Quotes and Sayings about Manager



"I came back to do a live concert. Nobody had done that before and I know my managers were worried."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Managers)

"You can't always wait for the guys at the top. Every manager at every level in the organization has an opportunity, big or small, to do something. Every manager's got some sphere of autonomy. Don't pass the buck up the line."
- Bob Anderson
(Related: Manager, Opportunity)

"The players make the manager, it's never the other way."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Manager)

"The only thing I believe is this: A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Manager, Respect, Rules)

"I don't believe a manager ever won a pennant. Casey Stengel won all those pennants with the Yankees. How many did he win with the Boston Braves and Mets?"
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Manager, Boston)

"A baseball manager is a necessary evil."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Manager, Baseball, Evil)

"Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Success, Manager, Baseball, Mind, Right)

"I think maintaining relationships with my friends, my mother, my manager, they're all important."
- Christina Applegate
(Related: Manager, Mother, Friends, Relationships)

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

"If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Earth, Managers)

"Some studies show that women can be better money managers than men because they tend to be more conservative and do their homework. Men tend to take more risks without the research."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Men, Money, Women, Conservative, Managers, Research)

"I'm not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Money, Wisdom, Manager, Risk)

"I'm a fair manager, put it that way. I like to be fair with the players, but there's a time for discipline."
- Don Baylor
(Related: Time, Manager, Discipline)

"I was in the tennis bubble. I wasn't thinking about the big picture. I didn't notice what they said on television, I wasn't reading any papers. I had a coach and a manager, and they kept me in the bubble."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Manager, Coach, Reading, Television, Tennis, Thinking)

"Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best manager I've ever had."
- David Beckham
(Related: Manager)

"The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Manager, Leader, Eye)

"Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: People, Leaders, Managers, Right)

"The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Manager, Leader, Perspective)

"The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Manager, Leader)

"The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Manager, Leader)

"The great actors we had came from the actor-manager theaters. Not only did they create a team, they were the generals working with the soldiers."
- Steven Berkoff
(Related: Actor, Actors, Soldiers)

"There are two sighs of relief every night in the life of an opera manager. The first comes when the curtain goes up The second sigh of relief comes when the final curtain goes down without any disaster, and one realizes, gratefully, that the miracle has happened again."
- Rudolf Bing
(Related: Life, Manager, Disaster, First, Night, Opera)

"My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages not least of which, for me, was his love of singing which gave music a central place in our lives."
- James W. Black
(Related: Love, Music, Manager, Father, Singing)

"For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager, they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Manager, Negative, Positive)

"I was modeling with an agency in New York and a manager with the agency introduced himself to me one day and he said he had auditions for someone my age. He asked if I would be interested in doing some."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: Age, Manager, Day)

"It's taken a long time but eventually when I had the songs in place and demos right and I found myself a manager, that's when everything started happening quickly but I think that's always the way it is."
- James Blunt
(Related: Time, Manager, Right, Songs)

"My mother is my manager and so knows exactly what I do and so on."
- Jonathan Brandis
(Related: Manager, Mother)

"My mother is an office manager, my father a professor of economics and financial planner."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Manager, Mother, Father, Financial, Economics, Office)

"I lost agents and managers because I turned down big movies that were smutty."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Movies, Managers)

"In some cases, managers and employees have secured pensions beyond their original base salary. It is wrong, the people doing it know it's wrong, and we have to put an end to it."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: People, Employees, End, Managers, Wrong)

"We did not have anyone like a manager, who could guide us and make it happen."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Manager)

"We had gone out on the road in 94 and 95 for a three month American tour, and we realised, as did our manager and booking agent at the time, that we have really exhausted it, and we can't make money at this anymore."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Money, Time, Manager, American, Road)

"My manager was Buddy Glee, who put me together with Mike Curb, and was basically the idea to bring some soul to the label and bring something different to the label besides the Hank Williams situation."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Manager, Soul, Idea)

"But we didn't have the financial structure, like the right attorneys, the right managers, the right accountants, and we were going against the grain of what black entertainers is supposed to do."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Financial, Managers, Right)

"After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager.'"
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Manager, Space, Want)

"My manager and my agents, they go over my contracts."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Manager)

"My mother's side of the family was in the production side of theatre. My grandfather, Jose Vega, was a general manager for Neil Simon shows on Broadway."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Family, Manager, Mother, Production, Theatre)

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

"Is puppy love the reason so many Americans are blind to the incompetence and waste of Republicans - who at a minimum are supposed to be good money managers - running Iraq reconstruction?"
- Margaret Carlson
(Related: Love, Money, Americans, Blind, Incompetence, Iraq, Managers, Reason, Republicans, Running, Waste)

"What I find very interesting about the mutual funds managers is that here are people who are the new masters of the universe. They're managing billions, yet they're subject to this quiet daily tyranny of numbers."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People, Managers, Numbers, Quiet, Tyranny, Universe)

"Mutual fund managers are trapped in this rather deadly vicious circle: the more successful they are, the more money flows into their mutual fund. Then, it is more difficult for them to beat the market averages or even to match their own past performance."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Money, Successful, Performance, Managers, Past)

"The problem is, we elected a manager and we need a leader. Let's face it: Bush is just dim."
- George Clooney
(Related: Manager, Leader)

"Telling the entire world and his dog how good a manager I was. I knew I was the best but I should have said nowt and kept the pressure off 'cos they'd have worked it out for themselves."
- Brian Clough
(Related: Manager, Pressure, World)

"If a chairman sacks the manager he initially appointed, he should go as well."
- Brian Clough
(Related: Manager)

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

"No seriously... when there's families, you tend to go back to your room after the gig rather than go for a drink with the other guys. But there's always someone who's got something going, like the tour manager."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Manager)

"One of the dumber things my manager said was, Stick to the melody. But I can't."
- Shawn Colvin
(Related: Manager)

"He's one of those managers you'd give your left leg to play for."
- Colin Cooper
(Related: Managers, Play)

"A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Quality, Relationships)

"Later, I became the manager for Amelia Earhart, until, well, you know."
- Joseph Force Crater
(Related: Manager)

"I was a window dresser for Burton's once. What really put me off was the area manager coming round and saying, Charles, I think you're a natch at this."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Manager, Saying)

"A manager doesn't hear the cheers."
- Alvin Dark
(Related: Manager)

"Any manager can do well in an expanding market."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Manager)

"When I came out here, my manager thought that casting directors might think I'm a girl, and when I did Threat Matrix, they thought Jamie was a little light."
- James Denton
(Related: Manager, Thought, Light)

"Mathematicians are like managers - they want improvement without change."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Change, Improvement, Managers, Mathematicians, Want)

"I feel like I have reached the stage where I can no longer produce for my club, my manager, and my teammates."
- Joe DiMaggio
(Related: Manager)

"Five minutes before I went on, I looked at my manager and said, I'm going to get booed. I know it's going to happen. And you're responsible because you put me on here. It was horrible. I've never been more hurt in my entire life."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Life, Manager, Hurt)

"The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Work, Manager, Productivity, Responsibility)

"A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Manager, Knowledge, Performance)

"In the economic sphere, the program demanded thorough decentralization and managerial independence of enterprises, as well as legalization of small-scale private enterprise, especially in the service sector."
- Alexander Dubcek
(Related: Independence, Service)

"Professional managers, coaches, and players have a right to question an umpire's decision if they do it in a professional manner. When they become personal, profane, or violent, they have crossed the line and must be dealt with accordingly."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Decision, Coaches, Managers, Question, Right, Umpire)

"Managers have very tough jobs. I always respected their job but demanded respect in return."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Job, Jobs, Managers, Respect)

"No one respects the umpire's job more than I do; but, if I were a manager, I would probably be ejected three or four times a season fighting for my team."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Manager, Fighting, Job, Umpire)

"As a whole, the managers today are different in temperament. Most have very good communication skills and are more understanding of the umpire's job. That doesn't mean they are better managers. It just means that I perceive today's managers a bit differently."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Communication, Job, Managers, Temperament, Today, Umpire, Understanding)

"During the final two weeks of training, our students work simulated game situations in which our staff members role-play as players, managers, and coaches. They are given immediate feedback following each camp game."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Work, Coaches, Managers, Students, Training)

"It's difficult working with very rich actors, because inevitably they become a little spoilt, and the managers and agents tend to control things more than is healthy."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Control, Actors, Managers)

"I was told by the general manager that a white player had received a higher raise than me. Because white people required more money to live than black people. That is why I wasn't going to get a raise."
- Curt Flood
(Related: Money, Manager, People)

"I don't know how it is now but the assistant stage manager had to understudy several parts. You had to be ready to go on at any time if the actor couldn't make it to the play. I didn't think anything of it."
- Glenn Ford
(Related: Time, Manager, Actor, Now, Play)

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

"I do want to be a manager one day. It might be 10 years, I don't know when."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: Manager, Day, Want, Years)

"Anyway, how can you sack anyone who still hasn't got a contract. I'll be there for the game and I'll stand behind the dugout giving instructions to the players from there. They will respond to me more than the next manager."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: Manager, Giving, Will)

"I know as a manager you have to abide by the chairman's decisions. But his decisions were this team, that team, this player, that player. The chairman is a control freak."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: Manager, Control, Decisions)

"Managers in all too many American companies do not achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: American, Managers, Results)

"But I think the Champions League Final puts a massive pressure on every player and the manager, but we're enjoying the pressure and hopefully we can go there and win it."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Manager, Pressure)

"She put her hands around the neck of our production manager, and you know, started to choke him."
- David Gest
(Related: Manager, Production)

"I am happy with what I do. I'd love to be the manager of the Atlanta Braves, but they hired somebody this week. So I'll just have to be inordinately happy with one of the best jobs on the planet."
- Robert Gibbs
(Related: Love, Manager, Jobs)

"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)

"Namely the manager will assess what he believes a player is worth and he will discuss that with the board and then we will go after that target. If we can achieve it at that target, great, but if we can't we will have to move on to the next player."
- David Gill
(Related: Manager, Will, Worth)

"The manager sits down with me; I sit down with the board. We assess the success of the year. The manager assesses whose coming through the academy system. His job is to look at what is happening in European and world football."
- David Gill
(Related: Success, Manager, Football, Job, World)

"English football has just had a transfer window imposed for the first time, so it will be interesting to see how managers cope with the squads they have until it re-opens."
- David Ginola
(Related: Time, English, First, Football, Managers, Will)

"Motivation aside, if people get better at these life skills, everyone benefits: The brain doesn't distinguish between being a more empathic manager and a more empathic father."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Life, Manager, Father, Motivation, People, Being)

"Always be nice to bankers. Always be nice to pension fund managers. Always be nice to the media. In that order."
- John Gotti
(Related: Managers, Media, Order)

"The business manager was doing fine back in his office while they were out on the line, hungry. And, so they started to see a lot of that and there was, that maybe the leadership had its own cause. More so than the miners, you know, it was like a power struggle."
- Richard Grimes
(Related: Business, Leadership, Power, Manager, Cause, Office, Struggle)

"Then, in 2000, John Reid, Elton John's former manager, asked me to audition for the stage version of The Graduate he was producing. So I worked on it, got the part, and after three weeks' rehearsal I was on stage!"
- Jerry Hall
(Related: Manager)

"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)

"We were developing an innovative Personal Information Manager called Chandler but a couple years ago I took off from that to do a project writing down my memoirs essentially, reminiscing about the development of the Macintosh."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: Manager, Development, Information, Project, Writing, Years)

"The only way to make money as a manager is to win in one place, get fired and hired somewhere else."
- Whitey Herzog
(Related: Money, Manager)

"My style is to keep folks in place who are good managers and want to win."
- Tom Hicks
(Related: Managers, Style, Want)

"A manager has his cards dealt to him and he must play them."
- Miller Huggins
(Related: Manager, Cards, Play)

"The one word that makes a good manager - decisiveness."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Manager, Word)

"There are times when even the best manager is like the little boy with the big dog, waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Manager, Waiting)

"An acting assistant stage manager in a theater in Canterbury, a rep theater. A small wage but just enough to get by on, and I made props and I walked on, and I changed scenery, and I realized that I just loved it."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Manager, Acting, Theater, Wage)

"When you become a parent, or a teacher, you turn into a manager of this whole system. You become the person controlling the bubble of innocence around a child, regulating it."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Manager, Innocence)

"And I'm the kind of manager that doesn't believe that you micro-manage professionals. They should understand their responsibility and carry out those responsibility."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Manager, professionals, Responsibility)

"J has told me about his past. I know what happened and why. But he is the one person who made me believe in my talent and whatever happened in the past, he's been a wonderful manager to me."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Manager, Talent, Past)

"I married him because he told me it was the only way he could protect me. If we were just manager and client, my family could do whatever they wanted to get me back, but if I was his wife, they couldn't."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Family, Manager, Wife)

"The greatest manager has a knack for making ballplayers think they are better than they think they are."
- Reggie Jackson
(Related: Manager)

"I never was a person who wanted a handout. I was a cafeteria worker. I'm not too proud to ask the Best Western manager to give me a job. I have cleaned homes."
- Shirley Jackson
(Related: Manager, Job)

"Finally, my manager negotiated a deal where I got to produce my own records."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: Manager)

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

"It goes without saying that when you're the manager of a Premiership club, you go eight miles down the road and get beaten by a team two divisions below you, it's disappointing."
- Kevin Keegan
(Related: Manager, Road, Saying)

"We tend to think of the mind of an organization residing in the CEO and the organization's top managers, perhaps with the help of outside consultants that they call in. But that is not really how an organization thinks."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Help, Managers, Mind)

"Managers tend to treat organizations as if they are infinitely plastic. They hire and fire, merge, downsize, terminate programs, add capacities. But there are limits to the shifts that organizations can absorb."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Fire, Limits, Managers)

"Today, a skilled manager makes more than the owner. And owners fight each other to get the skilled managers."
- Mikhail Khodorkovsky
(Related: Manager, Fight, Managers, Today)

"He was a manager, one of the singers, I guess talent coordinator for the local talent in Harlem. His name was Lover Patterson. He was living right across the street from where my dad had his restaurant. I guess he saw a lot of kids come in, a lot of my buddies."
- Ben E. King
(Related: Dad, Manager, Talent, Kids, Living, Name, Right)

"We must have the time to create strict rules so that property is not sold by Communist managers for a low price. They often get payments under the table to sell to the first bidder. This does not build public support for a market economy."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Time, Economy, First, Managers, Property, Public, Rules, Support)

"The most cowardly thing in the world is blaming mistakes upon the umpires. Too many managers strut around on the field trying to manage the umpires instead of their teams."
- Bill Klem
(Related: Managers, Mistakes, Trying, World)

"I don't even have an agent or manager, but rather have a number of associates who I turn to when needed; or conversely when they hear of someone looking for me they'll contact me."
- Christopher Knight
(Related: Manager)

"My manager wants me to dress like a nun and I want to dress like a teenager."
- Anna Kournikova
(Related: Manager, Dress, Want)

"I always like to refer managers in corporate America as the renters of the corporate assets, not the owners."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: America, Corporate, Managers)

"I love the ability to work with very good managers, and to provide the right incentives for them, and truly become a partner with that management, and make that management take a long view."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Love, Work, Management, Ability, Managers, Right)

"We made some mistakes. We had some managers we didn't like and had to get rid of, and that cost some money. Stuff like that. But overall, we did really well."
- Robby Krieger
(Related: Money, Managers, Mistakes)

"My dad heard of a studio on the radio, and it was advertised as a place for kids to meet kids, and it was actually a studio, and that's where I met my manager and agent."
- Mila Kunis
(Related: Dad, Manager, Kids)

"I don't know if we'd have been as dominant as we were last season. The new things, the new ideas the manager brought in everyone took them on board so well. He is special."
- Frank Lampard
(Related: Manager, Ideas)

"When I got hoarse, the manager would say, 'Drink this. Joplin used to drink this,' and I used to say, 'Joplin? Joplin's dead."
- Cyndi Lauper
(Related: Manager)

"I've always felt happy at Newcastle. But things have gone a bit differently for me since we got a new manager."
- Robert Laurent
(Related: Manager)

"These managers all know their onions and cut their cloth accordingly."
- Mark Lawrenson
(Related: Managers)

"Most of the managers are lifetime .220 hitters. For years pitchers have been getting these managers out 75% of the time and that's why they don't like us."
- Bill Lee
(Related: Time, Managers, Years)

"I was able to go from stage hand to floor manager to assistant director to director in a year because there was just no one else to do it and what I didn't realise and what people don't understand now about television is that we used to do about five shows a day."
- Richard Lester
(Related: Manager, People, Day, Now, Television)

"The sports world is an echo chamber. All it takes is one quote from a general manager and a thousand sports columns bloom."
- Michael Lewis
(Related: Sports, Manager, Echo, World)

"The owners and managers were too stupid to realize we had brains."
- Ted Lindsay
(Related: Managers)

"A series of rumors about my attitude, as well as derogatory remarks about myself and my family showed me that the personal resentment of the Detroit general manager toward me would make it impossible for me to continue playing hockey in Detroit."
- Ted Lindsay
(Related: Family, Manager, Attitude, Resentment, Rumors)

"I went to the store and bought lady fingers, when I got home I noticed one of the fingers was missing so I went back to the store and the manager was nice enough to give me the finger."
- Jay London
(Related: Home, Manager, Lady)

"The manager is by himself. He can't mingle with his players. I enjoyed my players, but I could not socialize with them so I spent a lot of time alone in my hotel room. Those four walls kind of close in on you."
- Al Lopez
(Related: Time, Manager)

"Managing can be more discouraging than playing, especially when you're losing because when you're a player, there are at least individual goals you can shoot for. When you're a manager all the worries of the team become your worries."
- Al Lopez
(Related: Manager, Goals, Losing)

"Actors were exploited no less by the capitalist managers than they were by the state."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Actors, Managers, State)

"Did you know that the state is the proud owner of a condo complex in Conway? This budget adds a real estate manager position to assess what we own, and sell those properties that we don't need and shouldn't own."
- John Lynch
(Related: Manager, State)

"There has been only one manager, and his name is John McGraw."
- Connie Mack
(Related: Manager, Name)

"You know what, the drummer is my manager. He's busy. And I'm busy. I don't need the dough, though. But having said that, there's a limit to how much bad music I wanna play. I did it when I was young, and some of the music was OK, but it wasn't great."
- Aimee Mann
(Related: Music, Manager, Play)

"I could never be a manager. All I have is natural ability."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Manager, Ability)

"There are no managers like there used to be managers."
- Richard Manuel
(Related: Managers)

"My manager said it would more effective against left-handed hitters. It seemed to me that was impossible to do without the high leg kick, which I started that day."
- Juan Marichal
(Related: Manager, Day)

"When we first went there we completely lacked confidence. Our manager told us our act was too long, and told us to drop certain numbers and concentrate on the exciting stuff. And he was right."
- Steve Marriott
(Related: Manager, Act, Confidence, First, Numbers, Right)

"But especially if you have the wrong people within your circle. Truthfully, at the end of the day, no one cares about you in this business whether they are your agent or your manager or your publicist."
- Heather Matarazzo
(Related: Business, Manager, People, Day, End, Wrong)

"I like to make everything my friends are involved in a little better. I should have just become a manager."
- Drea De Matteo
(Related: Manager, Friends)

"I'm not the manager because I'm always right, but I'm always right because I'm the manager."
- Gene Mauch
(Related: Manager, Right)

"And, we have no such thing as a budget anymore. Our manager freaks when we show him the bill. We're lavish to the bone, but all our money goes back into the product."
- Freddie Mercury
(Related: Money, Manager)

"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)

"Millions have been taken from me. If you are not on top of it and you make a lot of money, and you trust business managers, then, yes, money will be taken from you."
- Stephanie Mills
(Related: Business, Money, Trust, Managers, Will)

"I am an animator. I feel like I'm the manager of a animation cinema factory. I am not an executive. I'm rather like a foreman, like the boss of a team of craftsmen. That is the spirit of how I work."
- Hayao Miyazaki
(Related: Work, Manager, Boss, Animation, Cinema, Spirit)

"Why are baseball managers the only coaches who dress up like the players?"
- Jay Mohr
(Related: Baseball, Coaches, Dress, Managers)

"Many of the railroad evils were inherent in the situation; they were explained by the fact that both managers and public were dealing with a new agency whose laws they did not completely understand."
- John Moody
(Related: Fact, Laws, Managers, Public)

"The Porto players were with me for two and a half years, they believed in me, in my methods, in the way we do it. The next day I go and a manager arrives who works completely differently."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Manager, Day, Years)

"I followed an Italian manager and it cannot be easy when you follow a manager who thinks very differently."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Manager)

"I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Manager, Father, Christmas, Day, December, Old, Results, Years)

"In the same way that I had to follow an Italian manager here, I can imagine that it was not easy for an Italian manager to follow me at Porto."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Manager)

"We are shifting from a managerial society to an entrepreneurial society."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: Society)

"An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager."
- Bob Nelson
(Related: Manager, Motivation, Result)

"Most of the pressure comes from myself, not from others. I don't need a manager or a pundit to put pressure on me. I do all that myself before others do it."
- Ruud van Nistelrooy
(Related: Manager, Pressure)

"If something that needs to be done that we don't feel confronting, we do it through the manager."
- John Oates
(Related: Manager, Needs)

"Of the 25 songs we've recorded there were 24 that we wanted to have on an album. That wouldn't have worked. So when one of our wise managers suggested the idea of considering two different album, it cleared the way for us."
- Ed O'Brien
(Related: Idea, Managers, Songs)

"I've never wanted to play bank managers and real people particularly."
- Richard O'Brien
(Related: People, Managers, Play)

"The upside to smoking is that you get to be social. I was looking for a light when I bumped into Ben Harper's manager. A couple of days later, Ben and I were in the studio."
- Beth Orton
(Related: Manager, Light, Smoking)

"We don't have as many managers as we should, but we would rather have too few than too many."
- Larry Page
(Related: Managers)

"I spent 10 years as a marketing manager. I've found my experience in the financial world invaluable background for writing about white-collar crimes."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Experience, Manager, Financial, Marketing, World, Writing, Years)

"The staff, stage managers, ushers all behaved as if they respected the actors."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Actors, Managers)

"The way I was brought up by my parents and guided through my football life by the influences of various managers means that in some ways I am black and white."
- Stuart Pearce
(Related: Life, Football, Managers, Parents)

"Good managers have a bias for action."
- Thomas J. Peters
(Related: Action, Managers)

"I got even with all the bad management I had by being a good manager."
- Victoria Principal
(Related: Manager, Management, Being)

"A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter, he fires until it's empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain."
- Dan Quisenberry
(Related: Manager)

"I moved to Princeton, Indiana, and became a professional Farm Manager for that Princeton Farms."
- Orville Redenbacher
(Related: Manager)

"Although my dad Harry is the manager of West Ham, we get on very well."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Dad, Manager)

"Managers, regardless of salary, should not be allowed to earn or use comp time. They are expected to work as many hours as needed to get the job done - especially at these salary levels."
- Jodi Rell
(Related: Work, Time, Job, Managers)

"Over the past several years, I've been more in a managerial role."
- Dennis Ritchie
(Related: Past, Years)

"I make decisions based on my work, not based on meetings with my business managers, who I don't like to meet."
- Chris Robinson
(Related: Business, Work, Decisions, Managers, Meetings)

"Managers don't have as much leverage as they used to have. We can't really be the boss."
- Frank Robinson
(Related: Boss, Managers)

"People come out to see the players. When do you see a manager anyway? When he's out on the field arguing with the umpires, making a fool of himself and you know you can't win, and when he brings out the line-up card."
- Frank Robinson
(Related: Manager, People, Fool)

"It's nice to come into a town and be referred to as the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager."
- Frank Robinson
(Related: Manager, First)

"I know a lot of people on the field - players, coaches, managers - are glad that I'm gone."
- Frank Robinson
(Related: People, Coaches, Managers)

"That didn't happen. Still, I had six pretty good years and one where I didn't reach what I wanted for myself or the club. I don't accept that makes you a bad manager or a poor coach. If that is the view I strongly disagree with it."
- Bryan Robson
(Related: Manager, Coach, Poor, Pretty, Years)

"I've left Boro in the Premiership, which was always what I wanted to do. Actually that's not quite true. I took them to three cup finals, where they'd never been before. But I had set my eyes on being the first manager in their history to deliver a major trophy."
- Bryan Robson
(Related: History, Manager, Being, Eyes, First)

"They wanted to jump on their own bandwagon. Bobby Charlton had never made it as a manager. Bobby Moore hadn't either. I think they never stopped trying to put me in the same category. That was the road they went down with me."
- Bryan Robson
(Related: Manager, Road, Trying)

"We also have to make sure our children know the history of women. Tell them the rotten truth: It wasn't always possible for women to become doctors or managers or insurance people. Let them be armed with a true picture of the way we want it to be."
- Anne Roiphe
(Related: History, Women, People, Children, Doctors, Managers, Want)

"The manager of a team is like a stagecoach, he can't move unless he has the horses."
- Pete Rose
(Related: Manager, Horses)

"What's more important than who's going to be the first black manager is who's going to be the first black sports editor of the New York Times."
- Bill Russell
(Related: Sports, Manager, First)

"I was taught you never, ever disrespect your opponent or your teammates or your organization or your manager and never, ever your uniform."
- Ryne Sandberg
(Related: Manager)

"Some news managers have been slow to grasp that good television news is always substance over form."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Managers, News, Television)

"Oh, the relationship with actors and managers and agents and things is a terrible problem sometimes."
- John Schlesinger
(Related: Actors, Managers)

"The manager is to be blamed who distributes parts to his players which they are unable to act."
- Franz Schubert
(Related: Manager, Act)

"The problem was the journalists who also did not understand much of my music, but they wrote about it. I think you fell into the usual trap laid out by parts of the press and other writers: that the poor musician has always to fight the evil companies and managers."
- Klaus Schulze
(Related: Music, Evil, Fight, Managers, Poor, Press)

"People aren't going to talk about it except me and that is communication and the visits I have personally had in our meetings with our store managers saying if you do these things you will be terminated, period."
- Lee Scott
(Related: People, Communication, Managers, Meetings, Saying, Talk, Will)

"But, what did happen is I went to Woodstock as a member of the audience. I did not show up there with a road manager and a couple of guitars. I showed up with a change of clothes and a toothbrush."
- John Sebastian
(Related: Change, Manager, Clothes, Road)

"So, when I got the contract for my album, even though it was an English record, my manager insisted on making sure we would record in Spanish as well, and it worked out really well for me."
- Jon Secada
(Related: Manager, English)

"One of the workshop participants had shown me a single 8 X 10 photograph of a power plant where he actually was the general manager of this power cooperative. It was quite magical to me."
- John Sexton
(Related: Power, Manager)

"But the manager's bought wisely - the players who've come in have taken us on to a different level and the players who won promotion have also performed at the top level, so long may it continue."
- Teddy Sheringham
(Related: Manager, May, Promotion)

"As a goalkeeper you need to be good at organising the people in front of you and motivating them. You need to see what's going on and react to the threats. Just like a good manager in business."
- Peter Shilton
(Related: Business, Manager, People)

"My dad takes care of me as a manager and as a dad. That's his job, you know, to take care of me. He has my best interests at heart."
- Jessica Simpson
(Related: Dad, Manager, Heart, Care, Job)

"A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can."
- Frederick W. Smith
(Related: Men, Work, Manager)

"I never answer if someone knocks on my door and only the band and my manager have my phone number. In any case my phone doesn't ring so I never notice it. I occasionally just walk past and pick it up to see if anyone's there."
- Robert Smith
(Related: Manager, Past)

"I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Business, Manager, Actor, Talk, Talking, Want, Writer)

"Cameron was able to get an inside look at professional football from the standpoint of athletes and agents and general managers that few people have ever seen."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: People, Athletes, Football, Managers)

"I was often misquoted. I was supportive of my managers, even though they all may not think so."
- George Steinbrenner
(Related: Managers, May)

"The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Manager, People, Being, Hate, Key)

"It's good to have a manager who shares your interests, or goals. You can presumably trust a husband. I don't know if it's the best way to work. I really shouldn't discuss this."
- Dorothy Stratten
(Related: Trust, Work, Manager, HusbGoals)

"It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician."
- Meryl Streep
(Related: Health, Manager, Bizarre, Children)

"We had a very energetic floor manager and he was always jumping around all over the place. The director would send down messages like, Can you tell that actor to calm down?"
- Sarah Sutton
(Related: Manager, Actor)

"I love it when people say things to me in public and want to meet me, because I want to meet them! Early on, my manager told me, 'If you want to sell 500,000 records, then go out there and meet 500,000 people.'"
- Taylor Swift
(Related: Love, Manager, People, Public, Want)

"As my manager says, 'These are wonderful problems.'"
- Jeffrey Tambor
(Related: Manager, Problems)

"I don't think a manager should be judged by whether he wins the pennant, but by whether he gets the most out of the twenty-five men he's been given."
- Chuck Tanner
(Related: Men, Manager)

"My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I'll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy."
- Quentin Tarantino
(Related: Manager, Old, Theatre)

"He comes to London and gets a job in a nightclub, a gay club, where he's known as Straight Dave by the bar staff - and no one believes he's as straight as he claims to be. He meets the daughter of the club manager, and he has an affair with her."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: Manager, Daughter, Gay, Job, London)

"All of those things had been talked about, suggested, rumored, as a manager and as a member of the Knicks organization, I couldn't allow myself to think that way or believe that."
- Isaiah Thomas
(Related: Manager)

"Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise - bureaucrats."
- Alvin Toffler
(Related: Managers)

"I like to think that I've been a good manager. That fact has been very instrumental in making Linux a successful product."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Manager, Successful, Fact, Linux)

"The final ballots represent players, managers, executives and builders who are top-tier candidates and worthy of review for consideration for election to the Hall of Fame."
- Fay Vincent
(Related: Consideration, Fame, Managers)

"Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Time, Manager, Goal, Goals)

"It is up to us as lawmakers to provide the resources and streamlined processes that will enable our federal forest managers to become the best possible steward of our lands."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Managers, Will)

"I was through as a manager. I did become involved late in the 1968 campaign at the national scene at the last minute. But I was through as a manager, and I've stayed through, incidentally."
- Lew Wasserman
(Related: Manager)

"A manager is an assistant to his men."
- Thomas J. Watson
(Related: Men, Manager)

"A manager's job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December."
- Earl Weaver
(Related: Manager, December, Games, Job)

"A manager should stay as far away as possible from his players. I don't know if I said ten words to Frank Robinson while he played for me."
- Earl Weaver
(Related: Manager, Words)

"Coaches are an integral part of any manager's team, especially if they are good pinochle players."
- Earl Weaver
(Related: Manager, Coaches)

"The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won't hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game."
- Earl Weaver
(Related: Manager, Hurt, Job, Umpire)

"Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs provide the only true job security in today's world. Weak managers are the problem. Weak managers destroy jobs."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Decisions, Job, Jobs, Managers, Security, Today, World)

"We bring together the best ideas - turning the meetings of our top managers into intellectual orgies."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Ideas, Managers, Meetings)

"I'm not going to sit here and bash the manager, we have to regroup."
- David Wells
(Related: Manager)

"We can't win at home. We can't win on the road. As general manager, I just can't figure out where else to play."
- Pat Williams
(Related: Home, Manager, Play, Road)

"All managers are losers, they are the most expendable pieces of furniture on the face of the Earth."
- Ted Williams
(Related: Earth, Managers)

"We did not get any money from the early records. It was all taken by crooked managers. It is just a gangster's paradise."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Money, Paradise, Managers)

"You know over 20 years I played for a number of managers and dozens of coaches. I don't know any of them that I didn't learn something from to help make me a better player."
- Robin Yount
(Related: Coaches, Help, Managers, Years)

"Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business."
- Zig Ziglar
(Related: Business, Opportunity, Complaining, Customer, Managers, Statistics)