Professionalism Quotes

Quotes tagged as "professionalism" (showing 1-30 of 111)
Tina Fey
“Politics and prostitution have to be the only jobs where inexperience is considered a virtue. In what other profession would you brag about not knowing stuff? “I’m not one of those fancy Harvard heart surgeons. I’m just an unlicensed plumber with a dream and I’d like to cut your chest open.” The crowd cheers.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

Agatha Christie
“There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you're writing, and aren't writing particularly well.”
Agatha Christie, An Autobiography

David Halberstam
“[On writing:] "There's a great quote by Julius Irving that went, 'Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don't feel like doing them.'"

(One On 1, interview with Budd Mishkin; NY1, March 25, 2007.)”
David Halberstam, Everything They Had: Sports Writing

Steven Pressfield
“The professional has learned that success, like happiness, comes as a by-product of work. The professional concentrates on the work and allows rewards to come or not come, whatever they like.”
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

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

Alain de Botton
“He was a volatile mixture of confidence and vulnerability. He could deliver extended monologues on professional matters, then promptly stop in his tracks to peer inquisitively into his guest's eyes for signs of boredom or mockery, being intelligent enough to be unable fully to believe in his own claims to significance. He might, in a past life, have been a particularly canny and sharp-tongued royal advisor.”
Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Himmilicious
“If you're good at something, never let your friends know, because for their purpose,they will make you do it for free ”
Himmilicious

Kazuo Ishiguro
“What is more, sir," his lordship went on, "I believe I have a good idea of what you mean by 'professionalism.' It appears to mean getting one's way by cheating and manipulating. It appears to mean serving the dictates of greed and advantage rather than those of goodness and the desire to see justice prevail in the world. If that is the 'professionalism' you refer to, sir, I don't care much for it and have no wish to acquire it.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

Kay Redfield Jamison
“I was bitterly resentful, but somehow greatly relieved. And I respected him enormously for his clarity of thought, his obvious caring, and his unwillingness to equivocate in delivering bad news.”
Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
“Leadership is never an avenue to be self-serving but,a platform to render great service to people.”
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Ryan Lilly
“A professional headshot in front of a bookshelf says you're an intellectual. A professional headshot peeking though a bookshelf says you're probably under a restraining order.”
Ryan Lilly

Amit Kalantri
“A true professional not only follows but loves the processes, policies and principles set by his profession.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“A professional who doesn't deliver as committed is not just lazy, he is a liar.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“A powerful process automatically takes care of progress, productivity and profits.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Ehsan Sehgal
“How to describe just bastards and professional bastards?”
Ehsan Sehgal

Gideon Haigh
“[I]f Modi is toast, it will in one sense be a tremendous pity. In his way, he represents a third generation in cricket's governance. For a hundred years and more, cricket was run by administrators, who essentially maintained the game without going out of their way to develop it. More recently it has been run by managers, with just an ounce or two of strategic thought. Modi was neither; he was instead a genuine entrepreneur. He has as much feeling for cricket as Madonna has for madrigals, but perhaps, because he came from outside cricket's traditional bureaucratic circles, he brought a vision and a common touch unexampled since Kerry Packer.”
Gideon Haigh

“We're not going to get carried away. Well, we are going to for the next couple of days!”
Paul Collingwood

Ivan Illich
“Activity, effort, achievement, or service outside a hierarchical relationship and unmeasured by professional standards, threatens a commodity-intensive society.”
Ivan Illich, The Right to Useful Unemployment and Its Professional Enemies

“Normally when Christians go to church, they do not have to prepare to contribute anything other than some money for the tithing plate in their 'Sunday best.' They go to listen and watch those who have done the preparations carry out their professional services. Therefore, there is a hard shift in the concept that assembling according to the New Testament is very different and will require preparation, if the goal is to build up the assembly. Since an assembly's activities depend on member's contributions, if no one prays, sings, or says anything concerning Jesus it will be a very dead and boring gathering -- or the gathering will end up focused on other things. Therefore, a proper assembly requires every member to prepare something to bring and share. This is why 1 Corinthians 14:26 speaks of each one having a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, etc.”
Henry Hon, ONE: Unfolding God's Eternal Purpose from House to House

“The typical clergy/laity system practiced among most churches is detrimental to believers. In this system only a professional class of people teaches and preaches, while the majority of the believers listen.”
Henry Hon, ONE: Unfolding God's Eternal Purpose from House to House

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Deliver more than you promise and earn the respect and gratitude of the intelligent, the wise, and the honourable.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

V.S. Parani
“Your leadership responsibilities are the real golden stripes”
Captain VS Parani, Golden Stripes - Leadership on the High Seas

Charles de Gaulle
“Always choose the most difficult way, there you will not meet competitors.”
Charles de Gaulle

Loren Weisman
“Backing up your argument with unnamed sources, rumored facts and hearsay only backs your view and your professional reputation into a corner.

Argue the facts with validity, authority and substantial proof or walk away. It is ok to say you don’t know and it can serve your reputation better than sharing what you can’t prove.”
Loren Weisman

Sukant Ratnakar
“Opportunities to learn are the opportunities to grow.”
Sukant Ratnakar, Open the Windows

Luvvie Ajayi
“Putting serious messages in Comic Sans is like dropping bad news and then saying LOL afterwards, it does not compute nor does it make sense.”
Luvvie Ajayi, I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual

Adam Carolla
“You can be an expert on anything if you just use logic.”
Adam Carolla

Richie Norton
“The most unprofessional people are the ones that try to be professional.”
Richie Norton

Amit Kalantri
“The purpose of a profession is to fulfil the personal wishes of a prospect.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“To be a poet is a style of life, not a profession or possession .”
Debasish Mridha MD

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