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jobs Quotes

32 of the best book quotes about jobs
  1. #1
    “Little girl, I’m thinking that one of the very gladdest jobs you ever did has been done to-day.”
  2. #2
    “What I know now is that nothing is universally boring - what’s boring to you could be totally engaging to someone else. If you’re bored and hating it, it’s a big sign that you’re most likely just in the wrong place. There are some folks who just straight up hate work, no matter what kind of work it is. This book just isn’t for those people. Unless you’re born the child of a billionaire, work is something we all have to do. So hell, make it something you enjoy, because bored is not the #GIRLBOSS’s natural state. At all.”
  3. #3
    “Most people don’t land their dream job right out of the gate, which means we all have to start somewhere. You’ll appreciate your amazing career so much more when you look back at your not-so-amazing jobs in the past, and hopefully realize that you learned something from all of them.”
  4. #4
    “I don’t know who hired you or what they told you about the job, but it starts to wear on you. It’s not all changing bedsheets and cleaning plates. You have to look without seeing, hear without listening. We’re objects up there, living statues meant to serve….Especially now, with this Scarlet Guard business. It’s never a good time to be a Red, but this is very bad.”
  5. #5
    “I told him I was quite prepared to go; but really I didn’t care much one way or the other. He then asked if a ‘change of life,’ as he called it, didn’t appeal to me, and I answered that one never changed his way of life; one life was as good as another, and my present one suited me quite well.”
  6. #6
    “I did my job. I’d do it again.”
  7. #7
    “Our jobs here, as stupid and menial as they may be, allow us to pretend that we are, if even for just a few minutes a day, just like other people”
  8. #8
    “How would you know it was Halloween or Valentines Day or Mothers Day early enough to do something about it, if merchants didn’t stay on the job?
    The other group I can count on is kindergarten teachers. They always know about holidays, and when it comes to valentines and other evidence of love, no merchant can compete with them.”
  9. #9
    “Without realizing it, we fill important places in each other’s lives. It’s that way with a minister and congregation. Or with the guy at the corner grocery, the mechanic at the local garage, the family doctor, teachers, neighbors, co-workers. Good people, who are always “there,” who can be relied upon in small, important ways. People who teach us, bless us, encourage us, support us, uplift us in the dailiness of life. We never tell them. I don’t know why, but we don’t.
    And, of course, we fill that role ourselves. There are those who depend on us, watch us, learn from us, take from us. And we never know. Don’t sell yourself short. You may never have proof of your importance, but you are more important than you think.”
  10. #10
    “There are four Ways in which men pass through life: as gentlemen, farmers, artisans, and merchants.”
  1. #11
    “Dogs have important jobs, like barking when the doorbell rings, but cats have no function in a house whatsoever.”
  2. #12
    “I wish the country had fewer lawyers and more engineers.”
  3. #13
    “Jurgis was confident of his ability to get work for himself, unassisted by any one. As we have said before, he was not mistaken in this. He had gone to Brown’s and stood there not more than half an hour before one of the bosses noticed his form towering above the rest, and signaled to him. The colloquy which followed was brief and to the point:
    ‘Speak English?’
    ‘No; Lit-uanian.’ (Jurgis had studied this word carefully.)
    ‘Job?’
    ‘Je.’ (A nod.)”
  4. #14
    “It’s never just business. It never will be. If it ever does become just business, that will mean that business is very bad.”
  5. #16
    “That is just as well, Potter,” said Snape coldly, “because you are neither special nor important, and it is not up to you to find out what the Dark Lord is saying to his Death Eaters.” “No — that’s your job, isn’t it?” Harry shot at him. He had not meant to say it; it had burst out of him in temper. For a long moment they stared at each other, Harry convinced he had gone too far. But there was a curious, almost satisfied expression on Snape’s face when he answered. “Yes, Potter,” he said, his eyes glinting. “That is my job.”
  6. #17
    “I’d soon as go to jail than take that damn relief job.”
  7. #18
    “If they don’t do it, someone else will.”
  8. #19
    “I won’t just have a job; I’ll have a calling. I’ll challenge myself every day. When I get knocked down, I’ll get back up. I may not be the smartest person in the room, but I’ll strive to be the grittiest.”
  9. #20
    “I’ll be a great doctor with excellent bedside skills. I’ll be perfectly happy. But something about Natasha makes me think my life could be extraordinary.”

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  1. #21
    “When a star running back or wide receiver is injured, the coaches worry about their game plans. When a star quarterback gets hurt, the coaches worry about their jobs.”
  2. #22
    “We will do what others expect of us . . . If they expect us to graduate, we will graduate. If they expect us to get a job, we will get a job. lf they expect us to go to jail, then that’s where we will end up too. At some point you lose control.”
  3. #23
    “It doesn’t matter what you do, only how well you do it.”
  4. #24
    “And one of the first and most startling things you find out is, that every individual you encounter in the City of Washington ... from the highest bureau chief, clear down to the maid who scrubs Department halls, the night watchmen of the public buildings... represents Political Influence.”
  5. #25
    “Cause it’s not your job! Who said it was your responsibility to fix Tony? It’s your job to love him, respect him, and to pray for the man. God knows he needs it. And men don’t like it when their woman’s always trying to fix them.”
  6. #26
    “Then I started really studying what the Scriptures say, and God showed me that it wasn’t my job to do the heavy lifting.”
  7. #27
    “Take pride in yourself and in the job you do. Take your time and take pride in how this yard looks when you walk away from it.”
  8. #28
    “Commissioner--This is Batman. The governor’s life is in danger. I haven’t time to save him. It’s up to you.”
  9. #29
    “It is my pleasure to introduce your new police commissioner. I do not envy her the next few years. The job has few rewards. The best you can hope for is that when you’re finished with it, things aren’t as lousy as they would’ve been without you. Ellen Yindel is eminently qualified for this job...She face a city of thieves and murderers and honest people too frightened to hope. She faces life-and-death decisions, every hour to come. Some will torture her. She will face a man who is the living spoirit of...something we need. She may be his enemy. She may learn from him.”
  10. #30
    “Jazz, I’m a businessman. My whole jobs is exploiting underutilized resources. And you are a massively underutilized resource.”
  11. #31
    “It’s like, I began as a lab assistant, right? Was a good job. Real good job. So, what I did, I quit to become a comedian. I was so sure, so sure I had talent.”
  12. #32
    “Till they invent a trigger a woman can’t pull, if you’re a hang man, you’re going to hang woman.”
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