100+ Best Job Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational job quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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When we are in pre-production, this is the best job in the world. Working 10 to 7, sitting around and brainstorming with the other writers, making things funnier and writing and rewriting scenes – that’s as fun as it gets. — Paul Lieberstein

I got a job as a series regular on a television show when I was in my 20s. It didn’t get picked up. It only went for 13 or 15 episodes, but it was huge. It was just absolutely huge, and it made me put money in the bank, and I didn’t have to worry about bills. — Christopher Stanley

If I audition for a job that I don’t get, to be honest with you, I’d rather my friend get it. I think there also has to be an acknowledgement of the fact that, as an actor, being in employment is not the norm. — Ben Schnetzer

We’ve got to be proactive. It’s my job to look for unconventional situations that achieve what my clients want. — Patrick Whitesell

I am so lucky to have the job that I have. I can never lose sight of the fact that people are counting on me to do my best. — Brina Palencia

I’ve had to write a column an hour after I’ve come back from a funeral. A deadline is a deadline, I mean, that was just what my job was. — Laurie Notaro

If two men on a job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless. — Darryl F. Zanuck

It’s easy: if you want to grow the economy, encourage job creation, and increase federal revenue, you support making bonus depreciation permanent. Permanency gives job creators the certainty they need to plan and invest in their businesses, including hiring employees. — Pat Tiberi

My job is to make sure that if you’re a family in Florida, your children can get a good education and you have the opportunity for a job. That’s my job and that’s what I think about every day. — Rick Scott

The fundamental job of a toddler is to rule the universe. — Lawrence Kutner

The Left despises Texas, with its stellar record of job growth; Texas, with its strong support for traditional marriage and the sanctity of life; Texas, the root of the conservative tree. Should the Left succeed in its attempt to turn Texas purple, America could turn permanently blue. — Ben Shapiro

Shows can come and go. They can be a hit and then in three years, gone. There’s some comfort in having the stability of a job and having children. It’s a double-edged sword. — Calista Flockhart

Sometimes I think, ‘Oh, I wish I just had a nice job where you’re getting a salary.’ Just sometimes. — Temuera Morrison

I really like photography, and I’d like to do more of that kind of thing. If I had to choose a different job within the industry and do it well, I would love to do cinematography. — Sarah Snook

It’s a very tough job to host a show and a very tough job to produce a show, and you’re in a no-win position. — Neil Meron

Henry David Thoreau was an oddball job quitter and ne’er-do-well who evolved into the bearded sage of literature, natural history, and civil liberties. — Michael Sims

I am most grateful for having bad eyesight, which prevented me from becoming a commercial pilot and instead, led me to having the best job in the world – representing the people of California’s 47th Congressional District. — Loretta Sanchez

This job certainly doesn’t win you a huge amount of friends, I accept that, but it is very enjoyable, and deep down I think it’s probably quite a worthwhile job. — Ian Hislop

I want my readers to be disturbed. I want them to ask, ‘Could this really happen?’ It is my job to think up new possibilities, to stimulate thought. — Lois Tilton

I applied for a job at ‘The New York Times’ many years ago, and felt correctly that my life depended on it. — Gloria Emerson

I like the fact that we have all the teams in the tournament. When I first got here as an assistant, not everyone made the tournament and I think as a coach, you look at it from a job security standpoint, I think that hurt when you didn’t have everybody in the tournament. — Tim Buckley

My job as a physician is to make sure I have provided my patients with the best options to make the decisions that affect their lives. — Ami Bera

I take the definition and title of my job – Representative – seriously. That’s what I will be above and beyond everything else. — Grace Meng

Every job I take, within minutes I’m thinking, ‘I can’t do this.’ I think it’s what makes me work. People think I just swagger in and do it. But I doubt myself all the time. It’s what pushes me, what makes me work harder. The older I get, the less I take for granted. — Ray Winstone

When I was 16, I had a job on the cleaning crew at a local hospital. I wore a pink uniform and cleaned bathrooms and buffed the hallway linoleum. Oddly, I don’t recall hating the job. I recall getting choked up at the end of the summer when I went to turn in my uniform and say goodbye to the ladies. — Mary Roach

Conflict is always more interesting to play. Not everyone gets along in the trauma unit. In a hard-pressed job like this, there will always be friction. — Neve McIntosh

My father believed a real man didn’t read, and my parents hoped I’d get some sense and find a job in insurance. — Ken Bruen

I used to think my job as a CEO meant managing metrics and meeting goals, but I’ve realised now that’s it’s about managing my board and employees. — Leila Janah

Defensive players kind of have that two-faced kind of way of being able to be very aggressive on the football field and going out there and getting there job done. At the same time, from my own incidents and my own personality, I’m much a person that’s very likable and lovable. — Ndamukong Suh

I wanted to be an actor when I saw the movie ‘Die Hard.’ I saw Bruce Willis shooting guns and blowing stuff up, and I thought, ‘I wanna do that.’ It really had nothing to do with acting; I just wanted a job that allowed me to do fun, bigger-than-life stuff. — Zach Gilford

There is the story in every man’s heart of human progress. I believe every one of us knows that his major job on Earth is to make some contributions, no matter how small, to this inexorable movement of human progress. — King Vidor

My dad was actually against me being a photographer. He thought it was a dead-end job and that you end up doing baby pictures and weddings. — Rick Smolan

I was studying to be a dental hygienist and working as a dental assistant. I met a photographer and decided to put my job on hold for just a summer to begin modeling. — Nikki Ziering

As far as I’m concerned, I’m just a guitar player, and my job is to go out there and play and entertain and do my thing. — Les Paul

Although AmeriCorps is making a difference among its participants and the people they serve, we must address homelessness and the need for job training among our veterans. — Cliff Stearns

I think it is your job as an artist to be able to hear a song. — Keifer Thompson

We always have dinner together as a family – even when our schedules are totally hectic. I inherited that from my mom, who would come home from her ad agency job to eat with us before going back to work. — Kim Raver

Confidence, knowing for certain that the person making the call has your safety foremost in their mind. And knowing that the job you are about to take on is the right thing to do, that it makes sense. — Paul Gleason

We need to honor our troops who served and show our support by giving our men and women who served the best health care, the best educational opportunities, and the best job training available. They deserve nothing less. — Barbara Lee

I believe that it is my job not only to write books but to have them published. A book is like a child. You have to defend the life of a child. — George Konrad

You can no longer define your manhood by whether you’re on a nine-to-five job or you’re making more money than your wife. — Tempestt Bledsoe

Historically, NBCUniversal had brilliant people, but some of them didn’t do a very good job of working together. — Steve Burke

It had always been a dream of mine to come to New York to work. Coming to New York and looking for work is one thing, but coming to New York and already having a job and feeling like you are already part of the city has been an amazing experience for me. — Karine Vanasse

If I had a job pitching for the Giants, I probably wouldn’t be manning my own Twitter account. — Wiley Wiggins

The very first job I did, a Barbie commercial when I was eight or nine, that was like ‘Oh my God.’ Because when you’re watching things on TV, you think it’s like a fantasy. But then to actually do it and then see yourself, it’s like ‘Oh my God.’ — Bianca Lawson

Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done. — Johnny Unitas

Fortunately, right now ‘entrepreneurship’ is one of the business world’s biggest buzz words and so many young people in our country are looking up to this new generation of CEO’s as their modern day rock stars. Whenever you have that effect, it makes the job of promoting entrepreneurship much easier. — Daymond John

My first big gig was as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show.’ My job was to parody TV reporters and political pundits. As a result, I was often invited onto cable news shows as comic relief. — Beth Littleford

My only advice is to try to get the job that’s most like the job you want, rather than the one that’s more prestigious. Always try to be the talent. — Ezra Klein

Not only do African students deserve excellent universities, they deserve good elementary and secondary schools, too – and then, to have access to ongoing vocational and job training to ensure their skills remain as relevant as possible to African organizations. — Richard Attias

I think every film actor secretly wants to be a rock star as well; just that part of the job which requires the extrovert in you. Even if you’ve become an actor because it’s your way of hiding in plain sight, there’s still part of you which has that craving. — Ben Barnes

Everything is a part of what God’s up to in your life, so I think our job is to embrace it. Everything. Embrace it all and consider it God’s will for this moment. — Gloria Gaither

Part of my job is to advocate on my constituents’ behalf to federal agencies who aren’t always responsive. — Steven Horsford

I initially got a job at Disneyland through a friend who was working there. He said, ‘You would make a great princess there,’ and that I should audition. So I just went on a whim to audition, and I wound up getting a job as Belle, from ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ at Disneyland. I did that for about a year and a half. — Sarah Butler

Your job as a writer is to find storylines, narrative structures, and characters to show the things that you believe rather than saying them or telling them. — Philipp Meyer

It’s a different era. Our job now is to show leadership and vision and to help the next generation of artists. — Karen Kain

I love working in television, and I’ve been thrilled to be a part of so many wonderful shows. I worked with Lady Gaga on ‘Gossip Girl,’ and the brilliant Felicity Huffman on ‘Desperate Housewives,’ but I think my favorite TV job so far was the pilot I shot for the CW Network this year called ‘Joey Dakota.’ — Erich Bergen

Later in that administration, I was asked to take a job which I had to turn down as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs because we were just then putting together the merger of two small law firms that became this law firm. I couldn’t leave them at that point. — Lloyd Cutler

To be in the South in my first big job was very nostalgic. There is an energy to the way we do things in the South. — Anna Wood

If you’ve never been on anything before, they’re not going to take a risk and give you a huge job 90 percent of the time. There are exceptions to that. I certainly wasn’t an exception to that. I had to pay my dues big time, but I wish somebody would have explained, ‘Look, your job is not to get work. Your job is to get better.’ — Christine Woods

I recommend everyone who DJ’s to do it as a hobby and make sure you have a day job or are going to school. Only 100 DJ’s in the world make a living doing this, by that I mean making a good, comfortable living. — Armin van Buuren

The job of singing is to stay open to the river of soul in all its manifestations, the dark and the light, without letting your ego get in the way. I never want to be bigger than the song. I just want you to receive it. — Jennifer Warnes

I think it’s important to be able to say that you did live a normal life and struggled to make ends meet. It all has to do with work ethic and how I apply myself to my awesome job now. I’ve always been used to working because I’ve been working since I was four. — Naya Rivera

There will always be competition, especially in showbiz. There’s always someone younger and hungrier standing behind you; there’s always someone with more contacts; there’s always someone whose grandfather or father is a filmmaker. I think your job is just to be there 100% – you work hard, and there are no shortcuts to success. — Preity Zinta

I get approached to do a lot of commissioned art. Sometimes I do it, but I usually don’t, given the day job and everything I’ve sort of got going on. I’m really passionate about it; there’s not that much time left over for the other commissioned projects. — Tim Fish

I sit at this really weird crossroads. My job requires me to take in calories. I take care of myself. I eat healthy. I exercise a lot. But then I have to go to events in cocktail dresses and look fancy, and people want to interview me about what I’m wearing, and then I’m compared to people who are wearing size 2 all the time. — Gail Simmons

Almost any job can make us better human beings if we do it with passion. — Ricardo Salinas Pliego

Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship. It drives everything: Job creation, poverty alleviation, innovation. — Elliott Bisnow

Critics have a job to do. I understand that. It’s not just to criticize. They’re trying to interpret art for the public. — Paul Emsley

I will never begin to know what the accountants do or what the camera guys do, as much as I try to learn just out of respect for what they do and to try to make my job as manager more efficient. The most important thing is to let those people do their jobs while making it clear what the parameters are. — Robert Carlock

I’ve had people accuse me of being too tough of a grader. But my job is to paint reality versus telling people what they want to hear. — Steve Burke

I consider myself Istanbul’s storyteller. My subject matter is my town. I consider it my job to explore the hidden patterns of my city’s clandestine corners, its shady, mysterious places, the things I love. — Orhan Pamuk

As a writer, it is my job to tell a story. I don’t want to get involved in social commentary; I just want to show issues from a different point of view. I want to show issues from a perspective that may not be highlighted. — Nicola Monaghan

People want someone focused on getting the job done, not political talking points but rather solving problems. — Gary Peters

You shouldn’t send people out to do a job which you cannot afford to equip them to do. — Philip Hammond

We don’t start a job that we can’t finish… that’s the American way. — Paul Wolfowitz

It’s the job of any business owner to be clear about the company’s nonnegotiable core values. They’re the riverbanks that help guide us as we refine and improve on performance and excellence. A lack of riverbanks creates estuaries and cloudy waters that are confusing to navigate. I want a crystal-clear, swiftly flowing stream. — Danny Meyer

People always say, and my family has said it to me, that you know who your real friends are when you’re at your lowest point and you don’t have a job or whatever. — LaDainian Tomlinson

My job as an author is to tell the story in the best way possible, to make it flow seamlessly and get the reader to keep turning the page. — Patrick Carman

If Congress is unable to do its job and pass a federal budget, then I do not believe we should receive a salary. — David Valadao

You can still love your job and feel guilty. You can still love your child and feel guilty. There’s a lot of grey in that. It’s about being conscious when you are spending time with your kids, being with them in the moment. — Christine Ebersole

I see my job as being to facilitate the life of clinical researchers so that they can be more productive, and trying to keep the bureaucracy from getting in their way. — Alastair Wood

To me, success in the job is setting a vision, guiding an organization through change – which is exactly what I did at Digitas, and I’m very proud of that – and bringing people together and with you. That, to me, is what it takes to be successful. — Laura Lang

It’s not what my job is about. I’m not out to make a political statement. I want to stand for something, but more by example. — Lauren Bush

For me, it was a lot of hard work doing theater eight nights a week around the country, going from job to job. — Brian Baumgartner

Private equity funds a substantial amount of new businesses and is the source of capital to rejuvenate failing businesses, which are major drivers of job growth in this economy. — N. Robert Hammer

The next day I was put on paid leave from my new job at Louisiana State University. This is very painful to me, though once again I understand the circumstances in which my employers find themselves in light of these actions taken against me. — Steven Hatfill

I really wait for the job to come. Whatever job comes up, I just want to keep working. The jobs don’t always come, so you take whatever is available and hope it’s a good one. — Debra Monk

Covering Richard Nixon’s triumphant run in 1968 turned out to be my last major assignment as a general correspondent for CBS News. In September of that year, ’60 Minutes’ made its debut and I began the best, the most fulfilling job a reporter could imagine. — Mike Wallace

Like many actors, I started off as a monkey. My first job ever was as an extra in Tim Burton’s ‘Planet of the Apes.’ I’m the tiny little monkey in the background. I met Rick Baker doing that – then, because of my size and the fact I was older than 18, he figured I could double Daveigh Chase in ‘The Ring.’ — Kelly Stables

I’ve heard time and again from small business owners in Ohio that extending bonus depreciation is the single biggest factor in allowing their businesses to grow. Allowing companies to use these tools for capital reinvestment is a common-sense way to encourage job creation. — Pat Tiberi

I’ve always had a healthy disregard for authority – it allows me to do my job as a portrait photographer and not as someone who is playing the power game. — Platon

Better to just be real. Show up and do your job and be a nice person. — Elisabeth Rohm

The thing about Memphis is that it’s pleasingly off-kilter. It’s a great big whack job of a city. The anti-Atlanta. You go there, and you can’t believe the things people will say, the way they think, the wobbling orbits of their lives. There’s an essential otherness. — Hampton Sides

You want to enjoy life, don’t you? If you get your job done quickly and your job is fun, that’s good isn’t it? That’s the purpose of life, partly. Your life is better. — Yukihiro Matsumoto

‘Skyline’ is an alien invasion film that really takes an interesting look at the genre. The writers did an amazing job of creating a new take at how life from other planets come and plan to invade Earth. — Eric Balfour

The dull routine of our daily job takes on a new significance, assumes a beauty and importance undreamt of before, if we consider it from the angle of service to God. — Godfrey Winn

A good lesson in keeping your perspective is: Take your job seriously but don’t take yourself seriously. — Thomas P. O’Neill

In 1991, only two years into the Bush administration, Condoleezza Rice suddenly left her powerful job as the top Russia expert on the National Security Council and went back to California – to get a life. — Elaine Sciolino

As a company dedicated to creating fun and affordable toys for children, everyone at Ty is proud to play a small part in helping children in need have a happy holiday. We are proud to be associated with Toys for Tots and congratulate our Marines for a job well done. — Ty Warner

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