Quotes and Sayings about Occupation



"The passionate controversies of one era are viewed as sterile preoccupations by another, for knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Knowledge)

"Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time."
- Renata Adler
(Related: Time, People, Accident, Boredom, Cruelty, Sleep)

"The problem is not the occupation, but how people deal with it."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: People, Occupation)

"Lebanon was under Israeli occupation, up to its capital, but we did not consider that a disaster. Why? Because it was very clear that there are ways to resist."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Disaster, Occupation)

"Without a good cultural policy, without adequate help, we will always have individualists, shooting stars who are rapidly forgotten or who stop painting for a more profitable occupation."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Policy, Help, Occupation, Painting, Stars, Will)

"The mercy caravans are through there the medicine refugees flowing out. It makes the United States look very bad here. And much more like an occupation force than it did before."
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Related: Force, Medicine, Mercy, Occupation, states, United)

"A remarkable feature of the humanitarian movement, on both its sentimental and utilitarian sides, has been its preoccupation with the lot of the masses."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Remarkable)

"I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Life, Children, Influence, Job, Occupation, Succeed, Talking, Want, Will)

"If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Gain, Listening, Observation, Occupation, Talk, Will)

"It had always been a British preoccupation to hold this mile record."
- Roger Bannister
"Colonialism is known in its primitive form, that is to say, by the permanent settling of repressive foreign powers, with an army, services, policies. This phase has known cruel colonial occupations which have lasted 300 years in Indonesia."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Army, Occupations, Years)

"Life: my favorite occupation."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Favorite, Occupation)

"We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Time, War, Commitment, Iraq, Losing, Military, Occupation, Past, Responsibility)

"Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Home, Work, Mother, Being, Hurt, Occupation, Summer)

"Another occupation might have been better."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Occupation)

"The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting."
- Alan Brien
(Related: Men, Impression, Being, Debt, End, Job, Law, Majority, Occupation, Waiting)

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

"It is time for the government of China to stop holding innocent religious figures in captivity merely for peacefully protesting China's occupation of Tibet."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: Government, Time, Occupation, Religious)

"War on terrorism defines the central preoccupation of the United States in the world today, and it does reflect in my view a rather narrow and extremist vision of foreign policy of the world's first superpower, of a great democracy, with genuinely idealistic traditions."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: War, Policy, Vision, Democracy, First, Foreign policy, states, Terrorism, Today, Traditions, United, World)

"Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Work, Heart, Man, Occupation)

"Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism; the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young."
- Henry S. Canby
(Related: Arrogance)

"Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Friendship, Occupation, Pretty)

"Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Money)

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

"Parenting, as an unpaid occupation outside the world of public power, entails lower status, less power, and less control of resources than paid work."
- Nancy Chodorow
(Related: Work, Parenting, Power, Control, Occupation, Public, World)

"It is necessary to try to pass one's self always; this occupation ought to last as long as life."
- Queen Christina
(Related: Life, Occupation, Self)

"In its conception the literature prize belongs to days when a writer could still be thought of as, by virtue of his or her occupation, a sage, someone with no institutional affiliations who could offer an authoritative word on our times as well as on our moral life."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Life, Thought, Virtue, Literature, Occupation, Word, Writer)

"I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Time, Occupations, Suffering, Waste)

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

"Writing is a solitary occupation."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Occupation, Writing)

"Of course some days are easier than others, but my worst day is better than being in most humdrum occupations."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Being, Day, Occupations)

"Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed."
- William Cowper
(Related: Absence, Mind, Occupation, Rest)

"In terms of the idea of long-term occupation - I have been reading a little bit more about this period - and you can see in that occupation are many lessons for the current occupation of Iraq. So we have these connections that go way back that people aren't aware of."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: People, Idea, Iraq, Occupation, Reading)

"The dark outside world of Paris under German occupation exerted a strong containing pressure."
- Gerard Debreu
(Related: Occupation, Paris, Pressure, World)

"Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the "naturals," the ones who somehow know how to teach."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Performance, Competence, Occupation, Teaching, Tools)

"I have a great advantage over many of my colleagues inasmuch as my students bring with them to class their own personal knowledge of national, regional, religious, ethnic, occupational, and family folklore traditions."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Family, Knowledge, Class, Religious, Students, Traditions)

"An office occupation is another example as not only douse it disrupt the activities of the organization it also can raise the media profile of the campaign."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Example, Media, Occupation, Office)

"The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Dream, Occupation, Youth)

"What is the thread of western civilization that distinguished its course in history? It has to do with the preoccupation of western man with his outward command and his sense of superiority."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: History, Superiority, Civilization, Man, Sense)

"The simplicity and uniformity of rural occupations, and their incessant practice, preclude any anxieties and agitations of hope and fear, to which employments of a more precarious and casual nature are subject."
- William Falconer
(Related: Nature, Fear, Hope, Occupations, Practice, Simplicity)

"Mbeki began to write a study of the workings of apartheid policy in the reserves - the areas set aside in law for African occupation - as early as 1959 and 1960."
- Ruth First
(Related: Policy, African, Law, Occupation, Study)

"To such idle talk it might further be added: that whenever a certain exclusive occupation is coupled with specific shortcomings, it is likewise almost certainly divorced from certain other shortcomings."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Occupation, Talk)

"It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Men, Fault, Mathematicians, Mathematics, May, Occupation)

"Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Citizenship, Occupation, Opinion)

"The progressive movement against the war of occupation in Iraq is a reason for hope, as is resistance to free trade agreements in Latin America. Those are moments that we have to celebrate: that people still find the resolve and energy to resist."
- Danny Glover
(Related: War, People, Hope, America, Energy, Iraq, Moments, Occupation, Reason, Trade)

"I trust the time is coming, when the occupation of an instructor to children will be deemed the most honorable of human employment."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: Time, Trust, Children, Occupation, Will)

"I believe that when people have an occupation that allows them to provide for their families, the social dimension of human nature will emerge instinctively and lead people to help and organize others less privileged."
- Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao
(Related: Nature, People, Help, Human nature, Occupation, Will)

"Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation for accident or disease caused by occupation."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Accident, Disease, Legislation, Occupation)

"Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration; but the soldier's occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Nature, Soul, Cooperation, Human nature, Occupation, Will)

"Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example - I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation."
- Nazim Hikmet
(Related: Example, Living, Occupation, Seriousness)

"Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: God, Sky, Space, Stars)

"Our part of Poland was under Russian occupation from 1939-1941."
- Roald Hoffmann
(Related: Occupation)

"No part of the world can be truly understood without a knowledge of its garment of vegetation, for this determines not only the nature of the animal inhabitants but also the occupations of the majority of human beings."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Majority, Occupations, World)

"We oppose occupation of land by force and we believe in dialogue as the method for regaining Arab rights. This is the spirit of the Great Arab Revolt."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Force, Rights, Land, Occupation, Spirit)

"We discussed the history of postwar Japan and how Japan had missed an opportunity to build a more functional democracy because of the focus on fighting communism driven in large part by the American occupation."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: History, Opportunity, American, Communism, Democracy, Fighting, Focus, Occupation)

"Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another."
- William James
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Being, Occupation)

"It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Occupation, Tranquility)

"Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Health, Chance, Conscience, Freedom, Occupation, Result)

"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Culture, Earth, Garden, Occupation)

"Writing is a creatively rewarding occupation but for me very time consuming."
- Holly Johnson
(Related: Time, Occupation, Writing)

"My occupation now, I suppose, is jail inmate."
- Theodore Kaczynski
(Related: Now, Occupation)

"The occupation and robbery of a nation occurs under the illusion of freeing its citizens from brutal oppression."
- Ramman Kenoun
(Related: Illusion, Nation, Occupation, Oppression)

"The contents of the massive banks behind these successive revetments makes it quite clear that the material was derived from the incorporation of earlier occupation levels."
- Kathleen Kenyon
(Related: Banks, Occupation)

"There are only two ways to remove the president - if he violates the constitution or commits high treason. How could anyone accuse me of treason after I had terminated Israel's occupation of South Lebanon in 2000."
- Emile Lahoud
(Related: Constitution, Israel, Occupation, President, Treason)

"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation."
- Sinclair Lewis
(Related: Occupation, Winter)

"Nothing else is required than to act toward God, in the midst of your occupations, as you do, even when busy, toward those who love you and whom you love."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Love, God, Act, Nothing, Occupations)

"There's a preoccupation with memory and the operation of memory and a rather rapacious interest in history."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: History, Interest, Memory)

"I do like to embed a fictional character firmly in an occupation."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Character, Occupation)

"But this is an occupational hazard of being a scientist. You say this is the best information I have and then you realize that not everyone is going to read the footnotes or the whole book, so people are going to get the wrong impression."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: People, Impression, Being, Information, Wrong)

"Film is not an easy occupation. There's a lot of occupations that are difficult and film is one of them."
- George Lucas
(Related: Film, Occupation, Occupations)

"Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight."
- Henry R. Luce
(Related: Business, Exercise, Foresight, Future, Occupation)

"The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher, the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual occupation by practical necessity, immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Fact, Mankind, Necessity, Occupation)

"It is a fact that all women contribute more to marriage than men; for the most part they have to change their place of living, their method of work, a great many women today changing their occupation entirely on marriage; and they must even change their name."
- Agnes Macphail
(Related: Change, Marriage, Women, Work, Fact, Living, Name, Occupation, Today)

"Europe has to address people's needs directly and reflect their priorities, not our own preoccupations."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: People, Europe, Needs, Priorities)

"You will never succeed while smarting under the drudgery of your occupation, if you are constantly haunted with the idea that you could succeed better in something else."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Idea, Occupation, Succeed, Will)

"Maybe the preoccupation with technological progress has overshadowed our concern with human progress."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Progress, Concern)

"I have departed from this planet and I have left behind my poor earthly ones with their occupations which are as many as they are useless; at last I am living in the scintillating splendor of the stars, each of which used to seem to me as large as millions of suns."
- Jules Massenet
(Related: Living, Occupations, Poor, Stars)

"In a few years, all great physical constants will have been approximately estimated, and that the only occupation which will be left to men of science will be to carry these measurements to another place of decimals."
- James C. Maxwell
(Related: Men, Science, Occupation, Will, Years)

"Alas few socialists are either benevolent enough to work hard at these occupations out of benevolence or self-interested enough to work hard at them for money."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Money, Work, Benevolence, Occupations, Self)

"Stealing things is a glorious occupations, particularly in the art world."
- Malcolm Mclaren
(Related: Art, Occupations, World)

"The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Mankind, Occupation)

"I have been heartbroken once and it has affected all my relationships from there on. But now I look at it as a occupational hazard. If you are in the meat market at some point you are gonna get mad cows disease."
- Dominic Monaghan
(Related: Cows, Disease, Now, Relationships)

"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the revolution, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow - and they will win."
- Michael Moore
(Related: Enemy, Revolution, Numbers, Occupation, Will)

"It was less a literary thing than a linguistic, philosophical preoccupation... discovering how far you can go with language to create immediate, elementary experience."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Experience, Language, Literary)

"A prophet or an achiever must never mind an occasional absurdity, it is an occupational risk."
- Oswald Mosley
(Related: Absurdity, Mind, Risk)

"It was a somber place, haunted by old jokes and lost laughter. Life, as I discovered, holds no more wretched occupation than trying to make the English laugh."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Life, English, Jokes, Laughter, Occupation, Old, Trying)

"If you want my opinion, I say that this is a state based on occupation, that has usurped the rights of others."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Rights, Occupation, Opinion, State, Want)

"In man - in the history of mankind, this has happened many times, and occupation leaders hang on to the land that they're occupying. People fight to liberate their land. But in the end, the people's will is what achieves victory."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: History, People, Victory, End, Fight, Land, Leaders, Man, Mankind, Occupation, Will)

"My father followed, during most of his life, the precarious occupation of a country school teacher."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Life, Father, Country, Occupation, School)

"Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism. It is not quite the occupation of an adult."
- Laurence Olivier
(Related: Acting, Occupation)

"The conduct of President Bush's war of choice has been plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States."
- John Olver
(Related: Leadership, War, Policy, Choice, Decisions, Disaster, Iraq, Occupation, President, states, United)

"I tell my brethren in Palestine: be patient and continue your blessed struggle. We did not forget you. We are still healing another wound in the Muslim nation, which is the occupation of our land by the Americans. Your battle and ours are one and the same."
- Mohammed Omar
(Related: Muslim, Americans, Battle, Forget, Healing, Land, Nation, Occupation, Struggle)

"The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it."
- William Osler
(Related: Success, First, Occupation)

"The Vichy government was under occupation and carried out the orders of the German occupier."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: Government, Occupation)

"Whenever it is possible, a boy should choose some occupation which he should do even if he did not need the money."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: Money, Occupation)

"I'd always liked to write, but I never wanted to be a writer, because it seemed a sissy occupation. It is. To this day, I find it terribly easy. And so, rather than trying to hunt up a text, I just wrote one."
- Daniel Pinkwater
(Related: Day, Occupation, Trying, Writer)

"All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else."
- Plato
(Related: Quality, Gifts, Man, Occupation, Quantity, Right, Will)

"We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists... in the loved one, perfection."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Perfection)

"I am moreover inclined to be concise when I reflect on the constant occupation of the citizens in public and private affairs, so that in their few leisure moments they may read and understand as much as possible."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Leisure, May, Moments, Occupation, Public)

"I've always wondered why there isn't a great French novel about the German occupation. The nouveau roman authors weren't interested in telling that sort of thing."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Occupation)

"At the point when continuity was interrupted by the first nuclear explosion, it would have been too easy to recover the formal sediment which linked us with an age of poetic decorum, of a preoccupation with poetic sounds."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Age, First)

"A tendency could not but arise to reconcile with Christian profession a good many modes of life, enjoyments, occupations, social actions and customs, from which the first Christians had recoiled."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Life, Christian, Actions, First, Occupations, Profession)

"The experts who managed the original Marshall Plan say Afghanistan needs a commitment of at least $5 to $10 billion over 5 to 10 years, coupled with occupation forces of 250,000 Allied soldiers to keep the peace throughout the country."
- Ted Rall
(Related: Peace, Afghanistan, Commitment, Country, Experts, Needs, Occupation, Soldiers, Years)

"But I'm a rock 'n' roll singer; that's my livelihood, my occupation."
- Little Richard
(Related: Occupation)

"The humblest occupation has in it materials of discipline for the highest heaven."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Discipline, Heaven, Occupation)

"To me, comedy is a great occupation because I don't really worry that much about what other people think of me."
- Joe Rogan
(Related: People, Comedy, Occupation, Worry)

"Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Labor, Land, Occupation, Taxation)

"It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Living, Possessions)

"Looking at the high cost of occupation in Iraq and the needs we have in this country, would it not have been better to have smaller tax cuts in order to keep down the deficits."
- Tim Russert
(Related: Country, Tax, Iraq, Needs, Occupation, Order, Tax cuts)

"That can be achieved by termination of Israeli occupation to the territories according to the international resolutions related, so the Palestinian State can be establish with Jerusalem as capital for such State."
- Ali A. Saleh
(Related: Occupation, State)

"Scientific research is one of the most exciting and rewarding of occupations."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Occupations, Research)

"A human being must have occupation, of he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world."
- Dorothy L. Sayers
(Related: Being, Occupation, World)

"In our town there was a Gestapo officer who loved to play chess. After the occupation began, he found out that my father was the chess master of the region, and so he had him to his house every night."
- Bruno Schulz
(Related: Father, Chess, Night, Occupation, Play)

"The situation in the West Bank and Gaza involves a military occupation amid urban guerrilla warfare, analogous to the British security measures in Northern Island, that hopefully will end with a cease-fire."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: End, Military, Occupation, Security, Will)

"I get so used to working with writers that my prime occupation is development."
- Ridley Scott
(Related: Development, Occupation, Writers)

"The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Being, Cure, Leisure, Occupation)

"A permanent division of labor inevitably creates occupational and class inequality and conflict."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Class, Conflict, Inequality, Labor)

"I would love to support Hillary for president if she would come out against the travesty in Iraq. But I don't think she can speak out against the occupation because she supports it."
- Cindy Sheehan
(Related: Love, Iraq, Occupation, President, Support)

"But because we live in an age of science, we have a preoccupation with corroborating our myths."
- Michael Shermer
(Related: Age, Science, Myths)

"It's also much clearer how much damage the occupation of Iraq is doing to America's reputation and prestige around the world; and that's just starting now to hit home in the United States."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Home, America, Iraq, Now, Occupation, Reputation, states, United, World)

"Then there was the whole concept of coal mining, which is a culture unto itself, the most dangerous occupation in the world, and which draws and develops a certain kind of man."
- Martin C. Smith
(Related: Culture, Man, Occupation, World)

"Bush's war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States. It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces. Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power. They were not trained for occupation duties."
- George Soros
(Related: Power, War, Iraq, Military, Occupation, Project, states, Troops, United)

"Nowadays young people have great choice of occupations, hobbies, etc, so chess is experiencing difficulties because of the high competition. Now it's hard to make living in chess, so our profession does attract young people."
- Boris Spassky
(Related: People, Chess, Choice, Competition, Difficulties, Hobbies, Living, Now, Occupations, Profession)

"My first occupation was to map the country."
- John H. Speke
(Related: Country, First, Occupation)

"I've discovered I've got this preoccupation with ordinary people pursued by large forces."
- Steven Spielberg
(Related: People)

"Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty."
- Madame de Stael
(Related: Truth, Duty, Man, Occupation)

"I would vote for the man who's lived life, who's done different occupations, who's been out in the real world and struggled to make a living, struggled to raise a family, struggled with life as it exists. So I'd vote for experience, honest experience."
- Oliver Stone
(Related: Experience, Life, Family, Living, Man, Occupations, Vote, World)

"What an occupation! To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their skins for sale and expect them to buy them."
- August Strindberg
(Related: Men)

"In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Society, Forget, Occupations)

"To wait for hours to buy a train ticket or to see a doctor is accepted as a normal way of doing things. Privacy is not a great preoccupation, and this is a very crowded country."
- Nancy Travis
(Related: Country, Privacy)

"It's true that it's a solitary occupation, but you would be surprised at how much companionship a group of imaginary characters can offer once you get to know them."
- Anne Tyler
(Related: Companionship, Occupation)

"Being pregnant is an occupational hazard of being a wife."
- Queen Victoria
(Related: Wife, Being)

"I don't know anything else but the Lakers. This has certainly been more than a job for me as a player. It has certainly meant more to me than just an occupation."
- Jerry West
(Related: Job, Occupation)

"Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking."
- Jessamyn West
(Related: Society, Family, Enemies, Friends, Occupation, Writer, Writing)

"It is very remarkable, that in the book of life, we find some almost of all kinds of occupations, who notwithstanding served God in their respective generations, and shone as so many lights in the world."
- George Whitefield
(Related: God, Life, Generations, Occupations, Remarkable, World)

"That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it."
- Elie Wiesel
(Related: Memory, Want)

"For more than 150 years free men in our countries have had the opportunities to educate themselves, choose their own religions, select their own occupations, accumulate capital and invent better ways of doing things."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Men, Countries, Occupations, Years)

"Woman, no less than man, can qualify herself for the more onerous occupations of life."
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Life, Man, Occupations, Woman)

"Hamas' battle is against the Zionist occupation in the Palestinian land. Hamas has no desire to change its battlefield."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Change, Battle, Desire, Land, Occupation)

"I was a product of the times, the war, the occupation, the reoccupation, my 4 years in Britain, admiring but at the same time questioning whether they are able to do a better job than we can."
- Lee Kuan Yew
(Related: Time, War, Job, Occupation, Questioning, Years)

"I will listen to Mr Bush but my position is very clear and very firm. The occupation is a fiasco. There have been almost more deaths after the war than during the war."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: War, Occupation, Will)