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

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


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

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

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

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

Ayn Rand
“I love doing it. Every building is like a person. Single and unrepeatable.”
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

François Lelord
“And since he was seeing more and more people who were unhappy for no apparent reason, he was becoming more and more tired, and even a little unhappy himself. He began to wonder if he was in the right profession, whether he was happy with life, whether he wasn't missing out on something. And then he felt very afraid because he wondered whether these unhappy people were contagious.”
François Lelord, Hector and the Search for Happiness

Santiago Ramón y Cajal
“The indescribable pleasure—which pales the rest of life's joys—is abundant compensation for the investigator who endures the painful and persevering analytical work that precedes the appearance of the new truth, like the pain of childbirth. It is true to say that nothing for the scientific scholar is comparable to the things that he has discovered. Indeed, it would be difficult to find an investigator willing to exchange the paternity of a scientific conquest for all the gold on earth. And if there are some who look to science as a way of acquiring gold instead of applause from the learned, and the personal satisfaction associated with the very act of discovery, they have chosen the wrong profession.”
Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Advice for a Young Investigator

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

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

Brian Spellman
“I finally decided what I want to be when I grow up - late.”
Brian Spellman, Cartoonist's Book Camp

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

“The meaning of an education learned by a person is not truly measured by his growth attained in the profession, but by his action reflected in his assigned task consistently towards bringing the mark of excellence and perfection.”
Anuj Somany

“What makes you great is not what you do but, how you do what you do”
Constance Chuks Friday

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

“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

“We may indeed be justly proud of our apostolic succesion. THESE ARE OUR METHODS - to carefully observe the phenomena of life in all its stages , to cultivate reasoning faculty so as to be able to know the true from the false. THIS IS OUR WORK - to prevent disease, to relieve suffering and to heal the sick.”
William Osler

“Professionalism' is my only Religion and I am 'Workofanatic”

Israelmore Ayivor
“We all have our unique careers that differ from one another, but the fact is that we must become "teachers and learners" at the end of it all! By the "learning career", we know what other people know; by the "teaching career", we make other people to know what we know!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Jane Austen
“You are infinitely my superior in merit; all that I know - You have qualities which I had not supposed to exist in such a degree in any human creature. You have some touches of the angel in you, beyond what - not merely beyond what one sees, because one never sees any thing like it - but beyond what one fancies might be. But still I am not frightened. It is not by equality of merit that you can be won. That is out of the question. It is he who sees and worships your merit the strongest, who loves you most devotedly, that has the best right to a return.” (326)”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

“every profession is an art.so any professional person is always hungry for more”
lity munshi

Shannon Celebi
“Using one’s beauty was the only way a smart girl could get by, at least that’s how it was back then, though even for a smart girl there were really only three professions. You could be a nurse or a teacher or a wife.”
Shannon Celebi, Small Town Demons

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment ... all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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