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Quotes About Profession

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John Green
“Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it."

[Thoughts from Places: The Tour, Nerdfighteria Wiki, January 17, 2012]”
John Green

Dave Barry
“You should not confuse your career with your life.”
Dave Barry

Dick Francis
“Most people think, when they're young, that they're going to the top of their chosen world, and that the climb up is only a formality. Without that faith, I suppose, they might never start. Somewhere on the way they lift their eyes to the summit and know they aren't going to reach it; and happiness then is looking down and enjoying the view they've got, not envying the one they haven't.”
Dick Francis, Reflex

Hippocrates
“The life so short, the craft so long to learn.

Hippocrates

David Mamet
“...My dad, may he rest in
peace, taught me many wonderful things. And one of the things he taught me was never ask a guy what you do for a living.

He said "If you think about it, when you ask a guy, what do you do you do for a living," you’re saying "how may I gauge the rest of your utterances." are you smarter than I am? Are you richer than I am, poorer than I am?"

So you ask a guy what do you do for a living, it’s the same thing as
asking a guy, let me know what your politics are before I listen to you so
I know whether or not you’re part of my herd, in which case I can nod
knowingly, or part of the other herd, in which case I can wish you dead.”
David Mamet

Richard Diaz
“Most doctors are prisoners of their education and shackled by their profession.”
Richard Diaz

Julia Cameron
“A career must be husbanded. Care must be taken. Everyday must bring some small bit of progress. How would an artist with any self-worth act? Act that way.”
Julia Cameron, Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance

Dennis Prager
“Whatever one does for a living, three questions need to be confronted before it is too late: What really matters to me? What price do my spouse and kids pay for my career success? What price does my soul pay?”
Dennis Prager, Think a Second Time

John Maynard Keynes
“El estudio de la economía no parece exigir ningún don especializado de un orden excepcionalmente superior. ¿No es una disciplina muy fácil comparada con las ramas superiores de la filosofía o la ciencia pura?. Una disciplina fácil de la que muy pocos sobresalen. La paradoja tal vez tenga su explicación en que el economista experto debe poseer una rara combinación de dones. Debe ser en cierta medida matemático, historiador, estadista, filosofo. Debe comprender los símbolos y hablar en palabras. Debe contemplar lo particular desde la óptica de lo general y considerar en un mismo razonamiento lo abstracto y lo concreto.
Debe estudiar el presente pensando en el futuro. Ningún aspecto de la naturaleza del hombre o de sus instituciones debe quedarse al margen de su consideración. Debe ser simultáneamente decidido y desinteresado; tan distante e incorruptible como un artista y, sin embargo a veces tan cerca del suelo como un político”
John Maynard Keynes

Charlotte Brontë
“No man likes to acknowledge that he has made a mistake in the choice of his profession, and every man, worthy of the name, will row long against wind and tide before he allows himself to cry out, 'I am baffled!' and submits to be floated passively back to land.”
Charlotte Brontë, The Professor

Clay Shirky
“In a profession, members are only partly guided by service to the public.”
Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

Clay Shirky
“The transfer of [...] capabilities from various professional classes to the general public is epochal.”
Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

Ivan Yefremov
“- Во время крупных переворотов в технике те дисциплины, которые стоят в стороне, должны казаться неважными. И вы, молодёжь, естественно, колеблетесь, несмотря на уже приобретенную специальность. Я бы тоже колебался... Но вот что я вам скажу...
Давыдов зажег папиросу, задумчиво посмотрел на поднимавшийся вверх дым.
– Есть люди, – медленно начал профессор, – безразличные в выборе научного пути. Случай, выгода – и они будут заниматься чем угодно. И даже с большим успехом, с хорошими результатами. Но я не считаю их настоящими учеными. Выбор науки, что там ни говори, определяется личными склонностями, способностями и вкусами. Только тогда, когда ваш ум будет требовать знания, ловить его, как задыхающийся ловит воздух, тогда вы будете подлинными творцами науки, не щадящими сил в своем движении вперед, сливающими свою личность с наукой. Я сам вначале колебался... Конечно, может быть, жаль, что я не физик, не творю важнейшее для настоящего момента, но тут дело в комбинации моих способностей и интересов, которые принесут наибольший эффект, если будут гармонировать с избранным путем... Бросить наше дело нельзя еще и потому, что человеку, строящему будущее, необходим общий подъем культуры, знания и широкий кругозор. Наука имеет свои законы развития, не всегда совпадающие с практическими требованиями сегодняшнего дня. И ученый не может быть врагом современности. Он должен быть впереди, иначе он будет лишь чиновником. Без современности – фантазер, без будущего – тупица. А ведь еще Петр Великий это хорошо понимал. Вспомните его указ о непременном сборе ископаемых костей – это в те-то тяжелые времена, в бедной и бескультурной стране!
(Илья Андреевич Давыдов - аспирантам)”
Ivan Yefremov, На краю Ойкумены. Звёздные корабли

Abraham Lincoln
“The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.”
Abraham Lincoln

T.L. Rese
“Compared to art, all other professions are but chores.”
T.L. Rese

“A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession.”
Martin H. Fischer

Nina Bangs
“Ally turned
her attention back to Brian Byrne. "So what do you do for a living when you're not searching out
your roots?"
"Have sex with thousands of women." He slanted her a grin that would've knocked her off
her feet if she wasn't already laid out flat by his comment. "Professionally, of course."
"Well, that makes it okay then." A porn star? Her instinct said no. But her instinct had also
thought Dave was a great guy when she first met him. How wrong was that? Hmm. What else
could Brian be? How about crazy? Sounded logical to her. She was alone with a crazy man. A
sexy crazy man, but crazy was still crazy.”
Nina Bangs, Night Games

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“The grandeur of a profession is...above all, uniting men: there is only one true luxury, that of human relationships.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Clay Shirky
“Mass amateurization of publishing makes mass amateurization of filtering a forced move.”
Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

Neil Gaiman
“Every profession has its pitfalls. Doctors, for example, are always being asked for free medical advice, lawyers are asked for legal information, morticians are told how interesting a profession that must be and then people change the subject fast.”
Neil Gaiman

Harriet Brooks
“I think it is a duty I owe to my profession and to my sex to show that a woman has a right to the practice of her profession and cannot be condemned to abandon it merely because she marries. I cannot conceive how women's colleges, inviting and encouraging women to enter professions can be justly founded or maintained denying such a principle.

[From a letter Brooks wrote to her dean, knowing that she would be told to resign if she married, she asked to keep her job. Nevertheless, she lost her teaching position at Barnard College in 1906. Dean Gill wrote that 'The dignity of women's place in the home demands that your marriage shall be a resignation.']”
Harriet Brooks

Sara Sheridan
“The financial value put on the job of the writer and the misconceptions around that make it extremely difficult to enter the profession.”
Sara Sheridan

Amit Kalantri
“Let's get one thing clear, there may be few or many successful people in your profession, but there is going to be only one hero in that profession.”
Amit Kalantri

Sara Sheridan
“Writers are, as a profession, nothing if not eccentric.”
Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan
“Being a writer is a more difficult job than people imagine.”
Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan
“I've been obsessed with stories since I was a kid so it's no surprise that I ended up writing for a living.”
Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan
“Writing is a profession that has no real career structure and your best advice when you hit a difficulty is probably going to come from another writer one or two rungs on the career ladder ahead of you.”
Sara Sheridan

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