to say no. I have said no to a lot of temptations, and I am glad I did."
- Penelope Cruz
(Related: Business, Temptations)

"But the business side of it, as with most creative things, there is no room for business. It is about art. It's not about marketing."
- Warren Cuccurullo
(Related: Business, Art, Marketing)

"Looking back I find it hard to believe that I could forge a career in anything other than football but I didn't do too badly in my final exams and there were a few business-related courses that interested me."
- Kenny Cunningham
(Related: Business, Career, Football)

"My whole family actually, but my parents. I had such a normal and amazing childhood. I've been so lucky. My parents are cool and normal. They don't talk about the business and I still have stuff to do at their house."
- Kaley Cuoco
(Related: Business, Family, Childhood, Parents, Talk)

"I think you need a really strong businessperson running the state, a person who's used to turning negatives into positives, which is what happens in business."
- Mike Curb
(Related: Business, Running, State)

"The people on the business side in the music business are kind of different from the theatre business. I think it's partly because there are different pressures on the industries."
- Tim Curry
(Related: Business, Music, People, Theatre)

"I've been in showbusiness all my life, but as an actress I have never been overly driven."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Life)

"Hollywood is the backdrop of my family, and I know that the movie business is incredibly cruel as you get older."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Business, Family, Hollywood)

"I'm a layperson. I barely got out of high school. I have no business telling people what to do or my big philosophy on life. I'm certainly not going to write any sort of memoir."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Business, Life, People, Philosophy, School)

"In this business you break a leg and 150 other people are out of work while production is shut down. It's not like you were an accountant and could still work with your leg in a cast."
- Ken Curtis
(Related: Business, Work, People, Production)

"We are taking a business-as-usual position at my agency, though business before 9/11 wasn't that hot either!"
- Richard Curtis
(Related: Business)

"The movie business is very twisted, out of site, out of mind, you know."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Business, Mind)

"Death is a billion-dollar business. They can't even pass a law where it takes seven days to get a gun. Why don't you have to go through the same kind of screening you do to get a driver's license? It's totally insane."
- John Cusack
(Related: Death, Business, Law)

"You see I don't like to be really too commercial about things but in this business you've just got to be commercial otherwise the films don't make money and you don't make films and as a long as a commodity is selling it's silly to kill it dead."
- Peter Cushing
(Related: Business, Money, Selling, Silly)

"I've very proud to be mayor of our great city. It's a city with a heart and a soul. Chicago has a unique spirit. Our business community wants to give back."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Business, Soul, Heart, Chicago, Community, Spirit)

"I've reached out to other mayors throughout the United States to form an Olympic Task Force of Mayors, and to community leaders, Congress, and businesspeople. As thousands of people around the country join the movement, it gets more and more exciting."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: People, Community, Congress, Country, Force, Leaders, states, United)

"Alcohol and drug addiction are problems, and we should use outside agencies that know the business. They do business all over the country. Why don't we contract them to do it? See, we should be in certain businesses."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Business, Addiction, Alcohol, Country, Problems)

"So you keep raising these taxes, and all of a sudden the business community says, 'Why are we here? We can go someplace else and use their phones.' That's one of the problems that directly affects the business community."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Business, Community, Problems, Taxes)

"We are going to sign a treaty with Mexico. We are competing internationally. We need another international airport for international cargo, international travel, international businesses."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Travel)

"Everybody would love to be mayor of Chicago. If you look at what we have done over many, many years and where we are today and the commitment by the business community, the commitment by the not-for-profit community - all this coming together - this is a wonderful city."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Business, Love, Chicago, Commitment, Community, Today, Years)

"You have nothing coming into a major metropolitan area to relocate or locate your business and employees. And you can go across the country and you'll see that."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Business, Country, Employees, Nothing)

"There is no question of the benefits that opening a market of a billion people will bring to American businesses. But as I said last year, this will test China and the world trade system."
- William M. Daley
(Related: People, American, Benefits, Question, Trade, Will, World)

"There certainly was a lot of potential in the air for doing a magazine which focused on the way business, in particular, was being transformed by the Internet."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Being, Internet, Potential)

"The hardest part of it was really being away from my family - I have two small children. Last year I took over 20 business trips, so being away from them was hard."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Family, Being, Children)

"The collective energy of everyone is what really made Business 2.0 exciting."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Energy)

"See, what we were going to do was say, the Internet is this great business strategy tool."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Strategy, Internet)

"You have to remember a lot of business is very cyclical."
- James Daly
(Related: Business)

"There was never any danger of Business 2.0 ever going under."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Danger)

"The magazine was being started by a company that had no experience in business magazine publishing. It was a little difficult to get people to sort of buy into it and to join the staff, but we did."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Experience, People, Being, Company, Publishing)

"Certainly there are bubble-like valuations of certain companies, but I don't think anyone out there believes that we're going to go back to doing business the way we used to do business."
- James Daly
(Related: Business)

"Business people have been made into these rock stars because they've made a lot of money."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Money, People, Stars)

"Business 2.0 was hugely profitable last year, and will be profitable this year."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Will)

"I still believe that the mission of Business 2.0 is very strong, very fundamental, and we're really at the beginning of where they're going to take us."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Beginning, Mission)

"Some people get into this business and they're so afraid to lose anything. They try to protect their position like clinging to a beachhead. These actors end up making really safe choices. I never wanted to go that route. If I go down, I'm going down swinging."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Business, People, Actors, Choices, End)

"I commonly went ashore every day, either upon business, or to recreate myself in the fields, which were very pleasant, and the more for a shower of rain now and then, that ushers in the wet season."
- William Dampier
(Related: Business, Day, Now, Rain)

"I have this home in New York, I have a long-term relationship with my boyfriend, who's from Australia, and I had this business that I had maintain. Even though I wasn't actively shooting, there's a lot of peripheral work."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Business, Home, Work, Boyfriend)

"Well, I just can't play the game anymore. I'm 63 years old, and I've been in the business for 40 years now. I take good advice and direction really well, but I don't need somebody that finished college two years ago to come in and tell me what I should be recording."
- Charlie Daniels
(Related: Business, Advice, College, Direction, Now, Old, Play, Years)

"When business leaders ask me what they can do for Indiana, I always reply: 'Make money. Go make money. That's the first act of corporate citizenship. If you do that, you'll have to hire someone else, and you'll have enough profit to help one of those non-profits we're so proud of.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Business, Money, Act, Citizenship, Corporate, First, Help, Leaders, Profit)

"I've kept my sanity in this business by trying out for a role and then going home and trying to forget about it."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Business, Home, Forget, Sanity, Trying)

"I've always just adored music. It's my first love, really. I admire and respect people in the music business. You really have to work hard and diligently. Sometimes actors can be lazy and get away with it, but you can't do that if you're a musician."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Music, Work, Business, Love, People, Actors, First, First love, Respect)

"I feel very strongly that you can't just beat people up anymore; you have to work hand in hand and find ways to compromise, and get big business involved, because it won't happen otherwise."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Business, Work, People, Compromise)

"Maybe I should quit the business. There's no one left for me to love. Mama's dead. Mr. Burns couldn't care less about me. What's left?"
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Business, Love, Care)

"Show me any top entertainer or top business executive, and I'll show you a guy who has mapped out his life from the very start."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Business, Life)

"The sex element is the most important in the business. You must sell sex."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Business, Sex)

"This marriage is no one's business but our own."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Business, Marriage)

"The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Business, Law)

"I love the challenge of show business. It keeps me on my toes."
- Henry Darrow
(Related: Love, Business, Challenge)

"Ask Mother for advice on breaking into show business."
- Jack Davenport
(Related: Business, Mother, Advice)

"What has been happening more lately - of course, I also put in my bio, I say I do the voice of Goliath, but some people go - you know, I say something, and it's a funny thing when you work in this business, people will talk out loud in front of you like you're not there."
- Keith David
(Related: Funny, Work, Business, People, Talk, Voice, Will)

"The present government is very insistent that business sponsorship should replace government sponsorship of the arts. Business sponsorship won't happen unless you make tax concessions, which they won't."
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Related: Business, Government, Tax, Present)

"In this business, until you're known as a monster you're not a star."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Business)

"I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Business, Actor, Enemy, Regret)

"We're going to march on Washington with a host of Republicans, Democrats, business leaders, legislators."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Business, Democrats, Leaders, Legislators, March, Republicans, Washington)

"At that time, the people that were in the animated film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists. In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Business, Time, People, Ability, Film, Living, Words)

"We had all this kind of freedom and 'get out of your head' kind of stuff and at the same time, we were trying to establish ourselves in the business. These two things are really difficult to bring together."
- Michael Davis
(Related: Business, Time, Freedom, Trying)

"We have grown used to money. The handling, the increase of it, is the chief business of life now with most of us."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: Business, Life, Money, Now)

"You can be in this business 50 years and still not know anything about it."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Business, Years)

"Part of show business is magic. You don't know how it happens."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Business, Magic)

"My home has always been show business."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Business, Home)

"This is one hell of a business I picked to be in."
- Taylor Dayne
(Related: Business, Hell)

"Providing working Minnesotans with at least seven days of paid sick leave every year is the right thing to do to. It benefits our families and helps our businesses become more worker friendly and family friendly."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Family, Benefits, Right)

"No, I mean we'd all definitely involved in the music business someway or another, because we're all living with it, and in it, and also we've got all sorts of things we would like to do."
- John Deacon
(Related: Business, Music, Living)

"I'm a committed Christian. I worship in my own way. That's my business. That's not the business of the pharisees who are going to preach to me about what I do and then do something else."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Business, Christian, Worship)

"I've seen so many people in this business that made a fortune. They get old and broke and can't make any money. I tell you something... no one's going to play a benefit for Jimmy Dean."
- Jimmy Dean
(Related: Business, Money, People, Fortune, Old, Play)

"There is a lot of lip service paid in this Congress and downtown at the White House about family values and small business. Who better represents family values and small business than the fishermen and women on the Oregon and California coast."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Business, Family, Women, Values, Congress, Fishermen, Service)

"Brick and mortar businesses - and the communities that depend on them - cannot continue to bear an unfair sales tax burden from which their on-line competitors are effectively exempt."
- Bill Delahunt
(Related: Burden, Tax, Sales)

"Television is more of a business. You can't take as many risks, because there's so many channels now, and the advertising's dropping."
- Dana Delany
(Related: Business, Advertising, Now, Television)

"Our business is about technology, yes. But it's also about operations and customer relationships."
- Michael Dell
(Related: Business, Technology, Customer, Relationships)

"Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Business, Friends, Profit, Project, Service)

"We need comprehensive reform that will make America the best place in the world to invest and do business."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Business, America, Reform, Will, World)

"If we want to secure the best jobs in the future, we must make America the best place in the world to do business."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Business, America, Future, Jobs, Want, World)

"The car business is a lot like football. In football, you have to win once a week. In the car business, you have to win every day."
- Tom Dempsey
(Related: Business, Car, Day, Football)

"I think you've got to have your feet planted firmly on the ground, especially in this business, and you must not believe things that are said or written about you, because everything gets out of proportion one way or the other."
- Judi Dench
(Related: Business, Feet)

"My parents were amazing people who had no business being together - and they knew it."
- James Denton
(Related: Business, People, Being, Parents)

""10" was amazing! I had no career before "10" and then all of a sudden I was able to do pretty much whatever I was able to do in the business."
- Bo Derek
(Related: Business, Career, Pretty)

"Unfortunately, overall, movies are a conglomerate. People buy and sell people in this business, which can get really ugly."
- Laura Dern
(Related: Movies, Business, People, Ugly)

"I started The McCoys in 1962, so I'm approaching my 40th year in the entertainment business."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Business, Entertainment)

"What I would have liked to do on that show was play a secretary of state who has huge personal business interests throughout the world. That, to me, seems to be more in synch with reality."
- William Devane
(Related: Business, Play, Reality, State, World)

"The business is built on slowing or even stopping the aging process."
- William Devane
(Related: Business)

"They're talking about a movie I don't want to hold to that because in this business you can talk about things for years before they get done - god knows if the financing would happen."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Business, God, Talk, Talking, Want, Years)

"I've been in this business so long, it just doesn't faze me. I know what's going to happen before it happens."
- Dustin Diamond
(Related: Business)

"No government is here forever. And there are other forces - the most potent force in our society, in fact, big business - doing good for the environment."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Business, Government, Society, Environment, Fact, Force)

"I'm someone who loves to enjoy life and tries to focus on real things and real friendships. That's why I live very simply. I'm a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl. I don't spend much time fixing myself up or trying to look cool. I live like a normal person and even though I'm in a very high-profile business, I really don't let it affect the way I live."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Life, Time, Business, Focus, Trying)

"I am just at that stage of wondering where I go from here. I came into this business almost by accident, but now it has become serious. What started as a bit of fun, something to do other than be a model, has taken on a different career curve. I have been forced to ask where that curve is going to end up."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Business, Accident, Career, End, Fun, Now)

"I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Business)

"The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Business, English, Law)

"The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Business, Men, First)

"Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Men, Business)

"Follow sound business trends, not fashion trends."
- Janice Dickinson
(Related: Business, Fashion, Sound)

"My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Anger, Business, Kitchen, Sound)

"Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine."
- Isak Dinesen
(Related: Age, Life, Business, Love, People, Individuality, Wine)

"Today, certain people file for bankruptcy, businesses and individuals, and it no longer has the stigma it once had. Now it's almost considered wise, a way to regroup and come back again."
- David Dinkins
(Related: People, Now, Today)

"I want to be more successful as a mother than I am in show business."
- Celine Dion
(Related: Business, Mother, Successful, Want)

"At home, we don't listen to our music-we listen to other people's music. It keeps you attached to the show business world."
- Celine Dion
(Related: Business, Home, Music, People, World)

"I've done the same thing in the world of business that winners do in the game. I watch them, admire them."
- Marcel Dionne
(Related: Business, World)

"But the basic difficulty still remains: It is the expansion of Federal power, about which I wish to express my alarm. How easily we embrace such business."
- Everett Dirksen
(Related: Business, Power, Difficulty)

"Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Business, Time, Brother, Disaster, Hollywood, Mind, Mouse, Right, Years)

"A man should never neglect his family for business."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Business, Family, Man, Neglect)

"I never called my work an 'art' It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Business, Work, Building, Entertainment)

"It's a very, very difficult space to operate in, the restaurant business-it requires a lot of human beings to intersect at just the right place to make it all work out."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Work, Business, Right, Space)

"As a restaurateur, my job is to basically control the chaos and the drama. There's always going to be chaos in the restaurant business."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Business, Control, Chaos, Drama, Job)

"You have to stick out the toughness of the business and form relationships with the people in it."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Business, People, Relationships)

"My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Business, Life, Politics, Ideas, Liberalism, Principles)

"All businessmen are scum."
- Frank Dobson
"I realize that the majority of people in the entertainment business happen to be Democrats. I have no problem with that. And they should have no problem with the fact that I'm a Republican."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Business, People, Democrats, Entertainment, Fact, Majority, Republican)

"I have never had anything done. I've been asked if I had breast implants. Whether I did or not, it's nobody's business but my own."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Business)

"I think a lot of developments start with the desire of the developer to get what he really wants so that he can use it. It's not just the technical fascination or the business opportunity."
- Ray Dolby
(Related: Business, Opportunity, Desire)

"Small business in America is booming. The job creator in America, small business, is absolutely moving ahead."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Business, America, Job)

"But my observation has been, certainly in the news business, you've got to give 110 percent."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Business, News, Observation)

"I wanted to be in this business, and once I got into the business I knew I enjoyed it, and I liked it, and I wanted to continue, but I never had a five year plan."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Business)

"The truth is, when I got started in this business, it wasn't because I had a full understanding of the importance of the business, but because I thought it was fun. I found it exciting. It fulfilled me, whatever it was that I was looking for."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Business, Truth, Thought, Fun, Importance, Understanding)

"Some days the competition would beat me and I'd go home thinking awful thoughts, want to hide under the bed, depressed. But of course, in the news business, when you're working a daily news broadcast, you get your victories and defeats every day."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Home, Business, Thoughts, Bed, Competition, Day, News, Thinking, Want)

"I think that being a producer is business and being an actor is art."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Art, Business, Actor, Being)

"I don't think an actor's job is to be recognized. I think an actor's job is to facilitate the writing in a way that changes the way people think. No other business does that."
- Jeffrey Donovan
(Related: Business, People, Actor, Job, Writing)

"Thanks to President Bush and Republican principles, businesses now have more confidence to hire workers."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Confidence, Now, President, Principles, Republican, Workers)

"When businesses face tough times, one of the first items they cut is overhead expenses. The government should do the same."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Government, First)

"When you're making pictures out of heartfelt passion, it hurts when someone calls them a calculated business move."
- Michael Douglas
(Related: Business, Passion)

"The purpose of a business is to create a customer."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Business, Purpose, Customer)

"Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Money, Business, People)

"Television saved the movies. The Internet is going to save the news business."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Business, Movies, Internet, News, Television)

"I do most of my business on that dirty Internet that you were just talking about, where I find there is a lot of freedom to report exactly what I want."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Business, Freedom, Internet, Talking, Want)

"I'm going to be 58, and I'm a woman. In this business, that seems to be a bigger crime than being mentally ill."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Business, Being, Crime, Woman)

"Business? It's quite simple; it's other people's money."
- Alexandre Dumas
(Related: Money, Business, People)

"The death tax destroys family businesses and stifles investment that leads to increases in jobs and personal income. As a result, 70 percent of family-owned businesses are not passed on to the next generation and 87 percent do not make it to the third generation."
- Jennifer Dunn
(Related: Death, Family, Tax, Income, Investment, Jobs, Result)

"If we do nothing, as the Republicans suggest, we're going to see health care costs reach a point where small businesses can't afford it and families can't afford it. We're going to see people turned down from pre-existing conditions. We're going to find the Medicare doughnut hole - a gap in coverage that's going to hurt a lot of seniors."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Health, People, Care, Hurt, Nothing, Republicans)

"There just is exponentially more money in the movie business than in the music business. As a result there are more people involved in the creative process."
- Adam Duritz
(Related: Business, Money, Music, People, Result)

"But what you realise after you've been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don't have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record."
- Adam Duritz
(Related: Business, Music, People, Opinions)

"Emotions have no place in business, unless you do business with them."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Business, Emotions)

"I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool. I like the business. I like to do different parts and diverse characters. I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet!"
- Robert Duvall
(Related: Business, Enthusiasm, Acting)

"Somewhere along the line, Bob said I'd better begin taking this business seriously, because, whether I liked it or not, I had a career."
- Shelley Duvall
(Related: Business, Career)

"No, I did night clubs right here in Los Angeles. My partner, Phil Erickson, put me in the business, a guy from my home town, a dear friend who we just lost a couple of months ago."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Home, Business, Friend, Months, Night, Right)

"I was always in show business but in many ways was not really of show business. I didn't move in show business circles, particularly, still don't do it."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Business)

"I think the saddest moment in my life just happened two months ago. My old nightclub partner passed away, Phil Erickson down in Atlanta. He - I owe him everything. He put me in the business and taught me about everything I know."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Business, Life, Months, Old)

"I think it's being thrown at the wolves, we call it in our business."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Business, Being)

"I learned everything that I know about comedy and about show business and a lot about life from Carl."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Business, Life, Comedy)

"It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online, but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: First, May)

"In the space of three weeks, I met a fair bunch of the guys who were just starting those little programmers' co-ops, and everybody was talking about starting businesses."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Space, Talking)

"I've seen disgusting excess in business, and I've seen disgusting excess in Washington. But at the same time, I've certainly learned that Washington matters and that you can't ignore it, especially when you get into telecom."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Business, Time, Excess, Washington)

"From the business point of view - not to overstate it - intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process. Long live service; long live performance."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Business, Performance, Property, Service)

"Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand."
- J. W. Eagan
(Related: Business, Lies)

"We must advertise to U.S. business that we are there, that our attitude has changed, and that we care. When we are asked to help, we have to perform and provide the right advice."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, Attitude, Advice, Care, Help, Right)

"We have to spend a lot more time training people to be good advocates of U.S. business."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, Time, People, Training)

"There is a natural partnership between State and Commerce, and the American business community to work together to educate the United States about marketing overseas."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, Work, American, Commerce, Community, Marketing, Partnership, State, states, United)

"The question really is how do we get Embassy Officers into the minds of the American business community. That is a much more difficult task than understanding a statistical matrix."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, American, Community, Question, Understanding)

"What is more important is that Foreign Service Officers understand business, about the needs of U.S. business and how to help U.S. companies make the right connections abroad."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, Help, Needs, Right, Service)

"We have the right assets for a fast-growing digital business."
- Bernie Ebbers
(Related: Business, Right)

"I've been working for many years and I think I've managed to work with some of the best people in the business, which has been rewarding and an apprenticeship."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Work, Business, People, Years)

"Today the kids that are out now they make a hit record and they put them right out on the stage with 10,000 people out there and they don't know anything about the business yet."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: Business, People, Kids, Now, Right, Today)

"I was so enamored with the idea of being in show business so everything was bright to me. I mean, I didn't think of it as being tough and things like that."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: Business, Idea, Being)

"I just went to Harvard a little while, because I graduated from Armstrong High School in Washington and then I went up there but I didn't stay that long because I went into show business."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: Business, School, Washington)

"I've fallen back on this periodically, although I must say that getting out of the grocery business ranked right up there with getting out of the army as one of the happier experiences of my life."
- David Eddings
(Related: Business, Life, Army, Right)

"Business was his aversion; Pleasure was his business."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Business, Pleasure)

"Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!"
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Business, America, Fathers)

"The facts are the vice president's company that he was CEO of, that did business with sworn enemies of the United States, paid millions of dollars in fines for providing false financial information, it's under investigation for bribing foreign officials."
- John Edwards
(Related: Business, Financial, Company, Enemies, Facts, Information, Investigation, President, states, United, Vice)

"I have always abhorred the business end of music."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: Business, Music, End)

"If you're soft and fuzzy, like our little characters, you become the skinny kid on the beach, and people in this business don't mind kicking sand in your face."
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Business, People, Beach, Mind)

"It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime."
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Business)

"The business of being a popular entertainer in England is just too hard."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Business, Being, England, Popular)

"All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgements of probabilities, and not on certainties."
- Charles W. Eliot
(Related: Business, Beliefs)

"The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Business, Poetry, Feelings, Emotions)

"Business today consists in persuading crowds."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Business, Crowds, Today)

"Our goal is very simply to become the desktop for e-businesses."
- Larry Ellison
(Related: Goal)

"The Arena League is the best thing that could have happened to me because I get to run the whole process. I'm seeing not only the football side but the business side."
- John Elway
(Related: Business, Football)

"I have friends that are much better actors than I am that had to quit the business because they couldn't survive the auditions or the rejections, or people just didn't realize how good they were."
- Robert Englund
(Related: Business, People, Actors, Friends)

"There's show and there's business. Business is a whole other beat."
- Omar Epps
(Related: Business)

"I spend 90 percent of my time saying no, and my accountant yells at me for it, but when I started in this business, I wanted my career to have legs."
- Omar Epps
(Related: Time, Business, Career, Saying)

"My visit to the United States has also given me the opportunity to emphasize the objective of establishing close and intensive links between the Turkish and American peoples, scholars and businessmen."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Opportunity, American, states, United, Visit)

"We've been in the Mac software business for more than 20 years. And it's been a great business for us."
- Scott Erickson
(Related: Business, Software, Years)

"One of the commitments that I personally have now is to a diverse approach to buying businesses, and the operation of those businesses."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Buying, Now)

"My role models in the business were the older guys on my team when I first got there: Gray Scott, Adrian Smith, Roland Taylor. These were the guys who took me under their wing, and really schooled me in terms of what the business was about."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Business, First)

"The things I really learned, I learned from watching my parents. They take care of business. Always have."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Business, Care, Parents)

"I really worked with icons in the music business, which really had a strong effect on me. It wasn't just pick-up gigs."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Music, Business, Effect)

"I am going to be announcing today that we will have a business delegation come to this country sometime in the future where we will bring businesses from America to Morocco to show them the vast business opportunities here."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Business, America, Country, Future, Today, Will)

"Its not really about the movie business, it's about staying in the picture."
- Robert Evans
(Related: Business)

"Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts."
- Hans Eysenck
(Related: Science, Politics, Business, Diplomacy, Facts, Tact)

"He has made a profession out of a business and an art out of a profession."
- Clifton Paul Fadiman
(Related: Art, Business, Profession)

"The regular hours necessary to be observed by those who follow country business, are perhaps of more consequence than any of the other articles, however important those may be."
- William Falconer
(Related: Business, Country, May)

"This Islam business kidnapped me."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Business, Islam)

"Independent artists and labels have always been the trend setters in music and the music business."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Business, Music, Artists)

"I learned a long time ago: You're in the entertainment business. You're not in the reality business. One has absolutely nothing to do with the other."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: Time, Business, Entertainment, Nothing, Reality)

"I'm in no hurry to get anywhere. I don't have any plans. I don't have a map. If you did in this business, you'd destroy yourself."
- Colin Farrell
(Related: Business)

"I was raised in Hollywood and knew, from as early as grammar school, classmates who were in the business."
- Mike Farrell
(Related: Business, Grammar, Hollywood, School)

"Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers."
- William Feather
(Related: Business, Principles)

"Business is always interfering with pleasure - but it makes other pleasures possible."
- William Feather
(Related: Business, Pleasure)

"Inflation is lower and more stable and the real business cycle fluctuations are more modest."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Business, Inflation)

"To finance this trade deficit, the U.S. has to borrow from the rest of the world or sell American assets like stocks, businesses, and real estate to the rest of the world."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Finance, American, Rest, Trade, World)

"A rise in the level of saving can reduce aggregate activity temporarily but only a sustained high level of saving makes it possible to have the sustained high level of business investment that contributes to the long-run growth of output."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Business, Growth, Investment)

"There is a great deal of advertising that is much better than the product. When that happens, all that the good advertising will do is put you out of business faster."
- Jerry Della Femina
(Related: Business, Advertising, Will)

"Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Business, People, Living, Lonely, Past)

"There was really a snobbery from people in film - they did not want people who had come from television. It was the poor relation of show business, and especially situation comedy."
- Sally Field
(Related: Business, People, Comedy, Film, Poor, Snobbery, Television, Want)

"I came from a real working-class show business family."
- Sally Field
(Related: Business, Family)

"I've never felt like I was in the cookie business. I've always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience."
- Debbi Fields
(Related: Experience, Business, Happiness, Feeling, Job, Joy)

"German businessmen are overwhelmed by the high cost of doing business. Inflexible rules, enforced by a burgeoning bureaucracy, discourage entrepreneurship."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Business, Bureaucracy, Rules)

"Some of the fans here were not too sure about their club signing a player from their biggest rivals. Fortunately, we had a great season and won the League title for the first time in four years. Now, I think, everyone can say it was good business."
- Luis Figo
(Related: Business, Time, Fans, First, Now, Years)

"As actors, the thing we have to fight, more than even the business part of making movies, is boredom."
- Linda Fiorentino
(Related: Business, Movies, Actors, Boredom, Fight)

"I've been in the bargain basement of the movie business."
- Linda Fiorentino
(Related: Business, Bargain)

"Many people see technology as the problem behind the so-called digital divide. Others see it as the solution. Technology is neither. It must operate in conjunction with business, economic, political and social system."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Technology, Business, People, Solution)

"Thought, not money, is the real business capital."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Business, Money, Thought)

"Our company is built on people - those who work for us, and those we do business with."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Business, Work, People, Company)

"Capital isn't that important in business. Experience isn't that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Experience, Business, Ideas)

"I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Business, Honesty)

"If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man's greatest asset."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Business, Life, Ideas, Man)

"If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time, don't wait for time."
- Ernst Fischer
(Related: Business, Time, Now, Will)

"Research has been called good business, a necessity, a gamble, a game. It is none of these - it's a state of mind."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Business, Mind, Necessity, Research, State)

"We in universities are not in the democracy business. What we do, when we're doing it, is teach and learn."
- Stanley Fish
(Related: Business, Democracy)

"War is a beastly business, it is true, but one proof we are human is our ability to learn, even from it, how better to exist."
- M. F. K. Fisher
(Related: War, Business, Ability, Proof)

"Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Movies, Business, Advertising, Humanity)

"Telephones are a virtual necessity - not a luxury - and the revenues collected by this tax flow into the general fund. But this once temporary tax remains and costs American taxpayers, our small businesses and families almost $6 billion dollars a year."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: American, Tax, Luxury, Necessity)

"I can take more punishment than anyone in the business."
- Ric Flair
(Related: Business, Punishment)

"There are so many great things about this business. Almost everybody is on the same team. It is all for one-friendly competitiveness. No one is out to hurt anyone."
- Bobby Flay
(Related: Business, Hurt)

"If my daughter wants to get into this business, I would support that decision. She's going to have a hard time not being in it. She loves food and she's around it all the time."
- Bobby Flay
(Related: Food, Time, Business, Daughter, Decision, Being, Support)

"I would like this to be a new day. I would hope now that we can focus on doing the people's business."
- Ernie Fletcher
(Related: Business, People, Hope, Day, Focus, Now)

"So people think I'm lying about my age all the time? It's the records that are wrong. I've never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me, I say 'That's none of your business.' So that means I've never once lied about my age. Now that's true!"
- Calista Flockhart
(Related: Age, Business, People, Time, Lying, Now, Old, Wrong)

"But every company of the future is going to be in the business of exquisite care - which means quick turnaround time and convenience. To deliver exquisite care, you need an organization that coordinates well and listens well."
- Fernando Flores
(Related: Business, Time, Care, Company, Future, Quick)

"I may quit the music business someday, but never the music."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: Business, Music, May)

"I have always maintained that society has no business dictating morality."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Business, Society, Morality)

"If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Business, Will)

"A shady business never yields a sunny life."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Business, Life)

"A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Business, Order, Results)

"Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Business, Politics, Being, Democracy, Tolerance)

"Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Facts, Fiction, Old)

"It looks like business, and people are much pleased."
- William Cameron Forbes
(Related: Business, People)

"Usually when you're working is when people want you to work. They don't want you as much when you're not working. That's the frustrating nature of our business."
- Faith Ford
(Related: Business, Nature, Work, People, Want)

"My theory is, if you can do comedy and you can be in a scene with someone like Brad Garrett and hold your own, you've really got a future in this business."
- Faith Ford
(Related: Business, Comedy, Future, Theory)

"It took me a long time to figure out how to act, and how to conduct myself in the business so I could get what I felt I needed to support my potential and give them what they wanted."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Business, Time, Act, Potential, Support)

"It doesn't interest me to be Harrison Ford. It interests me to be Mike Pomeroy and Indiana Jones and Jack Ryan. I don't want to be in the Harrison Ford business. I take what I do seriously, but I don't take myself seriously."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Business, Interest, Want)

"I think retirement's for old people. I'm still in the business, thank you. I have a young child of nine years old, and I want to live as long as I can to see him grow up. I'm enjoying my life and I want to stick around for as long as I can."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Life, Business, People, Old, Retirement, Want, Years)

"Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Business, Competition)

"A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Business, Service, Will, Worry)

"Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Business)

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Business, Money, Nothing, Poor)

"I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Business, Dream, Day, Man, Night)

"The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Business, Time)

"Judaism is much more communal, and partly as a consequence of my religious switch, I am increasingly more suspicous of my previous view that what people do in the privacy of their own home is their business alone."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Business, Home, People, Judaism, Privacy, Religious)

"Now everybody's got a crazy notion of their own. Some like to mix up with a crowd, some like to be alone. It's no one elses' business as far as I can see, but every time that I go out the people stare at me, with me little ukulele in me hand."
- George Formby
(Related: Business, Time, People, Now)

"The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones."
- Bill Forsyth
(Related: Business, People, Authority, Decisions)

"There are about a dozen of these gardens, more or less extensive, according to the business or wealth of the proprietor; but they are generally smaller than the smallest of our London nurseries."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Business, Wealth, Gardens, London)

"I usually do one con a year as a GoH and try to make the World Fantasy Convention for business purposes. Last year I went to a worldcon for the first time in two decades. I may go again this year."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Business, Time, Fantasy, First, May, World)

"But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Business, Midnight, Reason)

"I think all women in Hollywood are known as sex symbols. That's what our purpose is in this business. You're merchandised, you're a product. You're sold and it's based on sex. But that's okay. I think women should be empowered by that, not degraded."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Women, Business, Sex, Purpose, Hollywood)

"What other people think about me is not my business."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Business, People)

"I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Business, God, Excellence, Perfection)

"Change will not come from above, it will come from below, from the small and medium size businesspeople. They do dare to show their faces. They applaud us and help us financially."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: Change, Faces, Help, Will)

"No one invited you to this business. You invited yourself."
- Eddie Foy
(Related: Business)

"I love no woman, for love is a serious business, not a jest."
- Marie de France
(Related: Love, Business, Jest, Woman)

"Boxing is just show business with blood."
- Bruno Frank
(Related: Business, Blood, Boxing)

"In America, we no longer have an institutionalized, organized way of calling business to task - of taking them to account for what they've done - and this is especially true in the cultural realm."
- Thomas Frank
(Related: Business, America)

"The thing that interests me least about the radio business is the radio business. But I've had to learn a little bit about it. It's not rocket science: You get ratings, that's good."
- Al Franken
(Related: Business)

"It's very eclectic, the way one chooses subjects in the movie business, especially in the commercial movie business. You need to develop material yourself or material is presented to you as an assignment to direct."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Business)

"First, speaking for myself, I don't want to ever be in a position where I'm telling other directors how to make movies, because I don't think it's any of my business."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Business, Movies, First, Want)

"The first mistake in public business is the going into it."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Business, Mistake, First, Public)

"Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Business, Wisdom, Execution, Projects, Public, Trouble)

"I feel fine, I don't care who the director is. All you have to do is know what your doing - all of us - everybody in the business - that's all you ask anyone - you know your job, I know mine, let's go do it."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Business, Care, Job)

"As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Business)

"Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Happiness, Wisdom, Concern)

"I think musicians and artists are the most philanthropic people I know. Their charity record of the music business would hold up to the work of anybody."
- Glenn Frey
(Related: Business, Music, Work, People, Artists, Charity, Musicians)

"I want to be in this business as long as this business will have me."
- Will Friedle
(Related: Business, Want, Will)

"We went through this business of me writing out all the parts for these old songs from Gravity and Speechless and we'd been performing that, but we don't do that any more."
- Fred Frith
(Related: Business, Gravity, Old, Songs, Writing)

"Chris Cutler was kind enough to offer his company as an umbrella, so now I can have all my back catalogue under one roof as it were, and it has the same feeling as with Daniel; this is a matter between friends rather than businessmen."
- Fred Frith
(Related: Company, Feeling, Friends, Now)

"Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Business, Money, Poets, Poor, Talk)

"Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Business, People, Journalism)

"It is nasty. You can think that you know someone in this business and you really don't. You can be stabbed in the back very easily. You can be praised very easily. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do."
- Daisy Fuentes
(Related: Business)

"The direct investment of Japanese businesses to East Asian economies accelerates the reallocation of their production bases. Consequently, between Japan and the other East Asian countries, both exports and imports are growing substantially."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Countries, Investment, Production)

"With weak balance sheets, banks tend to continue lending unprofitable businesses and leave them existing."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Balance, Banks)

"In fact, the recent increase in intra-firm trading enables businesses to shift their activities across borders smoothly, thereby strengthening the response of economic activity to exchange rate movements in the long run."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Fact)

"Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Business, Money, May)

"I'm acting when I serve as a hostess, when I run my wig business. I was born to act, and life itself is the greatest part."
- Eva Gabor
(Related: Life, Business, Act, Acting)

"The industry does have some influence on who gets other awards. With the Mercury Prize, they don't. Jon comes from the business, but his heart is still very much in the music. Currently, we have about 12 major names that have said they want to be a part of MUDDA."
- Peter Gabriel
(Related: Business, Music, Heart, Awards, Influence, Mercury, Names, Want)

"And, Mr. Speaker, if the Governor and Council don't see fit to fall in with us, I say let the general duty law, and all, go to the devil, sir, and go about our business."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Business, Devil, Duty, Law)

"In today's world, marketers reach inside the home and attempt to figure out not what's good for your daughter, because that is not their business, but what deep desires they can manipulate, stimulate and ostensibly satisfy in order to produce cold, hard cash."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Home, Business, Daughter, Deep, Order, Today, World)

"No matter what the role, you're trying to do the impossible - make a living in show business."
- Peter Gallagher
(Related: Business, Living, Trying)

"I was about to get a degree in economics when I accepted that I'd be a lousy businessman, and if I didn't give acting a try I'd regret it for the rest of my life."
- Peter Gallagher
(Related: Life, Acting, Economics, Regret, Rest)

"It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Business, Religion, Enemy, Friends)

"If I had it my way, I never would have left San Francisco, but things change and that's the nature of this business. We have to move on. We hopefully get opportunities down the road that we take advantage of."
- Jeff Garcia
(Related: Change, Nature, Business, Road)

"We're not uncomfortable with it, and we've already been through enough of the music business where I'm not really worried that commercial success is going to in some way - we're already past saving, you know what I mean? It's too late for us."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Business, Music, Success, Past)

"Well, you can't be trying to achieve success of any kind in this business without accepting that there's going to be a flip side to it."
- Jennifer Garner
(Related: Business, Success, Trying)

"Revolution in the modern case is no longer an uncouth business."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Business, Revolution)

"Business is in itself a power."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Business, Power)

"Singing is an arduous business and it needs sacrifices."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Business, Needs, Singing)

"I'm not in the business of harassing anybody."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Business)

"Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Business, Technology, Information, Talk, Talking)

"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Business, Technology, Efficiency, First, Inefficiency, Will)

"In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Time, Business, Running, Trouble)

"This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Business, Change, Time, World, Years)

"It's up to the courage of the filmmakers to make art in cinema, not just business. John was rejected by studios, he borrowed money and did movies with his own money. You're either courageous or not. You have to find a way."
- Ben Gazzara
(Related: Art, Money, Movies, Business, Courage, Cinema)

"I'm lucky. The best possible place in the world for training is Addis Ababa, so I am home all the time except when I am racing. I like to be there, near my family, my kids, also the real estate business I run with my wife."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: Business, Home, Time, Family, Wife, Kids, Racing, Training, World)

"I just needed a job. Before being hired as an usher at the CBS Theatre, I didn't even know there was a show business!"
- David Geffen
(Related: Being, Job, Theatre)

"I never went to business school. I was just bumbling through a lot of my life. I was like the guy behind the curtain in The Wizard of Oz."
- David Geffen
(Related: Business, Life, School)

"My mother taught me to love my work. I learned everything about business from her."
- David Geffen
(Related: Business, Love, Work, Mother)

"And I think it's a prudent, responsible way, given the scale of the emergency, the scale of the damage still facing America, that we finance these additional support for the unemployed as well as the support for small business. We think there's a good case for doing it now. We want to do it in an overall fiscally responsible way."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Finance, Business, America, Now, Support, Want)

"This crisis is not simply a more severe version of the usual business cycle recession, the typical downturn in which economies ultimately adjust and stabilize."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Business, Crisis)

"But what we're determined to do, and what the reforms will do is to make sure this system goes back to its core purpose of taking the savings of Americans and from investors around the world and allocating those to people with an idea, not just the largest companies in the country, but to small businesses with an idea and a plan for growing."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: People, Idea, Purpose, Americans, Country, Will, World)

"Music is something I must do, business is something I need to do, and Africa is something I have to do. That's the way it breaks down in my life."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Business, Life, Music)

"Music is what I must do, business is what I need to do and politics is what I have to do."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Business, Music, Politics)

"Being an actor gives you a chance to play all kinds of roles, very moving and dramatic on one project, silly and girlish on another. That's the most interesting thing out this business, you get to keep reinventing yourself."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Business, Actor, Being, Chance, Play, Project, Reinventing, Silly)

"I also want the chance to work with some of the best actors in the business, because that's where you can learn so much by just being on a set and getting a feel for how they approach their role and how they work with you."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Work, Business, Actors, Being, Chance, Want)

"You cannot run a business, or anything else, on a theory."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Theory)

"The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Work, Disease, Egotism)

"You can't run a business or anything else on a theory."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Theory)

"In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Promises, Reality, Words)

"It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

"I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

"In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Experience, First, Will, World)

"It's better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business)

"I learned that kids in show business are so different from regular, average students. They would gather behind you and help you to succeed in any way possible."
- Wally George
(Related: Business, Help, Kids, Students, Succeed)

"I've now returned to the business again because I finally realised that I really enjoy the creative process."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Business, Now)

"The greatest business people I've met are determined to get it right no matter what the cost."
- Michael Gerber
(Related: Business, People, Right)

"Most entrepreneurs are merely technicians with an entrepreneurial seizure. Most entrepreneurs fail because you are working IN your business rather than ON your business."
- Michael Gerber
(Related: Business, Entrepreneurs)

"My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren't so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more."
- Michael Gerber
(Related: Business, Experience, People)

"Our employers today face numerous challenges and stiff competition from businesses all over the world."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Competition, Today, World)

"Being tiny has been difficult for me in a business that regarded physicality as the most important part of your life."
- Estelle Getty
(Related: Business, Life, Being)

"My father was so much more than an accomplished businessman."
- Gordon Getty
(Related: Father)

"It's true that I tend to daydream. I'm the same person in business as I am in music: I can be distracted and absentminded. It's my style."
- Gordon Getty
(Related: Business, Style)

"Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying."
- J. Paul Getty
(Related: Business, Routine, Uncertainty)

"No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist."
- J. Paul Getty
(Related: Business, Success, Being)

"To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business."
- J. Paul Getty
(Related: Business, Succeed)

"What I learned at Oxford has been used to great advantage throughout my business career."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Business, Career)

"During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Business, Friendship)

"A marriage contract to me is as binding as any in business, and I have always believed in sticking to an agreement."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Marriage, Business, Agreement)

"This whole business feels kind of intense, like a bad fit. Round peg, square hole. But whatever, I'll take it."
- Paul Giamatti
(Related: Business)

"If, if more stimulus means more tax cuts to small businesses, if, if more stimulus means middle class tax cuts, then I'm for it."
- Alexi Giannoulias
(Related: Class, Tax, Middle class, Tax cuts)

"One of the biggest problems out there that I hear from my friends in the business community is that there's no lending, that it's tough to get a loan today."
- Alexi Giannoulias
(Related: Business, Community, Friends, Problems, Today)

"I have to take time occasionally to get away from the pressures of this business. If I don't, I think I would get stale, and that would show in my music."
- Andy Gibb
(Related: Music, Time, Business)

"This business is about working. It's really not about glamour. For me, the most glamorous thing about it is to b able to get on stage and perform my music for people. That's the privilege. And that's what all the work leads up to, and that's why it's worth it to me."
- Debbie Gibson
(Related: Business, Music, Work, People, Glamour, Privilege, Worth)

"Above all, film is a business... Independence is a really cool thing as you can be a bit more bold, and take a few more chances with what you do."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Business, Film, Independence)

"For every sleazeball in the business there are plenty of decent and wonderful people."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: Business, People)

"I believe we're the party of small business."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Business, Party)

"I don't believe we're the party of big business."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Business, Party)

"The American economy has always been driven by the entrepreneurial nature of its citizens, and blocking access to affordable health care will only suffocate growth within the small business sector of our economy."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Business, Health, Nature, Growth, American, Care, Economy, Will)

"The biggest disappointment has been seeing the number of people in this business with very shortsighted views."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Business, People, Disappointment)

"You have to keep the business side together as well as the creative side. We have constantly surprised people and stayed with bands until they have grown on people."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Business, People)

"I had business experience. I had made my living designing and building electronic equipment. Basic business was not new to me, but the music business was completely new to me. I knew nothing about distribution, or any of those things."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Business, Music, Experience, Building, Living, Nothing)

"I didn't want to wait around for some business entity to come around and give me money and tell me what to do. We just started releasing records as best we could."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Business, Money, Want)

"Business is other people's money."
- Delphine de Girardin
(Related: Business, Money, People)

"The People in this Town began to inquire my Business, and because I did not readily inform them, they began to suspect me, and said, that I was come to settle the Indian's Land and they knew I should never go Home again Safe."
- Christopher Gist
(Related: Home, Business, People, Land)

"My business is the analytical framework."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Business)

"And in that I cannot send unto you all my businesses in writing, I despatch these present bearers fully informed in all things, to whom it may please you to give faith and credence in what they shall say unto you by word of mouth."
- Owen Glendower
(Related: Faith, May, Present, Word, Writing)

"If China wants to be a constructive, active player in the world economy, it's got to respect intellectual property rights or it makes it pretty impossible to do business with them."
- Dan Glickman
(Related: Business, Economy, Rights, Pretty, Property, Respect, World)

"The biggest deal for me was that all 24 winners are placed on the Billboard CD of the Year, which went out to 500 of the biggest Music Reps in the business, from radio and press to management and booking."
- Arthur Godfrey
(Related: Music, Business, Management, Press)

"If I love you, what business is it of yours?"
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Business, Love)

"I studied Japanese language and culture in college and graduate school, and afterward went to work in Tokyo, where I met a young man whose father was a famous businessman and whose mother was a geisha."
- Arthur Golden
(Related: Work, Mother, Father, College, Culture, Famous, Language, Man, School)

"Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Business, Politics, World)

"American business has just forgotten the importance of selling."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Business, Selling, American, Importance)

"I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it's somebody else's secretary, fine."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Business, Fool, Man)

"When I went on to write my next book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, I wanted to make a business case that the best performers were those people strong in these skills."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Business, Intelligence, People)

"In general, anyone who paid the long distance telephone tax will get the refund on their 2006 federal income tax return. This includes individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Tax, Income, Will)

"The owners don't win by having a lockout. Shutting down your business is not good for anybody and it's certainly not good for the players, it's certainly not good for the fans. And that's most important to us."
- Roger Goodell
(Related: Business, Fans)

"Cities may now bulldoze private citizens' homes, farms and small businesses to make way for shopping malls or other developments."
- Bob Goodlatte
(Related: Cities, May, Now)

"If a lobbyist sets up shop, or a lawyer, in which they're receiving income through what is something like a tax loophole so that it's not counting as corporate income, that is what this is counting as a small business."
- Austan Goolsbee
(Related: Business, Corporate, Tax, Income)

"I believe - I'm not a political expert, but I believe there is a broad consensus, a middle ground if you will, that Democrats and Republicans, business people and workers can agree on, to get this - the economy growing faster, getting people back to work."
- Austan Goolsbee
(Related: Business, Work, People, Democrats, Economy, Republicans, Will, Workers)

"For policy makers interested in using tax policy to stimulate investments or especially to smooth business cycle fluctuations, the results are not promising."
- Austan Goolsbee
(Related: Business, Policy, Tax, Results)

"I long for the day when advertising will become a business for a grown man."
- Howard Luck Gossage
(Related: Business, Advertising, Day, Man, Will)

"It would be great to take one city street and turn it into a pedestrian corridor and see what kind of effect it has on the businesses in that area - It's the future I think."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: Effect, Future)

"But certainly the laser proved to be what I realized it was going to be. At that moment in my life I was too ignorant in business law to be able to do it right, and if I did it over again probably the same damn thing would happen."
- Gordon Gould
(Related: Business, Life, Law, Right)

"There's nobody in show business that I dislike so I wouldn't want to get in there to hurt anybody."
- Robert Goulet
(Related: Business, Hurt, Want)

"There are two reasons why I'm in show business, and I'm standing on both of them."
- Betty Grable
(Related: Business)

"To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Business, Time, Nothing)

"I would give relief from the first $10,000 of the payroll tax. I would allow small businesses to accelerate depreciation so they would have an incentive to buy now rather than defer. I would also give to the states $40 billion of relief."
- Bob Graham
(Related: First, Tax, Now, states)

"Detainee policy in this war is hard, it's complicated, but we must get it right. We would be better off as a nation if we could close Gitmo safely and start a new prison that he could use that the world would see as a better way to doing business."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Business, War, Policy, Nation, Prison, Right, World)

"Dressing up is inevitably a substitute for good ideas. It is no coincidence that technically inept business types are known as 'suits'."
- Paul Graham
(Related: Business, Ideas)

"Small-business customers are very conservative and very cheap. We don't have to explain ourselves for the most part."
- Paul Graham
(Related: Conservative)

"Actually, everything has been said in print... it's a battle of giants and it's something that Walt would say is none of your business - go right on and create the best you can."
- Joe Grant
(Related: Business, Battle, Giants, Right)

"My juices needed restoring. I needed a sabbatical from the record business."
- Norman Granz
(Related: Business)

"I may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all."
- Catherine the Great
(Related: Business, May, Will)

"In every interview I've got to explain something about being white but still being into hip hop. It's gone way beyond the musical aspect of the business. And I'm as critical about music as everybody else is."
- Brian Austin Green
(Related: Music, Business, Being)

"I'm in the retail business, not the circus business."
- Philip Green
(Related: Business)

"Some go on to trade schools or get further training for jobs they are interested in. Some go into the arts, some are craftsmen, some take a little time out to travel, and some start their own businesses. But our graduates find and work at what they want to do."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Time, Work, Travel, Jobs, Schools, Trade, Training, Want)

"When you are led by values, it doesn't cost your business, it helps your business."
- Jerry Greenfield
(Related: Business, Values)

"Now, when we face a problem like global warming, and you understand that the biggest impacts on global warming come from business and industry, I think business needs to take a leading role."
- Jerry Greenfield
(Related: Business, Global warming, Leading, Needs, Now)

"Business can be a source of progressive change."
- Jerry Greenfield
(Related: Business, Change)

"I was a good amateur but only an average professional. I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I could rise in the music business, so I left the band and enrolled at New York University."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Music, Business, University)

"It's been said that government doesn't create jobs, business does. For the most part, this is true. But government creates the environment in which businesses can excel and expand."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Business, Government, Environment, Jobs)

"I was employed as an investigator and my particular team, we were investigating the role of the business community in the genocide and we identified a bunch of leaders of the business community and I investigated two people."
- Tony Greig
(Related: Business, People, Community, Genocide, Leaders)

"That my business success is equal to my personal life."
- Merv Griffin
(Related: Business, Life, Success)

"That I would rather be in another business where a bad cold wouldn't put me out of work."
- Merv Griffin
(Related: Business, Work)

"You know Texas is - even more now that Enron has bit the dust - it's held up on the back of small businesses."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Enron, Now)

"The business manager was doing fine back in his office while they were out on the line, hungry. And, so they started to see a lot of that and there was, that maybe the leadership had its own cause. More so than the miners, you know, it was like a power struggle."
- Richard Grimes
(Related: Business, Leadership, Power, Manager, Cause, Office, Struggle)

"We're on the path of creating monopoly business practices out of copyright law."
- Robin Gross
(Related: Business, Law)

"The cult of individuality and personality, which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself, is really a business. The greater the 'genius' of the personage, the greater the profit."
- George Grosz
(Related: Business, Individuality, Personality, Poets, Profit)

"Show business offers more solid promises than Catholicism."
- John Guare
(Related: Business, Catholicism, Promises)

"Nevada once again has shown double digit increases in tax revenue... Nevada continues to show economic stability with its desirable business climate and booming tourism sector."
- Kenny Guinn
(Related: Business, Climate, Tax, Stability)

"I'm lucky to be in this business. I'm very grateful."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: Business)

"Music has always been an important thing to me in my life and understand I've worked in the music business."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Business, Life, Music)

"Show business is one of those things that people can use to get themselves out of the lower rung of society."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Business, Society, People)

"My husband used to take care of the business part of this, and after he died I found I wasn't really any good at it. I hate remembering who owes me what and bugging them if they haven't paid me."
- Jane Haddam
(Related: Business, HusbCare, Hate)

"Well, you can't trust most people in this game, period; it can be a very shady business."
- Marvin Hagler
(Related: Business, Trust, People)

"The big missing part of the jig-saw is to get the assembly back up and running here in Northern Ireland, to get shared government back in business, that is my objective, and we await the IRA statement to see if this will trigger a new dawn."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Government, Business, Dawn, Ireland, Running, Will)

"The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as a single business concern."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: Business, Concern, Desire, Extreme, Nation)

"The more business one has, the more you are able to accomplish, for you learn to economize your time."
- Matthew Hale
(Related: Business, Time)

"Punctuality is the soul of business."
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
(Related: Business, Soul, Punctuality)

"I certainly know there are people in positions of power in the business who lack imagination and, perhaps as a result of that, think of me as 'David'. But I wouldn't really want to work with those people, you know?"
- Michael C. Hall
(Related: Business, Imagination, Power, Work, People, Result, Want)

"Buzz and the right publicist are not only important but crucial in show business."
- Halston
(Related: Business, Right)

"For the last five years I've been in the production business."
- Chico Hamilton
(Related: Business, Production, Years)

"The problem that I have is with the music business. For some reason it seems almost impossible to get anything, any music, released which includes improvisation or soloing."
- Jan Hammer
(Related: Music, Business, Reason)

"Thanks for the information about what we call business."
- Dashiell Hammett
(Related: Business, Information)

"We cannot certainly, have any excuse either for taking any thing that belongs to our masters without their leave, or for being unfaithful in their business."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: Business, Being)

"The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions."
- John Hancock
(Related: Business, Ability, Actions, Influence)

"We didn't know how to run a business, but we had dreams and talent."
- Ruth Handler
(Related: Dreams, Business, Talent)

"I've never been good in the financial and business arenas. I handle the creative side of things."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Business, Financial)

"The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and influence their actions. A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life."
- John Hannah
(Related: Business, Life, Ability, Actions, Influence)

"The government must do all it can to help reduce interest rates for business."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Business, Government, Help, Interest)

"My view on issues is based on common sense, and my experience as a mother of four children, as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Experience, Mother, Children, Common sense, Fish, Running)

"Radio is a really strange business now, too. There's a very narrow door and a very few people control what gets played."
- Taylor Hanson
(Related: Business, People, Control, Now)

"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Business, Vision, Completion, Leaders)

"I'm in the business to push it. I'm not likely to be attracted to characters I've already done."
- Mark Harmon
(Related: Business)

"We have in this country a federal government that increasingly is engaged in trying to determine which business, which regions, which industries will succeed, which will not through a whole range of economic development, regional development corporate subsidization programs."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Business, Development, Corporate, Country, Succeed, Trying, Will)

"I was quite ready to accept certain restrictions on the United States. After all, there was a great dollar shortage. It was quite clear that the more prosperous Europe became, the more business there would be in the United States."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Business, Europe, states, United)

"That's probably a problem for some people in this business, they don't like to listen."
- Desmond Harrington
(Related: Business, People)

"He asked my girlfriend if we could come over and sing some of the songs that we had written, which we did. After he heard the songs, he said that he knew someone in the record business by the name of Bob Shad."
- Phil Harris
(Related: Business, Girlfriend, Name, Songs)

"We were not given any statistics as to how many records were pressed on the blue label. I used to ask Bob Shad how we were going to get paid from record sales and what I got for an answer was not to worry about the business end of the deal."
- Phil Harris
(Related: Business, End, Sales, Statistics, Worry)

"The principles we live by, in business and in social life, are the most important part of happiness."
- Harry Harrison
(Related: Business, Happiness, Life, Principles)

"Music has become a bigger business, and with that there is more pressure to succeed; I think that it creates a negative pressure for being creative."
- Jerry Harrison
(Related: Music, Business, Negative, Being, Pressure, Succeed)

"We wanted to enjoy what we were doing and we had business things we had to straighten out and personnel problems and it sort of took a little time to do it."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: Business, Time, Problems)

"Many have been with the show for years, and they have sources in the business, so we do know things, but until it is verified, we don't run with the story."
- Mary Hart
(Related: Business, Years)

"I find too often in the wrestling business, you just wrestle, get to the hotel, make your money. Sometimes I have to stop and remind myself to enjoy my life and not just rush through."
- Owen Hart
(Related: Life, Business, Money, Wrestling)

"I owe a lot to my dad, just for having provided the wrestling business for us to get into."
- Owen Hart
(Related: Business, Dad, Wrestling)

"Baseball just a came as simple as a ball and bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. A sport, a business and sometimes almost even a religion."
- Ernie Harwell
(Related: Business, Religion, American, Baseball, Spirit)

"The Tort Tax adds to the cost of everything we buy because businesses and manufacturers have to cover themselves and their employees - just in case they get sued by a greedy personal injury lawyer."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Employees, Tax, Injury)

"Our economy is creating jobs and giving businesses the conditions they need to invest and succeed."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Economy, Giving, Jobs, Succeed)

"One way we gave small businesses more money to invest was by extending tax provisions on expensing. This allows businesses to immediately write off things like equipment, without being burdened by depreciation requirements."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Money, Being, Tax)

"With the permanent elimination of this tax, farmers and business owners will have the sense of security they need to plan for the financial future of their business or farm and their family."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Business, Family, Financial, Future, Tax, Security, Sense, Will)

"With my support, the House of Representatives recently voted to permanently repeal the death tax so that family farms and businesses can be passed down to children and grandchildren."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Death, Family, Children, Tax, Support)

"In six short years, small business owners and family farmers will once again be assessed a tax on the value of their property at the time of their death, despite having paid taxes throughout their lifetime."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Business, Family, Time, Death, Tax, Property, Taxes, Value, Will, Years)

"I hope that the Senate acts quickly to pass this legislation so that Americans will no longer worry about having to sell the family farm or business to pay taxes after the death of a loved one."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Business, Death, Family, Hope, Americans, Legislation, Senate, Taxes, Will, Worry)

"The fact is... our doors have not exactly been knocked down by companies willing to defend Microsoft's business practices."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: Business, Fact)

"I'd just like to inspire people to be themselves and do what they want and not conform to the rigid guidelines of the music or entertainment business."
- Juliana Hatfield
(Related: Business, Music, People, Entertainment, Want)

"The TV business is soul crushing, talent destroying and human being destroying."
- Olivia De Havilland
(Related: Business, Talent, Soul, Being)

"And also, more and more businesses really want to do the right thing. They feel better about themselves, their workers feel better, and so do their customers. I think this is equally true in the transnational corporations, but it is harder to express in those situations."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Corporations, Right, Want, Workers)

"Businesses who are members of Businesses for Social Responsibility or the Social Venture Network are internalizing costs on a voluntary basis and therefore raising their costs of doing business, but their competitors are not required to."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Business, Network, Responsibility)

"'The bigtime for you is just around the corner.' They told me that first in 1952 - boy, it's been a long corner. If I don't hit the bigtime in the next 25 or 30 years, I'm gonna pack in the music business and become a full-time gigolo."
- Ronnie Hawkins
(Related: Business, Music, First, Years)

"Know the business, learn the business, own something."
- Isaac Hayes
(Related: Business)

"With over 1 billion users and counting worldwide, the Internet has quickly become a critical place for individuals, business communities and governments to share and distribute information."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Business, Information, Internet)

"I am less disposed to think of a West Point education as requisite for this business than I was at first. Good sense and energy are the qualities required."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Business, Education, Energy, First, Sense)

"The bold enterprises are the successful ones. Take counsel of hopes rather than of fears to win in this business."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Business, Successful)

"Low unemployment numbers are clear indicators that Republican tax relief and economic policies are spurring growth and helping businesses hire new workers while providing American families with job security."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Growth, American, Tax, Job, Numbers, Republican, Security, Unemployment, Workers)

"The minimum wage was due for an increase, but it was important that we offset its cost to small businesses."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Wage)

"I always knew, that in some way, I'd be connected to, and involved in, the music business."
- Jeff Healey
(Related: Business, Music)

"Listen, little boy. In this business, there's only one law you gotta follow to keep outta trouble. Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doin' it."
- Ben Hecht
(Related: Business, First, Law, Trouble)

"I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Business, Fire)

"I've lectured at the Harvard Business School several times."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Business, School)

"Not only did I enjoy the creative side of Playboy and enjoy being surrounded by people who are curious about life, but I also love the analytical and hard business side of it."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Business, Love, Life, People, Being)

"I came to Playboy not expecting to stay. But after five years, I found myself really enjoying the business world, and I realized I had some skill."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Business, Skill, World, Years)

"Billy not only had a distinguished career in the Legislature, but he also has great business instincts and has done exceedingly well making investment decisions in both stocks and private ventures such as real estate."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Business, Career, Decisions, Investment)

"But maybe because the dot-com world gives people positions at a younger age, and many women are prominent in this business, it will help change the view about who can run big companies."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Change, Women, Age, Business, People, Help, Will, World)

"God will forgive me; that's his business."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Business, God, Will)

"We have to be a state where business is welcome and jobs are created. We have to demand value for what is spent and we need to continue to resist a lottery."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Business, Jobs, State, Value)

"I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Business, Wisdom, God, Decisions)

"It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Business)

"I worked with practically everybody in the business in all of the years in NBC, but I worked personally many years with people like Crosby and Sinatra, so of course that was a great ground school for me."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Business, People, School, Years)

"I recorded with Sinatra, but the recording business is a very strange strata right now."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Business, Now, Right)

"If you don't operate it as a business, you aren't going to be around very long."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Business)

"We try to say it's creative and in a manner it is creative, but it is a business, because today, with the cost factor in crossing the boundaries that you do."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Business, Today)

"Well, in our business, it's a very tough profession."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Business, Profession)

"I'm fortunate that I've been in this business long enough that I've earned the right to be left alone by my record company."
- Don Henley
(Related: Business, Company, Right)

"It is not fit the public trusts should be lodged in the hands of any, till they are first proved and found fit for the business they are to be entrusted with."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Business, First, Public)

"Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!"
- O. Henry
(Related: Art, Business, Family, Love, Patriotism, Religion, Man, Nothing, Shadows, Words)

"It's a business you go into because your an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Business, Profession)

"If the business community and political elite want to go to war they find it easy to mobilize domestic consent."
- Edward S. Herman
(Related: Business, War, Community, Want)

"I don't have the inclinations that other people seem to have as far as the business is concerned."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: Business, People)

"The Jews had, as a matter of fact, long been all along the most ingenious entrepreneurs. It was only our own future that we had never built upon a business basis."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Business, Entrepreneurs, Fact, Future)

"The trouble with movies as a business is that it's an art, and the trouble with movies as art is that it's a business."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: Art, Business, Movies, Trouble)

"All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties."
- William Reddington Hewlett
(Related: Business, Beliefs)

"You looked at Stanford or Harvard, or the University of Colorado, these were powerful engines just turning out people ready to create and grow businesses."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: People, University)

"In the restaurant business, you never want to have enemies, whereas it seems that many politicians judge their success by how high their enemies are and whether they can show that they can hold their ground and give a punch for every punch they take."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Success, Business, Enemies, Politicians, Want)

"If you had ever heard my album you would know that I could never consider the music business!"
- Dwayne Hickman
(Related: Music)

"Some couples could not work together but we enjoy working on our projects and building our art business."
- Dwayne Hickman
(Related: Art, Business, Work, Building, Projects)

"That's what show business is, sincere insincerity."
- Benny Hill
(Related: Business, Insincerity)

"Faculty met, and after the usual business, some conversation was had about certain students being addicted to drinking, and it was reported that a citizen of the village had informed a member of the Faculty that there was a good deal of drinking this term among the students."
- Daniel H. Hill
(Related: Business, Being, Conversation, Drinking, Students)

"Nashville was totally different than I ever dreamed. I had only seen the music business on television and been to a couple of concerts. I had no clue."
- Faith Hill
(Related: Business, Music, Television)

"Well, we're in show business, and I have been making a living in this business a long time and inevitably it means taking what it is that you've done and hopefully you're showing it to a lot of people who like it."
- Walter Hill
(Related: Business, Time, People, Living)

"And at that point, I think my experience in covering the subject helped me. I think editors felt comfortable with the idea of me telling this story because I had demonstrated that I know this business pretty well."
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Related: Business, Experience, Idea, Editors, Pretty)

"America cannot turn its back on the economic future and women-owned businesses are part of that future."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Women, America, Future)

"Closing the gap for women entrepreneurs should be a priority for the federal government - and yet the Small Business Administration has failed in their promise to women business owners."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Business, Government, Women, Entrepreneurs, Promise)

"I always smoked cigars. I've smoked cigars with everybody in show business."
- Al Hirt
(Related: Business)

"The closest thing to a law of nature in business is that form has an affinity for expense, while substance has an affinity for income."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Business, Nature, Income, Law)

"Nowadays, business is all about productivity - and our folks produce."
- John Hoeven
(Related: Business, Productivity)

"Businesses must invest in products and people in order to create new wealth."
- John Hoeven
(Related: People, Wealth, Order)

"If we're going to create the best business climate to create higher paying jobs and retain our young people, we're going to have to build a workforce prepared for the opportunities of the future."
- John Hoeven
(Related: Business, People, Climate, Future, Jobs)

"We must have more union members in this country to fight the political and business forces that are undermining workers in this country. The AFL-CIO has chosen the opposite approach by planning to throw even more money at politicians."
- James P. Hoffa
(Related: Business, Money, Country, Fight, Planning, Politicians, Workers)

"I have a fine level of recognition in the business and among the acting community now, so I consider myself one of the lucky ones. If I didn't think that, there would be something wrong with me. I'm grateful and thankful for what I've got."
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Related: Business, Acting, Community, Now, Wrong)

"I enjoy being part of the entertainment industry, although I'm the laziest person that I've met yet in this business."
- Paul Hogan
(Related: Business, Being, Entertainment)

"I personally felt that his ad hominen attacks on British architects were not the sort of thing a Prince of Wales should be doing because, apart from anything else, they put various people out of business."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Business, People)

"There's no damn business like show business - you have to smile to keep from throwing up."
- Billie Holiday
(Related: Business, Smile)

"I never hurt nobody but myself and that's nobody's business but my own."
- Billie Holiday
(Related: Business, Hurt)

"I thought I was learning about show business. The more painful it was, the more important I thought the experience must be. Hating it, I convinced myself it must be invaluable."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Experience, Business, Thought, Learning)

"Now with all this movie business, everybody's coming around wanting to know everything that's happened since I was four. It's like going to an analyst."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Business, Now)

"I've been doing this for seven and a half years. I've been just bustin' it, trying to break in as an artist in this business. For me, it's still just about the work. I get the scripts and I'm all about that. I don't really even have an idea what that's going to be like."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Business, Work, Idea, Artist, Trying, Years)

"I started in this business on soap operas."
- Lauren Holly
(Related: Business)

"Fortunately we've been shooting in North Carolina which means we're not in LA where you can hear people talking about you and you know so much about what's going on in the business."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: Business, People, Talking)

"I don't really make plans and I just want to be happy and continue with my business and take care of my wife and kids. I want to sit back, relax and enjoy life."
- Larry Holmes
(Related: Business, Life, Wife, Care, Kids, Relax, Want)

"I think that you have to bear in mind that music is about escape, and it's not unreasonable to think the music business would be based around escapism."
- Peter Hook
(Related: Business, Music, Escapism, Mind)

"In my career, people in the record business have been rockin' in the same ol' boat. They all crooks - I'll say it clear and loud - especially the big ones."
- John Lee Hooker
(Related: Business, People, Career)

"It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Business, Government)

"Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Business, Credit, Jobs)

"It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Funny, Business, Help, Oil)

"It is your business when the wall next door catches fire."
- Horace
(Related: Business, Fire)

"I used to go with him and I'd sometimes play, take over from him. That was my first taste of the music business, I suppose, but I was also in the youth orchestra at Johnston Grammar."
- Trevor Horn
(Related: Music, Business, First, Grammar, Play, Taste, Youth)

"My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion, and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Business, Life, Men, Disillusion)

"I feel like I almost didn't grow up in the business, because my parents worked so hard at sheltering us from that. I was raised in Connecticut. And I honestly wasn't aware that my dad was a celebrity until I moved to Los Angeles a year ago."
- Bryce Dallas Howard
(Related: Dad, Business, Celebrity, Parents)

"The people among which I lived - and yet live, mainly - made their living from cotton, wheat, cattle, oil, with the usual percentage of business men and professional men."
- Robert E. Howard
(Related: Business, Men, People, Living, Oil)

"I don't have any love for this business or the game or for acting. This is my day job."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Business, Love, Acting, Day, Job)

"Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Men, Time, Business, Talking)

"Businesses often forget about the culture, and ultimately, they suffer for it because you can't deliver good service from unhappy employees."
- Tony Hsieh
(Related: Culture, Employees, Forget, Service)

"A bigger business is like a cruise ship: There are lots of amenities and you can go a lot further, but it's harder to turn quickly."
- Tony Hsieh
(Related: Business)

"For me, the most fun is change or growth. There are definitely elements of both that I like. Launching a business is kind of like a motorboat: You can go very quickly and turn fast."
- Tony Hsieh
(Related: Business, Change, Growth, Fun)

"Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Art, Business, Science)

"Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Business)

"As you grow up and get educated in the business, you go from, 'I want to do movies' to 'I want to work. In whatever.'"
- Felicity Huffman
(Related: Business, Movies, Work, Want)

"All that non-fiction can do is answer questions. It's fiction's business to ask them."
- Richard Hughes
(Related: Business, Fiction, Questions)

"When you're five years old, and you're running a business that people did not think there was room for, getting attention is not a bad thing. Letting it be known by whatever colorful language is necessary is not a bad thing."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Business, People, Attention, Language, Old, Running, Years)

"It's a battle to be seen in the world of advertisers and in the world of business as a serious force."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Business, Battle, Force, World)

"We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Business, Life, Cities, Danger, Sense)

"Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business, the logical destiny of bores."
- Barry Humphries
(Related: Business, Destiny, School, World)

"We have lost that which has made us great over the generations, and that is the sense of individual and personal responsibility that we can come up, we can pursue our dreams and our aspirations and we won't be blocked by government regulation, by the inability to get a loan as a small business to make our dreams come true."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Business, Dreams, Government, Aspirations, Generations, Responsibility, Sense)

"The rest of the world cares about how we conduct our affairs because they then take that lead. We're the only leader in the world today. Some are wishing us well, others think that we're down and are not going to get back up again, but they are all watching with great interest to see how we conduct our business over the next couple of years."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Business, Leader, Interest, Today, Wishing, World, Years)

"But economic recovery must be earned. And it will be earned by entrepreneurs and it will be earned by small businesses."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Entrepreneurs, Will)

"I was criticized at some level within the Republican Party by those who say government should not be in the economic development business at all. My response is that the only country I know that doesn't have an economic development plan is Papa New Guinea."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Business, Government, Development, Country, Party, Republican)

"There is nothing false or arrogant about German pride in German technical and business skills."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Business, Nothing, Pride)

"If I would be in this business for business, I wouldn't be in this business."
- Sol Hurok
(Related: Business)

"Pretending to be other people is my game and that to me is the essence of the whole business of acting."
- John Hurt
(Related: Business, People, Acting)

"It's an immensely competitive business, and I can tell you the older you get, the parts are fewer, and the people who are proven performers are greater."
- John Hurt
(Related: Business, People)

"But then, you know, I'm very happy, I've got to this stage in my life and I'm not dead. I haven't got married and divorced and done all that palimony business, you know all that mess."
- Michael Hutchence
(Related: Life, Business)

"They thought that I did conceive there was a difference between them and Mr. Cotton... I might say they might preach a covenant of works as did the apostles, but to preach a covenant of works and to be under a covenant of works is another business."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Business, Thought, Difference)

"More than 50% of significant new regulations that impact on business in the UK now emanate from the EU."
- John Hutton
(Related: Business, Now)

"And, in the past, it has been all too easy for legislators to load costs onto business in order to meet broader social goals. And costs for business means costs for consumers."
- John Hutton
(Related: Business, Goals, Legislators, Order, Past)

"Road testing the effects of regulation on European business must become second nature to the European Union."
- John Hutton
(Related: Business, Nature, Road, Testing)

"The Civil Service is a vital economic asset to the UK - firstly, in the way it creates a framework for excellence in service delivery and secondly, in how it helps organise the best way to deliver modern public services on which both businesses and individuals depend."
- John Hutton
(Related: Excellence, Public, Service)

"Here in the UK the government has decided to accept the recommendations of the Better Regulation Task Force to measure and make targeted reductions in the administrative costs - the red tape costs - that regulations impose on business."
- John Hutton
(Related: Business, Government, Force, Measure)

"My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Business, Aspirations, Fact, Facts)

"The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Successful, Man, Old)

"There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Men, Business, Knowledge)

"In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Business, People, End)

"Every business and every product has risks. You can't get around it."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Business)

"What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!"
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Business, Science, Society, Capitalism, Inventions)

"I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!"
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Business, Science, Society, Capitalism, Inventions, Machines)

"You learn in this business: It you want a friend, get a dog."
- Carl Icahn
(Related: Friend, Want)

"The sad thing about any business I suppose, but in mine you see it particularly, is that you're always asked to do what you've already done."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Business)

"I have pretty thick skin, and I think if you're going to be in this business, if you're going to be an actor or a writer, you better have a thick skin."
- John Irving
(Related: Business, Actor, Pretty, Skin, Writer)

"Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Business, Lawyers)

"Our Nation's immigration laws are disrespected both by those who cross our borders illegally and by the businesses that hire those illegal immigrants."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Laws, Nation)

"After 9/11, the businesses in my district and throughout the New York metropolitan area saw firsthand the result of a lack of availability of terrorism insurance."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Result, Terrorism)

"It's very simple. If the American people care about a lot of things including corruption in government, then, in fact, if you use the power to appoint in order to do political business, to clear fields, to save your party money and so on, if it's not a crime - and I believe it is - it certainly is business as usual, politics of corruption."
- Darrell Issa
(Related: Business, Money, Politics, Power, Government, People, American, Care, Corruption, Crime, Fact, Order, Party)

"America has global trade with plenty of nations that provide inexpensive labor, but it's better for us when they're in our own hemisphere, rather than sending that business halfway around the world."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Business, America, Labor, Nations, Trade, World)

"I'm not a kid. You don't get in this business for anonymity. It's not like I have posters of myself on the wall, but at the same time, I'm kind of ready for a little bit of it, but I worry for my little one, and my family - their privacy. That's what I'm more protective of."
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Business, Family, Time, Privacy, Worry)

"And what most people don't understand is the bulk of business in this country is small business."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Business, People, Country)

"The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Legal, Business, Commerce, Credit, Duty)

"If we deliver on those promises, we'll have done our job, and we did it with PSOne, and we certainly did it with PS2, and we are about to do it very rapidly with PSP. This is a whole new business for us, in terms of the handheld market, and we're going about it the right way."
- Ian Jackson
(Related: Business, Job, Promises, Right)

"I love my family very much. I wish I could see them a little more often than I do. But we understand because we're a show business family and we all work."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Business, Family, Love, Work)

"I have a hard time believing athletes are overpriced. If an owner is losing money, give it up. It's a business. I have trouble figuring out why owners would stay in if they're losing money."
- Reggie Jackson
(Related: Money, Time, Business, Athletes, Losing, Trouble)

"That's pretty much why I went into show business because I wanted to have a guitar and sing unaccompanied, that was like my fantasy of the perfect life."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Business, Life, Fantasy, Guitar, Pretty)

"I think actors always retain one foot in the cradle. We're switched on to our youth, to our childhood. We have to be because we're in the business of transferring emotions to other people."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Business, People, Actors, Childhood, Emotions, Youth)

"That business of relaxation, which is so terribly modern today, is all good and well, but my work interests me so much, and is so varied, that many times it seems relaxing when I go from one aspect to another."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Business, Work, Relaxation, Today)

"I don't really count myself as a very sophisticated businessperson. I'm a creative artist. All I know from business I've picked up along the way."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Business, Artist)

"I never really studied business in school. I kind of wish I had, but how boring is that?"
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Business, School)

"Westerns was why I got into the business. I grew up on a small farm in California and all I ever wanted to do was to play gangsters and cowboys in movies."
- Brion James
(Related: Movies, Business, Cowboys, Play)