Quotes and Sayings about Career



"The game has basically not changed since I ended my career."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Career)

"Many of my e-mails have been maliciously taken out of context, another effort by those assaulting my career."
- Jack Abramoff
(Related: Career, Effort)

"Certainly the O.J. Simpson case was a turning point in my career."
- Dan Abrams
(Related: Career)

"For most of my career, I've played roles that were written for other actresses."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Career)

"The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money."
- Marcel Achard
(Related: Money, Virtue, Career, First, Pleasure, Woman, Writer)

"If I had not passed through trial - through passion, one could say - through these years so painful and so rich, I don't believe I could take on my life and my career as I do today."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Life, Career, Passion, Today, Years)

"I think one of the greatest joys I have now in my career and in my profession is to be playing at an age where I can appreciate it more than I used to... It's a whole different lens you look through the older you get."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Age, Career, Now, Profession)

"The long, cold Minnesota winters instilled in me a fascination for exotic far off places; I aspired toward a career in tropical diseases and world health problems."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Health, Career, Problems, World)

"Right now I'm pretty single... My career is my boyfriend."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Boyfriend, Career, Now, Pretty, Right)

"If my career detour from special education to singing has done one thing, it has afforded me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Career, Difference, Singing)

"In 1969, at the age of 19, I was lucky enough to work with George C. Scott in the definitive portrayal of his career over a period of many months and several countries on the definitive film version of Patton's WWII career."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Age, Work, Career, Countries, Film, Months)

"When I was straight, I had the courage and energy to become an actress. I owe my career to my will to stop using."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Courage, Career, Energy, Will)

"I'm not a career woman."
- June Allyson
(Related: Career, Woman)

"I guess when you have that one monster season, it's good because you're recognized. If it weren't for that season, not as many people would know about my career. But it also kind of diminishes what I did in other years."
- Brady Anderson
(Related: People, Career, Years)

"I started a big part of my career in Vegas."
- Louie Anderson
(Related: Career)

"I love singing, and I came to absolutely adore it in the later part of my career."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Love, Career, Singing)

"So don't think in reality I am a singer, I think I am a human being that has sung always all her life, and has learned a little to sing, and has found herself in the middle of a career."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Life, Being, Career, Reality)

"I like what it is to sing, or to be with the others singing, to make music, but the fuss and all the things that are the exterior part of a career, has never interested me."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Music, Career, Singing)

"But I think it is more difficult to do a career as a lieder singer, and there have been less lieder singers."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Career)

"But I have never wanted to be a singer, because the exterior part of a career, I don't like very much."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Career)

"And finally I begin to have such a success in my examinations that I found myself in a career you see."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Success, Career)

"My life and career is my own adventure."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Life, Adventure, Career)

"Everyone seemed to be doing well except me and my career. And my accent was no helping me any."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: Career)

"There's always been a lot of pressure and tension on the line. If 'Pi' didn't work out, I have no idea what my career would be. I don't think I would have gotten another shot at it. If 'Requiem for a Dream' didn't work out, they would have called me a 'one-hit wonder with a sophomore slump'."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Work, Idea, Dream, Career, Pressure, Tension, Wonder)

"After doing this, going away, trying other things and working on other shows, this character, and working within Days of Our Lives, has been one of the most enjoyable experiences in my career."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Character, Career, Trying)

"I would love to be able to pursue music as a career but honestly, I'm just not good enough."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Love, Music, Career)

"I never could have planned this, and now I'm in my ideal situation career-wise and just sort of where I am in my life, and I'm super happy with how everything's going."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Life, Career, Now)

"I never pursued a career relentlessly."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Career)

"Not so much in Canada, but certainly in the US, as I'm sure you know, money is all, and if they can get another 26 programs of the same thing even though it advances the culture or those actor's careers not at all it doesn't matter."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Money, Actor, Canada, Careers, Culture)

"Catholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Family, Careers, Community, Help, School, Variety, Will)

"I have never taken more than two weeks to record an album throughout my career."
- Ginger Baker
(Related: Career)

"The impact of the magazine was very strong. As I said, it portrayed dinosaurs as part of the geological history, part of the story of life on earth. It struck that paleontology was the career for me."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: Life, History, Career, Earth)

"The only people who have control over their careers are the ones you see on the covers of magazines. Everyone else is just plodding along making a living. The key is not to live over your means and overdo it."
- Adam Baldwin
(Related: People, Control, Careers, Key, Living)

"Let's face facts, this is visual medium, there's a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don't make a career out of that anymore as an actor."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: People, Actor, Career, Facts, Trouble)

"I'm very focused on the world and my career and my Porsche turbo and making money and Stevie B. Inc. I'm just living according to the standards of the world."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Money, Career, Living, World)

"I've never worried about what audiences would accept or had a game plan regarding the career. I never had an idea of how I should look to my fans or anybody else."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Idea, Audiences, Career, Fans)

"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)

"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 was backstage in Paris and saw Cindy Crawford doing House Of Style. I thought, I would love to to be in control of my career."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Love, Thought, Control, Career, Paris, Style)

"People always ask me if I'm going to stop modeling because I have started an acting career. I hope to continue to model for years to come."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: People, Hope, Acting, Career, Years)

"You can't model for the rest of your life, so it is important to diversify your career."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Life, Career, Rest)

"When I was about to break a world record and become well known, my mother used to say that for her the important thing was for me to become a doctor - a career which had not been possible in her generation and in her society. Sport was something to be set aside."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Society, Mother, Career, World)

"I was involved in music, acting, and some running, but my firm wish was to become a doctor. That was the formative age when I had decided on the pattern of my career."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Age, Music, Acting, Career, Running)

"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)

"Mike Nichols asked if I would do The Birdcage. Mike and I are dear friends but he had never offered me a feature role in a movie. My television career opened other doors for me."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Career, Friends, Television)

"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)

"To get a job where the only thing you have to do in your career is to make people laugh-well, it's the best job in the world."
- Ronnie Barker
(Related: People, Career, Job, World)

"I go a lot to see young people downtown in little theaters. It's great. If you start somebody's career, it's so exciting."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: People, Career)

"I have always tried to work according to what affects me, to a script that I like because it touches me in some way, without deliberately pursuing a commercial career or a particular image."
- Alan Bates
(Related: Work, Career)

"It would make me a lot happier if I could meet up again next year with as many friends as possible from all over the world who I've met during my career. That's where the great opportunity lies, for me personally, in our role as World Cup host."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Opportunity, Career, Friends, Lies, World)

"My whole career I'm used to playing a lot of games."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: Career, Games)

"I wanted to be Anthony Hopkins and ended up being neither a film star nor having a career on the stage."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Being, Career, Film)

"I haven't strength of mind not to need a career."
- Ruth Benedict
(Related: Strength, Career, Mind)

"I've been so fortunate because I never really had ups and downs as far as my career. Ninety-nine percent of the time, I've been sold out all over the world."
- Tony Bennett
(Related: Time, Career, World)

"We want to christen every city that Kris has played in during his professional career."
- Anna Benson
(Related: Career, Want)

"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)

"As my career has progressed, I've had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn't change my desire to entertain folks. That's really who I am."
- George Benson
(Related: Change, Career, Cats, Desire, Jazz, Pleasure)

"My whole career from the early 70s on has been mind-blowing. I didn't imagine in my life that I would ever be considered a guitar player first of all because I started off as a singer."
- George Benson
(Related: Life, Career, First, Guitar, Mind)

"I decided that my means were sufficient to enable me to devote myself to botany, a determination which I never, during the long period of my subsequent career, had on any occasion any reason to repent of."
- George Bentham
(Related: Determination, Career, Reason)

"I have never forgotten my days as an Eagle Scout. I didn't know it at the time, but what really came out of my Scouting was learning how to lead and serve the community. It has come in handy in my career in government."
- Lloyd Bentsen
(Related: Government, Time, Career, Community, Learning, Scouting)

"I'm probably satisfied with my career 80 percent of the time."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Time, Career)

"By that time I was hooked on a career in academic research instead of one in the pharmaceutical industry that I had originally considered in deciding to get a PhD."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Time, Career, Research)

"I got the role I loved the most at a point in my career when most women are being phased out."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Women, Being, Career)

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

"I was feeling real good and real manly. Until a real cowboy walked by and told me I had my hat on backwards. So much for my career as a cowboy."
- Michael Biehn
(Related: Career, Feeling)

"I am strongly pro-life, and have fought to protect the rights of the unborn my entire career. I will continue to fight for this cause because I value the sanctity of all human life."
- Rob Bishop
(Related: Life, Career, Cause, Fight, Rights, Value, Will)

"Nothing is a career move. Everything I've done this year has so not been a career move."
- Cilla Black
(Related: Career, Nothing)

"We're in the dark ages if J-Lo can have a music career because of her ass. And let's face it, that's it."
- Jack Black
(Related: Music, Career)

"I had pretty much raised my kids and my first wife and I were divorced, so I began, in earnest, to start my musical career again. Going for the big record deal and all of that."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Wife, Career, First, Kids, Pretty)

"I was hoping for it to be possibly a movie career as I still would like to see that happen. I enjoyed making 200 Motels and did try out for a few things when I lived in LA, but nothing ever happened. I'm still hoping though."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Career, Nothing)

"I am the least intimidating person. I think I would have done better in my career if I were a little more intimidating. Even the maid who comes to work for me once a week has found out that she can just trample over me... I'm a Cancer! We are not ferocious people."
- Karen Black
(Related: Work, People, Career)

"I'd hate to be a songwriter starting a career today."
- Otis Blackwell
(Related: Career, Hate, Today)

"Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Goals, Careers)

"It was only when I realized how actors have the power to move people that I decided to pursue acting as a career."
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: Power, People, Acting, Actors, Career)

"And the sad truth is that nobody wants me to write comedy. The Exorcist not only ended that career, it expunged all memory of its existence."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Truth, Career, Comedy, Existence, Memory)

"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)

"My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Life, Career, Childhood, Knight, Play)

"I'm trying to mix the cool, independent stuff with the big stuff, but it's been difficult finding the right roles. It's been an interesting ride as far as my career pendulum is concerned."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Career, Right, Trying)

"I'm still at the beginning of my career. It's all a little new, and I'm still learning as I go."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Beginning, Career, Learning)

"Until this movie I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already, and am ready for this phase of my career."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Career, Knight)

"Like any parents, mine wanted me to have a secure job with a regular wage and career prospects. And the one job my father knew of, that he'd had experience of himself, was the army, so he could help me in that direction."
- James Blunt
(Related: Experience, Father, Army, Career, Direction, Help, Job, Parents, Wage)

"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)

"My career is an open book, but my life is not."
- Barry Bonds
(Related: Life, Career, Open)

"I have a desire to create more film, more beauty, more art, more love, but I don't feel desperate. It's not about creating or building a career."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Art, Beauty, Love, Building, Career, Desire, Film)

"The profession of a prostitute is the only career in which the maximum income is paid to the newest apprentice."
- William Booth
(Related: Career, Income, Profession)

"Respectable people do not write music or make love as a career."
- Alexander Borodin
(Related: Love, Music, People, Career)

"In terms of my career, I am glad about the steps and moves that I have made."
- Caprice Bourret
(Related: Career)

"My whole career - I have been really lucky."
- Caprice bourret
(Related: Career)

"An unexpected benefit of my career in biochemistry has been travel."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Travel, Career)

"I am very fortunate to have a career. I always have to act. I don't know if I'll have a career to support it for the rest of my life, but I know I'll always act."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Life, Act, Career, Rest, Support)

"That taught me one lesson which is that you're naive to believe that bands can change the world. Bands are very naive to think that just if their audience thinks that they can change the world, that they can. That was quite a lesson for my career, really."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Change, Career, World)

"I do think that, for instance, we've been very lucky to have theatrical careers and be associated with Shakespeare which sometimes gives you a kind of bogus kudos."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Careers, Shakespeare)

"The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically gaurantee hit records."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Music, Careers, Name, Names)

"I've made a career over the last seventeen years of mostly playing men in uniform, especially cops. The one thing for an actor that is death, is if you're bored. The boredom will show in your work."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Men, Work, Death, Actor, Boredom, Career, Will, Years)

"It is this conception of the unity of the human career which is perhaps the greatest achievement of historical study, since it gained a place analogous to that of natural science."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Science, Achievement, Career, Study, Unity)

"No matter how famous and established they were or however blessed they were with great songs or long careers, if they lived alone, they lived alone. That's not the way I wanted to live prior to the tour or after."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Careers, Famous, Songs)

"I had a hard time publishing my books in the beginning of my career, because editors were afraid what people would think of THEM, personally, if their name was associated with me."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Time, People, Beginning, Books, Career, Editors, Name, Publishing)

"The only time in my career prior to that I played an evil character was in 'The Twilight Zone'."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Time, Character, Career, Evil, Twilight, Zone)

"Most child actors go through that. Unless you can transition into an adult star, your career is over."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Actors, Career)

"You will die but the carbon will not; its career does not end with you. It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Life, Time, Career, End, May, Will)

"There is no other occupation in the world that so closely resembled enslavement as the career of a film star."
- Louise Brooks
(Related: Career, Film, Occupation, World)

"Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Successful, Career, Envy, Now, Woman)

"The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice."
- Harry Browne
(Related: War, Government, Career, Choice, Misfortune, Poverty)

"I plan on staying at Alabama for the rest of my career. I guarantee that I'll be here for you through it all, regardless of what happens."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Career, Rest)

"I have spoken with many former athletes, and they tell me the best time they had was in sports. I listen to them and use their experience in my career."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Experience, Time, Sports, Athletes, Career)

"Once it becomes impossible for members of Congress to make a career of legislative service, the temptation to bend a vote for whatever reason may yield to the better angels of their nature."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Nature, Angels, Career, Congress, May, Reason, Service, Temptation, Vote, Yield)

"I felt Brighton was a perfect ending to a really interesting career."
- Harold Budd
(Related: Career, Ending)

"Dancing is a tough career, but I'm glad I spent it at the Royal Ballet."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Ballet, Career, Dancing)

"An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married."
- Billie Burke
(Related: Work, Career, Emotions, Merriment, Public, Tears, Tribute)

"There is no reason why marriage should necessarily compel an actress to forego her career."
- Billie Burke
(Related: Marriage, Career, Reason)

"Even if I went off to some other career, I hope I would still be doing Coen films."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Hope, Career)

"Any first lady can do whatever they want to do. In this country, people expect them to work on whatever they want or to have a career of their own."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Work, People, Career, Country, First, Lady, Want)

"You know, my parents have always been incredibly supportive. I'm an only child, so we're very close. There's just the three of us. They're exceptional parents but also great friends. My father was able to take his hobby, photography, and turn it into a beautiful career. So when they saw how much I loved acting, they were 100 percent behind me."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Father, Acting, Career, Friends, Parents, Photography)

"The bottom line is that these athletes tend to be safer investments because they really value their marketing opportunities. They don't make as much money as during their active careers."
- Dick Butkus
(Related: Money, Athletes, Careers, Marketing, Value)

"Where I am now, you're very much at everybody else's mercy. You have no control over your career in a lot of ways. It's just important to know what your own goals are, because that's empowering."
- Rose Byrne
(Related: Control, Goals, Career, Mercy, Now)

"I started at Pillsbury as a manager in one of their analysis functions, then worked my way up the corporate ladder to become vice president. Moving to Burger King was an important moment in my career."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Manager, Career, Corporate, President, Vice)

"Oh, what a shock. My career must be slipping. This is the first time I've been available to pick up an award."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Time, Career, First)

"All of the sudden the audiences started getting younger and the spread of the attendance was really wide. I think it's as a result of the records selling more that they started following our careers."
- John Cale
(Related: Selling, Audiences, Careers, Result)

"I am not unhappy that my contribution was not recognized. I am sure it helped my career."
- John Cameron
(Related: Career)

"My recording career has luckily run the gamut of recording environments."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Career)

"Many of our nation's great leaders began their careers at a service academy. I encourage anyone interested in a rewarding college experience or military career to apply as soon as possible."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Experience, Career, Careers, College, Leaders, Military, Nation, Service)

"The education that prepared me was my general education classes, which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate, but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge that makes a career as a writer possible."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Career, Writer)

"I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Money, Being, Career, Writing)

"And, so I set my goals on astronaut because, as a military aviator, it was, I considered that to be about the peak of a flying career."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Goals, Career, Flying, Military)

"I could do exploration in this particular career field, and it was a goal that, even if I didn't reach it, it was so high it seemed almost impossible, but even if I didn't reach it, I would still have a good time and a very satisfying career."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Time, Goal, Career, Exploration)

"I consider myself to be very fortunate in my career, my timing has worked out."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Career)

"I hope to be around past the 90's. I don't want to just be categorized as one of this era. My goal is to have a career that stands."
- Mariah Carey
(Related: Goal, Hope, Career, Past, Want)

"And I didn't, that's why my career was very short lived."
- Kitty Carlisle
(Related: Career)

"When I did small films like Lily and Buenos Vista, everyone thought my career would be ruined."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Thought, Career)

"One could make money and get a career going with a low-budget horror film about killers attacking on holidays. It is always flattering to have somebody copy you."
- John Carpenter
(Related: Money, Career, Film, Holidays, Horror)

"So I think that if I do feel more freedom right now in my career, it's not so much because I have less at stake but more a sense that I've learned more."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Career, Freedom, Now, Right, Sense)

"As far as feeling freedom in my career now versus five years ago... I think if I feel any more free it's simply because of the experiences that I've had, and the wisdom I've accumulated from that time."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Time, Wisdom, Career, Feeling, Freedom, Now, Years)

"I absolutely want to have a career where you make'em laugh and make'em cry. It's all theater."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Career, Theater, Want)

"I've arrived at the place if I'm not taking a career risk, I'm not happy. If I'm scared, then I know I'm being challenged."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Being, Career, Risk)

"It was such a leap in my career when 'Truman Show' came along. It's always been a long process for me insofar as recognition goes, but that's OK because you appreciate it when it comes."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Career)

"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)

"Eventually I lost the idea that I could have a career. I thought I was too old."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Thought, Idea, Career, Old)

"People have lots of misconceptions about me. My mum, who is half French and half Spanish, gets outraged when I'm called quintessentially English. I owe my looks to my mum-which was 90 percent of getting my first job. And, some people would argue, 90 percent of my entire career."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: People, Career, English, First, Job)

"My father still is a lawyer, and my mom was a teacher and then later a career counselor."
- Steve Case
(Related: Mom, Father, Career)

"I've been able to go on and have a successful career on Broadway and certainly the last five years in Las Vegas have been amazing."
- David Cassidy
(Related: Successful, Career, Years)

"Although I've had several major career changes, I was extremely hesitant about making some of them."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Career)

"I get constant reminders from fans who equate that game and my career as one and the same."
- Wilt Chamberlain
(Related: Career, Fans)

"I don't want to be an action star, an action star's life is so short. I want my life to get longer, I want my career to get longer."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Life, Action, Career, Want)

"I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Career, Public)

"I never considered a career in broadcasting, not even as a kid."
- Josh Charles
(Related: Career)

"I will always have a career. I believe in working. I don't believe that taking care of your house and children is enough for a woman. You don't feel complete."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Care, Career, Children, Will, Woman)

"Some people make a career out of doing one thing, but I wanted to diversify my body of work."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Work, People, Body, Career)

"Unless you are really grounded and have a true sense of reality, you can get lost in that and a lot of people do and that's why you see so many people with successful careers but with destructive lives."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: People, Successful, Careers, Reality, Sense)

"There is no one area of chemical engineering that specifically helped me in my career as an astronaut, it was more the general education in engineering. Also, it was a very difficult and rigorous course. So, it made me strong and resourceful."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Education, Career, Engineering)

"One state retiree, 49 years old, paid, over the course of his entire career, a total of $124,000 towards his retirement pension and health benefits. What will we pay him? $3.3 million in pension payments over his life and nearly $500,000 for health care benefits - a total of $3.8m on a $120,000 investment."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Health, Life, Benefits, Care, Career, Investment, Old, Retirement, State, Will, Years)

"A retired teacher paid $62,000 towards her pension and nothing, yes nothing, for full family medical, dental and vision coverage over her entire career. What will we pay her? $1.4 million in pension benefits and another $215,000 in health care benefit premiums over her lifetime."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Family, Health, Medical, Vision, Benefits, Care, Career, Nothing, Will)

"I was just going at this career - boom, boom, boom! Then all of a sudden, at 38, Oh, my God - I forgot to get married!"
- Connie Chung
(Related: God, Career)

"I would prefer to have a more appealing job. If I could still change careers, I would prefer it. This unfortunate art is made for long beards and ugly faces rather than for a relatively well-endowed woman."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Art, Change, Careers, Faces, Job, Ugly, Woman)

"I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Birthday, Family, Son, Career, Children, Party, Thinking, Writing)

"One day after laying a wreath at the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr., President Bush appoints a federal judge who has built his career around dismantling Dr. King's legacy."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Career, Day, Martin, President)

"As you get older and ease your way into being a character actor you have to be comfortable with where you are in life and career, and I'm very comfortable with what I'm doing - working on projects I'm proud of."
- George Clooney
(Related: Life, Character, Actor, Being, Career, Projects)

"It's a funny thing because you look at the careers of other filmmakers, and you see them sort of slow down, and you realize, maybe this becomes harder to do as you get older. That's sort of a cautionary thing. I hope it doesn't happen to me."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Funny, Hope, Careers)

"I didn't spend a whole lot of time here, but I had the seven best years of my career in this city and having an attachment here 20-some odd years later is pretty special to me."
- Paul Coffey
(Related: Time, Career, Pretty, Years)

"There is no handbook about how a career is going to go."
- Gary Cole
(Related: Career)

"The career doesn't get any easier. A career stays tough."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Career)

"To tell you the truth I am hard put to think of anyone who's career was affected significantly by making all those phone calls and I must be wrong. I must be wrong! Because it has just got to pay off!"
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Truth, Career, Wrong)

"I didn't have any extra money. But I can't say that I had a hard early career."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Money, Career)

"High School Musical is definitely the best thing that's happened to my career and I walked away with great friends from it."
- Monique Coleman
(Related: Career, Friends, School)

"Dynasty was the opportunity to take charge of my career rather than waiting around like a library book waiting to be loaned out."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Opportunity, Career, Waiting)

"I write journals and would recommend journal writing to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career. You learn a lot. You also remember a lot... and memory is important."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Career, Memory, Wishes, Writing)

"Don't try to start a career in LA, unless money is all you're interested in."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Money, Career)

"There are many exceptions, but New York is a great place to start a career."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Career)

"Taking the time to read to children is not only a worthwhile investment but also a wonderful experience. I have visited 119 schools in Maine, and these visits are among the most rewarding experiences in my career in public service."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Time, Experience, Career, Children, Investment, Public, Schools, Service)

"For the amount of talent I had - and I couldn't dance, act, or tell a joke - I enjoyed a tremendous career."
- Perry Como
(Related: Talent, Dance, Act, Career)

"Actually, I would love to make a music video. Maybe it would finally put to rest those persistent rumours that have followed me throughout my career - particularly when I was on camera performing - that I had died."
- Perry Como
(Related: Love, Music, Career, Rest)

"My career is pretty much over. I'm out in the Valley eating soft-boiled eggs."
- Tim Conway
(Related: Career, Eating, Pretty)

"I believe my voice is pretty much the same. I've written 75 books, so I'm better at it now than I was earlier in my career."
- Caroline B. Cooney
(Related: Books, Career, Now, Pretty, Voice)

"If you look at my career, towards the end you will see I was fighting like once a year. I was not part of the Don King top heavyweights, so I was kind of kept out. His guys were getting three to four fights a year and I could only get one."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Career, End, Fighting, Will)

"You have a small period of time when you can perfect your career and become good at it. A lot of guys get distracted, which only hurts them. You must stay focused and work very hard at boxing."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Time, Work, Boxing, Career)

"I lost three times in my career. Losing to Holmes I could deal with, because I lost to a true champion."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Career, Losing)

"It's ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn't even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Age, Success, Career)

"I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Being, Career)

"At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers' groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Beginning, Career, Risk, Writers, Writing)

"Well, T Bone's had a remarkable career as a producer since the time that we first worked together. He was dividing his time between recording and producing when we first met, and touring. We toured together and we were great friends."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Time, Career, First, Friends, Remarkable)

"The NBA wasn't a big deal at that time, so it wasn't really in my career plans."
- Bob Cousy
(Related: Time, Career)

"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)

"Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood, doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Negative, Career, Hollywood)

"This is largely the methodology I've used throughout my career - that is, starting with a question as to what might be the properties of a set of compounds that could be invented which were unusual and unpredictable. Many times I've felt a bit like Columbus setting sail."
- Donald Cram
(Related: Career, Columbus, Question)

"By the time I entered college, I had decided not to have children, a decision that was never regretted. Accordingly, I was careful to court only girls who wanted to have professional careers."
- Donald Cram
(Related: Time, Decision, Careers, Children, College, Court, Girls)

"Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success, and in some ways it's better to have failure at the beginning of your career, or your life."
- Michael Crawford
(Related: Life, Success, Failure, Beginning, Career)

"I'll miss everyone on Dallas so much, but I have a wonderful career ahead of me. I can feel it."
- Mary Crosby
(Related: Career)

"Very few of the great leaders ever get through their careers without failing, sometimes dramatically."
- Phil Crosby
(Related: Careers, Leaders)

"Some people are really good at maneuvering their careers and images and I'm not one of those people."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: People, Careers)

"I've only been making records since 1991. When you look at the long-standing careers of people like Joni, it's not very long!"
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: People, Careers)

"I have yet to write that one song that defines my career."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Career, Song)

"You would give up your career if you lost your voice for good, or if the impresarios stopped calling, or the audiences stopped coming. But as long as those things are there, I don't plan to stop. There is nothing that makes me feel better than to be with my public."
- Celia Cruz
(Related: Audiences, Career, Nothing, Public, Voice)

"The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks, and then to try to become a serious actress. No one will take you seriously once you are known as the pretty woman."
- Penelope Cruz
(Related: Career, Pretty, Will, Woman, World)

"It is a career that can be enhanced or destroyed by success."
- Warren Cuccurullo
(Related: Success, Career)

"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)

"I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy."
- Marie Curie
(Related: Family, Life, Women, Career)

"Actually, the books were never a planned career path."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Books, Career)

"Now I'm a painter. That was another opportunity I was able to pursue, I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second career because of my success in the movies."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Movies, Success, Life, Opportunity, Career, Now, Painting)

"I want the public to know that it will be an honor for me to meet them and spend a few special moments with all those who helped me through my filmed career."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Career, Honor, Moments, Public, Want, Will)

"Fans made me. The fans gave me a chance, and they made me. Beyond that, my career has been trials and tribulations and ups and downs, so I have to have true fans riding with me."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Career, Chance, Fans, Trials)

"In time your relatives will come to accept the idea that a career is as important to you as your family. Of course, in time the polar ice cap will melt."
- Barbara Dale
(Related: Time, Family, Idea, Career, Relatives, Will)

"A career in the theatre demands so much commitment."
- Jim Dale
(Related: Career, Commitment, Theatre)

"He is loyal to his own career but only incidentally to anything or anyone else."
- Hugh Dalton
(Related: Career)

"Part of the early Who career was all about knocking people's confidences out."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: People, Career)

"I've had too lengthy a career and coached too many players to make a choice."
- Chuck Daly
(Related: Career, Choice)

"I was never that much a focus of interest that I became a 'thing' at an earlier point in my career. I'm aware of having become a 'thing' now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Career, Focus, Interest, Now, Pleasure)

"There are people who appear in the magazines and I don't know who they are. I've never seen anything they've done and their careers are over already. They're famous for maybe 10 minutes. Real careers, I think, take a long time to unfold."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Time, People, Careers, Famous)

"There's no one actor in particular that I want to model my career after, except for the people who have been able to keep their career varied and who choose things that interest them. That opportunity is all I really want."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: People, Opportunity, Actor, Career, Interest, Want)

"The men were all scumbags, but the whole point of the film is to show the development of that. Each guy is going in there to have a good time. By and large, these men are career men, family men, and you just see the deterioration of them."
- Taylor Dane
(Related: Family, Men, Time, Development, Career, Film)

"However, I'm at a very comfortable place in my career and celebrity, in that I don't have to audition as extensively as I used to for roles but yet I'm not immediately recognizable."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Career, Celebrity)

"Sure my career means a hell of a lot, but it will never come before Sandy and my son."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Son, Career, Hell, Will)

"I think I went through everything anyone who had a long career needed. I needed quiet. I needed to raise my children."
- Ron Darling
(Related: Career, Children, Quiet)

"Sinatra was the biggest influence on my life, my singing career. And rightly so. I mean he was the best singer ever."
- James Darren
(Related: Life, Career, Influence, Singing)

"One of the things I realized early in my career is that you do what you believe, in knowing that if you don't, you will never like yourself. When you compromise out of fear or ambition, it eats inside you."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Fear, Ambition, Career, Compromise, Will)

"My Brilliant Career was beautifully directed, but I had a bit of trouble with myself in it. It was a silly script, based on a book this 16-year-old girl wrote."
- Judy Davis
(Related: Career, Silly, Trouble)

"I'm having a great career, though I think I'm not as good as your little scenario makes me out to be."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Career)

"Throughout my career, when I was finished with the drawing for one film I would go up to the story department and help develop sequences. Sometimes these were for scenes that I would animate later on."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Career, Film, Help)

"His feeling was the name Walt Disney represented all of us. Walt was hanging by his teeth financially and really I think he was for most of his career. Not at all like today."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Career, Disney, Feeling, Name, Today)

"You've got to build a career and a practice."
- Robin Day
(Related: Career, Practice)

"I came out the box and for seven years I had a huge career. And then it's done, it's dumped. But I ain't gone, and I refuse to be gone."
- Taylor Dayne
(Related: Career, Years)

"All ballplayers want to wind up their careers with the Cubs, Giants or Yankees. They just can't help it."
- Dizzy Dean
(Related: Careers, Giants, Help, Want, Wind)

"I think few wives would have encouraged this kind of drastic and reckless career shift!"
- Nigel Dennis
(Related: Career, Wives)

""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)

"I think to just single out a highlight of Elvis's career is pretty much impossible. As far as being a fan of his, a lifetime fan, there were just too many highlights."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Being, Career, Pretty)

"Women are capable of doing so many things these days, physically, emotionally, within relationships and career. There are so many things that women have evolved into and I feel really proud about where women are right now."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Women, Career, Now, Relationships, Right)

"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)

"My career should adapt to me. Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Career, Fame, Want)

"Without Police Woman I wouldn't have had a career. The show started about the same time the women's movement was taking off. Ours was the first prime-time one-hour show featuring a strong, professional woman. It paved the way for other series to follow."
- Angie Dickinson
(Related: Time, Women, Career, First, Police, Woman)

"I didn't care about being the 'star.' I just wanted to make a living and have a consistent career."
- Angie Dickinson
(Related: Being, Care, Career, Living)

"Well, it's a nice quiet time for Iron Maiden, and I'll be releasing a new solo album next year, so this is a really good time for the managing out my solo career, which is quite well."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Time, Career, Quiet)

"People ask if I regret not winning a Stanley Cup, but winning the series against the Soviet Union was the best. It was the greatest experience of my hockey career by far."
- Marcel Dionne
(Related: Experience, People, Winning, Career, Regret)

"A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Time, Career, Man, May)

"My career has been different from most people, but I knew what I was not going to do. I knew I was not going to be controlled. I knew there was a price for this, but I did not know there was as large a price as it turned out to be."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: People, Career)

"You just try to absorb as much as you can from someone who has won as many races and championships as he has. Career wise, he's been the greatest thing that's happened to me."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Career)

"I believed that I was being forced to sacrifice my family and my career in defense of the Communist Party, from which I had long been separated and which I had grown to dislike and distrust."
- Edward Dmytryk
(Related: Family, Sacrifice, Being, Career, Defense, Distrust, Party)

"It sucks to be the runner-up because I've been the runner-up for a long time in my career. I would get so close and then lose a huge movie and sometimes it's one kid who beats you out for three different movies. It's so frustrating at the time, but what's so great is the lesson you take from that, which is, 'I've got to get better.'"
- Jason Dohring
(Related: Time, Movies, Career)

"I toyed with the idea of pursuing a career as a lawyer just because I like to argue."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Idea, Career)

"This circus games aspect has existed since the beginning of my career."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Beginning, Career, Games)

"Should it happen tomorrow, I would fall to my knees to give thanks to God for such a career."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: God, Career, Tomorrow)

"Don't you think it astonishing that, at 58, I am still working at improving my career?"
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Career)

"I will prove that a great conducting career is expecting me."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Career, Will)

"The big biography of Lincoln necessarily had to do so much with his political career, his ambitions, his accomplishments in public, with less time to spend on his private life, his inner life, and I thought this might be a way of getting at that."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Time, Life, Thought, Accomplishments, Biography, Career, Public)

"So a failed movie is not going to ruin my career."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Career, Ruin)

"I could stay in Germany and start my coaching career there. I did not want to."
- Thomas Dooley
(Related: Career, Coaching, Germany, Want)

"For myself, Queer Eye feeds more to my heart and my soul than as a platform for a career."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Soul, Heart, Career, Eye)

"It's difficult for me to meet women because my crowd is much older. I know that for some of the young women I do meet, a relationship with me can be envisioned as a benefit to their career."
- Michael Douglas
(Related: Women, Career)

"Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life, although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40, had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career than most of his brethren."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Life, Career, World, Years)

"I often say the last role I played that really touched me and where I was able to access what I really am was Bonnie, which is kind of sad when you think how early in my career that was."
- Faye Dunaway
(Related: Career)

"I certainly feel my career was a great career because it inspired so many many people, literally hundreds of people to follow a new kind of life and to realize that they could make out and advance their own professional and private and social lives."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Life, People, Career)

"So many dancers paint. I used to paint. I started again recently. While I was dancing, I was very busy with my career. Start something else that makes use of your creative ability because if you don't you will die inside as a person."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Ability, Career, Dancing, Will)

"Truth is, you make albums, and some of those songs are hits, and some of the greatest hits albums have songs that weren't hits. You have a career, the reason why we're still around 10 years is that we do have successful songs."
- Adam Duritz
(Related: Truth, Successful, Career, Reason, Songs, Years)

"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)

"If there's anything that is the center of my career both creatively and emotionally, it's the Olympics."
- Dick Ebersol
(Related: Career)

"My career spanned the era when relievers started to become more important."
- Dennis Eckersley
(Related: Career)

"That first year in Chicago was one of the most memorable in my career. Getting traded rejuvenated me, and I had something to prove. I wanted to show them what I could do."
- Dennis Eckersley
(Related: Career, Chicago, First)

"Well, I've thought many times when my career was in the toilet, that I was going to have to seriously consider getting another job, I don't know what I'd do."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Thought, Career, Job)

"It's about finding great artists and being part of their careers."
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Related: Artists, Being, Careers)

"Right now my career is totally schizophrenic, because when an American production like Hitchcock Presents asks to see my work I would never dream of showing them my independent films."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Work, Dream, American, Career, Now, Production, Right)

"Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out, about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the career ladder nonexistent."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Thought, Career)

"Other people's perspective, just seeing the sexy image, might be that I take my sexuality very seriously. But I really don't. I like being sexy. It's fun, and I have had a nice little career off it."
- Carmen Electra
(Related: People, Being, Career, Fun, Perspective, Sexuality)

"As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Life, Poetry, Time, Career, May, Nothing, Value)

"I appreciate all of the attention I get in my career. I am a loner and live a rather secluded life so sometimes I do get overwhelmed, but I am always very appreciative of everything, and honored."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Life, Attention, Career)

"The greatest stimulator of my running career was fear."
- Herb Elliott
(Related: Fear, Career, Running)

"I've spent my entire career on horseback or on a motorcycle. It boxes you in, the way people perceive you."
- Sam Elliott
(Related: People, Career)

"I am a writer. I could not afford to take 15 months off from my writing career to play detective."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Career, Months, Play, Writer, Writing)

"I am the most well-adjusted human being I know. I started out this investigation as a very happy man with a great career. I've got the life people dream about: I am rich, I am famous, I've got a fabulous marriage to an absolutely, spell-bindingly brilliant woman."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Life, Marriage, People, Dream, Being, Career, Famous, Investigation, Man, Woman)

"My mother and I will continue on some level that I haven't determined yet. I think my mother's a great character, and I have to say that giving my mother to the world has to be the biggest thrill of my writing career."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Mother, Character, Career, Giving, Will, World, Writing)

"There are two types of courage involved with what I did. When it comes to picking up a rifle, millions of people are capable of doing that, as we see in Iraq or Vietnam. But when it comes to risking their careers, or risking being invited to lunch by the establishment, it turns out that's remarkably rare."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: People, Courage, Being, Careers, Iraq, Vietnam)

"I look at my career and it's still hard for me to believe the way things turned out and how things happened. I've been so blessed."
- John Elway
(Related: Career)

"I don't wish my career on anyone."
- John Entwistle
(Related: Career)

"I told the record company I didn't feel the need to be at red-carpet events. I wanted a career. But I wanted to keep myself intact as a person."
- Enya
(Related: Career, Company, Events)

"We are looking for ways to decrease the dropout rate. I am pretty sure, if we eliminate career and technical education, we are going to increase the dropout rate."
- Michael Enzi
(Related: Education, Career, Pretty)

"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)

"I am not surprised that they show no intention to follow in my footsteps, although if I had a second chance myself, I would certainly try to repeat my present career."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Career, Chance, Footsteps, Intention, Present)

"When I went to Philadelphia I was 26 years old and really sitting on top of the world. Family life, a professional career, plenty of friends and associates, and a good reputation, a wish list that could be the envy of many."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Family, Life, Career, Envy, Friends, Old, Reputation, World, Years)

"The only kind of movement you could make in the Navy was to be a platoon leader or one of those kinds of things as you got more senior in your Navy career."
- Daniel J. Evans
(Related: Leader, Career, Navy)

"Minor league umpires are evaluated in their respective leagues each year and rated numerically. This enables umpires to know where they stand and helps them make prudent career decisions."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Career, Decisions)

"I had a great first year and Mr. MacDonald was my biggest supporter. He gave me the encouragement I needed that first year to get my career started on a positive note."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Positive, Career, Encouragement, First)

"I was looking very much for a career. My second marriage to Stan Herman had ended, and I wanted very much to be independent, not take alimony from him, be on my own, do the right thing."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Marriage, Career, Right)

"Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career."
- Sam Ewing
(Related: Marriage, Father, Career)

"If my soccer career were over, I would still come here because of the people. And despite the fact I've had to skip some school for National Team purposes, I am looking forward to holding that Carolina degree as soon as I can get my hands on it."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: People, Career, Fact, School, Soccer)

"What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team."
- Benjamin F. Fairless
(Related: Love, Successful, Achievement, Career, Mind)

"I didn't have any doubts about my choice of career, but I had constant doubts about my ability, yes."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Ability, Career, Choice)

"I want a big career, a big man, and a big life. You have to think big - that's the only way to get it... I just couldn't stand being anonymous."
- Mia Farrow
(Related: Life, Being, Career, Man, Want)

"Sometimes you get caught up in what's going on around you. The reality is that you are just a regular person. At some point, the career will be over, the bright lights turn off. That can come back to haunt you if you're not just a regular guy."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Career, Reality, Will)

"I'm thankful for all the things that this job has given me and my family. But probably the thing that I am most proud of throughout my career is that, not only myself, but my family and the people around me have just been regular people, which we are."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Family, People, Career, Job)

"Early in my career, I struggled with consistency, but I couldn't get more consistent than this year."
- Roger Federer
(Related: Consistency, Career)

"My acting career began at age three and my parents got me into it. I was in a McDonald's commercial."
- Corey Feldman
(Related: Age, Acting, Career, Parents)

"But when I started writing songs, I stopped painting completely, and the only art things I do are connected to the career, like album sleeves and, to some extent, posters and things like that."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Art, Career, Painting, Songs, Writing)

"When I stopped touring in the early '80s for a few years, it was a mistake looking back. I lost touch with my audience in a way and I think that was a bad career move."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Mistake, Career, Years)

"I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!"
- Sally Field
(Related: Time, Career, Fact, First, Now, Respect, Right)

"There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers; not enough women have the time for careers."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Time, Women, Careers, Doctors, Lady, Lawyers, Reason)

"A growing number of young women who have the freedom to decide have decided that career can wait, and the delicious early years of their children's lives can't."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Women, Career, Children, Freedom, Years)

"I don't plan a career. That doesn't work for me. I just have to go with my gut."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Work, Career)

"Well, I've always thought that my career was in England, really. I used to do more in the theatre, and I felt that I should be there. It's not far is it? It's amazing the way that special FX have taken a quantum leap in what they're capable of doing."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Thought, Career, England, Theatre)

"You want the best for your kid, but everybody's career is completely different in this industry."
- Joely Fisher
(Related: Career, Want)

"I am still learning every day not to watch other people's careers and compare."
- Joely Fisher
(Related: People, Careers, Day, Learning)

"It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career."
- Carlton Fisk
(Related: Career)

"Also, I am very religious. It gave me peace of mind all my career."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Peace, Career, Mind, Religious)

"No decent career was ever founded on a public."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Career, Public)

"One of the reasons we survive as a band is that we are seen as a band of today. We don't want to be seen as a band that tours and plays old songs. We feel that we are making the best music of our careers."
- Andrew Fletcher
(Related: Music, Careers, Old, Songs, Today, Want)

"That's the main reason I gave up my career after John was born and I was pregnant with Andrew. I could not handle going away day after day. The thought of going away before they got up and coming back after they were in bed was intolerable."
- Louise Fletcher
(Related: Thought, Bed, Career, Day, Reason)

"If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them."
- Jane Fonda
(Related: Career)

"I was always very grateful I was never hot. In the entire length of my career, I haven't been the most adored."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Career)

"I was never that much a focus of interest in my career. I'm aware of that now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Career, Focus, Interest, Now, Pleasure)

"You should just enjoy it, but as soon as you decide that it is going to be your career, no matter whether you want to be a doctor or an architect or anything else, you need to work 5 hours a day."
- Guy Forget
(Related: Work, Career, Day, Want)

"After Bruno Walter, my career went in leaps and bounds. I have had 35 years of a career that is just incredible, and a wonderful time all over the world."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Time, Career, World, Years)

"If I had grown up in any place but New Orleans, I don't think my career would have taken off. I wouldn't have heard the music that was around this town. There was so much going on when I was a kid."
- Pete Fountain
(Related: Music, Career)

"I sometimes think I've needed a bit of an arm around me in my career - which I've not always got from certain managers and coaches who didn't understand me."
- Robbie Fowler
(Related: Career, Coaches, Managers)

"An image has stuck for most of my career and it isn't flattering."
- Robbie Fowler
(Related: Career)

"If a band is really good and the chemistry is unique, it should continue. But I guess David is just very happy doing his solo career. He's got a different band every time he goes out."
- Chris Frantz
(Related: Time, Career)

"I have so much satisfaction in my life. I have a beautiful wife and the great stimulation of an interesting career. I'm the most happy fellow that I know."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Life, Wife, Career, Satisfaction)

"I think the kind of career I've had, something would have had to be sacrificed."
- Pauline Frederick
(Related: Career)

"I'm not totally altruistic. I've always had great career ambitions. But it has to come out in an organic way. If you push yourself out beyond where you are supposed to be, there's this pressure."
- David Friedman
(Related: Career, Pressure)

"My career keeps shifting; I keep doing the next thing and it keeps growing."
- David Friedman
(Related: Career)

"My first career was as a coach and a teacher."
- David Friedman
(Related: Career, Coach, First)

"As I grew older, I came to feel more responsible for any hardship or trouble my career caused my family."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Family, Career, Hardship, Trouble)

"Whatever ambivalence I felt about my own career, Frankie more than made up for it with his ambition and tenacity."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Ambition, Career, Tenacity)

"I'm in the facial-hair phase of my career."
- Paul Gallagher
(Related: Career)

"Both my mother and father were very supportive of any career move any of us wanted to make."
- James Gandolfini
(Related: Mother, Father, Career)

"I really want to make this the last stop of my career. I don't want to be a vagabond, so to speak, and be traveling from team to team, year in and year out. I'm not that type of guy. I like to be settled."
- Jeff Garcia
(Related: Career, Traveling, Want)

"Well, my father was in the Army and we traveled quite a bit when I was growing up, and I thought that I would like to have a military career, although I was drawn more towards the Navy."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Father, Thought, Army, Career, Growing up, Military, Navy)

"I think there are a lot of myths about MS, and it may have affected my career."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Career, May, Myths)

"I wasn't the one managing my career back then, that was the problem - I was 14 years old."
- Leif Garrett
(Related: Career, Old, Years)

"There are a lot of unseen elements to having a successful singing career."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Successful, Career, Singing)

"Our career path has tended to be the most perverse and contrary approach to the entertainment industry imaginable, while at the same time doing the kinds of things that you have to do, the videos, the photos and all that sort of stuff."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Time, Career, Entertainment)

"You know, I want to help my country. Definitely I can help them, simply by winning races. Sure, they can follow my path to a good career. But for me it is not enough. I want to be more than that. In everything I want to be a role model."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: Winning, Career, Country, Help, Want)

"When I hit 11 so did the careers of Dylan and the Stones. A year later it was the Who and the Kinks."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Careers)

"Ultimately, I want to have a good career and do interesting work."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Work, Career, Want)

"Certainly there have been better actors than me who have had no careers. Why? I don't know."
- Richard Gere
(Related: Actors, Careers)

"Even now I can say I'd love to finish my career here, and then stay in the game after that."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Love, Career, Now)

"They see a work ethic in both of us. But, they also see that my husband is more in control of his future, and I am more reliant on other sources for my career."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Work, HusbControl, Career, Future, Work ethic)

"What I learned at Oxford has been used to great advantage throughout my business career."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Business, Career)

"We expected to have a good time with Clive Davis 'cause I've always liked him, his shows. I've sort of followed his career a bit 'cause he had a lot of that on PBS over here."
- Maurice Gibb
(Related: Time, Career)

"What I love about how my career has gone up to this point is that I've always, always put my head down on my pillow at night, and I've been able to say that I've done, honestly, what I've felt like I wanted to do. And that's really all you can hope for in everything you do."
- Debbie Gibson
(Related: Love, Hope, Career, Night)

"I wasn't ever interested in marrying someone else's career or bank account."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: Bank account, Career)

"These people are headstrong and if they feel the curb loosed but one link they will with bit in the teeth in one month run further out of the career of good order than they will be brought back in three months."
- Humphrey Gilbert
(Related: People, Career, Months, Order, Will)

"Frankly, Governor Romney in his career has created more jobs than the entire Obama cabinet combined, so he could actually talk about it."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Career, Jobs, Talk)

"Nice, the club where I started my career in 1983, want me to see out my playing days there."
- David Ginola
(Related: Career, Want)

"I have been inundated with offers to move into a career in television or film, and these, too, are tempting."
- David Ginola
(Related: Career, Film, Television)

"She never envisioned a legal career for me, but she did think it was very important that I be able to support myself, and I think she would be pleased to see what has become of me."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Legal, Career, Support)

"When I am seriously composing, sometimes a phrase will come into my head, a catch phrase. When I was writing pop songs for a few years, as a career, separate from my folksinging career, I used to write songs for pop singers."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Career, Songs, Will, Writing, Years)

"I started my career at the top and have been working my way downwards ever since."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Career)

"Luck has had a great deal to do with my career."
- John Glover
(Related: Career, Luck)

"When I first arrived in Los Angeles I became a little bogged down in the whole success thing. Now I'm at a place in my life and career where I just want to work. It's what I do and it makes me very happy."
- John Glover
(Related: Life, Success, Work, Career, First, Now, Want)

"I guess that's a flaw in my career, that I like to work too much."
- John Glover
(Related: Work, Career)

"I couldn't have left my career as an actor on a better note than to have done a cameo in the Lost In Space movie. Doing this part is the highlight of my career. What a way to leave the profession!"
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Actor, Career, Space)

"Getting stopped for drunk driving in those days might mean that your entire career was over then. Not today."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Career, Driving, Today)

"Literature boils with the madcap careers of writers brought to the edge by the demands of living on their nerves, wringing out their memories and their nightmares to extract meaning, truth, beauty."
- Herbert Gold
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Careers, Literature, Living, Meaning, Memories, Nerves, Writers)

"And I don't believe that I have to stay on one side of the fence or the other. I don't believe that there is any good career move or bad career move. I believe there are only the things that make me happy."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Career)

"So many have been growing with us from the very beginning of our career. Others are brand new to us."
- Eydie Gorme
(Related: Beginning, Career)

"Some people say it might be good for your career to die and then come back again. I have died many ways, car crashes, motorcycle crashes, etc. But, I am still alive."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Car, People, Career)

"I spent the first twenty years of my writing career preparing for the mystery genre, which is my favorite literary form."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: Career, Favorite, First, Literary, Mystery, Writing, Years)

"It was always my goal to 'up the ante' on good design and rye devoted much of my career to this."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Design, Goal, Career)

"I've had a very laughable career and what has seen me through is my sense of humor."
- Linda Gray
(Related: Humor, Career, Sense)

"The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Career, Content, Measure)

"Education can lift individuals out of poverty and into rewarding careers."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Education, Careers, Poverty)

"I had a mixture, my father was a career army man and my mother was a writer."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Mother, Father, Army, Career, Man, Writer)

"Oh, my career. What career? I'm over 40."
- Melanie Griffith
(Related: Career)

"It was a lovely opportunity for the first time in my whole career to stand up and thank people who are really responsible for me getting to realize my dreams."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Dreams, Time, People, Opportunity, Career, First)

"I look forward to the end of all this money-making part of the career, to be truthful."
- Paul Guilfoyle
(Related: Money, Career, End)

"Otherwise, my whole career has just been flinging myself at whatever is most overdue first and letting everything else stack up."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Career, First)

"Cartooning is a wonderful career, and I'd like more women to get to have it. I can't think of any reason why we won't see more syndicated female cartoonists in the future."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Women, Career, Future, Reason)

"Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Food, Love, Career, Guilt, Mothers)

"A career is a series of ups and downs, of comebacks."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: Career)

"This was basically the first time I got to act in action scenes, with things blowing up all around me. It sounds corny, but I think every actor would like to - at least once in his or her career - play the person who saves the entire world."
- Lukas Haas
(Related: Time, Action, Actor, Career, First, Play, World)

"If I would have ever dreamed that I wouldn't be in Van Halen anymore and was going to have resume my solo career again, I would have never contributed anything towards my own greatest hits package."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Career)

"I had a solo career before Van Halen. My fan base filtered through Van Halen with me and came right on out the other side with me."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Career, Right)

"You know, I think I had a great career; there's not much I think I'd do different other than get a title shot much earlier. I didn't get one till 49 or 50 fights into my career."
- Marvin Hagler
(Related: Career)

"Nixon, who spent much of his career attacking the press and saying he was a victim of the press, was in fact created by the press, in this case the L.A. Times."
- David Halberstam
(Related: Career, Fact, Nixon, Press, Saying)

"I never really considered acting as a career until I moved to New York."
- Michael C. Hall
(Related: Acting, Career)

"If Barbara Walters was interviewing me, I'd figure her career was as dead as mine!"
- Tom T. Hall
(Related: Career)

"I have always wanted a solo career, deep in the darkest pit of myself, but I didn't dare admit it to myself even. It took me a long time to confront my fears."
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: Time, Career, Deep)

"I'm taking one thing at a time. With the children and launching my solo career it would drive me to a nervous breakdown if I tried to organise a wedding on top of that."
- Natasha Hamilton
(Related: Wedding, Time, Career, Children)

"I'm not as focused on my acting career as I have been in the past."
- Harry Hamlin
(Related: Acting, Career, Past)

"I didn't like how my NBA career ended because I wanted to go out on my own terms. But nobody tried to believe in me, that I could go back and play. I can still play at 39."
- Tim Hardaway
(Related: Career, Play)

"But I just felt at one point that I was on a hamster wheel, you know? Just doing movie after movie and thinking so much about career related things and I think missing out on hanging with my friends and family as much I needed to."
- Woody Harrelson
(Related: Family, Career, Friends, Thinking)

"I made career decisions that came from the part of me who wanted to shun the limelight."
- Ed Harris
(Related: Career, Decisions)

"Many kids turn to selling drugs. It's not a good career choice, but they see it as a way to get money."
- Richard Harris
(Related: Money, Selling, Career, Choice, Drugs, Kids)

"The biggest break in my career was getting into the Beatles in 1962. The second biggest break since then is getting out of them."
- George Harrison
(Related: Career)

"I'm confident in my ability to maintain a career. I don't know if it will be doing either independent films or plays in New England."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Ability, Career, England, Will)

"I never felt a need to manipulate my career from the outside - try to be someone I wasn't to get ahead."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Career)

"I don't want to be Tom Cruise. I'm not after some movie blockbuster career. That's not the kind of work I'm interested in. And frankly, it's not the kind of work I'm ever going to get."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Work, Career, Want)

"I don't know how to construct a career that'll make me famous. Except maybe get my ears pinned back, get my teeth done, and go to America. But then I'll be competing with billions of actors who haven't got false teeth, and who are 25."
- Ian Hart
(Related: Actors, America, Career, Famous)

"My career has always revolved around what I do and don't want my sisters and brothers seeing me doing."
- Melissa Joan Hart
(Related: Brothers, Career, Sisters, Want)

"I could do John Wayne, Jack Benny, Jack Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and entertain my friends. But I never seriously considered it as a career choice."
- Phil Hartman
(Related: Career, Choice, Friends)

"One of the remarkable things about my career is that it has been marked by steady, incremental progress. No sudden spikes up, and no sudden downfalls, either."
- Phil Hartman
(Related: Progress, Career, Remarkable)

"When I went to Brooklyn in 1948 Jackie Robinson was at the height of his brilliant career."
- Ernie Harwell
(Related: Career)

"In all my career, in my ups and downs, I've never had a beauty campaign. This was meaningful that at almost 41 years old, I could be getting my first beauty campaign. It made me feel really great."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Beauty, Career, First, Old, Years)

"We've got a long career ahead of us and it's going to be great. Trust me."
- Dan Hawkins
(Related: Trust, Career)

"When I first came to Hollywood I was told to go out with an agent because it was good for my career. So I went to a party with him because it was good for my 'career.' Well, he thought the whole thing was a big date. Needless to say, I was very upset."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Thought, Career, First, Hollywood, Party)

"I just did one movie and there was no career for me, anyway."
- Lee Hazlewood
(Related: Career)

"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)

"One thing is having skated five of the best races I've probably could have skated. It was nice to peak at the right time and to do it in an important time in somebody's career."
- Eric Heiden
(Related: Time, Career, Right)

"I did Star 80, which was a magnificent experience as well, but still, I was at the height of my career at the beginning. Then I had to jump down the ladder and climb back up again, which I didn't understand. That was very hard."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Experience, Beginning, Career)

"It was pretty frightening because as we all know, when large, famous groups breakup, a lot of the members don't survive in solo careers."
- Don Henley
(Related: Careers, Famous, Pretty)

"I appreciate the idea that anybody would think of me as a star. But I'm really not career oriented in the sense that I want to be a star. It's not in me. It's not what I do. In fact, I'm amazed that I've even gotten this far."
- Lance Henriksen
(Related: Idea, Career, Fact, Sense, Want)

"It certainly made a film writing career for me."
- Buck Henry
(Related: Career, Film, Writing)

"The band projects just took natural priority. I didn't really have a solo career, just wanted to share the music in another way and to learn more about writing, recording, etcetera."
- Ken Hensley
(Related: Music, Career, Projects, Writing)

"I think I have been very lucky as far as my acting career goes."
- Natasha Henstridge
(Related: Acting, Career)

"I began as a model, but that did not really hold my interest for too long! I believe I stood out from the parade of models trying to make it in Hollywood, which helped launch my career beyond the one-night-stand horror movie."
- Natasha Henstridge
(Related: Career, Hollywood, Horror, Interest, Trying)

"I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Experience, Being, Career, Laws, Logic)

"The career of a politician mainly consists in making one part of the nation do what it does not want to do, in order to please and satisfy the other part of the nation."
- Auberon Herbert
(Related: Career, Nation, Order, Want)

"I look back on my life like everybody does but not just career. I mean I look back on my life as a whole, so I don't think that I dwell there or anything and in terms of work I hope that there is a lot in front of me."
- Barbara Hershey
(Related: Life, Work, Hope, Career)

"I never wanted to separate from either wife. It was accumulated stress. We had virtually no time to ourselves. After politics we were both working very hard to establish new careers."
- John Hewson
(Related: Politics, Time, Wife, Careers, Stress)

"If it was really successful, it was a life calling, a career I was excited about doing, so I didn't think the overall risk was anywhere near as high as what the reward was."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Life, Successful, Career, Reward, Risk)

"I was aware, however, that telling at any point in my career could adversely affect my future career."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Career, Future)

"Last year was a lifetime, a whole career in one season. We went from being the dregs to winners."
- Damon Hill
(Related: Being, Career)

"If I am treated fairly, I like to do things in a fair manner. That is the way I have been all my career. I haven't tried to do things in an underhanded way."
- Damon Hill
(Related: Career)

"Now that I'm more mature, in a funny way, I can even appreciate that I've bad to become more aware of my body. Since I've chosen acting as my career, I have to keep my weight down anyway-I've been used to it for years, so it's no problem. And there's nothing I can't do."
- Dana Hill
(Related: Funny, Acting, Body, Career, Nothing, Now, Weight, Years)

"My mother keeps things in perspective for me. She makes me realize that the acting I do and love is no more important than what one of my brothers does-he works in a shoe repair shop. If my career ever tapers off, I'll go to college."
- Dana Hill
(Related: Love, Mother, Acting, Brothers, Career, College, Perspective)

"I like school very much, and I'll go to college if my career slows down. But kids go to college to be where I am today. Not to put college down, but for me, it would be digressing."
- Dana Hill
(Related: Career, College, Kids, School, Today)

"I have been typecast in my career, although the type changes with the decades."
- Paul Hirsch
(Related: Career)

"There are a lot of things going on with my life right now that don't just have to do with career. So I have a hard time making decisions about work. That's really a luxury problem."
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Related: Life, Time, Work, Career, Decisions, Luxury, Now, Right)

"I didn't have any idea that I would be able to have a career in film."
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Related: Idea, Career, Film)

"What career? A man's got a body of film of about four movies in about 10 years or something. I do it because I think I can do a good job of something and I'll enjoy it, do it, and sort of vanish. I don't want to be an actor for hire."
- Paul Hogan
(Related: Movies, Actor, Body, Career, Film, Job, Man, Want, Years)

"You're here to sweat. This program is live. There's about one thousand million people watching you. So, you remember - one wrong word, one foolish gesture and your whole career could go down in flames. Hold that thought and have a nice night."
- Paul Hogan
(Related: Thought, People, Career, Night, Word, Wrong)

"If they were starting their careers today, Rockwell and Picasso would probably both be painting on black velvet."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Careers, Painting, Today)

"Death is very often referred to as a good career move."
- Buddy Holly
(Related: Death, Career)

"I think I want to pursue a movie career and maybe even pursue some theatre."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: Career, Theatre, Want)

"I've tried in my career to do most everything, because it all intrigues me. And I've found the first time I work in a new form, I discover all the things that make that an exciting medium. I've been very busy most of my career. I've had very few vacations."
- Rupert Holmes
(Related: Time, Work, Career, First)

"In all my years of performing, no audience member has ever actually assaulted me. I consider this to be the singular triumph of my performing career."
- Rupert Holmes
(Related: Career, Years)

"I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Experience, Career, Defeat)

"After this urgent protest against entering into battle at Gettysburg according to instructions - which protest is the first and only one I ever made during my entire military career - I ordered my line to advance and make the assault."
- John B. Hood
(Related: Battle, Career, First, Military, Protest)

"Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Wisdom, Nature, Knowledge, Values, Career, Consequences)

"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)

"You have to know exactly what you want out of your career. If you want to be a star, you don't bother with other things."
- Marilyn Horne
(Related: Career, Want)

"And I'm very surprised that all this stuff actually worked out to where I could have a career in film, gain the benefit of my education, and be thankful that I was able to break into my craft as an actor."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Education, Actor, Career, Film, Gain)

"The only thing that really matters in the initial part of my career, the worst mistake I've ever made was try to do things to please the audience thinking how the audience is going to respond if I do this."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Mistake, Career, Thinking)

"You have people who can't act and they get all these parts. Paris Hilton falls into her own category. She's made a career out of it."
- Kate Hudson
(Related: People, Act, Career, Paris)

"Somewhere in my wildest childhood I must have done something right. Being able to make a boyhood dream come true is one thing, but to have a kid come along and thrill his dad like Brett Hull has thrilled me over his career is too much for one guy to handle."
- Bobby Hull
(Related: Dad, Dream, Being, Career, Childhood, Right)

"There have been two Geraldo Riveras through his long career. One of them was a reporter who has done some remarkable work. The other was a television show host who did what it took to get an audience."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Work, Career, Remarkable, Television)

"I was just trying out and having some fun. I don't think I'd want to pursue singing as a career; it's an on-the-side thing. It would be great if I could make a career out of it but if I can't, that's OK too."
- William Hung
(Related: Career, Fun, Singing, Trying, Want)

"It could be my downfall, but I don't think it is - Hollywood is run on perception, and if you stray off the path of what you want to do with your career, it's suicide."
- Charlie Hunnam
(Related: Perception, Career, Hollywood, Suicide, Want)

"So I try not to do press and if you can keep the balance of keeping a certain degree of anonymity and do interesting work then you can hope for a degree of career longevity."
- Charlie Hunnam
(Related: Work, Hope, Balance, Career, Longevity, Press)

"In the early part of your career you are always compared with somebody until you can stand on your own two feet."
- Charlie Hunnam
(Related: Career, Feet)

"I had brought up from Chile a contract agent whose cover was that of a newspaper publisher in Santiago, a young, very talented man, named Dave Phillips, who later on carved quite a career for himself in the agency."
- E. Howard Hunt
(Related: Career, Man)

"I would say this in terms of my career, that my career provided me with everything that I wanted, and I think a man is fortunate if he can say that at the end of his life."
- E. Howard Hunt
(Related: Life, Career, End, Man)

"I don't think I could have ever had a career as a pianist because I never ever wanted to play the notes the way they were written, I was too sloppy to learn them quite right."
- Jerry Hunt
(Related: Career, Play, Right)

"I began using pseudonyms early in my career, when I was being paid a quarter a cent a word for my work, and when I had to write a lot to earn a living. Sometimes I had three or four stories in a single magazine without the editor knowing they were all by me."
- Evan Hunter
(Related: Work, Being, Career, Living, Word)

"I've never had a career of that kind of box office power. I've always learned the hard way."
- Holly Hunter
(Related: Power, Career, Office)

"The rhythm of my career has always been very static, staccato and then silent, and then a lot of work, and then none."
- Holly Hunter
(Related: Work, Career)

"It's quite a dangerous career move to go wilfully on making films that may not find a distributor."
- John Hurt
(Related: Career, May)

"For too long nurses have been undervalued, restricted in what they could do, with too few career opportunities in clinical practice. For far too long, nurses have endured a pay system that has held them back - both professionally as well as financially."
- John Hutton
(Related: Career, Nurses, Practice)

"The success my children have had has helped me immensely. I've showed them a certain respect for this career."
- Julio Iglesias
(Related: Success, Career, Children, Respect)

"When you get to the 35-year mark in your career, you make albums for your fans to love you more, so they don't forget about you."
- Julio Iglesias
(Related: Love, Career, Fans, Forget)

"I didn't always know, but I always wanted to. I always wanted to be the very best receiver the Cowboys ever had. That was my goal coming in as a rookie and my goal throughout my career: being the best they ever had, going up in the Ring of Honor."
- Michael Irvin
(Related: Goal, Being, Cowboys, Honor)

"When my career first began, I didn't have children - so there's a whole lot of difference in the way I choose roles now. Not just films for my children, but how long I'm going to be away, and is Dad going to be home while I'm gone. That sort-of factor plays a part."
- Amy Irving
(Related: Dad, Home, Career, Children, Difference, First, Now)

"I thought that my movie career was finished. I was quite happy to dedicate myself 100% to the theater. Surprisingly enough, I've never gotten so many work offers. It's so exciting, this feeling of a new beginning after 40."
- Amy Irving
(Related: Work, Thought, Beginning, Career, Feeling, Theater)

"My agent said to me five years ago, 'Hugh, I can see one day you... if I had to plan a goal for you, it's for you to have the kind of career that Sinatra had.'"
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Goal, Career, Day, Years)

"To get an Oscar would be an incredible moment in my career, there is no doubt about that. But the 'Lord of the Rings' films are not made for Oscars, they are made for the audience."
- Peter Jackson
(Related: Career, Doubt)

"It seems like the good things that have happened in my career are things that you don't try to plan and push, and make it happen, it just seems to happen."
- Wanda Jackson
(Related: Career)

"You know, no one steered people's careers in those days, I don't think, like they do today."
- Wanda Jackson
(Related: People, Careers, Today)

"There's never been any game plan or thread through my career. It's just happened that I've ricocheted from one interesting character to another."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Character, Career)

"I don't think he's permanently affected me except in the sense that I miss him. I miss being him. Or trying to be him. He is one of a gallery of characters that have had an impact on my career and therefore my life."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Life, Being, Career, Sense, Trying)

"I wanted to have a political career. I thought studying political science would be the best way to achieve it."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Science, Thought, Career)

"Since very early in my career, I have always did my own stunt fighting."
- Brion James
(Related: Career, Fighting)

"Blade Runner helped make my career. Everybody was in it. Who knew?"
- Brion James
(Related: Career)

"It definitely puts a strain on family life - I miss them like mad. Being a working mother I've been juggling house and career from day one. I want to hold out for telly for the second half of the year."
- Louise Jameson
(Related: Family, Life, Mother, Being, Career, Day, Want)

"I found that a bit unfair. However, I did feel quite liberated when I left. I'm very grateful to the show - it revived a flagging career, but I'm glad to be away from it now."
- Louise Jameson
(Related: Career, Now)

"I'm hopefully touring with Colin Baker next year in Perfect Strangers. I have performed with Sylvia Simms in poetry and music evenings. I would love to do those for the rest of my career - they are so fun and witty."
- Louise Jameson
(Related: Love, Music, Poetry, Career, Fun, Rest, Strangers, Witty)

"Most of my career up until the last couple of years has basically been a training ground for me. Actors that came up in the '50s and '60s, they had the theater, and television was in its infancy."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Actors, Career, Television, Theater, Training, Years)

"Earlier on in my career I felt that I had to hide behind a lot of different masks, and showboat ways of performing. Now, that's a lie. The less I have to hide, the less I have to act."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Lie, Act, Career, Now)

"Everybody gets typecast in movies, but you have to make wise choices. I'd say around 90 percent of movie casting is about the way you look, so you have to fight that. If producers had their way, I'd only be in action films, but I'm interested in a more varied career than that."
- Famke Janssen
(Related: Movies, Action, Career, Choices, Fight)

"I always feel like I want to do my career my own way. I never follow anybody's path, what they've done."
- Famke Janssen
(Related: Career, Want)

"I really do see it as the start of the second half of my career."
- Al Jarreau
(Related: Career)

"Al and Tommy and I sharing the biggest laugh because it was predicted by everything we did in the first three or four records in my career. It was predicted in the grooves that we would be here sometime later on down the road."
- Al Jarreau
(Related: Career, First, Road, Sharing)

"Learn it well in your head, know it well, pick things you know and bring the old you and all the experience you have from singing these various kinds of feelings that are still related to what I have done in the rest of my career."
- Al Jarreau
(Related: Experience, Feelings, Career, Old, Rest, Singing)

"More live recording. I have missed the boat over my career by not doing every second or third CD live because things happen onstage that don't happen in the studio."
- Al Jarreau
(Related: Career)

"I spent twelve years training for a career that was over in a week. Joe Namath spent one week training for a career that lasted twelve years."
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: Career, Training, Years)

"Twyla Tharp put it together from the material I wrote and recorded over my whole career. I thought it was pretty good, but how objective could I be?"
- Billy Joel
(Related: Thought, Career, Pretty)

"I still say one of the greatest moments in my whole NBA career was getting drafted."
- Kevin Johnson
(Related: Career, Moments)

"I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Age, Basketball, Career, Growing up, Now, Play)

"I don't plan on going back to legal work. I wanted an international career, and finance seemed to be where some interesting career opportunities were."
- Nick Johnson
(Related: Finance, Legal, Work, Career)

"Maybe I've lost a little, but I think everyone does over time. People have been writing that I'm getting old every year, and eventually they're going to be right. There's nobody in this game that's doing the same things they once did in the peak years of their career."
- Randy Johnson
(Related: Time, People, Career, Old, Right, Writing, Years)

"I feel as though my career really hit its high point when I was cast as a supporting actress in 'American Wedding'. I thought the script had a lot of depth and intelligence, and it really just jumped off the page."
- January Jones
(Related: Intelligence, Wedding, Thought, Career)

"I think the people who have really followed my career from the time I was seven years old can see my steady progress and see the type of person and athlete I am."
- Marion Jones
(Related: Time, People, Progress, Career, Old, Years)

"The ultimate would be to compete in a couple more Olympics, hopefully break some world records and wind up my sports career with a couple of years in the WNBA."
- Marion Jones
(Related: Sports, Career, Wind, World, Years)

"I learned in the early part of my career that labor must bear the cross for others' sins, must be the vicarious sufferer for the wrongs that others do."
- Mother Jones
(Related: Career, Labor, Wrongs)

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Life, Winning, Career, Games, Succeed)

"This rock thing got in the way of my teaching career."
- Al Jourgensen
(Related: Career, Teaching)

"Before, being a model, it was just a job, and I was making fun of it. But today, I take my career more seriously. The fact that a reader may buy an Armani item because she'd seen it on me in a magazine is very important to me. So much so that I intend to launch my own label."
- Milla Jovovich
(Related: Being, Career, Fact, Fun, Job, May, Today)

"I did not win and in fact I was called into the principal's office for a consultation with my parents. But that was the beginning of my literary career."
- William Joyce
(Related: Beginning, Career, Fact, Literary, Office, Parents)

"We want to make sure our athletes have a future once their athletics careers are over."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Athletes, Careers, Future, Want)

"We do not use managers, we are the representatives of our athletes, and that is why I am deeply involved in athletics, I follow our athletes careers from start to finish, 100% all the way."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Athletes, Careers, Managers)

"If we carry on filling up the calendar, we keep on pushing the athlete, we shorten the athletes longevity. The risk is to shorten a career that could have lasted 10 years because the athlete is burnt out."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Athletes, Career, Longevity, Risk, Years)

"Regardless, we are a two career household, and it's Dario's season, and I'm really excited about going racing."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Career, Racing)

"My parents kept the best aspects of the Asian culture, and they Americanized the family. My mother was a great example for me. She was a working mother with a good career."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Family, Mother, Career, Culture, Example, Parents)

"I think it's critical that you feel you're working for a person who is committed to advancing your career."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Career)

"Those who joined us for selfish personal reasons, for a career or other motives will be the ones to leave."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: Career, Motives, Will)

"Canadians are very proud of me, of my career."
- Karen Kain
(Related: Career)

"Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Strength, Career)

"I was in love with this character of Ray Krebbs. I wanted the part badly. I had done several Western films in my career at that point and there wasn't much opportunity then to play Western roles on television at that time."
- Steve Kanaly
(Related: Love, Time, Opportunity, Character, Career, Play, Television)

"My face is my career."
- Carol Kane
(Related: Career)

"The boomers' biggest impact will be on eliminating the term 'retirement' and inventing a new stage of life... the new career arc."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Life, Career, Will)

"I hate the Communists and have for many years and don't feel right about giving up my career to defend them. I will give up my film career if it is in the interests of defending something I believe in, but not this."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Career, Film, Giving, Hate, Right, Will, Years)

"Wherever I went, crowds appeared again, and I started making solo albums for the first time in my career."
- Howard Keel
(Related: Time, Career, Crowds, First)

"So there's no such thing as one too many this, one too many that. I remember, you're reminding me of early in my career, somebody said to me: why are you taking so many roles as a policeman."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Career)

"We go through our careers and things happen to us. Those experiences made me what I am."
- Thomas Keller
(Related: Careers)

"I hope the cooks who are working for me now are getting that kind of experience so they can use what they're learning now as a foundation for a great career."
- Thomas Keller
(Related: Experience, Hope, Career, Learning, Now)

"Well, it was the beginning of my film career. It was amazing to me that I got nominated for an Academy Award."
- Sally Kellerman
(Related: Beginning, Career, Film)

"Well, you know, I've had a very checkered career."
- Sally Kellerman
(Related: Career)

"I was an idiot in terms of career-building, but I had a great time."
- Sally Kellerman
(Related: Time, Career)

"I wasn't a businesswoman, so I didn't know how to build a career."
- Sally Kellerman
(Related: Career)

"I have been exposed to a great amount of temptation throughout the course of my career."
- DeForest Kelley
(Related: Career, Temptation)

"Star Trek is perhaps the best thing that ever happened to me, in a career sense."
- DeForest Kelley
(Related: Career, Sense)

"I think it's a lot harder for the pros to have a long career in ice dance and in pairs. It seems the singles have a little bit of a longer career."
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Dance, Career)

"One thing about me, as far as my career is concerned, is that I'm very confident. I know I'm good."
- Persis Khambatta
(Related: Career)

"Everybody told me to stay in Hollywood. This was the place they said I could have a big career. What they failed to mention was that no one would quite know what to do with me."
- Persis Khambatta
(Related: Career, Hollywood)

"I respect people who can do both careers, like Will Smith and a couple of other people who have done it, but I just don't know when they sleep."
- Val Kilmer
(Related: People, Careers, Respect, Sleep, Will)

"Wisconsin is very proud of the career and technical college system that we have back home."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Home, Career, College)

"If there's anything about the business that I love and that I'm extremely happy about, is that my career started at that time and that I met some of the greatest entertainers at that time and some are still here."
- Ben E. King
(Related: Business, Love, Time, Career)

"I still think my whole career was accidental. I didn't pursue it. I feel like I'm cheating sometimes."
- Ben E. King
(Related: Career, Cheating)

"In my career I have never felt that my being a woman was an obstacle or an advantage. I guess I've been oblivious."
- Carole King
(Related: Being, Career, Woman)

"I think Madonna has a great deal of intelligence and capability. I have a lot of respect for her. She's taken her career and maximized it with intelligence and creativity."
- Carole King
(Related: Intelligence, Creativity, Career, Respect)

"My greatest reward is knowing for certain, as I do with many other acts and artistes, that without Jonathan King being alive and involved, Genesis would not exist, and the guys would have had careers as intended - as accountants and lawyers!"
- Jonathan King
(Related: Being, Careers, Reward)

"I'm convinced that had I not changed my name, I don't think I would have had quite the same career curve that I eventually had."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Career, Name)

"Somewhere in your career, your work changes. It becomes less anal, less careful and more spontaneous, more to do with the information that your soul carries."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Work, Soul, Career, Information)

"When I was about 17 or 18, I finally admitted to myself that I wasn't going to change. I didn't know what the consequences would be, but I had the definite feeling that it was going to wreck my Disney career."
- Tommy Kirk
(Related: Change, Career, Consequences, Disney, Feeling)

"When I started the business, I hardly went home. I became very driven about work and about my career."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Work, Business, Home, Career)

"Although I was not aware of it at the time, the experience of growing up during the Great Depression was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Experience, Time, Career, Depression, Growing up)

"But I think the other is a little more like bullfighting, a little more daring and although I appreciate good acting and I liked being versatile my whole career, it kept me working."
- Robert Klein
(Related: Acting, Being, Career)

"We want to start them thinking that they're responsible for their own career."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Career, Thinking, Want)

"I was at the pinnacle of my career one day and the next day I was put out to pasture. I felt like a race horse with a broken leg."
- Jack Klugman
(Related: Career, Day, Race)

"My acting career helped pull me through the rough times."
- Shirley Knight
(Related: Acting, Career)

"My dad sacrificed many things in life for me. He abandoned a very promising and lucrative career of an army officer just so that he could continue helping me with my chess and accompanying me to tournaments."
- Alexandra Kosteniuk
(Related: Dad, Life, Army, Career, Chess)

"Yeah I do and I don't mind, in fact that is one of the real encouraging things about this whole career of mine is that there are tunes I wrote almost thirty years ago that I will still play in front of an audience and I still like the old tunes."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Encouraging, Career, Fact, Mind, Old, Play, Will, Years)

"At this point, I'm spoiled. I've actually had a really blessed career."
- Peter Krause
(Related: Career)

"My career has been a gradual climb. I think that's part of the reason why I've had longevity."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Career, Longevity, Reason)

"I feel like I'm only in the beginning of my career. I've only made five albums. It's not a lot."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Beginning, Career)

"I've built a solid career there, but America's ten times the size. Now that we're onto the third record, I feel like the stars have aligned and American audiences are embracing my music even more."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Music, America, American, Audiences, Career, Now, Stars)

"I knew an actor's career goes up and down and back up again. Your standing in this business can't be your whole identity; otherwise, you're doomed."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Business, Actor, Career, Identity)

"I hope to continue building my acting career and work more on projects that fulfill my artistic thirst."
- Karolina Kurkova
(Related: Work, Hope, Acting, Building, Career, Projects)

"You can't buy back your respect; you can't buy back your career. You only get one, so I don't want to mess that up."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Career, Respect, Want)

"This is a great time in our lives and careers."
- Nick Lachey
(Related: Time, Careers)

"It's nice to go to small places where we had a lot of fans. They followed our career and it's kind of a way to say thank you to them and do it for a good cause."
- Guy Lafleur
(Related: Career, Cause, Fans)

"That was my one big Hollywood hit, but, in a way, it hurt my picture career. After that, I was typecast as a lion, and there just weren't many parts for lions."
- Bert Lahr
(Related: Career, Hollywood, Hurt)

"It was not really a career choice that I had to make. It was something I knew right from the beginning. I had to be an actress... period."
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Beginning, Career, Choice, Right)

"I wanted to be an actress. In college I was a serious feminist and very political. I was determined to get one thing out of my career and that was respect. I didn't want money. I didn't care about fame."
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Money, Care, Career, College, Fame, Respect, Want)

"When I began my career, I was constantly referred to as the kid who could play the blues."
- Jonny Lang
(Related: Career, Play)

"I just feel that no matter what comes in a career - and mine has been all over the map - you must stay at the table, pick up the cards you're dealt and play them."
- Frank Langella
(Related: Cards, Career, Play)

"On Career Day in high school, you don't walk around looking for the cartoon guy."
- Gary Larson
(Related: Career, Day, School)

"This was more than just a cow - this was an entire career I was looking at."
- Gary Larson
(Related: Career)

"Career Education is one of the largest global providers in the higher education sector. We are projecting to be over $1.1 billion in revenue in 2003, which puts us number one in our sector for onsite education and number two for online education in terms of revenue."
- John Larson
(Related: Education, Career)

"I realized that people make cartoons for a living. It had never dawned on me that you could do this as a career."
- John Lasseter
(Related: People, Career, Cartoons, Living)

"People are afraid of things they don't understand. They don't know how to relate. It threatens their security, their existence, their career, image."
- Bill Laswell
(Related: People, Career, Existence, Security)

"I think it's a bigger risk following a part that plays up your looks than it is to try and carve out a career as an actor."
- Jude Law
(Related: Actor, Career, Risk)

"Hollywood is fickle; your career can end pretty fast. If the acting jobs dry up, you have to have something to fall back on. In fact, that would be my advice to kids interested in acting - make sure you get an education too."
- Matthew Lawrence
(Related: Education, Acting, Advice, Career, End, Fact, Hollywood, Jobs, Kids, Pretty)

"I would like to look back on my career and be proud of what I've done."
- Nicholas Lea
(Related: Career)

"I guess because the shows were activist in their own way - the marriage of my public activism and my career activism, you know - people understand me very well. They also understand there's a very strong bipartisan part in all of this."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Marriage, People, Activism, Career, Public)

"Not taboo - it's just that straight actors still risk their careers commercially and economically. They have to please the crowd - they're movie stars; their image is their industry. It goes beyond acting."
- Ang Lee
(Related: Acting, Actors, Careers, Risk, Stars)

"I gave up my childhood for a career."
- Brenda Lee
(Related: Career, Childhood)

"What I learned from Lennon was something that did stay with me my whole career, which is to be very straightforward. I actually love talking about taking pictures, and I think that helps everyone."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Love, Career, Talking)

"All I can say to the young players is, enjoy every moment of it. Just enjoy every moment of it. Your career goes by very quickly."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Career)

"The first few games that we played against some of the teams, the young guys, you know, want a stick sign or photo sign, and I think that they respect what I have achieved throughout my career."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Career, First, Games, Respect, Want)

"Boxing was the only career where I wouldn't have to start out at the bottom. I had a good resume."
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Related: Boxing, Career)

"Although it was a great accomplishment to win a gold medal, as soon as they put it on you, that's it; your career is over."
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Related: Accomplishment, Career, Gold)

"People don't know this, but early in your career, you don't just glide on to The Tonight Show."
- Tea Leoni
(Related: People, Career)

"What's lucky about my career in general is that I stumbled into what every writer most wants. Not repeating myself and doing strange things has become my trademark."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: Career, Writer)

"We've managed to have a long career that is still quite vibrant, yet we've never had to kow-tow to record companies who said we weren't commercial enough."
- Alex Lifeson
(Related: Career)

"I attribute my entire football career, as far as getting me started, getting me interested, keeping me that way was my father. He went to every game even though he was crippled and wasn't real healthy."
- Bob Lilly
(Related: Father, Career, Football)

"Certainly since then many people have taken a lot of those ideas and ridden them for years and years and made careers out of them. Part of that is willingness to do the kind of work that I wasn't willing to do. Get into a van and cover the country."
- Arto Lindsay
(Related: Work, People, Ideas, Careers, Country, Years)

"After three years in Chicago, I decided to call it a career."
- Ted Lindsay
(Related: Career, Chicago, Years)

"Throughout my political career, I've believed in the concept of home rule. Some call it local control. Whichever phrase you use, the concept is the same - the best decisions are those made closest to those who will be impacted by the decisions."
- Linda Lingle
(Related: Home, Control, Career, Decisions, Will)

"The truth will only be told over a career."
- Richard Linklater
(Related: Truth, Career, Will)

"I think that if you can achieve a balance, then you appease a lot of yourself and your career and what it takes to maintain in this business for a while."
- Ray Liotta
(Related: Business, Balance, Career)

"I was looking to become more proactive with my career because I wasn't crazy with some of the scripts I was getting - this was before Blow and Hannibal - so I decided to start my own production company."
- Ray Liotta
(Related: Career, Company, Production)

"The highlight of my career? The Olympics, of course."
- Tara Lipinski
(Related: Career)

"I did get to work with Anthony Hopkins on 'The Human Stain.' If I ever manage to accomplish a quarter of what he's achieved, I'll have had one hell of a career."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Work, Career, Hell)

"I'd retired for about six or seven years. Coming back to the business, I found that I was sort of not quite a has-been, and it wasn't a new career, it was just kind of difficult to crack the nut, so to speak."
- Julie London
(Related: Business, Career, Years)

"Let me just worry about me. I'm not worried about anyone else. If you're doing fine, great; if you're struggling, I hope things get better for you. But I've got to be worried about my career."
- LaToya London
(Related: Hope, Career, Worry)

"I think American Idol is a great career launcher. A blessing for all of us."
- LaToya London
(Related: American, Career)

"I know I'm happy and can't wait to see where my career will go next. This isn't the end for any of us. I can understand why they are upset but I want them to move forward and look for the future."
- LaToya London
(Related: Career, End, Future, Want, Will)

"Comparing in the past years, Tamyra Gray and everyone else that didn't win but their careers are doing well."
- LaToya London
(Related: Careers, Past, Years)

"Actually, 19 is in charge of our career at that point. FOX publicity is in charge of the publicity that we get. I'm fine with it, it is really organized."
- LaToya London
(Related: Career, Publicity)

"Guys like Philip Seymour Hoffman or Sam Rockwell are the guys I look up to and have the kind of career I'd like to emulate."
- Justin Long
(Related: Career)

"There's no amount of money that would make me decide something for a career."
- Eva Longoria
(Related: Money, Career)

"This is the man my mother lived for. My career means something now because I've worked with Robert Redford."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Mother, Career, Man, Now)

"If anyone can figure out how to balance my celebrity and my dual careers in music and film, it's me. I don't feel frightened; I feel challenged."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Music, Balance, Careers, Celebrity, Film)

"Warren Beatty took an interest in my career at one point."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Career, Interest)

"The '80s were about trying to establish myself as an actor with a career. And being a teenager enjoying the fruits of being successful with lots of what I think is appropriate for that age."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Age, Successful, Actor, Being, Career, Trying)

"A career is all very well, but no one lives by work alone."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Work, Career)

"The high point of my entire junior high school career was going backstage to meet George Harrison. I was simply awestruck."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Career, School)

"In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Acting, Career, Law, Medicine, Philosophy)

"My whole career is based on taking a left turn after each film and doing the opposite of what I've just done."
- Kelly Lynch
(Related: Career, Film)

"Being on stage is the best part of my career. I just say whatever comes into my head. It's the only time I feel grown-up and in control of things."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Time, Control, Being, Career)

"And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: God, Career, Duty, Military, Now, Old, Sight)

"Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: God, Career, Duty, Goodbye, Light, Military, Now, Old)

"But it's hard to sustain a successful acting career today."
- James MacArthur
(Related: Successful, Acting, Career, Today)

"I can't believe how blessed I am! I'm married to the most wonderful man, Gene Raymond, whom I'm deeply in love with, and, my career is right where I want it to be. I can live like this forever!"
- Jeanette MacDonald
(Related: Love, Career, Man, Right, Want)

"I was really involved with other people's opinions of me, and it got heightened during my film career. I don't have any opinion, good or bad about it, it just was. It's not the way I feel now, and I think yoga has a lot to do with that."
- Ali MacGraw
(Related: People, Career, Film, Now, Opinion, Opinions, Yoga)

"I am recording my first CD in Spanish and preparing myself for the next stage of my career."
- Alicia Machado
(Related: Career, First)

"I know that people will remember me as Miss Universe because it was my first great achievement, but I still have my whole career ahead of me."
- Alicia Machado
(Related: People, Achievement, Career, First, Universe, Will)

"I mean, they're threatening - my career is over. You know, everything I've worked so hard. I've worked extremely hard since about 17 years old, you know, as a White House intern on up."
- Andrea Mackris
(Related: Career, Old, Years)

"As the time goes by, you change, your learn new things, your attitude is different. For the moment, I'm still enjoying ski racing so much that it would be difficult for me to think about ending my career."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Time, Change, Attitude, Career, Ending, Racing, Ski)

"It was necessary to organize my career to remain at the top level until Salt Lake City."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Career)

"When you have won everything in your career, what's left? Why go on?"
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Career)

"I titled the album Reflections because I am reflecting on my music career."
- Miriam Makeba
(Related: Music, Career)

"Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Success, Selling, Victory, Careers, Importance, Obstacles)

"I placed over a thousand deaf people in jobs throughout my career working for the deaf."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: People, Career, Jobs)

"A lot of young girls have looked to their career paths and have said they'd like to be chief. There's been a change in the limits people see."
- Wilma Mankiller
(Related: Change, People, Career, Girls, Limits)

"I know at the beginning of our careers, my wife and I were gut wrenchingly competitive."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Wife, Beginning, Careers)

"For the last thirty years in my career I never know what I'm doing next."
- Joe Mantegna
(Related: Career, Years)

"My life had no meaning at all. I found only brief interludes of satisfaction. It was like my whole life had been about my whole basketball career."
- Pete Maravich
(Related: Life, Basketball, Career, Meaning, Satisfaction)

"Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Life, People, Character, Career, Day, Environment, Value, Will)

"Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Career)

"I want to know what it's like to play in a Super Bowl and win one. My career will be great without it. But, personally, selfishly, I want to know what it feels like."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Career, Play, Want, Will)

"I have always said that I want to finish my career with the Dolphins and this put me closer to that goal. I have been fortunate to break many personal records, but my overiding goal is to win a Super Bowl here in Miami."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Goal, Career, Want)

"It's not like a corporate job where the more you accumulate on your resume and the more hours you put in, the higher up you get; it's simply not the case. That being said, if I had known that and known what kind of career I'd get into, I still would have pursued it."
- Jason Marsden
(Related: Being, Career, Corporate, Job)

"I made theater very important in the beginning of my career."
- Marcello Mastroianni
(Related: Beginning, Career, Theater)

"Even though there's no forum for me on the radio for the kind of music I sing anymore, I am still excited about having a career where I can sing the best music in the world, and people will come and hear me because of the hit records I've had in the past."
- Johnny Mathis
(Related: Music, People, Career, Past, Will, World)

"So I really did stop and change what I saw I was about, and really try to put that principle into play as the center of everything - my friendships, my marriage, my career, my family, my way of being in the world. And that changed everything for me."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Change, Family, Marriage, Being, Career, Play, World)

"I've made a life and career as a professional musician."
- Melissa Auf der Maur
(Related: Life, Career)

"I've never wanted to be the ingenue. Now that I'm getting into my forties, I think my time as a woman has arrived; I think I might have a new moment in my career. I have that drive left - just for a little while."
- Debi Mazar
(Related: Time, Career, Now, Woman)

"I think my career would probably be in a better place had I been more aggressive. But I don't have it in me. I'm not a competitive person, and I'm also really private."
- Debi Mazar
(Related: Career)

"The one thing that's closest to my story is the thing about trying out for the juvenile delinquent role and getting it. That was the start of my acting career... which I've resumed, by the way."
- Paul Mazursky
(Related: Acting, Career, Trying)

"I feel like it's important to use this gift God gave me, my life and my career to do something to make the world a better place. It's an easy thing for me to do."
- Martina McBride
(Related: Life, God, Career, World)

"I just love where I am right now in my career. I love country music. I don't ever feel restricted by the genre. I've been able to have a solid career that we've built one step at a time and a family. I know that I'm in a good place."
- Martina McBride
(Related: Love, Time, Family, Music, Career, Country, Country music, Now, Right)

"That's such a thrill - a story I wrote at the beginning of my career, and it's still packin' the house."
- Anne McCaffrey
(Related: Beginning, Career)

"One of the cruelest judgments sustained against me is that I have spoken out as a recovered alcoholic to stimulate my acting career."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Acting, Career)

"Too often, I've put my career and helping others ahead of my own needs."
- Karen McCarthy
(Related: Career, Needs)

"Life for the European is a career; for the American it is a hazard."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Life, American, Career)

"I'm very happy to have a small, long, career instead of one big hit and then oblivion."
- Susannah McCorkle
(Related: Career)

"In my entire career? I am so sick of being asked, What's it like to kiss Mel Gibson?"
- Catherine McCormack
(Related: Kiss, Being, Career)

"I live again the days and evenings of my long career. I dream at night of operas and concerts in which I have had my share of success. Now like the old Irish minstrel, I have hung up my harp because my songs are all sung."
- John McCormack
(Related: Success, Dream, Career, Irish, Night, Now, Old, Songs)

"I feel very blessed we can still have a career making music."
- Mike McCready
(Related: Music, Career)

"There are some people who have stayed with us our whole career, which is pretty cool too."
- Mike McCready
(Related: People, Career, Pretty)

"We always thought that we'd go on from the show to have a career in movies."
- Kevin McDonald
(Related: Movies, Thought, Career)

"I'm a character actress, plain and simple... Who can worry about a career? Have a life. Movie stars have careers - actors work, and then they don't work, and then they work again."
- Frances McDormand
(Related: Work, Life, Character, Actors, Career, Careers, Stars, Worry)

"Movie stars have careers - actors work, and then they don't work, and then they work again."
- Frances McDormand
(Related: Work, Actors, Careers, Stars)

"Who can worry about a career? Have a life."
- Frances McDormand
(Related: Life, Career, Worry)

"But, if there's any aspect of my career that needs attention, it's writing."
- Bobby McFerrin
(Related: Attention, Career, Needs, Writing)

"I realized a career is built as much on what you don't do as what you do do."
- Rose McGowan
(Related: Career)

"To this day, I don't know what shapes a Hollywood career."
- Dorothy McGuire
(Related: Career, Day, Hollywood)

"My goal and my career is definitely not to be famous. That's a really horrible goal, just to be famous for the sake of having fame."
- Joel McHale
(Related: Goal, Career, Fame, Famous)

"It's important to have the right agent - people that are working hard for you. But an actor needs to be in control of their career no matter how good the representation is."
- Joel McHale
(Related: People, Control, Actor, Career, Needs, Right)

"With nearly all students leaving public high school having taken some vocational education, this bill continues to provide communities with the funding necessary to give students an edge on career training."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Education, Career, Public, School, Students, Training)

"Of course the Munich tragedy was the biggest event in my career and the most terrible."
- Jim McKay
(Related: Career, Tragedy)

"Actually I've never had formal training, I was lucky enough to continue working most of my career and aside from sitting in on a couple of classes, here and there, I basically just use my own instincts."
- Nancy McKeon
(Related: Career, Training)

"You have to take control of your own career."
- Maria Menounos
(Related: Control, Career)

"I think Channel One was very integral in my career."
- Maria Menounos
(Related: Career)

"It destroys the soul to hear that you're all hype, that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived."
- Freddie Mercury
(Related: Talent, Soul, Career)

"My career at Warner Brothers consisted of one musical short subject. I was running around in a bear skin. Very chic."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: Brothers, Career, Running, Skin)

"I have been enjoying my return to modeling. That's where my career started many years ago."
- Rita Mero
(Related: Career, Years)

"At this point I have no interest in returning to wrestling. I am pursuing my acting career. But I never say never. I enjoyed the three years I was in the wrestling industry."
- Rita Mero
(Related: Acting, Career, Interest, Wrestling, Years)

"Like I said, a 30-year-old hockey player, even when I came to New York when I was 30, I was on the downside of my career, pretty much the end of my career."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Career, End, Pretty)

"I think now what you're seeing is guys that are in the peaks of their careers anywhere from 27 to 35 years old, seems to be when they play their best hockey."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Careers, Now, Old, Play, Years)

"Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Success, Career, Communication, Connection, Key)

"Any time a running back reaches the age of 31 or 32, he has to lose a step. No one is a freak of nature. No one is going to be able to take the pounding a running back has to take over a 10- or 12-year career and not lose a step."
- Al Michaels
(Related: Age, Time, Nature, Career, Running)

"I think the crucial thing in the writing career is to find what you want to do and how you fit in. What somebody else does is of no concern whatever except as an interesting variation."
- James A. Michener
(Related: Career, Concern, Want, Writing)

"The most enjoyable part of my career is singing live."
- Luis Miguel
(Related: Career, Singing)

"Community colleges are one of America's great social inventions a gateway to the future for first time students looking for an affordable college education, and for mid-career students looking to get ahead in the workplace."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Time, Education, America, College, Community, First, Future, Inventions, Students)

"Actors are an insecure breed. It's hard to have your career depend upon other people's opinions of what you do."
- Alyssa Milano
(Related: People, Actors, Career, Opinions)

"I moved here to California when I was 13 to pursue my acting career."
- Christina Milian
(Related: Acting, Career)

"In my career as an actor, there is a catchphrase that Scofield always says often in regards to his brother, 'Have a little faith.' In my own career as an actor, there were times when I was the only one who believed in myself in the face of the odds."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Faith, Brother, Actor, Career)

"Early on in my career, I'd go into the makeup trailer, and they'd spend an hour doing my makeup, and I would hate it. I'd go into the bathroom, wash it off and start over again, which took an enormous amount of time. So I just started doing it myself."
- Donna Mills
(Related: Time, Career, Hate, Makeup)

"It's the best thing ever - I love being a mom. This is my only child. My career was a priority earlier in my life, but now my son is definitely the priority."
- Stephanie Mills
(Related: Love, Life, Mom, Son, Being, Career, Now)

"Still, it's tough trying to combine my acting career with my college career."
- Beverley Mitchell
(Related: Acting, Career, College, Trying)

"It's hard to know really how it's going to happen, but the career ebbs and flows and now there's a nicer feeling of interest than there has been at other times."
- Gretchen Mol
(Related: Career, Feeling, Interest, Now)

"A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night."
- Marilyn Monroe
(Related: Career, Night)

"My career was 100% different from what I intended to do. I thought I'd photograph nature and landscapes but I wound up photographing the changing of the times."
- Charles Moore
(Related: Nature, Thought, Career)

"It is extremely unlikely that anyone coming out of school with a technical degree will go into one area and stay there. Today's students have to look forward to the excitement of probably having three or four careers."
- Gordon Moore
(Related: Careers, Excitement, School, Students, Today, Will)

"Having this other career in music made me work harder as an actress. It's made me more professional."
- Mandy Moore
(Related: Music, Work, Career)

"And a lesson in this movie is dig beneath the surface. And so with my words, with my character, I purposely created a character that was away from how you've known me thus far in my career."
- Shemar Moore
(Related: Character, Career, Words)

"I happen to be lucky in that I knew what I wanted to do as far as a career since I was nine years old."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Career, Old, Years)

"It's been a career filled with very low valleys and some wonderful, high peaks."
- Pat Morita
(Related: Career)

"Everything I thought about acting and having a movie career has changed from what I thought when I started."
- Rebecca De Mornay
(Related: Thought, Acting, Career)

"You have got to attract the brightest and the best, but the brightest and best won't stay unless they see real career options."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Career, Options)

"If bringing up the next generation is important, why aren't they the best qualified, the best paid? Why aren't we as concerned about their career progression as we are about those who work in the education or health services?"
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Education, Health, Work, Career)

"I'm just looking as always for something that's stimulating and I hope to find a good story that's a challenge, whether it's big or small. Or that it finds me. I don't have like a career plan. Maybe I should, but I don't."
- Viggo Mortensen
(Related: Hope, Career, Challenge)

"If there's no craft there, then once the looks go, there goes your career."
- Joe Morton
(Related: Career)

"If they tell the police, the police will find out she was driving, and her career will be put into hell."
- Nicholas Mosley
(Related: Career, Driving, Hell, Police, Will)

"For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form, but the swarming nations are now in full career."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: Career, Nations, Now, Rome)

"The blues is something separate from what I do. They connect at certain spots, but blues is different. I wouldn't put it in with what my career has been. That would be a whole separate wing."
- Bob Mould
(Related: Career)

"I have been driven demented in my career."
- Lord Mountbatten
(Related: Career)

"There's a disappointment there because I still feel there's an emptiness in my career that just wasn't filled."
- Alonzo Mourning
(Related: Career, Disappointment)

"The coolest thing is that my sister and I, you know, we've done what a lot of people have not been able to do. Which is to have our own careers, together."
- Tia Mowry
(Related: Sister, People, Careers)

"Careers can disappear just as quickly as they're made, so I'm in no hurry."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: Careers)

"My belief is the majority of people in politics are just interested in pursuing this career in politics, and doing what's necessary to get themselves re-elected. And if that happens to coincide with the public good, great. But if it doesn't, the public good loses out."
- Dick Murphy
(Related: Politics, People, Belief, Career, Majority, Public)

"I'm relaxed about my career. I've been making movies for over 20 years, so I've earned at least the right to relax."
- Eddie Murphy
(Related: Movies, Career, Relax, Right, Years)

"As a person who has spent my career as a child psychologist and have dealt with many children who have struggled with many problems in families, I have seen families ripped apart by so many things that sometimes law has tried to deal with."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Career, Children, Law, Problems)

"I think all phases of one's career are serious if you take it seriously no matter if you are doing high profile dramatic pieces or not."
- Bill Murray
(Related: Career)

"I've reached most my goals and when my career is over I will have many other things to do."
- Thomas Muster
(Related: Goals, Career, Will)

"Each book, intuitively sensed and, in the case of fiction, intuitively worked out, stands on what has gone before, and grows out of it. I feel that at any stage of my literary career it could have been said that the last book contained all the others."
- V. S. Naipaul
(Related: Career, Fiction, Literary)

"At every stage of my career I have had interesting and cordial colleagues, some of whom are close friends."
- Daniel Nathans
(Related: Career, Friends)

"I went to the London Academy Of Music and Dramatic Art and returned to New York where I started my career."
- David Naughton
(Related: Art, Music, Career, London)

"I've been in the twilight of my career longer than most people have had their career."
- Martina Navratilova
(Related: People, Career, Twilight)

"Right, well I am, I was a career diplomat for 37 years from 1960 until 1997 during the early 1980s from 1981 to 1985 I was the United States Ambassador to Honduras."
- John Negroponte
(Related: Career, Right, states, United, Years)

"When I started in films, it never really occurred to me that I could make a career out of acting."
- Sam Neill
(Related: Acting, Career)

"What I would pay much more attention to are the few points where the player can inadvertently make a career decision. Most players end up back-tracking, though some actually enjoy this."
- Graham Nelson
(Related: Decision, Attention, Career, End)

"It is a career of make-believe, of masks. We all have masks in life."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Life, Career)

"You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: 'Holy Christ, whaddya know - I'm still around!' It's absolutely amazing that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career."
- Paul Newman
(Related: Career, Christ, Old, Smoking, Waking)

"I was very blessed in always knowing what I wanted to do, and by the grace of God I've been able to succeed in my chosen career."
- Nichelle Nichols
(Related: God, Career, Grace, Succeed)

"Most of the early part of an actor's career, you do the jobs you get."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Actor, Career, Jobs)

"My whole career strategy has been to build a base so that I could take the roles I want to play. I'd hate to think that a shorter part might not be available because I was worried about my billing."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Strategy, Career, Hate, Play, Want)

"The meetings of the legislature at Springfield then first brought together that splendid group of young men of genius whose phenomenal careers and distinguished services have given Illinois fame in the history of the nation."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: History, Men, Genius, Careers, Fame, First, Meetings, Nation)

"Lincoln's removal from New Salem to Springfield and his entrance into a law partnership with Major John T. Stuart begin a distinctively new period in his career."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Career, Law, Partnership)

"The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!"
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Mistake, Career, Company, Driving, Force, Job, Jobs, Security)

"I have sacrificed everything in my life that I consider precious to advance the political career of my husband."
- Pat Nixon
(Related: Life, HusbCareer)

"I felt the weight of the past at the beginning of my career of singer."
- Yannick Noah
(Related: Beginning, Career, Past, Weight)

"My doctor asked me how many golf balls I had hit in my career. I'm lying there in bed calculating somewhere between four and five million golf balls I had hit to do that on my body."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Bed, Body, Career, Golf, Lying)

"I'm only here on Earth to serve God. I never had a career. I don't care about commercialism. I have a ministry and I'll fight for the ministry."
- Larry Norman
(Related: God, Care, Career, Commercialism, Earth, Fight)

"I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Dreams, Career)

"So, through all that early professional career I would occasionally do a musical, a pantomime or a play with songs. The next stop would be a Shakespeare, or an Ibsen, or a play by a brand new writer who had never done anything in the theater before."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Career, Play, Shakespeare, Songs, Theater, Writer)

"Like many students, I found the drudgery of real experiments and the slowness of progress a complete shock, and at my low points I contemplated other alternative careers including study of the philosophy or sociology of science."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Science, Progress, Careers, Philosophy, Students, Study)

"My 6 years with Murdoch were pivotal for my entire research career."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Career, Research, Years)

"Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive."
- Ann Oakley
(Related: Fitness, Society, Career, Woman)

"I've been fighting with Acorn, alongside Acorn, on issues you care about, my entire career."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Care, Career, Fighting)

"Community colleges play an important role in helping people transition between careers by providing the retooling they need to take on a new career."
- Barack Obama
(Related: People, Career, Careers, Community, Play)

"And in my own life, in my own small way, I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That's why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us - no matter what our age or background or walk of life - each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation."
- Michelle Obama
(Related: Age, Life, People, Career, Country, Job, Law, Nation, Public, Service)

"John Travolta said he sometimes lets his friends take control of his airplane even though they don't know what they're doing. Then Travolta said he often does the same thing with his career."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Control, Career, Friends)

"I'm not driven by money and I'm not driven by career."
- Richard O'Brien
(Related: Money, Career)

"It's time to replace career politicians with citizen's politicians. It's time to elect people who are going to stand up to the Washington elite and stand up to a White House and Congress hell-bent on ramming socialism down our throat."
- Christine O'Donnell
(Related: Time, People, Career, Congress, Hell, Politicians, Socialism, Washington)

"The secret of long life is double careers. One to about age sixty, then another for the next thirty years."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Age, Life, Careers, Years)

"My baseball career was a long, long initiation into a single secret: At the heart of all things is love."
- Sadaharu Oh
(Related: Love, Heart, Baseball, Career)

"The Parent Trap gave my career another boost, starring in family comedies."
- Maureen O'Hara
(Related: Family, Career)

"I didn't let anyone push me into things I didn't want to do where my career was concerned. So why did I crumble when it came to men?"
- Maureen O'Hara
(Related: Men, Career, Want)

"People have an idea that one is in control of a career, a lot more than you really are. You can engineer things to an extent. But you are at the mercy of what comes in across the desk."
- Gary Oldman
(Related: People, Idea, Control, Career, Mercy)

"If I had to choose, I'd choose my friends over my career."
- Larisa Oleynik
(Related: Career, Friends)

"Our ultimate goal is to stay in business. We are not here with a specific plan. That's kind of how our entire career has evolved. We will figure things out as we go along."
- Mary-Kate Olsen
(Related: Business, Goal, Career, Will)

"Our career is a dream. I mean, we get to act, travel around the world, and meet cool people. What's not to love!"
- Mary-Kate Olsen
(Related: Travel, People, Dream, Act, Career, World)

"He decided to plunge on with pardons over the department's objections, or where he knew that there would be objections if he had let career prosecutors know what he was doing."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: Career)

"We've been through about a million different line-ups throughout our career."
- Jerry Only
(Related: Career)

"Usually a family is led through the mom or the dad and their career and for the family to be led by my career, even though God has led it, could be a lot of pressure."
- Stacie Orrico
(Related: Dad, Family, Mom, God, Career, Pressure)

"Education makes children less dependent upon others and opens doors to better jobs and career possibilities."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Education, Career, Children, Jobs, Possibilities)

"The whole point of a sacrifice is that you give up something you never really wanted in the first place. People are doing it around you all the time. They give up their careers, say - or their beliefs - or sex."
- John Osborne
(Related: Time, Sex, Sacrifice, People, Beliefs, Careers, First)

"One of the things I'm most proud of about my career is the fact I've managed to keep options open."
- Clive Owen
(Related: Career, Fact, Open, Options)

"I wanted to use what I was, to be what I was born to be - not to have a 'career', but to be that straightforward obvious unmistakable animal, a writer."
- Cynthia Ozick
(Related: Obvious, Writer)

"It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: History, Women, America, Behavior, Career, Choice, Dress, Freedom, Woman)

"I've never been very good at manipulating my career, but fortunately I haven't needed to."
- Elaine Paige
(Related: Career)

"The word career is a divisive word. It's a word that divides the normal life from business or professional life."
- Grace Paley
(Related: Business, Life, Career, Word)

"In politics there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers, and then there are those like John McCain who use their careers to promote change."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Change, Politics, Careers)

"Well, I just think through your career you go through different phases, and I just got sort of uninspired by the whole studio process of making and releasing films."
- Brian De Palma
(Related: Career)

"You just want to be able to have a nice career and make a living at it."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: Career, Living, Want)

"You know, when you first come up, and you get called up to the big leagues, all you want to do is just, you just want to have a career, a nice career. You want to make a living at it."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: Career, First, Living, Want)

"The tragedy of all of this is that it happened to me and it shouldn't have happened. It ruined my life and my career. That's the tragedy of this."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: Life, Career, Tragedy)

"My life was on the line here and my career and everything I worked for, it was hanging by a thread."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: Life, Career)

"I hope that people look at my whole career and appreciate that I've given everything that I've got."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: People, Hope, Career)

"I've had a very interesting career. I get to do amazing things and work with amazing people and travel and learn languages - things most people don't get the opportunity to do."
- Gwyneth Paltrow
(Related: Travel, Work, People, Opportunity, Career)

"One thing that's great about being a character actor is that a movie doesn't rest on your shoulders. If it bombs, it won't hurt my career."
- Joe Pantoliano
(Related: Character, Actor, Being, Bombs, Career, Hurt, Rest)

"I had never even thought I'd be an actress - I was supposed to be a lawyer. But the motivation is the same: when you act, you defend a role; you have to be convincing. It's the same career."
- Anne Parillaud
(Related: Motivation, Thought, Act, Career)

"It hurts. Frankly, it hurts terribly. I have just lived one of the biggest loss of my career. It will be difficult to digest that moment. It is extremely hard to accept. I am disappointed."
- Tony Parker
(Related: Career, Loss, Will)

"People don't choose their careers; they are engulfed by them."
- John Dos Passos
(Related: People, Careers)

"I gave everything in my career so I have no regrets at all."
- Michel Patini
(Related: Career)

"I was playing the best football of my career at the time, finishing top scorer in Italy three year's running. There were other good players around but I think I was the best at that time."
- Michel Patini
(Related: Time, Career, Football, Italy, Running)

"I've been very blessed in my personal life and in my career and I have never been ungrateful for what I have."
- Mandy Patinkin
(Related: Life, Career)

"I've been doing this 17 years but I can tell you I have more websites now than I have ever had devoted to me or my past career or my character. When I got this show, I think I had two fans out there that had created websites on my behalf."
- Robert Patrick
(Related: Character, Career, Fans, Now, Past, Years)

"In the old days the studios guided your career. Now it's all up to you."
- Bill Paxton
(Related: Career, Now, Old)

"I figured, if I failed, I'd tried something that I hadn't tried before and if one movie was going to destroy my career than I didn't have much of a career to start with. I just went for it. God willing I wasn't over the top and didn't embarrass myself."
- Elizabeth Pena
(Related: God, Career)

"There has never been a time when a career in the Penney Company was not a challenge that brought out the best in a man."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Time, Career, Challenge, Company, Man)

"The great thing about arriving at this age is that I don't even care about my career anymore."
- Ron Perlman
(Related: Age, Care, Career)

"The student develops an analytical as well as finely blended character. He is able to choose from a wide variety of job fields from which to embrace a career, without having to be a specialist in one particular discipline."
- Philippe Perrin
(Related: Character, Discipline, Career, Job, Variety)

"In my career, there have been three things that were challenging: playing gay; playing a Jewish woman; and playing Chekhov. The scariest part was playing Chekhov!"
- Bernadette Peters
(Related: Career, Gay, Woman)

"Theater in Chicago will always be my first love. It started careers for me and about 50 of my friends. We all love coming back. As soon as the TV show is over, I'll be back in Chicago, doing live theater."
- William Petersen
(Related: Love, Careers, Chicago, First, First love, Friends, Theater, Will)

"If I stayed a football player, my career would have been over 20 years ago. As it is, my knees are shot. I found I got the same good feeling in acting that I had in sports, but I found I could have a more profound impact on people."
- William Petersen
(Related: Sports, People, Acting, Career, Feeling, Football, Years)

"I've been in this business for a long time at my age, I've just turned 30, and I feel like my wife's career is going incredibly well, my kids are happy and healthy in schools, we've both been able to buy a house for our parents, respectively, in the places they live."
- Ryan Phillippe
(Related: Business, Time, Age, Wife, Career, Kids, Parents, Schools)

"A lot of producers cookie cut movies one after another, but I'll be a little more careful, and have the opportunity to be, because I have the acting career to subsidize the producing."
- Ryan Phillippe
(Related: Movies, Opportunity, Acting, Career)

"I never made a career decision based solely on my desire to be an astronaut. I attended the Naval Academy because I wanted to be a Navy pilot. I majored in math because math had always come pretty easily to me and I liked it."
- John L. Phillips
(Related: Decision, Career, Desire, Navy, Pretty)

"It so happened that my goals kind of matched my career progression toward becoming an astronaut."
- John L. Phillips
(Related: Goals, Career)

"I have gone from a player who thought he would spend his whole career with one organization to a player who's been with three organizations in a week. It's like rotisserie baseball."
- Mike Piazza
(Related: Thought, Baseball, Career)

"In my career quite a few people have tried to force me out, but so far no one has succeeded."
- Ferdinand Piech
(Related: People, Career, Force)

"During my career several people have tried to push me out the door... Nobody has succeeded yet."
- Ferdinand Piech
(Related: People, Career)

"I haven't accomplished everything that I want to yet in my career, that's why I'm still playing. I just know that I still have something left inside of me to accomplish, and I don't know exactly what that is. Hopefully, I'll know one day soon."
- Mary Pierce
(Related: Career, Day, Want)

"I'm at the stage of my career when it's not only about winning and developing players, it's about having fun. That's a void in your life right now, but it's something you're going to have here."
- Rick Pitino
(Related: Life, Winning, Career, Fun, Now, Right)

"At this point in my career, it doesn't bother me much that I'm probably hopelessly typecast. I like to work, and horror films definitely keep me working."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Work, Career, Horror)

"I loved working with Jamie Lee Curtis, and I felt she was a wonderful actress even that early in her career."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Career)

"A good deed here, a good deed there, a good thought here, a good comment there, all added up to my career in one way or another."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Thought, Career, Deed)

"If you apply reason and logic to this career of mine, you're not going to get very far. You simply won't."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Career, Logic, Reason)

"I very much enjoyed my career in science. I didn't leave science because I was disillusioned, but felt I'd done my bit for it after about twenty-five years."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Science, Career, Years)

"I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruins my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Care, Career, College)

"Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain old fun, and I consider myself blessed to have such a delightful career."
- Jack Prelutsky
(Related: Poetry, Career, Children, Fun, Old, Writing)

"I miss my singing career very much."
- Elvis Presley
(Related: Career, Singing)

"It was more that his career was going down again and he was tired of the songs. He was tired of the routine. And there was a point where he just kind of gave up. He couldn't face being 40. And he resorted to stimulants. There's a dark side there, a really dark side."
- Priscilla Presley
(Related: Being, Career, Routine, Songs)

"We are all trying to balance our careers and children and give as much of ourselves and our time to them. You work and have a husband, and projects, and friends. It is a balancing act."
- Kelly Preston
(Related: Time, Work, HusbAct, Balance, Careers, Children, Friends, Projects, Trying)

"I'm desperate to start a career in music."
- Katie Price
(Related: Music, Career)

"So in fact the only thing you can judge in this sport its the longterm. You can judge a career or a season, but not one race."
- Alain Prost
(Related: Career, Fact, Race)

"Training has been such a huge part of my life and career I hope to keep going with it."
- David Prowse
(Related: Life, Hope, Career, Training)

"Creative people who have made their seemingly most self-indulgent artistic whims into a career."
- Steve Purcell
(Related: People, Career, Self)

"I remember going to my school careers advisor and asked about jobs that required scuba divers. It was a phase."
- Paul Putner
(Related: Careers, Jobs, School)

"I just don't believe in the basic concept that someone should make their whole career in public service."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Career, Public, Service)

"At this point in my career, Apollo 13 is a million light years away."
- Kathleen Quinlan
(Related: Career, Light, Years)

"I was studying to be an architect, I wasn't plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously."
- Aishwarya Rai
(Related: Movies, Enthusiasm, Acting, Career, Job)

"The purpose of the ADA was to provide clear and comprehensive national standards to eliminate discrimination against individuals with disabilities. As a result, individuals with disabilities are now able to live in their homes and have access to new careers."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Purpose, Careers, Discrimination, Now, Result)

"As we celebrate President Reagan's remarkable career and historic legacy, we also celebrate a man of strong character, deep conviction, unforgettable charm, and wonderful wit."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Character, Career, Charm, Conviction, Deep, Man, President, Remarkable, Wit)

"Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances make military service a viable career choice are dying bravely in a war with no end in sight."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Men, War, Women, Career, Choice, Circumstances, Dying, End, Military, Service, Sight)

"People often refer to my career before The Crying Game as something which led up to that point. But I was very fulfilled in what I was doing."
- Stephen Rea
(Related: People, Career)

"I was very strongly influenced by women's magazines and I really believed tha a woman could not be married and raise a family and have a successful career all at the same time."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Family, Time, Women, Successful, Career, Woman)

"I had a career for 25 years in Australia before I ever came to the United States."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Career, states, United, Years)

"To this day I get mail from women who say, I went to law school because of your song. But I would hate to think out of the wide spectrum of things I have done in my career, that's all I would be remembered for."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Women, Career, Day, Hate, Law, Mail, School, Song)

"I haven't achieved as much as I should have done in my career."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Career)

"At no point was my career under threat, so I always knew that I would get back into action."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Action, Career)

"If I had my career to play over, one thing I'd do differently is swing more. Those 1,200 walks I got, nobody remembers them."
- Pee Wee Reese
(Related: Career, Play)

"You want to play another kind of character in another genre, and it's been something I've been trying to do if I can in the career so far, and it's something I hope to continue because it's interesting to me and you get to do different things as an actor."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Character, Hope, Actor, Career, Play, Trying, Want)

"My sense is, I think it's okay for directors to do movies that speak to other work in their career."
- Ivan Reitman
(Related: Movies, Work, Career, Sense)

"I've been allowed to grow over the past twenty years. I've managed to avoid being trapped in one moment of my career and for that, I'm very thankful."
- Giovanni Ribisi
(Related: Being, Career, Past, Years)

"Since it was too difficult to get into the Screen Actor's Guild in New York, I moved to Miami in 1982 and started a successful career as a television commercial actress, obtaining my SAG card there."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Successful, Actor, Career, Television)

"It's the business I'm in, I can't say that signing things is the favourite part of my career but you know that it has to be done and that there is no pain involved."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: Business, Career, Pain)

"Of course, when I started my career, like anyone else who was 16 at the time, we were besotted by the rock-n-roll scene from America, and all I was interested in was having a career of my own."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: Time, America, Career)

"It's important to put all I have into my career."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: Career)

"We need to be adopted by God through Jesus - that was what happened to me, and that's what changed my life so that now, I can see that my career can be part of a calling."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: Life, God, Career, Now)

"So much of my career has been about saying things the way people say them, using melodies not that I can sing but that the people can sing."
- Lionel Richie
(Related: People, Career, Saying)

"Lionel Richie, love song, OK, thank you very much, good-bye. And all of a sudden I realized that, in my career, what has made my career has always been the surprises."
- Lionel Richie
(Related: Love, Career, Song, Surprises)

"I was always very interested in science, and I knew that for me, science was a better long-term career than tennis."
- Sally Ride
(Related: Science, Career, Tennis)

"Maybe at this stage in my career, it's from that younger generation that I have most to learn."
- Diana Rigg
(Related: Career)

"They do say that the profession gets increasingly difficult, but my career seems to have been inside out. I'm playing the biggest parts now that I'm older. That's probably right, because I wasn't ready for them before."
- Diana Rigg
(Related: Career, Now, Profession, Right)

"Public life is regarded as the crown of a career, and to young men it is the worthiest ambition. Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Life, Men, Politics, Adventure, Ambition, Career, Public)

"I had already done Rainbow in Curved Air and had a big record on CBS. I was launched to have a long career and then I just dropped out and went to India."
- Terry Riley
(Related: Career)

"The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer's life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab."
- Mary Roberts Rinehart
(Related: Life, Work, Career, May, Romantic, Writer, Writing)

"Obviously, the person who had most influence on my career was Ken Thompson."
- Dennis Ritchie
(Related: Career, Influence)

"Well, I liked it - that was the main thing. I liked it, but I didn't think of it in terms of a career. I didn't really know; I didn't really think about it. One thing just led to another until finally I quit my job as a salesman and found myself working as a photographer."
- Herb Ritts
(Related: Career, Job)

"I'd always loved to read - and come from a family of readers - but I never thought about writing as a career."
- Nora Roberts
(Related: Family, Thought, Career, Writing)

"With Sumthin Else Music Works, I wanted to spread the love and give newcomers a chance to make it because something that really helped me were all the people who had given me an opportunity when I was putting my career together."
- Nile Rodgers
(Related: Love, Music, People, Opportunity, Career, Chance)

"Dick Gregory was a great comedian who went and got arrested, did hunger strikes, protests. It never hurt his career to be outspoken."
- Joe Rogan
(Related: Career, Hunger, Hurt)

"It never hurt Lenny Bruce's career to get arrested for swearing. It did back in the time, but he broke those doors down by doing the stuff that he believed in."
- Joe Rogan
(Related: Time, Career, Hurt, Swearing)

"While I'm trying to be different, I'm trying to be very conservative at this point in my career."
- Christy Romano
(Related: Career, Conservative, Trying)

"Due to a big bust in Cuba, my father's business suffered badly, so I was free to choose my own career. I became a professional dancer, and I went on the road and started making real money."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Business, Money, Father, Career, Road)

"The world must be filled with unsuccessful musical careers like mine, and it's probably a good thing. We don't need a lot of bad musicians filling the air with unnecessary sounds. Some of the professionals are bad enough."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Careers, Musicians, professionals, World)

"I would have to say News Radio is the highlight of my career. I love the character so much."
- Stephen Root
(Related: Love, Character, Career, News)

"Early in my business career I learned the folly of worrying about anything. I have always worked as hard as I could, but when a thing went wrong and could not be righted, I dismissed it from my mind."
- Julius Rosenwald
(Related: Business, Career, Folly, Mind, Wrong)

"I was looking at making a shift in my career. I've been so blessed I'd like to be able to give that back. If I could find young artists, young performers I can nurture to have a career I would really like that."
- Diana Ross
(Related: Artists, Career)

"I have three girls, and I say the same thing to them. I'm not involved in their careers because I've learned that it's important for them to stand on their own two feet. They'll feel better and prouder of themselves if they do."
- Diana Ross
(Related: Careers, Feet, Girls)

"I'm living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: Life, Career, Example, Gay, Living)

"I had a lot of anger inside me and that came out at times that were not particularly advantageous to me career-wise."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Anger, Career)

"The combination of pictures and words together can be really effective, and I began to realise in my career that unless I wrote my own words, then my message was diluted."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Career, Words)

"Forty years ago, we were on the tail of the Front Page era. There was a different point of view. Reporters and editors were more forgiving of public people. They didn't think they had to stick someone in jail to make a career."
- Mike Royko
(Related: People, Career, Editors, Public, Years)

"Certainly, it's very easy to fall in love with cash. If you're going to make all your decisions based on cash, you're going to have a pretty naffy career."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Love, Career, Decisions, Pretty)

"And my mother caught wind of this. She never had really tried to guide my career or really had any say in my life as an adult, but this was the one time she said she would never speak to me again if I quit acting."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Life, Time, Mother, Acting, Career, Wind)

"I've never looked at my career in terms of, What haven't I done that I want to do? I just generally find a story that I think is a good one and go to work."
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Work, Career, Want)

"If it hadn't been for the videocassette, I may not have had a career at all."
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Career, May)

"When I was working on my career, I was very aware of what I had done, what I wanted to do next. I'm having a good time just reading things that might be interesting to do."
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Time, Career, Reading)

"I no longer look at my life and times in the motion picture industry as my career. I just look at it now as something I like and want to do."
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Life, Career, Now, Want)

"I don't really look for specific types of projects any more. I'm not taking care of a career anymore. I'm just having fun acting."
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Acting, Care, Career, Fun, Projects)

"If my career continues along its current arc, people will probably look at me and see a writer who is obsessed with the relationship between rich and poor and with how the rich somehow or other always manage to betray the poor, even when they don't mean to."
- Richard Russo
(Related: People, Career, Poor, Will, Writer)

"My family responsibilities don't conflict with my career. Not at all."
- Meg Ryan
(Related: Family, Career, Conflict)

"I like to refer to my years with the Angels as the foundation of my career."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Angels, Career, Years)

"I am going to spend my time today just thanking the people that played a role in my career, because I truly do believe that I was blessed by a lot of people that paths crossed mine as I went down the road in my career."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Time, People, Career, Road, Today)

"And then when I went to stay in '68, I can honestly say that I was not focused on my career and on what it took to be a major league pitcher and to be a starting pitcher."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Career)

"Well you're talking about a long career, a lot of movies, a lot of stars. I guess working with Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn was a great privilege."
- Mark Rydell
(Related: Movies, Career, Privilege, Stars, Talking)

"No one turns down a film with Woody; it's something everyone wants in their career as an important moment. He's such a comedic genius, without question, so I was thrilled."
- Mark Rydell
(Related: Genius, Career, Film, Question)

"I think I'm learning to be bolder in my career choices and be more confident in my personal life. I haven't always felt very secure as an individual, but now I feel I certain confidence and sense of self that gets me through the day a lot better than before."
- Winona Ryder
(Related: Life, Career, Choices, Confidence, Day, Learning, Now, Self, Sense)

"Early in my career I was accused of being overconfident and even cocky, but I really was confident that I had done the training and didn't see any other reason to say otherwise."
- Alberto Salazar
(Related: Being, Career, Reason, Training)

"This conducting thing happened. In 1983 I was sucked into this international career, which was a very scary experience."
- Esa-Pekka Salonen
(Related: Experience, Career)

"A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation."
- Ryne Sandberg
(Related: Work, People, Career, Honor)

"There's not too many guys that spend their whole career with one team and I think it's very fortunate and a blessing for me."
- Ryne Sandberg
(Related: Career)

"I couldn't see myself filling some definite niche in what is called a career. This was all misty."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Career)

"Initially I had intended to study medicine, but before going to University I had decided that I would be better suited to a career in which I could concentrate my activities and interests more on a single goal than appeared to be possible in my father's profession."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Father, Goal, Career, Medicine, Profession, Study, University)

"When she became very ill with heart trouble, I saw that it would be impossible for my parents to provide for my studies, and I obtained their permission to go to sea to make a career for myself there."
- Fritz Sauckel
(Related: Heart, Career, Parents, Sea, Trouble)

"I've had one very bad ankle injury but otherwise I've been incredibly lucky with my fitness. I've worked hard at it and I've always been fit even compared to other players. That sustains you through various parts of your career, but I am 36."
- Graeme Le Saux
(Related: Fitness, Career, Injury)

"I would suggest maintaining a life and a career outside the Industry. This is a fickle business and a lousy one to make a steady living in, so it's important to have a good family, friends, job and education to fall back on."
- Fred Savage
(Related: Business, Education, Life, Family, Career, Friends, Job, Living)

"In interviews I gave early on in my career, I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all: a dynamic job, marriage, and children. In some respects, I was a social adolescent."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Marriage, Career, Children, Job, Saying)

"How valuable NBC Magazine was in my career is questionable."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Career)

"It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Marriage, Career, Effort)

"This is not a change of career for me. Just an expansion of it. I have contracts and obligations and business partners who are counting on me. And I would only want to do another movie if it's as good as this one."
- Claudia Schiffer
(Related: Business, Change, Career, Want)

"At the end of our NASA careers, no one had a place for us in the military."
- Wally Schirra
(Related: Careers, End, Military)

"I never got into sports at all until I was in my early 20s, after my music career got going."
- Neil Schon
(Related: Music, Sports, Career)

"I didn't think that a career in theater was very realistic so I thought the only thing I could make money doing and still be somewhat artistic was, god help me, advertising."
- Liev Schreiber
(Related: Money, God, Thought, Advertising, Career, Help, Theater)

"You can think about your career or you can think about your job. I like to think about my job."
- Liev Schreiber
(Related: Career, Job)

"I have probably purchased fifty 'hot tips' in my career, maybe even more. When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser."
- Charles M. Schwab
(Related: Career)

"The first essential in a boy's career is to find out what he's fitted for, what he's most capable of doing and doing with a relish."
- Charles M. Schwab
(Related: Career, First)

"I'd started working when I was 21 and had been very determined about my career, very focused, even as a little kid, so it was something I had been working at for a long time."
- Josh Schwartz
(Related: Time, Career)

"I didn't leave bodybuilding until I felt that I had gone as far as I could go. It will be the same with my film career. When I feel the time is right, I will then consider public service. I feel that the highest honor comes from serving people and your country."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Time, People, Career, Country, Film, Honor, Public, Right, Service, Will)

"Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Family, Success, America, Career)

"But when it became an international hoopla where careers lived and died on whether or not you did or didn't get an Oscar, then it got out of hand."
- George C. Scott
(Related: Careers)

"My career seems to be a career of non-specific subjects which are all over the place."
- Ridley Scott
(Related: Career)

"My intention when I came into this industry was to be a musician, not necessarily a recording artist, just a musician in general. And that's the reason I went to college and got my degree, which has been great for me. It's helped me a lot with my career."
- Jon Secada
(Related: Artist, Career, College, Intention, Reason)

"There's always something about the Tonight Show that makes me a little bit anxious, nervous, excited. But it's good. It's good. It's been real good for me. It always has helped my career and Jay and all the people here have always been great."
- Jon Secada
(Related: People, Career)

"And my career, the things that have happened have happened because of my music education background."
- Jon Secada
(Related: Education, Music, Career)

"I'm really glad I didn't have kids earlier, because I probably would have ignored them. I was so into my career. I could just go and play a ton of shows, night after night after night. I can't do that anymore."
- Bob Seger
(Related: Career, Kids, Night, Play)

"We've been following Judge Alito's career over the last 15 years, while he's been on the Court of Appeals."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Career, Court, Years)

"I don't know how I could have an acting career with this."
- Connie Sellecca
(Related: Acting, Career)

"Mark Winchester has left the band. He's decided that he's tired of the road and just wants to concentrate on his career in Nashville. I don't blame him at all. He'll certainly be missed."
- Brian Setzer
(Related: Blame, Career, Road)

"I was one of those people who put too much emphasis on work and career and material possessions, and it took its toll on all my relationships, on my physical health, my emotional and mental health."
- Tony Shalhoub
(Related: Health, Work, People, Career, Mental health, Possessions, Relationships)

"A great tennis career is something that a 15-year-old normally doesn't have. I hope my example helps other teens believe they can accomplish things they never thought possible."
- Maria Sharapova
(Related: Thought, Hope, Career, Example, Tennis)

"He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Career, Nothing)

"Most of my career has been spent with the RSC doing Shakespeare, and the thing you learn from Shakespeare is that his historical plays don't bear anything other than a basic resemblance to history."
- Antony Sher
(Related: History, Career, Shakespeare)

"I remember my second game for England - we lost 2-0 to Norway, I was subbed and didn't do myself justice and I thought that was the end of my England career."
- Teddy Sheringham
(Related: Thought, Career, End, England, Justice)

"The only way I'd have gone was if it would better my career, I would not have gone just for the money. The point was to go to a club that could win trophies."
- Teddy Sheringham
(Related: Money, Career)

"I try to look at this music career thing as the means to an end. And really, at the end of it, I see myself on a sailboat, sailing off the edge of the world."
- Michelle Shocked
(Related: Music, Career, End, World)

"My mom is two people to me. She's my mom number one, and then she's this lady most comedians know as being a legendary owner of a nightclub that's responsible for starting a lot of heavy careers."
- Pauly Shore
(Related: Mom, People, Being, Careers, Comedians, Lady)

"I have a kind of objective luxury about my career."
- Martin Short
(Related: Career, Luxury)

"Yes, winning the gold medal was undoubtedly the biggest day of my career - mostly because I won the way I had prepared to run it. It was a totally satisfying experience."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Experience, Winning, Career, Day, Gold)

"After Leaving Las Vegas I did assume that things would get a lot easier than they've been. But it's just been a mirror of the way my career's been from the beginning, so for it to have changed would have been strange. My career has never been perfect."
- Elisabeth Shue
(Related: Beginning, Career)

"My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can't."
- Beverly Sills
(Related: Bed, Career, Dignity, Quiet, Voice)

"For about the first ten years of my career, I wasn't terribly motivated."
- Ron Silver
(Related: Career, First, Years)

"Artists speak the truth to the public without fear of retribution or damage to their careers."
- Ron Silver
(Related: Truth, Fear, Artists, Careers, Public)

"The truth is, it's not a great career move to create a readership and then, in effect, abandon them."
- Dan Simmons
(Related: Truth, Career, Effect)

"Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing - if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail."
- Frank Sinatra
(Related: Attention, Career, Project, Respect, Song, Word)

"We all want something else other than what we have and don't realize what you got works. It works. It does work. You gotta work. Marriage is work. Marriage is a career. It's not an adventure."
- Sinbad
(Related: Marriage, Work, Adventure, Career, Want)

"Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on time. The trick is to always keep the engine running."
- Gary Sinise
(Related: Time, Careers, Running)

"Sometimes you're in great demand. Then suddenly your career hits the breaks."
- Gary Sinise
(Related: Career)

"I've spent my career trying to help people without connections understand what's going on so that they have a chance of getting a fair shake from the connected and the powerful."
- Allan Sloan
(Related: People, Career, Chance, Help, Trying)

"We try and stay out of the corporate side of it. The band has never compromised. At some point in our career we could have made a certain type of record and sold millions of units, as they are called."
- Adrian Smith
(Related: Career, Corporate)

"I found in my whole career the best thing that can happen to you is that you hear what people want."
- Delia Smith
(Related: People, Career, Want)

"It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings, when Rome commenced her career of conquest, she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Time, Career, Conquest, Country, Kings, Rome)

"Women, you can have it all - a loving man, devoted husband, loving children, a fabulous career."
- Jada Pinkett Smith
(Related: Women, HusbCareer, Children, Man)

"I have been extremely lucky with reviewers and critics throughout my career."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Career)

"As a teenager I had no idea that I had the potential to win an Olympic gold medal and my athletic career developed only by lucky circumstances."
- Peter Snell
(Related: Idea, Career, Circumstances, Gold, Potential)

"I was never really a career woman. My life always came first."
- Carrie Snodgress
(Related: Life, Career, First, Woman)

"I always knew how to cook and at one point in my career where I had done nine television pilots before Three's Company and they all failed, I just got discouraged."
- Suzanne Somers
(Related: Career, Company, Television)

"I have a hard time getting motivated to do something that seems like a career move. I've gotten into vague trouble with my agents for turning down work that I thought was exploitative."
- Mira Sorvino
(Related: Time, Work, Thought, Career, Trouble)

"My career is just kind of crazy."
- David Spade
(Related: Career)

"It doesn't bother me one iota that most of my career has been playing people who are not that - well, let's say that people wouldn't aspire to be like them."
- Timothy Spall
(Related: People, Career)

"Well, first of all, they're all about the music and all I care about in my professional career is the music."
- Ronnie Spector
(Related: Music, Care, Career, First)

"I don't think I would be getting any of these movies without that show, and that's a strong show, a great fan base and it's helped me out a lot. It took me out of Canada and brought me down to the states and gave me my career basically."
- Scott Speedman
(Related: Movies, Canada, Career, states)

"Me and Johnny Rotten have been talking about doing a movie of his book, No Irish, No Dogs, No Blacks. We have a script, so hopefully that's going to happen at some point in our careers."
- Penelope Spheeris
(Related: Careers, Dogs, Irish, Talking)

"People think that being on Star Trek is career suicide, but it's really just the opposite."
- Brent Spiner
(Related: People, Being, Career, Suicide)

"Fortunately for me I was able to do well here, and it really did great things for my career and now hopefully I can go out there and continue to do what I did."
- Latrell Sprewell
(Related: Career, Now)

"I think I've got an outstanding defensive assistant staff that's really going to help us have consistent, strong defenses. And offensively, we have an excellent staff. We've got some younger guys on offense, but that's what I coach and have my entire coaching career."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Career, Coach, Coaching, Help)

"Music is the career I'm lucky enough to get paid for, but I have other desires and passions."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Music, Career)

"Our perception of songs that we've written... the meaning changes from day to day... to whatever stage we're at in our life and careers."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Life, Perception, Careers, Day, Meaning, Songs)

"I could have made money this way, and perhaps amused myself writing code. But I knew that at the end of my career, I would look back on years of building walls to divide people, and feel I had spent my life making the world a worse place."
- Richard Stallman
(Related: Life, Money, People, Building, Career, End, World, Writing, Years)

"I think that gravity sets into everything, including careers, but pendulums do swing and mountains do become valleys after a while... if you keep on walking."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Careers, Gravity, Mountains, Walking)

"What I wanted more than anything was a long career."
- Terence Stamp
(Related: Career)

"Peter Ustinov was the first really positive influence in my career. He was real and he bore witness to it. The things he said to you, he lived them."
- Terence Stamp
(Related: Positive, Career, First, Influence)

"Nothing could ever stop Kiss. I've seen the band in down times where critics were like vultures circling overhead saying things like, 'Well, you know it's the end of your career.'"
- Paul Stanley
(Related: Kiss, Career, End, Nothing, Saying)

"Career is too pompous a word. It was a job, and I have always felt privileged to be paid for what I love doing."
- Barbara Stanwyck
(Related: Love, Career, Job, Word)

"But the problem is that when I go around and speak on campuses, I still don't get young men standing up and saying, 'How can I combine career and family?'"
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Men, Family, Career, Saying)

"Your relationship with an agent has got to be mutually beneficial. If you can't help their careers, then they're not going to be interested."
- David Steinberg
(Related: Careers, Help)

"I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Men, Women, Marriage, Career, Children)

"I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Marriage, Advice, Career, Man)

"It is one thing to go on stage and be funny or be in a good place in your career, but for a woman, actually facing the elements in a physical way is a very powerful thing."
- Pamela Stephenson
(Related: Funny, Career, Woman)

"During the time I was on The Hardy Boys, I was also watching other people's careers. I thought the next step was to be a movie star. I kept saying no to projects, and offers stopped coming in. I was no longer hot."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: Time, Thought, People, Boys, Careers, Projects, Saying)

"If I had my career over again? Maybe I'd say to myself, speed it up a little."
- James Stewart
(Related: Career)

"You just have to keep trying to do good work, and hope that it leads to more good work. I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything. Yes, I want to look back and know that I was terrible at a variety of things."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Work, Hope, Career, Trying, Variety, Want)

"I had to act in a school play when I was about ten years old. I really didn't want to do it. But everyone had to do it so I didn't have a choice. A talent agent came and watched it and later gave me some work. It's funny because I'd always known that I wanted a movie career. I just didn't think that I would be in the movies."
- Kristen Stewart
(Related: Funny, Movies, Work, Talent, Act, Career, Choice, Old, Play, School, Want, Years)

"I had come to the point when I realized it was unlikely that my film career was going to move beyond a certain level of role. And I was - because I had graphic instances of it - handicapped by the success of Star Trek. A director would say, 'I don't want Jean-Luc Picard in my movie' - and this was compounded by X-Men as well."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Success, Career, Film, Want)

"I want to go out at the top, but the secret is knowing when you're at the top, it's so difficult in this business, your career fluctuates all the time, up and down, like a pair of trousers."
- Rod Stewart
(Related: Business, Time, Career, Want)

"The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career. I had to start writing and acting again."
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Failure, Acting, Career, Writing)

"Sometimes I wondered whether I hadn't let my career get confined to one direction, but lately I've decided to accept the fact that I have this opportunity to be successful doing comedies."
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Opportunity, Successful, Career, Direction, Fact)

"I've had a very good career and I'm grateful that the public has had some level of acceptance and appreciation of my work."
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Work, Acceptance, Appreciation, Career, Public)

"I grew up wanting to make movies, and along the way I suddenly found that I had a career doing comedy."
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Movies, Career, Comedy)

"I think 'Saturday Night Live', starting in the 1970s, really gave women an outlet to be funny. A lot of those women went on to have film careers, from Kristen Wiig now to Tina Fey and Gilda Radner."
- Emma Stone
(Related: Women, Funny, Careers, Film, Night, Now)

"I couldn't stop looking at the award when I received it. It was as if my whole career flashed in front of me, from beginning to the moment I was handed the Golden Globe."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: Beginning, Career)

"This is the kind of problem you want to have! Country radio has been great to me my whole career. I can't thank those folks enough."
- George Strait
(Related: Career, Country, Want)

"Well, actually, the Second City thing came about because I was taking a few improv classes there. I thought that the improv classes would help with my wrestling career, which it has."
- Trish Stratus
(Related: Thought, Career, Help, Wrestling)

"I'm good friends with The Rock, and I talk to him all the time. And he says that, even though his movie career has taken off, he misses the instant gratification of wrestling, and the live crowds, and I could see being that way myself."
- Trish Stratus
(Related: Time, Being, Career, Crowds, Friends, Talk, Wrestling)

"Conductors' careers are made for the most part with 'Romantic' music. 'Classic' music eliminates the conductor; we do not remember him in it."
- Igor Stravinsky
(Related: Music, Careers)

"I have a very busy life, and not many people who have a career and four kids go out a lot to the movies."
- Meryl Streep
(Related: Movies, Life, People, Career, Kids)

"Because I gave myself - I left school after the second semester of my junior year to pursue a career in music. and I gave myself five years to make it and I made it in three."
- Ruben Studdard
(Related: Music, Career, School, Years)

"It would be nice if you have a hit. But I don't think it's necessary to continue with my career at this point."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Career)

"And I mean, I'm established. So I'm not worried about having a hit at this point in my career."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Career)

"I'm sure once my career's over, when I look back when I'm older, I can maybe appreciate it a little bit more."
- Mats Sundin
(Related: Career)

"I'm 31 years old and I want to be part of a championship team before my career is over."
- Mats Sundin
(Related: Career, Old, Want, Years)

"I left with nothing and needing to begin a new career."
- John Surtees
(Related: Career, Nothing)

"I had a kind of meandering little career, and then I was given a chance to play one of the bottom six in The Dirty Dozen."
- Donald Sutherland
(Related: Career, Chance, Play)

"My own electorate, which I represented for 36 years as an anti-apartheid politician, had a considerable number of Jewish voters supporting me throughout my career."
- Helen Suzman
(Related: Career, Years)

"I used to think no one should go into show biz, but now I feel differently. I now feel like it's a great career. If you can do it and make money at it and still not be so famous that you can have a normal life - then I think it's a great career."
- Julia Sweeney
(Related: Life, Money, Career, Famous, Now)

"For me, when I picture the person I want to end up with, I don't think about what their career is, or what they look like. I picture the feeling I get when I'm with them."
- Taylor Swift
(Related: Career, End, Feeling, Want)

"I want to be able to say that a rap career could be ten albums."
- Ice T
(Related: Career, Rap, Want)

"I'm a civic busybody and I've been blessed with an active career."
- George Takei
(Related: Career)

"My advice is to make acting your second career choice."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: Acting, Advice, Career, Choice)

"The mission for the day is to encourage students to think beyond traditional career opportunities, prepare for future careers and entrance into the workplace."
- Allen Tate
(Related: Career, Careers, Day, Future, Mission, Students)

"If you were looking at where you would like your career to go, then you would have to cherry pick The Stones. People love coming to see them. They are it, they are the most definitive rock n roll band ever."
- Andy Taylor
(Related: Love, People, Career)

"There were probably about five games in my career where everything was moving in slow motion and you could be out there all day, totally in the zone, and you don't even know where you are on the field, everything is just totally blocked out."
- Lawrence Taylor
(Related: Career, Day, Games, Zone)

"As a reward of their clean living and good habits these great stars have been able to withstand the rigorous test of stamina and physical exertion and have thus successfully extended their most remarkable careers over a period of many strenuous years."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Careers, Habits, Living, Remarkable, Reward, Stars, Years)

"I would advise all youths aspiring to athletic fame or a professional career to practice clean living, fair play and good sportsmanship."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Career, Fame, Living, Play, Practice)

"Now my main goal is my solo career, so I want to keep doing that."
- Paul Taylor
(Related: Goal, Career, Now, Want)

"They've pursued their own agendas, and they've done what they've wanted to do and not pursued traditional careers in the music industry. They've followed their own instincts, and they are in many ways maverick performers."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: Music, Careers)

"None of those jobs were high-profile, but once I was on ET, people then began to associate me with that show. So, that is the thing that many people know me for. When in effect, that was the end of my television career."
- John Tesh
(Related: People, Career, Effect, End, Jobs, Television)

"At least I know that one film-maker in my career has had the initiative to come to me and thought of me as being capable of doing interesting and complicated work, and so I have a new-found belief that other film-makers will see me in a different way, the way that Patty did."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Work, Thought, Belief, Being, Career, Film, Will)

"And I was victim to that very early in my career, where I would go into auditions, and I'd be wearing a big T shirt, a big baggy T shirt and loose jeans. You know, to try and show people that there was more to me than just that."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: People, Career)

"And I do think that earlier in my career, I did make a very conscious decision to make sure that I was doing work that wasn't necessarily given to me, and that people didn't necessarily think that I would be able to do."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Work, People, Decision, Career)

"Something I learned very early on in my career is that there are a lot of things that you do not have any power over."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Power, Career)

"So I did that for a long time in my career, and I waited for parts to play myself just physically down a little bit. But I do feel like I'm at a place in my career now where I don't necessarily fret about that too much anymore."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Time, Career, Now, Play)

"I mean I tried to transform myself through characters throughout my career."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Career)

"I find that balancing my life with my work with the kids at St. Jude, working on books, working on my career as an actor and taking time out for my husband and family help to cushion a lot of the blows."
- Marlo Thomas
(Related: Family, Life, Time, Work, HusbActor, Books, Career, Help, Kids)

"Don't think of your courses as providing all you need for your career."
- Mike Thompson
(Related: Career)

"You can't rely on luck. I've had some stages in my career where I've said we're going to wing it, and we've always ended up in trouble."
- George Thorogood
(Related: Career, Luck, Trouble)

"And my life for the first - you know, when I was in my 20s and 30s, I had my career, and I traveled the world, I lived out of a suitcase. I stayed up until dawn. I did all of those things that were very exciting."
- Cheryl Tiegs
(Related: Life, Career, Dawn, First, World)

"Throughout my career, I was to be cast as a frontier girl, an aristocrat, an Arabian, a Eurasian, a Polynesian, and a Chinese."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Career)

"About my career I was serious and earnest, sometimes impatient."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Career)

"My career decisions have nothing to do with my personal life."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: Life, Career, Decisions, Nothing)

"The many sounds of Memphis shaped my early musical career and continue to be an inspiration to this day."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: Inspiration, Career, Day)

"There are right and wrong reasons for doing solo projects, and this album was done for the right reasons. At the time there was no Judas Priest and I certainly wasn't going to hang my hat up on my musical career."
- Glenn Tipton
(Related: Time, Career, Projects, Right, Wrong)

"I studied economics and made it my career for two reasons. The subject was and is intellectually fascinating and challenging, particularly to someone with taste and talent for theoretical reasoning and quantitative analysis."
- James Tobin
(Related: Talent, Career, Economics, Taste)

"Regarding one's career: always be prepared, no short cuts - hard work is the only alternative that really works."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"Balance is key: I need to be successful in my career to feel fulfilled, be surrounded by people I care about to share it with, and have my health to be able to do the things I love to do!"
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Health, Love, People, Successful, Balance, Care, Career)

"I have competed before empty stadiums a lot in my career."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Career)

"My initial career, really, as a baby, was as a singer."
- Mel Torme
(Related: Baby, Career)

"Right now, my career is in three directions: as a performer, as an arranger, as an author - and I don't give any one of them true precedent, or true top marks, as opposed to the other two."
- Mel Torme
(Related: Career, Now, Right)

"Well no administration ever wants an independent overseer, and there are very good career people who are in charge of this investigation, but it could get hairy."
- Nina Totenberg
(Related: People, Career, Investigation)

"If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Life, Career, Self)

"My dad wanted me to play when I was a kid, so I learned to play the guitar. I pursued a career in music because I love it so much and I enjoy what it does to those who hear it."
- Randy Travis
(Related: Dad, Love, Music, Career, Guitar, Play)

"You know, I'm the 1st black solo MC from Detroit. I didn't do the 50 Cent sales but hey... I got a long career, I'm still young and I'm trying to bring really good music."
- Obie Trice
(Related: Music, Career, Sales, Trying)

"I did it for a living, made a career out of it, but now I've turned it into somewhat of a hobby."
- Dick Trickle
(Related: Career, Living, Now)

"If I made a musical in the beginning of my career, it would have been crane shots and tracking shots and people coming out of cakes and whatever, but these techniques are something that I've left behind me."
- Lars von Trier
(Related: People, Beginning, Career)

"I had a 20-year, stellar government career."
- Linda Tripp
(Related: Government, Career)

"My government career is over."
- Linda Tripp
(Related: Government, Career)

"I just take it one day at a time. Austin Powers has given me a lot of opportunities as far as my career."
- Verne Troyer
(Related: Time, Career, Day)

"It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home - it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love."
- Margaret Truman
(Related: Home, Love, Greatness, Career, Measure, Pride)

"I have always been intrigued with singing and I actually started my career in musical comedies."
- Janine Turner
(Related: Career, Singing)

"I figured as I got older, the good roles for women would be in the theatre. So 15 years ago I started building a Broadway career to try and develop the chops to be accepted as a great theatrical actress."
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: Women, Building, Career, Theatre, Years)

"My career always took me away from home, I was always away from home and I just wanted to be at home."
- Tina Turner
(Related: Home, Career)

"The great break of my literary career was going to law school."
- Scott Turow
(Related: Career, Law, Literary, School)

"In my early years, there were a number of experiences that made me decide I could not afford the luxury of just being an actress. There were a number of issues I wanted to address. And I wanted to use my career as a platform."
- Cicely Tyson
(Related: Being, Career, Luxury, Years)

"The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Career, World)

"I knew when my career was over. In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture."
- Bob Uecker
(Related: Baseball, Career)

"People said, That's great for your career, but what have you done? I kept feeling I had to defend myself."
- Skeet Ulrich
(Related: People, Career, Feeling)

"I haven't done a lot of things in my career that my kids can watch, because they are 8, 6 and 3, and they are pretty young; so given the concepts that the film was about a superhero, it was a black superhero, and it was a father and son type partnership."
- Blair Underwood
(Related: Father, Son, Career, Film, Kids, Partnership, Pretty)

"Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire."
- Bobby Unser
(Related: Education, Being, Career, Desire, Man)

"I've cheated myself: there are other things I could have done to fill out the bouquet of my career."
- Robert Urich
(Related: Career)

"I had never thought of my career as going in the direction that it did, as far as fan response was concerned."
- Robert Vaughn
(Related: Thought, Career, Direction)

"I don't think it's by any means an end to my career."
- Mario Vazquez
(Related: Career, End)

"My father died. It is still a deep regret to me this day that in choosing acting as my career I was forced to hurt him. He died too early to see I had done the right, the only thing."
- Conrad Veidt
(Related: Father, Acting, Career, Day, Deep, Hurt, Regret, Right)

"Politics is not my life. I have a career in radio and another career in film."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Politics, Life, Career, Film)

"What upset me the most was not that I would die, but that I was letting down my parents. I felt very guilty for chasing this dream career of mine, at the expense of my parents."
- Linda Vester
(Related: Dream, Career, Parents)

"General Sherman looked upon journalists as a nuisance and a danger at headquarters and in the field, and acted toward them accordingly, then as throughout his great war career."
- Henry Villard
(Related: War, Career, Danger)

"If audiences are sort of interested in movies that are made like McDonald's hamburgers, which do have a value in the world, then we have to re-evaluate our entire career."
- Larry Wachowski
(Related: Movies, Audiences, Career, Value, World)

"If you are succesfull for 20 years, you can't expect to stay on the same level all through that period. A career has its ups and downs and in-betweens."
- Donnie Wahlberg
(Related: Career, Years)

"Don't ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Time, Career, Majority)

"I should have been trying to build a career, rather than leaving it in the hands of somebody else."
- Ray Walston
(Related: Career, Trying)

"My career has been a bit strange. I don't think it took the normal route."
- Fred Ward
(Related: Career)

"The wickets I have played on for my whole career, most of them have been to suit fast bowlers in Australia."
- Shane Warne
(Related: Career)

"Faithful servants never retire. You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God."
- Rick Warren
(Related: God, Career, Will)

"Around New York, our group had become known as 'Dee Dee and her girls' because we were used on everything, so going out on a solo career wasn't as much a big deal to me."
- Dee Dee Warwick
(Related: Career, Girls)

"If there's any business that instructs you in the strong hand of fate, it's show business. You can plan and plan, but it's what happens to you that really determines what your career will be like."
- Sam Waterston
(Related: Business, Career, Fate, Will)

"I've always done what I thought was good if I could live on what they were offering-and sometimes if I couldn't. So even when I was broke, my career didn't lack for interest."
- Sam Waterston
(Related: Thought, Career, Interest)

"Passion has always been important to me. That won't change. What changes in a woman's perspective. I mean, I have two kids now. I'm a single parent balancing motherhood and my career. That changes the equation."
- Jody Watley
(Related: Change, Career, Kids, Motherhood, Now, Passion, Perspective, Woman)

"It wasn't on my agenda, but the thing about getting important awards is it makes the adventure of your career have a little more possibility. I think just what's happened so far is already making the opportunities more interesting, even though I'm at the twilight of my career of like 48 years."
- Jackie Weaver
(Related: Possibility, Adventure, Awards, Career, Twilight, Years)

"I wanted to play a mother again. I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child. And it was also the kind of part I've been looking for my whole career, actually, in film. You know, just to play a femme fatale who's very smart, and wicked."
- Sigourney Weaver
(Related: Mother, Thought, Career, Film, Play)

"Superstar was made so early in my career I had nothing to do with it at all. The first time I saw it was the opening screening."
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
(Related: Time, Career, First, Nothing)

"Throughout my career I swam for form. Speed came as a result of it."
- Johnny Weissmuller
(Related: Career, Result)

"I had to put my kid before my career and all the money I was making. I decided to do the right thing. I was dying inside. If I didn't have my daughter, I would be dead right now, for sure."
- Brian Welch
(Related: Money, Daughter, Career, Dying, Now, Right)

"In my whole career, I've never seen this type of race that you had to wait for the last day. There's so many teams that are involved. You've got to smile because we're in it."
- David Wells
(Related: Career, Day, Race, Smile)

"I drank beer, and I had a career year."
- David Wells
(Related: Beer, Career)

"At Johnny's suggestion I pursued a career in radio that eventually brought me to Los Angeles."
- Randy West
(Related: Career)

"If you have real passion for a career in game shows, be willing to serve an apprenticeship; it's the best way to learn."
- Randy West
(Related: Career, Passion)

"As far as I am concerned, the first episode of Buffy was the beginning of my career. It was the first time I told a story from start to finish the way I wanted."
- Joss Whedon
(Related: Time, Beginning, Career, First)

"An artist's career always begins tomorrow."
- James Whistler
(Related: Artist, Career, Tomorrow)

"I really wasn't even sure if I should continue acting. I would like try and figure out if I could be good enough to do it. It was like 10 or 12 years into my career before I felt like maybe I can do it. It was such a different time than now."
- Forest Whitaker
(Related: Time, Acting, Career, Now, Years)

"I don't know if it's my music, my lyrics, my sound, and knowing the music business the way I do-all I can say is, my career has lasted way longer than I expected."
- Barry White
(Related: Business, Music, Career, Sound)

"The best careers advice to give to the young is 'Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.'"
- Katherine Whitehorn
(Related: Advice, Careers)

"I'm not a career politician. I spent 30 years in business. I can tell you that people in California have had it with career politicians: they are done."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Business, People, Career, Years)

"I have run large organizations, I know what it takes to create a healthy business climate, and I have more experience than Jerry Brown doing that. So it'll be a stark contrast, a career politician vs. someone who has met a payroll, gotten a return on investment, knows how to use technology to do more with less."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Business, Experience, Technology, Career, Climate, Contrast, Investment)

"For me, the money isn't a big issue. I'm at the end of my career and I'm just happy to play."
- Sue Wicks
(Related: Money, Career, End, Play)

"I look at the kids coming out of Yale. They are so intelligent with their careers. I wish I had that."
- Dianne Wiest
(Related: Careers, Kids)

"I look at what I've gone through in my career and I really shouldn't be talking to you now. I should be dead ten times over."
- Jack Wild
(Related: Career, Now, Talking)

"Careers don't seem to be built up in the same way as they were in the 80s."
- Kim Wilde
(Related: Careers)

"From a very early age, I made my decisions based on careers that I admire. The one thing that all the actresses I love have in common is that they have diversity in their careers."
- Olivia Wilde
(Related: Love, Age, Careers, Decisions, Diversity)

"I'd like to do a comedy with Emma Thompson. I admire her as an actress so much. I love her. And I didn't know it until recently that her whole career started in comedy."
- Gene Wilder
(Related: Love, Career, Comedy)

"Having designed and built several clocks during my career it suddenly occurred to me that when you look at the face of a clock both hands have the same center."
- Kit Williams
(Related: Career, Clocks)

"We've been performing with symphonies all of our career and it sounds so wonderful when they play 'My Girl' with the large string section, I want to turn around and look."
- Otis Williams
(Related: Career, Play, Want)

"This is the kind of work I've aspired to my whole career."
- Treat Williams
(Related: Work, Career)

"Miles Davis was a master. In every phase of his career, he understood that this music was a tribute to the African muse."
- Cassandra Wilson
(Related: Music, African, Career, Tribute)

"Through this additional support, we must renew our commitment to provide talented young people with the opportunity to build scientific careers based on their curiosity, the same opportunity that was provided to me when I began my work."
- Kenneth G. Wilson
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Careers, Commitment, Curiosity, Support)

"And then 45 years later, as I finished my career in the great city of Cleveland, that was another great way to end my career, going to the World Series."
- Dave Winfield
(Related: Career, End, World, Years)

"I'm sick of people sittin' in chairs stating their problems. Then we roll the videotape... then we have our experts on the topic... I'm in the 'What's next?' phase of my career."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: People, Career, Experts, Problems)

"I don't believe in careers. I believe in work. I'm not interested in some 'big picture that would be really good for me'."
- Debra Winger
(Related: Work, Careers)

"It's hard for a hit to be bad for your career."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Career)

"I always wanted to play music and have it be my career and knew this by the age of 12."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Age, Music, Career, Play)

"Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Work, Life, People, Careers, Energy, Job, Rest, Want, Will, Worry)