Quotes About Work

Most of your day is spent working, and being in a band is no different. We’re just business travelers in a way.

— Adam Schlesinger

Ninety percent of the time when I’m working, there’s this very palpable sensation that I’m doing everything wrong and should just give up.

— Adrian Tomine

The comics work is very slow, and it basically involves working for sometimes years in isolation and not knowing how the work is going to be received.

— Adrian Tomine

The art editor in charge of the covers at the ‘New Yorker’ is Francoise Mouly. She’s very familiar with the eccentricities and personalities of cartoonists, so working with her is very easy.

— Adrian Tomine

The flesh and bone leg is just beautiful. It’s elegant. You know, when it’s working, it’s incredible. But if it’s not working, well, you know, your life is certainly far from over.

— Aimee Mullins

Directing is physically exciting because there’s a ticking clock, you’re working with people, it’s very social, it’s very enjoyable.

— Alan Ball

I gotta keep busy. I’m not happy unless I’m working on two, three things.

— Alan Arkin

I’m used to changing a lot of the dialogue. But if I feel like the script is working, I don’t want to mess with it.

— Alan Arkin

I don’t like improvising on camera, particularly, but very often, a scene will not be working, and you rehearse it once or twice, and you realize something’s missing. So I’ll play with it until it makes sense.

— Alan Arkin

Things have got to add up to 100 points. The script is part of it, the character is part of it, the people I’m working with is the third part of it – and any combination of the three has got to add up to 100 points.

— Alan Arkin

If you’re a writer, you’re always working.

— Alan Furst

When I was working, there was no digital. We actually worked we used Polaroids.

— Alek Wek

I’m a huge fan of Bill Macy, so working with him in any capacity was exciting for me.

— Alexandra Daddario

It’s a lot about the individual and it’s really up to you, how much you dedicate to the fight and how hard you are working and that’s where the outcome will come.

— Alexis Arguello

As an actress, you never know when you’re going to work again – and there’s so much dependency on working.

— Alia Shawkat

I was a single parent, and I was prohibited from working.

— Alison Moyet

I believe that if you are elderly, physically or mentally handicapped we have an obligation too you, but if you are able-bodied, you should be working.

— Alphonso Jackson

Once you start working out, you feel better and it becomes something you make time to do.

— Amber Heard

I reprimand people, even those working with me, for littering the roads.

— Amisha Patel

I had so much fun working with Akshay, especially in the action scenes.

— Amy Jackson

Completely overwhelmed, it is huge project to be working on ‘Singh Is Bliing.’ How everyone is enjoying the film is everything to me. Definitely, it is the biggest milestone of my career.

— Amy Jackson

I write by myself initially. That’s the way I’ve always written, just working on pure thought by myself. Then I bring it to the table with whoever I’m collaborating with.

— Amy Lee

I learned a lot from working with and watching Knxwledge, seeing how he produces non-stop. He doesn’t dwell too long on stuff. He’s very simple, using only about two or three elements. I like that in production. Sometimes it doesn’t take more than three drums, a melody, the vocal, looping a sample or whatever, just as minimal as possible.

— Anderson Paak

I’m a huge Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu fan, so working with those two in any capacity would be a dream.

— Andra Day

When I’m not working, I still love bright colors and patterns, but I choose pieces that are much more casual – I call it my lazy pinup look.

— Andra Day

I don’t think anyone in that Roc Nation office gets eight hours of sleep I highly doubt it. They’re constantly working, and they’re on top of everything, and they have a department for everything.

— Andre Ward

I don’t know people who don’t say, boy the government is working better now.

— Andrew Cuomo

In terms of animation, animators are actors as well. They are fantastic actors. They have to draw from how they feel emotionally about the beat of a scene that they’re working on. They work collaboratively.

— Andy Serkis

I spent a lot of time on my own working out the physical vocabulary for how Gollum moved. As I say, I drew on a lot of Tolkein’s descriptions of how he moves, but also the conceptual artist sketches.

— Andy Serkis

When I’m working on the scripts or working with the other actors or rehearsing with the director, and when the director is cutting the movie, and we’ve shot the scene, the director is not looking at the visual effects.

— Andy Serkis

J.J. Abrams is an all-time hero of mine, really lovely to be working with him.

— Andy Serkis

On ‘The Avengers,’ I’ve been working closely with Mark Ruffalo.

— Andy Serkis

During this period at the Department of Education, my working relationship with Judge Thomas was positive.

— Anita Hill

I think if you only work, then you won’t have a life. It’s tough to have a life when you’re working a lot.

— Ansel Elgort

There are some achievements which are never done in the presence of those who hear of them. Catching salmon is one, and working all night is another.

— Anthony Trollope

In my library/study/barn, there is a Ping-Pong table on which I can pile working books and spread maps.

— Antony Beevor

I get slightly obsessive about working in archives because you don’t know what you’re going to find. In fact, you don’t know what you’re looking for until you find it.

— Antony Beevor

I’ve always kept a low profile. I’m not comfortable at social events or parties. I feel awkward. So if I’m not working, I prefer to remain in my own zone.

— Anushka Sharma

I share a very good rapport with Shah Rukh, so I was at ease working with him, and Imtiaz is a dream director for any actor.

— Anushka Sharma

Salim-Sulaiman have always been my favourite. It’s just an absolute pleasure working with them, and there’s always something new you get to learn just by sitting in their studio and absorbing all that’s happening around you.

— Armaan Malik

When working on a period, it is the finer details that evoke imagery that helps in cinematic adaptations.

— Ashwin Sanghi

Debs is greater than Lincoln. Debs is the spokesman of the great struggling working class of all races, nationalities, creeds, sexes.

— A. Philip Randolph

I like to see a film and then start scoring it in my mind while doing something unrelated. You just grasp a film and start working, and something unpredictable comes out from a third element. The mind, the more active it is, the more productive it is.

— A. R. Rahman

If I’m not doing something or working on something, I literally just sit in the room and think, which I don’t think is productive. I won’t go outside for days.

— Adam Driver

I’m an all-or-nothing guy. When I’m working, I work, work, work, work, work, and when I’m not, I’m the laziest sloth this planet has ever provided us.

— Al Jourgensen

Certainly, my many years working in the comics industry, creating products that I do not own, has made me rather fierce on the subject of giving up rights.

— Alan Moore

I knew with Snape I was working as a double agent, as it turns out, and a very good one at that.

— Alan Rickman

I’m doing it because I choose it. And if it’s not working, I can make a change.

— Alanis Morissette

When I’m not working, I dress like a surfer. I look like I’m going to come into your house and clean your pool.

— Alec Baldwin

When I think about growing up, I feel most affected by two travels that I made working in cargo boats when I was 16 and 18. One of them crossed through the Mississippi and Baton Rouge and Mobile, Alabama, and another went all the way to Europe.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

When I’m working, I’m insufferable because I get stuck with myself, and suddenly I become obsessive, thinking about how to make something better.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

When I was an adolescent, I abandoned my country at 23 years to come to Paris to know Andre Breton, the ‘Pope of Surrealism.’ And for three years, I was there working with him being a surrealist.

— Alejandro Jodorowsky

The Woman’s Party is made up of women of all races, creeds and nationalities who are united on the one program of working to raise the status of women.

— Alice Paul

I think Americans generally are not used to working very hard, in terms of working for the collective. I think in our country we have taken individualism to its farthest reaches, possibly.

— Alice Walker

My wife and I, unlike many intellectuals, spent five years working on assembly lines. We came to fully understand the criticisms of the industrial age, in which you are an appendage of a machine that sets the pace.

— Alvin Toffler

I like working with the public, and I like that it’s really hard work.

— Amy Sedaris

Fire is the origin of stone. By working the stone with heat, I am returning it to its source.

— Andy Goldsworthy

Directing, I get all kinds of inspiration. It’s working with people. It’s a lot more fun.

— Ang Lee

The source of all the material comes from nothingness, illusion is working more on things you can prove. That’s the principle, the essence of life, it is actually an illusion, not immaterial. That’s worth pursuing. So illusion is not nothing. In a way, that is the truth.

— Ang Lee

When I’m not working, I get very down, but when I am working, I get very immersed in it.

— Ang Lee

When you are an actor, you have to stay inside this world, but when you are with the crew, on the outside, you are in the dirt, working through all the issues. It’s just a different way of working, and I think I preferred it.

— Angelina Jolie

I don’t know if there are artists out there who love their own records. I haven’t met any, and I’m kind of extreme in the other direction, but therein lies the impetus to keep working and keep making new songs and new records.

— Ani DiFranco

When you grow up middle class, you just always feel like you’ve got to be working, or you won’t be able to pay the bills.

— Anna Kendrick

When I started working for Rolling Stone, I became very interested in journalism and thought maybe that’s what I was doing, but it wasn’t true. What became important was to have a point of view.

— Annie Leibovitz

You know, from age 17 on, my paycheck was coming from cooking and working in kitchens.

— Anthony Bourdain

I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!

— Arianna Huffington

In constructing the plot and working it out with the proper diction, the poet should place the scene, as far as possible, before his eyes. In this way, seeing everything with the utmost vividness, as if he were a spectator of the action, he will discover what is in keeping with it, and be most unlikely to overlook inconsistencies.

— Aristotle

I am a sentimental guy, and occasionally, that lump in my throat when I speak has stopped my tongue from working.

— Arnold Palmer

Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life, although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40, had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career than most of his brethren.

— Arthur Conan Doyle

Always roll up the sleeves on your shirt. It gives the impression that you’re working, even if you’re not.

— Ashton Kutcher

I’ll probably never be the best actor in Hollywood, but I hope to be the hardest working.

— Ashton Kutcher

I definitely believe that if you stop working at relationships, they go away.

— Ashton Kutcher

I didn’t make my first solo record until 1981 so I don’t have any 60’s or 70’s recordings but I am working on a large boxed set called DUST to be released next year, the 20th anniversary of my first solo record.

— Adrian Belew

Because of England’s lack of social mobility, unless they make truly heroic efforts, writers who are privately educated and then go on to Oxbridge or an institution like the BBC will generally embarrass themselves when they attempt to have a go at working- or lower middle-class characters.

— Adrian McKinty

I came back from my ACL injury and won MVP. So, what’s a groin? What’s an adductor? That’s how I look at things. I feel like if you just continue to take care of your body, working out, making sure you’re in shape and you stay on top of your game, you can play as long as you want.

— Adrian Peterson

I don’t believe in the concept of working out rigorously to pump muscles. It may be effective, but when you stop working out, it comes back to square one.

— Akkineni Nagarjuna

Actually I like working kind of fast, because if you got it, why bother doing it over and over?

— Alan Cumming

That’s what my music… I’m working on a solo record right now, it’s gonna be more hip-hop than anything, like electronic hip-hop, futuristic hip-hop. I’m probably gonna be rapping on it.

— Alan Vega

I’m gradually working through my obsessions, and maybe, when they’re all free and clear, I’ll write a comedy. But I’m not there yet.

— Alice Sebold

I’ve been working as an actress and sort of struggling along for ten years, so I’ve been on a million auditions for a million things I haven’t booked.

— Allison Tolman

Deficiencies in individuals, as in States, have their value and import. Indeed, that sublime impulse of perfectibility, always vivacious, always working under various forms and with one underlying purpose, would be futile without them, and fatuous.

— Ameen Rihani

My father would have been spectacularly ill-suited to working for an institution of any kind, and I suspect that, to a lesser degree, that’s true of me, too.

— Amy Bloom

I was focusing on sax while at Berklee, but then I started to play Brazilian choro and Colombian music. I was doing more folkloric stuff on the clarinet because it works better. Finally, I realized I was working more on the clarinet than the saxophone, and I started to feel more comfortable on it.

— Anat Cohen

I’m working really hard to get the clarinet out of that hole, that Benny Goodman thing.

— Anat Cohen

I worked with people I admire Josh Lucas, who I’d worked with many many years ago on a pilot called The Class of 61 and Kurt Russell, and so there were a variety of different people that I enjoyed working with.

— Andre Braugher

When I was working at Trio, I was pitched ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ and I knew, whoever gets this, this is a game changer. When I started at Bravo in 2005, it was a hit, and Season 1 of ‘Project Runway’ was in postproduction.

— Andy Cohen

I always wanted to be an anchorman, but after college I wound up working behind the scenes at CBS News for 10 years.

— Andy Cohen

There are all kinds of addictions, and I’ve got every single one. If you set me in front of anything, I will do it until I ram it into the ground and it’s done working for me.

— Andy Dick

Working for several years as a waitress, you learn really quickly a couple of default scripts, so you know exactly what the interaction is going to be when the person sits down at the table.

— Ann Leckie

When I need to get away from my desk, I tend to take walks or go places. I also like to bead – working with beads to make jewellery.

— Ann Leckie

Having a Weim means never having to work alone again. I have two Weims. When they think I’ve been working too long, they stage an intercession.

— Ann Maxwell

When I’m working on something, I proceed as if no one else will ever read it.

— Anne Tyler

Yeah, I am a guy working on physics outside of academia. But I’m nowhere near Einstein’s caliber.

— Antony Garrett Lisi

As with any large investment, it can be emotionally difficult to abandon a line of research when it isn’t working out. But in science, if something isn’t working, you have to toss it out and try something else.

— Antony Garrett Lisi

I love Scrivener. I’ve been using it since early 2007, and now I can’t imagine working in anything else.

— Antony Johnston

After working with Woody Allen, sharing screen space with De Niro was a dream come true.

— Anupam Kher

Your calves, biceps and neck should always be the same size in inches. Mine are 16 inches – anything bigger or smaller and you know you’re going wrong! Most men ignore working out the legs and glutes, not realising that they are the pillars of our core.

— Arjun Rampal

I am going to be working on bathroom fittings for a company in the USA, and then I thought it was appropriate to simplify the fittings and, thus, lowering the cost.

— Arne Jacobsen

I’m constantly working, even when I’m at home.

— Art Alexakis

It’s hard for a shortstop to play with a guy you don’t know in the middle of the season. If you know a guy early in spring training, you’re working with them.

— Asdrubal Cabrera

I was working at a restaurant, I booked the role in ‘Twilight,’ put in my two weeks’ notice, got fitted, flew to Portland, filmed, and then it started getting hype. That helped me get my foot into certain doors before the movie even came out.

— Ashley Greene

It often looks like an actor’s had a big break out of nowhere, but in reality, they’ve been working their way up, little by little, for a while.

— Ashley Madekwe

I’m a show pony, and I don’t get to skate with girls doing triple Axels every single day. I skate with little babies who are working on their single Axels while trying not to hit them on the ice.

— Ashley Wagner

I don’t have these crazy deadlines. I don’t have this, ‘Oh it’s got to be out tomorrow.’ I don’t like working like that.

— Asif Kapadia

A lot of the time when I’m working, I’m abroad.

— Asif Kapadia

We were working on ‘Senna’ for a long time before we were fully financed, so we didn’t actually have an editor for a while.

— Asif Kapadia

Working on the themes I was interested in, through the context of a particular family, was a very economical way of dealing with a lot of the issues I was concerned with.

— Atom Egoyan

When I started working on electronic music, that was after the rave period. I haven’t even seen that part of it that much.

— Avicii

I’m working 24 hours a day. I have had a house in Tunisia for 20 years, and I never have time to go because there are collections, fittings.

— Azzedine Alaia

Certain actors wanna get paid, they think working in a low-budget movie is being ripped off. But for others it’s like, ‘Yes, let’s do it.’

— Abel Ferrara

I’d like to do more TV TV is completely different than working in movies in a lot of ways, it’s like making a really compact movie. Because you don’t have as much time, especially hour long shows, they move so quickly.

— Abigail Breslin

Obviously I love working in film and television, but I started in theater and I’d love to be on Broadway.

— Adrianne Palicki

Germany is in terrible condition this year. This is particularly true of the working masses, who are so undernourished that tuberculosis is having a rich harvest, particularly of adolescent children.

— Agnes Smedley

I’ve been in the studio when you go through a track and you run down a track and you know even before the singer starts singing, you know the track is swinging… you know you have a multimillion-seller hit – and what you’re working on suddenly has magic.

— Ahmet Ertegun

I love working fast. I don’t relish the director who wants to do 25 to 30 takes, or the actors who insist on doing 25 or 30 takes.

— Alfred Molina

Well, I’m always working on my comic strip and trying to, you know, keep cranking that out.

— Alison Bechdel

Songs come from all over the place. You can’t predict what you’re going to like. You might like something that doesn’t fit right now. What was working for you at one point, something you’ve loved for years and years, when you get together with everybody, you think, this doesn’t match up with what’s going on with you personally.

— Alison Krauss

I do always want to be creating something I can’t help it. I don’t know why that is, but I’m certainly not gonna knock it now, at the age of 36. It seems to be working.

— Alison Mosshart

I love what I do, so I don’t mind working.

— Amos Lee

I travel to Jakarta, I see what an important country it is. I’ve been working with them for a year.

— Anatoli Boukreev

Having spent many years working in New York’s Chinatown restaurants early in my career, I have the utmost respect for the history and connection New Yorkers have with Chinese cuisine.

— Andrew Cherng

One of my life principles is that if something isn’t working, doing something harder isn’t necessarily going to produce the same result.

— Angus King

I love working alone. Crave it, in fact. I feel truly alive then.

— Anita Shreve

When I’m working, I’m not so much disciplined as obsessive. I have this feeling that I need to clear everything away and get this down.

— Anne Enright

For 10 or 11 years, I had my kids, I wrote four or five books, and I was working all the damn time.

— Anne Enright

For the years I spent working on it, ‘Constellation’ was the only novel I knew how to write, so maybe I still abided by the maxim? Regardless, I prefer the maxim: Write what you want to know, rather than what you already know.

— Anthony Marra

For me, working is the ultimate vacation, for lack of a better word. Its being in-between jobs were it becomes emotional, and brutal, and draining.

— Ashley Bell

I like pop music. Earnestly. Most of the greatest technicians, mix engineers, and players are working in pop music.

— Autre Ne Veut

I was working a corporate job, but I really wanted to do music.

— Awkwafina

To be honest, unless you rocket straight to stardom as a gorgeous young vampire, you can spend a lot of time working behind a bar.

— Adam Rayner

Everyone working on ‘Tyrant’ wants to present the world and the issues in it in an intelligent, open, fair, non-reductive kind of way. For the actors, we have to try and make these stories as truthful and compelling as possible.

— Adam Rayner

If I’m going to be away from my family, I’d rather it be working with my friends.

— Adam Scott

In Europe an actor is an artist. In Hollywood, if he isn’t working, he’s a bum.

— Anthony Quinn

I will admit, it’s so intoxicating working with Steve Carrell. Creatively and professionally.

— Amy Ryan

I do feel like I’m a tomboy at heart, so I have an easy time working with guys.

— Amy Smart

I’m one of those writers who can’t talk about what they’re working on. The entire four years I was writing ‘House of Sand and Fog,’ my wife never saw a word of it. I just have to keep it in the womb, and then everyone can have a crack at it.

— Andre Dubus III

Working with Kano is cool, too: obviously, he’s from the same scene, but we’ve never worked together on a track before, and where, like, better to do it than on a Gorillaz project?

— Ashley Thomas

In the police force, two, three, five traitors are detected who are really working for someone else. When we cleanse the police of them, the problem will be simplified a lot. Terrorists will have no one to contact – they will be left without informers.

— Akhmad Kadyrov

That’s easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking, but you have to make a living and it is miraculous to earn a living working in film.

— Alain Resnais

I spend a lot of time working as a painter and in my studio I go from upstairs where I paint to downstairs where I play and record, so I get this thing crossing over.

— Andy Summers

I absolutely loved working with Tim Burton because he is just a creative, outside of the box thinker. How he does things is fantastic. It is different – weird different – and he does things that are groundbreaking. They are courageous to do and once you do them you are like, ‘Wow! That really does work!’

— Atticus Shaffer

Most families rely on two incomes to make ends meet, and when a woman earns less, we put working families at a huge disadvantage.

— Ann McLane Kuster

The actions of the terrorist organizations, Hezbollah, in Lebanon, and Hamas, in Gaza, against Israel are unconscionable. Instead of working towards peace, these terrorist organizations have chosen to perpetuate the violence.

— Alcee Hastings

I got told by pretty much everyone I knew that, if I’m going to be out in L.A., working, you need a car. So I was thinking, I’m going to try and not get a car, just because I’m a contrarian that way.

— Alfred Enoch

In Hollywood if you are not working, you are a leper. True, you are probably living in the most expensive leper colony in the world.

— Allan Sherman

If you can be funny, it means you’re intelligent. Your brain is working fast.

— Amber Valletta

I do love live performing, but I’m not a stand-up naturally, and I don’t like the lifestyle of working just in the evenings at clubs and stuff – not a natural gig-er.

— Amy Hoggart

By and large, I think that comics work seriously hard. Many have other jobs as well, plus you never really switch off, so you’re always working.

— Amy Hoggart

When you’re working with music that is invariably better than you are, it’s difficult to become swell-headed.

— Andre Previn

At MGM, you knew you were going to be working next year you knew you were going to get paid. But I was too ambitious musically to settle for it. And I wanted to gamble with whatever talent I might have had.

— Andre Previn

The working class is my home country, and my future is linked with the proletariat.

— Andrei Platonov

There are times when you’re working with film people when you have to say, ‘If the camera were on you, what you’re doing would be perfect’.

— Anna D. Shapiro

If you’re working 12-hour days, then you come home to do three hours’ homework, it’s quite a lot on your plate.

— Anna Popplewell

I become absolutely reclusive when I’m not working, to the point where I question whether I can actually do it again.

— Anthony Warlow

In TV, sometimes you get lost in the fog of the scene, and when you’re working with such good actors, they can bring you into the scene.

— Adriano Giannini

I spent years working in low-budget horror films. When you’ve done ‘Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death,’ you can handle anything!

— Adrienne Barbeau

I like working solo and it was a lot of fun joking around with the audience, saying things. I’m only just learning how to do certain things.

— Art Garfunkel

There is nothing inherently fair about equalizing incomes. If the government penalizes you for working harder than somebody else, that is unfair. If you save your money but retire with the same pension as a free-spending neighbor, that is also unfair.

— Arthur C. Brooks

Our markets have not achieved their great successes as a result of government fiat, but rather through efforts of competing interests working to meet the demands of investors and to fulfill the promises posed by advancing technology.

— Arthur Levitt

Clearly, 9/11 would have to be some of the best work that I’ve done because I was working without a template, and that was very difficult. Having nearly been victimized by the north tower, it was difficult to remain composed and be informative.

— Ashleigh Banfield

When I’m working on my characters, that’s something I pay a lot of attention to: how their body works, how they move, how they articulate.

— Astrid Berges-Frisbey

My dad could be beyond brilliant but totally introverted. If we’re talking about computers, he’s on. Otherwise, he’s a total recluse – he stays in the house and won’t leave, and I’m like that. If I’m not working, I’m locked up in my room.

— Alessandra Torresani

I’ve written original material before, where I’ve come up with the idea and the characters myself, and that’s definitely very different to working with someone else’s characters and stories.

— Alex Garland

Working with Christopher McQuarrie and working with Tom Cruise two people who are just so good at what they do, it just makes you better.

— Alexia Fast

I guess the first big name I worked with was Sissy Spacek, and that was really interesting just because she’s so incredible and I learned so much from just watching her. But she’s also so unassuming that I loved working with her. It wasn’t like working with a star, it was Sissy. Not a big deal.

— Alison Pill

Usually, new producers and writers want to put their stamp on a show. They don’t want to continue what’s working. They want to reinvent the wheel. It’s an ego thing.

— Anthony Geary

I probably have less revision than those who have that wonderful rush of story to tell – you know, I can’t wait to tell you what happened the other day. It comes tumbling out and maybe then they go back and refine. I kind of envy that way of working, but I just have never done it.

— Amy Hempel

The fact that maybe I had some success playing G’Kar doesn’t guarantee me three years later that I can still do it, so I have to keep my senses alive and still be working on it.

— Andreas Katsulas

So far, everything I’ve worked on has been deeply connected to reality. I’m not constitutionally opposed to working on something completely fictional, either. It just happens that a lot of these stories have crossed my path in a way that makes them intriguing, but I’m up for anything that’s intellectually engaging.

— Andrew Jarecki

We are looking to get counties to play their young England players earlier, and the first reports from the counties are that it is working well. It also helps us to prepare in a better fashion.

— Andy Pick

I happen to love engineering. I love figuring things out in a spatial sense, that whole realm of working with mechanical parts, and the relationship of the parts, and things like ratios and the speeds of particular objects.

— Arthur Ganson

My last divorce was in ’68. What made it come to a head was a promise. See, I had promised her that the next year I wouldn’t work as much. But then I got in trouble with the IRS, and I had to continue working just as much to pay the government. So she said I lied, which is something I never did.

— B. B. King

I will cut taxes – cut taxes – for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class.

— Barack Obama

Now, anybody who thinks that we can move this economy forward with just a few folks at the top doing well, hoping that it’s going to trickle down to working people who are running faster and faster just to keep up, you’ll never see it.

— Barack Obama

In effect, you cannot stop Iraq from growing nasty bugs in the basement. You can stop them from putting operational warheads on working missiles and launching them at their neighbors.

— Barton Gellman

Ghostery lets you spy on the spies in your computer. For each web page you visit, this extension uncloaks some – but not all – of the invisible tracking software that is working behind the scenes.

— Barton Gellman

Martin Luther King, with whom I worked very closely, became very distressed when a number of the ministers working for him wanted him to dismiss me from his staff because of my homosexuality.

— Bayard Rustin

In many ways, being pregnant and working were more difficult than motherhood.

— Bethenny Frankel

If it hadn’t been for the rise of the working woman’s wardrobe, I never would have found the time to sneak a kid in.

— Betsey Johnson

It’s been phenomenal, but everybody keeps congratulating me on my resurgence and my big comeback. I haven’t been away, guys. I’ve been working steadily for the last 63 years.

— Betty White

I wanted to sell a million records, and I sold a million records. I wanted to go platinum I went platinum. I’ve been working nonstop since I was 15. I don’t even know how to chill out.

— Beyonce Knowles

Our country will be stabilized, with all key establishments in society working in unity with full awareness among Thais of their duties and responsibilities.

— Bhumibol Adulyadej

Reunited with strawberry, raspberry and blueberry, I am berry, berry happy to be back working with JELL-O.

— Bill Cosby

I took Second City out of desperation, and that’s what ended up working out. It shows that you should be doing a lot of different stuff, taking whatever opportunities are there, to see what works.

— Bill Hader

If a movie doesn’t even have financing yet, they’ll do a table read for it at a casting director’s office with actors, for the producer and the writer, just to hear if the movie is working.

— Bill Hader

Sometimes you’re working with somebody, and you can tell they’re just waiting to say their line.

— Bill Hader

One of the reasons I started working at ‘South Park,’ actually, was that I wanted to learn how to structure things and how to tell a story.

— Bill Hader

I am who I am: an Irish Catholic kid, working class from Long Island. And I made it big.

— Bill O’Reilly

I submit that President Obama and all the democrat politicians that voted for Obamacare never even read the proposed law. Nancy Pelosi admitted it. So, now, when chaos reigns, they act surprised that things aren’t working.

— Bill O’Reilly

You can’t copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling.

— Billie Holiday

As a comedian, you have everything working against you.

— Billy Crystal

I’m a bit of a nerd, I wouldn’t mind working in a shop selling records, or having a radio show where I could play obscure singles.

— Bjork

The good thing about Pro Tools is you can actually hear what you’re working on, so it doesn’t just become this intellectual idea. But Pro Tools can be dangerous, too. It can make things sterile.

— Bjork

I got a job working at a publishing company, Balmur Music, which was a company that Anne Murray was a co-owner in, as a tape copy guy. Eventually, I got fired from that job.

— Blake Shelton

The highest of highs is to have a new routine that you’re just breaking in and that’s working, and that’s – you’re one step removed doing a situation comedy because you have a live audience there.

— Bob Newhart

I believe Watergate shows that the system did work. Particularly the Judiciary and the Congress, and ultimately an independent prosecutor working in the Executive Branch.

— Bob Woodward

Not bragging by any means, but I could have done a lot of other stuff as far as working in films go and working in television… I had chances to do that stuff, but I like baseball, I really do.

— Bob Uecker

I love working with big flavors like chiles and smoke. Honey is perfect for softening the edges, mellowing them out a bit. I put it in everything – vinaigrettes, soups, stocks, salsas, so I’m always on the hunt for great honey.

— Bobby Flay

U2 was involved in Live Aid, and I ended up going to Ethiopia and working there for some time with my wife, Ali.

— Bono

I have been working for Africans since I was 18, when I got involved with the Nelson Mandela concerts. I got involved with debt cancellation because Desmond Tutu demanded that the world respond to that situation.

— Bono

Over the years, I’ve enjoyed working for WFAN and MSG – two sports giants in the industry. There couldn’t be a better fit due to the long-standing history both entities have had with NY sports.

— Boomer Esiason

Well actually, we are working on the live album from the shows in Japan. I’m trying to get that finished.

— Bootsy Collins

I like working, I just don’t like to get involved in the competitiveness of it.

— Brie Larson

But then I go through long periods where I don’t listen to things, usually when I’m working. In between the records and in between the writing I suck up books and music and movies and anything I can find.

— Bruce Springsteen

Direct address has been a consistent tactic in my work, regardless of the medium that I’m working in.

— Barbara Kruger

I come from a working class community in eastern Scotland, and I’ve always been a populist, though not a patronising populist.

— Brian Cox

I enjoy working with complicated equipment. A lot of my things started just with a rhythm box, but I feed it through so many things that what comes out sounds very complex and rich.

— Brian Eno

Once I started working with generative music in the 1970s, I was flirting with ideas of making a kind of endless music – not like a record that you’d put on, which would play for a while and finish.

— Brian Eno

I think it’s too fast to say that all sci-fi ultimately winds up having some place in science. On the other hand, imaginative minds working outside of science as storytellers certainly have come upon ideas that, with the passing decades, have either materialized of come close to materializing.

— Brian Greene

I was brought up by the English side of my family, who are very repressed and working class. Absolutely lovely, but very English.

— Bat for Lashes

Working with Bruno Mars would be really awesome. I’m such a fan of his, and I love that he’s a real artist.

— Becky G

I’m not really a big ‘working out’ person, but I definitely like to do cardio when I do. I guess I run sometimes, drink green juices once a week.

— Bella Hadid

The people that impress me are Bob Dylan. The ones who keep working, year in and year out, and keep coming up with stuff.

— Ben Mendelsohn

The latest page I’ve been working is about the organization of the pantheon of the gods. Who’s indebted to whom, how they are related, who screwed whose uncle or grandmother, all of that.

— Ben Nicholson

Peace in the Middle East is of prime importance to the Philippines, due to the presence of around 2 million of our countrymen working in that region.

— Benigno Aquino III

I started graduate school in 1971, I started working at the Smithsonian in the festival in 1972. I went full-time at the Smithsonian in 1974. And I got my doctorate in 1975.

— Bernice Johnson Reagon

Large numbers of people are broken from the notion that the system is working for people, that the system is just or humane or peaceful.

— Bill Ayers

For years, Iran has worked to position itself to dominate the entire Middle East and to impose its version of radical Islam on society. It is actively working to destabilize Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria.

— Bill Flores

Unfortunately, we are finding the bureaucratic inefficiencies and red tape have a tendency to slow the efforts of individuals and communities working to rebuild.

— Bobby Jindal

I was working in Lexington when I recognized this actor, Michael Shannon, and I was like, ‘What do you do?’ He told me to get into a theater company, so I got into a theater company near my hometown. I was a carpenter there. And then I slowly got some work.

— Boyd Holbrook

Well I’m still working on The Incredibles. So I’m going to take a little time off. I’ve got a couple of tricks up my sleeve. I’m not ready to talk about them yet, but expect the unexpected.

— Brad Bird

When I was 17, my producer Rodney Jerkins was working with Michael Jackson at the time. He knew how much I wanted to meet Michael Jackson, so he says, ‘Would you like to come and meet him?’ I’m like, ‘Are you serious? Of course I want to meet Michael Jackson! Where do I meet you? Where do we come?’

— Brandy Norwood

We’ve been working with Paul Bettner and the Playful team since the beginning of Oculus. Paul was one of, I think, seven $5,000 Kickstarter backers.

— Brendan Iribe

Generally, I’m a pretty positive, but like any other working person, if the jobs aren’t coming in, I do get depressed.

— Britt Ekland

I come from a working-class family in Pittsburgh, whereas ‘Mike & Molly’ deals with the working class in Chicago. I swear a little, but I pretty much talk the same. It’s not like when you see someone like Tim Allen and he’s a lot bluer onstage.

— Billy Gardell

Training camp is a grind, and it truly is all about embracing that grind and coming out here and forgetting about the heat and working to get better every single day.

— Brock Osweiler

Not working is bad for you. It is my drug, it gives me a high most performers will tell you that. And there is nothing like the high that an audience gives you.

— Bruce Forsyth

On stage, I think I’m 35. Working takes over my whole body and I become a younger man – that’s why I won’t stop.

— Bruce Forsyth

When I’m working on a movie, I’m in my trailer playing guitar. And then on the road, I read scripts and think of… it just keeps both fires burning. I kind of need both.

— Bryan Greenberg

When I started working, I just had my name be ‘Bryce Dallas.’

— Bryce Dallas Howard

Whether it’s working on five or 10 different things at the same time, I’ve got to stay in people’s faces.

— Busta Rhymes

In television, a sitcom is probably the closest thing to what it’s like working in the theater.

— B. D. Wong

I’m very private in person. I’m very sensitive and shy with men individually. But when I’m talking, maybe there’s this other channel or this other side and other way of working in my mind, and I convert and become carefree.

— Bai Ling

I guess I feel like it’s a gift to meet those talented artists like George Lucas and Oliver Stone, Spike Lee and Richard Kelly. Even if it’s a small role, it’s a gift to be working that closely with them.

— Bai Ling

People talk about Hollywood as a myth, but in reality, when you make Icelandic movies and you want to get them distributed in the U.S., you’re not really working with Hollywood. The movies I’ve been making, the first one I made, I made it with Working Title, but it was financed through Universal, so it became a Hollywood production.

— Baltasar Kormakur

Being a little bit of a movie buff, the fact that I’m working in the middle of movie history is incredible.

— Betsy Beers

Men, once enemies, are now jointly governing in Northern Ireland. And although there have been several hitches, by and large it’s working well.

— Betty Williams

My goal, with whatever I’m working on, is to lose track of time.

— Ben Marcus

When you’re working on a film, it’s not theater you don’t have a few weeks of rehearsal. A lot of times you are showing up on set, and you’ve never been to the place you’ve never met the other actors you’re working with.

— Ben Schnetzer

When you’re doing a play, you don’t always have a practical world that you’re working off of. You have to create it for yourself.

— Ben Schnetzer

After two weeks of working on a project, you know whether it will work or not.

— Bill Budge

I enjoyed so much working with the guys from Wilco, and riffing off of them, and having someone come up to me with ideas, because normally in the studio it’s me who has to come up with all the ideas.

— Billy Bragg

So that studio served its purpose, and still is working very well for other people right now.

— Billy Sherwood

So whenever I had some in-between producing time down in my studio I popped a tape in and started working on it. Working a little bit at a time, it actually took almost four years.

— Billy Sherwood

I loved being in Close Encounters, just to watch Steven Spielberg working was exciting.

— Bob Balaban

I started working when I was 13, picking up trash, bagging ice.

— Bob Corker

I prepared five songs, I sang them, and he hired me. I started working about a month later at the piano bar.

— Bobby McFerrin

In the last 5 years I’ve been working with the LAPD, training police officers in first aid and CPR.

— Bobby Sherman

I mostly write about the working poor. Somehow, they’re not being written about much anymore. I’m very interested in people who are in a situation that needs a little puzzling out. The thing that gets me started on a story is a person in a tough situation.

— Bonnie Jo Campbell

I left Google after four years of working on Google Maps, search, and Google TV as a product marketing manager. I knew I wanted to do something on my own.

— Brit Morin

Last season when things weren’t working out, I thought we needed a different voice around the place.

— Bryan Robson

I usually go make-up free when I’m not working. Because I work so much, during the free days that I have I like to let my skin breathe, but of course I’m girly so I like to put on some blush and some mascara.

— Bar Refaeli

Michael worked one day. Everybody was a little freaked out and nervous because he’s a really big star. We were already working with really big stars, but Michael is Michael.

— Barry Sonnenfeld

I have a broad range of interests, so I’ll always be working on something.

— Ben Casnocha

But the basic Taoism that we are concerned with here is simply a particular way of appreciating, learning from, and working with whatever happens in everyday life.

— Benjamin Hoff

Really study what types of formats have been working online that you resonate with: get a feel for what works in the current ecosystem of online video. Sometimes, that passion-project you really want to do is not the way to start.

— Benny Fine

Oh, I was brought up in the north of France, and I had a very enjoyable childhood with my family working as entrepreneur.

— Bernard Arnault

I love opening night, and I love doing plays. But one of my favorite parts about doing a play or working on a new play is rehearsal.

— Betsy Brandt

I started working on a line of clothes last year, but right now we’re kind of at a standstill.

— Beverley Mitchell

Many Americans are unaware that we still have a large population of working families, elderly, and children who rely on emergency food pantries, shelters, and other resources to meet their nutritional needs.

— Blanche Lincoln

Almost nothing works the first time it’s attempted. Just because what you’re doing does not seem to be working, doesn’t mean it won’t work. It just means that it might not work the way you’re doing it.

— Bob Parsons

It’s a big part of what we do – we test our movies extensively. I’m always there myself. It’s sometimes difficult to sit through, especially if it’s a version of the movie that’s not working particularly well.

— Bobby Farrelly

I come from the restaurant business you’re talking to a guy used to working 12, 14 hours a day.

— Bobby Schilling

There are some artists that don’t like working with other females, which is fine. They have their own thing. I personally love being surrounded by other females.

— Bonnie McKee

There’s definitely a delicate line you have to walk in telling someone else’s story that’s not quite as delicate in telling your own story. I think when I’m working on a personal story, there’s less pressure to try to get it exactly right.

— Box Brown

Working on an adaptation is not as satisfying, because it’s not your original work: you’re interpreting. With ‘L.A. Confidential,’ I loved the book. In that case, I felt I was guardian of the work, staying as true to the novel as I could. I’ve since met the novelist, and he loves the movie and the script.

— Brian Helgeland

If you write an original, it’s like you went in and dug a well, and you hit oil. But an adaptation, it’s like the oil well’s on fire, and they bring you in to put the fire out and get it working again – or something like that.

— Brian Helgeland

Being an app developer isn’t at all like working at Apple. There is this huge haystack of apps, and even a very shiny needle can get lost in that haystack.

— Bill Atkinson

I’m a vegetarian – I think there’s a strong possibility, had I not become a vegetarian, I would not be working now. I became a vegetarian about 25 years ago, and I did it out of concern for animals. But I immediately began having more energy and feeling better.

— Bob Barker

Protecting all this land, working with the President to establish all these monuments, to, you know… I think the President has a land protection record that’s second to no one in this century, maybe Teddy Roosevelt.

— Bruce Babbitt

Before I joined The Beach Boys, I was working at Columbia Records as a producer, and saw The Byrds come in and do their first overdub before Terry even met them.

— Bruce Johnston

We see less of Dave, certainly, and he’s kind of fallen out of the sphere of our group, mostly because he’s working on his show, and has kind of lost the fun of the party.

— Bruce McCulloch

I like working, and my brain sort of keeps going whether I like it or not.

— Bryan Fuller

Out of all the actors I have worked with, I love working with Larry Hagman the most. We were very close and it was just a wonderful time.

— Barbara Eden

The minute you’re working with the government, you’re dealing with bureaucracy, you’re dealing with time lags, you’re dealing with rigidity, you’re dealing with a slow pace.

— Bob Simon

Some people feel that what we’re doing makes no sense, that it’s just a waste of money. But it’s working.

— Calvin Klein

When I go running, I see Mexicans working hard.

— Canelo Alvarez

Working with Mario Testino was a joy. He’s very young spirited, and it’s always lovely and a pleasure to spend time talking to him about all different things.

— Cara Delevingne

I made a big family when I was working at ‘Vogue’ for ten years, and I’m still friends with a lot of them.

— Carine Roitfeld

Working for a magazine, you have a boss you are not free.

— Carine Roitfeld

When I was working with Tom Ford, he would just look at me and ask, ‘Will you wear it?’ I’d say, ‘Ah, too long, too short, lower waist, deeper V, unbutton’ – that sort of thing. I don’t create clothes, but I definitely know how to make them come alive.

— Carine Roitfeld

Vogue’ is a very beautiful magazine, an institution, and I learned so much working there.

— Carine Roitfeld

Unfortunately, I don’t get to read nearly as much as I want because I’m always working on my own stuff, either the novels or newspaper columns.

— Carl Hiaasen

When I’m working on a novel of my own, I try to read mostly nonfiction, although sometimes I break down and peek at something else.

— Carl Hiaasen

If you are in business, you are not enjoying. You are working.

— Carlos Slim

I suppose that by being absent from the music business, it appeared that I just dropped out, but really I never did. I was continuously working and doing various things.

— Cat Stevens

I think sometimes when you’re working consistently in film, and maybe this is just me, but you do feel quite dislocated from your audience.

— Cate Blanchett

I find that the skills and the muscularity required to be on stage, you need to keep those up – I do, personally, in order to maintain your ability to perform on screen. You don’t want to always be working in the one medium.

— Cate Blanchett

Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.

— Cesare Pavese

You know, working as an actor, I’m always working within my own imagination.

— Charles Keating

If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.

— Charles Kettering

You go through this business and you meet people that you bond with, and you get to go make movies with them. It’s wonderful. What I’ve always dreamt of, in my career, is to have a brotherhood of collaborators, and go in and out of working with them. I’m just starting to get that, and it’s really lovely.

— Charlie Hunnam

Once you’ve achieved success, and you’re making decisions that are working, I don’t understand why anyone would be second-guessing themselves.

— Chelsea Handler

I have a pretty fast metabolism, so I don’t really have to worry about getting pudgy. What I try to do when I’m working out is taking in a lot of heavy protein – clean chicken, clean meats.

— Chris Evans

And now for Return to Flight, I’m chief of robotics working in the astronaut office in Houston, as a Canadian.

— Chris Hadfield

I’ve seen what can happen to an actor when he’s just working for the sake of working. All of a sudden it’s ten years later, your career’s happened, and you haven’t had any control.

— Chris Pine

Batman’ took 10 months to film, and by the time I stopped working on it, it took a long time before my English accent came out again. I was actually having to try for it.

— Christian Bale

Working out is incredibly boring. I swear it’s true that the bigger your muscles get, the fewer brain cells you have.

— Christian Bale

It’s great, getting the scripts and working with somebody like Sam Esmail, who is such a great leader.

— Christian Slater

When I am brushing my teeth, I’m bending my leg behind me, or I’m lifting my leg up and holding it in that position so I’m squeezing my butt in. I can do that while I’m washing or slicing vegetables, too. Or I go up and down on my toes, working my calves a little bit.

— Christie Brinkley

I hate working out – I have to mentally push myself through it. I can get very whiny, saying things like, ‘I can’t do it!’

— Christina Aguilera

When we were doing the cheerleading for this, I was excited about doing it because I always wanted to be a cheerleader. I always wanted to but I didn’t get to because I was working.

— Christina Milian

It’s weird what a last name will do. I changed it to ‘Milian,’ and next thing you know, I was working and getting auditions and stuff, and it was crazy.

— Christina Milian

Speaking as a builder, if you start something, you must have a vision of the thing which arises from your instinct about preserving and enhancing what is there… If you’re working correctly, the feeling doesn’t wander about.

— Christopher Alexander

Working families need to know that we will work to protect their health needs, promote the development of safe, effective medicines, and guarantee patient rights.

— Christopher Dodd

By strengthening the economy, providing job opportunity and meeting the needs of working families, we can ensure the continued prosperity of our nation.

— Christopher Dodd

If the bottom dropped out of the market and the artist was not going to sell anything, he or she will keep working, and the dealer will keep trying to find some way to convince somebody to buy this stuff.

— Chuck Close

I got an agent when I was 12, and I started working in more amateur productions well before that. But even as a kid, I never felt like a kid actor, you know? I always took myself kind of absurdly seriously.

— Claire Danes

Everything I’m saying shouldn’t be taken so serious. I’m playing, but at the same token, I’m acknowledging that I’m not always the perfect man I’m not always doing the right things. That’s who I am. I’m working to be better.

— Common

Working people have alot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work.

— Clarence Darrow

I suppose I experienced the personal dilemma that baffles every working woman. What happens when you are expected to be Superwoman, to perform a dozen conflicting tasks at the same time?

— Coretta Scott King

When I’m working on a Slipknot song, it’s like a switch flips in my head. I can go there easily – it doesn’t take a lot of soul searching – and it’s a dark, almost sinister place. Stone Sour is more the way I’ve always written. It’s a different tone.

— Corey Taylor

We want an economic team, Paul Krugman and Robert Kuttner, Joseph Steiglitz’s people and others, who say, you know what? We’re sophisticated economists but we’re concerned about poor and working people.

— Cornel West

Hey, you got something going here. I think we’ve got a chance for some progressive policy that actually focuses on poor and working people.

— Cornel West

If we are going to do big things in our country, we’re going to have to think about better ways working across our differences.

— Cory Booker

I don’t like to see a president who is just out campaigning all year long or for the last four years. I’d like to see somebody who’s going in the office. In fact, I’d like to not see them because that way you’d be sure that they’d be working.

— Clint Eastwood

You have to feel confident. If you don’t, then you’re going to be hesitant and defensive, and there’ll be a lot of things working against you.

— Clint Eastwood

I think that, often, actors represent what they’re not. You get people who define the aristocracy who are not aristocratic – they’re lower-middle class or working class. An awful lot of your so-called angry young actors have grown up in extreme bourgeois comfort. It really is surprisingly common.

— Colin Firth

Sometimes, when things are going really well, I feel like I’ve already seen things – it’s the flashback feeling in a good way. Like I’m watching a rerun, because I’ve studied this defense and know what comes next. Now, that is a good feeling, when your mind is working fast because you’ve studied, and you realize, ‘I’ve seen this before.’

— Colin Kaepernick

Early on, when you’re working in a new area of science, you have to think about all the pitfalls and things that could lead you to believe that you had done something when you hadn’t, and, even worse, leading others to believe it.

— Craig Venter

I’ve always had a natural affiliation with nature. If I wasn’t an actor, I’d be some sort of biologist working in the field in Africa or something.

— Callan McAuliffe

I think life gives you lemons, and the thing that I’m working on doing is not watering it down, not putting sugar in it. Just drink it straight. The more you can take life head on… it’s gonna make you a better person, and then you have nothing left to be afraid of. And what an awesome way to live.

— Cam

Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great, but failed potential is the worst.

— Campbell Scott

I’m interested in playing, not working.

— Captain Beefheart

I’m a working mother… You try to pay the bills, you try to keep your life going and there’s pressure.

— Carnie Wilson

I’m not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.

— Carol Leifer

I love working with kids and helping others, so I feel like a career in teaching would be perfect.

— Caroline Wozniacki

On ‘Sin Nombre,’ Adriano Goldman and I improvised a lot of things on-site. We were working with untrained actors, and you can’t really block a scene in a traditional way.

— Cary Fukunaga

I’m not always the nicest person to meet, because I forget very easily that I’m an actress when I’m not working.

— Catherine Deneuve

There are fit men everywhere, so I’m working my way through them, one at a time!

— Cat Deeley

Stylists aren’t for me. I tried to use one when I first started working in the U.S., but I didn’t click with anyone.

— Cat Deeley

I have been working a lot, and I like it. And you know, it’s hard for me not to. I guess I’ve been working a lot because I get to play with brilliant people.

— Charlize Theron

I started as a working pupil in a yard, mucking out and doing all the duties… and I just never gave up on my dream.

— Charlotte Dujardin

When I was working with Barry Sonnenfeld, I’d watch him set up a shot and talk to him about what he was seeing and what it was to shoot comedy. He told me that a lot of times with comedy, it’s not just about getting the joke, but getting a reaction to the joke. That’s the laugh – it’s somebody’s else’s reaction to the joke.

— Cheryl Hines

It’s good to know you’re working for someone you’re familiar with, who’s a friend and he has your back and you have his back also.

— Chili Davis

There are certain things I can’t do, certain pitches I can’t hit. You stay away from them. You try to wait for pitches you can hit. The bat speed isn’t what it used to be. You make up for it by using your head, working counts, getting ahead in counts and getting pitches to hit and hitting them hard.

— Chili Davis

I think I enjoy working obviously as a lead, but also you know I feel I’m also a character actor as well, so I enjoy approaching various projects in all sort of capacities. Any film I have been able to do I feel very fortunate to have been a part of.

— Chiwetel Ejiofor

Besides the two Christmas things, we’ve got a about a dozen new tracks we’re working on.

— Chris Frantz

I’m probably working on three different scripts at any time, so there’s never a time where I’ve got nothing to do.

— Chris O’Dowd

I was working in a music store in London, and this particular place happened to be the importers for Rickenbacker guitars into England. So I started seeing these basses coming in.

— Chris Squire

I wouldn’t object to working with any former member of Yes, really.

— Chris Squire

If I’m not working on something, I’m eager to work on something because it’s so gratifying.

— Chris Van Allsburg

I think I’m better at playing difficult than I am at being normal. And to me that’s something I’m working on now. I’m not really that difficult or complex a person, so it’s interesting to me that it’s just so much harder for me to play an everygirl.

— Christina Ricci

If female were working in the same proportion as men do, the level of GDP would be up 27 percent in a country like India, but also up 9 percent in Japan and up 5 percent in the United States of America. It’s not just a moral issue, not just a philosophical issue. It just makes economic sense.

— Christine Lagarde

I’m open to working anywhere, but not on anything.

— Christoph Waltz

I do have a lot of difficulty figuring out what I want to be working on, but what’s the alternative? To be one of those people who has a million things they want to do, and then never does any of them? And then where will you be?

— Cyndi Lauper

When I was a single, working mom with a newborn, I learned just how vital it is to have comprehensive, affordable health care.

— Claire McCaskill

My years with Aretha Franklin have been very special, as were the years making records with Dionne Warwick. Other highlights include working with Janis Joplin, who was the first artist I ever signed, as well as Patti Smith and Alicia Keys.

— Clive Davis

I started working in New York City as an actor and did many plays. I did regional theater, smaller theaters, children’s theater.

— Christopher Guest

I actually really love working with young actors because they’re so responsive and instinctive, and it’s a much less honed craft that they’re employing.

— Clive Owen

As much as I encourage communication with my readers, I don’t want reviews from them, simply because I don’t need to be hamstrung in the middle of working on something.

— Christopher Moore

Working on such a big film was amazing. I learned a lot. There weren’t too many stunts, just some doubling.

— Christopher Parker

My Roomba’s name is Roswell. There is the moment when you are sitting on the couch and Roomba turns itself on and goes out and starts working. You really appreciate it because it works hard for you, and it deserves some kind of recognition.

— Colin Angle

If you’re working on a computer and you’re editing bass, it looks like a warm curvy, sort of feminine object.

— Colin Greenwood

With Dollars And Cents on the album, we had it as a band jam and I sometimes spend evenings playing with records over the top of things we were working on to see what works.

— Colin Greenwood

In a movie that’s sort of a single monster movie, like ‘Jaws,’ once you see the animal, it identifies the threat, and you’re able to start working on ways to take down the threat.

— Colin Trevorrow

We have people working for us full-time because they were forced to retire at 65. I know that I never want to stop working, and I am glad that I can offer positions to others who feel the same way.

— Carl Karcher

Working with the media remains an effective and essential way to raise issues, educate the public, and prod policy-makers and corporate leaders to change for the better.

— Chuck Schumer

I’d like to see the health care professionals making decisions, not some bureaucrat in Indianapolis working for an insurance company.

— Chuck Schumer

One of the things that’s, I think, hard in television is that there’s a certain sameness to a lot of television because you’re working in a very constricted box, and the box is defined by the amount of money you have to spend and the amount of time you have to get ready.

— Carlton Cuse

I’m working class, my family was working class, and we have struggled the same way our neighbors here in San Francisco have struggled.

— Cindy Sheehan

While I was filming ‘Kong’ – and I don’t play a very capable Army Ranger in ‘Kong’ I play a completely different character – but we had a lot of Army Rangers there, former Army Rangers, and Navy SEALs, who were working on the movie with us for the other characters, for the Army guys in the movie.

— Corey Hawkins

Being a working actor, you’re going to do a Spelling show. It’s hard not to.

— Casper Van Dien

Everything on ‘Sharknado’ somehow, for some reason, something went wrong with everything. The days we had the water towers, they weren’t working.

— Cassie Scerbo

I think there’s a difference between a working actor, a movie star and a celebrity. They’re all three different things.

— Chadwick Boseman

While I was in high school, I started working professionally and got an agent.

— Charlene Tilton

One thing, when you’re an actor, you finish something and then you have to worry about what the next gig is. When you’re a musician, you can always write your own stuff, and I’m working on new stuff for a new album right now.

— Chris Isaak

I wasn’t always minimal. In the early days, I was laying it on as thickly as I could, trying very hard to get it right. But I found that the harder I tried, the more tired whatever it was I was working on looked. And then I grew tired of it as well.

— Chris Raschka

I think to this day, ‘Superman/Wonder Woman’ is probably one of the trickiest things I’ve been working on. It’s like being asked to write a ‘Star Wars’ movie or something like that. You don’t know how you’re going to handle it you don’t know if you can. You don’t know if you should be the guy.

— Charles Soule

We’re committed to working with Congress to doing what the president said he was always going to do, which is cut the deficit in half over the – over his first term.

— Christina Romer

If I never do another movie, I will have had the privilege of working on one of the big Hollywood movies with top people, creating a world that can only be described as totally cinematic.

— Christine Baranski

Around 2000, I was working on cartoons like ‘PB&J Otter’ and ‘Doug.’

— Christopher McCulloch

Most recently we’ve been working in concert situations rather than clubs. because there aren’t too many rooms there like Ronnie Scott’s, that are pure music rooms, where people come specifically to listen to music.

— Chuck Mangione

With expectations, when you throw that stuff out there, when you put a bunch of pressure on yourself to reach those goals, you don’t do anything different. You just keep working to get better.

— Chuck Pagano

In 1978, Elizabeth Blackburn, working with Joe Gall, identified the DNA sequence of telomeres. Every time a cell divides, it gets shorter. But telomeres usually don’t. So there must be something happening to the telomeres to keep their length in equilibrium.

— Carol W. Greider

The ideas I’m working with are ideas I’m committed to. I don’t know how to soft-shoe them. I don’t know how to make them more palpable. I just never knew how to be one of those girls. I wish I knew how to be that sometimes, but I don’t know how to be that way.

— Carrie Mae Weems

I’ve done a number of readings at poetry lounges in Vancouver and Los Angeles. I’ve compiled a book of poetry that’s completed, and two others I’m working on.

— Corin Nemec

Coming from the theater, I love the adrenalin rush from working on ‘NCIS.’ You get home and you’re exhausted, but you feel like you’ve really worked.

— Cote de Pablo

My dad was a plumber, and my mom was on and off again, either a stay-at-home mom or working with the disabled as a visiting-nurse assistant.

— Craig Thompson

Every year, I have to spend another hour working out. Pretty soon I’ll be spending eight hours working out just to fit in the costume. I have the feeling that the minute I stop doing the character, boom, Roseanne Barr.

— Cassandra Peterson

People think being Elvira is a lot of fun – and it is – but I was doing a lot more bizarre stuff before then, just being a dancer and a showgirl and traveling around Italy in a band and working for Playboy Club, and later being a model and meeting a million and one people and being kind of a groupie… It’s all been really interesting.

— Cassandra Peterson

It has been a wonderful five years. I’m excited about the many projects we’re working on as we move into year six, and I want to thank everyone for tuning in. We couldn’t do it without you!

— Catherine Crier

I can’t sit around doing nothing. If I’m not working, I have a habit of becoming rather insular.

— Catherine McCormack

If I’m not working, I have a habit of becoming rather insular.

— Catherine McCormack

Riding uses so many different muscles. I ride two to three horses a day, and I ride almost every day when I’m not working or traveling. You use your legs, your arms, your back. It’s a very complete sport.

— Charlotte Casiraghi

I’m really into fitness, so my hobbies are yoga, Pilates, and working out.

— Charlotte McKinney

Working on ‘Parks’ was like heaven because everyone there was just intimidatingly intelligent and funny, and we would have these hilarious debates about really tangential things. It was inspiring because I felt really challenged to be my best.

— Chelsea Peretti

I actually think, as unusual as it might sound, that working in the White House is an extraordinary life.

— Cheryl Mills

The whole schizophrenia angle interested me. When I first started working on it, I thought I would play up that angle more than I ended up doing. The religious aspect of the story was also a draw.

— Chester Brown

With each of those projects I wasn’t thinking about how the layout would really affect the story I was working on – it wasn’t the content that was affecting the layout, it was, how I wanted to draw at that point in time.

— Chester Brown

That is why we are working with these various groups that have volunteers. We can get a lot of these things done. Nobody has dropped out, and a lot of people would like to join. We now know what each other does.

— C. Everett Koop

A big part of the fun of working on Superman has been coming up with new characters and concepts to toss in, helping to design their costumes, things like that. And I spent ages coming up with the name ‘Fortress of Solidarity,’ so I want to get as much use out of it as I can!

— Chris Roberson

When I’m not working, my time is really about my children.

— Christine Lahti

I gotta get working, you know? I’ve been too busy. I’ve been trying my hardest, but it’s really tough.

— Christy Romano

I’m used to working alone. Frankly with some of the actors I’ve worked with, I’ve felt like I was working alone.

— Claudia Christian

Even if what you’re working on doesn’t go anywhere, it will help you with the next thing you’re doing. Make yourself available for something to happen. Give it a shot.

— Cormac McCarthy

Our enemies and our would-be enemies are working very hard at cyberterrorism… They’re trying to level the playing field because they know they can’t beat us tank for tank, plane for plane.

— Curt Weldon

Able Danger consisted of approximately 20 direct individuals working for Special Forces in Tampa, Florida. The total amount of people working for Able Danger was 20.

— Curt Weldon

I started working on stage as a dancer when I was four by 14 or 15, I knew I wanted to study the craft of acting.

— Cush Jumbo

When you’re working with a big star, you always wonder what it’s going to be like. Hugh Jackman puts you at ease within 10 minutes. He has such a wonderful energy and is so generous when you’re doing a scene. He’s just so funny and friendly and playful – he instantly becomes your friend.

— Cush Jumbo

It was funny on ’24’ because I’m a Scots-Canadian, and I was working with the great Scottish actor Tony Curran, and we were both playing Russian gangsters.

— Callum Keith Rennie

For reforms ameliorate the situation of the working class, they lighten the weight of the chains labour is burdened with by capitalism, but they are not sufficient to crush capitalism and to emancipate the workers from their tyranny.

— Clara Zetkin

There’s nobody who loves being around actors working more than David Mamet, especially actors bringing his tremendous dialogue to life. I’ve never seen a movie director who was happier to be directing a movie than Dave.

— Clark Gregg

I think it is probably more important to attend specialized conventions for a journeyman writer than any other, but it’s useful at all stages of a career, if for nothing else, to find out how the industry is working at any given time.

— Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

We started with the basics of kicking and punching, then we moved on once we got proficient in that, we moved on to working with the weapons, and from then on working with the wires.

— Chiaki Kuriyama

Working with franchises can be challenging, but at the same time I really did enjoy working on ‘Star Wars,’ for example, and I have done a lot of ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ games, but I still enjoy it very much.

— Chris Avellone

I’m what you call a good, old-fashioned working actor who has had delusions of grandeur for my entire career and has known what I want to do, but there’s a lot going on out there. There are a lot fewer films being made, and there’s a lot of competition.

— Chris Diamantopoulos

I would love to continue working on animated films. Yeah, those are my ambitions. No doubt.

— Carlos Ponce

I think I’ve definitely found a niche working in comedy, but dramatic films are what brought me here. After I saw ‘Titanic’ in the theater, I got the bug.

— Carly Craig

What’s great about working with EPIX is that we have unparalleled access to the top movie talent and do exclusive 1:1 sit-down interviews with the actors, sometimes before anyone else does. With ‘The Hunger Games,’ we had our own studio set up and did 1:1s with Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Lenny Kravitz, etc.

— Carly Steel

I can get really obsessive. I like writing many drafts, and I try not to because it is very time-consuming, especially when you’re working on a novel. But I do like to take a story and reorder it, put things in different places. This allows me to see things in a new and sometimes surprising way.

— Carol Windley

Often, I find it really hard to see what I’m doing when I’m in the thick of things. I can get too precious and have to force myself to put my paintings aside. There’s a wall in my studio where I hang paintings that I think are done or nearly done. Over time, I’ll realise which ones are working and which aren’t.

— Cecily Brown

I have a mind that never stops working. As a matter of fact, it torments me.

— Clinton Sparks

With Shakespeare, because you invest so much time in working on material, it always sort of stays with you to some degree.

— Christian Cooke

I do abs every day: regular, weighted crunches and sit-ups every other day, then my obliques and my sides on the alternating day. So I’m working my core every day.

— Christopher Gorham

If it’s not working before you get married, marriage isn’t going to fix it.

— Courtney Thorne-Smith

I think there could be more experimentation if car companies didn’t have to make such huge volumes. If you’re making 300,000 vehicles, you have to play it safe. Ultimately, the companies want to make customized cars, and they are all working on ways to do that. Experiments with structural systems are usually about that.

— Charles Pelly

After a lifetime of working, raising families, and contributing to the success of this nation in countless other ways, senior citizens deserve to retire with dignity.

— Charlie Gonzalez

Whitney Cummings is one of the hardest working people I know, and she’s very motivated.

— Chris D’Elia

My dad’s family were pretty working class, actually.

— Dan Stevens

But even writing the column for the ‘Telegraph,’ that idea of working to deadlines, which as an actor that’s not something you have to do in the same way. It’s excited me into wanting to do a bit more.

— Dan Stevens

I have only recently got interested in film, and it is a strange way of working in many ways. But actually, when it is at its best, it’s quite an extraordinary way of working between a director and an actor, to really explore an inner life.

— Dan Stevens

For about a year, I just didn’t know what to do. I did laboring jobs, working in the docks, construction sites.

— Daniel Day-Lewis

I’ve always had a special relationship with the U.K. fans, because even when I wasn’t working they were very supportive.

— David Cassidy

As a child, I didn’t see my dad that much because he was always working at the restaurant. He became pretty jaded after working at the restaurant for so long.

— David Chang

We inadvertently bombed the Chinese Embassy. But Clinton now is working very hard. He has sent a letter of apology to the Chinese. And, he’s also given them a gift certificate for future nuclear secrets.

— David Letterman

What I really like is to be at home, working.

— David Lynch

I love working on a typewriter – the rhythm, the sound it’s like playing the piano, which I do, too.

— David Mamet

I went from selling everything to saying, ‘I ain’t gonna sell that. Can’t do it.’ It wasn’t working for me, so I was just like, ‘Yo, I’m going to sell my talent.’

— Desiigner

The best thing about series TV is that everyone you work with is hand-picked, as compared to working on a film.

— Denis Leary

I do not want to waste any time. And if you are not working on important things, you are wasting time.

— Dean Kamen

I met Hillary Clinton when I was a young lady working as an intern, and I can tell you she’s been a progressive fighter all her life. And Bernie Sanders, I got to know him during campaigns on Capitol Hill, campaigns across this country. These are two wonderful, fighting souls.

— Donna Brazile

I’m not the geek in the family: I’m the organizer. But what I do know is that we have a very terrific team of consultants, former federal cybersecurity experts who are working with us to make sure we have a very safe system.

— Donna Brazile

The average person pushes an elevator button 6 or 7 minutes before realizing it’s not working. I did a study on this, you know.

— Don Rickles

Now when I’m not working, I don’t really hang out with the young comics.

— Don Rickles

I love working out how things are made, which is why I have so many models of towers.

— Douglas Coupland

The ideal girl is driven, working on something other than modeling or being a singer.

— Drake

It’s the worst when you’re kissing someone who’s not a good kisser, and you’re trying to make it look good, but you feel like you’re just working on your own.

— Drew Barrymore

I love working with the actors eye-to-eye. I think something gets lost in translation, not only through a monitor, but when you leave the area where the actual scene is taking place.

— Drew Barrymore

After all, game shows are not like working in a coal mine.

— Drew Carey

If you’re wearing a Bluetooth thing and you’ve got that thing on your belt, you are working for somebody else. You are not the guy in charge. That’s a really good social status indicator.

— Drew Carey

It’s always nerve-racking, showing your parents things you’ve been working on.

— Duncan Jones

I like the idea of working in different genres and transcending genres and hopefully finding success, and ultimately make movies people like.

— Dwayne Johnson

My general working style is to write everything first with pencil and paper, sitting beside a big wastebasket. Then I use Emacs to enter the text into my machine.

— Donald Knuth

Like many of us in Arizona, I wasn’t born here – I’m a product of the Midwest and the working class.

— Doug Ducey

If you ever see The Rock working out in the gym, don’t think you can just go up and disturb his workout and expect him to take a picture. He’s there to work, so kindly just pass the silverback on by or he’ll rip your face off.

— Dwayne Johnson

I’m a working musician, so it’s what I do. I kind of always have lots of plates spinning, and it’s the ones that keep spinning the longest that I end up doing.

— Damon Albarn

Before the whole Disney realm had undergone this huge revamping, as a kid, I always saw myself doing these dramatic indie parts. And then I fell in love with doing comedy and doing kid shows and really working for kids.

— Debby Ryan

I always loved working as an actress, but I didn’t understand why I couldn’t just opt out of being famous. And then I realized you can, and I think I did. And eventually, I came to understand that you can do that and also keep working.

— Debra Winger

Throughout his presidency, Clinton made a point of getting close – physically and emotionally – to the people whose problems his administration was working to solve.

— Dee Dee Myers

I’m going to keep working hard, and I will be happy to play anywhere for the country. I’m young and would like to play anywhere.

— Dele Alli

I loved working with Mandy Patinkin, I have to say.

— David Harewood

This is my first experience working in a foreign movie, but the mechanics, I think, are pretty much the same all over you still have to wait in the trailer.

— Dennis Farina

When I first started out acting, I didn’t have anything to lose. I had another career. If I fell on my face, I could say, ‘I’ll see ya,’ and go back to working.

— Dennis Farina

But you know, there’s something about the kids finishing their homework in a given day, working one-on-one, getting all this attention – they go home, they’re finished. They don’t stall, they don’t do their homework in front of the TV.

— Dave Eggers

You go to Main Street, and Wal-Mart is coming to town and kicking out all the mom and pop stores. All the people that were in the mom and pop stores are now working for Wal-Mart.

— Dennis Quaid

I have a ranch in Montana, but it’s not a real working ranch. I’ve always liked the outdoors. I come from Texas. My grandfather was a farmer that’s as close as I come.

— Dennis Quaid

I see my job simply as helping disseminate the message of Barack Obama, working with the communications team to make sure that we’re true to the ideals and the values and the programs that he wants to advance in this country. And that’s the extent of my involvement.

— David Axelrod

In an ageing society, it makes sense to support older adults to develop new skills, prolonging their working lives.

— David Blunkett

One of the last episodes was all about a flood. We were working in the rain till all hours, and it was muddy and it was cold and it was damp, and it was hours under the hoses. That was not pleasant. That was not pleasant.

— Derek Jacobi

I’m always conscious of the fact that I am part of a profession that is 80% permanently unemployed. So, to be working in any sense is to be privileged.

— Derek Jacobi

I didn’t come into politics to have to deal with the issue of clandestine entry, illegal working, or an asylum system that allows a free run for right-wing bigots.

— David Blunkett

If you are working with high quality products, you can elevate the flavors more by cooking it at a low temperature than you can by searing it.

— Daniel Humm

I’m glad that as a 33-year-old working mother, I can still choose to wear a Hello Kitty T-shirt or stay up late scrolling through the Twitter feed of my junior-high crush.

— Diablo Cody

We were working with this lousy print and it just wasn’t going to be good enough. I said that we should get the original negative and do it from that. Well, a couple guys pointed out that the negative was locked up over at Deluxe.

— David Fincher

This happens to me all the time: I think I’m working on one thing, but this other thing, whether I want it to or not, keeps coming through.

— Daniel Woodrell

I did standup while still working for Johnny Carson in the mid-’60s, thus gaining the advantage of at least getting laughs from him about how I hadn’t the night before.

— Dick Cavett

I am one day going to be working openly in the motion picture industry. When that day comes, I swear to you that I will never sign a term contract with any major studio.

— Dalton Trumbo

When I was younger, I looked a lot older than I was. They have these working laws in England where you have to be 16: if you’re over 16, you don’t have to be restrained by working hours and things like that. In America, it’s actually 18.

— Douglas Booth

I think if you’re an actor, then you can work on stage – but if you’ve never done it before, you’re going to have picked up a few things that you’re going to need to change when you’re working on stage.

— Dominic Monaghan

It’s important for moms, but also dads, to recognize that they’re role models when it comes to their kids’ physical health, when it comes to working out, and when it comes to nutrition.

— Dominique Dawes

Whether it was working on theatre sets or stage lighting, I didn’t realize most all of the skills I was exposed to were going to come in handy later on when I became a designer.

— Douglas Wilson

Working in Hollywood can be tumultuous, with incredible highs and lows and you need to be grounded.

— Douglas Wood

Korean students are hard working, talented, and they do what they need to do. They succeed in exams. They are highly motivated to succeed in tests.

— Dan Shechtman

I dream of working with iconic directors such as Tim Burton, Baz Luhrmann, Terry Gilliam and Wes Anderson – so I’m setting my sights pretty high! My perfect role would be in a fairy-tale period piece, and I’m quite upset all the Harry Potter movies have been made as I’d love to have been in those.

— Dree Hemingway

When you don’t have one that you throw for strikes – they are good hitters – they can cancel out one pitch and go to another. Now I have four pitches. If one’s not working, I’ve got three others. It makes the game totally different.

— Drew Pomeranz

When kids play, they are working on imagining the kind of world we live in.

— Daniel Greenberg

I listen to Morricone, the famed Italian film composer, while I’m working.

— Daniel Handler

I did some writing and bought a book, and have been working on that as a film to act and direct in.

— Dustin Hoffman

If I’m working, I’m not D.J.’ing. And if I’m not working, I’m D.J.’ing all the time.

— Danny Masterson

I think it’s important as a filmmaker, as any person working in the arts, that you’ve got to try new stuff and challenge yourself and take chances.

— Darren Aronofsky

You hear stories about directors using manipulation to get actors to do certain things, but I think when you’re working with professional actors, it’s all about trust. They can do anything you want, it’s just a matter of them understanding what you’re looking for, and the reason why.

— Darren Aronofsky

A friend of mine had died, and I went for an audition. It was weird and cathartic: the producer was very excited about the piece, but my brain wasn’t working, and it all seemed really pointless and fickle. I told them I didn’t want to be there any more, and left. It was the most terrifying and empowering audition experience I’ve had.

— Darren Boyd

I never considered myself a songwriter, but now since I’ve been working with Nick Lowe, I am contributing to an extent. But I’m the guitarist and he’s not, so we compliment each other in a way.

— Dave Edmunds

When you’re working in front of an audience, you have incentive to excel.

— Dave Van Ronk

I was very committed to the process of composing, working at poems, putting things together and taking them apart like some kind of experimental filmmaker.

— David Antin

I just love doing different things, which is what being a working author is like.

— David Hewson

Before I joined professional baseball, I started umpiring in San Diego, California. I worked 155 games in a five-month season. For three years in a row, I was working tripleheaders on Saturday and doubleheaders on Sunday.

— Doug Harvey

I will never forget the pleasure and instruction I derived from working with a true master of his art, such as Edward G. Robinson was – and is. Surely his record for versatility, studied characterization – ranging from modern colloquial to the classics – and artistic integrity is unsurpassed.

— Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Because I write prose, when I sat down to write a comic, it feels like my brain’s working differently. It actually feels like different bits of my head are springing into action.

— Denise Mina

Because I write a book a year, I always want to do one other project every year that’s stimulating in a different way. It means you can be working but not using up your prose juice, you know?

— Denise Mina

I just love real characters they’re not pretentious, and every emotion is on the surface, they’re regular working people. Their likes, their dislikes, their loves, their hates, their passions they’re all right there on the surface.

— David O. Russell

The agency was desperate to get started with the commercials in 1976, but I was working on Star Wars.

— David Prowse

I went from a guy, kind of a working actor, a supporting player, to magazine covers and being offered the studio pictures really quickly. Nobody was comfortable with it. I wasn’t really comfortable with it.

— David Caruso

I missed the final of the World Championships in 2009, but I told the coach I would break the world record in 2010. Which I did. Then in 2011 I won the World Championships and now in 2012 it is the Olympics. That is how I have been working.

— David Rudisha

We were advised that nobody could stop us from pursuing our craft simply because we had honed, or even developed that craft while working at a company.

— David Crane

I watch comedy on TV, and it’s too cutty for me. I get a little jarred, and it succeeds. It’s not like it’s not working, and I look at certain things, and it has the cutting… it’s not like I’d make terribly different cuts, but for some reason, it moves too fast for me.

— David Dobkin

I grew up around writers, and there was always a romance to them. They were charming. They would tell their stories of what they were working on, over the table.

— David Grann

You’re working with the same people, and there’s a lot of recognition. I like to do series best. I really do.

— Dick Van Patten

There are professional negotiators working for the writers and the actors, but basically you’ve got the writers and actors negotiating against businessmen. That’s why you get rhetoric.

— Dick Wolf

It’s hard for people to understand that when five or six guys are together working intensely, they can really get into some duels.

— Dickey Betts

I sensed that my life was better when I focused on things that were working as opposed to focusing on the long list that goes wrong, but I wanted to know if there was any validity to that.

— Deborah Norville

I feel about me like I’m one of the working people, just like you, and everybody else. I don’t fit the part of a celebrity.

— Doc Watson

There are a lot of great athletes who stop working out, and they get out of shape like everybody else in their 30s and 40s.

— Dolph Lundgren

It was clear to many American working men and women that the Homestead Steel Strike of the early 1890s, when Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick broke the backs of the steel workers, that that was a watershed.

— David Levering Lewis

And sometimes, when you feel low on yourself, that’s just when you have to go out there and be photographed or do a scene where you’re hot stuff. You’re always working on it.

— Delta Burke

Border collies predate the British Kennel Club. They’ve been bred consistently for 100 years. They’re the last working dogs in the world, with some minor exceptions. Bench shows, dog shows have ruined the other breeds, like the hunting dogs. Border collies are peasant dogs, and that’s protected them.

— Donald McCaig

I bring other constituencies – I also have ties to minority communities. And obviously, to the world of world-class research universities. So I can bring some constituencies that I’m used to working with.

— Donna Shalala

Keep working and saving and striving for a better future for your children, and for their children, even if you won’t be around to see it pay off.

— David Robinson

Because books are written by individuals, it has often made knowledge seem like the product of individuals, even though everybody has always understood that individuals are working within the social network.

— David Weinberger

To add to our misery and despair, a bloated aristocracy has sent to China – the greatest and oldest despotism in the world – for a cheap working slave.

— Denis Kearney

I grew up working on farms. You’d do anything for money. You’d pick blueberries in the summertime for weeks you’d cut down, like, spruce and fir trees for pulp.

— Diego Klattenhoff

Recently, I’ve been working on anew album of material, which should be out in the new Millennium. I’m not sure which song will be put out as a single, but I’m still hoping to get another record in the charts.

— Desmond Dekker

I have the biggest sweet tooth. After the holidays, I gotta start working out.

— Devon Werkheiser

It was probably when I met Jeff Hamilton, the drummer I’ve been working with for the last 20 years. He’s the one who brought Ray Brown to hear me sing at a restaurant in my hometown.

— Diana Krall

I know people from working with them on films, but they’re not the ones I would meet up with… I’m just a normal person!

— Dakota Blue Richards

I usually have more than one thing I’m working on at once – I’ve been working on three different novels. When I get stuck on one, I hop back and forth.

— Dan Chaon

For the last three years, I’ve been working on ‘Bromst,’ and that’s all that encompassed my brain. And now that it’s out, it will change the way that I think musically.

— Dan Deacon

Spend more time working before you write page one. Then, the story – at least parts of it – will feel as though it is writing itself.

— Douglas Brunt

What made me want to go into doing comics was I was working as a laborer with my father, a gardener.

— Dan DeCarlo

One of the blessings I’ve had, really, for my entire career, is working with founders of companies, whether it was Bill Ziff at Ziff Davis or with Jerry Yang and David Filo at Yahoo.

— Dan Rosensweig

At Pixar, we do a million versions of the movie, and every one of them goes through their awkward teenage phase where it’s terrible and doesn’t make sense, and we just keep working on it.

— Dan Scanlon

The very first day that Hillary came over, we were working on a song called ‘All We’d Ever Need.’ But we never even thought about it until we had written 5, 6, 7 songs. Then we played our first show, and we all enjoyed it so much. We felt like it was something a special and different. So from there we decided to do Lady Antebellum.

— Dave Haywood

There were IBM logos designed for the film, and there were IBM design consultants working with Kubrick on the layout of the controls and computer screens.

— Douglas Trumbull

I’ve got to be honest, there’s no pleasure when you’re working.

— Dana Plato

I’m obviously really opinionated, but as a producer, you don’t necessarily want the person you’re working with to try to impress you – you want them to just be themselves. Then you can edit or mess around with what they’ve come up with. But you have to allow the artist that space.

— Danger Mouse

People working in films are somewhat like gypsies: we move from set to set and spent weeks, sometimes even longer working while shooting a film. Right from the spot boys to the make-up guys and cast and crew, we become a kind of family.

— Dulquer Salmaan

If you talk to any actor, they’ll tell you that working is the best thing.

— Daniel Cudmore

I finished law school in ’56, but I was working two jobs.

— David Dinkins

In baseball, you’ve got to keep working.

— Danny Bautista

Alan is a great guy, a terrific guy. We haven’t worked together since then, and he’s always working with different artists. I think he sees different dimensions he can see from different guys.

— David Lloyd

When I’m working, I always make time to get exercise into my schedule.

— Daria Werbowy

I guess a lot of people don’t realise, but I’m always playing a character when I’m working. When you’re always having people’s images projected on you, who ‘Daria’ is as a person sort of disappears.

— Daria Werbowy

Being a lawyer in New York sucks because you’re working eighty, sometimes a hundred hours a week.

— David Steinberg

At this point in my career, it doesn’t bother me much that I’m probably hopelessly typecast. I like to work, and horror films definitely keep me working.

— Donald Pleasence

I’ve always been drawn to stories involving brothers, which started with my first viewing of Sean Penn’s, ‘The Indian Runner.’ This subsequently lead to my working with my two brothers, Scott & Brad. I couldn’t imagine a greater gift in the business.

— Dean Winters

I loved working with Jamie Lee Curtis, and I felt she was a wonderful actress even that early in her career.

— Donald Pleasence

I would try to write my own story about some East Coast suburbanite having an affair or something like that. So I did that for maybe two years or so, and it just wasn’t working for me at all.

— Donald Ray Pollock

I was 35 when I started taking classes at Ohio University. After I got my degree, I kept working at the mill. When I was 45, I decided I was going to try to learn how to write short stories.

— Donald Ray Pollock

Alan Cumming was such a fun guy to watch. I remember he has a song in the first ‘Spy Kids’ movie, and when Danny Elfman came to set, they were working on the song.

— Daryl Sabara

I was working on boats as a teenager, sweating like a pig during a summer job.

— Douglas Leone

As an actor, you know when you’ve got great material in front of you. When you’re working, you think, ‘Is this the one? The one that everyone will respond to and be moved by?’ You pray that you have told the story well… that your peers will see it and audiences will love it.

— Demian Bichir

I’m a working actor so I never really pick a film because of a genre, and I don’t really turn them down because of genre. Anything that’s unlike the picture I just finished is always more interesting.

— David Keith

I’d worked with Mel Harris before, I love working with her, she’s great.

— David Keith

If you try to breastfeed and it’s not working, then you don’t feel particularly good about yourself.

— Denise Van Outen

My only career strategy is to just not do anything that I have to be completely ashamed of afterwards! Whether it’s TV or movies, I feel lucky to be working.

— Dan Byrd

If I was not an actor, I would have been working in a five star hotel as a chef.

— Dhanush

I’ve had the luxury of working on a lot of our great brands here at Warner Brothers, including a lot of the DC ones. I’ve also worked on a lot of great brands that were not DC.

— Diane Nelson

My mother was in vaudeville, but after she had her children, she quit working.

— Dean Stockwell

Keep the faith, keep the faith, keep working.

— Deb Fischer

When you’re working in front of the camera, there are always things that occur to you after the director has said ‘Cut.’ I could probably, if I sat down and thought about it, come up with instances where I wished I had made this particular choice or that particular choice.

— Delroy Lindo

Pretty much from 1979 through 1988, the backbone of my career was the theater. Working on Broadway a couple of times, working off-Broadway, and also doing a lot of regional theater. Make no mistake, I lived very frugally. I had an apartment that was real cheap. I would get two or three jobs per season, and in between I’d be on unemployment.

— Delroy Lindo

In some instances, alimony has become akin to a social-welfare program provided by working women to their ex-husbands.

— Diane Garnick

Working on a sitcom and improv improves your comedic chops. If you do it long enough, the one thing you learn to do is listen to the other characters.

— Diedrich Bader

If the Holy Spirit can take over the subconscious with our consent and cooperation, then we have almighty Power working at the basis of our lives, then we can do anything we ought to do, go anywhere we ought to go, and be anything we ought to be.

— E. Stanley Jones

One of the great things about Silicon Valley is, irrespective of how competitive you might be with another company or how closely you might be working with that company, there’s a great sort of give and take, and camaraderie from – between – some of the executives in the valley and some of the other investors in the valley.

— Dick Costolo

To get what you want, STOP doing what isn’t working.

— Earl Warren

I was working for Time-Life Books from 1962 to 1970, as a staff writer, and after that, I was a journalist. Eventually, I became an editor at ‘The Saturday Review’ and ‘Horizon.’

— Edmund White

I’m by nature someone that quite likes to understand how things are working, likes some sense of structure, and I’ve fallen into the worst possible trade for that.

— Eddie Redmayne

For a year after I left Cambridge, I had an agent, and I was working in a pub and doing waitering. But I could stay at home rent-free.

— Eddie Redmayne

The thing about motor neuron disease, once a muscle stops working, it doesn’t start again.

— Eddie Redmayne

I find in working always the disturbing intrusion of elements not a part of my most interested vision, and the inevitable obliteration and replacement of this vision by the work itself as it proceeds.

— Edward Hopper

I am not trying to bring down the NSA, I am working to improve the NSA. I am still working for the NSA right now. They are the only ones who don’t realize it.

— Edward Snowden

We are a Republic with different branches of government, and so the Senate and the House are going to be full partners in working with the White House.

— Elaine Chao

We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else.

— Elie Wiesel

Thomas Piketty assembles the facts to prove a central point about trickle-down economics: Doesn’t work. Never did. He has cold, hard data showing how the rich keep getting richer and how the playing field is rigged against working families.

— Elizabeth Warren

I just feel like I can live on. I hope I can reach 100. I think today if you just keep doing, keep working, that – maybe that’s possible.

— Ellsworth Kelly

Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert’s Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.

— Eminem

Well, I’m working all the time to stay out of trouble!

— Eminem

I was working on ‘Harry Potter’ while I was growing up, and the attention it brought me made me feel quite isolated.

— Emma Watson

I’m addicted to working. I mean, I have a list of 100 countries I want to play in. I’m basically killing myself by travelling so much, for no reason whatsoever.

— Elton John

You see, in government, people give you a mandate, and you’ve got to fulfil that. Ours is very clear. Fix our public finances and get our country working.

— Enda Kenny

One must keep working continuously otherwise, one thinks of death.

— Enzo Ferrari

Some films I say no to and they end up working very well, but I don’t care, I just want to do something exciting.

— Eric Cantona

I can understand why a single parent, working two jobs, would find it easier to stop at McDonald’s with the kids rather than cook something from scratch at home.

— Eric Schlosser

Remember, when you go to YouTube, you do a search. When you go to Google, you do a search. As we get the search integrated between YouTube and Google, which we’re working on, it will drive a lot of traffic into both places. So the trick, overall, is generating more searches, more uses of Google.

— Eric Schmidt

I wear and have worn scarves my entire life while traveling, working out, and now sometimes while performing, and not just on my head – I wear them around my neck and on my bag.

— Estelle

I’m so sick of hearing that U.K. hip hop doesn’t get credit and success when I’m working to get it – for me and for others, too.

— Estelle

Right here in New York, people are struggling in working conditions not much safer or fairer than the sweatshops of 1911.

— Eric Schneiderman

New Yorkers have been fortunate to have Andrew Cuomo as our Attorney General – protecting working New Yorkers against the banks, insurance companies and big corporations.

— Eric Schneiderman

I think the script is the key. Regardless of how great everybody else is working on a film, if you’re working on a script that you don’t think is great, you’re not gonna be able to make a great film. Whereas if the script is great, then you can.

— Ewan McGregor

For me, working out is nothing to do with looks. It’s to let it all out – the stress, the self-consciousness – you think less it makes you more centred.

— Eva Green

I give everything to my work, and I like complex roles, characters that aren’t obvious. I’ve been very lucky so far, and I’m dreaming of working with directors like Jane Campion, Susanne Bier and the Dardennes. But the gods will decide.

— Eva Green

I love working for the people of Indiana. I love helping our citizens make the most of their lives, but I do not love Congress.

— Evan Bayh

When you’re working well, you don’t do research. Whatever you need comes to you.

— E. L. Doctorow

As far as working out, I know exactly what I’m doing.

— Evander Holyfield

Look, there is a sort of old view about class which is a very simplistic view that we have got the working class, the middle class and the upper class, I think it is more complicated than that.

— Ed Miliband

Like working families all across the state, we must find a way to make government live within its means.

— Ed Rendell

If I wasn’t modelling, I’d probably be an intern somewhere, working for someone who interned the year before me.

— Edie Campbell

I’m a very ritualistic, routine-oriented person, and I discovered over the years that I love working Monday through Friday.

— Edie Falco

Is it harder having kids and working? It definitely is, but the payoff is you get to go home to your kids, and it all balances out. And I know I’m a better mother when I’m engaged in something outside of the house.

— Edie Falco

My plays are made up of long monologues, which is similar to prose working with the language.

— Elfriede Jelinek

The business is a very tricky obstacle course, and you should be very clear about work begetting work. If you’re not working, you’re not interesting.

— Elisabeth Rohm

I had a soap opera, and my next job was working with Kyle McLachlan on The Invisible Man.

— Elisabeth Rohm

I was very new to working in front of the camera when I started shooting ‘Gatsby’, so I set myself the mission of gleaning as much information as possible out of the much more experienced actors. The cast was astoundingly talented.

— Elizabeth Debicki

It doesn’t bother me that I’m not a household word on the East Coast. Baton Rouge, Raleigh, Minneapolis – I’m so popular in these cities where you’ve never imagined an East Coast comedian working.

— Elayne Boosler

There were a lot of things I loved about working in a library, but mostly I miss the library patrons. I love books, but books are everywhere. Library patrons are as various and oddball and democratic as library books.

— Elizabeth McCracken

But it’s cool working with female directors because I’m a girl, so you do relate to them more. You can talk to them about other stuff like clothes and all that.

— Elle Fanning

As long as people want to see me in movies, and as long as I find it interesting, I’ll keep working.

— Elle Macpherson

The Martian’ may be fiction, but at NASA, we are working to make it a reality.

— Ellen Stofan

When I think about my great conversations with Marlon Brando on the set of ‘Morituri,’ I think there’s a story there, just as I do with my experience working with James Cameron on ‘Titanic.’ And then there are all my years on ‘Y&R’ and all that has happened there.

— Eric Braeden

I have always thought we should think less about the British film industry as an entity, and more about getting British talent working.

— Eric Fellner

I like to work on a number of things simultaneously. If you’re working on a variety of projects and if you get stuck on one of them, you can move to another without grinding your gears indefinitely.

— Eric Maskin

I have accomplished a lot, but it didn’t happen overnight for me. I was 35 when I got the show, and had been working professionally for 15 years. It would be a lot weirder if I were in my early 20s and stumbled into it.

— Eric McCormack

I like working with an actor who doesn’t do the oneupmanship. One who has no trick and gives a true, honest performance.

— Erik Estrada

My goal was never to be famous, but to be a consistently working actor.

— Erin Cummings

The only conclusion you can draw from the real historical movement is that by and large, in day-to-day life, what Lenin called trade union consciousness dominates the working class. I would call it elementary class consciousness of the working class.

— Ernest Mandel

Furthermore, there is absolutely no contradiction between the separate organizations of revolutionary vanguard militants and their participation in the mass organizations of the working class.

— Ernest Mandel

On the contrary, history generally confirms that the more conscious and the better you are organized in vanguard organizations, the more constructively you operate in the mass organizations of the working class.

— Ernest Mandel

One of my tendencies is to let the ball drift too far forward in my stance, and it’s something I’ve been working on with David Leadbetter.

— Ernie Els

I never even wanted to be an actress. I studied mass communication and wanted to study law in Newcastle, for which I even got a scholarship. But by then, I had started modelling. So, I took a year off to decide what to do. But once you are used to working, it’s difficult to get back to studies.

— Esha Gupta

I really enjoyed working on ‘Dumb & Dumberer’ with Cheri Oteri, maybe because we are both into improvisations. We were meant to act together.

— Eugene Levy

We went through all the scenes and they became kind of funny and they expanded a little bit and because it seemed to be working so well in the movie, they added a couple of things later on in the movie and that’s how it turned out.

— Eugene Levy

When Libya was in turmoil in 2011, the Chinese public was surprised to discover that more than thirty thousand of their countrymen were living there, most of them working on Chinese-run oil projects.

— Evan Osnos

I started working as a reporter in Washington on October 1, 2013, the day the government stopped working.

— Evan Osnos

If you go on working with the light available, you will meet your Master, as he himself will be seeking you.

— Eden Phillpotts

We have three centers: the emotional center, the intellectual center, and the physical body center. Each one of them has its own intelligence. How much better would we be if all three were working in unison?

— Erin Gray

For me, I’ve always taken being on a set as my school, because I’ve been working since I was ten.

— Ethan Embry

If the movies that I’m going to make anyway go mainstream, that would be the coolest thing ever. But I have set up a plan that I’ve been working on for a long time.

— Evan Glodell

I would like to win the Pulitzer Prize. I would like to win the Nobel Prize. I would like to win a Tony award for the Broadway musical I’m now working on. Aside from these, my aspirations are modest ones.

— Evan Hunter

Depending on what I’m working on, I come to the writing desk with entirely different mindsets. When I change form one to the other, it’s as if another writer is on the scene.

— Evan Hunter

He used to have a tent show, a little tent show, and I thought I was going to get a job working one year on the tent show, but he closed it down and I never got to go out there, but anyway, he had a sax and played drums.

— Earl Scruggs

You take a vacation to a place like Thailand and you’re ready for the excitement of something new and foreign. But when you’re working 14-hour days, all you want is something familiar to ground you. And there’s just nothing there.

— Ed Helms

Al Qaeda is on the run, partly because the United States is in Afghanistan, pushing on al Qaeda, and working internationally to cut off the flow of funds to al Qaeda. They are having a difficult time. They failed in this endeavor.

— Ed Royce

As an actor, I’m always just so pumped when I get any job. To be a working actor takes a lot of luck.

— Elden Henson

I’m the son of a former billionaire, but I’m just a working man.

— Edwin Soeryadjaya

I feel that working now is the way for me to learn things, whether it’s languages or another activity.

— Elena Roger

But, yes, I learned everything working in theater. I learned the importance of community – I was constantly going to play readings, stand-up nights, improv. nights.

— Elizabeth Meriwether

When I was quite young, she was working in a hardware store, so I grew up knowing about hardware.

— Elizabeth Moon

When I’m not working, my family and I have a house in the San Juan Islands. We’ve been here since ’94.

— Elizabeth Pena

It was a lot of pressure, but I loved working with Tim and I loved working with Adrian.

— Elizabeth Pena

The perfect fit for L.A. would be the St. Louis Rams. I really believe that. I know their stadium deal is about expired, or it is expired. They’re working through that. I think it would be the old Los Angeles Rams in town.

— Eric Dickerson

I mean, there are times when you aren’t working, but still believe that work will come.

— Estelle Parsons

I’m universal. As much as I can get out a ‘Firework’ with Katy, I can get a ‘Lil Freak’ out with Usher. Or a ‘Lay It Down’ with Lloyd. I can get Caribbean as I did on ‘Rio,’ then go from there to working with No Doubt.

— Ester Dean

That TV show, ‘After Thought,’ is really exciting. It’s a cross between ‘Inception’ and ‘CSI’ that I’m working on with Melissa Rosenberg from the ‘Twilight’ movies.

— Evan Daugherty

I felt we really couldn’t be separated that much. I’d had a baby, and I was traveling and working alone while he was in the Army. It was very difficult-the phone calls and all of that. I really was very depressed.

— Eydie Gorme

I was always on set, I was always working, so my study was down to the bare minimum required. So I am one of the few who didn’t study ‘Lord of the Flies.’

— Eliza Taylor

It’s not like every actor needs to train, but an actor will either develop their process through training or through working.

— Emory Cohen

The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.

— Ernest Newman

Janet Jackson is an icon, I’ve been honored to meet her a few times, working with her would be amazing.

— Eric West

Not all of our work is dark, but when we are working on a dark project, we really tend to go there.

— Erich Hoeber

I’ve been working on this feature script for Master Class, a play by Terrence McNally that won a lot of Tonys.

— Faye Dunaway

We physicists know that a beautiful postulate is more likely to be correct than an ugly one. Why not adopt this Postulate of Eternal Life, at least as a working hypothesis?

— Frank Tipler

I think working with Johnny Depp was very intimidating. It was my fault though. I mean he’s a total cool nice, nice guy, but I was just so, I don’t know, overpowered by his presence. Like he’s a very mystic person. He’s older so I never really warmed up around him. I was so stiff.

— Franka Potente

The totality of a record is usually beyond ones ability to imagine when you start working on it, but the component parts are, usually, fairly clear one way or another.

— Fred Frith

As an improviser I’m now pretty comfortable with trios, so I’m thinking of working up to quartets.

— Fred Frith

More immediately, I’m currently working on another Dracula in which there will be connections with ancient Egypt. That’s about as far as I want to go in commenting on current work.

— Fred Saberhagen

I was a dancer when I got discovered, and I started working immediately. I started being in commercials and doing guest star roles. My first big thing, which happened maybe six months after being discovered, was ‘Bring It On: All or Nothing.’

— Francia Raisa

The key is working with great directors. A film is so many different people and all their talents, but particularly the directors, because of the idiosyncrasies of that person.

— Felicity Jones

I think we’re very lucky that there is a tradition of British actors working in America and being respected in America, and I’ve always liked Kate Winslet and her work and respected her.

— Felicity Jones

When a relationship with a director is really working, you have the same idea at the same time. You go, ‘Look, this isn’t working,’ and they’ll go, ‘I know it’s not working. What are we gonna do?’ And you go and try something else.

— Felicity Jones

The gym is where I get my chill-out time. I try to go six days a week, but when I’m working, that goes down to about three.

— Felicity Kendal

I’ve been working straight since 2003, so I might just want to take an improv or theater class. That excites me. I can’t wait to do different characters – not necessarily the leading chick who gets the guy, but the weird, freaky cousin.

— Fergie

I was 18 when I first started working at a restaurant. I was a dishwasher. I only got the job because I wanted to go to Ibiza for vacation, and washing dishes was the only job I could find.

— Ferran Adria

I go on giving interviews because I’ve been brought up to support the projects I’m involved in. When you’ve enjoyed working on a production, you want to do them a favour.

— Francesca Annis

Being a former theater student, of course, there is a part of me that is fascinated with stage crafts and what you can do with illusions and working within the confines of the studio.

— Francis Ford Coppola

The advantage of working for a corporation is that it has only one message, because a product or a service doesn’t speak it’s just there, and you can advertise it.

— Frank Luntz

The challenge in working in politics, particularly if you’re working for a political party, is that everyone’s a messenger.

— Frank Luntz

Tap dancing is something I love, and I’ve been working on it to get really good.

— Freddie Prinze, Jr.

Besides buying a mansion or something, everything I wanted I always got. I’m just ready to invest it and save it. Otherwise, life can hit you, but you can’t go back to working at Home Depot. That’s why I always just be stacking.

— French Montana

I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did, and I get the sweats, I go in and start working, I’m not sure where I’m going.

— Frank Gehry

Before I’d even started doing music or having opportunities with my own music, I was studying production and business and stuff anyway. I knew there were so many jobs within the music industry – songwriting or session playing or working at a label – and I was really interested in how it all works.

— Gabrielle Aplin

I can’t relax. I’m not happy unless I’m working on stuff. ‘SNL’ is always a huge workload, as enjoyable as it is.

— Fred Armisen

In the absence of a Congress ready to act to reduce gun violence, we will keep working to create a different Congress.

— Gabrielle Giffords

I basically took six or seven years off, but then I had another five or four of me not working at all because I was in school. It was really 13 years of me not working at all… I really couldn’t even think about it.

— Gaby Hoffmann

To a large extent, we’re working hard to fulfill the consumer demand for Subway sandwiches.

— Fred DeLuca

I’m a pointillist, just working my tiny little piece of the canvas. I’m not so good at perspective.

— Garry Trudeau

Some people think it’s an easy gig working as an extra, but you often have to stay very concentrated for long stretches in challenging conditions.

— Gina Bellman

One of the things you have to get used to, working on a TV show, is filming out of sync.

— Gina Bellman

Still, American composers working in France have had a pretty hard time.

— Gavin Bryars

The project which we developed, however, was for a sound piece and I was initially curious that a sculptor should be interested in working with a musician, especially on a project for radio.

— Gavin Bryars

No, I was never one of those positive people who believes he can have whatever he sets his sights on. I just kept working at it.

— George Miller

We had been working. We had a bunch of songs written and it came time to make the record, so we had our lawyer make the call to Elektra and ask for our advance. Then, we got dropped. It was actually exciting.

— Gene Ween

I already have natural speed, which I don’t need to work on, so in training I’ve been working more on my endurance.

— Genzebe Dibaba

I spent two months on the first draft, working 8 hours a day, five days a week.

— George Stephen

Guitar gigs were everywhere in the ’50s, and I started diddling around so I could keep working. Playing honky-tonk, simple stuff. I took a few gigs with an organ band that put me out front.

— George Benson

I mean when I was working shall we say with Disney, you know they sent me the script for the film Hercules and I had to imagine what all the characters looked like. And to develop those characters, so nothing exists visually when I get the script.

— Gerald Scarfe

I spent a long time working in restaurants and making no money. It was very character-building, but I think it could have been built in a shorter time.

— Graham Norton

Private equity does pay very well, and my counterparts, guys that I grew up with who are still working at a number of firms, all make a lot of money.

— Gerry Schwartz

On a daily basis, you’re working with Steve Carell you’re not working with Ricky Gervais. You try a line, and you can’t be writing for David Brent. You have to be writing for Michael Scott because Steve is Michael Scott.

— Greg Daniels

If you’re working on a movie, you want it to be projected on the largest tapestry possible, and the sound to be perfect, and for that kind of communal experience of the movies to take place for it.

— Greg Kinnear

In my own life, when I’m not working, I do wear a lot of black. I think I do feel very comfortable in black.

— Gugu Mbatha-Raw

When I’m not working, I’m really, really low key. I don’t wear makeup unless I have to I don’t get my hair done unless I really need to.

— Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Mark Hammond is working in this area, with Windows Scripting Host. It is definitely an area where Python fits almost perfectly. That’s quite independent from Java, actually.

— Guido van Rossum

I tend to project my father figure onto any director that I’m working with, or mother, if I’m working with a female, or it can be confused.

— Guy Pearce

Muslims are ordinary members of the working public, just like you.

— G. Willow Wilson

Despite all the criticisms that have been leveled at the comics community, both in terms of fans and creators, I have always felt more comfortable and accepted in the comics community than I have in any other medium of publishing that I’ve had the pleasure of working in.

— G. Willow Wilson

Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.

— Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I don’t believe in dying. It’s been done. I’m working on a new exit. Besides, I can’t die now – I’m booked.

— George Burns

I’ve been working with Pat Robertson on Africa debt-relief, and we disagree on virtually everything except certain very specific, inalienable rights, and the truth is that morality and patriotism come in all shapes and sizes.

— George Clooney

Dwayne McDuffie was one of my favorite writers. When I was growing up, he was one of the few African Americans working in American comics.

— Gene Luen Yang

That’s what sets apart one actor from another, and that you can’t teach. You can’t give someone that. When you’re working, putting a character together, or in a scene, that’s where things will happen that you have to have the intuition to notice them, and to register them.

— Gary Oldman

When I’m not working on something, I seem to go through periods of depression. It helps to keep busy.

— Gene Wilder

When something like personal genomics or synthetic biology suddenly appears – it seems to suddenly appear – we might have been working on it for 30 years, but it seems to come out of nowhere. Then you need strategies for engaging a lot of people and thinking about where it will be going in the next few months or few years.

— George M. Church

Even though it’s become a really cliched thing to see musicians working for charity, it’s still effective and it still has to be done.

— George Michael

We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose.

— George Orwell

Working people of this country want economic security. The worst possible thing you can do for those families is bust the public finances, have some welfare system this country can’t afford.

— George Osborne

It’s – the working class of San Francisco and the Bay Area is being pushed out of its old neighborhoods because of the skyrocketing cost of housing, and there’s no real working class left because these are jobs for engineers and managers and designers – very smart people.

— George Packer
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