Job Quotes

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Toni Morrison
“I tell my students, 'When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.”
Toni Morrison

Seth Godin
“The job is what you do when you are told what to do. The job is showing up at the factory, following instructions, meeting spec, and being managed.

Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can.

The job might be difficult, it might require skill, but it's a job.

Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.

I call the process of doing your art 'the work.' It's possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that's how you become a linchpin.

The job is not the work.”
Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
Jimmy Johnson

Phil Jackson
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”
Phil Jackson

Idowu Koyenikan
“Even though your time on the job is temporary, if you do a good enough job, your work there will last forever.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

John Kennedy Toole
“Apparently I lack some particular perversion which today's employer is seeking. ”
John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

Haruki Murakami
“I think that my job is to observe people and the world, and not to judge them. I always hope to position myself away from so-called conclusions. I would like to leave everything wide open to all the possibilities in the world.”
Haruki Murakami

“If money’s the god people worship, I’d rather go worship the devil instead.”
Jess C Scott, Rockstar

Karl Lagerfeld
“I like to reinvent myself — it’s part of my job.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Charles Bukowski
“That’s when I first learned that it wasn’t enough to just do your job, you had to have an interest in it, even a passion for it.”
Charles Bukowski
tags: job, work

Ilona Andrews
“Everybody has something, that one thing they must do to feel happy. I think this is yours, and I want you to be happy. You don’t have to do it, but it’s here if you choose to come back to it.”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Bleeds

Nicholas Sparks
“You should read something else."
Why would he have done that to him?"
I don't know," she said.
Do you ever feel like Job?"
She smiled, a little twinkle in her eyes.
Sometimes."
But you haven't lost your faith?"
No," I knew she hadn't, but I think I was losing mine.
Is it because you think you might get better?"
No," she said,"its because its the only thing I have left.”
Nicholas Sparks

Simon Sinek
“If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.”
Simon Sinek

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jerry Bridges
“Every day is important for us because it is a day ordained by God. If we are bored with life there is something wrong with our concept of God and His involvement in our daily lives. Even the most dull and tedious days of our lives are ordained by God and ought to be used by us to glorify Him.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

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

Lisa Kleypas
“Cat doesn’t have to work. She’s a woman of independent means. I settled enough money on her to allow her the freedom to do anything she wished. She went to boarding school for four years, and stayed to teach for another two. Eventually she came to me and said she’d accepted a position as a governess for the Hathaway family. I believe you were in France with Win at the time. Cat went for the interview, Cam and Amelia liked her, Beatrix and Poppy clearly needed her, and no one seemed inclined to question her lack of experience.”
“Of course not,” Leo said acidly. “My family would never bother with something so insignificant as job experience. I’m sure they started the interview by asking what her favorite color was.”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

Mark Twain
“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Mark Twain
tags: job, life, work

Kate Jacobs
“Cat, I'll let you in on a little secret. We don't all love our jobs every day. And doing something you have passion for doesn't make the work part of it any easier...It just makes you less likely to quit.”
Kate Jacobs, The Friday Night Knitting Club

Shannon L. Alder
“God whispered, "You endured a lot. For that I am truly sorry, but grateful. I needed you to struggle to help so many. Through that process you would grow into who you have now become. Didn't you know that I gave all my struggles to my favorite children? One only needs to look at the struggles given to your older brother Jesus to know how important you have been to me.”
Shannon L. Alder

Toba Beta
“If to love each other is the job,
then the happy life is the salary.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Amit Kalantri
“Resources are hired to give results, not reasons.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Frederick Douglass
“A man is worked upon by what he works on. He may carve out his circumstances, but his circumstances will carve him out as well.”
Frederick Douglass, The Portable Frederick Douglass

“Pick a leader who will keep jobs in your country by offering companies incentives to hire only within their borders, not one who allows corporations to outsource jobs for cheaper labor when there is a national employment crisis. Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Sheryl Sandberg
“Every job will demand some sacrifice. The key is to avoid unnecessary sacrifice.”
Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Daniel Amory
“I don’t think I’ve ever referred to any girl I dated as my girlfriend. I think that would freak me out. Even the girl that I dated for two years in college I don’t think I ever referred to her as my girlfriend.”
“How would you introduce her?” I asked.
“I’m just going to say her name,” he said.”
Daniel Amory, Minor Snobs

Tomas Schuman
“[T]he useful idiots, the leftists who are idealistically believing in the beauty of the Soviet socialist or Communist or whatever system, when they get disillusioned, they become the worst enemies. That’s why my KGB instructors specifically made the point: never bother with leftists. Forget about these political prostitutes. Aim higher. [...] They serve a purpose only at the stage of destabilization of a nation. For example, your leftists in the United States: all these professors and all these beautiful civil rights defenders. They are instrumental in the process of the subversion only to destabilize a nation. When their job is completed, they are not needed any more. They know too much. Some of them, when they get disillusioned, when they see that Marxist-Leninists come to power—obviously they get offended—they think that they will come to power. That will never happen, of course. They will be lined up against the wall and shot.”
Yuri Bezmenov

Tere Liye
“Dalam sebuah skenario infiltrasi ide jangan pernah peduli dengan latar belakang lawan biacara kalian. Konsep egaliter menemukan tempat sebenar-benarnya. Bahkan termasuk ketika kalian wawancara pekerjaan misalnya. Sekali kalian merasa sebagai "orang yang mencari pekerjaan" sementara mereka yang menyeleksi adalah "orang yang memegang leher masa depan kalian," tidak akan pernah ada dialog yang sejajar, pantas, dan mengesankan.”
Tere Liye, Negeri Para Bedebah

“Pick a leader who will not only bail out banks and airlines, but also families from losing their homes -- or jobs due to their companies moving to other countries. Pick a leader who will fund schools, not limit spending on education and allow libraries to close. Pick a leader who chooses diplomacy over war. An honest broker in foreign relations. A leader with integrity, one who says what they mean, keeps their word and does not lie to their people. Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the doctor, and the environmentalist -- not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Sometimes God will place a wall on your path to force you to go in another direction.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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