Professionalism Quotes

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“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, 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: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

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

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

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

Suman Pokhrel
“I am playful in words but sincere in action.”
Suman Pokhrel

Abhijit Naskar
“Be not professional in what you do, rather be excellent. Excellence has life in it - it has colors in it - it has sweetness in it - whereas professionalism is a dead corpse exuding the disgusting smell of obedience. Excellence requires no obedience, yet in excellence you act your best, without all the life-sucking efforts.”
Abhijit Naskar, Time to Save Medicine

Karl Kristian Flores
“These are icebreakers. You’re not supposed to break the ice, you’re just supposed to coat your voice with as many layers of confidence as possible so that they don’t hear your voice shake when it’s your turn to speak. Idiot.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Weike Wang
“A woman who twirls her hair while speaking is a woman never to be taken seriously”
Weike Wang, Joan Is Okay

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

Utibe Samuel Mbom
“In business, scolding is not an insult, but a way of getting things done in an accurate and professional way.”
Utibe Samuel Mbom, The Event Usher’s Handbook

Sukant Ratnakar
“It is very unprofessional for a professional to declare another professional an unprofessional without professional expertise.”
Sukant Ratnakar, Quantraz

Sima Mittal
“Where there is a will, there's a way, BUT where's a way, there should be a will !”
Sima Mittal

“Faith and profession are never in conflict; it is only to the shallow mind that the two are separable. Sharing your spiritual values that guide your vocational commitments and values has never been considered unprofessional but only to cheap thinkers. Remember, Adam and Eve had only two assignments; working and worshipping their Creator.”
Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

Sukant Ratnakar
“Professionalism has a universal culture, irrespective of language, religion or country.”
Sukant Ratnakar, Quantraz

Dean Koontz
“After leaving the dead bodies at the job site, he should have broken the weapon down into as many pieces as possible. He should have disposed of its parts in widely separated locations, the barrel in a storm drain perhaps, half the frame in a creek, the other half in a Dumpster….until nothing was left. That is standard procedure, and he is at a loss to understand why he disregarded it this time.

A low-grade guilt attends this deviation from routine, but he is not going to go out again and dispose of the weapon. In addition to the guilt, he feels . . . rebellious.”
Dean Koontz, Mr. Murder

“Miracle will happen when passion is part of the profession”
J S Chahal, Rating HMB Tornado using EF Scale

Abhijit Naskar
“The term human resources is a violation of human rights. for it designates people as possession of a company. Computers are resources, staplers are resources, but people aren't resources, but the soul of all company and society.”
Abhijit Naskar, Amantes Assemble: 100 Sonnets of Servant Sultans

“Understand people with kindness,
chase the work with professionalism,
win the hearts by honesty,
love the people with real commitment,
maintain the relation with communication.”
Sonal Takalkar

“Janet was the only woman I liked over there. I loved her not because she was kind, I loved the moments where she shared me everything honestly. I liked her because of her professionalism. I liked her because she never crossed the boundaries of sensible attitude. I liked her because she had the vision to sense the people. I would like to see her in managerial level in her profession.”
Sonal Takalkar

“Professionalism is a compassionate study of behavior from human kind to passion about work.”
Sonal Takalkar

“Professionalism means incorporating character, knowledge, and understanding in solving today's problems”
Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

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