Profession Quotes

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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

Vincent van Gogh
“Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you're put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.”
Vincent van Gogh

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

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

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

Jonathan Stroud
“I wasn't pretty, but as my mother once said, prettiness wasn't my profession.”
Jonathan Stroud, The Screaming Staircase

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

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

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

Criss Jami
“Growing up, I always had a soldier mentality. As a kid I wanted to be a soldier, a fighter pilot, a covert agent, professions that require a great deal of bravery and risk and putting oneself in grave danger in order to complete the mission. Even though I did not become all those things, and unless my predisposition, in its youngest years, already had me leaning towards them, the interest that was there still shaped my philosophies. To this day I honor risk and sacrifice for the good of others - my views on life and love are heavily influenced by this.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Arthur Conan Doyle
“My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four

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

“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

“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

Ann Patchett
“You don't have to like your work to be good at it.”
Ann Patchett, The Dutch House

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 Efremov
“- 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)”
Иван Ефремов, На краю Ойкумены. Звёздные корабли

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

Graham Swift
“What job do you want to do?
And I see them all hanging up before me, like clothes on a rack, all the jobs, tinker, tailor, soldier, and you have to pick one and then you have to pretend for the rest of your life that that's what you are. So they aint no different really from accidents of birth. I didn't know that phrase then but I learnt it later. It's a good phrase...”
Graham Swift, Last Orders

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

Steven Magee
“CPAP never really worked for me and it was a few years later that the medical profession discovered I had positional sleep apnea that needed treatment with a positional device, not a CPAP machine.”
Steven Magee

Robert  Black
“Find something, that when you are doing it you don’t feel you should be doing something else, and do that.”
Robert Black

“Not all blacks are fraudulent, not all blacks are rogues, many black people are footballers all over the world, they are good people with good track records, they are living proofs that, Black Lives Matter.”
Bamigboye Olurotimi

Deeksha Arora
“The only thing to convert your passion to profit is just Do it, Do it and Do it”
Deeksha Arora

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Prayer is a practice not a profession.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Steven Magee
“One thousand dead Americans daily from COVID-19 tells me the medical profession is struggling.”
Steven Magee

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Men who create art feel a zillion times happier than men who create wealth.
Art lives on but wealth diminishes.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes

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