Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 366
Honour Very

Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

She He Or She

A musician is a professional, whether he or she is successful or not. The profession itself must be regarded as a stable job.

- A. R. Rahman

Tell Your

I guess I am a rapper. It's weird to be called that, or tell someone that's your profession.

- Action Bronson


The economics profession advances by one confusing financial disaster at a time.

- Adam Davidson

Pretty Get

I get bored pretty easily and I don't want to get locked down in one profession.

- Adam Lamberg

Law Repair

Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop.

- Adlai E. Stevenson


My father is my father, and I am me. I have the advantage of this honest comparison, quiet, and the opportunity to share in his profession.

- Adriano Giannini

Die Lucky

I don't want the child in me to die. Fortunately, I'm lucky enough that my profession allows me to pursue my boyhood fantasies even as an adult.

- Ajith Kumar

Risks Run

Journalists run many risks. It comes with the profession.

- Alexandra Petri

Love Happen

I love this profession, but God, it can just destroy people, and I don't want that to happen and become some monster.

- Alyson Hannigan

Film Part

What I do on film is part of my profession.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Art Everybody

It's not communism, it's shouldn't be that everybody gets a try no matter how good or bad they are. It's our profession and our art, so we should eventually strive to be working with the best people.

- Amy Poehler

Want Ever

I don't want to be in the spotlight, ever! I don't know why I got in this profession!

- Ana de Armas

Why Go

My parents never said to me, 'Why don't you go and get a real profession?' And that really helped.

- Anat Cohen

New Very

One cannot escape the harsh fact that as a ministerial profession, the priesthood has very serious problems. They are not new. They did not develop yesterday or last year.

- Andrew Greeley

Often Largest

I know that nurses are not only the largest healthcare profession but are responsible for the delivery of most healthcare, and are often in the best place to be able to see the whole pathway of care.

- Andrew Lansley

Dirty Set

The dirty little secret of journalism is that it really isn't a profession, it's a craft. All you need is a telephone and a conscience and you're all set.

- Andrew Sullivan

Voice Which

We need a stronger national voice for social workers which leads to a change in how the profession is viewed and its ability to represent itself to other professional bodies and with central government.

- Andy Sawford

Social Work

The government should now launch an initiative to encourage people to join the social work profession.

- Andy Sawford

Always Been

I've always been really in touch with my primal instincts. In my profession, you have to be.

- Andy Serkis

My Life Like

What I like to wear, I do myself. I don't know how that sounds, but it's the truth. My life is so mixed with my profession that I don't know where I begin or my work ends.

- Ann Demeulemeester

Bodies Another

In my profession, I'm around a lot of people whose bodies are their instruments in one way or another.

- Anna Deavere Smith

Doing Providing

The cooking profession, while it's a noble craft and a noble calling, 'cause you're doing something useful - you're feeding people, you're nurturing them, you're providing sustenance - it was never pure.

- Anthony Bourdain

I Am Happy Will

If I am happy in my personal life, I will be happy in my profession.

- Antoine Griezmann

Country Unions

There are teachers' unions around the country realizing they want to improve standards of the profession, improve the quality of their profession, and ultimately attract the best and the brightest to their profession. The vast majority of teachers are dedicated and committed.

- Antonio Villaraigosa

Over Deplorable

I have come across both inspiring teachers of history and deplorable ones over the years, so one cannot generalise, except perhaps to observe that the profession seems to encourage anti-militarist sentiments.

- Antony Beevor

Career Set

When you see the industry's fickleness so early on, you realise that you are only as good as your last release. It is all about your work. And that has set the way I look at my profession and what I do in my career.

- Anushka Sharma

Woman Think

I don't think of being a woman in an industry of men. I didn't walk into the kitchen and go, 'Ooh, I'm a girl!' I didn't get into my chosen profession. I wanted to be good at something.

- April Bloomfield

Woman Thought

I decided early that I would be a writer when I grew up. That, I thought, was the profession that went with the kind of woman I wanted to become: one who is free to do whatever she chooses.

- Ariel Levy

Trust Given

If I feel insecure, then I am in the wrong profession. I have to trust my director and the material he has given me.

- Arjun Kapoor

Think I Think

I think that growth happens and that learning happens in anybody's life regardless of what profession you're in.

- Arjun Kapoor

Always Curse

It's a blessing and a curse. But it's not always the best situation to be in. As a profession, I don't recommend acting at all.

- Armand Assante

Think Haul

Surveys show that many talented and committed young people are reluctant to enter teaching for the long haul because they think the profession is low-paying and not prestigious enough.

- Arne Duncan

Sufficiently Am

I am sufficiently convinced already that the members of a profession know their own calling better than anyone else can know it.

- Asa Gray

Someone Famous

If you are famous, you should find someone who understands your profession but doesn't do it.

- Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

Politics Most

Politics is the most corrupt profession on Earth, no matter where you are.

- Charles Dance

Medical Very

A placebo is a phony cure that works. This is very hard for the medical profession to get their teeth around because they hate placebos, but scientifically, placebos work in about 30% of cases that are psychogenic diseases.

- Charles Jencks

Never Call

Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession.

- Charles Lyell


There's no way to approach anything in an objective way. We're completely subjective; our view of the world is completely controlled by who we are as human beings, as men or women, by our age, our history, our profession, by the state of the world.

- Charlie Kaufman

Generation Will

Each generation of pilots hopes that they will leave their profession better off than they found it.

- Chesley Sullenberger

Bad About

Professionalism is not sportsmanship. If you don't succeed, you won't be in your profession for long. In our society, it's not about good or bad. It's about who's on top.

- Chili Davis

Change My Own

You know, I consistently change in my own life so the roles I'm suitable for also change, and that's a really nice thing about this profession.

- Chris Klein

Lot Appreciates

I design for a feminine woman who appreciates art a lot, either as a profession or as a hobby.

- Christian Cota

Gypsy Condition

I am a gypsy, in a way. It's a condition of my profession.

- Christian Slater

Love Films

Doing films as an actor, you spend maybe 40 percent of the year doing your chosen profession. If you are on a successful TV show, you spend 80 percent of your year doing the thing you love.

- Christina Ricci

Think Which

My father knew the charming side of my mother, and my mother thought that he was attentive and pleasant and was an architect, which was a respectable profession, but I don't think that they actually got to know one another deeply.

- Christopher Durang

Happy Would

Basically, I would be happy with any profession where I got to be creative and make things.

- Christopher Paolini

Looks Tied

Modeling is a profession where your worth is tied up with looks.

- Christy Turlington

Work Players

I used to tell the players that professional football is a part-time profession. I used to tell them it gets you ready for your life's work.

- Chuck Noll

Help Better

Management is the opportunity to help people become better people. Practiced that way, it's a magnificent profession.

- Clayton Christensen

Business Art

He has made a profession out of a business and an art out of a profession.

- Clifton Fadiman

Thought Could

I eventually thought, this is the only thing I could do as a profession, I can't really do anything else.

- Colin Hanks

Beauty Through

Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.

- Constantin Stanislavski

Pursue Decided

I knew I wanted to be an artist early on, but I decided to seriously pursue the profession when I auditioned for Juilliard.

- Corey Hawkins

Magic Blended

I like to say magic is the world's second oldest profession, a mystical and often awe-inspiring spectacle that, throughout the ages, has blended superstition, trickery and religion.

- Criss Angel

Lucky Getting

I'm lucky to be in a profession where you can keep getting better.

- Cy Coleman

World Most

Acting is the most brotherly and sisterly profession in the world.

- Cyril Cusack

Nature Very

Writing can be a very isolating profession. By its very nature, you spend a lot of your time barricaded in your house or office, typing on your own.

- D. B. Weiss

Teaching Hard

But it is a hard, it's a hard profession teaching acting.

- Dabney Coleman

Develop Very

I'm not saying that theatre is a doomed profession, but if a person wants to stay in it very long, they'd better develop theatre skills beyond just acting.

- Dakin Matthews


I remember when you used to have your profession on your passport and I always thought that being a painter was the best one to be, because my heroes were Goya and Francis Bacon.

- Damien Hirst


Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.

- Dan Quayle

Relax Another

It's one of the strangest attributes of this profession that when we writers get exhausted writing one thing, we relax by writing another.

- Dan Simmons

Music Way

Music is not a profession. Music is a way of life - one that requires much professionalism.

- Daniel Barenboim

Craft Going

Passion for what you do is essential to success in any profession. That passion naturally keeps you interested and aware of everything that is going on around you, anything affecting your craft.

- Daniel Humm

Lot Received

I was in a profession that received a lot of media.

- Darrell Royal

Think I Think

In any profession, whether it's teachers or doctors or lawyers, the more we say we're not going to evaluate those people on the merits, I think that's when the profession goes into decline.

- David Boies

Some Other

It is disappointing and embarrassing to the science profession that some Nobel Laureates would deliberately use their well deserved scientific reputations and hold themselves out as experts in other fields.

- David Douglass

Thinker Obvious

The profession of being a creative thinker is not so obvious.

- David M. Kelley

Cause Also

Journalism is not just a cause, it's also a wacky profession.

- David Talbot

Great Thing

That's one great thing about my profession, traveling to locations.

- Dean Stockwell

Next Officer

I didn't go into the NASA program to pick up rocks or to go the moon or anything else. I went in there because I was a military officer, and that was the next notch in my profession.

- Jim Lovell

My Life Lucky

I am a very lucky man. I am living my life with my hobby as my profession.

- Jim Sullivan

Exception Types

My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception.

- Jimmy Carter

Career Some

It is unrealistic to expect an entire profession to be completely good. There are bound to be some individuals who are stressed, who are unkind, who are a bit rubbish at their job, who are in the wrong career.

- Jo Brand

Area Almost

Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that you might not be thinking about. That's what is kind of cool, or one of the cool things about this profession.

- Joan Allen

Retire Luckily

Retirement is fatal. Luckily, in my profession, you don't have to retire.

- Joan Hickson

More Been

It has been pointed out to me, more than once, that for someone who chose a profession steeped in procedure and protocol, I had little use for either.

- Joe Jamail

Law Voting

Women ought to be fully guarded by law in all rights of property, labor, profession, etc.; but, roughly stated, the voting population ought to represent the fighting population.

- John Boyle O'Reilly

Take Suited

I would not encourage everyone to take up this profession. Not everyone is suited for any particular field.

- John Cameron

Normal Always

Acting was always something deep down I knew I wanted to do. It wasn't, like, a normal profession to want to pursue, and I knew that.

- John DeLuca

Love Spend

You spend so much time in your profession it ought to be something you love.

- John H. Johnson


I have been illustrating Tolkien's books ever since I first read them, long before illustration became my profession.

- John Howe

Your Take

As soon as you take your hobby and make it into your profession, it sort of kills it as a hobby.

- John Knoll

Most Epistle

The Epistle is a correction of profession without life, and most valuable in this respect.

- John Nelson Darby


While the intelligence profession oftentimes demands secrecy, it is critically important that there be a full and open discourse on intelligence matters with the appropriate elected representatives of the American people.

- John O. Brennan

Think Might

You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession. It's logic-based creativity.

- John Romero

Racing Solid

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.

- John Steinbeck

Grateful Like

I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession.

- John Steinbeck

Income Private

I was trying to support a family with writing. I didn't have a private income. I had no other profession.

- John Updike

Business Other

In the real estate business you learn more about people, and you learn more about community issues, you learn more about life, you learn more about the impact of government, probably than any other profession that I know of.

- Johnny Isakson

Think More

I got into acting because my teachers kept nudging me into it. The power a teacher has to influence someone is so great. I can't think of a profession I have more respect for.

- Jon Hamm

Lucky Very

I feel very, very lucky to have been involved with a project that's gone on as long as 'The Closer' has. You really don't get to do that in this profession.

- Jon Tenney

Think I Think

Don't let the world define you. In the world of acting, and I think in any profession, really, people are really eager to put you in a box and categorize you as one particular thing.

- Jonathan Groff

Music Only

Music isn't only a profession.

- Jose Carreras

Nothing Go

I have great emotion every time I go on stage. Nothing in life gives me the same satisfaction that my profession gives me.

- Jose Carreras

Mind May

When obedience to the Divine precepts keeps pace with knowledge, in the mind of any man, that man is a Christian; and when the fruits of Christianity are produced, that man is a disciple of our blessed Lord, let his profession of religion be what it may.

- Joseph Lancaster


I am deeply interested in the progress and elevation of journalism, having spent my life in that profession, regarding it as a noble profession and one of unequaled importance for its influence upon the minds and morals of the people.

- Joseph Pulitzer

Desire Engaged

I desire to assist in attracting to this profession young men of character and ability, also to help those already engaged in the profession to acquire the highest moral and intellectual training.

- Joseph Pulitzer

Always Took

I only took a high school acting class because there was no other class I wanted to take. I loved it, but I was always against acting as a profession. I didn't like the monetary fluctuations I saw.

- Josh Brolin