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"A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent interpersonal relationships."

"Had anyone told me that I was going to have a career in business I would have said 'No way.'"

"I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of 'work' because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don't always want to do. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep."

"Nowadays it seems more and more like the 'business' in 'show business' is underlined and there are campaigns and it's all part of getting people in to see the movies."

"Writing fiction is for me a fraught business an occasion of daily dread for at least the first half of the novel and sometimes all the way through. The work process is totally different from writing nonfiction. You have to sit down every day and make it up."

"To talk about a relationship trivializes something that's nobody's business."

"In this business until you're known as a monster you're not a star."

"The business side of film has goofed up so many things but even that's changing. It happened to the music industry and now it's happening to the film studios. It's crazy what's going on. But artists should have control of their work especially if as I always say you never turn down a good idea and never take a bad idea."

"Now that women are jockeys baseball umpires atomic scientists and business executives maybe someday they can master parallel parking."

"Somebody has to tell the E.P.A. that we don't need you monkeying around and fiddling around and getting in our business with every kind of regulation you can dream up. You're doing nothing more than killing jobs. It's a cemetery for jobs at the E.P.A."

"I give thanks everyday that I've been able to take my craziness and make it work for me."

"Mental fight means thinking against the current not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth."

"A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It's my favorite part of the business live concerts."

"We are all born ignorant but one must work hard to remain stupid."

"As a restaurateur my job is to basically control the chaos and the drama. There's always going to be chaos in the restaurant business."

"Well there's nobody who has a more supportive husband than I do and he has a business that he runs and it's his own business so he has work to do my kids have school to do I mean people have - there are other things in life besides politics."

"Childhood is a tricky business. Usually something goes wrong."

"Business is never so healthy as when like a chicken it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets."

"Major labels didn't start showing up really until they smelled money and that's all they're ever going to be attracted to is money-that's the business they're in- making money."

"Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money"

"I was brought up in the modern world of all the luxury and the highlight of show business. I was born into a Christian home."

"The more you are in this business the more humbled by it you become."

"Vulgar and obscene the papers run rumors daily about people in show business tales of wicked ways and witless affairs."

"The business of the poet is not to find new emotions but to use the ordinary ones and in working them up into poetry to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all."

"The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground secretly making the ground green."

"I've always believed that if you put in the work the results will come."

"Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else."

"You can't be halfway in this business. If you don't meet the fans you lose all you've got."

"You do have to do business with and to try to influence people you don't agree with or find disagreeable so it's important to stress that balance."

"This film business perhaps more so in America than in Europe has always been about young sexuality. It's not true of theatre but in America film audiences are young. It's not an intellectual cinema in America."

"Business is not just doing deals business is having great products doing great engineering and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally business is a cobweb of human relationships."

"You musn't force sex to do the work of love or love to do the work of sex."

"Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously but not themselves those who work hard and play hard."

"The social business marketplace is effectively forcing brands to engage with consumers on the basis of something that is meaningful to them. More often than not this takes the form of some core value that finds expression in a non-profit cause."

"We've got gays working there. If they can demonstrate long-term relationships we make same-sex benefits available just as we do with common-law marriages. Gays are productive people. Some fly airplanes some work in breweries."

"That's what show business is sincere insincerity."

"I was a senior in high school when I decided I wanted to work on ants as a career. I just fell in love with them and have never regretted it."

"The rest of the world cares about how we conduct our affairs because they then take that lead. We're the only leader in the world today. Some are wishing us well others think that we're down and are not going to get back up again but they are all watching with great interest to see how we conduct our business over the next couple of years."

"For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class the novel is serious the novel is work the novel is conscientious application why the novel is practically the retail business all over again."

"Advertising is a business of words but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera."

"Early to bed early to rise work like hell and advertise."

"The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business."

"I can take more punishment than anyone in the business."

"Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work."

"After hurting myself like that I could not go back immediately to racing. I was in no condition mentally or physically. That helped me to strengthen myself to go through the hard times that were ahead with my business and to be successful."

"The Postal Service's unmatched ability to reach every household and business in America six days a week is a vital part of the nation's infrastructure."

"Artists are notoriously snooty and suspicious of anything coming from the business community."

"Duty is the great business of a sea officer all private considerations must give way to it however painful it may be."

"It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance and that in the end progress is accomplished by the man who does things."

"You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good."

"To live well is to work well to show a good activity."

"You hear entertainers all the time saying 'If I couldn't get paid for this I'd do it for free.' When's the last time you ever heard a business person say 'If I couldn't get paid for being chairman of British Petroleum I'd do it for free'?"

"The hardest thing about being in this business is just being able to be yourself. People act like there's this one set of rules to follow to be a pop star and I think 'Well you say I'm a pop star so maybe that's not true.'"

"Almost anyone can be an author the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being."

"Except for politics no business is scrutinized more exhaustively than journalism."

"This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it human and otherwise are imaginary excepting only certain of the fairy folk whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof."

"I started the site when I was 19. I didn't know much about business back then."

"Behind every small business there's a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns and cities the restaurants cleaners gyms hair salons hardware stores - these didn't come out of nowhere."

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."

"The real business of life is trying to understand each other."

"And what most people don't understand is the bulk of business in this country is small business."

"Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business."

"The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively a God who does a wholesale not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals."

"Movies are an expensive business."

"The great fear that hung over the business community in the 1970s was death by regulation and the great goal of the conservative movement as it rose to triumph in the 1980s was to remove that threat - to keep OSHA the EPA and the FTC from choking off entrepreneurship with their infernal meddling in the marketplace."

"One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes."

"After I left the White House I kept a foothold in the business of American politics as a talk-show host analyst commentator speechmaker and occasional writer. I was no longer a practitioner but I was still a partisan a Democrat a blue-stater through and through."

"When work is a pleasure life is a joy! When work is a duty life is slavery."

"I get a lot of return business. I think it's all those years I put in traveling around the country people saw me before and had a good time so they want to see me again."

"Most small business owners are not particularly sophisticated business people. That's not a criticism they're passionate about cutting hair or cooking food and that's why they got in the business not because they have an MBA."

"The camera fails to capture the 'business' in show business! We typically will give 10 percent of our salary to the agent 10 percent to the manager and 5 percent to the lawyer plus the publicist gets a flat fee which needs to be budgeted for."

"After all is said that can be said upon the liquor traffic its influence is degrading upon the individual the family politics and business and upon everything that you touch in this old world."

"There is no substitute for hard work."

"I simply do not distinguish between work and play."

"It never made sense to me that someone would achieve any kind of success in show business only to become a jerk."

"If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda it is all the more important that the public understand that difference and choose their news sources accordingly."

"Profit in business comes from repeat customers customers that boast about your project or service and that bring friends with them."

"It's hard to do it because you gotta look people in the eye and tell 'em they're irresponsible and lazy. And who's gonna wanna do that? Because that's what poverty is ladies and gentlemen. In this country you can succeed if you get educated and work hard. Period. Period."

"I know from my own experience and from other people in the business that when you come from a place where nobody knew who you were and then there is this sudden shift to where everybody now knows who you are there's an adjustment that you have to make."

"The idea that to make a man work you've got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth not an axiom. We've done that for so long that we've forgotten there's any other way."

"I approach love differently now that I know it's hard for it to work out."

"Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities."

"I worked hard all my life as far as this music business. I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable."

"My approach to cutting spending as president is to do a ten percent across the board cut of all federal agencies and then ask each of my new agency heads to find another ten percent by drilling down. That's what you do in business to come up with approximately 20 percent cuts for the first fiscal year budget."

"My work is a game a very serious game."

"I've set the model of showing fighters how they should conduct their business."

"I know what it's like to start a business. I know how extra ordinarily difficult it is to build something from nothing. I know how government kills jobs and yes I know how it can help from time- to-time."

"Part of show business is magic. You don't know how it happens."

"Sooner or later those who win are those who think they can."

"It's very rarely a good career move to have a conscience"

"Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn’t be in this business. "

"A guy named Charlie Beacham was my first mentor at Ford. He taught me the importance of the dealers and he rubbed my nose in the retail business."

"Anything that isn't opposed by about 40 percent of humanity is either an evil business or so unimportant that it simply doesn't matter."

"Reality is easy. It's deception that's the hard work."

"The companies that make meaningful contributions while also listening to the voices of others are the ones that will genuinely engage their community who will then go to work for them."

"Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done."

"There are pros and cons of experience. A con is that you can't look at the business with a fresh pair of eyes and as objectively as if you were a new CEO. Fire yourself on a Friday night and come in on Monday morning as if a search firm put you there as a turn-around leader. Can you be objective and make the bold change?"

"Just as man can't exist without his body so no rights can exist without the right to translate one's rights into reality to think to work and keep the results which means: the right of property."

"In business for yourself not by yourself."

"One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do."