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Avarice, the spur of industry. David Hume
Chicago is the product of modern capitalism, and, like other great commercial centers, is unfit for human habitation. Eugene V. Debs
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. Henry Ford
Half of this business is politics. As real estate developers, it's our job to go in there and get beat up. Ross Perot, Jr.
I have done things politically, and I've been running a business at the same time, but I sort of joke that to some extent I do more than most legislators have done in their whole careers, and I've been doing it as a part-time job. Craig Benson
I've always challenged myself and the people who work with me to take new approaches to traditional business challenges, to push the envelope and constantly ask whether our sacred cows are still producing great milk. Irene Rosenfeld
I'm not into business at all. Freddie Mercury
Every new rule, mandate, and regulatory edict is one more obstacle that small business owners, entrepreneurs, and job creators have to swallow. Marsha Blackburn
I always encourage our people and young business people that I meet to have a respect for cash, keeping some in their pockets and purses at all times. To me, that's essential. Muhtar Kent
Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap. William Bennett
I was raised in Hollywood and knew, from as early as grammar school, classmates who were in the business. Mike Farrell
I'm grateful I've got my mind. I can take care of my own business. John Morton
If you're a sponsor, and you're doing business globally, to bring your guests to South Florida is pretty nice. Wayne Huizenga
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet. Robert H. Schuller
I want to tell my jokes. I want to have time with my children. I want to entertain people. And at one point, I'll walk away from show business. But I don't want to walk away empty-handed. Dave Chappelle
GE sells more than 96 percent of its products to the private sector, where America's future must be built. But government can help business invest in our shared future. Jeffrey R. Immelt
I really sing songs that move me. I'm not in show business. I'm in the communications business. That's what it's for me. Richie Havens
Here's the thing with the business, is that when people like your work, and you make them money, you're set. When the critics like you, and you make the studios money, doors opened. Andie MacDowell
I would say you feel a lot more pressure at a national tournament than a state tournament. This is more of a fun weekend out with the guys. The national tournament is more business. Mike Peters
For far too long the American public and business sector have kept their silence as civil liberties have been whittled away by statutory and regulatory measures. Bob Barr
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
I spent most of my career in business not saying the word 'woman.' Because if you say the word 'woman' in a business context, and often in a political context, the person on the other side of the table thinks you're about to sue them or ask for special treatment, right? Sheryl Sandberg
If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver. Lord Byron
For centuries, the arts and philanthropists have worked well together: look at the Tate family and the Courtaulds. If you've been fortunate enough to have some success in business, I think it's important to put something back. Lloyd Dorfman
I routinely make trips to China and India where we have offices to continue to maintain the linkages that are necessary to run a successful business. Douglas Leone
Banks operate like a man who either wears his trousers round his chest, stifling breathing, as now, or round his ankles, exposing his assets. We want their trousers tied round their middle: steady lending growth; particularly to productive British business, especially small scale enterprise. Vince Cable
Elvis was a giant and influenced everyone in the business. Isaac Hayes
By the mid-70s, I wanted to get out of the business. I was tired anyway. Dave Van Ronk
I knew Quintessentially was a success when my father, who does a lot of business in Beirut, introduced himself to somebody and they said, 'Oh, do you know Ben Elliot? I'd really like to meet him.' I remember him ringing me up, really annoyed. Ben Elliot
Because I didn't go to drama school, I didn't start in the business with any toolbox apart from enthusiasm and instinct. I'd throw everything at a part and sometimes realise that I had hit my limits. Hattie Morahan
I don't think Apple has to own a content business. Tim Cook
Fortunately we've been shooting in North Carolina which means we're not in LA where you can hear people talking about you and you know so much about what's going on in the business. Katie Holmes
I believe this Emperador Distillers investment in Whyte & Mackay is good for the Philippines as a whole, not only beneficial to our business. Andrew Tan
As an actor, you just want to continue to work on things that you like. You can be in this business a long time and consistently working and just be totally artistically unfulfilled. Mike Colter
I don't like people who are hypocritical, who pretend to be nice, particularly in show business when they're nice on camera, and then off camera they're absolutely appalling to the makeup people, or the waitress in a restaurant, you know? I don't like - I can't bear those kind of people. So I like people who are, you know, up front in your face. Simon Cowell
If the English want a king, it is their business. If the Russians want communism, it is their business. If the Americans want our form of government, it is our business. Julius Rosenberg
I still enjoy acting. I love the moment in front of the camera, but it's all the other moments that I don't enjoy. The 'business' aspect of it, the gossip. Jennie Garth
I was bullied as a kid, and I got a job on television. And I had a camera. And so I wanted to go after those business bullies. And I just have been following that instinct. John Stossel
Business deals are successfully negotiated every day throughout America. The common thread is a mutual desire to reach an accord. And the media business is no different. Gordon Smith
I was telling somebody just the other day, there's technically such a hierarchy in this business. You have film, that's the ideal; then you have TV, and things like web series do not claim as much cred, but the fact is, if the material is solid and I believe and trust in the team that's involved, I don't care what format it is. Tony Hale
I've always been pretty levelheaded. In show business, you need to have a certain internal stability. Annette Bening
I enjoy the creative side of the business side of being a restaurateur. That's my thing. The thing I'm constantly thinking about is, how do you create new, interesting situations that keep people coming back? Todd English
Don't ever break someone's trust. Once you do, then nobody wants to do business with you. Robert Budi Hartono
Business is always interfering with pleasure - but it makes other pleasures possible. William Feather
For the men, they are more of a risk taker, and for the women, they are more nurturing and more details. So the combination of the men and women is very good for business. Teresita Sy-Coson
I still work hard to know my business. I'm continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I'm always selling. Always. Mark Cuban
I do that mostly because I believe that the fantasy business is in terrible trouble right now, for several reasons, not the least of which being the almost Democrat vs. Republican mentality of readers on the Internet. R. A. Salvatore
Everybody's got something. In the end, what choice does one really have but to understand that truth, to really take it in, and then shop for groceries, get a haircut, do one's work; get on with the business of one's life. That's the hope, anyway. David Rakoff
A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large. Henry Ford
I want to invest and have my own record label and artists. I want to have a business where my kids, kids, kids will still have something going on long after I'm gone. Chingy
Education is a business - the growth business. It cultivates the growth of our learners, translates the growth of new knowledge, and builds professional growth. Heidi Hayes Jacobs
I've never isolated role models based on gender. I have more male role models due to the mere fact that I've done business with more of them and they're leaders within the verticals I work. Of those, Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, is an entrepreneur and personal friend that I have a great deal of respect for. Amy Jo Martin
I have received more fulfillment and adulation than I would ever know what to do with in terms of show business. Maria Bamford
After coming from a major label, I realized the entire business has been decimated, and you can't look to labels to try to figure it out because they don't even use the technology, and they're oblivious to how people consume music these days. Trent Reznor
I've heard that George Clooney did something like nine pilots before 'ER' was picked up, way back when he was doing TV. It's just the way the business works. There are a lot of pilots that we've never seen. It's protocol. Andie MacDowell
Books are such quiet things - created in silence, read in silence - yet publishing a book has become a very noisy business. I've been noisy, too. I felt like I had to be in order to connect with my readers. Ellen Potter
If you can serve everyone who visits you, you must be doing well in business. Ahmet Davutoglu
By now, it seems as if everyone has already read Thomas L. Friedman's 'The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century.' It changed the way we think about global business, competitiveness and the implication for far-flung economies, governments, education and more. Andrew Ross Sorkin
I was spawned by some pretty good people in this business - Mr. Astaire, Mr. Tracy. They stopped and took their time to talk to people. Robert Wagner
I think it is really important to have a sense of business. As a designer you can get so wrapped up in the design and fashion side that you forget the business side. Tommy Hilfiger
I hope to be remembered as someone who promoted positive change in Mexican business and society - even if this is not currently understood. Ricardo Salinas Pliego
But what you realise after you've been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don't have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record. Adam Duritz
I've been in the bargain basement of the movie business. Linda Fiorentino
Every sandwich I sold, the city got more sales tax, the state got more. But they came in and they would want to give me a ticket because I have a sign outside trying to get more business, right? Kevin McCarthy
How many deaf people do you know in real life? Unless they live in a cave, or are 14, which seems to be true for most people in this business, what could I possibly tell them that they don't already know? Marlee Matlin
I love the business of business; I love the risk raking. Felix Dennis
Business fascinates me. It's very creative. Ridley Scott
In a creative business, if you're happy, it will come out in your work. I don't see how you can be happy if you don't like the people you're working with and if they aren't a joy to have fun with. Christian Louboutin
If I would be in this business for business, I wouldn't be in this business. Sol Hurok
I basically see two reasons for a going public: Glencore gets access to more money. It is a way of funding your business and to finance growth. Plus: You have more liquid shares. It is easier to leave the company and redeem your shares. The 'going public' may also be an exit strategy for the top management. Marc Rich
I was actually accepted into medical school in Italy. But then I wanted to come back and learn medicine in Germany. And while waiting, I decided to join a business school. I figured it would be useful for doctors to know some business as well! Jochen Zeitz
An open-minded person running a business might catch a problem faster than a closed-minded person. And when they identify a problem, they can fix it much faster. Adeo Ressi
I feel like after acting, the other half of why I love this business is the opportunity to work with and meet people who inspire you. That it pays my rent is a good bonus. Aaron Yoo
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to. Harry Emerson Fosdick
I've always wanted to be the best in the world as a baseball player, so when I started to think about opening a business, it was with that mindset. Curt Schilling
I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him. Jesse Helms
A frustration I have is that a lot of people increasingly seem to equate an advertising business model with somehow being out of alignment with your customers. I think it's the most ridiculous concept. Mark Zuckerberg
Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun. Nobody is in business for fun, but that does not mean there cannot be fun in business. Leo Burnett
American business would be run better today if there was more alignment between CEOs' interest and the company. For example, would the financial crisis of 2008 have occurred if the CEO of Lehman and Morgan Stanley and Goldman and Citibank had to take a very small percentage of every mortgage-backed security... or every loan they made? Aubrey McClendon
I'm a night person, but because of being in the film business and having children, my schedule has shifted, and I'm always terrified that I'm going to oversleep. Timothy Simons
I believe that raising the status of women in Turkey is a responsibility shared by everyone. It is not only in Turkey; we are still in need of serious support for the role of women in business and society all around the world. Guler Sabanci
I've always wanted to be in the health and wellness business. I try to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle. Mark Wahlberg
A typical medical practice is like an old-fashioned business which keeps all of its records on paper. It can probably track down any individual transaction if it needs to, but it's basically helpless when it comes to overall measurements of performance. And that's the big problem. Mitch Kapor
I am just at that stage of wondering where I go from here. I came into this business almost by accident, but now it has become serious. What started as a bit of fun, something to do other than be a model, has taken on a different career curve. I have been forced to ask where that curve is going to end up. Cameron Diaz
I don't really make plans and I just want to be happy and continue with my business and take care of my wife and kids. I want to sit back, relax and enjoy life. Larry Holmes
Business leaders, social justice groups, farmers and ranchers, doctors and nurses and people from all walks of life are concerned about the climate threat. Frances Beinecke
If we want to secure the best jobs in the future, we must make America the best place in the world to do business. Jim DeMint
I bought an insurance policy covering the inheritance tax my kids will have to pay when we die, which I thought was a good bit of forward thinking. And I always know I'm going to have enough for tax because I make sure I keep it back in my business account. Mark Billingham
As an actress, emotions are my business, my stock-in-trade. As such, I've dealt with them nearly all my life. Loretta Young
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
As a result of the digital age and the decline of first-class mail, there is no question that the Postal Service must change and develop a new business model. Bernie Sanders
I got out of the music industry many years ago. I had a charlatan for a producer who I wanted nothing to do with. He's dead now, so I guess I can't beat that horse any more. It left a very bad taste in my mouth, so I just went on about my business doing what I do and not involving myself with record companies, except for distribution. Leon Redbone
I'm pretty good at weaseling my way into a job, even if I have no business being there. Aubrey Plaza
I go out there to win. People don't care if you die in this business. The only way I get back is with success. Michael Bay
Every artist undresses his subject, whether human or still life. It is his business to find essences in surfaces, and what more attractive and challenging surface than the skin around a soul? Richard Corliss
I hope, what I hope the most is to be more successful as a mother than in show business, because to be a mother is the most difficult I will ever have to do. Celine Dion
For business owners, there are many important documents to learn to read. One of the most important is the profit and loss statement, known as the P&L, and the balance sheet. Darren L Johnson
I personally felt that his ad hominen attacks on British architects were not the sort of thing a Prince of Wales should be doing because, apart from anything else, they put various people out of business. Anthony Holden
Doing good business - being ethical, being transparent, being caring, implementing values in your business - makes a difference, and you make money at the same time. Shari Arison
I think it's always difficult to reconcile the needs of art and business. Christian Lacroix
Freedom. Freedom of religion. Freedom to speak their mind. Freedom to build a life. And yes, freedom to build a business. With their own hands. This is the essence of the American experience. Mitt Romney
I'm in a stage where I feel like I need to retrain my mind, because since the beginning of my career, I've been such a fighter and a little hustler and someone who just tried to stay afloat in this business. Ali Larter
I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool. I like the business. I like to do different parts and diverse characters. I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet! Robert Duvall
Companies and leaders are role models - not just with the business community - but in the broader world. Chip Conley
Business wise, I have always learned valuable lessons so I don't regret any decisions I have made. Kiana Tom
I can take more punishment than anyone in the business. Ric Flair
I'm just a really normal, sensitive kind of go-about-my business everyday kinda guy. People see the tattoos, and they either read things or they see things and they don't really know that I'm just this guy that gets up and makes coffee in the morning and hangs out with his friends and walks his dog and reads his Bible and goes about his day. Joel Madden
I can say that hands down from being in this business 32 years; we're going to be much better than we were last year just because there's eight new players that now have experience and Palacios will be healthy. Rick Pitino
Cricket is my passion; it is my first love. So I will not act in my movies, as they will just be a side business for me. Harbhajan Singh
Acting can be a difficult business. When I was younger, if my mates were doing better than me, I might be a little bit envious, but as I have got older, I love to see actors cracking on and succeeding. The same goes for writers. Max Beesley
I come from the operations side of the business, and I buy companies to operate them, not to flip them. Michael Heisley
Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community. Kofi Annan
Dumb luck brought on the move from business to acting. I had moved to New York when I was 23, in the year 2000. On a lark, I went to audition for a soap opera. Teddy Sears
I have a problem with the blatant celebrity exhibitionism that happens in this business and being sold purely as a brand. Jason Patric
I wanted to be Stan Laurel, then I wanted to be Fred Astaire and then Captain Kangaroo. I actually started out as a radio announcer when I was 17 and never left the business, so that's literally 70 years. Dick Van Dyke
A lot of people in the movie business don't have a point of reference for me; nobody really knows who I am. Andre Holland
Everyone I know who is successful has issues with their father, regardless of whether it was sports or business or entertainment. Bret Easton Ellis
Governments should not be able to bulldoze a person's home or business to benefit other individuals. Henry Bonilla
I always knew I wanted to start my own line. Nights and weekends, I would work on my business plan. Chris Benz
A bankruptcy judge can fix your balance sheet, but he cannot fix your company. Gordon Bethune
Documenting trips makes them that much richer. I stick in train tickets and business cards from restaurants. It makes the whole experience poetic, describing the sights, smells and sounds around me. It means I can relive the holiday years later. Hayley Atwell
I believe that one of the things I've tried to do is work hard and take the business very seriously. Ryan Seacrest
An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling. Donald Sinden
Do things fairly, especially with your children. Girls deserve equal opportunities, especially in getting educated as well as equal sharing in business. Andrew Gotianun
For CNBC, and for Wall Street, billion-dollar fines for violations of the law are just part of the price of doing business, along with litigation costs and 'compliance.' Alex Pareene
Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen. It is not enough to do your own job. There's no particular virtue in that. Democracy isn't a gift. It's a responsibility. Dalton Trumbo
Creativity and business acumen don't always go hand in hand. Sophia Amoruso
I just want to create, and socializing is part of the experience. It might sound crazy, but I don't see myself in the jewelry business. It's an experience. Waris Ahluwalia
I'll be amazed in my lifetime if my business gets to being 5 per cent online. Gerry Harvey
I think one of the things about Donald Trump that's interesting is he lives in a rarified atmosphere where it's possible that he doesn't get enough feedback, enough people rolling their eyes at him. It's a danger more in show business than it is with wealth. Penn Jillette
I don't believe we're the party of big business. Ed Gillespie
I'd always wanted to be on Broadway one day, but it seemed like a dream that might be unattainable. This business has a lot of ups and downs and I learned that pretty quickly. Kara Lindsay
In a business, you've got to move on. James Harden
I don't have one specific dream role: I'm an actor, so I want to play everything. In this business, they'll pigeonhole you in two seconds if you're great at the role you play. Everyone assumes that you're really just like that character. Jaime Pressly
I've been in television for a little bit, and when people are attracted to what you've created, you get very excited because of the numbers. The business side is very exciting. Lisa Ann Walter
I've never been in a business where safety performance was excellent and the business performance was not, so they go hand in hand, and for me, safety performance is an indication of discipline, of focus and of how joined up an organisation is. Cynthia Carroll
Businesses that distribute information and news are in the business of training and teaching people. Clayton M. Christensen
In 2009, South Carolina was blessed to welcome a great American company that chose to stay in our country to continue to do business. That company was Boeing. Nikki Haley
I realize that a lot of business leaders may disagree with me, but I truly believe that God belongs in what my company does. By putting Him first in my operations, He can bless what I attempt. David Green
Be present. Be meditative. Form real friendships. Stay away from business networking events or friendships where there is always an underlying business angle. Naval Ravikant
I'm a capitalist, I'm a CEO, I run a big business, I'm an employer. Sophia Amoruso
Coming into the business, you'd pass through these little agencies until you got to understand what was happening in the business, unless you were really able to have a style strong enough to go directly to the publishers. Gil Kane
Be fair in all your dealings, may it be in your family or in your business. At the end of it all, what matters is not how much money you make but how honest you are. Andrew Gotianun
But then, you know, I'm very happy, I've got to this stage in my life and I'm not dead. I haven't got married and divorced and done all that palimony business, you know all that mess. Michael Hutchence
Business gives you a massive high. Doing a great deal, coming up with an inspirational solution... It's very addictive. But it doesn't last long. In isolation, it's a bit sterile. It doesn't reward the soul. John Caudwell
I don't look at paying $8 billion for the directories business of Qwest as the thing that would really excite me... I'm looking at a connection to the human being where it's interesting. Craig McCaw
A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist. Norman Ralph Augustine
Anybody who has ever been in business, anybody who has ever paid bills, anybody who has ever lived in a serious adult life knows that indebtedness is a killer. Frank Lautenberg
Compared to what they were, rock concerts now are like business meetings. Paul Kantner
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work. Khalil Gibran
Extracting oil from the tar sands is a nasty, polluting, energy-intensive business. Jeff Goodell
For a long time, the film business was a single-digit business on investment return. Now, because of home video, it's a low double-digit business, and the studios want to make sure it doesn't go back into the single-digit business. Charles Roven
I think you need a really strong businessperson running the state, a person who's used to turning negatives into positives, which is what happens in business. Mike Curb
In a family business, you grow up with close contact to the business, whatever it is, and the beer business is certainly a very social type of business. Carlos Alvarez
If you don't tour, you cannot expect to sell a huge numbers of your albums either. It was both a business - and an economical decision and we wanted to play anyway. We just wanted to get out for the tour when it was safe enough for us. Kerry King
A good column is one that sells paper. It doesn't matter how beautifully it is written and how much you admire the author... if it doesn't sell any papers, it's not a good column. It's a terrible yardstick to use, but in the newspaper business, that's the whole thing. Herb Caen
At that time, the people that were in the animated film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists. In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil. Marc Davis
Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide. Larry King
I tell people all of the time that they would make any show in this business - whether it's black, white, Hispanic, Jewish, Colombian, Dominican - whatever. They'll make it if it sells. It's a business. It's not personal. Kirk Acevedo
After I got my law degree and business degree, I went to work for my family, and I spent two years at Hyatt doing a training program. I was really interested in real estate - one reason was that nobody in my family was doing that. I was looking for a place where I could be successful doing something that was my own. Penny Pritzker
Casting directors tend to be the unsung heroes in this business. Brent Sexton
Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it. Colin Powell
I think the good thing about the Internet is to give something away and to sell something else. Get a business model like that because the old brick and mortar record stores are falling apart, and the big record companies are collapsing under their own weight. Roger McGuinn
I understand how success is judged and calculated in the coaching profession. That's really all I care about. You go about this business a certain way. Everybody has a certain style and opportunities that are presented to them during your career. When it's over, I'll be judged by that. I care more about the people I work with. Mike McCarthy
I don't know how many people have ever seen the National Guard break in somewhere, but they mean business. Ozzie Smith
I know an actor who would play one type of part but could never get cast as tough. Once he got cast as tough, as a cop, he only got offered cop roles. It's a funny business in that regard. It's all about perception. Paul Dano
If I had learned more about business ahead of time, I would have been shaped into believing that it was only about finances and quality management. Anita Roddick
I go home to Iowa. I call it defrosting my heart. Everyone in Iowa is so simple, a genuine. In this business, sometimes you can get cold-hearted. When I go, even if it's 20 below and snowing, I come back with a warm heart. Riley Smith
I always knew, that in some way, I'd be connected to, and involved in, the music business. Jeff Healey
I love no woman, for love is a serious business, not a jest. Marie de France
A single moment spent in a business meeting or at a pub is more than enough to reveal the basic human truth that we are all faking it most of the time. Jeff Lindsay
If there's one thing that's certain in business, it's uncertainty. Stephen Covey
I'm in the business to push it. I'm not likely to be attracted to characters I've already done. Mark Harmon
I was commissioned in 2003 to create an original show, and began developing 'Upwake.' 'Upwake' tells the story of Zero, a modern-day business man, going to work with his life in a suitcase, stuck between dream and reality and not able to decipher the two. I wanted 'Upwake' to have the same audiovisual qualities as a movie would. Natasha Tsakos
I heard this music coming out of the radio and it was 'Ain't Nobody's Business.' It got me. I thought, 'I can do this.' I decided just like that. No romantic story. Jerry Leiber
Acting is an uncomfortable business because you have to make yourself vulnerable. Beau Garrett
I called my business manager in California and said, 'Sell all of my stock' - what little of it I had - and it's the only smart financial move I ever made. Lauren Bacall
I'm not a kid. You don't get in this business for anonymity. It's not like I have posters of myself on the wall, but at the same time, I'm kind of ready for a little bit of it, but I worry for my little one, and my family - their privacy. That's what I'm more protective of. Hugh Jackman
I got into this business because I like acting and I want to make movies. I would be happy living the rest of my life never famous. Scott Eastwood
Anyone who says that Iran will commit suicide with its nuclear power is a moron and has no business in discussion. Reza Aslan
Every family in America knows they have to do a budget. Every small business in America knows they have to do a budget. Every local government, every state, knows they have to do a budget. John Boehner
I have faced rejection in this business because of my appearance, but that has only made me stronger and more determined. Christina Hendricks
'The Ecologist' has lost money from the day it was launched in 1970, and will continue until the last edition is printed. It was never set up as a business venture. It was set up as a campaign, and like all good campaigns, it costs. Its various backers have, over the years, been happy to pay that cost. Zac Goldsmith
I was employed as an investigator and my particular team, we were investigating the role of the business community in the genocide and we identified a bunch of leaders of the business community and I investigated two people. Tony Greig
I'm fortunate that I'm employed. And if you're in show business, of course, every night you go to bed and go, oh my god, tomorrow I'll never, ever work again. Rick Mercer
Certainly, my father would not want to see me destroy myself in this business, as so many people in our family have been destroyed. I try to take good care of myself, but we are fighting the good fight, and the truth is powerful. Sam Sheppard
Design, in its broadest sense, is the enabler of the digital era - it's a process that creates order out of chaos, that renders technology usable to business. Design means being good, not just looking good. Clement Mok
I've made movies that I thought were okay, but then I was very good. And sometimes you're in a movie and you think, 'I wish more people saw that' - because you're good. And it just works out that the movie gets lost. But that's show business. Christopher Walken
I don't do something necessarily to make a big profit or because it's a logical business decision. James Dyson
I have friends that are much better actors than I am that had to quit the business because they couldn't survive the auditions or the rejections, or people just didn't realize how good they were. Robert Englund
I've always surrounded myself with talented people, both in film and in business. Ronald Meyer
I always thought that if someone invested in your business, that meant he or she believed in it. Sandra Lerner
I know that Montana is the greatest place in the world to raise a family, to start and grow a business. You know it, and I know it and now we will tell the world. Brian Schweitzer
I think I want to move forward. I want to move to Brooklyn and find a business Italian guy to take care of me. Nicole Polizzi
Design can successfully bind the ancient nomadic cultures with today's global marketplace, ensuring the preservation of traditions and knowledge for further generations. This aspect of research is obviously rich in its business potential as well. Yelena Baturina
If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it. Charles Kettering
I'm just in an unfortunate business where if you ask me a question I have to answer it honestly and if I don't answer it truthfully then I'm not respected. Terry Bradshaw
Business is destroying the world, with flair, expertise, and panache. Paul Hawken
Creative people don't behave very well generally. If you're looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you're gonna be depressed real fast. I don't have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She's my first priority. Jim Carrey
I long for the day when advertising will become a business for a grown man. Howard Gossage
I think the government should be out of the marriage business and leave marriage to the churches. Gary Johnson
I couldn't have predicted the business would be worth so much. I could see that we would have this sort of market share, but I didn't realise the numbers would be so large. Peter Hargreaves
I can't see anyone coming out, because the players feel it is no one's business. We all stick together. We're a very tight group. It would be too hard for just one person to do, too stressful. And why should it make a difference? The LPGA is about golf. Hollis Stacy
Business is about people. It's about passion. It's about bold ideas, bold small ideas or bold large ideas. Tom Peters
A company is only as good as the people it keeps. Mary Kay Ash
I know quite a few fellow members of the news analysis and commentary business, and I have it from the highest-placed sources, on the record, that each and every one of our children is a genius. P. J. O'Rourke
If you create something, you don't want someone else to go and profit from it; you have your right to make a living and everything. So I respect copyright. What I don't respect is copyright extremism. And I what I don't respect is a business model that encourages piracy. Kim Dotcom
I'm not all that enthralled by show business, and I'm not that much of a highbrow. Dick Cavett
I worked with practically everybody in the business in all of the years in NBC, but I worked personally many years with people like Crosby and Sinatra, so of course that was a great ground school for me. Skitch Henderson
Being an actor gives you a chance to play all kinds of roles, very moving and dramatic on one project, silly and girlish on another. That's the most interesting thing out this business, you get to keep reinventing yourself. Sarah Michelle Gellar
I had a little delivery van, and I did work around Queens. I was also a waiter at Red Lobster, so I was working on the business in between jobs. Daymond John
Because I didn't have much money, I bought a small shop that fit my budget. The previous six owners had closed their business in three years. The store had no people traffic and, because of that, I was able to focus on figuring out how to provide a better service to each and every one of the customers that did come through. Do Won Chang
Certainly dog driving is the most terrible work one has to face in this sort of business. Robert Falcon Scott
Entrepreneurship isn't for everyone, and not everyone is going to be an entrepreneur, but women who turn to business, turn to economics, because there are people depending on them, I think that their creativity, their resilience, their spirit, embody what's best about entrepreneurship. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Companies buy customers when they cannot win new business on their own. They merge when their executives do not have a better idea of what to do. Alex Berenson
Business people get many undeserved prizes - golden parachutes and bonuses even when companies fail. I don't think people should get rewarded for screwing up. Mo Ibrahim
America has got the equivalent of stage three cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in. Todd Akin
Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington. John Boehner
I don't think anybody came into the movie business to be unoriginal and plagiarising and not having an original idea in their brain. Jeremy Thomas
Good decisions can have bad short-term outcomes but be great for the business long-term. Gerry Schwartz
By simply capitalizing on core strengths and knowledge, companies and entrepreneurs can engage in an emerging business model that will enable them to create - and demonstrate - real, sustainable social impact in society. Muhammad Yunus
'None of Your Business.' It's the only Salt-N-Pepa song that I regret. Cheryl James
I like to act. Every other aspect of show business I find uninteresting. J. K. Simmons
I'm an independent artist, but I do have a good business relationship with Lego, since I'm a unique customer. They're aware of what I'm doing. A painter may not have a relationship with a paint maker, but there's only one company that makes Lego. Nathan Sawaya
I was in fashion school, my brother has a law background, and my sister-in-law had worked in production, but none of us had a proper fashion business education. Alexander Wang
Acting is a tough business, but if you really want to do it, you should go full force. Madeline Carroll
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business. Bette Davis
Before me, there was no money, no business with yoga. Bikram Choudhury
I loved photography and everybody said it was a crazy thing to do because in those days nobody made it into the film business. I mean, unless you were related to somebody there was no way in. George Lucas
In 'The General Strike,' we celebrate those who bring a new vision for the world to the table. People who stand for workers rights, human rights, a just representative political system, and a new mode of doing business where sustainability is the norm not the exception. Justin Sane
An adaptable company is one that captures more than its fair share of new opportunities. It's always redefining its 'core business' in ways that open up new avenues for growth. Gary Hamel
'Sir' Richard Branson may be the Julian Assange of British business, in that both believe the world revolves around them. Hence Branson's decision to set up an air service between Manchester and London, above the route of the train line that's been taken from him. Simon Hoggart
I'm not gonna lie, I love Usain Bolt and Serena Williams. What I love about Serena is that she just gets on the floor and she dominates. She handles her business very well, I respect that. Gabby Douglas
I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously. Douglas Adams
Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others. David Brainerd
And I'm not apolitical - I'm very specific in my politics. But a lot of the time it's nobody's business unless you're over at my house having dinner. Tom Hanks
I used to be focused on being the dopest rapper in the game, and then once that became what I was, I wanted something different, and I wanted to become the best businessman in the game. I wanted to learn how to master the business like I mastered the rap. Snoop Dogg
Everyone's for free markets except when it affects your own business. Dave Brat
I don't use my brain about the creative thing. From a business standpoint, I instinctively do things: when I get something right, it's never because I use my brain. Russell Simmons
In 1958, my father invested everything he had in a business venture and became the largest automobile dealership in Chicago for Ford's new Edsel line. But Edsel sales plummeted and my father fell into bankruptcy. I watched him struggle; working long hours to protect us from poverty. Radhanath Swami
If we look at pricing holistically, we'll create a more solid business. Jochen Zeitz
Embrace your fire - even in hard times. A down economy can actually be a great time to start a business. Jean Chatzky
Healthcare is very much a high priority for me. Healthcare is also a huge issue for business, both big and small. Jon Tester
I like business and personal life to be distinct. Carter Burwell
But maybe because the dot-com world gives people positions at a younger age, and many women are prominent in this business, it will help change the view about who can run big companies. Christie Hefner
I do worry about young people in the business who have experienced a lot of success and are punted around doing those manic publicity trails, when you don't really know who you are yet. Sally Hawkins
Coca-Cola is the only business in the world where no matter which country or town or village you are in, if someone asks what do you do, and you say you work for Coca-Cola, you never have to answer the question, 'What is that?' Muhtar Kent
Great businesses can be built on scale. I think Amazon has built a phenomenal commerce business largely on scale. Their network effect isn't obvious to me, but boy, have they used scale effectively. Jeff Jordan
I designed collections around whatever struck my fancy... fruits, vegetables, politics, or peacocks! I entered in with no business sense. Lilly Pulitzer
I can be very reserved about things. My business side isn't shy. I can be like a general. But I've got a shy side. I'm also a lot deeper than people think, and a lot more sensitive. But I don't let people in too much.' Michael Bay
I started trying to be a writer and failed for years. I tried novels, short stories, sitcoms, movies, plays, anything. And then, to support myself, I had millions of jobs on the fringes of show business. Bruce Eric Kaplan
I like to read first thing in the morning. I'm addicted to the Kindle. I read a lot of business books, because I feel like I should figure out how to be a real businessman before someone figures out that I'm not one. I really enjoy reading classics as well, which I try to work in once every two months. Matt Mullenweg
Anybody with my background in the airline business who is not deaf is a fraud. Maurice Flanagan
As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work. Kevin McCarthy
I'm not out there trying to get press for myself nor am I trying to convince anybody that I'm living any kind of a life. I'm actually trying to convince people: I don't want you to know what I'm living, because it's none of your business. Kevin Spacey
I began learning the sportswriting business very early in life. Dick Schaap
I don't have more money. I won't have more money than any of the candidates, even the Republican candidates. We know that already. But we are building this campaign team like I would build a business. And that is, we are building it so far with no debt. Herman Cain
I've learned the importance of loving what you do. I have also learned more patience due to the nature of the music business. Randy Travis
I don't really know anything about the movie business, even though I've lived in Los Angeles my whole life - somehow I've never bumped into it. Lisa See
I left Mexico for artistic survival. If I had stayed, I would have been forced by the government, who control the movie business, to direct TV shows or commercials or infomercials for the government. Alfonso Cuaron
Any work that's worth doing has its challenges as well as its opportunities. That's true if you're running a business, it's true if you're trying to help on a campaign. Carly Fiorina
Even institutions of State, such as the judiciary, were seriously weakened, to the extent that the citizenry justifiably feared a breakdown in law and order. The business community was hit by a slump in sales and confidence, leading to reduced earnings and loss of jobs. Kamisese Mara
I work in a business environment forty hours a week, and writing is what I do to unwind. It allows me to transport myself to a happy place where I can indulge my hopes, beliefs, aspirations and fantasies. It also allows me to live and breathe a topic for eighteen months while I'm researching and writing. Ashwin Sanghi
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. Napoleon Hill
Films are hard to make and I think the word indulge really leads one to believe that it's an easy sort of business and it's really extremely difficult. Ken Russell
And I think that still is true of this business - which is basically research and development - that you probably spend more time in planning and training and designing for things to go wrong, and how you cope with them, than you do for things to go right. Alan Shepard
I'm not in the what-people-feel business. It is not my place to guess. Bill Dedman
I had a wonderful and very successful career in New York and had the privilege of working with some of the best editors and publishers in the business. Teresa Medeiros
I think my legacy should be that when I started in show business, there wasn't no such thing as rock n' roll. When I started with 'Tutti Frutti,' that's when rock really started rocking. Little Richard
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. Richard Branson
For me, the battle is finding the balance between wanting to spend time with my boys and then having enough perspective to still be the disciplinarian and, like, not be in the best friend business. Rob Lowe
I think that any business that thinks that the transaction is 'you give me money and I give you food, next, you give me money and I give you food, next,' without understanding that people deeply want to feel restored is in danger. Danny Meyer
I cannot do business. I cannot sit and say, 'How are you, the weather's great, how's your golf?' I'm like a bull in a china shop. Cilla Black
I've never felt like I was in the cookie business. I've always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience. Debbi Fields
I enjoy moving. I like to be in a new place. Settling down doesn't appeal to me much. I like the whole business of it. And I love the first night in the new place. Ruth Rendell
I was a little hesitant at taking the job at Atari. I had never programmed for a living and I worried it might get boring (building circuits seemed more fun). But I would probably still be in the video game business. David Crane
I buy when other people are selling. J. Paul Getty
I find myself going to places where I really have no business, speaking to these people in a whole other field that I have no extensive knowledge of. But I do it very often because it scares me. Alan Alda
For a very long time, I wasn't thought of as anyone with any credibility in the film world. Everybody is tramping through the swamp every day in this business. 'I'm worth it, I'm credible - believe me, give me a shot!' That's the way I feel on a consistent basis. Jessica Biel
All I wanted was to be big, to be in show business and to travel... and that's what I've been doing all my life. Count Basie
In 2012, the city of Austin erected an eight-foot-tall bronze statue of Willie Nelson in the heart of the business district. Schoolchildren, churchgoers, tourists, slackers, conventioneers, tech geeks - everybody, it seems - now congregate around this ponytailed shrine to outlaw country. Douglas Brinkley
I think we have lost our groove as a country. One of the reasons was the attack on 9/11. We got knocked off our game. From a country that always exported hope we went into the business of exporting fear. Thomas Friedman
I just wanted to be a businessman, and to me, the best way to understand business was to be an accountant. Aubrey McClendon
I have great admiration for the way the Americans do business. They drive a hard bargain, but once they do it, they stick to their contracts. Raghav Bahl
I've tended to work at fast-growing companies that improve the way business gets done. Jim Barksdale
Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success. Thomas J. Stanley
I have never concealed my dual citizenship. People involved in state business should probably declare their dual citizenship if they have it. Gennady Timchenko
If it doesn't sell, it isn't creative. David Ogilvy
America used to be a uniquely productive, low-cost place to do business. We had efficient infrastructure. We had limited regulation. We believed in the market. Michael Porter
I'm not going to dinner with somebody who eats like a bird, nor do I want to eat like a bird. But its weird: In our business, I'm a size 2 and considered curvy. Its important to remind young women, 'Listen, even skinny girls have cellulite, even Halle Berry has cellulite, and what you see in photos isn't totally real.' Sophia Bush
I'm done in this business, that's for sure. Marc Wallice
I do less waiting by the phone than anyone I know in the business. I don't wait for a job. I just go on to my own work. Grace Zabriskie
I certainly think you could look at the business side of how WWE was run, which was as a conservative company with little debt and strong cash balance. Linda McMahon
I had to give Justin Bieber a lot of shirts - he's a friend of the team, and we got a lot of love for Justin Bieber. I like the apparel business. That's another $100 million per year, easy. Birdman
If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
By making a company successful, you can provide more employment, and, if you treat your staff well, then your business itself becomes a charity. Guo Guangchang
I've always been able to keep my private life separate from my business. Ashley Tisdale
I want to democratize business news. Neil Cavuto
An exit is only a success if you set an exit as your primary goal. My primary goal was to build a globally influential tool, to build something from the ground up that could literally change how we communicated in business and individually. Ryan Holmes
Don't solicit feedback on your product, idea or your business just for validation purposes. You want to tell the people who can help move your idea forward, but if you're just looking to your friend, co-worker, husband or wife for validation, be careful. It can stop a lot of multimillion-dollar ideas in their tracks in the beginning. Sara Blakely
I'm not saying I wasn't flawed or amateurish. But you can never say I did anything to appease the music business. Patti Smith
I was embarrassed that I even wanted to become an actress because coming from L.A., with two older sisters in the business and a mom who had been a ballet dancer, it was such a cliche. Elizabeth Olsen
At a young age I always had an entrepreneurial spirit. So I'm trying to develop things on my own, too, and there are a couple things that have absolutely nothing to do with the entertainment business that I'm trying to tackle. We'll just sort of see. Jennifer Carpenter
I worked hard all my life as far as this music business. I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable. Tupac Shakur
I have very much enjoyed being in the music business in different roles through five different decades. Peter Asher
I think I've got my business notions and my sense for that sort of thing from my dad. My dad never had a chance to go to school. He couldn't read and write. But he was so smart. He was just one of those people that could just make the most of anything and everything that he had to work with. Dolly Parton
Automotive franchise laws were put in place decades ago to prevent a manufacturer from unfairly opening stores in direct competition with an existing franchise dealer that had already invested time, money and effort to open and promote their business. Elon Musk
Every small business will give you an entrepreneurial way of looking at things. I guarantee you that for every plant that closes, if you gave it to one small-business person in that community, he or she would find a way to make it work. The small-business attitude is you always find a way to make it work. Hamdi Ulukaya
I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations. Ralph Nader
Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business. Malcolm Forbes
I make playlists on my iPod like nobody's business! Jenna Ushkowitz
Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last. John Abizaid
I've lived the American dream. I was born and raised on the farm, first in my family to graduate from college. I spent 13 years working in our family business. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
I think that you have to bear in mind that music is about escape, and it's not unreasonable to think the music business would be based around escapism. Peter Hook
A lot of the point mags are going out of business. They dropped the pay tremendously and it's all because of the internet. I used to go out once a month to LA and shoot for one week. I'd make a ton of money then come back to New York and do whatever I wanted. Richard Kern
I'm not better than other politicians, but I'm different because I got into the game much later in life, after I had raised a family, after I had written a book, after I had been a successful lawyer. It's different when you get into this business after you've led a full life. I don't want to be a big man. I know who I am. Mario Cuomo
But we have to ask ourselves, what's the purpose of the stock market? It's supposed to be a source of capital for growing business. It's lost that purpose. Mark Cuban
Crack the science of loyalty at scale for local business, and that becomes something that can add a huge amount of value to an important sector of our economy. Seth Priebatsch
A rise in the level of saving can reduce aggregate activity temporarily but only a sustained high level of saving makes it possible to have the sustained high level of business investment that contributes to the long-run growth of output. Martin Feldstein
A lot of people heard 'Murda Business' and thought it was about killing people, trying to be tough and hardcore. If you actually listen to the lyrics, it's kind of silly and playful. Iggy Azalea
'Strictly Business' is about a young black man who is learning about himself, and that applies to a lot of young black men, those who are trying to find jobs. This film gives them a good look at that situation. Tommy Davidson
I consider myself lucky that Sheila Johnson, the cofounder of Black Entertainment Television, didn't choose to rest on her very impressive business laurels. Her luscious 100 percent modal scarves, printed with photos she takes all over the world, are gorgeous. Wearing one is like being wrapped in a hug. Gayle King
From the business point of view - not to overstate it - intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process. Long live service; long live performance. Esther Dyson
If studios don't get their money back, we don't have any movies. So it is important that films are successful, and I am fully supportive of that because I'm not just a director, I'm also not stupid. I've been in this business long enough and, to a certain extent, I'm a businessman; I know the importance of that. Ridley Scott
I didn't know Michael Hastings very well, but one thing about him was always obvious - he was born to be in the news business, he loved it, he was made for it. He wrote about Iraq and Afghanistan as places he had always been destined to visit. Matt Taibbi
Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed. Elbert Hubbard
As for the music business itself, the key things have not changed that much. It operates like any business and money still keeps things moving. Tom Jones
I hate the actor and audience business. An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment. D. H. Lawrence
A shady business never yields a sunny life. B. C. Forbes
Any man who goes into anything in life and does it better than the average will have a successful life. If he does it worse than the average, his life will not be successful. And no business can exist in which success cannot be won on that basis. Charles M. Schwab
I've learned, like with anything else, business is only as good as your connections and your resources. And some of the resources that I have are the fact that I work with huge artists. Daymond John
Greece is not an easy country to do business in. Ali Babacan
Generally the whole entertainment business now is bland. Eartha Kitt
I tend not to dwell on the parallels between chess and business, chess and the martial arts, or any two things for that matter, because the truth is that all pursuits are connected if we gain an eye for the thematic links. Joshua Waitzkin
Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business. Ludwig von Mises
I've seen this over and over again: people love it if you step up their experience. No one turns down an upgrade to business class in a plane. Robert Scoble
All things being equal, people will do business with a friend; all things being unequal, people will still do business with a friend. Mark McCormack
I started in business journalism from the outside, so when I started writing about markets and business, I was struck by the fact that markets seemed to work well even though people are often irrational, lack good information and are not perfect in the way they think about decisions. James Surowiecki
I have always been a business person. Bethenny Frankel
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people. Mary Kay Ash
I guess the worst moment I ever had in business was the fear that Southwest Airlines wouldn't get off the ground. Herb Kelleher
I'd always loved technology. It's something I always messed around with in computer labs at school. So I glommed onto it very early as way to differentiate myself in business. Daniel Suarez
I think one of the main reason's Rick Rosenthal and Whitewater PIctures decided to 'get in bed with me' on 'Fat Kid' was because I came in with a strong business plan as well as a creative vision on how to make the film. Matthew Lillard
I grew up in a show business family, so we've always had a great sense of balance, being so close to my parents. I've always known what is and isn't reality. Andy Gibb
I think in some ways I'm quite lucky to be living in London, there's this certain separation from the movie business. In that way, it's been quite easy to separate acting and going back to a normal life. Freddie Highmore
I have a company called Earl Campbell Foods. I got into the meat business in 1991. Earl Campbell
I did not go into the film business to be symbolized as someone else's vision of me. Sidney Poitier
I would like to be remembered as a responsible human being who handled business while also taking care of his family. Rob Brown
Employers and business leaders need people who can think for themselves - who can take initiative and be the solution to problems. Stephen Covey
I do my business in the morning, and then at 2 P.M., I write fiction for the rest of the day. I like my husband, so I don't work at weekends. Amy Bloom
I went into radio in 1965 when I got a license for CJOR 600 AM. It was my second business. Jim Pattison
I see the level of sophistication and knowledge about business growing dramatically. Several decades ago, only a few companies thought about international business. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
I think if you checked the attendance records of all the announcers, you'd find a lot better record than you would of anybody else in any other business because we love the game and have a passion for it. Ernie Harwell
Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people. Steve Jobs
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality. Henry Ward Beecher
I wear two hats. The one is business and increasing my shareholders' value; the other is social responsibility. Guler Sabanci
After three major movies, I was like, 'Oh, I guess you're supposed to get a publicist?' Girls that are in the business now that are successful are more savvy. Elisabeth Shue
CNN canceled all the shows I was on. They're going in a different direction, but that's their privilege. They own the business. Robert Novak
If the White House could do more to tell parents that getting children reading is their business too, we'd see a big difference. Hollywood and the NBA or NFL could step in, too. In England they have an event called Book Day, where every child receives a pound to use at any bookstore. James Patterson
According to the Small Business Administration, more than 70 percent of all family businesses do not survive through the second generation, and 8 percent do not make it to a third. Kit Bond
As I got older, I had a bunch of friends that were various teen stars. I've always known people in the spotlight and people who just grew up in L.A. and had nothing to do with the industry. It's not a glamorous thing to me. It's just a different type of business. Troian Bellisario
As entrepreneurs, we often get pressured into hiring an industry executive. While it's good to hire people with experience, it can also be a stumbling block because they think about the business the same way everyone else does. Blake Mycoskie
I have several writer friends, but I don't involve them in my work process. I'm more likely to talk about the business of publishing with them. Jodi Picoult
I think that business book reporting, it's all Jim Collins, it's the story of victory; it's success bias over and over again. Ben Horowitz
I like playing Vernon Dursley in 'Harry Potter,' because that gives me a license to be horrible to kids. I hate the odious business of sucking up to the public. Richard Griffiths
Experience counts in government even more than in business. Mo Ibrahim
I made an enormous amount of money in the record business as a result of owning so much of what I was doing... I owned all those albums and continued to own my catalog. Lou Adler
Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does. Jane Austen
I work in a strange business, and 'trust' is a word that's not even in the vocabulary. Kim Basinger
By 2003, every fool was getting into real estate. The checkout girl at my local supermarket handed me her newly printed real estate agent business card. Robert Kiyosaki
How important is failure - yes, failure - to the health of a thriving, innovative business? So important that Ratan Tata, chairman of India's largest corporation, gives an annual award to the employee who comes up with the best idea that failed. Naveen Jain
Every business and every product has risks. You can't get around it. Lee Iacocca
'In Search of Excellence' - even the title - is a reminder that business isn't dry, dreary, boring, or by the numbers. Life at work can be cool - and work that's cool isn't confined to Tiger Woods, Yo-Yo Ma, or Tom Hanks. It's available to all of us and any of us. Tom Peters
I can't help thinking if she - the director of a government agency - is this ignorant about what funding is available and where the money comes from - how often lower-level bureaucrats must give wrong answers when people are looking for help to start a business. Matthew Lesko
Christmas is over and Business is Business. Franklin Pierce Adams
If you look around at the people in show business today they are basically the people who didn't give up. Brent Spiner
If you are a musician and you don't show any interest on the business level then you are actually vulnerable and people will rip you off. They will sweet talk you into anything. Michael Schenker
I think the show has sort of given me a name in this business and allowed a lot of people the opportunity to see what I can do, and it's just sort of like a sweet starting point. Shiri Appleby
Got to build that business base and then you can fund all the things people want: education, health care, strong law enforcement, roads, bridges, infrastructure - all those things flow from that economic base. John Hoeven
Before I came out, I had a lot of anger. For years people would ask, 'How are you doing?' and I'd say, 'Good, fine.' It's show business, and that's what you have to show. Ricky Martin
I think it's being thrown at the wolves, we call it in our business. Dick Van Dyke
At Wal-Mart, it goes back to Sam Walton and the foundation and business model that we simply operate for less, or everyday low cost. We're known for operating in a very efficient way and then giving those savings to customers. Mike Duke
I think of these things as obstacles rather than opportunities, because if they were opportunities it means I actually took the business of doing them seriously. To take myself too seriously is the gentle kiss of death. Leon Redbone
If I don't get along with Democrats, I'm sort of, like, out of business. Donald Trump
I never really studied business in school. I kind of wish I had, but how boring is that? Mick Jagger
I couldn't care less about business. Manolo Blahnik
I hope more people will ask diamond companies to continue changing the way they do business in Africa. Djimon Hounsou
If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along - whether it be business, family relations, or life itself. Bernard Meltzer
If you fire people, you fire customers. Ferdinand Piech
How you present yourself is nobody's business but your own. The stylists have an opinion. The hair people have an opinion. The fans and the management have opinions. Ultimately, you have to trust that you are the safe-keeper of yourself. Shirley Manson
I think there are a lot of honest people doing honest business on online auctions. But the control on these Web sites is pretty minimal. Dan Butler
Cutting prices or putting things on sale is not sustainable business strategy. The other side of it is that you can't cut enough costs to save your way to prosperity. Howard Schultz
I never hurt nobody but myself and that's nobody's business but my own. Billie Holiday
I don't run a non-profit. There are lots of non-profits in America - in Detroit, parts of Wall Street, etc. I run a not for profit. We're a business. The only difference is that instead of selling soap or sneakers, we sell hope and leadership. Nancy Lublin
I'd only been in the business three or four years, but I told myself that someday I'd like to be Mort Janklow. Larry Kirshbaum
I was born in Springfield and raised in West Springfield. My father ran a dry cleaning business and was a salesman. Mike Scully
If you count my childhood appearances in a few TV shows and being the son of two well-known actor parents in the U.K., plus three years of drama school, you could say that I've been pretty much surrounded by the business of acting and performing my entire life. Linus Roache
As the owner of the Arison Group, a philanthropic and business enterprise that spans across 40 countries in 5 continents, my ongoing challenge is to bridge the gap between what I envision and its understanding and practical implementation. The Arison Group operates to realize the overall vision of Doing Good. Shari Arison
I don't believe in funerals. I believe in celebrating life, and showing people, while they're alive, how much I care about them. And I don't believe in this business of burial. I'm an organ donor. Whether its my skin or my eyeballs, use whatever bits are intact and put the rest in the garbage. Carmen Dell'Orefice
I don't understand business minds. I consider myself an artist, and they just really don't mix. Kathleen Rose Perkins
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. Grenville Kleiser
I know how hard it is to send two kids to college when you ain't got nothing. I know people may not think of me in that way, but this business gives you ups and downs. Gladys Knight
I brought my sons into the business to extend my working life, so I could keep my hand in the business. Leonard N. Stern
Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box. Dirk Benedict
I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded. Kristen Bell
As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less. Morgan Freeman
Customers are the reason we open our doors every day, and keep the machines humming all night long. Customers determine what we eat, where we live, whether we stay in business. Harvey Mackay
Business owners should not have to choose between violating their faith and violating the law. David Green
A lot of family members worked in the joint commodities family business. It was a classic case of capitalism at work and socialism at home. Uday Kotak
A business of high principle generates greater drive and effectiveness because people know that they can do the right thing decisively and with confidence. Marvin Bower
But this is called show business, not show family. Alice Barrett
A bigger business is like a cruise ship: There are lots of amenities and you can go a lot further, but it's harder to turn quickly. Tony Hsieh
I'm constantly amazed that owners and managers of all businesses don't train their people to call the person who pays by credit card by name. It definitely makes the customer feel good and will be a factor in bringing them back to your place of business. Zig Ziglar
I don't think 'my way or the highway' works, that mentality. And that's what the Tea Party has done: drawn a line in the sand. I'm sorry - that doesn't work in business, that doesn't work in your family, it certainly doesn't work in government and our Congress. Patrick Murphy
And what most people don't understand is the bulk of business in this country is small business. Alphonso Jackson
Artists are notoriously snooty and suspicious of anything coming from the business community. David Byrne
I work in a business of extremes, so when you are with someone who is very calm and logical, it's a great kind of balance to have. Owain Yeoman
I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business. Rob Paulsen
I believe our philosophy of conscious capitalism will eventually be widely adopted primarily because it is a better way to do business, and it creates more total value in the world for all of its stakeholders. John Mackey
I ended up buying business.com for $150,000 because I wanted to make it a magazine. It would have been a 'Time'-type magazine: how to do business on the Internet. And I was offered a lot of money for that domain. I played two buyers against each other. Marc Ostrofsky
In a way, fraud in business is no different from infidelity in marriage or plagiarism in scholarly work. Even people committed to high moral standards succumb. Miroslav Volf
I believe I made it in show business. Sidney Sheinberg
I'm trying to do it my way. For me to be happy in the business means I have to do it myself. Julian Cope
I was terrified the first time that I had a big problem in my business. I was obviously terrified when they diagnosed me with cancer in 1994. I was terrified when my son used to drive too fast. But I do believe in the fact that fear is not an option, so I always try to face it and not be afraid. Diane von Furstenberg
Big companies often use their leverage to take stakes in would-be suppliers, especially in the technology business. Alex Berenson
From being a little girl in the projects, going through all of the mess that I was going through, to ending up at the Inauguration for the first African-American president, I'm speechless right now because I never thought I'd - I never ever - I couldn't even see that far. Even when I ended up in the music business, I couldn't see that. Mary J. Blige
'New Jack City' and 'Boyz 'N the Hood' are realities, but movies like 'Strictly Business' are realities, too. Tommy Davidson
Constraining business is absolutely wrong. Sergey Galitsky
I've had an addiction for a long time to the whole business of maximizing one's potential, what I call human activation. The vehicle for actualizing oneself is choice, options, seeking out the proper choices. Padgett Powell
I am disappointed in the music business, I feel like a lot of people in the music business are phoney, there's a lot of people who will abuse and take my kindness. Blu Cantrell
I needed the time to go to college and spend years with people who aren't in the business and become a person on my own in order to be the person that I am and the performer that I am. I wouldn't give that up to be in blockbusters or have more money. Sarah Steele
If I was in a situation where it wasn't working and I had a choice with another man, I'm gonna assess it like a business deal: who is the better person for me? Patti Stanger
I only am in this business because I enjoy it. I think that is the only way to be in the business. Jake Lloyd
I wanted to be an actor from a young age, but actually becoming one and seen the ugly side of the world does feel different and sometimes unwelcome. There are shallow, vapid, untalented people zombieing the streets of Hollywood, adding decadence and immorality to an already extravagant business. Fran Kranz
I'm a pitchman, my business comes from the pitch, nothing else. Billy Mays
I love producing. I am loving doing that. I think that is my most natural space in the business. I just love producing or editing and that's where I thrive. Will Smith
I think early on I knew what I was going to do and it was based a lot on familiarity but it was also because I didn't have a lot of skills. There was nothing I wanted t be. I didn't want to be a doctor. I wanted to be in show business. Christopher Walken
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod. Winston Churchill
Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step - it is an old business procedure. Fran Lebowitz
I'm not in the advertising business, but I think it would be very nice if people went to see the film Hamlet, because it was made with love and integrity. Julie Christie
If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical foundation, as well as the business foundation, and the experience foundation, then the building won't crumble. Henry Kravis
And so I've always been fascinated by the technical end of theater, and a lot of my closest friends are not actors, but in the other end of the business. Rene Auberjonois
Girls shouldn't worry about being the equal of men in the business world. Marilyn Monroe
And the problem is once you get into this campaign business and begin to have a lot of money, then the person on the bench begins to think - what's going to happen if I decide the case this way or that way? Stephen Breyer
Generally speaking, historically in this country, the care of a child has been thought of as female business. Eddie Bernice Johnson
I get great satisfaction from both business and philanthropy. Donald Bren
Goodrich is a perfect addition to our Hamilton Sundstrand business. And with a strong portfolio of complementary products, Goodrich also brought great leadership balance, great opportunities to provide more integrated systems. Louis R. Chenevert
I owe a lot to my dad, just for having provided the wrestling business for us to get into. Owen Hart
I had very little exposure to business growing up. I also was very focused on the Civil Rights Movement. And I saw law as a vehicle to really bring about substantial change. Kenneth Chenault
If you can play live and support yourself, it's one of the few ways you're going to actually get paid in this business these days. Page McConnell
I am a graduate in business management with specialisation in finance, and I love accounts! Tena Desae
I suppose I have very undesirable traits. I am very critical, which is very undesirable. But it is good from a business point of view. John Caudwell
All my kids have worked in the family business. I've been successful at that. My family knows how to work. We all started working very young. Alex Spanos
But once you have some success in one style, the business wants to lock you in that vein forever. Richard Marx
As you watch the world crumble, try taking your Armageddon with this sprinkling of irony: Over the last three decades, business has got virtually everything it wanted, and its doomsday scenario from the 1970s has come true because of it. Thomas Frank
Business is in itself a power. Garet Garrett
I think if you're in this business, like any high-stakes business, the highs and lows can make you a manic-depressive person, if you weren't that way to start with. 'Cause it's just so crazy on your psyche. A lot of it has to do with people thinking they're greater than someone else. Joan Cusack
I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business. Chester A. Arthur
A well-functioning microfinance bank can actually be a profitable business as well. So it became a perfect proof point that, through business, you can provide an experience that leads to individual self-empowerment. Pierre Omidyar
Having disrupted business practices, social interactions and political campaigns, 2011 will be seen as the year that the rise of the Internet first disrupted foreign relations. Douglas Alexander
If you are under the illusion that you can start a business and run it at your life's schedule, you are mistaken. The business is like a starving puppy - when it needs to eat, then it needs to eat regardless of what you have going on personally. Robert Herjavec
I often think of the different ways Goethe and Darwin got at evolution. Goethe had the poetic conception of it all right; Darwin worked it out step by step. Who's ahead? And which has any business scoffing at the other? Susan Glaspell
I am in a business that's built on record sales and reputation and how your single is doing and where your song is on iTunes. But the kind of music that I do comes from my beliefs. Steven Curtis Chapman
Buzz and the right publicist are not only important but crucial in show business. Halston
If you do not feel equal to the headaches that psychiatry induces, you are in the wrong business. It is work - work the like of which I do not know. Harry Stack Sullivan
Basically he never went to work and didn't have a job. Of course I thought he did. I thought he was on the phone doing business deals instead of borrowing money from people. Christie Brinkley
Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Sam Walton
I always knew that I wanted to do something in business and I prepared myself for that. Earl Campbell
I grew up in a show-business family, but we were working-class show business. There was nothing glamorous about it. You had great things one day and the next day, nothing. Sally Field
Being fired from a show - being fired in any way, in any instance, any business - is just hard. Kathleen Rose Perkins
I think everybody has their own way of looking at their lives as some kind of pilgrimage. Some people will see their role as a pilgrim in terms of setting up a fine family, or establishing a business inheritance. Everyone's got their own definition. Eric Clapton
Don't go in and tell somebody else how to run their business. Carl Icahn
In 2013, Samsung accounted for about 20 percent of South Korea's total business profits. Samsung Electronics, just one of scores of subsidiaries, accounts for close to 15 percent of the total shares in the South Korean stock market. But you don't need to know these figures to get a feel for Samsung's hold on the country. Kim Young-ha
An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's. Will Rogers
I've seen so many people in this business that made a fortune. They get old and broke and can't make any money. I tell you something... no one's going to play a benefit for Jimmy Dean. Jimmy Dean
China is a government-oriented economy. No one can say he can run his business entirely without government connections. Anybody who says that he or she can do things alone... is a hypocrite. Wang Jianlin
After six years at Le Cirque, I decided to start my own business. I opened Daniel at 76th Street in May '93. Daniel Boulud
Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business. Christopher Lasch
If I'm doing something in fashion, I will try to respect the 'laws' of the business, but I will try to keep my integrity and my respect for the designers and for my readers. Carine Roitfeld
I can show bands how to produce themselves. In the same way, many bands think you can't make it without some fat cat in London or New York to manage you. That's just crap. All you need is someone a bit older than you with a bit of business nous whom you trust. Johnny Marr
But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy. Jodie Foster
Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design. Herbert Simon
If politics and business fail us, of course the military will be called in. In the developing world, the massive and repeated ecological disasters are quite commonly met by the military. Bruce Sterling
I think when I got drawn to film, I didn't know it was a business. I mean, like most filmmakers, I probably saw more films than a lot of people when I was a kid. But I watched them on TV as well. I was no purist about it. I spent lots of time in movie theaters, but I also watched a lot of films on TV. Allison Anders
Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good shape mentally and physically. Juliette Binoche
I don't want people poking around in my private stuff. They've no business in it. My work is what I give to people, that's my job, and that's where it stops. Brendan Gleeson
If I could set a world record, it would be that I have 150 business partners, all with thriving businesses of their own that started with nothing and I made the difference to make them all billionaires. Barbara Corcoran
American politicians are responsive almost solely to the interests and desires of their rich constituents and interest groups that primarily represent big business. Alex Pareene
I found that so many people in the music business started out as metalheads in the Eighties - whether they're songwriters, producers, engineers or executives, and no matter what they look like, with short hair, suits or whatever. I feel like my generation of metal kids really tends to populate the music world to a large extent. Rivers Cuomo
I've set the model of showing fighters how they should conduct their business. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
I went into the family business. To me, it was the norm and not the exception. Tyne Daly
If you have to forecast, forecast often. Edgar Fiedler
If my daughter wants to get into this business, I would support that decision. She's going to have a hard time not being in it. She loves food and she's around it all the time. Bobby Flay
I've wanted to be Mick Jagger since I was 18. One of the things I love about music is that you don't have to be dependent on other people like you are in the film business. I hate being dependent on anyone. With my music, I can do whatever I want. I also think it's made me more relaxed as an actress. Emmanuelle Seigner
As anyone who goes into dog-rescue knows, it is not a for-profit business, but the rewards are priceless for me. Emmylou Harris
I'm not sure if I've learned anything from show business. Life in general has taught me if you're kind to people, everything gets easier. Being a decent person really smoothes the way for you and everyone else. Alan Arkin
Businesses can lead with their values and make money, too. You don't have to simply be purely profit-driven. You can integrate social and environmental concerns into a business, be a caring business, be a generous business and still do very well financially. Jerry Greenfield
A lot of performing instincts are involved in the business of direction, but so is analysis and having a sense of literature. Trevor Nunn
A healthy society rests on three pillars: business, government and civil society, or non-profits. Each has a distinct and important role to play, and all three need to work together synergistically to create the most value for society. John Mackey
I'm in show business... I want to hang out with Janet Jackson, not Jesse Jackson. Chris Rock
Football, that's just athletics. But in the business world - doing everything - people are competing. So you need good work ethics, and I think it helped me to develop good work ethics, being in a small town. Herschel Walker
Business today consists in persuading crowds. T. S. Eliot
Especially in the food business, critics take very seriously how much power they have. They can shut a restaurant down. Jon Favreau
A great nation like the United States has many and varied interests, and we need both to do business with tyrants and to engage constantly in multilateral diplomacy. Elliott Abrams
'Cold Case Files' and similar shows do bang up business, which points to a certain thirst for details in the viewership, but it seems like all the news chat shows continue to force the myth that Americans can't stand detail and have no interest in an idea that can't fit on a bumper sticker. Hal Sparks
I am kind of a private person, so I don't miss that part of show business at all. Looking back on my career in television and making a movie like 'The Sound of Music' from an adult point of view, it actually seems kind of unreal. I was involved in shows that people grew up with - that hold memories for them - and it's a cool feeling. Angela Cartwright
I don't really have a bad premiere experience. They're exciting at first. I think, when you first get into the business, you're excited about going down the line and seeing what that's like. Cole Hauser
A consultant is someone who saves his client almost enough to pay his fee. Arnold H. Glasow
If you're in the WWE, it's like show business boot camp. You learn a little bit about everything as far as show business is involved. Chris Jericho
I wake up every morning and I feel like I'm juggling glass balls. I live in Los Angeles, my business is run out of London, and most evenings I'm cuddled up in front of Skype, in my dressing gown, speaking with my studio in London. I travel a lot, my team travel a lot, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Victoria Beckham
Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and, especially, in investing. Robert Kiyosaki
Every actress has to face the facts there are younger, more beautiful girls right behind you. Once you've gone beyond the vanity of the business, you'll take on the tough roles. Jean Simmons
In 1989, I started the National Association of Business Women. We incorporated microfinance and different job training for women. We did a survey, with USAID, that found women lacked training, credit and information. Joyce Banda
I'm in this business to make films, not get deluded by the system. The system is set up to give you a headache. George Tillman, Jr.
Business and the state have a common interest; not an adversarial interest. Roy Barnes
A lot of people in this business are born with money or family connections. Greta Van Susteren
God has blessed me with a wonderful family, a successful business, and outstanding employees. I do not take these blessings lightly. David Green
I've seen disgusting excess in business, and I've seen disgusting excess in Washington. But at the same time, I've certainly learned that Washington matters and that you can't ignore it, especially when you get into telecom. Esther Dyson
I am especially grateful that I have been able to keep my own style over the decades, in spite of the many changes that have taken place in the world of fashion and in its business. Valentino Garavani
First, speaking for myself, I don't want to ever be in a position where I'm telling other directors how to make movies, because I don't think it's any of my business. John Frankenheimer
I made mistakes, but I'm luckier than most. I've got a successful business, lots of fans who think a lot of me and a family who loves me. Sugar Ray Leonard
At the Harvard Business School, I really felt I had gained the ability to resolve difficult issues. But I also felt that I wasn't in the mainstream with my fellow students. During job-hunting season, for example, everybody shaved their beards for interviews. I thought, 'This is crazy.' So I grew a beard. Thomas G. Stemberg
I was not pushed into the business by anything other than my own ambition and my own dream of wanting to act. Tina Majorino
I've never seen a worse situation than that of young writers in the United States. The publishing business in North America is so commercialized. Manuel Puig
I grew up in an entertainment family, and so I saw how susceptible you are to the ups and downs of this business. Will Ferrell
I always switch off from the business when I go across the threshold. Home is home, and I try to keep it that way. John Caudwell
I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing. Izaak Walton
I mean, sports are big, big, big business. Phil Lesh
I'm an introvert at heart... And show business - even though I've loved it so much - has always been hard for me. Roy Rogers
I hope we business people can invest more aggressively outside Metro Manila, whether in real estate, factories, or other enterprises, in order to give equal opportunities to all other regions. Andrew Tan
I'm quitting the business today. I'm going to open up an appliance store, I've always really been into toasters. I'm giving it all up. Dane Cook
I was so enamored with the idea of being in show business so everything was bright to me. I mean, I didn't think of it as being tough and things like that. Billy Eckstine
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, 'You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit.' As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit. Mitch Hedberg
I've been in this business so long, it just doesn't faze me. I know what's going to happen before it happens. Dustin Diamond
All that non-fiction can do is answer questions. It's fiction's business to ask them. Richard Hughes
Absolutely. I think that this is - politics is a tough business. I describe it as a full contact sport. You have to be prepared to get in there and mix it up. John Thune
If businesses don't know from state to state what the requirements are for taxes, they have to waste a lot of money on accountants and lawyers before deciding to expand their business into the state next door. Bob Goodlatte
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. Abraham Lincoln
Cutting prices or putting things on sale is not sustainable business strategy. Howard Schultz
Acting is a precarious business. I have had periods where I felt like I couldn't get arrested, but you have to see it as a long game. Ewen Bremner
I'm sure people in the business have said: She's too old for that part. I don't hear about it because your agent protects you from those negative things. Felicity Kendal
I am no technophobe. I like being able to calibrate communication, depending on the situation - texting for the simple and immediate; email for business or when I want to put some lag time into the exchange; Twitter to promote something; Facebook to draw a crowd. David Horsey
I've always felt writing is an art. Publishing is a business. I felt strongly if I was going to write, I would write what I wanted to, and if the 'market' didn't respond, there was nothing I could really do about it. M. J. Rose
I never dreamt of being a musician for my livelihood. I certainly never would have wanted to be in the business that I'm in, meaning the fame and the glory, the glitter, the rock star, the famous part. Eddie Van Halen
At Current, television is all we do - that's our business. We don't have amusement parks I have to worry about, we don't have environmental cases against us, we don't have a series of outdoor-advertising companies. Keith Olbermann
I farm - there is something visceral about being attached to the land. I am a recording engineer. I do my own laundry most days, and I get on with the business of living. Sandra Lerner
All kids love to get dirty, but if I wandered into the garage, my father would say: 'Son, you're not going to have filthy hands like mine. You're going into show business.' Bruce Forsyth
Being from a very traditional Chinese-American family, my parents believed the only options to have a successful life were to be a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer or a business person. Phillip Lim
I have entered the sports equipment business with 'Bhajji Sports.' I am applying for ICC clearance so that cricket bats with 'Bhajji Sports' logos could be used for international matches. In domestic circuit, the Punjab team is already wearing Bhajji Sports dresses for the Ranji Trophy matches. Harbhajan Singh
I still run into people in the business who skip over any other credits I have and say, 'I loved 'Hey, Dude!' This was back in '88, '89, '90. It was a goofy show about kids working at a dude ranch in Arizona. We did 65 episodes; I wrote 13 of them. We didn't know what we were doing, but it was writers' boot camp. It was great. Graham Yost
Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves. Herbert Hoover
Aaron Spelling always had his finger on the pulse of pop culture, he knew what the public wanted to see. He was one of the most loyal men in this business and believed in me at a time in my career when no one else would. My prayers are with his family. Alyssa Milano
I want business to prosper and make a profit caused by business expansion and prosperity. Roy Barnes
I was raised with a sense of entrepreneurship - my father owned a roofing business, and I grew up with the idea that you never want someone telling you what you can and cannot do. Anthony Mackie
I spend 90 percent of my time saying no, and my accountant yells at me for it, but when I started in this business, I wanted my career to have legs. Omar Epps
After a while of getting jerked around, you realize what the business is really made up of. Tori Amos
I never got in this business, in cinema, to make horror movies. They arrived on my doorstep and I got typecast. Which was fine, I enjoy it, but I got into this business to make westerns. And the kind of westerns I used to see, they died. So that didn't work out. John Carpenter
I always vote for the guy I think can get it done. And it ain't nobody's business who I vote for, but I voted for Clinton twice. And that just blows people's minds when they hear that. Toby Keith
I suppose it's possible that a writer would have feeling for his characters, but I can't see how, because writing is such a meticulous, intricate, technical business. I wish I could say that I love my characters and that frequently they take over the book and run away with the plot and so on. But they don't exist. John Banville
Growing up, around the dinner table my father and I didn't talk sports. We talked business. Jared Kushner
Artwork is not like a commercial business; there is no such thing as a schedule for art. You can't hurry art. Michael Heizer
Everyone's got unfinished business with Barcelona. They're the greatest team in the world. Frank Lampard
Approach your business partners with concepts that they can get their heads around, and try to respond to their needs. Chad Hurley
If you really want to see more work that reflects your values, you have to produce it. You have to be a contributor to the business. Erik King
I had Dell for four and a half years, and its sales are still phenomenal, but their operating margins started to contract, so I sold it in early 1999. There's nothing wrong with Dell! It's a fine company. It's just the business risk they took. Louis Navellier
I'm rebelling against being handed a career, like, 'You're the next this; you're the next that.' I'm not the next anything, I'm the first me. I can't be myself, I can't just be Idris Elba. But that's just the nature of the business. Idris Elba
I try to have fun; I try to inject myself into my work and have a good time along the way and not lose sight of who I am, and who my friends are, and all of these things that treating it like a business might hinder. I try to keep that hobby mentality. Ray William Johnson
I hope that the Senate acts quickly to pass this legislation so that Americans will no longer worry about having to sell the family farm or business to pay taxes after the death of a loved one. Doc Hastings
I begin early in the morning and edit everything I wrote the previous day. I write until mid-afternoon. My goal is to write a chapter per week, and if I am not finished by Friday, I write on the weekend. I get a lot of fan emails and answer them every day. In the late afternoon, I attend to the business of publishing, etc. Virginia Henley
I see no conflict whatsoever between Christianity and good business practices. People say you can't mix business with religion. I say there's no other way. S. Truett Cathy
I've been doing TV for fourteen years, and I've always had a fascination with the political business side. It's ruled my life. Ratings or no ratings have decided where I live, who I work with, and how long I'll be doing that particular job. Charlotte Ross
I've always had an interest in business, and my interest in business has really expanded over the years. Derek Jeter
I found an approach to investing that made enormous sense to me: rigorously analyzing a company's fundamentals, understanding exactly how it makes money, developing a view on the business's future prospects, and deciding if it's a good business. Joe Mansueto
Funnily enough, when I was leaving school and they asked you what you were going to do, and I just liked acting, that's never what I would say. I would always say I would go into business, even though I didn't really know what was meant by that. Kylie Minogue
Faculty met, and after the usual business, some conversation was had about certain students being addicted to drinking, and it was reported that a citizen of the village had informed a member of the Faculty that there was a good deal of drinking this term among the students. Daniel H. Hill
I use doodling for a variety of reasons: I use it to get clarity around a concept, I use it to relax, I use it to communicate ideas with others and get their refinement of them, I use it to map complex systems for companies, I use it to run innovation games for business, I use it to get insight on something puzzling me. Sunni Brown
I have degrees in social science, math and physics. Everything but business. Glen Taylor
I didn't go to business school, didn't care about financial stuff and the stock market. Anita Roddick
I've had many failures in terms of technological... business... and even research failures. I really believe that entrepreneurship is about being able to face failure, manage failure and succeed after failing. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
I like to learn about things. I could learn about business, which I knew nothing about. Since the age of 7, I wanted to be a doctor and nothing else. Vincent Lo
A lot of people say I'd miss show business if I quit. I'd miss some of it. Now it's the only life I know. Loretta Lynn
In 2008, Milton Sheppard opened the Waiter Training School in the Bronx, N.Y., charging $175 for courses, but the business soon ran out of money. He now operates a clown college in the same space. David Sax
I love big business! Clint Eastwood
I've fallen back on this periodically, although I must say that getting out of the grocery business ranked right up there with getting out of the army as one of the happier experiences of my life. David Eddings
I'm 47 years old. I couldn't compete with Beyonce. I'm not competing with anyone. I've already established myself as an artist. I've been in this business for 30 years. There's no reason for me to compete with anyone. Stephanie Mills
I like the city. I like the concrete. I like big business. I like being a CEO of my own company and having a lot of responsibilities. At the same time, when I can go off with a backpack or off on a surfboard or even off on a run somewhere in the woods - that's where I'm really happy. Matthew McConaughey
Coming back to your native land after an absence of many years is a surprisingly unsettling business, a little like waking from a long coma. Time, you discover, has wrought changes that leave you feeling mildly foolish and out of touch. Bill Bryson
I am very aware now that music is a business, but there is also a way to go about making music that is true to yourself as opposed to doing, you know, just going through the motions and making things that would just be commercially successful. Ronnie Montrose
If anything is good for pounding humility into you permanently, it's the restaurant business. Anthony Bourdain
I kind of get a next-gen game machine, but competing for the home entertainment business? We'll see how that goes. Warren Spector
And ours is a business that requires discipline and focus. Jim Cantalupo
Comedy is a very, very, very stringent business. Chuck Jones
Being properly prepared is one of the biggest assets in business and in athletic competition. Keeth Smart
Any time you choose not to hide your tattoo, you're limiting your social sphere, because they're not popular in big business. Helen Fisher
Governor Romney has a great business background. He is extremely well educated. He has several degrees from Harvard, including, you know, business and including a law degree. Clint Eastwood
Again, talent is the real import of being in the business. Bobby Sherman
I get a lot of fan mail addressed to Bilbo and sometimes Sir Bilbo - it's hardly ever addressed to Ian Holm, in fact. My business manager drafts the replies, and then I pop in to the office and sign them, 'Bilbo!' Ian Holm
Every successful business, even Google, Facebook, Twitter, started with a combination of manual improvements and friends of the founders using the site. James Altucher
At first I missed it, but it was the amazing energy thing that happened during shows, when a lot of people were like Yay Yay Yeah! I missed that for a while. But I don't miss the regular and the business side of that whole thing. Bill Kreutzmann
I got an offer in 1992 to buy a major-league team. I turned down the offer because I don't want my love of the game to involve business. Garth Brooks
If the Europeans want to intervene, that's their business. But if I were president, I would remove every United States soldier from the Balkan peninsula. Pat Buchanan
I think the key to making records generally is to make 'em for yourself, regardless of the climate in the business. John Oates
Building a mission and building a business go hand in hand. The primary thing that excites me is the mission. But we have always had a healthy understanding that we need to do both. Mark Zuckerberg
I think all women in Hollywood are known as sex symbols. That's what our purpose is in this business. You're merchandised, you're a product. You're sold and it's based on sex. But that's okay. I think women should be empowered by that, not degraded. Megan Fox
If I was coming into the business today, I wouldn't be in it. Knowing what I know, absolutely not. Jason Patric
All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgements of probabilities, and not on certainties. Charles William Eliot
I figure anything over 13 weeks in this business is pretty good. Wink Martindale
If you want to be in the automotive business, you go to Detroit, and you figure it out. If you want to be in entertainment, go to where it's at. Go to Hollywood, go to New York. Nick Cannon
I work a lot of hours, and in this business you really try to keep as busy as you possibly can. Sometimes when you really focus on kids in your free time you lose the husband and wife relationship to some degree. It's been a real focus for us to make sure we stay focused on us two. Cameron Mathison
For better or worse, the people who become leaders and decision makers in politics, law and business are going to come from schools like Princeton. Brian Kernighan
Hollywood is in the perception business where you create layers to create mystery. In Silicon Valley it's about taking away the layers to get to the substance. MC Hammer
If I had intended for 'Minecraft' to end up on consoles, I wouldn't have developed the game in Java. The decision to port the game to consoles came from a combination of player requests, a desire to play around with the brand on different platforms, and some interesting business deals. Markus Persson
I heard someone from the music business saying they are no longer looking for talent, they want people with a certain look and a willingness to cooperate. Joni Mitchell
I realized that there was something internal that I could gain from pursuing this career as an actor. However, once I got into the business I just really abhorred what this career can drum up inside of a person. Sonja Sohn
I think I was always interested in animals. If a man likes a woman, you know, he might discuss business, but there's a part of his brain that is looking at the girl coming in and checking the girls. I do the same with animals. Isabella Rossellini
I never thought of having platinum albums and winning awards. I just wanted to write songs and sing when I started out in the music business. Randy Travis
All the things I love is what my business is all about. Martha Stewart
A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results. B. C. Forbes
I came from a real working-class show business family. Sally Field
I retired from public Business from a thorough Conviction that it was not in my Power to do any Good, and very much disgusted with Measures, which appeared to me inconsistent with common Policy and Justice. George Mason
I feel like once the song is done, you put it out there and if people want to do bizarre remixes, if people want to make strange videos, great. You know, like chaos theory applied to the music business. Moby
I was a baseball player, I taught baseball, and all of a sudden I was in the business world. Now I used the baseball world to talk about their product. Not too much, just enough to keep going. Just be yourself and you'll never have a problem. That's what I did. Willie Mays
I'm happy to report that 'The New Press' is still in business to this day. But not thanks to me. I was a really bad publishing intern. Lev Grossman
All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties. William Reddington Hewlett
Every part of your business will change based on what I consider predictive analytics of the future. Ginni Rometty
Even though I'm a hype man myself, I like the practicality of it all. People who understand how to turn a profit. At the end of the day, this is still business so I'm looking for real practical knowledge of how to actually make money, not necessarily raise it. Gary Vaynerchuk
I went onto reality TV as a business decision. Bethenny Frankel
I took a job at the Walt Disney Company and after 18 months decided to go to business school at Harvard. I was awestruck by the campus. My first reaction was 'I don't belong here.' Then I said, 'I'm here; let's get on with it.' Jason Kilar
I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend. Elvis Presley
I taught myself computer. Then Macintosh came along, and it became a really bad addiction. If I wasn't in show business, I'd have pocket protectors growing out of my chest. I do everything on it. It's kinda sick. Jeff Dunham
I thought that making movies was drab. I'd lived through that. And I didn't want to use my parents, ever... They didn't want to push me into this business. Liza Minnelli
Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth, down an eighth - it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million. Ted Turner
Business is the salt of life. Jeff Rich
I don't know anybody in the opera business who isn't worried sick about how best to reach out to underpaid millennials who were suckled on the new on-demand pop culture, which supplies them with cheap, unchallenging amusement around the clock. Terry Teachout
Ay - 'The Green Fool' business, the libel action over the head of it - did me a lot of damage. It destroyed the momentum. Patrick Kavanagh
I wouldn't sacrifice my business for no acting career because my business is something, ultimately, that I know I'm going to pass down to my kids, and that's most important to me than anything else in the world. I can't pass an acting career down to my children. Dwight Henry
I started my first business when I was 19. I learned a valuable lesson as a small business owner. You are the first one to work, last one to leave, and last one to be paid. Kevin McCarthy
If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man's greatest asset. Harvey S. Firestone
I'd get kicked out of buildings all day long, people would rip up my business card in my face. It's a humbling business to be in. But I knew I could sell and I knew I wanted to sell something I had created. I cut the feet out of those pantyhose and I knew I was on to something. This was it. Sara Blakely
Brand names are well known to business school professors, but only one professor is a brand name herself. Call her Professor Oprah. Bill Dedman
I have always been focused on my job. No profession allows you the luxury of being half-focused. If you're not into it, you're not there. And the film industry is all the more harsh in these cases, perhaps because it's a business of the limelight. Deepika Padukone
Based on my pool of coached clients, 90% of the challenges for business owners exist in a lack of personal development. Darren L Johnson
A majority of Americans support Social Security and Medicare, a progressive tax system and a government that regulates business in the public interest, but most share deep skepticism about the government's ability to do all this well. Adam Davidson
I'd watch my father get up at 5 o'clock and go down to the Eastern Market in Detroit to do the shopping for his restaurant, and get that business going and then go out on his vending machine business. Ed Bradley
If my father's business hadn't gone broke, I'd be exporting nuts, bolts and sugar machinery right now. What an awful thought! Cesar Romero
I initially became a trainer in 2002 to help people shape their bodies, to help them look the way they wanted to look. This would reflect the way I was living. I was focusing on the exterior. Then in 2003/4, I had a paradigm shift. I started a business for bariatric patients, pre- and post-gastric bypass. Jessie Pavelka
I don't have any ego about it, but I find there's not a great work ethic in show business. A lot of people are in it to make money, and coming from stand-up, you have to work so hard because almost nothing works, and if you lose the audience for three minutes, you're dead. Norm MacDonald
I'd actually say that every musician is a human being, and that not everybody likes being social. But with music, there are all these ingredients to the business that have nothing to do with writing songs or playing an instrument. Amanda Palmer
I am going to enjoy some other things apart from business. Jack Ma
I've always declined to speak about things I don't think are anybody's business, and what I always get from the interviewers is, 'Well, you know, we have to ask those things.' I say, 'Well, maybe you do, but I don't have to answer them.' Annie Potts
I believe I'm a better writer now than I was when I started. I'm grateful that I had good guidance because you don't make it in this business without good editors and a lot of support from your publishers. Sharon Draper
Few men have led a more active life - bodily or mentally - from a constitutional anxiety for regularity, precision, and order, during fifty years' business career, from which I had retired. William Banting
I believe we move in soul groups; we meet the same people over different lifetimes; we have to finish the unfinished business with those people. And when we do, they walk away from our lives. Shilpa Shetty
Every entrepreneur talks about the passion you have for your work, and I think that's what's missing with a lot of women in business. Martha Stewart
Everything around a writer, or musician in the record business, probably everything in all the United States or in all of western civilization, is about competition. T Bone Burnett
If we take care of the customers and associates and grow the business, Wall Street will be pleased. Lee Scott
I spent 26 years in the business without ever knowing what I was doing a month from now. Stephen Collins
I am all for using business - public and private - to expand healthcare coverage. Bob McDonnell
Anything that isn't opposed by about 40 percent of humanity is either an evil business or so unimportant that it simply doesn't matter. Russell Baker
I don't think piracy is going to kill the music industry. But digital technology and the ability to download will change the packaging from CDs to a single-based business. Richard Parsons
Everything about it worked, and I don't mean just the movie, but in our experience, we realized there's also a component of luck involved in this business. We had absolutely the most competent people in the studio working on the release and ad campaign. David Zucker
I really want to work for myself and build a business from nowhere. Ieva Laguna
A man should never neglect his family for business. Walt Disney
I don't want to be in the Jerry Sandusky business. Bob Costas
In 2007, Michael Grimm, former Marine, former FBI agent, accountant and attorney, was poised for success as a small business owner. Instead, as alleged, Grimm made the choice to go from upholding the law to breaking it. In so doing, he turned his back on every oath he had ever taken. Loretta Lynch
I have made some of the best friends that I've got in this business. Kate Moss
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
I'm coming out with a wine... I'm actually a restaurateur. I have Famous Famiglia Pizzeria that has opened up in the Sacramento airport. I'm also working with my business partner on opening up the Linnethia Lounge. NeNe Leakes
I've always had a philosophy that position doesn't define power. Impact defines power. What impact are you making on people? What impact are you making on business? Mindy Grossman
If you're an artist, it's great to have a knowledge of the business and be educated about that, but you've got to keep the balance right between business and artistry; otherwise, you get cynical. Gugu Mbatha-Raw
I tend not to think about the reading public at all, or the business, when I'm writing. Sara Gruen
Everything I do and everything Pixar does is based on a simple rule: Quality is the best business plan, period. John Lasseter
Depression is a surfeit of empathy - a killing empathy - that makes depressives great friends to everyone but themselves. Having a self is a rough business, and depressives can empathize with others who have to deal with it, but not with themselves. Michael Redhill
I think it would be hard to go the distance in this business without a sense of humor. Patricia Clarkson
Education and research is national, not E.U., business. Tim Hunt
I started my blog in 2002. That was pre-MySpace, pre-Facebook. That was back before newspapers realized they were going out of business. That was back when no one gave any credence to Internet writers. Tucker Max
Everybody who goes through the business will make mistakes. The big question is how big will the mistakes be? How fast will they learn from the mistakes, and how quickly will they get the business in the correct direction? Fred DeLuca
I was in the Navy as an enlisted man, started my first business when I was 21. Rick Scott
I don't have any love for this business or the game or for acting. This is my day job. Terrence Howard
Any business that is looking for new customers needs to understand the Internet and how to market their goods or services through it. Eric Lefkofsky
I think big business is a terrible thing for the spirit of the country, as our spirit is the best thing about us. Kurt Vonnegut
If you want to make YouTube your career, you have to accept that it is also a business. I know everyone's like, 'It's my passion, it's my hobby.' And that's fine; I support that. But if you want to make it your career, it does have a business side. Lilly Singh
I just needed a job. Before being hired as an usher at the CBS Theatre, I didn't even know there was a show business! David Geffen
Business is other people's money. Delphine de Girardin
I find it fascinating that sport has such a strong connection to success in business. Arguably, C-suite women are some of the most successful women, and more than half of them played at a more advanced level than just the general population of women in business that had sport in their background. Beth Brooke
After all is said that can be said upon the liquor traffic, its influence is degrading upon the individual, the family, politics and business, and upon everything that you touch in this old world. Billy Sunday
I've always leaned toward a feminine, funky style, even in business settings. I used to paint my nails blue in 1993, before it was mainstream. Sara Blakely
I'm oddly not competitive. What I love about show business is there is a home for everyone. Jay Mohr
I want to be more successful as a mother than I am in show business. Celine Dion
I eventually settled in Washington, where my partners and I have been fortunate to build a restaurant business that now employs thousands of Americans across the country. Jose Andres Puerta
I have this mistress: show business. Ray Romano
After all, it's the future of business communication that we're looking toward. Jim Barksdale
Business is all about risk taking and managing uncertainties and turbulence. Gautam Adani
I knew an actor's career goes up and down and back up again. Your standing in this business can't be your whole identity; otherwise, you're doomed. Lisa Kudrow
A friend of mine who is in the publishing business knew I was writing a book, and he said, 'Have you said anything yet about the good guy? Because I know you spend so much time with the bad guys.' Because they're fun. So then you have to make the good guy fun, in order to compete. That's the challenge. Elmore Leonard
Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions. Ibrahim Babangida
Follow sound business trends, not fashion trends. Janice Dickinson
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country. Thomas Jefferson
Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be. Horatio Nelson
After 39 years of business, I'm still learning. I go through this every year -identifying new strategies that are extremely important. Fred DeLuca
I believe there is not any big difference between any consumer business, whether it's a bank or insurance or vodka or chocolate, whatever it is. Roustam Tariko
Don't compare me to Babe Ruth. God gave me the opportunity and the ability to be here at the right time, at the right moment, just like he gave Babe Ruth when he was playing. I just hope I can keep doing what I've been doing - keep taking care of business. Sammy Sosa
If a man can't manage his own life, he can't manage a business. S. Truett Cathy
But I believe in fair trade, and I will tell you, I have many, many friends heading up corporations, and people that do just business in China, they say it's virtually impossible. It's very, very hard to come into China. And yet, we welcome them with open arms. Donald Trump
I did every odd job you could possibly imagine: Holding a sign in the rain for 14 hours straight, sweeping up cigarette butts, pouring coffee, running around - anything I could to be on a film set. I wanted to be in the business. So I'd say, 'You need that job done? Fine,' and I became indispensable to people. Michelle MacLaren
A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing. Charles M. Schwab
I come from a really big family, my father was a businessman and what he always instilled in us was to be your own boss. My father built up his business, and he was by no means a rich man, but he figured out how to work four-and-a-half days a week. Tony Shalhoub
Being beautiful is not so fun when you're in a business with all men. Lady Gaga
I know a lot of people at some point in their business careers decide they'll just cash in and do something else, but for some reason, I've never had that feeling. Fred DeLuca
I went to a woman for advice about how to be in business, but I learned a great deal from men. Victoria Principal
Founders go wrong when they start to believe their business plan will materialize as written. I advise entrepreneurs to burn their business plan - it's simply too dangerous to the health of your business. Alexander Osterwalder
I didn't get here for my acting... but I love show business. Ted Turner
I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money. Lord Acton
I have never had anything done. I've been asked if I had breast implants. Whether I did or not, it's nobody's business but my own. Shannen Doherty
Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football. Roger Staubach
I've made mistakes in business, but none so big I couldn't recover and learn from them. The more you try to change consumer behaviour, the riskier it gets. You have to work out your potential losses against the obvious gains. Stelios Haji-Ioannou
If there wasn't any business and it was just strictly basketball, then there would be no issue, it would probably be done by now. But the team has to protect. Jason Kidd
I'd be resentful if shareholders who don't know the business tried to tell me what to do. S. Truett Cathy
I don't often think of Donald Trump, but his daughter is very smart. She's a woman working in real estate, which is predominantly men, and she's both savvy and articulate about her business and her business acumen. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Advertising is a wonderful lubricant for business, if it's used properly. John Cullum
I could play it safe by recording songs that are familiar, but am I expanding myself as an artist by doing covers? It's a catch-22. It's called show business: The word 'business' is in it, and you've got to be a businessman. But then again, you have to be true to yourself as an artist. Donny Osmond
I'm in no hurry to get anywhere. I don't have any plans. I don't have a map. If you did in this business, you'd destroy yourself. Colin Farrell
If you have a fantastic idea you're really passionate about and are making $100,000 in your job, if you can set aside some of that to invest in servers or contractors or other folks, that's actually the best way to start a business in my opinion. Matt Mullenweg
I have a dad-ager. My dad is really good at the business end of things. But it's really a family affair. My mother handles all my social media stuff - Facebook, Twitter, e-mails, that kind of thing. Jencarlos Canela
I've done very well in the film business. Whenever I have wanted something, the film business has given it to me. I'm very fortunate. My big problem in life has always been, 'What do I want?' John Patrick Shanley
Behind every small business, there's a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores - these didn't come out of nowhere. Paul Ryan
I fully expect to be able to complete one more campaign goal - and that is to proudly report that signs have been erected as you enter our great state that say 'Welcome to Wild, Wonderful West Virginia: Open for Business!' Joe Manchin
Everything is interconnected. The moment you take philosophy, psychology, religion and business and look at the underlying commonalities, that's when you start looking at business in a different way. Jochen Zeitz
I still remember, as a kid, tying a yellow ribbon around a tree in front of my house during the 444 days that Iran held 52 Americans hostage. Iran is not a place we should be doing business with. Scott Walker
In 'Power Play', Finder uses the thriller structure to make pointed observations about gender in the workplace, the corporate caste system, and the true nature of risk in the global business environment. M. J. Rose
I was always fascinated by the decision-making process and the managerial process and just business in general. Ronald Perelman
I grew up in this business... A lot of my life has been centered around this question about how NASA is helping us to understand our own home planet... and to understand our place in the universe. Ellen Stofan
I know I'm not going to book everything I go in on, and that's just the nature of the business. You have to keep hustling and not get down on it. You have to keep at it and find your way in. Everybody's story is different. Rob Brown
Everything has to be perfect in my business. Because when there is a mistake I am the one who is responsible. Claudia Schiffer
America is a business. If you can't afford to do something, no matter how much bellyaching everybody does... I'm so sorry, if you can't afford it, you shouldn't do it. Paul Stanley
I wanted to be involved in TV and film in some capacity, so a compromise, because acting seemed unrealistic, and so risky, was to get into the production side. And it was a really fortunate, smart move looking back on it, because it gave me perspective on another side of the business. Wentworth Miller
Having children is one of the most passionate and involving bits of business in human life. Siri Hustvedt
Bob Smith from Brooklyn is a guy who sometimes gets hung with problems and fears. Wolfman Jack is a happy-go-lucky guy who knows how to party. The challenge of my life has been letting more and more of Bob Smith go, becoming the Wolfman on an almost full-time basis, while still taking care of business. Wolfman Jack
I don't accept my business the way it is, to be honest. I don't like what it's become. I don't blame anyone for it becoming the way it has. It's got its own hideous natural progression, just like world events. Rupert Everett
I understand business and understand the ugly face of baseball, which is the business part of baseball. Pedro Martinez
Fame is a silly business. People who chase it are almost always going to be disappointed. Tom Conti
Acting is the business of truth, so that we can see ourselves reflected back and learn. Melissa Leo
I'm sure other people in the business have considered reasons why they're doing what they're doing, but I do think that if you're gay you have a responsibility to come out. Rachel Maddow
I started in the supermarket business in the early '70s. And by '75, '76, I realized you don't have a business unless you own the real estate. John Catsimatidis
I don't think the federal government has any business keeping a list of law-abiding Americans who exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Ted Cruz
Corporate executives and business owners need to realize that there can be no compromise when it comes to ethics, and there are no easy shortcuts to success. Ethics need to be carefully sown into the fabric of their companies. Vivek Wadhwa
Detainee policy in this war is hard, it's complicated, but we must get it right. We would be better off as a nation if we could close Gitmo safely and start a new prison that he could use that the world would see as a better way to doing business. Lindsey Graham
I'll never forget that show season. It was completely mad. I was staying between Christy and Naomi's rooms and it was all limos and the Ritz Hotel and all that kind of business. Kate Moss
Beginning in 1973 and then acts in '77, '78, 1980, 1994 and then into the 21st century in the international arena, governments have steadily gotten out of the transportation business. Frederick W. Smith
If 'Party of Five' hadn't done well, it would have been a bunch of names involved in the demise. But if 'Time of Your Life' doesn't do well, it will be my name. You have to prepare for the worst. This is a very fickle business. Jennifer Love Hewitt
I learned this early on in the variety business: You've got to give folks responsibility, you've got to trust them, and then you've got to check on them. Sam Walton
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay. Amos Bronson Alcott
I've never been good in the financial and business arenas. I handle the creative side of things. Daryl Hannah
I started a business with two guys I played with, Ronnie Lott and Harris Barton: Champion Ventures, it's a fund of funds. We have $400 million or so under management. Joe Montana
IBM has a very solid business image. Helmut Jahn
A guy named Charlie Beacham was my first mentor at Ford. He taught me the importance of the dealers, and he rubbed my nose in the retail business. Lee Iacocca
I have drawn my whole life. My parents were in the tapestry restoration business, and as a young girl, I would draw in the missing parts of the tapestry that needed to be rewoven. Louise Bourgeois
I think it's probably the Dutch who are to blame for starting the whole 'art business', because before they came along, art was attached to relatively stable structures, and it was everybody's. It was like going to the movies. Antony Gormley
As I see it, most major philanthropists have been bullied into giving. They feel social pressure to give. It has become a cost of doing business. Steven Levitt
I was well motivated. What I wanted to do was work for myself. I had twenty two jobs before I started my business at the age of twenty three and I didn't want one more boss telling me what to do. So I was motivated simply because I didn't want a boss. Barbara Corcoran
Back when I used to struggle with how I could define myself in the film business, I knew that I'd always remain true to myself and what I wanted to accomplish. The style of action I showcase is quite different from other stars we usually see, but I'm remaining true to myself, and hopefully this comes across. Scott Adkins
I hope I'm going to act for the rest of my life. What scares me is that if I get a big head, my mum said she would take me out of the business instantly - and if you knew my mum, she would do it! Daniel Logan
Great companies are built on great products. Elon Musk
I am a little older and understand the nature of the business - the older you get the more your skills supposedly diminish, but I think I am getting wiser in how to use my physical skills. That's the frustrating part when you put so much heart and desire into things and feel like you are not wanted. Randy Moss
I was tossed all over the place growing up, which I guess prepared me for the music business, but the one thing that has always been there, that has never ever left me, has been country music. Kellie Pickler
I went to art school in Chicago for a year at Columbia College. I had this whole master plan of getting into sustainable development and green architecture and construction, so I wanted to go to business school and then get my masters in construction and development. Nico Tortorella
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
I started my own little carpet and upholstery cleaning business. I've done it for 20 years. I live well. Tommy Kirk
If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them. Jane Fonda
I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them! Henrik Ibsen
I come from the restaurant business; you're talking to a guy used to working 12, 14 hours a day. Bobby Schilling
If a player demonstrated that he is the best, and a team decides, even so, we don't want to pay him, as in any other business, he should be able to play elsewhere. Lynn Swann
I was brought up in the modern world of all the luxury and the highlight of show business. I was born into a Christian home. Cat Stevens
I think it's one of the main negative emotional ingredients that fuels show business, because there's so much at stake and the fear of failure looms large. Garry Shandling
I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world. I don't think that's a painter's business. He just paints paintings without a conscious reason. Jasper Johns
I feel like dress socks differentiate you in a different way - especially men in suits who just have the traditional business suit. The dress sock is the way to change it up in your mind and I like wearing my pants up higher so you see them. Rob Kardashian
I don't want to lie. I dislike dishonesty. And I work in Hollywood, a town and a business that relies on a lot of falsehoods with people hiding behind different facades. I don't want to be a part of that. David Arquette
I want a documentary to crest by being voted on by 6000 people who are in the business of telling stories. Sheila Nevins
I've always been really picky about roles and make a point of reminding myself that it's not about the money - because, obviously, there's a lot of money to be made in this business if you're willing to do anything. Zooey Deschanel
I was raised in restaurants. My parents opened their first restaurant, Buonavia, in Queens when I was just 3. This business has always been my way of life. As a kid, home was reserved only for sleeping. After school, you could find my sister and I helping out at the family restaurant. Joe Bastianich
An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission. Fred Allen
I spend a lot of time on college campuses, a lot of time mentoring young women in all sectors of business, because I don't want them to spend as much time to get their voice as I did. Pat Mitchell
If the planters carry politics into the fields they will find it bad business. Charles E. Merrill
Business coaching and the personal development and self-help industry is considered to be one of the booming industries today. Brendon Burchard
Even my agents say, We don't know what this business is anymore. Tom Berenger
As far as I'm concerned, I'm now in the business of making spiritual records and using my voice for that purpose. Sinead O'Connor
I think for business reasons, fiscal reasons, I think these cable networks can take greater risks and I think with a risk comes better programming. And I think USA has got an amazing identity to it now that is clearly defined with its 'Characters welcome' tag. Tim DeKay
I struggled for 15 years in this business before Miami Vice came along. Don Johnson
After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world. Calvin Coolidge
Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes. Dave Barry
I think the saddest moment in my life just happened two months ago. My old nightclub partner passed away, Phil Erickson down in Atlanta. He - I owe him everything. He put me in the business and taught me about everything I know. Dick Van Dyke
Because my business life is so busy, my home is really my sanctuary. That is where I reflect and spend quality time with my girls. Rachel Roy
I believe - I'm not a political expert, but I believe there is a broad consensus, a middle ground if you will, that Democrats and Republicans, business people and workers can agree on, to get this - the economy growing faster, getting people back to work. Austan Goolsbee
Dell will participate in tablets and all sorts of client devices. Our main business is helping our customers secure, protect their data and access it from any device they want to. Michael Dell
Because I was in the business of translating the 'X-Men' from the very successful comics, and taking the most popular book of the 20th century in 'The Lord of the Rings,' and making it into three movies, I hope people realize I wouldn't get involved in anything I didn't think was really going to be worth their while. Ian Mckellen
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance. Abraham Lincoln
I had - I was pretty hell bent on getting into the cartoon business specifically as an artist from the get-go. Seth MacFarlane
I make it my business to see or do something cultural in every place I go to. If you don't, you'll get into a state of constant despair. Jack Reynor
I literally think that if you're in this business, it has to be the only thing you can and want to do, because it's so hard. You have to be fully committed - and partially insane - to wake up every morning and be like, 'I'm an actor.' Lindy Booth
Hackers are breaking the systems for profit. Before, it was about intellectual curiosity and pursuit of knowledge and thrill, and now hacking is big business. Kevin Mitnick
I decided to retire from show business at the age of 17, because I didn't like it a bit. Shirley Bassey
I'd still like to see 'Survivor' minus the planned show-biz parts. That would be the purest form of show business - I want to see someone so hungry that they eat somebody else's foot. Albert Brooks
Guys like Josh Gordon need to stay in his sport and mind his own business. Kyrie Irving
If you hang around long enough to show these people what you can do, you have a chance in this acting business. Frank Cady
From the country with limited hope to grow your own business and express your own personality, Russia has become the land of significant opportunity. Roustam Tariko
Does Facebook act as though I own my online life, or as though it does? Concretely: Can I control what data it shares with other users, with advertisers, and with business partners? Eric S. Raymond
I want to combine a business major with studies in clothing and textiles. Evelyn Ashford
I grew up in the business since I was three years old so I've always kind of been in front of the camera and grew up in commercials and I knew that I wanted to do it no matter what, I just loved it. Ashley Tisdale
If you look at the heritage of the cable business, if you can own a niche, you have a good chance of succeeding. David Zaslav
I remember once being told by a casting person, years ago, that I shouldn't pursue a career in the business because of the color of my skin. The fact that I remember it today means it stuck with me. I thought that was really stupid advice and advice nobody should ever give someone. Manish Dayal
I had no choice but to work hard. I was a straight-A student, went to college, and I loved business. I never thought I was going to be a singer myself. Jenni Rivera
Even for the people in the business who are real music lovers it's really about putting things in the right boxes, and my style doesn't fit into a box. Teddy Thompson
I don't have good business sense. You never get much money for the arts. But I like independence. I like to grow. Cyndi Lauper
I have always wondered why more women did not look into owning their own funds. Granted, it is a high stress, high risk business, but it also offers high rewards and control. Karen Finerman
First and foremost, you have to remember that restaurants are businesses and they have to stay in business. And though everyone thinks they want grass fed beef, most people actually prefer the taste of corn fed - it is less dry, more marbled, and less gamey, not to mention much less expensive than grass fed. Gail Simmons
Billy not only had a distinguished career in the Legislature, but he also has great business instincts and has done exceedingly well making investment decisions in both stocks and private ventures such as real estate. Christie Hefner
I'm not the hands-on guy. I like writing the check, and I turn it over to the guys that make it happen, much like the way I ran my business. Foster Friess
I think that if I had grown up and had been in show business and the movies twenty five, thirty years earlier, I think I would have made a lot more musical movies. Christopher Walken
He asked my girlfriend if we could come over and sing some of the songs that we had written, which we did. After he heard the songs, he said that he knew someone in the record business by the name of Bob Shad. Phil Harris
Giving someone a one-time stimulus check, or a one-time tax cut that expires doesn't allow the predictability that business needs. Rand Paul
Asia can learn much from Europe. Trade could be made easier in Asia, and the conditions for doing business could be improved by reducing red tape. In this regard, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea have done better than the best in Europe. Sri Mulyani Indrawati
I spent most of my young life in the business and missed out on school events. I needed to be a young person and do what I wanted to do. Brandon Adams
I never thought much about success early on. I only thought about being a comedian - or just being in show business, is really more accurate. Steve Martin
I resisted the film business as long as I could, because of the big circus act and the amount of money that it costs to make films - I saw my father suffer through that. Danny Huston
As far as show business, it's the gratification of doing something that pleases the fans. Bobby Sherman
I'm in this business for too long to be halfhearted about anything. Lou Reed
I think in certain areas the demand is greater than it has ever been, and my business is better than it's been in 30 years. The music business is so precarious, as you know-you've got to make it while you can make it, and that's exactly what we're doing. George Shearing
Homeowners want solar power. It's cost-effective. We invented a business model that makes it really easy for consumers to switch to solar - and that's solar-as-a-service. Lynn Jurich
I love the urban comedies, because they keep you famous, keep you having fun, and keep you in love with the business. Those are my roots. I'll always love doing those. Terry Crews
For me, the winning strategy in any start-up business is, 'Think big but start small.' Carmen Busquets
As an investor, what we're not looking for is 'oh this is a cool app,' it's 'is this something that can become a big business?' You need to find those that can become real businesses. Niklas Zennstrom
I mean, I'm in the business of storytelling, not message making. John le Carre
A man, to carry on a successful business, must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing. A man can cultivate this faculty only by an appreciation of the finer things in life. Charles M. Schwab
For whatever reason somebody can be convinced to buy a PC, it opens up a whole new market for all of us in the software business. Kevin O'Leary
Having a support system is huge for writers. My parents were always encouraging and told me they were behind me, whether or not I made it in the business. My wife was always there for my successes and failures. Stephen J. Cannell
'Captain America' was probably the most universally positive experience I've had in this mad business. Joe Johnston
But I grew up in a place where no one knew anyone in the entertainment business, I never knew it was an actual career. The closest I ever got to movies was going to watch them, and I thought that's the way it would be, so I never considered working in this business. Joseph Kosinski
I come from the deep countryside. My family was in farming. I was not really exposed to business. Coming from that environment, I just wanted in my life to go overseas - that was a childhood dream because I wanted diversity, contacts, cultural meetings with others. Jean-Pascal Tricoire
As far as I'm concerned, the first business leader who was able to establish a cult of personality around his tenure was Lee Iacocca. Tom Peters
I'm acting when I serve as a hostess, when I run my wig business. I was born to act, and life itself is the greatest part. Eva Gabor
I hope the business sense that artists like Jay-Z and Nelly are showing rubs off on the young players. I want somebody to stand up and say, Look, these kids got it going on. We want to be a part of them. Antonio Davis
I'm a showgirl. After 20 years in show business, I've learned to roll with the punches. Madonna Ciccone
I love the challenge of show business. It keeps me on my toes. Henry Darrow
For capitalism, war and peace are business and nothing but business. Karl Liebknecht
Anyone in the humor business isn't thinking clearly if he doesn't surround himself with idea people. Otherwise, you settle for mediocrity - or you burn yourself out. Hank Ketcham
I hope SeaWorld is exploring how, like Ringling, it can get out of the wild animal business. Ingrid Newkirk
I've never written a movie, I'm not in the movie business. I go out to L.A. and I'm like everyone else wandering around in a daze hoping I see movie stars. I write the novels that the movies are based on, and that feels like enough of a job for me. Justin Cronin
Born in the silent era, with the first ceremony hosted by Douglas Fairbanks at the Roosevelt Hotel, the Oscars are a tradition in a business that doesn't have much of it, and the biggest spectacle in a business that's often nothing but. Steve Erickson
I've stepped more into my business and really... taken control for how I want that to be. Alicia Keys
I think I'm great. I mean, I might as well come out and say it. Like most people, I have an ego and I'm in show business, so you have to have kind of a healthy, conflagrated ego to a degree. On the other hand, I'm consumed, like a lot of people, with self-doubt and loathing and guilt. Loudon Wainwright III
I became a general contractor in my early 20s. I have been in the business for over 35 years. Gary Miller
I'm lucky to be in this business. I'm very grateful. Steve Guttenberg
I've always believed my success in the entertainment business is an inevitability. You have to believe that; you have to be an optimist. Holt McCallany
If you're a teenager in Palo Alto launching an app, you know from the outset how you plan to finance your business. Natalie Massenet
I don't think an actor's job is to be recognized. I think an actor's job is to facilitate the writing in a way that changes the way people think. No other business does that. Jeffrey Donovan
I was a weirdo to want to be in show business. Most kids wanted to be teachers or nurses. Nell Carter
I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill. Edward Appleton
Call it the Tiger Mom effect: In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option. Naveen Jain
I had the vocation for politics. What I didn't have was any aptitude for political combat. I took the attacks personally, which is a great mistake. It's never personal: It's just business. It was ever thus. Michael Ignatieff
I believe we're the party of small business. Ed Gillespie
I knew from the time I was 6 or 7 that music was something I had to do. Growing up, my parents did everything they knew how to do to support me. My dad was always kinda my roadie; he drove me from gig to gig. But I got my own gigs. I was this 12-year-old kid, shuffling business cards, calling people, telling them I wanted to play. Crystal Bowersox
If you can't turn yourself into your customer, you probably shouldn't be in the ad writing business at all. Leo Burnett
At the very beginning of my career, when I opened my business in Italy, I was also a ranked tennis player. I had won many tournaments. To be an athlete was my first choice. Second choice: designer. However! There was more money in being a designer at that time. Oleg Cassini
I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business. Ernie Banks
A desire of gain is common to mankind, and the general motive to business and industry. Oliver Ellsworth
I don't mind being cast as some kind of a pantomime baddie, but I am very fair in business. I always have been. I pride myself on being fair. Simon Cowell
I come from a family that has been here for almost 200 years. My ancestors started a very dangerous gunpowder business in 1802, and my great- grandfather and his father were both killed in gunpowder explosions. Pete du Pont
I'd retired for about six or seven years. Coming back to the business, I found that I was sort of not quite a has-been, and it wasn't a new career, it was just kind of difficult to crack the nut, so to speak. Julie London
I feel I've done everything late in life. Got married late, and I didn't do my first movie until I was 31. But in this crazy business, you never know what's going to happen. Maybe after 20 years of making movies I'll become an overnight sensation. Ray Liotta
I'm not in the business of politics. Abby Wambach
I was a journeyman chef of middling abilities. Whatever authority I have as a commenter on this world comes from the sheer weight of 28 years in the business. I kicked around for 28 years and came out the other end alive and able to form a sentence. Anthony Bourdain
If you go out there and start making noise and making sales - people will find you. Sales cure all. You can talk about how great your business plan is and how well you are going to do. You can make up your own opinions, but you cannot make up your own facts. Sales cure all. Daymond John
I've been a fashion model for 15 years and designing is just an extension of my career. I still plan on modeling lingerie, but at the same time this is a business transition that I plan to have around for a long time. Alessandra Ambrosio
Every business is there to make money, and making a record is business. This tends to be forgotten by many. Giorgio Moroder
During the 1990s the United States sought to impose the 'Washington Consensus' on Latin American governments. It embodied what Latin Americans call 'neo-liberal' principles: budget cuts, privatization, deregulation of business, and incentives for foreign companies. This campaign sparked bitter resistance and ultimately collapsed. Stephen Kinzer
I like Mr. Gorbachev, we can do business together. Margaret Thatcher
By my count, more business leaders have failed and derailed because of arrogance than any other character flaw. Harvey Mackay
Believe me when I say that Bill Clinton's second term will be good for business. My business. Mark Russell
I tend to not discriminate when it comes to people I can learn from. Basically, if someone has built a meaningful business in software, technology or media, faced disruption and adversity, and overcame underdog status, I want to know how they did it. Aaron Levie
Business is tough; you need tough guys. Carlos Ghosn
I never learned management. I never went to business school. I'm an artist. I happened to have really clear ideas of what I thought my business should be. Bobbi Brown
For those of us in the political business, generally, it's been pretty much an unwritten but understood rule that family and children are out of bounds, that you don't attack someone's family. Michael Nutter
Business is a useful tool in politics, but it's not enough. You need much more than to be a good businessman, to be a good politician. Sebastian Pinera
After I met my partner, Mr. Protherow, we decided to start a banking project, and at the same time we started to think already about a business on a bigger scale. At the very beginning we thought more about gaining money, to have a normal life with our families, etc. Vladimir Potanin
Entrepreneurialism, to me, means being able to fail. And I believe that kind of leadership is not necessary only in business, but it's necessary for running countries, too. You've got to be able to believe in something strongly enough that you want to do it even if there's a risk of failure. Bernard L. Schwartz
I've worked hard, but this business can be tough, and I just consider myself incredibly lucky to have had the career that I have, and to still be having so much fun playing drums and making music. Taylor Hawkins
Don't make being a girl or a victim part of your stand-up act. If you encounter sexism in the business, don't bring it on stage; it's not funny. Jen Kirkman
Big business, for all its lobbying, is often put in line by investigative reporting, public scandals and multi-million-dollar judgments in court against those who put products on the market that are dangerous to their buyers. Stanley Crouch
I have no business being a journalist. I'm the least, I'm the least - I'm the most trusting, I absolutely make a habit of believing anything that anybody tells me about themselves. I've never had any reason in the world to think that anyone has wanted to harm me, or lie to me. I believe whatever is being sold, most of the time. Elizabeth Gilbert
I'm not in the movie business anymore, and hardly any 70 year olds are. I always ask the producers: 'Are there no 70-year old vampires?' Apparently there are not - or even zombies for that matter. I guess they all get eaten. Brian Dennehy
Because Ritchie Valens WAS the real deal. He was only starting, but in the time he spent in the business, he made big impact. I don't know if anybody could have made a bigger one. Waylon Jennings
Closing the gap for women entrepreneurs should be a priority for the federal government - and yet the Small Business Administration has failed in their promise to women business owners. Ruben Hinojosa
He or she must be successful in economic terms, but always within an ethical framework. Whether his or her constituency is a corporation and its shareholders or the customers in a small and privately held business, his or her first responsibility is to serve that constituency. Lee R. Raymond
I moved back to Boston and joined some of my Harvard classmates at Bain & Co. I quickly realized I enjoyed business. Kenneth Chenault
A fashion photographer is nothing without clothes and hair and makeup. And when I speak to other photographers, a lot of them can't reference a picture by the designer. Me, I say, 'The Balenciaga.' And I go to the shows. I feel like it's my business. Mario Testino
For Christian faith not to be idle in the world, the work of doctors and garbage collectors, business executives and artists, stay-at-home moms or dads and scientists needs to be inserted into God's story with the world. That story needs to provide the most basic rules by which the game in all these spheres is played. Miroslav Volf
Be mindful of what supermarkets are doing and demand to see their business practices. Stop throwing away food. Compost as much as you can, eat as locally and as seasonally as you can. Share knowledge and information. Arthur Potts Dawson
As a person, I've been in the business since 1969, and I never remember getting an honest count based upon how many records been sold for Burning Spear. Burning Spear
I did business the same way President Lee did, and from what I read in the papers, the same way President Ma has done. But I have been charged for misuse and misappropriation. People need to learn at the most basic level that valid charges have not been brought against me. Chen Shui-bian
I've helped some of my classmates on how to strategize to get to the next level of their businesses. And it's interesting, because here I am sitting there from the entertainment industry and the fashion industry, and I'm giving a billionaire that has a business that's been in his family for 300 years - I'm giving him advice about strategy! Tyra Banks
I did not grow up a cinefile. No one in my family was in the film business or even anything close to it. J. C. Chandor
Everyone thinks the fashion business is so glamorous. It's completely the opposite. Tadashi Shoji
I'm a committed Christian. I worship in my own way. That's my business. That's not the business of the pharisees who are going to preach to me about what I do and then do something else. Howard Dean
Google's real threat to China is not that it will leave the country. It's that it will embarrass China and damage its national reputation as a place to do business. Jose Ferreira
I think the business affairs people at the studios get some kind of perverse satisfaction in finding the worst hotels for actors to stay in. James Purefoy
I don't want to be in the film business. I'm not even sure it's a business. Eli Broad
I've always been one for show business. I like performing, and I used to get criticized for having production value. But now it's all that! People need to get what they pay for! Otherwise, just listen to recorded music. Barbara Mandrell
I'm really private, and also, when I'm home, I'm home. I don't like people in on my business. I believe that you can be overexposed. Gary Allan
I propose that the government should get out of the business of marrying people and, instead, only give legal status to civil unions. Tony Campolo
But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different. Erykah Badu
I don't think I've ever not had a dark side. But one of the wonderful reasons why you go into this business is that half your life you live in a fantasy, which is somebody else's life. It's actually a great release because you're not having to deal with the itty-bitty bits of life. Felicity Kendal
I love how easy it is to run my business, Writing Workshops Los Angeles, with the help of email and my website. I love that I don't have to use cuneiform, a quill, or a typewriter to write my novels - I love to write on my laptop! Edan Lepucki
Business models change. As technology processes, business models change. Marsha Blackburn
I think some combined pressure could go a long way, could establish the fact that this legislation did pass and we mean business by it. We mean to have it enforced, we mean to have it become effective. Major Owens
If you look at the economics of Nokia, roughly half of the company, half of the business, half of how we think about the business is focused on those emerging markets and on those lower-priced devices. But, of course, people who are aspirational and buying those lower-priced devices today are looking at smart phones tomorrow, and so forth. Stephen Elop
I think that some of our soldiers die in the battlefield and some come home to bad health and die prematurely, just by the nature of the kind of business they're in. Christopher Shays
I had business experience. I had made my living designing and building electronic equipment. Basic business was not new to me, but the music business was completely new to me. I knew nothing about distribution, or any of those things. Greg Ginn
I started in college as a business major and finally transferred to home economics and studied making clothes. Phillip Lim
Hip-hop is such a disposable art form from a business standpoint. It never treats its artists as art; it never treats its product as art. Questlove
I just have a serious problem with business for business' sake: this bottom-dollar mentality. I have a serious problem with evil. Jeff Ament
Five days a week, I read my goals before I go to sleep and when I wake up. There are 10 goals around health, family and business with expiration dates, and I update them every six months. Daymond John
I watch 'Shark Tank,' of course. It's very entertaining. I think it's actually good to help people think about the business they might start, and sometimes you get encouraged by looking at someone going into business and saying, 'Hey, I could do that.' Fred DeLuca
However, the economics of our business continued to deteriorate. We barely escaped bankruptcy a year ago, and in the aftermath of that escape we had to make some even tougher decisions. Gerard Arpey
I don't think that writing talent has much to do with where one went to school, or the number of degrees on one's business card, but I do get a bit bristly at the implication that romance authors couldn't possibly be smart enough to get into an Ivy League school. Julia Quinn
Growing up I did commercials and things like that, but nothing serious. As I got older, my family is really hardcore into academics. They weren't wanting to necessarily support an acting career; it's a really fickle business, and it can be difficult and unstable. They were rooting for education and the whole nine yards. Portia Doubleday
Camp is always all business. Michael Strahan
Before I started Code for America, I spent my career around startups. First it was game developers, small teams trying to make hits in a tough business. Then, when I started working on the Web 2.0 events, it was web startups during times of enormous opportunity and investment. Jennifer Pahlka
Business is war. I go out there, I want to kill the competitors. I want to make their lives miserable. I want to steal their market share. I want them to fear me and I want everyone on my team thinking we're going to win. Kevin O'Leary
I will be engaging myself personally, as the head of the Polish government, in the optimization of conditions for the exploration, research, logistics and the business related to the production of shale gas. Donald Tusk
Companies that grow for the sake of growth or that expand into areas outside their core business strategy often stumble. On the other hand, companies that build scale for the benefit of their customers and shareholders more often succeed over time. Jamie Dimon
Business reporting is not dealing with objects, it is dealing with relationships between objects. Hasso Plattner
Governments take too long to get things done and there are far too many varied interests at stake. If you were starting a business today and needed a partner, you would never choose a large bureaucratic institution like the government. Naveen Jain
I'm extremely competitive with myself. But I'm not actively competitive with other women in the business. Which may have been a mistake. I've never had someone in my life, agent or otherwise, fighting for me. Kim Basinger
I decided to start a medical training program for freelancers, only freelancers. They're the ones who are doing most of the combat reporting. They're taking most of the risks. They're absorbing most of the casualties. And they're the most underserved and under-resourced of everyone in the entire news business. Sebastian Junger
I'm not against business. I'm against big business in bed with big government. Dave Brat
I have never participated directly or indirectly in any business related to the United Nations. Kojo Annan
Art is about the messy and marvelous business of coming to your senses - and also, to the senses of the world. Michael Leunig
Acting, to me, has been many things: It's a business, and it's a craft, and it's a political act - it's whatever adjective is most applicable. Adam Driver
Baseball just a came as simple as a ball and bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. A sport, a business and sometimes almost even a religion. Ernie Harwell
I've got a wife, four kids, a business, and a baseball career. Curt Schilling
I grew up in east Tennessee, and everybody knew everybody's business. Kenny Chesney
A system where self-employment and self-finance was typical gave way to a system of companies having various business freedoms and enabling institutions. This was the 'great transformation' on which historians and sociologists as well as business commentators were to write volumes. Edmund Phelps
I don't think it ever does any harm in any business to feel that there is someone there who cares about it. If you look at any business, fashion being the most obvious, the aura, or the reality of the designer, is part of what creates it. It's true in luxury goods stores and in good food stores. It leaves a palpable sense that someone cares. Andre Balazs
Authors should do multiple submissions to agents. I mean, that's the way the business world works and whether or not the industry likes it or not, they can't stop you from submitting to multiple agents and you know what? If an agent misses out on you because they took too long with your query letter, tough luck for them. Brad Thor
I'm very cheerful about coming back to the U.K. We increasingly found ourselves gravitating towards London. There was so much going on for our business, and we had grown substantially here. Jim Ratcliffe
I can't understand why the Democratic parties seem so hostile to economic growth and business. Jack Kemp
I'm in this business because I despise honest labor. Marty Robbins
Although it's easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket... it's part-ownership of a business. Peter Lynch
I love how people in this business push themselves to know themselves, the world, and their creativity better. Josh Lucas
I had long planned to start a foundation. I wanted to do something with long-range benefit to humanity. Starting a business and making a lot of money doesn't make for a fulfilling life. Fred Kavli
If you're constantly making business decisions on behalf of your investors first, ultimately you're going to wear down your other stakeholders. It's going to be potentially hurtful for your employees and your customers and the community you do business with. Danny Meyer
I think that focusing on the money, on the business, is not enough. Sergei Bubka
I went to college because my father thought that I should learn engineering, because he wanted to go into the heating business with me. There, I realized I wanted to be a physicist. I had to tell him, which was a somewhat traumatic experience. Leonard Susskind
I may quit the music business someday, but never the music. Dan Fogelberg
I think that fashion has become such a big business and with globalization we are on new territory at this point. We are not just designing for a country we are designing for a world now. Anna Sui
I'm in the retail business, not the circus business. Philip Green
If you stay in this business long enough, you're liable to hit it big. Steve Kanaly
If our republican form of government is perishing because communications - the infrastructure of that republic - is under the yoke of international business how, at last, do we save it? We must build a confrontational movement to reclaim our democracy, a movement committed to active and sustained protest against the present order. Mark Lloyd
Bin Laden comes out of a business background - he studied public administration and economics at university, and he worked for his family company, which was obviously a rather successful enterprise. Peter L. Bergen
A lot of my close friends are nothing to do with show business. But the people I've had relationships with, invariably, I've worked with. I think that's probably because I grew up in a family where we all worked together, so it's something I feel comfortable with. Felicity Kendal
After 25 years in business, Mitt Romney understands how jobs come and go, and what we need to do to get our economy back on track. Thomas G. Stemberg
For me, my business is my business and my house is my house. I don't want the public in my house. Heidi Klum
I've been in this business for 40 years - you do a show, and you don't know what's going to come of it. Randee Heller
German businessmen are overwhelmed by the high cost of doing business. Inflexible rules, enforced by a burgeoning bureaucracy, discourage entrepreneurship. Suzanne Fields
I spend a lot of time thinking about this business of letting go - letting go of the children God gives to us for such a brief time before they go off on their own; letting go of old homes, old friends, old places and old dreams. Susan Estrich
Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work. Robert Orben
I never considered acting while growing up. I just knew I didn't want to go into the saloon business: I wanted to get away from Kenosha. And once I left, never, ever did it cross my mind to go back. I went to college and thought I'd study law. Don Ameche
I think it would be a good thing in the creative community if there was less embarrassment of this word 'commercial' because that's how you make a business. Eric Fellner
Generals aren't in the business of commenting on the correctness or incorrectness of the President's decisions. Anybody who thinks he should be able to do that ought to be fired on the spot. Norman Schwarzkopf
I'm interested in giving business an opportunity by improving the tax environment to invest and grow with Pennsylvania, to expand and put more money in capital investment and creating jobs. Ed Rendell
I've done well, I've been disappointed, and I think it all goes back to you. Of course the labels are going to be the labels. It's the music business. You are a business. That's what they do. So you've got to protect yourself. Mary J. Blige
I have a fine level of recognition in the business and among the acting community now, so I consider myself one of the lucky ones. If I didn't think that, there would be something wrong with me. I'm grateful and thankful for what I've got. Philip Seymour Hoffman
I learned a long time ago, if you want to keep your friends in show business, don't get famous. Because as soon as you get famous, a lot of the people you used to know, who didn't, become incredibly bitter and jealous. It's part of the territory. Denis Leary
Hamdi Ulukaya and Chobani have made the decision to feed 250,000 victims of the Somali famine. Their compassion speaks for itself, and is a shining example of how the business community can have an enormous positive impact on the world. Amanda Lindhout
A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists. Honore de Balzac
I used to work for a management consulting company, so I dressed differently - business casual, probably a lot of things from Banana Republic. My wardrobe now is definitely more expensive, but I always dress for the occasion. John Legend
For us to stay competitive, we're transforming our services business to be reliable and flexible. Hans Vestberg
I do not think I'm a great talent. I think I'm a medium talent, but I think I understand the business and enjoy the business. Alex O'Loughlin
From the beginning of the presidential nominating conventions in the 1830's really through the 1950's, you had conventions that actually did real business. Michael Beschloss
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
A lot of my business is about protecting creativity. Drew Barrymore
Anybody who can afford a box of business cards can afford a Web site. Any company with an 800 number can move its services to the Web for peanuts by comparison. The extreme case of corporate promotion is to strip away all other aspects of your business and sell goods or services via the Net alone, as amazon.com has done with books. Nathan Myhrvold
If you're a global company you are going to have jobs overseas. The reality is if we start taxing those jobs at a rate that makes them noncompetitive in those markets, the reality is that we're going to lose business. Anne M. Mulcahy
Come to West Virginia and we'll show you how to live... how to treat people. We're open for business. West Virginia is truly on the move. Joe Manchin
I love this company. I don't know how it was selected. It's a bunch of machers. They mean business. Jeffrey Tambor
I've been fortunate to play many different types of characters thus far. However, I really enjoy playing roles that are different than who I am personally. You can have these small fantasy worlds where you can be people you would otherwise never get to be: a doctor, a lawyer, a ruthless business woman. Gina Holden
Banking is a very treacherous business because you don't realize it is risky until it is too late. It is like calm waters that deliver huge storms. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I was never in the business of trying to put my name out there - I was really focused on music and records and being in the studio. Ariel Rechtshaid
I like Biggie. Like 'Pac, he was one of the best rappers in the business. Why would I try to do something to him? Suge Knight
In 2009 we increased the cash in Quinn Direct as we had in 2008. We increased the cash in it in 2010. The outstanding claims were €20m in March 2010 but Quinn Direct had more business in the U.K. than in Ireland. Sean Quinn
I have watched people who have nothing to do with the film business, but who have become part of the circle for a short period of time. They can be truly devastated when the film wraps and people leave. Jacqueline Bisset
I want to own an NFL franchise. I understand the business of football. Jon Bon Jovi
I think audiences ultimately want something new. I think the business model for a franchise is such that it's very low risk because you have data and studios love data. Gore Verbinski
I did 'The Karate Kid,' then I just went back to college. I didn't know how much money it made and I didn't have a publicist. I didn't have any sense of the business part of it. Elisabeth Shue
I think the greatest CEOs in the United States, business, anyway, are the ones you don't hear too much about. Edward Zander
As much as writing is an emotional experience, it is a business as well. Coming from a business background, I treat it as such. Chevy Stevens
I'm in exactly the same position as everybody else who has a small business. Ken Livingstone
If you're a single man and you happen to be in this business, you're deemed a player. But I don't see myself as a ladies' man. Bradley Cooper
I prayed to God for help and I put myself in a recovery house called Studio 12. It was for people in the business and you didn't have to have any money to go, which was good because I was broke. Brion James
If you're watching a film on your television, is it no longer a film because you're not watching it in a theatre? If you watch a TV show on your iPad, is it no longer a TV show? The device and the length are irrelevant; the labels are useless, except perhaps to agents and managers and lawyers, who use these labels to conduct business deals. Kevin Spacey