Quotes and Sayings about Company



"Be careful that what you write does not offend anybody or cause problems within the company. The safest approach is to remove all useful information."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Cause, Company, Information, Problems)

"Consultants have credibility because they are not dumb enough to work at your company."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Work, Company, Credibility, Dumb)

"Not only I lost what I had in the ship, but from the captain and the company generally what was good or worth the taking was carried away; all which was done unknown to the emperor."
- Will Adams
(Related: Company, Worth)

"If I were to retire, I would keep my family's interest in the company the same and say, Don't sell."
- Sheldon Adelson
(Related: Family, Company, Interest)

"I'm not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Money, God, People, Company, Hearing, Religious, Spiritual)

"Clearly any film company that makes a film is always going to talk about sequels particularly if they see something as being successful, which Werewolf was."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Successful, Being, Company, Film, Talk)

"I always want to have more dancers in my company."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Company, Want)

"While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Company, May, Old, Years)

"A man is known by the company his mind keeps."
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Related: Company, Man, Mind)

"We didn't have our online service developed. We had never shipped a console game before as a company. So we were developing a lot of new competencies as a company and assembling a new team."
- J Allard
(Related: Company, Service)

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

"I look in music magazines now and see things on Luther Allison, and my name's getting out there more, thanks to all the good people at Alligator Records and at my management company."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Music, People, Management, Company, Name, Now)

"Personally, one of the down sides of founding a company is that there is always too much work to do, and sadly I find I don't have much time to code any more."
- Eric Allman
(Related: Time, Work, Company, Founding)

"Bill, The United States is not a company. It is a country."
- Stewart Alsop
(Related: Company, Country, states, United)

"I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years, and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Family, Love, Admiration, Company, Past, Respect, Years)

"I lost a company. So what? It's just stuff. Can't take it with you."
- Wally Amos
(Related: Company)

"When you are accompanying someone, you are listening to them the way you listen to a Bach Chorale, where four parts are going on at the same time, all of which are gorgeous melodies, all being played simultaneously."
- David Amram
(Related: Time, Being, Listening)

"For the first time in history, a private company is organizing a mission to the moon. This mission will inspire countries of the world, citizens, our youth."
- Eric Anderson
(Related: Time, History, Company, Countries, First, Mission, Moon, Will, World, Youth)

"My work is more about trying to ask good questions and not trying to come up with big shows. Every fashion company is doing that, every car company is doing that."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Car, Work, Company, Fashion, Questions, Trying)

"We're the biggest food and agriculture company in the world."
- Dwayne Andreas
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Company, World)

"People weren't buying as many records. My record company did not want me. I went through three record companies, went on tour at the wrong time. It destroyed me."
- Adam Ant
(Related: Time, People, Buying, Company, Want, Wrong)

"The executive moves we are announcing today will strengthen American for the long-term future and reflect well on the depth of the Company's management team."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Management, American, Company, Future, Today, Will)

"A company is only as good as the people it keeps."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: People, Company)

"People are definitely a company's greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: People, Company, Cosmetics, Difference)

"It was a superb agreement to end a war, but a very bad agreement to make a state. From now on, we have to part company with Dayton and try to build a modern democratic state, for which I have tried to lay the foundations."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: War, Agreement, Company, End, Now, State)

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

"When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Mistake, Company, Scientists)

"When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Mistake, Company, Scientists)

"Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood."
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Related: Being, Company, Destruction, Difficulty, First, May, Post, Wood)

"My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company."
- Jane Austen
(Related: People, Idea, Company, Conversation)

"Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings, if it has had causes and beginnings; nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents and accompanying essentials."
- Avicenna
(Related: Knowledge, Accidents, Beginnings, Causes, Study)

"Most artists have contracts directly with the record company, and when they do music, all of their music is owned by the record company. But I did mine through a production company."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Music, Artists, Company, Production)

"I am looking forward to going to Dubai because it gives us an opportunity to interact with each other. We can sit and enjoy each other's company. We can go out for a walk without worrying about shooting schedules."
- Amitabh Bachchan
(Related: Opportunity, Company)

"In 1893 I founded a chemical company which I ran until 1899."
- Leo Baekeland
(Related: Company)

"For me, Company is still the best way for me to work."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Work, Company)

"Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Company, Misery)

"I don't think that a company should own a studio and the network, and program for their own network. It hurts the creativity - it is not a level playing field."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Creativity, Company, Network)

"Jesus isn't a logo, I'm not promoting some company, some brand. I'm just professing my faith."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Faith, Company)

"Our company has to be a company that enables its people."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: People, Company)

"Our people, our shareholders, me, Bill Gates, we expect to change the world in every way, to succeed wildly at everything we touch, to have the broadest impact of any company in the world."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Change, People, Company, Succeed, World)

"Certainly, we continue to bring in new people. We'll hire, net new, over 4,000 people this year, and attract great people into the company. I'm very bullish about the employee base and what it can accomplish."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: People, Company)

"Google's not a real company. It's a house of cards."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Cards, Company)

"I come back to the same thing: We've got the greatest pipeline in the company's history in the next 12 months, and we've had the most amazing financial results possible over the last five years, and we're predicting being back at double-digit revenue growth in fiscal year '06."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: History, Financial, Growth, Being, Company, Months, Results, Years)

"I have lots of sources of information about what's going on at the company. I think I have a pretty good pulse on where we are and what people are thinking."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: People, Company, Information, Pretty, Thinking)

"When we love anyone with our whole hearts, life begins when we are with that person; it is only in their company that we are really and truly alive."
- William Barclay
(Related: Life, Love, Company)

"We're building a great company, and we're very excited about the future of the company."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Building, Company, Future)

"Take our own company as an example: We're living proof, we jump with our own parachutes."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Company, Living, Proof)

"Who's paying the million bucks? The insurance company. We've been trying for years to get the insurance industry to say to the gun industry, We won't insure you unless you have policies that will reduce the likelihood of guns falling into the wrong hands easily."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Company, Trying, Will, Wrong, Years)

"We believe that electricity exists, because the electric company keeps sending us bills for it, but we cannot figure out how it travels inside wires."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Company, Electricity)

"If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner."
- John Barrymore
(Related: Finance, Company)

"Never pay the slightest attention to what a company president ever says about his stock."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Attention, Company, President)

"It's weird when you see pieces of choreography that were done for you 15 or 20 years ago and now they are being done by another dance company."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Dance, Being, Company, Now, Years)

"I would have to say honestly I was very pleased to be in a film whether it was good or bad with De Niro, Norton and Brando even if I don't have any scenes with them, I thought it was pretty good company to keep."
- Angela Bassett
(Related: Thought, Company, Film, Pretty)

"A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Company, Garden, Party)

"I'm against big bureaucracy in Washington making health care decisions. I just have an aversion to bureaucrats. But it's not just government bureaucrats. I don't like HMO bureaucrats and insurance company bureaucrats either."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: Government, Health, Bureaucracy, Care, Company, Decisions, Washington)

"I don't think the record company is aware of it. Because they just bury my albums and don't release them."
- Les Baxter
(Related: Company)

"A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Company, Conversation, Longing, Loquacity)

"The biggest threat to McDonald's lies within - and that is us as a company becoming complacent. There are a lot of companies that get fat, dumb and happy and take their eye off the ball and forget about serving customers."
- Charlie Bell
(Related: Company, Dumb, Eye, Forget, Lies)

"Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Love, Men, Company, Goodness)

"Sam Walton instilled ownership of the products in the stores into the collective consciousness of every associate regardless of what job they did for the company."
- Michael Bergdahl
(Related: Company, Consciousness, Job, Ownership)

"The negative side to globalization is that it wipes out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out the accompanying culture."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Negative, Culture, Globalization)

"The company accountant is shy and retiring. He's shy a quarter of a million dollars. That's why he's retiring."
- Milton Berle
(Related: Company)

"The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body, and of the animal body before it was human. The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination, as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Imagination, Body, Company, Mind)

"A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Company, Reputation, Trying)

"A man is known by the company he organizes."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Company, Man)

"We have one of the few societies, the only one I can think of right offhand, where your health care is so tied to your job, so that when an American company has to hire, they have to think about health care."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Health, American, Care, Company, Job, Right)

"A father and two sons run Adelphia. It's a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people - three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do, start their own space program? 'Let's send the monkey to Mars, Dad!'"
- Lewis Black
(Related: Father, People, Company, Sons, Space)

"We're the largest home improvement company today, and we did $30 billion last year, or less than 10 percent of the total amount of building materials sold in the U.S. So when people ask, how much runway left does Home Depot have, it's an awful lot."
- Arthur Blank
(Related: Home, People, Building, Company, Improvement, Today)

"On the 28th the ship's company received two months pay in advance, and on the following morning we worked out to St. Helen's, where we were obliged to anchor."
- William Bligh
(Related: Company, Months)

"One of the most widespread myths about the deal is that the Administration is outsourcing the security of our ports to a company from the United Arab Emirates."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Company, Myths, Security, United)

"If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Strength, Company, Patience, Trees)

"One hundred percent of our earnings are reinvested in the company, and a great deal of that goes to research."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Company, Research)

"A lot of the people who have come to know the company in the last few years will not have seen this piece."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: People, Company, Will, Years)

"My company is known for being funny as well as moving. You get a bit of everything in these shows. I think people know they're going to have a surprising experience."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Experience, Funny, People, Being, Company)

"When it comes down to it, it's giving people a good night out in a basic way and I think my company guarantees that. There's always something new and something to excite us and surprise us, and that's why people come back, I hope."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: People, Hope, Company, Giving, Night)

"Medical professionals, not insurance company bureaucrats, should be making health care decisions."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Health, Medical, Care, Company, Decisions, professionals)

"Fortunately we're not a public company - we're a private group of companies, and I can do what I want."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Company, Public, Want)

"I'm supposed to be the director of a television company, but I've only ever seen that company as a vehicle for making the kind of programmes we wanted to make, getting our ideas on the screen."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Ideas, Company, Television)

"In 1995, I founded The Molecular Sciences Institute with a gift from the Philip Morris Company where I hoped that we could create an environment where young people could pursue science in an atmosphere of harmonious purpose and high intellectual challenge."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Science, People, Purpose, Challenge, Company, Environment)

"I already have a production company called J Squared and we're working on two projects."
- Jordana Brewster
(Related: Company, Production, Projects)

"I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself."
- Emily Bronte
(Related: Society, Company, Country, Man, Now, Pleasure)

"Alan Moore does have a sheen of class. He's a smart guy, and I'm sure there was a metaphoric level, I'm not denying that, but let's face it. the main reason he was doing a super-hero comic was because he was working for a super-hero comic book company."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Class, Company, Reason)

"The punishment should fit the crime and if a doctor or drug company does harm knowingly or negligently to a patient they should be compensated to make them whole."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Company, Crime, Harm, Punishment)

"It was a great time to be born, because I got to have my own publishing company right from the beginning, so I made more money than somebody would have doing what I did ten or fifteen years before."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Money, Time, Beginning, Company, Publishing, Right, Years)

"Communism is like one big phone company."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: Communism, Company)

"The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Cleverness, Company, Conversation, Lies)

"There are things you just can't do in life. You can't beat the phone company, you can't make a waiter see you until he's ready to see you, and you can't go home again."
- Bill Bryson
(Related: Home, Life, Company)

"The majority of the senior class of Vassar does not desire my company and I must confess, having read specimens of their thought and sentiments, that I do not desire the company of the majority of the senior class of Vassar."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Thought, Class, Company, Desire, Majority)

"Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Time, Friend, Company, Enemy)

"It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Company)

"No company fails in communist China, because they're all partly owned by the government."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Government, Company)

"We don't grow unless we take risks. Any successful company is riddled with failures."
- James E. Burke
(Related: Successful, Company)

"I didn't need to borrow money from the record company, because if I had my own publishing company, and I had my own writers, I'd have enough to get and do whatever I wanted to do."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Money, Company, Publishing, Writers)

"I didn't need to depend on the record company to publish my records."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Company)

"People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: People, Company)

"If I could always read, I should never feel the want of company."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Company, Want)

"When my job was attempting to predict future economic developments for the Shell oil company, I was frequently reminded of an Arabic saying: 'Those who claim to foresee the future are lying, even if by chance they are later proved right.'"
- Vince Cable
(Related: Chance, Company, Future, Job, Lying, Oil, Right)

"No matter how nice the company one might be with, however, it is never pleasant to have a rifle pointed at one's back."
- Meg Cabot
(Related: Company)

"That's what George wrote! He wrote it. Why change it? There was this European company that I was speaking about awhile ago - course, didn't nobody know what Porgy was."
- Cab Calloway
(Related: Change, Company)

"It's very difficult to photograph an opera. And they messed up on it. It just wasn't there. And I don't blame the Gershwins for taking it away. Of course, if they had gotten the original company to have done it, it would have been very good."
- Cab Calloway
(Related: Blame, Company, Opera)

"We developed simple test tools to optimize imaging parameters. No company was interested in our idea."
- John Cameron
(Related: Idea, Company, Tools)

"You're being cast for your acting ability. It's not based on the way your body functions. If you're playing a lead in a movie, it's for that character and they'll tailor it to you. In a dance company, you have to fit in a definite mold."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Dance, Character, Ability, Acting, Being, Body, Company)

"If you're in a company, you're dancing from 9 a.m. till 7 in the evening, and then you go home and get in a hot tub and get some Epsom salts and try to get your body goin' again. There's no social life, no anything."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Home, Life, Body, Company, Dancing, Evening)

"I am a gambler. I decided to go in with Company E in the first wave."
- Robert Capa
(Related: Company, First)

"That's the great thing about having your friends around you. I've known these guys forever. I really enjoy their company just as people. You couldn't ask for a better work environment."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Work, People, Company, Environment, Friends)

"Only as long as a company can produce a desired, worthwhile, and needed product or service, and can command the public, will it receive the public dollar and succeed."
- Curtis Carlson
(Related: Company, Public, Service, Succeed, Will)

"Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Imagination, Company, Poor, Understanding)

"There's timing. And then there's also certain people at the record company who worked incredibly hard and were incredibly enthusiastic about what I was doing."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: People, Company)

"I have felt in my very blood, ever since I was born, a most unconquerable hatred towards the whole tribe of fools, and it arises from the fact that I feel myself a blockhead whenever I am in their company."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Blood, Company, Fact, Fools, Hatred)

"I continue to have a special pride and passion for AOL, and I strongly believe that AOL - once the leading Internet company in the world - can return to its past greatness."
- Steve Case
(Related: Greatness, Company, Internet, Leading, Passion, Past, Pride, World)

"And what we did with this new company in 1985 is we did start focusing on PCs instead of video game machines, because we learned the hard lesson about bringing a product to market in a consumer world where it's very expensive to build a brand and get distribution and so forth."
- Steve Case
(Related: Company, Machines, World)

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

"In a small company, you often see a lot more of what goes on in a broader range of things. And that's good."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Company)

"Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art."
- Miguel De Cervantes
(Related: Art, Company)

"Keep good company - that is, go to the Louvre."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Company)

"Whores don't live in company of poor men, citizens never support a weak company and birds don't build nests on a tree that doesn't bear fruits."
- Chanakya
(Related: Men, Birds, Company, Poor, Support)

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

"The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable."
- John Cheever
(Related: Love, People, Company, Deep, Joy)

"The mobile market is exploding and it makes perfect sense for a media company like ours to create a real content destination for the billions of cell-phone users around the world."
- Peter Chernin
(Related: Company, Content, Media, Sense, World)

"Take the tone of the company you are in."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Company)

"I never thought of myself as being a good songwriter. There are a ton of other people that are good songwriters, but I don't think I'm in the club. What I do well is perform, sometimes sing pretty good, and accompany myself well and arrange fairly well."
- Alex Chilton
(Related: Thought, People, Being, Pretty)

"One who sees the Supersoul accompanying the individual soul in all bodies and who understands that neither the soul nor the Supersoul is ever destroyed, actually sees."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Soul)

"Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy."
- Montgomery Clift
(Related: Failure, Artist, Energy, Misery)

"This great oracle of the East India Company himself admits that, if there is no power vested in the Court of Directors but that of the patronage, there is really no government vested in them at all."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Government, Power, Company, Court, Oracle)

"We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Company, Mind)

"I've never had a relationship with a record executive. I always went to the record company by someone that liked my playing. Then they would get fired, and I'd be left with the record company. And then - because they got fired - the record company wouldn't do anything for me."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Company)

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

"Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: People, Company, Disorder, Idleness, Nothing)

"People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: People, Company, Nothing)

"No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Health, Company, Disease, Vices)

"Our entire team is focused on managing this company for value - fixing or eliminating those operations that lessen value and expanding or adding those that enhance value."
- Phil Condit
(Related: Company, Value)

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

"People don't place their trust in government or company pension plans; they have to be self-reliant."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Government, Trust, People, Company, Self)

"I wish people would turn off their computers, go outside, talk to people, touch people, lick people, enjoy each other's company and smell each other on the rump."
- Tre Cool
(Related: Computers, People, Company, Talk)

"People who abhor solitude may abhor company almost as much."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: People, Company, May, Solitude)

"I don't want to get in a big, long discussion about right and wrong, but our company has been working on the issue of underage drinking and alcohol abuse for a long time. I've been outspoken about it."
- Pete Coors
(Related: Time, Abuse, Alcohol, Company, Drinking, Right, Want, Wrong)

"So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning."
- Aaron Copland
(Related: Music, Living, Meaning, Spirit, Will)

"I don't know how this company got the name National Shakespeare Company, because it was literally like retards employing retards."
- Rob Corddry
(Related: Company, Name, Shakespeare)

"I believe that if the Tribune company ever tries to close down Wrigley Field that you will have a protest from every corner of the globe."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Company, Protest, Will)

"A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Father, Company, Privacy)

"Whether they run a record company or a grocery store, every boss will tell you you're in big trouble if you're borrowing more than you can ever afford to pay back. Delaying the pain for future generations is suicidal. We've got to start getting the deficit down right now, not next year."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Boss, Borrowing, Company, Future, Generations, Now, Pain, Right, Trouble, Will)

"If you have a song that you think sounds like another song you should contact the publishing company and say I have a song here, let's cut a deal that lets everyone walk away feeling good."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Company, Feeling, Publishing, Song)

"It's the company itself, but most of these mutual fund companies, the guy who runs the company is just a fact totem and the guy who runs the money is the power. But we really don't know who they are."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Money, Power, Company, Fact)

"We were advised that nobody could stop us from pursuing our craft simply because we had honed, or even developed that craft while working at a company."
- David Crane
(Related: Company)

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

"The irony of our social group is that so often everyone feels this, but there's no company whatsoever in that feeling. Think of Pound's great emphasis, the way out is via the door."
- Robert Creeley
(Related: Company, Feeling, Irony)

"I guess lyrically they're similar because they're talking about escaping the kind of misery that likes company. 'The Last One Alive,' for me, is very simple. It's just about alienation, really, that causes anger."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Anger, Alienation, Causes, Company, Misery, Talking)

"The people at the record company had asked me if I could write a song about my life, my relationship with God, and where I'm from. Well, I can't write a song on purpose, my songs come in a moment of inspiration or desperation."
- Billy Ray Cyrus
(Related: God, Life, People, Inspiration, Purpose, Company, Desperation, Song, Songs)

"I only travel to good material, a good director and a good company. I won't work in another country for a year any longer, because I have a lovely wife and I adore her and I can't bear to be away from her."
- Jim Dale
(Related: Travel, Work, Wife, Company, Country)

"I'm developing a record company. I'm learning how to supervise music on a film."
- Carson Daly
(Related: Music, Company, Film, Learning)

"I think Fast Company has a tremendously smart focus and execution."
- James Daly
(Related: Company, Execution, Focus)

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

"Nothing annoys a woman more than to have company drop in unexpectedly and find the house looking as it usually does."
- Frank Dane
(Related: Company, Nothing, Woman)

"We have a project with Unocal here in Los Angeles, where we as an environmental organization, the oil company, and the state all get together to promote the recycling of used motor oil."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Environmental, Company, Oil, Project, Recycling, State)

"Dan Curtis, our producer, has the idea that people like to see a stock company of actors."
- Thayer David
(Related: People, Idea, Actors, Company)

"I worked for a publishing company in Hollywood."
- Mac Davis
(Related: Company, Hollywood, Publishing)

"Of the 55 refineries closed in America in the last 10 years, they were all closed for economic reasons, mostly oil company mergers. Not a single one was closed for environmental purposes or objections."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Environmental, America, Company, Oil, Years)

"Men with secrets tend to be drawn to each other, not because they want to share what they know but because they need the company of the like-minded, the fellow afflicted."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Men, Company, Secrets, Want)

"There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don't like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don't spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities."
- Michael Dell
(Related: Time, Success, Cause, Company, Favorite, Succeed)

"It's inevitable that the company come back."
- John DeLorean
(Related: Company)

"I love being part of a company, and telling a story."
- Judi Dench
(Related: Love, Being, Company)

"This book was company for me - I wrote these things when I was in hotels, far from where I normally live. I never intended to publish it."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Company)

"My first job was for a blue jean company as a sitting model. I posed for 15 minutes and made $50. It was 1976."
- Janice Dickinson
(Related: Company, First, Job)

"Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the loss of one's prejudices."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Company, Innocence, Loss)

"I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Company)

"Snake has been everything to me. Look at where I was when I started with the company in 1988 and where I'm at now. I mean, he's shown me just about everything on and off the race track."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Company, Now, Race)

"It was supposed to be a year or two just to refresh my batteries, but I moved to Silicon Valley in the early 90's, and one thing let to another, got very involved in high tech, and formed a company and it ended up doing pretty well."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Company, Pretty)

"I find celebrity status difficult to bear when I am in the company of my mother."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Mother, Celebrity, Company)

"I was very lucky. I started my own commercial company."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Company)

"The one thing that men and women have in common - they both like the company of men."
- Michael Douglas
(Related: Men, Women, Company)

"Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Change, Work, Company, Country)

"I could never live a nonproductive life and I feel that I have lived a productive life as far as I want to in terms of this company that I have for so many years."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Life, Company, Want, Years)

"We had maybe the greatest success of any company that I know of in Paris, and after two or three years I wanted to do this same number that we did for PBS, so we did it and Paris had always considered us their darlings."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Success, Company, Paris, Years)

"That said, there is a tendency to help the large industrial conglomerate more quickly than the small company you have never heard of. That is something in the culture we are trying to change."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Change, Company, Culture, Help, Trying)

"It was actually a very nice little book done by a gift book company. They illustrated it with pictures from 1920s football, before there were face guards."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Company, Football)

"Our investments in data, Internet and international have been particularly timely and have positioned the company to post industry-leading incremental revenue gains."
- Bernard Ebbers
(Related: Company, Internet, Post)

"We were a fast-growing company, and I was a demanding boss."
- Bernie Ebbers
(Related: Boss, Company)

"I didn't know I was compared to Elizabeth Montgomery, but I think that I'm in very good company with her."
- Barbara Eden
(Related: Company)

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

"We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Power, Books, Company, Living)

"A company that pays attention to the family unit is a successful company. We don't isolate the family. We don't make rides that say, 'Hey mom, dad, you go sit on the bench.'"
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Family, Dad, Mom, Successful, Attention, Company)

"So I've learned in the past, if a company approaches me and they want something like this, or something like that that I've done and I turn them down, they're going to do it anyhow."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Company, Past, Want)

"Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Friend, Company, Opinions)

"Yeah, getting the company that would help advertise and cross promote the movie on the release was an important factor for New Line, so we went out to a lot of different companies."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Company, Help)

"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)

"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."
- Epictetus
(Related: People, Company, Key)

"They get, you know, whatever they want from their earnings, and their earnings go into their own company."
- Brian Epstein
(Related: Company, Want)

"Bananarama were written off from day one. Nobody believed in us but us. We kept having hits despite the record company, despite the press."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Company, Day, Press)

"Boulez seemed to me to be a guy who wrote laws. Like a company lawyer."
- Luc Ferrari
(Related: Company, Laws)

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

"Do not let any record company disturb your creative flow. You are not writing for the record company. You're writing for the public."
- Grandmaster Flash
(Related: Company, Public, Writing)

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

"A government operates and acts differently than a company. So all we want to do is get some transparency here and then determine if the deal should go forward."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Government, Company, Want)

"One of the things I've had the advantage of, growing up and being close to the top management of this company and other companies for most of my life, is seeing how CEOs start to believe in their own infallibility. And that really scares me."
- Bill Ford
(Related: Life, Management, Being, Company, Growing up)

"We took our eye off the ball as a company."
- Bill Ford
(Related: Company, Eye)

"Nobody's irreplaceable, including me. I think for too long we've had a cult of personality in this company and in this industry, and frankly, I'd like to see that diminish."
- Bill Ford
(Related: Company, Personality)

"Because I just loved to spend two years of my life in the company of Andy Kaufman and other characters."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Life, Company, Years)

"But I really am very active in the choice of the line producer with the producer of record and the distributing company, because I've had some terrible, terrible experiences with some line producers, particularly in cable."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Choice, Company)

"I look at my father, who was in many ways an unhappy person, but who, not long before he got sick, said that the greatest source of satisfaction in his life had been going to work in the company of other workers."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Life, Work, Father, Company, Satisfaction, Workers)

"King Charles II liked women's company and well as making love to them."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: Love, Women, Company)

"I toured Ontario in the winter of '48, in a touring company of The Drunkard, in which I played the bartender."
- Jonathan Frid
(Related: Company, Winter)

"I wanted to produce Nancy LaMott's albums, so I created my own record company."
- David Friedman
(Related: Company)

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

"Better be alone than in bad company."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Company)

"We are all going to Heaven, and Vandyke is of the company."
- Thomas Gainsborough
(Related: Company, Heaven)

"We, some cast members and I, even went on a weekend trip together and spent the weekend at an inn, because we enjoy each other's company so much, and it was so cool."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Company, Weekend)

"I like the opportunity to travel the world and work in close company with other people."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Travel, Work, People, Opportunity, Company, World)

"To become a classical ballerina, you have to move to New York when you're 12 or 11 and that becomes your life. I just wanted to be good in my company in Charleston and I wanted it to always be part of my life."
- Jennifer Garner
(Related: Life, Company)

"A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman; and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine."
- John Gay
(Related: Company, Contempt, Gentleman, World)

"I am not going to be dictated to by fans, certainly. I am dictated enough to by my record company to last me a million years."
- Marvin Gaye
(Related: Company, Fans, Years)

"Audrey was a princess, so natural, the camera really loved her... James and I kept each other company during all the rejections. We used to meet, have a cup of coffee and went from office to office to get work and never got work."
- Ben Gazzara
(Related: Work, Coffee, Company, Office)

"The opportunity for an entrepreneur to start a company from scratch today is abysmal."
- David Geffen
(Related: Opportunity, Company, Today)

"You can know a person by the kind of desk he keeps. If the president of a company has a clean desk then it must be the executive vice president who is doing all the work."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Work, Company, President, Vice)

"Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts; the other is the everyday relationship of the men and women in the organization."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Men, Women, Company)

"Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?"
- J. Paul Getty
(Related: Work, Company)

"Control of a company does not carry with it the ability to control the price of its stock."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Control, Ability, Company)

"I have always enjoyed the company of women and have formed deep and long-lasting friendships with many of them."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Women, Company, Deep)

"As an individual, not as the boss of a company, I am very interested in motor racing."
- Carlos Ghosn
(Related: Boss, Company, Racing)

"To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Travel, Idea, Company, Writer)

"Our managers hadn't had that kind of success - the record company hadn't, we hadn't - and the feeling was that the next record had to be even bigger, and if it wasn't it would be some kind of failure."
- Roland Gift
(Related: Success, Failure, Company, Feeling, Managers)

"If the rules of creativity are the norm for a company, creative people will be the norm."
- Jim Gilmore
(Related: People, Creativity, Company, Rules, Will)

"The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Company, End, First, Fools, May, Melancholy, Smile)

"The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit."
- Samuel Gompers
(Related: People, Company, Crime, Profit)

"I want to be clear. No company is too big to be prosecuted. We have zero tolerance for corporate fraud, but we also recognize the importance of avoiding collateral consequences whenever possible."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Company, Consequences, Corporate, Fraud, Importance, Tolerance, Want)

"I am a data hound and so I usually end up working on whatever things I can find good data on. The rise of Internet commerce completely altered the amount of information you could gather on company behavior so I naturally drifted toward it."
- Austan Goolsbee
(Related: Behavior, Commerce, Company, End, Information, Internet)

"Animals when in company walk in a proper and sensible manner, in single file, instead of sprawling all across the road and being of no use or support to each other in case of sudden trouble or danger."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Animals, Being, Company, Danger, Road, Support, Trouble)

"Toad talked big about all he was going to do in the days to come, while stars grew fuller and larger all around them, and a yellow moon, appearing suddenly and silently from nowhere in particular, came to keep them company and listen to their talk."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Company, Moon, Stars, Talk)

"In those days it was pretty cut and dry. If you had a record company believing in you enough to cut an album then you had better have the ability to work the album on the road."
- Lou Gramm
(Related: Work, Ability, Company, Pretty, Road)

"If you had a record company believing in you enough to cut an album then you had better have the ability to work the album on the road."
- Lou Gramm
(Related: Work, Ability, Company, Road)

"Our goal isn't to close Wal-Mart down. It is to make it a better, more humane company toward its employees and the communities it is in."
- Robert Greenwald
(Related: Goal, Company, Employees)

"During the mission, Walter Jones, a team member was given a package containing bone fragments by a Lao. The source said they were from a crash site. He presented photographs showing himself in company with others digging around obvious aircraft debris."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Company, Mission, Obvious)

"Bernanke and company are trying to reflate the economy with almost stated objective of inflation at 2 percent and higher in order to provide some type of safety margin for a future recession. That's where they want to go."
- Bill Gross
(Related: Company, Economy, Future, Inflation, Order, Safety, Trying, Want)

"There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment - and you start to decline."
- Andy Grove
(Related: Change, History, Performance, Company)

"HAG Records, is a company that I've owned. I've had a couple of gospel releases on it. We developed a pretty good distribution setup there and we do have something to use in case they don't want to sign us."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Company, Pretty, Want)

"A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: Company)

"Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is very good company by the way."
- Edward F. Halifax
(Related: Hope, Company, Wrong)

"Theatre is about people, not buildings. Incalculable damage has been done to the expert talent a company needs - from wardrobe to lighting technicians."
- Edward Hall
(Related: Talent, People, Company, Needs, Theatre)

"I have a company in New York City producing music for commercials, for radio, TV, features, etc. That's how I've been making my living. And now the company is very successful - to the extent that I can afford to come out and play."
- Chico Hamilton
(Related: Music, Successful, Company, Living, Now, Play)

"Yes it was we, are a few years back parted from our record company and took the album that we were making with them and released it independently in the United States had a number one Independent debut in the United States."
- Isaac Hanson
(Related: Company, states, United, Years)

"The real reason we ended up getting into that type of music was our dad worked for an oil company so we spent a year overseas when we were young kids. Because of that, it was all Spanish TV and radio so we ended up having these '50s and '60s tapes, tapes of that music."
- Zac Hanson
(Related: Dad, Music, Company, Kids, Oil, Reason)

"When I got divorced and moved into an apartment, I started keeping the TV on, just for company."
- Mark Harmon
(Related: Company)

"I see myself as the buffer between the band and the record company."
- Jerry Harrison
(Related: Company)

"We were like a stock company at Warners. We didn't know any of the stars from the other studios."
- Olivia De Havilland
(Related: Company, Stars)

"A local company has more accountability."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Company)

"My mother thinks I could have even run a larger company."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Mother, Company)

"I'm fortunate that I've been in this business long enough that I've earned the right to be left alone by my record company."
- Don Henley
(Related: Business, Company, Right)

"The Macintosh having shipped, his next agenda was to turn the rest of Apple into the Mac group. He had perceived the rest of Apple wasn't as creative or motivated as the Mac team, and what you need to take over the company are managers, not innovators or technical people."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: People, Company, Managers, Rest)

"My mother's a secretary; my father's an electrician in a mining company."
- Eva Herzigova
(Related: Mother, Father, Company)

"But if two's company, three's a crowd - and that demands the omniscient point of view."
- Arthur Herzog
(Related: Company)

"I do feel really determined, and that I have to pull myself together, but I don't really think like, my market has changed and my company has changed, and I'm going to make it BIG in America!"
- Utada Hikaru
(Related: Company)

"A man by himself is in bad company."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Company, Man)

"Any institution becomes a community - whether it's a high school or a boarding school or a publishing company or a small town where everybody knows certain things about people."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: People, Community, Company, Publishing, School)

"I work constantly but I work at a lot of different things. You know, I run a theater company in New York, I direct plays, act in plays, in movies, so I try to keep it eclectic."
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Related: Work, Movies, Act, Company, Theater)

"If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don't particularly like."
- Soichiro Honda
(Related: People, Company, Will)

"Our customers call and e-mail us to say that's how it feels when a Zappos box arrives. And that's how we view this company."
- Tony Hsieh
(Related: Company)

"We asked ourselves what we wanted this company to stand for. We didn't want to just sell shoes. I wasn't even into shoes - but I was passionate about customer service."
- Tony Hsieh
(Related: Company, Customer, Service, Want)

"The middle class is teetering on the brink of collapse just as surely as AIG was in the fall of 2009 - only this time, it's not just one giant insurance company (and its banking counterparties) facing disaster, it's tens of millions of hardworking Americans who played by the rules."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Time, Americans, Class, Company, Disaster, Middle class, Rules)

"A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company."
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Related: Company, Man)

"Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence."
- David Hume
(Related: Death, Friend, Company, Influence, Nothing, Pleasure, Sorrow)

"Hollywood is what you make it; you have to choose company with care because you become what they are."
- Bonnie Hunt
(Related: Care, Company, Hollywood)

"Nevertheless most of the evergreen forests of the north must always remain the home of wild animals and trappers, a backward region in which it is easy for a great fur company to maintain a practical monopoly."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Home, Animals, Company)

"We need to temper the idea that this company has to have some earthshaking event every 15 minutes."
- Mark V. Hurd
(Related: Idea, Company, Temper)

"Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Company, Pleasure)

"The last thing we need is yet another makeup company. Even I have a nervous breakdown when I go through the department store makeup floor."
- Lauren Hutton
(Related: Company, Makeup)

"I think that by October the whole company has to migrate to OpenOffice, and then I think it's by June next year we all migrate to Linux - you don't want to migrate 6,000 people both operating system and office suite in a single jump."
- Miguel de Icaza
(Related: People, Company, June, Linux, October, Office, Want)

"Are there challenges? Absolutely. But in aggregate, this is a very strong and valuable company."
- Robert Iger
(Related: Company)

"The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation."
- Robert Iger
(Related: Soul, Heart, Creativity, Company, Innovation)

"We really believe that Walt Disney is a very able company with great depth and a great set of franchises."
- Robert Iger
(Related: Company, Disney)

"We like the size of the company today given the environment and have no plans to split it up and make it smaller."
- Robert Iger
(Related: Company, Environment, Today)

"What we did ten years ago with the Playstation was a phenomenal success story for the company. That product had a ten year life cycle, which has never been done in this industry."
- Ian Jackson
(Related: Life, Success, Company, Years)

"I am going to be working on bathroom fittings for a company in the USA, and then I thought it was appropriate to simplify the fittings and, thus, lowering the cost."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Thought, Company)

"I recognize that virtually every company that comes in here has a perspective. It's often not difficult to understand why they have the perspective that they have."
- Charles James
(Related: Company, Perspective)

"I talked to the record company about what I had in mind. They said they wanted something lush. I figured the best thing to do was let them hear what I had in mind."
- Etta James
(Related: Company, Mind)

"I knew, however, that the next morning after the fight I would have to get away, and I did just in time, for a full company came early to look for me and were furious because I had escaped them."
- Jesse James
(Related: Time, Company, Fight)

"I wrote and produced millions and millions of selling records, so my publishing company alone was worth millions of dollars. I didn't have to work anymore in life because when the rappers started sampling... I'm the most sampled artist in history."
- Rick James
(Related: History, Life, Work, Selling, Artist, Company, Publishing, Worth)

"The 'I think' which Kant said must be able to accompany all my objects, is the 'I breathe' which actually does accompany them."
- William James
"If you knew the upward mobility that South Dakota's kids have gotten from the opportunity to intern and to work and to be employed and to have upward mobility in that company and move on, it's been phenomenal for South Dakota."
- Bill Janklow
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Company, Kids)

"Obviously given good health, and a continuing audience and a record company that allows me to do music. So given those things yes, I'm introducing some new music that people haven't really heard me do in quite this fashion."
- Al Jarreau
(Related: Music, Health, People, Company, Fashion)

"I have been with the record company and Tommy was there doing records with other people."
- Al Jarreau
(Related: People, Company)

"Blackheart Records being 25 years old represents staying power and the fact that we weren't able to get a record out through conventional means, so we had to create this record company to put out our records if we wanted to be a band that had records to give out to their fans."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Power, Being, Company, Fact, Fans, Old, Years)

"And you have a record company behind it, this is a key too, you need people to fight for your records, at least a little bit. So if you have a great song, it's catchy, and you've got a little bit of help, I think that's all you need. But there hasn't been that in music."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Music, People, Company, Fight, Help, Key, Song)

"Adam was placed in Paradise in perfect estate, and in the company of God's angels; God walked and did talk with him. He heard the voice, and beheld the presence of God."
- John Jewel
(Related: God, Angels, Company, Paradise, Talk, Voice)

"To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines."
- Steve Jobs
(Related: Ideas, Company, Years)

"The feelings of my smallness and my nothingness always kept me good company."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Feelings, Company, Nothingness)

"You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Company, Daughters, Delight, Wonder)

"No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned... a man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Food, Being, Chance, Company, Man, Will)

"We could have gone with much bigger labels and more money, but we wanted to go with a company that is LA based, all in the same building, and really understands what the artists want."
- Adam Jones
(Related: Money, Artists, Building, Company, Want)

"I have a record company starting. It's called Flesh Records and I'm putting together music for porno movies."
- Adam Jones
(Related: Movies, Music, Company)

"The Company of Wolves doesn't belong in any category, so it's difficult to prepare an audience for it. It's not a horror film, it's not a fantasy film, it's not a children's film - so what is it?"
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Children, Company, Fantasy, Film, Horror)

"The Company of Wolves is about how society teaches young women to look at themselves, and what to be afraid of. It's about a girl learning that the world of sensuality and the unknown is not to be feared, that it's worth getting your teeth into."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Society, Women, Company, Learning, Sensuality, World, Worth)

"Well, Company of Wolves was about that literally, about fairy tales."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Company)

"Why should a horror film be just a horror film? To me, The Company of Wolves is a fairy tale; it's got all those elements plus a lot more. And we know that fairy tales aren't innocent any more."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Company, Film, Horror)

"Every company, every boardroom in which I sit, has a plan, and they have objectives, goals, and a process. And to make it work, the pressure and incentive have to come from the top."
- Vernon Jordan
(Related: Work, Goals, Company, Objectives, Pressure)

"Avon is a unique place to work; we've got family-friendly policies. We have more senior women in high-level management than any other company; 46 percent of our officers are women."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Women, Family, Work, Management, Company)

"I want to leave this company in the best possible shape."
- Karen Kain
(Related: Company, Want)

"I am very proud to follow the rules of our company."
- Ingvar Kamprad
(Related: Company, Rules)

"DC used to print up all of their pages, they were the only company that did it."
- Gil Kane
(Related: Company)

"I knew that if I concentrated on AdBrite, I could probably make a big company out of it."
- Philip J. Kaplan
(Related: Company)

"Once, he was chosen to play Ram in a small Ramleela company, but his parents were against it."
- Raj Kapoor
(Related: Company, Parents, Play)

"The culmination of all of that was the decision to start a company, which became Lotus, to do a product, which became 1-2-3. By the time I reached that point it had been four years, and it felt like a lifetime, but really it was kind of evolutionary."
- Mitch Kapor
(Related: Time, Decision, Company, Years)

"I've often been asked to run for office. I have no desire to do that, I would not want my time with the family or the company restricted because of the demands of an elected position."
- Carl Karcher
(Related: Family, Time, Company, Desire, Office, Want)

"When we give a subsidy, the benefits to the public ought to exceed the benefits to the company. When it doesn't, that's our definition of corporate welfare."
- John Kasich
(Related: Benefits, Company, Corporate, Public, Welfare)

"The first syndicating I tried was when two partners and I created a production company in 1952. We wanted to syndicate famous Bible stories and sell them for $25 a show."
- Casey Kasum
(Related: Bible, Company, Famous, First, Production)

"A company like DreamWorks, all we do is make product. That's all we do. We don't own distribution. We are purely in the creation of content."
- Jeffrey Katzenberg
(Related: Company, Content, Creation)

"I believe the director's primary role is to create an atmosphere where his company can be created."
- Charles Keating
(Related: Company)

"A company is stronger if it is bound by love rather than by fear."
- Herb Kelleher
(Related: Love, Fear, Company)

"In a way Australia is like Catholicism. The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape is grotesque. But you always come back."
- Thomas Keneally
(Related: Catholicism, Company)

"It was really a very small company when I started and it changed very rapidly during those first periods."
- Jack Kilby
(Related: Company, First)

"It's also somewhat in the center of a number of things that will be useful to the company."
- Jack Kilby
(Related: Company, Will)

"I'm doing a little consulting. I'm somewhat retired, still a director of a company or two."
- Jack Kilby
(Related: Company, Consulting)

"No 27-year-old has the experience to run a company that does a quarter of a billion dollars a year in sales."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Experience, Company, Sales)

"People who run a ready-to-wear company are businessmen rather than production or design people."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Design, People, Company, Production)

"The only folk I can judge are people like Woody Allen who I think is a genius, largely because I think he has beaten the system. He has his own company, and his films are all his own ideas. It's his direction, and so it comes out the way he imagined it."
- Nigel Kneale
(Related: Genius, People, Ideas, Company, Direction, Folk)

"Harley-Davidson is the finest company in the world."
- Evel Knievel
(Related: Company, World)

"We wanted Nike to be the world's best sports and fitness company. Once you say that, you have a focus. You don't end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour."
- Philip Knight
(Related: Fitness, Sports, Company, End, Focus, World)

"So why sign your name in blood for more? It seemed like a sensible arrangement for me. I didn't sell large numbers of records and the record company paid advances they rarely recouped."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Blood, Company, Name, Numbers)

"During one or two summers, as well as part-time during the school year, I worked for a small Canadian company which developed electrical instruments for military planes."
- Walter Kohn
(Related: Company, Military, School)

"If we reduce social life to the smallest possible unit we will find that there is no social life in the company of one."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Life, Company, Will)

"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)

"When a record company looks at me I'm very hard to market, I don't really fit anywhere, It's hard to get me on the air, and I'm hard to demography, but! because of that I'm not subject to trends like you pointed out."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Company)

"One, I love the creativity. I love the ability to create a capital structure that is appropriate for a company, no matter what field it happens to be in."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Love, Creativity, Ability, Company)

"It's not just buying the company. Sure, we picked the right companies, and we picked the right management and, most importantly, we've given them the right incentive to perform."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Management, Buying, Company, Right)

"But once you buy a company, you are married. You are married to that company."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Company)

"Look, don't congratulate us when we buy a company, congratulate us when we sell it. Because any fool can overpay and buy a company, as long as money will last to buy it."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Money, Company, Fool, Will)

"Clearly, every company needs a leader. That's an important part of being the CEO of the company."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Leader, Being, Company, Needs)

"To me, it's really important to drive change through a team because one person, while the buck has to stop with somebody, the company is just too big for one person."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Change, Company)

"Today we're focused on small acquisitions to add technology where necessary. I think it's fair to say we're not out looking for a large one, but I think it's also very fair to say that as a public company you can never say never."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Technology, Company, Public, Today)

"There is nothing in the company that is either above or below me, as far as I'm concerned."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Company, Nothing)

"Without In The Company of Men, I could still be teaching, so who knows if this would've existed."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: Men, Company, Teaching)

"With In the Company of Men, the misogynist label stuck early and firmly. In the end, it probably did hurt the film a bit, because getting women into the theaters was difficult."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: Women, Company, End, Film, Hurt)

"A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Friend, Company, Painting)

"My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Thoughts, Company)

"When I was about seven, I started touring the globe as part of New York's La MaMa theater company - without my parents!"
- Diane Lane
(Related: Company, Theater)

"We are looking for targets that have a tremendous strategic fit for the company. The colleges must have complementary education programs, have an excellent reputation, long operating history and solid regulatory compliance."
- John Larson
(Related: Education, History, Company, Reputation)

"But I can't take responsibility for criminal conduct of somebody inside the company."
- Kenneth Lay
(Related: Company, Responsibility)

"Every company's greatest assets are its customers, because without customers there is no company."
- Michael LeBoeuf
(Related: Company)

"I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Experience, Company)

"Think as you work, for in the final analysis, your worth to your company comes not only in solving problems, but also in anticipating them."
- Tom Lehrer
(Related: Work, Company, Problems, Worth)

"I had always thought of starting my own record company. I haven't regretted the decision - yet!"
- Julian Lennon
(Related: Thought, Decision, Company)

"I've always enjoyed a woman's company more than men's. They're usually better looking."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Men, Company, Woman)

"I can imagine wanting to work with this ensemble and this company always."
- James Levine
(Related: Work, Company)

"I believe Business Objects is on the cusp of becoming a multi-billion-dollar sales company. There is tremendous growth potential for business intelligence."
- Bernard Liautaud
(Related: Business, Intelligence, Growth, Company, Potential, Sales)

"Man loves company - even if it is only that of a small burning candle."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Company, Man)

"In our society a man is known by the company he owns."
- Gerald F. Lieberman
(Related: Society, Company, Man)

"So I decided to form a production company with my wife and our partner Diane."
- Ray Liotta
(Related: Wife, Company, Production)

"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)

"Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him."
- John Locke
(Related: Education, Company, Gentleman, Reading, Reflection)

"Walt Whitman, he who laid end to end words never seen in each other's company before outside of a dictionary."
- David Lodge
(Related: Company, End, Words)

"I therefore set to work, and after two and a half years of not inconsiderable labour I now have the privilege and the satisfaction of accompanying the early volumes of the series with this preface."
- James Loeb
(Related: Work, Now, Privilege, Satisfaction, Years)

"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Society, Work, Civilization, Commitment, Company, Effort)

"So, I lived at the Beijing Opera, I ate there, I learned a craft. And the money we made went into the company."
- John Lone
(Related: Money, Company, Opera)

"Eventually though, I'd like to have my own production company. Then I could create great opportunities not only for myself, but for other actors as well."
- Mario Lopez
(Related: Actors, Company, Production)

"I've been lucky to be able to make the records I've wanted to make. The record company has never pressured me to cut certain songs."
- Lyle Lovett
(Related: Company, Songs)

"We never let go. Ever. Even with punctuation. It's frightening. I can't see anyone from any record company ever writing an email to Neil and not getting it back, with corrections."
- Chris Lowe
(Related: Company, Writing)

"When a film company is in the red they come to me. Always it is the same."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Company, Film)

"Because of my language and the pantomime with which most Europeans accompany their speech, I was catalogued as a heavy."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Language, Speech)

"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Marriage, Company)

"I think you have to learn that there's a company behind every stock, and that there's only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies go from doing poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies."
- Peter Lynch
(Related: Company, Reason)

"In not having an appointment at Harvard, I'm in the company of a great many people whose work I admire tremendously, in particular women of color."
- Catharine MacKinnon
(Related: Women, Work, People, Company)

"And much more am I sorrier for my good knights' loss than for the loss of my fair queen; for queens I might have enough, but such a fellowship of good knights shall never be together in no company."
- Thomas Malory
(Related: Company, Loss, Queen)

"Wherever there is one job on the verge of being lost, I will fight to save it. Wherever there is one company looking to grow in West Virginia, I will fight to make that growth a reality."
- Joe Manchin III
(Related: Growth, Being, Company, Fight, Job, Reality, Will)

"For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Beauty, Artists, Company)

"I created a production company. Right now I am so happy in my work."
- Marla Maples
(Related: Work, Company, Now, Production, Right)

"I suspect that we might actually start selling some records with these artists in about 10 years. Some the people who invested, they're a little tight-because it's a lot of money to start up a company."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Money, People, Selling, Artists, Company, Years)

"It's true, I had an extremely delicious life, but that was my life at home, and perhaps because I was only a child, or for whatever reasons, I found the company of others, especially other boys, quite terrifying and upsetting."
- Harry Mathews
(Related: Life, Home, Boys, Company)

"When I do an album I try to find a producer that's excited about something that they want me to sing, and I check with the record company to find out what they think they can sell - which is their No. 1 priority."
- Johnny Mathis
(Related: Company, Want)

"I don't want a record company, but I need one, unfortunately."
- Melissa Auf der Maur
(Related: Company, Want)

"Irishmen are not reserved, and the company appeared dying to be intimately acquainted."
- William Hamilton Maxwell
(Related: Company, Dying)

"I was working at a phone company. I got tired of my life and wanted to change it, so I did."
- Chi McBride
(Related: Change, Life, Company)

"It's always push and pull with a record company."
- Mike McCready
(Related: Company)

"In the company of the accomplished, people hope it will rub off on themselves, in the company of the misfortunate, they fear it!"
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: People, Fear, Hope, Company, Will)

"That's my favorite subject because it really levels the playing field for artists these days. You don't have to sell out to the record company. You don't have to get a five hundred thousand dollars, or whatever, and pay them back for the rest of your life to record a record."
- Roger Mcguinn
(Related: Life, Artists, Company, Favorite, Rest)

"Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it."
- Rod McKuen
(Related: Admiration, Cats, Company, Sleep, Want)

"Antipathy, dissimilarity of views, hate, contempt, can accompany true love."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Love, Contempt, Hate)

"When Jackie got his big contract at CBS and was putting together what turned out to be almost a stock company of players, he remembered Frank and said, 'Get me that kid who played the jail sketch.'"
- Audrey Meadows
(Related: Company)

"A lot of record company people, even though they're our age, want to be perceived as young hip guys, and they're hurting the business."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: Business, Age, People, Company, Want)

"Socrates' fame spread all over Greece, and the most respected and educated men from all around came to him, in order to enjoy his friendly company and instruction."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: Men, Company, Fame, Greece, Order)

"Considering the company I keep in this place, that is hardly surprising."
- Robert Menzies
(Related: Company)

"Being the first to do something like this also registers a lot of attention that the line might not have gotten if all four books had just appeared from one company."
- Mark Millar
(Related: Attention, Being, Books, Company, First)

"As an economics undergraduate, I also worked on a part-time basis in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a company that was advising customers about portfolio decisions, writing reports."
- Merton Miller
(Related: Company, Decisions, Economics, Writing)

"The nearest the modern general or admiral comes to a small-arms encounter of any sort is at a duck hunt in the company of corporation executives at the retreat of Continental Motors, Inc."
- C. Wright Mills
(Related: Company)

"My father was a middle manager at an oil company, but I never knew anything about his work. Whatever business acumen I have just got gleaned over the years."
- Donna Mills
(Related: Business, Work, Manager, Father, Company, Oil, Years)

"It is first and foremost very hard work! But I have a wonderful part and I do have fun. The company, cast and crew of 'Passions' are wonderful to work with."
- Juliet Mills
(Related: Work, Company, First, Fun)

"Well, I think first of all, probably the most fundamental thing is that we are a mixed-signal analog semiconductor company, which, along with some of the other well-known names in the industry, enjoys very good economics."
- David Milne
(Related: Company, Economics, First, Names)

"There is a wide range of opportunities for us and we see a main part of our strategy as being a company that supplies products across a range of different end applications and indeed we have quite a wide product portfolio which we enhance each year."
- David Milne
(Related: Strategy, Being, Company, End)

"In terms of development of the company, the vast majority of our sales are in the Far East and we will expect to strengthen our activities there, perhaps even moving some of our engineering activities abroad."
- David Milne
(Related: Development, Company, Engineering, Majority, Sales, Will)

"One of the attractive things about being in Scotland is that we have a very good pipeline of new people coming into the company from the excellent universities around us."
- David Milne
(Related: People, Being, Company, Scotland)

"We have been a fabless semiconductor company for a number of years now."
- David Milne
(Related: Company, Now, Years)

"The growth of a company like ours tends to be a relatively steady because, like some of the other successful mixed signal companies, we have a wide range of products servicing a wide range of end applications."
- David Milne
(Related: Successful, Growth, Company, End)

"Mum, who had been a dancer with a small ballet company before she got married, was full of encouragement. She didn't say, 'This is really good, you should do this', She just encouraged us to do whatever we liked."
- Dannii Minogue
(Related: Ballet, Company, Encouragement)

"If you're part of a record company, you're a manufactured product. It doesn't mean that you're not talented."
- Kylie Minogue
(Related: Company)

"I'm an expert witness in a case that's in appeal about a guy who allegedly misappropriated source code from a major, major company - he actually worked there and then apparently they found it on his laptop later."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: Company)

"Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate."
- Addison Mizner
(Related: Company, Misery)

"Shareholder activism is not a privilege - it is a right and a responsibility. When we invest in a company, we own part of that company and we are partly responsible for how that company progresses. If we believe there is something going wrong with the company, then we, as shareholders, must become active and vocal."
- Mark Mobius
(Related: Activism, Company, Privilege, Responsibility, Right, Wrong)

"We are working with a biotech company, Calypte, which has designed a urine test for the HIV antibody."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Company)

"I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Company, Reason)

"As the contest proceeded, public interest increased and the entire country watched to see which company would win the big government subsidies through the mountains."
- John Moody
(Related: Government, Company, Country, Interest, Mountains, Public)

"If misery loves company, then triumph demands an audience."
- Brian Moore
(Related: Company, Misery)

"It was Grant's company and he made all the decisions. And that was just fine."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Company, Decisions)

"Our loss was very heavy, especially in the officers. Capt. Sale, of Co. E, Duke's regt, was among the killed, making the third Capt. that has been killed in that company."
- John H. Morgan
(Related: Company, Loss)

"I build duets into bigger works. I like to see people working together. What we call a giant solo in my company is about four bars long while twenty other people are doing something dynamically. I like the charge that is set up by a lot of people doing something."
- Mark Morris
(Related: People, Company)

"The partnership over the 28 years we had the company afforded him the opportunity to experiment and live his life as an artist and a label honcho and do what he wanted to do. It afforded me the same opportunity."
- Jerry Moss
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Artist, Company, Partnership, Years)

"When you make a lot of money for a record company, they don't want you to evolve. Growing older, you naturally do."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Money, Company, Want)

"I really think the acoustics that Gibson's been making for the last ten years or so are as good as any the company has ever produced and that's saying a lot."
- Bill Mumy
(Related: Company, Saying, Years)

"Most young people were getting jobs in big companies, becoming company men. I wanted to be individual."
- Haruki Murakami
(Related: Men, People, Company, Jobs)

"I actually build my dreams around the dancers I've got in my company."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Dreams, Company)

"And currently, there are four to five new works in the pipeline for upcoming celebrations such as the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Australian Federation, my 50th Birthday, and Sydney Dance Company's 25th Anniversary."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Birthday, Dance, Company)

"It's not a company of exponents of my style."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Company, Style)

"There's a line of dancers waiting to get into Sydney Dance Company."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Dance, Company, Waiting)

"When Ted Williams was here, inducted into the Hall of Fame 37 years ago, he said he must have earned it, because he didn't win it because of his friendship with the writers. I guess in that way, I'm proud to be in this company that way."
- Eddie Murray
(Related: Friendship, Company, Fame, Writers, Years)

"Ever since I was a little kid, whenever my parents would have company over, I would put on shows, whether they would be magic shows, singing shows, dancing shows, little skits."
- Ellen Muth
(Related: Company, Dancing, Magic, Parents, Singing)

"People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: People, Americans, Company)

"A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Love, Company, Man, May, Woman)

"We tried to set up a company that patterned ourselves after Southwest in all the fun, the spirit, the great people, the smile, the efficiency side of it, but we've added some extras that people aren't used to finding on Southwest."
- David Neeleman
(Related: People, Company, Efficiency, Fun, Smile, Spirit)

"Like any small business owner, I experienced the pressures of building a company from the ground up - developing a business plan, balancing the books, meeting payroll and building a customer base."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Business, Books, Building, Company, Customer, Meeting)

"Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Women, Company, Talk)

"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)

"My father had not even completed high school when he started as an office boy working for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and I am not sure that my mother completed high school."
- Douglass North
(Related: Life, Mother, Father, Company, Office, School)

"When it came time to go to college, I had been accepted for Harvard when my father was offered the position of head of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company office on the west coast, and we moved to San Francisco."
- Douglass North
(Related: Life, Time, Father, College, Company, Office)

"I think as a rifle platoon and company commander your view is about 1,000 meters in front of you and you hope you can cover that ground and not have to back up and give it up again."
- Oliver North
(Related: Hope, Company)

"Now, therefore, the Directors of the company are hereby ordered to see that precautions are taken to make travel on said railroad perfectly safe by using a screw with at least twenty-four inches diameter."
- Joshua A. Norton
(Related: Travel, Company, Now)

"Peter Hall was just organizing the Royal Shakespeare Company. It was going to be an ensemble, it was going to be in repertory, it was going to have a home in London as well as in the Midlands, and all of those things were happening at that time."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Home, Time, Company, London, Shakespeare)

"When I was 13 years old, a professional theater company in my town needed a kid actor. I auditioned, and I got the part, so for just a few weeks I became a member of the company and I met some professional actors."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Actor, Actors, Company, Old, Theater, Years)

"What pisses me off is when I've got seven or eight record company fat pig men sitting there telling me what to wear."
- Sinead O'Connor
(Related: Men, Company)

"I never had the high-paying job or the company car. It took me over a decade to pay off my student loans. I never had to worry about where to dock my yacht to reduce my taxes."
- Christine O'Donnell
(Related: Car, Company, Job, Taxes, Worry)

"Don't bunt. Aim out of the ball park. Aim for the company of immortals."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Company)

"If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: People, Company, Giants)

"If you really hate George Bush, you don't want to read about his hobbies or that he's nice to his friends or that he's good company at dinner."
- Daniel Okrent
(Related: Company, Friends, Hate, Hobbies, Want)

"We've played producers almost our entire lives in everything else we've created. But when working on a feature and even dealing with something like Warner Bros. or another production company, or other details that you can worry about - we definitely learned a lot."
- Mary-Kate Olsen
(Related: Company, Production, Worry)

"I think we have the same goals in mind. We are not planning on just all of a sudden taking a film and separating. Hopefully one day she can direct me in something, or I will direct her. Or we'll produce a movie under our company's name."
- Mary-Kate Olsen
(Related: Goals, Company, Day, Film, Mind, Name, Planning, Will)

"I think Microsoft will have to change. I think that the business of Microsoft, the company of Microsoft, is going to continue to succeed. But I think the business model of Microsoft is going to have to change."
- Tim O'Reilly
(Related: Business, Change, Company, Succeed, Will)

"I'm the most gregarious of men and love good company, but never less alone when alone."
- Peter O'Toole
(Related: Love, Men, Company)

"Why are we here? I think many people assume, wrongly, that a company exists solely to make money. Money is an important part of a company's existence, if the company is any good. But a result is not a cause. We have to go deeper and find the real reason for our being."
- David Packard
(Related: Money, People, Being, Cause, Company, Existence, Reason, Result)

"A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man - the one he used to be."
- Cesare Pavese
(Related: Company, Man, World, Youth)

"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)

"No company can afford not to move forward. It may be at the top of the heap today but at the bottom of the heap tomorrow, if it doesn't."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Company, May, Today, Tomorrow)

"Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company."
- Samuel Pepys
(Related: Business, Time, Money, God, Company, Drinking, Mind, Wine)

"Their educations ended with high school - my father going to work as a clerk and then salesman in a company dealing in printing and stationary, and my mother working as a secretary and then bookkeeper in a firm of wool merchants."
- Martin Lewis Perl
(Related: Work, Mother, Father, Company, Printing, School)

"The King's son, who was told that a great princess, whom nobody knew, was come, ran out to receive her. He gave her his hand as she alighted from the coach, and led her into the hall where the company were assembled."
- Charles Perrault
(Related: Son, Coach, Company)

"All business success rests on something labeled a sale, which at least momentarily weds company and customer."
- Tom Peters
(Related: Business, Success, Company, Customer)

"If your company has a clean-desk policy, the company is nuts and you're nuts to stay there."
- Tom Peters
(Related: Policy, Company)

"Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation - what are they? They are the happiest people in the world."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: Love, Music, People, Development, Books, Company, Conversation, Leisure, World)

"In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: Company)

"Good taste is as tiring as good company."
- Francis Picabia
(Related: Company, Taste)

"Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Progress, Discovery, Doubt, Improvement, Judgment, Man, Questioning, Reason)

"Through F1, I bought my own boat. I learned to fly my own plane and helicopter. And my job with my company is a reflection of everything motor racing taught me."
- Nelson Piquet
(Related: Company, Job, Racing, Reflection)

"Every major food company now has an organic division. There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Company, Now)

"I used to be pretty reckless. When I was a runner for a production company, I drove a massive 16 seater van. I was only 18. I mean I look young now, but then I looked about 12."
- Gail Porter
(Related: Company, Now, Pretty, Production)

"The company without a strategy is willing to try anything."
- Michael Porter
(Related: Strategy, Company)

"A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique."
- Michael Porter
(Related: Strategy, Company)

"We don't take a macro view... We'd look at every company to figure out if trade sanctions are helpful or hurtful."
- Robert Pozen
(Related: Company, Trade)

"After I'd produced about two dozen pen and ink drawings, one evening I decided that they needed poems to accompany them. I still have no idea where that notion came from, but it took me about two hours to produce verses for these creatures."
- Jack Prelutsky
(Related: Idea, Evening, Pen, Poems)

"I invented animals and birds - I had about two dozen. After working on them for six months, I sat down and just for fun wrote two dozen poems to accompany the drawings. It was for no one to every see, but a friend sent me in to an editor."
- Jack Prelutsky
(Related: Friend, Animals, Birds, Fun, Months, Poems)

"The tastes of country music fans are not limited to the narrow range defined by consultants and programmers and record company moguls."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Music, Company, Country, Country music, Fans)

"Misery is the company of lawsuits."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Company, Misery)

"This evening I wish to suggest that we Christians should accompany people on their pilgrimages. Specifically we should travel with people as they search for the good, the true and the beautiful."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Travel, People, Evening)

"The President's announcement sounded less like a national energy plan than like a page from an election-year play book. This Administration's plan to reduce obscene oil company profits is to regulate them less."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Company, Energy, Oil, Play, President)

"This kid's excited because he's with Bad Company and I'm excited because I'm with Chuck Berrys' son."
- Mick Ralphs
(Related: Son, Company)

"It's funny, when I'm not on the road or doing stuff with Bad Company - or whatever- I've always written songs galore... a lot of stuff people don't even hear."
- Mick Ralphs
(Related: Funny, People, Company, Road, Songs)

"I never achieved my first goal in the National Actors Theatre, which is to have a permanent Acting Company."
- Tony Randall
(Related: Goal, Acting, Actors, Company, First, Theatre)

"Misery loves company."
- John Ray
(Related: Company, Misery)

"It took so long to make it in America. The year I arrived was a bad year for women singers, the record company told me. So I starved. I lived in a hotel so dreadful I can't even talk about it."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Women, America, Company, Talk)

"Viacom's results for the first quarter put the company on a fast track for another record year in 2004."
- Sumner Redstone
(Related: Company, First, Results)

"It's basic due diligence to make sure that whenever a foreign entity acquires a controlling interest in a U.S. company that national security isn't threatened."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Company, Diligence, Interest, National security)

"During my participation in the Manhattan Project and subsequent research at Los Alamos, encompassing a period of fifteen years, I worked in the company of perhaps the greatest collection of scientific talent the world has ever known."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Talent, Company, Participation, Project, Research, World, Years)

"In 1979 I teamed up with my friend and business partner, Bill DeWitt, and together we formed an oil and gas company that invested through limited partnerships in oil and gas exploration."
- Mercer Reynolds
(Related: Business, Friend, Company, Exploration, Oil)

"A month after the scandal broke, I tried to go back to work at the pharmaceutical company after a leave of absence. But because of all the publicity and resulting pressure and stress, I finally resigned."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Work, Absence, Company, Pressure, Publicity, Scandal, Stress)

"Like, my mother would have company over, and I would sing so they'd pay attention to me."
- Little Richard
(Related: Mother, Attention, Company)

"If I found a cure for a huge disease, while I was hobbling up onstage to accept the Nobel Prize they'd be playing the theme song from 'Three's Company'."
- John Ritter
(Related: Company, Cure, Disease, Song)

"Alan's publishing company was in the Brill Building, and of course, the Brill Building was where all the songwriters hung out because that's where all the publishers were."
- Johnny Rivers
(Related: Building, Company, Publishing)

"When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole company?"
- Rene Rivkin
(Related: Buying, Company)

"And I was asked if I would come and help with the recovery of this great British company, Cable and Wireless, and I'm delighted to become part of the new and very talented management that have been brought in to that company as well."
- Lord Robertson
(Related: Management, Company, Help)

"If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Company, Fools, Loss, Man, Witty)

"Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Virtue, Company, Vanity)

"You know, a lot of people are just interested in, in building a company so they can make money and get out."
- Arthur Rock
(Related: Money, People, Building, Company)

"The money that we make from the company goes into The Body Shop Foundation, which isn't one of those awful tax shelters like some in America. It just functions to take the money and give it away."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Money, America, Body, Company, Tax)

"I want to work for a company that contributes to and is part of the community. I want something not just to invest in. I want something to believe in."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Work, Community, Company, Want)

"But the minute we went public on the stock market, which is how our wealth was created, it was no longer how many people you employed, it was how much you were worth and how much your company was worth."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: People, Wealth, Company, Public, Worth)

"The price of a commodity will never go to zero. When you invest in commodities futures, you're not buying a piece of paper that says you own an intangible piece of company that can go bankrupt."
- Jim Rogers
(Related: Buying, Company, Will)

"A holding company is a thing where you hand an accomplice the goods while the policeman searches you."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Company)

"The weakness in the company is if we fail to execute."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Company, Weakness)

"What we learned several years ago was that one of our weaknesses would be if we didn't develop enough people with the know-how to run our company, it would come to the point where we would just stop."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: People, Company, Years)

"I am sure there will come a time when we are going to use AMD. The products have been getting better. The acceptance is getting better. But we have not been suffering as a company for either growth or profitability because we haven't had AMD."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Time, Growth, Acceptance, Company, Suffering, Will)

"And our size: The company this year is going to be close to $50 billion, so if that's the case and you can continue to grow that fast, I would rather put my energies to solving customer problems and growing our business than worrying about integrating and laying people off."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Business, People, Company, Customer, Problems)

"When someone's acting for a scene, they can fool the camera. But in everyday life, unless you're watching and censoring yourself every minute, or spending all your time in the company of ladies, what you feel is bound to show in your eyes."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Time, Life, Acting, Company, Eyes, Fool, Ladies)

"We target people who understand that relationships are the lifeline of a small company."
- David Rose
(Related: People, Company, Relationships)

"As a small company our fastest way to market was going to be by working with other retailers that were known for pioneering new technologies and categories."
- David Rose
(Related: Company)

"You can't operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing."
- Steve Ross
(Related: Fear, Company, Criticism, Nothing)

"I was never a leading man. I've always been in the outer concentric circles in the company, being a character actor, which is a good place to be. It gives you that diversity."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Character, Actor, Being, Company, Diversity, Leading, Man)

"I now work for a finance company in Luxembourg with projects in South America and the Caribbean."
- Mathias Rust
(Related: Finance, Work, America, Company, Now, Projects)

"Moments are incredible, but in my fantasy mind I see a Globe company which is renowned throughout the world for what it does with pure storytelling. So that people come and say: it's not just the building, it's the only place you can hear this kind of work."
- Mark Rylance
(Related: Work, People, Building, Company, Fantasy, Mind, Moments, World)

"It's my company and I believe in the company that's why I started it."
- Eriq La Salle
(Related: Company)

"So It's not like I go from being this disciplined person who has to get up and go to work to now I just lay around all day in my underwear eating Cheerios. I have this structure. I still have to do this and the difference is I'm doing this for me and my company."
- Eriq La Salle
(Related: Work, Being, Company, Day, Difference, Eating, Now)

"If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Company, Lonely)

"Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is good company along the way."
- George Savile
(Related: Hope, Company, Wrong)

"I started off in a small theatre performance company and worked my way into commercials."
- Devon Sawa
(Related: Performance, Company, Theatre)

"When a big company lays you off, they often give you a year's salary to 'go pursue a dream.' If you're stupid, you panic and get another job. If you're smart, you take the money and use the time to figure out what you want to do next."
- Bruce Scheneier
(Related: Money, Time, Dream, Company, Job, Want)

"Sister Virginia used to say, 'You'll be known by the company you keep.'"
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Sister, Company)

"At the White House, everybody works for the same person. They're all part of the same company. But on Capitol Hill, they're all independent contractors. They all work for themselves. That's a formula for getting news."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Work, Company, Formula, News)

"Rascals are always sociable, more's the pity! and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others' company."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Character, Company, Man, Nobility, Pleasure)

"The record company started as an adjunct to that, to give young composers their first recorded performances; to give young musicians their first debut on a recording. These are all things that big record companies would never touch because there is no money in it!"
- Gunther Schuller
(Related: Money, Company, Composers, First, Musicians)

"Yes, I was invited to make the sound environment at a booth of a huge electronic company, during the Hanover Industrial Fair in 1973. It was a job. Slightly good paid. But not as much as my producer then told the press."
- Klaus Schulze
(Related: Company, Environment, Job, Press, Sound)

"I never had many problems to do my music and to give it to a record company. Rarely do they try to argue with me about my music, probably because it's still too far-out."
- Klaus Schulze
(Related: Music, Company, Problems)

"Never let an inventor run a company. You can never get him to stop tinkering and bring something to market."
- E. F. Schumacher
(Related: Company)

"I'd like to see the health care professionals making decisions, not some bureaucrat in Indianapolis working for an insurance company."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Health, Care, Company, Decisions, professionals)

"Every actor I ever meet goes, 'Ultimately I plan on having my own company and write and direct,' but yes, I too would love to write and direct a movie. I want to do a play, too. I want to do it all."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: Love, Actor, Company, Play, Want)

"I just think that it's maybe fashionable today to try to take individual actions and individual failures and take the broadest possible brush and try to paint a company."
- Lee Scott
(Related: Actions, Company, Today)

"I expect that our associates will walk with a little more bounce in their step and understand that this company is behind them and has respect for them."
- Lee Scott
(Related: Company, Respect, Will)

"And the greeter is what sets the tone for this company and I've been on TV a little bit this morning."
- Lee Scott
(Related: Company)

"MPC, Moving Picture Company, they're really excellent, they did the majority of the effects."
- Ridley Scott
(Related: Company, Majority)

"I am looking forward to being part of the E! team. This unique opportunity allows my company to take the next step in providing multimedia content."
- Ryan Seacrest
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Company, Content)

"I was wildly out of style when that television theme song suddenly pushed its way onto the Top Ten. It was certainly not the record company trying to make that happen."
- John Sebastian
(Related: Company, Song, Style, Television, Trying)

"I myself am a builder and get totally excited about building Yahoo! as a brand and building it into a bigger and better company. That's what I intend to do."
- Terry Semel
(Related: Building, Company)

"I don't think that Yahoo or any other Internet company should try to become a television network. We will be nowhere if we have to create our own content."
- Terry Semel
(Related: Company, Content, Internet, Network, Television, Will)

"Yahoo! is the only company with both scale and leadership in branded and search advertising."
- Terry Semel
(Related: Leadership, Advertising, Company)

"The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Men, Company, Grief)

"He shall sit solitary by avoiding the company of men, he shall hold his peace by meditating upon the joys of heaven, and he has risen above his state by tasting celestial delights."
- Saint Bonaventure Sequoyah
(Related: Peace, Men, Company, Heaven, State)

"The name Peace River itself is the monument of a successful effort on the part of the Company to bring about a better understanding between the Crees and the Beavers."
- Ernest Thompson Seton
(Related: Peace, Successful, Company, Effort, Monument, Name, Understanding)

"The Hudson's Bay Company has always been the guardian angel of the north."
- Ernest Thompson Seton
(Related: Company)

"For example, in my own State of Arizona, an Israeli scientist is working with an Arizona company on a demonstration project involving a very fast-growing algae which can be used to power a biomass energy plan."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Power, Company, Energy, Example, Project, State)

"I am, out of the ladies' company, like a fish out of the water."
- Thomas Shadwell
(Related: Company, Fish, Ladies, Water)

"The most peaceable way for you, if you do take a thief, is, to let him show himself what he is and steal out of your company."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Company)

"I was unaware of the dispute in Brooklyn. I would never knowingly wear any clothes or support any company who produced clothing with alleged wage and labor violations."
- Shakira
(Related: Clothes, Company, Labor, Support, Wage)

"It would be great some day to have astronauts in a rover on Mars. But just about anyone except an oil company executive would say its more important to have 50 million solar powered vehicles in the United States."
- Brad Sherman
(Related: Company, Day, Oil, states, United)

"Everyone is really getting along with each other and we enjoy each others company and love playing live."
- Billy Sherwood
(Related: Love, Company)

"I can pretty much call anyone, whether at the White House, in a company or in the media. I have access, because of the silliness of the entertainment world and how people react to it. It gave me an enormous opportunity to do anything I really want to."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: People, Opportunity, Company, Entertainment, Media, Pretty, Want, World)

"The record company stay out of my way. Whenever the record is finished, they take it."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Company)

"We are a company that promotes 100% within the company."
- James Sinegal
(Related: Company)

"Are the things that now, in retrospect, with what I've seen happen to my company, would I have done some things differently? I think - I think we all would do - we would do a number of things differently."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Company, Now)

"I thought the stock was a great buy. I think anybody that bought the stock in 1999 was - saw over the next couple of years a strong growth. During the year of 1999, I significantly increased my ownership of shares in the company."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Thought, Growth, Company, Ownership, Years)

"We were building a - what I thought was a fantastic company. We had great people. We were changing - we were changing the way the marketplace operated. We were creating a market for natural gas and electricity that had never existed before."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Thought, People, Building, Company, Electricity)

"Larry, I spent probably most of my professional life helping to build Enron Corporation. I don't think there was anyone that was as shocked by the - by the collapse of the company as I was."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Life, Company, Enron)

"In the fall of the year 2000, there just happened to be a decision point when they asked me to become Chief Executive Officer of the company. It was a time when, as you remember, we were starting to have some real problems in the California energy markets."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Time, Decision, Company, Energy, Problems)

"There's always that argument to make - that you're in better company historically if people don't understand what you're doing."
- Elliott Smith
(Related: People, Argument, Company)

"We have a great time on that show, and we enjoy one another's company on stage and off. And sitcoms don't have bad schedules. We started out working five days a week, but now we're down to three."
- Kurtwood Smith
(Related: Time, Company, Now)

"Hearts that are delicate and kind and tongues that are neither - these make the finest company in the world."
- Logan Pearsall Smith
(Related: Company, World)

"Live always in the best company when you read."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Company)

"I respectfully suggest the propriety of having stationed at the arsenal a full company of U. S. troops, that they may be made available in any emergency, from fire, insurrection, or any thing else."
- Thomas L. Smith
(Related: Company, Fire, May, Troops)

"In the event of fire in any of the public buildings troops would be of vast service in the protection of public property, and should insurrection break out the protection of life and property would be more safe guarded by our company of regulars, than by the whole City."
- Thomas L. Smith
(Related: Life, Company, Fire, Property, Protection, Public, Service, Troops)

"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)

"Even when I'm writing plays I enjoy having company and mentally I think of that company as the company I'm writing for."
- Wole Soyinka
(Related: Company, Writing)

"The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is - a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Change, Idea, Evolution, Now)

"It's a sad man my friend who's livin' in his own skin and can't stand the company."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Friend, Company, Man, Skin)

"It's not like it used to be where everybody has a record company to belong to."
- Edwin Starr
(Related: Company)

"At our company, our Design and Construction Consulting Service Team not only helps eliminate the risks inherent in the construction process, they typically save our clients 5% - 10% on overall construction costs. They also help make sure projects come in on time."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: Design, Time, Clients, Company, Consulting, Help, Projects, Service)

"The reason I took Early Edition - besides the fact that I liked it - was that it enabled me to start a production company in New York City. It's a low-budget film company to produce and direct movies."
- Fisher Stevens
(Related: Movies, Company, Fact, Film, Production, Reason)

"The knights of the theater represented to me not only the pinnacle of the profession but the esteem in which the profession was held. To find myself, to my astonishment, in that company is the grandest thing that has professionally happened to me."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Company, Profession, Theater)

"One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain's chair of the Enterprise."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Company, Day, England, Kings, Nothing, Preparation, Shakespeare, Years)

"Restless, and in desperate need of adventure, I quit my job at an insurance company to travel west with a couple of guys I smoked pot with, scandalizing my family."
- Mink Stole
(Related: Family, Travel, Adventure, Company, Job)

"I'm not fit company for man or beast."
- Billy Strayhorn
(Related: Company, Man)

"Free is not an alternative. My company did not turn a profit last year."
- Howard Stringer
(Related: Company, Profit)

"The story of my very first sale is the fact that I dreamed up a foolproof paper to cheat an insurance company out of several hundred thousand dollars."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: Company, Fact, First)

"To let her dail would be the greatest profit both for the company and for the merchants."
- Peter Stuyvesant
(Related: Company, Profit)

"Why should a company like Wal-Mart - who made $10 billion last year alone - be able to force taxpayers to foot the bill for their health-care costs?"
- John Sweeney
(Related: Health, Company, Force)

"Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Company, Example, Flattery, Manners, Nothing, Rest)

"On the other hand, we raised $25 million by going public. It's that money that we used to build this company, to build the circulation, to build a high profile and to hire staff that made Salon what it is today."
- David Talbot
(Related: Money, Company, Public, Today)

"Do I regret taking the company public? Yes and no. Yes, because it put us under enormous pressure for a young company to go public at that point in its history, something you never could have done in the old days."
- David Talbot
(Related: History, Company, Old, Pressure, Public, Regret)

"I love this company. I don't know how it was selected. It's a bunch of machers. They mean business."
- Jeffrey Tambor
(Related: Business, Love, Company)

"Indeed, the whole company, although thin in flesh, and generally of slight forms, and limbs, especially, are as good looking and intelligent a body of men as we usually meet with."
- Lewis Tappan
(Related: Men, Body, Company)

"The best rules to form a young man, are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it."
- William Temple
(Related: Company, Distrust, Man, Opinions, Rules, Talk, Value)

"But a large symphony orchestra basically is a repertory company and it has a very enormous repertoire and it is important for the performers to be able to know how to shift focus so that they instantly become part of the sound world that a particular repertoire demands."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Company, Focus, Sound, World)

"Even President Bush has cited the need to outlaw the practice of corporations making loans to their officers. Strangely enough, when the President was a corporate officer, he took out several loans from the company."
- Bennie Thompson
(Related: Company, Corporate, Corporations, Practice, President)

"Well we have a good working relationship with Microsoft at the development level. But let's not kid ourselves, this is a company with enormous resources and talented people, and there is a certain pride that comes along with that for them and for us."
- John W. Thompson
(Related: People, Development, Company, Pride)

"So ensuring the integrity of the data and integrity and validity of the connection is a very important element in any company's strategy that is moving towards a Web service paradigm."
- John W. Thompson
(Related: Strategy, Company, Connection, Integrity, Service, Validity)

"I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Company)

"If misery loves company, misery has company enough."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Company, Misery)

"Gradually I became aware of details: a company of French soldiers was marching through the streets of the town. They broke formation, and went in single file along the communication trench leading to the front line. Another group followed them."
- Ernst Toller
(Related: Communication, Company, Leading, Soldiers)

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the phone company."
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: Care, Company)

"In many cases, the user interface to a program is the most important part for a commercial company: whether the programs works correctly or not seems to be secondary."
- Linus Torvalds
"The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage. I'm not really skilled in any other. Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage."
- Pete Townshend
(Related: Music, Today)

"Your company's most valuable asset is how it is known to its customers."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Company)

"More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery."
- Thomas Traherne
(Related: Happiness, Company, Misery)

"Marvelous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Power, Company, Temper)

"The East India Company established a monopoly over the production of opium, shortly after taking over Bengal."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Company, Opium, Production)

"The East India Company's domination of the Indian economy was based on its private army."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Army, Company, Economy)

"No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company."
- Alan Turing
(Related: American, Company, President)

"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Climate, Company, Heaven, Hell)

"Every time I release an album my old record company releases another one."
- Bonnie Tyler
(Related: Time, Company, Old)

"Being a part of SKECHERS is exciting. It is such a hip company with a great attitude and image."
- Carrie Underwood
(Related: Attitude, Being, Company)

"It was always something I knew I was capable of and from an early age my mother was involved in the film industry. She used to work at a production company. So I was exposed to a renaissance period of films in New Zealand back in the early 80's."
- Karl Urban
(Related: Age, Work, Mother, Company, Film, Production)

"So it takes years to make a solid company."
- Ninette de Valois
(Related: Company, Years)

"I'm a big believer that it doesn't matter what you call your company, nobody ever notices."
- Matthew Vaughn
(Related: Company)

"I loved the atmosphere of the dance studios - the wooden floors, the big mirrors, everyone dressed in pink or black tights, the musicians accompanying us - and the feeling of ritual the classes had."
- Suzanne Vega
(Related: Dance, Feeling, Musicians, Ritual)

"I just try not to subscribe to the ways of celebrity. I'm not a celebrity, I'm a working actor. A lot of the events - the parties and the premieres that people go to to get noticed - I'm just not into. I'll hang out with my friends, go see punk shows, read at home. At the same time, I have a production company, which is a lot of work."
- Milo Ventimiglia
(Related: Work, Home, Time, People, Actor, Celebrity, Company, Events, Friends, Production, Punk)

"I was in the movies. I danced, I sang, I learned to work in front of a camera. It was like being in a repertory company."
- Robert Wagner
(Related: Work, Movies, Being, Company)

"I have lived much of my life among molecules. They are good company."
- George Wald
(Related: Life, Company)

"I am not a sort of person who wants to run a company."
- Larry Wall
(Related: Company)

"Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter."
- Izaak Walton
(Related: Company, Journey)

"Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue."
- Izaak Walton
(Related: Virtue, Company)

"There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else."
- Sam Walton
(Related: Money, Boss, Company, Customer, Fire)

"If I wasn't an actress I would run a fortune 500 company."
- Sela Ward
(Related: Company, Fortune)

"We started the company out of frustration with the employer that we had because we were building great stuff and there was no way that this stuff was ever going to get into the hands of the people who could use it."
- John Warnock
(Related: People, Building, Company, Frustration)

"Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Quality, People, Company)

"It is better to be alone than in bad company."
- George Washington
(Related: Company)

"It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company."
- George Washington
(Related: Company)

"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company."
- George Washington
(Related: Men, Quality, Company, Reputation)

"Time Warner has been managed for the short term. This has damaged the company's fundamental competitive position and its prospects for growth. This approach has cost shareholders a staggering $40 billion."
- Bruce Wasserstein
(Related: Time, Growth, Company)

"My whole family could sing. My family harmonized without any instruments to accompany them."
- Ethel Waters
(Related: Family)

"You don't hear things that are bad about your company unless you ask. It is easy to hear good tidings, but you have to scratch to get the bad news."
- Thomas J. Watson
(Related: Company, News)

"Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?"
- Thomas John Watson, Sr.
(Related: Experience, Mistake, Company, Fire, Training, Want)

"I always love being in the company of women. It's all about good conversation and great wine."
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Love, Women, Being, Company, Conversation, Wine)

"I've been very fortunate to be able to jump around. I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World. That was a real, amazing, dramatic story. Then I did a movie called Company Men, a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs."
- Sigourney Weaver
(Related: Men, Comedy, Company, Film, World)

"I've had a terrific life, from building one company to be the second largest company in the securities industry and merging that into American Express, and becoming president of that company."
- Sanford I. Weill
(Related: Life, American, Building, Company, President)

"Our company is working with Disney to create a game for children between the ages of maybe four and 12, so we can teach them what the capitalist system is all about."
- Sanford I. Weill
(Related: Children, Company, Disney)

"From the business point of view, always encouraging the people in our company to own stock in the company, and if we're going to build something great, to have a lot of people share in the benefits of that greatness."
- Sanford I. Weill
(Related: Business, People, Encouraging, Greatness, Benefits, Company)

"Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Change, Strength, Company, Confusion)

"If GE's strategy of investment in China is wrong, it represents a loss of a billion dollars, perhaps a couple of billion dollars. If it is right, it is the future of this company for the next century."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Strategy, Company, Future, Investment, Loss, Right, Wrong)

"Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital - the world's best talents and greatest ideas."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Ideas, Company, Globalization, World)

"Can we ever really know anyone well? Let's just say we often found ourselves in each other's company and neither of us minded."
- Bernard Werber
(Related: Company)

"It's like, it's up to the people to fall in love with the song. The record company can only do so much."
- Paul Westerberg
(Related: Love, People, Company, Song)

"Without aggression, it becomes possible to think well, to be curious about differences, and to enjoy each other's company."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Aggression, Company)

"No partnership between two independent companies, no matter how well run, can match the speed, effectiveness, responsiveness and efficiency of a solely owned company."
- Edward Whitacre, Jr.
(Related: Company, Efficiency, Partnership)

"We were ready to launch Barry White, but the record company wouldn't put it out. Said it wouldn't sell."
- Barry White
(Related: Company)

"Big words seldom accompany good deeds."
- Charlotte Whitton
(Related: Deeds, Words)

"The record company really pissed me off when they told me to lose weight. I couldn't be bothered with looking a certain way. So I left the business. I don't regret it."
- Kim Wilde
(Related: Business, Company, Regret, Weight)

"In married life three is company and two none."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Life, Company)

"I'm a partner in a company called Helicopter Services and Instruction out of New Jersey."
- Treat Williams
(Related: Company)

"That co-operation and peace rather than industrial strife and strikes will best promote the prosperity of the employees the company and all of the people and even strengthen the nation."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Peace, People, Company, Employees, Nation, Prosperity, Will)

"For years I thought what was good for our country was good for General Motors and vice versa. The difference did not exist. Our company is too big. It goes with the welfare of the country."
- Charles Erwin Wilson
(Related: Thought, Company, Country, Difference, Vice, Welfare, Years)

"That just seems like a tough thing to do... just work in the middle of a company for your entire life. You just do the same thing out of college until you're 60, and then you retire."
- Luke Wilson
(Related: Work, Life, College, Company)

"Being a starving company isn't fun for anyone. Most that go away need to go away... but certainly not all."
- Mike Wilson
(Related: Being, Company, Fun)

"Everybody knows things are not the same. The people running the TV end of a major vertically integrated company know how much money a successful show can make."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Money, People, Successful, Company, End, Running)

"There's a guy at the record company who's 30, and he says, I would not listen to these songs except in this context. Somehow the recording process, the arrangements, make it more accessible."
- Tom Wopat
(Related: Company, Songs)

"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet."
- Mary Wortley
(Related: Company, Entertainment, Loss, Pleasure, Reading, Regret, Variety, Want, Will)

"For some reason I get this key position of being one of two people that started the company that started the revolution."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: People, Being, Company, Revolution, Key, Reason)

"But I know newspapers. They have the first amendment and they can tell any lie knowing it's a lie and they're protected if the person's famous or it's a company."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Lie, Company, Famous, First, Newspapers)

"The more we thought, the more they all sounded boring compared to Apple. You didn't have to have a real specific reason for choosing a name when you were a little tiny company of two people; you choose any name you want."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Thought, People, Company, Name, Reason, Want)

"In 1972, George Harrison invited me to accompany him on a trip to India."
- Gary Wright
"I think it's wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly."
- Steven Wright
(Related: Company, Wrong)

"Women serve but to keep a man from better company."
- William Wycherley
(Related: Women, Company, Man)

"Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much, they doze you and make you unfit for company; but if used discreetly, you are the fitter for conversation by em."
- William Wycherley
(Related: Books, Company, Conversation)

"Let's talk about the Gas Company because this is my favorite job."
- Minoru Yamasaki
(Related: Company, Favorite, Job, Talk)

"They had scarcely established themselves, however, before another company of Jackson county citizens, chiefly from around Independence, organized to drive them off."
- Cole Younger
(Related: Company, Independence)

"I was forced to be an artist and a CEO from the beginning, so I was forced to be like a businessman because when I was trying to get a record deal, it was so hard to get a record deal on my own that it was either give up or create my own company."
- Jay Z
(Related: Artist, Beginning, Company, Trying)

"When you are about to die, a wombat is better than no company at all."
- Roger Zelazny
(Related: Company)

"We're running the company to serve more people."
- Mark Zuckerberg
(Related: People, Company, Running)